What is the best custom Mr Gold to buy

monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,360
Since i will likely never be able to afford the real deal and it is the only figure missing from mine and my daughters CMF collection i figured i would get a good custom version to fill the gap (until i win the lottery that is).

However, there are a lot out there and hard to tell what represents good quality. For example i pretty sure the ones for 3 or 4 pounds on evilbay are not all that, but does anyone have any recommendations as to what a good quality one would be?

Thanks loads
matt

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  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,625
    There's a few really good ones on Bricklink.

    https://www.bricklink.com/v2/search.page?q=mr gold#T=U&S=A
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 930
    Please don’t buy a fake one to fill the gap. It won’t: you still won’t actually have a Mr Gold.

    Fakes contribute to the problem currently being discussed here:
    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/28330/help-with-mr-gold#latest

    Sorry to not actually answer you question and I hope I don’t come across as rude.
    AstrobricksShibLegoboymyscrnnm
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,625
    ^If it's a good fake and printed on real Lego parts, why not buy it?
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 930
    Because when this figure gets moved on, thrown away, sold, found... the new owner might put it on eBay genuinely not knowing that it isn’t real.
    Then @Boliramirez or someone unsuspecting buys it and @Bumblepants has to photograph his and so on...


    AstrobricksLegoboyGothamConstructionCo
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,394
    I have a spreadsheet clearly defining what is real, fake, and custom. They are labeled on display or in individual bags ready for display. I also have clear instructions on how to sell them on.

    If it makes you happy, buy the fig. If people don't like that toy bought one, that's their problem, not yours. 
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 930
     @Bosstone100, that sounds like a responsible way of organising fakes.

    Unfortunately, not everyone is as responsible or even considers separating these.

    A few times I have bought a bundle of figures, which the seller has sold with genuine intent (usually parents selling off children’s out grown collection) only to find the rogue Decool figure in amongst them. This is happening more frequently these days, which makes buying used very hard - which is a shame.

    But identifying a decool figure for me is easier. I think if I were to come across a custom print on a Lego piece, I’d find this very hard and maybe never even know if it were not genuine.

    If any one here has every bought a figure that they haven’t actually removed from the box themselves, they run the risk of ending up with a fake item, which is an inconvenient problem...

     that's their problem, not yours. 
    And it could well be their problem somewhere down the line.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,394
    @LuLego ;   it should drive down prices then but unless everyone is an expert, then some will get duped.  There is a comic book store close to here that sells tons of fakes. Prices are reasonable for what they are plus a bit for profit. I picked up a bunch of DC Lantern Wars figures but as soon as they opened the case, every little kid there wanted figs and the moms and dads bought them whatever they wanted. Lego is so expensive that a couple of $3 figs is cheap to placate the little ones. Can't go back now unfortunately. 
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,360
    Interesting
    i only wanted a few suggestions for a good custom, not really a debate of 'fake' v's 'genuine'.

    the reality is there are either figures people want but due to price or rarity will never own or due to the fact that Lego themselves will never make. Those facts alone will drive a custom market.

    i have some great custom batman figures, like Batman Beyond, Jason Todd, Red Robin etc. And using Lego parts and custom part I have built dozens based on marvel and DC stuff. (I even now have the official ones where they have now been made.)

    i am a responsible Lego fan and if I sold these I would be very clear on what they were, likewise if a member of my family sold them because they are logged as custom. Which would mean the next chap down the line knows exactly what they have. Assuming they are honest as well then the chain continues until someone is dishonest.

    you cannot buy or sell things and then worry or try to predict how someone three links down the chain might or might not behave. As long as you buy and sell honestly that is all you can ever do.

    now after a few pointers I have lumped for a very nice looking custom Mr Gold from a chap in Turkey for a staggering £20. If it is a duff purchase no real harm done and if it is a cracking custom job my daughter won't care because to her we have a full set, and yes she will know it is a custom figure because she knows I can't afford a real one :) but that isn't the point. And one day who knows. We migh be able to afford one and we can switch it out
    FowlerBricksdatsunrobbiethe_creative_boxmithridate
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,625
    ^Would you mind posting a pic of the Batman Beyond custom? I've been thinking of getting one for awhile now.
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    edited March 2018
    @monkey_roo said:

