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rare minifigs and most expensive minifigs

landolando Member Posts: 108
what would be rare minifigs to try and collect ?
and which would be the most expensive ones?
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    You should probably collect what you are interested in and what you can afford.
    landokbenjesGothamConstructionCoprevereDrmnezrollabardougts
  • landolando Member Posts: 108
    yea sure mate I was collecting star wars lego but then have started to collect other sets aswell just so many cool sets out there.. I was just interested really in what would people call rare figures as im still quite new to this
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 640
    one of my favorite minifigs is the nestquck bunny. it rare and the only way to get it now is thrid party.
    yys4u
  • absolut3absolut3 Member Posts: 83
    Most expensive would be the nycc, sdcc, toy fair exclusive figures
    Drmnez
  • kbenjeskbenjes Member Posts: 70
    That Maersk fig with the Maersk blue hat, or at least used to be very rare
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    I really like the SDCC Collector minifig because of his character and the movie he is in. I wonder if it was Lego's intention to make the collector of rare objects a rare SDCC minifig.

    Another favorite of mine is the chrome Darth Vader mostly because the chrome black looks so good and it is the only time that color was ever released.

    Lastly, the superstar goalie. I almost have the complete set ( #3573 ) but I'm missing the gold soccer ball and stickers. I do have those awesome goalie mitts though. They were the only ones on BrickLink and I had to pay about $50. D: If you ever look them up on BrickLink and see the catalog pictures, it was because of my purchase they exist. :P
  • motor_ace123motor_ace123 Member Posts: 10
    With the minifigure price guide above, how ia that callulated if you dont mind my asking?
  • MojoestMojoest UKMember Posts: 474

    I really like the SDCC Collector minifig because of his character and the movie he is in. I wonder if it was Lego's intention to make the collector of rare objects a rare SDCC minifig.

    Another favorite of mine is the chrome Darth Vader mostly because the chrome black looks so good and it is the only time that color was ever released.

    Lastly, the superstar goalie. I almost have the complete set ( #3573 ) but I'm missing the gold soccer ball and stickers. I do have those awesome goalie mitts though. They were the only ones on BrickLink and I had to pay about $50. D: If you ever look them up on BrickLink and see the catalog pictures, it was because of my purchase they exist. :P

    Quite nice to have that isn't it. The Thumbnail photo of The Collector is my one :-). For some reason they didn't use mine for the larger image though :-(. I inventoried both The Collector and Batman of Zur-En-Arrh, but they only used one of my photos.
    bobabricks
  • 19741974 Member Posts: 141
    I have prototype minifig (parts) that I haven't seen anywhere else. Can' be much rarer than that and since they're not for sale I guess they can't get more expensive either ;)
  • sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
    Can you post a picture?
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    I think we scared @lando‌ away. After he looked at the prices of some of these Minifigures, he ran back to Cloud City.
    bobabricksdougts
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    edited November 2014
    @Mojoest yes, I saw your username on the credit thing. I was thinking of inventorying my Collector but then I would have to take him apart. :/

    Another awesome part about the Collector that I forgot to mention is that he includes the Aether which means all infinity stones seen in film to date have been released. :D
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,922
    The most valuable minifig to me is the first one I got as a kid. (Even though it's a blank face now because I played with it so much).
    bobabricksPlellCovi
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 859
    edited November 2014
    All my expensive Minifigs are exclusives from SDCC, NYCC, and NYTF. Mostly, if not all from the Super Heroes theme. Plus a few older Lego SW Minifigs like CC Boba Fett, chrome C-3PO and Vader etc...
  • 19741974 Member Posts: 141
    sstoroe said:

    Can you post a picture?

    image

    EddieDoesntMindbobabricks
  • BrickusBrickus Member Posts: 9
    edited November 2014
    My rarest minifig is Mr Gold.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,942
    What's the trans-green hand thing on the fig on the left^^
  • 19741974 Member Posts: 141
    That's a prototype hand with glove and it's trans-neon green
    Gurooobobabricks
  • sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
    1974 said:

    sstoroe said:

    Can you post a picture?

    image

    Thanks for posting this. Where did you get it?
    bobabricks
  • CHERUBboyCHERUBboy Member Posts: 98
    The pre-release Iron Man fig given away at a toy fair is probably the dearest regularly sold on BrickLink. I paid about $600 for mine, but they seem to go for a bit more than that now.

    I guess the most expensive would be the solid gold C3-P0. If I remember correctly, one was given to a competition winner and one was kept by Lego for their museum.

