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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:15 pm 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:do you collect these people or just bad luck? :? :?

Yeah, no kidding ...  :)

Actually, I think it's more from eBay's "Wild West" days that we discussed a few weeks ago in another thread. Seriously, from the time I got on (mid-1998) until some more stringent rules were added in the early 2000s, eBay definitely attracted every whacko, scam artist, and pure loser known to mankind. It was every man for himself, and one of the only ways to defend yourself was with the threat of caustic feedback.

But, yes, I do look back on my 1998 and 1999 feedback and just laugh ... I ran into my share of losers, that's for sure.  :)

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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:54 pm 
 

How's this for a hell of a lot of views on an ebay auction:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 0108256198


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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:59 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:How's this for a hell of a lot of views on an ebay auction:


** expired eBay auction **


Not to mention the price!  Kinda puts our affordable little hobby into perspective.

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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 4:01 pm 
 

Holy sh*t!  I saw that as $600,000, not $6 million!


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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 4:55 pm 
 

- Not to mention the price!  Kinda puts our affordable little hobby into perspective.[/quote]

is that not the price on original greyhawk castle? :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 5:12 pm 
 

That's a huge premium to pay for the Duke's Charger.

I guess this is how John makes his living now that he is off Smallville.

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Post Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 3:26 pm 
 

Boy, does this bring back memories:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... ink:top:us


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Post Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 4:19 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Boy, does this bring back memories:


** expired eBay auction **




No kidding.  I wish I still had mine.  It was the coolest damn toy.  I think it had three interchangable arms.  One of them had a power grip and I think one had some kind of light in it.  And another arm had a hidden compartment with some odd looking cable that came out of it.  I also had an astronaut suit and helmet for it.  Lots cooler than G.I. Joe!  :D

  

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Post Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 4:25 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
No kidding.  I wish I still had mine.  It was the coolest damn toy.  I think it had three interchangable arms.  One of them had a power grip and I think one had some kind of light in it.  And another arm had a hidden compartment with some odd looking cable that came out of it.  I also had an astronaut suit and helmet for it.  Lots cooler than G.I. Joe!  :D


Good Lord! I remember that!

(Now I have to get one again, just for old times sake  :)  )


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Post Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 4:26 pm 
 

I still swear by my Battlestar Galactica cylon with the little moving light-up eye (I can almost hear the sound effect).  By your command.

  

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Post Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 4:53 pm 
 

Radovarl wrote:I still swear by my Battlestar Galactica cylon with the little moving light-up eye (I can almost hear the sound effect).  By your command.


The one with the press down button on the backpack that lit up the plastic "laser fire" coming out of the gun ?  :)

  


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Post Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 5:06 pm 
 

That's the one :).  I found it again in the bottom of a box of old junk at my parents' house last summer.  It doesn't work any more, but it sure brought back memories.  I immediately had a flashback to the toystore where we bought it.

  

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Post Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 5:37 pm 
 

I had the best: A G.I. Joe. But not just a regular G.I. Joe, this was the KUNG-FU GRIP!


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Post Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 6:26 pm 
 

I had that one, too.  Which explains why my sister's Barbies all had bruised tits.

Man, seeing that $6 million man is tempting.  Maybe I'll just buy the sucker for the hell of it.


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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 8:52 am 
 

Did anyone here have one of those ROM Spaceknight toys with all of the electronic attachments?  They always advertised them in the Marvel comic books back in the early 80's.  I wanted one as a kid but never got one.  I have always wondered if they were as cool as they looked or if they were just another junk toy that looked fun to play with but in reality was about as fun to play with as a box.

I did a search on Ebay last night but didnt find anything.

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 4:23 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:I did a search on Ebay last night but didnt find anything.

I'm sure you saw dozens of the actual Marvel comics, though, right?  :)

Good old ROM: Spaceknight ... I swear, I can't give them away. I've stopped listing them; they were just costing me money. :)

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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 6:35 pm 
 

ROM on Craigslist.  Unfortunately its missing a few items and you need to pick it up in Portland.

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/clt/320883866.html


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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 7:49 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:I'm sure you saw dozens of the actual Marvel comics, though, right?  :)

Good old ROM: Spaceknight ... I swear, I can't give them away. I've stopped listing them; they were just costing me money. :)


Some of the ROM comics weren't that bad.  I actually picked up the entire run for ten bucks a decade or so ago.  I still think they ought to upgrade him, turn him into a villain, bring him back, and let him loose.  He causes all sorts of chaos in the Marvel U. for a while.  In the end he comes to his senses and sacrifices himself taking out some super bad guy in the process.  :D

I'd buy it.  I bought Onslaught Reborn for chrissakes.  :oops:

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 7:51 pm 
 

NetRodent wrote:ROM on Craigslist.  Unfortunately its missing a few items and you need to pick it up in Portland.

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/clt/320883866.html


Scary.  I thought they were chrome colored?  That looks kinda brownish-gray to me.  :)    I guess if I ever bought one I would kinda want it to look brand new...with all of the parts...and the box.  :wink:

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 11:06 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Holy sh*t!  I saw that as $600,000, not $6 million!


Just look at now:  13+ hours to go, 71 bids (not counting about 15-20 cancelled) from 50 bidders, now at . . . $9,900,100.00 !!!! Maybe this should be under the ridiculous items/prices thread instead! 8O  8O

  
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