How many of these exist and what is the value of one? I have a chance to buy one for $415 canadian dollars. I heard there was only 24 made in the world. Saw one on ebay that sold for almost $4000. Do you think I could turn a profit?
Post by Harley Race - World's Champ on Jul 11, 2006 18:42:53 GMT -5
For only 24 in the world, they sure do appear on ebay a lot. Just be careful it's not a very good custom/fake.
You might want to get photos and ask guys like Hasbromaniac, STOM, Midnight and others as they can probably help you validate that it's real. Also make sure to pay with paypal and a credit card so that you have different ways to hopefully file disputes and potentially get your money back if it's fake.
If the seller is reputable, he won't mind you taking some time and doing the research. If he's trying to push too hard, it's probabaly a fake.
Hope this helps.
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I've seen the real piece, the one that went for $3000 something on eBay. This one is definitely a custom/fake. The star on his belly is way too large. The person making it probably assumed just because the moon looks big on the real Kamala, that he should go ahead and make it like that. The one made by Hasbro was much smaller in size and a lot thinner.
On a side note it seems like this guy met John Titor...I didn't know it was the year 2008...
Last Edit: Jul 11, 2006 19:55:11 GMT -5 by bouchie
Post by Hasbromaniac on Jul 11, 2006 22:10:19 GMT -5
I only know of 2 legitimate carded specimens out there; not to say that more don't exist. The one that was recently listed on ebay sold for approx. $6,500.00 back in 2004,it didn't sell this time around though.
Unfortunately there are very few serious Hasbro collectors willing to spend that kind of money; mainly as it is very,very difficult to ID an authentic Kamala w/moon. I'm sure you've seen the dozens of customs on ebay throughout the last few years. Some sellers even claiming that theirs were legit.
Luckily I can tell the fakes from the real thing as I do own one; bought when the Hasbro line was still active.
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Post by Enzuigiri Kid on Jul 14, 2006 20:30:50 GMT -5
The one on Ebay was a custom.
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Post by Mastermind on Jul 18, 2006 12:55:16 GMT -5
i came across a fake(i think)about 5 years ago before the price guides even knew it existed, i hope it was a fake because the guy was selling it for $60...he was known for resealing customs, like jim neidhart with hart foundation attire, so im pretty sure it was a fake
The moon is going under the bellybutton like the shape of an ear (yes, I know that's how Kamala looks in real life, but...) the geniune version should have a much thinner moon curving OVER the belly button like the shape of a handle on a mug.
Also the price sticker is a dead freakin giveaway...I don't believe these things ever saw the light of day. The only existed in Hasbro, and therefore would never HAVE a price sticker in the first place.
Also if I were going to put up something work six grand I would find SOME WAY to get a clearer un-questionable pic.
Sadly customs have driven down the value of this once prized catch (1/100 Terry Funk, you're next)