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Jonathan_White
01-29-2007, 02:55 AM
Hi everyone,

My name, as I'm sure those with wits about you can guess, is Jonathan. I reside in rockin' town of Manchester in the north of England, one of the coutnries which makes up the UK. Been collecting action figures for just about 2 years, mostly comic book related stuff, with a branch off into sci-fi, but like I'm sure we all have had, there was tat sixth month period where I just bought anything and everything!

Now though I've narrowed down my collection habits to the following...

- Marvel Legends
- Pretty much any decent Batman figure/statue
- 1/6th Scale figures (Takara, Medicom, Sideshow etc)
- Sideshow Marvel Premium Format figures
(Although I do stray from this doctrine occasionaly :))

I'd say for an 18 year old collector I've managed to hone what I like early enough so that my money wont go to waste :).

Look forward to chatting with all of you :chew

P.S. While I've got your attention, does anybody have any idea what kind of shipping I can expect to pay on a PF direct from sideshow to the UK?

ifu03612
01-29-2007, 05:38 AM
hey welcome 2 the board.

heres wat i paid for Lurtz PF direct from SS

Freight: $28.00
VAT/Sales Tax: $66.15

hope this helps

great to start when your young! Got Boromir SSW statue when I was 17 and haven't looked back

Cheers

Colin

Shai
01-29-2007, 05:54 AM
Welcome..........

Jonathan_White
01-29-2007, 11:42 AM
hey welcome 2 the board.

heres wat i paid for Lurtz PF direct from SS

Freight: $28.00
VAT/Sales Tax: $66.15

hope this helps

great to start when your young! Got Boromir SSW statue when I was 17 and haven't looked back

Cheers

Colin

So are you a Brit then? Are there many Brits on these boards?

Thanks for the welcome guys :)

RichPG
01-29-2007, 02:45 PM
Hi Jonathan,

There are quite a few brits on the board including myself. There are far more american board members, and they usually get items faster & cheaper than we do - but that's life.:D

The activity on the board varies although I try to at least visit most days.

Obviously when Sideshow (and other companies) announce new product / preorder or ship new items then the board is much busier.

It's quite an addictive hobby & expensive for an 18 year old to maintain. Sounds like you know what you like, but beware the PF's are very large & very addictive & can make other figures look "toy like".:monkey3

ifu03612
01-29-2007, 02:47 PM
I'm from Stirlingshire up in Scotland, theres a handful of Brits!! Always nice to see another person from the EU cos wen i'm on during the day, theres not much happening.

I collected marvel for a while but sold them to focus on LOTR, PF line and bits and pieces from the other lines, and other LOTR memorabilia.

What do you do? I'm a student myself.

Cheers
Colin

carbo-fation
01-29-2007, 03:26 PM
Welcome to Dave's Labyrinth.....:D :chew :chew :chew

HAPPYBOY
01-29-2007, 06:15 PM
Good to have you among the freaks!

Jonathan_White
01-30-2007, 04:31 AM
What do you do? I'm a student myself.

Cheers
Colin

Currently I am in full time employ at the recently opened Virgin Megastore in Manchester. It's sounds like a hum drum retail job, but it affords me some cool opportunities, like playing on the Wii with Richard Branson, or getting to meet Bloc Party (in Feb) and getting drunk with the Mighty Boosh! But besides that, I think it probably is just like any other retail job.


Hi Jonathan...
It's quite an addictive hobby & expensive for an 18 year old to maintain. Sounds like you know what you like, but beware the PF's are very large & very addictive & can make other figures look "toy like".:monkey3

It's rather expensive, but I've learnt to limit myself (somewhat :rolleyes:), although the fact I'm still shacked up with my parents helps out! I think getting my first PF (Dr. Doom) is what made me cut out half of my collecting habits, I abandoned all McFarlane lines, DC Direct, Mezco etc simply because I didn't get the same feeling anymore. Luckily I still love the characters in Marvel Legends, and a quality 1/6th figure fills me with the same feeling of awe as any PF ever will.

So, on my Cap A PF, would you say $100 shipping is a safe estimate?

Thanks for the warm welcom everyone :chew

abstractharmony
01-30-2007, 06:20 AM
Hey Man,

Whereabouts in Manchester are you?

I'm from the greatest place on earth myself...

Jonathan_White
01-30-2007, 02:35 PM
Hey Man,

Whereabouts in Manchester are you?t

I'm from the greatest place on earth myself...

I'm in Prestwich, in between the City Center and Bury.

Where are you situated my Mancunian man?

abstractharmony
01-30-2007, 02:48 PM
Ah Prestwich...

