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#1 acheson

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 08:24 PM

Hello everyone. At the suggestion of Micah I am posting a notice about an EBay auction I am currently running that represents about 10% of my X-Com / Microprose collection.

I have been collecting X-Com and Microprose related games and collectible items for two decades. Most of my collection was procured directly from Microprose employees when the company shut down - so I have some insanely rare stuff - including game manual signed by all of the developers, coffee mugs, shirts, pins, posters, etc. For monetary reasons, I've decided to pare down my collection by selling some of the stuff that I have doubles of.

If you are interested, just do an EBay search on X-Com and my collection is the first to pop up. Or follow this link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...I...p;rd=1&rd=1

I'd prefer that my X-Com related stuff gets into the hands of someone that is a serious collector who will take care of it, so I thought I'd pop by to see if anyone was interested.

My email address is acheson@sacoriver.net, if anyone has any questions or just wants to chat X-Com.

Matthew

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Edited by acheson, 19 July 2007 - 11:07 PM.


#2 acheson

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 08:41 PM

I have some other rare items as well that I haven't decided if I'm selling or not - including a Terror From the Deep game manual signed by all of the development team members, a signed novel, Microprose mugs, Microprose Christmas mugs, dozens of posters, several ultra-rare t-shirts, a handful of pins, numerous mint condition games in shrinkwrap, etc.

Matthew
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Edited by acheson, 21 July 2007 - 01:39 AM.


#3 Blood Angel

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 08:22 AM

Might I ask the reason for sale?

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 09:00 AM

For monetary reasons, I've decided to pare down my collection by selling some of the stuff that I have doubles of.


That blood is a reason for sale ;)
Plus he probably just wants to make money. ^^'..

Also if you have any Apocalypse X3 items, I might consider =o
Me: Magic Eight Ball, do alien beings inhabit the earth?

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#5 NRN_R_Sumo1

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 09:04 AM

Took a look, and I can say that the only thing with interest to me in the collection was the mug, but Id feel bad about using it with the whole Only 100 were made guilt trip =p

..You know I could probably just make my own O_o..


Edit: Wait a second, if you knew some of the original developers, that could mean that you could get us the source code for Apocalypse! :O

You jerk D: Help ussss..

Edited by NRN_R_Sumo1, 20 July 2007 - 09:06 AM.

Me: Magic Eight Ball, do alien beings inhabit the earth?

Eight Ball: For the love of God, would you stop jiggling me! How can I predict the future when I'm about to throw up?!

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 11:57 AM

Edit: Wait a second, if you knew some of the original developers, that could mean that you could get us the source code for Apocalypse! :O

You jerk D: Help ussss..

:laugh: LOL LOL LOL

That will not happen, ever :laugh:

#7 acheson

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 08:23 PM

Also if you have any Apocalypse X3 items, I might consider =o


All of my collectible items are for Ufo Defense and Terror From the Deep. The only Apocalypse items I have are mint shrinkwrapped games.

Matthew

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 08:29 PM

Took a look, and I can say that the only thing with interest to me in the collection was the mug, but Id feel bad about using it with the whole Only 100 were made guilt trip =p


The shirts are actually a lot of fun, and the black X-Com pin is very impressive in person. I agree with you though, the mugs are my favorite. Coffee and X-Com are two of my favorite things.

..You know I could probably just make my own O_o..


You certainly could, but then it wouldn't be an original Microprose X-Com mug would it? LOL.

Edited by acheson, 21 July 2007 - 01:34 AM.


#9 acheson

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 08:39 PM

Might I ask the reason for sale?


Money. My collection is fairly large and I really don't need 5 coffee mugs, eight shirts, dozens of posters, half a dozen pins, ten novels (some of which are signed), eighteen mint shrink-wrapped games, etc. I collected compulsively at the time because I knew I would never find those kinds of items again. But right now money is more important for me than having an X-Com collection that is 5+ deep in every item.

A four foot tall stack of mint shrinkwrapped X-Com games and two trashbags full of collectibles is a weee bit excessive - even for a severe X-Com/Microprose addict like myself.

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Edited by acheson, 21 July 2007 - 01:39 AM.


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 08:09 AM

hahh..So i was searching for x-com stuff and this thread again. 

i am sorry to Just to let you know, this guy is STILL around, still SCAMMING PEOPLE. He even has a whole website about him. He is a "writer" now.

http://www.nordurlandes.com/the-author/ Matthew Acheson

Still ows me: Payment: $178.74 USD he scammed from me in 2010. 

 

He has new ebay account as well, currently unregistered again due to SCAMMING PEOPLE:

http://feedback.ebay...430.m2531.l4585

 

BE WARNED! THIS GUY IS A SCAMMING PIECE OF HORSE shuckeroonies! 

his current email is matthew.acheson@nordurlandes.com and his last paypal company id was www.CrypticHouse.com

 

He is STILL selling x-com things on ebay. He will do new ebay account for sure soon.