"This is a blog about Ginga series (a fan blog, more or less)
But also Yoshihiro Takahashi and his work as ; Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, Yamato, Fang , Giant, Densetsu Weed, Orion, and others.
So the blog is more a way for me to write about my passion, perhaps addiction in my life : )
There are talk, theory, ideas .So I don't clam to be an expert , I'm just Ginga insane and like to talk, write. Perhaps we together on the blog can find clues, theory, idea's about the merchandise, item's. And bring more lights on things"
! Beware !
The Blog site can give out spoilers (I will warn aswell) And I can also write about topic that can have violence, bloody contain.
Many of
Yoshihiro Takahashi can hold such theme & contain. But I probably will warn at the start on the blog, is that is necessary.
Other then that there are just my thought and ideas as a ginga insane collector ; )

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Ginga mono 3

Sorry I couldn't help myself to advertising for Yukimizake blog
I just saw that Ginga mono 3 will come out and I'm so happy

It's great to know and have a catalogue of Ginga Nagareboshi Gin,Yoshihiro Takahashi. There we can see some merchandise, items. It's hard to know what kind of merchandise exist, how many items there are like the stickers, magnets of Ginga Nagareboshi Gin.

So here is mine small collection ;  )

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

❤ Ginga plushies

 Well I adore more the custom-made ginga plushies then the official ones.
In fact I had a time back ; GB,Jerome ,Ken & Kagetora in my collection.
But sadly I had to sell then to order to pay rent of the apartment, bills and other tings.
But at same time that were the time the the
Ginga Densetsu Weed plushies weren't so popular and I wasn't so found of the phushies.Well one there is a other matter, the a bit crazy hunt for theDensetsu Weed is a bit surprise for me . But you can't see what the futures could hold or the change of the popularity when it come to merchandises.

So in September I got a Chutora plush on ebay.
Of course it fan-made,custom-made but it would be lovely if there were official plush with Chutora or even the rest of the Kai brothers. You can dream, can't you ? ; )
I guess that Chutora have been a favorite for a long time.
I have really hunt for the Ginga Nagareboshi Gin collection figure, from set two. That took a time and were expensive too. But that could be worse I guess.
I hope to collect the rest of the figures, one day. That's a goal at lest

So over to the plush, is 7 inches tall and for me really nice fan-made plush.
"The plush is hand-sewn with painted markings and glued eyes."
The plush came from United States, so the shipping took a time. But when I got him; I were so happy. Love this one ^^
I hope myself to create custom plush one day aswell. So the pack an grow. 
So now Chutora is at the bookcase with he rest of the ginga collection now.
Parhaps guarding, watching the collection.

But this isn't the first fan-made,custom-made plush I got.
A time back I got a small cute and so adorable Mel / Mer , made by Anttu

The dream goal is to maybe create or buy a custom made Sniper, Cross , Fuji, Akakabuto, Pink Dragon, Yamato or Daisuke.
Who know when the plush pack will grow   ;  )
Well there will be a time I can call it a pack, now it's just two. ^^

Saturday, November 15, 2014

So how do you take care of your collection ?

I'm really curious about that .
I love to see others photos or ideas how you best take care of you collections ^^


Myself have most of the manga, books in bookcase, bookshelves.
Just now I haven't the room for all, so its a bit chaotic with manga books and magazines in the bookshelves.
I know, but I have a very large collection , especially when it come to the manga's & the magazine's .Those take up space indeed.
Here is a photo on the many manga's, magazine, dvd, vhs I have.

I think I perhaps need a other bookcase just for the fact that the collection is still growing. but also for I want the Vhs tapes, dvd, dvd boxes need their one space.

The other item I have in a closet,cabinet, most put in plastic and boxes. Just to keep it safe.
In a black large box I have the Ginga Nagareboshi Gin collector figures.
Some say I need to clean up and put the merchandise there you can see the item more. But I guess I'm a bit to careful. And I have to cats that like to explore. Better safe then sorry, as they say.
Mine favorite card, with Sniper I have in a platstick card sticker. I know that were made for Hockey, but it goes aswell with ginga cards.
When it come to card collection there are so many idea what you can do for the collection you have.
I still have some plastic boxes that I use to mine collection.

I can make a suggestion when it come to the merchandise: as cards

I have got this ones.
It's hold and protect the cards.
Not so expensive get and a safe way if you want, really want to take care of the cards.
The others like GNG sticker,magnets, other cards I have in folder, files. .

I have plans to frame the poster, card and other tings that I got in the collection. But that are a other project, I guess.

