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Old 05-07-2008
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Arrow Heath Ledger Joker Toys....DAMN

Well I could have made some money if I would have kept up with current toy releases....

The Heath Ledger Joker dolls went on sale and sold out within minutes. People are speculating that many were bought by the numbers from collectors who are going to sell them on ebay for over $50.00 each, those bastards (only cause I would have been selling them too.)

What is it with freaking Batman toys...if you remember thats what made Nicholson so much money from the first Batman because part of his salary included merchandise rights....and he made mega millions from the toy sales.

Did anyone get a Heath Ledger joker doll?

I kind of want one myself now...
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I chose not to purchase action figures off eBay for that reason. "Collectors" don't appreciate the artwork involved with creating figures that are so life-like and true the actors/actresses portraying them (especially the McFarlane figures.) Anybody in it to make a quick buck is an offense to true collectors.
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I chose not to purchase action figures off eBay for that reason. "Collectors" don't appreciate the artwork involved with creating figures that are so life-like and true the actors/actresses portraying them (especially the McFarlane figures.) Anybody in it to make a quick buck is an offense to true collectors.
I agree with you and I dont agree with you......This is kind of the same thing as people spending the night at Best Buy or Target to get a new PS3 or Xbox....which I did sleep in Targets parking lot to get a PS3 when it was released. Was I a TRUE playstation fan?...hell no...could I use an extra $2000.00? HELL YES

Im sure I made some poor bastard who waited for 5 years for that system to come out not be able to get one on release day....do I care?? NOPE sure dont.

With the toys.....I have bought toys before specifically because I knew I could sell them and make some money, its the same as the stock market or anything else....you buy things to re-sell when there value goes up. Toys are a good investment if you buy the right ones....For instance I purchased a Hot Toyz Rambo 2 figure for about $75.00 and at one point it was selling for almost $200 but since I love that movie I never sold mine. Im not sure what its going for now but that would have been a nice profit.

When Chris Benoit died or killed himself and family....however you want to remember it....I searched for weeks for an action figure at walmart and Target but never could find one because they got bought up and were selling online for ridiculous prices....but even though Im a huge wrestling fan I cant really blame the people that are not fans at all who bought them.

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I agree with you and I dont agree with you......This is kind of the same thing as people spending the night at Best Buy or Target to get a new PS3 or Xbox....which I did sleep in Targets parking lot to get a PS3 when it was released. Was I a TRUE playstation fan?...hell no...could I use an extra $2000.00? HELL YES

Im sure I made some poor bastard who waited for 5 years for that system to come out not be able to get one on release day....do I care?? NOPE sure dont.

With the toys.....I have bought toys before specifically because I knew I could sell them and make some money, its the same as the stock market or anything else....you buy things to re-sell when there value goes up. Toys are a good investment if you buy the right ones....For instance I purchased a Hot Toyz Rambo 2 figure for about $75.00 and at one point it was selling for almost $200 but since I love that movie I never sold mine. Im not sure what its going for now but that would have been a nice profit.

When Chris Benoit died or killed himself and family....however you want to remember it....I searched for weeks for an action figure at walmart and Target but never could find one because they got bought up and were selling online for ridiculous prices....but even though Im a huge wrestling fan I cant really blame the people that are not fans at all who bought them.
Two things.

First off I am a fan of actions figures. I had a bunch of Transformers that were rare and hard to find. It took me years and a considerable amount of money to find all of them so it seems to me that if you want to make money buying something and reselling for astronomical prices do it with something that I don't cherish or just don't tell me about it.

The second reason also explains the tone in the first reason. When I worked at Rain City Comics a few years back in January that had "Transformers month" to coincide with the new Transformers Armada and Generation One comics that were debuting. I made a display in the picture box outside of the store with a few of my figures and comics and they were stolen (no doubt by somebody who wanted to re-sell them on eBay due to their rareness.) I know it is on me for being stupid enough to put something valuable to me in a position where they could be stolen, but I am still bitter about it.
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