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Modern Trading / Have Unleashed Vader; Tarkin, Tillis to trade
« on: September 14, 2005, 11:22 PM »
Picked up an Unleashed Vader for trade.  Not absolutely mint, so if you're overly picky, go away now please.  Sides by the bubble are a little folded in (I'll send a pick before finalizing) but still displays nicely.

Looking for clones
#6 red shock trooper
#33 green commander
#34 black pilot

Oops, also have Tarkin and Meena Tillis but don't have Ask Aak.

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Modern Trading / Tarkin 'n Tillis for trade, added more wants
« on: August 25, 2005, 01:50 PM »
US card backs, good (near mint, so if you're really picky, walk away) condition. 

Meena Tillis
Tarkin

Also have Ask Aak but the card is rough, opener only.  Have a couple of #41 clones as well (no, not the ones I won here, I had Scott pick me up a bunch before I knew I won).
Also have
Crispy Anakin #50
Commander Bacara #49
On US cardbacks, near mint condition.

Looking for
#6 shocktrooper x5
#33 clone commander x3
#34 clone pilot x3

My wants are loose, complete so shipping should be cheap. 

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Modern Trading / Loose R2-B1, Holo Sidious (Ep I) for trade GONE
« on: August 23, 2005, 09:35 PM »
Happy to report a trade has been made :) these are no longer available.

R2B1 and holo Sidious, as the title says.  Both are loose, mint and complete.  I'd like to trade based on fair value and would prefer sending both to the same place since the R2 is too big to go in a bubble envelope.  But if you only need one, so be it.

Looking for the following in return (no, not all). 
Evolution clone set
#33 green commanders
#6 shock troopers
AT-RT drivers - either paint app.

These can be sent loose to me to save on shipping (I'm in Canada, eh.)

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Vintage Kenner / Speculate for me
« on: August 19, 2005, 11:16 PM »
Nice title, eh? 

I've noticed JD is starting to get some hits by names I see infrequently, but know have some good opinions and knowledge (infinitely more than I) on the subject of vintage items.  Now despite the title this isn't a thread about finding bargains and flipping them for profit.  Rather it's the converse.  I'm interested in people's opinions on whether the movie year is driving vintage prices up? 

By way of example I'm currently trying to wrap up my vintage, loose Droids collection.  I've picked up a few of them and I'm down to the following I need:
Sise Fromm
Kez Iban
Kea Moll

I'm sorely wishing I'd picked up Kea Moll first, simply because she seems to have skyrocketed in most auctions.  You can still pick her up for $20-30 but many auctions top $50 (most, but not all are carded).  I'd passed on auctions about a year ago that ended above $15.  Should I regret it, or should I just wait it out? 

My real reason for asking is that I think my focus in the coming years will be increasingly vintage oriented.  I'd love to own a set of 12-backs or I may decide to try and finish the trilogo set (perhaps with some rather pricey exceptions).  I just love that trilogo stuff (must be a non-US mentality). 

Anyway, I'd love to hear what people have to say.  Is the market artificially inflated now.  Will the vintage material hold it's value 5 years out (I ask because I can wait that long to buy stuff) or will it potentially hold or even go up? 

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Other Toy Lines / Are action figures dying?
« on: August 18, 2005, 10:02 PM »
We've heard it and said it before with respect to Star Wars or just in general.  Retailers sometimes suggest it, the section size dwindles, kids buy video games. 

What precipitates the question is a store I was at today.  Local collectibles shop that splits its sales between 12" military figures and action figures.  His military sales are fairly stable and it's a pretty mature market from what I can tell, most customers are older than me.  On the other side I was amazed by what I could find and his prices have started falling.  This is an entirely huge range of figures, many lines I would collect is space, $$ and marriage weren't an issue. 

But so much was just sitting there.  I don't go in often, just when I need to find something and don't mind paying above normal retail.  By way of example it's where I found my Unleashed Stormtrooper for $5 extra.  Still has IG-88 and Aurra btw.  Basically I make it in there about once a month or so. 

Lots of red clearance stickers were to be found - star wars, Simpson's and many others.  All of Alex Ross' Justice League series I was sitting there.  The latest Buffy and Faith figures were there, not really moving well.  Family Guy series II was marked down (he never got in series I).  LOTR was sitting there, the latest wave, hadn't sold in a month, not even the Eye of Sauron.  The examples go on and on, never mind all the examples of sportspicks that were sitting there. 

What's your take on it?

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Modern Classifieds / Loose Vehicles for sale - POTF2/POTJ
« on: August 12, 2005, 10:38 PM »
Hey y'all, I have a couple of vehicles to unload.  Loose, mint, complete.  They've been stored for the bulk of their life in plastic tubs, but have been on display on occasion.  No dust on them and I can provide pics if you like.

