The LOS ANGELES MEET-UPS by the L.A. Collective!

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  1. CURAMEN

    CURAMEN LOS ANGELES COLLECTIVE

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    Welcome to the Los Angeles Meet-Up thread!

    This thread will be updated periodically with information about recent and future Meet-Ups.

    Who and what is the L.A. Collective?

    Well, we are a collection of Los Angeles-based Transformers Collectors that get together to hang-out, buy/sell/trade Transformers and to basically celebrate our passion for the hobby!

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    A little bit about what's happened so far...

    Our 1st Los Angeles Meet-Up was held back in August 2010 and since then, our Meet-Ups have grown in attendance and we have had a Meet-Up every other month.

    Our Meet-Ups are always open to everyone with a positive attitude... Come one, come all... The more, the merrier!

    The Meet-Ups are all about having good times, meeting and becoming friends with good people and always about everything Transformers!

    It's a positive environment where people can share and express their interest for Transformers, from G1 to present day, with the goal of bringing everyone together from all walks of life to celebrate what we love... TRANSFORMERS!

    So, if you live in or near the Los Angeles area and would to attend one of our Meet-Ups and/or join our group, The Los Angeles Collective, please PM me or drop a post in this thread and I will send you an invite to join the group.

    If you choose to join our group, the Los Angeles Collective, you can participate in the active group discussions about past and future Meet-Ups, local area toy sightings, arrange local sales / trades and stay connected with other members of the group.

    Thanks for reading and we hope to see you at one of our Meet-Ups!

    ALI :thumb 

    Here are a few links for you to check-out in regards to past Meet-Ups…

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-conventions-get-togethers/312036-los-angeles-meet-up.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...-derrick-j-wyatt-l-meet-up-february-13th.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...m-3rd-party-exhibit-l-meet-up-april-23rd.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...ar-anniversary-meet-up-august-7th-sunday.html
     
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  2. CURAMEN

    CURAMEN LOS ANGELES COLLECTIVE

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    Guest of Honor DERRICK J. WYATT at the L.A. Meet-Up on February 13th!

    Hello Everyone!

    We had another Meet-Up this past Sunday on February 13th and here's what went down...

    Our Guest of Honor at the Meet-Up was none other than DERRICK J. WYATT!

    Derrick was one of the creative minds behind the fan-favorite Transformers Animated series and he took the time from his busy schedule to do a meet and greet with his fans at our Meet-Up. We had the opportunity to do a Q&A with him… Derrick J. Wyatt Unplugged if you will… where he shared with us his personal experiences while working on Transformers Animated and gave us some insight to this year's Botcon Box Set - The Stunticons! The Q&A was very fun and informative… Derrick even shared some of his designs and sketches of the recently unveiled Botcon 2011 Stunticons – Deadend, Breakdown and Dragstrip. He also surprised us with a special sneak peek of something aHEAD of it’s time, but you had to be there at the Meet-Up to know exactly what I'm taking about... Let’s just say it was macho! After the Q&A, Derrick hung out with us, did some shopping, signed autographs and did sketches. It was definitely a great time and we were happy to have him as our Guest of Honor. Thank you, Derrick! We look forward to having back and joining us again at one of our future Meet-Ups.

    Here’s some pics of Derrick J. Wyatt that were taken at the Meet-Up…

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    Me, my oldest daughter Dylan & Derrick...
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    Time for some sketches...
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    A sketch for spartanm65...
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    Derrick hanging out with fans and doing some shopping…
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    Now on to the the Exhibit...


    The STARSCREAM EXHIBIT by MAIDEN JAPAN was a sight to behold covering almost every incarnation of our favorite and most treacherous Seeker. There was everything from toys to art from G1 to current… Starscream EVERYWHERE! MADIEN JAPAN did a great job putting everything together and it was nothing short of spectacular! Thank you, Daisuke!

    Here’s some pics of the STARSCREAM EXHIBIT

    MAIDEN JAPAN and his STARSCREAM EXHIBIT…
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    Hard at work setting it up…
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    The L.A. Collective proudly presents the STARSCREAM EXHIBIT by MAIDEN JAPAN…
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    Pretty IMPRESSIVE... Don't you think?

