Selling an R2 pop up saber

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I am trying to put a last 17 run together and this r2 is proving to be very hard. I had this image in my head of having to pay £150 for one. Never thought it would be a ton on that. Iv never owned one.
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Nick (hothrebel) sold a graded one for £600 on his FB page!!
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And to think about it now I had a chance of a pop up R2 moc about 4 months ago for £280. Why did I not take it :roll:
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yoda wrote:And to think about it now I had a chance of a pop up R2 moc about 4 months ago for £280. Why did I not take it :roll:
Hindsight, what a wonderful thing.:roll:
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Mini99 wrote:
yoda wrote:And to think about it now I had a chance of a pop up R2 moc about 4 months ago for £280. Why did I not take it :roll:
Hindsight, what a wonderful thing.:roll:
I know the card and bubble wasn't in the best of shape but at least everything was original.
Reading now about these prices I don't believe I'll ever be fit to afford buying a carded pop up R2 if they are continually rising.
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I agree.
I don't understand why this figure has increased in price so much lately?
It was always a bit more expensive than most but the price now is crazy, possibly just hype!
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It's like a pop up R2 or four mid range tyres on the car
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I do think there is quite a shortage a the moment i mainly deal in last 17 and finding them is proving quite difficult and getting one at 85 grade standard even more so they always suffer on sticker condition and are missing saber. One thing i notice is that for instance ebay all the other last 17 easily obtained including yak face but pop up r2 not many ever. These have always been the hardest to get last 17 much harder to get than a mint yak face.
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That's interesting.
As I have not been actively collecting for 15 years or so I have obviously lost touch.
I never had any issues with picking one up in the 90s, but times have certainly changed!
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Its an awful waste of money. Crappy sabre/ truncheon and duplicate R2D2 figure. The prices are way out of hand. Whats more frustrating is I have absolutely zero recollection of the figure existing back in the day. No wonder they never sold.
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I vaguely remember them for sale in the shop where I would plead with mum and dad to buy me figures. For some reason I picked the sensor scope R2 which I still have.
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Richard_H wrote:Definitely not ebay. I'd stick it on Jabba Palace auctions an watch it go. Be shocked if it went for £300 on there
I would be careful on FB as well...Unless a known trusted collector gets it, I would be Leary as people can make up whatever story they want and sling mud on your face there.
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