Group listings allow collectors in a single area to meet, exchange information and otherwise help each other out.... read more
The links to "My WoS Checklist" and "My Images" located in the "Your Account:" section of the menu will work for others as well.... read more
Make sure that you are currently logged into the site. It will say "Logged in as [username]" underneath "Your Account:" if you are logged in. ... read more
First upload the image to the site and wait for it to be approved. ... read more
Menu help is available if you want to know what each menu items is, and we've also developed some menu icons to help people with smaller screens or older browsers move and control the SCS menu. You may be interested in learning more about them. ... read more
Go to the login form and attempt to login. If you aren't verified, you will be unable to login, but a link will be displayed that you can use to have our server resend your verification code.
Passwords are stored in an unrecoverable encrypted format and so we can't set up a page which emails you your password. However, you can email our staff and request that your password be reset... read more
It is necessary to create a separate account for use on the website, even if you already have an account on the message board. There are added benefits to creating an account with the website, so we highly recommend it. (Please use the same username on the website that you use on EZ Board).
This site is not run by Playmates Toys nor is it directly linked with Playmates. We do have an ongoing relationship with them via our Playmates-SCS liaison, Michael Crawford. Playmates regularly supplies us with exclusive news and photos. We also run polls for them on occasion to get collector feedback on the WoS line.
There are several acronyms that you might encounter on the Simpsons Collector Sector website and/or message board. ... read more
Anywhere you see "Link This", it's our way of letting you know that you can directly link to a specific image or section of your images. ... read more
Registering will allow you privileges like uploading pics to the site and storing a World of Springfield checklist on our site. Images can be used as a personal photo on the Simpsons Collector Sector Message Board, to show off customs, or to display your collection. ... read more
The message board rules are fairly simple and we hope that you find them easy to follow ... read more
EZBoard offers a small range of emoticons which you can put in your posts via EZBoard emoticon codes like :lol ... read more
Please reference the following tutorial article: Tech Tips: Adding an Image Below your Board Name.
Please reference the following tutorial article: Tech Tips: How To Add Your Email Address to Your Profile.
Please reference the following Tech Tip: Adding A Signature for the Message Board.
Click on their name in any of their posts and check for an e-mail address in their public profile. If you don't find an e-mail address there, contact one of the moderators so that we can strongarm them into making their e-mail address available.
Please reference the following tutorial article: Tech Tips: Simpsons Fonts
To use the font in your signature, edit your EZBoard profile and include a line like this, replacing [MY TEXT] with your own name or tag line:
<font face="Akbar">[MY TEXT]</font>.
Use the special "spoiler tag" ezCode. It's a special LINK ezCode pointed to "spoiler".
Example: [link=spoiler]Here is some text which might contain a spoiler[/link]
A script on the message board will transform the special "spoiler tag" into a hidden block of text and a link which says "show spoiler".
EZ Board has a system they call "EZ Codes". One of them is the [img] tag, which lets you post an image... read more
New moderators are chosen from the ranks of the membership by the current moderators based on their contributions to the community and the member's attitude towards others on the board. ... read more
We can't retrieve your password for you, but you can use EZBoard's lost password form to retrieve it.
If you have a local account with the SCS, enter your name as username@thesimpsonscommunity71818 - replacing username with your message board username (no ... read more
It is necessary to create a separate account for use on the message board, even if you already have an account on the website. It is not possible to participate in the message board without an account, though if you don't want to post you will not need one. (Please use the same username on EZ Board that you use on the website).
If you have an issue with the conduct (something that the staffmember said or asked you to do) of one of the SCS staffmembers, you should email one or all of the message board admins. The easiest way to do that is to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current e-mail addresses for the moderators are listed at the top of the board. To find anyone else's e-mail address, check their public profile by clicking on their name in any of their posts.
Through board member Michael Crawford's connections with Playmates, he has arranged for Playmates to graciously answer ten questions from us each month.
Members suggest questions and then vote to determine the final ten that are submitted each month.
There are several rules covering the use of "signatures" on the message board ... read more
Some titles are automatic - based on post count - and others - custom titles - are given by the message board staff ... read more
A "Forum Host" is a staffmember who is responsible for the day to day operation of one or more forums on our message board. If you have a concern about something that was posted in that forum, you should contact one of the forum hosts responsible for that forum, or one of the board admins.
