Thanks for the welcome!
Yes, I am the one that was mentioned on Rebelscum.com a few weeks ago.
I live here in the U.S. and wasn't able to go to the Medicom show, but did find out about the MOC Fett exclusive figure from Rebelscum.com on the day of the show which was June 7th. They posted a picture of that figure and I knew I HAD to have one for my collection!
What I did was start looking for sellers on e-Bay in Japan or Hong Kong that sold Kubricks AND Star Wars related items. I e-mailed a TON of people and even over there, most had not even heard it was given away at all!
On the 8th of June, someone did reply saying they could get one for me for $260.00. Long story short, I Paypaled him the money and then the person he was getting it from backed out! He tracked down 2 other people for me that had one, but they did not want to sell either! I did get my money back, BTW.
So... more e-mailing!
Then on June 15th, I hooked up with a very reputable dealer in Hong Kong. $400.00 Paypaled and a few days later, I had my MOC Fett!
Then they started showing up on e-Bay selling for $500.00 and I'd heard that's what they were selling for on the Yahoo Japan auctions as well.
I did also get the MOC Luke a few days ago along with the 9"x11" Art Of Star Wars ad poster and a rare first day entry ticket when the fella picked up the Luke.
It's odd how they stopped selling the MOC Luke's in the gift shop all of a sudden!?!?! What's the story behind that?
I also heard that only 100 of the MOC Fett's were given away on June 6th. and only 148 of the MOC Luke's were sold in the gift shop.
These have to be some of the rarest licensed SW items ever!
BTW... I'm also in the market for both of the boxed "Variation" Kubrick Fett's!!! The "Prototype" which is also the carded version and the "ROTJ" version if anyone has these they'd like to sell.
Nice to be here and check out the custom acrylic cases! I'm really happy with mine and it's also not a large "retro-fitted" case either! It's totally in scale with the smaller Kubrick card!!!
P.S. Hey Simon! Thanks for the Luke and the extras!
Could you post those pictures I sent to you here?