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Title: Customs for Disaster Relief Project
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 9, 2005, 07:34 PM
Like a lot of us, I've been watching the hurricane devastation in New Orleans, and have donated what I could to help the people of Louisiana.  However, I was thinking today (a dangerous pasttime, I know) that we have a hurricane victim right here in our little customizing community...our own Darth Ennis.

So what occurred to me is, what if we each made a custom figure and auctioned it on E-Bay, the proceeds of which we would then donate to Darth Ennis to help him and his family in the long road to recovery?

It might not seem like much, but with all the talented customizers we have here, we should be able to raise at least a few hundred dollars. I've not sold much on E-Bay, but AEseven's work alone usually nets over $100...imagine if we ALL participated? Every little bit helps, and we'd be helping one of our own.

What do you guys think?

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Smartypants1635 on September 9, 2005, 07:41 PM
man thats a good i dea but im not aloud to use ebay (censored) mother wont let me buy or sell on it ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
 sorry i cant help, id love to though , but my school during chapel on wed. are taking offering for the people in new orleans so i guess im helping
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on September 9, 2005, 08:34 PM
It's a very nice idea.  I've only sold two customs on ebay, and neither went for too much, but I would be happy to participate.

At the very least, we could all send him something like some custom fodder.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Smartypants1635 on September 9, 2005, 08:49 PM
my mom wont let me send to "strangers" ::) hah technically i shouldnt be talking here or ffurg ;D
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ner_vod on September 9, 2005, 09:03 PM
y? how old r u nyway?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Smartypants1635 on September 9, 2005, 09:23 PM
14 but shes way over protective
 ::) and im in my freshman year im not a kid mother ::) :'(
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ner_vod on September 9, 2005, 09:42 PM
im 13 and my mom is also overprotective. But mostly overprotective of something happening to her creditcard.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: ThePerennial on September 9, 2005, 09:51 PM
I'm not allowed to use e-bay either; not cause I'm15 but because I don't have a credit card yet. If I made a custom and sent it to someone on the customizing forums, would any of you be willing to e-bay it off for me?

 BTW, DD: GREAT idea!
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Jediknight760071 on September 9, 2005, 11:01 PM
I'd love to sell a custom, but I'm afraid no one would bid on something I'd create. They're not complex or good looking most of the time. I'd rather just help out Ennis any way I can.

Let me see what I can cook up though.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Famine on September 9, 2005, 11:10 PM
This is a good idea. If I can help somehow, advertising the auction, or even contributing parts, or aquiring paints or sculpy, please let me know.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jedistyle on September 9, 2005, 11:12 PM
i've sold my customs on ebay before and they usually go for about $30-$40, which isn't much but i'd be glad to participate in this! i'll wait to hear if you come up with anything for sure, like when and how. lmk.

erik
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 10, 2005, 12:27 AM
It seems like the only thing that sells well on ebay is custom clones. No other character seems to sell very well.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: tykrazen on September 10, 2005, 08:38 AM
I had a 501st clone I planned to post for the Red Cross, but I'll gladly do it for his family instead.  Count me in.

Should we make some standard language for all the auctions for Darth Ennis?  (1) To add some validity to what we are doing and (2)To better identify the auctions for people who know Ennis and want to help?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Smartypants1635 on September 10, 2005, 08:59 AM
what about TND on ffurg forums he lived in orleans to ???another fellow customizer in need
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on September 10, 2005, 10:28 AM
I think I can do this as well, I'll see if I have a custom worth selling on eBay, if not, I might have to make one. 
I agree with tykrazen, we definitely need some sort of uniform item description.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: ThePerennial on September 10, 2005, 11:54 AM
This is a good idea. If I can help somehow, advertising the auction, or even contributing parts, or aquiring paints or sculpy, please let me know.

Kevin

 Well, I can make customs, but I don't have an e-bay account. Could it be possible for me to send you a custom of mine for you to sell on e-bay on my behalf?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth_Ennis on September 10, 2005, 12:10 PM
I just happened upon this thread by accident, I'm not really sure what to say, but thank you. It is really a good feeling to know that there are people that care about you. It actually took me a little while to respond because I was completely blown away. Even if this doesn't come to pass, I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart just for even thinking about me.

I still dont really know how much damage was done to my home, when we went down there they wouldnt let me go down the long stretch of road to get to my apartment because there were too many downed tree limbs and power lines. They said it was too dangerous to go any further until they could clean it up a little. But my car was unharmed.

As of about 12:00 today I should be on the road to Gatlinberg Tennessee where my roomate has been relocated. One way or another I'll get back in touch as soon as i can.

 I have a custom clone that I made that I would be glad to put up. In rather poor taste I named him Commander Hurricane. If I can send it to one of you once I get settled, Id be happy to donate him.

BTW because of UNO being off line,my email is not working. I got a new homail  account, and the addy is as follows.

Darth_Ennis@hotmail.com if anyone wants to drop me a line.

Once again, Thank you, all of you.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Famine on September 10, 2005, 01:01 PM
I just happened upon this thread by accident, I'm not really sure what to say, but thank you. It is really a good feeling to know that there are people that care about you. It actually took me a little while to respond because I was completely blown away. Even if this doesn't come to pass, I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart just for even thinking about me.


As of about 12:00 today I should be on the road to Gatlinberg Tennessee where my roomate has been relocated.

Good city to be relocated to, I tell you what. Tons to do! Car shows all the time along the "strip" as it were. The coolest thing about Gatlinberg is either the Smokey Mountain Winery, or The Ripleys Aquarium. They have an underground tredmill tunnel through the aquarium and it's one of the coolest things I've ever been to. :)

We just like to help. :)

How will this go down? Are we consolidating all the customs into one uniform action, or what?

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: ThePerennial on September 10, 2005, 01:16 PM
I think it'd be best if the customs were sold on e-bay separately rather than as a bundle. The way I see it, we could get more money for the relief effort that way.

 And, Dartyh Ennis, it's good to hear you're safe and being relocated!
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Smartypants1635 on September 10, 2005, 02:16 PM
well if your cars ok your apartment probably is to so thats great to hear ennis.
sorry i cant help out with the customs on ebay to help you directly but i am donating money every wed to the hurricane fund our school set up. 15$ isnt much but it helps

best regards still praying for u , cant wait to see com. hurricane

SP1635
Title: Sorry for posting so late
Post by: Tijuanajedi on September 10, 2005, 08:27 PM
Hey guys,

Sorry for posting so late, I actually have bussines partners in Louisiana (Monroe to be exact and they are a lot of good people tah need help)

Ennis I hope you see this so you can send me  a mail and I will be happy to help out with what I can, its good to hear you are OK, and hopefully you can salvage some of your belongings, I was a victim of el NINO back in the early 90's and we lost everything, my house was like an aquarium and all I had left was literally the clothes on my back, we live in Mexico so no homeowners insurance or nothing, Hard Work, Help from Family, Friends & God got us back on our feet, please contact me at sanchezobg@yahoo.com and I will be glad to help.

 8)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 10, 2005, 09:18 PM
Glad to see so many people interested in helping! The sense of community on this board is really great; that's the reason it's my favorite online community.

I figure we can do custom clones or custom Jedi; those seem to be the figures that net the most cash. I'll write up some common verbiage that we'll post in each auction; maybe it would be good for one person to be sent the figures, and then post each auction individually and be responsible for sending them to buyers. The payments can then be paypalled directly to Darth Ennis.

What do you guys think?

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on September 11, 2005, 01:47 AM
I'll donate my Aqua Clone, if you think it'll sell. 

I think we should send the customs for donation to DD, since I'm sure he's got a lot of Ebayers that check to see what he sells. 

DD, if that's cool with you, pm me your address and I'll ship it asap.

B
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 11, 2005, 02:36 AM
The payments can then be paypalled directly to Darth Ennis.

What do you guys think?

That would work, as long as he can get online to let people know when the payments have been received and cleared so that figures could be shipped out. I think it might be better to have 1 person gather up all the figures and then post them, and collect all the money. After all the auctions have ended, that person could just send him a check/money order or paypal him - although I'm not sure paypal is really the way to go, since they charge you to accept payments (I think, I don't accept paypal so I'm not 100% positive). I also think that the person who does this should take a few $$ out of the end prices just to cover the ebay fees and shipping - they can add up in a hurry  ;)

It would also be great if we could somehow get some exposure on some of the Star Wars Collecting sites. Obviously, we can post a blurb on our front page here, but it would be great if some of the other sites would do the same. I'm guessing that StarWars.com would be out of the question though  :P

Oh, and I guess that you can count me in as well. Now, the question is what do I want to part with?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ryan on September 11, 2005, 03:03 AM
I'll take all the customs and throw them up on E-bay. I think I'll make a clone of some kind to put up there as well.

I really don't Ebay much though so i'm not sure if I have enough feedback to get really good results, I have no negatives but I'm not sure if I have any positives either.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Kit Fisto on September 11, 2005, 05:41 AM
DAMN! Why did I read this thread so late?

I want in as well. I'll see what I can come up with or have to sell.

Wouldn't it be interesting to make a "template" auction that we can copy en modify for our own custom?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 11, 2005, 09:11 PM
There's still plenty of time to get in on this, don't worry.

