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  1. brianflynn

    brianflynn Post Pimp Staff Member

    Oct 19, 2005
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    Other questions
    What happened to the magazine?
    It grew up and hit puberty after Issue 15. It is now a “mook” (half magazine, half book) and Issue 16 will be out in mid-October 2007. It is full of pretty pictures. You will like it.

    What is the difference between Japanese/Eastern Vinyl vs. Western/Designer Vinyl?
    There are a couple major differences, but it is mostly these three things:
    1. Aesthetics: Most Japanese vinyl is very monster (kaiju) based, is very surreal and exaggerated and does not generally look like typical “American” style toys. Additionally, most Japanese toy lines have a great sense of history, and reference past toy lines and characters.
    2. Materials: Japanese vinyl is like no other material in the world. The level of quality in paint, vinyl and detail is unique to Japan.
    3. Point of view: Most Japanese toys are brand drive vs. creator driven. Although many famous people design toys for Japanese brands, the toys need to fit the image of the company and brand, not the other way around. Each brand has a defined style and personality that is different from each other.

    Help! I’m in a flame war and I can’t get out!
    Yes you can, just don’t reply. Master the art of “fighting without fighting”.

    This person is a jerk. I hate them. What should I do?
    If there is a real problem, PM an admin. If they just annoy you, you need to get over it, especially if it is Pogue, as he annoys everyone.

    I’m looking for ________, where do I find it?
    Well, we’d like to think Super7 is a good place to start. For out-of production figures, try starting in the Buy/Sell/Trade Forum, and ask other collectors to point you in the right direction.

    How can I find out how much a toy is worth?
    There is no price guide for these toys. Look around, ask around, and see what you can learn. Prices can change daily, weekly or monthly depending on how many people or who is looking for it. No one said it was going to be easy.

    What is the Super7 Fan Club?
    It is top secret, and it is currently not accepting new members. Sorry, but may be a little later on it might open up again if you know the secret handshake.

    What are you wearing right now?
    A flattering out fit that matches my eyes. Thank you so much for asking.

    What is the reason behind the name "Super7"?
    There are a couple answers to this question.

    The educational answer:
    Super7 was named for seven major characters that started the character toy revolution in Japan. They are, in chronological order:
    Tetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy), Gojira (Godzilla), Tetsujin-28 (Gigantor), Ultraman, Kamen Rider, Kikaider, Mazinger Z

    The phonetic answer:
    It is a combination of two names from some of the founders favorite Japanese series, Kamen Rider and Ultraman. It is combination of the series names Kamen Rider Super-1 and Ultra-Seven.

    The funny answer:
    A.) It is Brian's shoe size
    B.) It is the same number of fingers as in our "gang" throw up hand style
    C.) It is an old car that none of us knew existed until after we launched the magazine.
    D.) It is a lottery, and we were really hoping to win it.
    E.) It is a pachinko parlor.
    F.) It is a rock band in Japan.
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