Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the ones who mean a lot to you. I am thankful every day for my beautiful wife, three daughters, and my baby boy. I have great friends and co-workers who make my daily life that much better. The people who I am thankful for don’t stop there. They extend to the people at this website who give their time, effort, and expertise to make this site better. This does not just include writers. This also refers to the people who leave comments, reply to threads in our forums, or people who help out fellow Vinylmation collectors. With that, I want to continue a tradition that my Grandfather still does to this day. He tells every person who he is thankful for. With that, my I’m Thankful list begins, in no particular order. (My apologies in advance if I forget anyone. Blame it on writing the list at 1:30 am. It was not my intent to slight)
I’m Thankful for…
Ken aka Xero…Thank you for joining me in this quest to make a great Vinylmation news site. Who knew it would turn out so well? Your passion for Vinylmations can never be questioned. Your high standards should be held by everyone. The effort you put into your Showcase and Zero’s and Hero’s column is definitely appreciated.
Pete aka Poncho Pete- There is not a single more popular Vinylmation column than your Dollars & Sense. Your research is appreciated by all. Even more than that, your generosity in helping the children of Zambia is unmatched. As a fellow father of 4, I admire how you juggle it all. You’re a great guy.
R2-MK and Nick- The site would not be what it is today without your invaluable help to me in regards to image creation, checklists, and just the talent each of you possess. Thank you for not deleting my dozens and dozens of request emails. J
Queenie and Allyson- I knew the forums had turned a corner when you both joined the site as moderators. Your kindness, dependability, and personality make the site a better place. And let’s be honest. Who needs this many guys around? haha
Neoglitch- If there is a better Vinylmation collector in the world, I wouldn’t know who. Neo, I appreciate you always going out of your way to pick up items for other collectors from Disneyland. On a personal note, thank you for taking photos of releases to give me a taste of the west coast life!
LadyVinyl-Thank you for letting Xero waste so much time here. Thank you also for helping me out during site creation and for being one of the original members!
Scuba Owl- Man, what would my life be without your Twitter DMs letting me know that some big news has just broke. Then on top of that your -Ions column, while the oddest name in columns, always makes me laugh. I simply love the column! One last thank you for your hard work on the Custom Contest.
Jfunnyfur and bdwyfan- I love the Vinyl Versus column and am so glad you write it! I appreciate your hilarious conversations on Twitter even more!
1Rocky- I’ve known you for a while and you have always been a super generous collector and friend. I was almost giddy when you decide to join the site as a moderator. It felt like I had gotten a superstar to join the cast of our movie!
Crazy4Vinyls- While new to moderating, I’d like to thank you for your great columns that you have contributed to the site. You have a great writing style and I can feel your excitement coming through. I’m also envious of your custom talents!
ArtisticDoodle- Your recaps of releases and annual sales have been some of the most entertaining and discussed articles on the site. I’m also thankful that you are now helping Pete with the Previews. The more artistic writing I get, the happier I am.
DisneyJudi- We have known each other from another website and I’m glad to call you a friend. When I opened the site you were one of the first to join. As your great travel agency grew I felt honored that you would share your knowledge with my site.
DDuck4Life and Ashley7790- As two of our newer moderators I would like to personally thank you for your dedication to the site. You both have been great members of the site for a while and I hope that you are always are.
PeterGardner, Stitch739, VNYLLOVER, StillDreaming, Kinsey2121, gunmetale46, DisneyNorth, librarygeek, DisneyNorth, and Catlove165- Every last one of you will be a moderator one day whether you like it or not. Haha. When I see your name in a thread, I know it will be a good read. Thank you for being a part of our community.
DCLaddict- Amy, like Judi, I’ve known you for years and am proud to call you a friend. You are genuinely one of the nicest people I have ever met. Thank you for being you.
dienantman- You two are good people. Thank you for your articles, scoops, and passion for collecting!
Mkannett- What a great trader and member! I believe we first began chatting on Twitter and you wrote for our site about your trading experiences as being an international collector. Now mail me that table you got and I’ll be super happy. Haha
Underdawg- Thank you for your love of the new mold. Haha I kid. I kid. You’re a great guy and I love your passion for collecting. Thank you for joining our community and being active in the comment section as well!
Toadjumper- Thank you for always making me think of the Toad character in X-men and the Toad character from Super Mario. I don’t know why. Haha More importantly, I appreciate reading your posts every day!
Arjaneelco- I’m always intrigued by how people from outside the U.S. look at collecting. You are a great guy and member of our forums! Hopefully, you can come to WDW one day and we can have a nice VK meet up.
Ladidalynnie-You are a newer member but your post count is soaring! Thanks for choosing Vinylmation Kingdom. You are a great asset.
Experiment626-I believe we both knew each other at another forum and have always thought you were a stand up person. Every site needs good people like you.
Celeste28-Wow, one of the most amazing custom artists volunteers to design the Custom Design contest winner’s concept art. I am so thankful for your generosity.
Are-Jay- Another great custom artist. I’m honored that your work graces the pages of our site.
Plu9530 and VinylKonrad- You two and I met through Twitter and I love our conversations over there (140 characters at a time) Thank you for joining VK as well.
I also want to thank all of our other members such as RyanTurf, Rockashelley, buzzcoleman14, LP1983, IndianaJonez24, RipRoarin, Roselark, BobPopa, Tinkerboy, emjay_mm, philly31493, ErinNichole89, kahaupt, YOMAMA, rynosaur, robertwmacneil, GeorgeAtl, zerostar0, slp-good, PeterPanFan, Mario R. Zamarron, ThePorembskis, TamFilm, dcladdict, izzyb2010, Mickeylos, mesaguy, disneydreamer, wanderingstars, kaidoy021, JustMeg, evnted, lindols, MinnieJen, Kohrsfilms, Steamboat Willie, Duane Bello, michelle1, iamdugsmaster, stephwsc, Sweetartlp, ANBarney (YAY! You’re back), infam1, Sweet Chili, SaltyJellyfish, joebear727, IamThePan, P. Sherman, ryanlee, nrbrelic, Chris 101009, Chicken0402, hedbanger, littlejohn726, bubblezrulez85, ragdoll246, cbhance, Viper206, emesen, bryan, Simi, dippydawgfan, vinyleye, happygrumpy, jarrod317, Neverland, Hookedonvinyls82, DanaBanana, leeska, Kendra1292, JDub11, Flights of Fancy Design, kawaii055, cvanl3, MsHoliday, flick, Shaneebles, graciesue94, samjive, and all new members of our forum. Without you, the site just will not be the same.
Phew, that was a mouthful. However, that’s not all. I’d like to thank the wonderful members of the Vinyl community such as Greg at Vinylmation World, Nick and A.C. at Destination Vinylmation, The Blot Says, and more.
Lastly, I thank the great artists who share their talents with us daily. I could only dream of having any amount of discernable talent. So Thank you to Donald Ferro, Thomas Scott, Casey Jones, Maria Clapsis, Caley Hicks, Lin Shih, Eric Caszatt, and everyone who has made a design that has made a fellow Vinylmation collector happy.
Matt, Vinylmation Kingdom