I spoke with red5sixx, and he has agreed to auction the figures and cover the E-Bay costs. He has 100% positive feedback well into the thousands, and as part of that feedback, will probably get more for the figures than anyone else would.

Bjardkerr- I think your Aqua Clone would be awesome. I'm thinking of selling my custom Alpha with removable helmet.

Do we need to set a deadline on this? How about September 30th?

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 11, 2005, 09:59 PM
We might have to actually contact ebay and let them know what is going on... I'm sure there were hundreds of people who conducted "charity" auctions for Katrina victims, just like the thousands who conducted "charity" auctions for 9/11. Ebay might just shut down any auction that states it's for charity if it's not "officially sanctioned" - just something to think about.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on September 11, 2005, 11:03 PM
K, I agree DD, let's have red5sixx auction the figures, since he probably gets tons of page views. 

I think the Sept. 30th deadline should be for having the figure in yours or your friend's hands.  That way he can list it and get it done by October 2nd. Then the proceeds could go to the beneficiaries as fast as possible.  I can ship my clone by the 18th to wherever, so send me a PM.  If we could expedite things by just donating figures already made, that might be better.  That way, the beneficiaries could get the help faster.

Jokabofe has a point:  If ebay has indeed terminated charity auctions for possible fraudulent causes, we need to cover our bases.  We would need to get all applicable info for the recipient(s) and call ebay to let them know a) we're auctioning stuff for charity, and b) whom exactly it goes to.  Maybe they have a standard process for handling such things.  Jokabofe, will you be the point-man on this?  I know Ennis is a beneficiary, but is there anybody else this is for?  We'd need their contact info, Paypal email, physical address (or PO if they can't get home), etc. 

Of course Red5sixx would keep a portion of the money to cover expenses, etc., as previously mentioned.

Concur with all, none, or some of the proposal?  Let's get this figured out ASAP for obvious reasons.

B

Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 11, 2005, 11:57 PM
Jokabofe, will you be the point-man on this?

I'll see if I can contact someone at ebay's customer service and see what they say.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 12, 2005, 02:23 AM
Excellent...we'll make September 30th the deadline for mailing out your figures to me...then I'll take the pictures and Red5sixx can get them up on E-Bay.

Jokabofe: Appreciate your looking in to the E-Bay aspect of this.

Anyone who's joining us on this, thank you. PM me so I can give you my address.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 12, 2005, 09:20 AM
Well, here's the email I sent them:

Quote
Along with a few others, I help to run a Star Wars Fansite (www.jedidefender.com). Some of the forum members and I are looking to do some auctions for another forum member who lives in New Orleans, and we want to label them as "Hurricane Katrina Charity Auctions" - is this allowed? I know that there must be hundreds of "charity" auctions right now with people taking advantage of that label, but we are for real and I don't want ebay taking our auctions down. Can you please let me know if we would be able to post these auctions and state that all the monies collected are going to a specific person to help them recover from Hurrican Katrina? Thank you.

Now the question is, how do we sell "Custom" figures without ebay taking us down because of the LFL issue? I know that many auctions for custom figures have been removed by ebay over the years, but I didn't want to get into that with my initial email to customer service. I guess we'll see where this takes us first.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 12, 2005, 09:29 AM
With all the custom clones that have been on there recently, LFL has been pretty lax in taking down auctions. They seem to take down the guys that have multple auctions for the same figure.

Another idea might be to make a matching contribution for whatever amount your auction ends at.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on September 12, 2005, 10:30 AM
I think the idea of either sending them all to DD would be fine.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Glassman6 on September 12, 2005, 11:05 AM
Or why not one big aution?  Or two or three with multiple figures?

THose might do better?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on September 12, 2005, 01:24 PM
Maybe if we could figure out what everybody is going to send to DD, then we would have a better idea of how to do the auction (group the clones, droids, jedi etc into their own auctions, or just have individual auctions for every piece). 
I'm not sure what type of custom to send in, I might do another Rocket Clone if I have the time.  If it's getting too close to the deadline to send in the figures, I might send in a custom that I have already made.

Do we even need to classify the auction as a charity?  What would be the difference between notifying eBay that we will be donating the proceeds to a victim of the Hurricane and just having Red5Sixx send Darth Ennis the $$$?  (I'm asking because I honestly don't know, not to be difficult ;)).  Does eBay waive the fees if it's a charity auction?  Does this count as a charity auction?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 12, 2005, 02:42 PM
Gregorbian makes a good point. I think we could just post the auction as a regular auction, but maybe in the description mention that the proceeds are going to go to a friend devastated by Katrina. I don't think E-Bay can get fussy about that...but you never know.

I don't think LFL will take down the auction... for one, like Phruby said, they've been really lax lately...and two, they'd look like douchebags taking down auctions where we're trying to help out a friend affected by Katrina.

I'll even post a link to this thread in the auction, in case anyone wants to check out the veracity of our claims.

I guess the only real question left is...what figure does everyone want to donate?

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 12, 2005, 03:20 PM
My only thinking behind that idea of posting auctions as being for charity is that sometimes people are willing to spend a little more money on stuff when it's going to a cause instead of going into someone's pockets, so to speak. I'm sure we've all seen stuff being auctioned off for charity that sells for well over and above what an item would regularly sell for.

I'm not saying that these figures are going to be fetching $1000 if we label as "charity" - but it might not hurt.

Either way, I'm fine with whatever. Just a thought.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 12, 2005, 05:39 PM
That's a good ppint, jokebofe...well, we have a little time to decide this as we await E-Bay's response.


-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 12, 2005, 10:17 PM
Well, from everything that I have been reading on ebay about this, it looks like we really can't list items as being for "Hurricane Katrina Charity" in the title, but I'm not sure if we can just mention in the listing itself that all proceeds from the sale of this item will be going to a victim of Hurricane Katrina or something to that extent.

Again, I just see that alot of the auctions that are listed as being for charity often go for more money than the items would regularly sell for, so I'd love to be able to tag these items as such. But it looks like it won't happen.

Now, if we can get some of the collecting sites on board for this - obviously here, RebelScum, Galactic Hunter, TheForce.net, etc. etc. we might not even have to worry about it. If we can get them to post news tidbits on the main page with links to the acutal auctions, that might drive more traffic to check out the items, and hopefully drive the final prices up.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth_Ennis on September 14, 2005, 02:14 PM
Hey everyone, I am currently  Gatlinberg Tennessee. Ive been set up with a local Library so hopefuly I can communicate a little better. You are all being very generous, but I have no problem with sharing. There are probably several more people that could use this as well. You acn look in the Louisiana listing on the area reports section on RS. I set up a hurricane roll call thread a couple of days after the hurricane hit, several people responded, so if you wish you can put their names as well. there could be people hit worse than me, I still dont know.

Ironicly, September 30th is my birthday, thats kind of weird. ;D

I am in good spirits here, I snagged me a temporary job, and my roommates company put us up in som pretty sweet digs for the next month if neccessary. This place is much sweeter than my apartment back home, Im actually going to miss it when I leave. But who knows I may end up staying here, this place is nice.

My email is still the same Darth-Ennis@hotmail.com if anyone wants to drop me a line.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 14, 2005, 10:40 PM
I think jokabofe is on to something here. We don't need ebay to raise money. JD and the other star wars sites could run auctions on custom figures, exclusives and other toys from their main pages. Members could donate items to be auctioned off.

This could be a friendly competition among all the star wars sites to raise bids. Since this is charity work by the site staffs, 100% of the winning bids would go to the red cross to help everybody.

I could see daily totals saying that Jedi Defender is ahead on their auctions by $2500 over RebelScum. All together they raised $54000. You know how much Wise likes to be numero Uno so he would spam his forum members with email to bid on his auctions. But at least the spamming would be for something good instead of TRU advertisments.

This seems to be the most effective way to get the most money donated to help the most people. 
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: darth_ripley on September 15, 2005, 01:19 PM
Phruby and jokabofe that's a great idea. i would be more than happy to "advertise" the auctions on Yakface.com. i know auctions in the past that i have showed links to get easily over 1000 looks and plenty of bids. i haven't been able to post my normal Bounty Hunting articles that spotlight ebay auctions like i used to for many personal reasons, but i would be more than happy to help anyway i can for a worthy cause.

Keri
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 15, 2005, 07:19 PM
Well, here is the response I got from ebay:

Quote

Thank you for taking the time to write eBay Customer Support with your
question.  I understand your concerns and will be happy to explain.

Please remember if you fundraise on eBay, your auctions must comply with
our charity listing policy.  For more information, please visit us at:

http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/fundraising.html

Unfortunately,  there isn't a way to revise an auction and make it an
eBay Giving Works listing at this time.  You can only designate a
listing a charity auction when you first submit your auction.  If you
wish it to be an eBay Giving Works auction, you will need to end the
auction early and relist it.  I apologize for any inconvenience this
causes you.

In the "Pictures and Details" section of the Sell Your Item form on
eBay, you will be asked whether you would like to donate a percentage of
your listing's final sale price to a nonprofit. Click the "Add" link to
select a nonprofit beneficiary and to designate your donation percentage
(10%100%). Once you have made your selections, complete the Sell Your
Item form and submit your listing. Be sure to select PayPal or a credit
card as one of the buyer payment options.

