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Darkross
02-14-2002, 12:43 PM
The most that I've ever paid for a POTF2 figure is $35.00 CAN for Hoth Leia. I could only find her at a specialty store in Montreal, PQ.

OC47150
02-14-2002, 02:17 PM
$60 for a ROJ SE theatre Lukes. The guy I bought it from dropped the price from $75. It was my way to celebrate starting a new job.

PloKoon2385
02-14-2002, 04:36 PM
I bought Darth Sidious Holograph for $17 and also Admiral Motti for the same price. I never go over $20 and rarely go over $12.

Starfig873
02-14-2002, 05:50 PM
R2-D2 w/holo Leia - $42

Still sittin' pretty in it's package too.

dr_evazan22
02-14-2002, 10:05 PM
Unfortunately I paid the full price for the FAO Fambaa w/ Gungan Soldier:frus:
Other than that I don't think I've paid over $15 for any small figure.

Emperor Howdy
02-15-2002, 12:43 AM
Arrrrrrgh.....why am I re-living this??? Ok:

Eopie- $60
Holo Sid/Naboo Royal Guard- $14 a piece
R2/Holo Leia- $30
Theatre Luke- $50 and two vintage Stormtroopers
Fruit Loops Han- $40
Battle Amidala- $16
EU Mara Jade- $40...ouch


......those and not to mention the TONS of stuff I paid retail for and found later for a fraction of the price........




Great.....now I'm mad. Thanks, Darkross....

Wolfwood319
02-15-2002, 12:53 AM
Han Solo Stormtrooper- my brother got it for me from a friend
R2 Holo Leia - my friend gave me one that he found in the backseat of his car
Theater Luke- got when I saw ROTJ SE, later sold it for $100 and a rare comic
FF Weequay- got for birthday one year, almost returned it, later traded it for Anime DVDs

I get lucky with the harder to find stuff sometimes, but I've resorted to eBay to get some pieces I missed. I've paid $12 for Ree Yees and Zuckuss together. $20 for a loose Wampa and Taun Taun.

I think the most I ever paid was $30 for the Carbon Freeze chamber and $30 for the Rancor.

I didn't get any E1 toys but I've heard stories, but I imagine I would have had to pay those high prices for the later waves and Faamba.

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hamsterboy
02-15-2002, 01:10 AM
$8 bucks at K-Bs for an orange card Obi-Wan when they first came out.

evenflow
02-15-2002, 06:16 AM
R2 w/ Holo Leia - 35.00

chewie
02-18-2002, 07:48 PM
$7 for a few EP1 figures when they first came out. Man do I feel ripped off now.

chewbaccathewookiee
02-18-2002, 08:20 PM
The most I ever paid for a figure was $65.00 for a mint in sealed package vinyl cape jawa in 1992. The toy fair Darth Vader will probably be the most expensive new figure that I will purchase.

LusiferSam
02-19-2002, 01:16 PM
$24 for an orange carded Yoda back in '96. Second was $17.00 for the first Han trooper. As for my vintage figures that's just say my wallet still feels thin from Yak Face and the Luke trooper.

sith_killer_99
02-19-2002, 03:18 PM
I paid like $45.00 for a DEAD MINT loose Han Solo Carbonite with Coin.

He looks as new as my loose POTJ FX-7 droid. :D

Non-vintage I paid $16.00 for an R2 with holo Leia. Then I went home and OPENED it!!! BEST R2 I ever owned. It was actually the 3rd one I bought.

I paid like $9.00 for the first two. I later traded one of them for a Canadian carded R2 with holo Leia.:D

OC47150
02-20-2002, 07:40 AM
$45 for the Han and Carbonite with coin? That's a steal! There was a vendor at the flea market who had one for sale at $200. I also drooled over it. At that price, it was way out of my league.

sith_killer_99
02-20-2002, 08:52 AM
Yeah, he books for about $110.00 loose!

You said $200.00!?!?! Was it carded?

