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Re: My toys have become enemies of the state
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2012, 06:58:09 AM »
MISSDEAD13- Wow, I forgot about stickers! I used some of the skull and crossbones packing tape from Archie McFee to send a Halloween package to a friend in DC and several government agencies were at my home the next morning.



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Re: My toys have become enemies of the state
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2012, 12:42:27 PM »
Wow!  Sorry that happened to you Ray, but good that it didn't get any more involved/complicated than it was.  And the monster toys came out o.k.!  Don't go changing your hair color or shaving your beard!  :)  Coffin Joe would be disappointed!

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Re: My toys have become enemies of the state
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2012, 12:59:12 PM »
It will be a cold day in Hades before I ship anything expensive through the USPS.  What a great service.  If you use their express shipping, you get a bonus visit from federal agents.  Thanks a lot.

Take comfort in the fact that at least the bastards wasted their time on your case.

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Re: My toys have become enemies of the state
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2012, 01:04:13 PM »
MISSDEAD13- Wow, I forgot about stickers! I used some of the skull and crossbones packing tape from Archie McFee to send a Halloween package to a friend in DC and several government agencies were at my home the next morning.



Next thing you know they'll be arresting kids trick or treating on Halloween. You can never be too careful when your department's federal funding is at stake.

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Re: My toys have become enemies of the state
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2012, 04:00:26 PM »
Really, really weird. And they came into your house and everything? Hmm. Sorry to hear about this strange and unfortunate event. Hopefully it will never happen again.
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Re: My toys have become enemies of the state
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2012, 05:15:29 PM »
You sure it wasn't the secret Brazilian Police, coming to confiscate your Coffin Joe movies?  Seriously, what happened to you sounds quite disturbing.  Glad it worked out (if it has)!
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Re: My toys have become enemies of the state
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2012, 05:45:52 PM »

Really, really weird. And they came into your house and everything? Hmm. Sorry to hear about this strange and unfortunate event. Hopefully it will never happen again.

And isn't the law just like the Vampire Law? Once you let them in, they can pretty much do what they want?

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Re: My toys have become enemies of the state
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2012, 06:10:58 PM »
Wow!  Sorry that happened to you Ray, but good that it didn't get any more involved/complicated than it was.  And the monster toys came out o.k.!  Don't go changing your hair color or shaving your beard!  :)  Coffin Joe would be disappointed!

omgosh . i loveee coffin joe..
is there a thread anywhere on it? i have like all the boxed sets, even the rare coffin import one..
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Re: My toys have become enemies of the state
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2012, 07:34:44 PM »
I am sorry to hear about your ordeal.  I don't think you have anything to worry about.  Things looked out of the ordinary, it was investigated and everything is all right.



I explained about Monsterpalooza, the display, etc.  I tried to sound as nerdy as possible, which was not hard to do.  Finally, I asked why my boxes had been flagged.

I laughed out loud when I read this, imagining the conversation:

Yes, Sir.  These are my monster toys.
I shipped them all from California after the monsterpalooza ended.
The monsterpalooza?  Well, it's a gathering of people who all get together and talk about monster movies.  I'm sent my toys to California to show them to my friends and mailed them back to my house.

Although, I bet the agents were thinking "He's got to be telling the truth, because no one could make this up."
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Re: My toys have become enemies of the state
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2012, 08:40:37 PM »
Don’t be surprised if you get a call in a few weeks asking if you’d be interested in purchasing a large amount of fertilizer at wholesale.  I’m not kidding.  I got one of those because I was put on a “watch” list.
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Re: My toys have become enemies of the state
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2012, 09:04:02 PM »
Sorry they did that crap to you Ray.  That isn't right, at least they could have identified themselves.  Aren't  they a supposed to do that?
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Re: My toys have become enemies of the state
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2012, 09:43:16 PM »
Sorry they did that crap to you Ray.  That isn't right, at least they could have identified themselves. Aren't they a supposed to do that?
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Re: My toys have become enemies of the state
« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2012, 09:46:47 PM »
The thing that angers me most about this experience is that they did not identify themselves before entering my house.  They acted like mailmen delivering my packages.  Once they were inside, they flashed a badge and announced they were "federal agents."  They never said whether they were Homeland Security, ATF, FBI, CIA, SS, KKK, or whatever.  I have no idea what agency they represented.  They were not all wearing the same uniform, so there might have been multiple agencies involved.  They entered my house under false pretenses, then intimidated me with their exposed holsters.  If the boxes had been suspicious, they could have opened them at the post office.  They could have x-rayed them, had dogs sniff them, or done any number of things instead of invading my house.  There was no excuse for it, no justification, no rationale.  All I did was mail some freaking boxes.
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Re: My toys have become enemies of the state
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2012, 10:03:17 PM »
I feel your pain Ray.   I've had a smilar situation happen years ago and know what its like to feel basically, violated for doing nothing.   I can understand your paranoia with the whole 9/11 thing and them looking into things, but i don't think you have anything to worry about.    My Mothers new fiance is retired undercover narc and I asked him about this.    These guys do this stuff all the time, they know what to look for and can tell if someone if truthful lying, body language stuff, even how the boxes were packed etc most of the time.    Unless they asked to search other areas of your home  I wouldn't worry about it.   I'm sure they know your not doing anything wrong......or are you C:)       Seriously though if they thought even slightly you were doing wrong they would have cuffed and arrested you, then searched everything. 
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Re: My toys have become enemies of the state
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2012, 10:51:15 PM »
The thing that angers me most about this experience is that they did not identify themselves before entering my house.  They acted like mailmen delivering my packages.  Once they were inside, they flashed a badge and announced they were "federal agents."  They never said whether they were Homeland Security, ATF, FBI, CIA, SS, KKK, or whatever.  I have no idea what agency they represented.  They were not all wearing the same uniform, so there might have been multiple agencies involved.  They entered my house under false pretenses, then intimidated me with their exposed holsters.  If the boxes had been suspicious, they could have opened them at the post office.  They could have x-rayed them, had dogs sniff them, or done any number of things instead of invading my house.  There was no excuse for it, no justification, no rationale.  All I did was mail some freaking boxes.

You never let them in..... They have to identify themselves..... I would've politely asked for my packages and made them work for it. Call the police, file a case etc. Like somebody else said... If they thought it was drugs, the dogs would've surely picked it up. Man just imagine, if they really wanted to, because you let them open the packages and come in your house, they couldve destroyed your valuable packages and searched your home and possibly tore apart your whole house !!! And here is the kicker... because you let them in you gave your right away and they more than likely would laugh it off because they wouldn't be held responsible for anything or any damages. Man I am sorry to hear you had to deal with that !!!!
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