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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #6570 on: January 15, 2019, 10:08:52 AM »
It's a magical moment when you find that one special item you have always wanted but was out of your reach on ebay super cheap. I found something I wanted as a kid on ebay for $15.50 and with free shipping. It is the Tardis Tuner radio I saw every week for 4 years and didn't buy. One day, I came in with the money and it was gone.


Ahhhh, this one:



Must have been the early 1980's.

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« Reply #6571 on: January 15, 2019, 04:40:36 PM »
Freddie Poe just acquired this very cool Lost in Space Chariot:



It's from a Mattel Switch 'n Go set:



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« Reply #6572 on: January 15, 2019, 06:00:40 PM »
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #6573 on: January 17, 2019, 07:01:43 PM »
That's right. It was 1983 to 1986 when I would go into The Shadows Sanctum comic shop and look at it longingly along side the Mego 4th Doctor figure. I ended up getting that first and it took another 25 years to get the Radio.

Ahhhh, this one:



Must have been the early 1980's.

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« Reply #6574 on: January 21, 2019, 06:48:24 AM »
Picked up this 1976 theatre promotional pinback button from the US movie release. I remember clearly receiving this as a child at my 1st Godzilla movie on the big screen. There was also a promotional 4 page theatre comic handout which I picked up again like 20 yrs ago.
Wish I had 2 of each toy as a kid....1 to play with and 1 kept mint in the box!!

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« Reply #6575 on: January 21, 2019, 02:38:30 PM »
Picked up this 1976 theatre promotional pinback button from the US movie release. I remember clearly receiving this as a child at my 1st Godzilla movie on the big screen.

Very cool! Finding anything you once had as a kid is a real delight.

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« Reply #6576 on: April 30, 2019, 02:26:50 PM »




This cool 17" Frankenstein Candle was listed for only $29.99.  Shipping was a little high, but not too high for this still to be a great deal.  I had one, but this one was a much better cast.

I was nervous about the long trip.  The old wax is very dry.


I was heartened when the box marked "FRAGILE" on all sides arrived in perfect condition - no dings and not even dirty.


When I opened it, I found this:




The shipper made a speedy refund without demanding to see the box.  The seller made a prompt refund and didn't ask for the pieces back.  So, neither the seller or I are out any money.

Still, I hate to see a nice collectible last for so many years only to be destroyed on its way to a loving home that would appreciate for what it is.

List this one under my Weekly Found & Lost.


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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #6577 on: April 30, 2019, 04:52:42 PM »
When I opened it, I found this:

Bummer! Glad you got a refund.


How was it packaged? It should have been rolled up in a mile of bubble wrap.
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« Reply #6578 on: April 30, 2019, 05:16:02 PM »
Bummer! Glad you got a refund.

How was it packaged? It should have been rolled up in a mile of bubble wrap. 

It was.  That was the problem.  It should have been nestled in crumpled paper or something that would absorb shocks better.

Bubble wrap is too often over-inflated and transmits impacts directly to the item they are supposed to protect.  Bubble is OK on the outside perimeter or used in an outer box when double-boxing.  I never use it for thin glass, porcelain or something brittle like ancient wax, Miller dinosaurs, vintage Mold-A-Rama figures.

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« Reply #6579 on: April 30, 2019, 09:49:18 PM »
Bubble wrap is too often over-inflated and transmits impacts directly to the item they are supposed to protect.

Why do they package fragile items in rigid styrofoam, then?
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« Reply #6580 on: April 30, 2019, 10:41:00 PM »
Why do they package fragile items in rigid styrofoam, then?

Same reason you can dent it with gentle pressure from your fingernail, it gives, absorbing most of the shock - and it gives equal, all over support.

Tightly packed bubbles don't really give as much.  Honest.

Why else would companies mold form-fitting Styrofoam packing, when bubble wrap is so cheap?
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« Reply #6581 on: May 01, 2019, 12:20:12 AM »
Tightly packed bubbles don't really give as much.  Honest.

How about suspending your item in the center of the box with rubber bands attached to the walls of the box?
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« Reply #6582 on: May 01, 2019, 12:25:18 AM »
How about suspending your item in the center of the box with rubber bands attached to the walls of the box?

Sounds like a good, practical solution...

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« Reply #6583 on: May 01, 2019, 12:34:12 AM »
Say!  Do you work for the government?

How would I get a government job if I could produce good, practical solutions for things?
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #6584 on: May 02, 2019, 12:34:27 AM »
Ouch, sorry to see what happened to Frank. Is it just the base that took the damage? Possibly fixable?