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    Epic Collections 4, 5, 6

    Hello, long time collector who has just started to collect MM (a bit late to the scene, but whatever ). Anyway, I had seen that there were three more Epic Collections that I hadn't heard much about. So I guess what I'm wondering is:

    Why are these so rare/expensive?
    How much do they go for normally? (I'm hoping it's not a BIN price of $175)
    Does anybody have any good loose shots of these?

    Thanks in advance.

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    As far as I'm aware, it's because Galoob lost the licence to make SWMM's mid-way through the production run, plus they were never sold in the US market, only internationally.

    They are VERY expensive - last time I saw one (I think it was pack no. 4) on eBay, it was going for about $75 USD. Luckily I managed to source mine really cheap from Cloud City, but I got the last ones.

    Not sure about loose shots, but I'll see if I can take a few pics and get them up for ya.

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    Awesome, thanks. I guess $75 sounds a lot better than $175, although I'd still like to find it for a lot lower (within reason of the rarity)

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    Galoob never lost the SWMM license, they held it throughout the negotiations in '98 and kept it until the company was dissolved and absorbed into Hasbro in '01.

    However, the sets were international-only, though I believe that was due to the very poor performance of 1-3 at US retailers (those little book sets BOMBED hard here).


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    That is a great user name... "never give up, never surrender" to the frizzies.

    I'm surprised that these sets are apparently so pricey... I've seen them for MUCH less on ebay ($10/set) recently.

    Just keep an eye on loose MM lots and you'll do ok, unless you're a boxed collector.
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    Galoob seems to have remained a strong cult following because of the smaller runs and the fact that a lot of this stuff simply won't be done by ANY other company ever ever ever.
    Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.

    "In Brooklyn, a castle, is where dwell I"
    The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Titanium View Post
    I'm surprised that these sets are apparently so pricey... I've seen them for MUCH less on ebay ($10/set) recently.
    That seems extremely odd ot me - are you sure you're not thinking of sets 1, 2 and 3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Titanium View Post
    That is a great user name... "never give up, never surrender" to the frizzies.

    I'm surprised that these sets are apparently so pricey... I've seen them for MUCH less on ebay ($10/set) recently.
    Yeah, you might be confusing them with the first three. If not, that's a *really* good deal. I mean, wow.

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    Y'know, I had a better look at 4, 5, and 6 and I probably am mixing 'em up with the first 3... my apologies.

    But I have seen a few of these mixed into MM lots on occasion... usually from Canadian or UK sellers. I don't collect MM anymore but I used to...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Titanium View Post
    But I have seen a few of these mixed into MM lots on occasion... usually from Canadian or UK sellers. I don't collect MM anymore but I used to...
    Hmmm, I've never thought of that before, thanks.

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