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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: January 30, 2008, 07:30 AM »
$5 for shipping one figure is about the going rate, if the shipper uses priority mail.  The minimum priority mail is about $4.55 and delivery confirmation is $0.70 for a total of $5.25.  Also, etailers might get bulk rates, but I know NewForce ships cases via UPS for around $8 to $10.  Usually, their cost plus shipping is the same price as the just the cost for most other etailers.

The one thing that surprises me about ebay not cracking down on shipping is that there are so many auctions now that hurt ebay.  I see a lot of $1 Buy it Now auctions with $100 shipping.  Ebay only makes money on the listing and a percentage of the $1 instead of percentage on the $100.  I would think they would crack down on stuff like that at least.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« on: January 30, 2008, 07:20 AM »
What is the story behind this one?

Orange Cape Squid Head

Well this topic over at RS should help you out a bit.  ;)

Not sure if it helps or makes things worse.  :-\

I have never heard of this version before myself.  However, I know the seller has been on ebay selling vintage Star Wars for a few years.  She seems to buy up lots of vintage stuff as well.  From her pictures, she has a lot of the harder to find items.  If this is the stuff she sells, I can't imagine how pristine her own collection must be.

Any interest?

The exclusive item is the floppy hat w/ goggles.

Right off the bat, two Star Wars fans...  Made for two of the better contestants this evening as well. 

I'm depressed to say the guy that waxed himself might be in the PSWCS.  Cable should out this person.

As always though, the best part of this program is the first little while when all the knuckleheads are weeded out.  After that, at least for me, this show's hardly watchable.  Till that point though, let the freak show begin!  :D

I am glad that I caught the end of his audition post waxing, since it showed he was from Newark, DE.  I just know that one day I will be looking through the figures at TRU and he will come walking by.  I wonder what I should say...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Terminator the Series
« on: January 11, 2008, 07:24 AM »
Cheesey line from a commercial last night, but I had to laugh.  Sarah is taking John and the Terminator to school.  As they are getting into the car, John says I call shotgun, and the Terminator says I call 9mm.

Other Collectibles / Re: eFX
« on: January 11, 2008, 07:18 AM »
This whole deal seems a little strange to me.  eFX is owned by a former MR employee.  After the merger with Corgi, Corgi stated that the Star Wars license was responsible for a large portion of MR's profit, yet Lucasfilm wanted too much money for it.  Now, a brand new company can afford it...especially when it appears they have no other products.  eFX is owned by Toyteq, which has been around since the end of 2006.  They have worked on FX sabers among some other things, but their site is lacking in any details to determine if they have even been profitable.  To me, it looks like Corgi killed things for MR.

Other Collectibles / Re: Hasbro Force FX Lightsabers
« on: January 11, 2008, 07:13 AM »
cmon seriously how good could it be if it was from Hasbro???

It appears it will be manufactured by eFX and distributed by Hasbro.  It makes me wonder if all the FX sabers showing up at TRU was a kind of test run to see if Hasbro wanted the license.

This figure was least the major Luke outfits will be out of the bring on something new and unique like Hammerhead.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Terminator the Series
« on: January 10, 2008, 07:26 AM »
I'm kinda confused by the timeline of the show... I assume it takes place when Sarah Connor is pregnant and the woman is the Terminator sent back in time to protect her? Who's that dude then?

I agree with Jesse, I'd rather see a series based on a squad of soldiers set during the war. Make it kind of like Band of Brothers, but in the future... and with machines as the enemy. Nevertheless, I'll try and check it out.

I believe that is supposed to be the plot line of a future Terminator movie if they actually go that route.  I've heard rumors of doing three more Terminator movies to take place after T3.

Shipping would be $7.30 via parcel post.  For the above post only.

I might be interested. Can you give me an estimate on shipping? My zip code is 27614. Thanks!

I'll get you an estimate by tomorrow morning.  I have to weigh the sets tonight after work.

No interest?  How about $50 plus shipping for the set?

Modern Trading / Re: H: McQuarrie Starkiller Hero
« on: January 2, 2008, 07:34 AM »
I will also take any of the following figure for trade for the Starkiller Hero:

Holographic Vader
Hawkbat Clone
McQuarrie Concept Rebel Trooper

Other Collectibles / Re: The "Official" Master Replicas Prop Thread
« on: January 2, 2008, 07:31 AM »
I was surprised myself by the shipping.  I was used to a next day delivery when the warehouse was in New Jersey, but once they moved it, I figured on a longer time.  I certainly did not expect a next day delivery.  Fortunately, I was on vacation on a delivery day, so mine showed up safe and sound.  Now I will just have to figure out delivery on my last three items.  I hate signature confirmation.

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