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Survivalist
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I am particularly fond of metallic Resident Evil items, and I believe in unpackaging and using these items where possible.






June 20, 2014 at 11:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Yuan-The-11th
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A unique collection of Biohazard treasures.

 

The metallic items in your first picture:

They are from the Hong Kong comics?

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June 20, 2014 at 11:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Survivalist
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Yuan-The-11th, yes, they are. It isn't a complete set though; I'm still missing a couple of weapons.

June 20, 2014 at 12:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

James Marcus
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Small but more than perfectly formed. There are some stunning items in this collection.

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June 20, 2014 at 12:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

George Trevor
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I have two immediate, quick observations.


1. I have never had a particular interest in the weapons of RE (I'm more of a buildings & facilities man), and so have never been tempted to add any weapons items to my collection... that is until now! Those shiny gems are just beautiful, they really are, and I absolutely love the middle 3 of both rows. As James Marcus said, "Stunning".


2. I have a very simple question regarding the item pictured in your 4th picture... and before I get too over-excited I should take some deep, deep breaths, and calmly ask you, please can you tell me exactly what this very intriguing item is?

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June 20, 2014 at 12:20 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Survivalist
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Haha, well, George Trevor, you may be underwhelmed; it is a pencil case. I believe it was a freebie with a Biohazard 3 comic, but I'm not certain. Perhaps someone could confirm this? And yes, when I think of Resident Evil, I don't think of weapons, but these items are beautiful. The detail and feel of them is remarkable. Figures and other such items seem crude by comparison.

June 20, 2014 at 12:33 PM Flag Quote & Reply

William Birkin
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So many metal HK items exists!
About Biohazard 3, and Code Veronica, 0, depends of the comics series :)
I must have 30-40 of them, and so much more exists!
(and some have variants in gold/silver)

The pencil case was a part of a set, not given.
There was a series of items sold in Hong Kong about Biohazard 3. CD case, diary, pencil case with other items, ect...

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June 20, 2014 at 1:29 PM Flag Quote & Reply

George Trevor
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Survivalist at June 20, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Haha, well, George Trevor, you may be underwhelmed; it is a pencil case. I believe it was a freebie with a Biohazard 3 comic, but I'm not certain. Perhaps someone could confirm this? And yes, when I think of Resident Evil, I don't think of weapons, but these items are beautiful. The detail and feel of them is remarkable. Figures and other such items seem crude by comparison.

Haha, I knew I was being too hopeful (although don't get me wrong it's still beautiful), but I've had little sleep since hearing back from Ed Smaron's agent that he would love to be interviewed for CHE, and it's been non-stop since then (!), so I'm tired & emotional ! I did of course think could that be another skateboard ! William Birkin will tell you how I shamelessly envy his massively beautiful Code: Veronica skateboard, it is by far my most favourite RE related item I have ever seen, and if there existed such a thing as a George Trevor's Diary I wouldn't wipe this skateboard's ass with it ! (I might have gone a little OTT there).


Although I have never thought to buy a Resident Evil figure, which is annoying as they are the only items on the series for sale in the Forbidan Planet five minutes walk away, I was a heavy, heavy user of Star Wars & Action Force figures as a kid, but they are one of the only things I seem to have out-grown.


I am still a child because I am dying to post here why I have just bought my first & only Resident Evil figure (from the first game, that's all I'm saying !), but I can't as it will form part of the surprise concept art collection we are soon featuring from Oishi san; if anyone can guess why there would be a particular figure that is of significant interest to such a featured project, they are a Resident Evil lunatic (I would never have known myself in a million years); residents Ridley & Joel Welsh are banned from this quiz !

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June 20, 2014 at 1:34 PM Flag Quote & Reply

William Birkin
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The snowboard is from Biohazard 2 my friend (made in heaven), not Code Veronica (let me live)
I wish one day you'll be able to see it by yourself! :)





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June 20, 2014 at 1:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Survivalist
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Wow, that is one serious, serious collection, William Birkin. Since collecting RE items is such a daunting prospect, I've picked my battle. I've decided to focus on metallic items since they take up very little space and are exceptionally beautiful. And resistant to wear. The small metal character models which were released with the Biohazard 3 and Code: Veronica HK comics will be my next endeavour. The William Birkin G5 metal variant is possibly the most wonderful item I have seen...

June 20, 2014 at 3:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

George Trevor
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Survivalist at June 20, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Wow, that is one serious, serious collection, William Birkin. Since collecting RE items is such a daunting prospect, I've picked my battle. I've decided to focus on metallic items since they take up very little space and are exceptionally beautiful. And resistant to wear. The small metal character models which were released with the Biohazard 3 and Code: Veronica HK comics will be my next endeavour. The William Birkin G5 metal variant is possibly the most wonderful item I have seen...

