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Any interest in a selling/trading forum? Or perhaps a toys/memorabilia forum?

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I'm sure with all the SW fans on this board that many of you collect various types of memorabilia, either Star Wars-related or not. Probably a few A/V nuts here as well.

Would any of you have any interest in a forum dedicated to selling/trading merchandise (toys, posters, movies, etc.) and posting good deals you've found? Maybe just a general memorabilia forum?

I'm not sure if the traffic would justify such a special forum, but it might be worth a try.
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I am absolutely interested.

An idea that may drum up more interest is to expand it beyond just Star Wars. Maybe include other rarities such as G.I. Joe or old HeMan stuff. Or is that going a little far? I'm just trying to give ideas that may help justify its existence a little more.
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I think we'd generate enough interest sticking to SW stuff, although I wouldn't object to including other LFL merchandise (ROTLA, for example).

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Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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Okay, let's do that then. Keep it to LFL licensed merchandise. That would be very cool. I would love to pick up some of the old 3 3/4" Raiders and 6" Temple figs that I used to have. That Mola Ram figure kicks ass.
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I personally wouldn't object to letting people post about things outside the LFL universe, simply because people tend to be not just Star Wars collectors, but collectors in general. I have action figures and toys from many different lines.

Do you guys think it should be a buying/selling/trading forum, or a discussion forum?
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I'm thinking a discussion forum; those interested in buying/selling can PM each other, right?

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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It can be a bit of both. I don't see how we could possibly avoid it really. People have a thread entry that contains their stuff or what they are looking to buy. Others see something listed and contact them. The buyer/seller would then update their entry on the thread or just post anew once they get or sell some of what they listed previously.
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I think that's what I meant.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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I guess I voted prematurely....mine was the only "no." After actually reading the thread, I do think it is a pretty good idea, but it would be a bit complicated. You would have to adveritise it on the web somehow... And, to answer Jay's Q about whether or not the site traffic will support a forum like that, I'd say no; from what I've seen, this site moves pretty slow w/ only a few avid posters and 385 users in all. But what do I know...so far I'm just a Padawan Learner I never even got welcomed into the forum





BTW, (off topic I know) but did you get a look at the banner I made for the site Jay? I sent it to you via email...PM me.
I just hate stupid people.

GO JETS!!!!

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This might be a little late, but welcome to the forum! It's nice to have some more people coming in to post.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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i must say i wouldnt be interested, but i still say do it for all the collectors out there.
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Originally posted by: GundarkHunter
This might be a little late, but welcome to the forum! It's nice to have some more people coming in to post.


Awww shucks GH.....I feel all warm inside now. No, wait, that's just the blood pumping around like usual, nm.
I just hate stupid people.

GO JETS!!!!

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LOL

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
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I think a toy forum would work well. There are a few out there right now, but they are either specialized to one toy line or they charge for membership. If Jay created such a thing and we sent out notices to some of the toy sites out there, I'm sure we could get a pretty big fan following. As for the slow nature of this forum, it's a very specialized forum in which most people would only visit the site to sign the petition and leave it at that. To find people dedicated enough to the cause that aren't already big followers of other forums and, therefore, busy posting there, is probably pretty rare. That's what makes us all so special. You too StarTrooper. Welcomed or not, you are welcome.
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hey we all know im down...
hehe
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Holy Hell! You live! Where the hell you been?
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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I think you should just go with a Toys/Memorabilia forum. The buying-selling would would work well for a while, but once the regulars run out of stuff, it will be a pretty much dead forum. Instead, allow for the buying and selling of toys & such in that forum.
I just hate stupid people.

GO JETS!!!!

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i know Bossk..
i have been away for a bit...
work as well as me making more money has kept me away from my computer for a while..
hehe

it's nice to know u care though!


feel free to email me anytime just to chat..
i should be back on here regularly come school...

i do come on every week to see what's new.. but rarely have time to post..
but im still here..
just in spirit!
"Never. I'll never turn to the darkside. You've failed your highness. I am a jedi, like my father before me."
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no no. You have to have 10,000 posts to be a spirit. Jedi Spirit, that is. Get crankin' boy.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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hehehehe...

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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Well, since Jay started the new topic with the toy forum, I guess this can be declared...

DEAD THREAD. DO NOT POST HERE ANYMORE.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Dammit Dayv, we were only a week away from this thread dying! AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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in the eternal words of goldenrod: how typical.


EDIT:
since i cant post without shooting my kneecaps off then i will edit a post.
hehe.
"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent."
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DEAD THREAD. IF YOU VIOLATE THIS EDICT ANYMORE, I WILL SICK MOTTI AND HIS KNEECUTTER ON YOU. THAT INCLUDES YOU MOTTI. YOU VIOLATE THIS AND THE REST OF US WILL HAVE FUN WATCHING YOU SHOOT OUT YOUR OWN KNEECAPS.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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