Legion1979 wrote:Yes, because paying a lot of money for really, rare old toys that you NEVER see - figures you may have a once in a lifetime chance to buy - is clearly the same thing as spending way too much on relatively new toys that you could find for a lot less if you know where to look.
It is depending on the perspective. Also I left a very large blank for anyone to fill in with their knowledge of a better alternative. So far no one has helped beyond "mehhh I live in Japan" and "if you know where to look". Not very helpful. Why would people who really want a rare figure want to wait an indeterminate period of time when the solution is sitting right there. And let's face it, that's not even that much of a markup. Hell Grumbletoy.com sells preorders for Marmit figs for $110. Considering that's before shipping, an Orga that's currently not available elsewhere seems reasonable at $160.
Legion1979 wrote: what-a-day is an incredibly overpriced seller. Period. I'm not judging shit. I'm telling you that this is an overpriced seller who was asking for an arm and a leg for the Manda figure he was selling.
You are judging by claiming people are stupid for making certain decisions. that is the very definition of judging.
Legion1979 wrote:Don't throw what I've spent on older toys back in my face in order to undermine what I have to say.
It's funny, but I actually had you in mind when I was defending people who spend what they have to to get what they want. THAT is why it was ironic. And that's why it was funny as hell. It has nothing to do with "throwing it back in your face". I defend the right of any collector to spend what they have to get something they want. This isn't f***ing paper towels. It's a luxury item.
[/quote]Legion1979 wrote:Like or dislike my attitude all you want, but I know what I'm talking about. You're starting to sound like Monster Master here, and that's not a good thing.
You know what you sound like? One of those old people who shakes his fist at those young kids with their rock n' roll 8 track tapes. Lighten up, Lege. We're around the same age and I've loved Goji for about as long as I could crawl.