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SWAFMAN
05-05-2002, 12:34 AM
VT - A-OK on all aspects of your post.
I also bought 4 more Strike Force PlaymAFes from Federation Supply Base (all except the Maquis fighter), which should arrive the middle of next week, so I can use the cardie you're sending as one of my openers. I've read the negative comments about these ships in other recent posts, but having the boxed ones all this time, I'm just really curious to open them and really check them out. I'm hoping they display nicely along side the AFs, and from what I've seen of them boxed, I think they will. I forget who on this forum referred me to Fed. Supply Base, but THANKS!

BC3, I'm envious of you getting your digicam back in service. I'm still digicamless, and have to take regular pics, then scan them. It sux! :(

JediGoofy
05-15-2002, 05:10 AM
Hi vt,
I am sorry I did not answer to your postings before, but it is more than a month I cannot check the MM forum (even if my interest for MM and SW is not vanished at all, on the contrary! :) ). I came back here at the beginning of this week and spent a lot of time to read all the postings I missed. I discovered a lot of things has changed! New people, Glitch! (welcome, I have a question for you but I will post it in your "Introduction ..." thread), jkf has surfaced, ... what news! :)

About your always wonderful job as a Bounty Hunter I have to thank you in advance for your help :) , I read you were able to get the firing MTT and the rotating turret AAT from artoo, but in the meanwhile I bought them from a very nice seller on eBay (I followed your suggestion to ask her to sell me just the vehicles and figures in the MTT/Naboo Battlefield Action Set and she agreed for a very good price ;) ). Nevertheless I still need your help: I am still missing an AF Cloud Car pilot and the Han Solo seated from C3PO/Cantina transforming action set, moreover, checking my MM figures collection, I discovered I am also missing Duros from the same C3PO/Cantina set, the Ugnaught from Darth Vader/Bespin and Han Solo in snowsuit from Luke/Hoth; that is I am missing 5 figures! :(
I would be very grateful if you can help me to find these, but unfortunately I still have available for you and b'jr only the MM Gian Speeder and Jabba's Sail Barge and a couple of AF Battle Droids (one captain and one soldier) for artoo (if he needs also AF figures and not just MM figures). Anyway, if you can send me a message with your mailing address I can ship you these few items asap.

Ciao,
JediGoofy

P.S. I know you are not an MM figure person, so I am including a jpeg image which "should" help you understand the figures I am missing (I am writing "should" because in the picture, taken from the old Galoob site, the figures are really really tiny, sorry).

P.P.S. The MM Gian Speeder I am shipping to you is from my Naboo Temple Ruins action set, but it is actually the same of the E1 Collection X (and not the variant gsj pointed out). Maybe this is due to the fact my action set is the international version (multilingual). I hope b'jr can get the variant from another source. :)

vulcantouch
05-15-2002, 05:49 PM
you latter 3: lmk if your pkgs don't show within the next week :)
gsj: finally did sst bugtrade; as promised, reporting what i was able to get for 8 of them- 9 ships: 1 of each sst ship, 2 reb transports, 1 rbr, 1 narn fighter, 1 b5 raider and An Earth Force One (which bring b'jr's total of these to Three) :)
jg: reserving needed han & cc pilot for you; i May be able to get you duros but the other two are less likely; i'll keep you informed :) meanwhile, how much were you able to get them battlefield ships for? :)
dc: i've STILL had NO substantive response from you re our trade, so until i do i'm gonna assume you're no longer interested in trading for this xtra hallmark controlship "mm" and i'll shortly offer it to anyone here who Does want to trade. howEver, dc might be interested to know i can now also offer (in the event of an enlarged trade) a dc sebulbapod, t-16 from commtech luke, turning-turret aat and firing mtt (the latter 2 thanx to jg's recent score), all mint o-o-p :) either way, this is the last reminder i'm gonna post.
also: b'jr (via me) can also offer any/all of the mint o-o-p contents from ep1 mmpak12 (rattspod, queenship, & ratts & queen figs) to anyone who can offer an attractive trade :)
for-now-hypothetical quextion: anyone here need af-sized sst warrior bugs? if so, state min. acceptable condition & max acceptable price :)
vt

SWAFMAN
05-16-2002, 12:23 AM
VT - I only have one SST AF warrior bug. It's boxed. Since I'm going for one boxed and one opener of all AFs, I'd be interested in the bug, unless anyone else here is still trying for their first and only one, in which case, I'll stand down. I'd be willing to pay up to $13 for an excellent box, or if it's a poor box (which I'll open), I'd go up to $8.00.

SID
05-16-2002, 12:35 AM
WOW! my hats of too you for a great collection,especially the Star Trek customs WAHOO!!! cheers mate !!!


Darth Vader:"Impressive,your skills are now complete!":cool:

britcit3
05-16-2002, 01:53 AM
Thank you !!!

SWAFMAN
05-16-2002, 02:30 AM
Wanna buy some micro machines, Dave? - Papa Lazarou

Wanna buy some mandies, Bob? - Frank Zappa

JediGoofy
05-16-2002, 04:27 AM
Hi vt,
Han and CC pilot will be fine :) (if you will be able to find the other figures let me know, I can wait :D ).

About the MTT/Naboo Battlefield vehicles and figures I got them for $6.99 (+ $3.55 for the shippping from Canada). Not bad in my opinion (unfortunately my collection has always been very very expensive :( ).

By the way, vt send me your mailing address and I will ship you the vehicles and figures I have here. :happy:

Ciao,
JediGoofy

P.S. Off topic: Hi SID! Please have a look at my profile and you will see I am a U.F.O. fan too :D (so my collection proudly includes also the Dinky's Interceptor, SHADO 2, Space Eagle, and Thunderbird 2. All of them escaped for all these years any attempt on their life by my parents! :happy: )

britcit3
05-16-2002, 05:02 AM
Have a listen to the real Papa Lazarou.....

http://www.jungle.mcmail.com/league/league2.htm

good shot jansen
05-16-2002, 06:37 AM
but if dc ain't interested in that comm tech t-16, i'd be interested in including it in the jansen's stable of mm wannabe's:)

but only if dc passes.

SWAFMAN
05-16-2002, 12:43 PM
re: JediGoofy's "my collection proudly includes also the Dinky's Interceptor, SHADO 2, Space Eagle, and Thunderbird 2. All of them escaped for all these years any attempt on their life by my parents!"

My interceptor, and a ton of other VERY collectible items disappeared while I was away frm my father's house one year. I never saw it again, but did find the big missile from the front of the ship in a cousin's room several months later, and he had visited my house while I was away. At the time I wasn't interested in collecting, and just wrote it off as a lesson learned. To this day I've never associated with him or his siblings. But in recent years, as I've become more involved in serious collecting, I've regretted not trying to recover my Corgi / Dinky car collection. I had some absolutely beautiful cars. :(

darthcarlos
05-17-2002, 06:42 PM
VT-

I'm sorry for not getting back to you sooner on the Ep. 1 collections. E-mail me at cggraphics@prodigy.net so I can send these out to you. I hope someone gives them a good home. :) Just to remind you, I'll be sending you 2 of each-packs XI, XII and XIII.
GSJ if you want that T-16 it's all yours.

Darth Carlos


Judge me by my size, size matters not!......MICROMACHINES

vulcantouch
05-19-2002, 06:21 PM
dc: "I'll be sending you 2 of each-packs XI, XII and XIII"
in that case we better think of some things to send you (in Addition to the control ship) to make this a fair trade; need any of the additional items above? if not, lmk what Might fill yer bill :)
meanwhile, the #13 paks likely aren't needed on this end, unless maybe ar2, dee2, haggie or some other colorado collector here might want- anyone?
btw, might you have the ships &/or clear trays from ep1 pax 7 or 9? i'd be interested, lmk :)

gsj: you sound worried that appearin thusly might be a bad thing; after all, every ecosystem needs good scavengers :evil:
shameless VulTure

vulcantouch
05-21-2002, 11:17 PM
. . .i spose i Could get around to replyin to this:

dee2 (post 210 above): "will have to plan another VTeatime soon"
-anytime you wish, but wouldn't i feel bad about you drivin allaway up here when i haven't been able to score you no goodies since the Last time we met up? after all, i like to make the trip worth yer while :) either way: now that it's gettin warmer & there's all these cool new ep2 toyz to ogle, b'jr & i were thinkin maybe sometime in the next coupla months we'd drive down & view your impeccable supercollection in person? say, some afternoon between ~3:30 & 6:30, so as to evade rush hour? ;) he occasionally has a tech errand to run down in cosprings, so maybe we'd drop by on way back? lmk & i'll begin coordination attempts :)
report
sightings: silver-logo afs (nmip i think, but since i don't care much about that kinda thing i can't say i checked thoroughly), lmk if interested in any: $15 xwing, $20 tyderium, awing & atat, and $25 snowspeeder. also a $40 nmip virago :p
scores for myself: voy Flashback novelization $.50, voy Endgame novelization $3 and Tales From Jabba Palace for free (unsellable cuz i discovered someone had carved a hidden compartment into its first 100 pages, rendering them unreadable; however, i wanted it mainly for the fett story anyway, which is towards the end and therefore intact :) )
b'jr sez he saw ep2 crosssection book for 1/2price at costco or some such, so since i won't be able to count on no more $5 fanclub sales i'll prolly try to score that :)
btw in case anyone here's interested, i've posted a new fig accessory trade offer in da classifrieds (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=8625) :)
vt

r2dee2
05-22-2002, 08:39 AM
VT........ just let me know when B'jr needs to do a tech errand in my area..... and we'll see if it works to our mutual advantage, timewise:D As for impeccable supercollection .....noone can beat B'jr's massive fleet!!

vulcantouch
05-25-2002, 12:22 PM
even though i beat the june rate hike, i was surprised by the high postage costs this time round:
swaffy: $71.79 purch price + $7.20 shipping (no way could a pkg of this size & density pass for media mail :o ) brings yer total to $78.99; eta a few days, just 2b sure plz wait til it arrives b4 palpayin :)
jdah: $39.55 ground shipping (box is about same size as last time but definitely heavier); also wait on paying cuz Total cost will be determined after you ship to baal cuz, along with your shipment to me & b'jr, that will be deducted from your cost for this & prev parcel :) eta ~six weeks- which means you have That long to gain handy access to a cassette player, that you may immediately review timmer's packed-in mixtape before promptly forwarding to him :evil:
bc3: pkg enclosed within jdah's, so should receive a few days after that; no shipping cost since we traded :)
my only current remaining obligations are shipments to dc and jg, both cuz i await add'l info :) jt & gsj: have yers arrived yet? good, time for me to take a break & have a few laughs (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=2656) :crazed:

dee2: "noone can beat B'jr's massive fleet"
-quoth quiggonn: "if only that were true" ;) maybe b'jr outclasses you re Opened mms, but from what i've seen on your website You certainly outclass Us re opened & sealed sw items of All kinds :) and baal certainly beats all of us re sw & trek mms- which is why b'jr is only his junior ;)
vt

JediGoofy
05-28-2002, 02:42 AM
Hi vt,
at the end of last week I shipped you my small group of MM vehicles and AF figures. (I shipped them surface mail, so they will take the Long and Winding Road ;) )
Right now I am about to move, so my entire SW collection is a complete mess. :( But when I will be in my new home I have all the room to create finally a very good display for my beloved MM and AF vehicles! :happy: At that point I will be able to carefully check any doubles I have. ;)
Ciao,
JediGoofy

SWAFMAN
05-30-2002, 03:48 PM
ITEMS RECEIVED! - Thanks VT!! Silver logo X-wing, Shuttle, Sandcrawler & AT-AT, an elusive SST warrior bug battle pack in the best condition card I've yet seen, plus a strike force Cardassian Warship. Add-ins included beautiful artwork ST TNG collector's cards & film mag articles on What Dreams May Come & Space Jam. Whadda guy!!

The cardie ship doesn't display too badly, but I opened one of my strike force Enterprises, and it is horrid! No pride or quality in the workmanship, at all! They didn't even finish the bottom of the fuselage, and they gave four holes to mount the ship on its stand, and ALL of them are off-center!!!! ACK!!!! I "hid" this one on the lowest shelf, surrounded by software boxes!

Anyhow, more props to VT!

vulcantouch
05-30-2002, 11:46 PM
timely as always with the moneys, swaffy's ccard pmnt confirmation just arrived, but w/following note:
Important Note: Personal Accounts may not receive payments funded with a credit card. You must upgrade to a Premier or Business account before this payment will be credited to your account. And the fees on incoming payments are 2.9% + $0.30 to receive payments.
If you do not want to upgrade your account, please deny this payment. You will retain your Personal account and will not be assessed any fees. To continue to receive payments for free, make sure that the people who pay you fund their payments with their PayPal balance or with a bank account.

live & lurn eh? :p oh well, lmk what you wanna do swaffy, no hurry. meanwhile, anyone else who owes me $$ be advised that if you paypal via ccard you'll have to add that xtra 2.9% + $0.30 they wants, cuz I ain't gonna cover that poop :greedy: otherwise, do it viz your paypal acct, your bank acct, or mail a check or money order, or hand-delivered cash via nubian slave :p
swaffy: "Those silver logo SWAFs are in very nice shape!"
-goody :) to keep weight down i always like to push my (our) luck by packing w/the absolute minimum amount of neccessary space & crush-clearance. glad it didn't bite us in the *** ;)

"SST warrior bug battle pack in the best condition card I've yet seen"
-really? it looked pretty jacked-up to me; glad it's acceptable :)

"The Enterprise card's artwork sorta reminds me of the
space scene in 'where no one has gone before' although not exactly. That episode was on TNN last night, and the starfield was just spectacular when they go three galaxies away"
-yeah, i've retained a personally-edited copy of that ep, since about 1/3 of it is dopey but the rest is supercool :D
(i sent SJ article cuz you asked if a maw mix i put on your tape was in Space Jam :p )

"hoping to get an opener Dagobah X-wing off eBay"
-lmk max price & i'll keep in mind in case i sight locally (would check w/you before buying of course). still waiting to follow up on af warrior bug possibility, i'll lyk :)
dee2: stilltryina arrange a rendez down there; meanwhile, would you happen to need a 2' x 4' frito-lay display that has biker anakin on one side and annie & vader on the other? if so i'll bring it when we head down, it's big but in great shape :) otherwise i'll try to do an in-person trade of it w/some colorado collector for some little bits o' junk i seek (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=8625) (after all, no Way would i spend the postage to trade this thing to an out-of-town collector ;) )
jg: surface is a-ok, no hurry on this end :) speakin of, i still gotta consult w/b'jr to see if he has those other figs you seek :)
dc: still waitin to hear if you need any more of the things i listed above :)
meanwhile, hasn't jt's or gsj's stuff arrived Yet??
vt

JediTricks
05-31-2002, 12:38 AM
Originally posted by SWAFMAN
The cardie ship doesn't display too badly, but I opened one of my strike force Enterprises, and it is horrid! No pride or quality in the workmanship, at all! They didn't even finish the bottom of the fuselage, and they gave four holes to mount the ship on its stand, and ALL of them are off-center!!!! ACK!!!! I "hid" this one on the lowest shelf, surrounded by software boxes! Don't say we didn't warn you about them Strike Force ships! :D


VT, I did indeed get your package yesterday... sadly, it's sitting next to the Jorg Sacul I received in the mail in the back of someone's car since like an idiot, I left 'em both there. Thanks for sending, sorry I dropped the proverbial ball in finishing its mighty journey. I'll make sure to let you know what I think of its contents when I finally get it back tomorrow.

Also, paypal's recent receiving fee indeed sucketh mightily. I've all but stopped using their "service" since they introduced that "feature".

r2dee2
05-31-2002, 10:49 AM
VT......re Frito Lay...sure bring it on down when we arrange a meet.......but if you get someone else who is crazy for it and they have ALL of your bits o' junk needs feel free to deal:)

JediTricks
06-01-2002, 03:56 AM
VT, opened the package today, the Lego 2x1 plates and your note were so inconspicuous that I almost missed both of them. I thumbed through what you sent, it was really cool to see an Insider before the Hasbro figures came out, back when Micro Machines were the big deal. I had a major nostalgia flash when I saw that ST4 promo thing, that absolutely floored me 'cause I had one when I was muuuuch younger, I got it at a convention where Shatner was the main speaker, this was before the film's release.

The Imp and Reb tech books were very cool, I definitely have never looked through those before. I also enjoyed the heck out of the ESB sketchbook, now I might have to track down the ANH and ROTJ ones. :D

LTBasker
06-01-2002, 09:26 AM
JT, I know what those Insiders are like, I've got 6 from a '94/'95 subscription and the last one I got was the first one with the '95 toys. I liked the way they displayed the micro-machines in the pictures, took forever for them to send my Sarlacc and Dagobah sets when I ordered from one of the insiders. :D

JediTricks
06-02-2002, 08:28 PM
Hee hee, look how much they've changed. :D oh wait, that's sad 'cause they still suck only now there's no MMs. :(

good shot jansen
06-03-2002, 07:08 AM
thanx for snaggin' this for moi! it is tres' chic!

the phillip glass post card is hanging very prominently on my office wall!

i like the custom logo as well. when i get my scanner back up and running, it may veddy well become my new avatar, just as you drew it :)

i know i owe you an id4 alien star fighter for b'jr, and as soon as i get my sorry butt back into gear and over to the po, i'll get it out, but i have a naggin' suspicion that i'm supposd to be sending you something else, and i can't quite seem to remember what it is :confused:

thanx again!

np> driving into delireum :)

vulcantouch
06-03-2002, 10:53 AM
after all, b'jr & i still kinda owe you, & besides trading away display was only a fallback plan for gettin rid of it in case you didn't happen to need it :) meanwhile, if i can't make that accessory trade maybe i'll just go execute my karmic mandate & quietly Take what i seek from no-good walmart's (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=83269#post83269) stash :evil: heck, it's how i got my af sithbike & centauri destroyer: someone had opened the pkgs (& /or the bubbles had come unglued from the cards), and someone else had already taken other items from the pkgs, so since the pkgs were already incomplete, i helped meself to abovementioned items :D

jt: yeah, even though some're all cannibalized to hell there's still plenty of interest eh? :) to save weight & redundancy, i figured you wouldn't want most of the middle insider/communicator merch catalogs so removed them, but i left That one since it did highlight mms so prominently :)
ironic that the only Recent mms were dooku's ds hologram (enclosed w/r2q5) and jorg sacul-enclosed xwing (wouldn't mind havin his helmet, it looks like a ywing pilot's :cool: )
payplah quextion: if i upgrade to business or premier in order to accept swaffy's payment, are there any fees (annual or whatnot) besides the cut they take from cc payments?

gsj: d.i.d. reminds me of french new wave, it plays good w/racecar cue from francis lai's A Man & A Woman score ;) glad you like glasscard, i was gonna send a printup of my amazon Paris review but couldn't find it in time; i have since so i'll wrap it protectively around your upcoming mini-t16 (since dc's indicated he doesn't need it) :)
i'm surprised that comin from 3 generations of designers the logo hadn't already occured all obvious-like to One of yous ;) spekin of which, another relevance is its "3 nested generations" implication (gramps, father, son) :rolleyes:
i think bc3 was gonna send you an xtra gian speeder for b'jr, maybe that's what you're forgetting? offhand i ain't sure either :stupid: but no hurry so feel free takin time to remember.

eh up bc3: your box o delights (http://freespace.virgin.net/james.hobson/sanct.htm) is the inner sanctum pic that most resembles my collection :o my mms don't stand on ceremony around here either- they're always on hot standby, ready for cafe-table deployment :cool:
vt

haggie
06-03-2002, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch

payplah quextion: if i upgrade to business or premier in order to accept swaffy's payment, are there any fees (annual or whatnot) besides the cut they take from cc payments?

I believe the only other charge would be if you got a PayPal debit card, in which case you'd have an annual fee. If you do a crapload of business there is probably some fee as well. I was forced to upgrade my account a few months ago for the same reason as you and am only getting charged the percentage + PayPal b/s charge for the credit card transactions.

JediTricks
06-04-2002, 09:36 PM
If you upgrade to the minimum level to accept the payment, it's just the fee on the incoming paypal, no other fees as it stands. However, Haggie's point about the CC/Debit Card is of course in effect.

BTW, I really dig the merch cats, so next time, if you don't wanna keep 'em, I dig having those.

The X-wing still has the '93 GTI copyright markings on the insides of the wings, but is made of a rubbery material. The helmet is identical in design to the Porkins/Wedge/Luke X-wing helmet, except it's molded in opaque white plastic and has different markings.

darthcarlos
06-13-2002, 01:17 AM
VT


I sent out the episode 1 Micros today. I've been very busy starting a new job and finally found some time to send you the Micros. You'll be receiving 2 each of collection XI (Republic Cruiser) and XII (Ratts Tyerell's Pod Racer & Royal Starship). I also sent one collection XIII, Naboo soldiers. If anyone needs any ships from these collections let VT know so he can disperse them to fellow forrumers.


Darth Carlos


"Think Big, play small"......MICROMACHINES

vulcantouch
06-13-2002, 10:10 AM
dc: okeydakey, i'll keep eyes peeled :) i've been ready to send your control ship but i'm still waiting (above) to hear what else i may be able to enclose for you, so lmk at your leisure :)

ar2: you need them naboo soldiers dc is sending me? i'll save em for you unless i hear you don't :)

jt: glad you diggin pkg, lmk if you want me keep eyes peeled for anh & rotj sketchbooks- max price/min condition etc :)

gsj: re above quextion, i think maybe you were also gonna enclose xtra voy shuttle you got when you scored the kaztorp/array set? other than that & via-bc3 gian speeder i can't think of anything :) btw i enclosed pg card not just cuz it fit but cuz in that pic he's kinda ghoulish-lookin & kinda resembles similarly-ghouish-lookin serge gainsbourg, to whom malcolm's album makes nod :)
baggin for me: portishead Dummy cd (for its john barryesque "sour times" cymbalom song) for $2 :)
spekin of baggin, jb & gainsbourg had 60's galpal jane birkin in common :kiss:
vt

britcit3
06-13-2002, 10:16 AM
Hey VT

I sent that Gian Speeder off to Jeddah a few weeks ago now.

Cheers

BC3

SWAFMAN
06-13-2002, 10:59 AM
VT, re: paypal service fee....
I snagged an extra die-cast trade fed droid fighter & die-cast royal starship at KayBee today for mui el-cheapo. Would either of these be of interest to you / I could drop-ship to 3rd party to settle any of your other deals? If not, no problem at all. After all, the thrill is in the hunt!

SWAFMAN
06-15-2002, 06:24 PM
re: Barry CD

VT, It is up to $8.00...
how are you feeling about the price? I can still get it, if you wish.
- Swaffy

SWAFMAN
06-23-2002, 12:00 PM
hey, VT, you ever receive that john barry CD from california? Shoulda arrived early last week.

SWAFMAN
06-24-2002, 10:14 AM
just to keep the cross-thread posting (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=116944#post116944) theme going...

VT, I'm glad it arrived ok, and that you're enjoying the tracks.
I'll leave feedback to the seller. Maybe those 'love at first hear' tracks will inspire another mixtape, ;) ;) nudge nudge.

jeddah
06-24-2002, 01:56 PM
VT's megapackage pour moi est arrivť ce matin! :):):)

Imagine my suprise when I was greeted at 7.30am with the ugly (and possibly hirsute) mug of Frida Kalho glaring at me :D It coulda been worse, you could've decorated it with some of her artwork - of her giving birth to herself.... ;) A maelstrom of stamps and colour papered the box which was big, and reassuringly heavy.

God, today dragged at work, clock watching for 5.30 so I could come home and delve into my goodies :)

VT had sent me strict instructions to listen to Timmers mixtape whilst I browsed the contents but as I am still sans tape player, I had to make do with reading the inlay and impressive faux reviews ;)

I took R2-Q5 and R2 holo-leia to work to be displayed on my desk and ogled at. I am so used to seeing the banner-pic of Holo Leia with the 'beam' coming from R2s HP, I thought the figure came with that. When I saw it was on a POTF card I was further confused....Hasbro...Wtf?

I also took the fantastic cinefantastique issue from 1978 to work and have spent most of the day surreptitiously reading it, obscuring it from any prying eyes with work papers :D. I haven't been able to put it down and there are some good reference pics for the CE3K UFOs - this is one of the most cherished things in that package! In fact pages 47-51 (centre pages) are missing and I am so impressed with the issue, I wondered if there was any likelihood of being able to pick up another copy somewhere in the world....?

With all those POTJ figures I was shocked - I didn't realise how many I'd said yes too :stupid: :).

