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I’ve been working with Josh on CollectionDX for eight years now. I published my first review for CollectionDX on August 6th, 2005. I’ve had the opportunity over those eight years to help grow the brand of CollectionDX, from handling advertising to juggling editorial duties, and a little bit of everything else along the way. It’s been an adventure, and I have had a lot of cool stuff happen thanks to the silly toy reviews and articles I have written for the site over the years.

Posted 20 August, 2013 - 19:01 by Atom

The 2007 summit was held at Sanjeev's house in Braintree MA, and was the first one we had "sponsored" (meaning companies sent out toys to be raffled off). Turnout started to increase with some people I didn't know in person for the first time.

Things of note:

- Jason's 6' Gundam makes another appearance
- Matt from Onell Design makes his first appearance
- Bob Eggleton (Godzilla Artist) makes his first and only appearance
- Jason's custom Gekiganger III Jumbo makes it's first of many appearances. Remember when making custom Machinders was a thing?
- There are no tables, so everyone trades on the ground.
- Dave brought a box of mini-carnival machinders.
- Roger brought porn.
- Mazinger Ring Toss

Video

Posted 20 August, 2013 - 09:07 by JoshB

The 2006 summit is where shit got real. Dave, Sanjeev, Mason and I all went down to King of Prussia, Pennsylvania to Mark’s house for the summit that year. It was one hell of a trip. There’s a pretty thorough write-up that year on the site, but I’ll go over what I remember as the highlights:

- Fat Acceptance Convention at the hotel we booked ourselves at
- Sanjeev’s irrational fear of little people
- Scrapple.
- Mark’s amazing home theatre
- Roller Derby girls crashing the summit
- Gamera breaking the speed limit

As we entered the video age, I captured the summit on video, including us doing a MST3K style riffing over the Japanese version of Spiderman.

The summit still stayed about the same size as previous years, not including roller derby girls.

Posted 19 August, 2013 - 09:13 by JoshB

I am once again joined by Richard of the Macross Speaker Podcast to discuss the second part of the Super Dimension trilogy: Orguss! In the first part we discuss the original 1983 TV anime and in the second we tackle the 1993 OVA sequel. Stay tuned for a possible followup show featuring more background material!

This show contains:

A cute robot.

A cute robot wearing a chef's hat.

Girls in flattering outfits.

The beautiful Mimsy Wrath.

The alluring soldier Athena.

A Manning of few morals.

Posted 18 August, 2013 - 22:39 by VF5SS

The 2005 Summit was held at Mason's house in Maynard, Massachusetts. Turnout was about the same, and Mason debuted his gourmet burgers which would become a staple at these events.

Highlights from 2005:

- Jake unveiled his full-back Grendizer tattoo line art, therefore out-nerding all of us. We'd see the progress over the coming summits.
- Jake also brought homemade screen printed Gamera art for all of us.
- Sanjeev made his debut appearance.
- Roger, unable to attend, sends goodie bags.

Photos are here

One thing I noticed while reminiscing about these past years is how small they were compared to my memory. How far we've come...

Less than ONE WEEK until the 2013 East Coast Summit!

Posted 18 August, 2013 - 19:10 by JoshB

The 2004 Summit was also held in Chelmsford MA with a slightly larger crew. This time we had our first international visitor in from London (Russell). Honestly I don’t remember a lot about this one.

- Ed Sanford brought a cool Mazinger Z Cell
- I was beginning to dump my Korean Toys at a rapid rate
- Mason told his tale of the Tetsujin he never got at Mr. Bigs Toyland
- Alen brought the t-28 briefcase, which he forgot. (don’t worry, I returned it).
- Keith raffled off the first of his stash of DX Irongear toys, which would become a summit tradition until he ran out.
- the 6’ Gundam makes a return appearance.

Check out images from the 2004 summit here

http://www.collectiondx.com/gallery/v/FeatureImages/SummitPhotos/2004/

The 2013 Summit happens August 24th. RSVP today!

https://www.facebook.com/events/431838036913118/

Posted 12 August, 2013 - 12:11 by JoshB

Hosts: AK, Dylan, Jeremy

Welcome to our new video feature, Nintendo Roulette! The idea is we play a randomly selected Nintendo Entertainment System or Family Computer game for half an hour no matter how bad or how in Japanese it is and then we discuss it for about ten minutes.

Today's NES game is Bartman Meets Radioactive Man and it is a cup of liquid pain. This is about mercilessly attacking mutants, getting brutally murdered by tires, and punching dogs. Especially punching dogs.

Video after the cut.

Summit Flashback 2003

I held my first summit in 2003, 10 years ago at my old house in Chelmsford Massachusetts. I wasn't the first to hold a summit, but the small events among friends piqued my interest so I asked the wife if I could have one at our house. Suprisingly, she said yes.

The fifteen of us crowded in my basement and backyard for cool trades and good food. Some memories of that day:

Posted 5 August, 2013 - 15:56 by JoshB
Building a 3D printed Mech

Vintage Kenner Hoth Playset

Phil over at Battlegrip dug up this commercial of the old Hoth Ice Planet playset. I used to have this (and the Sandcrawler playset it was based off of). It was a lot of fun, but the cardboard backdrop was just not durable at all. How much I wish we could get a DVD of all the old star wars commercials in good quality.

Road Wars / Star Wars custom figures

Posted 24 July, 2013 - 08:40 by JoshB
How Possible are the Giant Robots in 'Pacific Rim'?

I come across a lot of neat stuff in my travels, and I wanted a place to gather and share them with you.

Welcome to Beta Capsule. This is where I am going to link to some neat things on the web I found that aren't quite news worthy, but that I find interesting nonetheless. Updated whenever I get the chance.

Lego Mothra Diorama

Never in my wildest dreams could I ever build something like this out of Lego. All my kids and I ever build are rainbow colored space nightmares.

(lego.gizmodo.com)

Custom Yatter-Wan car

Because why not.

(toysdaily.com)

Posted 16 July, 2013 - 11:56 by JoshB
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