    Red Robin
    Isn’t that a burger joint?
    gmonkey76
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,360
    @FowlerBricks happy to post a pick. I am traveling right now so will do when back. Although there is a chance of getting a batman beyond figure with the upcoming Brother Eye set. If that is taken from either the New 52 or the Rebirth stories then Terry McGinnis plays a big part in both so I am hoping we get a beyond figure.

    but I will post what I have (I actually have two of them as I thought I lost one so bought s replacement but then found the first.... How much Lego do you have when that happens)

    will oso oso post images of the Mr Gold when he comes.
    FowlerBricks
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 195
    @monkey_roo said:

    Red Robin
    Isn’t that a burger joint?
    Yeah, but it’s also one of the various alter egos for the different Robins Batman has had over the years. I’m familiar with Dick Grayson, Jadon Todd, Tim Drake, Damien Wayne, and the redhead girl-can’t think of her name. Not really into the comics so I don’t know if there have been others, but I believe Red Robin is Tim Drake’s alter ego.

    I guess there was also Damien Wayne’s son in an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, but as that was in-universe fan fiction I doubt you can take it too seriously.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,792
    $2 one from AliExpress. It looks like Mr Gold from a distance but not if you pick it up  and start inspecting. I don't see the point of getting a more expensive fake. 
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 814
    You might want to go the key chain route.  If you want to display it, you can take the key chain part off.  That way, it will be authentic Lego but not so costly.  Just a suggestion. 
    Fizyx560Heliport
  • samtheqsamtheq USAMember Posts: 47
    After reading several of the threads around here about declining part quality ("crumbling"), as well as some of the disasters that can happen, even in competent storage, why would anyone pay $1500 for a minifigure, ever? 

    Buy a fake one...I did, and like the original poster, it's also the only fake in my otherwise complete set (remember that Mr. Gold was outside of his particular CMF series--thank goodness--and that helps lots of people, like us, not have to worry too much about him).

  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,917
    (No CMF collection is truly complete unless you have Mr. Gold.)
    redarmydmcc0
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,258
    samtheq said:
    After reading several of the threads around here about declining part quality ("crumbling"), as well as some of the disasters that can happen, even in competent storage, why would anyone pay $1500 for a minifigure, ever? 
    Because we're insane.
    SumoLegoMuftak1Fizyxmak0137gmonkey76redarmyAstrobricksmithridate
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    edited March 2018
    ^ Not necessarily.  Plastic gold is clearly a better investment than metallic gold and when you're done with the bragging of owning one you can simply sell it and double, triple, quadruple your investment.  That doesn't sound like an insane thing to do.  Insane is not jumping on the bandwagon in the first place.  Or is that 'regretful'?

    I was given mine this time last year from an extremely generous person.  I am neither insane or regretful, but instead am humbled.
    the_creative_boxBrickByBrick
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,360
    As promised images of the Batman Beyond. Can't remember what I paid, I think around £20ish. The quality is very good. Front and back printing, stand up to light play and movement no problems. Not much else to say.


    FowlerBricks
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,360
    Actually designed and built my own batman beyond cave and old man Bruce to go with it. The Bruce is all official parts and prints, just put together and works quite well. The shots also include the custom Jason Todd and Red Robin figures I have, again very nice quility on the printing.


    datsunrobbieFowlerBricks
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,625
    @monkey_roo: Thanks! I actually recently found that very same one on BL. It's a pretty good looking custom. That Batcave MOC is great too! There's an official Jason Todd, though.
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,625
    @monkey_roo: Thanks! I actually recently found that very same one on BL. It's a pretty good looking custom. That Batcave MOC is great too! There's an official Jason Todd, though.
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,360
    And here we have the custom Mr Gold...


    FowlerBricks
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,625
    Pretty nice! And you aren't bankrupt! :D
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,360
    Yeah. Hands are wrong but simple enough fix if I can be bothered. The kids thought it was good fun so worth it.
    FowlerBricks
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