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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?

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.

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?

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.


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.

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+.

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.

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.

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

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!!

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: November 29, 2014, 11:44 PM »
I've always been able to put the OT in a bubble surrounded by an invincible force field that can't be touched by anything else that has the Star Wars name on it. To me nothing can detract from them. That's partly why I'm able to be a big EU fan. And as bad as the prequels were and as low (relative to the OT, not the PT) my hopes are for the whore Disney's trilogy, I'm nothing but excited. It's more SW. I'm always happy to throw a little negativity out there, but this next year can't go by fast enough.

Though if soccer is a part of the new movies then all bets are off..........  ;)

My "problem" continues!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2014
« on: November 26, 2014, 07:08 AM »
I agree, it will be fun to watch all those rainbow-arcing downfield touchdowns he will be catching next year from RG3. Between him, Garcon, and Jordan Reed, that is going to be one dynamic passing offense.  ;D

Dan hasn't done anything to f this team up in quite awhile. You can thank the Shamahans for the car wreck that was last season.  The team now is a lot closer to 2012 than 2013.

This is douch-y but can't help myself......

Hahahahahahahahahaha.... nearly pissed my pants

Other Collectibles / Re: Bandai Movie Realization Samurai Star Wars
« on: November 24, 2014, 03:53 PM »
Seems virtually impossible that Star Wars combined with Samurai couldn't be awesome.

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