That Dewback is really
nicely painted, although there is no way that I would pay more than $10 for it, $25 including the figures
I agree with some of the previous posts - selling your customs on eBay is not a horrible thing, however I fail to see the need/want to buy a custom figure on eBay. We are all
capable of making comparative pieces to what is being sold on eBay; sure it might not be as detailed or the paint job might be a bit sloppier, but the fact that we
made it for ourselves easily makes up for any shortcomings, in my opinion.
Free market economy, blah blah blah, I know: if somebody buys it, then that means that there is a demand for it. Somehow that legitimizes the customizer selling his half-assed "custom clones" for exhorbitant amounts of $$$. Maybe I'm being too
much of a jackass about this (wouldn't be the first time in my life
), but there doesn't seem to be any integrity
in the seller trying to push out his half-assed custom creations.
In my opinion, there is a huge
difference between selling off some of your older customs or putting up a few customs in an "emergency" to get some quick cash, but the fact that most of the "custom clones" are done by people who are obviously
pumping these out just to make a buck really irks me.
They are not that much better than scalpers, in my opinion. Sure, they are not selling "hard to find" retail pieces, however they are not really adding anything to the hobby. These people do not post on our forums, they do not help out fellow customizers with advice, they are very full of themselves (just read those friggin' descriptions
), and they are not
creating new customs. They just mimic each other by seeing what sells for big bucks, and then they bottom level the custom to a crappy repainted #6 clone and try to pass it off as a "Republic Commando" for $100.
In my books it would be entirely different if they shared their techniques on forums or other means, instead of just leeching off of the collecting community.
I guess it's fairly obvious that I am cranky from lack of sleep
, maybe I came off as a bit harsh...
Thanks a lot bjardkerr