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AlternateUniverse Steeler
10-11-2007, 01:59 AM
Checking sold on ebay and they both are nearing $200 for just one Destro Gold Or 1 Piper. Thats a crazy fast climb. I got a destro months ago for $40 and thought that was high. Now i have no way to get piper. This is insane. this year all con items are jumping.

roboticplanet
10-11-2007, 02:51 AM
There's no way that's gonna stay up there. That's a price range reserved for complete Heavy Metal's and Gold Steel Brigades.

For somewhat of a gamble you could try to get $200 out of Destro now and hopefully pick both later when they come down.

Syna3sthesia
10-11-2007, 08:50 AM
I would not pay that much for those figs. Vintage one yeah I can see the reason but not recently released figs!

Jay West
10-11-2007, 09:55 AM
I know it is crazy. This is similar to a thread I started a few days ago. You can add Con Grand Slam and Starduster to the insane price club. If these figures are so popular MC should tweak them a bit a do a second version of each (though I guess the Silver JoeCon Destro is a second shot at the Gold Destro).

YELSEW
10-12-2007, 03:51 AM
Thanks to some really really great collectors on here, I managed to get a Gold Destro and Piper figures. I am now seeking and searching high and low for the 2 pack. I have bid 3 digits, but I am not paying 200. The last one ended close to 300!!!!!

seaslug
10-12-2007, 04:03 AM
There's no way that's gonna stay up there. That's a price range reserved for complete Heavy Metal's and Gold Steel Brigades.

For somewhat of a gamble you could try to get $200 out of Destro now and hopefully pick both later when they come down.

I didn't pay anything near 200 for my piper but if anyone will trade me a near mint gold steel brigade for my piper Pm me you got a deal.Please PM me

Jay West
10-12-2007, 08:54 AM
You know I am really thinking about getting rid of my Gold SDCC Destro for that kind of money. Anyone want to do a Gold Destro swap for a Piper?!?! :D

Patrick A. Riley
10-12-2007, 10:45 AM
I'd pay that much for some International figs, but not those. Neither is good enough in any way.

The demand for those will die down soon. Maybe not this year, but eventually

phillinley
10-12-2007, 02:22 PM
Seriously, what's going on with this year's con stuff? I can sell my Piper for more than I can sell my loose con set? This is freaking Bizarro world.



So far there have been 116 auctions for the Piper figure on ebay with 20 currently going. That's about 13% of all roddy's in existence sold on ebay. There's gotta be a wall this thing hit's eventually. Cause seriously, how many joe collectors are there left that can pony up $150 plus for a $25 figure?

mdp1212
10-12-2007, 02:26 PM
I have the silver destro and I refuse to pay that much for a gold destro or piper.

Patrick A. Riley
10-12-2007, 02:43 PM
Maybe it's wrestling fans who are in to the Piper figs and don't know what they "should" be going for

stad
10-12-2007, 03:31 PM
You know I am really thinking about getting rid of my Gold SDCC Destro for that kind of money. Anyone want to do a Gold Destro swap for a Piper?!?! :D

I will. I missed out on Gold Destro every time. Let me know, my Piper is mint on a mint card. I stuck it in a Star Wars Vintage Figure clamshell.

Jeff Bohn
10-12-2007, 03:33 PM
I think the Piper thing is a combination of a few things

-wrestling fans
-G.I. Joe getting a little hotter
-Piper is a new character and not a repaint of any sort (sure, the Slaughter figure last year was neat, but we've already gotten a few of him)

MikePrime
10-12-2007, 03:35 PM
Yeah, maybe wrestling fans are looking to get some fo the Rowdy Piper figures? Do all of the Piper figures have an autographed card? That's all I see on ebay.

skinny
10-12-2007, 03:39 PM
Yeah, maybe wrestling fans are looking to get some fo the Rowdy Piper figures? Do all of the Piper figures have an autographed card? That's all I see on ebay.

you were limited to have two items signed by Mr Piper. There were a lot of people holding two Roddy Pipers in line but many others had copies of "they live" or **** comes to Frogtown" or Wrestling figs or pics so who knows for sure but I am pretty sure the majority of these were signed.

seaslug
10-13-2007, 05:41 AM
everyone is crying about the price of this figure. but yet not one trade has come my way. Where is my GH steel brigade. I will happily give mine up for the right trade

stad
10-13-2007, 09:42 AM
Probably because that figure has legitimately gone up in value over the years, and the gold Destro is up due to artificial hype and collector impatience, and will not maintain the current rate.

Syna3sthesia
10-13-2007, 11:11 AM
Probably because that figure has legitimately gone up in value over the years, and the gold Destro is up due to artificial hype and collector impatience, and will not maintain the current rate.

That is a true statement besides nobody in their right mind is going to trade you a Gold Head Steel Brigade for Gold Head Destro or Piper.