View Full Version : Jango Fett and glue...
03-27-2002, 03:07 PM
Posted by Jedi Drew in the POTJ section- Maybe TYCHO sniffed too much glue from the figures????
Speaking of Glue... has anyone noticed the little bit of rubber cement on the ends of Jango's blasters? I removed the lollipops and left behind were these little mini-globs of snot. Do any of the other figures that come with the lollipops attached have the glue there as well? I was just curious.
03-27-2002, 03:32 PM
I noticed this too. Mine had a little bit of glue left over as well.
Maybe Hasbro was trying to keep these babies on there so they wouldnt fall off in the bubble or something.
03-27-2002, 04:34 PM
it's like I keep saying, Hasbro are arrogantly assuming that collectors leave everything carded or boxed and display stuff like it's in a toy museum. These preview figures aren't supposed to be opened like the Teebo wave and the AT-ST and the snowspeeder aren't supposed to be opened. The stuff is wire twist and rubber band and glued into position and by crimminy! Hasbro say it has to stay that way or god help you!!!! I mean for cruds sake we're collectors not kids. and only kids play with toys or open them because they aint educated like adult collectors about how frickin valuable these things are going to be a few years from now..... PUH-LEASE!:rolleyes: get a grip hasbro and just get back to making toys and stop trying to compete with figurine makers like McFarlane.
If it aint broke don't fix it.
*NP: AIR - La femme d'argent*
03-28-2002, 08:42 AM
I hate to tell Hasbro this... but they'd really be hard pressed to find ANYTHING that's all that valuable anymore. For all the product they put out there and for the number of people who have these "on cards" the value is hardly worth what the vintage ones are worth. The reason the vintage ones are so expensive "on card" is because it's hard to find them "on card". Now that every person thinks these are going to be so valuable by that example... every third person seems to be leaving them "on card" therefore diminishing the market value for the rarity of "on card". With that said... I'll go open my AT-ST now.
03-28-2002, 12:28 PM
Well said JEDIpartnr. I may have to go open my AT-ST now also. I thinks the glue is what Jango96 said. So they wouldn't fall off.
03-28-2002, 01:01 PM
1. As a father who has bought other Hasbro toys for his daughter, I can assure you Hasbro ties and glues EVERYTHING in those packages. It REALLY gets crazy at times. You really need to destroy the entire package to remove some little kids toy.
2. I still collect stuff on card. Every now and then I have this same debate with myself. I FULLY realize that the MOC figures now will be near worthless. For every one I have, some other guy has a case full, yet I still do it. I tell myself that some day these will pay for my daughter's college education. Sadly, at times I make myself believe this. The boxed stuff takes up a lot of room and causes storage problems.......I need help. Maybe someone here could finally set my *** straight.
03-28-2002, 01:50 PM
I'm collecting the figures because I like the figures. I have never collected with the intent on parting with these. What you SHOULD be doing for your daughter's college tuition is buying savings bonds or investing... or at least buy something that WILL increase in value. It's already a given that the prices on these figures will, for the most part remain under $30 until you die. None of them are THAT rare except for wome of the figures that fall towards the end of a line. The other thing is that you would have to find someone who is willing to pay some outrageous amount for the item, which you most likely won't since anyone who REALLY would want would probably already have it anyhow. The "collecting to resell" market is oversaturated due to everyone jumping on the bandwagon the moment someone says "Hey- these are gonna go up in value one day!" The moment that happens everyone starts buying... hoarding, really, and down down down goes the market value for the item. Really... either stop collecting or start collecting for your enjoyment... not to make a return. The return you are expecting isn't likely to happen.
03-28-2002, 02:04 PM
-" I tell myself that some day these will pay for my daughter's college education. "-
Unless you have over 10,000+ carded figures in your collection, I dont see how that is gonna happen, especially when price drops occur and the $1.99 bargain bins are filled with POTJ toys, which I expect to happen as soon as Epi 2 toys are released. I collect only what I like and always take out of the package to admire, pose and fool around with, especially since I dont have any intentions of making profit from them. But like I said, that is just me.
03-28-2002, 02:12 PM
But you are absolutely right. And for ME... why- they're gonna have to pry these little pieces out of my cold, dead hands before anyone else is gonna get MY collection!
03-28-2002, 06:46 PM
You got that right. My kids will have to bury me with all my goodies.:D
03-29-2002, 02:03 AM
I agree here to. Collect for you not for an investment. If you do for the investment, you just might be disapointed. My collection is for no one but myself. Thats why I open all that I buy. What fun is it to just look when you can touch and remember the fun you had as a kid playing with these toys. Look into other ways for your child's education and enjoy your collection.
03-29-2002, 08:29 AM
......the part about my daughters education was SARCASM!!!!!!
Despite other reports (and my wife's input) I am NOT a complete idiot!!!!
Thank you all. I do agree, they should be played with WITH my daughter. They are NOT holy artifacts.
03-30-2002, 10:44 AM
See how sarcasm doesn't shine through in the posts...? Yeek! :eek:
You know... it really is hard to tell who is collecting for profit. It's so odd that so many people are saying... "Hey... If I leave them in the box, they're gonna be worth something someday!" I certainly wouldn't waste so much time and energy on collecting if it wasn't for my pleasure. But it IS true... there are plenty of people who think they are going to retire on their collections. Wow. I'm glad you aren't doing that Indy!:happy:
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