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Unstoppable Releases

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December 13, 2019, 06:46 AM
space phantom
Unstoppable Releases
Many thanks and Happy Holidays to all.

This was one on my bucket list that I wanted to get to for a while. I was finally able to gather all the signatures needed. The Jeremy Kemp was the toughest to find. Have not been happy with the cuts available. This way, I controlled what went into the display and did not need to get a custom made mat. That brought the price down considerably. Could not have done it without my brother's help. He customized the cards for me.

Next up, The Prisoner. I've managed to find nearly all the signatures from the actors who portrayed Number Two, both official releases and signatures from other sources which will be customized to fit in with the subject matter. Just trying to figure out if I include all of the auto cards I have or streamline to the most memorable characters from the series. Will post when ready.
December 18, 2019, 05:30 AM
Spencer Quist
I see Barrie is up to his old tricks with the dealer Xmas packs again. Whole pile of 'unreleased' cards surfacing on EBay. I give up. How anyone can trust this company is beyond me. Fine for dealers who can make a killing by manipulating folk with more money than common sense. Basically preying on the OCD nature of the collector. For the collector.......well you're never if you've completed a set of not. Seems ITV will give the licence to any old bugger these days.
These cards should be in the boxes so that there weren't so many duplicate nobodies in the box distribution. It's just really shoddy, no worse it's tawdry practise and I'm so glad I don't tolerate it any more.

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December 30, 2019, 07:43 AM
allender
It's frustrating, but also realize that most of the living signers are older than I am, and many don't send signed copies back as quickly as they did when they were promoting their careers. This latest Space 1999 release seemed to have come in two 'waves' with a handful of autos and cuts that didn't show up in the first month of the release, together with some previously unreleased UFOs; and probably more will still trickle in for the next special event.
December 31, 2019, 01:35 PM
Jason Wright
I can understand a collectors frustration but I’ve been on the other side of the fence when cards have often been sent in late. If you hold back the release date then collectors will moan, if you put in redemption cards to make the release date then more collectors will moan. If cards get released after a set then only one particular collector moans!!!

So many signers are older people and not in the best health, some offer to sign cards then forget they agreed to sign for the set. Some signers even signed the back of the cards so more cards have had to be produced and given back to the signers to do again.

But in every case, even if they are late, Unstoppable has always paid the signers for the cards, so from a business point of view it makes perfect sense to release the cards and cash in, what would be the point of destroying thousands of pounds worth of signed cards???

Unstoppable have cleared their stock to make way for some exciting new licences for next year so good luck to them.

Happy New Year to you all!!
January 13, 2020, 10:15 AM
David R
Looks like Avengers is now listed for release in February.
January 13, 2020, 12:22 PM
ravenheart
quote:
Originally posted by Jason Wright:
But in every case, even if they are late, Unstoppable has always paid the signers for the cards, so from a business point of view it makes perfect sense to release the cards and cash in, what would be the point of destroying thousands of pounds worth of signed cards???


Again, as before, this is not the point anyone is making.

New licenses though, you say? That is interesting.
January 15, 2020, 12:18 PM
Tommy C
Someone told me that Avengers will not be until late March, not February.
February 17, 2020, 05:00 PM
Tommy C
Has anyone heard any updates on Avengers ?

Nothing posted on Unstoppable website or on its Facebook page, from what I can see

Back in January, a dealer told me it would be out in March
February 17, 2020, 05:15 PM
Jason Wright
I think they’re looking at early April, they’re busy working on other stuff at the moment
February 17, 2020, 09:49 PM
space phantom
Just a bit off-topic, here's The Prisoner autograph card display I'd previously mentioned I was putting together. It's a combination of auto cards and a few custom jobs involving photos and auto cutouts. Hope you like it (click on the pic for a larger version).


February 17, 2020, 11:59 PM
cardaddict
That's fantastic. The Prisoner is one of my all time favorite TV shows.
March 30, 2020, 12:47 PM
Jason Wright
Looks like Avengers 2 is set for an early May release!