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#21 buttheadsmate

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:58 PM

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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 sad.gif

Edited by buttheadsmate, 09 July 2008 - 05:36 PM.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 04:09 PM

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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Posted 16 July 2008 - 04:13 PM

QUOTE (Fuji @ Jul 16 2008, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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/...I...N:IT&ih=010

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Edited by karamazov80, 16 July 2008 - 04:14 PM.


#24 buttheadsmate

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 04:31 PM

QUOTE (karamazov80 @ Jul 16 2008, 11:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Fuji @ Jul 16 2008, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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/...I...N:IT&ih=010

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'Karamazov80 ' aka 'The Hunter','The Scalper'......'Cut-Price K'.......... I love it wink.gif............however that is a four-pack! smile.gif

Edited by buttheadsmate, 16 July 2008 - 04:33 PM.

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#25 karamazov80

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 04:48 PM

QUOTE (buttheadsmate @ Jul 16 2008, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
'Karamazov80 ' aka 'The Hunter','The Scalper'......'Cut-Price K'.......... I love it wink.gif............however that is a four-pack! smile.gif

You're never going to forgive me for attacking poor ol' Hokynut, are you? biggrin.gif

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

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

Edited by karamazov80, 16 July 2008 - 04:50 PM.


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Posted 16 July 2008 - 04:50 PM

QUOTE (karamazov80 @ Jul 16 2008, 05:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Fuji @ Jul 16 2008, 05:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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/...I...N:IT&ih=010

smile.gif

Yeah I managed to snag those for relatively the same price at gamestop of all places.
Here I'll link it:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

P.S. What are Kubrick "Chase" figures. I heard a seller describe two additional "Secret" figures that are not listed in the series as such.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 05:08 PM

QUOTE (Fuji @ Jul 16 2008, 05:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Here I'll link it:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

P.S. What are Kubrick "Chase" figures. I heard a seller describe two additional "Secret" figures that are not listed in the series as such.

Those appear legit to me. It says Medicom, the picture of the pieces flying apart is a staple of theirs, and I do believe that Kamen Rider was a license that they had. However, somebody else (BHM?) can tell you for sure.

"Chases" are basically hard to find figures that are typically randomly, or at least not wholly predictably, included in the cases of figures that you might buy. Typically, you will get only 1 or 2 at most in an entire case of, say, 24 blind boxed figures (the way most single released Kubricks are packaged--you can't see what the figure is without buying and opening up a box).

However, the difficulty of finding a specific figure depends on the chase ratio, and in the case of some lines, whether or not the "blind boxes" are all the same (like "Alien"), or vary depend on the "basic" figure on the box (like "Star Wars"). Some chases are found at a ratio of 1:96, meaning that one of every 96 figures (typically released in blind boxes) are the "chases."

However, if you know that a given chase is located in, say, a Darth Vader box (which is packaged so you can't see the figure itself, but has a pic of Vader on it) that is found 1 in every 48 boxes, and if you also know that Vader boxes are 4 for every case of 12, meaning that Vader is 16 for every 48 boxes, then 1 out of every 16 Vader boxes is a chase Vader!

Since they are harder to find, chases typically are worth more money than others.

(note: I probably am off about some of my math above, so feel free to disregard this post--please see earlier post for an example of my mad quantitative skills)

Edited by karamazov80, 16 July 2008 - 05:08 PM.


#28 Ninja Mate

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:18 AM

So....let me blow the dust of this one....

 

Whats a good outlet now a days?






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