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  1. Netflix Marvel Universe

    Enjoying Punisher and looking forward to his expanded role as anti-hero and non-meta in the MCU. Still disliked the poorly written and abysmal failure "Iron Fist". The actor Finn Jones is the weakest link in the MCU and he specifically made the Defenders disappointing. I concur with Mog, the fight sequences in DD specifically with Nobu grossly overshadow all of the fights in Iron Fist. Glad to hear Iron Fist s2 will change writers should help but it'd greatly help if the lead role was recast. Countless wasted opportunities largely due to Finn not being a suitable match, and training for the physically demanding role of a "master gung fu practitioner".
  2. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    Asinine analysis underscored by petulance and an entitlement mindset. Do you understand how consignment operates? The fact is even if a consignment seller wants to price an item lower it is not their decision because owners dictate minimum pricing requirements. Whereas urbantreasurehunterjapan does not sell items for collectors; they own everything they resell and they alone dictate the list price. Your esteemed urbantreasurehunterjapan mark up all items for well over 200%, then offer their magnanimous 25% discount. Real examples are these two Flashback cels https://www.ebay.com/itm/MACROSS-FLASHBACK-ROBOTECH-LYNN-MINMAY-ANIME-PRODUCTION-CEL-3/401008042919?hash=item5d5df123a7:g:3fMAAOSwA4dWF3Yh and https://www.ebay.com/itm/MACROSS-FLASHBACK-ROBOTECH-LYNN-MINMAY-ANIME-PRODUCTION-CEL-2/401008042316?hash=item5d5df1214c:g:RREAAOSwT5tWF3We . The two cels were offered in one auction that sold for less than $700 USD. As the epitome of a scalper, urbantreasurehunterjapan true to form lists each cel on ebay separately for $1,199.99 and $974.99. Unsurprisingly these two cels remain unsold as do the majority of their items primarily due to their listing practices. It would behoove you to learn how to objectively research facts and not rely on anecdotal evidence.
  3. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    @JetJockey Solid sellers, dealt with them before. As stated in their auctions they sell items on consignment. The negative feedback means very little considering you do not know the facts or the details involving the transaction. In my experience it is prudent to refrain from jumping to unsubstantiated conclusions. Bottom line, one negative means nothing considering this seller has been around for well over a decade. Your mileage may vary but bad buyers and sellers disappear far quicker than this sellers longevity.
  4. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    No dealings with YJA user art_sukisuki2012. Once he reposts some items I can confirm if he lists counterfeits. Researched jeet_kun_do1972 some of his items are authentic. But need to examine specific listings to confirm if he deals with counterfeits like YJA user m4a12011. Your shikishi by Tenjin is quite impressive, congratulations on obtaining it.
  5. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    apple_symphony_xx is a reputable YJA seller. He has been selling for well over a decade.
  6. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    We've previously discussed ways to identify and avoid counterfeit cels (aka fakes, commission, fan-made, reproductions, etc), but let's also discuss how counterfeit drawings also exist. What are other collectors experiences regarding shikishis (aka artboards typically used for original sketches in JP)? Typically I've encountered counterfeit shikishis being offered as authentic mainly by less established YJA sellers who also are not dealers. I've previously asked, do others feel it is important that a seller has business longevity? Does it matter to you if the seller has established contacts and sells original artworks obtained from the artists themselves? And lastly, what type of seller do you think is more likely to attempt to sell (knowingly or unknowingly) counterfeit cels and original artworks? So on that note, as a warning to shikishi collectors it is in your best interest to avoid YJA user m4a12011 https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/seller/m4a12011?ngram=1 This is one of many counterfeit sellers on YJA.
  7. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    I concur jvmacross! I've often suggested buying directly from overseas sources like YJA, but some feel the collectors and public may not be aware of such resources.
  8. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    Many of us feel buying from deadbeat scalpers like urbantreasurehunterjapan only encourages them to prey on collectors and the public. It is a vicious cycle whenever someone buys anything from scalpers. Prospective buyers have two main choices, you can choose to a) help their business grow by buying from them, or b) remove a purchase from their business and effectively voice your dissent. The choice is always yours.
  9. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    Good catch jvmacross!
  10. Have any of you quit collecting?

    @Vepariga: Good plan! Is you collection posted anywhere? Url? Also did you pick up the cel used for your avatar? If you got any other cels post them in the cel collectors thread. Thanks!
  11. Have any of you quit collecting?

    @jvmacross: Orguss and Orguss02 are both entertaining, check them out. Orguss was fansubbed years ago by CentralAnime. You can see the fansubs on YouTube for free. @technoblue: Glad to hear you no longer feel the goal to collect multiple versions. So what exactly do you feel you need to get out of your collecting hobby? I found setting well-defined goals is essential to making improvements in all areas of life (health, career, financial, etc). Since you are on the fence of starting over and letting go, have you objectively considered the tangible benefits for selling versus holding onto your collection?
  12. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    Ha! My thoughts exactly!
  13. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    Possibly or could just be an honest mistake. Who knows? Suppose it really doesn't matter now since it is being offered. Wonder if the previous owner will pick this up. Are you interested in this?
  14. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    Most likely a PC game. The matching douga was sold years ago. Why they failed to keep the two together is a mystery since they typically keep things together.
  15. Macross/Animation Cel Collection Thread

    I concur. Ultimately, the onus is on the prospective buyer to conduct their due diligence. Hopefully whomever purchased this counterfeit cel was not deceived by the craftsmanship. If the price was lower even I would not mind purchasing what amounts to a fan cel. Unfortunately when YJA changed the userid tracking procedures, it stopped everyone from determining the identity of the bidding and winning party. But, if we see our good friend urbantreasurehunterjapan or another gouger offer it on ebay, we will know all we need to know, right?