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!!
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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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Re: Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

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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Re: Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

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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Re: Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

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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Re: Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

Postby Boymom4 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:24 pm

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

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Re: Metallic Great Grape Ape 24 PCs

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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