edd_jedi wrote:So many were imported both at retail and by collectors over the last 25 years. Toy dealers in the 90s used to go to America and fill up suit cases with Kenner MOCs (sometimes trading for European ones) because that's what people wanted back then. The American market must have been well over 50% of the total global market, so it's no wonder Kenner cards are the most common in most cases.
edd_jedi wrote:A few factors that have IMO contributed to their rise in recent years:
1) Kenner are by far the most plentiful MOCs with few exceptions. Trilogos aren't exactly rare, but there are dozens of 12 backs on eBay all the time, you can't say the same for main character trilogos
2) Trilogos appeal to all of Europe and American buyers as they were so widespread in the mid to late 80s
3) The bubbles don't go yellow
4) It's the longest run you can do of a single cardback (80 odd figures) which appeals to collectors
I've been collecting/following them for a long time, and it was around 2004/5 that they started to get more popular.
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