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#1 Jabroniville

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 03:03 AM

Hi all! I'm not majorly into the MIMP fanbase at all (I only have vague recollections of reading the backs of the cards that suggested "points values" way back in my childhood), but I was curious as to what the most expensive, and rarest figures, tend to be. It seems like blue is the most valuable, simply because it's got the coolest look and really "pops" visually. Especially for the Series III giveaway (Shreddies/Big Boy) figs. 

 

Are there "Holy Grail" MIMPs out there? What's the really big stuff that people fight to get? It seems like a lower-selling thing that the MUSCLEs (which get inflated really far).

Apologies if this has been covered already, but I went searching and didn't find it :).


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 04:51 AM

As someone who doesn't collect MIMP, I'd say I'v seen Anubis and Jimmy Squarefoot talked about the most when it comes to rare figures. The only MIMPs I have are three Ganesha. And my understanding is that Ganesha is also a rare/uncommon figure.


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:04 AM

Star Jotun
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 07:14 AM

Yeah Star Juton is a huge get.  As is Premium blue cyclops.


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Posted 31 August 2017 - 12:23 PM

Cool! Jimmy & Anubis were the ones I had, though I saw Centaurs & Snowmen from the same set going for a lot more on eBay. What makes Star Jotun so rare?

Any particular colors that are bigger deals?


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:18 AM

Cool! Jimmy & Anubis were the ones I had, though I saw Centaurs & Snowmen from the same set going for a lot more on eBay. What makes Star Jotun so rare?

Any particular colors that are bigger deals?

 

He was part of a contest back when they came out. It was something along the lines if you find him, send him in and we will send you a bag of MIMP. So not only was he rare to begin with, but its likely that several that did exist were sent back to the manufacturer. 


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:10 PM

He was part of a contest back when they came out. It was something along the lines if you find him, send him in and we will send you a bag of MIMP. So not only was he rare to begin with, but its likely that several that did exist were sent back to the manufacturer. 

Oh, that's kinda funny. I remember reading a topic on here about some guy selling fake Star Jotuns, because the star was in different places and in different shapes on the figure. It's kinda funny someone would go to that kind of effort- how much do they typically sell for?


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 05:32 AM

They're so uncommon that there is no such thing as a typical sale price. Before that topic, a legitimate Star Jotun Troll had never been documented, and it hadn't even been confirmed that Jotun Troll was the only figure intended for that promotion in the first place.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 01:54 AM

Heh- interesting. That, and the whole MUSCLE thing, always makes me think. With TMNT or something, you generally know what was made, when it was made, and why. With MIMP & MUSCLEs, there's so much speculation going about, and so many unknowables. 

 

Many of these things seem to be rare and pricey simply because people assume they should be- I remember reading the little bit where some rare MUSCLE figs would go for insanely-inflated prices because one guy paid a ton of money for them, only for one of the owners to mysteriously release ANOTHER of the same fig months later, thus keeping down the perceived number of figures out there, thus justifying high prices. A very canny move, since releasing their full number at once makes people realize how "common" they actually are/were.


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 06:36 AM

Star Jotun  is the obvious top. I 'd never heard of the blue Cyclops but I imagine that's a second. Other rares, from what I've seen, are orange Cockatrice and Cockatrice in other uncommon Series 1 colours; blue Series 1 figures are also uncommon. Orange Ganesha and Herne are also somewhat rare, blue jabberwocky  too.

 

Any figures from Series 3 are considered to be rare and often fetch at least £50+ and might even pull £100+.

 

Despite not being official releases and often lower quality prints; Mexican Sonrics, Peruvian and Greek figures pull a decent amount of cash too because of their colours such as turquoise, royal blue, deep purple, black, and clear.

 

I can't state specific prices but I'd say (for ones you actually have a chance of finding) Series 3 would be the most pricey .


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 05:13 PM

Star Jotun. There are many other sought after figures, but he takes the cake, eats it and poops it out. 


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 08:16 AM

I would argue that the few 1 of 1 or 1 of 2 "un-produced" mimp colors are rarer than Star Troll or equally as rare as best we can tell at this time. However, I would say that Star Troll would demand the most attention and higher price due to greater demand and popularity of the figure. More people know about star troll than the so called "un-produced" mimp sculpt/color combos. 

 

So far we know of 3 Star Trolls, 1 standard yellow Hydra, 2 Standard yellow T-Rex, 2 Standard red Karnak, 1 Olive Haniver and 1 Standard red Haniver. At this point it makes those figure rarer than Star Troll. But who knows what is laying around in storage lockers. It is reasonable to assume that Star Troll should be the rarest; but so far more of the other figures are not popping up anywhere. 



Cool! Jimmy & Anubis were the ones I had, though I saw Centaurs & Snowmen from the same set going for a lot more on eBay. What makes Star Jotun so rare?

Any particular colors that are bigger deals?

 

I would say that as Shreddies S3 go; Anubis is easily the most common. 


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