If there is a science to the aftermarket game in collectibles, wisdom would surely point to Sideshow’s Darkness Premium Format as a shoo-in for achieving the coveted ‘grail’ status, or something close to it. It’s a great character design that tends to resonate with all geeks, whether or not they were particularly enamored with Legend, or even seen it. Praised by all from glimpse one through production, it’s a wonderfully executed showpiece for the Premium Format. To cap things off, Sideshow ensured success by imbuing it with that attribute synonymous with grails- a low edition size of 500 (for the exclusive).
So it is with some surprise that browsing Sideshow’s In-Stock section I find that the exclusive has come back for sale a good half a year after they’ve first arrived at their warehouses. While, oddly enough, the regular edition remains sold out. Naturally, curiosity took me to ebay where again I was surprised to find no recent completed sales for the exclusive. The handful of regular edition sales point to more or less an even hold on the value– the one lowball sale at $215 skewed the average a bit considering there were only three total sold auctions. So what happened?
Cult classics will be cult classics I guess.
|Announced/Shipped||Feb/Dec 07||Feb/Dec 07|
|Current Ebay Average||N/A||$315.81|