    I do agree with the collect what you like theory though. For me, the greatest pleasure is in having all the old school late 70s early 80s minifigs in absolutely mint condition!
    bobabricks
  • sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
    CHERUBboy said:

    The pre-release Iron Man fig given away at a toy fair is probably the dearest regularly sold on BrickLink. I paid about $600 for mine, but they seem to go for a bit more than that now.

    I guess the most expensive would be the solid gold C3-P0. If I remember correctly, one was given to a competition winner and one was kept by Lego for their museum.

    I do agree with the collect what you like theory though. For me, the greatest pleasure is in having all the old school late 70s early 80s minifigs in absolutely mint condition!

    I added a new image. I dug up the magazines that spoke about the gold c-3p0. They appear to have made 7 of them. 5 to give away and two for "Internal" use. You can even see the names of the five winners in this image. :) We could hunt them down and offer them ridiculous money. I bet someone even melted one or two down not knowing what they had.

    http://www.minifigpriceguide.com/detailPages/STARWARS_sw158g.html

    You can see the five winners at the bottom on the image on this page. I wonder how many people entered the contest?
    andhe
  • sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
    I would totally pay that if I could find on and I could afford it. With only 5 or 7 in existence. It would also pay for the gold boba fett. Those are the holy grail in my opinion. :) Even though the Bronze Boba Fett is probably more rare, I would prefer the Gold c-3p0

    Gold c-3p0
    http://www.minifigpriceguide.com/detailPages/STARWARS_sw158g.html
    Gold and silver boba fett
    http://www.minifigpriceguide.com/detailPages/STARWARS_sw275g.html
    http://www.minifigpriceguide.com/detailPages/STARWARS_sw275s.html
    Bronze Boba fett.
    http://www.minifigpriceguide.com/detailPages/STARWARS_sw275b.html
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,270
    Here's an interesting Minifig Error that is a misprint of the best kind... misprint from another figure....

    A French collector friend bought 2 of the 2001 4049 Nesquik promotional polybag set, which contained 3 minifigs... the very highly sought after "Quicky the Bunny", as well as a pair of movie set minifigs (found in 11 other sets as well)... a Director Minifig, and a Cameraman Minifig.

    image

    Here it shows the 2 Director Minifigs. Both have the correct front of the Minifig, but the reverse side on one of them has the same stamp as the reverse side of the Cameraman Minifig...

    image


    I wonder if perhaps a batch of these were produced with the correct front printing, only to be put into the wrong bin for the reverse printing (or vice versa). Here's the set this misprint was found in....

    image


    Time to start checking your older Minifigs!! ;-)
    bobabricks
  • GalactusGalactus NLMember Posts: 259
    edited November 2014
    How about the aluminum figs that went along with the Juno probe?
    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/1352/lets-go-to-jupiter
  • sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
    Galactus said:

    How about the aluminum figs that went along with the Juno probe?
    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/1352/lets-go-to-jupiter

    AWESOME! I had to add that set. I had forgotten about those. Lets fly to Jupiter and pick them up. It says that they cost 5K each to make! Add that to the cost of flying to Jupiter. :)

    http://www.minifigpriceguide.com/Top100LegoMinifigures.html

    Thanks!
  • sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
    Istokg said:

    Here's an interesting Minifig Error that is a misprint of the best kind... misprint from another figure....

    A French collector friend bought 2 of the 2001 4049 Nesquik promotional polybag set, which contained 3 minifigs... the very highly sought after "Quicky the Bunny", as well as a pair of movie set minifigs (found in 11 other sets as well)... a Director Minifig, and a Cameraman Minifig.

    image

    Here it shows the 2 Director Minifigs. Both have the correct front of the Minifig, but the reverse side on one of them has the same stamp as the reverse side of the Cameraman Minifig...

    image


    I wonder if perhaps a batch of these were produced with the correct front printing, only to be put into the wrong bin for the reverse printing (or vice versa). Here's the set this misprint was found in....

    image


    Time to start checking your older Minifigs!! ;-)

    How often do you guys see misprints like these? Does anyone collect these specifically. I know I went out of my way to get the Princess Leia with straight hair. But I have not seem many others.

    http://www.minifigpriceguide.com/detailPages/STARWARS_sw175a.html
  • sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
    edited December 2014
    I went into storage and hunted down all of the magazines when the solid gold c-3p0 was originally given away by lego and posted them here along with everything that I know about the figures. This one has to be the most expensive minifigure that we could possibly own.

    http://minifigpriceguide.com/wordpress/details-about-the-5-solid-gold-lego-c-3po-minifigures-given-away-by-lego-where-did-they-go/

    I found info one one person that one as well. Has anyone seen these for sale on the aftermarket?

