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 Post subject: Your White Whale
PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:01 am 
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Is there any toy or DVD you have wanted but can never get. Be it always outbided on ebay or just never seen it in stores

Solomon Grundy from the JLU. When bidding hits 50 bucks loose its time to hang it up and wait for the next one

Gi Joe Best of Battle Pack number 5. Odds are Ill see Elvis slow dance TuPac before I can get this

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:51 am 
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For me, its never any one item for a particularly long time. If I have a hole in the collection and I can't fill it in a reasonable amount of time I either move on or just dump the collection in its entirety. The OCD in me won't let me keep something incomplete for any amount of time. Plus my collections are relatively fluid in that I get bored having the same thing for too long and dump old stock to make room for new.

The only toys I am jonesing for at the moment are the Monty Python and the Holy Grail 12". They pop up from time to time at a variety of prices. But I want the whole damn shebang in one fell swoop so as not to waste my time piecemealing the damn thing as I just don't have the patience.

And, if you were to corner me and say I HAD to choose one figure, it would be he S:TAS Lois Lane figure. I saw plenty of them in the store when they were new but couldn't justify rebuying all the other figures I already had (little did I know what JLU would do to me) and now she tops out close to $40ish when she even shows up.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:15 am 
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Muppets Backstage Playset... I didn't have the cash to buy it when it first came out and now it seems like I find them on eBay when I don't have the money and they're never there when I do...


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:56 am 
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I have two current White Whales:

1) The Marvel Universe Bullseye

2) The NYCC Marvel Mini-mate Civil War exclusive 4-pack

And one old one:

The G1 Predacon combiner set. Predaking is the only combiner I really want that I don't have.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:13 pm 
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That fifth MASS Device DVD pack is the proverbial Holy Grail for many of us right now.

If I went back and started collecting Marvel Legends with the initial 2002 wave I would probably go broke by the time I got to the Giant-Man BAF series. Anything Marvel made by Toy Biz prior to Legends is bound to be less expensive.

One high-end item I might never own is the set of imported Seven Samurai figures from Japan. Twelve-inch scaled, with accurate costumes and accessories for each character. I just made do by looking at a picture of the group on display. :cry:

Getting back into vintage Star Wars or G.I. Joe during the current financial downturn is pretty much another Great White Whale for me at this stage.

Dang, I'm really depressed now... :(


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:47 pm 
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Vintage Joe is pretty cheap right now, if you're planning on getting in. At least in terms of what it was a few years ago.

I'm not sure I have a White Whale at the moment, I've managed to snag a few. Probably just some figures I can't afford or can't convince myself to pay that much for. I don't really consider that the same as not being able to obtain them.

I'd love a Hot Toys ED-209 though.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:58 pm 
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Right now for me it's been Chaos Magic Grundy from JLU and Abin Sur from DCUC.


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I have a couple. G1 Pretenders Vroom and Skyhammer. I've seen them on eBay a couple of times but there too expensive. Another would be a complete Thundercats Cheetara. It will be awhile before I can save up for these.

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And one old one:

The G1 Predacon combiner set. Predaking is the only combiner I really want that I don't have.


That's an awesome combiner set, far superior to the other G1 combiners. I was able to pick up an incomplete one up at a local comic shop and get the parts at BotCon several years back.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:21 am 
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You lucky duck!

I saw a complete set in a gift box at Comicon, but the guy wanted like $250 for it. I'm sorry, but that's way out of my price range.

I can't believe Hasbro hasn't redone these guys yet.

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Jim_Abell wrote:
Muppets Backstage Playset...


Same here, Jim. I can't recall if I had seen it at retail but some end of the line fatigue must have set in for me and I passed. Very stupid.

Otherwise, I've been trying to get a vintage Mattel Battlestar Galactica Boray. Not super difficult or expensive but I've just set a reasonable limit and its been really slow in coming.

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Not to rub it in but ... I have the Muppets Backstage playset and it is truly one of the most amazing display pieces I have ever owned. Sadly, I missed the Chef with Lobster Banditos and have been casually hunting for them ever since.

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Vintage MIB Jabba the Hutt set. I've had several opportunities to get it for almost nothing and whiffed. It's not incredibly difficult to get, nor all that expensive, generally, but I've always wanted one and the timing has never been right.

One day.

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Right now mine is the Disney Big Figure of Darth Goofy--

I had a chance to grab the set of these when they came out for 900-- but I didnt want to drop all that at the time-- so the one I skipped was goofy -- and of course he is the one currently going for well over 600.-- one auction hit 1050.00...

They were hard to find for about 2 years-- but since they have hit this price range-- they pop up on ebay pretty regular now...(of course the edition was limited to 300- so Im sure they will dry up eventually.

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I'm not a completist. I've only ever collected every single figure from one line, Hasbro's JLA.

and I didn't even TECHNICALLY complete it, as I missed out on the Toy Fare exclusive Reverse Flash, as well as all of the Direct Market Boxed Set exclusives.

but I do have every single carded figure, still MOC. Including the Atom.


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The JLA Atom is a cool figure for its time. I picked it up because it fit in kinda nicely with my Super Powers stuff. I really wish Kenner could have given us a classic Ray Palmer Atom back in 1986. :(


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