Character or Gender

So I will talk about  something that have bother me for a long time.
I have hear the discussion, debate,argumentation for years now.
I guess the start of this were in the year 2005 or 2006 when it come to: Yoshihiro Takahashi being sexist.
The gender,argumentation criticism about  (like some call it ) weak females.

Beware of some spoilers and a different view

First I think that are way easy to start to whine, grumble, complain and sometime I feel like some people follow the complain squad: this I mean with out to even think by themselves.
Just follow the pack, more or less. 
Don't get me wrong, of course everyone can have a opinion .We have different taste and view on thing.That is true
But that is a different to have a view,opinion or just follow along to just complain just because for the other doing that.
Why is that that everything need to have a woman in the story , perhaps force to have a female role in the story or the movie just to be political correct.
It seem like non care or forget there is different field, direction or audience with mangas
Some focus on younger people like teenager, there are some mangas that have a more older fans.
There is manga for female (Shōjo manga) ,manga for male (Shōnen manga) and so on. 
There is a large market and different audience.

Most of the so called Ginga manga's have the category ; Shōnen
And Shōnen is manga aimed at a male audience. 
I think people forget or don't know that .
But this don't forbid others like females to read, be fans or like the manga just because its Shōnen. But IF other think about this, perhaps the grumble and the complain will be a bit lower.

My thought go to two author, writer that are well known: S.C.Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien .
When it come to this  Ginga argumentation

If there is discussion, argumentation about Takahashi why not look on those two authors.
I like and love to read their books, like Bilbo; the Hobbit  and Lord of the ring by  J.R.R. Tolkien.
But that main thing is the focus on the male, the men in the story.
Perhaps “boys-only club” as a blogger write a time back. Sure way not.
Today we have series on tv with feminine point of view, magazine, movies books and so one.
So why is that we cant allow a author to write a story with a man's, males point a view?
Before someone take out the torch and scream ; Sexist!

Can we same that same if a woman write a story about just females ?
Is she sexist too in this case ?

I see myself as a nerd and I most of that time love the books before the movies.
If you have read the book; The Hobbit , by J.R.R Tolkien and seen the movies as : "An Unexpected Journey","The Desolation of Smaug" and I just wait for the last of the trilogy "The Battle of the Five Armies".
You probably know that there are many changes from the original story, the book to the movie

! Bewere of some spoilers!

The big problem I had with were character Tauriel ,from the movie "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

"Tauriel is a fictional character from Peter Jackson's feature film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.
The character does not appear in the original book
, but was created by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh as an expansion of material adapted from the book, and first appears in the second film in that trilogy.
She is a Woodland Elf whose name means "Daughter of Mirkwood", and is the head of the Mirkwood Elven guard.
~Quote from Wikipedia

 For me it's strangest to feel the need to create a character that wasn't in the original story. I know that filmmakers do that, changes to create a movie. But If this character were create just to please women point view, that  something I dislike ,really dislike.
Sure that made that story different , like that face Legolas  wasn't in the book.But he show up int the movies .....
For me the Tauriel girl were just boring , if someone have the need to create a character why not a interesting one. Then boring one.

When you look on the trilogy Lord of the Ring, even the elf Arwen got a bigger roll in the moviesthen she have in the book. If I remember right Arwen show up in the first book "Lord of the Rings" and are not so much in focus until the end of the trilogy The Return of the King,
But like Tauriel , Arwen got a bigger roll in the movies .

Why ?
Do we human have a need to throw in female in story's just to feel better ?
Why can we just enjoy the stay with the characters and forget this crazy gender focus .

Perhaps the trigger is that fact Tolkien’s stories lack a feminine point of view
But to me those book are more focus on men,males.

So is this Wrong ? Can you call the author a sexist ? 
Just because the author, artist write or create a story from his mind , his fantasy ?
Shall we censor,censorship just because there is society correction

Do we not make the female character weaker by demand more females genders?
By force we take in gender just for we think; this is needed.
But then will those characters fill the purpose, will they be a part of the main story or do we need to change a manga story/book story just so some people feel good.
Do we really need to change so much that when we go to see parhaps the movie (that are built of the book/books)many thinking are different in a bad way ?
Do we really need to change story so we shall feel better in a dream world there evertyning seem to be fair. Besides from the author, artist that create the story and their world  in the manga, book or movie, tv serie.

