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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: August 28, 2013, 10:01 AM »
Rob, as ridiculous as it was, I would report "HAVE FEAR ON YOURSELF" to ebay as a threat. Hopefully that would just cause them to ban the guy, and save you the hassle of the case.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: August 26, 2013, 04:38 PM »
It looks like we will get to enjoy an exclusive Rick Grimes figure this October in addition to the fine TV Series 4 and Dixon Brother 2-pack.

The figure looks to be a pretty simple (possibly boring?) retool: the Series 1 head on the Series 2 body. It doesn't even look like the paint apps have been changed. I can't complain too much because something slightly new is better than a straight repack or repaint, and it's a smart move by McFarlane to get Rick back out on shelves. The crappy part is that the figure is a Hastings and Walgreens (WTF?) exclusive.

These sets?

I'm fairly sure they weren't released in the US... at least I personally never saw them.

That's them! Thanks a lot, Greg! :)

I guess there were only 3 then, and two of them were exactly the same as the previous US versions, aside from the packaging.

I swear I spent at least 30 minutes in the RS photo archive last night trying to dig those up to no avail. Glad you came through!

No problem. I remembered them being shown in late summer of that year along with a boatload of other products, so I just searched a few months of Scum's news archive. Good luck tracking them down!

These sets?

I'm fairly sure they weren't released in the US... at least I personally never saw them.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: August 25, 2013, 07:51 PM »
New wrinkle... just bought a $6.99 item on eBay and went to pay it only to find that Paypal has a temporary charge on my account for the $79 that this woman wanted, which took the $25 I had in there and left me with about a negative $55 balance, so I can't send this guy the $6.99 without also giving Paypal everything they need to take the rest of the money from me, which I am not happy about.  This system is retarded, how about you just charge me if and when you resolve the case instead of immediately before reviewing the facts.

Paypal's hold system is very annoying. When I first started selling a couple years back, my money would be held by Paypal for something like three weeks or until the buyer left positive feedback, whichever came first. It's understandable that Paypal/Ebay wants to prevent people from registering as sellers and scamming, but the hold system wouldn't even allow me to use money to pay for shipping labels. Everything I sold had to be mailed in-person from at the post office. Definitely a dumb setup.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: August 23, 2013, 07:31 PM »

The second girl just opened her case... I offered her a 50% refund and she ignored me.  I've decided to let it be a test case for me.  If they find in her favor, I won't sell there again.

I sincerely hope that eBay covers your rear on this one. This is clearly a case of the buyer just not wanting the item. To an extent it might be easier to offer returns, but you shouldn't be forced to. Also the buyers would then just complain about shipping and such and open cases anyway.

I'm extremely curious about the guy who returned the shoe so please keep us posted on how that goes. I would think that if your tracking number shows the item was delivered to the buyer it should be all good. I have no idea if eBay can force you to refund if the guy mailed the shoe of his own free will (and against your advice), but this is also eBay we're talking about...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: August 22, 2013, 09:35 AM »
But  as Rob pointed out, ebay is totally skewed toward buyers in these cases.

That isn't completely true. In my only experience opening a case against a seller, I actually lost. I got some figures that reeked of cigarette smoke, and the seller had described them as "great condition", "mint condition", etc. Never mentioned any odors. The seller offered to take a return, but wanted me to assume all shipping costs (around $20). I thought that was BS, and since the item wasn't as described I would open a case with eBay. Well, eBay decided that cigarette odor matched the "used" description and that I merely didn't want the item, so they ruled in the sellers favor.

I have read a couple of similar stories over the past year or so of buyers getting shoddy items, but losing "not as described" cases because of the "used" tag/description. I'm sure that is the exception to the rule, but dealing with eBay as a buyer CAN go both ways.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: August 21, 2013, 10:43 PM »
Apologies if I missed this Rob, but did anyone actually ask if was a pair or individual shoe DURING the auction? I really don't envy your position, as it seems like you're getting to deal with everything I despise all at once: people complaining but not following up, people not reading, and just general stubbornness. I hope the issues get resolved in your favor.

I got this in the mail today. I haven't opened it yet, but I actually appreciate the packaging. Possibly my favorite Vintage box so far due to the simplicity (just the X-Wing, with an eye-catching red background), and also very reasonably sized. I always thought the previous X-Wing diorama packages were cool, but extremely wasteful at the same time.

I was really bummed when they didn't go balls out and do a scale X-WIng honestly...  Totally in the realm of possibility, especially if you're doing it as a "break down" piece made of multiple sections.  I've yet to buy the new tool and never will I'm afraid, though I too would dig the box.

I really wish Hasbro did some premium ships...  I'd pay more than $60 for one, but I may be in the minority on that...  Imagine though, a scaled Y-Wing with a better level of detail than the typical Hasbro ship?  I'm there for $100 on that even.

Just curious, how much bigger would a to-scale X-Wing be? Would it be similar in size to those 1:18 scale modern fighter planes?

Hey! That shirt MUST be BUTTONED!!!  ;D

I really hope we get a retool of the Jar Jar Carbonite block with a new or retooled post-freeze Han figure. The new block was a very nice piece, and I was bummed to learn it wasn't included with the Slave 1. I still like the TSC Han, but it's a figure that could use some extra articulation. Including the carbonite block should be doable for Hasbro now that they have returned to larger bubbles.

This is down to $66.83 on Amazon (HUGE savings, I know :P) and I had a $5 off coupon, so I pulled the trigger. Still a bit pricey, but I wanted to add Boba's ride to my collection sooner rather than later. I'm holding off on the TIE Interceptor (also slightly reduced price) for the time being.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: August 16, 2013, 09:45 AM »
Freaking ay!

That wave is a grand slam for sure. If the figures come out anywhere near as nice as those renderings they will look awesome. They are really making good figure choices too.

ETA on these hitting stores?

The pre-orders say January, but I'm guessing there will be a 1 or 2 month delay as usual.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: August 15, 2013, 10:37 PM »
Oooooh, another TV wave has been announced! Glenn, Maggie, Tyrese, Zombie Merle, and a charred walker.

Shame they don't have an updated Rick and/or Daryl coming... as  much as i like getting new characters versus re-treads, those two REALLY aren't up to par with the recent offerings. Hopefully in the next wave.

For anyone who has opened this, is the Han in Carbonite a repaint of the Saga 2 mold or a retool of the Carbonite Jar Jar from last year's SDCC? I'm having a hard time knowing for sure based on pics, but it looks like the Saga 2.

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