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Modern Trading / McFarlane stuff for SW?
« on: February 3, 2004, 12:13 PM »
Hey y'all.  Just thought I'd fire this list up here first, in case anyone here needs stuff from my list.  I'll take it over to the McFarlane board later today.  LMK if you need anything.



Jagr white tri

Sakic dark tri
Sakic white tri
Mogilny blue US

Smyth white US
Roenick black logo US
Roenick black logo tri
Kovalchuk white logo tri
Shanahan red tri x2

Hossa red x3
Messier blue
Domi blue
Sakic white

Carter Ranger tri x2
Selanne Jets on Avs card tri
Lecavalier black tri
Lidstrom red tri
Khabibulin reg tri

Hejduk dark tri
Chelios Hawks tri
Gaborik green tri
Hasek white tri x2
Gigeure purple tri x1

Sehorn red socks tri
Manning white tri

Peppers black US
Gannon black US
Peppers white tri
McAllister black tri
Emmitt red opener
Alexander blue pants

Vick white US NFL7
Portis blue tri
Favre white US NFL7
Shockey white tri

Lebron white tri

NBA backboard

Miracleman and Spawn two pack
Barber exclusive
Monkeys and Munckins
Spawn i.098


Star Wars
mail away Cantina band member x5
1997 commemorative edition boxed sets: Rebel and Imperial
12” Boba Fett (electronic or not)
12” Stormtrooper
12” Biker Scout
12” Sandtrooper with orange, black or grey pauldron (not white)
12” Tie Fighter Pilot
12” Imperial Gunner
Darth Vader Gunner Station

EU Cloud Car
EU speeder bike
EU airspeeder
EU space trooper
EU dark trooper

Epic Force Han, Chewie and Ben Kenobi (old version)

Imperial Officers (POTJ or Saga, matters not) x6

Super Articulated clone trooper x5
Jedi Luke (Jabba’s Palace)
Darth Vader (death star clash)
Lando Calrissian (Jabba’s Sail Barge)
Rappertunie (Jabba’s palace)
J’Quille (Jabba’s Sail Barge)
Tanus Spijek (Jabba’s Sail Barge)
Holographic Luke Skywalker (Jabba’s Palace)
Captain Antilles
General Dodonna
Gold Leader
Admiral Ozzel x2
General Lando Calrissian
General Crix Madine
Han Solo (At-ST Driver)

Hall of fame

Ultra Figures
B’Omarr Monk, Bubo & Wol Cabbashite
Jabba the Hutt

Clone Trooper
Luke Skywalker (snowspeeder Pilot)

Master Replicas
Vader FX saber
Luke FX saber

McFarlane Sportspicks

Brodeur (logo or no logo)
Roy 3rd Jersey
49ers Rice (any)
Vick black (NFL4 – duh)

{b]Marvel Legends, etc[/b]
Red Skull

glow in the dark Homer
deep space Homer

Tour animal convention exclusive

Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Computer freeze up??
« on: February 2, 2004, 04:27 PM »
Ok, bear with me here, I'm 99% certain it is my old clunker of a computer that is causing this.  

The situation: certain pages on varying boards/web pages lock up my computer.  Ctrl/ALt/Del doesn't unlock it.  The only thing that gets it going is to hit the reset button which requires a complete reboot and MS scan of ye olde tugboat-of-a-computer.  

Two pages on here currently are doing this:  Marvel Legends latest page and the Saga thread TRU finds or whatever the real title is.  I also have the problem consistently with the Galactichunter main page (I know, not your problem, just for reference sake) and have from the get go.  I also have problems over on but I finally figured out it is something in the script of G3PO's sig.  

I primarily use IE for surfing as I find Nutscrape to be unstable.  It is an older version 5.x?

So I'm wondering if anyone can help or suggest anything?  Outside of a new computer that is.  I plan on getting one, but probably not until summer.  So I'm stuck here for a bit.  I've defragmented and done all the usual virus scan stuff.  

Thanks in advance.

Watto's Junk Yard / Sick of scalpers
« on: January 1, 2004, 09:05 PM »
I am seriously tired of people going on Star Wars and other toy boards and blatantly scalping stuff.  There are people on other boards that are asking double + for current figures.  They rationalize that it's to help pay for their gas.  Well sorry, but some of those prices pay for the gas, lunch, breakfast, dinner and a couple of movies in addition to their kids college tuition.  