Note: If you have not registered with MissionFish, you will be prompted
to create a MissionFish account to proceed with the listing. You will
need to provide your credit card information to guarantee payment of
your donation, and you must consent to terms in the MissionFish User
Agreement. You will only have to complete this registration process
once.

All of our charity auctions and fundraising efforts are handled by
Missionfish.  For the best assistance with your charity questions,
please contact Missionfish Customer Support at:

http://www.missionfish.org/Help/contactus.jsp

I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help.  Good luck in all your eBay
activities and thank you for using eBay.

So it looks like whoever is going to list the items for sale will have to fill out all kinds of stuff to make it "official". Personally, I say screw that, let's just advertise them on the major SW fansites as being auctions helping fellow forum members. I can see that we've got the support of Yakface.com (thanks Keri  :) ) and obviously I can pimp these on our main page here at Jedidefender.com - now we just have to see if those "other" sites can put aside their differences - with us and every other collecting site out there - and just pull together for a good cause. Will they? Can they? Who knows.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on September 15, 2005, 07:59 PM
How would that (having the Star Wars Collecting sites host the auction) work?  Would people just submit bids via e-mail?  I don't really follow...
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 15, 2005, 08:11 PM
Actually, Master_Phruby kinda misunderstood what I meant. I didn't mean to have the SW fansites host the auctions, just to put them on the front pages with links, telling fans and visitors that the auctions were for disaster relief. We wouldn't have to post it "officially" at ebay this way, but people would still know that they were. That's what I meant.

Although, I'm sure that we could always do just what Phruby is suggesting - just have people email in a bid on a figure, and then the highest bid would win. Kinda the same thing that ebay does. We just wouldn't get as much exposure that way, I think.

We'd be better off making a page that explains what we are doing and just putting a link inside of each auction, showing the visitors/potential bidders what the idea is behind this whole thing.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on September 15, 2005, 08:35 PM
I second that Jokabofe.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on September 15, 2005, 08:46 PM
I see what you're saying jokabofe.  I think that is a good idea and I agree that more people would see the auction if we put it up on eBay and at various collecting sites. 
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 16, 2005, 09:52 AM
The only problem with ebay is that we have to pay the fees on the auctions. I'd like to see 100% of the winning bid go to the red cross instead of just 90%. That is why I suggested we do the auctions ourselves.  I sure someone could come up with a page that could track bids. There is probably web software out there that can manage auctions for a web site.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 16, 2005, 12:47 PM
The only problem with ebay is that we have to pay the fees on the auctions. I'd like to see 100% of the winning bid go to the red cross instead of just 90%.

OK, now I'm a little lost... are we donating this money to the Red Cross or are we giving it to Darth_Ennis? If it's just to the Red Cross in general, it can be done through ebay by following the directions I posted above.

If we want to give the proceeds to one particular person, we'll have to work some other arrangements out. I was under the impression that this was what we wanted to do...   ???
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 16, 2005, 12:57 PM
I just expanded your suggestion into something bigger than just helping one person with a couple of auctions advertised on the front page here.

I'm thinking more along the lines of Star Wars Customizing-AID spread out over multiple fan web sites. Each site would have its members donate items to bid on. The site that donates the most money to the red cross gets the bragging rights.

Just something bigger to help even more people.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 19, 2005, 07:25 PM
Well, I think I'm going to "test the waters" with this idea, so to speak. I'm going to post an auction later tonight for one of my custom figures, and when posting it I'm going to click on the "Donate 100% of proceeds to charity" and select the American Red Cross/Hurricane Katrina Relief fund as the recipient of my donation. The only thing I don't like about this is that I need to put my credit card information in, and they will basically charge my card for the amount of the auction end price... meaning if I don't get paid, I'm gonna end up donating the money out of my own pocket... something I really can't afford to do at the moment. Especially since this is a check card that I use, connected to my bank account...

But, I guess we'll see what happens. I'm going to post a blurb about it on the front page here with a link to the auction, and then I'm going to email all the other websites about it, with a link to the auction, and we'll see if they post it on their front pages as well. Keep an eye out for it  ;)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 19, 2005, 08:34 PM
Phruby- Red5sixx already said he would cover the E-Bay fees, as his part of the donation for Darth Ennis.

So are we ready to do this? Does everyone have a custom ready?

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on September 19, 2005, 10:57 PM
Consider me in, though I don't know what I will donate... DD, if you want to PM me your address I will get something mailed to you.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 19, 2005, 11:48 PM
Well, I posted my auction this evening... I'm going to post it on the front page, as well as sending and email to as many of the other Star Wars Collecting sites that I can, and hope that they will all post it on their front page as well.

Super Articulated Red ARC Trooper (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6000809018)

If you know of any sites that would be interested in posting some of the listings, feel free to either send them here to this thread to read about it, or have them contact someone that has been posting here.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 20, 2005, 12:10 AM
Here's the list of sites that I've emailed about this:

Rebelscum
Galactic Hunter
TheForce.net
Yakface.com
FFURG
NiubNiub's Universe
thejawa.com

Any others you can suggest? I'm sure there are a ton more than this out there... I just don't know too many.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: ThePerennial on September 20, 2005, 12:27 AM
Count me in as well! Just PM me on the address and I'll send something ASAP!

 I have no idea what to send yet, but I'll send something :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 20, 2005, 09:37 AM
It would be interesting to see which ones post it and who ignores it.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Jeff on September 20, 2005, 12:00 PM
But, I guess we'll see what happens. I'm going to post a blurb about it on the front page here with a link to the auction, and then I'm going to email all the other websites about it, with a link to the auction, and we'll see if they post it on their front pages as well. Keep an eye out for it  ;)

Consider the bidding underway... I always wanted a nice weathered custom figure! ;)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on September 20, 2005, 12:29 PM
Looks like good 'ol www.yakface.com posted it!  Always one of my favorite sites, and the first place I started chatting online back around 97 or so when I met some great people like Landothescoundrel, Dimetrodon, Jedirhino, Gatillo, etc.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 20, 2005, 01:04 PM
What about SirSteve's Guide? Not that I go there anymore. Way too commerical.

It seems like Dan Curto's Customizing Alliance should run this. I know it doesn't get alot of traffic but it seems like it should be part of it.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 20, 2005, 01:13 PM
I'll try and send it to SSG later on this evening... looks like Yakface is the only one to post it so far. I guess the other sites just don't care, since I see that they have posted other "news" since I emailed them last night  ::)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 20, 2005, 01:14 PM
Oops, I take it back... thejawa.com also hooked us up with a link to the auction. Thanks guys  ;D
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on September 20, 2005, 01:21 PM
PHRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUBEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!   >:(

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 20, 2005, 01:28 PM
Stop outbidding me!  ;D
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on September 20, 2005, 01:31 PM
 ;D ;D
Title: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 20, 2005, 01:35 PM
Following jokabofe lead, I would like to donate one of my custom figures to this cause. The question is which one should I donate? Please suggest which one I should put up for auction.

Master Phruby's Custom Creations (http://mysite.verizon.net/res0h93r/)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Jeff on September 20, 2005, 01:42 PM
Well, I wasn't the high bidder for very long...  :(

Maybe I'll have to try again later.  ;D
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: tykrazen on September 20, 2005, 01:43 PM
I think the ones most likely to sell would be:

The carded R2 unit (Carded figures typically sell better)
Sha'gi (since he's a fan fav)
The Wal-Mart Clone
Gold ARC Trooper
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: Jeff on September 20, 2005, 01:48 PM
Maybe since the 2005 Holiday Figure is such a train wreck, you might get a lot of action on your set...

(http://mysite.verizon.net/res0h93r/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/santawookie.jpg.w300h328.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: CHEWIE on September 20, 2005, 02:37 PM
Clones seem to draw the most attention these days, but I am sure some people would be very interested in these -

(http://mysite.verizon.net/res0h93r/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/moncalamaridancer1.jpg)

(http://mysite.verizon.net/res0h93r/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/sithwitch.jpg.w300h297.jpg)

(http://mysite.verizon.net/res0h93r/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/kirkanos2.jpg)

But it's all relative to what you feel you can part with.   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 20, 2005, 02:59 PM
That's kind of the hard part.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Smartypants1635 on September 20, 2005, 04:50 PM
Wait till the end of the auction phruby,
thats how i do it. ;)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on September 20, 2005, 04:56 PM
I don't think we should rip any sites that don't post it, but I do think we should applaude those that do.

9 days left and this thing is already doing good.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Jeff on September 20, 2005, 04:56 PM
Wait till the end of the auction phruby,
thats how i do it. ;)

Yeah, that's how I usually do it when bidding on eBay... but since this is a for charity thing, I don't mind an early bidding war to inflate the price.  IMHO it seems a little scuzzy to snipe these auctions since they are for charity... just my $0.02 I guess.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Smartypants1635 on September 20, 2005, 05:01 PM
true, true. well its good the prices are getting high, im just saying thats normaly how i do it on anything normal, i guess i should have thought first. But now that prices are getting high it should draw attention which is extremely good
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: CHEWIE on September 20, 2005, 05:06 PM
Exactly... I am going to have a hard time parting with anything that I've made, but I'll sacrifice something.

