Ceph stuff on eBay

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  1. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I need this! What a great mug!
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    I'd rate it as a good buy! But that's the trouble, there are a lot of good buys on EBay and elsewhere on the web.

    Nancy
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    If I would not look, I would not buy (Neal may make me write that 1000 times ;>)
     
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    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    I've already got the octo version of this -- which cost a whole lot less, even with the colored light base -- and didn't have to be shipped from Мать Россия. Unfortunately, this merchant seems to be the only one on the entire net who's selling the squid version.... and not only is shipping pricey, but their feedback contains numerous "neutral" responses.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=130145040078&Category=29433&_trksid=p3907.m29

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SQUID-3D-Laser-...photoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

    (Yes, second one says 99¢, but that's just the starting bid, and it's teeny)

    Ah, the injustice of it all!

    *Tani weeps despondently into her Stoli, downs it tears and all, smashes glass on floor,
    jumps onto table balalaika in hand and sings several mournful choruses of
    Очи чёрные*
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    ions Larval Mass Registered

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    i think i might have to buy those man underpants for myself.
     
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    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    My ideal bedmate....

    Is this worth the inevitable "OMG, don't we have enough of your junk in the bedroom?" lecture? You bet your sweet swimbladder it is!

    eBay Item # 350038300575
     

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Pricey but someone did a great job creating that! Looks like an Xmas or Valentines gift to me!
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hey, I have one of those! Lots of fun! Got it from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Shop.

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    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Plush Archi Update....

    Well folks, I did it -- got my big beautiful plush Archi from AMDL on eBay, and she is a stunner! She's now luxuriating on our bed along with my big National Wildlife Federation plush Octo and my little plush Baby Cthulhu.

    As an update, today I received an e-mail from AMDL directing me to their website, which has the advantage of bypassing the eBay middlemen and offering numerous other plush beasties.... including a cute li'l Octo with a very realistic design [see below].

    The AMDL website is at this URL:

    www.amdlcollections.com

    AMDL's 11" Plush Octopus
     

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    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    .... and Quixote's Quest for the Plush Cuttle....

    While we're on the subject of plush cephs:

    I did a Google search for plush Cuttlefish. The good news is that at one time Fiesta Toy Co. made a lovely 19" plush Cuttle. The bad news is that it doesn't seem to be available anywhere. :cry:

    The Fiesta Toy Co. site -- which is strictly wholesale -- offers a wide variety of plush critters, including some impressive Stingrays, but the Cuttle was nowhere to be found. Apparently Amazon used to offer it, and it's still listed on the Amazon site, but with a note that says "Currently unavailable. We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."

    Anyway, at this point we can only drool wistfully:

    Fiesta Toy Co. 19" Plush Cuttlefish
     

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    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    .... and Bad News for Crafty Cephalofans

    Another bit of bad news:

    A lady named Hansi once offered on Etsy a series of wonderful knitting patterns for four types of ceph, which could be purchased as PDF files. However, they are now listed as "sold out".

    Question: How can a PDF file be "sold out"? Perhaps she wants to patent them.

    Again, now we can only look and sigh:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11215612
     
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    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Fragile World Cuttlefish on eBay - HURRY!

    Here's a "right under the wire" heads-up: Someone on eBay is offering the limited-edition Fragile World Cuttlefish figurine, at the comparatively low starting bid of $19.99. There were apparently only 250 of these made (though the seller says 139), and usually they go for $50 and up. I've already spent waaaay too much money on tchotchkies, so I thought I'd let y'all know about it. Auction ends today (24 April) at about 12:30 p.m. US Pacific Daylight Time, so if you're interested, you've got just a little over an hour to bid. Here it is:

    eBay Item #370043643203
     

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    i just checked that etsy shop and they are still selling the pattern. It may be that that particular listing had been bought. The listing I saw is a set of four ceph patterns for $20. I knit and these look well constructed, but unless she is using really big yarn they are tiny when finished. I do have those two weeks between finals and my next class that I only had a hundred other things planned for.....
     

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