So I’m very slowly listing almost everything on the electronic bay. VERY SLOWLY. Taking all those pictures on my potatophone, cleaning up the pictures, finding boxes, measuring and weighing the boxes, doing the writeup… such a pain. I only have the energy to do a few a week, so if there’s anything of interest you can probably still catch me in time.
Otherwise, here’s that link again: http://www.ebay.com/usr/custom-concern
…what happened to Zoidspoison?
(Says the guy who has similarly fallen off the face of the earth)
So 2014 was kind of a massive parade of poop. Maybe 2015 will be less so? If you’ve inquired about anything in the past few months, I will get back to you.
In this year of our Zoid, 2014, I resolve to…
As usual, don’t hold your breath.
So I’m frantically removing everything from ziplock bags, and it’s driving me crazy. Buy my non-smelly stuff. Buy the smelly stuff too.
Anyway, I compiled all the information you could ever want to know regarding fires and sales, and it is right here (and up in the top navigation):
Have fun, and keep your fingers crossed for no piss-whiff!
I found out what happens to certain off-brand ziplock baggies when left to their own devices:
Now I am frantically replacing all my baggies with paper towels, and isolating anything infected with piss whiff until I can figure out how to get rid of that smell (I’m hoping whatever cures smoker’s house whiff also cures piss whiff).
And then in two years I’ll discover that paper towels degrade in such a way that they cause poo whiff.
It’s things like this that make me tempted to give almost everything* away to the first person who shows up at my door with a van and a couple hundred dollars. I live in Illinois, by the way, so plan your trip accordingly.
*Most Kongs and clear things are off the menu.
So instead of taking pictures, I…
One day, I’d like to make this look good on “mobile devices”, like I (sort of) did on smeat.net). Partly for the attainment of skills, but mostly because I now do 87% of my internetting on my beautiful beautiful phone, while lying in bed trying to fall asleep.
So for some reason I decided to revisit one of the most frustrating kits I’ve ever built:
Probably because a certain variant is coming out this summer, and I am powerless to resist those colors. Also, this kit has an extensive inner frame (at the time that was still pretty rare in HMMs… maybe it still is), and the red and “weird tan” colors used will make it look disturbingly like a skinned gorilla if it’s built without any armor. So, you know. Science!
I’m sure my jimmies will get thoroughly rustled by this kit (again), so I have prepared myself.
And you know what that means: time to hamhand everything to pieces while trying to disassemble them for “safe” packing. Ha! This year’s victim: a damn Kong.
So those painted shoulder pieces—when you put them on, they stay put on! Ironically, I was being extra careful with this one, since I got a mild stress fracture on the other side trying to pry it apart. After much gentle prying, this one came undone too fast for my hamhands to react, and then…
Interestingly enough, they JUST announced a HMM Karl-Kong. It’s almost glorious enough to make me forget about the horrible experience I had with the first HMM Kong. Almost. If there is some kind of announcement of improving the problems of the first one (like they did with the Geno Saurer variants), I may have to start saving. Until then…
Remember when I built a HMM Berserk Führer? Wasn’t that fun? Yeah, I still don’t have pics or a review up.
Remember Zoids? They’re back, in pog form! Wait, no. But they are coming back in 1/144 scale (like a certain Giant Human Like Battle Robots model line):
The name of the line is Modelers Spirit Series (MSS), by TomyTec instead of the TakaraTomy mothership. I wonder if the very generic name means there will be other, um, properties in the line. Kind of like how Robot Spirits does it. I don’t know what else Tomy owns that would fit in that line, though.
Anyway, start saving now, because these little bastards aren’t going to be cheap and the exchange rates are still bad if you’re paying in worthless US dollars. I probably could have resisted, but they had to do a Hammer Rock. And of course I just love Mini-mes.
Thanks to the Zoidspoison gang for keeping me in the loop!
So I know I said NEVER AGAIN, but just look at this thing. Look at it! If you didn’t look, “this thing” is the HMM Berserk Führer in all its glory. It even looks pretty good without the ton of touchup painting these things usually need. I just want to paint it pink and teal.
