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Mystery Thread

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by lategreat808, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Seabass

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    This puppy is packed to the brim with nothing but damas!
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    May 13, 2019
  2. JHard502710

    JHard502710 Honed Member

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    These Tamas are for sure pro Clear? I have two that I took off initially thinking they felt more glossy than a pro clear..but have kept them Incase they were pro clear Tamas from Sweets to trade or sell off later.. I figured they were cheap no name glossy Tamas that they put on all the mystery Spectra kens that they had in stock
     
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  3. Seabass

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    Wow here it is unboxed! Completely Overwhelming

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  4. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    This is crazy, what Crafts did you get?
     
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  5. Dre_11

    Dre_11 n00b

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    hmu if you ever want to let go of that bish mod ;)
     
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  6. nayoshi12

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    that is so worth it. I wish had $500 to spend on damas
     
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  7. tomk

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    this is crazy. let me know if you are trying to sell any Crafts lol. missed out on the 50 boxes
     
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  8. Seabass

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    These are the crafts. The bottom one appears to be a prototype. . . IMG_20190513_200525.jpg
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    Both the ken and sarado pieces have some sort of designation code, and the lefty string hole is upside down. . . Good thing I'm a righty!
     
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  9. JHard502710

    JHard502710 Honed Member

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    Wow u got some gems. Yes def post whatever u end up not wanting to keep I’m sure you’ll end up with most of your $500 back plus some really great rate damas for your collection or to thrash!! That’s why I almost copped a $200 box. Was thinking could sell a couple crafts, hold onto one and another Dama and I’d have my investment back
     
    May 14, 2019 at 4:13 AM
  10. Seabass

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    Anybody have an idea as to what these little beauties might be?
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    . . . I'm thinking original sakura damas from the 80's? Seems crazy that KUSA would just give these away if that's what they are?! Any insight would be appreciated!
     
    May 14, 2019 at 2:52 PM
  11. Seabass

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    Here's a better shot of the ken. . .
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    May 14, 2019 at 2:55 PM
  12. lategreat808

    lategreat808 DS Legend

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    They are Sakuras for sure, look like the 90's model. They might have made some of these in the 80's but I think these are all the 90's models. If I were you I wouldnt have even opened them hahaha
     
    May 14, 2019 at 2:56 PM
  13. lategreat808

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    Yeah, 90's Sakura fo sho
     
    May 14, 2019 at 2:58 PM
  14. Emil Apostol

    Emil Apostol DS Legend

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    This thread makes me envious lol. Need to get on that mystery box hype next time KUSA or any other company offers them!
     
    May 15, 2019 at 12:44 AM
  15. goenKendama

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    @Seabass We also have a JKA Kendama thread with a lot of info.

    Also @lategreat808 that era seal could have been either Sakura or Fuji. For a while it seems the Milkyway company and Hakushinsya shared it. IIRC that seal started 1992.
     
    May 15, 2019 at 1:27 AM
  16. Seabass

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    There was nothing to open. . . They just came rolled in bubble wrap. I wonder what the original packaging would have been. Maybe just a bag like a lot of the oldschool Japanese damas?
     
    May 15, 2019 at 7:33 AM
  17. lategreat808

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    You are correct, but the spike and the slip stop are the indicators of the Sakura for this one
     
    May 15, 2019 at 12:44 PM
  18. goenKendama

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    I can't really see it in the pix provided. Here's a comparison of the slipstop area. Is this what you are referring to?




    As for the spike area what differences do you see maybe a bit thinner or something else?

     
    May 15, 2019 at 7:45 PM
  19. lategreat808

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    What gave it away for me was the tapered tip. The bullet tip is easily spotted while that spiked tip on the Sakura stands out like a sore thumb.

    Looking back at the pics, this is 100% a Sakura
     
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  20. goenKendama

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    You've got better eyes than me. :D
     
    May 15, 2019 at 8:03 PM