My favourite things are;

Voyager MM - I thought this was bust.....? I got its nippelles work fine:confused: Thanks GSJ :)
Sw cards - vintage cards which were a lot more than I anticipated. I was 5 years old again and could almost smell the gum that used to come with these (and stick to the first card). Thanks for these. I love em.
6" R5-D4 - I love the R-series of droids and have searched for this so many times. I love it so much, and have got a place for him next to my Electro-R2. It's a crying shame that Haribo candy-coated R2-A6's dome with a shiny chrome finish or he could be in the line-up too.
AMT Defiant Model kit - at last, I'll have a nice big Defiant model. I'm going to wait until we move before I start this and I may use lights to complete its coolness. I'd love an MM of it too :Pirate: ;)
Mega Droideka - How this wasn't a screaming sell-out I'll never know. I never even saw it in the UK. I love it, I just wish I could get the arms to go in far enough. Thanks R2 for picking this up 4 me, droideka's have now gone up into my coolness category :kiss:
E-wing & Lars BP - out of relief more than appreciation of the actual molds. I didn't realise Lars speeder had a transparent windscreen. I may paint it black. A special bonus is tjhe Eg-6 power droid, it's charming! The E-wing is a strange thing because of it's lack of features and one of my pet-AF-peeves is when 'they' use the wings as landing gear. I know the wings on the E are too thin to retract landing gear into, but I think wing skids = naff, is all (although not as bad as the corvette or b-wing). The R7 unit looks like an R6 on the pic and a squashed R2 in the flesh. I was expecting the evil-eyed vulky/Xanthra (just kiddin :kiss: ) R7 from the Essential Guide to droids. I am very glad to have this at long last as I didn't like to miss out on the Rebel stuff.
Rebel pilots for Ten Nunb :)
Cinefantastique special on CE3K. This is going to be as valuable a prop-building resource as the SW Chronicles book is for me. It is just sublime, exquisite, delicieuse!!!

VT, you've made my day :):):)

Oh, and there was some sheeet for BC3 which I tossed out cos it wasn't for me :evil: ;)

jeddah
edit: just call me Captain Typo :rolleyes:

good shot jansen
06-24-2002, 03:45 PM
where it was gracioualy exchanged with a minty fresh one, courtesy of vt and b'jr! :)

and with the arrival of the e-wing, our transaction for the epic sets have now been concluded!

enjoy! skip work tomorrow, stay home and play with all your new toys dear!


xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

gsj

:)

Sakay
06-24-2002, 05:14 PM
I am currently looking for two Star Wars Battle Packs #17, not really looking for mint package, I am mostly looking for two scout troopers on speeder bike.
Also, looking for one Lars Family speeder Battle Pack. Can anyone help? Please let me know.

haggie
06-24-2002, 05:26 PM
You may not want to even bother with the Lars BP unless you really want the figs cause you'll be able to get the http://systems.figures.com/database/index.html?page=detail&sdomid=5&sitemid=29614 rehash in a few months at Target.

#17 is pretty scarce. You can nab one on eBay for about $10. One shows up about every week or two.

vulcantouch
06-25-2002, 11:13 PM
i hope you haven't moved in the last coupla months, cuz i pre-addressed your pkg (so plz notify jdah if you have moved :) ). spekin of yer pkg:
jdah: i trust you know enough to Seal bc3's box (left open for custom inspection) before shipping? :stupid: while i'm beatin yer brow, HURRY THE HELL UP & GET A DAMN TAPEPLAYER ALREADY! i gave ya all this time, so go mug an old lady for her walkman if you have to :p i'll have your thoughts on it within One Week or i'm doubling your fee :evil:
and answer my whoquextions (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=105595#post105595) while yer at it :p
did you notice hole on r5d4's top? is something supposed to go there? had i noticed it when i bought, i wouldn'ta known what to look for anyway (12" figs & their accessories were stored separately at pawnshop where i got it). if you can find out lmk & maybe i can go back & find.

"sooner than anticipated"
-yeah, i hadda feelin it would get there quicker this time, not bein holiday season etc. i trust my "happy birthday you IDIOT" mssg helped spare any exhorbitant import duties? :p

"the ugly (and possibly hirsute) mug of Frida"
-hirsute indeed, but i always considered her a handsome woman meself :) we'll see what you think when salma hayek plays her in biopic comin out (finally) this fall :kiss:

"coulda been worse, you could've decorated it with some of her artwork"
-hmm, i woulda figured that with your taste for symbolic, psychomystical dramatics you might dig her stuff :o

"any likelihood of being able to pick up another copy"
-ebay auctions? websites that sell back issue mags?

"I'd love an MM of (defiant)"
-b'jr Might trade you one of his for your ent-a; otherwise i'm at a loss :sur:

"Rebel pilots for Ten Nunb"
-if that's the only fig you wanted from it you shoulda skipped it & concentrated on targ-exclusive bwing cuz it came w/exact same fig (only diff is diff-colored chestplate buttons) :o

"evil-eyed vulky/Xanthra R7 from the Essential Guide"
-anyone got a pic of this so i can see what jdah means? :)

"My favourite things are"
-what, no theed queen mention?
so, izzat all you got to say about your pkg? you like it better or worse than dec 99 pkg? :)

swaffy: "another mixtape, nudge nudge"
-my compliments on your clever scheme to make me feel obliged to make you another mixtape, if that was your plan; i've already started listin candidate trax for swaftape #2 (of course, if i already shot my best wad, you know it'd Never be as good as the first one, right?
sigh, a plugged-in connoisseur's work is never done :p if you can't eventually find no one to pawn them dcs off on, i'll try to help :)
notice to s43, dc & anyone else i'm tradin with: i'm hopin to get your pkgs off before months end so as to evade postal rate hike, so plz answer any of my remaining trade quextions Before then!
vt

LTBasker
06-26-2002, 02:29 AM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
did you notice hole on r5d4's top? is something supposed to go there? had i noticed it when i bought, i wouldn'ta known what to look for anyway (12" figs & their accessories were stored separately at pawnshop where i got it). if you can find out lmk & maybe i can go back & find.

If it didn't have an antenna on it, then that's probably what the hole is for. R5-D4 is supposed to have a small antenna on it's head.

JediTricks
06-27-2002, 11:12 PM
It's definitely supposed to have an antenna, which was bubble-sealed onto the box's inner tray. You can see pics of this here: http://systems.figures.com/database/index.html?page=detail&sdomid=5&sitemid=739

(this may be one of the very first sets of pictures I ever sent in to SSG like 4 years ago, long before I was known as "JT" on the web! That scanner I shot those with is still with me, but is even crappier now. :D)

RJarvis
06-28-2002, 10:35 AM
if Jeddah hasn't answered already, Wayne Pygram plays the very nasty baddie Scorpius in the Farscape series

rj

vulcantouch
06-29-2002, 12:29 PM
rj: d'oh! you weren't sposed to answer that! i was Tryin to get jdah to answer it on Celeb Love thred, thereby bumping that thred back to the top of the highly-VolaTile, competitive gendiscuss forum where it belongs :sur: oh well, i can still axe jdah to answer quextion about illeana WHOmas ;) meanwhile, if you Reely wanna help, i bet jdah'd like it if you sent me the ent-a in you beat-up stleset1 protobox, cuz that way b'jr would let me send jdah one of his defaint mms in trade :) then maybe jdah could find you somethin you want :)
report
for me: $3 warhol diaries at estate sale, & $4.50 Kath Hepburn: Stylish Life hc for $4.50 (orig. $28) at tc; lotta cool pix :)
sighting: tc had a $5 copy of darkhorse bobafett gn Death Lies & Treachery (includes stories Bounty On Barkooda, When Fat Lady Swings and Murder Most Foul), dog-eared & w/a small chunk taken outta front cover; appropriate in light of bf's ragtag style eh? ;) reg. price $12, lmk if want, i woulda got for myself but i already got its contents in original comix release-
vt
p.s. to jdah: ahem ahem, HAVE YOU HURD TAPE YET?? cMon, timmer's waiting! :evil: btw john might wanna hear at same time cuz your description of his taste in choons tells me he'd dig; lmk his thoughts too :)

vulcantouch
07-10-2002, 03:31 PM
finally had a chance to confer w/b'jr. results:

jg: sorry, b'jr didn't have duros, hothhan, ugnaught or other mm figs you seek :9 anyhoo, now that i've checked i think i'm about ready to send your pkg :D

who was it here who wanted 3 blue dc stands? b'jr only had 2. so lmk if you'll want those plus a same-sized black one, or just the 2 blue ones :)

who was it who wanted 2 afalien stands? got em :) s43: you got mail :)

found: in apr '01 spanish-edition Bazaar magazine was a fashspread featuring a scale-distorting image in which a model poses in front of a potf stormtrooper astride a dewback. the first person of any who are receiving an upcoming pkg from me who claims this may have it, esp. if you promise to attach it to a post here so the restuvus can view it :)

swaffy: possibility of baggin you an af warrior bug still pending, i'll lyk :) meanwhile, did you ever acquire the af-sized&styled articulated figs that came in the t2 mm pax? any interest? lmk, maybe i can get you one of each in exchange for them ep1 dcs you're tryina unload :)
jt: roger re fanclub catalogs, i'll enclose next time i send you somethin :)
rj: lmk about ent-a/defiant for jdah & epic 4-6 figs for darthc :)
jdah: see above quextions about mixtape :evil: btw way2go re free shipping :greedy: good luck w/new job hunt :Pirate:
vt

SWAFMAN
07-10-2002, 06:10 PM
swaffy: possibility of baggin you an af warrior bug still pending, i'll lyk meanwhile, did you ever acquire the af-sized&styled articulated figs that came in the t2 mm pax? any interest? lmk, maybe i can get you one of each in exchange for them ep1 dcs you're tryina unload

VT, thanks, re: Warrior Bug. re: T2 figs, I haven't seen them. Not really sure if I need them / what I'd do with them? Do you know if they are the same as those included with th MM T2 playset? I'm not really "trying to unload" those die-casts. I just saw 'em at Kaybee & snagged ones for me and extras in case anyone wants them. I'd really like to trade them for something that would fill-in a gap in my checklist. Like especially a loose Wedge or Jek AF x-wing. (red 6 & red 2 = # of stripes on wings). I wouldn't mind seeing a pic of those T2 fig, though.

So, how's everyone doing??? Anyone seen any AF stuff hitting the shelves yet??

JediGoofy
07-12-2002, 05:25 AM
Hi vt,
it is fine for me.
Actually the AF Cloud Car Pilot is the figure I am most interested in. :) And I am very happy to receive it from you and b'jr!

If you are going to send me the package please use the mailing address I am sending you via e-mail.

Thank you very much. :D

Ciao,
JediGoofy

P.S. Many thanks also to b'jr for his help! :happy:

RJarvis
07-12-2002, 10:52 AM
VT - Sorry for the lateness of the reply...I've had some pretty severe computer probs (XP has it's nicer points, but when it decides to be a dog, it can make your life difficult) Anyway, the trade sounds fine to me...If you'll email me your addy, I'll get the IV, V, and VI figures (figures in the original boxes minus a few of the key ships) sent out to you.

About the ent-a, sounds cool to me...AAMOF, I wouldn't mind trading the whole set if someone's interested :eek::p ...just lemme know

:)

rj

vulcantouch
07-12-2002, 11:37 AM
rj: hey, send that whole set 1 here if you don't want it- it'll only make b'jr feel better about parting w/one of his precious defiant mms for jdah :D & if it helps save room, feel free to remove everything (stmms And epic 4-6 figs) from their pkging (but of course, plz wrap each item individually in tissue or whatnot so they don't scrape against each other :) ). that way you'll still retain that cool proto-le box w/notes scrawled all over it :D btw what's aamof?

swaffy: maybe bc3 has pix of the t2 figs on his website? :)

jg: new address confirmed :cool: dont' forget you're also getting sitting hantina figure ;)
vt

Sakay
07-12-2002, 06:10 PM
Hey Fellas, I am still on the look out for the imperial biker scouts from battle pack 17. I need two of them for a project I'm working on, let me know if anyone can help! Thanks!

That is the imperial biker scout riding the bike.

r2dee2
07-12-2002, 09:02 PM
BP PIC (http://www.twinsuntimes.com/toyforce/bp17.htm) ....just in case anyone needs to see which one Sakay is talking about:)

jeddah
07-13-2002, 11:12 AM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
"evil-eyed vulky/Xanthra R7 from the Essential Guide"
-anyone got a pic of this so i can see what jdah means? :)

vt

Found this and thought of you/Xuff :P

R7 series astromech (http://www.angelfire.com/oh/shoju/starwarsrpg/droids/r7.html) Although I have nuthin' but luuuurve 4 ya, I really loathe this desgin, that no-good rearranger liberty-taker, Doug Chiang probably had something to do with it :D I wish the odious little mullet would stay away from the astromechs.....:frus: :frus: :frus:

jeddah

LTBasker
07-14-2002, 10:29 AM
Just wanted to inform you that I went to put the new Star Wars and Star Trek ornaments in lay-away yesterday (E2 ornaments and the NX-01 are gonna be October debuts) and the Delta Flyer is very nice and could be passed off as X-Ray/Die-Cast scale. I'd say it's a little bigger than Die-Cast scale, and a little too small (smaller than the AF Cloud Car and even the Innerspace 1701-D Shuttle) to pass as AF scale. It's electronic and is $24, so if you got it then you'd have to pull out the cord that goes to the X-Mas tree lights since they didn't use batteries like they have been with other ornaments.

haggie
07-25-2002, 01:31 AM
Originally posted by Sakay
I am currently looking for two Star Wars Battle Packs #17, not really looking for mint package, I am mostly looking for two scout troopers on speeder bike.

Hey, Sakay. You should email the winner of this auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1752568204) when it ends (or you could even buy the lot yourslef since you do so many customs). This seller has a ton of those Scout Troopers on speeder bikes and since there are so many of them the buyer may be willing to give up what you need for cheap.

vulcantouch
07-25-2002, 11:01 PM
during this weekend's sidewalk sale (http://cherrycreeknorth.com/date.asp?date=7/25/2002), tc's offering $2 manga issues: anh #3, esb #2 & 4 and rotj #3. if interested say so here asap in case i head back to that area tomorrow morning to hit dpl's annual blowout (http://denver.lib.co.us/dpl/news/friends_booksale.html) :D
speakin of books, i scored me the wilde album (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/080505894X/qid=1027655881/sr=8-7/ref=sr_8_7/002-0589105-8520849) for $2 and penn & teller's How To Play With Your Food at a yard sale for $0.25 :D
vt

vulcantouch
07-27-2002, 11:40 AM
at dpl sale: Tales Of The Empire and Hard Merchandise aka bounty hunter wars book 3 (scored books 1&2 at a yard sale several months back, so now i got the whole saga; both these books feature fett on their covers so hadda get :) ), $0.50 each :) also for $.50, another garak Stitch In Time memoir, this one for b'jr cuz he's liked excerpts i've read to him. also sc Art Of Ep1 cuz it was $1.50, even though i couldn't think of anyone who'd want it who didn't already have it. afterwards i went to fs to relax & rehydrate, and the bartender (with whom i'd had an unexpected, sw/trek-themed chat sunday at a bon-voyage party for fs's longest-employed waitress who's joining the peace corps & headed to morocco) had a printup of a cgi spaceship he'd designed waiting for me, so i gave him the Art Of Ep1 book to reciprocate :) which he dug, & it saved me the trouble of luggin it back downstairs :)
also bagged a new $2 Glass Cage (as in philip & john) (http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00004X0MF.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg) cd along with 3 used $1 cds: The Insider score, an non-score album by flim composer michael nyman and a portugal house comp :)
btw, as of yesterday three of those tc sidewalk-sale mangas were still there, but they were kinda hidden like maybe someone was trying to reserve em :sur: and sunday, dpl's sale goes into hypersavings (a whole baggo boox for a few bux) to spare volunteers the trouble of re-packin everything, so denverites might wanna hit it :)
vt

vulcantouch
07-29-2002, 11:46 PM
(amazing that i actually got around to this in the midst of my non-stop, cafe-slummin summer idyll :happy: )

gsj: mini-t16's taken flight :) don't forget to save me bc3-sent gian speeder, xtra voy shuttle &. . . What am i forgetting?? :stupid:

jg: af cloudcar pilot & mm hantina figure en route via airmail (in this case it was the cheapest option :) )

s43: 6 gv ships & 2 afalien stands in your lap afore you know it :) seeing as how there's no mon remonda in this shipment (since you Forgot to bid on incomplete 4 & 6 epics- D'OH! ), but there will be 3 more gvs than we originally negotiated, be in touch re revising our trade agreement ("and now viceroy, we will sign a New treaty" ;) )

jonboy: 3 figures & 2 accessories headed your way :)

all: lmk when they arrive & if all a-ok :dead:
still waiting for address confirmation from dc before sending his stuff-
vt

good shot jansen
07-30-2002, 11:10 AM
i'm not aware of any gian speeder in my poss. that was sent to me by britcit.:eek: :confused:

you sure i'm supposed ti have it?

aside from the voyager shuttle, i believe i'm to send you an id4 alien attack ship.

i was in the loooooong drawn out process of making you a new mix tape, cause i uncovered a box of lost cd's i hadn't seen since i moved to fla, and there's a wealth of music i wish to share!:happy:

so once i gets round to completin' mix tape deux, i will forward the kit and kaboodle your direction.

(and hopefully the mystery of bc3's wayward speeder will be solved by then)

britcit3
07-30-2002, 11:20 AM
Eh up

May have sent the speeder to Jeddah for one of his trans-Atlantics.

Cheers

Bc3

jeddah
07-30-2002, 12:19 PM
But I didn't have it sent here. I've forwarded all I have (apart from the S43 stuff and Baals stuff)

:confused:

jeddah

SWAFMAN
07-30-2002, 04:44 PM
if no one can find the at-large die-cast gian speeder, I have an extra. Let me know...

vulcantouch
07-30-2002, 11:45 PM
hey swaffy, hear that? now we'll have Two gsj mixtapes to trash when we get around to reviewin em :D :evil: ;) btw thanx anyhoo swaffy, but we tawkin bout an MM of the speeeder :)
hmm, sounds like maybe that gianni verspeeder may've met an untimely end :sur: oh well, don't anyone try to make up for it by bringin me an mm of its "sister ship", aka the donatella verspeeder (http://www.amiannoying.com/view.asp?ID=4391), or i'll tell you to (in my best maya rudolph (http://snltranscripts.jt.org/01/01aversace.phtml) shout), "get OUUUUUUUUUUT!" :D
vt

britcit3
07-31-2002, 01:36 AM
Hey VT

It does seem to habe slipped int a temporal anomaly.

Never mind - I can still buy them retail cheaply.

Will bag another in the next few weeks and send it directly to you.

Cheers

BC3

JediGoofy
07-31-2002, 03:48 AM
Hi vt,
thank you very much. I will let you know when the CC pilot and "hantina" figure are here! :)

Ciao,
JediGoofy

P.S. I started the quest for the AF vehicles and Battle Packs. Mmm, I do not know if I will be able to find them here, in the "third world of SW collecting". :( Keeping fingers crossed.
Actually, for what I see in the pictures on the net, the packaging looks better than the actual vehicle, so these could be among the rare vehicles I would keep boxed (along with MM E1 collections XI-XIII, thank you bc3! .:happy: ), if I found them I mean. :rolleyes:

SWAFMAN
07-31-2002, 08:40 AM
JediGoofy - I'm at your disposal if you're unable to get the new AF ships locally.

vulcantouch
08-01-2002, 11:30 PM
. . .you don't Have to do that. unless of course you really Want to ;D How cheap?

britcit3
08-02-2002, 01:33 AM
Hey VT

about £2 - no worries - the next time that I'm in the area, I'll get them.

BC3

vulcantouch
08-02-2002, 10:39 PM
when you said cheap i figured they'd be maybe £1 or less, so plz don't go to that kinda expense just to score us a single mm :greedy:

britcit3
08-03-2002, 02:02 AM
Hey VT

£2 is cheap!! These sets were originally £7 in some shops when 1st released.

BC3

SWAFMAN
08-04-2002, 08:14 PM
Hey VT, I'm axin' for your bounty-hunter expertise. I recently scored an opener AF Aliens Drop Ship & APC, and have heard folks like JT praising how perfectly the micro MM APC nests and can be posed to emerge from inside the Drop Ship's ramp. I'm gettin' all hot & bothered to find a micro MM APC, but don't wanna spend $10 - $15 on an eBay auction of one or two entire Aliens MM 3-packs to get only the APC. Do you (or any other industrious foruMMers!!) know where I could score the lil' APC for trade or cash, or do you someone who'd want the other two MMs in that 3-pack if I do end up goin' to ePay-through-the-nose for it?


added a minute or two later....

Aw crud!!!! I mis-threaded this post!!! GSJ, if possible, wouldja mind movin' this post over to the "VT bounty hunter.. " thread? If it's a pain in the butt to do, then don't worry about it.

vulcantouch
08-06-2002, 10:56 PM
so, "supermodder" jt, you say you didn't care for the giger mm ship that came with your mm apc? well if it turns up (how Careless of you to misplace such a gem :p ), feel free to send it up thissa way & i'll finda good home 4it :cool:
swaffy: i'll keep eyes open, but my expertise might be limited to consulting in this case: ~3 years ago b'jr & i found him 16 af dropships for $5 apiece (he now has 15, after giving ws one). he's been seeking enough mm apcs for their belly-fillage ever since. so far we've found him 7 or 8, which means 7 or 8 to go.
alien mms in general've been more elusive than i'd anticipated, and that set (#3) seems to be more sought than the other two -probably cuz over time af collectors have, just like yourself, come to recognize & be interested in the perfect fit between mm apc & af droppy belly. i haven't kept track of closing prices for this set (or Any mms) in years so i'd advise watching several auctions for it come & go to get an idea of its typical closing. then just try to score one for less than that amount. maybe the one gsj just posted? :)
keep us informed; & btw, what i sez to jt above goes for you too :greedy:
vt

JediTricks
08-07-2002, 04:31 AM
It's simply a matter of messing with the controls, I didn't know for the first 6 months till I said "what does split thread do?" and gave it a shot.

If the big blue U turns up, it's yours.

JediGoofy
08-07-2002, 07:12 AM
Hi vt,
just to inform you Hantina Han and Cloudy pilot crossed safely the seven seas. :)

Thank you very much, and thank you also for the nice addition of the Topps Widevision card! :eek: I did not know a space torpedo is actually a perfect cone! :stupid: (I wonder how it can fit the torpedo launchers in the X-Wing. ;)

So another satisfied customer for vt! :happy:

Ciao,
JediGoofy

SWAFMAN
08-07-2002, 04:48 PM
I received one of those giger "big blue U's" ;) with my Aliens MM playset. Its scale (or lack thereof) makes it look kinda silly in the context of the playset. To be honest, it took me a couple minutes to even realize what it was supposed to be.

JediTricks
08-22-2002, 02:45 AM
VT, seeing your post in the other thread about the HMS Bounty, I figured I'd take this question to you in here. What, in your expert opinion, will it probably take for me to get a real HMS Bounty MM (as opposed to the cheap ripoff version that I got in Collectors Set #2 that's just the original MM BOP w/ better paint)?

vulcantouch
08-22-2002, 11:24 AM
. . .cuz last time i checked he still goes after every last hms he can find on ebay :evil:
second, don't hold yer breath; i've been able to get hmss for several people, but not for at least 2 years :( that $75 price seems uncommonly low, last time i checked (about a year ago) their average closing was $125 :frus: if i'd known for sure you lacked one (though i had suspected as much), i mighta been able to give you priority.
the only other thing i can think of is that someone Might trade you one for your sisko sailor. not that I would do that trade if i were you :o
report: baggins4me
2 $2 soundtracks to humped (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=2216) flix: the bossa-nova-filled Next Stop Wonderland and howse-filled The Big Tease, $2 each :) also for $2, barry's Lion In Winter cd (so now i don't need my lp of it :) ). and i Finally scored the SPC score (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=898436200) for acceptable terms (seller's flexible on shipping cost) :D also, moebius Arzach novellization for $3, and a $2 vhs of humped flik Splendor (if i get several more, maybe we'll have the makins for another VTape club parcel, eh swaffy? :cool: )

jg: "I wonder how it can fit the torpedo launchers in the X-Wing"
-the incred crossections book you were asking about awhile back shows how :) meanwhile, glad your stuff arrived a-ok :)
ok swaffy & jt, save for me any gigerships you don't want :D hmm, it seems i've misplaced my apc, and just as its fashionable season is coming up too :cry:
vt

haggie
08-22-2002, 12:09 PM
VT, in all your bounty hunting have you ever come across any local sellers that sell ZOIDS imported from Japan? I can't find any in town other than the new Hasbro releases. Of course, you may not even know what ZOIDS are, but if you do, I imagine you'd be the guy to ask for whereabouts.

good shot jansen
08-22-2002, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
hmm, it seems i've misplaced my apc, and just as its fashionable season is coming up too :cry:
vt


why don'cha ask b'jr if he'd lend you the one i sent him in exchange for the preditor mm. (at least until yours shows up)

speakin o'which, swafster! all hope ain't done yet (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1759411837&ssPageName=ADME:B:BN:US:1), lets keep them fingers and toes crissy crossed
:o

SWAFMAN
08-22-2002, 01:20 PM
GSJ - thanks again!!!! I've been terribly distracted the last couple weeks, and haven't done as much looking for SWag (or ALIEag ?) as I have in recent months.

which also reminds me, re: VTape parcels or anything else shipping to me - be sure to contact me beforehand. There is a chance, small but possible, I will be moving soon. During transition, I'll probably ask folks to either hold-off shipments or send to one of my folks places. I hope to know for sure in the next week or two. It may also effect my e-mail and website. But I should be able to give decent advance notice to all here.

