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An evening with the Master

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That red limbed Capsule Robo

That red limbed Capsule Robo G in the last picture is amazing. I would gladly kill each and every one of you get it. I'd heard about it, but never seen it until last weekend. That is the only known specimen, I believe.

Pictured in that laptop image left to right is me (Pepsi in hand, as always), Jeremy, Sanjeev, Mike Johnson from ClubTokyo, Jim Maitland (aka "vintagevinyl" from Skullbrain) and Brian Flynn from Super7. For those keeping track.. Oh and the Diapolon store display at KMH house belonged to Mike Parisi and he actually still had the price tag on it...$450!! That thing costs about 10x that now, or more..

Now, all we need to do is recruit Warren to review each and every one of his toys for CDX... ;)

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 30 January, 2009 - 13:33
Wow.What an amazing

Wow.What an amazing collection.Its like toy heaven

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Posted by spaceman on 30 January, 2009 - 13:36
is it c10?

"That red limbed Capsule Robo G in the last picture is amazing. I would gladly kill each and every one of you get it. I'd heard about it, but never seen it until last weekend. That is the only known specimen, I believe".

Heh..Warren and I met for Dim sum at China Pearl the day before and he brought it with him and I was choking on a dumpling when I saw it.

The waiters seemed confused.

I had not been to his temple of toy doom is a long time. It was somehow centering to see the same boxes and fading notes on each. Warren is a true statesman and scholar of the hobby.

We were all glad the skype worked. It was surreal for sure seeing you guys out there. Wish I could have made it.

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Posted by joshua fraser on 30 January, 2009 - 14:12
Figures...

In the maelstrom of the event, I never got a chance to meet Mike Johnson...and, apparently, I was right there over his shoulder! ;P

Can't even recall the number of fantastic vinyls that dude's hooked me up with over the years! Eh, well...there's always the next huge toy even...which WILL happen!

Anyway, I'm actually more turned on by that Pegas in the last pic than the Capsule Robo G! Thing of beauty!

--
Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 30 January, 2009 - 16:15
Nice

Nice events! I used to live up in Watsonville in the late 1980's and I remember my parents taking me to Kimono My House as what I remember that it was the only place in the San Francisco area that sold Japanese toys and such although I remember going to a shop in Monterey. I bought a nice robochanman set of Super Mario Brothers figures and mascots. I still own it and it still has the Kimono My House Tag on it. along with Pony Toy, Kimono my House was really one of the first retailers to sell Japanese toy items on the West Coast and it quite sad to see them go as they were one of the last links to anime past in California.

Kudos to Warren to assembling a collection as beautiful as that. I really wish I could focus on one Hobby but I have too many interest and I have to spread the love out. I don't even recognize half the items pictured! I hope some of his items are documented and Josh next time bring your photography canopy!

I need to make an effort this year to meet up with my fellow DX-ers, Hopefully I will finally meet you guys in person, you are having too much fun to be left out of all of this!

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Showapop on 30 January, 2009 - 16:30
WOW

Amazing collection,it is indeed hard to keep up with ur hobbies for 25 yrs you know, really envy ur passion and collections.

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Posted by andrewdsz on 30 January, 2009 - 18:40
Awesome!

If you own the book "Super #1 Robot: Japanese Robot Toys, 1972-1982 by Tim Brisko" I wonder if Warren's toys are featured there? They should make a second addition to that really great book and put his stuff in it.

Larkin

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Posted by Lizardspock on 31 January, 2009 - 09:33
is it c10?

Funny you mention Super #1 Robot.

Actually if you look at the first couple of pages and look for the small paragrapgh giving thanks, you will see Warren and I are both there as we have toys in the book.

;-)

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Posted by joshua fraser on 31 January, 2009 - 12:09
I just discovered and bought

I just discovered and bought Super#1... now I know there will be some good pictures. That collection really is awe-inspiring. I love that funky blue guy in the last pic.

Another thing I was wondering, what happened to all the stock of KMH when it closed?

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 1 February, 2009 - 12:35
KMH is just closing their

KMH is just closing their physical retail shop, but will continue via online. Thats what I understand of it.

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Posted by joshua fraser on 1 February, 2009 - 16:44
Thanks for the info, I had

Thanks for the info, I had not realized there was a webspace... definitely something to check out then.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 1 February, 2009 - 19:38
A mint in box Dyna Robo?! I

A mint in box Dyna Robo?!

I bet the dude would be a millionaire if he sold his entire collection.

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Posted by Decade010 on 1 February, 2009 - 21:16
Kimono My House STILL OPEN circa 2016

KMH is still open as of September 1, 2016. It is in Emeryville, CA.

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Posted by macross on 8 September, 2016 - 17:13
 
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