    Now if you ask me, a Meet-Up can’t happen without the people and we had such an AWESOME turn out. No less than 50 people attended and some drove from distances as far as Hemet (Sioce has never missed one yet!), San Diego and Las Vegas just to be with us! The list of forum members in attendance included…

    1. MAIDEN JAPAN
    2. spartanm65
    3. Predaking
    4. migston26
    5. deadman323
    6. Darktaker
    7. daelite20
    8. optibotimus316
    9. Sioce
    10. CURAMEN
    11. Thomas from ToyArena
    12. Aucard The 3rd
    13. GreenScream
    14. Tony from Tempting Toys
    15. SwindlesShop
    17. BlackzaraK
    18. Fedorp4pbest
    19. Vexxet
    20. wolverenz
    21. XSolidxVenomX
    22. bigkid24
    23. Silvershot
    24. Streetlightmani
    26. Crimson Dynamo
    27. rhodium1977
    28. cwbest78
    29. Kriojinik
    30. lonegamer
    32. Prime Aspect
    33. hiway7
    34. Davheed from ToyHell


    If I missed anyone, please PM and I update the list.

    It was definitely our biggest Meet-Up to date and I wanted to thank everyone for coming out and having a great time!

    Here’s some pics to share with everyone…

    rhodium1977, CURAMEN, Sioce, migston26 & Thomas from ToyArena...
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    Darktaker, BlackzaraK, deadman323, Kriojinik, Davheed from ToyHell & daelite20...
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    Shane & GL...
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    hiway7 & sons representing San Diego...
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    Prime Aspect, MAIDEN JAPAN & Silvershot...
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    bigkid24 representing Macross World...
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    Fully Articulated Davheed from ToyHell striking an action pose...
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    Streetlightmani, SwindlesShop & friend...
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    Always a good time with deadman323 in the house...
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    Aucard The 3rd, Prime Aspect, daelite20 & optibotimus316 peeking through...
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    Crimson Dynamo, Fedorp4pbest from the V.T.C. & Sioce...
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    My wife, Michelle, and our youngest daughter, Devyn...
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    Dylan & Shane...
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    XSolidxVenomX from Las Vegas representing the V.T.C....
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    Only hours back from Japan, Tony from Tempting Toys getting caught off guard...
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    Finally, I have an important question to ask...

    What do you get when you fill a room with a Guest of Honor, a Starscream Exhibit and Transformers fans and collectors?

    You get a room full of TOYS!

    There were tons of toys everywhere! Members brought stuff to share, sell and/or trade with one another. Everything from G1 to current releases! We even had online vendors at the Meet-Up once again! TOYARENA, TEMPTING TOYS and TOYHELL were there selling hard-to-find toys and the latest toy releases. This time around, MP-09 Rodimus Prime was the toy to get at the Meet-Up and I definitely made sure that I took an MP-09 home with me! A word to wise... If you plan on attending one of our Meet-Ups... Be prepared to spend some money or do the best to restrain yourself from going wild on spending because... Once gain, THERE ARE TONS OF TOYS EVERYWHERE!

    Here some pics of the TOYS, TOYS, TOYS

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    Well, that wraps up this Meet-Up and I hope that you enjoyed the recap of the day’s events. Once again, a heart-felt thank you goes out to everyone who joined us in making it a day to remember! It was a blast and we have to do it again sometime soon!

    Be sure to keep checking this thread for all the latest information and/or updates of future Meet-Ups and we hope that you can join us for the next Meet-Up in April!

    Take care,

    ALI :) 

    PS - If you live in the Los Angeles area or nearby and would like to attend our next Meet-Up and/or join our group, The Los Angeles Collective, please PM me or drop a post in this thread.
     
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  3. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    Such a blast, as always.

    These meet-ups are always great. They are made more so by the never ending energy and encouragement of our Host

    CURAMEN

    CURAMEN always makes sure that these meet-ups get all the love and recognition that they deserve. He is always running like crazy to ensure everyone is having a total blast.

    Without CURAMEN these meet-ups would probably not be possible.

    A big thank you to Ali (CURAMEN) for all the fun and energy he brings to all of those around him.

    To all those that went to the meet-up. You all contributed in some way shape or form, even if it is only just to laugh and trade stories about toys.

    Already looking forward to the April meet-up!
     
  4. CURAMEN

    CURAMEN LOS ANGELES COLLECTIVE

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    ^ Thank you, Sir!

    That's greatly appreciated and I'll throw it out there...

    Everyone's interest in our Meet-Ups fuels me with energy and excitement all the time!

    Our Meet-Ups give me, hopefully you guys too, something to look forward to!

    These Meet-Ups are intended for everybody to come together, share their passion for the hobby and have a great time... It's my Meet-Up, Your Meet-Up and Everyone's Meet-Up!

    We'll keep doing them... If everyone keeps attending!

    It's always great seeing everyone again and meeting new people!

    Plus, there's always something cool you can pick-up at every Meet-Up!

