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Buying Kubricks

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How do you folks that collect Kubricks buy them? Opened/identified, sealed, by the case? I have bought some sealed, mostly for the surprise I guess. Most of my purchases are opened so I can start or complete sets.

I've never gotten a secret through buying sealed boxes, but I have gotten a few of the harder to find figures.

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I used to buy them on Ebay. If you look hard enough you can find a good deal. I also bought them opened though, I never trusted the people I was buying from. I also had this idea that they would open them and put back the ones they did not like. I really like buying the 3 packs though, those were awesome, they always seemed to have a great assortment of figures.

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How do you folks that collect Kubricks buy them? Opened/identified, sealed, by the case? I have bought some sealed, mostly for the surprise I guess. Most of my purchases are opened so I can start or complete sets.

I've never gotten a secret through buying sealed boxes, but I have gotten a few of the harder to find figures.

The only way of buying Kubricks that I know of is ....expensively. THEY are geared up for it,THEY are a club. YOU will not enter this club & undercut. I buy opened/identified as this is the only way to buy them without too much hassle & not get too embittered & cynical about the whole damn business :P

Perhaps the cheapest way to buy the buggers is.... after they are 'hot' &...... only buy a complete set including chases....including all the chases.

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Well, here is something that I just found out about, and must have:

http://toysrevil.blogspot.com/2008/04/indi...olden-idol.html

Anybody have a good idea as to better places to pre-order Kubricks? My only experience there was with Youbuynow.com for that Aliens set, and my order was backordered, so I'm not 100% sure on them. . .and I'm cautious about doing this on eBay, but, maybe that's the best way to ensure that you get what you order. I don't see it on BBTS, unfortunately. Any advice?

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Because of the way Medicom obtains the licenses ,Kubricks are not generally available ,for retail, outside of Japan.Many of the exclusive 'mail-away' items ,for example,can only be purchased from & sent to a Japanese address! K,have no reservations about buying directly from Japanese (or Asian ) ebay merchants ,I have never had a problem & the majority of my Kubricks came directly from Asia. This particular 'Indiana' item is very similar (identical?)to a previously released 'secret 'item,some years ago, from the Kubrick Series 2 ...........Star Wars Series 2 :ohmy:

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This particular 'Indiana' item is very similar (identical?)to a previously released 'secret 'item,some years ago, from the Kubrick Series 2 ...........Star Wars Series 2 :ohmy:

Thanks for the advice BHM. I'll go ahead and pre-order with someone soon. I saw that variant you mention a while back, but it was ridiculously expensive, so I'm psyched that a newer, more affordable one is coming out. One that comes packed with a bizarre bear/idol, no less!

I just bought the Han Solo Kubrick last night. . .and I will probably get the Muppets, a few more Star Wars figures, and that glorious, 11 inch Alien that dockingbay reviewed some day, too. I fear that Minimates may have been an unintended "gateway drug" to these exotic little bastards.

Interestingly, well before I got into Minimates, I desperately wanted the Back to the Future Kubricks, but I never got them because the ones I wanted seemed way too expensive at the time. I guess the block figure bug was always inside me, and now it has fully gestated and become a parasite, sucking away my soul (or at least my money, anyway) bit by bit.

--edit: apparently BBTS has the Indy Kubricks. I wasn't searching for "Bearbricks" before:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product...amp;mode=retail

I like having them play the middle man for my exclusives. BBTS is good.

But why this exists, I can not say for certain. . .

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product...amp;mode=retail

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BBTS is a good place to find Kubricks, but they don't carry all lines/licenses. ToyTokyo.com is another good place. I usually buy from a few Asian Ebayers. There is one that I can usually ask for an item and he will find it for me, fairly reasonably.

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I just found this site:

http://www.verycoolthings.com/vct/Neo_getp...in&cool=yes

and ordered a bunch of blind box Muppet Kubricks. Any of you fellas have experience with them? Their Kubricks prices seem very reasonable in comparison to other places, and they have flat rate shipping of 7 bucks to the U.S.

Plus, they have this:

http://www.verycoolthings.com/vct/Neo_getp...424&cool=no

and all kinds of wacky stuff that you would find in Japanese vending machines.

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Be careful with Verycoolthings.com. If anything arrives broken, they will not replace it. Their customer service sucks.

I ordered some display cases from them and one arrived cracked and they wouldn't replace it.

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Be careful with Verycoolthings.com. If anything arrives broken, they will not replace it. Their customer service sucks.