When it come to S.C.Lewis there is a character name Aslan in the Narnia books .There is a thing that I find strange in the book and older movie of; The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
When the war against the evil witch tha human girls aren't allow to go to war.
Aslan says to Lucy and Susan that they are more needed to take care of those that are wounded then to fight like their brothers in the war .Sure this is perhaps a strange view, but that is a view the author have on his story.
Right ?
Sure the different ideas or view can annoy us.
But who are we to bark and complain than actually read the book or books.
If I don't like it, then I don't like it.
Can you hate a other person just for this one have a different idea or view.
Still I said I find it strange, but I don't think it can help to complain loud about that.
How it should be or shall be

I guess I have a different opinion, view on this

That I don't agree to by force place female character in a story, manga or a book just for the need to.
An author or in this case a manga artist being called a sexist just irritation of others.
This person write from his mind, ideas and dreams.
Why should a person be punish and name called just for the face that some other don't like his idea or story's ?
Really ?

This whine, grumble, complain getting to old people.
I wish that the large amount just could stope , just a bit.
At same name call, it just childish and disrespect for the manga artist, the author .

I just want a interesting Character , I don't really care about the gender.
The more important thing isn't the gender for me.
It's okey if you like a character if that on is a male or if that is a female.
But really I wonder how a story manga can be interesting just for the gender then the adventure, challenge, friendship/enemy the main character meet.

That fact that Yoshihiro Takahashi being smash in the face for being called sexist is something that annoy me and have for a time now. 

Rules of Blogging ? Part 1

Just a thought that came up when I writing: Do you have any rules for blogging ?
Sure I turn to other who have blog.
But also what do you , readers think about rules.

So what alright and what aren't ?

If we for expel  look at the rules on ; Blogger Content Policy
Here is the main rule (if you can say that) and guidelines about what you can't write about  and can.

When it come to the Copyright: This is my way of seeing on it.

Fan -blog/unofficial fan blog  or just blog that are made made fans, admirer that don't make any money on their site to make a profit.
And don't clam that the own the writer, author, artist  work or the company ownership on the series, manga, book and so one.

But then again this one are a tricky one , since some company's and dependent on which county's see on the Copyright laws.

When it come to :  Harassment, ,Personal and confidential information and aswell bulling
I'm stepping away from this activity.
For this isn't my purpose when I write or bloging.
I will either not advertising, publicity for people or site, shops that I myself can't recommend.
I know that some people find this one odd, to say at lest.
Since I got some mail about this.
But I don't want or plan to hang out persons or site in public. That are just my thought
Most of the time if people fight, argue or have a dispute that can be bad communication between people. Then that drag in others to choose side .
There is a large drama with harassment and hurtful words and actions.

I can connect to mine own experience, at here on the blog.
Sure there can be a thin line and how the challenge balance things.
But the true this is mine own blog and more personal experience.
It's the story how a collector came to be and the the long way on the journey.
There true is that I have been there myself , been bullied/ frozen out.
It's Hurtful is when people more want believe rumor and create wrong/mean reputation to a other person.
Especially when "there are always two side of the coin ".
And I guess it more easy to disbelieving a other person if you don't know everything or anything of the other person.
The reputation it's self can crush others and the way too. 
But with drama and bulling it's hard to sort out what happened and see if it can be sorted out.
It's way to easy to hurt other people feeling, when you are not : face to face with the others.
Then again there are those people; "who don't care or seems not to see others feeling".
Aswell the future communication.
But aswell that thing to just believe,  swallow what a other or others say.
Without thinking by yourself. Don't listen to others all the time, think for yourself , sometime. It cant hurt ^^

But then again there can be some dishonest people out there, I'm not  naive .
So far I think my territory isn't to  encourage such bad behaver.
The blog and my writing isn't about that.
The main meaning for me is to write to how it is to be a collector, ginga collector.
Tell about the merchandise , mine passion.
Help other to maybe find their own way to be collector or get tip where to find mangas,
Or if there are other that are just interesting of reading about a ginga insane collector  ; ) 

When  I thinking on the "Personal and confidential information"
I don't either write out personal information about others. I mean why shall I do that ?
I guess perhaps I can recommend and help to get in contact with mail, if there are troubel ?
Something like that
But I don't want to just put out things on the blog that are personal .

On the blog there can be  mine own personal , but I will try to balance.
So It way strange when I got mail or comment that are vary persona or the reader thing it something about him/her.
That way I need to inspect and then publish the comment .
Just a safe way for me  to not be attack or get spam on the blog.


I think I split the topic in parts, so there isn't too long to read
And for me to keep a track more easy

So the end of part 1 ; Rules of Blogging ?

