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#51 Screamer

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 12:55 AM

http://www.ebay.com/...wUAAOSwbYZXUfvo
 
Well, at least this person waited until it showed up in the mail and started at 99 cents.

That's the way to do it. I wonder if the other seller is going to try to buy this one to resell it. lol

I don't know. I still find that pretty weak. Clearly they purchased it with the intent on flipping it, obviously knowing it would bring a hefty chunk of change. To me, it's not a whole lot different. Same intent, different timing. I do understand how the timing is important in some regards.

They may be a collector of sorts but they didn't want it in their collection or simply valued the money over the piece. I would understand if they held onto it for a few months, got their joy out of it, maybe took some pictures and then sold it. It's still taking a very nice toy out of a true collectors collection in the name of money, or simply put, greed.

Now a true collector had to pay a 500% mark up because this person was milliseconds faster at checking out with PayPal and wanted to make a quick $200. Definitely not the hobby I thought I was getting into those years ago. Then again, this behaviour has seemed to infiltrate just about every hobby involving collecting. Pretty sad. And lame.
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Posted 15 June 2016 - 06:51 AM

I can agree with you. It's not the mark up I was talking about. It was the fact that they actually had the figure to sell. I'm not the type that buys to resell at a higher price. Though I used to resell TCG cards back in the early days of Yu-Gi-Oh. But I resold for just under what the cards were going for. I'm here as a collector. I have a full time job to make cash. Even though that Tug O' War is worth quite a bit, I'd most likely never sell it if I had one.


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Posted 15 June 2016 - 07:49 PM

I don't know. I still find that pretty weak. Clearly they purchased it with the intent on flipping it, obviously knowing it would bring a hefty chunk of change. To me, it's not a whole lot different. Same intent, different timing. I do understand how the timing is important in some regards.

They may be a collector of sorts but they didn't want it in their collection or simply valued the money over the piece. I would understand if they held onto it for a few months, got their joy out of it, maybe took some pictures and then sold it. It's still taking a very nice toy out of a true collectors collection in the name of money, or simply put, greed.

Now a true collector had to pay a 500% mark up because this person was milliseconds faster at checking out with PayPal and wanted to make a quick $200. Definitely not the hobby I thought I was getting into those years ago. Then again, this behaviour has seemed to infiltrate just about every hobby involving collecting. Pretty sad. And lame.

 

I agree it still sucks but not quite as much. I would always prefer that stuff I worked on goes to someone who wants it instead of someone who wants to make money from it. Luckily most of my stuff is cheap enough at retail so reselling it doesn't offer enough incentive for people to really try. I guess painted vinyl might be the exception. I understand though that once someone buys it they can and will do whatever they want with it. It's been so much fun seeing a few people get them and actually play with them. At the end of the day it's just a little vinyl toy but I am not exaggerating at all when I saw the designing/sculpting took over a year and it was a couple more years before they actually became real toys. 


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Posted 15 June 2016 - 07:51 PM

Those pictures are awesome! I love rain shots like that, looking through a window. It almost feels like you are in another ship stuck in a nasty squall, peering out a pothole and capturing a glimpse of the sea beast. Kind of eerie in that context. I just watched 'In the Heart of the Sea' and I'm not sure if there is much more terrifying than being stranded in open water with giant ocean dwellers circling.

 

I saw that too! Didn't love the story but all the ocean scenes were amazing. I am a sucker for sea monster films. I want to see this pretty badly.

 

 


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Posted 16 June 2016 - 02:46 AM

I saw that too! Didn't love the story but all the ocean scenes were amazing. I am a sucker for sea monster films. I want to see this pretty badly.
 
 

That looks phucked, seriously. That is essentially one of my two major fears right there, open water. Can't do it. I don't even like large lakes. Part of it, I'm sure, derived from a story I read/heard when I was 6 years old or so.

There is a huge lake in Washington State called Lake Chelan. It's 55 miles long and nearly 1,500 feet deep. Along one windy stretch of the road that wraps around it there is a 8-10 foot shoulder and then straight drop into the lake. For years there was no barrier, rails, nothing. At that very spot there is a plaque with 20 or so names on it, mostly children aged 6-17. Among them were several different groups of siblings.

As I heard and remember the story as a youngster, a school bus slid off the icy road in the 40's or 50's and there wasn't a single survivor or body recovered. The bus was also never found and the deepest point of the lake was only recently discovered.

It's said that there are under water caverns and even an under ground canal that stretches to the Pacific Ocean. Dating back to pre-European settlement of the area, Native Americans had tales of a dragon that resided in the lake. Years later, in the late 19th century, more sightings of the beast occurred and people attacked by an unidentified lake monster. In fact, in one account, the beast attacked one of three boys wading in shallow water. The two friends grabbed their buddy but the beast held on, literally what has been characterized as a "life-and-death game of tug-of-war". The beast is even believed to be related to Loch Ness.

I recall at that young age having dreams about a giant, water dwelling monster dragon beast that snatched up and ate that bus full of children. I'm not so afraid of the dragons and Loch Ness anymore but have seen far too many orca, shark, octopus and whatever attacks. The river monsters series hasn't helped, nor all the strange animals that seem to wash ashore every summer. And to think of all the beastly creatures that haven't been discovered. Yea, I'm good.
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Posted 16 June 2016 - 08:14 AM

Damn good story, Screamer!
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Posted 16 June 2016 - 06:19 PM

That looks phucked, seriously. That is essentially one of my two major fears right there, open water. Can't do it. I don't even like large lakes. Part of it, I'm sure, derived from a story I read/heard when I was 6 years old or so.

There is a huge lake in Washington State called Lake Chelan. It's 55 miles long and nearly 1,500 feet deep. Along one windy stretch of the road that wraps around it there is a 8-10 foot shoulder and then straight drop into the lake. For years there was no barrier, rails, nothing. At that very spot there is a plaque with 20 or so names on it, mostly children aged 6-17. Among them were several different groups of siblings.

As I heard and remember the story as a youngster, a school bus slid off the icy road in the 40's or 50's and there wasn't a single survivor or body recovered. The bus was also never found and the deepest point of the lake was only recently discovered.

It's said that there are under water caverns and even an under ground canal that stretches to the Pacific Ocean. Dating back to pre-European settlement of the area, Native Americans had tales of a dragon that resided in the lake. Years later, in the late 19th century, more sightings of the beast occurred and people attacked by an unidentified lake monster. In fact, in one account, the beast attacked one of three boys wading in shallow water. The two friends grabbed their buddy but the beast held on, literally what has been characterized as a "life-and-death game of tug-of-war". The beast is even believed to be related to Loch Ness.

I recall at that young age having dreams about a giant, water dwelling monster dragon beast that snatched up and ate that bus full of children. I'm not so afraid of the dragons and Loch Ness anymore but have seen far too many orca, shark, octopus and whatever attacks. The river monsters series hasn't helped, nor all the strange animals that seem to wash ashore every summer. And to think of all the beastly creatures that haven't been discovered. Yea, I'm good.

 

Wow I had heard a couple things about that lake years ago but never really looked into it.

 

If I can someday get some glow in the dark Tug O' Wras made I am gonna go there and do some night fishing and use one as my bobber. If anything could attract a monster it would be another glowing monster.

 

Seriously not joking at all. I'll use a pic from that night as the header for the release. Unless something eats me.


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