Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Steal of the Century

  So I've been trying to complete my Superman The Animated Series action figure collection for a few years now. It's been a long challenging run. It's finally over thanks to an eBay Auction that ended on Tuesday night. I was searching for the Hasbro Battle For Metropolis 4 pack that was exclusive to Toys R Us and I saw one going for $20, I started to watch the Item but I forgot to bid on it and missed out!  You're probably thinking that this is the end of the story. Sadly it's only the beginning.
  Determined, I haven't given up yet. I had to have these figures at ANY cost. Ok so I really wasn't going to blow $150 on a MIB 4pack. No way on earth would I blow that kind of money. I'm not a stingy person when it comes to figure collecting. I did buy the Mattel TRU Mailaway Vince McMahon figure from Ringside Collectibles for $50. Money well spent.
  Where was I? Oh yes eBay. So I did another search for Superman The Animated Series figures and I came across a set of 6 loose figures that were Kenner figures with a Starting Bid of $15. The lot contained 2 Superman Figures, Lois Lane, Bizarro, Brainiac, and Metallo .  Lois Lane sells for $50 loose since she was only released in a 4pack. Bizzaro, Brainiac and Metallo are a whole roller coaster when it comes to getting a good deal or a bad deal online for them.
  So a few days in to watching the item, someone bids $15. So I'm all like there's no freaking way I'm gonna let them win this. I'm prepared to go all out war on these six figures. So I entered my max bid of $30. So now I'm at $15.50. So over the next few days it stayed at $15.50 when the Auction ended. I am now the proud owner of 6 Superman TAS figures.
  Anyway when the auction ended all I could think about was The Final bell by Bill Conti. I finally won them at a decent price. I went the distance on getting these figures. They're mine now. They belong to me. $15.50 is a steal for these because I bought them for less than the price of a 4pack which was $20.