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Feedback / Re: Dan's (pka Bob Dylan SW fan) feedback
« on: February 25, 2012, 01:49 PM »
Completed another pleasant transaction with Dan. Thanks and enjoy your 'bricks!

Kubricks / Re: WF Winter 2012 Carded Chrome TC-14
« on: February 19, 2012, 09:10 PM »
Got mine for $41.99 from meimei_625. (They dropped the price by 54 cents shortly after.) Would've waited a little longer but I wanted to lock one up so I could cancel my preordered one. >:D

how do these HK guys get so many of a limited sold at a show in Japan.

Yeah, seriously. ???

Bumped with hot new merchandise. ;)

Kubricks / Re: WF Winter 2012 Carded Chrome TC-14
« on: February 17, 2012, 07:06 PM »
Carded R2-Q5 ???

I nabbed one off Ebay for $47.50 plus free shipping.  Tried to get 2 for $45 each in case anyone needs an extra, but I saw the qty was down to 1, so I pounced on it.  I did hear back from the guy later ( ::)) that he is willing to do $45 shipped if anyone else needs one.  Contact Ebay user rareak and he'll sell one offline for that price.

I tried offering him $40 this morning and he declined, then offered me the $45 deal.  Just offered $40 to a different seller though, so I'll see what happens (playing some hardball ;))

Kubricks / Re: WF Winter 2012 Carded Chrome TC-14
« on: February 15, 2012, 10:06 PM »
Sorry to hear that, Sith.  What was the shipping cost listed on the Project 1/6 store? $22 seems high.

I tried that same route with the bidding service I use, Shopping Mall Japan, when the carded Darth Dagobah was coming out. They accepted my order but then cancelled it when they realized they'd have to buy it on a certain day/time (I think that day was on a weekend when their office was closed.)

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 4 - Death Star
« on: February 15, 2012, 09:13 PM »
Lost here, ya telling me HLJ is shady weeding out the boxes after they get the chases...  ???

(I know you were talking to Justin but I'd like to answer too.  :)) I don't think it would be shady, since they haven't made any claim that they're not doing that. But it would be lame. Selling weeded out sealed boxes is for bottom feeders, not leading retail sites.

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 4 - Death Star
« on: February 15, 2012, 08:32 PM »
Bummer.  I just don't trust HLJ.  I'm sure people have found chases from them before, but per the discussion above, you can easily tell where the chase boxes are after opening a few. They refuse to send out a Master Case and seems like their ratio on delivering chases here is the lowest - just seems shady to me. 

Ever since they first told you they wouldn't do a sealed MC I was thinking that too. But I thought a few peeps here had said they pulled chases from hlj boxes, so I gave it a shot, esp. since they had the lowest price ($186 shipped, SAL.) My box was packed like the charts above, with the 2 dignitaries next to each other. Anybody else get an HLJ box this time around?

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 4 - Death Star
« on: February 15, 2012, 02:08 PM »
Got my box of 12 from HLJ today and.....

No chase.  :'(     

If anyone still needs, I have a set of 6+ probot available for $85 plus shipping.  :)

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 4 - Death Star
« on: February 10, 2012, 07:38 PM »
Congratulations on bagging the commander, sir.  :D

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 4 - Death Star
« on: February 7, 2012, 09:40 PM »
I really only needed one piece of that puzzle, and that particular card wasn't damaged.  But man, some people simply just don't care.

You said it. Next time I'll work out the shipping details with the seller beforehand if I'm buying something delicate.

Was this a lower production run this time, did shops get shorted?  He made it seem like they weren't nearly as plentiful as the last series.  Not just the chases, but cases overall (although fewer cases also means fewer chases.)

Congrats on getting your full set at that price--you are a lucky man to have that overseas connection! I wonder if production's down or if more sellers were after cases to resell, after seeing how high stuff sold for with DX3. DX4 did seem like there were fewer available preorders and stuff, but I feel like I've seen more DX4 chases and full sets on ebay and yahoo than I did for DX3.

What I wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall of Medicom headquarters for a day... (and speak Japanese.) :)

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 4 - Death Star
« on: February 7, 2012, 12:55 AM »

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 4 - Death Star
« on: February 6, 2012, 10:34 PM »
HLJ shipped my box out a few days ago, but my cheap ass chose SAL shipping, so I guess I've got a long wait ahead of me...

Also I got my background card in the mail today. Opened it up and found it was creased in a couple of spots! Not too majorly noticeable but I was still pretty bummed. I rechecked the listing and the seller stated that if insurance isn't purchased they take no responsibility for damage.  Oh well, no big deal, but its frustrating that they just stuck it in a bubble mailer along with 1 piece of cardboard not even the length of the display...  >:(

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 4 - Death Star
« on: February 2, 2012, 01:32 PM »
I had my eye on it...Thought it might've stayed at $165 cuz of the weird ending time of the auction, but nope.

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 4 - Death Star
« on: January 31, 2012, 12:04 AM »

My first reaction to the vinyl/vintage re-does was an eye roll. But Ben is great, and I look forward to a vader to match. Honestly, the line can't survive on characters only seen for .7 seconds or that made it on to a CCG card. At least they have found a way to bring the main characters back in to the fold with some creativity (retro), rather than repacks (R2 has no business here though)

I agree. The early bird set is awesome, they're like the "vintage" kubricks now. These new vintage reboots aren't meant to improve upon the old ones (like Hasbro replacing their shoddy sculpts with less shoddy sculpts), they're just a different style. They are a cash grab, but they're probably necessary to keep the line going, and luckily, in my opinion, they look great.

Morgbug, I agree that the TIE Pilot, R2 etc are in no way cool or necessary. And that Medicom has removed the fun from being a completist and made it more of a costly chore. Still hope you stick around and rekindle your cranky love for kubricks. I always enjoyed your posts from reading back to old threads from the glory days, when you bastards were cracking open $200 master cases like there was no tomorrow. Wish I had been collecting at that time!

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 4 - Death Star
« on: January 30, 2012, 06:54 PM »
I considered cancelling my box of 12 as well, but then decided to keep it. Figured I'd give fate a chance to hook me up with Maximillian Veers for free, cuz I ain't buying him. If I don't get a chase hopefully I can sell the other set of 6 and break even. 

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