Since the good old SHM thread finally got locked, I was quite desperate about my future here on this forum for I mostly came here because of the old SHM topic (OK, including ULTRA-ACT, too) on a near dayly basis. I seldomly post in any non-merchandise topics (even barely in non-toy topics), because I feel like I don't have much to contribute in there, since I feel like most everything has been said about the movies, etc. I have them all and I enjoy them every once in a while. I am
, however, a hardcore BANDAI collector (I must own somewhere between 900 and 1.000 figures), so I want to talk about this kind of stuff. And since I'm in love with the S.H.MonsterArts figures for a variety of reasons (which not everybody might share), I really thought about getting inactive here on TK or even leave, for like 80% of my reason to come here was gone with the SHM thread being locked. Thus I simply needed to open a new SHM topic to discuss and freak out about anything this line may still have in the bag. However, it's a shame that a 200+ pages figure thread, that has grown so big in just over one year, needed to be killed off, anyway.
However, first I wasn't sure whether to take the risk to start a new SHM thread or better let it be. I was like calling the new thread "S.H.MonsterTards" to produce a humorous context in contrast to the previous drama, but I think it wouldn't have played out too well in the end. Then I was like making two threads: "S.H.MonsterArts (for objectivists)" and "S.H.MonsterArts (for fanboyz)" to ensure nobody gets offended again for the users who need all rational debates don't need to look into the "fanboyz going nuts" thread - and vice versa. Well, wouldn't probably have payed out either, so I went for "2.0" instead and I hope everyone is fine with it. Well, this new one might probably still be locked again right away or maybe I'm getting warned for allowing the old drama story to possibly continue (or both). But... so be it. We'll see. Let's experiment. But not without the following set of holy rules
:1.) No drama!2.) If anybody does fanboy talk: let him/her do so. It's allowed to be and act like a totally freaked-out fanboy. These figures are great!3.) If anybody does criticise sth., etc.: let him/her do so. It's allowed to have controversy and an objective pov. SHM legitimately isn't the god of toys for everybody!4.) If you feel like you need to answer somebody in a manner that could in any possibility cause drama: kick yourself and don't answer - even if it bugs you.5.) If you absolutely can't keep from getting personal: we got the PM button for a reason. Fight your rhetoric duels in intimate togetherness.6.) NO friggin' DRAMA!!!
This goes to everybody, no individuals shall be accused of anything. At least I will try my best to post under these rules for myself. I hope everybody else can apply to these rules too, so this thread can live and prevail from now on. Otherwise: be so kind not to post here. Thanks!