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  1. Nakano Broadway is one of the best places to find older toys in Japan. Or Denden town in Osaka. I used to spend most of a day in both places powershopping. For everyone else, both places have a ton of used toy stores all in a small-ish area.
  2. These are also older pictures, but here's a lot of my key chains, figures, and toys. These were prizes from Japanese Game Centers. Also game center prizes. Some of my bottle cap figures. Some of the really cool monster figures. These sets of figures are some of my favorite Dragon Quest toys. A ton of toys, Dragon Quest and otherwise. Some of the Metallic Monsters collection and some vintage pins. In this extremely busy picture, you can see the character figures. Lastly, I have a few Dragon Quest items on auction in my signature.
  3. I love the metallic monsters and have quite a few of them. A list? I'm going to do this off the top of my head for the moment and I'll try to come back to it soon. If I'm late, just message me. My names aren't exact because I've played the games from the earliest translation to the newest and I search for this often in Japanese so I have trouble remembering what names are used where. Slime Metal Slime Bubble slime liquid metal slime king slime metal king slime stone man gold man slime knight metal rider chimera Gold slime gold king slime gold liquid metal slime (these 3 are 25th anniversary variants.) Golden slime Platinum slime Slime stack metal slime stack The newest ones have some color variants that are exclusive to the official square enix shop. http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/263/all Heal slime Curer variant Axe knight with variant armor knight Rose knight variant Golem mimic cannibox variant blue platinum king Death Pisaro variant Slime besu Snail slime marine slime variant Killer Machine variant green king slime is exclusive if you buy a copy of Dragon quest X. I think this is complete and very very expensive to find all of them.
  4. I haven't been here in years, but after I found this thread from a google search, I feel I needed to come back. At least for a bit to share some of my Dragon Quest goodies. I started my collection when I was an exchange student in Nagasaki in 2002. I saw some slimes in a game center machine and remembered the NES games and how much I loved the games. I was able to win a few and things snowballed from there. I came back with over a 100 plushes that I'd won. And after that I graduated and moved back to Japan for 2 more years, so I had a lot of time and money to dedicate to amassing my collection. With that said, here's some of my collection. Most of these pictures are kinda old. I haven't been systematic about the new stuff. Edit: Holy crap! That was a lot of pictures, so I'll just limit to the plushes for now. Me with one of the game center games. Most of the plushes. Non-slimes and big baddies. Plush picture frames and a backpack. A bunch of mini slimes. The car suction cup plushes. There are two series in this shot. The flat looking ones are cushions. More non-slimes. The slime pyramid set. A jewel bag that even had plush jewels. More cushions. Just before I won a mage slime. Probably my favorite Dragon Quest item. This is a poster advertising the prize set of plushes for my favorite set. I got by asking at an arcade in Tokyo and they gave it to me off the wall.
  5. In lieu of necroposting my selling thread from 6 years ago (Sorry to have dropped the ball on that, but my marriage failed and selling some toys didn't really matter), I have a bunch of Dragon Quest stuff I was going to put on ebay or otherwise sell soon. Extra figures, from the character figure collections, some crystal monsters, maybe some other stuff.
  6. That Dragon Lord plush came out in summer of 2002. It's one of the few from that time I didn't get my hands on. It's good size and pretty nice from what I remember. As for the Dragon Quest V plushes, I have Bianca and a lot of the old monsters from that series. I don't have the Hero or the cat though. If I have time, I'll try to hunt down those plushes for you on Yahoo Japan.
  7. This is from at least before Dragon Quest VII came out in Japan in 2000. I don't have access to the magazine at the moment, but the only way to find any of this would be on Yahoo Japan Auctions, or to actually go to old/used toy shops in Japan.
  8. Here's something else everybody might like to see. I picked up a Dragon Quest themed copy of Figure King magazine in Japan when I was there last. I had to search through back issues in a Mandarake, but it was worth it. The only reason I even knoew about the magazine was because some jerk on ebay was selling it for $35 (I bought it for $4). I just wanted to see the pictures and I now I'll share the pictures with you all. Here's the cover. Page 1. I'm not sure where the slimes from the picture came from, but they were really expensive in Tokyo. Like $40 each minimum for maybe 2.5 inches of old slime figure. You saw these in one of my earlier posts. I have the kingslime keychain and the slime, slimeknight, and dracky toys. The battle pencils. Stationery. I have a few of these. I have the slime pins at the top and the clear pouch. I really want the slime racing game, but I will be fine. It's not like I don't have enough. The last page of stuff. I have some of the weird character things because I found them on super clearance.
  9. The cushions I have aren't that good as cushions. The new one from the Smile Slime line looked like it would be better.
  10. I love those little DQIII figures. I played that game so much on the NES. I do have an extra male merchant figure though.
  11. Yeah, you have good eyes. A couple of the photos are old, but most I did this afternoon. The Christmas slime picture is from my old apartment, but I didn't feel like digging them out of their boxes. It's not like they changed.
  12. I just spent more than an hour unpacking a photographing all of my Dragon Quest plushes. This will be a huge post, but I think everyone will enjoy it. I won most of these plushes from Japanese game centers in 2002. Almost everything else I bought or won when I lived in Japan from 2003-2005. I apologize for the picture quality. I was in a hurry because this was taking a long time. If you have any questions, ask, but you probably shouldn't quote the whole message. Here's one of my storage containers. All of my stored plushes on the bed. Here are some of the oldest plushes I own. They're from Dragon Quest V and are 15 years old. I found them at a toy store in Nagoya and bought the whole set for fairly cheap. A slime backpack and the picture frames. Slime cushions. Some more cushions and other slimes. Hoimi (Healer) Slimes A horde of teeny slimes. Here's the slime pyramid disassembled. Now some of the non-slimes. Here's some more from around the house. The silver slime that looks like a crystal slime was never sold or in game centers in Japan. I'm pretty sure it's a factory prototype or something. I got it off ebay from someone in Hong Kong or China. Lastly, here are the Christmas Slimes. With them are Christmas Taiko drums (from Taiko no Tatsujin). Neither make any sense. This should be every Dragon Quest plush I own. It would take a lot more ambition for me to get pictures of everything I have related to Dragon Quest. Let's just say that Japan is a bad place to have your first good job and disposable income.
  13. Hey, I finished my master's thesis, so I'm back. I'll get a post up about trading again in a few days and this time I won't have distractions. Just for fun, here's my metal figures and some pins. Here's my desk area. Note the home-made slimes (with mix and match faces) courtesy of my Mother-in-law and the poster from the Japanese game centers in 2002. It's not all Dragon Quest, just all but 4. Lastly, at least two of the green plastic containers are full of slimes.
  14. Michi: The DraQue Tsuhan store is in Tokyo. Using their access map and a good subway map of the city you can find the station closest to it. And then the real fun begins.... For the coffee cups, I did some research and you can get them through a middle man. I've used Celga before and they're good. Make sure you know their service fees and everything because they can get really expensive. On the Celga website they have a list of stores that you can order from through them and there is a link for the Square-Enix store. From there you should have no troubles aside from price. When I get the time, I'll post some pics of some of my collection. Edit: I found this site (no guarantees) that sells the angelslime mug for $20. slime mug place
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