JediTricks
08-23-2002, 02:12 AM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
. . .cuz last time i checked he still goes after every last hms he can find on ebay :evil:
second, don't hold yer breath; i've been able to get hmss for several people, but not for at least 2 years :( that $75 price seems uncommonly low, last time i checked (about a year ago) their average closing was $125 :frus: if i'd known for sure you lacked one (though i had suspected as much), i mighta been able to give you priority.
the only other thing i can think of is that someone Might trade you one for your sisko sailor. not that I would do that trade if i were you :o

ok swaffy & jt, save for me any gigerships you don't want :D hmm, it seems i've misplaced my apc, and just as its fashionable season is coming up too :cry:
vt Hmm, that's not good news at all. I blame Galoob for claiming the "HMS Bounty" MM was in that set when clearly it wasn't. Why not just paint the regular Excelsior white and green and claim it's the Enterprise-B? Anyway, blaming doesn't help (except my fragile ego in this case) so I guess I'll need to look into this. I doubt Baal is gonna want to stop hoarding this piece just because I want one, it's partially the hoarders who cause these aftermarket explosions so he's got no motivation not to stop, right?

Oh well, thanks anyway VT. I can't trade away the Sisko's Sailer for it obviously, I'm too low on cash to try to outbid the next nutjob who wants this, and you got most of my trade-bait, so I'm pretty screwed.

vulcantouch
08-23-2002, 12:16 PM
it seems that my rep is starting to outstrip my abilities; but i spose i'm in no position to bemoan That state of affairs, seein as how i toot my own horn at every inopporturn ;)
haggie: for some reason zoids rings a bell; might wanna call round to The Comic Store (74th & federal) and Highlander Comix (40th & tennyson), & lmk what you hear. would Black & Read (80th & wads) have em?? meanwhile i'll see if i can recall that bell any more clearly :)

jt: "I blame Galoob for claiming the "HMS Bounty" MM was in that set"
-they did? what set?

"I doubt Baal is gonna want to stop hoarding this piece just because I want one"
-no, but if you ask him to stand down from particular auctions you hope to win, he'll do so :)

"it's partially the hoarders who cause these aftermarket explosions so he's got no motivation not to stop"
-so long as a hoarder doesn't resell for a profit (and baal doesn't), i have no ethical problem whatsoever w/hoarding. cuz whether 20 of an item goes into the hands of one collector or 20, they all get into the hands of a true collector who wants em. the aftermarket would be affected the same either way. of course if you wanna blame someone might as well blame me; like you, baal didn't even Know about hms's uniqueness til, in fall '98, I filled him in. guess ignance is bliss eh? :stupid:

"you got most of my trade-bait"
-fret not; nuthin you traded me woulda fetched you an hms anyway :)
for what it's worth, in light of your dedicated MModerating all these years, personally i'd say if anyone here deserves to be the next guy to score an hms it's you :cool: anyone here wanna disagree with that?? :Pirate:

gsj: readin my mind, eh? not the first time i've thusly called in a favor like that w/bjr :)
i been havin those weird dreams again- the ones where i eat my mms (and no they Aren't tasty :p ), so i hope i didn't swaller it in my sleep. but at least if i did i might see it again :p
were you also gonna send me a b5 #6 packaging when you send ships? i can't recall for sure.

swaffy: don't worry, it prolly wouldn't be till new year anyway, cuz so far i've only found that one :(
vt

good shot jansen
08-23-2002, 12:34 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
were you also gonna send me a b5 #6 packaging when you send ships? i can't recall for sure.

i did send someone the packaging for babylon 5 #6 i think, was it you bc3?:o uh oh, i can't recall, i know i no longer have the packaging in my poss.
:confused:

i do remember that you kept the packaging from bab 5 set #5 (right?)

gawd i must be getting old:p

haggie
08-23-2002, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
haggie: for some reason zoids rings a bell; might wanna call round to The Comic Store (74th & federal) and Highlander Comix (40th & tennyson), & lmk what you hear. would Black & Read (80th & wads) have em?? meanwhile i'll see if i can recall that bell any more clearly :)

Thanks for the tips, VT. Alas, I tried all three and none of them carry them. There has to be some place in town that has piles of imported ZOIDS sitting on the shelves. If you happen to run across them please LMK. Hasbro has started to release them now but they haven't produced nearly as many as Tomy did in Japan.

JediTricks
08-24-2002, 01:56 AM
Lemme apologize to Baal, I have never done any sort of direct business (MM or otherwise) with him and merely assumed that his buying everything in sight and being "the devil" made him more of my adversary in this situation. I am very frustrated at getting this repainted BOP under the name HMS Bounty and let it out in the wrong direction at a fellow MMer. If Baal would like to accept my apology, please send one HMS Bounty MM to VT so he can send it along to me. ;)


VT, you are right, I got confused and thought there were only 2 sets that came with the recolored MM and that I got it in Collectors Set 1, but now that I'm looking at the STMM 16-back card you sent me, I see where I got confused -- set 9 (ST Generations) comes with the recolored BOP!!! Damn that is frustrating.


Originally posted by vulcantouch
"it's partially the hoarders who cause these aftermarket explosions so he's got no motivation not to stop"
-so long as a hoarder doesn't resell for a profit (and baal doesn't), i have no ethical problem whatsoever w/hoarding. cuz whether 20 of an item goes into the hands of one collector or 20, they all get into the hands of a true collector who wants em. the aftermarket would be affected the same either way. of course if you wanna blame someone might as well blame me; like you, baal didn't even Know about hms's uniqueness til, in fall '98, I filled him in. guess ignance is bliss eh? :stupid:
That doesn't make sense to me, if the 1 collector has taken 20 of them off the market, that means that 19 other collectors will still be looking for them. The more hoarding there is, the less likely these 19 others will have a chance of getting that item and might get more and more desparate until they simply went to a scalper, thus fueling the ridiculous aftermarket situation (see the AF E-wing for more on this - there are just as many E-wings as TIE Defenders and Jabba's Sail Barges, but there are less E-wings on ebay at any one time than the other 2 and the E-wing always commands more and more money on this aftermarket. Every time one is bought, it creates a frenzy situation which drives the price of the next one up, making it and all the others that more rare and expensive).


"you got most of my trade-bait"
-fret not; nuthin you traded me woulda fetched you an hms anyway :)
for what it's worth, in light of your dedicated MModerating all these years, personally i'd say if anyone here deserves to be the next guy to score an hms it's you :cool: anyone here wanna disagree with that?? :Pirate:Thanks for the nice words about "deserving" it. :) My "trade-bait" statement was that I could trade most of that selection plus whatever meager extras I have left for the HMS, not just 1 or 2 pieces. As it is now, I have almost nothing but 1 each of the ones I want to keep.

Baal
08-24-2002, 03:23 AM
So,
I turn my back for a few seconds, and I'm being slandered. And I thought you guys were my buds.
Just jokin' JT. Actually, I'm a little uptight that most of you think I'm too greedy. How many sets do you think were produced?
I have about 50 sets of ST XI, all are mint on card or close, I've got a couple of loose ones too. I'm sure everyone knows the pounding I take on the prices, and I think I've been more than fair with anyone who has done business with me, and even tried to help out if I could. But, I'm The Devil, bub!
You think I'm anything less than horrific to just anybody? I happen to like you guys. Now, I haven't been checking in lately, so you'll have to excuse my ignorance, it's bliss. Did you get screwed on an auction? Sorry to hear it.
Once again, I love Star Wars and Star Trek Micros, I'll never stop collecting them, and if I have to outbid or out-trade or out-pay anybody to get them.....
You should be glad that Micros that join "The Colletive" are going to be here for everyone, forever, or at least until this place falls into the Sun.
Now, why don't you come by and we'll inventory a few thousand Micros? You can help me paint the display room, and set up the shelves and cabinets.
And, if you're not a pain in the ***, you can set up all the displays.
And, now that you've reminded me, let me go get some more.
Baal
VT,
you're the only one who understands me.
Thanks for looking out.

JediTricks
08-24-2002, 04:22 AM
Hey there Fly-lorder, actually I didn't get burned on an auction because I couldn't afford the ridiculous price (which VT tells me is unusually low, to boot). The reason I don't have one of these is I mistook the BOP in set 9 for the HMS Bounty in set 11 and nobody ever told me there was another.

Since I've got your attention, what IS with your... um, "special" style of MM collecting?

And I think this set, like everything after set 9, was way underproduced for the long haul. I don't remember seeing it on shelves ever, and now it's a complete nightmare for a collector like myself to try to get one of these.

vulcantouch
08-24-2002, 11:00 PM
yknow, the one with the devilish goatee? nah, jist jokin ;}>
did anyone else know futurama was cancelled months ago? it's made so little news i just found out myself :zzz:

"why don't you come by and we'll inventory a few thousand Micros? You can help me paint the display room, and set up the shelves and cabinets. And, if you're not a pain in the ***, you can set up all the displays"
-i tolja a year or two back that, so long as you provided my any-class plane ticket, room & board and enabled a few select manhattan fun & games (moma, india house, empire strikes building, rainbow room etc), i'd be perfectly willing to donate my services to thoroughly inventory, curate, set up & consult on your vast mm holdings ("if there's one trait you would ascribe to me and my fellow cardassians, would it not be. . .our attention to detail?" -garak to bashir, ds9 ;) ). i'll still honor that pledge even though, after 9-11, air travel's Such an inefficient P-I-A cattledrive i'd much prefer either a Chartered flight or an interstate chauffeur ;) but on the plus side for you, i'd no longer be able insist that you treat me to aft tea at Windows On The World :eek:

haggie: not sure but i might have a few vintage zoid components buried somewhere. don't know what they are (a dinosaur-head cockpit maybe?), but if you might be interested you can have em next time whenever we arrange a meet-up, just remind me :)

jt: "everything after set 9, was way underproduced for the long haul. I don't remember seeing it on shelves ever"
-i saw 16-backs at tru very briefly in spring '97, but never saw 14-backs at retail. as i puzzled during that time over why they'd bother to offer a Third k-bop sculpt, it occured to me thay maybe it'd finally occured to them to incorporate hinged wings. i took a chance, made a special trip to the 80th & sheridan tru and bingo , saved myself years and perhaps decades of painful empty longing :D

"Every time one is bought, it creates a frenzy situation which drives the price of the next one up"
-this would result regardless of whether or not the buyer has already bought 50 of the same item. so, no buyer can be held responsible for any "frenzies" whipped up among his fellow buyers. that blame lies solely on the Seller for arranging such adversarial free-for-alls.

"if the 1 collector has taken 20 of them off the market, that means that 19 other collectors will still be looking"
-considering the thousands of extant hmss, and the thousands of collectors seeking them, this effect is negligible in the grand scheme and not worth me gettin worked up about.
applying ethics is like anything else; one must pick one's battles. condemning people who want 50 of one item (or, for that matter, who are willing to Pay 20x its original price) would be an injudicious squandering of my ethical objections. my finite voice, ire and outrage would become diluted and lose credibility as they chased about villifying all those activities. so instead i focus them where they make the biggest impact: on the indisputably parasitic practice of people who played no role in the production, distribution or retail sale of toys makin profits off em.
if that ain't good enough: are you not yourself a 1-to-open and 1-to-not collector of numerous items? if so, why is having 50 of a htf item unethical but having two is not? why would Any number higher than One of any item not qualify as hoarding?
btw, didn't baal send you some sw 3-pack package variant gratis awhile back? :)

"I could trade most of that selection plus whatever meager extras I have left for the HMS"
-unless you been hidin a Very rare mm from me, i don't think all your xtras put Together would trade you an hms, However: i hear a lil birdy's song that tells of a vewwy special hms out there i can easily imagine that, were you to acquire it, would likely get you not only a regular hms in trade but also that kaztorp & array you've been seeking :happy:

"Thanks for the nice words about 'deserving' it"
-useless though they be, eh? after all, "deserve's got nuthin to do with it" :evil:
small correction: i've not yet humped Big Tease like i said above. meanwhile, b'jr did show me Novocaine last night, so i'll eventually post a hump of that for swaffy :cool: (i also borrowed an apc offa b'jr while i was at it :greedy: )
vt

haggie
08-25-2002, 01:50 AM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
did anyone else know futurama was cancelled months ago? it's made so little news i just found out myself :zzz:

At this point it isn't technically cancelled. They had about 30 episodes "in the can" that hadn't aired yet so production was stopped (everyone was laid off). It's pretty much in limbo. We can assume that it will be cancelled after they air all the remaining episodes but it isn't actually fact yet (thankfully). I love the show and often miss it because I forget it is on in it's crappy 6:00 slot. If they'd give it a chance, it would succeed. Now we just need some DVD sets (they have them in Europe).


Originally posted by vulcantouch
haggie: not sure but i might have a few vintage zoid components buried somewhere. don't know what they are (a dinosaur-head cockpit maybe?), but if you might be interested you can have em next time whenever we arrange a meet-up, just remind me :)

That'd be awesome to get anything you have and don't want. Zoid parts are always good to have. A lot of the parts can be stuck on another Zoid (especially the cockpits). Thanks for the offer!

SWAFMAN
08-25-2002, 05:43 PM
"At this point it isn't technically cancelled."
I don't know if this is significant or not, but Katie Sagal is being promo'd as the wife in some new live-action sitcom. Maybe she could still do the voice work on futurama plus the other show, but I'd say it looks more as though she's moved on to other things.

2-1B
08-25-2002, 06:08 PM
Hi everyone. :)
I'm not here to tell you anything you don't already know, but I just want to publicly state what a stand up guy Swaffy is ! ! !
I recently entered into an MM contract with him, and he was totally trustworthy.

I'm sorry to interrupt VT's Bounty Huntin' thread, but Swaffy deserves better than a post in the Feedback section. :p

Good day to you all ! :)

good shot jansen
08-26-2002, 08:14 AM
mm apc bagged (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1759411837&rd=1)

:)



Originally posted by SWAFMAN
There is a chance, small but possible, I will be moving soon. During transition, I'll probably ask folks to either hold-off shipments or send to one of my folks places. I hope to know for sure in the next week or two. It may also effect my e-mail and website. But I should be able to give decent advance notice to all here.

in light of above, i am having it shipped to moi, and once you get yourself settled i will then forward onto your definate address.

SWAFMAN
08-26-2002, 08:08 PM
:) :) :) :)

C O O L ! ! !

(PM awaits in your inbox, GSJ)

JediTricks
08-27-2002, 05:53 AM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
yknow, the one with the devilish goatee? nah, jist jokin ;}>
did anyone else know futurama was cancelled months ago? it's made so little news i just found out myself Flexo! "Nah, I'm just kidding, you're great!" Sadly, we knew about the Futurama cancellation a few months back, my name is somewhere on the 10,000+ names on the petition to keep it alive (there will be 16 more eps airing this next season, they were already produced when stupid Fox pulled the plug).


are you not yourself a 1-to-open and 1-to-not collector of numerous items? if so, why is having 50 of a htf item unethical but having two is not? why would Any number higher than One of any item not qualify as hoarding?
btw, didn't baal send you some sw 3-pack package variant gratis awhile back? :)No, I am an opener all the way. You could count the amount of closed MM I have on one hand. As for a definition of hoarding, you'd have to have an extremely narrow view if you consider 1 extra to be a "hidden supply, a cache".

What 3pack package variant would that be? I know not of what you speak, as I have almost no standard packaged sets at all and wouldn't care about an MM packaging variation. The only package variations I have in my collection are the AF numbered A-Wing (courtesy of GSJ), "Episode I" Yoda, Ep 1 MM "First Edition" Battle Droid playset, POTF2 Tatooine Stormtrooper (OC, it was a gift), and POTF2 Death Star Trooper (OC, same gift).



Originally posted by SWAFMAN

I don't know if this is significant or not, but Katie Sagal is being promo'd as the wife in some new live-action sitcom. Maybe she could still do the voice work on futurama plus the other show, but I'd say it looks more as though she's moved on to other things. I am 80% sure that show already got the axe before it even made it out the gate.

SWAFMAN
08-27-2002, 07:31 PM
I found about 4 of these sets at a local store for $10 each, if anyone is interested. (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2134510758)

They had one opened, and I looked at all 20 prints. It's a very nice package. The box is tin or some other chrome-like metal. None of the boxes were mint, some had minor scratches or dings. The artwork should be fine inside though, as there is a nice protective insert holding the prints inside.

These were orginally $50, but are marked down to $10. If anyone wants me to pick one up, it's no problem since I am going anyway to grab at least one for x-mas gift-giving.

JediTricks
08-28-2002, 02:24 AM
Swaffy, I bought this set a while back on sale (these have been on sale at BN for quite a while ;)) and had to hunt and peck through what they had just to find a complete set. They were SEVERELY monkeyed-with and while it didn't take long, it was less than pleasant because there was NO workspace.

SWAFMAN
08-28-2002, 09:37 PM
JT, except for the one that was opened so customers could see the contents, all the others are still shrink-wrapped at our B/N. I'm still seriously considering getting a couple more for gifts. As before, I'd be glad to snag one if anyone else wants and can't find it in your area.

vulcantouch
08-28-2002, 11:59 PM
-no need for apology: as with the Hump, digressions only Enrich vtbhtl, they don't disrupt it :happy: on the other hand, maybe swaffy should really start a new "bh swaffy the legend" thred for his print offer. he can also mention there the leftover gigership mm about to get sent this way ;)
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sorry jdah: i just checked pawnshop where i got your r5d4, & there was no sign of its antenna :( however i did find me sade's Lovers Rock cd there for $1.50 (which you'd told me sucked so i figured that's about how much i should pay for it ;) )

jt: "you'd have to have an extremely narrow view if you consider 1 extra to be a 'hidden supply, a cache"
-i don't know what "hidden supply" or "cache" has to do with it; what i'm saying is either owning more than one of a collectible counts as hoarding, or Nothing does. otherwise "hoarding"'s definition becomes too imprecise for it to be a usable term. for the same reason i define scalping as a non-producer making even one Cent from selling toys :)
i'll take your word for it that you open everything; i was going on the recollection that on past occasions you've had me bag you 2 or 3 aussie braids, as well as mulitple battledroids and death star troops. again, if "army building" or diorama staging isn't a form of hoarding, why would "mm fleet building" be?

"What 3pack package variant would that be?"
-i Think it was an swmm pack 8 cuz whose undertray had ship spec info. Even Though you already had the tie, tyderium & imp speederbike mms. so i guess now you have at least Two of those? and that would make you a What? ;)

so "flexo", you want i should curate your Hoard/collection or what? as i'd expect from any other large arts foundation, i expect you'd want to see my credentials before you'd consider me. well, i have a phd in mm art history from galoob u- izzat good enuf? ;)

speakin of dvd sets, i just heard that Get A Life is being issued (i'm Presuming it's the complete run) :D so now you'll all have to sample it 4 yerself :)
more cool news: i also just heard jdah-fave izzard, chief o'brien, jango fett et al are in spain shooting the long-awaited live-action feature version (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0276830) of moebius's Lieutenant Blueberry western comic book :cool: but Vincent Cassel in the title role?? it should really be peter gallagher, he'd Totally (http://www.helsinki.fi/~lakoma/comics/blueberry.html) look the part-
vt

Glitch
08-29-2002, 12:51 AM
If anyone has a "Factory 2 U" store in their area, you might want too give it a look. The one closest to me had the transforming MM Darth Maul and Gungan Sub playsets for only $4.

I have a feeling I should have picked a few up. Sorry, I'm new at this, and not a legend. :)

JediTricks
08-29-2002, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
jt: "you'd have to have an extremely narrow view if you consider 1 extra to be a 'hidden supply, a cache"
-i don't know what "hidden supply" or "cache" has to do with it; what i'm saying is either owning more than one of a collectible counts as hoarding, or Nothing does. otherwise "hoarding"'s definition becomes too imprecise for it to be a usable term. for the same reason i define scalping as a non-producer making even one Cent from selling toys :)
It has everything to do with it, that's the dictionary definition of hoarding I was referring to. You have to remember that I'm using words and terms not based on VT-definition.


i'll take your word for it that you open everything; i was going on the recollection that on past occasions you've had me bag you 2 or 3 aussie braids, as well as mulitple battledroids and death star troops. again, if "army building" or diorama staging isn't a form of hoarding, why would "mm fleet building" be?
You can check around, anybody who knows me or has even read my forum posts consistantly in the other sections knows I'm not one of those collectors. I got the multiple braids to dispense out to others, and multiple army building figures (whether they're MM or 4" or whatever) to build actual scenes in my collection which I regularly change and even occasionally play with, not just amass "the most" of something.


"What 3pack package variant would that be?"
-i Think it was an swmm pack 8 cuz whose undertray had ship spec info. Even Though you already had the tie, tyderium & imp speederbike mms. so i guess now you have at least Two of those? and that would make you a What? ;)
I'll have to check my collection because I don't remember that sitch. In any event though, I don't know where you'd get the idea that I already had the regular Tyderium and Imp Speederbike MMs since I only have 1 of each in my collection and they WEREN'T there from the beginning.

Even if I had 2 of these, that doesn't fall under the definition of hoarding... except in VT land.

vulcantouch
08-30-2002, 11:33 AM
-ah yes, VT Land, a realm in which typically nebulous terms have been sufficiently defined so as to actually be Usable :cool:
a cogent philosophy, and the arguments springing from same, depend on the precision of one's definitions. as i've always said, i'm happy to hear alternate sharpenings of the definitions i've made, cuz who knows, maybe someone else'll come up with something more useful :) but in the absence of that, i've little choice but to stick with the most effective tools at hand, namely my Own definitions :)

"that's the dictionary definition of hoarding"
-dictonary defs are like anything else: they have their place. they weren't written with the special context of collecting in mind, and as such their application therein has limits. so i go beyond them & sharpen them enough for practical use in our context :)

"to build actual scenes in my collection which I regularly change and even occasionally play with, not just amass 'the most' of something"
-first of all, it has not been established that baal, b'jr or any other "hoarder" proceeds as they do in order to amass "the most" of anything. maybe they just plain like to have a bunch :) secondly, even if that had been established why would it be a somehow less noble motive than getting multiples in order to "build actual scenes" or "occasionally play with" them?
"motive? who cares about motive? humans perhaps"- klingon ambassador to worf, tng's "the mind's eye" :cool:
vt

JediTricks
08-30-2002, 03:59 PM
VT-land is where terms and words that have been clearly defined by recognized English dictionaries the world over are given a new spin to fit VT's personal ethics... case in point, "practical use in our application" seems to mean "I've decided the term doesn't mean what I want it to mean at this present time, so for my needs it'll be changed to accomodate any argument that suits my whim". :D ;) I have never found the dictionary definition of "hoarding" to be inaccurate for collecting, it fits fine from every application I've encountered, not withstanding your inaccurate and wholesale disregard for the term.

Hoarding is simply having a bunch of something without reasonable use. If I buy all the lamps in my area because I'm afraid I'll break my lamp, that's hoarding because obviously I'm not using all those lamps, they're just collecting dust in my storage waiting for the moment I break 650 lamps and need to replace them. If I have a practical use for them all, such as trying to light an enitre block of apartment buildings, then they all have use. You'll probably never understand what I'm getting at because it requires a viewpoint that allows for perceived "reasonable" amounts of usage but not ridiculous ones. The difference between having 10 DS Gunners and 100 DS Gunners. Perhaps this post is too cutting a statement and will have no purpose except to give VT another philosophical point to argue with.