Quote Survivalist : "Since collecting RE items is such a daunting prospect, I've picked my battle"


This is exactly what I decided to do too, and not just with my collection, but with the design & 'mission statement' of CHE, as I did not want to compete with the big, long established, encyclopedic type sites, but create a particular atmosphere, covering only particular areas of the series.


Quote Survivalist : "I've decided to focus on metallic items since they take up very little space and are exceptionally beautiful. And resistant to wear."


This exactly the sort of logic I totally agree with when I hear it, but never manage to come up with myself before I hear it ! Especially the resistant to wear bit, as I don't want my guides to be dust ridden, un-read museum pieces whist I also want them always looking mint & prestine. I will buy an old RE game, at extra premium for being unsealed, but the last thing I am going to do when it arrives is to keep it sealed. I want to hold & smell that disc & those instructions.


Quote Survivalist : "The small metal character models which were released with the Biohazard 3 and Code: Veronica HK comics will be my next endeavour. The William Birkin G5 metal variant is possibly the most wonderful item I have seen..."


Oh dear. I honestly was not aware that 'figures' and 'metal' were two things that had been combined ! Well that's my bank balance f****d for the summer... Seriously though, I am about to 'google that shit' now for the first time, to see if "The William Birkin G5 metal variant" is as beautiful as I would imagine...

June 20, 2014 at 3:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

George Trevor
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Nah, not for me.

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June 20, 2014 at 3:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Survivalist
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I have already spent quite a lot of money, but I find these items so satisfying.

The G5 I referred to is the final variant in the below format. I can't find an image at the moment, but I remember thinking it looked just incredible. I would just love to have the five transformation stages rendered in this style.


June 20, 2014 at 4:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Survivalist
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And George Trevor, I really like the clear focus of this site. It's not intent on cataloguing, but on delving, and fleshing out.

June 20, 2014 at 4:13 PM Flag Quote & Reply

George Trevor
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Survivalist at June 20, 2014 at 4:10 PM

I have already spent quite a lot of money, but I find these items so satisfying.

The G5 I referred to is the final variant in the below format. I can't find an image at the moment, but I remember thinking it looked just incredible. I would just love to have the five transformation stages rendered in this style.

It's lovely, and the size makes it even more covetable in my opinion (I hope it was obvious I was joking with my image above, although for something hand made, it's much better than anything I could produce; I only work in straight angles!) These must be quite rare (?) because almost every figure on eBay was not listed as metal or looked metalic. I would be extremely delighted to have these in my collection, and I just want to reiterate, that the small, understated size makes it even more a thing of beauty.

Thank you very much for what you kindly said about the focus of CHE as a site, it's so much appreciated by the team here.

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June 20, 2014 at 4:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Survivalist
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Haha, yes, I laughed when I saw that picture! Certainly a good effort, but rather too large, and particularly un-durable. You're right, the miniature size just adds to the appeal, not least because the detail is all the more impressive. I will post here if I'm fortunate enough to acquire any of the abovementioned models.

June 20, 2014 at 4:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

SkinniMini1
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This place is just full of awesome Great pics and collection Survialist. Say how long did it take you to garner all of this if you don't mind me asking?
June 20, 2014 at 4:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Survivalist
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I've collected various other Resident Evil items for longer, but I've collected the metal items over the last couple of years. I think I've made a rod for my own back with these particular items though; tracking all of them down is probably an impossible task.

June 22, 2014 at 4:53 AM Flag Quote & Reply

George Trevor
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Survivalist at June 22, 2014 at 4:53 AM

I've collected various other Resident Evil items for longer, but I've collected the metal items over the last couple of years. I think I've made a rod for my own back with these particular items though; tracking all of them down is probably an impossible task.

I was thinking ealier this guy has given himself a tough & expensive task ! There are almost no metal items in this series/style on eBay or other sites, and those that are, were expensive. These are from the only seller currently on eBay with such gems ~



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June 22, 2014 at 6:42 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Yuan-The-11th
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@ Survivalist

"Since collecting RE items is such a daunting prospect, I've picked my battle."

 

This quote of yours really caught my attention & is one I totally agree with.
Indeed acquiring a RE collection is intimidating since there is so much to collect, now money is not too much a concern to me but many items are located only in over seas countries & would take much time & tracking to locate.

 

With all this in mind, I made an early decision to focus on collecting action figures of female characters (Palisades Alexia, NECA Ada, etcetera).

 

Seeing another kind of fellow specialist RE collector has inspired me to continue my hobby of building a niche RE collection.

 

Good luck on building the rest of your collection Survivalist!

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June 22, 2014 at 5:46 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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