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  1. Thanks for all the responses, everyone. I realized he actually was being a prick about it. In the last couple of weeks, we were both over at a friends house, and I talked with him again and the conversation steered back to that time. He actually had the gall to say it was a good thing for him that I was going through so much then since I was in a bad relationship and including that my father had gotten sick then or he wouldn't be able to have pulled that over on me! I couldn't believe how blatantly blunt he was being! I cursed him out and told him what I thought of him and that we were no longer friends, not that we probably even were in the first place since this is his attitude towards things. Admittedly it made things uncomfortable for everyone else unfortunately, but he said it right in front of them , so now they all know how he really is.

     

    It's great when someone is this honest about how they are. I can't take the last few years back and undo it all, but at least I've got a nice taste of truth for once. A phrase that a friend of mine from the Navy once told me turns out to be very true: the truth is like a tiger; it doesn't have to be defended. Set it free and it will defend itself!

  2. Would he gloat before? I would say no. If he did well back then, he would say something like "this was a good day". But when it came to the stuff I had sold him afterwards, it was always "Hey I made this much off of that Fin Fang Foom I got from you!", or "This guy gave me a nice coin for that Shogun Warrior jumbo Mazinga!" That alone isn't what bugged me as much as the smirk he was wearing when he said it. That's what actually stuck in my craw. Like I said before, I kept waiting for him to break face and say, "Hey, just messing with you", but that never happened. He always seem to be waiting for some kind of reaction from me, which I never gave him.

  3. A couple of years ago, dire necessity required me to sell most of my collection. Some stuff went to a collectibles store, the rest went to a friend of mine, who also had his own shoppe. I had originally asked for his help in selling the rest, but he would only offer to buy it all from me himself. My situation being what it was at the time, I gave in to that. My life was in a huge upheaval then, and the only choices I had were either sell to him, or basically lose it all and get nothing. So I had to settle for that, and I moved on.

     

    Here's my issue. Every time he made a huge profit off of selling one of my old pieces, he went out of his way to tell me about it, like he wanted me to be proud of him. At first, I thought he was just being matter-of-fact, but every time, it became more pronounced. I thought he was kidding and I just kept waiting for him to break face. He never did....as far as I could tell, he WAS gloating. I no longer feel comfortable going there, amd I haven't been back for about a year.

     

    Just want some opinions on these interactions I've had with him. Am I being overly sensitive, or am I right in perceiving this as kind of a douche bag move?

  4. Saw these at Walmart a few days ago and looking at them right now. Just like the Xevos figures, you can swap parts to make different figures. The first wave appears to be Spiderman, Dr. Doom, Captain America, and a movie/"Ultimates" version of Hawkeye. The back of the package also shows the Hulk and Iron Man which I guess are in a later wave.

     

    Has anyone else come across these yet?

  5. I didn't vote since l have a mixed opinion on these. On the whole, l personally think most of these look like crap, with 2 exceptions.

     

     

    I shelled out for the Jango/red BD 2 pack and the single card Yoda.

    The Jango is a nice mold, if a little thick (can't really say 'steroided'), but l'm a Mando whore, so l got it. The BD is a rehash, but a decent one.

     

    The Yoda figure really shines, IMHO. You don't necessarily need a super articulated version of Yoda (wrist and ankle movement would have been nice, but aren't really needed), but what really makes it work for me is how the head post is done. You can get a lot of expression and subtle movement since the neck conceals the post. With the head and neck being one piece, that subtle design difference offers an effect that l think really makes it great. Yes, it's a prequel version, but this is actually my favorite Yoda figure that had ever been made right now.

     

    If all the '5 POA' figures were done this well, l'd be a convert, but as yet, Yoda is the only gem so far.

     

    Just my 2 cents.

  6. Sorry for the blackout, folks. Been busy with work, and realized I no longer have a Chuckles figure (though l do have a custom figure using his torso). An added wrinkle in the deal is someone sent me some info saying that the carded Romulan is bogus because of something Jim Fong (former Galoob guy) said about all prototype figures only being packaged on Picard cardbacks, so now I'm going through the task of proving that my Romulan is legitimate. More to come.

  7. Nah, bro. It was pretty much just being in the right place at the right time AT the right time in my life (which is kind of a far cry from right now, sadly)

     

    I've had my fun with them, but I'm at kind of a turning point, and I seriously really do just need the money right now, plus taking care of something so rare is a real burden, part of that whole "your possessions possessing you" kind of thing, and I would find myself resenting the pieces themselves. (I know it sounds weird, but it's true.)

     

    (And all jokes aside, I actually catch myself getting kind of "Smeagol"-ish at times, and its not a trait I like seeing in myself. Another reason to let these go. . ;) )

  8. Hey, folks,

     

    To those of you who might know my situation. Here's the latest:

     

    Many know that I sold the majority of my collection earlier this year out of necessity, and for a pittance at that. I had managed to keep a few things, some real gems included. Circumstances forced me to give up my house, and I have been renting a room for the past few months. Not having a lot of room, renting a storage unit was necessary. As time and money got tighter, things started going wrong. Some bad decisions over who to trust led to my ending up not having the means to maintain the unit. It was either let the unit run late or be homeless, so nuff said.

     

    I HAVE learned to be cautious thanks to everything that HAS happened this year, and I made sure I kept some of those rare gems close to me. Needless to say I'm offering up these two for sale right now. This is been a rough year and I'm pretty much done with serious collecting, at least for now, until I get back on my feet.

    I would prefer to sell to someone who knows what they're buying and realizes both the importance and the rarity of these pieces. I can provide pictures upon request and can prove they're actually in my possession by using putting your name or your username in the photos well, or to stage the photo per request ( the more unique the request, the better)

     

    Asking $1400 for the carded romulan, asking $600 for the wesley crusher. Prices are negotiable and may consider partial trade depending on what you have to offer.

     

    Thanks for reading, everybody.

     

    (P.S.: Artistrix, here's your chance. ;) )

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