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For sale: Pratchett figurines
Since there's a lot of Pratchett-positive people around here, I thought I'd offer these to you guys first before putting them on the magic ucam.adverts newsgroups:

Three tiny (about 1" high) pewter-ish figurines of Pratchett characters: Corporal Carrot, Nobby Nobbs, and Captain Vimes. They're really rather cute, but I'm sick and tired of dust-gathering knick-knacks cluttering up my house.

Make me an offer. No, not that kind of offer. Money, or swaps for something interesting/useful, or whatever. Best offer gets them; my decision is final, your statutory rights are nonexistent, may contain traces of nuts. :-)

Update: Pictures would have been a good idea. I'll take a photo tonight if you like but in the meantime they're basically just like these except I can't find the right characters here.

Current Mood: decluttering

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oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: June 10th, 2004 02:57 am (UTC) (Link)
pics? maybe to shop version if not the actual ones?
j4 From: j4 Date: June 10th, 2004 03:16 am (UTC) (Link)
See update above.
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: June 10th, 2004 05:23 am (UTC) (Link)
ah, your basic lead-poured-into-a-not-very-detailed-mould jobby.
i'll give them a miss, then.
and yes, i know they probably don't use real lead anymore.
molten lead's a beautiful colour, you know.
j4 From: j4 Date: June 10th, 2004 05:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure how you'd get more detailed at that size -- you can see Carrot's toes sticking out of his sandals, you can see the ball-on-a-chain thing that Nobby is holding...

Unlikely to be lead I'd've thought since it's poisonous... may not be pewter either, may just be something cheap and nasty. I really don't know.

Nobody wants the plastic crucifix or the doll-sized Santa hat that I'm giving away on ucam.adverts.giveaway either, I just don't understand it.
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: June 10th, 2004 08:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, yes, you can't get much more detailed with that material, but the not-lead things just don't work for me, somehow. I'd rather have a nice resin job like the ones you get in Forbidden Planet (mostly oddly shaped female superheroes, for some reason!)
k425 From: k425 Date: June 10th, 2004 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
i'll give them a miss, then.

I'd like them, Jan, if they've not already gone.

j4 From: j4 Date: June 11th, 2004 03:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Coo, d'you really think they're worth that much? I think I'd feel guilty taking that much money off you for something so tiny. ... This isn't the way haggling is supposed to go, is it? :-)
k425 From: k425 Date: June 14th, 2004 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, it looks from the website that they're about £3.50 each, so a tenner's probably fair. If you feel guilty about a crisp tenner, how'd you feel about a ten quid M&S voucher - I keep getting them for applying for other things!
j4 From: j4 Date: June 14th, 2004 03:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Ten quid M&S voucher would be cool, I could spend it without guilt on nice salads for lunch! Assuming you can use the vouchers in the food hall. If you can't, I'll put it towards a nice swimsuit, maybe.

Do you want me to post the figurines, or shall I make this another excuse to come up and visit? :)
k425 From: k425 Date: June 20th, 2004 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry for the delay. You can use vouchers where you want, I occasionally buy evil crisps with them!

You're welcome to visit whenever, if you don't mind the floor, but it might be easier to do a post swap while we're sorting out dates!
j4 From: j4 Date: June 20th, 2004 08:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Okay, will do a post swap when I get round tuit. I'm sure I have your address somewhere, but if I don't I'll email! I don't mind the floor so visiting is only really limited by mutually-available weekends... next couple of months are looking busy though. Dammit, why aren't there more weekends in a week?
rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: June 10th, 2004 07:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Make me an offer. No, not that kind of offer.

Can one make you that kind of offer if it doesn't have anything to do with the figurines ?
j4 From: j4 Date: June 10th, 2004 08:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Experience suggests that one can; equally, one may, if one so wishes. ;^)
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