I bought it off of a fellow collector, who had used it as a display piece only! I actually bought 2 figures off of him at the same time. One was a mint loose Vader and the other was the Han. I paid $60.00 for both, so it may have been more like:

Darth Vader- $10.00
Carbonite Han- $50.00

OR

Darth Vader- $15.00
Carbonite Han- $45.00

I can't remember exactly, but it was a fantastic deal.:D

OC47150
02-20-2002, 08:56 AM
Congratulations on the girl!

Yes, the $200 Han/carbonite w/ coin was carded and I'd say about C7 - C9 condition. The bubble had yellowed with age. This particular vendor also charged tax on purchases from his booth! Ain't that a kick in the pants! I haven't seen him at the flea market for the last two years. He had a wide variety of stuff but was always high priced. I only bought a few things from him.

Another toy show I attended, a vendor had an original loose Amanaman for $80. I passed on that, too.

DarthMaulSithLord
03-03-2002, 03:18 PM
I paid $17.50 for lots of figs, but i shoulden't have bought Princess Leia Organa for that price, since a year later they were all over for $6-7.

JEDIpartner
03-05-2002, 08:42 AM
That one cost me $24.99USD. I didn't mind paying that price for it. I never saw it here in Ohio. Strange that it was so plentiful in other states!!!

sith_killer_99
03-05-2002, 11:14 AM
It was?:crazed:

corporal AMF
03-07-2002, 11:05 PM
For R2D2 & Holo Leia $ 35 plus S & H :frus:
Also I preoredered from FAO the FAMBAA:cry: !!
For vehicles I got the Amazon offer on NAboo Royal Styarship for $ 50 :rolleyes: don't know if the price got lower on that....
Don't know anything crazy... maybe i don't want to remember :dead: now....

DarthChuckMc
03-08-2002, 09:50 PM
Here's my list of overpriced purchases (mostly recent ones..I'm such a dope)

Eopie $45 at FX 2001 in Orlando

AOTC Shaak Ti $20 FX 2002 in Orlando
AOTC Plo Koon $20 " "

AOTC Captain Typho $16 eBay
AOTC Battle Droid $14 ebay
AOTC Boba Fett $22 eBay
AOTC Tusken Raider $28 eBay
AOTC Super Battle Droid $26 eBay

Zutton wave $18 PlanetActionFigure.com
FX-7 wave $36 " "
Boshek wave $27 " "

I know, I know, I'm insane, but I just got my income tax return and wanted to spoil myself a bit.
I'll wait for the rest 'til April 23rd.....maybe ;)

I've actually paid retail or less for everything else from 1995 through 2001.

Starfig873
03-09-2002, 08:47 AM
Y'know I actually forgot about my POTF millinium minted coin figures. Let's see, I easily found Chewie, Palpatine, & C-3PO for cheap (about $5 to $6) but the others in the series varied from $14 to $20.

:evil: I like being a completist :p

Lman316
03-09-2002, 07:45 PM
I paid $16 (with shipping) for a Death Star Trooper.
I wanted to open him and display him with the rest of my Imperials, but I still haven't opened him, and I bought him in the summer.
Same thing with a Death Star Droid and the AT-AT Driver. I think I paid $14 and $15 (again, with shipping) on those.
I also paid I think from $13 to $15 for a Ree Yees, but I opened him right up and placed him in my cardboard palace.

humsup
03-11-2002, 09:11 PM
I think its EPI Ki Adi Mundi - paid $19 for it and it comes with a starcase. That was way back in Feb 2000.

mightywhelk
03-12-2002, 07:23 AM
At the weekend I paid 10 ($14) for a sneak preview Jango Fett and nearly paid 45 ($63) for a Jedi Starfighter, but my girlfriend talked me out of it (fortunately). Neither of these should be available in the UK yet, so that's why they commanded such a high price.

xboywonder
03-13-2002, 12:02 PM
R2-D2 w/holo Leia - $42

WOW... I paid $1.97 for R2 w/holo Leia at TRU on clearance...
I got lucky on that one.

