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Old March 6th, 2012, 05:14 PM
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The Orphanage - (Mostly) Free Figure Exchange

Based on the positive response to the House of Cards, Here's an attempt to set up the same thing for orphaned/unwanted figures.

The Premise:
  • Many 'scapers have orphaned figures -- typically members of incomplete squads -- they don't need.
  • Those same 'scapers are missing some individual squad figures, too.
  • It's hard to find exact matches between two people, where each has the specific orphans the other needs.
  • 'Scapers are honorable and like to pay it forward.
  • Free is good.*
The Plan:
(open to suggestions and revision!)
1. Each participant creates a post listing spare orphans or other figures that they are willing to give away for free*, as well as other orphans that they would like to receive.
  • Be specific about the sculpts. Ideally include an image, even if it's just a stock photo where you say "the fig on the left."
  • Since we are dealing with orphans, I suggest that the default assumption be "army card not included." If you want to give the card away, too, feel free.
* By popular demand, you can also list orphans that you would prefer to trade, as opposed to giving them away for free. Please mark such items clearly (e.g., "trade only") and only do this for orphaned squad figures. (There's already a dedicated thread for general trade items.)
2. To accept one or more orphans, simply...
a. Create your post as in #1 above.

b. Send a PM to another participant, requesting one or more orphans they have offered and providing your shipping address.

c. Ideally, also look at the "wanted" portion of others' posts, and proactively offer to send other participants your matching orphans.
3. All parties update their respective posts, noting how many orphans they have successfully given away and received. (Optionally, list the specific transfers.)
Shipping Costs:
Unlike the House of Cards, in this case sending figures will typically cost at least $2-3. Thus, I suggest that the recipient offer to pay for shipping. If some folks want to be especially generous and send orphans for free, that's great -- but I don't think it's fair to expect it of everyone.
Other Suggestions:
  • Ideally, folks would seek to keep their trades generous. In other words, don't offer a single Grok Rider orphan, while asking folks to send you their free 3/4 squad of Sacred Band, 2/3 Armocs, etc. At the same time, please do offer up those orphaned Armocs!
  • Unless otherwise noted in your post, figures should be in decent condition. (They need not be mint, but they shouldn't be mangled, missing the base, etc.)
  • While the main purpose of this thread isn't to find direct trades, those are fine too if you happen to want each other's orphans.
~ Grison

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Old March 6th, 2012, 05:20 PM
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Smile Grison's Orphans - Updated 3/11/2019

22 Figures Given
3 Figures Received

Orphans Available:
(13 different figures)


Drone1
Drone2
Aubrien1
Aubrien3
Sacred1
Sacred3 (2 copies)

Onyx3
Macdirk1
Macdirk2
Sentinel1
Sentinel2
RomanArcher2
RomanArcher3


Orphans Wanted:

Opposite sculpts to complete any of the orphan squads above (completed squads will be donated to new 'scapers)

Knights of Weston - any mix of sculpts; any quantity


Also wanted...

Izumi2
Ninja2

Grton1
Gtron3
4thmass4
Goril1


Adoption History:
(most recent first)
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Old March 6th, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Re: The Orphanage - Free Figure Exchange

Here's my contribution to the St. Grison Home for Wayward Figures

For the most part, I'm happy to "pay it forward," but I'd prefer to trade the ones in bold.

8 Figures Given
5 Figures Received

Orphans Available:
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Orphans Wanted:
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Adoption History:
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Re: The Orphanage - Free Figure Exchange

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Here's my contribution to the St. Grison Home for Wayward Figures

For the most part, I'm happy to "pay it forward," but I'd prefer to trade the ones in bold.

5 Figures Given
4 Figures Received

Orphans Available:
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Orphans Wanted:
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Adoption History:
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Is the Blastatron you have the one on the left in this picture?


Because that's the one I'm missing. I'm also looking for a card for them.

Orphans Wanted:
The Blastatron on the left in the above picture

Orphans Available:
Izumi Samurai that appears to be holding his sword in its sheath at his side
Zettian Guard that is pointing his barrel straight out (I think, he's a little bent back so it looks like he's pointing it up)

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Re: The Orphanage - Free Figure Exchange

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Is the Blastatron you have the one on the left in this picture?


Because that's the one I'm missing. I'm also looking for a card for them.

Orphans Wanted:
The Blastatron on the left in the above picture
I do have that Blastatron, and he's excited about the prospect of going to a new family that will take care of him.

I sent you a PM.
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Re: The Orphanage - Free Figure Exchange

8 Figures Given
2 Figures Received

Orphans Available:
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Orphans Wanted:
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Adoption History:
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Re: The Orphanage - Free Figure Exchange

0 Figures Given
1 Figures Received

Orphans Available:
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Orphans Wanted:
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Adoption History:
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Re: The Orphanage - Free Figure Exchange

0 Figures Given
0 Figures Received

Orphans Available:
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Orphans Wanted:
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Adoption History:
(Most recent first)
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My Want/Have List soon
My House of Cards
My Orphans
Have Roman Archers squad with duplicate sculpt to exchange.

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Re: The Orphanage - Free Figure Exchange

0 Figures Given
0 Figures Received

Orphans Available:

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Orphans Wanted:
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Adoption History:
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Re: The Orphanage - Free Figure Exchange

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Orphans Wanted: ...Gurei-Oni, Wo-Sa-Ga, Sujoah, Zelrig...
Good luck with that!
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Re: The Orphanage - Free Figure Exchange

If that works, I'm adding them to my list as well!
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Re: The Orphanage - Free Figure Exchange

Akden I think I have a few of those figures. I was going to chop them off their bases but let me see if I still have them complete.

EDIT

Sorry they got chopped !

I would be happy to rebase them for you and send them out if thats ok.

The romans where a part of lot I recieved. I could always repair one if you wanted it, I would have to create a new weapon for it and paint his shield since his logo is missing but I'd be happy too.



Grison question, Free Orphans only? could one post a list of orphans you would be willing to trade ? I see people avoiding this list if they have stuff like Heavies, Sacred or Aubriens, because they want to trade them instead of give them away.

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