Gloomy Bears & Yamato

I know that I haven't post so often I wanted on the blog.
But in May (date 15/05- 2014) I got a packet from Japan.
Thank you dear : Yukimizake

 The collection is slowly growing.
As weall the pack of Bears

Sure I have a weakness for Gloomy Bears.
Read more about the cute bears at; Gloomy Bears on Wikipedia

But aswell there were aswell some Yoshihiro Takahashi mangas.

The new reprint of Yamato ^^
Here is some of the mangas

I have been a fan of Yamato and I think I have the most manga's, so far.
Well not the new reprint that came out this year.

The more hard part it to get the magazine ; Monthly Shōnen Jump

As Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin , Yamato did first come out in the
Shōnen Jump magazine.
The magazine is large size.
But there are so many magazine with Yamato, so I focus to collect Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, that came out in the weekly Shōnen Jump. But it still take up space with the so many magazines

As the second place is my favourite ; Shiroi Senshi Yamato
Just look at the wonderful drawing, like study history (in a way)
But in my heart is still ; Ginga Nagareboshi Gin

I hope to send you mine packet to you Yukimizake, so son I can

Take care

Are you still Still alive ?

And YES !
I know that were a long time ago I were more active here.
But sometime the life take over the hobbies.

Today I'm a cat guardian, or cat owner and they have change my live.
It's a great thing ^^
The names of the cat's is ; "Mizzy" ( know as Dio, as a kitten)  & "Ozzy" (Black Sabbath)
Two Cornish rex cats and they will be five years old in February 2015.

The family had to look for new home for the cats because the allergi in the family.
So I or we were luck to found each other.

Ozzy & Mizzy have lives with me since July (test period) and in August official become mine cats.

So the life have change a bit. So far when it come to Ginga collection I have taken a break.
Well a small break at lest.

I have follow the auctions on ebay and at Yahoo Japan.
But I just feel that the price have gone ups hight and I guess I worried.
As you probably  know I have been a collector for a long time and I have seen the change when it come to the popularity and the price.
As a collector or a fan you need to ask yourself; is this right ?
I know that  in a great faire world, other fans didn't need to be worry about not to afford Merchandise, dvd, Plushies and so on.
I myself have work hard to get the collection that I have today.
But still it worry me

Especially when it come to  unserious seller or stores, shops.
Illegal shop on the net are really a danger.
Not only can that take your money form your card, hack payapal,that can take personal information about you. And use.
Here in Sweden the police and other company's that work against fraud,swindle have a big changes.
Not only fan merchandise, it can be als well; animal, computers, bike, cars, import mangas and so one.   

That way it's so important to known if the company,shop are for real
That that are  first of all legal and as wall trustful to use.
That the shop or company don't spread the customer information to others, that the are professional.
And have as goal to see that the customer is the number one .

With that I mean that don't ignore, forget to ship the order, packet.
Or just treat the buyer, costomer rigth.

For the problem with the illegal shops or company's other is that face that you have few or non of all right if things get wrong.
You know, you pay for the item and it's never arrive.

So you need to be careful and be a bit critical (then to much trusting) .

I just need to say that.
That cant really not hurt to be more careful now days

Other things that I have in mind is that fact I have no idea how to handle mail.
Mail there pepel asking me to give away some collections tings, merchandise.
I simply don't answer . Parhaps this is a good answer

But I find it rude to get mail that people asking me or beg to give away things that have taken me time to collect. Or that fact that some are dear to me.
This don't make me a egoistic, selfish in no way.
I have sold thing for a fair, low price, sure given away things to friends.
But that have been things i chosen.
So if there are  people who think I driving a charity or just like to give things away; that wrong.
A bit of insulting.

Like I said, in a great faire world, other fans didn't need to be worry about not to afford merchandise, dvd, Plushies and so on.
But it's just wrong to send mail to hope to get items to a collector or more demanding to get items.
I don't know why I get those mail, but I have for a time now.
So that I need to take this subject up on the blog

IF I gong to sell or give some items away I think I will first of all have them on auction with a fair price or perhaps donate to a contest of some kind. That I know that the price go to good homes in the end.
Trades I'm up for, but still dependent which item, merchandise.
This isn't just that collection of Ginga, I have other collection as well

As a collector you buy, sell, trade more or less.

Other things that is in my head ; well I NEED to do a big update in mine collection.
Ginga or Yoshihiro Takahashi collection that I have
There are new items , I mean I haven't blog since May, so there are things to update.
Ideas that I have and plans, project I need to take time and work on.

But I still alive and just had a long break from the bloging and be a ginga collector.
So I will work on to update and will blog more.

So take care until then ^^