Wanted: English language reviews clarifying whether it will totally explode ALL of its armor and limbs or just MOST of its armor and limbs.
So now that it’s 2012 and almost everyone has much bigger monitors and fast inter-net connections, it occurred to me that I should probably think about replacing all my now-tiny-looking pictures on this site. I mainly thought about this, because I will do literally anything to put off clearing out the “need pics” tag. Not to mention all the draft posts, and posts in my head that don’t even have drafts yet.
I also wish I could make that stupid “no pingbacks/trackbacks” thing on single posts go away, unless there’s an actual pingback/trackback.
Today I realized that I never finished moving over the Starriors/R.A.T.S. stuff from my pre-wordpress site. So now I have done that.
OK, so there wasn’t that much more to move, but…
PS—I’m probably not willing to part with anything Starriors/R.A.T.S.-related just yet, or ever. There is either strong nostalgia or rarity at play here. I’ll mark the individual posts in like seven months or something.
Too much stuff going on. I can’t concentrate on things like figuring out what to charge, or where the stuff is, or packing and shipping of the stuff.
So, how about that HMM Berserk Fuhrer that’s coming out? If there’s one thing that would tempt me to come back—even after the Iron Kong Fiasco (and my general case of hamhands)—it’d be this one. BUT there’s no way in space-hell I can afford that thing. It’ll probably be one of those 7800 yen bastards, and with shipping and conversion rates, I’d be paying well over $100 for something that I could very well ruin and/or be severely disappointed in.
Well, I did it. After a year or so of thinking about it, and many many late nights, I finally redesigned this damn thing. For all the work I put into it, things sure don’t look all that different, but here’s a quick tour, anyway. In list form:
There are still a few lingering things that annoy me, so I’ll get to those in, uhh, two years. Also, I changed the name to “…and Stuff” partly because I’m trying not to use so many dang cusswords on my sites, but mostly because of Ron Swanson.
Which means I took a few more things off the “never selling” and “probably never selling” lists. Which means you should buy them off me.
As soon as I remember all the php I used to know, I can stop posting this list and saying “if it doesn’t have one of these tags, go for it”:
Kind of. Most of my crap is still in storage, so I can only go searchin’ once a week or so. With that in mind, DON’T WASTE MY TIME! Example: Don’t ask for, like, half my collection, and then hit me with a “but I don’t have any money, herp derp” (true story). I will become so mad.
Anyway, check these tags. If it doesn’t have one of these, you can probably have it:
(Unless I change my mind and decide I still want something, in which case: SORRY)
Email offers to glidoler on the inter-nets mail system of Gmail (dot com). Or leave a comment somewhere. Note: if you leave a comment on a post, it won’t show up immediately or at all, because I screen first—too much spam.
I’m moving this summer, and there’s about a month between leaving my old place and moving into the new one, so everything is going into storage for a while. I’ll let you know when I’m all unpacked ’n shit. It’ll be sometime in August, lol.
I guess my sale didn’t suck! Anyway, I wanted to make a page that showed all the sold Zoids, and a page for the ones that aren’t for sale, but I used a custom field to display that in the original posts, and it is proving difficult to make a page that shows only certain values (or match variations of a certain value). Mainly because I am not good with computer.
So here are the fire sale tags. If a zoid doesn’t have one of these tags, go for it!
I’ll just leave this here too, for reference: Original Fire Sale post
Update to the update: Closed for summer!
Update to the update to the update: It’s back on!
This is (probably) not a drill. It’s happened to everyone else, and now it’s happening to me. The whole “moving on”/quitting Zoids thing. So, almost everything is for sale. Please make offers, because I haven’t kept up long enough to even know what they’re worth. Leave comments here, or on the posts of the wanted Zoids (I’ll screen for privacy), or send email to my gmail dot com email address, whose name is glidoler.
Some things to consider:
Hit me up if you’re not totally discouraged by the above. (Wow, this sale sucks!)
…and they keep pulling me back in.
