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Messages - brianakarobin

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I have read most of the old Marvel stuff, although not for a long time. A lot of it was good. Some not so much, but there will always be some of that. I might have to re-read some of it once I catch up on my current reading.

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Well if this thing funds I imagine the after market price on these will skyrocket in time. Especially outside the US where they will be scarce.

Don't bet on it.  Even if there were an uptick on the number of people who were wiling to pay for it somehow, the problem is logistics. 

I'll save you the trouble of looking it up

CanadaPost Shipping to:
 Germany/UK - Surface:  $345.98
 
So you can take that right out of your profits right then and there.  So the price will have to jump to over $1000CDN before you get any kind of return.

It's not a bad idea for collectible shops and convention table buyers to get an extra, but unless you are one of those people you are unlikely to ever turn a profit on something that will cost so much to ship internationally.

The opposite way to look at it is if you are a buyer and can't find one locally you are going to have to add the shipping cost and pay a huge markup. So if you can find one locally a pretty significant markup may still be worth it. Not to mention the risk of damage during shipping.  So people will be willing to pay a lot more to not have to ship it.

It may be one of those caught in between items.  Sellers may not make a huge profit unless they are lucky to find a local buyer. Buyers will not likely find one for a reasonable price unless they are lucky enough to find a local seller.

Ultimately I don't think there will be a tonne of these on the secondary market in say 3-5 years. Once supply dries up it will be a very expensive item to buy.

Either way if you want one now is the time to buy.

I wouldn't be surprised to see a pretty significant price being paid for the Yak Face figure, though. Easy to ship, relatively cheap, and you can't get it any other way.

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The barge met the goal! They're going to make it! :u:

Can't wait to get my carded POTF Yak Face, then my barge next February!! :artoo:

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I haven't seen them yet. Hopefully will get the chance on the weekend. :artoo:

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Wampa Cave / Re: an update from TRU USA
« on: March 27, 2018, 06:32:38 PM »
The barge is now approaching 3900, and there are more than 100 per day - about 800 in the last 6 days. This one should be close. If it is, I will go in for a second one to make it happen. If you are on the fence, now is the time!

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That's too bad. I was hoping there would be more added information.

I would really love to get a version of the script for episode 7 by Michael Arndt before they fired him. Kind of how they released a comic version of the original rough draft of Star Wars. They had said one of the issues they had with it was Luke comes into the movie "too early" and takes over the whole story. I, for one, would love to see a Star Wars  movie where Luke features front and centre, kicking the bad guys; butts! :luke:

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Wampa Cave / Re: an update from TRU USA
« on: March 23, 2018, 08:31:19 PM »
Wow - they are getting around 100 per day now! Almost at 3500.  Letís go people - back the barge!!!

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Wampa Cave / Re: an update from TRU USA
« on: March 23, 2018, 08:29:11 PM »
It's working - 12 more backers since I made that last post. The Power of the Northside compels you!  :scared0008:
Letís keep it coming! Maybe Iíll order a second now with the free vintage carded Yak Face! Click the link below and back the barge!

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Expanded Universe - Legacy & the New EU / Re: TLJ Novelization
« on: March 20, 2018, 07:04:29 PM »
Got my copy today - it's actually called the "expanded edition" even though we never got a plain one. It starts off with 2 scenes that aren't in the movie and that's as far as I've gotten so far.... and I've read about some significant additions explaining the feelings (or lack thereof, don't want to spoil anything) developing between Rey & Kylo Ren.
Yeah, the first chapter was weird. I was just glancing at it, not planning to start reading as I have a few other books to finish first,


SPOILERS BELOW *******************







and saw something about Luke's wife and thought  :sign0065:

I then read the chapter, and quickly realized this was a dream of some alternate timeline

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Scout Report / Re: Post Retail Finds of NEW PRODUCT Here!
« on: March 15, 2018, 04:46:54 PM »
Are they factory seconds again or do they actually look ok?

"They're real...and they're spectacular!"

But really everyone....don't put down $4 + tax on this 5POA garbage.....save it and put it towards a Sail Barge. BACK THE BARGE NOW PEOPLE!
:party0007:
Agree - back the barge!!

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I still haven't seen this yet. If it is still here next week, I will hopefully get there.

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I liked Thor: Ragnarok as well. It wasn't my favourite of the Marvel movies, but it was one of the better ones for me. I also liked GotG (both 1 and 2, although 1 was better). Looking forward to the next Avengers in May.

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I still need to watch Stranger Things S2.
Season 2 was really good. I really like the development of Steve's character, and the vintage video games were cool. :rockon:

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I just pre-ordered mine. No shipping charge, but they do charge 15% HST. I can't wait, though. I hope there are enough pre-orders to make this happen :fight:

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Wampa Cave / Re: an update from TRU USA
« on: February 25, 2018, 07:37:26 PM »
I think online shopping has contributed the most. People amazon everything because the prices are cheaper & you can get free shipping on just about everything if you shop well. They spend their brick & mortar money on warehousing, not retail space which I'm sure is a much more affordable model factoring in property taxes.
I also think this is a big part. They also don't have nearly the same employee cost, as you don't have to pay a bunch of cashiers and such, just people to box up and ship the stuff from the warehouse.
The other issues play a role, too - quality, as CJ points out, and the dawn of smart phones and tablets, have been other major players.
I don't know where things go from here. Maybe this Haslab-style thing is the way of the future and toy companies sell direct to consumers after guaranteeing some certain number of pre-sells.

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