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Offline CaptainCampion

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Disappearing Merchandise
« on: August 28, 2014, 01:58:09 AM »
I won't lie, I'm an avid collector. When I become obsessed over something, I want MERCHANDISE! (With Yu-Gi-Oh!, it was figurines. With Balto, plushes!)

However, I've come to notice as time goes on, less and less merchandise is popping up on the internet. eBay is essentially the Last Resort to find much of anything. Sadly, I'm unemployed at the moment and I'm trying to save money, or else I'd panick!buy everything I could!

How long do you all think it will be, before Watership Down merchandise stops flowing from person to person?

I feel over time, people who buy the stuff will break it, or pack it away in storage, never to be touched again, or thrown away, or donated to a local Goodwill where someone who simply likes rabbits will buy it, not knowing where the merchandise originates. It makes me upset! The only merchandise I own are the Hazel, Fiver, and Bigwig cereal box figures (not in the best condition, either) and the Knickerbocker (1980?) Hazel plush (which is in ruin, essentially).

I figure my last resort may be commissioning plush makers and sculptors to hook me up with some Watership Down stuff!

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2014, 05:35:30 AM »
It may be a fact, that, let's call it merchandise activity, is decreasing. I found it sad, too. Especially here in Germany, it's hard to find merchandise. And when you find something on eBay, the seller didn't ship to Germany :(

I could kick oneself! I found an offer on eBay: 4 Enesco-figurines of Blackberry, Hawkbit, Kehaar & Hannah and Bigwig for 20 € + 20 € shipping.

I didn't bought it, because the shipping costs are so high and I had worries that the package will be delivered damaged.

But four figurines for 40 €? I was so dumb  :frustrated  :frustrated  :frustrated


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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2015, 03:09:38 AM »
Quote from: CaptainCampion on Aug 27 2014, 09:58:09 PM
I won't lie, I'm an avid collector. When I become obsessed over something, I want MERCHANDISE! (With Yu-Gi-Oh!, it was figurines. With Balto, plushes!)

However, I've come to notice as time goes on, less and less merchandise is popping up on the internet. eBay is essentially the Last Resort to find much of anything. Sadly, I'm unemployed at the moment and I'm trying to save money, or else I'd panick!buy everything I could!

How long do you all think it will be, before Watership Down merchandise stops flowing from person to person?

I feel over time, people who buy the stuff will break it, or pack it away in storage, never to be touched again, or thrown away, or donated to a local Goodwill where someone who simply likes rabbits will buy it, not knowing where the merchandise originates. It makes me upset! The only merchandise I own are the Hazel, Fiver, and Bigwig cereal box figures (not in the best condition, either) and the Knickerbocker (1980?) Hazel plush (which is in ruin, essentially).

I figure my last resort may be commissioning plush makers and sculptors to hook me up with some Watership Down stuff!
Which merchandise are you talking about, the Series stuff or the 1978 film?  If you check out my merchandise photos I put here, you'll see a lot of things and some of it was very difficult to find. I lucked out with the four rare Chad Valley original 1978 plushies. I still am on the hunt for the Royal Orleans PIPKIN and CAPTAIN CAMPION figures. Also, the Waddington UK puzzle of WSD 1978 film scenes.

I had some art/plushies/figurines commissioned by artists on Deviant Art who did excellent and wonderful creations. There was a very limited number of collectibles and merchandise from the 1978 movie because movie merchandising wasn't that popular back then.


KNICKERBOCKER Hazel???? I never heard of that. I also heard of one person on a Yahoo groups WSD forum that had a BIGWIG plushie from 1978 but that must be one heck of a hard item to find,
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