I ordered some display cases from them and one arrived cracked and they wouldn't replace it.

I second this, stay clear. I bought some display cases too and they turned up all scratched and had tape and label goo all over them...

I was seriously not impressed!!!

T.

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Eeek. I hope my figures don't come too beat up. . .

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Kubricks in their boxes are pretty resilient,everything will be fine.

If only all online-retailers took as much care as AFX :unsure:post-638-1212522017_thumb.jpg

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How considerate, their boxes come with a vent so your Mates don't get over heated!

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I've got another e-tailer question. Have any of you ordered from "Thumbsatplay.com" before?

(and let me apologize to Shanester for pulling this thread into a different direction)

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I've got another e-tailer question. Have any of you ordered from "Thumbsatplay.com" before?

I can't say that I have. If you do, let us know how it goes.

(and let me apologize to Shanester for pulling this thread into a different direction)

It's all good!

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I remember BHM saying somewhere that he only saw a single Sandman on eBay. Well, if anyone is interested. . .

http://www.ningyoushi.com/Spider_man_Movie..._p/mk135-d3.htm

Sorry to be pedantic but I still haven't seen a 'single' Sandman for sale (by itself) anywhere!! The link Karamazov80 has given is for the basic set minus the chase. I still cannot 'like' the Kubrick Spider-Man(Men?) although the Goblin in this set is excellent.

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HLJ has a case of Spawn Kubricks for $48 US. Click here

I don't usually like kubricks for some reason but I could go for that basic spawn figure. the cape seems to hide some of my dislikes of this figure type.

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Sorry to be pedantic but I still haven't seen a 'single' Sandman for sale (by itself) anywhere!! The link Karamazov80 has given is for the basic set minus the chase. I still cannot 'like' the Kubrick Spider-Man(Men?) although the Goblin in this set is excellent.

My mistake. I haven't noticed a stand-alone Sandman either. Do you know the case breakdown for him? I also find it peculiar that they give all their Spidermen the "balloon" heads, but I don't mind it as it does give them a distinctive look. . .and I like that the regular Marvel release has the suction cup on his hand. Of course, the Minimate Spidey blows him out of the water. That Venom is really disturbing, though.

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Sorry to be pedantic but I still haven't seen a 'single' Sandman for sale (by itself) anywhere!! The link Karamazov80 has given is for the basic set minus the chase. I still cannot 'like' the Kubrick Spider-Man(Men?) although the Goblin in this set is excellent.

My mistake. I haven't noticed a stand-alone Sandman either. Do you know the case breakdown for him? I also find it peculiar that they give all their Spidermen the "balloon" heads, but I don't mind it as it does give them a distinctive look. . .and I like that the regular Marvel release has the suction cup on his hand. Of course, the Minimate Spidey blows him out of the water. That Venom is really disturbing, though.

Sandman was apparently a 1:12 ratio figure .....& I don't believe it. I'm not sweating it because I have my... ..requirements....just making the point that it's not always the case(?) that the chases are the only rares! Further perspective is the 'rash' of Peter Parker Chases available :(

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I found a 5 piece Kubrick set for 14.99 with 20 dollar shipping from Hong Kong. I don't know...Does this look legit or is it counterfit?

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I found a 5 piece Kubrick set for 14.99 with 20 dollar shipping from Hong Kong. I don't know...Does this look legit or is it counterfit?

Do you have a link or something? As BHM has said before, there is the possibility of something being legit while not being an official Medicom product. I personally won a Kubrick 5 pack recently for under 20 bucks myself:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...N:IT&ih=010

:)

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I found a 5 piece Kubrick set for 14.99 with 20 dollar shipping from Hong Kong. I don't know...Does this look legit or is it counterfit?

Do you have a link or something? As BHM has said before, there is the possibility of something being legit while not being an official Medicom product. I personally won a Kubrick 5 pack recently for under 20 bucks myself:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...N:IT&ih=010

:)

'Karamazov80 ' aka 'The Hunter','The Scalper'......'Cut-Price K'.......... I love it ;)............however that is a four-pack! :)

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'Karamazov80 ' aka 'The Hunter','The Scalper'......'Cut-Price K'.......... I love it ;)............however that is a four-pack! :)

You're never going to forgive me for attacking poor ol' Hokynut, are you? :D

Oh, lordy. . .time to go list it on the 'Bay for a 400% price increase :blush:

And you are correct, I apparently have a severe counting disability.

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