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Re: Rocket Fett, anyone?

Postby subzero » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:34 am

Taffius wrote:
subzero wrote:I'll be posting in 'latest acquisitions' when it arrives. :wink:


That would be great! Thanks for pre-warning us. Internet may crash though. :lol:


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Re: Rocket Fett, anyone?

Postby TK-7785 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:48 am

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That was $64,900! Holy crap batman! Wonder if I will be able to pick one up in FF :?:


I'm waiting for that first guy on ebay to list one for £20 not knowing what it is. :lol:


At which point I will outbid you with a sneaky £21! :D
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Re: Rocket Fett, anyone?

Postby Richard_H » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:55 am

If we looked at things relatively I don't think either of those, and especially the DT Vader, are the big shock. Yes the Fett is expensive and a lot of money but it is in demand amongst people with deep pockets. The DT Vader is very rare, 4 or 5?, and I don't think that's bad.

The insanity is in the 12 back Princes Leia at $29,000 before fees. Let that sink in.

And at the lower end the 20bk R5 for $800? I have 3 and paid £100, 220 and 180 all in the last 18 months.
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Re: Rocket Fett, anyone?

Postby subzero » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:19 am

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subzero wrote:
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That was $64,900! Holy crap batman! Wonder if I will be able to pick one up in FF :?:


I'm waiting for that first guy on ebay to list one for £20 not knowing what it is. :lol:


At which point I will outbid you with a sneaky £21! :D


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Re: Rocket Fett, anyone?

Postby Taffius » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:22 am

Richard_H wrote:If we looked at things relatively I don't think either of those, and especially the DT Vader, are the big shock.


Richard - dont get me wrong. To a mere mortal like me :wink: who is not experienced in top end market values, the context of rarity against respective values is not that well known. The figures realised are still large surely?

So what (in context) makes leia the shocker? High volume of production when compared to DT vader? How many of each were made? The vader was afa70 wasnt it?

Is this not purely deep pockets then and respectable values?

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Re: Rocket Fett, anyone?

Postby Richard_H » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:39 am

You could search eBay for the next 25 years and not see a carded DT Vader. I reckon there are 4-5 known to exist. L slot Fetts are in there 80s somewhere. There will be some on ebay in the next 25 years.

12bk Leias are relatively very common. This is a 12a although the label says 12b. On tracker there are 14 in the last year alone. There is a graded one for £6k but most are around the £1500 mark.
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Re: Rocket Fett, anyone?

Postby maxf » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:55 am

Rocket fett jumps out of reach again... at that kind of money I’d sooner have a chunky deposit on a Porsche gt3.

The last RF sold for something like $40k... last year IIRC.

I’ve a feeling these buyers are the types who would spend $xxxk on a comic, so this is probably a comparative bargain. Dotcom billionaires are probably SW kids now too. Oh well,
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Re: Rocket Fett, anyone?

Postby Taffius » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:02 am

Richard_H wrote:You could search eBay for the next 25 years and not see a carded DT Vader. I reckon there are 4-5 known to exist. L slot Fetts are in there 80s somewhere. There will be some on ebay in the next 25 years.

12bk Leias are relatively very common. This is a 12a although the label says 12b. On tracker there are 14 in the last year alone. There is a graded one for £6k but most are around the £1500 mark.


Thanks context. Do you think we will see more DT vaders coming out of collections now?

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Re: Rocket Fett, anyone?

Postby Richard_H » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:19 am

No, I don't think so. Their numbers are so low. It wouldn't surprise me if there are more than 5 hidden in black hole collections but there they will stay.
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Re: Rocket Fett, anyone?

Postby hellhippie » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:20 am

86k im sorry but that person is a fucking idiot . i dont care how much money someone has . :shock: :D :D :lol:
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Re: Rocket Fett, anyone?

Postby subzero » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:28 am

If I earned 86k in a month i'd happily pay that. :D
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Re: Rocket Fett, anyone?

Postby Mini99 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:51 pm

Richard_H wrote:The insanity is in the 12 back Princes Leia at $29,000 before fees. Let that sink in.

And at the lower end the 20bk R5 for $800? I have 3 and paid £100, 220 and 180 all in the last 18 months.

That’s all about the trill of the auction and getting carried away, but your right, $29000 for that Leis was crazy.
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