Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

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Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

Postby DanielHuscroft » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:34 pm

Have a question for the Funko Community!
I’m new to this forum so not to sure how this works
I’m sure someone out there has to know!

Okay so I recently purchased A metallic great grape ape Funko coin bank limited to 24 pcs

It was sold on Gemini collectibles years back with a description stating only 2 were made, even though clearly 24 were made

Pictures of the exact same ape online show the him having white eyes, and a stamp on the bottom of it

So here’s the issue
My ape is a bit different
Mine has pink tinted eyes, and no print/stamp on it (shown in pictures down below)

I don’t believe this is a fake, for an original Funko piece with a mold like this

I talked to other OG collectors and some told me this very well could be a colour reject item, a “sample” piece that never made it to production for whatever reason (not a proto, a colour reject)

Is this just as rare as the actual thing, or more rare?
Possibly close to being as rare as the prototype to a certain collector?

Let me know what you guys think! Thanks!!
https://imgur.com/gallery/3dwA72l

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Re: Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

Postby ladybugwobblepop » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:07 am

Can wait to see this one. Waited a long time for grape ape to be released. Now bring on the metallic variant.
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Re: Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

Postby Mos_Eisley » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:15 pm

I can’t speak for the rarity but it looks awesome.

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Re: Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

Postby Valde » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:18 pm

Maybe the ones with pink tinted eyes were the only two ever made. Seems more rare if that’s the difference between the regular and your version.
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Postby MasterSplyntr » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:35 pm

I can't speak for the colour reject thing but if it was sold by Gemini, you can definitely scratch any chance of it being fake off of the list.
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Postby kevinbuddha » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:26 pm

There are many "Color Rejects" for many different funko products. They are always produced in a limited number because they are test pieces. If Gemini validated and sold it then it would be a valid piece of Funko history.
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Re: Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

Postby acbernardez » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:09 am

kevinbuddha wrote:There are many "Color Rejects" for many different funko products. They are always produced in a limited number because they are test pieces. If Gemini validated and sold it then it would be a valid piece of Funko history.


This.

Also, that is a great looking piece! Well done picking him up!
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Postby willy wonka » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:25 am

Awesome Piece!!
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Postby bspears82 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:16 am

As others have stated for sure if you got it off gemini you can check it being fake off the list. Sounds like a cool piece.
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Re: Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

Postby Boymom4 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:06 pm

willy wonka wrote:Awesome Piece!!

I agree... definitely an awesome piece and love the metallic :)

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Postby TJLAUTERBACH » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:16 pm

I will have to say that looks awesome! Sorry I don't know but either way it is a really cool piece you have.
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Postby Wario007 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:28 am

Waw thematically grape ape looks awesome
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Postby Boymom4 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:24 pm

WOW...that's one Fantastic piece you have there :)

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Postby rexflexall » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:21 pm

Bought from Gemini? Not fake.

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Re: Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

Postby BlackCloud79 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:10 pm

This just looks plain awesome. I always loved the cartoon and it's wacky humour so any sort of Funko merchandise with the Grape Ape is always cool.
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Postby levixkelly » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:13 pm

That is the coolest coin bank!
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Postby kevinbuddha » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:23 pm

The Bank Proto is even cooler ;-)

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Postby thejosh2010 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:55 pm

Sweet piece of Funko!! Jealous :compress:

kevinbuddha wrote:The Bank Proto is even cooler ;-)

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Postby kevinbuddha » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:58 pm

He is pretty groovy!
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Re: Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

Postby hoopsgirl » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:34 am

DanielHuscroft wrote:Have a question for the Funko Community!
I’m new to this forum so not to sure how this works
I’m sure someone out there has to know!

Okay so I recently purchased A metallic great grape ape Funko coin bank limited to 24 pcs

It was sold on Gemini collectibles years back with a description stating only 2 were made, even though clearly 24 were made

Pictures of the exact same ape online show the him having white eyes, and a stamp on the bottom of it

So here’s the issue
My ape is a bit different
Mine has pink tinted eyes, and no print/stamp on it (shown in pictures down below)

I don’t believe this is a fake, for an original Funko piece with a mold like this

I talked to other OG collectors and some told me this very well could be a colour reject item, a “sample” piece that never made it to production for whatever reason (not a proto, a colour reject)

Is this just as rare as the actual thing, or more rare?
Possibly close to being as rare as the prototype to a certain collector?

Let me know what you guys think! Thanks!!
https://imgur.com/gallery/3dwA72l

I owned this piece a while back but decided to part with it a few years ago due to the lack of space. I distinctively remember that my grape ape had that pink tint to the eyes but I can't say I remember anything about the stamp on the bottom. I was at the Fundays the year they gave this away and I don't think mine came in a box numbered 1 of 24 either because I would've kept the box. I highly doubt that this is a fake because mine looked exactly like this when I got it at that Fundays event that particular year. Looks legit to me, and a very cool piece you've got there :cheers:
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Re: Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

Postby TJLAUTERBACH » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:39 pm

I loved this piece so much when I first seen this thread that I had to get it one day. Well I was lucky to be able to get one and it is even better in person!
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Re: Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

Postby yanban » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:39 am

TJLAUTERBACH wrote:I loved this piece so much when I first seen this thread that I had to get it one day. Well I was lucky to be able to get one and it is even better in person!

Wow. Congrats - great pick up!

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Re: Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

Postby Alleycat » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:46 pm

Very interesting piece. Pink eyes without the imprint on the bottom of the base - never knew of this. Mine has neither. 7 of 24. Also have the proto (nice, Kevin!!!).
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Postby TriFeckTa » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:56 pm

Wow that's really cool, love seeing obscure pieces from Funko history
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Re: Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

Postby MrSmileyFace » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:00 pm

DanielHuscroft wrote:Have a question for the Funko Community!
I’m new to this forum so not to sure how this works
I’m sure someone out there has to know!

Okay so I recently purchased A metallic great grape ape Funko coin bank limited to 24 pcs

It was sold on Gemini collectibles years back with a description stating only 2 were made, even though clearly 24 were made

Pictures of the exact same ape online show the him having white eyes, and a stamp on the bottom of it

So here’s the issue
My ape is a bit different
Mine has pink tinted eyes, and no print/stamp on it (shown in pictures down below)

I don’t believe this is a fake, for an original Funko piece with a mold like this

I talked to other OG collectors and some told me this very well could be a colour reject item, a “sample” piece that never made it to production for whatever reason (not a proto, a colour reject)

Is this just as rare as the actual thing, or more rare?
Possibly close to being as rare as the prototype to a certain collector?

Let me know what you guys think! Thanks!!
https://imgur.com/gallery/3dwA72l


Congrats on a very nice wobbler. If it’s a color reject,then I would assume it’s not part of the LE 24 count. If you still kept the Gemini receipt, you’re good in case you ever decide to let it go and sell it.

Sounds like from all the input on this thread, a lot was learned about this piece so thank you for that
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