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Post by Octane on Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:13 pm

By far the most deplorable scum sucking bottom feeding thing I have ever seen in toy collecting.

Far worse that scalping or palette diving...

(Admittedly I find it's amusing and usually I never have my phone with me when I find such examples.)

If I catch the person responsible you will be twisty tied up and shrink wrapped.



¿?¿Beast Boy¿?¿



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Post by blacksmith on Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:06 pm

What the??????
That's just LOW!!!

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Post by Hemish on Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:25 am

SAdly happens all the time, starwars figs of late have been hit with that as well

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Post by The Scream Man on Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:02 am

yeah Ive certainly seen it before. Its pretty low.

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Post by Mahzian on Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:34 am

is that an x-men toad figure posing as beast boy?

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Post by Artistix on Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:08 am

I didn't know the packages were soo easy to re-seal?

If I saw someone trying to get away with this at a store I would crash tackle them.

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Post by NiteOwl on Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:26 am

Wow! Shocked

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Post by Xenaphobia on Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:18 am

LOL.

I was in Big W the other day and someone had apparently gone wild in the action figure aisle. There were a bunch of empty packages and a couple of left-over loose action figures lying around.

I was surprised they weren't caught since it was a busy central store and I know from previous experience they monitor the camera footage pretty closely (I hid the last copy of a DVD to collect later and when I returned it had been found and put back in the DVD bin).

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Post by ragericho on Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:35 am

haha so funny and so sad at the same time.

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Post by DroothR on Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:39 pm

I found a "better" one at Big W Werribee Plaza a week ago.



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Post by Hemish on Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:00 pm

Seriously WTF??
How can ppl not notice when they bring them back

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Post by Nightcrawler on Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:38 pm

where can I find that Tigra?

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Post by blacksmith on Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:57 pm

what ppl do for action figure..........

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Post by Mahzian on Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:45 am

wow what is that in the silverbolt box? looks like batman brave and the bold kibble?

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Post by NiteOwl on Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:58 am

Nightcrawler wrote:where can I find that Tigra?

Texas

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Post by Kyle_Reese (DN38416) on Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:49 pm

I work at Toys 'R' Us... I get sad when we bin them lol.

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Post by bowspearer on Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:45 am

Honestly, I don't see it as that big a deal in terms of how it affects collectors. Had the figures been bought, the figures wouldn't be there anyway and really, most collectors will be savvy enough to recognise just what is what, as will kids who get given the figure anyway.

The only people who lose out ultimately are the suppliers when stock gets sent back to them. Now considering that, in the case of Hasbro alone, they charge double in o/s markets for figures what they do in the US, I have a very hard time feeling sympathy for corporate scalpers getting ripped off in a comparatively microscopic manner.

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Post by DroothR on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:23 pm

http://www.poeghostal.com/2010/02/toy-aisle-trolls-lets-do-the-skywarp-again.html

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Post by bowspearer on Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:40 pm

At the risk of slightly changing the topic, can we add eBay sellers who claim Defenders of the Earth Vehicles are "new in box" then send items with no padding despite clear instructions otherwise resulting in one box being crushed and the other being gouged, and when you open said boxes, discover that between the two of them, they have rust marks, paint wear and scratched cockpits?

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Post by BoloMusashi on Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:25 pm

^^
You may need to search the forums, but I recall there being an eBay black list. If there isn't one, then I'm all for adding one.

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Post by bowspearer on Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:57 pm

The seller just closed a paypal dispute where I got back half of what I paid for everything. I can still use them as display pieces, or even as placeholders until one day when I enter the financial black hole of premium collector's auctions heh. I'll post pics in the next day or so and post them in this thread (I'll add them to my collection thread once I've added the the rest of my Transformers collection and can then move onto other toylines).

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Post by TheSweetestThing on Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:25 am

bowspearer wrote:Had the figures been bought, the figures wouldn't be there anyway...

This, entirely. Who would have bought that figure? Most often times the collector would have, and they don't get a chance to do so when these 'people' switch figures around. So yes, we do get affected when dirt bags like these don't pay for an item. I am positive they are collectors as well, and they're ruining toy collecting for the rest of us - we don't need their kind amongst our ranks.

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Post by bowspearer on Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:40 am

Yeah but that's just it, someone has to have bought that figure, at least in the initial stages and so it really does become somewhat of a moot point. I'd argue what's worse are scalpers buying up every single shortpacked figure they can find making collectors wind up having to pay through the neck for them on eHell.

Like I said though, what's far worse is the way that the likes of Hasbro screw us over by charging double the US prices because we live in a foreign market.

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Post by ragericho on Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:43 pm

bowspearer wrote:Yeah but that's just it, someone has to have bought that figure, at least in the initial stages and so it really does become somewhat of a moot point. I'd argue what's worse are scalpers buying up every single shortpacked figure they can find making collectors wind up having to pay through the neck for them on eHell.

Like I said though, what's far worse is the way that the likes of Hasbro screw us over by charging double the US prices because we live in a foreign market.

Its not just hasbro its everything from food to cars everything here is doubble the us price.

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Post by Deno on Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:56 pm

Yeah, I hear you Ragericho Smile Well Said.

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