mtedenajimenez: Adrian Jimenez
Bay Area, CA
JoinedJune 14th, 2012 - 5 years ago (2,619 logins)Last Login3 days ago
Nov 21, 2017 1:38 AM
Cool idea, always interesting to see Transformers theme crossovers, very nice display!
Nov 21, 2017 1:33 AM
That Penny listing is hilarious! A big part of the Oakley collector chase for me was the thrill of the treasure hunt for those super limited pairs/items, but it's so tough to really know now with custom guys good enough to plate X-Metals, or color match O-Matter finishes, or make trophies, etc. For me it's made me realize that I need to go back to concentrating on the simple enjoyment of actually wearing Oakley instead of chasing the super rare stuff to keep in storage, which is getting faked better and better. I miss the days of laughing at foakleys at the small convenience stores with the dumb lens stickers (I guess Oakley ended up thinking lens stickers weren't so dumb), now foakleys are no laughing matter.
Oct 17, 2017 2:56 AM
Great job on the new design Dann!! Super happy to have OR back!! Feels like it was much longer than 5 months, by habit I would type in o-review.com into my browser every once in a while, feels good to get the log-in page now!
Apr 24, 2017 10:29 PM
Such a huge difference, the new MP-36 mold is better in every single way other than the MP-05 height being taller. The only reason to still have MP-05 now is to have another MP to scale with MP-01/04 Optimus, but for those that mainly have the modern post MP-10 figure scaling, it's MP-36 all day over the rusting toothpick balancing mess that is MP-05, haha. This is coming from someone that owns the regular and gold version of the old mold. Really thinking hard about still having MP-05 taking up space in one of my displays. I will mainly keep MP-05 around for now due to sentimental reasons of being the first mold.
Apr 24, 2017 11:19 AM
Anybody thinking of getting the new Megatron mold (MP-36) should jump on it! Amazing detail to the figure and accessories! I can't take a picture that does the MP-36 colors and details justice. I went with his 1986 movie battle damaged look. A must have for any TF MP collector in my opinion.
Feb 25, 2017 6:27 AM
Feb 25, 2017 6:25 AM
Sweet shelf Lance!
I'm digging Titan Trypticon enough to buy, I'm curious what the SDCC version will be, will probably get whatever that version is. May be my last Titan Class pickup as I don't think I'm fond enough of Scorponok or Omega Supreme to make the space for them.
Feb 3, 2017 7:27 PM
Sweet! Defender of the Grips!
Feb 3, 2017 10:14 AM
Great choice on SOC Voltron Dann! Of all the "masterpiece" options for the original style Lion Voltron, SOC Voltron is by far the most positively reviewed in the Voltron community so far. I got it as well, but not sure if I'll open it as I already have two other "masterpiece" Lion Voltron's on display. Will prob keep SOC Voltron displayed MISB for the foreseeable furture. Very happy that you finally got to satisfy the Voltron toy itch Dann, picked a winner for sure!
Dec 29, 2016 9:37 PM
Beautiful M Frame Francisco!
I'm drooling over that pic of the Rosa Blades, super cool paint design and the sweet sticker, drooool...
Dec 11, 2016 10:00 PM
Time to bump up the Transformers thread as its been a little while. Finally got the chance to mess with MP Inferno and complete another shelf. He's bigger than I thought he was going to be in both bot and vehicle mode, which gives Inferno a really awesome shelf presence, but caused me to tweak my original idea as to how I would fit him in the display. All for the better in the end, I really like how this shelf turned out! Hard to capture all the awesome with one picture/angle, so had to take multiple.
Wish I could put up my other recent toy purchases, but there's other things to do to the collection room and with other hobbies before that. It's a seemingly never-ending to do list, but feels nice seeing some things being finished every once in a while, haha.
Nov 28, 2016 11:40 AM
Another thing brought up in the Mumbo thread was how it seems dealers/shops were putting custom sets together. It's not the first time I've heard someone mention something like that, so I think that was for sure happening as well. It's possible Oakley even allowed shops to do the custom building down to the set box. Imagine a shop receiving a box of various lenses, a box of various frames, and a box of various set boxes. Or maybe even getting a stack of generic boxes and various lens sticker sheets so the custom shop themselves could make the entire set from the pieces they ordered.
That would explain something like the Strip sets not having barcode stickers. If the shop put the strip set together, select shops would have the box/sticker for the Strip, but they would be putting it together so they wouldn't have a barcode. I think I remember someone saying that the Strip was mainly available as an accessory when released.
Anyway, I think it's multiple of various scenarios happening leading to boxes not having UPC stickers. The question is which ones are true and which ones are not. I think that would also explain why boxes are more often than not found without UPC sticker because there's so many different ways for the set to be missing the UPC sticker.
Nov 27, 2016 8:50 AM
For sure the UPC stickers were around when the Strip lens was released. My orange iridium Eyeshade has it, and it's in a late 80s dated box. Yet I have never seen any 89 Mumbo box have it, only the circle lens sticker.
The question is what is the missing piece of info that we don't have? Did it depend on where the sets were going? For example something like yes for larger retail stores, no for local Mom and Pop stores?
