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CollectionDX Episode 25 - The Ugly and Hate Edition


16 comments posted
If you comment on YouTube,

If you comment on YouTube, you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater.

Jmann's picture
Posted by Jmann on 16 March, 2012 - 23:06
(*pokes head around the

(*pokes head around the corner*)

...The special Hell.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 17 March, 2012 - 02:22
Why is that? I cannot help

Why is that?

I cannot help but wonder if why people are commenting there is

1. That is actually where they are watching as it has hit their feed there.
2. Comments on this site are not often as responded to as they are on Youtube.

ActionAwesome's picture
Posted by ActionAwesome on 21 March, 2012 - 14:35

Finally finished this episode. OMG. That last bit is hilarious. It is true. Youtube commenters are special. ok. I understand now.

ActionAwesome's picture
Posted by ActionAwesome on 22 March, 2012 - 02:05
Also, I think Paul did a

Also, I think Paul did a great job accepting the criticism in a positive way this episode. God rest his soul.

Jmann's picture
Posted by Jmann on 16 March, 2012 - 23:17
To Josh. Gaogaigar really is

To Josh.

Gaogaigar really is a good show, despite being a kids show. You should check out a couple of episodes when you're not busy.

It is long however and the ending I didn't care for (nor Gaogaigar Final which was ok but the added fanservice actually hurt it plus did something to one of the characters I didn't like).

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Posted by VZMK2 on 17 March, 2012 - 08:53
I don't care much for the

I don't care much for the look of Gaogaigar and I watched the first 4 episodes of the show and hated it, but I remember being very impressed by the Sonokong/Takara toy I played with in your old office way back when. And maybe I'm nuts but I thought that Sky Shadow looked cool and had a sort of old Microman vibe to it.

Oh well, you guys know I don't pay much attention to new robot stuff anymore. I just tune in every week hoping to finally get the story behind AT0MXII? ;)

NekroDave's picture
Posted by NekroDave on 17 March, 2012 - 11:42
Special hell

Does this "special hell" you speak of Jmann contain Beasts that Transform into Robots who wage never ending Wars with each other? I will await your answer on Youtube.

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Posted by Ligerbomb72 on 17 March, 2012 - 15:14
Ha. Only the first season. ;D

Ha. Only the first season. ;D

Jmann's picture
Posted by Jmann on 17 March, 2012 - 15:18
Another great show

Great show as always. Paul and John Greybeard are awesome! I especially enjoyed Prometheum12's review of the upcoming Gaogaigar live action film.

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Posted by Ligerbomb72 on 17 March, 2012 - 15:23
I really like how the show is

I really like how the show is improving. I really look forward to it each week.

You guys talk about how people should go to the website to check out what else is going on. But is seems like you ignore the comments that are here on the site and focus more on the youtube comments. Changing that focus might encourage people to visit the site and see what's going on. Just a thought.

I loved when Josh just explained that he has other stuff to do than watch that Gaogaigar cartoon. Just drawing a line and saying you're a toy collector is nice to hear. I'm the same way and care less about the story of the toys I buy and more about he aesthetics and design. I also happen to have a family and need to spend my free time wisely, which usually doesn't include watching a kids show when my kids are not around :)

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Posted by Novacaine31 on 19 March, 2012 - 12:56
I agree, we need to pay as

I agree, we need to pay as much attention to the comments here as there are on YouTube. This weeks episode will be full of feedback I am sure! Thanks for watching!

JoshB's picture
Posted by JoshB on 21 March, 2012 - 15:26
Send em my way I'll rip another ...

... one for them.

Seriously you guys put out amazing stuff week after week, I think you should put a big disclaimer before every show stating "This is a show by collectors for collectors, if you don't agree with the opinions here -- you're welcome to leave .....and never return (yer friggin retards that don't have a life) " The part in brackets is just what I would say.

