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CMF Series 10: Mr Gold Minifigure and chances to find this mini figure



  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    Aanchir said:

    Pitfall69 said:

    A Bionicle "figure" is NOT a Lego minifigure. The Lego minifigure is a classic that has been virtually unchanged since 1978. They aren't the same thing therefore it doesn't matter to me if they are...ahem...were... harder to find.

    There are collectors of CMF's and there are collectors of Lego Minifigures and there are collectors of rare and hard to find minifigures. Mr. Gold is all of the above. If you you have to say he's not part of the CMF collection to justify not getting him, well...whatever you have to tell yourself.

    I recognize that to a lot of people they're not the same thing. But to a BIONICLE fan, the collectible masks and collectible minifigures are quite similar in their premise. Even just looking at things from a business perspective, they had a similar sales model: blind-packaged "impulse" sets worth less than $5 apiece and meant to enhance an existing LEGO collection. The main difference, of course, is that a minifigure offers complete out-of-the-box play experience, whereas the BIONICLE collectibles were simply accessories for the larger figures. But I don't know if this explains the difference in why one audience celebrated this type of business model and another repeatedly feels victimized or exploited by it.
    I didn't mean to sound snotty. It is tax time here in the US and I have been going crazy over here trying to get these done :)

  • samiam391samiam391 Member Posts: 4,492
    No doubt, a relatively equal amount of people will have differing views upon whether they must own Mr. Gold to have a complete collection of CMF or not.

    We all have different opinions on what "completion" is, so it will be difficult/somewhat pointless to argue back and forth over whether it is necessary to have Mr. Gold or not.

    If someone else feels that Mr. Gold isn't a part of series 10, then that's fine. In this case, I believe it's all dependent upon what the collector feels/wants it to be.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Pitfall69 said:

    If you you have to say he's not part of the CMF collection to justify not getting him, well...whatever you have to tell yourself.

    I think it is easy to justify not including him in a collection. The leaflet shows 16 characters, as per earlier series. Also display will be an issue. Many people have nicely designed frames to hold sixteen characters in a row. Having a 17th will make the display look odd.

    The other justification is cost. If he is too expensive, don't buy him. It is not a stain on your reputation as a collector if you chose not to buy one. Collectors should collect what they want, not what other people tell them they have to.

    Of course, true completionists will want him, and that is their choice. Collections including him will be worth more than collections not including him (obviously) although if you are not going to sell your collection this is neither here nor there.
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