SWAFMAN
08-30-2002, 04:17 PM
\:eek:/

vulcantouch
08-30-2002, 11:02 PM
"momma! pappa! PLEASE quit fightin! it makes us ascared that you guys don't wuv us" :cry: ;)
don't worry lil swaffys, we still wuv yous; who's yer daddy, swaffy? Who's Yer Daddy?
that's right, the same guy who's jt's daddy ;)

jt: "terms and words that have been clearly defined by recognized English dictionaries the world over"
-clearly, eh? "ever look up 'vim' in the dictionary? it sez 'vigor'. so guess what it sez when you look up 'vigor'?" -george carlin :D
so, you think dictionary defs are so unequivocal they're beyond reconsideration, augmentation or specification depending on context? that so long as we know them all we gotta do is write our answers into the appropriate blanks, with no further thinkin or judgment called for on our part?
to paraphrase spock, dictionary defs are the Beginning of clarity, not the end.

"are given a new spin. . . it'll be changed to accomodate any argument that suits my whim"
-not a New spin; a Sharper spin. "Change" the definition? i pull it into focus. i Clarify it. and then i consistently use That clarification.
it is rather your Unwillingness or Inability to clarify Your use of it which leaves open the opportunity for You to change its use to suit Your whim. leaving yourself such wiggle room is not the same thing as building an dependable argument.

"I have never found the dictionary definition of 'hoarding' to be inaccurate for collecting"
-so you're saying there's no significant difference between collectible "hoarding" of the type we're discussing here, and Real hoarding (the kind with which the dictionary def was Clearly written in mind), a la the panicky jackasses linin up their gas-guzzlin, flag-festooned suvs around fillin stations about a year ago? you Really think the dictionary def's applicable and illuminating in the exact same way to both contexts? you really Don't think that, if we're gonna debate or think about these issues precisely enough for our arguments to have any merit, any tweaking or clarification of dictionary defs is called for?
well, I think arguments that allow the implication that toys and gasoline are ultimately 100% interchangable re the issue of "hoarding" are mere sophistry.

"You'll probably never understand what I'm getting at because . . ."
-because i'm not going to read into what you say and concede that it's "reasonable" just cuz you want me to?
if you want me to agree that "hoarding" 50 hms k-bops is somehow wrong in a way than "collecting" 3 or 4 dsts is not, you'll have to do more than just express disguised personal distaste at collecting appetites which are different from or more voracious than yours.

". . . it requires a viewpoint that allows for perceived 'reasonable' amounts of usage but not ridiculous ones"
-in other words, it also requires that we all adopt your notions of "reasonableness" without your getting specific about why we should.

"Hoarding is simply having a bunch of something without reasonable use"
-ah, well, that Does makes it "simple", doesn't it? except of course, you've failed to define "bunch" Or "reasonable use" sharply enough for us to know how you'd have us apply it when you're not around to guide us :rolleyes:

"this post is too cutting a statement and will have no purpose except to give VT another philosophical point to argue with"
-so on one hand you continue to hand me the very tools with which i efficiently slice down your arguments; but on the other hand you lament this predictable result? :D
vt

haggie
08-30-2002, 11:24 PM
Baal is hoarding, plain and simple. No matter what his reasons are, it is still hoarding. He could have good intentions, but it would still be hoarding. The one good point is that it doesn't sould like he's hoarding in order to sell them later (which would make him a scalper). Anybody who intentionally buys up as many of a collectible product as possible is a hoarder. Buying up a limited number (my definition of "limited number" would be 2-4) of said items is not hoarding. Buying up every one you see is hoarding. This is not a positive thing to the collecting community because it takes said product out of other collector's hands. I obviously don't know Baal and it is not my intention to slam him. IMO, hoarding is one step below scalping on the list of crappy practices.

haggie
08-30-2002, 11:38 PM
...I also don't like it when people buy up several of each item in order to use the extras as traid-bait. This is a ridiculous practice IMO and is comparable to scalping. When a collector buys up all of an item it screws other collectors out of getting the item themselves (just like a scalper). Now the only option is to get that item from a scalper or through a trade with the collector who bought them all. I can't believe that the practice of buying up several of each item to use them in trades is acceptable to the collecting community. If people didn't buy up all of an item, I wouldn't need to make a trade with the dude who has them all.

shinakuma43
08-31-2002, 12:27 AM
Haggie: I disagree with your thoughts on collectors buying them up to use as trade bait. If a collector passes them by, say it's a "hot" item for example, chances are very good that someone will come along shortly and buy them out to sell them for inflated prices on ebay. I for one would rather have to trade reasonably for an item than pay ridiculously for it.

Later,
S43

haggie
08-31-2002, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by shinakuma43
I for one would rather have to trade reasonably for an item than pay ridiculously for it.

I would rather make a trade then pay a lot of money as well but it's still a fact that if people didn't buy what they did not need for their collections there would be enough to go around and you wouldn't have to buy from a scalper or make a trade. I would rather pay MSRP at the store but I can't do that if scalpers, hoarders and collectors who want traid-bait buy up everything. The person who buys up the collectibles to scalp or trade is the one who is creating the inflated demand for said product. Plus, I don't buy extra stuff for trade so how am I ever supposed to make a trade with anybody when I have nothing to trade. My philosophy is if you don't need it for your collection, leave it for somebody else. The reason you have to buy from a scalper is because the scalper bought the collectible so you couldn't. The reason you have to make a trade with a hoarder is because the hoarder bought the collectible so you couldn't. I don't see much difference in these situations.

JediTricks
08-31-2002, 02:10 AM
vim - noun. - Ebullient vitality and energy. See Synonyms at vigor.

vigor - noun. - 1. Physical or mental strength, energy, or force.
2. The capacity for natural growth and survival, as of plants or animals.
3. Strong feeling; enthusiasm or intensity.
4. Legal effectiveness or validity.

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No, I don't think the dictionary definition is rock solid in some cases, but common and widespread alternate usage is what motivates a change in definition, not simply a small individual's strength of will.

Another paraphrasing of Spock: logic dictates that the definitions of the many outweigh the definitions of the few... or the one.


"are given a new spin. . . it'll be changed to accomodate any argument that suits my whim"
-not a New spin; a Sharper spin. "Change" the definition? i pull it into focus. i Clarify it. and then i consistently use That clarification.
it is rather your Unwillingness or Inability to clarify Your use of it which leaves open the opportunity for You to change its use to suit Your whim. leaving yourself such wiggle room is not the same thing as building an dependable argument.Absolutely this is a "new spin", you're not sharpening or clarifying, you're altering the meaning to fit your personal collecting opinion. To claim you are doing otherwise seems like arrogant presumption from here.


"I have never found the dictionary definition of 'hoarding' to be inaccurate for collecting"
-so you're saying there's no significant difference between collectible "hoarding" of the type we're discussing here, and Real hoarding (the kind with which the dictionary def was Clearly written in mind), a la the panicky jackasses linin up their gas-guzzlin, flag-festooned suvs around fillin stations about a year ago? you Really think the dictionary def's applicable and illuminating in the exact same way to both contexts? you really Don't think that, if we're gonna debate or think about these issues precisely enough for our arguments to have any merit, any tweaking or clarification of dictionary defs is called for?
Ah, but now you are giving an added context to a defined word where none exists in its definition. Just because hoarding has received a certain level of "panic" stigma to its application by some does not mean that it is an accurate stigma to apply. Royals of old did not find panic when hoarding their lands' gold.


But semantics-time is over now for me. Let me remind you that your accusation that I was hoarding DS Trooper figures comes with a rebuttal, you offered me more of them a while ago and I turned them down because I had filled my display needs.


Haggie, I usually don't buy trade bait either, but I have found that if I am reasonably sure someone I know will want it, I might pick up an extra for that purpose (not more than one at a time though).

haggie
08-31-2002, 02:52 AM
Originally posted by JediTricks
Haggie, I usually don't buy trade bait either, but I have found that if I am reasonably sure someone I know will want it, I might pick up an extra for that purpose (not more than one at a time though).

I should probably clarify my stance on this because I agree with your statement, JT, and I also don't mean to offend anybody who participates in friendly trading. I'm referring to people who hoard all of a collectible because they know it is, or may be, desireable to others and by taking all of them, they have cornered the market. What I mean by this is that this is not a friendly gesture on their part to buy it with a fellow collector or friend in mind. They buy it in the same fashion that a scalper would buy it, only hoarding the product allows them to score something they need (instead of a profit in cash). I'm all for trading, and buying an extra item if you know for a fact that a friend or fellow collector is looking for said item. If you have collecting friends and you know one of them would want something, you pick it up for them and either sell it to them for cost of work out a trade. The process of working out a trade in person or in a forum can make particiapting in your collecting community even more enjoyable. It's just the people who buy it all up and then say "I have all this stuff that you can't find anywhere, let's hear the offers". Maybe others have not had experience with people like this, but I have run into a few people that do this crap and it really irks me. Anybody who went to midnight madness has probably experienced this. Some jerk grabs all the Yodas and Dookus because he's going to use them as traid bait (instantly causing a shortage of supply and increased demand which fuels the balck market).

good shot jansen
08-31-2002, 08:47 AM
each person collects for their own reason. no one is right, no one is wrong, it's simply a matter of what each person feels they must do.

i recall an argument sometime ago in the potf section where everyone was getting on some guy who collected every storm trooper he could. everyone was yelling that cause of him, they couldn't find any.:rolleyes: true, the guy had maybe 100 or so, but that certainly ain't the kind of manifest quantity that's gonna dry up the market. but what really brought the argument into prospective, is that the reason he was collecting so many, was so that he could display an awsome diorama with a large army of these storm troopers, and after he posted a pic of it, all the detractors began changing their toon:sur: . "oh, well since you're doing a diorama, then it's ok" :rolleyes:

i love looking at the photo's of b'jr's sabertooth collection, i am in awe of it's beauty and it's majesty. when i see something like that, i don't think, "that son-of-a-gun, he got all those mm's and i don't, he shouldn't be allowed to do that!" , i believe that if someone wants to collect as many of something as they can get their hands on, that's ok with me.

i don't even get upset by scalpers, they ain't worth the energy it takes to give them any thought. we've set up a nice network of international bountyhunters here, who have helped combat the prices that scalpers demand for their wares.

the true issue here is patience. acting rashly and quickly, will lead to paying a scalper loads of dinero to acquire what your after. (i've been guilty of this quite a bit), by practicing restraint, eventually you, or someone else for you, will find what you're looking for, and it will become yours!

shinakuma43
08-31-2002, 09:03 AM
Haggie: I do agree that people shouldn't buy them all up just to trade for favorable to themselves deals. Buying them all and taking offers is pretty much the same as selling them on ebay, they bought them just to get what they can for them. Buying extras to trade evenly or selling at cost is no problem though. I myself almost never go to toy stores since nothing I wanted has shipped in a few years (up till the new AF releases which I preorded and the Target BPs which I finally got 2 days ago). When I did go to stores it was very rare that I found anything I wanted though. I did go to stores very often ( a few hours a day at least to be exact) so I ended up getting most of what I wanted, although I would be lucky to find one item at most a day. Some of what I didn't get I was able to get in decent trades or at cost from others who picked up extras just to help out those who couldn't get them. If I had no option other than paying high prices I didn't like it but wouldn't let that stop me from getting what I needed.

Later,
S43

vulcantouch
08-31-2002, 11:37 AM
gsj gets at the crux Exactly. neither baal nor b'jr's Style of collecting is my own and, baal's kind words to the contrary notwithstanding, i certainly can't claim to fully Understand either of them. (though i can understand baal's confusion, as i imagine not being outright Condemned by a fellow collector is the closest usually comes to being "understood" by same ;) ) but as a subscriber to vulcan IDIC philosophy i know that i don't Need to understand or even Approve of my fellow collectors. so long as i don't Disapprove of them, i simply Tolerate and Accept them. my tolerance and acceptance is all that's needed or called for, not my approval or understanding. as a result i'm left free to revel in the camaraderie & fruitful exchange with my fellow ethical collectors.
in addition, i can't deny the unique magnificence of their results. haggie: when we eventually meet perhaps a personal viewing of b'jr's collection can be arranged, at which point you can see for yourself there is an undeniable aesthetic difference between a one-of-everything collection such as mine (and yours?) and a basement-floor fleet with 80 warbirds, 150 k-bops, 70 galors, 60 aats etc :)
not that it should make a diff, but for years now b'jr has dreamed of opening a "micro cafe" in which his 1000s of mms would adorn the walls, ceiling and tables, cuz he wants to share his collection w/the world. but before a collection is shared with the world, it first should be exceptional enough to Warrant the attention, should it not? :)
collecting is an art like any other in that, as wilde said about literature, "there is no such thing as a moral or immoral book. books are either well-written or badly-written. that is all". the moral judgments some of you try to apply to collecting tastes simply do Not apply.

jt: "common and widespread alternate usage is what motivates a change in definition, not simply a small individual's strength of will"
-ah, "one man cannot summon the future", eh? but "one man Can change the present", as i have already done, via this discussion, my debates on scalping and illustrating and backing up my beliefs with ethically-proscribed assists to fellow collectors :) "in every reVoluTion, there's One Man with a vision" (all quotes, tos' "mirror mirror" ), and i'd say a revolution's long due re these issues and the sloppy, overheated thinking that surrounds them :)

"the definitions of the many outweigh the definitions of the few"
-not when those majority-defs are so fuzzy as to say nothing at all- as in this case :) one hundred million frenchmen Can be wrong when they disagree w/vt, oui? :happy:

"Just because hoarding has received a certain level of 'panic' stigma to its application by some does not mean that it is an accurate stigma to apply"
-just cuz "panic" happens to be a feature of the example i provided doesn't mean i'm arguing that panic's an essential part of hoarding. That said, a certain fear of eventual scarcity, whether of gasoline or feudal gold, does seem to underlie most or all Real hoarding.

"your accusation that I was hoarding DS Trooper figures"
-never have i made such an accusation; what i said was, either having more than one of a collectible counts as hoarding or Nothing does. i left the choice between those two entirely up to you :)

"To claim you are doing otherwise seems like arrogant presumption"
-lotsa things seem like mere arrogance at first; doesn't bother me :) i'm content to wait for posterity's judgment re my "arrogance" :)

"semantics-time is over now for me"
-why are debates always suddenly mere semantics when You decide you've had enough? :(

haggie: "my definition of 'limited number' would be 2-4"
-and if you could explain to me exactly why That number should be the cutoff point, it might become my definition as well ;)

"it's still a fact that if people didn't buy what they did not need for their collections there would be enough to go around"
-are you implying that if it weren't for trade-baiters nothing would be htf? if so that's patently wrong, even if we were to lump trade-baiters' activities in with scalpers.
trade-baiters didn't create the situation of scarcity; they're simply adopting a measured but shrewd and effective response to it :)

"This is not a positive thing to the collecting community because it takes said product out of other collector's hands"
-you know what else takes product out of other collectors' hands? pre-existing economic inequities which prevents some people from being collectors at all. but i don't see any of us givin a damn about That, to wit:
if we're supposed to waste lamentations on the 49 other middle-class hms-wanters baal has thwarted, should we not then also feel so sorry for the thousands of trekfan kids too poor to afford mms at Any price that we give up collecting and donate all our toys to them? i don't see any of You doing that. and i'm certainly not about to do it myself :evil: the difference is, i'm not kidding myself about the ultimate implications of my arguments. making them as precise as possible helps me do that :)
and i agree with s43 re trade-bait, a practice i've engaged in countless times (and always to the satisfaction of the other guy i might add) in order to procure items for acceptable terms not just for myself, but for many of you here :D i explain my position fully in the trade passage of my def of scalping (http://209.197.112.151/thread.html?dom=ss&TID=20&PID=1590), in case interested :)
vt

SWAFMAN
08-31-2002, 03:00 PM
swaffa! get on the ship!
this one's a toughie....

from reading all the posts to-date, it seems that hoarding is in the eye of the beholder, and certainly not the holder.

I can understand (and have felt the same way on occasion) the frustration of not being able to find a collectible on the store shelf or at a reasonable auction price, only to learn of someone who has dozens and continues to buy them up at auction, willingly paying well above my (admittedly subjective & self-imposed) standard of a fair price.

at the same time, it doesn't feel completely right for me to impose my value systems on someone else who buys multiples of a collectible, unless I see that person scalping them at auction or posting them for trade and expecting a scalper-equivalent in return-trade swag for their item.

so, I'm conflicted on this one, and am going to take the easy way out and blame the manufacturer for not providing a supply and distribution chain adequate to satisfy the demands of both the limited-quantity collector and the (for lack of a better term) "hoarder."

I have to close this post now - the weight of the keyboard is making it hard for me to maintain my balance stradling the fence!

haggie
08-31-2002, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
haggie: "my definition of 'limited number' would be 2-4"
-and if you could explain to me excatly why That number is the cutoff point, it might become my defiention as well ;)

That's just my range. I'm sure there's somebody out there who has the same beliefs I do but has a range of 1-20. It's just my way of saying I'm fine with people buying multiples, but I get really irate when they buy them all. It's hoarding, and hoarding is really crappy in my opinion.


Originally posted by vulcantouch
"it's still a fact that if people didn't buy what they did not need for their collections there would be enough to go around"
-are you saying that if it weren't for trade-baiters nothing would be htf? if so that's patently wrong, even if we were to lump trade-baiters' activities in with scalpers. trade-baiters didn't create the situation of scarcity; they're simply adopting a measured but shrewd and effective response to it :)

There will always be HTF items because Hasbro has to produce enough to make money, but little enough to ensure they sell out. Regardless of their intentions, anybody who buys up items for traid-bait fuels the balck market. When there isn't product on the shelf, collectors buy from scalpers. It doesn't matter who bought up everything on the shelf or why. I don't have any problem with picking up an extra here or there because you know you can use it in trade. It's just the extreme cases that bug me.

jeddah
09-02-2002, 02:31 PM
To tell us how to spell words, not what they mean. :)

hi Vulcy :kiss: - Thanks for the efforts in the pawnshop. No worries, I can make one out of Aurra Sings pointlessly popular figure ;) Or I could nick one off JT, he's such a hoarder! :D

As fer Sade, $1.50 is more than I paid for the CD single - which I went out and bought after being gifted the album and realised I didn't like the mix of By Your Side. Nice Neptune Yardies remix....(you'd hate it) and a beautifully evocative cd-video that made me cry like Gazza when I saw it. Anyway, the songs a beaut.

Glitch - "Sorry, I'm new at this, and not a legend. "

I have a nice phoenetic and filter-free abbreviation for my reaction to this line of your post; BLX . Aren't you forgetting your fantabulous efforts of late?!?! :confused:

Haggie - "...I also don't like it when people buy up several of each item in order to use the extras as traid-bait"

Either Mr Spellcheck has not come a-visitin' today or I think the term you seek is "Trait" ;)

Hey, a bit OT but a line in my latest song is "no other woman gave me this love, and you're more than a woman to me" :evil: ;) :D . See, I can give a little away here and there without upsetting the gender/sexuality crowd in the peanut gallery. ;) Speaking of such things, can I volunteer myself to see if the definition of vim also applies to Vin (http://rock.tree.online.fr/pitch.htm)? :kiss:

I must go now and use the toilet ("into which we don't pass solids!")

jeddah
(thanks for your tolerance)

vulcantouch
09-05-2002, 12:17 AM
salome jens'll be interested to know that ;) eww, you actually Like vin (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=171051#post171051)? i much better like the way everybody's askin "what's so great about vin deisel? can anyone explain to me why he's become a big star??" :p

swaffy: toughy or no, it sounds to me like you've opted to climb into the cockpit, target slave1's twin nose-guns on jt and open fire on a certain tricky jedi ;)

bc3: as jemhadar first goran'agar sez to o'brien in ds9's "hippocratic oath", "you are what starfleet refers to as a non-com (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=13648&pagenumber=1)", so let's hear from you ovah there ;)
vt

JediTricks
09-07-2002, 03:25 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
"semantics-time is over now for me"
-why are debates always suddenly mere semantics when You decide you've had enough? :("always", there's an interesting modifier... not an accurate one in this case however. :D

As for why this is now mere semantics to me, that was the only point left there, it became clear that you and I differ fundamentally in key collecting philosophies so the discussion really had nowhere else to go for me but the semantics of the discussion... and even that holds no interest for me now, the philosophical difference, the semantics, it's all just fuel for bickering at this point and I really don't feel that's something I want to be a part of. We discussed it, came to no central conclusion, that's it for me.

vulcantouch
09-08-2002, 11:14 PM
so jdah, why wouldn't i like rmx? btw, you think the album shoulda been titled Lava Rocks (as in what sade perhaps gargled with while singin on it) instead? ;D
report
my ebay-won spc soundtrack arrived a-ok, & it's hella fun :) also at tc's bargain lit-crit section i scored this cool tome (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0684859785/ref=lib_rd_ss_TFCV/103-1793785-8770219?v=glance&s=books&vi=reader&img=1#reader-link) for $4 :)
vt

SWAFMAN
09-29-2002, 05:19 PM
Went looking for AF saga/ep2 wave 2 today. No joy.
Found two of the TIE Advance x1 on the shelves (1 at each local WallyWorld).

However, I did find/buy the following at Suncoast on super-sale:
~3" TRON figure, Sark figure, Warrior figure, Flynn figure - all were about $1.75 each. They have 3 red lightcycles in stock, too. They're about 6" long x 4" tall (very approximate) and are $12.49 each. If anyone wants one, I'd be glad to grab 'em.

Also found a set of McFarlane figures I've never heard of before, Ultima Online, apparently taken from a video game. Look, size & quality are very similar to the Spawn figs and the Resaurus line of Quake II figures. They had four of the six from the set: Adranath, Blackthorn, Cap't. Dasha & Juggernaut. $3.75 each. They had a couple left on the peg after those I bought, if anyone is interested.

jeddah
09-30-2002, 02:38 PM
I may give the ol' canary another go. I just thought it was pure blanditude.

The rmx is too bashment/yardie for your tastes VT. Mind you, it does have one by the Neptunes, what do you think of them? IAC it's not in the same summer flow of MAW and not written in 'Nuyorica', and it doesn't have the fashion-nurtured and fashion-evoking element of so many of your pickings.

Mind you, you did have that C&J Macintosh rmx of janet, didn't you ya little Chem' Q ;) :p :D:D

I can't speak with any knowledge of your seasonal tastes, actually, because I was stumped at your rejection of MAWs Aaliyah treatment which I still play (and I'm a gawdamned purist when it comes to these thingies).

:)

jeddah

JediTricks
09-30-2002, 08:24 PM
Swaffy, if you see the Enterprise figures on sale for $2.50 (I've heard of that price at another Suncoast) and can pick them up for me, I'll be glad to paypal you for those.

BTW, anybody seen the Force Link vehicles for $3 or less lately? I can't find 'em at all below $7.

SWAFMAN
09-30-2002, 09:15 PM
JT, hughBetcha! There were no Enterprise, or any other ST-universe toys at my local Suncoast yesterday, but I'll keep a lookout for them. Yay for Suncoast super-clearance toy sales!

vulcantouch
09-30-2002, 11:33 PM
"was stumped at your rejection of MAWs Aaliyah treatment"
-My rejection? i'm not even sure i've Heard it yet since, as of about 5 years ago, store policy began preventing pals of mine at a local rekkid store from saving me a copy of each new maw single for me to pick up every month, i've found it too troublesome to bother keeping up vigilantly w/maw or any other house for that matter :( after all, since i've no dj aspirations it doesn't exactly behoove me to allocate the required time & interest to researching & chasing down them singles on my own. oh well, i still got an impressive stash from house's golden age ('92-'96)- ~150+ maw 12"s alone! :)

"you did have that C&J Macintosh rmx of janet"
-pshaw, everyone knows the reason that one works is cuzza maw's presence, not cj's :p

"it's not in the same summer flow of MAW"
-actually since house & hiphop (or, as i abbreviate it, hphp) got the strong beats that get the blood pumpin i pretty much listen to maw only in cold weather; but i'd be interested in your elaboration of what you mean :)

"the fashion-nurtured and fashion-evoking element of so many of your pickings"
-oooo :happy: again, i'd love it if you'd to elaborate, either here or on our MMixtape MMadness thred :D

"not written in 'Nuyorica'"
-since when have you become familiar w/nuyorican soul? been doin homework in seekrid, eh? :Pirate:

report
uh, i found this book (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0819563420/ref=lib_rd_ss/104-2341231-5972765?v=glance&vi=slide-show#reader-link) in tc's bargain section for $5, that's aboot it :p meanwhile "dinge king" b'jr got hisself a fun new squeeze that kinda looks like deeyoss (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0316286443/reader/1/ref=lib_dp_TFCV/104-6750763-9011104#reader-link) :kiss: he introduced us friday & she was All diggin on the mr. fingers (aka larry heard) and diagonal wood (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=14960#post14960) vt's dj savoir faire intuited to be that moment's perfect choice :cool:
vt

jeddah
10-01-2002, 12:58 PM
voilŠ! (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=181926#post181926)

JediTricks
10-01-2002, 05:21 PM
Thanks for the eyepeeling Swaffo! :D

vulcantouch
10-09-2002, 11:31 AM
sightings- lmk if interested:
$65 jorg sacul (moc? i think so)
af sailor at westland tar-zhay
$22 af ds set w/dv tie
$22 af hoth set w/snowspeeder
$15 vint cloudcar (for figs) in ok shape (but b'jr gets 1st crack at this, he's been buggin me for one for a while)
$10 unopened dst (still need more of these jt? either way, speakin of bugs maybe u can do sumthin about the one that crawled up the butt of that customoderator acpin?? :rolleyes: :mad: :crazed: :p )
vt

good shot jansen
10-09-2002, 12:15 PM
i may take you up on the sailor (and if you happen to see then too), the at-te and new naboo fighter repaint as well.

as of this morning, none of the wave II stuff is available as yet in south florida.

i'm gonna git these things at retail, and not through on-line joints if at all possible.

so let me know how much i would owe ya, and maybe you can hold onto it until you see the other two (or at least wait until i'v posted if i'v acquired them otherwise)

thanx vt

np - a little help from my friends - ringo!

