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Is Justin Hammer really that rare?

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In slowly reassembling my collection after the massive museum show it seems I have suffered a couple casualties. A couple busted knees on some older mates that will require replacements but the biggest gap seems to be that my Justin Hammer from the Iron Man 2 single packs seems to no longer be present. After some searching I currently don't see him on Ebay either...is he really that rare?

Jeff of the Miniacs

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The easy answer would be yes it is rare , 500 IM2 dump cases were sold,each had one Hammer .

Not a favourite of mine but I reckon I'm in the minority because he gets on many 'wants' lists .

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I had one, and gave it away :(

Like BHM though, I honestly didn't think it was a great figure, despite my appreciation for the performance.

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I got a Hammer mate with a lot that I purchased and my only reason for keeping him is Sam Rockwell.

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Apparently yes, I've never seen one in person and he rarely pops up in my searches on eBay. Not a big enough draw for me to drop any serious money to get him though.

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Yeah, I skipped him at the time because I didn't see the movie in theaters so didn't realize it was a Rockwell mate. He does pop up on eBay every now and then, I finally caved and grabbed one for $25 last summer.

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Yeah, I remember being similarly shocked when trying to find a Deathstroke for my son for the holidays. Definitely makes me regret not picking up the last few waves of the DC Mates and being years behind on the current stuff. I got lucky and someone hooked me up. Out of all of the minifigures I've gave him, Deathstroke is still in one piece. Good luck in finding a replacement.

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I actually lucked out, as he was the only figure from the dump that appeared at my local store, (at least by the time I got there)

but I use him primarily for a Ben Urich custom, though I too loved Rockwell's performance

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He's just a guy in a suit. I couldn't see spending that much for him, no matter how rare.

BTW, as far as Deathstroke goes, I think he was already pretty rare and going for high prices before DC Minimates even ended. I was looking for an extra for quite awhile (I needed his mask to make Grendel), and it was a pain.

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The single packs from the dump sets are probably the fewest made of any of the retail release figures. Hydra suit Red Skull is a pricey one, too.

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It won't make it any easier for folks but Cap dump cases were eventually on 'clearance' with BBTS for about $33 .

The chase figures in dump cases are just irresistible to me .

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Too bad they weren't 1/96 blind box chases. Those are REAL fun to chase down.

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Nice. Almost 5%

Despite what I've said "500 cases ..blah...blah..one per case...blah blah " I have my suspicions that 'others' (over & above those chases in cases) get into the market-place ....somehow .

I'm not consciously being mischievous with that comment I'm just relaying what I can see & what I have seen for sale .

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Unless we made more than 500 sets (I don't know how many we made), I am honestly not sure how they would. Not through us.

Thank you to the man who hooked me up with my Hammer. You know him, you love him, he's youbastards.

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Oh yeah, I've got one of those sitting on my desk right now. I'd gladly swap it for a Red Skull. That's way over priced.

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Is the gold one rare?

I don't know how many sets we made of Halo or BSG, but I imagine BHM's method of acquiring his Dead Sixes would say a lot about their provenance.

I recently sent the last six of our BSG dumps to Apollo to give out to sick kids. I kept all of the Sixes, so if anyone needs one, come see me in Chicago.

Edited by DSTZach

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The 'gold one' ought to be rare because it was one per case & there were 500 cases .

It just seems odd that that seller ( Amazon) has had that .....& only that......particular Halo single pack up for sale for the last 3 years . He's got 13 left & ....again ,trust me.....he had more. So where'd the other versions 'in his cases' go?

Regards my method of acquiring my 'Dead Sixes' ? I'll share my secret but don't spill....

I buy them yes.gif

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Edit: You can also put in your notebooks that the Halo dump characters are all unique ....which is unique in Minimate dumps.

Edited by buttheadsmate

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