    Finally, in the 4th picture of the MTT. Lego claims that a Gold c-3po exists in the picture. I cannot find it. Does anyone see it?
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam MontanaMember Posts: 531
    sstoroe said:

    Finally, in the 4th picture of the MTT. Lego claims that a Gold c-3po exists in the picture. I cannot find it. Does anyone see it?

    It's not a very good image to be working from, so I maybe wrong. There's a tight group of Battle Droids about a third of way the down, middle of the page with a Super Battle Droid to right. He's in that that cluster.
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    chuckp
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^I have only 11 out of the 20 from that list which is a bit disappointing. *updates Christmas list*
    JessyDooDahchuckp
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,374
    Is that article old? The pricing on most of those figures isn't accurate at all.
    Pitfall69BrickDancerchuckp
  • GalactusGalactus NLMember Posts: 259
    sstoroe said:

    Finally, in the 4th picture of the MTT. Lego claims that a Gold c-3po exists in the picture. I cannot find it. Does anyone see it?

    It's in the red circle:
    BrickDancer
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    I saw the Mental Floss article linked on another site during the pre-SDCC run-up this summer. I had no idea the Red Sox minifig existed before that, it's not even in the Brickset db. If there was a definitive method for separating fakes from the originals, it would be at the top of my wanted list.
    MrJ_NY
  • sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
    The mental floss article prices are old, but all of those figures are real. The only one that I have not found or looked for proof on is the "INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION ALIEN" Here are details of the Redsox figure.

    http://minifigpriceguide.com/wordpress/the-only-official-lego-mlb-figure-ever-produced-rare-1999-red-sox-give-away/

    I am certain that it was a giveaway. You can find them on bricklink here.

    http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?itemID=40808

    You will see all sorts of links to people that picked up the figure back in 99 in the first story.
    chuckp
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    edited December 2014
    @sstoroe‌ Thanks for posting the minifigpriceguide.com link. It was very informative. Is that your site or do you just do research and write-ups? Either way, lots of good info there.
  • sstoroesstoroe Member Posts: 156
    I know I am missing something obvious, but I do not get it?
    plasmodium
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    Brickset members understand.
    bobabricksMorkManEddieDoesntMindSirKevbagsLostInTranslation
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,374
    Legoboy said:

    There can be only one.

    image

    @Legoboy‌ - That should be mine... I'll forever live my life with regret.
  • EddieDoesntMindEddieDoesntMind Member Posts: 329
    edited December 2014
    I remember looking at the auction when it was live. It was so crazy!
    bobabricks
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,942
    sstoroe said:

    I know I am missing something obvious, but I do not get it?

    @sstoroe‌ There is a Brickset member who runs the charity "Fairy Bricks" which buys Lego for kids in hospital to play with.

    The fig in the picture is a representation of the said member who runs the charity, who is (occasionally) known as the Hairy Fairy. I think they auctioned that fig off for his charity, right?
    SirKevbags
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,829
    samiam391 said:

    Legoboy said:

    There can be only one.

    @Legoboy‌ - That should be mine... I'll forever live my life with regret.
    You have no idea how happy that makes me feel. ;)
    Pitfall69bobabricksSirKevbagssidersdd
  • SirKevbagsSirKevbags Fairy Land Member Posts: 4,030
    Ah precious memories :-) There is talk that another member of the team will be immortalised in minifig form in 2015..........
    LostInTranslationbobabricks
  • lluisgiblluisgib Barcelona (Spain)Member Posts: 225
    There are some rare minifigs, which are also a treasure for some people. They are the employee business card Minifigs. There are some LEGO Employees who have their own minifigs, and they look as similar as possible to themselves.

    It is crazy because there are some minor variations and people who collect these minifigs (like me) try to have all variations. Actually I have around 18 different employees and counting variations, 25 minifigs.

    This is an example of that minifigs:

    image

    Don't know if there is a "price" of these minifigs, and they have never been added to the BL database, but collectors of that minifigs are trading them for very special sets or other minifigs
    Diggydoes
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    @lluisgib‌ So how does one obtain 25 of these minifigs if they are no where on the market?
  • lluisgiblluisgib Barcelona (Spain)Member Posts: 225
    edited December 2014
    @bobabricks being directly in contact with LEGO Employees going to events where they are present ;)
    bobabricksDiggydoessnowhitie
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