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    Seeking information on TWINCHSQUAD!

    To whom it may concern. Please send reply to these email addy:
    [email protected], [email protected]

    Here is the message from Bill Dunn:

    Gentlemen,

    This message is being sent to you because at one time or another in past you
    and I had shared information regarding our mutual problems with Twinchsquad
    and Jose Luis Ayuso. At this time, a comprehensive effort to organize a
    joint legal action against JL Ayuso in the Spanish Court system is being
    organized by Mr. William Raucci. I strongly urge you to participate in this
    action. Please assist Bill Raucci by providing him with the following
    information regarding your Twinchsquad order:

    Full Name:
    Address:
    Country:
    Phone number:
    Transaction Order number with Visa: (Do not send you Credit card number only
    the order reference number)
    Order date:
    Order amount:

    Any e-mails from Jose you have please save for now. We will need them later.

    Contact information:

    Bill Raucci
    Herwarthstrasse 8
    14109 Berlin
    Germany
    Ph: 49 30 321 1731

    Once again, I urge you to please participate in this action and support Bill
    Raucci.

    Thank you,

    Bill Dunn
    California
    Last edited by One Bravo Four; 09-30-2005 at 13:40. Reason: Merged threads

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    For the uninitiated (like me), is this a trade-related issue, or something else?

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    Yeah i'm kinda... lost.

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    Sorry guys. You may want to ask Ronin6 about the hoopla surrounding TWINCH SQUAD.

    I include a quote from Jim Bob's site:
    [12/2002- NOTE: As this played out, JLA left many complaining customers in his wake; There were a substantial number of reports from individuals claiming paid orders not being delivered and not being able to contact JLA, promises made and not kept. Distributors were forced to deal with the problem of defects for merchandise which was delivered. I now regret posting this promotional message and as a matter of policy, I will avoid posting product commentary involving small producers-- those individuals with feelings who I'd be reluctant to mercilessly trash. Big faceless corporations remain fair game though.]

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    Twinch Squad offered space suits from the movie 2001. Took a bunch of money, delivered very little product. That which was delivered ended up being of questionable quality. A lot of dealers and collectors got screwed by this. This fiasco has been going on since 2000. It's almost as legendary as the Hanomag.

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    Twinch Squad 1/6 Scale 2001 Spacesuits

    Hi everyone, This thread is for many like me who ordered and paid for Twinch Squad 2001 spacesuits from Jose Luis Ayuso of Valencia Spain over 4 years ago and have not received their goods. Mr. Ayuso has not been corresponding with anyone, letting us know the problems or offering to return our money. I'm sure all of us feel ripped off.

    So to the point. I work often in Spain and have very good contacts in the government. I would like to assemble a list of people who were frauded by this guy and I will go after him. The more people we get to join us, the better, as we can move the charge from petty larceny to grand larceny in joint filing. If your interested please email with your name and your story. [email protected]

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    I'll copy this to Trades, and leave this here, since you're looking for participants.
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    whats the hanomag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaboki
    whats the hanomag?
    Something deep in the annals of the Sandbox history. I don't even recall the players anymore. Someone ended up with a custom hanomag that belonged to someone else and there was this very drawn out public drama regarding the return of this huge vehicle to someone. It seems like everything started out with the best of intentions... but you know what they say about the road to hell. Probably one of those things best left forgotten.

    Here are some pictures of the Twinch Squad suit:
    http://home9.highway.ne.jp/toynerd/site/topix03.html
    http://action-figure.net/modules.php...ticle&sid=2512

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    Hi All, I am putting together the list of people frauded by Jose Luis Ayuso for the 2001 Space Suits. Please advise if anyone knows any dealers who were screwed by JLA. To all the other collectors please do not write this off. We must be vigilant and go after this guy. More and more people are contacting me everyday. I am finding guys who have sent payment in October 2000. Five years ago!!!!!!! I also know that Jose is still making promises to ship, to start a new website, etc. But we've all heard these promises before. It's getting silly.

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    I merged these threads together to consolidate them.

    I'm also going to move this into General Discussion as I believe that we need to root out individuals who steal from their fellow hobbyists.
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    Not to rub salt in anyones wound but Ive got two of these. Theyre pretty amazing pieces of art. What ever his deal is now he was actually making these at one time.
    Not just blowing smoke up peoples bums. Went through ebay to get them.
    Asked the seller a 100 questions and made sure he had excellent feedback.
    It couldve backfired but he was legit. He did say he had a hassle getting his however.
    Goodluck in recouping any losses.
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    Care to share some pics Rex?

    I'm sure Norm would like to actually see one.
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    1B4, here's a link to see the sample 2001 spacesuits from TWINCH SQUAD:

    http://p066.ezboard.com/fplasticholl...picID=20.topic

    That would've been one of my spacesuits that Jose Luis Ayuso had promised to deliver!!!

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    Nice suits, very nice. No doubt cause of a raft of orders, and he got himself in deep, then kept the funds, eh? Too bad that artistic talent and business sense don't always come bundled in the same package.
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    Greed, is always a killer.
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