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    Your best steals?

    ....to coincide with the thread on the most you've ever paid for a figure, I thought I'd start one to ask what's the best you've ever gotten for a rare fig.

    Here's mine:

    R2D2 w/ Holo Leia: $6.50 last week off of Ebay. Came to $12 with s/h.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWN:IT

    Jorj Sacul: $32 also last week off of Ebay. Wanted it so badly when it was going regularly for $100, but waiting paid off.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWN:IT

    POTF2 Orange Card: Luke w/ Tan Vest, Boba w/ half circles on hands, and all longsabers including Obi Wan with half picture on card, all Deluxe POTF2 figures, all orange cards and a 12 inch Han on Tauntaun - I got these for trade for an Episode I double -sided teaser poster that I got when I was working at a movie theater. These were going for $200 when they first hit EBAY (when EPI was the hottest thing on Earth in November 1998 - now they go for $10), but I didn't want to get into trouble with Lucasfilm so I traded them instead of selling (our district manager gave these double-sided posters out to employees at an employee meeting - I got lucky).
    Last edited by Gonk 1979; 08-19-2004 at 12:02 PM.

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    Re: Your best steals?

    I found most of the POTF2 figures at retail so I suppose my best finds would be retail price on the following.

    -FF Sandtrooper
    -FF Boba Fett
    -FF Zuckuss
    -FF TIE Pilot
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    Re: Your best steals?

    Probably the POTF2 AT-AT for $10 on clearance at TRU. Too bad I paid $80 or so for one when it first came out.

    I also bought Watto's Box Cinema Scene for $8 at KB Toys. Like many hard to find items, the first time I ever saw Watto's Box at retail was almost a year after it was released and it was half price. Sometimes you just gotta love the crappy distribution problems.

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    Re: Your best steals?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ji'dai
    Probably the POTF2 AT-AT for $10 on clearance at TRU.

    Ditto, but paid like 30 for it.
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    Re: Your best steals?

    I bought the vintage B-Wing MIB at the San Diego Comic Con back in 1995 for $100. Then I went out for lunch, feeling guilty about my costly purchase. I found $100 in cash on the sidewalk, and amazingly, my guilt went away!

    Too bad for the person who lost the money though.

    This was the same conevention where I passed over a MOC Droids Boba Fett for $60, because I thought $60 was too much to pay for the art on the card. That was the dumbest thing I did in terms of purchasing/non-purchasing.

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    Re: Your best steals?

    Quote Originally Posted by B'Omarr Monkey
    I bought the vintage B-Wing MIB at the San Diego Comic Con back in 1995 for $100. Then I went out for lunch, feeling guilty about my costly purchase. I found $100 in cash on the sidewalk, and amazingly, my guilt went away!

    Too bad for the person who lost the money though.
    That was YOU?!? I lost a C-note on my way to bail my buddy out of jail who'd jaywalked while buying a ferret with counterfeit bills. Thanks a lot, B'OM...

    Like Hellboy, I've bought virtually all my figs and sets at retail, but there were a few I had to get elsewhere, such as:

    - Queen's Royal Starship for $29.95 (turns out it was missing one break-away panel, though ) at TRU
    - Holo R2 for $2.99 at TRU
    - Teebo for $6 at a shop (about a couple months ago)
    - Closed hand Tusken Raider for $2.99 (with a coupon, if you bought three or more figs) from now-out-of-business Play Co. Toys

    That's 'bout it.
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    Re: Your best steals?

    Here are a few that come to mind.

    Finding Action Fleet stuff, such as 2 Tie Defenders at a Rite Aid for $10.79 and $12.99 during the summer of 1999. They now go on E-Bay for $150+

    Finding a rare Action Fleet A-Wing Green Squadron, minus emblem at a card shop in Toronto for roughly $12.

    Figure wise, not too many rare finds, but pricy steals such as paying $2.38 for a Clone Wars Durge and Concept Stormie (Thanks VT ) paying $3.97 for a couple of Amanamans and spending only $6.99 for a two-pack of a Clone Wars Anakin & Blue Clonie. Regretfully, I only had enough to buy him and not the other 3 packs that were available.
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    Re: Your best steals?

    My best buy was actually two R2 w/holo Leia's at TRU for I think $1.99. I'm not one to horde hard to find action figures so I think I gave one away for Christmas and if I'm not mistaken I think I still have an extra somewhere but my entire collection is unfortunately in storage until a date to be announced so I don't quite know where it is.
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    Re: Your best steals?

    I was able to grab a bunch of army builders at KB Toy Outlet for buy one get one free ($2.99 each makes that about $1.50 each after coupon).

    Bought a ep2 Slave 1 and a few Lego sets for $3.00 at Kmart.

    Bought a few POTF2 figures for $1 at Walmart. This was way after POTF2 was released. They must have been found hidden somewhere and they threw $1 sticker on them to get rid of them. I believe they were a Sandtropper and At St driver.

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    Re: Your best steals?

    a crap load of ctc stormies & artoos w/holo leia for a dollar and some odd cents each! I rolled into tru right after they put them out in a huge bin...just me and one other super nice guy calmly went through them and got a bunch for ourselves and friends! It was a pretty cool experience. Then that very weekend I saw each one at frank and sons for $20 and $60 respectively.
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