I just wanted to say that I got the 12" Lightcycle and Light/Sound Recognizer Playset from Soapdish today. Actually it arrived at the pickup place 2 days ago, but I couldn't pick it up until today. It only took 4 days to go from the UK to Ontario, Canada!
Packing was EXCELLENT! Both the Bike and Reco were separately wrapped in bubble wrap, secured with Styrofoam inside and very neatly boxed. Neither arrived damaged in any way! My mind goes wacky trying to think of how you thought that one out, Soapdish!
The Reco still had the battery pull tab inside and batteries were fresh. The Bike doesn't come with a pull tab as there is a "Try Me" button on the inside, but worked flawlessly.
The time he spent to obtain these, the time spent to pack these, and then lastly the time taken to mail these should be appreciated by every member here. He didn't HAVE to do it, but did so as a considerate favor so those of us could get what is unavailable in North America.
To those of you who didn't follow thru after you said you would; I really hope that Soapdish really out's you. I for one would want to know whom to trust and whom not to, especially when it comes to sending people $$ I've never met in person. It'll will help everyone in the long run.
All in all, I'm very happy with my purchase! Like SleeplessKnight, I could care less if I might have paid more for it, as these are on sale/clearance now. I have no problem with the price I paid. Happy as heck that I finally have these, and would gladly deal with Soapdish again if opportunity arises in the future.