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I saw the local Walmart dropped their clearance price on the Vulture Droid and Dewback to $16. Still had a few of each left...

Ebay sellers!

Ebay sellers that make their shipping free but send things that are not magazines or books as media mail because its cheaper. The post office opens up packages and turns it into COD!

In fairness, this could be unintentional. I have been selling for awhile now and only found out about that a couple of weeks ago. I can't tell you how many toys I have received that were shipped media mail. I always assumed it was just a "class" of mail like 3rd class, 4th class, etc. I never knew you were actually restricted to only sending printed materials like this.

The guy at the PO told mke there has been a surge in the abuse of this shipping method, so they have started actively scanning/X-raying packages to verify the contents. I don't see why they wouldn't just return to sender in that scenario though. Why pass the expense on to someone who was blameless to begin with?

I send everything parcel post now, it's more expensive but less risky.

RE: categories, I have seen some threads over at RS ranting about this but didn't care to read the particulars. What exactly did they change? The Clone Wars category seems the same. To me this doesn't seem like a big deal because searching by category is a very inefficient method and I don't think most buyers do that. You're much better off searching on the specific item name.

Maybe some people just like to browse though, I don't know. My ebaying is always very target-specific.

Joe Defender / Re: Look at what I just got or have thread
« on: May 5, 2012, 10:58 PM »
I bought this last night too...seemed like a good investment. Was the only figure they had on the pegs at Walgreen's.

"My man MCA's got a beard like a billy goat"

RIP brother, you were one of the good ones.

Yeah, the dots are definitely improved. Much more well defined now. I couldn't see any difference with the belt comparing it side-by-side with my loose one released last year. Maybe it is something subtle.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: May 4, 2012, 08:46 AM »
"Mansquito" FTW!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« on: May 3, 2012, 11:06 AM »
I sat down to watch one hockey game last night and sat through almost two instead. And nothing to show for it.  :-[

I don't see how any team comes back from a crushing 3 OT loss like that. That was horrifically brutal and emotionally draining.

At least Ovi had a good view of the winning goal...FROM THE BENCH.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: May 3, 2012, 11:03 AM »
Is Fringe getting cancelled? I actually enjoy it, i hope that it isnt.

FYI, Fringe was officially renewed for a final, 13 episode season that should provide complete closure and no crappy, pseudo-religious explanations like LOST and BSG.  ::)

Great news, Fox did pretty right by this show when all is said and done. Glad they will get the proper send-off they deserve.

Happy endings for all, and no deaths, please! (Except Robert Jones and William Bell 2.0)  ;D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« on: May 3, 2012, 10:59 AM »
First Official Stills of The Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man

Wow, the comments on that page make the RS posters seem enlightened by comparison. Eesh.

At least he's got his lab coat!

Sounds like Junior Seau committed suicide. Don't know how "confirmed" that is.

Hooooly crap. Wow.

Gonna have to look hard at that concussion related syndrome. Seems like there has been a recent spike in these tragedies with former players.

Seemed like a good guy, sorry to hear that.

Yeah, Target has really become a complete non-factor, it's as if they've abandoned the SW line completely. I know some people have reported finding the DS Wave figures there, but all the stores around here, and there are at least 10-12, have not restocked with anything new since January. It's pathetic.

When K-Mart is a better option for new SW figures than Target, you know something's wrong.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman - The Dark Knight Rises
« on: May 1, 2012, 11:33 AM »
All you Marvel guys can have your little Avenger movie, but this is my MUST SEE summer movie.  Your team may have a Hulk, but mine has the GD Batman. :)

Your Team may have a Super Hero with no actual super powers (  ;) ), but our Team has a Scarlett Johannson and she pwns Hathaway.


There is one about five miles from my house. I never go there though. Too much like a thrift store.

Oh man, if you think K-Mart is bad, don't ever stop foot in a Rose's. That place makes K-Mart look like Shangrila.

I left the RFT on the pegs yesterday not realizing this was a variant too. I guess I will head back over lunch today and see if he's still there.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: April 30, 2012, 05:12 PM »

Picked up the following at K-Mart over lunch:

Kithaba - Brown Headband
Dr Evazan - Non-Pink Scar
Gamorrean Guard
Logray - New Variant
Barriss Offee - New Variant
Bespin Han - New variant

No sign of Aayla, Skeletor, or Wedge.  :(

This store has sucked so badly for so long I almost fell over when I saw new stuff on the pegs. The only reason I even stopped there was that report on JTA's front page. Even so, it was a freaking nightmare getting out of there...all the registers went down for literally about 20 minutes and I just knew if I bailed I would regret it so I stuck it out. Ugh.

Still, new stuff...mmm.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: April 30, 2012, 09:31 AM »
Picked up the Euro-only 3-pack Set # 1 of 3 (Lt. Thire, Yoda, Destroyer Droid) off eBay - the elusive English language version.

Now I just need # 2 of 3 for a complete set.

What are these?  Repacks?

Yep, they are all straight repacks of previously carded figures. Nothing really compelling there, I just like picking up foreign exclusives.

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