Seriously these days on the internet it seems every socially awkward, "hard core" fan feel the need to be heard.... probably cause nobody will talk to them in real life. Its a freaking hobby, though Josh's collection room and lounge area is closer to hoarders life... more like a functional hoarder =P ----- but you still have a family, a job, friends and are a valuable member of society. That goes for Paul.... er ... Adam too. =D

You are both well spoken, the reviews and reviewers of the site do painstaking work to give you photos and write-ups that I'm sure sometimes they just didn't feel like doing. Yet people still complain, you know what " To hell with them" , don't even waste two seconds of video time with these morons and trolls anymore ---- they don't deserve your attention, rather do a review instead.

Males are visual and tactile by nature, not saying we disregard our other talents or senses -- but visually and tactility ( look I made a word ) just seem more primal. So collecting things and appreciating the sculpture, style, color or reference to happier time in ones life, when you didn't have to worry about bills and just be kids seems natural.

Though I do like finding out the history and story of something reviewed, cause its fascinating to just cement this in its reality. And if you find you like one item, theres a good chance you might like the rest of the team, group, cast or universe. Josh and Veef you two are walking encyclopedias of Japan toy goodness, cheers.

To all the morons and self entitled tw@ts of the interwebs --- if your mom never told you " If you don't have anything nice to say .... shut the F... up"

Sometimes I like certain eras like medieval times where they would put some poor bastards that didn't know when to shut up on spires outside their houses ..... all future morons would be on notice....

Don't get me wrong any constructive criticism should be voiced, but put some well thought out suggestions and worded comments behind it and don't try to be a clone of Jersey Shore or wutever smut falls under entertainment theses days that the youth soak up like heroin.

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Posted by blade-edge on 20 March, 2012 - 01:18
I'm not entirely comfortable

I'm not entirely comfortable with the "toy only" attitude presented by a vocal minority of collectors. Most of these products are in fact merchandise made as tie-ins to media, and while I fully embrace discussing the technical merits of a figure I cannot separate the aesthetics of a toy from its originating story. As Renato and I discussed in the Takatoku history podcast, so much of Japan's sci-fi and fantasy genres are heavily tied to merchandising and those genres shaped the craft of creating that merchandise. As such, it is difficult to take a character toy as if it exists inside a vacuum.

So much joy in this hobby is derived from acquiring physical representations of characters that can represent great moments in a great story and serve as a physical link to the moving image or the printed page. Of course even a mediocre show like Galvion can produce some amazing merchandise so the figures need not be entirely subservient to the media.

Just be aware that no amount of engineering is going to make people buy Destroids from Macross~

With regards to commenting on various products and their origins, I do support expressing one's opinion on everything we can possibly discuss on the internet. However, I do not feel that what is said should be enshrined as untouchable. Of course we run into issues when some facts are presented as opinion and visa-versa :3

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Posted by VF5SS on 20 March, 2012 - 15:41
"those genres shaped the craft of creating that merchandise"

Indeed! One can never truly understand chogokin without understanding super robots as a fictional motif. One can never truly understand henkei without appreciating the fluid dynamism of the best robot animation.

recognizer's picture
Posted by recognizer on 20 March, 2012 - 15:46
I think there's room for both.

I grew up with shogun warriors but never saw a giant robot cartoon as a kid. I still love Great Mazinga because I had the jumbo and diecast toys as a kid. The same goes for the Godaikins I had. There was something just really cool about those toys. And the designs and weight of them is still great today. I've tried watching the animes but I just can't sit through them. And today my 3 year old plays with a jumbo gaiking and godzilla along with this transformers rescue bots, but he doesn't know the backgrounds of the characters. He just thinks giant robots that can fight and save people are cool.

Understanding the anime and back story surely add to the depth of your understanding of the characters but it isn't necessary to love the toys and love collecting them. I think it's just up to the individual to find what it is that intrigues them.

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Posted by Novacaine31 on 21 March, 2012 - 15:06