Even though I’m so over HMMs that I didn’t even give the Dark Horn a second look, the announcement of a Rinon (aka Leena) Custom version is starting to really tempt me. At the very worst, I’ll have a ton of custom fodder. At the best, I’ll have a Gun Sniper that can barely stand under the weight of all its weapons.
Just like in the anime!
It was the basket that did it. There’s no resisting that.
Or are we? I’m going to try and upgrade WordPress soon. The new version is so new and magical and revolutionary, that I’m a bit worried some of my custom stuff will break. If it does, I don’t exactly have time to fix it.
Cross your fingers! GREAT SUCCESS! Next, add some of those sexxy new features.
So I was checking my page (this one) to make sure everything looked ok, and like half my thumbnails were missing! After checking every obscure thing possible, I noticed that AdBlock was filtering out anything with “-120×90” in its name. I guess the thumbnail size I’ve been using forever is a new ad size?
SO, inter-net, I will make a deal with you. If you check “Disable on zoido.smeat.net” in AdBlock, I will never ever ever ever ever ever run ads on this site. As a bonus, you’ll get to see image thumbnails.
(Besides, I tried the google thing once and I made about 25 cents in three months.)
Okay, after getting about 50235972350 “can I buy this off you” comments, I’ve updated the FAQ. Or, if you are asking about where to find certain zoids, check out the FAQ (where that one was already answered). And, just to be a dick, here’s a link to the FAQ again: A LINK TO THE FAQ
To make up for the above, I may actually catch up on pictures this… uh, year.
I really do want to catch up on all the pics I need to take, but it’s been uniformly grey inside and out. I need to work on an indoor setup for sure, before I forget how to camera.
In other news, it’s about that time of year where I try to undo the ham-fisted panel lining job I gave Iron Kong Yeti so long ago. Since it was black, it’s historically taken about an hour to get one piece of armor halfway clean, before I give up. This was with either the Gundam Marker remover, or nail polish remover. THIS time, though, I found some model paint solvent, and that’s doing the trick. It’s down to ten minutes per piece. I should be done by 2025.
The “random corner image” thingie will be back soon. I got tired of all the old images, and am busy making new ones. LOTS of new ones! Category-specific ones! But it’s taking a while, because I hate Photoshop and also my mouse is a piece of junk.
Update 10/2: About half of the new pics are up. Some categories have more than others right now, but I’m working on it!
So here’s a new homepage, kind of. I wanted something that loaded faster and had a crapload more info on it, so’s your brain would explode. In case you totally hate it,
there’s always the old one (I guess the preview only works for ME when I’m logged in)…
…some time after 9/26 (when I get back from vacation), that is, since I doubt I’ll get anything done this week. Also when I get back, I hope to have figured out some way to do box pics without them looking like crap (crap = lens distortion).
Um, wait that didn’t come out right. Starting over, OK… I made a new category, Temporary dump, for all those leftover toy/bootleg/weirdstuff entries (from the old Etc section) that defy easy categorization. I also changed my permalink style, so when I move stuff around, the links won’t keep breaking. Hooray?
…except my brain. The problem seemed to be that I don’t know php, but why that only affected two category pages is still a mystery. Anyway, all is once again well in the universe and last night I finished stickering the HMM Shield Liger Mk-II and Guylos Molga. So there you go.
That’s what I get for… uh, doing something. Anyway, my category pages stopped working (but only some of them), so I had to redo them all. Now I have to reassign everything to the NEW categories (same as the old ones). UGH. I am still a n00b at blogging, lol omg jk aggro wtf
These sections are up-to-date: OJR, OAR, Robo Strux, OER, Zoids2, Techno Zoids, Fuzors, Neo/Legend Blox, NJR Limited (only one entry, but still), Genesis Limited. Can I get a w00t?
OK so I switched the site over to using wordpress. This’ll make things much easier for me to update, and give you—dear reader—some handier features (tags, comments, single pages) that I couldn’t do before. Now I just need to enter everything all over again, so if your favorite Zoid isn’t here… hang tight!
PS I know I still need to get links and intros and about pages up in here.