Discussion in 'FAQs & Announcements' started by brianflynn, Jun 8, 2007.
You can't beat the cramps for campiness!
Still one of the best out there!
I'll go with that as well - Tom Terrific and the surreal Mr. Rogers shit were crucial to my upbringing.
The nerd=punk=coillector equation is pretty spot on, IMO - it's the same weird artistic sensibility.
Haha. Do you dance in Yoyogi Park on Sundays?
GodDAMN lookit those pompadors!
LOL, Just don't make the mistake of enterring their "dancing turf". They're pretty touchy about that.
I think Dave Attell did when he went to Japan for "Insomniac" and they got all up on his ass. Looked liek they wanted to pund him, but being Dave Attell all he could do is make fun of them. That was my fav. episode of "Insomniac."
Didn't partyboy from Jackass get pushed around when he tried to dance with them?
When I saw that there were new posts on this topic I thought: are they still discussing flipping?! Nooo, dancing japanese rockabilly punk rock dudes is the latest craze! Flipping is soooo 3 months ago
i didnt read all of the pages of responses, so my apologies if this was already addressed...
but how about including "don't go to KR with your sales thread either". from time to time i see threads on here, then i see them over on KR on the bst. but oftentimes over there, it is more of a fishing expedition.."make me an offer" bullshit. just keep it here. if KR kids want to collect these, they know perfectly well where to look.
can we get an official ruling regarding make offer sales, some people have stopped while others haven't and I think we should all be on the same page. Is it permitted here or not.
I just received a pretty bad DVD of some pirated Tom Terrific episodes (about 2 hours worth). Despite the bad video quality, it fired a lot of synapses that hadn't probably fired for quite a while.
When my kids were young (they are both now just finishing college or in grad school), I used to tell them "Tom Terrific" bedtime stories that I just made up based on the concept of a boy with a magical funnel shaped hat that could turn himself into anything, and who lived in a treehouse with Manfred, the Wonder Dog. These weren't accurate retellings of the Tom Terrific cartoons, but I used the characters and my memories to create stories the best I could. Of course, the villian was always Crabby Appleton!
Classic, black and white, single line drawing, memories!
They had TVs back then? Wouldn't the light from the screens alert the dinosaurs to your location?
FYI, this post is from 2007 (look at the creation dates) but it still will answer a lot of your questions -up until the dancing that is.
Now i know where all the trouble makers came when they left the KR boards (geo, loco, knewnan, etc).
From what I understand Lux Interior (r.i.p.) was a toy designer too. Did some model work for some rat fink toys I think, not sure what else. Never checked the net to see if there's a comprehensive list.
Lux Interior designed toys?? Wow! I would want to see some samples those toys he designed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lux_Interior has no info, the net is just clogged with info about his death. I'll keep looking around. I remember reading in the early 90's that he was also a toy sculptor on the side, that he worked with Toybiz (or whoever) to do a round of RatFink toys, maybe others stuff. Couldn't find anything under his real name either (Erick Lee Purkhiser fyi). For now, it's an urban legend.
quoting and bumping for some of the newer members
As a new member to this forum, and a relatively new collector of the Kaiju toy asthetic, I would like to first off say that it's great to find a forum where gouging is not only frowned upon, but to an extent regulated. I say I'm new to the Kaiju scene only because I never new there was a name for the toys I've drooled over for years, and I'm also a new collector because I've been sober for a year now, and now that I've gotten stable in life I can finally start spending money on things that will give me pleasure for years instead of spending money on something that will make my life feel tolerable for a few hours. In a sense toys have really been key to my sobriety.
Although I do agree with some of the points that the person made in regards to Brian's original statement concerning retailers. I think the main difference is this: Retailers don't buy out the latest Rose Vampire series in order to drive up the prices, flippers do.
My wife and I had this exact conversation last night, about the retail world, and we both concluded that a large problem with flipping is this, a flipper isn't taking any risks, so in a sense they never lose out. A company like SSSS takes a risk everytime they put out a new mold. In reality there's a real chance that people may not like the new milton that comes out, so by the time they make the mold, pay for materials, pay the sculptors, and the artist, you have accrued a large amount of overhead. On the other hand all a flipper has to do is look for what's hot, and buy up as many as he can at the lowest price point, sell them on the bay, and boom 99 bucks a RV. with 25 to 35 into it. I see those non painted green Le turds all the time selling for 50 bucks a pop, when the whole set of 3 different figs was offered for 55 (am I wrong?).
Why should we be paying some Scumbo an extra 50 bucks for a toy when they had nothing to do with production... It's funny because I'll sell dummies on E-bay everyonce in awhile, but I always point out that people would be much better off looking at the artist homepage for the artist proof of the dummy than to buy it from me. I would much rather see the artist get another sale, than me, because even though it's a double of something I already have, I didn't do anything to aquire it besides pull out a blind box, and so far the stuff that I've directed people to buy from the artist, are the stuff that's sold the fastest for me (?). I know I've jumped around a little bit in this comment but my main feeling is this, why should a flipper get big money when the only thing he's created is a demand by buying them all up for sales... I don't see the artist charging SSSS that much for the creation itself.
Instead of buying 2 peices from a flipper, go to super7 and buy a original Leecifur and support an artist. That's my plan anyways. I'm totally dreading this Le Merde Dummy, not because I don't like Dummys and not cause I don't like Le Merde, but his stuff is hard enough to get now, imagine when the whole flipping world finds out about him!!!
Welcome to the board. And congrats on the year without drinking. I can't even imagine the strength you need to do it! Keep it on!!
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