If you are going to start peddling drugs in your local neighborhood, or even in a large metro region like, say Denver, Colorado, then you might want to take a tip from the recently busted Castro brothers, who figured out a way to hide large sums of money.
The alleged meth king-pins were laundering their ill-gotten gains by buying and selling classic comic books. According to reports as many as 100 boxes of comic books were encased in plastic during the drug bust.
Theoretically, the plan by the alleged drug dealers was a good one.Â While the DEA and other law enforcement officials might be tracking gambling, prostitution, and small arms rings, no one would expect the Spanish Inquisition the local comic shop.Â With demand for rare comics quite high, a quick cash exchange for the books would get someone a bunch of unmarked and clean bills pretty quickly.
We’re not condoning using drugs kids, but I do have to give it to these two for figuring out a different way to launder their gains.
via The Denver Post
More prizes continue to be uncovered in the warren that is the Major Spoilers Warehouse of Prizes.
Box, the box, what’s in the box?
There are, in fact, a couple of boxes that contain magical wonderful prizes.
Question: Will you win one during the Major Spoilers Podcast issue #100 extravaganza to be held at 8:00 PM CDT Tuesday May 26, 2009?
Answer: You’ll only find out if you call (785) 727 1939 or Skype (Stephen Schleicher) during the live show.
This year at the San Diego Comic-Con, Dark Horse Comics is giving attendees a chance to snatch up an exclusive Domo “Qee” transparent variant.Â The only place to get your hands on the NHK television mascot is to attend the convention (or just wait until it appears on eBay the week after).
The Domo Qee program, to be launched nationwide in August, is Dark Horseâ€™s first try at the popular â€œblind boxâ€ or â€œmystery boxâ€ format. Individual figures are packed in small boxes; the only way to know which particular figure is inside a particular box is to purchase and open the box. In the Domo blind box assortment, figures are sold in counter displays of 15, and each display box of 15 figures is further packed into a master carton of four cases.
In addition, the boxes each contain one component of a â€œBuild-A-Domoâ€ clear transparent figure. When the correct six components are accumulated, the buyer can put together the complete bonus Domo. There will not be a â€œBuild-A-Domoâ€ component in the Comic-Con Exclusive figure.
â€œWe presented a Comic-Con exclusive 5.5â€ Domo vinyl figure last year,â€ recalls Dark Horse VP of Product Development, David Scroggy, â€œand were blown away as all of the limited-edition sold out. This year, with an entirely new toy, we expect an even faster depletion of our Comic-Con stock. Since last yearâ€™s was a yellow variant, we chose the same color for the Qee toy.â€
The San Diego Comic Con runs July 23-26, and all Four Day passes to the show have sold out (serves you right for waiting).
via Dark Horse
Domo, the NHK mascot, is getting the blind box treatment as part of Toy2R Qee program.Â The announcement was made by Dark Horse at the 2009 Toy Fair in New York City.
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Warren Ellis, Alan Davis, and Adi Granov have teamed up for Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes, as two-part tie-in to Warren Ellis’ Astonishing X-Men arc. Marvel Comics has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the first issue that arrives October 15, 2008.
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