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Strange Toys I Have Known:
Sole of Godzilla’s Gang

March 4th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Godzilla's Gang

A while back I brought Nokogirin and Godzilla’s Gang to your collective attention. What I didn’t mention is that Nokogirin was not the only of the series I’d managed to round up. Minus the eponymous member, I have managed to “collect them all!”™

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Strange Toys I Have Known:
Yes, we have Nokogirin – we have Nokogirin today!

February 1st, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Nokogirin

The Japanese have some fascinating bugs on their islands, thus it is no wonder these startling and wonderful animals would figure to a noticeable degree in their sci-fi and fantasy.

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It Takes Guts

August 9th, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

 

CoreyA while back I purchased a great little book of Japanese monsters, shown in cross-section, in an attempt to shed a little light upon just what it is that makes them tick.

Great concept. Hours of fun.

The only problem is, the darned thing is all in Japanese! The nerve of these people! (they also made a mistake and printed the whole thing backwards – someone lost his job at the printing house that day, I can tell you)

Anyway, I took it upon myself to decipher those inscrutable little squigglies that littered the page and present to you here the few I manged to get through before passing out with exertion. Phew. My brain. (be sure to click on them for a closer view)

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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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