Friday, April 29, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
|A little heavy on the electrons....|
I added a little slideshow of the figures I've gotten so far. I take all my own pictures so what you see is what I got! I'm also adding other little things on the site so come back often to see what's new!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
|The first Transformer I ever owned.|
He came complete with his gun, instructions, and decoder, and nothing is cut from his box. He doesn't have the bubble insert, but still displays just fine. I was very excited to see this. I almost immediately asked my wife after I opened it, "Did you know he has a twin call Twin Twist?" She said, "No, I did not."
Look below for more pictures of Topspin. And stay tuned for my next G1 Transformer, next Sunday!
Posted by Bill at 12:34 PM
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
This is my wife Joey and I. I'm wearing an X-Men shirt while enjoying escargot at a fine restaurant. They tasted like squishy pepperoni pizzas. As you can tell, I am very classy.
I like to blame my wife for all sorts of things. It's just so much easier than admitting I'm wrong. So, you can blame this post on my wife. Why? Because for my birthday she got me G1 Twin Twist and G1 Top Spin complete and in their boxes. You can also blame her for reigniting my interest in collecting again. Oh, I will be coming at this from a much safer and reserved approach for all of the swindlers out there. I have done a lot of research in fakes and knock-offs. That's what I've been spending the better part of this year doing is research, research, research.
So, it is with great pleasure to announce, I will be regularly posting again. I have two figures already lined up, and a figure I never got around to posting. I'll try to post some other things along the way and maybe some polls to suggest what figures I should start looking for. I have moved on from my bad ebay experience and now have my wife to blame, err...thank, for getting me going again.
Posted by Bill at 7:58 AM
Monday, January 24, 2011
I had come across an auction for a Drag Strip MO-resealed-C that was quite interesting to me. I then noticed he had the other 3 cars all MO-resealed-C. I contacted the seller for more information, and he cut me a great deal for all 4. It was by no means cheap, but a great deal nonetheless. It was settled outside of eBay, and they came in no time, and looked amazing.
I kept talking to this guy, a lot through email. About 2 weeks after I had them, he started to express that he should not have sold them. That he was planning on giving them to his kids. Sounded fishy as fuck, but I was willing to trade for something comparable since I knew of their value and rarity.
We agreed to trade even. He was to send me his Trypticon and Scorponok MIB complete, and I was to send him my MOSC Stunticons. That's right, MOSC. They were NOT resealed. I had them checked, that's why I'm sure he wanted them back. But whatever, I couldn't care less at this point because I was geting two figures that I really love.
He then sent me the delivery confirmation number. Once I saw can checked that, I boxed his figures up and off they went.
1 week passes....
I check the number every day and then it says "Undeliverable." Now, I had just moved so I figured it went to my old address. I went to the post office and they had no record of a package being mailed to either my new or old address. I then wanted to confirm a theory I had. I know additional ways you can track a package that I'm not going to share here, but suffice it to say, it worked. They brought out a box no bigger than a grapefruit, that was empty, and addressed to an address that didn't exist in Aberdeen. It was like mine, only slightly different, and it was sent from an address that wasn't his, but it had the delivery confirmation number on it.
So, I could go on about how I fucked around with him for about a week while some legal matters went into effect, but let's cut to the end shall we? He ended up refunding me what I had originally paid for the Stunticons.
So I got my money back, but I was out an amazing set that pretty much ruined my appetite for collecting at all. Maybe I'll pick up again soon, but I'm still feeling a bit burned by this situation. I haven't bought a G1 figure since.
So, if you think you can trust anyone outside of an ebay auction, let this aid your conscience. He even said in his auction he is willing to deal if you contact him, which is a direct violation of eBay policy.
And now I know why.
Posted by Bill at 1:59 PM