I think it's like most things: it depends on the buy-in price. But some minifigs are highly unlikely to be reproduced (custom printing, etc)...
@legofantexas - what's going to happen on May 4th ?
@legofantexas - what are your thoughts on Diagon Alley? How many of those have you stockpiled? I don't see it discussed AS much as other sets, and seems like a sleeper hit.
I find it amazing that people pay $200+ for a Cloud City Boba Fett minifig. Some people think it's a sane purchase, other think those who purchase it are insane. Nonetheless, each are entitled to their opinion.That said...I hope for an updated Cloud City.
Another problem with selling minifigs, however, is there are tons of flaky bidders -- both new and seasoned bidders. I file several times a week on non-payers.
And I, too, keep going back and forth on the Death Star. I just can't seem to justify $400 -- or even $360 -- to myself (or my wife).
Building it was indeed fun, it was worth every penny...
Building it was indeed fun, it was worth every penny...I could say the same thing about the UCS Millennium Falcon. >;)
If you care to sell me your used UCS Falcon for what you originally paid for it, I'm game. :O
Count me in as one hoping for a new Cloud City. Way back when I had the Star Wars Micro Collection Cloud City playset and loved it (even with the tiny diecast nonposeable figures). I've looked at the current set online and it is just too expensive for what it is. Agree it is only a matter of time before Cloud City is remade.To try to stay somewhat on-thread, I note that I picked up a Battle of Endor playset (just missed this one as I really started focusing on star wars in the last couple of months) for $115. That was definitely a steal -- average price seemed to be up around $150. Currently debating whether the Hoth sets are worth a gander -- aren't they out of production or close to it? And I, too, keep going back and forth on the Death Star. I just can't seem to justify $400 -- or even $360 -- to myself (or my wife).
I'll get right on that! Let's see. I originally paid $4500 for it because I ummm... bought a super advance Beta copy that was released a few months before it went public. And there's a special George Lucas minifig in it.:DYou should get in on the round robin exchange.
How about a $400 set of Naboo? It could have the Royal Palace, the hanger, Darth Maul fight, etc.
Even if there are a thousand people like me, 40,000 such sets that will be slowly moved to the market over 2 or 3 years after the set EOLs, is nothing...Does anyone here have any idea how many FB's Lego has made? If it is any less than 500,000, I'd be downright shocked, I'm guessing the number is over a million.
Also, there are just not enough AFOLs to justify the new molds, AFOL sets like the Emerald Knight number in the tens of thousands of units, Ninjago mid range sets are over a million sets produced.
^^One million units? I think that's grossly overestimating the number of sets they sell.I would guestimate there were about 60,000 DS sold and maybe 80,000 FBs sold.
The next question is, over 4 years, how many SSD sets can they sell?
My un-educated guess is that the Death Star sells in the tens of thousands and is not a million unit seller. I'm sure it sells more than something like Emerald Night otherwise it wouldn't have stuck around as long. However, I have a hard time believing that at $400 it's flying off shelves.
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