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Post Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:11 pm 
 

Didn't see it. Post a link so I can wince with pain.

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:23 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Didn't see it. Post a link so I can wince with pain.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5923791619

(another one of Tadashi's you missed, then?)

Was discussed further back here.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:32 pm 
 

harami2000 wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5923791619

(another one of Tadashi's you missed, then?)

Was discussed further back here.


Ah well. Never mind.  :(  Now I'm hunting Dwarven Glory  8O

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:30 pm 
 

Just bought a big miniature, the hell with palace of the vampire queen, I have a 5 pound lead Giant :wink:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5954680853


:D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :lol:  :lol:


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:29 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Just bought a big miniature, the hell with palace of the vampire queen, I have a 5 pound lead Giant :wink:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5954680853


:D :D :D :D :D :lol: :lol:


Wow, that has to be the most expensive single miniature item I've ever seen sold.  That's even more than DCS's Grenadier Lizardman miniature.  Did someone on the board win that one?  The ones that get away... sigh.

  


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:02 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Just bought a big miniature, the hell with palace of the vampire queen, I have a 5 pound lead Giant :wink:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5954680853


:D :D :D :D :D :lol: :lol:


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:57 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Just bought a big miniature, the hell with palace of the vampire queen, I have a 5 pound lead Giant :wink:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5954680853


:D :D :D :D :D :lol: :lol:


Kind of defeats the purpose of it being called a miniature huh...lol :lol:


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:55 pm 
 

dathon wrote:
Blackmoor wrote:Just bought a big miniature, the hell with palace of the vampire queen, I have a 5 pound lead Giant :wink:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5954680853


:D :D :D :D :D :lol: :lol:


Wow, that has to be the most expensive single miniature item I've ever seen sold. That's even more than DCS's Grenadier Lizardman miniature. Did someone on the board win that one? The ones that get away... sigh.


The lizard went for about $350.00 I think (I bid on and lost that one).  The appeal of the giant is that is one of the first models put out for the Warhammer range, it is very rare and was very expensive to own in 1983.  Not many were produced and I have never seen one in the box.  Last time this mini went up for auction outside the box it went in the $1800.00 range, I just could not resist it at the buy it now price. :lol:


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:25 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:The appeal of the giant is that is one of the first models put out for the Warhammer range, it is very rare and was very expensive to own in 1983. Not many were produced and I have never seen one in the box. Last time this mini went up for auction outside the box it went in the $1800.00 range, I just could not resist it at the buy it now price. :lol:

*sigh*. I remember that one and the original Imperial Dragon
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sitting on the top shelf of the "Games Gallery" in Edinburgh, for years. No price tags...

Even the "tiny" Emperor Dragon I bought in the late 80s still cost me a small fortune.
Blanked out exactly how much in my brain. *g*. Wasn't really into minis, but I liked that.
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Yep, sounds like you actually got a good deal there. Very nice box/label, too!

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:03 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:Just bought a big miniature, the hell with palace of the vampire queen, I have a 5 pound lead Giant :wink:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5954680853


:D :D :D :D :D :lol: :lol:


dude you should make molds of that bad boy lol at least the body parts so you can use all the heads hehe

  


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:33 pm 
 

Well, usually I never post my auctions on this forum. But this one deserved to be posted:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEAFB:IT

It's a first printing (orange flyleaves) and the condition as indicated on the photo. :D


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:50 pm 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:Well, usually I never post my auctions on this forum. But this one deserved to be posted:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEAFB:IT

It's a first printing (orange flyleaves) and the condition as indicated on the photo. :D


nice................ :wink:


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:08 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:
Ralf Toth wrote:Well, usually I never post my auctions on this forum. But this one deserved to be posted:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEAFB:IT

It's a first printing (orange flyleaves) and the condition as indicated on the photo. :D


nice................ :wink:


Yes, yes, very nice purchase there.  That is just the kind of thing you are looking for with a great low BIN and you are searching the back end(new today) listings.  :D


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:48 pm 
 

Not D&D, but a fun find nonetheless:

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... :EOAB:AU:6

One of the games put out by Fact & Fantasy games in the mid-seventies. They did a couple of LOTR games (Siege at Minas Tirith, Battle of Helms Deep) and also put out three games called the Warriors of the Green Planet trilogy. I have the other two, and just needed the first.

