So I’m obsessed with Warframe. I’d wear it on my chest but I’m a less is more kinda guy with what I choose to wear so instead I bought the Rhino limited edition collector’s statue as I’ve been a toy collector my whole life.
The package got to Australia really fast, just over 2 weeks. First thing I noticed was the model was a lot heavier than I thought it would be be. You’d think it was made of metal, but is in fact some sort of hard resin (very nice). The hand painting is awesome (can’t help but feel sorry for the person/s who had to paint all of these!). The weapons all come separate so you have to put him together to display, but glaringly obvious to me was that his sidearm is on the wrong side!!! They must have gotten confused with the moulding process? IE: Similar issue with people who have shocking Asian words tattooed on their skin in reverse as the tattoo artist put the transfer on without first ‘mirroring’ the design.
The site listing suggested that I get some digital freebies with the statue but nope, nothing in email. I contacted the shop and they suggested I look in the box, nope, then they suggested I contact DE direct as the shop support was separate to DE support. I did just that, but then DE told me I should have gotten the email. Once it was made clear I had waited the right amount of time, and that I didn’t get the email, DE then sent me some codes to get my digital freebies (helmets and a noggle!).
So all is good in the hood!
How much is that Zaku in the window?
Signed by Andy Kubert!
I dropped in to Kensington, to see how the Raijin Fujin guys were going with their new toy shop and man it’s come a long way since I last swung by! They’ve got these awesome huge display cabinets in there loaded with just as huge sculptures. The shop is off to a great start!
I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Be sure to follow them for updates on when the shop will be opening!
I’m hanging out with the Raijin Fujin crew again today, this time checking out the progress on their new shop in Kensington Sydney (where I used to live as a kid in high school so the area brings back HEAPS of memories!).
The shop is amazing. It’s got plenty of space with storage, a great office and even a kitchen out back. Plenty of natural light, great shop front and a very busy Anzac Parade outside. The glass display cabinets arrive in the next few weeks and they’ll take the shop fit-out next level!
FINALLY got to hang with Maza on Monday! Was a super grey day but we planned to spend it indoors anyways getting crafty with one of my Crystal Head Vodka bottles!
Day 6 saw us get right into our final bit of shopping for Raijin Fujin in and around Denden Town.
I spotted this Voltes V robot I have in my lounge room (which I’ve owned since I was a kid) but selling brand new in a box. Wait till you see the price…
I own this Gatchaman toy too at home, check the price!!!!!
Transformer cars were more rare than we thought here in Japan.
1/6th Scale Akira?! Crazy!
Denden Town got stranger the further down we went.
Gattling BB gun anyone?
I then pretty much found die-cast heaven. No words necessary and enjoy the following photos. Let’s just say I wanted the lot, but couldn’t even afford to justify buying one!
Day 6 was another huge day of shopping with Raijin Fujin. The guys did well today and have bust weight capacity pretty much! With shopping done the guys treated me to a trip to HKS Kansai, just up the road from their home. More in the next post!
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I’ve been having a blast working on RAIJIN FUJIN, an upcoming Japanese hobby shop. It’s awesome how shit comes together when you’re having fun! 100+ followers on the Instagram account already, and plenty of interest in general.
I’m super psyched to be travelling to Japan with these guys next week to help them buy goods for the store. It’s honestly the dream job!!! I get flown to Japan to go toy shopping!!!!
I have a pretty good idea what toys to bring over, but if anyone’s after anything specific let me know. Anything from figurines, car hobby kits, cosplay, sweets and snacks etc.
PS. I’ll be contributing to their Instagram account along side the 2 Japanese kids who will one day run the store, and of-course the shop owner too (their Dad!). Please follow: https://www.instagram.com/raijinfujinau/
Logo mockups for RAIJIN FUJIN. I’ve taken inspiration from Japanese Family Crests, and have pretty much designed a family crest for my client’s kids Raijin/God of Lightning and Fujin/God of Wind.
My client surprised me with a ticket to Japan NEXT WEEK! I’ll be flying with these guys to buy stock for the new shop! More on that later!
I ordered this (expensive!) VTS Toys Division action figure a year ago, and I never got it. I figured I got ripped off as it was on a strange/ugly site, and it was a pre-order, but hey, it came today!
It’s HUGE, and very much like a Barbie and Ken doll, pretty awkward! Love the detail but, super cool! #geekout!
Continuing the BLK theme…
Won’t lie, life’s been pretty awesome without a phone for a couple of months (!!!), but I semi-lamentably made the steps to reconnect again. Question was: iPhone 7, or 7 Plus?! I asked Facebook and most suggested the Plus.
I’m not a fan of the camera on the 7, but pretty damn impressed with the tricky fake bokeh the plus’ camera pulls off in “portrait mode”. I ended up hovering over the 7 buy now button for ages, but in the end I just hit the buy now button on the Plus.
Free Shipping, availability read next day, but then on checkout (after payment) I get a message to say shipping is free but will take a week OR I could go pick it up the next day. Lame Apple! Definitely a little misleading!
I ended up waiting a day for the phone to be delivered to a local newsagent down the road, then I headed in to Vodafone to see if I could get my old number back, turns out it was a painless 2 minute job!
Looking forward to being able to internet bank again (damn banking web site sends confirmation codes to my phone!), kinda miss Instagram too tbh!