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hp060 Dumbledore is close (~$40)
So are the chrome figures completely unique and not merely chromed versions of the series 10 minifigures?
With a number like 5,000, you'd have to assume it's a unique figure.
That answer will be used a lot ...!
It all led to greater HW sales, (which is what Lego is expecting as well). All the while Mattel kept increasing the total number of Hunts produced until they were as common as dirt.
Then, guess what….they created a SUPER HUNT that was even harder to get that only insiders ever saw……and on and on.
The only saving grace for Lego is that the packages are not marked (hopefully, they will look the same as regular packs). Mattel's blister packs boldly announced TREASURE HUNT and you could see the special car.
I understand business is business. This is why I don't let myself fall in love with a company, thinking how wonderful they are. Don't get me wrong, it is an excellent firm with great customer service and such, but….
Bottom line rules, and if minifies bring in the bucks then, by gar, we'll get figs out the arse.
Just my two cents, Andy
If every Walmart had 50 boxes and every TRU had 50 boxes that leaves 30 million packets distributed just in Walmart and TRU stores. I'm sure many of you would know better than I do, but even if they make up half the market, that is a .0000833 (1/12,000) chance you will get one every time you opened/felt a packet. If chance serves as chance, you'd have to invest about $36,000 before you 'probably' end up with one. And lets say each store was actually getting 4 times that many boxes...
And maybe I'm just throwing entirely irrelevant numbers out there. I suppose when I think about the 30th anniversary C-3PO, there may have been twice as many of them, but it sure didn't stop people from trying (taking extreme measures) to get one.
By the way, any thoughts on id'ing? They would have to have dots on them, correct? So would they just copy one of the 16 dot configurations ? (I suppose that question has to remain rhetorical.) Just a thought that was nagging at me a little.
Im really curious to see what happens with Queen Amidala. She already sells for $20 and you can still buy that set in stores. I have a feeling she'll jump up in price once retired.
Other sites that try to do a price guide for minifigures usually do not succeed at cataloging item condition.
Thats definitely something that would affect her value. I hope they dont. She was really the only reason to buy that set, IMO.
Someone else reported that they found it in an X-wing set too, but that has yet to be completely confirmed.
They said they thought they had dozens of them. However, they never wrote back in to tell me if they actually had them or not.
That was a lot of "they"s... my sentences are awfully bland apparently.
Again, the only difference in the figure is the hair. Smooth versus lined.
Let me know if you'd like some pictures of it.
To keep on topic then, it's currently at ~$200, is it topped out, or does it still have some upward potential?
That should go in the "brag" thread!
It's topped. Hardly has budged, and if anything has gone down, in the past year.
Thanks for bringing the whole subject up @Tevans333. You're story sounded so much like mine, that I checked my #10198 also. Bought it unsealed but all inner bags sealed for $135. Checked to make sure all was there at the time, but put it away until just now when your story piqued my curiosity. Amazing Lego luck!
The only depressing part about all of this?
Mine is losing value as we speak! ;-)
The hair piece does look peculiar doesn't it? Its still in the original sealed bags with other bricks, think its better to keep this way or remove and bag the fig separately?
I am leaning towards unaffected, but would love to hear other opinions.
Also, has anyone heard about any exclusives for NY Toy Fair 2013?
The last item at the NYTF was not even in the same ball park as the Comic Con Exclusives. The Iron Man and Captain America are very high in price. I could easily say at least 4 times as much and still be conservative.
As for what, if anything being released it's been pretty quiet so far.
2012 SDCC showcased the set of 4 figures, and were limited to 1,000 each. 2012 NYCC had a completely different figure, with Kraang (300), and Shadow Leonardo (500).
Give it time, and I'm sure you'll notice a slow change in price. The 2011 variants have a year of growth on the 2012 Comic Con figures. All they need is some time, and their more limited numbers, should push them on by eventually :-)