Saturday, December 22, 2007

Found on eBay: More DC Toys!

Here's a few more custom Super Powers figures!


Great job here with the Gentleman Ghost, eh?


Gizmo and Psimon here don't really seem to fit the style of the Super Powers line, do they?


Cool Key figure, hmm?


Maybe it's just me, but this Man-Bat looks like the arms were from the Batman: The Animated Series Man-Bat figure...


I like the base for the Mist here...


This Dr. Polaris figure is very, very cool, isn't it?


Excellent old-school Robotman!


I like the Mr. Mind accessory for Dr. Sivana there, but something about the figure is disturbing...


I like this Spectre figure... would've fit right in with the rest of the line, eh?


Good job on Two-Face...


Next is the Wizard (nice to see the Earth-2 characters represented here... I think these were all by the same customizer, by the way)


And finally, here's Zod!

Now, some other Super Powers-labeled items!


I would love to have this Floor Puzzle... and yes, I'd let my kid put it together!


I really had no idea there were any Super Powers puzzles, by the way!


This poster was apparently on display at stores carrying the Kenner line... I think that Darkseid figure is Keith Giffen artwork, taken from Legion of Super-Heroes.


A DC villains puzzle, with art by (presumably) Jose-Garcia Lopez? Oh, man....


I had no idea there was a Super Powers View-Master, either! (Now, if only the Give-A-Show line had lasted that long... although I believe there was a SUper Friends set).

Speaking of Super Friends, next on Found on eBay, I'll focus on Super Friends branded stuff!


25 Days of Christmas Comics: Day 23!


Courtesy of Comic Cavalcade 25, here's the Golden Age Flash, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman helping Santa out in his workshop!


25 Days of Christmas Comics: Day 22!


You know, these early DC Christmas covers were downright mean towards St. Nick, weren't they? This is More Fun 16.


Friday, December 21, 2007

An eBay Seller Offers an Excuse...

So, I received this email this morning...

I am very busy with my current job. I try to get things out, but I am not always sucessful. I do get people there items. Some times i'm late. I was sent a suggestion: to mention that I only ship out once a week in my listings. I get in every night at about 11pm, and get to work on my projects at about 9am. I am working 7 days per week during the christmas rush. I sell stuff all of the time and can not get around to the packing and shipping, sometimes, because I'm just to tired. But I did get your item out 2 days ago. I am looking at my mail for the first time this morning at 2:33 am.

This was in response to an auction I'd won of theirs on the 10th (11 days ago), which I paid for within minutes after auction close. I'd emailed them four days ago asking if it had been shipped yet, and had no response, and then two days ago I contacted them again. If I hadn't heard from them this morning, I was going to start filing a complaint with eBay.

As you can see, they are just full of excuses... but you know what? I have no sympathy for them. If you work a job that experiences a Christmas rush, and may be working 7 days a week, then maybe you shouldn't be selling on eBay during that time of year. Especially if you can't be bothered to even check your eBay messages for 10 days.

And I think saying that you ship one day a week is completely bogus, unless you say which day of the week you ship (and make sure your listings close no more than two days prior to that). eBay allows you to file a complaint with a seller after 10 days of auction close, and if a seller waits 7 days to ship something, and uses a delivery method that takes more than 3 days... well, you can imagine that seller could get lots of complaints filed against them.

Oh, yes, and although they said they shipped it out two days ago, and gave me a tracking number (which the USPS website says there's no record of), that's still 9 days after the auction closed... and given that I paid for Priority Mail shipping, I really should be receiving it today (or tomorrow at the latest).

One final thing: They hadn't received any negative feedback in the last two weeks. Although there was one feedback from the end of November complaining about their horrible customer service. I thought given this seller's rating that they should be reliable, but let this be a warning to all of us: No matter how good someone's rating is, always check their recent feedback before bidding.

Speaking of their recent feedback, I also noticed that not all their buyers had to wait to long for them to ship... there were a few people whose purchases were made after mine, but already received their stuff!


Thursday, December 20, 2007

25 Days of Christmas Covers: Day 21!


Limited Collector's Edition DC-43... what more need be said?


Give-A-Show Fridays: Double Feature!

This week, since there's no checklist update, a double-feature! First up is Oswald the Rabbit:









And for our second feature, Buffalo Bill!










Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Found on eBay: More DC Collectibles!


And here's some more Super Friends product... these cutouts are something that I wish I had bid on and won, because I think they've got to be pretty cool stuff!


Here's the Robin version of the Super Friends pencil sharpener (I showed the Batman one the other day). I'm not entirely certain how thick these were, but I almost suspect that what we see is a vinyl "sleeve" that fit over a standard cheap plastic sharpener to collect the shavings.


I'd imagine that these Super Friends napkins probably went with the cut-outs above as party decorations!


Oh, man... if I had a set of these gift tags, I would absolutely have to scan them in and print out extras on label paper so I could never run out!


The seller called this piece of wallpaper "Super Friends" wallpaper, but I'm not sure... I don't recall Batgirl ever being featured in any Super Friends product. Neat wallpaper, though, isn't it?


Here's another of those variations on the Give-A-Show Projector, this one from a different manufacturer! Combine Give-A-Show with Book and Record sets, and you've got this!


Ladies and gentlemen, may I present... The World's Finest Soakies!

And next up... we go into Super Powers stuff, beginning with these custom-made figures designed to fit in with the regular Kenner Super Powers line!


This would be, of course, Abra Kadabra...


This Black Adam figure really looks like it belongs with the set!


This Captain Cold figure also looks pretty awesome!


This Creeper figure doesn't look as good as the last two, but was a good effort!


Doctor Destiny seemed like an odd choice for a custom figure... but it looks pretty nice, eh?


Eclipso does seem more of an obvious character to do than Doc Destiny!


This Felix Faust is very well done!

More next time!