I'd been after a copy of the game for a couple of years... the last time I saw it up on ebay a few months ago I bid $60 but it wasn't enough. Seeing a $15 BIN about 45 minutes after it went up, I couldn't hit the BIN fast enough. And it looks like it has a copy of Mind War included as well.

It's just a shame to use up my one Fun Find so early in the year... I only get one per year it seems, unlike some others on here who seem to post finds with alarming regularity.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:11 pm 
 

Congrats, Ralf! That is pretty awesome. Best of the year so far, I'd say.
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Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:31 pm 
 

Ralf Toth wrote:Well, usually I never post my auctions on this forum. But this one deserved to be posted:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEAFB:IT

It's a first printing (orange flyleaves) and the condition as indicated on the photo. :D


Great find Ralf, but I want to play the "1st print Players Handbook Fun Find" game too. . .

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... RK:MEWN:IT



Of course, I had it up for auction the day it arrived. . . but, it is reassuring to know that you can still stumble across some deals on eBay.


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:57 pm 
 

ARRRGH!!  I want a 1st print for nothing as well!!


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:12 pm 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:
Great find Ralf, but I want to play the "1st print Players Handbook Fun Find" game too. . .

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... RK:MEWN:IT



Of course, I had it up for auction the day it arrived. . . but, it is reassuring to know that you can still stumble across some deals on eBay.


IIRC, I think I looked at that auction, but I must have been mezmorized by the 2nd edition FR Set, because I never even noticed the PHB :oops: .


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Post Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:38 pm 
 

waiting for the "interesting items" thread to cool down...

Re. PoTVQ;
bclarkie wrote:I am surprised no one has pointed this one out yet. Judging by the bidding history, it doesn't look like it is a big secret to the board:

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem& ... RK:MEWA:IT

Looks to be a fairly nice second print copy, just some small bends in the cover folder.

I'm another of those who doesn't really go for that "second print" classification...

Aside from the comment here that the "only reference to PotVQ in TSR literature (that we've found, at least) mentions the black folder", the picture's the same in the UK via the official TSR distributors.
Unfortunately, I don't have the relevant copy of O&W, but NFB #21 has a review of PoTVQ, black folder, confusing 2- vs 4- way alignment differences and all...

mbassoc2003 wrote:Hice buy harami2000 :D Better price than mine. :evil:

Hey, Ian. D'you know the entire D&D market would collapse were it not for <aneoth>'s high bidding early on in auctions?!

$879 vs. $729?

Yeah, but look at that bidding list on Burnie's
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Ouchie...

For reasons above, however, I would value the so-called "second print" at a premium and I suspect Mike <invincible> would agree with me.
(Even though this goes against the current collecting "ethos", as reflected here).
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There's a nagging doubt that the present "first print" might've been surplus copies/when the folders ran out, or else perhaps those sold locally (which would half-"delist" them in my mind, since the cut-off is items officially distributed via TSR- regardless of the copyright page. *g*).
The copies with single-sided pages confuse matters further, of course!


S'pose I should also say thanks to whoever on the valuation board decided to reduce the value of the 1st/2nd print PoTVQ by $100 for the recent Acaeum revision.
All I needed to do was bid the old price to win. (Apologies again to dathon for edging him by a mere 37 cents).

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aside: Mike's copy is listed as "NM: $610 (10/04)".
Regardless of other flaws, there is no way a copy with a tri-folded page (possibly a replacement?) is anywhere near NM given the current grading scale.
Such an overgrading distorts the estimated valuations, IMHO, albeit by a relatively small amount in this case.

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:46 am 
 

Re; PoVQ 1st and 2nd print runs. I have an impression that they were both the same print run. Tho only difference I can see is the copyright page bonded to the inside of the folder.

In 76/77 I imagine printing on black grained card with blood red text with the degree of opacity needed to achieve the effect on the folder was a long drawn out process. It would have been more of a production than a simple print.

If TSR ran off their PoVQ prints and needed or wanted to distribute, they may have had no choice but to begin distribution without the folders. An alternative may be that staff, designer, preview copies went out sans folder.

The rarity in the item seems to be in reading the unknown. Like ST1, the PDF is hard to chase down. For the completist, I would suggest the black folder copy is a more desirable purchase.


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