darth-kriss versus your sanity

Posted by darth-kriss 
josh fraser (Moderator)
I just went back and counted the GA37's..... you have 15?

Wow
darth-kriss Wrote:
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> Of course, this Gordian is 100% original, with
> unapplied decals 'cause I prefer keep the labels
> sheet untouched.


What's that Pinocchio back there?
josh fraser Wrote:
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> I just went back and counted the GA37's..... you
> have 15?
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> Wow


No...they are 18. But only 6 are real Popy Japan versions....
moop Wrote:
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> What's that Pinocchio back there?

Well, it is one of the very few original Disney animator models used as reference for the film.
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> Well, it is one of the very few original Disney
> animator models used as reference for the film.


wow

It reminded me of a pic I took for photo class. I reworked this sculptured nutcracker version:


Yours is obviously infinitely cooler.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/23/2011 08:41PM by moop.
That picture is all kinds of win, moop!

-dylan
figurasdeaccion Wrote:
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> What? No yellow Mazinger? Or just there is no
> picture yet? :)
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> Just kidding, pal, amazing and mind-blowing
> collection. I spent a week drooling over your
> pictures... and I think I'll spend another one.
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> PS: Your multicolored Great Mazingers are killing
> me from the inside.


Mission completed....LOL.....


He with the most toys wins...I'M OUT!!! (lol)
I'm sad.

"There's no Bigfoot in The Awakening." -James Bickert
Nekrodave Wrote:
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> I'm sad.

No more than me...
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> No more than me...

And I am happy but moneyless.....
figurasdeaccion Wrote:
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> No more than me...

Aaaaaand now I feel like an ass....

LOL


You're right though. I enjoyed my ever so brief time of having a toy that made Cris jealous, but I got nothing to complain about overall. Just trying to be funny... :)
Life is short, "don't question the things that make you happy" (unless you're an utter sickie!), which is second only to "don't question the things that make other people happy (again, unless they're a real sickie!). Ha!

After enjoying your collection as a whole the past few months, where does this guy rank in the grand scheme of things?
Sometimes, I feel that I enjoy the hunt more than the prey itself. Or is it just a stupid consolation?
mcfitch (Admin)
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figurasdeaccion

Not at all. Some hunts have been just as enjoyable as the prey itself once caught.
-Mason

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Sanjeev (Admin)
figurasdeaccion Wrote:
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> Sometimes, I feel that I enjoy the hunt more than
> the prey itself. Or is it just a stupid
> consolation?


This is a fascinating question. I've never really thought about it, myself...but now that I do, I really think the hunt is definitely an important part of enjoying the hobby, as a whole. At least for me. It almost seems counterintuitive because the "goal" is scoring the thing you're collecting; nothing else ought to matter. But then, I look at all the brogs, reviews, and various posts I've written in the past about a rare toy that's important enough to me to chase pretty hard...and it sure seems like those write-ups definitely spend a decent amount of time on *how* I got the thing (even if it was something very simple like: find auction, snipe auction, win auction!).

Obviously, when you put in the work and end up losing the item to someone else, you feel bummed...and conversely, when you win, that effort is justified and you feel great. Well, just because you lose an auction, that doesn't mean the hunt is over. You still take a swing at the next one that appears...and the next after that (hopefully, if the item isn't THAT rare!). And someday, when you win, ALL that previous work becomes part of a great story!

Heh...or maybe I've been a Boston sports fan for too long. ;)
figurasdeaccion Wrote:
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> Sometimes, I feel that I enjoy the hunt more than the prey itself. Or is it just a stupid consolation?

I spent fifteen years going to three "mega" toys shows a year before I landed my first significant haul, a Shogun Gaiking 2-in-1 (boxed), a Daimos 2-in-1 (boxed-near mint), and a Dangard 2-in-1 in the styro, all from different vendors at the same show.

I rode that high for over a week, and as much as I enjoy purusing the endless aisles of toys at the shows I still attend, the "hunt", no matter how much fun, never felt so good as the "find".

I'm sure there's a dirty analogy in there somewhere someone will point out, but I'm still talking toys.

I'd rather call it a "rational" consolation.
And now, directly from Spain, after 15 and more years of searching.....Presenting you the one and only Mazinger-Z (fully licensed) by B.R.B. Merchandising, one of the very few complete specimen existing in the world....
They were produced in very small quantity and almost immediately retired from the market due to (obvious) troubles caused by totally insane spring-loaded shooting fists device....





Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/13/2012 01:28PM by darth-kriss.
pics?

nails mazinger, nice dude, congrats!
Thank you.....This is really closing a circle.....Until another unknown version will pop-up, somewhere, sometime....
MattAlt (Admin)
We need pics of the "totally insane spring-loaded shooting fists device"!!!!
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> We need pics of the "totally insane spring-loaded
> shooting fists device"!!!!


Sure, as soon as I'll remove it from ... my eye.... LOL....





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/11/2012 11:19AM by darth-kriss.
My! What big spwings he has!
Toys were soo awesome before all those pesky saftey laws went into effect. i guess that explains why every one of these I have seen has had a hole in the knuckles on the fists.
MattAlt (Admin)
Good lord...!!!
Back the F up!

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Congrats, you beat me to it! ;) I know how long you've wanted this guy. Now... can we see a pic of all the Mazinger jumbos together!?? :)

"There's no Bigfoot in The Awakening." -James Bickert
amazing jumbo.

Normally the shooting mechanism is inside the arm !!!
This mechanism is the work of the devil hahahaha.
I'm always impress by the things you manage to find, great resources and connections you have there. Congrats on this find and yes please, show us a little line up of all the Mazinger jumbos.
Jerilock Wrote:
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> Toys were soo awesome before all those pesky
> saftey laws went into effect. i guess that
> explains why every one of these I have seen has
> had a hole in the knuckles on the fists.

Weird. Those safety laws against insanely strong springs were only introduced somewhere in the mid 1990s in Europe (which explains why so many toys from 1990-1993 have INSANELY strong spring-loaded weapons that will happily launch missiles for over several feet at high velocity - or into someone's eye). So this toy must have been truly extreme to be withdrawn from the market so quickly.

How far do the fists launch?

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I'm guessing 10 ft.
Sanjeev (Admin)
I'm guessing Cris isn't about to test it!

:P
Sanjeev Wrote:
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> I'm guessing Cris isn't about to test it!
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> :P

Not enough cushions for a safe landing?

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