Did it take Oakley a little while to put them on at the start of production, and in the end, because certain models ultimately had a short run like Strip sets, 89 Mumbo, etc, Oakley never bothered?
Or did they pretty much all have them and the retail stores and/or consumers take them off? The lens sticker is cool looking and I could see why a consumer would be OK leaving the lens sticker on, but yet wanting to take off the "unsightly" barcode sticker on the back. It's a very easy sticker to take off, much easier than the lens sticker, I also feel like it was the norm back then to take off barcode stickers if possible when giving as a gift. It was before a lot of collecting crazes of today, back then the idea of buying a pair of Oakley's to never wear and just admire in a case was probably crazy. For stores, things were still very analog during that time, I can image a lot of Mom and Pop shops having a basic register with no scanner (just punch in the sale value with tax). Very possible a lot of stores took them off to add their own dollar label.
Or was Oakley just so dang random at that time? It was the late 80s/early 90s, Oakley wasn't yet anywhere near their peak, the most important thing for them was probably getting the production out by any means necessary to stay alive. I work in a production factory, and sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to hit production goals.
Who knows? Only JJ or possibly production managers during those times depending on how Oakley was tiered back then.
Nov 21, 2016 11:25 AM
Crazy cool art, framing looks great! Glass is the way to go.
Nov 5, 2016 4:11 AM
It kinda got lost in the Cubs World Series mania for me, but I just watched this past week's Agents of Shield episode, and it was the episode I was waiting for! Real compelling with the origin story and the plot getting real thick, hope they can keep the momentum going.
Nov 5, 2016 3:59 AM
For the size that's about right, is that with the frame place doing the complete framing?
I got a couple bigger pieces completely done at a local family shop with all the fixins, but after seeing them go through the process I did a few smaller pieces at home just buying the pieces at Michael's. Michael's with those 40-50%+ sales on frames/glass/matts is hard to beat when assembling at home. I'm a fan of their masterpiece glass, real good clarity. It is a bit tedious getting things clean and keeping them dust/particle/fingerprint free while assembling though, luckily I haven't had to frame many things over 20".
That first original piece is awesome, also looking forward to seeing the next pieces completed.
Sep 29, 2016 1:14 AM
Really liked the first two episodes this season, they are once again building up some good mystery just like they did in the early stages last season, just hope they can also deliver the goods at the end (unlike the flat/predictable ending of last season). Ghost Rider kicking butt so far.
Sep 24, 2016 2:57 AM
Wow, amazing presentation! I'm not an X-Men super fan, so I don't really know who was together with who in the different timelines, but as a general X-Men fan I can't believe they didn't put Wolverine in this diorama. Wolverine is the moneymaker so I'd think from a business perspective you'd want to add Wolverine in the position Beast is currently in to more easily sell these pieces, unless Wolverine wasn't in the timeline they are trying to present, but Wolverine has pretty much been everywhere, haha.
Sep 18, 2016 12:09 PM
Very cool, Agents of Shield is one of the few superhero universe shows I still watch (plus Arrow and Gotham). I was disappointed with the end of last season after I thought it had a very strong run of interesting episodes up to the mid-series break. Ghost Rider looks promising, hopefully he's not just a one episode bump in the road.
Jul 6, 2016 3:42 AM
Very nice stuff! That MCC set was pretty popular if I remember right, a very good one to have some cool stuff from. It can get really addicting to collect sketch cards just because there's so many different ways in going about collecting styles, or artists, or sets, or characters, etc. It's pretty cool to have a hand made piece of art that is easy to store and display.
Jul 6, 2016 3:28 AM
Anybody using an air compressor better make sure it's oil free, otherwise the end result will not be good, haha. Even better if it's oil free and has an inline filter.
Jul 6, 2016 3:22 AM
Oh yea, I have no idea where I'm even going to store that when I get it though, haha. Having no space sucks! Somehow I gotta figure out how to add Fort Max to the collection room.
Jul 4, 2016 8:39 AM
My #1 worry with this hobby is the cleaning of the lenses. Can't say I've figured out any tricks other than being super duper careful and having a delicate touch with the micro rag. Even then you just don't know how things will turn out until the end, especially with the vintage iridium. I wish all lenses came with the permanent hydrophobic coating, it makes cleaning like 100x easier.
Jul 4, 2016 8:30 AM
A lot of high end Optimus stuff in the past couple years, really cool to look at it all. Luckily for my wallet, none of them transformed so I'm still very happy with my original Takara MP. I almost bit on the Hot Toys Optimus/Starscream mash-up since I thought it was pretty unique, maybe down the line I will still bite. For now it's time to wait until the end of this month until the SDCC exclusives take a bunch of my money, haha.
Jun 22, 2016 12:11 AM
Jusko's new painting for the set are very cool. He's posted some more on his FB page. Below are the sketch cards he did that will be inserted into boxes. I'm a sketch card collector for a couple old Transformers and Voltron sets and frequent some non-sports card forums just because it's fun to see the hype and different things that come out with different non-sports sets (much more exciting than sports cards now-a-days). There's definitely a lot of hype building for this set, so I'm curious to see the collector and market reaction when it goes live and people start breaking.
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