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Postby val » May 24th, 2006, 6:00 pm

I agree with Susano that a well designed messenger type bag or small travel bag would be good with the various pockets.

Instead of the first bag linked, I think this one is a very good option for your needs:
http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_deta ... 8492554368

I was suggesting leather bags because assume you like the leather and stylish design of RM's postman bag. However, I would not recommend those if you're simply looking for a casual bag to carry daily.

LOL. I never even realized I was so particular about bags until now.

Skicow, That's too funny to read. Thinking about it, guys do like inside pockets, and the left interior pocket always seems to have a hole.

MrD, we care about you and your 'potential' bag. As a result, we are ALL concerned about your bag choice. We are here to support you in finding the right bag for you and your toting needs! ;)
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Postby MrDisco » May 24th, 2006, 6:06 pm

hmm actually that bag you posted looks almost perfect. i'll have to swing by mec and see it in person.

another good shop is ebags.com. i searched a few months ago but couldn't find anything i liked.
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Postby val » May 26th, 2006, 11:23 am

Hmmm...

I took a spin through eBags, and I have to be honest.. for such a big site, the bags look really cheaply made.

These are the best two I found that appear similar to what you want in a bag:
http://www.ebags.com/trager/seattle_mes ... 2020014194
http://www.ebags.com/trager/hipster_lap ... 2020014194

However, I don't like the strap on either bag, and looking at the reviews, it straps & bucklet appear to be a common negative point because the positioning and strength of the straps appear flawed and uncomfortable. On one bag, you can't remove the straps, and they're using cheap plastic where you something more durable. I think both bags will break on the buckle or strap over time. Too bad the straps come from the back side... it doesn't help the bag support it's own weight.

Plus, I don't think you want anything that big anyway, and I couldn't find anything else for a guy on eBags.com

Still, I think this one is the best option for your needs.
http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_deta ... 8492554368
Nice quality, appears to have strong straps & closures, and nice price too. Plus, the company has put a lot of thought into aspects of the bag, and many points are addressed in it's design. A consumer might not even realize some the design points are necessary in a good bag. Plus many of their other bags appear to be very well designed with even more points addressed. One of their bags has reflective tape inside of it to help you find items, and if you're looking for a laptop bag, that's a good one.
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Postby asgard » June 12th, 2006, 8:16 am

Got my copy just 2 weeks ago but finally get around to commenting here.

It's just... WOW WOW WOW.

Thankyou so much Val for helping us all get this. It was so very much worth the wait and definitely appreciate the time and effort put into getting it to us.

Definitely want to get the regular edition when it comes out. While I think the limited edition version is just stunning, I was so scared of damaging it, and so I will very rarely open the thing. Which is a shame, because I loved the artwork.

Yay ^_^
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Postby MrDisco » August 27th, 2006, 9:39 pm

in case anyone missed out on the bonus print:

http://cgi.ebay.com/RANGE-MURATA-Postvi ... dZViewItem
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Postby val » August 27th, 2006, 10:38 pm

That's not the bonus print. That's the Kinokuniya bonus print. If he auctioned the bonus print, I'd start charging a premium for his future orders. LOL :wink:

It's old art from Like A Balanced Life. It's not signed like the Wani Ltd print which was new art.
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Postby MrDisco » August 28th, 2006, 12:12 am

there was another bonus print for formcode?
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Postby val » August 28th, 2006, 2:15 am

That print was given away by Keibunsha, Toranoana, Manganomori, and Kinokuniya. Basically, the stores that had signing sessions had a bonus print to give away to attract buyers to their store. We discussed this when formcode released in Japan. I guess you don't remember it, but you had to buy from one of the select stores (B&M store) with signing sessions to get one. Keibunsha only had 50 prints to give but Toranoana, Manganomori, and Kinokuniya had one for every copy sold in their store.

There was another print too a couple stores had as a bonus, but it was also an old illustration that was taken out of Like A Balanced Life.

Keibunsha also had an After Service rough works book, and they were the only store with it but it was also limited. I believe Keibunsha is owned by a professional artist, so the circles/artists that sell in that store are personal friends of the store owner. As a result, they get stuff that no other store has for sale.
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Postby val » August 28th, 2006, 2:24 am

GoFA also has their own bonus for formcode, and two signatures are included with their copies of formcode. It's a signed paper frame for matting of a print. formcode is also signed.
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Postby MrDisco » August 28th, 2006, 2:25 am

oh right...totally forgot about that.
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