Friday, April 29, 2011

G1 Kickback Wins the Poll

Looks like I'll be tracking down an Insecticon. Thanks to everyone who voted. Remember, the next G1 Transformer in my collection will be up on Sunday. Be sure to vote in the new poll! Take a look at previous winners as well!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Which Transformer Will Win?

A little heavy on the electrons....
Only two days left for the poll on the right! Looks like Kickback is in the lead. You know, I never owned any of the insecticons. I'm not sure why. My mom probably thought they were gross. Ultra Magnus is the only figure on that list that I actually owned when I was little.

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

Topspin is in the house!

The first Transformer I ever owned.
So here's the Transformer that started it all. This was my very first figure. My dad bought it for me at Shopko when I was about 4 years old. So, I was very surprised when I opened my first present for my birthday this year and that's who was waiting inside. Joey swears she had no idea that it was the first one I owned and that it was just a very lucky guess!

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!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bah weep gragnah weep nini bong! Kup Wins!

Well, only 3 people voted but hey, a win is a win! I'll be tracking down Kup. He won't necessarily be the next figure I do an article on, but stay tuned because my next G1 figure story is just 2 days away!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Blame My Wife

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.

Monday, January 24, 2011

An Empty Box = Defeat

This was what I saw. This is what ended my little experiment. What was supposed to be IN the box you ask? Try a MIB Trypticon and a MIB Skorponok, both 100% complete. Was I out a lot of money? No, worse, I was out a complete MOSC set of Stunticons. Let that sink in for a minute.

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.

Monday, October 11, 2010

A good story is on its way!

Sorry for all of the delays. I'm in the middle of something epic. Trust me, soon, I will be back to regular postings, and I'll have a whopper of a tale to share.

Check back on Wednesday!