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Post Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 8:23 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Buying a shrinked OB3 and not opening it is fine.

Until you have to buy an opened one, too, to read/use... :oops:


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Post Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 9:45 am 
 

Sound to me like you want to read them. So read them. Mayfair stuff is generally pretty cheap and extremely common. I don't know which items you are referring to, but if they are the standard Mayfair stuff, unshrinking them is no big deal.

If you are still "torn", buy used copies and read those.

I personally don't buy anything in the shrink unless I already have a readable copy on hand. And even then, only when I can get a great deal. While it is cool to have a shrink item, I prefer to be able to flip through the item in question. So in my collection, the only shrink items I own are duplicate copies.


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Post Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 9:49 am 
 

Well, if it was the Doug Flutie Wheaties (Flutie Flakes), then MAYBE I could see saving them. Other than that, eat the damn cereal. That is what it was made for.
The only other collectible market that immediately comes to mind where "shrinked" items are valuable is minis and figures. Even them, what the hell is the point of having a shrinked set of lead figures? Unless they were produced by an OPEC nation, they will never increase in value significantly enough to warrant saving. If you want to invest, get a 401K.


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Post Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 11:52 am 
 

red_bus wrote:
I've said his before - shrink hides a multitude of horrors - like the above case - and also rusty staples, nasty smells, etc..  and of course you need another copy to, you know, read and game with. :)  Tear it off.


About 5 years ago I bought a shinkwrapped BH1: Mad Mesa for $1 which looked fine. But when I opened it, it reeked with a terrible musty smell (that gave me a headache) and had very rusty staples. It lost the smell fairly quickly but I kept it away from my other stuff for years. I just put it with the other Boot Hill stuff the other day (in a closed plastic sleeve) but I'm starting to second guess that right now.

On the other hand, I bought a shrink'd Star Frontiers Volturnus Mod for about $2 and opened it, and it was perfect & still had the new mod smell.

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Post Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 2:21 pm 
 

zhowar wrote:On the other hand, I bought a shrink'd Star Frontiers Volturnus Mod for about $2 and opened it, and it was perfect & still had the new mod smell.


Almost as good as that new car smell, eh?

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Post Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 3:23 pm 
 

I too availed mnyself of this offer, but I don't have the same impression as a lot do about their unworthiness.

THE RA line was always of quality
and had fine illustrations overall.

Such ex-TSR-ites as Jeff Leason, Nigel Findley and Elmore did work for this line, even Allen Hammack, I believe did a book or twe for them.

At 78 USD including shippimg for over 30 books shrinked is an impressive deal for the qulaity of product offered.

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Post Posted: Sun May 07, 2006 3:47 pm 
 

well i will second that anyway - i quite like the mayfair products.

i would have bought the lot cept i am broke right now :)

maybe they wont be as collectable as say some of the other D&D products but thats not to say they are not good items though. i think the mayfair deal is top notch and worth every penny and then some for what you are getting.

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Post Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 3:08 am 
 

There has been a glut of shrinkwrapped Role Aids material on Ebay over the past several days.  This has included some lot auctions.  Funny how interconnected we all are.

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Post Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 5:25 am 
 

Have you killed any kittens yet Mark..er I mean taken off any shrinkwrap? :wink:

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Post Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 11:41 am 
 

No...I was about to until bclarkie said he hadn't opened his shrinkwrap.   :evil:

The shrinked bundles are still mocking me from the shelf and the box is still sitting there in the fireplace unburned. :x

It's a sickness, really.  I have become exactly like the people who do not tear up the wrapping paper on their Christmas presents so the paper can be used again next year.  :(

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Post Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 11:47 am 
 

If you buy a time machine, do you need to keep it in shrink?  Can you just use it to go back to when it was in shrink?  It boggles the mind.

Shrinkwrap is evil.  Destroy it whenever possible.  :twisted:  (Starts holy war with Bclarkie.)

[edit] Oh, that bit about kittens isn't true.  Kittens love to play with shrinkwrap.

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Post Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 11:58 am 
 

deimos3428 wrote:Oh, that bit about kittens isn't true.  Kittens love to play with shrinkwrap.


Or, better still, it is better to play with kittens after they have been shrinkwrapped. That way they make less noise, virtually no mess, and can be easily stored/stacked away in the cupboard after use etc..


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Post Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 12:21 pm 
 

Let's see, something to offend everyone... Ah.

Take off the shrink real carefully.

Burn a cigarette hole in it, then blow smoke into it.

Tap on the shrink; it'll blow nice smoke rings for you.

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 12:46 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:Let's see, something to offend everyone... Ah.

Take off the shrink real carefully.

Burn a cigarette hole in it, then blow smoke into it.

Tap on the shrink; it'll blow nice smoke rings for you.

Is this with or without the kitten/module inside?  I'm confused.

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Post Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 1:46 pm 
 

Well, it works best on an OD&D white, if the shrink has been carefully aged.

  

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Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 2:01 am 
 

The Robilar wrote:I too availed mnyself of this offer, but I don't have the same impression as a lot do about their unworthiness.

THE RA line was always of quality
and had fine illustrations overall.

Such ex-TSR-ites as Jeff Leason, Nigel Findley and Elmore did work for this line, even Allen Hammack, I believe did a book or twe for them.

At 78 USD including shippimg for over 30 books shrinked is an impressive deal for the qulaity of product offered.

Robilar


   Indeed, Role Aids don't get no respect...but the main reason seems to be that they weren't TSR.

    Well.....that, and a couple of time travel modules!

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