Monday, October 26, 2009

It was an Impulse buy….

eBay is rightfully called “ePay” at times, because there’s always someone out there ready to gouge collectors, and when you realllly want something, it can require an iron will to resist.

The flipside of the system is that you occasionally find some bargain gems. I only came to be doing an eBay search for the DCD Impulse Statue because someone at the AFB Forums was asking about the Young Justice Statues. I thought I knew everything DCD had ever done, but this set must have been before my time. I wasn’t wild about the Robin and Superboy statues that bookend the Young Justice set, but the Impulse statue is a standout that really captures the character and something that I knew I wanted for my collection.

Therefore, it was happiness to find an auction for said statue that had a low starting bid and never got off the ground. I snagged this puppy for an unspeakably low sum – even when the shipping to Oz was factored in.

I received this a couple of days ago and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. This statue IS Bart Allen – it captures all of his cheeky charm through a great headsculpt and pose. It’s a very dynamic piece, with Bart skidding in and a dust cloud forming. The only shame here is that his goggles have fogged over a bit with age, clouding a full view of his eyes. Certainly doesn’t take too much away from a great statue, which I will proudly display in the Flash section of the AFB Museum.

So, for all that that eBay took from me in my green, early years of collecting, it’s nice to strike a blow back by getting such an amazing piece for such a steal! Score one for the little guy!

You can see more pics at Facebook, join in the Young Justice Statue discussion thread at the AFB Forum, and comment on this post to enter the October AFB Comment of the Month Contest.

Until next time!


Tom Freak said...

Looks great! Not even the foggy goggles are enough to bring it down.

Great purchase. And Ebay is also a question of luck, one time I got four MOC figures for five bucks!

Saranga said...

He looks awesome!

If you ever decide to sell, let me know.

bigraj said...

Looks pretty sweet. Nice pickup.

ryanlb said...

He looks quite nice.

I had the opportunity to visit a real comic book shop in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago, and they had a bunch of DC Direct statues and mini busts, and they all looked really great, I wish I could afford to buy some of them.

I LOVE eBay. My collection would be a quarter of what it is, without eBay.

Kyle said...

You gotta love the random finds on ebay.

FB said...

Good score mate,that's a fun Statue that i agree has really captured his essence perfectly.Great piece congrats!

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