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 Post subject: Where can a brother get a cheap Grundy?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:57 am 
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With the '07 Convention exclusives hitting the web for sale at pretty decent prices, is there anywhere I can get a Grundy for a similar price range? Every ebay auction always ends in the 50's, which is nuts! Can somebody help me?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:33 pm 
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I've seen it listed on amazon at the $35 range but I don't know if you would consider that cheap or not ...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:38 pm 
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Oh SNAP!

I guess I am a bit out of touch...
Amazon has Grundy listed at $55.95!!!

So sorry...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:43 pm 
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I'm in the same boat, MA: I'm willing to pay $30-35, but $50+ is too rich for my blood. I recall hearing that the molds were damaged (can anyone confirm the story?) so we won't see Grundy - that version, anyway - at retail again. Sucks.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:05 pm 
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I don't think it was damaged. I believe the original mold was 'lost', at least that was the excuse/reason we didn't see it in the JL line. And I'm pretty sure for a limited con exclusive run, they didn't use full fledged steel, so, yea...highly doubtful he will appear at retail. Of course, I could be all wrong in my recollections, so if I am, somebody please correct me.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:06 pm 
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Dingleberry wrote:
I'm in the same boat, MA: I'm willing to pay $30-35, but $50+ is too rich for my blood. I recall hearing that the molds were damaged (can anyone confirm the story?) so we won't see Grundy - that version, anyway - at retail again. Sucks.


The molds weren't damaged as much as they were made from copper instead of steel since that was a cheaper method to make a mold for a figure that was going to have an extremely limited run produced. Copper molds are fine for something that's going to just be done as a limited release, but for the numbers needed for a retail order the mold would have to be made from steel to hold up.


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I guess there has been a boom in Grundy demand on ebay lately?.
I held off quite a while until prices dropped to a reasonable average $30 and thats where they seemed to stay last I checked. I payed about $32 w/ shipping. I got a second through a trade which I re-ebayed and got $30-35 total for it. I even ultimately bought a variant version for only $60, so $50plus for a regular Grundy at this point seems odd.


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E-bay is your best bet. Just keep an eye out for one at a fair price.

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Thanks. I'm glad this thread finally picked up.


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Ive been looking for 1 too, ebay varies , no cheaper than 30 delivered it seems. I wouldnt pay much more than that, dont care about variant


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I'm glad I didn't wait to get my Grundy last year, I think I paid $35 shipped. I figured with all the convention costs involved (admission, air fare, hotel, etc) it was a good deal. Plus I also got a varient for like $45 shipped. But I imagine if you keep looking something will pop up.

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If you don't mind loose figures, they are generally cheaper on Ebay and shipping costs will be lower, too. Keep an eye out... Patience... and all that other stuff...


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Keep in mind as you are loking for Grundy that he cost whoever got him originally 20$ at the show. so expect to pay that plus shipping at a minimum.

Since the molds were made to only support a limited run as stated above, don't expect Mattel to make any new ones.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:54 pm 
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Add me to the guy who got him on ebay for ~$35. He is still one of my favorite figures and I believe he was worth it. Worth it, in the sense that I a) wanted him and b) think it is one of the best sculpted figures in this line. Close to the size of Doomsday, only with much better detail.

If you think $35 is bad, please research the Hal Jordan figure for outrageous cost expectations.

Otherwise, I wish you luck. And by luck, I mean 'cheaper than the $35 I spent' luck.


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Not as likely for Grundy--but try misspelling the product too. Sometimes you will find a bargain because no one else can find it so you are the only bidder. Grondy? Grudi? Groundie? Eh--like I say not likely but you never know.


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