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What are your thoughts on JDM badges?
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Posted 8/13/15 , edited 8/13/15
Some people like to put JDM badges on their car. These badges usually come in two forms: the green and yellow leaf badge (left) or the orange and yellow teardrop badge (right).



Now in Japan, these badges have actual meanings. The leaf badge is used to signify a new driver while the teardrop badge is used to signify an elderly driver. However, the meanings usually don't carry over to the United States and other countries, so people just put the badges on to decorate their cars.

However, the badges I like more are customized country flag badges. Below are some of my favorites.

Burma
Ecuador
Fiji
Cape Verde
Haiti


And below are a few of these badges in action.

Thailand:


United Kingdom:


Mexico:


Laos and Cambodia:


So, what are your thoughts on these badges? Do you like them or not?

I think they make a car look cooler. I bought a Sweden badge for my car.

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Posted 8/13/15 , edited 8/13/15
They're kind of cute, the only problem I have with stickers is that the adhesive can leave a lasting stain or discoloration. My car is white so I'm not sure i would want more than one or two stickers for it to avoid messing up the paint and the general coloration.
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39 / M / USA
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This is the first I have heard of this.
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Posted 8/13/15 , edited 8/13/15

slfcmore wrote:

This is the first I have heard of this.


same
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Posted 8/13/15 , edited 8/14/15
Never heard of it before. I would never stick stickers on my car. That's what the refrigerator is for.
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Posted 8/13/15 , edited 8/14/15
those look tacky lol
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I really can't say I like it, not to my taste. However, I can't help myself when it comes to anime themed stickers and such. I have a white cutout Flandre Scarlet on the back of my car and a Kotori (!) in the front. I don't have a picture of Flan, but I do have one of Kotori. Don't mind the sunscreen, I was really excited that my friend bought it for me from Wonfes last year since it was exclusive (and it totally doesn't fit but I don't even care).

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Posted 8/13/15 , edited 8/14/15
I personally don't like them because its just hype, but if you wanna put the JDM sticker on your car go ahead. Just don't act like an arrogant asshole just because your straight piped rice rocket Honda Civic has a JDM sticker on it. I've seen some people that think the sticker makes them better than you...
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Posted 8/13/15 , edited 8/14/15

IshokuOsero wrote:

I really can't say I like it, not to my taste. However, I can't help myself when it comes to anime themed stickers and such. I have a white cutout Flandre Scarlet on the back of my car and a Kotori (!) in the front. I don't have a picture of Flan, but I do have one of Kotori. Don't mind the sunscreen, I was really excited that my friend bought it for me from Wonfes last year since it was exclusive (and it totally doesn't fit but I don't even care).


i don't care much about the JDM stickers or w/e, but that LL sticker...nice!
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Posted 8/17/15 , edited 8/17/15
its actually very tacky and ricey its getting bad kids are getting tattoos and etc.
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Posted 8/17/15 , edited 8/17/15
These are a thing?
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I've seen the JDM badge used one other way before:

Back when I used to play FF11 it was used to signify trial account users (usually press related since they didnt add in a public trial account system till much later) it wasn't until a few years ago when i learned what those actually meant in japan itself, looking back makes a bit of sense now trial account = new user.
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Posted 8/17/15 , edited 8/17/15
Sounds discriminatory.
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No JDM badges on here, though a LOT of slap stickers.
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Posted 8/17/15 , edited 8/17/15
It's a stupid trend and anyone who gives a shit about it is just as stupid.

Let the weaboos be weaboos and just go about your business.
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