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Here is some disturbing news I was told the other night. Apparently, on March 3 congress in Venezuela passed a law that forbids the manufacture, importation, distribution, purchase, sale, rent or use of "violent" toys and videogames. But since the law is non-specific about what actually constitutes a "violent" toy or game, nearly everything that can be viewed as such is now outlawed. So retailers have pulled things like Star Wars, G.I.Joe, Transformers, Max Steel, Power Rangers, etc from their shelves!

Furthermore, auction sites have been pulling toy auctions and the post offices are cracking down on it as well so collectors can't buy toys in stores locally or order them from abroad! To be caught doing so means fines and/or 3-5 years in prison. Of course, I bolded the word "use" above because no one is exactly sure what they mean by that. Is "collecting" the same thing as "using"? As crazy as it sounds, right now people are worried about being sent to prison for collecting toys!

Posted 24 March, 2010 - 15:08 by NekroDave

In where I discuss grunts and the struggle to win.

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Posted 15 March, 2010 - 09:53 by VF5SS

So I'm never very happy with my photos. I recently picked up an older DSLR to hopefully improve them. Results have been mixed (see my previous blog entry on Tork for some middling shots).

My favorite toy photographer, TBDX's Chogoman, has been kind enough to give me a few tips. I've switched from full manual mode to "AV", and just now added a five dollar 4x closeup filter to my kit lens in lieu of an expensive macro lens. This shot is straight from the camera with only Auto Levels applied in Photoshop.

It's progess. Thanks Chogoman!

What tips do you guys have?


Posted 12 March, 2010 - 19:36 by The Enthusiast

Well my feet are still sore from all the walking we did this weekend but it's always an adventure when Josh and I hit NYC. So where's the video? Well I'm done digitizing all out footage and I am working on assembling our footage now. Keep an eye out, as I finish and upload videos I will be updating the existing articles with all sorts of HD goodness.

First batch should be up in just a few hours. ;)

Posted 17 February, 2010 - 12:59 by collectdx

In where I discuss Macross Frontier.

Here is the VF-25 comparison pic.

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Posted 17 February, 2010 - 07:04 by VF5SS
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