NYCC 2012 Flashback – Penny Wise, Dollar Foolish.
March 15, 2013

Back when wave 18 of Mattel’s DC Universe Classics line was announced I was very excited.  I loved those old Super Friends shows.  My internet name, “superfriend” is taken from it.  And now we were getting figures.  The problem was that the price had recently gone up.  They were now 16$ each.

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DCUC Wave 18

I had no interest in Capt Boomerang or Bronze Tiger, but I wanted the other 4.  In order to keep the cost down, I bought them on line for an average of 11$ each, shipping included.  But without the Apache Chief parts.  I figured I would pick them up later.

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The normal scale Super Friends characters from DCUC Wave 18

Flash forward to NYCC 2012.  Taking pictures for AFi, I walked the floor and found a vendor with a complete Apache Chief.  65$.  The next booth had one also.  60$ for that one.  60$ to 65$ would have been about the cost of the 4 figures I had bought to begin with at retail price.

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the Apache Chief Build A Figure figure

I had saved 5$ per figure only to now need 3x the amount I saved in order to buy the pieces I had given up earlier.  Needless to say, I did not buy it. Penny wise, dollar foolish, and no Apache Chief in any near future for one “superfriend”.

– Erik Skov (with picture credits for the pics with Apache Chief in them to Steve Ceragioli from the DCUC Info site.  Steve also writes for AFi).

Erik "Superfriend" Skov
"Gathered together from the four corners of the universe." Oh, wait, that's the show, not me. Erik "SuperFriend" Skov never actually got to appear on the show, although he did watch it every week. Erik spent 6 years working for Hasbro in Pawtucket, RI before leaving for a job that paid more (Why else would a collector leave the company that was making Star Wars, Transformers, and while I was there Batman). I used to post all over the net. These days I tend to hang my hat at AFI.
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