My Mom is awesome. One summer when I was 17, she took me on an 6-8 hour road trip to some random dude’s house for this strange gathering of geeks called the East Coast Chogokin Summit. I think she had more fun there than I did, hanging with the toy widows, checking out the rocket punch on the scores made there etc. She’s always been into this stuff. About a year ago my folks came for a visit, I’d just gotten a glow Rat Bat Spider sofubi and had forgotten to put it away before they arrived. Of course mom saw it went “wow this thing is cool” and instantly picked it up and started messing with it. When we met up for x-mas I brought the morphy’s catalog with me to show my dad since he’s a collector of militaria and wanted to know about my first live auction experience compared to some of his. He flipped through it a bit and set it down, then mom picked it up and flipped through it as well. In a very odd sort of role reversal moment she came up to me with the book in hand, poking at the Bullmark Icarus Seijin sofubi with a look of child-like glee in her eye saying how awesome it was and asking how hard they were to track down. Suffice it to say I made it my mission to pick one up for her. When they came for a visit a few weeks ago I presented it to her as an early happy mother’s day gift. It was a huge hit as I’m sure y’all can imagine. Just when you think you’ve heard all the stories and quirks that come from this hobby, something else comes around the corner.
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April 20, 2010
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