dem1138

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  1. Because of this thread, I couldn't pass up on Snake Eyes (its for my son ) and I even "convinced" one of my buddies to buy one ("for his son") as well. We both conceded that the weapons rack sealed the deal for us. Agreed that $50 all in was steep, but it is a one time buy for sure (along with The Mandalorian and any other figures that can't be missed).
  2. Uh, except for the fact that people can and do press the manuals. Additionally its common practice with opened games to find the best "pieces" and combine them to create the best graded complete opened game package (cart, manuals, box) for the highest grade. This is called 'marrying' in comics but in games its completely acceptable and not identified on any labels (which is understandable, but you're still buying a 'married' game).
  3. Looking for an X-Men #1 CGC graded - ideally 5.0 - 8.0 with ow pages or better and no Marvel chipping. Off the bat, I have the following books available for trade: Amazing Spider-Man #37 CGC 9.6 ow/w Police Comics #1 CGC 5.5 w Tomb of Dracula #10 CGC 9.6 w Fantastic Four #4 CGC 7.5 ow If you're looking for any specific books, please let me know as I have other silver ang golden age keys as well. Thanks!
  4. As someone who has been ingrained in the OA hobby (and its history) for the last 15 years, I would say that the video game market does not resemble the origins of the OA hobby/market at all.
  5. Given that this is the Heritage thread, I think this is the wrong place for this debate. Could we move it somewhere else? I have dabbled in graded games as well but have similar reservations as everyone else. I think my overarching main concern is that it appears that the dealers are driving this market far more than the actual collectors. Many major dealers seem to be getting involved/invested and are selling games but I hear little to no interest from actual collectors other than the cacophony of the same 5+ people on the Facebook Private Groups. Comic books and other hobbies developed from enormous fandom that generated the market for dealers; here it appears that the dealers are generating the market for collectors who grew up (and still are) playing the games, but as a whole, don't care about the graded games at all. I think a lot of people are sitting on the sidelines and think its a house of cards and given that most of the people promoting the market are the same people selling or have sold the games, reinforces these conclusions.
  6. In *I think* 2006, Spencer had this splash for *I think* $3000 (maybe it was 5K?) and it sat for quite some time. He also had a few panel pages (mostly/all non costume) for around $1200 that sat as well.
  7. Wow, I had no idea...this is one of the coolest toys I've ever seen: http://www.collectiondx.com/toy_review/1975/ufo_robo_grendizer There's on on eBay that isnt even complete asking $6500. Apparently there are repro fists too so it seems like a minefield trying to buy an all original example.
  8. If you bought tickets online, are you able to get in earlier than 9:30am? Or what is 'early entry' as described above?