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#1 karamazov80

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 04:49 PM

Don't know if this will yield enough interest to warrant it's own thread, but Lost Kubricks were just released in Japan, apparently:

http://instinctoy.bl...y-523.html#more

Strange to me that Locke is rarer than Sawyer. I don't really like the variants very much, as figures, but Ben is so awesome. He is absurdly mysterious, and his consistently wacky unpredictability has somehow made him one of the most predictable characters on the show.

Anyway, I'll definitely try to pick up a regular set of these. I'll have to pick up a Jack Bauer so that he and Sayid can torture my Metal Gear terrorists together.

We really need a set of "Wire" Kubs now.

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 05:00 PM

They have already released the two-pack over here (bearbrick and Jack) and I have seen the 400 % bear around.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 05:33 AM

I think that this may be the Kubrick set that will bring in the new collectors.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 04:03 PM

Now on eBay:

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

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

Selling the set with 2 variants for 110 bucks more than the basic set.

I guess this seller assumes that Ben Linus won't be as popular as the rarer Star Wars chases (which alone often sell for $100+). . .he is probably very correct smile.gif

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 05:44 AM

Seeing these confirms for me that the Lost characters would translate perfectly into Minimates. Plus, all the accessories are already made. DST already has knife and gun molds, plus handcuffs and cell phones from the 24 line, plus the guitar from BTTF or Chef Duff.
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Posted 26 August 2008 - 06:44 AM

All they need now is the license mellow.gif

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 07:08 AM

QUOTE (buttheadsmate @ Aug 26 2008, 07:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
All they need now is the license mellow.gif

I think it might be worth DST's while to seek this one out. Lost seems as, if not more popular than 24, but unlike the 24 sets, you wouldn't have to include a "Jack" with every set. There are so many relevant characters that have distinctive looks and that people recognize, that I think the line could stay fresh and could keep casual collectors' interest pretty well. To add on to what Jad says, this line wouldn't require much retooling, either (unless DST just wanted to get fancy), which would cut down on costs. It seems like emo-Spidey's hair was made for Charlie. Though it would be nice to finally see a Mini-baby for Claire.

Also, 2.5 inch polar bear!!

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 10:40 AM

YES! I would absolutely buy any and all Lost minimates. I'd probably buy multiple sets, to pass some along to people interested in the show but who don't know about minimates. Is there anyway to let DST know that there is interest in this license, or do we just cross our fingers and hope for it?

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 10:46 AM

QUOTE (cornflakes @ Aug 26 2008, 05:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
YES! I would absolutely buy any and all Lost minimates. I'd probably buy multiple sets, to pass some along to people interested in the show but who don't know about minimates. Is there anyway to let DST know that there is interest in this license, or do we just cross our fingers and hope for it?


Perhaps I am a tad cynical but let DST know ,cross your fingers & wait for the Lost series' to end. Once interest has waned........ they'll happen!

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 07:54 PM

i would say window was missed on these.
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Posted 01 September 2008 - 03:29 AM

QUOTE (karamazov80 @ Aug 24 2008, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Now on eBay:

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

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

Selling the set with 2 variants for 110 bucks more than the basic set.

I guess this seller assumes that Ben Linus won't be as popular as the rarer Star Wars chases (which alone often sell for $100+). . .he is probably very correct smile.gif


When I first saw these auctions I hesitated & " he who hesitates is lost". I remember thinking that the full set was relatively cheap.......they were......very cheap.... because http://cgi.ebay.co.u...idZp1638Q2em122

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 08:49 PM

The Comic shop finally got in my Fiance's box of Lost Kubricks today. Tonight we opened them all up and not nine boxes in she pulled a Desmond. Looks like we only need one from our good friend ebay.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 09:00 PM

Congrats! Now you just have to shell out $130 for Ben smile.gif

. . .or 40 some odd bucks for one without the cane, as if you or anyone would ever consider buying such a worthless thing. The cane clearly makes the man. You buy it for the cane, it just so happens to come with a figure.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 09:08 PM

Thought you would like that karamazov80, and thanks.
$130 is a lot cheaper then buying four cases at $200 a pop with a slight chance of getting one.

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 09:15 AM

Never bring a knife to a gun fight. . .or Sayid will let his guard down, and his prisoner will take advantage.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:25 AM

I actually got really lucky with these. Shortly after fellow members announced these were coming out (which I never would have known otherwise, considering I've never bought Kubrick before), I found that a UK site called Forbidden Planet had these for pre-order. They had them listed by individual figure, instead of blind boxed, and even had the variants for the same price (which was a little over $8). I figured "why not?" and preordered Charlie, Desmond, and Ben. Then I completely forgot about them.

About two weeks ago, I finally get charged for this order. And then today I get all three figures with only the boxes opened, bag unopened. Long story short, I got both of the Lost variants for about $20 shipped from the UK.

I'm not sure if that website still has all of the Lost Kubrick for sale, but I'd suggest anyone interested in these figures to consider checking it out. Also, thanks again members of this site for sharing their knowledge of collectibles. I would definitely be "Lost" without you guys.




Ha, thats so punny... I'm sorry, I'll stop with these horrible jokes haha.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 01:09 PM

QUOTE (cornflakes @ Oct 30 2008, 04:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I actually got really lucky with these. Shortly after fellow members announced these were coming out (which I never would have known otherwise, considering I've never bought Kubrick before), I found that a UK site called Forbidden Planet had these for pre-order. They had them listed by individual figure, instead of blind boxed, and even had the variants for the same price (which was a little over $8). I figured "why not?" and preordered Charlie, Desmond, and Ben. Then I completely forgot about them.

About two weeks ago, I finally get charged for this order. And then today I get all three figures with only the boxes opened, bag unopened. Long story short, I got both of the Lost variants for about $20 shipped from the UK.

I'm not sure if that website still has all of the Lost Kubrick for sale, but I'd suggest anyone interested in these figures to consider checking it out. Also, thanks again members of this site for sharing their knowledge of collectibles. I would definitely be "Lost" without you guys.




Ha, thats so punny... I'm sorry, I'll stop with these horrible jokes haha.



I am genuinely pleased for you biggrin.gif I am also staggered at the simplicity of it all ohmy.gif ......& regretfully ,I am ashamed to admit it .....jealous mellow.gif Stunning deal ,bloody stunning.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:16 PM

As I was saying in my introduction thread I ordered a box of these they came the other day. I am pretty happy. I got one of the chase figures. I would have rather had Ben. But I will take Desmond. I could have gotten none.







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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:01 PM

I've seen pic of the Lost Kubricks on ebay. Can someone take a pic of the Hurley kubrick next to a minimate so I can see if the scale works?
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:15 PM

Trust me when I say that Hurley will tower above most Minimates....perhaps Hulkbuster would be close but not very.

Despite similarities comparing kubricks to minimates is like comparing dogs to cats.

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