Just received my Warok today. I point this out for two reasons: one, I have a question and two, I want to mock my luck.
1. The one I got is a carded Warok but the bubble is trashed. It is pretty much completely crushed along one side and torn open at the top. I can almost pull Warok out of the bubble, but for his rotundity. I knew it was coming this way, so no disappointment at all. I got it from a guy on snowtroopers and he was completely up front about things. The question is this: does anyone know if you can remove the bubble completely with goo gone or something of the like? The card is in ok shape but the blister detracts from it. If I can maintain it as well as I can, that would be nice.
2. I paid $45 CAD for this, so a little over $35 USD. That, relative to recent ebay anding prices, is remarkably reasonable. I don't recall seeing one end for that little of late, so being able to pull a last 17 off the card for loose display is nice, plus the coin is mint as well. The mocking part comes here: I fully expect to see several loose, complete Warok's go for well under $30 in the next 10-14 days. Just you watch
In general that has been my luck with stuff. As soon as I get a figure and at a seemingly good price, prices for that item fall. Keep in mind I've been watching for about a year now, so I do have a decent idea of the prices. It happened with the Lando general, although in that case I was so deeply scarred that I actually won the second Lando on principle as well
The price was about the same, but it came in a small lot with 7-8 other complete figures, so a bargain.
My bargain scores have been the following:
Luke Stormtrooper - nice and white and complete. Got him in a lot and paid about $150 dlvd but also picked up 20 other good, complete figures that upgraded my collection substantially. Also picked up a rebel transport, which I may yet sell.
Amanaman - C9.9 beyond a shadow of a doubt for $45. Figure, staff and coin look like they came off the card moments earlier. I couldn't find a thing to complain about.
R2-D2 popup - $65, I've seen cheaper, but this is one of the few items I haven't seen cheaper after
I bought it and has been going at $70-95 of late, so I'm pleased.
Otherwise stuff has been pretty average. The good news is most have been in quite good shape so no real upgrades necessary.