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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 6, 2015, 03:22 PM »
Not too exciting, but upgraded my Snowspeeder and Imperial Troop Transport to complete versions from a local toy/comic store.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: January 5, 2015, 09:28 PM »
6" custom Tzizvvt. Couldn't help myself.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: January 4, 2015, 11:34 PM »
My contact with ebay was a phone call in this case. The guy just didn't tell me much more than "he would pass it on to "violations" and the seller would be banned if they found evidence of shill bidding".

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: January 3, 2015, 10:06 PM »
8 days later and I've heard nothing from ebay.

Has anyone else out there who has had to deal with a dispute/problem/etc. on ebay; a) had to wait this long to hear back? or b) and this is more what I'm wondering, ever had to deal with a situation where the other party didn't know you were questioning something (I've had issues where I had to get ebay involved because I never received my item, but that was always just through messages not a phone call and obviously the seller was aware) where ebay decided against you and then never let you know? In other words I'm wondering if ebay will ONLY contact me if they decide they can prove shill bidding? If they decide against me would they not let me know?

It's frustrating that I'm not sure if they are still investigating or if they are done looking into it and decided for the seller so I just get to wonder for eternity.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: December 26, 2014, 11:55 PM »
Received the item today. Glad I own it.

That being said I called eBay. The guy I talked to said it would be passed on to the "violations" department or whatever it was called. I would like my $9.50 back (first auction had a legit bid at $4 over starting price), but even if I don't get money back I want this a-hole banned from eBay. I'll keep ya updated (even if you don't care  ;))

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: December 24, 2014, 03:00 PM »
This was the first item he has sold on ebay. 15 feedback as buyer. I wonder if he'd refund me anything if I called him out. Or if I should go to eBay first?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: December 24, 2014, 02:16 PM »
I did pay. It's been shipped. I decided that against "my principles" I wanted the toy enough to just pay, get it and then decide if I want to do anything after the fact. That may hurt me in the long run, but again I wanted the item.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: December 24, 2014, 12:31 PM »
You got played.

I agree. Any thoughts on feedback etiquette? Too circumstantial to say something/bad feedback? Do I give him no feedback as my recourse? Not that that is a hefty penalty. Contact ebay?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: December 24, 2014, 12:27 PM »
I may be looking for something where there isn't anything. I won't say more, but just wonder if anyone else sees any red flags here.

Custom SW Toy on ebay.
I open the bidding and then eventually maxed my bid at $15 more than opening bid.
A couple bidders with ebay history bid at the early stage but go away.
Towards the end a new bidder with zero feedback comes in and bids me up a few times until he outbids me.
I lose the auction to that zero fb bidder.
Same day/next day the same item is back up for auction from original seller.
I'm thinking he made more than one.
So I bid same way again.
Again towards the end a different from the first time bidder with zero feedback high bids to $14 above the starting price and I win the item for my top bid.

Thoughts?.............

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: December 17, 2014, 11:21 AM »
This is over simplified, but.....
All three LOTR books are masterpieces.
The Hobbit is "only" great.
So just by math The Hobbit movie wouldn't have been as good if it had been one movie let alone made into three movies that are all diluted from the book material and then also crammed full of other sources to make them 2+ hours. So I think we got what was to be expected from the Hobbit trilogy of movies.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Modern Vintage Repros and Bootlegs
« on: December 11, 2014, 06:29 PM »
I was watching those auctions. Explains where they went. Nice! He is selling another of the droid I wouldn't even try to reproduce because it'd be too difficult. I really want it but cant bring myself to spend $45+.

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Thanks Jesse. That makes sense. If I had taken a moment to think about the color of the plastic it should have been obvious they weren't production rejects.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bond, James Bond
« on: December 4, 2014, 09:32 PM »
But Christoph Waltz as a Bond villain = MEGA-awesome.  :)

That's awesome. I think his performances in "Inglorious Bastards" and "Django Unchained" are about as good as it gets this century.

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Don't know if there's a better thread for this, but I won both of these on ebay (still don't have them in hand). Seller lists them as prototype, I'm leaning more towards they are just figures that didn't make it through the whole production process. Even with shipping from Hong Kong the total was less than $10 so either way they are neat little additions to my collection. Anyway, does anyone know a good way to tell the difference? Neither has a COO or date on them. Thanks




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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 1, 2014, 01:06 AM »
Sad. Knew someone had to go. Didn't see it being her. Loved Rick running over the cop at the beginning. I liked the twist that it didn't turn into a blood bath at the end.

On Talking Dead Kirkman mentioned one of the characters we'll see in the second half of the season. If that means we will also get some of the other characters that show up with him about the same time in the comics then God please fast forward December and January!!

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