 :P
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: MetalJedi on September 20, 2005, 06:36 PM
I think you should try one of these:

Black Hole Clone with Jetpack
Winter
Calista
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 20, 2005, 07:47 PM
I don't think we should rip any sites that don't post it, but I do think we should applaude those that do.

I wasn't planning on ripping any of the sites that don't want to help out some people that could really use the help, but I think it's really ****** of them not to post it. I mean, really... is it because of the petty jealousy that goes on between the respective sites, and how that site doesn't like our site and vice-versa? I don't want to turn this into an us-versus-them topic (again, like we need another one of those) but I just wish that some people could grow up - even for just a few days - and come together to help out a good cause. That's all I ask. After that, you can hate my and my website's guts again. It doesn't bother me at all.

Children.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on September 20, 2005, 08:24 PM
I totally agree, and it says something about the class of a site and where their morals are.  It would be great to see every site mentioned post it, but I have my doubts that they all will.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: MetalJedi on September 20, 2005, 08:44 PM
Here's the list of sites that I've emailed about this:

Rebelscum
Galactic Hunter
TheForce.net
Yakface.com
FFURG
NiubNiub's Universe
thejawa.com

Any others you can suggest? I'm sure there are a ton more than this out there... I just don't know too many.

Try sandtroopers.com. I'm pretty sure they'll put this on their site.
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: Gregorbian on September 20, 2005, 10:22 PM
I really like that Santa Chewie and Ewok elf, but it might be a bit early for a Christmas item.  I would probably vote for the Mon Calamari Dancer, although I can see you not wanting to give that one up  ;)
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 21, 2005, 01:29 AM
I like Jeff's idea of the holiday figures or Kermit:

(http://mysite.verizon.net/res0h93r/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/skyhopr.jpg.w300h400.jpg)

I'd definitely bid a few bucks on that.   8)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 21, 2005, 01:37 AM
I'll try and get in on this action too.  That ARC looks like he's been to hell and back.   8)
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: Kit Fisto on September 21, 2005, 05:35 AM
I like Jeff's idea of the holiday figures or Kermit:

(http://mysite.verizon.net/res0h93r/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/skyhopr.jpg.w300h400.jpg)

I'd definitely bid a few bucks on that.   8)

I made an allmost identical fig like this. If Phruby isn't hgoing to put this one on Ebay, I will; for the good cause of course!
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Kit Fisto on September 21, 2005, 09:40 AM
If some more auctions are up, I'll ask the Belgian Star Wars fanclub to also put up a news message + link
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 21, 2005, 09:51 AM
That particular kermit was taken apart for a refrebishment. The black hole clone trooper with jedi pack was a commissioned piece so I don't have it anymore. It would be easy enough to make a new one if I can find a clone trooper jet pack. Anyone care to donate one? I'd want to have it packaged.

The mon calamari dancer would be really hard to part with. It's not the easist figure to make. I'd be really bumed if it went for very little. The golden arc commander packaged in ROTS Target clone packaging is definately a possibility. I'd just have to change the artwork a little.

Another possibility would be to finish the walmart clone by giving him the blue vest. I could card him in the target clone packaging
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: DoctorPadawan on September 21, 2005, 09:54 AM
First of all, what you guys are doing is great.  It's times like this that the SW community really shows its heart to people who think we're all just obsessive nerds.   :)

As for the site issues, I'd actually suggest contacting non-collecting SW sites as well.  I'd be willing to bet that some of the non-TFN affiliated sites such as Jedinet or T'Bone Fender's starwarz.com would be willing to post a link, and our very own Valin Kenobi could and would probably post a link on the CloneWarz.com site.

Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 21, 2005, 10:01 AM
Ok. I'm back on top.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 21, 2005, 10:31 AM
I started a thread over at the RS customizing forum about these auctions. Hopefully it won't get taken down. I asked the moderators to pin it to the top.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: tykrazen on September 21, 2005, 10:50 AM
I'm unclear given all the recent activity -- is one person posting these to ebay or are we each doing them directly (re: Jokabofe's credit card being charged)?

And Phurby, I know Chris already has this up on the jawa main page, but I'll make sure it gets into the forums there and the affiliated local collector clubs.
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: Kit Fisto on September 21, 2005, 10:58 AM
Ok that means, I'll put my Kermit up for charity! :)
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 21, 2005, 11:57 AM
Go for it! Have you figured out a way to make Kermit stand up straight? He keeps falling forward. That is one of the things I wanted to fix.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 21, 2005, 12:01 PM
That sounds good tykrazen. I've hit up FFURG and I'll hit GH up also. We need to spread the word. I think we should post our auctions secparately instead of making Jokabofe charge it to his credit card. Just make sure everybody knows the auction is out there.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on September 21, 2005, 12:30 PM
I thought I was sending a custom to Darth Delicious to post on ebay.  Maybe I'm mistaken?

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Famine on September 21, 2005, 12:50 PM
No no guys. This auction is to test the waters to see if LFL will pull it ot anything.

At least thats what I gathered.

Kevin
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 21, 2005, 02:52 PM
Basically, I guess I just kinda "jumped the gun" a little and posted this one on my own. I know that DD was going to collect all the figures from everyone and post them himself on everyone's behalf. I just decided to post my own figure myself... and I would say anyone else that wants to do that should... I don't see why we should burdon 1 person with the repsonsibilities of doing it all. If you want to post it yourself, you just have to sign up with "Mission Fish" which is the organization that handles charity through ebay. If you want to send it to DD, get in touch with him and work those arrangements out.

Either way, please let me know when your auction goes up and give me a link to it, so I can post it on our front page and ask (futiliy it seems) some of the other sites to do the same.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: tykrazen on September 21, 2005, 03:18 PM
As sad as it is to say, I think some sites are run by fans and other sites are run as a business.  Sadly many site users are unaware of that fact.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ryan on September 21, 2005, 03:50 PM
(http://sithlordchaos.250free.com/SalvageDroid.jpg)

I'm thinking about throwing this one up for auction, but I like it a lot and it will be hard to part with.  :-\ I might repaint a clone instead.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 21, 2005, 04:29 PM
I asked the mod over at RS customs about pinning the charity thread at the top of the customs section. He said, I need to talk to Philip about it. So, I pm'ed Philip with my request. His answer was "No."

Somehow if this had originated at his site, I think his answer would have been different.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: coeli on September 21, 2005, 04:37 PM
I asked the mod over at RS customs about pinning the charity thread at the top of the customs section. He said, I need to talk to Philip about it. So, I pm'ed Philip with my request. His answer was "No."

Somehow if this had originated at his site, I think his answer would have been different.
Ya know, that site is really frustrating at times!!! I MUCHmore prefered the forums back when they were Mike Sullengers!  I really hate the 'Holier Than Though' attitude of some, not all, of the mods over there.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on September 21, 2005, 04:41 PM
Yeah, we've seen some issues with them, obviously referring to what happened a while back with the bannings they put into place... too bad to see a site become so commercialized.  I really like some of the people over there, but it's sad to see how some things are being run. 

But I hope that doesn't become the focal point of this thread.  I was pretty sure they'd avoid having anything to do with this site though.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 21, 2005, 04:58 PM
I know what you mean. All I asked was for the thread to be pinned. It's not like I wanted to take over a section of his home page with a direct link to these auctions. Just a simple sticky.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on September 21, 2005, 05:03 PM
They're stickied at TheJawa.com and the NJSWCC,  ;) thanks for posting them Mitch!

I'm thinking about making another Microman Scout figure for this auction, do you guys think that's a good idea?  Hopefully I'll have time to make one, if not I'll probably submit my rocket clonetrooper.  The Microman Scout takes about 4-5 hours and the rocket clone takes about 45 mins....
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 21, 2005, 05:20 PM
Good idea. I'd buy one of your Micromen even it wasn't for charity.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Jeff on September 21, 2005, 05:21 PM
I'm thinking about making another Microman Scout figure for this auction, do you guys think that's a good idea?

Good idea. I'd buy one of your Micromen even it wasn't for charity.

Yeah, I vote for the Microman Scout too, that figure was incredible!
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on September 21, 2005, 06:21 PM
Alrighty, well I guess that settles that  8)
I might just send in the one that i've already made since I have had very little time for customs lately. 
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 21, 2005, 06:41 PM
I asked the mod over at RS customs about pinning the charity thread at the top of the customs section. He said, I need to talk to Philip about it. So, I pm'ed Philip with my request. His answer was "No."

Somehow if this had originated at his site, I think his answer would have been different.

Yeah, he must have looked at the receipts from the Rebelscum store and didn't see any customers from that region of the U.S. so screw them, huh Phil?

I really don't see what the big deal is about posting a blurb on your main page? Is his heart really that black towards anything that originates outside his own little world? If he doesn't stand to profit from it, it's not worth his space? I mean seriously, what would happen if there was a natural disaster in his hometown, and he lost it all. Well, after I stopped laughing my ass off - which could be a few days - I would wonder how all those people are going to rebuild their lives. I've been seeing some stuff on the news about the area down there, and it's just horrible. Horrible horrible stuff that's been going on, and my heart really goes out to all of those people.