SWAFMAN
10-11-2002, 06:33 PM
GSJ & JediGoofy - I've been out of town lately on business but have checked-in at all the WallyWorlds & Targets I've passed by. No current AF wave stuff seen yet. I'm still operating under the premise that you want me to get these for you both if I see them. Let me know if that has changed.

haggie
10-11-2002, 07:14 PM
The Sailor is not at the Targt VT mentioned any longer. I went to check it out (not interested in buying one myself) and found it. It was missing one of the top flaps of the ship (one of the major body pieces on the top). I turned it into Guest Services so somebody's day wouldn't be ruined once they found the problem after they got home.

I'm guessing the dock worker strike is what has held the new AFs up. The toy isles have been stagnent for weeks. Thankfully, the strike is over so we should see SW toys en masse soon.

SWAFMAN
10-13-2002, 04:30 AM
I'm guessing you may be right, Haggie. Still no current wave EP2/Saga AFs at the 2 local WallyWorlds or Target. Target did have several of the first wave AFs, though.

haggie
10-15-2002, 05:20 PM
I found a Solar Sailor at a Walmart today. It was all alone justl ike the one VT found at the Target. Damn. I really want an AT-TE. Anyway, I went ahead and bought it so I could take a "boxed" photo of it for starwarsactionfleet.com. I have no interest in keeping this thing. It is horrid. Possibly the worst AF ever. I can either return it for a refund once I get the photo taken or offer it up to somebody (GSJ?) if they don't mind paying a few bucks to get it shipped to them. If nobody wants it I'll probably just hold onto it for awhile just in case somebdoy can't find one over the next few months. To clarify, I'm not going to open it. I'm just going to take a picture of it in the box. GSJ, if you want it, I can hold onto it for a bit to see if somebody can score you a full set so you can save on shipping (I may even be able to get the other two for you if I ever see them). It's not a problem for me to return this thing to WalMart three months down the road.

good shot jansen
10-16-2002, 12:02 PM
unless vt has already picked up the one he saw:eek:

thanx for thinking of me.

as of today (i was out and about all morning running back and forth to different job sites between fort lauderdale, and miami), i was able to stop into 2 targets, and one walmart, and the shelves are still bare of any wave 2 af's.

so since your gonna return it anyway, (and if vt has yet to pick one up for me), i'll gladly take it off your hands for the price paid plus shipping costs.

you may want to hold on to it, and see if you run across either the at-te, and the naboo fighter, that way, i can pay you in one easy payment, and save on shipping.

thanx haggie.

haggie
10-16-2002, 01:33 PM
GSJ, look at post #379 to see what came of the other Solar Sailor (that VT found at the Target).

I'll hold onto the Sailor for ahwile. If I can find a complete set for you, I'll let you know. I know SWAFFY was looking for you too. I'd say, SWAFMAN, if you find a set, go ahead and get it for GSJ and I can just return this one to WalMart. No reason to have the new AFs shipped to you from two different locations unless totally neccessary.

good shot jansen
10-16-2002, 05:12 PM
okey dokey

i'm still hoping to find them here in south florida, but thanx guys for being my backup!

i'll (we'll) keep you posted haggie

thanx again!

SWAFMAN
10-16-2002, 09:50 PM
checked this evening - still no current-wave AFs locally, but I'm continuing to check regularly.....

vulcantouch
10-16-2002, 10:45 PM
well whaddyaknow, it was missin a piece eh? good thing i didn't pick it up eh, i wouldn't evena known til i sent it to gsj & he started screemin in me ear about it ;) of course, i doubt the missin piece'd account for the Whole reason i found it of little interest ;) nope, i didn't pick up no sailor, all i've scored of late was arnold hauser's Philosophy of Art History and a nietzsche anthology for $.50 each and a pb Onassis Women bio for $.25 at a yard sale :p
vt

haggie
10-17-2002, 02:05 AM
Newly release VT. I'm assuming it may end up being HTF since it is a new AF, not a rehash. I'm not taking any chances with the new AFs, just in case. The rehashes... I can take 'em or leave 'em.

The body of the Solar Sailor has about five pieces so you can imagine how bad of a mistake it was to be missing one of them. I noticed it within about 10 seconds of lifting up the box to take a peek.

good shot jansen
10-17-2002, 11:21 AM
i found wave II this morning and was able to pick up all three. please see my post here (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=187152#post187152)

thanx again haggie for the offer, i don't need it now, so feel free to return it.

haggie
10-17-2002, 01:36 PM
Cool. I'll take it back once I get a photo of it. Now I just need to find the other two from wave 2.

r2dee2
10-17-2002, 04:41 PM
haggie, have you been checking KMart? That's where I saw the 2nd AF wave today.

haggie
10-17-2002, 04:57 PM
I just found them at KMart today as a matter of fact. I'd almost given up on KMart. They never have ANYTHING! Except today, of course.

vulcantouch
10-17-2002, 10:33 PM
. . .now maybe we can get us some mms? :rolleyes:
also scored a $1 maquis ship model (probably for b'jr since i haven't yet checked whether it's complete, & at that price he won't care :) )
vt

SWAFMAN
10-18-2002, 06:15 PM
I NEED ALL WAVE 2

a nice boxed set & an opener set

I don't know why I'm not finding them here !?!?!?!?!

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[end of whine-a-thon...]

haggie
10-18-2002, 06:34 PM
Check out KMart. I've seen them at two differen KMarts now.

SWAFMAN
10-18-2002, 06:37 PM
our k-mart closed-down this spring....

:(

haggie, if you were gonna return it after photos for your web site, do you wanna sell me your opener?

haggie
10-18-2002, 08:04 PM
I've only got the one set. I'm only interested in keeping the AT-TE out of the set though. I was planning on taking 'boxed' photos of the other two for my site and then returning them. If you want the Sailer and the Naboo Fighter I could send them your way. There was another AT-TE at KMart yesterday so it may still be there. I can look if you want. I'm guessing you'll be able to find a set, though. I see tons of Falcons everywhere and that AF was hard to come by when the new AFs first came out. Anyway, LMK.

SWAFMAN
10-19-2002, 09:36 AM
haggie, don't go out of your way on the other AT-TE, but if you're already going there for shampoo or whatever, and you see it, I'd take it. Same for the sailer & nab fighter. i'm in no rush to get them in-hand, just LMK they're being held so I don't buy others for myself if I ever DO see them locally.

thanks muchly!!!

haggie
10-19-2002, 07:03 PM
SWAFMAN, I'll go ahead and hold onto them but if you see them at retail, by all means buy them. You'll spend less money that way. I'll check KMart on monday for the other AT-TE and grab it if they have it. I can always return it if you find a set on your own. No problem.

vulcantouch
10-31-2002, 11:23 PM
at alameda & colo blvd targ: the 2-pack bp reissues (impbike, xcape pod, dewback, atst, landspeeder, larspeeder etc)
also found me randy edelman's Mask score cd for $2- timely, doncha think? shhhummmmbaddy shhtahp me :evil:

haggie
11-01-2002, 12:54 AM
Nope. Those BPs have been around for a few months now. :)

good shot jansen
11-01-2002, 06:41 AM
it's funny how those new (:rolleyes: ) battlepacks ain't generatin' too much interest. as of the moment, they is the only way one can get any kind of action fleet figures.

i'v been seein' em fer about 2 month now, i picked up one of each, only so's the cash register can ring up a caching for the micro machines cause. other than that......yawn. not really anything interesting to say about em.

now if only hasbro would come out with a battle pack of about 10 or so clone troopers contined within, that would generate a bit of happiness don'cha think?

r2dee2
11-01-2002, 09:42 AM
VT, it was posted in another thread, but it doesn't hurt to mention it again :D I put up comparison pics HERE (http://www.twinsuntimes.com/toyforce/sagabattlepacks.htm)

BTW, my webpage will be moving AGAIN. My benofactor is moving onto other things, so I am looking into alternatives. I'll let you know where I go so you can still visit your little
VT-TIME HAVEN (http://www.twinsuntimes.com/toyforce/vttime.htm) :D

vulcantouch
11-02-2002, 01:32 PM
silly me, i thought just cuz i sighted em during a blizzard it might mean somethin :rolleyes: ( i stopped in hopin to score me a $3 clonepilot, no such luck :( )
not generatin much interest gsj? funny, i was just gonna say that a hopeful note's that maybe, even though i don't hit stores every other day like Some of you nutjobs i could name ( ;) ) if they've been out this long & i've only now seen em for the 1st time maybe that means they been sellin like shotcakes which would portend well for a revival? :sur:
meanwhile b'jr & i finally bagged that $15 vintage cloud car i reported above; even tho he's real broke these days (let's just say his new gal's "high-maintenence" :greedy: ), once he saw it he just couldn't risk lettin such a good bargain slip by :) meanwhile i scored me edouard roditi's pioneering 1947 litcrit study of oscar wilde for $4 :)
vt
p.s. to r2: darn it, i shoulda suggested an fs rendez this last thursday cuz it was gray & snowy all afternoon- Perfect for booth seating which i know you been wantin to try :( for what it's worth, i haven't forgotten :) & thanx for webpage hedz-up :)
vt

LTBasker
11-02-2002, 07:51 PM
Fans of the Die-Cast models, I highly advise you to get the NX-01 and Slave 1 Hallmark ornaments. They're made of die-cast metal!!! And they're above die-cast scale but below Action Fleet, well actually the Slave 1 I think is about the size of the Cloud Car and the NX-01 is about the length and such of the Gian Speeder but considering the details on these, they're well worth it! One thing you might want to do is since they came out in October, they should be around till after Christmas which you can get them for half-off. (NX-01'll $12 and not sure how much the Slave 1 will be)

If I get my digital camera stuff reinstalled I'll take pictures.

vulcantouch
11-12-2002, 10:54 PM
at 68&fed goodwill: var. cheaply-made but unopened knockoffs of combaticons, protectobots & other transformers i don't recognize, $1.49-$8.99 :sur:
yetsterday brother tells me he's gonna snag The dvd 1st day of release. i tells him about tru's 1/2 price sale and he just shrugs; apparently he Likes paying full price?? :stupid: so since i was in the area of the ig88th & sheridan tru i goes in & grabs him one just to win the argument (also spot a clone pilot figure all the obvious, overaged fanboys nearby haven't, but since tru doesn't price-match target's current $3 sale w/out printed proof i do what my huntgut sez which is Leave It Right There for said boys to scrounge over :cool: ). only later do i realize snagged dvd's a Fullscreen version! who knew there was a damn diff? if dvd's a digital medium why shouldn't full or wide be a play option On The Same Disc, just like multi-language subtitling or commentary audio tracks?? :mad: :frus: so i calls & finds out they'll happily exchange it, except for one thing: they sold outta wides early dat mornin :rolleyes: :p at least i was foresighted enough to grab a flyer at the door which i can now take to kmarket, bust buy, wailmart & or other price-matcher-w/printed-proofer, thereby snaggin wide for 1/2 price, and then return the full to tru 4 refund at my leisure :D
oh btw, that tru is also currently outta silver r2s in case anyone wonders :rolleyes:
vt

darthcarlos
11-13-2002, 12:26 AM
VT

THANKS! The Trade Federation Control Ship looks just like a Micro vehicle (sweeet!). Sebulba's Pod looks cool too. Thanks again!!

Darth Carlos

haggie
11-13-2002, 12:29 AM
Just about any place you can think of will let you swap without a receipt. They don't care as long as your are trading for store credit or ewual value on the spot. You could take it to WalMart and just tell them you bought the Full Screen but want the Wide Screen and they wont give you any hassle (just don't tell them you bought it at TRU).

haggis
11-13-2002, 12:40 AM
Nice name, buddy!

haggie
11-13-2002, 12:50 AM
haggis?! Hmmmm... all lowercase too. :eek: Ah, but my nickname comes from my last name, Haggstrom, not from a disgusting form of nourishment. :p Fortunately, people probably won't confuse us because of my oh so subtle Bill the Cat avatar. :D

vulcantouch
11-13-2002, 05:23 PM
which raises the inevitable quextion: what would scotty say if he were aussie instead of scottish? that's easy: "eat a choy, eat a choy mayte" ;)
btw haggiEEE, that goodwill nearest you (38 & wads) also has the prev-mentioned transfakers in case interested; in lieu of asian-issue zoids you axed me to find? :crazed:
thanx for tips, but couldn't've xchanged dvd anywhere xcept tru cuz it had a tru sticker over the gold label outside the shrinkwrap, so if you removed tru sticker it would damage the gold label. (other stores also placed store-specific stickers over gold label, perhaps to discourage such "interstore-swapping"?). anyhoo i scored the wide dvd for tru price and can now return fullscr at my leasure ;) and once again huntgut steered me right: 2day scored clone pilot at westland lame-art for the $3 unadvertised targ price :D (attempting this yourself is not recommended unless you've mastered that "look of persuasion" spock used on the native chik in "omega glory" :evil: ) i think i like red cloney's body better though so i was thinkin of boil&poppin pilot's head onto red's body. but i notice pilot's neck is thicker to accomodate balljoint, so does anyone here happen to know if their neckjoints are compatible (or able to be made so w/minimum fuss)? if not, maybe i should axe over on the custom forum, eh jt (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=188289#post188289)? ;)
another thing i sighted of likely interest here, at westland targ: some hotwheels-wannabe label called "johnny lightning" (which i think you're supposed to pronounce zap brannigan style: "Jyaaahnnay Lied-ning" :rolleyes: ) has released an admirably-detailed hotwheels-scale dc of Back To The Future's time-souped delorean, packaged w/doc's lame truck, a backdrop and lame minifigs of doc, twitchy-boy and doggy for $8. which gives me an idear: hey hodude, wanna go halvsies on one of these? i get the time-dmc, and you get the truck & figs? get a peek at em sometime & lmk :)
dc: whew, started to wonder if they got to ya ok :o
vt

vulcantouch
12-13-2002, 10:56 AM
scored (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=201258#post201258) teemto spider droid & pod debris for $3 (critique here (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=204287#post204287) :) ) also sighted 2 more clonepilots at 44&sher targ yesterday but after what might be termed the "jayspawn fiasco (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=201666#post201666)" i left em right where they was ;) in other news, got me some cds: American Beauty soundtrack (i'll give it away when i score the complete score; the 2 included thomas newman trax oughta hold me till then ;) ) and carter burwell's cool Being John Malkovich (w/remix of "malkovich malkovich" song john sings atop piano :crazed: ) and burwell's Raising Arizona/Blood Simple (already had the lp, time to upgrade), all for $2 each :D also rupaul's Foxy Lady (why do rupaul albums always only have like one good song?? :p ), some kate bush hits cassette so i can see what jdah's been squawkin bout (so far the twisty melody of "army dreamers" is all wot's stickin in me brain), both $1. also, deee-lite's Dewdrops cd (had cass so again time to give away & upgrade; note for swaffy, featured in parker's "rave meltdown" scene in Party Girl) for $3 and ST:TNG Companion which covers every ep thru 5th season, not gonna keep this so after i peruse it i'll give it to anyone here who wants it, maybe swaffy since he & son are gettin into tng? :)
btw swaffy, i've obtained a vhs of Virgin Suicides and a pal xmas-gave me new dvds of chris elliott's classic, short-lived Get A Life series so if you want em included in next VTape club shipment just say so :)
vt

SWAFMAN
12-13-2002, 05:59 PM
VT, I saw the virgin suicides. I liked it, but was a little confused by the ending. Don't want to include any spoilers, so I'll follow-up with you about it via e-mail sometime.

I remember Parker's rave meltdown scene. Good stuff. Dewdrops, by deee-lite, eh? coolness...

We'd really enjoy going through the TNG companion. Ray is officially addicted to ST-TNG. On weeknights, it's our official father & son time together. The marathon this week has been great, with the extra commentary by PStewart about Nemesis.

To keep this post on-topic for this forum, On a visit this week to WallyWorld, I scored two saga snowspeeders & one saga AT-AT in a crushed box, which will be my opener.

Almost took the third and last remaining snowspeeder, so I could paint the gun/grappling hook cannon, but I left it on the shelf. Hopefully it won't end up in the hands of a scalper.

There were two AT-ATs on the shelf, both in badly crushed boxes. Dunno what's up with that, since the snowspeeders were all in minty boxes sitting right beside the AT-ATs??? Still looking for a clean-box AT-AT.....

Snowspeeder - well, it doesn't suck. But it also didn't give me any new appreciation for the vehicle. At least the new paint effects on the saga falcon & x-wing enhanced my ability to see some of the details in the molds that didn't pop out as well in the original releases of those ships.

AT-AT - I doubt I have anything to say about this one that hasn't already been covered by other foruMMers. In the areas where more than one white paint spot overlay each other, making irregular-shaped splotches, it looks sorta okay. But the areas where there are single, perfectly round dots totally screw up the intended snow effect. When me and the kids whomp each other with snowballs, we don't end up covered in perfect little o o o o o marks!

Can we PLEEEEEZZZZEEE get some new, original AFs WITH FIGURES!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? P L E E E E E Z Z Z Z E E E ! ! ! ! !

JediTricks
12-13-2002, 06:01 PM
VT, I don't have anything on your want list, but I really want a clone pilot and haven't come across one yet. Think there's anything we could do to come to an arrangement there?

vulcantouch
12-13-2002, 11:21 PM
. . .and seein as how you're gonna keep me in mind in case unwanted xtras from my figure & accessory want lists (thanx for actually readin thru em) ever Do fall into yer lap, and you're gonna send me that alien mm next time you have somethin to send along w/it, and, and. . . Gimme a second i'm Thinkin here (never underestimate the value of a jt in yer debt, folks ;) ). . . hey i know! you're also gonna let me open & examine the pilot i'm gonna send you, right? i wouldn't keep any of the contents or packaging, i just wanna have an all-over comparative look at him, see how he measures up to mine, savin me the expense of buyin a second one to do this, capeesh? unless of course you want an mip one, "i can swing that too" (mirror-kirk to spock) :) on that note, you sure you only need One? after all i do have Three still unclaimed :D of course, if you want more than one pilot i'll need to secure from you a promise to Try to get me at least the r4m9 from the startour droids if you're ever in anaheim. after all, as they say to they guy near the remote in the dorm tv room, "you're closer" ;)

swaffy: "Don't want to include any spoilers, so I'll follow-up with you about it via e-mail sometime"
-godDEMI MOORE!!! :frus: :mad: will somebody here "P L E E E E E Z Z Z Z E E E" explain to our Once-faithful & indispensable contributer to the Hump that it's the Perfect place for exactly them kinda "follow-ups", spoilered or otherwise?? :p man i can't Believe you been holdin out some VS tawk on me All This Time!! your new name is Bogart :p just for that guess what, i already gave away that Dewdrops cassette last week so :p ok so you don't need to see VS vhs but what about Get A Lifes? that reminds me, same pal also gave me a vhs of that elliott classic Cabin Boy so lmk about that one too :)
btw yummy parker was on carson DICKly the other night, hilariously bossin around that fatuous ofay fratboy in a pottery-wheel demo (it's her new hobby) :D
ok ok, tngcompanion is yours, prolly in the spring :)
vt

JediTricks
12-14-2002, 04:16 AM
Open it up? Sure thing, no prob, just don't break it... oh, and make sure everything gets back in the bubble tray, those things are handy for not losin' stuff. ;) Keep me up to date on your want lists, and maybe if I ever get a set of Star Tours figs for myself, I'll try to swing some droids for you too. I do indeed need 2, but that'll jack the shipping price up and I can't afford much in the way of extras right now.

jeddah
12-14-2002, 04:54 PM
Kate Bush?, Please can you tell me which ones? I suppose it is Never Forever that has Army Dreamers on, but I prefer The Kick Inside and The Dreaming. Babushka and Delius, Blow Away and Violin are good tracks on N4E

VT, you know why Swaffy doesn't humptee doo any more. Stop stiring you little Nagus

jeddah

vulcantouch
12-15-2002, 07:39 PM
"you know why Swaffy doesn't humptee doo any more"
-actually i don't; did someone fail to splain me sumthin? :confused: anyhoo loo-sy, what good splanation could Anyone have for turnin tail on the Hump, esp. after a history of such Fruitful contribution? :cry:

jt: "make sure everything gets back in the bubble tray"
-as i was plannin :) btw re "measure-up" it's pretty much a tie tween yours & mine.

"that'll jack the shipping price up"
-nah; seein as how i'm already sending protos, mms, one pilot and ~an inch or so's worth of fc catalogs the xtra shipping weight'd be nominal. the only thing that it'd jack up is you level of obligation to me ("treat people in your debt like family; Exploit them"- ferengi rule of acquisition #. . . uh, 47? :evil: ) so as of now you're down for 2 unless you insist otherwise :)
g.n. vt

JediTricks
12-15-2002, 11:39 PM
I officially insist otherwise as a friend took me to Target last night and I found one (along with a dlx clone which is awesome), and since I only needed two, now I only need one. But thank you for the offer of sending me the second pilot, much appreciated.

BTW, it's rule 111 - Treat those in your debt like family... exploit them. :D

jeddah
12-16-2002, 07:24 AM
Oh cool, does it have Sat In Your Lap and Suspended in Gaffa on it?

Well done on your purchase, the Wuthering Heights is a newly recorded vocal especially for that LP, with especail 'rock chick' vocals at the end ;)

jeddah

SWAFMAN
12-28-2002, 01:29 PM
boohoo, swaffy & shinky don't read or answer mmy posts no mmore :(


but what about ...Get A Lifes? that reminds me, same pal also gave me a vhs of that elliott classic Cabin Boy so lmk about that one too

Sorry for the late reply. I thought I was caught up on posts. I guess not.

I haven't seen either of those movies, VT. The previews of Cabin Boy didn't inspire any motivation in me to see it. If you say it's worth a try, I'll check it out. No need to ship it, though. I know that one's available at the local vidstore. Get a Life? I don't know of a movie by that title. Wasn't it a tv series a while back? ---- just checked IMDB, and found a Chris Elliot series with that title, so now I understand the link to cabin boy, but still don't get how it ties in to VS?

To keep this at least marginally on-topic for the MM thread, I saw very little AF on the shelves this x-mas. What I did see were a few first-wave X-wings & VaderTIEs, and they've been sitting on the same shelves at the same stores for at least a month or more. Still no mark-downs on the prices of those shelfwarmer models. I did find the snowspeeder & snowAT-AT a couple weeks before x-mas, but only that one day. Still looking for a clean-box snowAT-AT. Yesterday, I saw Kay-Bee has marked-down 4-packs of the 3-3/4" figs for $9.99.

