The OFFICIAL Resale Of Old Toys Thread

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  1. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

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    Since most of this will be lost on people who don't read posts, I am creating a new official discussion thread.

    The original story.
    New law restricts re-sale of kid's products | News for Austin, Texas | KVUE.com | Top Stories

    Another, more sensible take.
    TIA | S-8 | CPSIA Feb 10 Effective Date for New Lead and Phthalate Standards

     
  2. McBradders

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    Joe Moore = amazing.
     
  3. Transfan2

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    I thought this message by Reeds would be a good explanation in regards to what likely will be banned in regards to re-sale of Toys:

    Just thought this would help,
    -TF2
     
  4. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    And also, this deserves a bolding:

    Thanks, Joe. I was getting tired of quoting the same article 15 times and finally just resorting to facepalm gifs.
     
  5. Tela_Tran2

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    It is going to hurt myself and a lot of other sellers on Ebay, that is if and how Ebay is going to inforce it. It's impossible to prove whether or not your buying it for yourself as a collector or a kid. It's a very sad fact of the direction this country is going.
     
  6. McBradders

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    Oh my god :lol 
     
  7. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Even after all the words Joe bolded, you still didn't read it? Here, let me quote it a third time:

     
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  8. McBradders

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    We should make it a one week ban for not reading the OP.
     
  9. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    So I was going to sell a Heroclix on ebay- am I doomed now? D:
     
  10. LXL_Guy

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    Finally, this all makes more sense by reading this thread and the old one in the Toyark.
     
  11. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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  12. RodimusDawg

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    Now here is a good honest question. How effective do you guys(whom understand it) think this will be?

    Fewer slip ups or is this just a pat on the head, given a sucker, and be on your way kid type deal to soothe angry parents.

    And this is why my family is a Hasbro Family. The boys and I get Transformers and G.I.Joe, the misses My Little Pony. And she is as bad as I am.
     
  13. Satomiblood

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    Thanks for posting the additional articles. The original article from KVUE was poorly written and designed to make readers overreact and panic.
     
  14. trebleshot

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    I'm waiting to see if the Counsel's conclusion is actually written into the law, so it's explicitly stated and we can put this thing to bed once and for all.

    Yes, but not for the Heroclix. :p 
     
  15. GogDog

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    Yup. If they were my local affiliate, I would very much let them know how I felt about their lack of professional journalistic procedures.
     
  16. GogDog

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    Here is another official article:


    It is slowly lowering the amount of acceptable lead in toys every few months. If toys do not pass that standard, they are banned.

    How effective is it? I don't really care. It's not going to affect me at ll. Or any of us, for that matter.
     
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  17. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Beautiful thread. I'm glad someone restarted this discussion because the old one was getting out of hand with all the crazy knee jerk reactions that were coming from people reading the original (and very poorly written and embarrassing -I'm going to school for journalism... it's very embarrassing-) article. This clears things up even more with the two new articles that were quoted.

    Also, at this point I have to agree with Gog Dog... it really doesn't matter at this point if it's enforceable or not, because it's really not going to affect Transformers collectors as Hasbro was never part of the whole lead paint fiasco... and as was pointed out they even used that as a marketing tool... which was brilliant!

    Oh, and lolz at the eBay seller that still didn't read the thread properly... or perhaps he read and didn't understand? Still... wow...
     
  18. Aernaroth

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    Though its already been stated that this legislature won't apply to them, I wonder if any of the old transformers or import transformers (especially ones with considerable diecast components) contain lead higher than this amount. Just curious if it was ever common practice to have this much lead in toys (though I seriously doubt it).

    Also, I'm curious to see if any knockoff transformers will be outlawed as a result of this.
     
  19. RodimusDawg

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    It won't effect my collecting per se, but my son loves batman and one of his "The Batman" figures got the boot a while ago due to lead paint.

    Oh well!!! Sorry my boy this is were daddy forces his life onto yours for your own good. This will be a Biased house from now on. :scalper 
     
  20. trebleshot

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    Ah, but past history of a manufacturer or toy line will not exempt it from the law applying to future products. All products that Hasbro makes for children 12 and under after the deadline would still be subject to the same regulations as Mattel (who did have recalled products) or any other manufacturer of said children's products.

    More than likely, the only way we get affected is with higher toy prices to cover the testing costs.
     

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