I think ty said it best with this quote:

As sad as it is to say, I think some sites are run by fans and other sites are run as a business.  Sadly many site users are unaware of that fact.

I didn't want this to become a bash RS fest - I know we've got enough of those here already - but damn, Phil... have a heart. I know it's in there somewhere, ya  Grinch. Maybe if I posted that 50% of the auction would go to the American Red Cross and the other 50% would go to Phil he would have posted it on the front page and allowed it to be stickied in the forum?

Sadly, I don't go to that forum any longer, after all the staff members from JediDefender.com were all banned... just for being staff members. I think they re-instated my account, but I refuse to go there just out of principle at this point.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 21, 2005, 06:47 PM
Oh yeah, I had meant to sticky this a few days ago, and just kept forgetting  ::)

That happens when you get old, kids  :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on September 21, 2005, 11:39 PM
Here's a pic of the figure that I plan to send in:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/Gregorbian/SA%20Scout%20Trooper/SAScout2.jpg)

This is one of my favorite customs that I have done, but I think giving it up for this cause is worth it.

Should I do anything to touch it up before I send it over to DD?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: MetalJedi on September 22, 2005, 05:13 AM
Here's a pic of the figure that I plan to send in:
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/Gregorbian/SA%20Scout%20Trooper/SAScout2.jpg)

This is one of my favorite customs that I have done, but I think giving it up for this cause is worth it.

Should I do anything to touch it up before I send it over to DD?

HOLY CRAP! I haven't seen that! I think you should leave it as it is.  ;D Very nice job on that.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: JesseVader08 on September 22, 2005, 05:40 AM
Agreed.  I'm ready to start the bidding right now!   ;)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: coeli on September 22, 2005, 11:50 AM
Quote
Sadly, I don't go to that forum any longer, after all the staff members from JediDefender.com were all banned... just for being staff members. I think they re-instated my account, but I refuse to go there just out of principle at this point.
You gotta to be kidding me!! I didn't know that happened! I know that some of the folks here were banned from the site, but I thought it was for something else and that it was none of my business.  That is really sad that someone could be so shallow over something as frivolous as a set of forums!
Sorry, back to the topic at hand......I should donate one as well, let me see what I could stand to part with :-[
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Xander on September 22, 2005, 12:32 PM
Hey, we just got the word at ASWCC (http://www.thejawa.net/aswcc/index.php) about the auctions. Thanks for the heads up, and for going through with this fundraiser.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 22, 2005, 12:47 PM
Ok. I've decided to put this figure up for the cause mostly because I think he will sell well.

(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/hruby/ph-ARCCenturian.jpg)

Should I wait to start the auction until the current one is done? Once posted, who do I need to contact in order to get all of the front pages updated? Jokabofe?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: tykrazen on September 22, 2005, 01:40 PM
I know what you mean. All I asked was for the thread to be pinned. It's not like I wanted to take over a section of his home page with a direct link to these auctions. Just a simple sticky.

All it means is that those of us who visit there should make sure this is always bumped to the top whenever it falls out of the first ten posts... a pain but what else can you do?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on September 22, 2005, 01:53 PM
You guys could just keep updating it with the pics of the new auctions and then with links  for the auctions.
Maybe I should open an RS account just for that purpose...  ;)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 22, 2005, 03:10 PM
Technically it violates the no advertising of ebay auctions in the custom section. But if they locked it or removed it they would look like even bigger jerks.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ryan on September 22, 2005, 04:58 PM
Quote
Sadly, I don't go to that forum any longer, after all the staff members from JediDefender.com were all banned... just for being staff members. I think they re-instated my account, but I refuse to go there just out of principle at this point.
You gotta to be kidding me!! I didn't know that happened! I know that some of the folks here were banned from the site, but I thought it was for something else and that it was none of my business.  That is really sad that someone could be so shallow over something as frivolous as a set of forums!
Sorry, back to the topic at hand......I should donate one as well, let me see what I could stand to part with :-[

I think it is lame that no one really knows about that other than those of us who were banned. I got the ax cause at one point they banned CHEWIE there too and I got really pissed off at Philip and Dustin. That was when I realized that this is no more than a business to Philip and he wants to eliminated anything that threatens his income, which would include anything that would possibly advertise JD, or anything not affiliated with him in some way. I think it really shows a lack of class on Philip's part. This has nothing to do with us at JD, it is a charity thing.

Greg- Excellent choice with the scout, I think it should sell really well.
Phruby- Same thing. While it is just a repaint, repaints sell. And I have yet to see any other silver/gold figures, that could fit in with Hasbro's line.

So should I sell my droid or make a clone custom?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on September 22, 2005, 05:27 PM
SLC - your droid is awesome, although I don't know how popular droids are in relation to clones.  There are a billion Clone Customs on eBay right now, and most of them are crap but they still get some $$$.  That's a tough call... I think the droid would make a nice addition though  ;D
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 23, 2005, 12:37 AM
Make the droid for yourself and the clone for ebay.
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: Kit Fisto on September 23, 2005, 07:29 AM
Euhm mine comes with its original Muppets stand. So he doens't tip over.

I'm gonna make some charp pics and put him online asap.

Do we have a "standard" look for the auctions? If so, please post me a template.
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 23, 2005, 11:00 AM
Mine stood on the muppets stand too. He keeps flopping forward. Even now with the sculpty off of it he wont stand straight. :-[
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: CHEWIE on September 23, 2005, 12:18 PM
I think I'm gonna go with my custom Darktrooper for this.  Don't know how much it would go for, but I'll take some better pics of it this weekend and then send it off to DD as originally planned.  I'd like to advertise it as a Battlefront Darktrooper, because in the game they seem quite a bit smaller (more like a normal soldier).

 :P
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 23, 2005, 01:45 PM
Why send it to DD?
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: Gregorbian on September 23, 2005, 02:05 PM
Why send it to DD?

DD is sending it to Red5Sixx (BlueDotToyz.com) and he will auction it off for us.  I thought we were doing it that way so that it was consistent.   ???

I'm shipping off my Super-Articulated Biker Scout today.... I could have sold it but I have a negative feedback from 4 or 5 years ago  ::)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 23, 2005, 02:48 PM
Supposedly Phillip lives near Phruby and I. We should go pay him a little visit... >:(

I think I'm going to auction a Shadow Trooper Commander I painted last night. (To go with Hasbro's Target Exclusive.) I'll get some pics up this weekend.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 23, 2005, 03:19 PM
He does? I thought he lived in Texas. We do need to pay the old man a visit. ;)
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 23, 2005, 03:24 PM
I didn't know that. That's a good idea.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on September 23, 2005, 04:06 PM
I sent my figure to DD today  ;D

We definitely need a consistent text for the box.  We should mention something like this:
_______________________________________________________________________
A number of Star Wars figure customizers from across the nation (and the world!) are trying to help out the victims of Hurricane Katrina.  They have donated various custom Star Wars figures for auction here with all proceeds being donated to the Red Cross for Hurricane Relief.  These are custom made figures based on the Star Wars franchise and are in no way affiliated with Lucasfilm or Hasbro.  This is a charity auction, so please bid freely!
Here is how the plan came to fruition: Link to this thread

Charity Custom: name of custom figure/description
Customizer: your name or Forum ID
E-Mail: your e-mail in case anybody has a question about your custom
Figure Description: parts used, other pertinent information
Notes: any other information, such as if the figure is "sealed", articulation, etc
[/i]Pic(s) of custom[/i]
________________________________________________________________________

What do you guys think about that text?  I think it would be cool to have our information up on the auction in case anybody has any questions.  Good/bad?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 23, 2005, 08:31 PM
I like it. The only thing I'd change is to remove Katrina and just say victims of the Gulf Coast hurricanes since Rita is whipping them right now.
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: MetalJedi on September 24, 2005, 05:19 AM
Why send it to DD?

DD is sending it to Red5Sixx (BlueDotToyz.com) and he will auction it off for us.  I thought we were doing it that way so that it was consistent.   ???

I'm shipping off my Super-Articulated Biker Scout today.... I could have sold it but I have a negative feedback from 4 or 5 years ago  ::)

I really doubt that having a negative feedback from that long ago would deter from your auction. Your doing it for charity.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on September 24, 2005, 11:25 AM
I like it. The only thing I'd change is to remove Katrina and just say victims of the Gulf Coast hurricanes since Rita is whipping them right now.

Good point, that works for me.
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: Gregorbian on September 24, 2005, 11:28 AM
I really doubt that having a negative feedback from that long ago would deter from your auction. Your doing it for charity.

Yeah I know, I was being facetious  :P  ;)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 24, 2005, 11:54 AM
I've setup my charity auction. Would someone please sent this to the front page of our sites. I'll take care of FFURG and the posting at RS/GH. Here is the link:

Charity Auction Custom Star Wars Clone ARC Centurian (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6001671986)

(http://i9.ebayimg.com/02/i/04/f6/f9/09_1.JPG?set_id=7)
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 24, 2005, 12:11 PM
My auction is up.

