Post by millionzknivez on Dec 10, 2014 19:07:26 GMT -6
Thanks! I'm glad that you and other forum members are the new owners for some of these and that they are in good hands. I had an original Akiko 3 and re-issue of Alison and Friends that sold but never kept the photos because I wasn't serious about archiving at that time.
Oh yeah! I happen to be the foster father of some of those decks. Still looking for some of those, but I guess they are long time sold or still in MK's capable hands. Great collection from a true collector. - Hanzo
Post by millionzknivez on Dec 19, 2014 21:25:20 GMT -6
"Still looking for some of those, but I guess they are long time sold or still in MK's capable hands. " Yeah, they have all been sold.
I actually sold the Hook-Ups destruction van deck to Action Unlimited - Or Mr. Nick Plantico "Producer *2nd Unit Director * Stunt Coordinator" The man responsible for that beautiful scene featured on the deck
Positive feedback rating Great E-Bayer! Fast shipping! Thank you! A+++++++++++ Member id actionunlimited ( Feedback Score Of 258Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) During past year Hook-Ups Destruction Van Skateboard Deck From "The End" Custom Auction (#171268154159) US $225.00
Post by millionzknivez on Jan 6, 2015 21:28:33 GMT -6
Without going into too much detail, he has one from doing the project, but needed another. Yeah, the first message I got from him included text something along the lines of "I did that". It threw me off so naturally after inquiring, he explained that he was the individual responsible for that awesome destruction van scene and sent me a link to his webpage which you can view here www.actionunlimited.net/
He's got quite an impressive resume. BTW...Check out his cafepress page for the shirt!
*Note* As of 2017, cafepress page is no longer available due to unknown reasons; congrats to those who picked up the merch in time!
Yep, that's the man himself! Seems like that scene is more iconic than I thought! It's no secret that pretty much everybody prefers the girls artwork over photos or logos, but I wonder: If people knew how iconic is this scene, would the deck became more appealing or desired? I'm thinking about posting the link to the cafepress page in the blog for people who doesn't follow the forum. Any thoughts?
Post by millionzknivez on Jan 7, 2015 19:22:19 GMT -6
Definitely a good idea and topic for discussion. That's the thing about the Nurse Rachel re-issue deck and why it is such a poor seller; Individuals like myself who were in 6th or 7th grade when the VHS came out know what it is, and pick it up because we couldn't/ still can't get the original. These new comers can't connect with it on that same level even if they may have picked up the DVD recently on eBay. I am of course speaking from a "fan's" and not "collector's" perspective... just my thoughts on the matter.
I agree with you MK, "fans" and "collectors" are two different groups, with some people in the middle that are part of both circles. I think it is a good idea to open a section for "everything but busty anime girls" artwork, which may include photos of models, logos, anime guys, etc. There are probably 10 or 20 anime girl decks for each non-anime-girl deck, but even so there are enough decks to talk about.
Post by millionzknivez on Sept 1, 2015 20:30:50 GMT -6
To skate or sell and possibly obtain them later as I have done with at least a dozen decks before. I may not like the random top stain color received or want to have an assortment of colors for a period of time to photograph and archive. The Angel Girl with the blue stain is preferred, though doesn't ensure I will keep her in my collection. It is worth noting that selling the original was a good choice because her and Thorn Paradise are of better printing quality than those first releases. If I feel there is a more highly sought after graphic or a version such as a silkscreened original comes around, I'll swap the art every now and then.