Now, I get an email back from a guy who posted about a 12" figure I've been looking for.  No responses to his thread, I email the guy this afternoon and he sends back a message indicating that someone else is interested in it and hints strongly that it will go to whoever pays more for it.  In my email I offered his asking price.  Basically he wants a bidding war for his stuff.  There's a perfectly legitimate place for that, it's called ebay.  

Sorry for bitching but I've just had it with guys who think they're doing me and others a favor by grossly overcharging for toys.  And no, it was no one from this board.  Frosts my..... >:(

Watto's Junk Yard / The Great 2004 collectors challenge
« on: December 30, 2003, 11:58 AM »
What, you ask, it that?  

Well, out of curiosity I want to know what I (and others) spend in a year on toys.  If you wish to participate and perhaps frighten the hell out of yourself, please feel free to join in.  If not, no worries.  

Here's the deal:
Keep track of every penny you spend starting on January 1st.  
-Anything that is in transit does not count.  
-If you've paid for and shipped your end of a trade prior to that date, it doesn't count.
-If you have paid for something (item in hand) and are still in need of shipping, the shipping costs count
-for Canuckleheads, customs fees (taxes +$5.00) count, if applied to a trade of international origin
-preorders count if your credit card is charged after January 01, 2004
-travel charges (i.e. gas, bus, etc.) do not count as they are too intangible to keep track of (you're welcome Matt)
-all toy lines, collectibles, etc. that you collect are to be included - Master replicas, vintage, display cases
-fees for entrance into conventions do not apply nor do associated travel costs - it is presumed you would go anyway, but costs for items purchased at these events are included

These rules are welcome to be ammended as they are likely not complete.  I expect keeping track in this thread is the best idea, though it may lead to divorce ;)

Anyone up for it?

Feedback / Nicklab's feedback
« on: December 15, 2003, 12:58 AM »
Ok, I looked twice.  Can't believe there's not a thread here.  

Anyway, my fellow McFarlane Sportspick nut and I finished off one trade and are just waiting for my end to get to him on the second.  

Great communication, fair deals and excellent packing.  A pleasure.

Vintage Kenner / Meesa no think this is vintage
« on: December 1, 2003, 10:33 PM »

Vintage Kenner / What's the difference between...
« on: November 25, 2003, 10:49 PM »
Nikto's battle staff and Yakface's staff?

Looking through the action figure archive, they look awful similar.  Is that accurate or was there some creative license/error in the photos?  I wouldn't be surprised to see the same weapon for both figures as that seemed very common through the vintage line.

Nowhere near acquiring a Yakface, but wondering if I should snag two complete Nikto's?

Modern Classifieds / My want list
« on: November 11, 2003, 02:16 PM »
this is mostly for the guys that help me out all the time.  I've been fortunate enough to have a pile of guys hunting for stuff for me and sending it all up for C&S, to me the true spirit of star wars collecting.  Since I am so horribly disorganized I thought I should create a master list for folks to have for reference (mostly me).  Anyone else that wants to help out is more than welcome.  I can't do much in return with respect to Star Wars but possibly I can help you from a McFarlane sports pick angle, mostly hockey.  If you see a number behind it means multiples please ;)

Hoth Trooper - 2
Luke Skywalker Hoth Attack
Han Solo Hoth Brown Coat
R2-D2 with drink tray - 2
R1-G4 - 2

Ultra Figures (?? = deluxe)
Jabba the Hutt
Jabba's Denizens

Cantina Bar Section Figures  ::)
Doctor Evazan
Kitik Keed'kak

12" Figures
Biker scout

Clearance category - hey, you know how it is.  Sometimes you want something, but not neccesarily at full price ;)
Saga Tie Bomber (I know, gone)
Hailfire Droid
Geononsian Fighter
Clone Wars Republic Gunship

I'll inevitably update this.  Thanks again for any and all help.  And yeah, I know I resemble a desperate collector always asking for help.  I wish it weren't so.  

Newbies / Hey! Who's the new guy in yellow?
« on: November 7, 2003, 10:50 PM »
Jokabofe?  did I spell that correctly?  

Now I admit to not reading the front page very often (crashes my home computer :-\) so if it was announced there, please excuse me.  

