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Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 2 - Hoth
« on: August 27, 2014, 11:54 PM »
I've seen the AT-ST driver as low as $275 on Yahoo Japan, so I guess I would have to say 'no' to your question.
I'd probably actually pay $275 for one.   :-\

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Vintage Kenner / Re: History of vinyl cape Jawa
« on: August 27, 2014, 12:30 AM »
Late to reply, but I think I won mine for around $145 somewhere around 2005.  It was quite an auction and I was very fortunate to win it as well but I thought it was a good price.   :)

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Toy Tony carded figures.
« on: August 27, 2014, 12:22 AM »
If this guy really committed fraud on this level, possibly for hundreds of thousands of dollars, has anyone filed a complaint with police?  I'm shocked that there isn't some kind of criminal investigation?

All of this underscores why I don't collect carded vintage.  There was no discernible difference between his fakes and the real deal besides the air in the sealed bubble...  And even authentic carded figures are too expensive a risk considering that eventually all those bubbles are coming off of those 35 year old cardbacks someday anyway as the glue ages and fails.

It's why I stopped collecting carded vintage, about half way in.  I have some really nice pieces, no question.  No AFA crap either.  But two brief stories:

I bought a lovely vintage Star Wars carded Gonk Droid.  It came alright, but shortly after the glue let go and I now have a lovely loose Gonk Droid.  I can't even get and AFA-U on it because they didn't open it.  Rob's right, the glue will eventually let loose.  It might be another 30 years, but it might be 30 days. 

As for AFA I have a very good Canadian friend that sent in his toy fair Vader to AFA.  He's an excellent collector and a very big vintage carded collector as well so he's quite aware of grading and quality factors for cards, bubbles, etc.  He was pretty convinced he sent in something that should come back as AFA90 and it came back AFA75.  He is absolutely convinced that AFA switched out his Vader for another.  Now, it's completely and utterly anecdotal and there is precisely zero proof behind the story.  But I know the guy, he's been collecting since he was a kid and that's when the movies first came out.  He's a knowledgeable authority IMO and he thinks he was screwed.  I'm betting he was right. 

I'm not a fan of grading.  I understand the appeal, but it's all a scam to me.  Same thing in comic books.  Yeah, if you're buying an Amazing Fantasy #15, sure, you want it in good shape and you're damn unlikely to read it.  But the modern stuff, like McFarlane's run on his Marvel Spiderman title?  Puhlease, there's probably at least a million of those in circulation.  Crazy idea of adding value where there's nothing really to add. 

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JD Sports Forum! / More fantasy football 2014
« on: August 25, 2014, 12:52 AM »
Survival football:

Group ID #292
password: berry



Pick'em

Group ID #532
password: berry

Sorry, I can't sent email invites to last year's members as I wasn't commissioner at that time (I think Mikey signed up the leagues). 

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JD Sports Forum! / JediDefender Fantasy Basketball 2014-15
« on: August 25, 2014, 12:49 AM »
Starting later than hockey, but still coming soon - basketball. 

League ID 4488
password: berry

All are welcome to join.

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JD Sports Forum! / JediDefender Fantasy Hockey 2014-15
« on: August 25, 2014, 12:47 AM »
Yep, it's closing in on that time again. 

League ID 6932
password berry

Emails went out to last year's members.  All are welcome to join. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: August 14, 2014, 10:42 PM »
Robert Cray this Sunday night.  Tom Petty and Steve Winwood on Thursday next week.   :)

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Gentle Giant / Re: Gold Stormtrooper Bust - 10 year anniversary
« on: August 9, 2014, 01:36 AM »
I'm your huckleberry :)

Edit: Ordered

Why thank you.  PM me any details necessary, PayPal at the ready. 

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Gentle Giant / Gold Stormtrooper Bust - 10 year anniversary
« on: August 9, 2014, 12:36 AM »
Anyone not ordering that is a PGM member and willing to offer it up to me? 

I looked at joining, but between the expiry on December 31st and how little I actually buy, I couldn't quite bring myself to do it. 

And oh yeah, I miss JediMac. 


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What do you drive?
« on: August 3, 2014, 01:39 AM »


April to November.   :-*

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Football 2014
« on: July 31, 2014, 11:27 PM »
More fantasy football:

Survivor
Group ID# 292
password: berry

Pick Em
Group ID# 532
password: berry

I think Mikey or someone was commish last time around, so I don't have the ability to invite last year's group. 

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Other Collectibles / Re: ACME Character Keys
« on: July 30, 2014, 11:06 PM »
Anybody need any of these keys.  I'll never display mine and will sell cheap.  Sorry Mikey, none of what you're looking for.

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Noooooooooo! Not Jim Rockford. 

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As much as the idea of collecting SW into my 40's strikes me as a bad idea, I'm going to play it by ear and probably just go with it - if the 3 3/4" line stays alive and consistent.

You've got time yet. 

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason 2014
« on: July 18, 2014, 10:53 PM »
It's baffling, to say the least. 

Not so much bothered by the lack of trades, but when everyone in the league recognizes your starting goaltender is the worst in the league and nothing is done, it makes question the sanity? 

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