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Chris L
07-19-2008, 02:04 PM
I've seen this one before...but this guy has talent. I love it!

Gi Joe 25th Anniversary Scalper Figure MOC RARE VARIANT - eBay (item 290245494087 end time Jul-19-08 13:17:37 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/Gi-Joe-25th-Anniversary-Scalper-Figure-MOC-RARE-VARIANT_W0QQitemZ290245494087QQihZ019QQcategoryZ15 5325QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Jdizzle66
07-19-2008, 02:06 PM
nice, i see that guy all the time haha

STORM SHADOW
07-19-2008, 02:11 PM
whoa, $157.00

LOLLLLLLLLLL, got to love taking something so silly and making it funny (and profitable).

BOMBSHELLMIKE
07-19-2008, 02:11 PM
The guy who made it is a member here on Hisstank.

dgnr82
07-19-2008, 02:26 PM
I wish I could see a toy aisle that had that many Joes in it, like the one in the pic on the back of the card.

Great figure though.

karamazov80
07-19-2008, 02:29 PM
Holy moley that's a lot of money. Didn't think any of the poor shlubs constantly complaining about "scalpers" (who, I deduce, are not willing or able to pay "scalper" prices on eBay) would be willing to spend that kind of money for something like that.

Jdizzle66
07-19-2008, 02:35 PM
I wish I could see a toy aisle that had that many Joes in it, like the one in the pic on the back of the card.

Great figure though.


ive seen toy isles of joes like that.........in 1989 haha

fireflyguy
07-19-2008, 02:39 PM
That is awesome! I would buy that if I had the $$, but scalpers took it all. This member ought to think about mass producing, or selling the idea to Hasbro.

Sergeant Major
07-19-2008, 02:41 PM
That was one of the most creative Customs I've ever seen on this board...regardless of what the "theme" was/is.

I bet the price is that high because it's a HissTank.com exclusive (that made me smile from ear to ear :D).

Barefoot Jedi
07-19-2008, 02:42 PM
The blue Crocs (knockoffs, no doubt) with the 1980's striped socks does it for me. Also the McDonald's bag. Genius. Pure genius.

karamazov80
07-19-2008, 02:49 PM
That was one of the most creative Customs I've ever seen on this board...regardless of what the "theme" was/is.

I bet the price is that high because it's a HissTank.com exclusive (that made me smile from ear to ear :D).
No doubt that it is a terrific piece of work, and hats off to the creators/upkeepers of these boards if the price is due to its association with hisstank. Though I don't personally understand the logic behind buying something for the fact that it attracted some attention on a message board, it does say something. . .about something.

Eopie Herder
07-19-2008, 02:52 PM
Great figure...actually had me laughing out loud!

Chris L
07-19-2008, 02:55 PM
There are two things that would this perfect!!

1. Some small Hot Wheels in the cart as well.

(I apologize if there are any legitimate collectors, but all my area scalpers go to the Hot Wheels first then clean the toy aisles out.)

2. A voice chip that has his Mom yelling at him about what he's doing in the basement.

Sergeant Major
07-19-2008, 02:56 PM
No doubt that it is a terrific piece of work, and hats off to the creators/upkeepers of these boards if the price is due to its association with hisstank. Though I don't personally understand the logic behind buying something for the fact that it attracted some attention on a message board, it does say something. . .about something.


Oh, I doubt the price is any reflection of the piece's relation to the board. It's fetching that price because of the work put behind it.

I'm just living in a dream world where HissTank drives the prices up on everything. lol :D

Sergeant Major
07-19-2008, 02:56 PM
There are two things that would this perfect!!

1. Some small Hot Wheels in the cart as well.

(I apologize if there are any legitimate collectors, but all my area scalpers go to the Hot Wheels first then clean the toy aisles out.)

