View Full Version : Last Weekends Memorabilia Fair (UK)
03-12-2002, 08:47 AM
It's a bit late now, but I went to the Memorabilia fair at the NEC at the weekend and there were Sneak Preview figs being sold all over the place, but most surprising of all was one stall had a stack of Jedi Starfighters going for £45 each. I didn't get a chance to ask how he got them but I can Imagine he wouldn't be too forthcoming with information! (I didn't get one by the way)
03-12-2002, 03:17 PM
£45? That's daylight robbery!!!! I should bloody well hope you didn't buy one at that rip off price when they'll be everywhere soon enough for £20-25. I can't believe how much some folk are charging. I was at http://www.popcornlive.co.uk and they had the preview figures at £9.99. thetoyshop.com (https://www.thetoyshop.com/default2.asp) have them listed at £6.00 and toypalace (http://toypalace2.shoppingserver.de/) germany have them at £6-7 depending on the currency conversion.
I know where I'm buying from. Aboveandbeyond (http://www.aboveandbeyonddirect.com/) I don't trust, Forbidden planet I wouldn't touch cuz they're pricey and wattos junkyard I wouldn't touch with a barge pole! Other independent stores are hit and miss changing the prices all the time to suit themselves. Not worth the hassle. Unless you tons of cash to throw around.
thetoyshop.com is a solid dependable (although slow to get the new stuff at times) store with the best service going.
At the risk of incuring the wrath of many who feel this place is unworthy and evil incarnate I'll link you to a store in London that I've had excellent service from. I picked up a Fambaa for £50 and a case of beasts including two Eopies, two Opees, a spitting Jabba and a Kaadu, for about £40. When other places were doing a much smaller deal for the same price. I'd willingly buy from this place (http://r2dtoys.com/) again. I was treated with courtesy and the goods were delivered in perfect condition. It's a choice thing but they served me well. :) (this is only a link to the address and phone number not an online store )
03-12-2002, 04:36 PM
they get my vote. They came to my aid during my quest for 3 3/4" figure stands - you know, the dic with a peg.
I will be calling them nearer the 23rd deadline. Although I will be in the states on the day as well!
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