POTF2 Tie Fighter $12
POTF2 Millenium Falcon $25
POTJ Tie Interceptor with pilot $35

Shipping is extra and will only be what it costs me.

I'll happily take trades as well, just work out the retail price of the figs and you'll have it figured out.  Clones are best - repaints of #6, 33, 34 or the AT-RT driver. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Surge in spam?
« on: August 12, 2005, 11:44 AM »
Anyone else seeing it? 

For the longest time I received next to no real spam at my hotmail account.  The occasional thing went into the junk mail folder, but in the last couple of weeks it's skyrocketed. 

In general I don't post my hotmail account anywhere.  The only recent sign up I've had is with robby.jp and there seems to be some correlation with the timing of that but I think that's just coincidence.

I guess I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed the same thing?

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Modern Classifieds / Clone wars animated figures for sale
« on: July 29, 2005, 10:28 PM »
Hey guys.  In an effort to pare some stuff down, I'm going to sell off some extra things.  The first to go is a set of animated clone wars figures.  They're all on mint US cards and are as follows:

Clone trooper white
Durge white
Count Dooku Mace Windu
Asajj Ventress
Anakin Skywalker (first)
Obi Wan Kenobi
Yoda
ARC Trooper season III packaging

I'd like to sell them as a lot, simply asking regular retail plus shipping. 

I'll trade them off as well, for newer ROTS figures (new clones, higher numbered figures, multi-clone packs, etc.)  I can probably find a red clone to go with the set as well if you want one. 

cheers.

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JD Sports Forum! / JD Fantasy Hockey 2005
« on: July 29, 2005, 04:45 PM »
Since I don't want to run a football leauge, I'd be willing to run a hockey league on JD/Yahoo.  I'm presuming they have hockey on Yahoo, we've typically used a different online site, but for consistency and since we're running other pools on there, I thought it simplest to stay. 

Usual point schemes are remarkably easy except for the goalies:

1 goal = 1 point
1 assist = 1 point

Goalies:
1 goal = 5 points
1 assist = 5 points
win = 2 points
tie = 1 point
shutout = 3 points. 

In the past, we've run goalies/shutouts at 5 points but that tends to make them the best players on the team in terms of points.  A 3 point line for a shutout means a good goalie is still important, but not absolutely critical.  I'm open to all manner of suggestions regarding goalie point scoring schemes. 

Typically we draft 10-12 players, one of which must be a goalie.  We can increase that number if you like, but we usually only use three spares (two skaters, one goalie) in addition to whatever we're allowed to start.  Sort of a draft 'em and live with 'em unless they're hurt scheme.

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Seriously.

All the news that Hasbro is seemingly releasing for ComicCon has my head pretty much spinning:

-More cup sets with rehashed figures
-Another holo figure
-Lava figures/exclusives
-Clone pilots that were never in the movie
-Clone repaints in bad case assortments
-Box set after box set with odd inclusions (clone pilot?)
-New, largely unnecessary and mostly repaint vehicles

Really, I was looking forward to a bit of a slow down on Hasbro basic figures (regardless of what packaging) but clearly that's not to be.  Worse, they seem to have no concept whatsoever regarding what is or isn't sitting at stores.  I have no qualms about reshipping Darth Vader or any clones (aside from a pilot) but is Grievous, Tarfful, Anakin or Obi-Wan remotely hard for anyone to find???

I just don't get the logic behind these and if they were to be easy to find, packed well (in the sense of assortments) and sensible figures, then fine.  But the only redeeming aspect is about 1/3 of the figures released are new army builders.  The rest is largely undesirable crap.  The kid portion of the market has moved on to Fantastic Four, so all they're doing is pissing off collectors, what many people consider to be the real market anyway. 

I've moved from carded completeist to loose completeist to loose incomplete getting what I want.  I'm finding vastly more appeal in products from Gentle Giant, Sideshow, Master Replicas, Kubrick and others.  Don't get me wrong, I still like the 3 3/4" scale but half the fun is finding stuff myself.  I haven't bought anything for myself in better than a month, Scott finds my stuff for me.  It's easy, uneventful, cheaper and while I'm tremendously appreciative of the help, it's no fun. 

When you start adding up all those factors, I wonder why I bother.  There's clearly lots of other stuff to collect, albeit more expensive, but if we're looking at 200 figures over a two year span that would leave me with a fair bit of money to divert elsewhere or simply not even spend.  Is anyone else out there in the same boat?