The most I paid was $24.00 for a Dagobah Luke with Long Saber.
I have since then seen them for $9.99.

Oh Well.

Flembar
04-03-2002, 06:08 PM
around $25 each for Mara Jade and vader with removeable helmet. probably not the best of deals

JediDan
04-06-2002, 07:43 AM
$100 on Theater Edition Luke. Oh well, noboby's perfect. :(

jedi_uk73
04-06-2002, 08:11 AM
I paid 25 for R2 with holo Leia.
20 for Han - Stormtrooper (froot loops)
15 for TC-14

Made up for it by only paying 10 for the Eopie. It was around 60 - 70 at the time over here.

RooJay
04-06-2002, 04:44 PM
I spent 25 bucks for the Imperial scanning crew figure without the Millenium Falcon case (since I already bought one with my wedge figure and didn't need another. Freakin' Hasbro!) and that's the most I will ever pay for a single figure.

Lobito
04-08-2002, 05:35 PM
That would be...Taun Taun with Han Solo, i dont remember how much i paid, but it was over $40.00 Arrrrrrrrrrr!!!:Pirate:

Mandalorian Candidat
04-08-2002, 09:56 PM
I have rarely ever paid more than $10 for any figure only the really rare ones. I got R2 w/Leia for $15, $15 for the FF Imp. Guard, $12 for Motti, $12 for hooded Leia.

The most I ever shelled out was $25 for a FF Tie Fighter Pilot and $30 for a Tri-logo FF Weequay.

Taichi
04-10-2002, 12:34 PM
I have never paid more than $20 for any one figure.......

and I refuse to pay more than $10 for any figure that was included in the great hasbro purge.......

mailaways are the only exception to this rule.....I won't even pay more than $20 for a vehicle.......no matter what it is......

Hellboy
04-14-2002, 01:43 PM
Wow I wish I had the control some of you guys do. If I need the figure to complete a line than I'm willing to pay guide price for it. I'm actually considering purchasing a mint Weequay FF (American) for around $350. Making it the most I would have spent to date but completing my collection of FF POTF2 fig.'s

Mad_Dog
04-14-2002, 03:24 PM
I recently paid 28.00($40.00) for R2-B1 and TC-14 together as I needed them to finish my Ep1 collection.
I also paid 19.00 for Zuckuss as he's one of my favorite figures.

he-ro
04-17-2002, 11:08 PM
$300.00 for a Blue Snaggletootrh Sealed in Kenner Baggie. I really wanted it.

jedihunter25
04-17-2002, 11:14 PM
$60 for the Eopie w/ Qui-gon off of Ebay since we'll never see it in stores here in the states.

Taichi
04-18-2002, 02:26 PM
Foreign only figures **** me off.....

but I'd definitely pay $40 for an Eopie if I needed one for an Episode 1 collection (I am not a completist, so I don't need one)......but I wouldn't pay a penny more......

eliwankenobi
04-23-2002, 02:56 PM
The most i've spent on a figure is $11 for a Spacetrooper. So far I've been lucky enough - and persistant enough - to find almost everything at retail (knock on wood). I still gotta find an R2 w/ Holo Leia, and this will probably be the one to break my record.

jrviking07
04-27-2002, 05:23 PM
I paid 20 bucks for a Han solo in stormtrooper disguise at a comic book store because it was an old mail away.

RePoZeSoR
05-08-2002, 08:00 PM
Luke w/ Blast Sheild - $35 but it's a tri-logo... still kinda feel raped a lil'. Dark Trooper i paid $20 for and all the others were retail price.

TheBigSloppy
05-09-2002, 01:28 AM
$298 for carded U.S. Weequay FF, $15 for Canadian Weequay FF. $50 for carded Sandtrooper FF. $40 for carded Boba Fett FF. $15 for Garindan FF. $30 for carded AT-ST FF. Oh yeah, $49.95 for Flashback R2 w/ saber on right side. . .

Definitely would be willing to pay $180ish for Coll. 1 Boushh Leia on SOTE card, or $300 for Luke SS/LT. I have come all so close on eBay. . .