Did anyone else see better stock quantities, variety, or apparent sales performance of AF at stores in their area? I'm hoping holiday sales were stong enough to NOT give Hasbro an excuse to kill-off the line.

haggie
12-28-2002, 02:53 PM
I have to say that I thought Cabin Boy was a horrible movie... but you have to watch it just to see the hilarious Letterman bit. It's early in the movie so I would suggest watching that part then turning it off. :D

vulcantouch
01-06-2003, 11:24 PM
. . . & i've got the Perfect size box for sending it, fc cats And protos :cool: meanwhile i got a new eka, ephant mon & lott dod at targ in case anyone needs, else i'll just take em back :) and for me found incognito's No Time Like The Future cd for $1 :D

swaffy: no link to VS- GAL was a 1990 fox "sitcom" that somehow evaded cancellation for a whole year & a half, packing a breathtaking concentration of surreal, pee-yer-pants idiocy into its short run; add'l remarx on my profile link :D 4 eps per dvd so lmk if interested in this true tv oddity. meanwhile since you still inexpliciably Refuse to make wit da Humptawk i'll just say right here that i recently heard the sublime "playground love (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004KD51/qid=1041915209/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-7065965-8305605?v=glance&s=music)" from air's VS score used in a new levi's comm where guy&gal drive a car into some water :cool:

jdah, belated answer to katebush quextion: Whole Story trax are WUTHERING HEIGHTS, CLOUDBUSTING, THE MAN WITH THE CHILD IN HIS EYES, BREATHING, WOW, HOUNDS OF LOVE, RUNNING UP THAT HILL, ARMY DREAMERS, SAT IN YOUR LAP, EXPERIMENT IV, THE DREAMING & BABOOSHKA. i like wuth & army best, followed by wow & baboosh cuz the 1st best offer her earlier, operatic, asian-style chromatic chord shifts while the latter two don't entirely lose that sound to her later encroaching "fluttery feminist" wardrumming a la a squeaky clannad ;)

haggster: wouldja like to buy a monkey? ;)
vt

SWAFMAN
01-22-2003, 08:09 PM
I didn't remember to post this sooner, but I saw a dozen first-wave Saga/EP2 AFs - roughly an even mix of X-Wing, TIE Advanced, and Falcons - at one of my local WallyWorlds on Monday evening.

I have no idea if this means that the 1st wave was just over-produced and is being bulk-shipped now, or that there are also plenty of the subsequent wave ships left over, and destined to hit the store shelves sometime soon.

Let's hope it's the latter!

later!

;)

haggie
01-22-2003, 08:15 PM
I see piles of Solar Sailers around and a few misc. AFs from wave 1. No wave 3 anywhere.

SWAFMAN
03-02-2003, 12:10 PM
Those same ~dozen 1st wave Saga AFs are still a-warmin' the same shelf at that same wallyworld.

The other local WM has had a few of the first wave ships sitting there for quite a while, too, but fortunately I looked up and saw six of the brand new ones (two of each) in pristine packages sitting on the top of the shelving, about nine feet high and way down by where the new Hulk toys are stocked. I snagged a staff person with a ladder, and bought all six, cleaning out their stock.

Comments in the "wave 4" thread.....

vulcantouch
03-11-2003, 11:48 PM
during recent warm weather i've been able to cover about 1/4 of the metro area and have thus far bagged 2 stylin walkmans for $3 (to add to my two-dozen-plus arsenal :happy: ) and the following cds:
for $5: unusual-looking advance issue of mellow's CQ score; haven't seen this flik yet but dug their endsong on Novocaine (humpost #199) :)
for $2.50: sealed copy of sade producer stu matthewman's Twin Falls Idaho score (humpost #74), scores to Oscar & Lucinda and Monsoon Wedding (neither of which i've yet seen but have enjoyed composers thomas newman and mychael danna, respectively); danna's Exotica score (should appear on next humpost) and the Guinivere soundtrack (humpost #206) :)
for $1: gilberto gil's '79 album Realce and deutsch amerikanische freundschaft's '81 album Die Kleinen Und Die BŲsen (a cut by daf alumnus robert gŲrl will likely appear on next mixtape for swaffy) :)
for $2: malcolm mclaren's '89 album Waltz Darling (even tho i doubt it'll be as good as his Paris or Fans); the instinct label's Best Of Acid Jazz and volumes 1 & 2 of This Is Acid Jazz's New Voices; and the Virgin Suicides soundtrack (as with prev-purchased American Beauty soundtrack i'd really rather have its score than this soundtrack, but since this has 2 of air's score cuts it'll hold me for now; anyone want this when i eventually do score the score? maybe swaffy since he's also seen this flik- or maybe my local pal with whom i coined the term "diagonal wood music (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=14960#post14960)", since it includes some good [10cc's "i'm not in love"], some bad [rundgren's "hello it's me"], and some fuh-fuh-fUgly [heart's "magic man" and "crazy on you", gilbert o'sullivan's "alone again naturally" and styx's "come sail away":p :p :p]).
also scored $2 xtras of cds i already got, say here if interested: mazzy star's Among My Swan (source for the "roseblood" included on all your mixtapes), philip glass' scifi synth-opera 1000 Airplanes On The Roof and deee-lite's Dewdrops In The Garden, which i may have to give to swaffy since he just sent an alien giger derelict mm ship for free and he previously xpressed interest in the track Party Girl used from this for the rave-meltdown scene :)
speakin of mm ships, for a change I Actually Have Some MM Baggins To Report :D sighted a buncha loose military mms for $1 each and picked out the following eighteen ships- mostly GalVoys (http://freespace.virgin.net/james.hobson/gv.htm), and most of which will probably go to b'jr but if interested in any say so here just in case :)
alien apc- quelle coinkydink eh swaffy? almost as if it appeared to keep just-sent giger company ;) now i can give b'jr back the one of his 12 i been borrowing :)
not one but Three different colorschemes of the butched-up Ark II (http://www.yesterdayland.com/frames/?toURL=http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/6009/ark.htm&fromURL=/popopedia/shows/saturday/sa1003.php) clone shown on the left of gv set 9 (http://freespace.virgin.net/james.hobson/gv.htm) (seriously, does anyone else recall that show (http://www.geocities.com/whittakill/ark/ark2promo2.jpg)? had some snazzy pre-sw hardware :cool: ); i'm gonna keep the cardassian-desert-lookin one for myself & give b'jr back the camo-green one i've been "borrowing" ;)
a camo-greened version of the tank in gv set 8;
two different designs of IndyLastCrusade-type ww1-era, rivet-studded, track-enclosed tanks, one of which did come from the indy mm set;
a pre-bell, M*A*S*H-era, dragonfly-style helicopter;
the beige/pink 50s-styled ship from gv set 2;
the boxy camo tank from gv set 4;
Five darkkon pulverizers from gv set 3, so i Think we'll be able to accomodate you owen (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=18163) (even tho b'jr likes as many of these as he can get, to simulate a borg nanoprobe swarm :eek:;
a "space tank" mm, looks like an early mm design;
and 2 of the tank-like vehicles from gv set 6 :)
also feel free to say if might be interested in seller's other tank, battleship, plane, jet, copter and other military mm vehicles i didn't bag but be warned it's Not my area of expertise so i'm no good at identifying unless you provide pix :p
meanwhile swaffy, i found a $2 vhs of Cannes Man (humpost #57) to add to any VTape club shipment we do this spring :) also sighted $2 vhs' of Dream For An Insomniac (humpost #209) and The Limey (humpost #199) but those are less htf so for now i'm holding out for a better price. meanwhile i finished that TNG Companion book so that'll also be enclosed w/shipment :)
other sightings- anyone say here if interested:
$5 o-o-p strikeforce kbop, no figs or stand evident;
$3 orn free ta figure (cuz it comes w/senatecam droid);
a few common trek mm 3-pax for $5 each;
and the only sighting of another sydmead hotwheel i've yet seen (tho admittedly i haven't looked too hard, having only visually scanned the peg surfaces; haven't actually dug thru em due to lack of interest, and maybe cuz i just don't wanna get cootied up with no redneck scalperwhiff on me :p ), in a scalpercase for $2 :rolleyes:
vt

JediTricks
03-12-2003, 01:11 AM
I finally found the Syd Mead hotwheels car, his name on the title of the card is way cool, I can't think of another basic HW with that (though I'm no mega-collector of HW). I found it at Target, only one there. Nice vehice, but paint and chrome are way cheaper than they should be (as is the case with nearly all HW cars lately :( ) and those standard HW 5-spoke wheels are dog-ugly on this piece.

LTBasker
03-12-2003, 01:50 AM
I looked that car up on ebay, what is that from? Looks very sci-fi-ish, actually looks like a stretched DeLorean...

good shot jansen
03-12-2003, 06:33 AM
as no one else seems to have spoken up, i'll galdly take the philip glass disc, as a matter o' fact, lets make it a 2 disc affair, mazzy would be welcome as well! :)

we'll werk out transport arrangements once i know fer sure what and when i will be sending you return trip items.

vulcantouch
03-12-2003, 10:41 AM
(oh boy, here's my best opportunity to persuade gsj to swap me his bigger id4 attacker for my dinkier one): a wise choice gsj, you'll surely dig em :) and re compensation, tell you what: i'll Give you both of those cds if you swap me your bigger id4 attacker for my smaller one, cuz my dinkier is no match for its otherwise classic matchup with my ferengi mm (they both have grabby fronts but are color-wheel opposites :crazed: )? they got one in a local shop as part of a $15 toy but of course i'd never drop that kinda scratch for one :p i might even throw in a big picture/storyline book of david henry hwang's cool stage designs for 1000Airp (if i have an xtra one; i'm pretty sure i do) :) if not, that'll be $4.25 plus shipping for da cds :)
oops, forgot to report that i sighted the previews-xclusive b5 figure that comes with the must-for-any-scifimm-collection earth science vessel (http://freespace.virgin.net/james.hobson/b5.htm) in a damaged package for $5 :cool:
now that i have bc3's online resource in front of me i also see that prev-reported $1 military mm source also had the copter from gv set 8 (not sure if same colors) and the middle ground vehicle from set 9, a set-10-style lunar lander etc- say here if interested :)
jt: oh idunno, i'm kinda nostalgia-fond of them wheels :)
ltb: http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=216105#post216105 :)
vt

good shot jansen
03-13-2003, 06:20 AM
done! when i send proto's on back to ya, i'll include the larger id4.

vulcantouch
03-13-2003, 09:59 AM
just for that i'm gonna throw in an xtra serge gainsbourg '68 "comic strip" cd i scored last year for $2 i've been tryin to decide who's special enuf to give it too, it should make a nice companion piece for earlier-sent mm Paris :cool:
report
got a look at af wave 4 (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=230108#post230108); until wenzday's announcement that mms were comin back (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=230103#post230103) i was Gonna say i could scarcely sympathize w/you af collectors lamenting lack of quality in aotc afs cuz at least you Got jangoslave, sailor, at-te & assualt ship, while us mm addicts ain't got Squat from aotc :p
found a sealed cassette of combustible edison's I, Swinger album for $0.25 but since i already scored the cd last year (not sure i've even listened to it yet though :o but i did like their Four Rooms score :) ) that's up for grabs. also a $1 vhs of Desperate Living ('77), aka prolly the only john waters film me & local waters-lovin pal ain't yet seen. will eventually give it to pal but if swaffy wants it included in VTape shipment before that fine, but cuz i've yet to see it i can't really vouch for it (but if it's half as nutty as Polyester, Pink Flamingoes or Female Trouble it should be worthwhile :crazed: ).
bagged b'jr a sentinel hotwheel for srp and in doing so noticed, Damn, stores stock a Lotta hotwheels :p i'll keep eye out for more in case any of yall want one (&if you don't i'm sure b'jr'll be happy to take the xtras :) ) i wonder how high the sent'nl will rate on the redneck-scalp-o-meter rarity scale, and why; anyone happen to know? jt?
found myself several loose aotc gaming cards w/cool spaceship pix on em (the closest i'm gonna come to aotc mms for the time being :p ) for $0.10 each :)
spent like an hour at a fab book/music/vid/toy/wierdstuff shop (http://www.blackandread.com/) (a long stop for me anytime i be huntin) cuz they had a Dozens of trek offical fanclub & starlog ds9 mags i Had to thumb thru cuz they was real cheap ($0.25 each former, $0.50 each latter). finally picked out for myself 2 fc mags (#s 111 and 116, the "conversation w/dukat" and "afrimercians in trek" coverstories, respectively) and 3 ds9s (#s 9, 12 & 24) cuz they had cardie-actor interviews with andy "garak" robinson, paul "tain" dooley, casey "damar" biggs and mel "ziyal" smith (along w/yummy pix :kiss: ) (http://www.3miasto.net/~bastian/kardasja/postacie/big/ziyal08.jpg) at those prices i figure you might be real interested in some, jt- they also had lotsa $0.50 sw fc mags- lmk which ones if any :)
vt

SWAFMAN
03-13-2003, 08:22 PM
VT, glad the ADS arrived S&S. I would like to hear the dee-lite in the garden, and if you don't want the oob k-bop, I have a spot on one of my shelves for it. Lemme know! (email may get you a faster reply - I've been having trouble getting time to keep up on the forum lately).

As you continue on your bounty hunts, I still have a pretty long laundry list of loose AFs I need (mostly EP1 stuff, but a few others, too), so if you see anything, please keep me in mind.

happy hunting!

JediTricks
03-14-2003, 12:38 AM
I have a feeling the Sentinel 400 isn't gonna be scalp-bait, I saw another at WM today. Probably the first year one will become somewhat commonplace but a 2nd year or later version will have superior wheels, paint, and chrome making it scalper-friendly.

vulcantouch
03-15-2003, 11:36 AM
well i spose that's better than your having made some nutty newyears resolution to abstain from all non-mm forums (as jdah led me to believe, since you ain't been there since last summer ;) ), since that means you may eventually have time to return :cool: roger dewdrops & kbop, kbop's at the same place i scored the $1 military/gv mms and b'jr sez he wants more so a return trip's forthcoming :)
jt: wait, so yer sayin hotwheel scalper-standards are somewhat determined by quality of execution in addition to mere rarity? wow, whooda guessed they cared :crazed:
latest baggins
for library donation/VTape club: $2 vhss of hal hartley's/parker posey's Henry Fool, todd haynes'/julianne moore's Safe (see humpost #74 (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=33709#post33709)) and john turturro's/marleen gorris' The Luzhin Defence (2b reviewed on next Humpost)
for b'jr: $1.21 paglia Sexual Personae and for $4 a '79 tpb that excellently shows off Alien's mood, cinematography & production designs (http://www.xenomorph.org/item_page.php3?ID=32) :cool: best of all, bjr's been buggin me 4 years to find him a decent-priced playmates ds9 station and thursday i finally did: $25, missing mini-ent-d but i don't want the one from mine so he can have that if he wants :)
for me me ME :p $3 Reconstructing Woody filmcrit book (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0847689891/reviews/103-7805759-4910250#08476898914300), $1 pb of sontag's '60s essay anth Against Interpretation, which means my prev-scored tpb may be up for grabs (but Not my 1st-edition hc of same :Pirate: ), $4 sealed jamiroquai Funk Odyssey cd, $1 sealed Pleasantville soundtrack (see humpost #48 (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=30824#post30824)) and $5 james horner Beautiful Mind score :cool:
up for grabs: 2 $0.50 cds w/out packaging: jamiroquai's Return Of The Space Cowboy and david arnold's Shaken & Stirred bond themes remix cd (has "diamonds are forever" vocal by soft cell's marc almond and leftfield's wicked rendition of You Only Live Twice's "space march" :cool: ) and another srp sydlimo; of course, maybe tejas mama (who scored me mine originally) or multihoarder b'jr might want that, but say here anyway if interested :)
vt

SWAFMAN
03-16-2003, 01:28 PM
vt, to bastardize a wonderful CathDen adverquote: "don't hate me because I'm principled."

I made a choice, and I'm standing by it. At some point, I may make a choice to return to the other forums. You may not agree with my reasons, but please try to respect my decision to stand by my principles. You know damn well that my decision had nothing to do with you, and wasn't meant to imply that I don't value your contributions to the "hump" forum. Your posts are among the most thoughtful and entertaining on this, or any other forum. Unless or until I choose to post elsewhere, I'll continue to e-mail you, or tread the off-topic line by posting some stuff here. I hope you'll continue to read what I e-mail you with the same weight as had I posted it to the humpthread.

Thanks for the k-bop & DL CD. Lemme know if there's anything I can look for at this end, lame as the pickings are in these parts. I did see a few jangoslaves and assualt ships at a wallyworld about 45 miles from here a couple days ago, but left 'em on the shelf.

We're having our first pleasant weather of the year this weekend, so I'm heading out to enjoy some of it! C-ya!

jeddah
03-16-2003, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
well i spose that's better than your having made some nutty newyears resolution to abstain from all non-mm forums (as jdah led me to believe, since you ain't been there since last summer ;) )

..how many times did you ask me to tell ya why :p. So don't even!

Anyway, a---nyway :D

(This post was brought to you by new ways of speaking that jeddah learned in H-town )

:D

jeddah

JediTricks
03-16-2003, 09:04 PM
Since so much of Hot Wheels collecting is how it looks, that factors in. However, being "the first" is important, as is being rare. Personally, I couldn't care less if Mattel simply flooded the market with each car, but I know some collectors are only in it for the Treasure Hunts and whatnot.

25 bones for a Playmates DS9, that's a sweet find! There's yet another piece I forgot I wanted. Playmates never handled the larger vehicles right IMO, that should have been the keystone to their Trek line instead of being treated as someone's dirty little step-cousin.

vulcantouch
03-21-2003, 11:25 AM
. . .for reasons non-colorado news'll Never share with the restaya at a time like this so why should i do any different ;)

jt: "yet another piece I forgot I wanted"
-hope you didn't want playmates vorcha or warbird either, cuz seller also had those for $30 apiece & was gonna ebay em if i didn't buy em then & there (he didn't even know he had them or ds9 till my hunty senses detected & rooted em out of his stash); he wanted $30 for ds9 but price was onyl good then, not if i came back; i told him since it was for someone else i needed to check with them, but if he went $25 i'd "take the chance" & buy it then :)

jdah: "how many times did you ask me to tell ya why"
-about Infinity times more than you actually Answered the quextion, since Any integer divided by Zero equals infinity :p

luftswaffe: "You may not agree with my reasons"
-how can i agree, disagree Or disrespect said reasons if I've Never Even Been Told What They Are :p guess i'll hafta resort to Speculation; lemme guess, some gendiscuss politizzy compelled you to forsake all non-mm forums even tho my lil old Humpy din't have nuthin to do w/said gendiscuss politizzy & never hurt nobody :p

"wasn't meant to imply that I don't value your contributions to the 'hump' forum"
-which means you actually still Read em? thank allah for small favors ;)

"my decision had nothing to do with you"
if you say so; all i know is the Result sure does- izzat fair? :cry::cry: ;)

"hope you'll continue to read what I e-mail you"
-oh i Read your flik-topic emails, i just don't Respond to em; matter of principle, i'm sure you understand :Pirate: meanwhile plz verify vtape club interest in above 4 vhss :)
vt

SWAFMAN
03-21-2003, 05:26 PM
vt, I scanned backwards through this thread, and the only ones I can find reference to are Cabin Boy and the dvds of GAL.

Already seen Virgin Suicides. Othere reference was to music from Party Girl (which I'd like to hear), but not a movie.

What am I missing?

JediTricks
03-22-2003, 02:08 AM
Ah, no Playmates' Klingon classic or Vor'cha for me, so I don't feel bad about those. BTW, I think "Vor'cha" is Klingon for "poor seller", there are WAAAAAAAAAY too many of those things out there.

LTBasker
03-22-2003, 03:55 PM
Yeah but I did a size comparison with some charts and noticed the MM Klingon BoP is just a little off-scale with the Vor'Chas.

JediTricks
03-23-2003, 07:03 PM
TNG played fast and loose with BOP sizes, sometimes they were nearly as big as the Ent-D's saucer section. :D

sicqnus
03-23-2003, 07:40 PM
JT's right. There is also different kinds of BOP : B'rel, K'Vort, etc...
Look at this excellent article on the ex-astris scientia website called "The Bird Of Prey size paradox" :
http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/articles/bop-size.htm

;)

vulcantouch
03-27-2003, 10:29 AM
jt: yeah, b'jr's already got 6 vorchas (http://r2toyforce.net/IMAGES/aut_4170bjcollectionst_6f.jpg) and 3 warbirds (http://r2toyforce.net/IMAGES/aut_4174bjcollectionmm_7f.jpg) which is plenty for him :)
speakin of b'jr, the only toys i scored this time were 14 more syd limos for him (a dozen just in one place! ), so we just Might have 1 or 2 xtra in case any of you out there can't get & want :)
last week met rynbkr2002 (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=18389) at a local coffeehouse (right before denver's 2nd biggest snowstorm ever) and cut a deal for 3 of the startour droids for tokyo pal for $35 total. (which reminds me jt, rb2 tells me there's Nine of them even tho i can only find pix for 5 or 6 on ssg; what up with that?? and don't forget, score me one of each [except g24t and rx24, but get Two r4m9s cuz i want one too :) ] for only $6 each if you ever head to anaheim, i hear you don't even have to pay admission to shop their toystore :) also don't forget you gotta find me a jl dmc and maybe also that jpn version you sed was cool :D ) now that i've got an in-person look at r3d3 i gotta disagree w/you bc3, cuz i think it's purty cool, certainly enough so to add to my selective collection (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/printthread.php?threadid=13648&perpage=36). so again, happy to take yours if you ever decide to part with ;)
other than that, bagged a buncha cds:
$1 each- bucketheads (aka MAW (http://www.mastersatwork.net/)) remix single of "got myself together" and new order's Republic (which means i'll give away my cassette of same)
4/$5- Palmetto soundtrack (humpost 123), independent film channel's In Your Ear themes comp, 20th Century Blues: Songs Of Noel Coward redone by bryan ferry, petshopboys, michael nyman, jdah's bane robbie williams (:evil: ) etc, and a 2nd copy of Strictly Rhythm: The Early Years which i guess i'll have to give to some housemuzik lover :)
$2 each- Muriel's Wedding soundtrack for a local pal and a 2nd copy of mazzy star's So Tonight That I Might See i guess i'll have to throw in w/the other cds for big-id4-trader gsj if he wants :)
4/$9- preisner's Damage score (humpost 74), adam sandler's comedy album Stan & Judy's Kid, Bond Beat & Bass (electronica remixes of 007 themes), and Austin Powers Shagged soundtrack (was hoping it included the barryesque space theme that accompanied dr. evil's egg ship but it doesn't seem to :( so maybe i'll hafta give this away).
$3 each- yared's English Patient score, mellow's Another Mellow Spring (hey sicq, do you know & like these countrymen of yours? :cool: ) and madonna's Ray Of Light (not really a fan of hers but hurd producer william orbit gave this a cool electro sound) :)
also a $2 hc of jackieo sis lee radziwell's Happy Times photomemoir and a $2 1980 jefferson starship lp, cuz recently-viewed Wet Hot American Summer (coming soon to Hump) used its slammin "jane" song in the opening creds, reminding me how cool & must-have it is :cool:

swaffy: "What am I missing?"
-Cannes Man (huntpost 426), Desperate Living (huntpost 432) Henry Fool, Safe and The Luzhin Defence (huntpost 435) :) also just scored 3 for $2: Chuck & Buck (humpost 82), The Big Tease (next hump i post), and Swimming With Sharks w/kspacey & ensign ro :kiss: brings current VTape club total to how many? :D
vt

jeddah
03-27-2003, 11:10 AM
Swaffy, if you want me to copy and paste the content of those humposts into an email to ya, let me know.

(that's for the Robbie Williams :evil: )

jeddah

JediTricks
03-27-2003, 05:44 PM
6 of the 9 Star Tours figs have been released, the last wave of 3 isn't out yet and in fact were JUST announced this week. Email me this list of what you want, and don't expect me to find 'em for less than $10 each... sadly, I still don't have my set for ANY price. :( And please clarify what you're saying because your language is becoming undecipherable even to a VT-vet like myself.

good shot jansen
03-28-2003, 01:21 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
......and a 2nd copy of mazzy star's So Tonight That I Might See i guess i'll have to throw in w/the other cds for big-id4-trader gsj if he wants :)

uh huh!:)

sicqnus
03-28-2003, 04:33 PM
Hi VT, sorry I haven't noticed the question.

But if I remember well, "The english patient" is an american movie ? I loved it but I must confess I'm not an admirer of Juliette Binoche... since I've seen her in "Les amants du Pont-Neuf" by Leos Carax - (France - 1991). She played a homeless and she really became a homeless before filming, spending nights outside under the bridges, asking for money in the metro and she slept several night in a homeless center (a very bad place) to learn her role... (...) here is the pitch :
"Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life on the streets because of a failed relationship and an affliction which is slowly turning her blind. The film portrays the harsh existence of the homeless as Alex, Michele and Hans, an older vagrant survive on the streets with their wits. As they both slowly get their lives back together, Michele becomes increasingly dependent on Alex as her vision deteriorates further. Fearing that Michele will leave him if she receives a new medical treatment Alex attempts to keep Michele practically a prisoner. The streets, skies and waterways of Paris are used as a backdrop to the story in a series of stunning visuals which dominate the film."
It's a very disturbing movie, completely crazy...
Ok then here are my preferred movies of the last two years :
8 women ("8 femmes") de FranÁois Ozon (director) with Natalie Baye, Fanny Ardant, Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Beart, Virginie Ledoyen (cutie), Ludivine Sagnier (cutie), Dannielle Darrieux, Dominique Lamure, Firmine Richard. An excellent movie on women with an old house, a dead man and eight women... who is the murderer ?

