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    The meet with pictures.

    I had so much fun actually getting to the Friday meet earlier than usual and staying MUCH later. 2:15 - midnight.

    I usually don't find enough time to socialize. I think there are several people I still never spoke to this weekend.

    When I left home I decided that this would be the first meet that I actually spend money. Last year I bought Chad's shark, but that was it pretty much.

    With a $300 budget, I thought maybe I would try to start collecting the new WGSH from mattel and Figures. Then I set up and started sewing repairs for a Lion from Oz. This will not increase his value. -at all. And I talked to a couple people about how I have always had fun piecing Megos back together be it Green Arrow or Ponch. I saw all the pieces parts here and there in the rooms and my plan hit me....

    - Reassemble the WGSH from parts.

    I decided that I would try to avoid buying complete / near complete figures even if priced low.

    I alo would try to keep the average total price low - below $15.

    Stick to T2.

    I would complete all work there.

    I also needed to repair 4 of the WGSH from my personal collection.

    Left legs seemed to be my biggest problem. Too many broken knee pins. I tried to stay original but then went to the Doc for repro pins. Alas he had none.
    Here is what I have:


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    I had with me three or four incomplete bodies, tools, a few parts.

    In the end I bought 2 figures near complete:
    Hulk from Hulk for $20 with two broken elbows. I used a screw and nut from my kit on one. He came with a bread tie in the other.
    Mxysptlk was $15 and needed minor repairs. i also bought a $33 of parts from the same fella.

    I bought $25 worth of parts from Charlie. $46 ($10 of it was for my personal collection repairs) from Steve. I bought some from David Lee - I think $30. $20 from Michael, $40 from someone else.


    $219 for

    Complete all original-

    1 Spider-man

    Complete-

    2 Superman - repro emblem (And enough parts to make a T1 superman including repro emblem)
    3 Batman - repro gloves, belt, cape
    4 Robin - repro gloves, emblem
    5 Mxysptlk - repro emblem
    6 Hulk - elbow pin substitutions

    Mostly there-

    7 Penguin - no jacket
    8 Shazam - no cape! repro emblem
    9 Captain America - no shield, repro emblem

    Also started-

    10 Riddler - no belt, wrong head, hands
    11 Catwoman - no suit, boots or gloves
    12 Batgirl - no suit, boots, belt, gloves, cape -repro cowl, emblem
    13 Falcon - no left boot - repro body
    14 Mr. Fantastic - wrong head, boots - no gloves -repro belt
    15 Tarzan - no body suit, jungle suit, knife


    I am have hints of these, but probably don't count

    16 Joker - no head, suit, shoes - T1
    17 Supergirl - incomplete body - no suit, shoes, belt, cape - repro emblem
    18 Aquaman - needs knee pins - no suit, head
    19 Human Torch - needs knee pins - no suit, head - wrong hands
    20 Wonder Woman - no arms, head, suit

    there are 8 more with no start

    Green Arrow
    Conan
    Thing
    Thor
    Invisible Girl
    Green Goblin
    Lizard
    Iron Man



    Depending on what you count don't count - I made 15 ish. At $15 a figure I needed to stay under $225 - I had $6 to spare!
    Last edited by Brue; Jun 8, '15 at 12:54 PM.

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    The rest of the meet in pictures



    https://www.flickr.com/photos/265769...57653806082078

    So on the WGSH I spent $219, I also bought parts for my collection repairs, a VW Campmobile (T2) with complimentary ET to drive it from Berto, stuff for Lily, and art by Art. about $250 in addition to the WGSH.

    I sold about $79 worth of stuff.

    So my budget was $300 and I spent a net of $390. That is about double what I spent last year. The previous several years were net profits since I was selling off my stuff and not buying much of anything.

    I think I will leave my incomplete WGSH in the box until next Mego Meet - and try to Collect 'Em All then.
    Last edited by Brue; Jun 8, '15 at 1:06 PM.

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    Excellent! Thanks for sharing! Looks like you had a great time.

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    Outstanding my man!!! Have fun Finishing them off!!!

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    Wow! GREAT photos Brue!

    And your little girl is just adorable!! She's going to break many hearts when she grows up!

    You're still the BEST Cosplayer around, buddy!! That is a totally BOSS Captain America outfit!!!
    I... am an action figure customizer

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    okay, the oven mitts on Reverse Flash are inspired.

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    A couple more from this year with Brue...
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    Consistent with one from last year....

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    Glad I brought my parts bin and could help. A few stubborn pieces during repairs but a fun project/idea.

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    Awesome pics man, thanks for sharing

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