I do not care about the Boba Fett errors, so I would only buy these from a blind guy. Or I would trade him my Honus Wagner rookie card for the lot. Hee hee. Wink Wink. . .

QLD
05-09-2002, 02:30 AM
The most I have ever paid for a figure is 15 bucks for a few of the Expanded Universe figures and maybe a couple of more. Just about everything else I have paid retail for, including R2 w/holo Leia.

187-Maul
05-09-2002, 06:31 AM
44 dutch guilders (about $18) for the Darktrooper

OriginalBryGuy
05-09-2002, 02:44 PM
I almost paid 300+ for a Boba Fett on an ESB card...the most actually spent would have to be 150 for vintage yoda with brown snake.

Hasbro'sBountyHunter
05-11-2002, 06:07 AM
$30 for Mail-in Han Solo Stormtrooper

swjunk
05-11-2002, 02:31 PM
$1800 for a ss/lt Ben

RooJay
05-14-2002, 05:08 AM
Why?!:confused: You could've gotten that figure loose for like 3 bucks!

Sorry, I'll just never understand...

QLD
05-18-2002, 01:28 AM
1800 dollars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HOLY TRUST FUNDS BATMAN!!!

MY GOD!!!!!!!

THAT IS HONESTLY THE MOST INSANE THING I HAVE EVER HEARD!

Wow.......I mean.......wow.





Wow

swjunk
05-19-2002, 01:36 PM
The reply is here:

http://www.sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=88093#post88093

jjreason
05-28-2002, 01:42 AM
1800 is off the hook. 18.00 is off the hook. My wife would be out the door gone. I did however, spend 4000.00 on X-Men #1 in VF condition. Worth every penny and then some.
As far as figures go: 20 US for Zuckuss. Worth it.
20 US for Ishi Tib. Not worth it.
20 US for Piett. Worth it.
20 US for Darth Removable. Way worth it.

Yes, Im from Canada. We never got these figures at any store I went to, and I went to many. I asked and people thought I was wrong about them existing. Oh well, now Im done my POTF2 basic figures set and don't care. I was mad about spending it at the time, though.

gibbspaulus
05-28-2002, 03:51 AM
The most I've paid for POTF/J is about US $24 for ...oh god I can't remember his name - the guy vader chokes at the death star COffee Morning, the Bomarr Monk, and .... some more!!!!

You can see what UI paid for Ep1 figures in the relevant thread!.

JON9000
05-28-2002, 09:02 PM
Monkey face Leia orange card- $40 bucks when she was impossible to find. Saw her a few months later at TRU. I'm still upset.

gibbspaulus
05-29-2002, 04:03 AM
$40 for that pile of .... ugh! I resented her and I got her for free!

Darthpost
05-29-2002, 07:13 AM
The most I paid was $100 for a lot of 7 figures. But I got the theatre luke, obi wan long sabre, and r5d4 in the lot.
the most for a single figure I paid was $15 for an ig88/boba fett

187-Maul
05-29-2002, 02:02 PM
I bought Leia red card for about $0.80 in toysrus a couple of years ago

Jonna
05-29-2002, 02:05 PM
About $16 for the POTJ Plo Koon, But I am a big fan of the figure so I don't regret it. I have never found one in the stores.

DarthBrandon
05-29-2002, 02:17 PM
75 dollars American for a ROTJ Darth Vader I never received from con artist seller on Evil - Bay.

billfremore
05-29-2002, 02:33 PM
$38 for Vader with removable helmet.

I will never spend that much again.

atomicmaniac
05-31-2002, 09:48 AM
$12 for that Tatoinne Darth Maul, you now the second Maul that came out and had that sculpted on hood. God, I hate that damn figure.

Hasbro'sBountyHunter
05-31-2002, 05:30 PM
I also bought an X-Wing Luke for $15.

