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Flea Market Finds: Glass Eye

June 18th, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

 

Glass Eye

 

The first time I remember hearing about a glass eye was when my family was sitting around the old rotbox watching Columbo one post-dinner, 70’s eve.

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Flea Market Finds: Ceramic Tyrannosaurus Rex

July 5th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

Ceramic Tyrannosaurus

 

I’m not really “into” dinosaurs, per se. I mean, yeah, my collection of Japanese toys does feature some creatures that qualify as dinosaur-like but actual, regulation dinosaurs? Not so much, thanks.

That being said, when I spotted this little fellah in the “collectibles” case of the local Goodwill, I had to take a closer look.

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Token of My Extreme

May 16th, 2010 by Corey A. Edwards

I have long collected, among other things, coinage. Not being passionate about it, my collection is slim and unremarkable, containing, to my limited knowledge, nothing of any real value.

Point of fact, when I went through it recently, I realized that about 20% of it is marked (or minted intentionally to have) “No Cash Value;” commemorative, marketing, and gaming tokens.

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Flea Market Finds: The Overindulgent Pilgrim

November 28th, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

Happy Thanksgiving, ever’body …

Flea Market Finds: Social Commentary in Ceramic

November 20th, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

Japanese Toy Dealer Blues ~ ad nauseum

October 17th, 2006 by Corey A. Edwards

 

this blog began as a section on my site called “Infinite Diarrhea” which I took down very shortly after starting it because … people were reading it. This, in turn, was causing problems in my already failing marriage …

 

Me: “Is there any news regarding the Limited M_____ M______ I ordered? It has now been over five months since you received my payment.”

My “Agent” in Japan: “Hi, Corey. I’m terribly sorry for the delay. But I have not received it yet. As I mentioned to you, my agent said (the company) is holding your M______ toy. They have not sent it to my agent yet. I’ll have my agent call (the company’s) person. Thank you very much for your patience. As soon as I receive the M______, I’ll ship it to you! Best, ______”

uh-huh. yeah.

Is it any wonder I have retired from toy-collecting?
(for more info on this particular stupidity, do the clicky-clicky thing here)

Japanese Toy Dealer Blues

September 21st, 2006 by Corey A. Edwards

 

this blog began as a section on my site called “Infinite Diarrhea” which I took down very shortly after starting it because … people were reading it. This, in turn, was causing problems in my already failing marriage …

(this entry is excerpted, in part, from a post made on the TBDX OT forum but with fresh endcaps)

 

I’m a collector of Japanese toys (no! really?) and there are a few things that one has to deal with when one falls into such a hobby: middleman fees, language barriers, and flakey dealers.

I’ve rarely had to deal with the latter because entered into the hobby after the advent of the internet but, on occasion, there has been an item or two that I had no choice but to use someone with the kind of contacts I have as yet been unable to generate.

There’s a certain toy dealer – whom I won’t name out of respect for his longevity in the field and the friends I know he’s amassed in the community – who I have nothing but bad luck with.

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