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Thread: "Pathetic Man-Child Destroys 2,387 Vintage Star Wars Figures"

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    Many Star Wars collectors lose their s**t when they hear about someone removing a figure from a trashed card, what would they think of this? Dude will be lucky if the Star Wars collecting illuminati doesn't issue a fatwa on him!

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    To be fair there are literally MILLIONS of those played-with condition Star Wars toys. 2,000 or so being destroyed is just the tiniest drop in the bucket given how many of those things you see in personal collections and in piles/buckets at toy shows.

    Also I honestly think there are very few kids out there that would have much interest in action figures at all, let alone a strangers old used played with figure. Most of the kids in my life haven't show much interest in action figures at all, preferring Lego and Tablets as their playthings. Given the BILLIONS of Star Wars shovelled out there in the past forty years, why would you give a forty year old used figure to say, a Christmas toy drive rather than going to the dollar store and buying a brand new in package Star Wars Action figure for 3-4 bucks?

    Honestly, the only people who covet those old 40+ year old beaters are 40+ year old men in general. (yes, they made a point out of panning across some that are in better condition, but who are we kidding, that was just for show). If anyone younger wants them, it's not like there are millions more out there in collections or in the hands of dealers. You might as well tell the folks hoarding them to donate them as well.

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    I'm not truly upset about this--I'm not sentimental about nor a fan of Star Wars any longer. But something about it is grotesque to me, it gives me a pang by association for the toys I've loved. When I think of the Mego parts and accessories that I've sorted and saved over the decades, I can't imaging doing something this destructive to them out of spite or irony.
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    even if they are only worth a buck a piece, that is still over 2 grand that he just flushed. for what? cheap thrills?

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    What you don't see is his complete set of AFA Graded 12 Backs he keeps in a shrine inside a climate controlled vault.

    It is a cheap trigger to melt some weaponless beaters. Burn your carded Vinyl Caped Jawa and let's talk.

    This guy is probably so excited about the attention he's getting, he probably can't sleep for more than an hour without checking his comments.
    SELL ME YOUR LOOSE MINTY WONDER WOMAN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgiabuff View Post
    even if they are only worth a buck a piece, that is still over 2 grand that he just flushed. for what? cheap thrills?
    Nope. They make ad revenue money on their Youtube Channel. The more hits they get, the more money they make. Inside of 24 hours they are already closing in on half a million eyeballs. 462,402 views so far. If I were to hazard a guess, they had a spike in viewership on their original video where they melted a handful of vintage figure, and that spurred them on to pull this stunt. Bascially anyone who watches this video is putting money in their pocket.

    I don't know what youtube revenue is like on that amount of views, but I'd guess in the long run it might be money well spent for them as long as it contines to drive traffic and bring attention to their channel?
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    Not sure how accurate this is, but here's what I found when I googled.

    https://www.quora.com/How-much-does-...per-500k-views

    "It depends on their RPM or rate per thousand views, the average RPM is about $2. This means that a YouTuber might make around $1,000 from a video with 500,000 views. Now we are at a key figure that really affects revenue directly. Advertisers can opt for different ad formats on YouTube ."



    https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qim...3c43644bb047f4
    Last edited by samurainoir; Feb 12, '19 at 12:59 AM.

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    https://www.patreon.com/redlettermedia
    They also have a Patreon with 6,304 subscribers a month. That means that at minimum ($2), they get $12,608 a month, and likely much more than that (depending on how many top out at $15 a month) to make youtube videos, in addition to their ad revenue.

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    They have a separate video production company that does corporate work. RLM's income covers its own costs. Even if they drop 3k for loose figures, it's a company expense.

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    It's hard to believe!

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