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#1 Sydot

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 07:26 PM

Any good stories of rare figs snuck into big lots? I check newly listen auctions a lot hoping for some gold.

 

My victories in this field have been minor at best.

 

Someone got a good price on this MIMP series 3 fig today (Bummed I missed it)

http://www.ebay.com/...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 07:55 PM

I was pretty bummed losing this one. Wish i would have dedicated more to it. got cocky with the only bid and it said only 1 watch so i though i had it.

http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1435.l2649
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Posted 09 August 2016 - 10:18 PM

Way too old a lot to link it, this was years back, but grabbed a pink Abominable Snowman in a small lot of MIMP for something like fifteen bucks? I think it was a BIN and I was in the right place and time to grab it.

 

More recently, I scored a tiny bag of MUSCLE figures at TFcon for a Canadian buck (a whole loonie!) and it had a dark blue #18 in it! Need to clean it up and decide how I'll part with it eventually.


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 12:16 AM

I've never really bothered buying big lots without being able to see exactly what I'm buying, but I have bought several lots over time that were mislabelled, resulting in 'hidden gems'.

On two occasions I've won mixed lots of 'small action figures', each of which contained a series 3 MIMP on both separate occasions - each time a Blemm unbelievably (one orange and one pink).

Another time I gambled on a late MIMP lot that contained three unusual looking figures from series 1 and 2. Upon receiving them they turned out to be something I'd not seen before, and to this day we haven't fully identified them. Possible test shots, possible customs - I don't think I'll ever know. Here's a link to thread I started about them: http://www.littlerub...howtopic=235720

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 12:35 AM

too many times to list


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 12:53 AM

it happens to me too, recently i've bought a lot of MIMP, none were hidden but i was not sure of the color of 2 t-rex. Moreover, i didn't realize i had a red karnak before receving it. i had seen it but not realize it was a "supposed not to exist" color.

 

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I've also bought some lots of FOP with hidden guys, still a surprise when opening the packages !

 

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 06:08 AM

I picked up my MIMP Abominable Snowman in a lot. 

 

I could see his arm & leg barely sticking out of the bottom of the pile, and I took a gamble. 

 

I paid about $40 for the lot, but there were about 40 figures in the lot, and almost no dupes. 

 

The way I see it, I paid a little over $1 for a series 3. 


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 01:30 PM

last year i picked up 3 horrors n heroes in a monster wrestlers lot for 50 including shipping.About 30 figs total. Didn't even know what they were until I posted them here.


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 02:59 PM

I won a lot of MUSCLE on eBay that had 4 GPK Cheap Toys in it. One of them was yellow. I eventually put them back on eBay and they went for about 3 times what I paid for the lot.

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 06:45 PM

Thanks to some digging for figures to trade dixiebull, I realized that I had two color figures in my misc. trade pile that are Class A.   Other than this I have not had great luck on figures or toys.

 

However, this is how I find almost all of my higher end & valuable ballpoint pens.  Big lots of junk that reveal hidden treasures.  More than once I bought a $5-10 pile of pens to pull out $200+ in value!  If you can see the rare stuff or if its advertised, the pen lots always sell high.  But spend some time scouring poorly photographed and badly worded lots and $$. :D


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 04:15 PM

Jumped on this one today. Some dud figures in there but I couldn't resist.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=p2047675.l2557


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 04:21 PM

Nice claw, and I'd be interested in that LB sunshine if the poop comes off of it  :p


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Posted 03 October 2016 - 09:15 PM

Jumped on this one today. Some dud figures in there but I couldn't resist.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=p2047675.l2557

 

 

GAH! Nice score, sir.  How did I miss this one?

 

And Bach obviously rescinds his offer..............you would prefer to send me that sunshine.

 

And I see you got ANOTHER TEACUP.  Bam!


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 03:49 PM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/112368463389

Edit: Link doesn't seem to be working correctly

 

I put in an offer of 100 and it was accepted!

Not an insane price for what it is, but pretty nice.

2 Bad Eggz Bunch figs, Blue Ganesha, Glow TNMT turtle companion... and 100+ other MIMP/Boglins


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Posted 14 April 2017 - 08:50 PM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/112368463389

Edit: Link doesn't seem to be working correctly

 

I put in an offer of 100 and it was accepted!

Not an insane price for what it is, but pretty nice.

2 Bad Eggz Bunch figs, Blue Ganesha, Glow TNMT turtle companion... and 100+ other MIMP/Boglins

 

Nice! I see some Ghosts and Ectoplasmic Horror and Great Beasts in there.  If you ever decide to part with them let me know!  I am pretty sure I set aside some Teacups somewhere.


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