Best french actor 2003 is Adrian Brody (talentuous american actor in an English production : "The Pianist"). My preferred Roman Polanski movie is still "Dance of the Vampires".
Best actress, Isabelle Carrť in "Se souvenir des belles choses" ("remembering the good things" by Zabou Breitmann - France 2002).
Best foreign movie, "Bowling for Colombine" by Michael Moore (USA).
Best European Union movie : "Parle avec elle" ("Hable con ella") 2002 by Pedro Almodovar (Spain). I must agree, this movie is great : a must see.

I also loved :
"Punch-drunk Love" by Paul Thomas Anderson (USA). Adam Sandler made a superb performance in this movie.
"Intervention divine" ("Yadon ilaheyya") 2002 (Palestine/IsraŽl/France - co-production) by Elia Suleiman ; a very funny (but also serious) movie on the tragic events in IsraŽl.
Elia Suleiman is a Palestinian director, one of the best friends of the famous Israeli director Amos GittaÔ, he lived several years in New York when he was making TV movies. Great prize of the jury, prize of the critic - Cannes Festival 2002.
"No Man's Land" (of course !!!) by Danis Tanovic (France/Italia/United Kingdom/Slovania/Belgium - co-production - 2001). One of the best movies (with the English "Warriors") on the Yougoslavian war. Realistic, absurd and drole. The scenario was written starting from real facts and is very paradoxal, fun and sad at the same time.
"Playtime" by Jacques Tati (France - 1967). A group of young american girls unload in Orly with one of these voyages in groups of Economic Airline. They visit ultramodern Paris, where all the cars resemble each other, where everyone is equipped in the same way. An American young person notice however a curious "dťguingandť" man, who smokes the pipe and has often his umbrella caught in the doors. Funny man this Hulot. It will start a serie of catastrophes which will give again colors at the city.
This movie, filmed in 1967 almost ruined Jaques Tati, a lot of scenes were cut and the film was damaged during the years. Everything has been restored in 2002 and the movie is now complete.
Concerning SW :
Ok I'm a SW lover but I must say the AOTC scenario is not as amazing as the scenari from the first trilogy. I can only regret the loss of what made with dimensions the sympathetic nerve of the first trilogy : Humour !!!
Were are the arguments between princess LeÔa and Han Solo ? The jealousy between Luke and Han... Gone ???

vulcantouch
03-29-2003, 09:41 AM
always happy 2 clarify, esp. re the crucial topic of, to paraphrase mayor quimby doing his best jkf, What Yoo Cahn Doo Fohr ME :D
see, gapgirl rb2 told me tourdroids are available at retail at disneyland store for $6 each, so i'm sayin if that's true (a big if, since he also told me all 9 have been released so :rolleyes: ) & opportunity arises plz bag me one of each for tokyo pal, except for rx24 and g24t since i just scored those; also, plz get 2 of r4m9 cuz one of those for tokyo pal & one for Me :D

"your language is becoming undecipherable"
-you think That's bad, just the other day in i was sayin to someone in a tarzhay toy aisle gleeble, glerrrble, blerrrble, meepzorp, shizzle shnadizzle televizzle, cruggaZUNCH krubble krubble krubble ;)
hmm, maybe if you waited 24hrs before reading anything i post, cuz up until then they're subject to my compulsive (and lamentably necessary) re-editings of them for errors, clarity & flow :crazed: so help me i just Can't seem to get any but the briefest of posts out the gate the first time polished to my satisfaction :p ;)

gsj: roger mazzy, & forgot to axe: would you like an id4aa with or without a precision-drilled underside standhole? since i never touched the one you sent before, i can offer you either :)

jdah: Say, that is not a bad idear; while we're at it, I could copy comments from swaffy flik emails and paste em (anonymously of course, a la advice-columns) onto the Hump, and then reply to them There :evil: then You can copy/paste Those replies and email them Back to swaffy :rolleyes::D;)

sicq: hey that's great but actually i was just asking if you like the french bands Mellow or Air ;) seriously, unless your ambition is to be swaffy#3 (jdah may have claimed the #2 designation :evil: ) it would be bow-coo maneefeeek to see you over at the Hump (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=42569#post42569) where i'll happily respond to your stylin cine-remarx :)
vt

sicqnus
03-30-2003, 09:22 PM
:zzz: Of course I know "Air", these two guys are well known here. They are real musicians (classic) lost into electronic music. The track "Kelly watch the stars" was very popular. I prefer "Daft Punk" or Laurent Garnier.
:confused: Never heard about "Mellow"... sorry.

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good shot jansen
03-31-2003, 07:00 AM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
would you like an id4aa with or without a precision-drilled underside standhole?

either/or is fine, the cherce is yours. i'm gonna toss a couple of surprises in your package as well. i have some dupes of some very fine, recently acquired sci-fi ships that i think you'll enjoy.

i sent ltb my mailing address last week, so once i receive the proto's i will be shortly shipping all back to you.

vulcantouch
04-02-2003, 11:50 PM
but plz wait a bit longer on sending- say, april 15?- just in case your xtra 3 protos show up in time to ship along with :)
ok then, how bout a Hole one, that way you can marvel "wow that's a professional hole vt drilled, how'd he Do that?" (which happens to be what She axed last nite- NDOISH!! :D)

sicq: hm, maybe mellow are belgian, not french; if so wouldn't be the 1st time i've made such a mistake (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=190658#post190658) ;) anyhoo they did the music for CQ (http://www.mgm.com/experiencecq/) which i recently bagged (huntpost 426 above) and, unless i'm mistaken, is how i should pronounce the abbreviation of your nomdeplume, oui? seek-Yoo? :)
garnier's name rings a bell, he's done some producing or remixing, right?

swaffy: recall my sayin in post 429 above i thought i could do better than $2 for Dream For An Insomniac? well technically i did: $1.80 :rolleyes: other VTape club baggins- lmk which of these and prev-listed you might want sent:
10/$12: The Limey (humpost 199), Dreamlife Of Angels (humpost 210), Small Time Crooks (humpost 116), almodovar's All About My Mother (humpost 92), polanski's Bitter Moon, hal hartley's Simple Men, a vhs of Real Blonde, an xtra copy of Chuck & Buck for local pal, Lie Down With Dogs (mar 22 '01 humpost (http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.asp?threadID=1764&forumID=1&pageID=3)) and Entropy (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0156515) which i haven't yet seen, so plz wait til i have so i can in all good conscience endorse its inclusion in the club shipment :)
3/$5: Pompatus Of Love (humpost 38), Blue In The Face (humpost 1) and Rounders (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0128442) :)
aside from isolated spots i've about finished my spring hunting, and right before daylight savings kicks in as i prefer (ask & i'll xplain :) ). baggins, all for me me ME unless otherwise stated:
2 more srp sydcars for b'jr which brings his total to 18 i think :crazed:
5&cent sealed may 02 u.s. Vogue w/nat portman cover story, which i spose i'll have to rip out & add to the modest-but-growing pile of clippins i been savin for jdah, knowing same's avidity for her :)
66&cent Criticism: Major Statements essay anthology and $1 Making Of Deep Space Nine big tpb; after skimming latter i'll prolly rip out a few production design pix i like & discard the rest in case anyone wants :) also $1 nov 99 trekmag w/breen ship designs & cardassian society articles i'll prolly rip out & save :)
50&cent o'jays' "i love music" 45 single and a buncha cds:
$1- jw's ep1 score, morricone's Vatel score (haven't seen but at this price happy to take chance), thomas newman's Up Close & Personal score (ditto), sven vath's Harlequin, Robot And Ballet Dancer, Further Adventures Of Der Shrimpkin by primus-y sf jazz combo eskimo (who did Some Prefer Cake's fantastic score :) ), a 2nd copy of the Big Tease soundtrack (for local pal), and a 2nd copy of dmitri from paris' Sacrebleu (guess i'll have to give this to gsj too, since it'd go so well w/mmparis & serge ;) )
4/$6- Girl From Ipanema- The Antonio Carlos Jobim Songbook, donizetti's Il Campanello opera, john barry's Zulu And Other Themes and a 2nd copy of towa tei's Sound Museum i might Also have to give to gsj since it'd go good w/Sacrebleu? :crazed:
3/$5- serge gainsbourg's A Gainsbarre, the Pompatus Of Love soundtrack and the Novocaine soundtrack (humpost 199) :)
$2: goldsmith's Trek First Contact score :)
also sighted a sealed $7 copy of pglass' new Naqoyqatsi score; tempting, but i think w/patience i can best that :) besides i ain't yet viewed the flik & don't wanna "music-spoiler" it for myself :)
of course what Most of you sat thru that vacation slideshow for is to hear that on monday, in the bowels of an off-the-main-drag, hole-n-the-wall junk store that's only open like 3 days a week i scored a small bag containing, besides a sote swoop mm, 104 mm figs and 40 af figs, all for only $3; and i'll be happy to part them out to anyone here seeking specific ones :D
cuz they only cost like 2&cent each i wouldn't charge any of you for any except maybe for the nominal shipping; however you needn't bother paying even that if maybe you got xtra mm ships to trade me in return? :)
so who gets what, 1st claimed 1st served? well sort of: artoo gets 1st pick of any mm figs cuz i feel like b'jr & i still owe him for the good swap he made us a year ago. next in line are people who're already getting stuff from me or meeting up w/me in near future (so as to minimize shipping cost mentioned above), and after That it's 1st come 1st served. which is all complicated but don't worry: just say so here if you want any of these & i'll sort out who gets what :)
note that af & mm figs are not my specialty so lmk if need info more specific than listings below:
AF FIGS:
fett (may keep this for myself, looks kinda cool astride my af sithbike :) )
vader
vader w/saber
skiffy lando
tusken bantha rider
garindan
biker luke
biker leia
yoda
deathstar droid
ponda baba
tonnika twin
boussh
hoth reb soldier
ben (x2)
chewy
reb fleet trooper
atst driver
sy snootfuls
bossk
dr. evazan?
bib fortuna
generalando
i****ib
greedo
3po
r2
slave leia
unfrozen han
farmboy luke
skiffy luke
barada?
jawa w/raised left arm
jawa w/gun
gamorrean
scouttroop
dewback-ridin sandtroop
sandtroops (2x)
MM FIGS:
sy snootfuls
rebo
xizor
ghost ben
deathstar gunner
tarkin
asp-7
slave leia
fett
han/tauntaun
bluey tauntaun (epic)
blond w/reb skirt (epic)
kid w/blue skirt (epic)
kid w/yellow robe (epic)
emperor
chewy
yoda
farmboy luke
vader w/fist
vader w/left hand saber
vader w/saber (2x)
3po (2x)
r2 (2x)
anh leia (2x)
besp luke (2x)
han (2x)
stormtroop w/brown base
9 gray-base stormtroops (4 styles; 2+2+2+3)
8x tiepilots (4 styles; 2 of each)
9 reb pilots (4 styles; 2+2+2+3)
9 ewoks (4 sculpts+paintscheme variants)
8 hands-up jawas
8 jawas w/wrenches
12 jawas w/guns
8 "boogie night" jawas :crazed:
any not claimed will be contributed to bjr's dream to populate an entire mini-stadium w/mm & af-scale figs :)
ps to gsj: as i recall you may still be missing a guri for your af virago. if so, i can try to trade a few of the above with a place i think may have one loose :)
vt

JediGoofy
04-03-2003, 04:19 AM
Very nice find VT! :)
It is really true you are still able to find undiscovered treasures. :happy:

Sometime ago you already helped me with the AF Cloud Car pilot and the seated Han Solo from the C-3PO transforming head.

I am still looking for some MM and AF figure (Duros from C-3PO trasforming head, Ugnaught from Darth Vader transforming head, Han Solo in snowsuit from Rebel Pilot transforming head, and AF Jek Porkins) but unfortunately it looks like they are not included in what you find.

Anyway I would be very happy to buy from you everything will remain after other forummers and B'jr have what they want. Since I am trying both to write a list of all MM and AF figures variations and to create some diorama with my vehicles, the more the figures I have the better. :)

So please let me know if you will have something for me in the end.
Thank you in advance. :D

Ciao,
JediGoofy

good shot jansen
04-03-2003, 06:48 AM
wow! after all these years you still remember guri! my she was a fine lass!

thanx fer thinkin' of moi, fortunately, guri was also available in battle pack 5, so's i got's that covered.

if no one else speaks up, the tonnika twin would be cool, i only have one, and hell, they're supposed to be twins anyway, so no one's gonna know the diff, if it's just a dupe o' the 1st (perhaps the 1st known instance of a clone in the star wars saga!)

dmitri's screbleu and towa's sound museum would be most welcome! what's lady kir been up to lately?

btw, i am the new owner of a white pt cruiser (named her elsie, cause emily thought it looked like a milk truck!), vt's mix tape supreme sounds even better in this sled than it ever did in my chrysler concorde!

np: the ooh - goin' mobile

SWAFMAN
04-03-2003, 04:51 PM
VT - VTapeClub pix-picks:
The Limey (saw it - wasn't thrilled - no thanx)
Dreamlife Of Angels (sounds cool!)
Small Time Crooks (yes, please)
Chuck & Buck (if you were offering - was ambiguous from your post)
Lie Down With Dogs (I'll try it...)
Entropy (I'll wait til u hump it ;) )
Pompatus Of Love (okiedokie)

thanks muchly!

On the af minifigs, if you would be willing to select couple rebel and imperial pilots (of any ilk), I'd love to use them in the newer sans-figure SWAF releases (the ones that still are designed to accept figs, that is :rolleyes: )

Thx again!!!!

vulcantouch
04-03-2003, 11:44 PM
jg: you may have all non-claimed if you wish, but i have an idea: plz say which 15-20 figs you might care less about, in case i can trade those for any of the ones you listed :)

gsj: "mix tape supreme sounds even better in this sled"
-still diggin eh? excellent, it was designed to endure :cool: then i guess we can look fwd to an eventual cut-by-cut critique of same on mmixtape thred? oh goody :D
roger towa & dmitri, but fyi latter wasn't in deeelite, that was supa dj dmitry brill, who btw i met once; easy to confuse em though eh? ;) dunno bout his wife lady kier, maybe in rehab still recovering from the potency of the vulcan hand-sign she saw me flash her at a fall '92 rave? :crazed: btw forgot to mention dmitry paris cd is missing booklet; also forgot to mention i scored a $1 Truman Show soundtrack which has some pglass cuts, so want that Too? :crazed:
i figured someone'd want tonnika; as i recall ham salad (remember him?) had me hunt down a 2nd copy of that battlepack cuz he too wanted to twinnicize them tonkatruck sistas :crazed:

swaffy: "Limey (saw it - wasn't thrilled"
-godDEMI MOORE, if only i could coax u to discuss it u no where :p do me a flavor? when you see these clubflix (or re Any recently-viewed flix for that matter), type up lil humpthoughts & archive em until you're reddy, upon your eventual righteous return to the hump, to unleash em there? :kiss:
confirmed 7 VTape preferences (will lyk re Entropy and yep, ChuckBuck's on the table, was sayin i scored one for pal and one for club/libdonation :) ), as well as your prev-xpressed interest in Get A Life dvds. re the rest you haven't mentioned:
Dream 4 Insomniac, Safe, Splendor, Henry Fool, Cannes Man, Luzhin Defence, Blue In The Face, Big Tease- all highly recommend if you haven't seen, both for inherent interest and the unlikeliness of blockbuster stockage :p
All About My Mother- esp. if not prev. familiar with almodovar's oeuvre (http://us.imdb.com/Name?Almod%F3var,+Pedro#director) :)
Swimming W/Sharks- if your kspacey "embargo" is at all flexible; he's hellafun here & gets put thru quite a wringer :evil: also has ensign ro to recommend it :kiss:
Simple Men (see mar 22 01 humpost (http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.asp?threadID=1764&forumID=1&pageID=3))- recommend if might be interested in/familiar with director hartley, otherwise maybe let his Henry Fool be your intro to his work for now :)
Bitter Moon- ditto above re polanski; deleted hump available on request :)
Rounders- good but not crucial to include cuz more ez2access; i mainly bought it for libdonation :)
Desperate Living (john waters)- up to you cuz i haven't yet seen, but will soon :)
and re Lie Down W/Dogs- only if you liked Broadway Damage which, seeing as how you never Humped it, i'm assuming you didn't; otherwise, as matchmakin laraflynn boyle sed to her just-divorced-from-pederast-hubby sis who complained that lfb didn't set Her up with phone-perv ps hoffman at the end of Happiness, "trust me- Not For You" :crazed:
also, a local pal who owes me a favor has dvds of Gummo and Amelie i'm sure he'd be happy to loan to our lil club; lmk if interested, i highly recommend both :D
meanwhile i'd be happy to reserve 4u a "couple rebel and imperial pilots of any ilk" if only i could guess which of the listed af figs (i.e. not mm figs?) you think would fit that description- plz specifry :confused:
vt

JediGoofy
04-04-2003, 06:00 AM
Good suggestion VT. :)
Here it is a list of the figures less important for me.

AF FIGS:
vader (x2)
biker luke
biker leia
dewback-ridin sandtroop
MM FIGS:
slave leia
vader (4x)
8x tiepilots (4 styles; 2 of each)
9 reb pilots (4 styles; 2+2+2+3)
most of the jawas
and all the replicated figures

Anyway I do not want to exclude other forummers from your offer. What remains after everybody had what they want is very fine for me. :D

Ciao,
JediGoofy

sicqnus
04-04-2003, 12:39 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
sicq: hm, maybe mellow are belgian, not french; if so wouldn't be the 1st time i've made such a mistake anyhoo they did the music for CQ which i recently bagged (huntpost 426 above) and, unless i'm mistaken, is how i should pronounce the abbreviation of your nomdeplume, oui? seek-Yoo?
vt
Seek-Yoo is fine for me.:evil:


Originally posted by vulcantouch
garnier's name rings a bell, he's done some producing or remixing, right?
vt
Right. Especially techno and house music.


In case anyone is interested, DNStoys.com has in stock the Action Fleet sized Indiana Jones Disney exclusive toys : German flying wing, Jordanian Tank, Figures set, Motorcycle set and the rare 3,3/4" Indy figure.:happy:

SWAFMAN
04-04-2003, 04:46 PM
holy moley VT, you sure do pack a lot of things to respond to in your posts!

re: do me a flavor?....
* Okay, I will try to keep notes after my flixwatchin' & make sure you're kept apprised.

re: VTape preferences: Dream 4 Insom/Safe, Splendor/Henry Fool/Cannes Man/Luzhin Defence/Blue In The Face/Big Tease...
* Okay, on your high recommendation, I'll try 'em.

re: All About My Mother- esp. if not prev. familiar with almodovar's oeuvre
* um... okay, if it's not depressing, and it's in english (dubbed is ok), but not subtitled.

re: Swimming W/Sharks
* okay, I'll bite. ;) (my "Kspacey embargo" permits watching as long as not a nano-cent of profit makes its way back into his coffers from my viewin')

re: Simple Men
* howzabout I "let his Henry Fool be my intro to his work for now"?

re: Bitter Moon
* I'm not ready to give the RO-man an unbiased opinion on anything he does yet. My view of him is still too tainted by his poor choice of intimate partners some time ago.

re: Rounders
* A gambing movie, eh? Well, if you wanna throw it in the box, I'll watch it. It may be a good one to help get the "ol' ball & chain" more engaged in watching the whole batch o' flix....

re: Desperate Living (john waters)
* I think I've become too stodgy in my old age to put up with John Waters anymore. David Lynch, too, for that matter!

re: Lie Down W/Dogs
* no, I'll pass. but thanx much for offering!

re: Gummo and Amelie
* Sure, why not. I hope you're not gonna be in a hurry to get these back! These will take me a while to get through.

re: "...pilots.... plz specifry"
* 2 or 3 Tie Pilots and 2 or 3 Rebel Pilots. Not picky on specific characters, as long as they look like pilots.

thanx again.... :D

good shot jansen
04-05-2003, 06:41 AM
it's a real wang dang doodle musical bonanza week for the lucky jansen household ain't it!

truman show st with flourishes of phil is a roger! that would indeed be welcome along with all the other muzical goodies :)

vulcantouch
04-07-2003, 01:19 PM
...roger swaffy; plz confirm you understand pilots are rigid-standing mm figs, not articulated, cockpit-friendly af figs yes?
almodovar's subtitled so will withhold; meanwhile Dreamlife is also subtitled but it's so good i Insist :D same with Amelie dvd tho it may offer a dubbed option- not that i'd know cuz i'd Nevah avail myself of such a provincial bourgeois choice :p meanwhile, just posted humps of Entropy & Big Tease (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=238638#post238638); i only recommend latter :) and btw when i suggested archiving your Humpthoughts i didn't mean In MY Mailbox, geez :mad: :rolleyes:

"sure do pack a lot of things to respond to in your posts"
-like i sez to gsj in post 453 above, That's What SHE Said Lazt Nite- NDOISHHH! :crazed: speakin of packin, if VTape parcel gets too tight i'd suggest we leave out Rounders &/or Small Time Crooks since they're easier to blockbust-rent ;P

"hope you're not gonna be in a hurry to get these back"
-nah, i'm plannin ahead this time so take thy time :) in fact maybe if you resume humposts you can help keep that thred righteously buoyant during my summer flikdrought by posting all summer long :D

"if it's not depressing"
-askin the wrong guy- flix never depress me, only life can do that; flix can only disappoint me :zzz:

"not ready to give the RO-man an unbiased opinion"
-ah, Solondz Syndrome eh? still havin trouble separatin the art from the artist i see ;)
report
b'jr & i did a lil mop-up hunt this weekend; sighted b5 mm 3-pak #6(ef1 (http://r2toyforce.net/IMAGES/vtime2003VTprotocompareB_7.JPG)/marie celeste/narn heavy) for $40, not bad by current scalper prices so anyone lmk if interested. bagged myself $2.50 jamiroquai Travelling Without Moving (so will have to give away my cassette of this), $2 Blair Witch 2 score (haven't seen/heard but it's carter burwell so happy to try :) ), and a $2 2nd copy of mazzy's She Hangs Brightly so i guess now gsj's gonna be getting all 3 of their albums :crazed:
meanwhile bjr's become quite a sighter/bargainer in his own right: went back to those loose $1 military mms i'd prev sighted (post 426 above) and he swung a deal for 78 of them (mostly tanks but also air & sea) for $50 :) he also picked up that $5 b5 brown ship (post 430 above) and got them to cut price by $1.50 if he didn't take its unwanted figure :) also got same line's starfury and minbari warship for ~$4 each the same way :) we also found him the large id4 mm's toy for $7.50 and a $1 mm-fig pack of 9 tie pilots :)
speaking of figs, jg: i'm afraid the only af figs trade source had are red-helm tie pilot, deathstartroop, ig88, tonnika, an xwing pilot (not sure which one but he ain't porkins), ponda, bossk, dashrendar, swoopbiker, i****ib, skiffylando, garindan, pilot vader, 2 xizors and 3 tie pilots. meanwhile, if it's ok b'jr would like to keep following from the haul:
AF FIGS:
tusken bantha rider
biker leia
yoda
deathstar droid
boussh
ben (1)
bossk
bib fortuna
3po
r2
slave leia
gamorrean
scouttroop
dewback-ridin sandtroop
sandtroops (2x)
MM FIGS:
deathstar gunner
tarkin
slave leia
fett
blond w/reb skirt (epic)
yoda
3po (2x)
r2 (2x)
stormtroop w/brown base
9 gray-base stormtroops (4 styles; 2+2+2+3)
8x tiepilots (4 styles; 2 of each)
8 hands-up jawas
8 jawas w/wrenches
11 of the jawas w/guns
6 of the "boogie night" jawas
which, since i haven't heard any interest from artoo, means that you'll be getting ~half of all the figs and bjr'll be getting ~half (and swaffy/gsj a few each) :) so in lieu of a trade arrangement, since you'll both be getting so many you'll each pay $1.50 (plus shipping), ok? meanwhile lmk if any other questions/ideas :)

p.s. to sicq: i think i confuse garnier w/francois kevorkian ;) also, moebius' metabaron = The Incal's fett :cool:
vt

SWAFMAN
04-07-2003, 08:30 PM
VT, I didn't catch the part before about these being un-articulated/unable to sit inside ships. If they don't sit, they ain't worth [er...., um...] crap to me. I'll pass. Thanx much for re-iterating they were un-articulating.

re: "maybe if you resume humposts..."
you know, if I were close to reconsidering, the latest edict de la eunuch (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/announcement.php?s=&forumid=24) snuffed out any desire I may have had to invest my time sharing thoughts anywhere on this site outside this mm/swaf forum. They ought to rename this place "Kofi Chirac's Guide." Oops, even stating that thought may be enough to get my post deleted, or worse. :rolleyes:

vulcantouch
04-07-2003, 11:45 PM
. . ."all posts by user swaffy" in search of the reasons you & jdah keep insisting i already know ;) so, is This (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=170130#post170130) what yall been tawkin bout? if so my rebuttal is:
-note your inclusion of the word "probably", which shrewdly leaves you more than enuf wiggle room to return to the Hump while still retaining your principles :D for what it's worth, in my heart i've always considered the Hump an extension of the mm forum anyway (and have therefore been a lil disappointed that my fellow foruMMers haven't joined in more often :cry:;))
-ironic such a stance against exclusion would impact what i dare say is the most Inclusive thred in ssg-town :( recall the fab sensitive-issue debate we had there re Happiness? well my latest humpost, among others, offers several examples of the kind of expressive freedom one can still pull off on ssg, provided one deftly goes about it within the discreet, nuanced context of discussing flix. i for one don't mind working within such limits cuz they're a nice challenge, so you could say that since march 20 (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=232992#post232992) the Hump endures as the most subversive and freewheelin thred on ssg :D
btw, kofi chirac's guide?? not sure i capeesh, cuz ss' conservative leanings are well-known, and not just among those of us obsidian operatives who track such things :evil: meanwhile i notice your declaration was posted almost 1 year to the day after my quickly-censored vow to leave fsmmb (sep 8 '01), so i spose i should be flattered by thy imitation ;)
btw, BlueInTheFace's box sez it's a preview demo, so just to be sure i play-tested it. turns out it has a "property of miramax" copy-prevention crawl on screen's bottom edge that repeats every 3-4 minutes. doesn't seem too distracting for a lively flik like this tho, so i suggest still including it; concur? :) on related note:
gsj: have playtested most of the cds i'm sending you cuz some came w/cosmetic scratches. no skips occured and am confident none will, but if any do lmk so i can remedy :)
to all: i suggest we wait at least til after local trekcon in late april before i ship anything, in case i find anything there to include :)
vt

jeddah
04-08-2003, 05:17 AM
Well to tell you the truth VT, I have been in a film desert since Last December and I find it very difficult to sit in front of a TV at the moment. Consequently, my LOTRs mega-DVD package, AOTC DVD, Farscape DVDs, Eddie Izzard Circle DVD, etc etc etc have all been gathering dust. I caught Ghost Ship on the plane (Which I enjoyed admittedly because of Juliana Margulies' presence therein :kiss: ), Ring in the Amerisuites hotel room and saw The Core on Sunday.