Charity Auction Custom Star Wars Clone ARC Centurian (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6001671986)

(http://i9.ebayimg.com/02/i/04/f6/f9/09_1.JPG?set_id=7)
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: CHEWIE on September 24, 2005, 01:12 PM
Looks like a very nice custom Phruby.  I hope this one goes for a lot.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 24, 2005, 01:14 PM
I posted this on the front page of SWStarTours.net (http://www.swstartours.net) The premier web site dedicated to Disneyland's Star Tours ride!
Title: Re: Which figure for distaster relief?
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 24, 2005, 01:15 PM
I hope so too. I've spent the morning trying to get the word out.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 24, 2005, 09:01 PM
It's up on the front page now. Great job Phruby  ;D

Anyone else that sends in a custom to DD or posts one themselves, please let me know so I can post it.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 24, 2005, 11:19 PM
Cool! Did you let the other sites know?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 25, 2005, 01:23 AM
I did... but we didn't have much success last time, so I'm not holding my breath  ::)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on September 25, 2005, 11:56 AM
They are both up at TheJawa.com  :D
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: darth_ripley on September 25, 2005, 02:28 PM
i got it posted up on Yakface.com so hopefully that will help get some more bids  :)

oh and btw last time i knew Phillip lives a stone's throw from me, in Plano, which is a suburb just north of Dallas, TX.

Keri
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Owen D on September 25, 2005, 03:00 PM
I'm just going to bring this up but I see that jokabofe is currently the high bidder on Phruby's clone.  That might not be a good thing.  I don't think its happening but others might see that and the other charity auction by jokabofe and think something hinky is going on (it kind of looks like the bid is being run up).

Also, weren't these auctions originally intended to specifically help Darth Ennis?

Just my two cents, I don't think anything is wrong, just wanted to put it out there.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Jediknight760071 on September 25, 2005, 03:33 PM
I think Zero Cool should win the first auction solely based on their name. I'm trying to produce something to enter into this, but juggling work (over 30 hours this week) and full time school has been really difficult.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on September 25, 2005, 04:04 PM
That's a good point Owen.  It could appear that way, either to other ebay customers or ebay themselves.  Maybe we shouldn't bid on each other's charity customs, since it could be construed as hiking the price for a buddy.  I don't know if that's the best way to approach this though, I haven't given it enough thought.

As for the recipients of the proceeds from said auctions, I too thought they were going to Darth Ennis.  My custom will be in the hands of DDelicious by middle of next week, and I want Ennis to be the recipient.  I have already donated things to the general population of Katrina victims.

B
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 25, 2005, 04:14 PM
These auctions are different from regular auctions. The reason is MissionFish will deduct the final sale price of the figure from MY credit card and donate it to the Red Cross. I end up paying for it. It's then my responsibility to collect from the bidder. Why would we up each others bids if we have to pay for it ourselves anyway? The final result goes to red cross no matter who bids. I don't see why ebay would care.  It would seem pointless to have shill bidding on charity auctions. Why have an auction in the first place if your just going to donate the shill's bid anyway?

Finally, ebay doesn't let you donate the proceeds to an individual. It has to be a charity group.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 25, 2005, 04:22 PM
The original intent was to raise money specifically for Ennis, but Ebay would most likely take down any auctions billed as "Charity" unless they go through MissionFish. And as I pointed out earlier, I felt that auctions labeled as "Charity" generally make more money that auctions not labeled that way. I guess people are really just thinking about giving to the cause as opposed to how much something is worth.

As for my bidding on Phruby's auction... that's a good point. It was not intended to be something shady going on, but you're right Owen it could be seen that way. I just figured I would throw a bid out there since most of the guys here bid on my auction. But yeah, I guess it does kinda look like we're just trying to run the price up. But at the same time, I would feel kinda ****** about retracting my bid, since it is a charity auction.

Oh well, I guess I'll go retract my bid now anyway, and I guess we should not bid on each other's auctions if you are going to have a figure yourself. Of course, if everyone else is going to go through DD, then that really means that just Phruby and I can't bid on the rest  :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 25, 2005, 04:25 PM
That's fine. I have 12 watchers on mine. For the rest of you, get out there and bid.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 25, 2005, 04:58 PM
The ones that come to me will only state they are charity auctions in the description, not the title, and the proceeds will go to Darth Ennis. Hopefully JD and the other sites will still link them. (I believe they will.)

I too already did an overall donation to Katrina; for my part, the customs auction will be to help out one of our own. (Darth Ennis.)

But I think it's great that others are going through Missionfish and giving on a larger scale. No matter how the political hacks try to divide us or make this a racial issue, it's nice to see us just come together as Americans and help, proving them wrong yet again.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 25, 2005, 08:05 PM
You know it would be great to see these auctions continue in an on going basis. They won't change the world but they will help make it a little bit better for a few.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: DoctorPadawan on September 25, 2005, 08:10 PM
Just a heads-up to DD and anyone else who might be using PayPal for their charity auctions:  A few weeks ago when Katrina first hit, another forum I am a member of set up a PayPal account and asked its members to contribute.  Since the site has one of the top 10 largest membership rosters online, a lot of money was raised in a very short period of time (30 thousand bucks in less than eight hours).  Without even checking with the account owner, PayPal shut the account down and froze the money, saying they had "received reports of fraudulent behavior."  They continued by saying that they would not unfreeze the account until the account owner supplied them with shipping numbers for the purchases made through the account (which of course were nonexistent since nothing was being sold).

PayPal also was going to skim their usual service fees off the top of the money that was going to charity, regardless of the fact that it was being done for people in need.  I guess PayPal really needed to buy that XM Satellite Radio for the people who are never there for customer service calls.   ::) 

I don't know how you guys are handling the actual charity donations, what you're using for payment methods, etc., but I just wanted to alert you to the fact that even though it's being done for a good purpose, PayPal is, as always, out for itself.

Oh, and the account was eventually unfrozen and all money was refunded to the individual donors' accounts (who went on to donate directly to the American Red Cross instead of using PayPal as an intermediary), but only because the situation was reported from one side of the internet to the other and PayPal wanted to avoid a PR nightmare that resulted from them taking charity money for their own operations.

Here's a link to the story before it was resolved (http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2005/09/05/somethingawful_paypal/)

A blog opinion on the affair (http://ad-rag.com/123707.php)

And here's another link (http://www.geekcoffee.net/archives/2005/09/paypal_blocks_h.html)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on September 25, 2005, 08:14 PM
DP, that sounds like a crazy mess!  Hopefully what we're doing here won't end up causing any confusion...

Anyways, here is my contribution, a Darktrooper.  Maybe someone who never got the EU version, or wants a different concept on the figure will want to bid on this.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/CHARITYDARKTROOPER.jpg)

I will be mailing it to DD this week, and would like whatever proceeds from it to go to Darth Ennis.

:P

Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 25, 2005, 09:20 PM
That is one sweet dark trooper!  He would go great with your terrorist.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on September 25, 2005, 10:58 PM
Thanks Phruby, hopefully it will take in a decent amount.

I decided that it might be best to have a close up of it too, so here is a close up.

(http://chewie34.250free.com/CHARITYDARKTROOPER2.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 26, 2005, 10:04 AM
So Darth Delicious, when are we going to see the first of these auctions?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on September 26, 2005, 11:14 AM
Well first I need to ship this to him, which I am doing tomorrow.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on September 26, 2005, 12:03 PM
As soon as I start seeing the figures show up in the mail, Master Phruby.  :P

Should be this week... and I'll be throwing my Shadow Commander up there too.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 26, 2005, 12:50 PM
Are they going to be put up all at once or one at a time? I wonder if they would compete against each other if they are all posted at once. What about posting them as a lot?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on September 26, 2005, 01:37 PM
CHEWIE - that darktooper is great, I'm sure it'll sell well.  Nice choice.

Phruby - I don't think selling these as a lot would be that good.  Things never go for as much in a lot, at least from what I've seen.  I think that putting them all up at the same time would not be that bad of an idea; most of the customs are varied enough that I don't think they will really compete against one another.  Plus, we want to make it easier on Red5Sixx - it might be annoying to coordinate a bunch of different charity auctions.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 26, 2005, 05:59 PM
Now am I allow to bid on these from Red5Sixx or is that a conflict of interest? I want Chewie's darktrooper.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on September 27, 2005, 01:39 PM
Well I just sent the Darktrooper today to DD.  Funny how many different hands will touch these figures before they eventually reach their final home.   :)

Sure Phruby, I don't see why you can't bid on it. 

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on September 27, 2005, 05:22 PM
I don't think there's any conflict of interest when bidding on a friend's customs.  I think the point is that it could APPEAR that way to others.  In my book:  bid away if you want it!

B
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on September 28, 2005, 01:33 PM
Looks like Bill over at CreatureCantina.com (http://www.creaturecantina.com) was nice enough to give us a plug to help pimp our charity auctions as well. Thanks Bill  ;)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 28, 2005, 03:36 PM
Quite a sense of humor over there.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on September 30, 2005, 12:36 AM
First auction raised $41. Great job!
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on September 30, 2005, 01:23 AM
Awesome!
Great job jokabofe!