Turbowars
05-31-2002, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by swjunk
$1800 for a ss/lt Ben Man, someone should hit you over the head with a bat! It may knock some sence back into you. What's your address, I'll do it! Oh yah I know where you live. See ya Sunday. I can't make it Sat, I have to work. I'm ****ed! F__K!!!!!!!!!!!

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
06-04-2002, 11:06 PM
I really didn't start collecting figures until the great purge of 2000 (Primarily, I was a Micro Machines collector) and now I'd say I'd have close to 100 carded figures. I think myself as a cheap guy, always hesistating to buy certain figures hoping that they go on clearance. Sometimes I get em' cheap like that and sometimes I never see the fig again, but that's okay. That's the chance I take.

Anyway, back to the subject, I can honestly say the most I ever paid for a figure is $15 Canadian (plus tax and GST, around 9 bucks U.S.) for a Hooded Leia POTF2 that I got at a comic store. I'm afraid I'll break that number when I finally get a Chewie Dejarik to complete my POTJ collection, but I'm glad I've showed great restraint in paying mucho dinero for certain figures.

macca_rocks2003
01-12-2004, 07:38 AM
My most expensive figureas probably the zuckuss FF which was AU$30. I'm on holiday in england at the moment and i saw a millennium falcon in a collectors shop, and I haven't seen one in australia since their original release, so i had to buy it... it was 85 which was about AU$200, and worth every penny if you ask me!! Thats my most expensive thing ever, the second most being a POTF2 Y-wing for AU$90.

WisconsinSolo
05-23-2004, 08:01 AM
Thankfully the most i have ever paid for a single SW figure has been about $10.I paid that for a SS/LT Vader at Electronic Boutique in '99 and the same amount for a Jorg Sacul figure that my aunt picked up for me at the SW Celebration.

However I have had some pretty good luck with vintage purchases here in San Antonio.I found a loose original 1985 POTF Han Carbonite for $6 back in '97,which was perfect because I still had the carbonite block from when I was a kid.He now sits in Boba's Slave 1 with my loose vintage Boba I picked up for $2 at a comic shop in '97 also.I still think my best find though was scoring a loose NM vintage Droids A-wing at a record/memorabilia store when I worked downtown on the Riverwalk in 1998.I paid $25 for that one! :D The funny thing was,the guy who was selling the collection had just purchased a huge SW vintage collection and was way overpricing everything.How he missed the Droids A-Wing is beyond me.The little buzzer sound effect still works too!:cool:

cohens4
05-27-2004, 11:08 AM
i have to admit that i have spent a little more than i wanted to on some figures. but others i did pretty well on....

Most expensive:
$200 OC luke ss/lt
$120 OC boba fett with no chest emblem
$100 jorg sacul with white beard
$100 FF boba fett with no skull emblem on shoulder
$100 potj gungan warrior .0300

Best buys
$5 Retooled Darth Vader from JCPenny mail order
$2 GC boba fett missing circle on left hand from TRU
$10 2002 Toy Fair Vader from fan club
$10 jorg sacul from celebration II
$2 tatooine black vested maul
$100 for FF weequay which turned out to have an unpainted wrist guard on his left wrist.
$10 dexter jettster with "pipe" visible on the package but WITHOUT insert (try finding one of these now...)
$60 SOTE leia boushh collection 1 from ebay

stephen

Ji'dai
05-29-2004, 09:25 PM
$300 or so for life-size Yoda (not Ep.I) from "Jawa Trader" section in the Lucasfilm Fan Club Magazine (now SW Insider)

$20 each for carded DROIDS Thall Joben and Jord Dusat from "Jawa Trader"
$24 for 2 carded Admiral Motti
$22 dlvd. for R2/3PO Holiday Edition (Wal-Mart Exclusive = eBay Exclusive)
$35-40 dlvd. for the Tatooine Skiff (Target Exclusive = eBay Exclusive)

$10-15 each for a few non-mint carded Star Tours figs
$$!! all other overpriced exclusive figures from the Fan Club/Target/Wal-Mart/KB, etc.

Other stuff I missed I just waited until the price dropped on eBay. I got some things for less than what I would have paid at retail! Patience pays.