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Modern Trading / Please trade (aka take my crap)
« on: June 30, 2005, 03:59 PM »
Haves
Card condition will be clarified before any trades are finalized. 
US = US cardback
Tri - Canadian trilogo cardback

POTF2 Orange Card
Princess Leia (bent lower right corner) bilogo
Luke Skywalker Dagobah bilogo
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi long saber heavy vertical crease bilogo

POTF2 Green Card Hologram
Sandtrooper US
Garindan tri
Stormtrooper US
Bib Fortuna tri (yup, you can have the original, not that POS OTC thing)
Gamorrean Guard

POTF2 freeze frame
Ewoks >:(

Episode I
Sith Speeder Darth Maul tri
Senator Palpatine tri
Gungan Catapult Accessory tri

POTJ
Ellorrs Madak trilogo x2
Leia Organa Bespin Escape tri
Sabe US
Aurra Sing tri opener - pending
Darth Vader Emperor's Wrath US
Darth Vader Dagobah US (sorry)

Saga
Djas Puhr US card
Royal Guard US
Darth Vader Bespin Duel trix2
Boba Fett POC green opener US
Luke Skywalker Hoth Attack US
Dutch Vander Gold Leader US
Tie Fighter Pilot USx2 - 1 pending
Clone Pilot tri
R1-G4 US - pending
Cantina Set Ponda Baba
Cantina Set Greedo

OTC
Tusken Raider trilogo starburst background
Jawas US card bent along right side of bubble - pending

Other
Canadian ROTS 20 pin set with two cardboard display cards

Pez
Luke X-wing Pilot
Boba Fett
R2 - rots
Vader - rots

Tomy mini-dioramas
Han and Chewie
Yoda

Kubrick's - pending??
Han x2
Greedo
Jawa
Wicket >:(

LOTR
Gamling bilogo
Moria Orc Archer tri
Elrond with Elven Sword Attach Action  US

McFarlane
Biker Chick 2
Spawn/Miracleman 2 pack
NBA2 Stockton purple
NBA 5 white LeBron
MLB10 Grey Schilling
NHL4 Shanahan red
NHL5 Hossa red
NHL8 Chelios white
NHL Legends II Gretzky black Kings
NFL6 Gannon black
NFL9 Culpepper white
NFL10 Moss white :P

Marvel Legends
VI Phoenix green
VI no mask Wolverine
VIII Doombot

Really other
Sauron LOTR Minimate

I'll happily sell the above crap stuff should you want it and not have any of my wants below:

SW exclusives
Target Lava Vader
Target Clone

Kubrick SW figures - openers are fine
Droids R2-D2
Rebo band
Carded Luke
chase Boba loose complete

Pre-ROTS
Dark Trooper
Space Trooper
Epic Force Han Solo
Epic Force Chewbacca
Epic Force Obi-Wan Kenobi
Snowspeeder - first version, loose is fine, but must be complete

ROTS
Clone three packs - any color except white
Evolutions Anakin to Vader
Evolutions Troopers
Evolutions Sith
AT-RT with clone bonus
Early Bird set (clearance priced, of course)
Jedi vs Separatists Battle Pack

Vehicles
Anakin's Jedi Starfighter w/Anakin (TRU)

M-pire figures
Chewbacca & Mace Windu
Count Dooku & Darth Maul
Emperor Palpatine & Anakin Skywalker
General Grievous & Obi-Wan Kenobi
Han Solo & Boba Fett
Luke Skywalker & Princess Leia
Queen Amidala, R2-D2 & C-3PO
Stormtrooper & Darth Vader
Chewbacca Plush
Darth Vader Plush
Princess Leia Plush
Stormtrooper Plush

Galactic heroes
ROTS wave two

Unleashed
Vader ROTS
Yoda/Palpy (so I can cancel my Amazon order)

Master Replicas
Anakin FX saber
LUke ROTJ FX saber ::)
Shock Trooper Helmet ::)

Lego
Y-wing vs Tie Fighter

Bust Ups
Chewbacca from Borders exclusive

That should about do it, pm me here or Morgbug@hotmail.com if that suits you better.


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JD Sports Forum! / What was LeBron thinking...
« on: May 17, 2005, 04:25 PM »
A parallel thread to one currently over at spawn.com I'm involved with.  Just curious what you guys think of LeBron James fires agent, hires high school friends to handle financial aspects. 

I'd suggest it's not a particularly bright move. 

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Other Toy Lines / Family Guy toys
« on: May 16, 2005, 10:22 AM »
another from AFX click here for a chuckle  I like the show and its irreverance.  Just don't find the toys around here though. 

Do we already have a thread for this?

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Other Collectibles / ROTS 7-11 Promos
« on: May 1, 2005, 09:49 PM »
Slurpees have shown up and the cups are pretty nice. :)  Some nice display pieces are popping up at lots of stores for many different items, so I'll see if the C3 charm can't work a little at home :P

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So, stand in line much?  Like to get back some of your time and effort? 

Oh sure, they jacked the price $5 and you have to pay shipping, but really, wouldn't this have been easier >:(

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