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Date Posted: 01:41:41 01/02/16 Sat
Author: Gun Shy
Author Host/IP: MH1-DSL-72-49-50-195.fuse.net / 72.49.50.195
Subject: You know you need, and want at least six of those sets, right? Such outstanding quality and value, not to mention ground breaking realism ....
In reply to: GL 's message, "LOL :)" on 09:34:43 12/29/15 Tue

I mean, wow, just wow compared to what you used to get from Fighting Yank back in the day. On a side note, check out these videos about knock offs, rip offs, boot legs, and just outright fraud in the action figure and collectibles today. Mind blowing in scope.

http://youtu.be/6U-3pDDi9wE

Other videos on that page, show how widespread this is, even in true and otherwise legit mainstream markets.

When I could talk to Arlene at 21st, it was stunning to see carded sets of weapons being sold in some "dollar stores", where you would see molded right into them, Hasbro, 21st Century, others, clearly made using company owned molds, or copies of molds, items made in very cheap or rubbery plastics, or worse, using company owned tooling AND plastic materials, to make unauthorized product for sale in the US and abroad.

The Mysterious "White Boxed" versions of popular and greatly desired Dragon figures a while back, could sometimes actually be better made their authorized counterparts, either at or below real Dragon product prices.

I am currently watching some eBay auctions and online store front sales, of what appears to be some Go Hero or Executive Honey West boxed figures, using the company artwork in the sales, and claiming them to be Phicen made, but not actually saying these are authorized Go Hero or Executive figures. Many of these sellers are claiming they have actually sold product and will be shipping them, but the funny thing is that due to some legal issues, the whole project was cancelled and dropped a while back.

People are hoping that this is just another example of poor communications and dealers just making pre sales who will find themselves red faced when they have to make refunds or cancel orders, but you never know.

http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-discussion/848427-figure-cancelled-but-seller-still-listing-ebay.html

Sometimes a strange little hobby we are in.

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  • No bids?Go figure. (NT) -- 11B1SG, 15:45:23 01/10/16 Sun



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