Author Topic: Show off your Weekly Finds.  (Read 913715 times)

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #720 on: April 05, 2009, 12:41:03 PM »
I finally got the big Wolf Man button from Elwar that I've been after for years now.  I still have one Green Duck pin and one that's rusty to upgrade, but this was a huge hole in the button collection to fill. 




Fantastic!  Congratulations!
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #721 on: April 05, 2009, 12:45:14 PM »
So the listing you linked to is the one you won, but there was another BIN that hit around the same time for about $50?  Interesting that two of these rare buttons hit at the same time.


Yes Rob, it NEVER ends...  which is a lot of the fun!

Thanks Bogey.  I don't have a picture of it, I have only been told of it's existence.

michblk, no I missed the BIN too.  I've had saves searches running on eBay, TRYING to filter out the USPS stamp pins (just because it's the most prolific, not because I have any disdain for them) for years.  Most every day I get a search result in email, and it's almost always some modern Wolf Man buttons, a stamp button that got through, or every once in a while something slightly more interesting.  The morning that BIN went up, I saw another hit on that in my email but assumed it was going to be just as it is every other morning for 4 or 5 years...  so I put off opening and checking it and when I did I was too late.  If I had opened it first thing, I would have had it.

It was this...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110368414639

The disadvantage of a broad search spectrum is that it gives you a lot of useless results.  The advantage is that it picks up a badly titled and categorized Wolf Man button you otherwise would not see.  $2 more than that BIN and relentlessness pays off, finally!
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #722 on: April 05, 2009, 02:29:45 PM »
So the listing you linked to is the one you won, but there was another BIN that hit around the same time for about $50?  Interesting that two of these rare buttons hit at the same time.




Yes, here's the BIN listing.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200317601368

It is unusual to say the least.  I haven't seen one listed in 2 years at least.  There was one about 3 years ago that I bid on and got outbid at $150 or so.  They just don't show up, and then BAM there's 2 of 'em.

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #723 on: April 05, 2009, 03:13:53 PM »
That's a painfully fantastic collection of buttons!
I've got the six original FM buttons, but none of those nice big ones.
Oh, and I still have my original Creepy Club button (slightly dog-chewed). :/

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #724 on: April 05, 2009, 03:20:52 PM »
Very nice button collection!  Glad you got the wolfman finally.  I know you've been after that one for a long time.

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #725 on: April 05, 2009, 04:46:19 PM »
Hey, where is your FM Fan Club button?

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #726 on: April 05, 2009, 07:18:50 PM »
Congrats on the score, Bobby. It does always surprise me how often that seems to happen. I remember finding out about a Korean toy for the first time and there were about 3 available all at once.... then nothing for about 5 years.... then a few more all at once again. Been another couple of years since that now...  (Of course, I don't know how to search in Korean so maybe there's more out there I just am not seeing.)

Anyway, nothing for me this week besides though Kong cups..

But I should have something pretty interesting coming soon... ;)

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #727 on: April 06, 2009, 08:55:12 PM »
I'm too broke to even look............but at least I can live vicariously through you guys!! Good stuff!!
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #728 on: April 06, 2009, 09:21:17 PM »
I'm too broke to even look............but at least I can live vicariously through you guys!! Good stuff!!

You're not the only one...  the only reason I saw that button was because it was emailed on a saved search.  I have a little "emergency toy money" I keep around for just these types of things, when I'm broke but HAVE to have something, lol.  It's probably going to be awhile before the next something, unless some of the stuff I paid for a while back starts rolling in...

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #729 on: April 06, 2009, 10:15:30 PM »
I bought that set of FM buttons back in the late 70's from Captain company for a dollar each but I later swapped them for an Aurora Creature built up.  I'm not complaining I think I won a bargain as my original  model was destroyed in a bomb explosion here in Belfast, see even us Irish can beat the Universal monsters when it comes to it. I'm really pleased for you I could never think of where to display them, now your idea of a frame appeals to me. As for my weeks find I got the the following figures: The Hellboy Sideshow with cigar for $40, Kroenon $14, Abe $10. Now before you ask I was lucky enough to be asked what I collected these days and I mentioned Sideshow toys as I love the detail. He owns a model store and he said to me "Oh I've some of them that I could not sell??? " well he went into the backroom and brought out both Abe and Kroenon and chage me about 18.00 for both. I'm one lucky guy, look I even wished Steve well in the Sideshow contest and he won, yes I have the luck of the Irish.
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #730 on: April 06, 2009, 11:45:55 PM »
I've been too broke and too busy to look on eBay much lately.   :P 

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #731 on: April 07, 2009, 06:22:00 AM »
Wow, TV Horror. That's quite an Aurora-model-destruction story. Most of my original pieces suffered a more gradual dismemberment, much less explosive. As a kid I had at least one stroke of inspiration: I painted the original Frankenstein kit with ghastly (or ghostly) white skin, rather than the "flat green" suggested on the instruction sheet. Then I placed it in a dark corner of the crawl space under our house. About a month later I retrieved it. It had developed a very tasty patina of cobwebs and dust.

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #732 on: April 07, 2009, 08:26:29 PM »
Lovin that button collection! I won this cute little spud on ebay a month ago and paid for it, but he is still a no-show. No response from seller even after two or three emails... Oh well, out only a few bucks I suppose..........BUT I'LL NOT GIVE UP HOPE!!!!  :'(  ;) 

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #733 on: April 07, 2009, 10:51:44 PM »
Well I'm a newbi here. Actually, I have been around for a few years but haven't been an active poster on the new board. Anyway, I have a "monster room"  and I found this over the weekend at a flea market. I think it is a Halloween candy bucket but I'm not sure. I drilled a hole in the back and added a small light. I call him Al...short for alien.  ;D

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #734 on: April 07, 2009, 11:03:08 PM »
You've been waiting a month for that Mummy?  And no response from the seller?  Neg that sucker.
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