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Old 07-28-2017, 06:34 PM   #81
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I really like this figure. I was able to score 2 and I am sending them to AFA on Monday for uncirculated grading. I'll post pics when they get back.
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Old 07-28-2017, 06:49 PM   #82
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Seeing whats on ebay now and what has already been sold makes me wonder how many of these went to scalpers and how many went to actual collectors.
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:39 PM   #83
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A close friend of mine went to SDCC and said most of them went to scalpers.
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:45 PM   #84
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A close friend of mine went to SDCC and said most of them went to scalpers.
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:51 PM   #85
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Seeing whats on ebay now and what has already been sold makes me wonder how many of these went to scalpers and how many went to actual collectors.
I am pretty sure that I purchased one from a press member and one from a vendor. I was so determined to get one that I ordered 2, each from a different seller on preview night. I figured that I would be lucky to get one, I was tickled when I actually got both! I'm grading them for preservation as well as the fact that I can grade them with the front flap permanently opened, and they will display beautifully.
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Old 07-29-2017, 02:25 PM   #86
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A close friend of mine went to SDCC and said most of them went to scalpers.
Yep that's what I figured
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Old 07-30-2017, 05:37 AM   #87
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He said there was literally moaning and gnashing of teeth.
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:03 AM   #88
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That's why I went in with a game plan. I was determined. Instead of spending thousands of dollars traveling and going to the con (for nothing apparently) I just gave in and paid the scalper prices. I found the average going rate as of preview night and ordered within that price range, knowing that anything less was just going to be "unable to get" and refunded. I know how scalpers are.
This is one instance where I can say that if not for those scalpers this actual collector would not have his figure. Yeah, I know. I didn't like typing it anymore than you liked reading it lol. I do think that anyone who pays these ridiculous scalper prices is more than likely an actual collector though, at 250.00 there isn't exactly a lot of room for profit (unless you were that original scalper who paid 30.00 lol.)
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:39 AM   #89
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I got my Comic con Usagi today. It's pretty cool and I'm happy I was able to get one.
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:10 AM   #90
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That's why I went in with a game plan. I was determined. Instead of spending thousands of dollars traveling and going to the con (for nothing apparently) I just gave in and paid the scalper prices. I found the average going rate as of preview night and ordered within that price range, knowing that anything less was just going to be "unable to get" and refunded. I know how scalpers are.
This is one instance where I can say that if not for those scalpers this actual collector would not have his figure. Yeah, I know. I didn't like typing it anymore than you liked reading it lol. I do think that anyone who pays these ridiculous scalper prices is more than likely an actual collector though, at 250.00 there isn't exactly a lot of room for profit (unless you were that original scalper who paid 30.00 lol.)
I paid 250 for mine and it arrived the other day. I only bought for that price if the box was mint and it was signed by Stan. I think 250 is fair for a mint box, with mailer and signed. At one point I was working with someone that refused to sent pics of the box in the 300 range. Lots of these were man handled pretty bad apparently.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:39 PM   #91
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:54 PM   #92
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No surprise but Playmates sent one to Pixel Dan

Can't make myself watch the video. To envious that I couldn't get one for $30. I kind of always thought the reviews were for awareness of "available" products like infomercials. But I guess considering these aren't readily available this video is purely a show and tell.
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:07 PM   #93
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Pixel Dan is nothing but a tool. He loves rubbing in the fact that he gets sent these freebies.
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:52 PM   #94
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Looks like I have been stitched up, paid $180 (plus GSP fees), this seems to go for $200+ now. Anyhow, seller told me had shipped and gave me a reference, this hasn't moved since 22nd which shows a label was printed. After chasing up, he insisted that it had gone as part of a pile of packages and should be appear when it has been scanned again.

I chased again last night and he has instantly come back and refunded me without seeming to interrogate USPS as to the whereabouts etc. However, I have noticed he sold another Usagi for $220 or so. Doesn't seem to quite add up although could be completely true.
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:09 PM   #95
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Damn that sedge hat is sweet...
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:04 AM   #96
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I was at SDCC and can totally attest to the fact that these were definitely being bought out by the scalpers. I'm hoping some ACTUAL fans/collectors got one for retail, but based on what I saw and what I heard it doesn't seem like it. I had a badge that granted me early access, got in 30min before doors opened, and the Nickelodeon line was capped. Seems like it would've been extremely hard for a "normal" attendee to obtain one.

LUCKILY for me, I won a contest that Nickelodeon was doing on their Instagram story and I received an SDCC Usagi signed by Stan. They gave away 5 through that contest. I was really bummed after seeing the crazy lines and the scalper prices, but I got one for free so that definitely turned my frown upside down. (Not trying to brag or rub anything in, just saying...)
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:24 AM   #97
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Pixel Dan is nothing but a tool. He loves rubbing in the fact that he gets sent these freebies.
I agree with you, and nice first post!
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:37 AM   #98
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Jeez, they really screwed this one up. Has a SDCC exclusive EVER been handled properly?
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:54 AM   #99
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LUCKILY for me, I won a contest that Nickelodeon was doing on their Instagram story and I received an SDCC Usagi signed by Stan. They gave away 5 through that contest. I was really bummed after seeing the crazy lines and the scalper prices, but I got one for free so that definitely turned my frown upside down. (Not trying to brag or rub anything in, just saying...)
Congrats, man. Glad that a real fan was able to get one.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:46 AM   #100
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Jeez, they really screwed this one up. Has a SDCC exclusive EVER been handled properly?
NECA's, this year in fact.

If you're talking specifically Nick/Playmates, then the last two I was present for (Shadow Leo and Chrome Shredder) were easy to obtain.
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