The follow up  

NewJackSwing 43M
160 posts
6/26/2005 12:49 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

The follow up

Well, I recieved a response back from a Customer Service rep. The person who responded said that she found nothing objectionable about my post. All she suggested was that I try to repost.

So here goes .. the one .. the only "objectionable" post .. ENJOY!


Hey all!

Sorry for the long delay but I was going through that "dry spell" when it came to coming up with a (I hope) interesting blog entry. I believe I found something so here goes!

I was watching the "Antique Roadhouse" a couple nights ago on PBS and a lady who appeared to be in her mid or early 50's had a collection that was being appraised.

What was in the collection?

She had about what looked to be around 40 Hotwheels cars still in their boxes from around 1967 to 1969. Of course they were all in mint condition (both the boxes and cars) but what made them so unique was that they were some really short run models (and) featured some reather gaudy colours . It seemed like the dude who appraised her really knew his stuff on Hotwheels and in the end gave her collection a value between $2000 - $4000.00. Of course needless to say the lady was estatic.

So that got me thinking about the toys I had when I was a kid. I had ALOT of the big name toys .. Transformers (which I keep a couple standing on my the top of my desk), GI Joe and heck, I even had most of the Star Wars stuff when it came out. You name it, I had the Millenium Falcon, the Death Star, X Wing Fighter, Tie Fighter, pretty well half of the Star Wars figures that came out from the late 70's and early 80's. Needless to say I destroyed most of the stuff because I didn't know better as a kid.

About 10yrs ago I went to a classic toy shop and bought a couple of my beloved Star Wars figures back. I managed to buy a mint Luke Skywalker (in his X Wing figther suit w/weapon), a mint (and in pure white!) Stormtrooper w/weapon and a mint Han Solo (w/weapon and wearing his black vest w/white shirt .. the classic Solo). In the end I spent maybe close to $200.00 on three figures .. yep .. TWO HUNDRED .. dollars.

I suppose it's a small price to pay for reclaiming part of my childhood. But if I knew now what I should have known then .. I could have been sitting on a fortune!

rockwriter58 56M
1389 posts
6/26/2005 12:20 pm

How is it this ever got banned and was found objectionable? That new screening software they've installed has got to go.

NewJackSwing 43M

6/26/2005 8:40 pm

rockwriter58: I have no idea at all .. really. Like I said, I read it over and so did the AdultFriendFinder representative and she couldn't understand it either.

All that matters is that it's up now and this whole thing is over and done with!

rm_Elysia2005 43F
412 posts
6/27/2005 10:43 pm

Probably brand names, which seems a little nit-picky.

If my sister and I had taken care of our Barbies, and if my mom had not thrown them out when they went un-played-with for more than two weeks... *sigh*

And don't get my dad started on his old comic books collections.

Ultraviolet_69 62F

6/27/2005 11:21 pm

I'd saved my original Barbie. She had the black string hair pony tail with curly bangs, still had her pearl earrings, black slid CFMP, black and white stipped bathing suit and the carrying case. I'd gotten her for my 6th birthday and although I'd played with the doll, (She and the GI Joe that belonged to the boy down the block used to make out. He was hunkier than Ken.)she was still in prestine condition. One day when I was home from college on vacation, my sweet grandmother handed me $40.00. When I asked what it was for, she replied the neighbor across the street had been having a yard sale and a man was looking at some of the toys she had out. He was especially interested in a Barbie with curly bangs and a pony tail. My sweet grandmother said "Oh, my granddaughter has one just like that, only it has the shoes and earrings and the hair's not messed up." He asked to see it, she complied with his request and jumped at his offer of $40.00 for my Barbie, her case and the clothing. She was so proud of having obtained some spending money for me. I stiffled the groan I felt rising up from the pit of my stomach and silently cursed the man who took advantage of my sweet grandmother, knowing full well he'd stolen a collectible (not to mention a piece of my childhood).

NewJackSwing 43M

6/27/2005 11:47 pm

Elysia2005: You know what's odd? The Customer Service person said that wasn't objectionable at all ... but if it was .. you're right .. VERY nit picky!

My sister is the same way as you .. had she taken care of her Barbies she could have had a really great collection or it'd be worth TONS too!

Ah yes .. comic book collections .. don't get my dad or uncle going either! My grand mother threw a whole lot of them out! Same goes with their hockey and baseball cards too!

NewJackSwing 43M

6/28/2005 10:46 am

Ultraviolet_69: Wow that's quite the story my dear! Wow!

Have you been able to find out what the doll would be worth?

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