Otherwise, welcome new and powerful overlord type. :-*

Vintage Kenner / What are the "last 17" figures?
« on: November 3, 2003, 11:15 PM »
Yes, I know, the last 17 vintage figures made, but specifically what are they.  Not like I would expect to be lied to on ebay or anything like that.   ::)

Currently these are the figures listed as "last 17" in the titles on ebay:

A-wing pilot
Imperial Dignitary
Lando General
Luke Battle Poncho (Endor)
R2-D2 with pop up light saber
Han Solo Carbonite
Luke Stormtrooper
Imperial Gunner

Is that correct?  Some seem relatively "common" on ebay

And while we're at it, what are good prices for each?  Do we have a price guide here?

For me it's about 5 1/2 hours ago.  

Less than a mile from home, I stop at the red light.  Waiting for my turn, it's essentially post rush hour and WHAM!!  Some guy in a truck plows into the back of me :o >:(

Guess what the first word out of my mouth was?  Inside the car that is.  I see no point, no matter the overwhelming temptation to beat the snot out of the guy, in getting mad.  License, registration and get out of there before hitting someone.  This is not to say I'm not unbelievably ticked but it serves no good purpose.  

Even worse, red light, maybe 10-15 cars around at various points of the intersection.  You think anyone pulled over to be a witness?  Nope, not a chance.   >:(  Thanks folks, maybe I'll help you out when your house is on fire ::)

Anyway, for our American friends, no civil suits of that sort up here.  A vehicle has to be insured to be licensed, so that side is covered as should be all the damage to my car, but what a pain in the butt (neck?).  Probably $1500-$2000 damage and I'll have to file a police report.  The good news is that our insurance adjustors and the guys who estimate damages are pretty clever in determining how the damage occurred.  Even if the guy turns into a complete knob and tries to claim I backed into him, the damage will tell a different story.  Here's hoping he doesn't try that.  

Annoyed, I am...

Watto's Junk Yard / Too quiet, where are you people?
« on: October 20, 2003, 08:11 PM »
Lots of product out and to be found.

Lots of things in the news - Vikes win, World Series, hockey's back on....

What are you people doing.  Speak up, I CAN'T HEAR YOU! :-*

Watto's Junk Yard / Goin' Shoppin' - need your help
« on: October 16, 2003, 03:48 PM »
Alrighty then, I'm a week away (well, 9 days) from going and buying up all the toys in the greater Cincinatti area ;D  These are the stores I can think of checking and have done the store locator schtick for:

Meijer (curse you McFarlane and your red paint)

Aside from a disturbing lack (in abundance, not complete) of Target stores, what am I missing.  I'm hunting primarily for Star Wars and McFarlane Sports Picks.  Help me out please.

Modern Trading / Trade list (wants added)
« on: August 22, 2003, 01:55 PM »
But you may or may not want some of it ;D  Here's the deal, where something is obviously not mint, I have noted it.  If you are a carded collector, please tell me and I will check condition before we finalize.  I have denoted trilogo figs where they occur; if it says nothing, it's on a US card.

For those that don't know, I am in Canada, so decide whether that bothers you in advance ;)

My wants list will follow, I need to construct it and may not be able to do so until later.  If you have clone 3 packs, you've probably found something I want.  I'll sell this stuff too, if you like.

Orange Card
Leia bilogo
OB-1 tri – healthy crease in card
Dagobah Luke bilogo

Green carded Hologram
Garindan – tri
Bib Fortuna

Darth Vader – tri – creased card

Episode I
Senator Palpatine x2
Sith Speeder and Darth Maul – tri

Ellors Madak x2 tri
Vader Emperor’s Wrath
Aurra Sing tri
Leia Bespin tri

Cantina Sets
Ponda Baba

Reek Beast
Slave I

3 ¾
Royal Guard
Djas Puhr
Endor Rebel Soldier (beard)
Yoda Jedi Master tri
Count Dooku
Darth Vader Bespin Duel tri x2
Luminara Unduli tri
Chewbacca cloud city capture tri
Tusken Raider w/Massif
Clone trooper Pilot x2 trilogo w insert catalogue
Kamino Escape Jango Fett (ATOC Saga card)
R2-D2 Droid Factory Flight