Slicker
08-18-2004, 04:33 PM
The most I can recall paying for a figure would probably be the $25 I spent for monkey faces Leia from a friend. Some friend huh? I'm sure I paid more for some other figure but at the moment I can't remember. I still need a couple that I'm sure that I'll have to shell out the $$$ for like Theater Edition Luke, Ephant Mon, Concept Stormtrooper, and J'Quille but who cares right?

Slicker
08-18-2004, 04:36 PM
$1800 for a ss/lt BenNot to be rude or anything but your a tard for doing that. You could have probably bought 20 vintage figures on mint cards for what you paid for that. When will you people learn. I can only hope that he forgot the period and meant $18.00.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-19-2004, 10:11 AM
While it's not the most I've ever paid for a figure (see below), it has been my hardest-learned lesson: POTF2 Lando Calrissian, orange card. Here's the deal... I ordered it from a comic shop for $30 (remember, this was when he was almost impossible to find in stores). Well, the guy says it cost him more than he thought to get it, so it's now $35. He sweet-talked me with "you'll never find it this cheap again," "you said you'd buy it," "I have another buyer," etc. I fell for it, like a moron. Idiot! :greedy: :mad: (him and me)

Vintage:
Loose Han in Carbonite $95 (no coin)
Loose Yak Face $69
Loose Luke Poncho $35

POTF2
Lando $35 :frus:
ROJ Theater Luke/Brown vest Jedi Luke $35 ea.

E1 or AOTC or SAGA
All at retail (yay! :) ), but did shell out $7.99 for the first Maul

Bobby Fett
08-19-2004, 06:41 PM
The most I remember paying was $25.00 for a POTF2 Tri-Logo FF Vader, and $23.00 for a bootleg TIE Fighter Pilot on a SOTE card. Hey, it's only money.

Kyle Katarn
08-19-2004, 07:11 PM
I paid 60 bucks for my Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight Theater Edition, but I love that figure.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
08-26-2004, 01:07 AM
Since I last posted in this thread, over 2 years ago, I have since made a few splurges that surpassed the $9.00 I spent on a Hooded Leia Commtech.

*R2 Holo Leia - $14.40 on Ebay

*Admiral Motti - $18.98 on Ebay

The most I've paid for any Star Wars Item was a B-Wing for $39.99 at Target.

Slicker
08-26-2004, 07:31 PM
Since I last posted in this thread, over 2 years ago, I have since made a few splurges that surpassed the $9.00 I spent on a Hooded Leia Commtech.

*R2 Holo Leia - $14.40 on Ebay

*Admiral Motti - $18.98 on Ebay

The most I've paid for any Star Wars Item was a B-Wing for $39.99 at Target.Uh, oh. Everyone look out for this guy, we've got a big spender in our midst. :D

Slicker
08-26-2004, 07:34 PM
Since I last posted in this thread, over 2 years ago, I have since made a few splurges that surpassed the $9.00 I spent on a Hooded Leia Commtech.

*R2 Holo Leia - $14.40 on Ebay

*Admiral Motti - $18.98 on Ebay

The most I've paid for any Star Wars Item was a B-Wing for $39.99 at Target. Like I've said before LBC, hey did you steal that from Snoop, I'm not a big spender either. I've been mulling ( I love that word, mull, it reminds me of Bull from Night Court) buying an Ephant Mon for $20 on Ebay but I can't bear to part with my dear money. :greedy:

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
08-28-2004, 11:34 AM
Uh, oh. Everyone look out for this guy, we've got a big spender in our midst. :D

Hey, what can I say? I got's to eats, don't I? :D

mastermatt24
08-29-2004, 01:12 PM
I paid about $67 for Jorg Sacul on eBay...
$40.00 for Dark Trooper.. :cry: :cry: That was before I ever started ebay. :cry:

Slicker
08-29-2004, 04:33 PM
I was actually lucky enough to get all of the EU figures for Christmas a couple of years ago. Man, you gotta love the fat man in the red coat.