View Full Version : Backgrounds rarity

05-02-2002, 10:46 AM
Exactly how 'rare' are background figs.
Do you think they are worth keeping carded .
I like opening my figs but if these are fairly rare id consider getting ones to open.

05-02-2002, 12:20 PM
well, after going to 4 different stores the bg figures were available at about a 20:1 (20 with to 1 w/out)

i personally am hunting for all 16 with em (missing only 2 now :()

05-02-2002, 12:28 PM
So, the ones without backgrounds are rarer?
And by that much?

05-02-2002, 12:49 PM
I think the only really hard one to find is Dexter with insert with the word "pipe" uncovered

I only saw 1 of these out of about 16-20 Dexter's

05-02-2002, 12:57 PM
How many Dexters did you find with a background, 16-20????

Casual George
05-02-2002, 01:59 PM
My local K-Mart has all the background figs (1-17 )except the battle droid. Why is this one so hard to find?

05-02-2002, 02:10 PM
odd, mine has tons of bg bdroids....

It appears though that the bg figs arent all that scarce

05-02-2002, 02:21 PM
I think it has to do with region. I mean depending on where you live one may be harder to find that others. I have them all, but found them all at different stores and in different areas. All in all it seems that the last 4 are the hardest to find, with Dexter being the hardest. Still, value right now is even money. 8 months from now may be a different story. Think about how much a Weequay with the FF is worth compared to the GC one. There is a $350 difference there. I doubt any of these will ever get up that high, just because of the shear quantities. Still, in the long run they may be the premier figures in the collection.

05-02-2002, 02:29 PM
Dextyer is plentiful out here, no bg one though.

Yoda/dooku/lumin/tuan are totally gone from NJ. Got em all the first day, after that , nothing around.

I dont think these will ever break the 20-30$ barrier, just wondering it they would be worth keeping as is and getting replacements

05-02-2002, 02:32 PM
I have yet to find a Dexter with background. He is the last one i need.

05-02-2002, 05:32 PM
Battle Droid w/bg card is NOWHERE to be found in the Minneapolis area. I have found about 10 Dexters w/ BG card but no Battle Droids...

05-02-2002, 10:10 PM
In the long run the background figures will be harder to get. They were the first batch produced so they had a limited run. Hasbro isn't planning on adding them back in, but the ones without the backgrounds they can always make more of.

Dexter is by far the hardest to find. He was everywhere here and then word got out how "rare" he was and everyone bought him up, including scalpers. :frus: Battle Droid is geting harder to find as well, but there are a couple here and there. Same with the Geonosian Warrior. Plo-Koon is harder to find than the Battle Droid and Geonosian Warrior in my area.

Lone Jedi
05-03-2002, 01:30 AM
Same thing around here. I have 14 of the 16; I'm missing Battle Droid and Plo Koon with inserts.

jedi master sal
05-03-2002, 10:51 AM
There are many Dexters but none here in Pittsburgh w/bg's.

Many Battles droids w/bg's though. (Although at first he was the second hardest to find w/bg.)

did you guys notice that the bg's are the same for many of the figs? It's not like they had a different one for each fig!