Death star accessory set x2
Endor Victory accessory set x2
Stormtrooper builder set x2

IG-88 x 2
Boba Fett

Luke Skywalker x2
Boba Fett

Tomy Series 2
Complete set – Boba/Han Carbonite, Yoda, Maul/Qui-Gon, Han & Chewy

Marvel Spiderman

Legolas - bilogo
Aragorn - bilogo

Gollum -bilogo


White Lindros

White Bure
Mogilny Blue

Shanahan red x2
3rd Jersey Salo x2
Richter blue
Smyth blue
Smyth white
Roenick white logo
Iginla white
Kovalchuck blue logo
Francis red
Shanahan white

Blue Sakic x2
Red Koivu x2
Blue Cloutier
White Domi
White Hossa (error)
Blue Messier

Grey Ichiro
Grey Hoffman

Sehorn red socks
Favre green
Williams Dolphins



following soon.

Well, at the very least for toys.  Just read through a couple of the other toy lines threads and could have made a similar comment in each one for the most part.  So I thought I'd concentrate it here.  I suppose it probably belongs elsewhere but it can be moved if necessary (or deleted, I just need to vent).

From the Marvel Legends line, I see sales on older product and guys only parting with $5 and change of their disposable income.  Up here they cost $14.99 plus 14% tax and are next to never clearanced.  I did score Cap and Ironman for $5 but that was about a year ago.  One of our stores, Zellers, continues to stock ML II over and over and over again, seemingly unaware that III exists.  Thing is so common up here, it's frightening and the retailers are probably looking at shelves thinking, hmm, this stuff doesn't sell.  I can find all of series II with ease.  TRU brought in some ML III but only movie Daredevil remains on the shelves with all the crap from ML II.  Namor, Torch, Thing all sit forever.  At least Doom sells through but I could probably pick up three today if I had to.  ML IV doesn't even exist in retailers up here.  It's bloody ridiculous.  Walmart isn't carrying anything in this line at all even though they sold huge amounts of ML I last fall ???

The mini-mates/Kubricks thread was another downer.  With respect to the minimates, we had some come in (the two packs at $8.95 plus that 14% tax) and they are all gone. But only the first wave, lots of those figs that Scott listed just weren't available.  I think these are cool, but I just can't afford to bring in even more stuff from the US.  Why?

Walmart Canada and Zellers, two of the largest retailers, are not carrying Star Wars for the forseeable future.  We don't have KBtoys, Target or any of the other retailers you guys do.  On top of that, Hasbro Canada is not carrying Star Wars in Canada past the Hoth Han wave, likely until the release of Episode III.  Retailers (read TRU) can still bring in US product, but after the similar peg clogging from EP II and Ep I, they are reluctant to bring in much.  TRU is bringing in some Unleashed, but still no idea which wave.  The last unleashed they carried was Maul and Fett ::)

LOTR is still clogged with the usual pegwarmers from TTT, no sign of ROTK stuff yet.  On the bright side, TRU has gone hard and heavy with the mini figs and by all counts, they are selling very, very well.  I won't whine much about this line as I don't really collect it.  

Muppets have been abyssmal.  We had the first round, then skipped them all to wave 4, which is not moving, IMO due to the two pigs in space characters.  They're cool, but not for everyone.  Rizzo goes quick and I've been able to see both the regular and 'chase' Rizzo's.  Still, it's not looking promising for wave 5.  

Simpsons suck.  We got Wave 1 and I can still buy Homer and Bart at regular price ::)  I think the next wave that was carried by any major retailer was 10 (there was a couple of store carrying the other lines, but at $16.99 plus that accursed 14% tax, it was a bit steep).  Now wave 10 is clogging two major retailers and the line is likely to be dropped again.  US is on wave 13, yes?

MOTU has been a bright spot of sorts, though we've been so behind it's frightening.  I've been able to see most of the figs up here, but the first Orko I saw was about two weeks ago, roughly 4-5 months after I could have grabbed one in Wisconsin.  I don't collect the line, but could the case ratios be worse?  How many He-Man figs does a kid need?

Anyhoo, it's not that toys don't sell up here, it's that between retailers and warehouses, they have no concept of the quantity necessary.  Kit Fisto is still in abundance and that's really not necessary.  Sorry for whining but it needed to be said. :-\

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