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Old May 17 2013, 05:18 AM   #3016
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@Kira's Mom...I wouldn't worry too much about that Renner story...it looks like it originated from Comic Book Movies so I'd take it with a grain of salt since they make up a lot of stuff.
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Old May 17 2013, 05:37 AM   #3017
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Nice!

Believe it or not, that's still cheaper cheaper than most carded Darth Malaks I've seen over time over here on this side of the pond. Way to go. He usually doesn't go for any cheaper than $35-$40 when I've spotted him.
the cheapest i've ever seen Malak for was $55. i gave up trying to get one for under $35.
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Old May 17 2013, 05:39 AM   #3018
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Most of them I've run into over time seem to fall in the $50-$70 range. Darth Revan slightly less, but still egregiously expensive for what and who he is.

Expanded Universe figures always command a hefty price. Go take a look at current eBay numbers for Jacen and Jaina Solo or Bastila Shan. It's highway robbery conducted by toy geeks.
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Old May 17 2013, 09:37 AM   #3019
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Wow, it's been a criminally long time since I've posted in this thread. I'm alive and I have some pretty fun toys to show off. Pictures will come later today, and hopefully I'll get better about posting on a regular basis after that.
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Old May 17 2013, 09:40 AM   #3020
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Most of them I've run into over time seem to fall in the $50-$70 range. Darth Revan slightly less, but still egregiously expensive for what and who he is.

Expanded Universe figures always command a hefty price. Go take a look at current eBay numbers for Jacen and Jaina Solo or Bastila Shan. It's highway robbery conducted by toy geeks.
I actually have a spare carded Bastila Shan. I hate scalpers but when you look at the prices commanded by these figures I'd be lying if I said I wasn't tempted to stick it on eBay.
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Old May 17 2013, 05:44 PM   #3021
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Geez, you guys are making me feel incredibly lucky to have found Revan, Malak, Malgus, and Bastilla all at retail.
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Old May 17 2013, 06:37 PM   #3022
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Geez, you guys are making me feel incredibly lucky to have found Revan, Malak, Malgus, and Bastilla all at retail.
you really should feel lucky. i remember looking everywhere for those figures. i've only seen em are at specialty shops and flea markets for $40-$60.
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Old May 17 2013, 09:41 PM   #3023
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If it weren't for my friend's small local toy and collectibles shop I would have had to order many of these harder-to-find EU and other figures online and for vastly inflated prices. I'd rather pay $15 at his shop than $50 online, and that may or may not include shipping.
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Old May 18 2013, 02:08 AM   #3024
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Believe it or not, that's still cheaper cheaper than most carded Darth Malaks I've seen over time over here on this side of the pond. Way to go. He usually doesn't go for any cheaper than $35-$40 when I've spotted him.
the cheapest i've ever seen Malak for was $55. i gave up trying to get one for under $35.
For a moment there, I was confusing Darth Malak with Darth Malgus, but I remember Malak now. I picked up both him and Darth Revan at a local Target in my area years ago. I think there was a sale on Star Wars figures at the time, so both were marked down around $5 or $6 bucks. Didn't know who the characters were, but they were Old Republic-era Sith Lords and that was good enough for me.
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Old May 18 2013, 02:33 AM   #3025
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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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Old May 18 2013, 02:44 AM   #3026
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Oh no. I remember seeing that figure before--it was at my local K-Mart where figures tend to pop up quite some time after their initial street release--but I passed on it for some reason (I think I was cutting back on Star Wars figures at time).
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Old May 18 2013, 02:53 AM   #3027
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If you see him again for something approaching a reasonable price, get him.

One of the best Emperor/Sidious action figures ever made.
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Old May 18 2013, 06:00 PM   #3028
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The middle of another month means another figure from Club Infinte Earths. This month finally brings me a character I've wanted forever: Wally West as the Flash.


And here's a pic I've long wanted to be able to take:


Also, odd numbered months bring us some Club Black Freighter, so here's the latest Watchmen figure, Silk Spectre:


Mattel seems to be leaving out bicep swivels a lot not. That is infuriating, especially at the premium we're paying for the Watchmen line.
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Old May 18 2013, 07:21 PM   #3029
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Not an action figure, but a toy nonetheless, I just bid for a small piece of my childhood on ebay:



She was my favorite fashion doll. I loved her so much more than Barbie. Her clothes were nicer. I hope I win this one.
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Old May 18 2013, 07:33 PM   #3030
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Nothing like a little bit of nostalgia, huh?

Good luck with the auction. I hope you get it.
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