You can find a list of the moderators and staffmembers on the ... read more
All of the current scores are listed on the Game Scores page.
We used to change the banner on the message board every so often as a game called "Spot the Banner Change" ... read more
We really like to think that our rules are just an extension of common sense. If we could avoid having any rules and still offer a safe and friendly community for our members, we would do it.
That said, if you don't agree with our rules, you are still expected to follow them. You are free to raise questions or make suggestions in our ... read more
There have been some Spanish-speaking sets, but that is it.
With the WoS figure choices getting more obscure, Playmates is rereleasing some of the core characters to help keep the WoS line fresh... read more
ProTech, maker of the Star Case, also makes a line of protective cases for the World of Springfield collectible figures and playsets. Mention the SCS in the notes on your order form and get 15% off of WOS cases.
Playmates can be contacted via their Customer Service page on their website:
Playmates Customer Service
Check out the F.A.Q. thread on our message board for more information.
Cooder and Llewellyn Sinclair, the Celebrity mail-away figures, are no longer available. They had been available as part of a special limited mail-away offer that ran from August 15 to October 31 of 2002. Since that offer is expired, your best bet is to try the eBay auction site or our WoS trade forum.
Your best bet is to check the SCS site regularly for news on upcoming and current releases. Also, you should look in our Sightings forum.
Many of the WoS figures have showed up with errored cards (such as another figure's picture on the card front), but this is not a valuable or uncommon variation.
There is not currently a WoS Collectors Club, though Playmates is currently considering something along those lines.... read more
No. Playmates has no plans to end the WoS line anytime soon. They have to scale back the line (ie. only one playset per series, lower production numbers, less exclusives) due to slowing sales, but that doesn't mean the line is ending. They are working hard on their plans for 2004 and beyond.
Leaking batteries is a potentially bad problem for the WoS playsets. Your best bet is to replace the included batteries with fresh ones when your open your playsets.
Most copies of Ned Flanders and Sunday Best Bart include stickers on their red books, which read "Good Book" and "Hymns" respectively . The early shipments of each figure included the books without their stickers. These were not just random errors but something that came out of every early case, many of which were shipped to K-Mart and Kay-Bee stores.
The packages of many consumer goods, including toys, have individual production codes stamped on them ... read more
The Celebrity (or All-Star Voices) line of WoS figures was cancelled by Playmates due to slow sales and the legal difficulty in acquiring the voice rights needed for some figures.
Many collectors want to know why their Arcade has only three games as opposed to the five they saw in online pictures or why their Simpsons Kitchen has no corn on the curtains. The reason is that the pictures people see online or in toy magazines before an item‚Äôs release are prototype versions. It is not at all unusual for a company to make a few changes to a product before it is officially ... read more
The Krustofski figure was pulled from the second Celebrity series after negotiations with Jackie Mason (who voiced the Rabbi) failed. A picture can be seen in our Release Guide.
The WoS line is slightly different in the United Kingdom than it is in the United States.... read more
Hank Scorpio and Scout Leader Flanders were shortpacked in WoS Series 10. This was due to the fact that the Scorpio was added into the Series 10 lineup at the last minute (due to the cancellation of the Celebrity line).
The Bongos Collide figure pack is not part of the interactive WoS line, but is in the same scale as the WoS figures. This was to be an ongoing line, but Fox cancelled the line early into its run.
There are many retail stores that sell Simpsons merchandise. If your local stores are all out, you can try and make a trade or purchase in our Buy, Sell, Trade forums ... read more
The World of Springfield Phrase Database has a loose picture of each released Playmates figure and environment. Our Merchandise Release Guide section contains images of many past and future releases ... read more
Check out our own WoS Phrase Database which exhaustively lists information on the World of Springfield toy line.
Lisa, Grampa and Smithers were not produced at the same volume level as other figures from Series 1 and 2 ... read more
No Pin Pal Homers were ever made with a Pin Pals logo ... read more
Playmates wanted to do a variant featuring Homer in the "Homer is a Dope" shirt, but couldn't get the clearance from FOX in time. Hence - a very boring variant composed of Sunday Best Homer's head on Series 1 Homer's body.
Playmates originally planned to release an Aztec Theater playset with Series 7.... read more
Check out the Upcoming Releases section for more information and pictures of upcoming releases .
In addition, there's a thread listing the 2003 product release dates in our World of Springfield message board forum.
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