...Anyone know how or why a 4 year old thread turned up on the forum?
Yes. Check when the date changes, and you'll see it's hftgh bringing up a "zombie" thread by just copying what Tom S wrote all those years ago.
However, that shouldn't be possible because Strelets had to delete a lot of old posts to get under Bravenet's quota, and one would assume that this particular thread would have been a prime candidate for deletion as it contains not much of current interest. Even the snide remarks about HaT don't make it stand out; every twunt makes those comments.
i got a question pulled twice on a different forum,i probably should have posted here instead anyway.i live in the states around chicago and visit probably 5 hobby shops that carry figures.i seem to be able to purchase italeri and zvezda figures more than any others even those based in the states,im wondering what its like by you,do find it harder purchasing figures at hobby shops now or just something local to