    Here's something cool I came home with from the Meet-Up...
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    Thanks for the sketch and the autograph Derrick! :thumb 

    Also, picked up an MP-09 Rodimus Prime (TOYARENA), FP Shadow Scythe (daelite20), United Fracas (TEMPTING TOYS), PCC Grimstone (deadman323), Animated Prime vs. Megs Battle Pack (SwindlesShop) and this...
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    TAKARA TRANSFORMERS VICTORY D-335 LIOKAISER!!! :drool:  Thanks, Predaking! :thumb 

    I really have say... I LOVE OUR MEET-UPS!!! :D 
     
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  5. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    Man that thing was a beauty.

    Want me to come help you sticker it up :p ?
     
  6. lonegamer

    lonegamer Lurking in your midst

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    I feel so lonely~ XD Nice shot of me holding a piece of chicken.
     
  7. Karhukjnsi

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    Hot damn I wish I could've gone, we'll have to see about next time! I know if I went, I would've brought m' Animated Swindle & Electrostatic Soundwave (with Ratbat) and asked for signatures on THOSE bad boys. :D 

    Definitely looks like an awesome time!
     
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    SwindlesShop Kenny Power's drug dealer

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    Thanks Ali for a fuckin fun time once again!
    My buddy Jarett had a good time and will be coming next time also.

    I picked up Kup today, best deluxe EVER!
     
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    Thanks Ali for the warm welcome to us! We had a great experience man, and to all LA Collective thank you for welcoming us, yeah it's really a blast for everybody, can't wait for the next meet-up in April and then Botcon 2011! Hell yeah!!!! :thumb 
     
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    Looking forward to hangin out in april and at botcon!!
     
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    that was insane.. and we missed the first two hours of it as well. didnt get to meet everyone but I remember who I didnt meet and will be sure to talk to you guys in the future.
     
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    Thank you Ali & crew for putting this on! You guys are just awesome. We met a bunch of great folks and picked up some great stuff. My boys were super impressed by all the cool stuff! The Starscream display was epic. We are totally geeked for BotCon, see you guys there!!
     
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    Man, you guys do it up! Fantastic curamen! Its always nice to see stuff like this.
     
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    It was a great meet up. So many new people to talk to....sadly didn't get to mingle with everyone but always a cool vibe from the meet ups.

    Totally forgot to bring something for Derrick Wyatt to sign and to get a sketch from the guy.
     
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    Hey Curamen. This is a really awesome looking group you have here, and it looks extremely well organized!

    I too live in the Los Angeles area and am wondering if I could join the group! Thanks!
     
  16. CURAMEN

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    ^ Just sent you an invite. :thumb 
     
  17. CURAMEN

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    Hey Everyone!

    We're planning the April Meet-Up at the moment and here's the latest update...

    We will have a CUSTOM & 3RD PARTY TRANSFORMERS EXHIBIT! :rock 

    To coincide with the EXHIBIT, our very own MAIDEN JAPAN will have his custom made Wreck-Gar Add-On Project (Junkion Upgrades) available for sale at the Meet-Up! :D 

    Here's a link to see MAIDEN JAPAN's Wreck-Gar Add-On Project (Junkion Upgrades) for you to view...

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/370705-wreck-gar-add-project.html

    Pretty AMAZING... Don't you think?:drool: 

    Now, keep checking back for further information in regards to a Meet-Up Date and our special Guest of Honor...

    Also, if you live in the Los Angeles area or nearby and would like to attend our next Meet-Up and/or join our group, The Los Angeles Collective, please PM me or drop a post in this thread.
     
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    Damn lol I remember when I posted the first message I never thought it would have ever gotten this bog I've made some cool friends and I like going to everyone of these meet ups its awesome hopefully we keep this going and more people join :)  to any new members welcome and all existing members thank you for contributing and making the collective a great place to be
     
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    Hi Everybody

    Im Jason,I just joined the group and wanted to introduce myself. Ilive in the Los Angeles area and can't wait to hangout with you at the next meet up! I also have a suprisecheck it out here :
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    It will be on display from 9am-5pm this Saturday March 5th 2011 at:
    Frank and Sons
    City of industry, Ca

    I will also be bringing out my Robocop suit for photo ops between 12pm-1pm that same day.

    Hope to meet some of you there!
     
  20. CURAMEN

    CURAMEN LOS ANGELES COLLECTIVE

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    The Next LOS ANGELES MEET-UP is on Saturday, April 23rd!

    Hello Everyone!

    The date has been set and the next Los Angeles Meet-Up will be on Saturday, April 23rd!

    Keep checking back for more information and/or details about the Meet-Up as we get closer to the date.

    Also, if you live in the Los Angeles area or nearby and would like to attend our next Meet-Up and/or join our group, The Los Angeles Collective, please PM me or drop a post in this thread.
     

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