Hey, everyone, I feel really strongly about these toys - strong enough to spend way too much money and do stupid things (like not paying bills) to buy them, strong enough to feel emotional about not scoring a certain release, strong enuf to actually make time and work with Isaac's amazing design talent to get shirts out there, and strong enough to feel that I am part of a community. Putting faces to names at SDCC and Nerdquake really crystallised that for me. I also feel strongly enough to be saddened by some posts, and feel concern that sometimes we act a bit too cool for our own boots - telling people that certain toys suck, that they should behave a certain way on here, pay their dues and get educated. And suddenly it begins to smack of elitism and pointless rites of passage. One of the resons I love S7 is their inclusivity - everyone is welcome. New or old. I collect sneakers, and like certain clothing brands, and when I go out shopping for that stuff I often get the elitist attitude thrown at me - Too much pressure to be cool, act the right way and say the right thing. I like the stuff a lot, so I go back, but it doesn't make me happy to go there. Right now we are getting an influx of new people to Skullbrain. Some people may not behave the way we think they should, but who's to say we have it down. People who are perceived as dicks will find they won't get what they came for, and settle down or leave. I don't see us as the cool kids, we are more the freaks and geeks who dig cool toys. Individuals who find community because of a shared love for something marginal. And that's the main reason I come here, because Skullbrain is (and I hope will continue to be) all about community and inclusivity! I read elsewhere that we should close the BST forum. I've scored some amazing stuff there off many people from this board, and sold or traded stuff myself. Never , ever had a bad experience! At SDCC I overspent, but I scooped up extras from S7 and sold them at cost to people who couldn't make it - and I certainly wasn't the only one who did that. I believe in toy karma...and you know what, a few things have happened lately that have really re-inforced my belief in that. Super positive experiences, that remind me why this place rocks so damn hard. Lets share that.