Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!
I picked up a VC12 Darth Sidious (Revenge of the Sith) from the toy shop for only $5 one weekend, and that was when the VC12 Sidious was still commonly going for $40 or even more on eBay (and the silver foil/Chase variant even higher). That particular Sidious from the second wave of the Vintage Collection tends to demand some impressive prices on the secondary market because it was one of the most difficult of the early Vintage figures to find at retail. I've spoken to several collectors who either never saw him in stores at all or - if they did - spotted just one or two and then he disappeared.
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-Captain Jonathan Archer, 2151