DD - did you get my Scout Trooper yet?  Can you ask Red5Sixx to use our basic template?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 3, 2005, 10:09 AM
So everybody went quite regarding these auctions. I'm a little disappointed to see only two auctions after all this talk. Mine ends tomorrow so if you haven't bid get out there.

So, when are we going to see some new auctions??
Title: 12" Custom Jedi Master Fiskator for disaster relief
Post by: Kryart!! on October 3, 2005, 01:54 PM
Hello every one. I'm new here, was sent here by the boys over at rebel scum. Anyhow I wanted to share this figure we made with you. It is to help the victims of hurricane Katrina. 100% of the winning bid will go directly to charity.. So bid now, before its over. Alot of work went into making this figure.

(http://media.militaryphotos.net/photos/albums/kryart/ans.sized.jpg)

(http://media.militaryphotos.net/photos/albums/kryart/anr.sized.jpg)

Bid here:  eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/12-Custom-Star-Wars-Charity-Jedi-Master-Fiskator-BBI_W0QQitemZ6002700432QQcategoryZ101609QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)


edit:  just popped in to fix the photo links - Jeff
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ryan on October 3, 2005, 02:16 PM
There's a new one up today, and it is one hell of a 12" figure.

I never even got around to making one, I haven't had time for customizing of any sorts in over amonth. :'( Stupid school.  >:(
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on October 3, 2005, 02:20 PM
I sent mine out a week ago, DD said it should be up today or tomorrow!  ;D
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 3, 2005, 03:22 PM
There's a new one up today, and it is one hell of a 12" figure.


Do you mean this one? I'm watching it too. It's a heck of a doll.
(http://media.militaryphotos.net/photos/albums/kryart/ans.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on October 3, 2005, 06:31 PM
Mine went out to DD Saturday.  Never have the wiff send something if it's urgent!

B
Title: Re: 12" Custom Jedi Master Fiskator for disaster relief
Post by: Ner_vod on October 3, 2005, 10:06 PM
welcome to JD man! That is one of the best lookin 12" customs I've. I'd bid but I'm too young. Anyways welcome! ;D :D
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 4, 2005, 09:58 AM
I got $24.45. :)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on October 5, 2005, 09:08 AM
Anyone know when the others are going up? Or did this project/idea just die?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 5, 2005, 09:56 AM
Personally, I think it was a way to increase DD's custom collection.   :P

Just kidding. ;)

The problem is time is of the essence. The general public is starting to no care about this anymore. It's falling off their radar very quickly. An example of this is how the first auction made $41 while the second made $24. I should have made mine a five day auction instead of ten.  Another would be the complete lack of new auctions and updates. Third would be no more postings to this thread.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on October 5, 2005, 10:24 AM
I do agree that this has kind of died down.  Seems like every emergency eventually dies down in the public mind and people start focusing more on their own lives (which is only natural).

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on October 5, 2005, 10:29 AM
Mine was sent in, albeit a bit late (sorry DD and Ennis).  However, judging how some very shitey customs are selling, I'm not worried about our well-made customs doing well, dollar-wise.

Just do a search for "custom clone" on Ebay and you'll see some serious crap selling just fine.

B
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on October 5, 2005, 03:42 PM
Shipped mine to DD on Sept. 23  ;)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 5, 2005, 03:50 PM
The customs I've received that are being auctioned for Darth Ennis will be up later tonight.

I have no doubt that they'll do well dollar-wise...it's all troops so far, and all good stuff.

Oh, and...don't make me come over there, Master Phruby.   ;)


-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 5, 2005, 04:08 PM
Oh crap! You know where I am!  :o
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on October 5, 2005, 04:32 PM
Hey DD, again a big thanks for working out the logistics of this.  By the way, did you get my custom in the mail yet?

B
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on October 5, 2005, 04:54 PM
Yeah DD, thank you.   :)

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 5, 2005, 05:40 PM
Oh crap! You know where I am!  :o

Last thing in the world anyone wants is for me to have to bludgeon you with my gigantic cranium.

Well, except maybe for mrt@&%*r. He'd probably be happy to see some harm come to you.  ;)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 5, 2005, 10:12 PM
LOL! ;D

You mean, "He who must not be named"?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 6, 2005, 01:44 AM
Yes... the nameless one, who lurks in shadows and strikes only when his name is spoken aloud.  :P

So quick update: I sent the descriptions (which I basically cribbed from Phruby's auction and reworked a bit) to Red5sixx for my custom Shadow Commander, Gregorbian's SA scout trooper, and Chewie's Darktrooper. He says he'll post them in the morning, so we'll have links then.

bjardkerr: I got your clone today and am completely blown away on how good it looks...I might have to bid on it myself.  ;D All I need from you is a brief parts description for the auction, and Red5sixx will post those too.

-DD

Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: MetalJedi on October 6, 2005, 02:30 AM
Im so bidding on that SA Scout Trooper.  ;D
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 6, 2005, 02:45 AM
   The first custom (Chewie's Darktrooper) has been posted tonight. Here's the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/STAR-WARS-CUSTOM-DARKTROOPER-LOOSE_W0QQitemZ6004121098QQcategoryZ751QQcmdZViewItem

I'd appreciate it if those who were able to get other sites to publicize the auctions could do the same with these.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 6, 2005, 09:37 AM
Nice to see it up. The link back to this thread on the auction description doesn't work.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 6, 2005, 10:04 AM
KRYART  Jedi Master Fiskator went for a whopping $306.00!!!  :o This auction's proceeds went to the Foundations for Recovery's Hurricane Katrina Displaced Residents Fund. Why to go Kryart!

(http://media.militaryphotos.net/photos/albums/kryart/ans.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on October 6, 2005, 11:33 AM
$306!  DAYUMMM!  Well it is a very unique and expertly done piece. 

DD, I pm'd the parts list info to you, but decided to include it here as well in case anyone wants to do their own.

Aqua Clone parts list:

Scuba pack - Reverse-mounted 1:18 Elite Force seal rebreather.  I actually made 2 of these clones (1 for each of my boys - 1 of them didn't like his, so you have it now), and it took so long and was such a tedious process  that I was too lazy to paint over the number 17 on it.   :-[
Hoses -  are from, I believe 2 of the same rebreather apparatuses
Fins - also from the same 1:18 Elite Force figure
Tank thingie on leg - you guessed it, same-same as above
Knife sheath - various rubber parts scavenged from BBI, GiJoe, or SW stuff
Knife - bayonet from a GiJoe gun, shaved and cut to shape
Forearm blades - from the tip of a Cobra Moray's lance
Gun - base model is from the Cobra Moray's gun, truncated, and shaved.  Rubber piece from Lego tractor tread on the top of it, "flashlight" piece from indeterminate item.

Again, thanks to you and your buddy 5sixx for donating your time, effort, and money to this.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on October 6, 2005, 02:03 PM
Thanks DD for posting my Darktrooper.  Hopefully it goes for a few bucks to help out Darth Ennis.

And that Kryart figure is amazing.  $306.00 - a ton of money, but for a great cause.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ryan on October 6, 2005, 02:11 PM
Thanks DD for posting my Darktrooper.  Hopefully it goes for a few bucks to help out Darth Ennis.

And that Kryart figure is amazing.  $306.00 - a ton of money, but for a great cause.

 :P

I'm winning so far. :)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 6, 2005, 03:16 PM
Nice to see it up. The link back to this thread on the auction description doesn't work.

E-Bay wouldn't post the link. Red5sixx had to repost the auction six times to get E-Bay to quit red flagging it for words like "Hurricane."

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 6, 2005, 03:40 PM
I wonder how I got it to work. Oh well. At least its up there now.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 6, 2005, 08:20 PM
I'm thinking that since you did yours through Missionfish, the rules were a little more flexible.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 6, 2005, 11:21 PM
That might be it.

I've posted links to the three new auctions for Darth_Ennis on Rebelscum, GalaticHunter and FFURG customizing forums.

SWStarTours.Net also has it on their front page. That's Kris's super web site all about Disney's Star Tours ride. We even have a forum to discuss Disney and Star Tours stuff. Check it out!

Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 6, 2005, 11:22 PM
Here are the links to the new auctions.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/auctions/biker.jpg)
 STAR WARS CUSTOM SUPER ARTICULATED BIKER SCOUT LOOSE (http://cgi.ebay.com/STAR-WARS-CUSTOM-SUPER-ARTICULATED-BIKER-SCOUT-LOOSE_W0QQitemZ6004344652QQcategoryZ751QQcmdZViewItem)

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/auctions/02_1.jpg)
 STAR WARS CUSTOM UTAPAU CLONE COMMANDER LOOSE (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6004345719&fromMakeTrack=true)

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/auctions/darktrooper.jpg)
 STAR WARS CUSTOM DARKTROOPER LOOSE  (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6004121098&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBI%3AIT&rd=1)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on October 6, 2005, 11:42 PM
Woohoo!  ;D
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: jokabofe on October 7, 2005, 12:13 AM
Great work guys.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: MetalJedi on October 7, 2005, 12:26 AM
Mmmmm SA Biker Scout :drool:
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on October 7, 2005, 12:45 AM
Hey DD,
can you have Red5Sixx add this pic to the auction?
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/Gregorbian/SA%20Scout%20Trooper/SAScout8.jpg)

Also, I didn't see a link to this thread in the auction, is he not allowed to do that?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 7, 2005, 01:53 AM
I'll see what I can do.  ;)

bjardkerr: Do you have any decent pics of your scuba trooper? If not I'll take one of him tonight...