So, I have very little valuable input at the moment. ;) I am not boycotting the Hump. I must admit however that it seems these days that whenever I venture to Gendisc, some or other member of SSG will quote what I have said, misinterpret it and lambast me. I really can't be bothered with such childishness from the Peanut Gallery so unless there is something I really want to say, I don't bother.

I guess it is easier to ignore the child pulling at your clothes for chocolate or toys than it is to argue with it ;)

jeddah

good shot jansen
04-08-2003, 07:03 AM
some of my lifes greatest moments were had whilst clothe pullin' in pursuit of chocolate:evil:

not to worry about cosmetic scratches on the cd's. in my nearly 20 years of collecting these superior to vinyl in the sonic department yet sucky supreme in the presentations of album art and linear notes, i have yet to hear one scratch or develope a digital stutter that i wasn't able to correct with a quick wipe of a soft cloth.

btw, i've decided not to wait fer an answer to my qextion regarding whether i should ship now or wait (although your comment regarding that all further shipping from co will be delayed until after trekcon may or may not be an answer), the parcel has been posted this morning with all protos intact, id4 added, as well as the previously mentioned suprise!

JediGoofy
04-08-2003, 08:02 AM
Hi VT,
I will be happy whatever you will be able to send me. :)
And of course I will send you the money asap as soon as you know the total including the shipping.
By the way, since it looks like I am getting the biggest part of the figures, I would be happy to give you all the 3 dollars you paid for them. It would be a pleasure to contribute in some way to the b'jr's amazing collection. :D

Ciao,
JediGoofy

P.S. I think it is a nice idea to have both the Tonnika twins (thanks to GSJ for the idea) so, if it is possible, can you try to trade some figures for the Tonnika available at your trade source? Thank you in advance! :)

SWAFMAN
04-08-2003, 08:54 PM
VT, I'm used to "Property of " crawls on some of my movies, from all the "dvd screeners" off kazaa. No problemo!

Coincidence you should mention "Happiness" since we were just remembering that movie on Sunday, here at home. We happened upon a train-wreck of a tv show, aptly named "The Pitts" and recognized the show's father character as the pedaddy from Happiness. Dylan [i]someone?...

re: the KCG / SSG reference. I know nothing of the "leanings" of u-no-hoo. If it's true that he's a conservative thinker, then I apologize for the mischaracterization, but I stand by my opinion that the recent decision restricting certain content gives the appearance, if not the reality, of a lack of intestinal fortitude on behalf of forum mgmt.

Other than this forum (and the hump - at least in a spiritual sense), discussing socio-political issues was the most interesting thing about this site for me, for a period of time. It is disappointing to see that facet of the site being abandoned. To be honest, I haven't been to gendisc since I posted there last, so all I know of the tone there lately is what I can infer from Jeddah's post. I'm not at all surprised to learn that the same cabal of dipwads is piling on against Jeddah's posts. At least they're consistently shabby.

np: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" ;)

JediTricks
04-09-2003, 02:34 AM
Originally posted by good shot jansen
not to worry about cosmetic scratches on the cd's. in my nearly 20 years of collecting these superior to vinyl in the sonic department yet sucky supreme in the presentations of album art and linear notes, i have yet to hear one scratch or develope a digital stutter that i wasn't able to correct with a quick wipe of a soft cloth. Tell that to the dozen or so discs I've had go wonky over the years. The last track of my poor Ozzy "No More Tears" CD is unplayable, there's no working track on my Jimi Hendrix Experience "Are You Experienced?" disc anymore thanks to small surface scratches, the list goes on and on. I think some might be fillable (they make a scratch-filler to fix this), but some have reflective-side scratches which are not fixable. :(


Swaffy, I understand what you mean about socio-political discussions, it was a hard choice for us to make, but there were so many fights that were getting out of control so quickly that it just became too much of a problem to let continue.

good shot jansen
04-09-2003, 06:36 AM
mr tricks! what gives with your baaaaad karma? if it ain't the army of clavens maulin' your parcels, then it's the canine carnivour fangs your disk player seems to have grown.

i worry about you.

vulcantouch
04-09-2003, 11:44 PM
meanwhile i counted, and as things currently stand you & b'jr are actually getting ~half the fighaul each. of course, rather than bother with your piddly little $1.50 plus shipping i'd much rather you just returned favor by keepin us in mind re any xtra scifimm ships you come across in the future :)

gsj: "ship now or wait" answer? whaddya call post 453 above, chopped Protos? :crazed: the main speed priority was always that they arrive in time for me to give r2 back her proto at apr 25 trekcon, fash considerations didn't kick in till after that; but oh well, since you've already sent plz stand by on sending those 3 xtra protos when they arrive, cuz routing might turn out to be more efficient if you sent those 1st to jt, ltb &/or whoever else might wanna see before they got to me, since on the way back to you i can also enclose your cds & other junk :D

jt: maybe it's your Taste in tunes that's "karmatically problematic", i.e. maybe life's tryina tell you to raise the bar & broaden thy horizons a bit :evil: ;)

jdah: "have very little valuable input at the moment"
-valuable? pshaw, like That's ever been a hump requirement ;) but from sound of it you certainly have 3 apropos inputs at the ready; not only that, if you disliked two of them you could even do a combo hump pun, to wit: "Core and Ring were CORRRRRE-Ring" :crazed: (hah, that's almost as phunny as my Brothers McDULLen (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=213229#post213229) :D) geez, who's a guy gotta Hump around here to get a good Humpin outta you peeple :p

swaffy: dylan Baker (http://us.imdb.com/Name?Baker,+Dylan) :)
vt
p.s. to sicq: i have confirmed that mellow is a happnin French pop band (kinda bacharach meets pink floyd), so you officially have no excuse for not knowing of them ;)

sicqnus
04-10-2003, 11:42 PM
Sorry VT, I'm ignorant. I saw a few webpages on Mellow but never heard anything from 'em.

JediGoofy
04-11-2003, 04:03 AM
Of course I am keeping you in mind for any extra MM I can have.
Unfortunately right now I do not have anything for you, but it is possible in some future deal on eBay I could get multiples of the same MM which I will forward promptly in your direction. :)

Otherwise I could look for some CDs for you. You already asked me in the past about a Piovanelli's CD but I wasn't able to find it. Maybe there could be something else you are interested in. In case please let me know. ;)

Ciao,
JediGoofy

vulcantouch
04-17-2003, 12:13 PM
jg: was able to get you af tonnika in trade for 1 mm rebpilot, 1 mm vader and 1 af biker luke, all of which you'd indicated were low-priority tradables, yes? will include her when sending :) meanwhile had a 3-way thought: b'jr & i still feel indebted to this forum's darthcarlos from the last trade he & i did, so since you don't currently have any mm ships with which to compensate us maybe email him instead & ask if there's something you might be able to help him with? :)
meanwhile, found b'jr 3 more srp sydcars (brings his total to 22) and a $2 af tie-int (no figs or stand); turns out it was the only tie af (aside from defender) he didn't already have (http://r2toyforce.net/IMAGES/aut_4214bjcollectionupstairs_7f.jpg)- not that i knew that when buying it (i never kept as close track of his afs as his mms ;) ) he also paid srp for 3 af sailors despite my assurance that we'll be able to to do much better than that price in the months to come :rolleyes:
local trekcon's friday apr 25th (hopefully b'jr & i'll meet r2 there- still got ephant 4her :) ), so if there's anything yall want us to keep eye out for, specifry min. acceptable condition & max acceptable price here b4 then :)
vt (http://www.westword.com/issues/2003-03-27/bestfood67.html/1/index.html)

vulcantouch
04-29-2003, 11:52 AM
tho they did have gv sets 2 & 6 (http://freespace.virgin.net/james.hobson/gv.htm) for $5 each, shoulda mentioned em here in case any of you needed :( baggins include:
2 loose tank and 3 loose stealth military mms for b'jr, $1 each;
$5 armageddon "mm" set for b'jr;
$5 battledamaged droideka and r4m9, both on bent cards; b'jr'll take if i can't use em for good trade bait :)
also in a good trade i was able to get b'jr the clear Lost In Space vehicle that looks like a cross between a sandcrawler and a mouse droid, plus Three mini-t16 "mms" that came with commtech luke in case any of you might still need one; if not, b'jr'll take those too :)
a jackie (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=55446#post55446) doppleganger (http://us.imdb.com/EGallery?source=granitz&group=1065&photo=Events/1065/wi20001219_StephanieRomanov_Granitz_132459.jpg&path=pgallery&path_key=Romanov,%20Stephanie) was a guest, maybe i shoulda taken along the 1st-ed hc bio (http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0312246501.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg) (authors just keep churnin out new ones, i think i own at least a dozen at this point) i scored the day before for only $2 (http://www.capitolhillbooks.com/aboutCHB.html) for her to sign ;)
oh yeah, at yardsale on way there scored a Step Off triphop comp cd for $1 :D also $1 magnolia double-vhs for libdonation and $1 soundtrack (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000JMWY/qid=1051634563/sr=2-2/ref=sr_2_2/104-2956809-8033539) for local pal who loves wretched '70s music :p
also the fanclub gave away a free copy of an stofc issue with malcolm reed on the cover; jt, if you want, after i read it i'll save it for inclusion in next shipment to you :)
vt

JediTricks
05-01-2003, 09:14 PM
Yeah sure, thanks. :)

vulcantouch
05-02-2003, 11:27 AM
roger mag jt; don't have anything appreciable to send it along with yet, but history shows it's only a matter of time eh? :) meanwhile in the next coupla weeks i hope to be ready to send off 4 packages (ltb's protorp, jg's minifigs, swaffy's Vtape club and drz's veerstrade (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=19107)) during a single convenient post-office run :) only real holdup is swaffy's mixtape but i've about worked out its arrangement, now i just need a few hours to record it. anyhoo in prep for dustoff:
swaffy, plz verify i'm not forgetting anything:
vtapes: Cannes Man, Henry Fool, Safe, The Luzhin Defence, Chuck & Buck, The Big Tease, Swimming With Sharks, Dreamlife Of Angels, Pompatus Of Love, Blue In The Face, Dream For An Insomniac, Splendor
dvds: GAL 1&2, pal's Gummo (couldn't get him to part with Amelie :p )
if there's room: Small Time Crooks, Rounders (both vhs)
misc: sttng companion book, deee-lite cd, 2nd mixtape & coupla xtra surprizes :sur:

jg: ever hear back from darthcarlos about anything you might help him with?
vt

SWAFMAN
05-05-2003, 10:13 PM
sorry for delay in reply... been out of town & otherwise pre-occupied for past several days.

VT - the list looks good to me. YEEEEEEEEEE--------HAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! I can't wait!!!!!

Thanks!!!

JediGoofy
05-09-2003, 06:15 AM
Very good vt, I am happy you were able to find a second Tonnika for me (they will be identical twins indeed). :)

I also followed your suggestion and I just sent a pm to darthcarlos. I hope to be able to do something for him, I will let you informed.

When you will ship me the figures please keep in mind I recently changed my mailing address (I am sending you an e-mail with my new mailing address).

Thank you again for your precious help.
Ciao,
JediGoofy

vulcantouch
05-12-2003, 11:22 AM
swaffy: and I can't wait for your return to the Hump to hump these flix :cool: final mmixtape quextion: familiar with "the evening's young" by yello?

meanwhile, my only baggin to report is a 12" aa nx01 for b'jr, $14 at tarzhay (just a few weeks ago i was tellin him not to buy the $22 tru one cuz we'd soon find him some cheeper) :cool:
vt

JediTricks
05-12-2003, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
meanwhile, my only baggin to report is a 12" aa nx01 for b'jr, $14 at tarzhay (just a few weeks ago i was tellin him not to buy the $22 tru one cuz we'd soon find him some cheeper) :cool:
vt Hmm, you may wanna get them to price-match that with other Targets, all the ones in my area have it at $9 or $8.

SWAFMAN
05-12-2003, 10:34 PM
re: yello
never heard of them/him/her/it

re: tar-zjhey
I gotta get to the one in this area!!! I want one of those aa nx01 12"-ers!!!!

Baal
05-13-2003, 07:38 AM
I'm looking for the one they call "Vulcan Touch".
I believe we have some unfinished business.


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r2dee2
05-13-2003, 08:48 AM
Originally posted by Baal
I'm looking for the one they call "Vulcan Touch".
I believe we have some unfinished business.


]};{>

Well Baal, WELCOME BACK !!!!!!!!!!! Your name has been mentioned from time to time while you were gone:D

VT should be in your face soon:happy:

vulcantouch
05-13-2003, 11:17 AM
j/k, i thought you & i were Still waitin for jdah to mail you your stuff so you two could minimize your currency conversion expenses by laundering the d'oh 3-way thru me :greedy: so it's jdah's butt we should really be whippin into a hurry :evil:
so whatever happened w/protopurchase? didn't like enuf? funds fell thru? you been missin out on our protour :o

jt: actually this one might've been $14 just cuz box was bashed in (was only one they had too). but if you're finding em for like $9 you shoulda sed so, i bet swaffy'd want you bag him some :greedy:

meanwhile, sighted Art Theory & Crit (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0786401400/qid=1052840663/sr=8-6/ref=sr_8_6/104-4925640-9350347?v=glance&s=books&n=507846) anth quoted in fashposts 119 & 121 (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=79248#post79248); w/essays by langer, sontag, gombrich, rosenberg, clem greenberg, o-wilde, levi-strauss, kuspit, huyssen etc (sorry, no ortega y gasset ;) ), $6 (only $1 more than i paid for mine last year); unlikely to be found used anywhere outside my region. w/some highlighting since it was a study text (same with mine); "whaddya wanna used book for? they've already been Read!"
"yeah, they've already been Underlined too, get it?"
"that's my point, the last guy to read it coulda been a Maniac!"
-dengarfield & son, Back To School :crazed:
vt

jeddah
05-13-2003, 12:24 PM
Now that I have moved here (http://www.celebritysearchengine.co.uk/nottinghillgate/) I have moved all my stuff into my parents loft. Luckily I put Baals miniheads on the outside of the mountain of goods (all in one box, and the loft is damp-proofed so no harm will come to them) so they are reachable.

My only remaining excuse is boxing them up. I guess I should locate some kind of box vendor and send them.

I hate to admit VT is right - you are waiting on me. Sorry Baal. Just call me WhatsiSname, :evil:

I suppose I should give you all a report on London life and what I am up to but I am a little depressed here on account of oim jessta cund-ree bowy. Mind you, it is nice not being gawked at for having cornrows which is what happened in Bournemouth.

jeddah
I am visiting Chicago later this year, perhaps I will bring them then :D :crazed:

SWAFMAN
05-13-2003, 09:02 PM
jeddah, please let us know when you'll be in chicago. I was born there, and have a lot of family still living there.

vulcantouch
05-14-2003, 12:22 PM
cornrows eh? might wanna not read this (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=250131#post250131) then :sur: ;) oh goody, now that you're in a real city you'll have plenty opportunity to catch them indiflix (in case need advice, sometime this summer i plan to post custom recommendations for you, swaffy, jt etc on the Hump :) ).
in your new neighborhood perhaps an impression of hugh grant will come in handy; according to snl's seth (http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/bios/Seth_Meyers.html), a serviceable one consists of stammering the words "terribly", "dreadfully" and "frightfully" over & over :stupid:

swaffy: checked out prev-reported $5 oop sf k-bop and let's just say you wouldn'ta wanted it :p so soon as i finish mixtape & get Gummo from pal (he & i might meet this week to catch Ma2rix), should be to ship :)
gonna try to send gsj's, drz's and jg's while i'm at it, while i guess ltb's protorp'll wait to hitch ride when tour comes round :)

btw baal, no need to be shy about answering above protoquextion, i happen to know supplier doesn't read this thred :cool:
vt

JediTricks
05-14-2003, 09:18 PM
VT, it didn't occur to me to mention it, I thought it was common knowledge. I'm afraid I have not one penny of extra money to pick this up though, not even for myself. My finances were sunk recently due to duplicity of others, so I can't even afford the gas to go to the Target to get one of these. :(

SWAFMAN
05-16-2003, 10:15 PM
My finances were sunk recently due to duplicity of others, so I can't even afford the gas to go to the Target to get one of these.

At the risk of going off-MM topic, and the fact that it's absolutely NONE of my business, I'd sure be interested to hear the Rest Of The Story behind said duplicitousness.

JediTricks
05-17-2003, 02:36 AM
Without getting into specifics (because get this, apparently he can sue me for telling the truth about this crap), the host of the server that does my business is on decided to get out of the hosting business. Now, even though this clown KNOWS that downtime is the bane of all web-based business and can snowball into massive financial loss, jerkweed decides that instead of giving all his loyal customers ample advance notice to move, he'd rather try to sell his customers to another company and bargain with them for a big finder's fee. Even though he knew exactly when the bandwidth was being turned off, he shopped us around without our knowledge until he found another host capable of handling our needs that would show him his big payday, once he hammered out the deal, he gave us all 12 days notice and then after promising minimal downtime and a fast transfer to the new servers, he botched the transfer, gave us a week of downtime, major problems transfering the DNSes, and sold off the servers with data on it without finishing everybody's transfer.

Bah humbug, and I hope his big payoff gives him really painful papercuts!!!:mad:

SWAFMAN
05-17-2003, 11:01 PM
ACK!! I hope things are getting back online for you now. If YOU can't tell your story without getting sued, I WOULD be happy to shout it from rooftops. I should be immune to repercussions. The question is WHO would I tell?

vulcantouch
05-24-2003, 01:45 PM
jdah: remember that disturbing, dorothy-hamill-haired, peter-pan guy link you posted on this forum a coupla years back? he was recently a guest on jimmy kimmel's latenite CHATshow (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=17846) :eek: but what you'll likely find even more horrifying is that your bane robbie was a guest on the craig kilborn latenite Chatshow and not only did i find him amusing, i even kinda enjoyed the song he did ("feel"?) :evil:

jt: papercut curses are all well & good i spose; but when a pal slips me a lil pertinent info about someone makin undeserved trouble for them, a cessation of said troublemakin, as well as a righteous balancing of any tipped scales, has been known to mysteriously come about shortly thereafter. case in point: b'jr & his recent outacontrol Ex-Girlfriend From Hell :evil: just a thought-
vt

jeddah
05-27-2003, 05:38 AM
Try living on a force-fed diet of Robbie shenanigans and see how quick the novelty wears off. All your taste is in your mouth, mate. :D I guess there's no accounting for people's taste - or lack thereof.

It is amazing that weirdo was on. I am sure he is becoming one of those internet mythic heroes.

Speaking of litigation, I have been Summonsed to the Magistrates Court for £1150.00 as my ex has not paid the Council Tax and I was dumb enough not to let them know I was not living there since Dec 2002. What to do, what to do.......perhaps I could go into the loft and raise some money by putting my collection on E-Bay....What Buy-it now option would you suggest for my Test Shot AF Tie Defender, WS? :evil:

just kidding.... :kiss:

jeddah

JediTricks
05-27-2003, 05:07 PM
Originally posted by vulcantouch
jt: papercut curses are all well & good i spose; but when a pal slips me a lil pertinent info about someone makin undeserved trouble for them, a cessation of said troublemakin, as well as a righteous balancing of any tipped scales, has been known to mysteriously come about shortly thereafter. case in point: b'jr & his recent outacontrol Ex-Girlfriend From Hell :evil: just a thought-
vt An interesting prospect, but unfortunately this isn't one of those ongoing situations, unless you have a working time machine, the damage is already done.

Warstar
05-28-2003, 12:13 AM
What Buy-it now option would you suggest for my Test Shot AF Tie Defender, WS?

Welcome to my world :D

I would say...$5.00. I'll buy it. Now. :D

Seriously, dude, that sucks. Good luck! :p

vulcantouch
06-03-2003, 11:28 PM
cheapest shipping option was $3.80, and since i assume you haven't heard back from darthcarlos i had an idea: maybe paris-based sicq could find me a book by Moebius i can't find here, and since you guys now use a common currency you could compensate him for cost? lmk what you guys think :)
report
took several mm fash pics on newmex trip this weekend- and if i ever get on board with the scan thing maybe i'll post them here on the forum :) meanwhile, in albuquerque scalpershop i scored loose 3 3&3/4" fig accessories for $.50 each: black darth maul binocs (slightly different sculpt from silvered trophy maul ones), quigon's teeny commlink and, for b'jr (cuz as you can see (http://r2toyforce.net/IMAGES/customtroopervt2003_7words.jpg) i already have my own :) ), the patrol droid that hovers behind cantinarama sandtroopy :) also 4 $2 cds from a pawnshop there: nyman's Cook, Thief, Wife & Lover score, a charles trenet hits album, opus 3's Mind Fruit to replace my mysteriously missing one (and just in time to include a cut on swaffy's nearly-finished mixtape), and dido's No Angel for a pal since i already got my own copy :)
also 6 pair of joeboxer briefs for $2- or is that LTMI? :crazed:
vt
p.s. Love my recently-arrived str4m9 (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=255885#post255885) :D trading Rocks :cool:

sicqnus
06-04-2003, 06:43 PM
Hi VT, no problem. Just tell me what is the name of the book you're looking for.
I can find every Jean Girand "MoŽbius" books and portofolios here, even the numbered and signed editions.

SWAFMAN
06-04-2003, 07:40 PM
Originally posted by sicqnus
...I can find every Jean Girand "MoŽbius" books and portofolios here, even the numbered and signed editions.


oh my! once again, how unfortunate it is to be feeling the impact of the post 9/11 economy!

sicqnus
06-04-2003, 08:40 PM
Ouch ! Typed too fast. It's Jean Giraud not Girand... sorry.