The Grapes, The Preists, The Church, TGI's, Heaton Park...



and a mental hospital.



Originally from Whitefield now up in Cheadle.

Jonathan_White
01-30-2007, 03:04 PM
Ah Prestwich...

...Originally from Whitefield now up in Cheadle.

Nice, I lived in and went to school in Whitefield (Phillips High School).

May I ask where you do most of your collectibles shopping then? Do you ever visit the monthly shows at Sachas Hotel?

Alice Adrenochrome
01-30-2007, 03:12 PM
Welcome Jonathan from Manchester. Manchester, home of Joy Division, The Selecter, and The Smiths. Fan-tas-tic.

abstractharmony
01-30-2007, 03:44 PM
(Phillips High School).




DUDE!!!!!!!!

So did I - who was your form tutor?

I was in 'L' with Mr. Regan.


Toy shopping - the bay, SSC and the commerce section here.

Jonathan_White
01-30-2007, 07:49 PM
DUDE!!!!!!!!

So did I - who was your form tutor?

I was in 'L' with Mr. Regan.


Toy shopping - the bay, SSC and the commerce section here.


Erm, if memory serves I was in R with Miss Preston taking the reigns, man Mr. Regan, such a ridiculous chap. You know a girl I knew from a prior high shcool got severly repremanded for calling him a pervert. So when were you in attendance at Phillips?

So do you never do any shopping in or around Manchester?

Batty
01-30-2007, 07:52 PM
Welcome!

I'm not from the UK.

Boba Fett
01-30-2007, 09:35 PM
Bienvenido! I'm not in the U.K. either.

BUT... cerveza is in the fridge so help yourself.

King Darkness
01-31-2007, 06:53 AM
:moon :moon :moon :moon :moon :moon :moon :moon

abstractharmony
01-31-2007, 06:56 AM
Erm, if memory serves I was in R with Miss Preston taking the reigns, man Mr. Regan, such a ridiculous chap. You know a girl I knew from a prior high shcool got severly repremanded for calling him a pervert. So when were you in attendance at Phillips?

So do you never do any shopping in or around Manchester?

We used to call Regan 'Bobby Bondage' - Hell of a fella and the best History teacher I've ever met.

I'm popping into town on Saturday - what time are you lunching? Fancy a drink?

I'm an old b'stard so I left in 1991 - 'The last great year' according to a lot of the teachers wgho I kept in contact with. I thought that we were just a bunch of heavy metal loving chuckleheads but that's just me...

ifu03612
01-31-2007, 02:11 PM
Currently I am in full time employ at the recently opened Virgin Megastore in Manchester. It's sounds like a hum drum retail job, but it affords me some cool opportunities, like playing on the Wii with Richard Branson, or getting to meet Bloc Party (in Feb) and getting drunk with the Mighty Boosh! But besides that, I think it probably is just like any other retail job.



It's rather expensive, but I've learnt to limit myself (somewhat :rolleyes:), although the fact I'm still shacked up with my parents helps out! I think getting my first PF (Dr. Doom) is what made me cut out half of my collecting habits, I abandoned all McFarlane lines, DC Direct, Mezco etc simply because I didn't get the same feeling anymore. Luckily I still love the characters in Marvel Legends, and a quality 1/6th figure fills me with the same feeling of awe as any PF ever will.

So, on my Cap A PF, would you say $100 shipping is a safe estimate?

Thanks for the warm welcom everyone :chew

Just out of interest where did you get your Doom PF from? Do you collect the VS diorramas?

I used to work in MVC and HMV, I loved working in retail especially with dvds etc which is more enjoyable than selling summit which doesn't interest you at all.

Do you have a Wii then?

Colin

crazy collector
01-31-2007, 05:33 PM
Welcome. I'm in UK. Collect SS LOTR, SW, Marvel 12", PF and dioramas - also attakus starwars line.:lsvader

the Doctor
02-01-2007, 12:33 AM
rule brittania:D .:monkey3

twistedfreak
02-01-2007, 06:42 PM
Welcome the Freakness!

olvidadero
02-02-2007, 08:35 AM
Welcome to the board!

WetaWork
02-02-2007, 10:59 AM
I welcome you with open arms and empty wallet. :)

Marcus is not dead
02-02-2007, 01:27 PM
Manchester, this city sounds familiar to me ...
rock'n roll maybe?
no, that's it : poetry.

"I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery."
ERIC CANTONA.

welcome!

Alice Adrenochrome
02-02-2007, 04:16 PM
Welcome!

I'm not from the UK.

Are you not? Your accent sure did fool me!

KAOSINLA
02-03-2007, 12:58 AM
Welcome to the Machine!!!