I'm a recent member of this board (although I lurked for a long time) and thought I'd share my Jumbo Machinder collection and express my appreciation for Robot Japan. I've learned much on here about these addictive toys. Thanks to some repro parts from Bourno, a few great finds via DiceOne, and repro stickers from Kitsir, I think my collection is shaping up nicely so far... Thanks Robot Japan!
I guess I can say I started collecting since I was a little kid. This picture of my Grandmother, my Jugarama Aquaman (aka Kamen Rider X), and me was taken when I was about 4 years old. The Jumbo got lost in time, but I found this picture a few years back and it piqued my curiosity to try to track down Aquaman. After much internet searching, I found NekroDave's review on Collection DX and sent him an email. He kindly gave me some pointers and I started the hunt for the toy. After many attempts, I found one last year. I had gotten a few of the Mattel Shogun Warriors, but finding Aquaman set me on the path of no return!
Thanks MikeDeco! I'm a big fan of your Mini Jumbo Villains, amazing work!
And Bourno, thanks again, your repro work is top-notch. I have a couple of photos from my childhood I'll post soon. It seems that Kamen Rider X and I were inseparable.
Willohio, I hope to soon be needing one of your sticker sheets The Getter set is coming together, although I'm pretty much resigned to never having the Getter 3. I am trying to find a Getter Liger though, it would make my day!
And as for Bourno coming for Combattler, see the picture below. Combattler is ready to defend himself with his weapon of choice: a Pilot SC-6600 marker! ;D
KingBoyD, I'm amazed that what amused me as a kid still interests me to this day! Combattra was one of my faves from the Marvel comic books (which I'm sure I still have in a box somewhere!)
Bourno, some years back the city of L.A. actually tried smearing petroleum jelly on some "problem" freeway walls as an anti-graffiti measure! It didn't quite work as they planned and made for some very amused graffiti writers. Ironically, some graffiti writers tried the same thing to protect their own work from getting covered by others!
As for the Hello Kitty stuff, my GF might object to its disappearance (It's not mine, I swear!)
A friend of mine grabbed that Grendizer for me in Japan recently. The thing looked like it had been buried for decades in a well with the girl from "The Ring." I'm kicking myself for not documenting the whole restoration process, but I figured your Grendizer restoration posts are way more interesting
Thanks for the missile, I hope it survives all of the missions my nephew will undoubtedly send it on!
Poseidon is gonna have to get a bodyguard now too?!?
Getters are all original except for a belt (by Kitsir) on Getter 2 and the missiles on Poseidon, which at the moment are yellow Christmas light bulbs. Oh and I made the black stripes on Dragun's legs...
magengar: Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Nov 28, 2013 11:25:48 GMT -5
xiombarg: I personally am thankful that I'M NOT AT WORK! WOOHOO!
Nov 28, 2013 12:44:45 GMT -5
blitzkriegomega: I'm thankful I haven't been evicted from my parents yet...though I seriously wish they'd let me make my own decisions in life...
Nov 28, 2013 21:04:57 GMT -5
magengar: I'm thankful for many things. Among those things, I'm thankful to be alive to enjoy this hobby and Robot-Japan!
Nov 29, 2013 2:54:06 GMT -5
blitzkriegomega: Okay. Super Robot Wars Alpha? you know...when my hit% is 9% or less, I'm supposed to DODGE, right? then why does every attack hit without fail and game-over me for the 40th freaking time?
Nov 30, 2013 10:39:54 GMT -5
admin1: Likewise M- Happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone1
Nov 30, 2013 18:11:25 GMT -5
magengar: Is there anyone here by the name of "David Silva" (from Canada)?
Dec 1, 2013 3:45:36 GMT -5
TheMazingerZ: blitzkriegomega, if you wanna be able to make your own decisions in life without anyone interfering... get a place of your own and move out!
Dec 2, 2013 11:40:11 GMT -5
prostockjohn: I'm still here, haven't bought any additional robots lately I have a very specific list of wants and they are all early GA's.
Dec 2, 2013 18:18:10 GMT -5
prostockjohn: I'm still here, need to lower my daily driver...
Dec 2, 2013 18:18:23 GMT -5