Video Answer + Auctions For Japan


Before I get into any of my topics I would like to explain my new icon. I have synched all of my accounts to my new icon and will probably be using it going forward. It is the same photo that I have been using since December 2007 (yes, I had a different Youtube Icon prior to that). The only difference is that I switched it to white and red colors. If you don't understand why I have done this, check out my charity auctions below.


The video answer...

Last Sunday I posted my car review for the month of March (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhTB2vfHzfQ). I posed a question that nobody has stepped to the plate to answer: Can you name the songs used in the video? I did hint that the first song was from a Super Sentai Series and that the second is a song by a former Kamen Rider actor. The answer is........

1. JAKQ Machine Rock [Karaoke] Yeah, the song used is bit newer than the car in said video. I think it works well. The lyrics to the song are about the vehicles used in the show.

2. "t" [Plugged] by Joe Odagiri. That's right. The second song is sung by Kamen Rider Kuuga himself: Joe Odagiri. Not only does this song exist, the single it is from is considered part of the Kamen Rider Kuuga CD Collection. It is the rarest disc in the collection, and has become highly sought after in the years since.

3. Well...this is one of the zillions of variations of the "ai no Skyline" theme by BUZZ.

Now you know!


My charity auctions are now live!

Last week I promised to list atleast three toys for charity. On Monday night, I listed seven auctions. As promised, 100% of the proceeds will be going to charity. The charity in question is GlobalGiving's Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.

There has been some positive response so far. I hope it keeps up! Take a look if you're interested: http://shop.ebay.com/njprime/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562


Thank you for reading my blog this week. I'll be back next week with some new Gokaiger talk.

Take care!



Charity auctions. Simple car repair made complicated.


It has been a week since the devistation in Japan. I still have a very difficult time putting my feelings into words on the matter, yet Japan consumes almost all of my thoughts during the day. Between the earthquake, subsequent tsunami and now nuclear crisis, I can do little but pray and try to comprehend everything that is happening to one of the greatest countries in the world.

Having recently become a broke fool (see images below), I am not able to donate as much cash as I feel I should. So...here is what I will be doing...

Starting this Sunday I will be listing charity auctions. I will be pulling out atleast three cool toys to sell from the depths of my collection. 100% of the proceeds will go to GlobalGiving's Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. If the auctions are a hit, I will try to find more items to sell. The type of things I will be selling are stuff I normally wouldn't sell or hadn't really considered selling.

I hope to see some bids from some of my viewers. I will post more details once my auctions have been listed.


On to some other events....

As some of you might know, I purchased a new vehicle recently. My new vehicle is a 2002 Lexus IS300. I am learning very quickly that the smallest things are no simple task. So let's start with one of the first and most basic jobs I will be performing on the car: new marker lights.

I've decided to go with the clear marker lights for the sole reason that they were much cheaper for a SET than to replace the single light, which was broken prior to me purchasing the car. The clear marker lights also kinda match the taillights. So...Win-win.

The problem I first noticed was that the lights did not have simple screws going through them like every car i've owned in the past, no, these HAVE to be different. So I got to work:


Right. I had to remove the trim, mudflap, and layer of burnt rubber from the wheelwell. I also had to unbolt half of the bumper and caaaarefully remove the plastic support clips.


Then I had to snake my arm down the narrow gap between the body and half connected bumper. I blindly unbolted the remainder of the broken light housing and scratched the hell out of my arm in the process.

So I fiddled and fiddled and finally got it all squared away. The finished look...


Meh. It's alright I guess. :p It was easy, I guess. It should've been a two screw job, though...not a big dismantle. Hahaa.


So that's all for this week.

Take care.



CD Collection! Plus...some Gokaiger talk.

I'm back! I'm officially on Spring Break! Yeah!

I figure this would be the best place to talk about something near and dear to me. This is the unsung hero of all of my videos. It isn't the toys. It isn't my slapdash editing. It isn't even my shoddy photography. It's the music!

What you hear in my reviews and videos are tracks that came straight from my immense CD collection. I've been buying Tokusatsu and Anime CDs since they first became somewhat affordable Yeah Right in the early 90s. The very first Anisong CD I purchased was Dragonball Z Hit Songs 7~The Journey Of The Seven Balls. It might not be the best of the twenty, yes 2-0!, Hit Song CDs from DBZ, but it always holds a special place with me...

Since that fateful day, i've been making steady purchases of CDs from Japan. I went on to finish buying the Dragonball, Dragonball Z, and Dragonball GT Song Collections and singles. In truth, this wasn't difficult. I really started collecting them hardcore once the show was done. Hell, i've never even seen GT.

Now, I really don't consider myself an anime fan by any stretch of the imagination. I've always been a Tokusatsu fan with a few anime series on the side (City Hunter 4ever!). Problem was, Sentai CDs were always rare and expensive. I had started picking up albums and singles one by one where I could. Eventually I started finding CDs on ebay for pennies almost. This was back when you could type "Sentai" and only come up with maybe 30 listings tops. By 2002 I had a pretty formidable collection. I had all nine Kamen Rider Song Collections, all eighteen Super Sentai Song Collection, and a slew of singles. Over the next five years I built up my CD Single collection...

Between 1989 and 2001 Nippon Columbia issued CD Singles in a 8cm (3inch) format. My goal was to track down and buy as many of Columbia's Sentai, Kamen Rider, and Ultraman singles I could. February 2007, I completed my goal. I found the last single I was missing: Merry Xmas! from Carranger.

So what's the point of this blog post?

Stop fucking asking me to send you music for free all the time! Hours and hours and tons of cash went into my CD Collection. It's easy to send a stupid email demanding free tracks, but it was years of work and money putting my awesome collection together. Yup, call me crazy...but i'm entitled to say "NO!", no?


Gokaiger! I've been keeping up with Gokaiger so far. The first two episodes were cool. I wasn't crazy about 3 and 4. They were loaded with kinda lazy plot and some lousy effects shots. Oh well. There is still some excitement seeing all those snazzy suits appear. I saw Ninjablack with a skirt and this weekend we'll be seeing the Dairanger suits! Good stuff. Look forward to whatever Zyuranger arc is on the horizon...

Thanks for reading! See ya next time!