Author Topic: Medicom Parco '08 Carded Spirit of Yoda  (Read 3033 times)

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Re: Medicom Parco '08 Carded Spirit of Yoda
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2008, 09:18 PM »
Here's to hoping my bid holds up!!!
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Re: Medicom Parco '08 Carded Spirit of Yoda
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2008, 09:41 PM »
Any idea of the production number yet?

I will probably wait on this one to see if it comes down some.

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Re: Medicom Parco '08 Carded Spirit of Yoda
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2008, 10:05 PM »
Not really, may not even be known. Could be anywhere from 150 pieces to 250 pieces, that's just a guess from past info we found on the net from the past carded Kuby's.

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Re: Medicom Parco '08 Carded Spirit of Yoda
« Reply #18 on: July 2, 2008, 03:34 PM »
Major Kuby day today.  ;D





Yoda arrived heat sealed in a clear bag & it looks like that's the way these were handed out at the Medicom Toy Exhibition. If you look at the back picture on the lower right corner, a TOMY sticker is on the bag. 

Another bonus arrived with Yoda, a Medicom Toy Exhibition ticket.  8)


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Re: Medicom Parco '08 Carded Spirit of Yoda
« Reply #19 on: July 2, 2008, 08:28 PM »
DSJ thats the way my Jorg Sacul came packaged when I bought it. 

Did you buy off Ebay?

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Re: Medicom Parco '08 Carded Spirit of Yoda
« Reply #20 on: July 2, 2008, 08:45 PM »
I remember you talking about that clear baggie, yes it was off eBay. Did yours have a TOMY sticker on the bag?

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Re: Medicom Parco '08 Carded Spirit of Yoda
« Reply #21 on: July 2, 2008, 09:34 PM »
I don't remeber if it did or not, it has since been taken out of the bag.  It looked almost exactly the same. 

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Re: Medicom Parco '08 Carded Spirit of Yoda
« Reply #22 on: July 6, 2008, 04:12 PM »
I just won one off e-bay for $130+.  I don't know what shipping is yet.

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Re: Medicom Parco '08 Carded Spirit of Yoda
« Reply #23 on: July 6, 2008, 04:42 PM »
I just won one off e-bay for $130+.  I don't know what shipping is yet.

Nice price- congrats!

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Re: Medicom Parco '08 Carded Spirit of Yoda
« Reply #24 on: July 6, 2008, 08:50 PM »
I just won one off e-bay for $130+.  I don't know what shipping is yet.

Glad it went to someone on the board, I was bidding on it too but couldn't be around to watch the auction today. Congrats!

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Re: Medicom Parco '08 Carded Spirit of Yoda
« Reply #25 on: July 6, 2008, 08:55 PM »
I just won one off e-bay for $130+.  I don't know what shipping is yet.

Nice price- congrats!
Do you guys realize how absurd it is for this statement to be true?  Insane.
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Re: Medicom Parco '08 Carded Spirit of Yoda
« Reply #26 on: July 6, 2008, 10:23 PM »
I just won one off e-bay for $130+.  I don't know what shipping is yet.

Nice price- congrats!
Do you guys realize how absurd it is for this statement to be true?  Insane.

No doubt about it- kubricks are an economy all their own. The positive side is they release far less product (I'm comparing them to Hasbro in my head) and genuinely make some pieces "collectible." No item produced by Hasbro acutally falls in to the collectible definition for more than a very brief period. Even their chase figures settle down to retail when the wave is over. With Medicom, that thing may very well be one of only 100-200 pieces.

Now, with that being said, the recent decision to re-release early series on cards changes that to some degree. I dropped aobu $100 on my loose two red gauntlet Fett a couple of years ago, then he shows up in a carded series for about $100 with everyone else from the set. But, you don't collect these things expecting it all to make sense, because they will throw a curve just to avoid predictability.

But I know exactly what you mean- it is insane what we sometimes choose to call "valuable."  Plus his $130 price beat the livin bejeezuz out of what I paid. So, congrats it is!

(And yes I preach patience when buying kubricks, but many sinners preach salvation.  ;)  )

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Re: Medicom Parco '08 Carded Spirit of Yoda
« Reply #27 on: July 6, 2008, 11:29 PM »
Not many collectors that I know actually have the patience that we all know, deep down, could save us some scratch.  But with Kubricks, you sometimes really don't know when something will pop up on eBay again.  As you mention, some figures exist in small quantities, but this is exacerbated by the fact that these figures typically have to either be imported or sold by a foreign seller (in Hong Kong or Japan, typically).  And with some of the lines that are not popular outside of Japan, you just may not see more than one or two auctions in a given month.

So, unlike what you see with more popular lines of toys, I personally have a tendency to over-react, and to pay more than I should for certain Kubrick stuff.  The Star Wars Kubs are relatively easy to find (compared to some other Kubrick lines), but even there, I have seen only 2 regular C-3POs over the last month--one in a lot of series 3 figs, and one that ended today.  I think others exercise the same amount of overzealousness that I often do, as indicated by the fact that today's 3PO went for $40 (sadly, I didn't win :( ).

But back to Yoda and some others, the absurd thing is that I actually don't see that price as being unreasonable.  When the supply is so low, and when they are so hard to get a hold of, $130 actually becomes reasonable. . .for a 2 1/2 inch toy that was just released.  It is not irrational to place such a value on these things, but it is crazy as hell, in my opinion.
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Re: Medicom Parco '08 Carded Spirit of Yoda
« Reply #28 on: July 8, 2008, 06:08 PM »
Actually, I only went that high becuase it's just released.  I wanted to wait until it dropped down to around $100. 


Thanks for the congrats!

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Re: Medicom Parco '08 Carded Spirit of Yoda
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2008, 12:40 PM »
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