the problem with the gold mm's
at least as far as i'm concerned, is that they are strictly display pieces and not really toys to be played with. since i like to play with my toys, and not jes look at em, i've never had any interest in acquiring these statues.
when they were 1st offered at retail, they were exclusives to certain stores, (i forget which ones were exclusives to which store), they sold for $100 apiece.
demand for this type of collectable was not exactly overwhelming, and by 1999, these gold sets were easily found at big lots for $14.00 apiece.
occasionally they pop up over at ebay, usually for a buy it now of around $25.00.