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on October 7, 2005, 11:14 AM
I've got the ones I posted in my customs thread here (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=7988.15).  The only other ones I have are in my Flickr account (http://flickr.com/photos/bjardkerr/).  If none of those will work, snap away!

B
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 7, 2005, 09:09 PM
Gregorbian: Red5sixx tells me once someone has placed a bid, E-Bay doesn't allow you to update auctions unless you pull them down and restart them.

bjardkerr: I'm going to use a few of your pics, but how would this picture be?  ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/Scubaclone.jpg)

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on October 7, 2005, 09:45 PM
Looks good to me!  :D 

Well, maybe include Ariel and Sebastian, both having been sliced open by aqua clone's forearm blades.....
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 8, 2005, 12:03 PM
Just make sure to put in a disclaimer that "Toy does not swim on its own."
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 8, 2005, 03:34 PM
Product shown in fantasy situation. Ocean and fish not included. Some poses may require hand support.

Heh heh. That one will go up today. I think it's got the potential to earn more for Darth_Ennis than any of the others.

Speaking of Darth_Ennis, anyone heard from him lately?

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on October 9, 2005, 09:21 PM
I haven't heard from him in a while... I hope he's alright... and I'm sure he's very busy too and might not have access to a computer right now.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 10, 2005, 02:30 AM
SCUBA clone auction is now posted. Here's the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/STAR-WARS-CUSTOM-SCUBA-CLONE-TROOPER_W0QQitemZ6005029271QQcategoryZ751QQcmdZViewItem

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on October 10, 2005, 10:10 AM
Quote
Rhymes with "Matrina."
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Product shown in fantasy situation. Ocean and fish not included. Toy does not swim.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ryan on October 10, 2005, 02:43 PM
Greg's is already up to 40. :o
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 10, 2005, 03:12 PM
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Product shown in fantasy situation. Ocean and fish not included. Toy does not swim.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

I thought you'd like that.  ;D

So far Greg's Scout is in the lead, with my clone nipping at his heels. I have a feeling though, that bjardkerr's SCUBA clone is going to come up FAST.


-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on October 11, 2005, 09:22 PM
That Scuba Clone is awesome!  The pic of him underwater is perfect  ;D

I know somebody already asked, but I didn't see a response - Has anybody heard from Darth Ennis?  I hope he hasn't had any trouble moving back into his place  :-\
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Jeff on October 12, 2005, 10:35 AM
Wow, these latest auctions are doing great!

The bidding is out of my price range already and there is still a few days left.  Good luck to everyone that is bidding!
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 13, 2005, 09:33 AM
Chewie brought in $12.01 so far! Great job Chewie!
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: MetalJedi on October 13, 2005, 07:03 PM
Greg's is already up to 40. :o

No one dare outbid me.  ;D
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 13, 2005, 08:24 PM
Only a few hours left! What will happen? Who will win?

Oh, and I hate to say it, MetalJedi, but as of 6:30 PST, you've been outbid!   :o

Ah, it's so exciting!

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: MetalJedi on October 13, 2005, 10:49 PM
Yeah I spoke to soon. Thats what happens when you gloat.  ;D Figures I would get sniped on a charity auction.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 13, 2005, 11:27 PM
Wow! $41 a piece. That brings the total up to $94.50.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 13, 2005, 11:38 PM
I can't believe someone paid $41 for my Utapau Commander. That's amazing! Now we just need Darth ennis to pop in so we can send him the proceeds...

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: MetalJedi on October 13, 2005, 11:47 PM
Definately. Anyone talk to him lately?
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Smartypants1635 on October 14, 2005, 07:05 PM
no he hasnt posted on ffurg lately ina while either
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 15, 2005, 04:09 PM
I figure I'll put the money on one of those Visa gift cards until he pops in, and then send him that so he can use it on whatever he needs.

Oh...and just so you guys know, I'm now the proud owner of a official "Justin Cook" custom darktrooper!   :P

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 16, 2005, 01:10 PM
So your the guy that outbidded me.  :-\
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 17, 2005, 03:40 AM
Don't feel bad, Phruby...I got outbid on bjardkerr's Scuba Clone.  :P

I'd be upset if the money wasn't for a great cause.  :D

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 17, 2005, 09:50 PM
$36.01 for the scuba clone! :D
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on October 17, 2005, 10:03 PM
Phew!  I was worried about that one, it was at $22 for most of the time.  Thanks again DD and red5sixx!

B
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on October 17, 2005, 11:47 PM
I bid $35 but was too late. I would have been outbid anyway.

It's really a custom you have to hold in your hand to truly appreciate the detail.

-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on October 18, 2005, 12:26 AM
 :-[ :-[ :-[

I KISS YOU! :-*

Thanks DD, you big lug!
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 18, 2005, 09:33 AM
Alright you two. Get a room.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on October 18, 2005, 04:04 PM
Chewie brought in $12.01 so far! Great job Chewie!

Not as much as I wish, but at least I know it went to a good home.  Thanks Prhuby.

 :P

Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 19, 2005, 03:38 PM
I would have bid more but my wife kicked me off the computer right before the  final bell.  :'(
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on November 2, 2005, 03:02 PM
...hmmm... anyone heard from Darth Ennis lately?

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 2, 2005, 04:11 PM
...hmmm... anyone heard from Darth Ennis lately?

 :P

Um, why the  :P?   ???
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on November 2, 2005, 04:24 PM
Oh, I do that -  :P - on every post since I've been here.  It's not directed at anyone, it's kind of my signature. 

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 2, 2005, 05:20 PM
You got to remember that Chewie has a rather large "Gene Simmons"-like tongue. It's so big that he can't get it back in his mouth. That is why he uses the  raspberry smiley. It's also the reason the chicks love him. :o
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: magillafett on November 2, 2005, 05:29 PM
You got to remember that Chewie has a rather large "Gene Simmons"-like tongue. It's so big that he can't get it back in his mouth. That is why he uses the  raspberry smiley. It's also the reason the chicks love him. :o

If he can control that sucker... he must be married to Jessica Simpson.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Ruprecht on November 2, 2005, 06:53 PM
That coupled with his effervescent, Richard Simmons-esque personality, and you've got the catch of the century!

 ;) ;D :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Master_Phruby on November 2, 2005, 08:52 PM
Are you saying our esteemed wookiee is the love child of Richard and Gene Simmons? :o
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on November 2, 2005, 11:59 PM
Yuck.  Maybe I need to switch to this -  >:( - just kidding.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth_Ennis on November 3, 2005, 04:48 PM
Just to let everyone know , I am still alive. I am now living in the great state of Tennessee.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on November 3, 2005, 04:51 PM
You're ok!  I'm happy to hear that.   :)

Hope everything is going well.  Did you receive any of the proceeds on any of the customs yet?  Hopefully you have, but if not we'll get rolling and get it to you.

How long have you been in Tennessee, and how long you planning on staying?  I was in Memphis a few weeks ago... are you anywhere close?

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth_Ennis on November 3, 2005, 08:47 PM
Sorry for the delays in responding to everyone. Ive been here in Seiverville which is about 5 minutes outside of Gatlinberg. Luckily for me most of my stuff survived. There was extensive damage to the building I lived in, and also to the resturaunt that I worked at. As such both of them will need to be demolished. So it looks like I'm here for the long haul. There is nothing for me to go back to so Im going to be making my way out here. BUt the job I landed here is beyond anything that I ever dreamed of, and life out here is so much better I dont want to go back. The Walmart out here is always fully stocked, and the women are beautiful and very freindly so who could ask for more. ;)

Im going to send DD a Pm with my new addy as soon as I can remember the correct one. Ive lived in 3 different places since I got here so I ned to get the correct one. this will be my permanent addy.

I still dont have internet acess yet so my messages may be a but sporatic.
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: MetalJedi on November 3, 2005, 08:51 PM
Well we are glad that you are ok!
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Gregorbian on November 3, 2005, 10:08 PM
Great to hear that you're doing alright Darth_Ennis!  Just hope that some of those beautiful ladies are into Star Wars and you're all set!  ;)
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: CHEWIE on November 4, 2005, 11:19 AM
Ennis, it's great that you're doing ok... I'm terribly sorry about the anguish you must have been going through, but I'm glad things seem to be getting on track for you.

 :P
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Darth Delicious on November 4, 2005, 11:02 PM
Good to see you back!

As soon as you get settled, buddy, let me know where you're at so we can get your $$$ sent to you.


-DD
Title: Re: Customs for disaster relief
Post by: Smartypants1635 on November 5, 2005, 05:00 PM
thank good ness i was beggining to wonder what was wrong. Thats great that most of your stuff made it and that your living in a great place and found such a great job.

ps. one thing no one asked id hows ur collection did bollux make it?