Aidan wrote:It's rare that only one person has large quantities of such a rare part?
I think that the only logical explanation is that there is a PAB dumping out loads of these.
Prehaps there was a castle or space set that was going to use that part in an upcoming set. Mabye TLC went ahead and made 1,000s of these things, and I predict that this was all going on during the 2003-2004 color change time. So TLC realised that they couldn't use these parts in sets, so they gave them to a European PAB.
One thing is for certain, is that there is no way that there is no way that 150 + of that pirate set NIB were parted out! No way!
Also curious is this:
http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=10 ... ID=3963788
A plain black armor, and a plain dark red armor. I understand that he could have mass brassoed that black, but his prices seem to low for that senario. Also the dark red armor won't hit the shelves printed for another few months!
I purchese two suits of each color, and they arrived today. I will be taking picutes, hopefully I can show you tommorow. I can tell you that the word "LEGO" is there and legible. And there seems to be no damage to the black.
I think that Rene has a friend on the inside so to speak either at the LEGO factory, or a nearby store.
Whatever the case I'm glad to have those slopes.
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