2. A voice chip that has his Mom yelling at him about what he's doing in the basement.


Good stuff! LOL

mikeTime
07-19-2008, 03:01 PM
$217 with one hour to go. Is that worth giving up a one-of-a kind MOC custom with some fame behind it. Unless you could make another one, lol. Good luck, both seller and buyer will be happy with this one

Griff
07-19-2008, 03:04 PM
Current bid at 217 plus. and that is the BEST auction ever. (says liek comic book guy from simpsons) ;)

xhairs
07-19-2008, 03:38 PM
man thats awsome.

mikeTime
07-19-2008, 04:18 PM
The bid history is a little odd. What are the chances of 7 bidders with *** in their name all bidding on this auction. maybe some security or something $255 seems like a good price.

Sergeant Major
07-19-2008, 04:40 PM
MT, that's an eBay feature which "cloaks" the name of the bidders involved in hopes of avoiding phishing.

That said, once the auction is over you can see the winning bidder.

sharke
07-19-2008, 04:56 PM
all around win

Jdizzle66
07-19-2008, 05:08 PM
MT, that's an eBay feature which "cloaks" the name of the bidders involved in hopes of avoiding phishing.

That said, once the auction is over you can see the winning bidder.

only problem with that is it makes it easyer for people to shill their bids now.


$255 ending bid. man i wonder what the cost was to make that figure. I sold some custom MOC SW back in the day i think the highest i got was $35.

DevilDog00
07-19-2008, 06:03 PM
Wow that is a very cool custom. Great work.

Lion
07-19-2008, 08:04 PM
Awesome, I swear I passed that guy on the way to an empty Joe section.

karamazov80
07-19-2008, 08:18 PM
only problem with that is it makes it easyer for people to shill their bids now.
Another problem that I have had is that I might bid on items a buddy of mine is bidding on, which I wouldn't otherwise do.

Glad the guy got so much for his time and effort. That is a fine custom job, all the way. I would be proud to have it, just for the quality of the workmanship.

JoeFanPDX
07-19-2008, 09:13 PM
To date this is one of the most entertaining auctions and a truely original figures I have seen. Really great work.

Flame Viper
07-20-2008, 02:21 PM
That is awesome. Great work for that custom. It must have taken a lot of time.

Very unique. Just love it!@

Wyo
07-21-2008, 01:32 AM
Interesting auction. I had no idea that it went on ebay. I actually sold it last month to a guy who offered to buy it from me on the spot. I didnt realize that it was going to go on ebay......oh well, what can you do?? Glad you all liked the figure.

Wyo
07-21-2008, 01:45 AM
That was one of the most creative Customs I've ever seen on this board...regardless of what the "theme" was/is.

I bet the price is that high because it's a HissTank.com exclusive (that made me smile from ear to ear :D).

Thanks. I hope that at least Hisstank.com got some free publicity out of this. I dont want anyone to think that I was trying to profit off of this website, which I love so much! Again, I had NO idea that this would end up on ebay. Hopefully, the new owner will hang on to it.

coola784
07-21-2008, 10:40 PM
that is awsome, very creative, but high in price, but prolly one of the most original customs ever.

karamazov80
07-21-2008, 11:22 PM
Interesting auction. I had no idea that it went on ebay. I actually sold it last month to a guy who offered to buy it from me on the spot. I didnt realize that it was going to go on ebay......oh well, what can you do?? Glad you all liked the figure.
Yeesh, I hope you got a decent amount for it. I assumed that you were selling it.

nightforceoutback11
07-23-2008, 02:24 PM
The figure and the people it lampoons are both winners!!

Wyo
07-23-2008, 06:36 PM
$217 with one hour to go. Is that worth giving up a one-of-a kind MOC custom with some fame behind it. Unless you could make another one, lol. Good luck, both seller and buyer will be happy with this one

Actually, I do have another one. I made a "variant" version with a chrome card (instead of silver spray painted trim) and a target shopping cart instead of walmart. The scalper also has a cell phone too. This one is staying in my portfolio though...so it defintely wont end up on ebay.

The Batman
07-23-2008, 06:39 PM
I AM THE SCALPER!!!! No Not really.. but still that is a fantastic figure. If only i was Bill Gates.. I could win that auction.