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    Re: Warning For Indie Creators! PLEASE Do Your OWN Research - Shocker Toys/Comics

    So.

    Beckett failed on Kickstarter.

    He then hit up IndieGoGo to get funding for Series 2 of Indie Spotlight. Figures which were funded by customers and prepaid over 3 years ago.

    It was taken down by IndieGoGo, as Beckett is the definition of 'scam'.

    Here's what he just posted on FB:

    ''Well everyone, thanks to the internet Trolls who breed on Fwoosh, Bleedingcool and other Bias sites our campaign has been frozen. They falsely reported us to Indiegogo in effect ending our campaign and ruining our momentum we had for Series2 and Indie Spotlight in general. What happened to collecting toys and having a great time doing it? When did malicious, devious and downright nasty behavior be
    come part of it? We hope to get this situation resolved and get our campaign back on track and we hope to see the collecting community come together as a whole and support us in a show of our love for toys and collecting without the low down dirty tactics of people out to get their own kicks. We thank all those that contributed or were going to contribute.''



    Hilarious.

    How dare people get in the way of this innocent and honest scammer? How can he feed himself off other people's money without having to give them anything for it?

    Beckett, how many collectors' interest do you think you have killed because they had the misfortune of being scammed by you?
    "There seems to be something in the human condition that makes people dislike people that they think are different. If we could get rid of that, it'd be a better world" - Stan Lee

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    Re: Warning For Indie Creators! PLEASE Do Your OWN Research - Shocker Toys/Comics

    A significant difference between Kickstarter and Indiegogo is that is that on Kickstarter you don't get charged and funds don't get sent to the creator(s) until and unless the full funding goal is reached or surpassed by the final pledge date. On indiegogo, if you pledge, you're charged immediately, and the creator gets your money, and gets to keep it whether the goal is ever reached or not. So, based on the history of Shocker Toys, and the way they charged for pre-orders immediately, and then the customers are left waiting for years for their products, I think not allowing him on Indiegogo is a good idea.

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    Re: Warning For Indie Creators! PLEASE Do Your OWN Research - Shocker Toys/Comics

    http://www.gofundme.com/saveindiespotlight

    The scumbag is trying again, and automatically gets to keep the money regardless.

    The site primarily uses Paypal.

    Now, want a good example that this guy is indeed a fraudulent scumbag?

    Check the Updates.

    He states the toys will ship 45 days after.

    That's an oddly specific date, right? And also an AWFULLY quick turnaround time for production and shipping.

    He's often stated exact dates can't be given for releases, so why here? Why 45 days?

    Well guess how long you have to dispute a transaction with Paypal?

    Exactly.

    45 days.

    There you have it.

    Beckett's latest brazen attempt to defraud, and something that outright shows it.

    Beware of this man!
    "There seems to be something in the human condition that makes people dislike people that they think are different. If we could get rid of that, it'd be a better world" - Stan Lee

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    Re: Warning For Indie Creators! PLEASE Do Your OWN Research - Shocker Toys/Comics

    Sigh.

    Don't people do a simple Google search before throwing down thousands of dollars to a serial scammer?

    Beckett's GoFundMe is now at $17k, thanks to sizeable contributions from two small press companies. You know where this is(n't) going.

    Let's look at the last two stores to have exclusives with him. There's Paul 'Nomad' Nicolasi (who has been linked with Shocker from the start. He gets zero sympathy from me, as he actively aided in defrauding others. He's an individual who's entirely self-serving, and doesn't care who he throws under the bus to get his way) and Astro-Zombies. They're an online store I believe. To be honest I'd never heard of them.

    Both contracted with Beckett to get exclusive Tick figures, and they are the reason that figure got made at all. Here's one of a few recent comments by both. Astro-Zombies is now speaking up about their experience. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...58197374271073

    BEWARE, people.

    And please, spread the word around. There's now two more legit small businesses that will doubtless end up like all the others who have crossed paths with Geoff Beckett.
    "There seems to be something in the human condition that makes people dislike people that they think are different. If we could get rid of that, it'd be a better world" - Stan Lee

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