Anybody Think Hikari will Blow up?

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Postby InternationalPopper » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:16 pm

And the answer is.... yes!!! lol :D
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Postby nonotglenn » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:00 pm

Westlos420 wrote:I think profit plays a big part on why people buy. If something like a pop cost 10-15 bucks they will risk it on the chance of it rising in value but something like Hikari pretty much takes that profitability away so people dont risk going for it.


That's a pretty insightful perspective. I think you are right on. Plus size..I think collections of larger items are a little harder to keep..or at least not run out of room quickly.
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Postby mohawkjones » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:26 pm

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Westlos420 wrote:I think profit plays a big part on why people buy. If something like a pop cost 10-15 bucks they will risk it on the chance of it rising in value but something like Hikari pretty much takes that profitability away so people dont risk going for it.


That's a pretty insightful perspective. I think you are right on. Plus size..I think collections of larger items are a little harder to keep..or at least not run out of room quickly.


I find these an incredibly sad statement on the modern collector. Totally kills the "collect what you love" mentality in favor of the hoard it/sell it mentality which sucks the fun out of the hobby IMO.
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Postby BRiley0216 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:09 pm

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Postby PaleRiderOfDoom » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:39 am

I have always liked them but with their size, I just never had the space to display them. Of course now with the 10" Pops we are running into the same trouble...
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Postby mongoose12 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:37 pm

PaleRiderOfDoom wrote:I have always liked them but with their size, I just never had the space to display them. Of course now with the 10" Pops we are running into the same trouble...


That's the irony... before the size was discouraging to collectors...but pops are growing by the day lol
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Postby BRiley0216 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:19 pm

PaleRiderOfDoom wrote:I have always liked them but with their size, I just never had the space to display them. Of course now with the 10" Pops we are running into the same trouble...

Agree, they were too big for my collection at the time
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Postby PaleRiderOfDoom » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:29 pm

mongoose12 wrote:
PaleRiderOfDoom wrote:I have always liked them but with their size, I just never had the space to display them. Of course now with the 10" Pops we are running into the same trouble...


That's the irony... before the size was discouraging to collectors...but pops are growing by the day lol

You are not wrong. LOL
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Postby bspears82 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:29 am

It sucks that this line did not take off. I love the skeletors
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Postby jagpop » Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:28 pm

bspears82 wrote:It sucks that this line did not take off. I love the skeletors

I color on the Skeletors was amazing. The metallic one is really something. Still hoping this line gets re-energized in some form.
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Postby dexiesmom » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:39 am

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My own feeling, people start a collection because it’s something they like. Then, value enters the picture, since no one collects with the hope it will go down in value. With that being said, I like my Hikari Bats, but I won’t expect the value to rise.

I guess it depends on the person. There are a lot of things in my collection that I know are probably worthless to most people, even other collectors, since they aren't popular anymore. Don't even know if they would sell for retail anymore. But I like the items and enjoy them so their value doesn't matter to me.


I agree. I think it’s with any collection. Some will be higher and some will be lower. That’s the fun of a collection I think

Yeah, I think that is the whole point of a collection. Collecting what you like because you like it.
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Postby Jon319jon » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:58 pm

I think this market is very niche. I don’t see it blowing up in price or popularity. It hard enough for 500 to sell out and the interest seem not to be there unfortunately.

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Postby Mikey_2_times » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:41 pm

Are hikaris still being made?
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Postby mohawkjones » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:47 pm

Mikey_2_times wrote:Are hikaris still being made?


Nope. Been since 12 Days of Christmas 2016 since we saw a new full-size piece release (red Huckleberry Hound). Saw one last Hikari XS 2-pack in Fall '17. For some reason this thread just will not die. lol
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Postby Poncho Pete » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:53 pm

Fun time back when there were releasing new ones. Limited edition sizes being high, price point, and size of pieces prevented a critical mass that could drive sustained success.
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Postby Jon319jon » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:34 pm

I don't these will blow up at all. The value of a LE 500 slowly decreases due to not enough supply and demand

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Postby mohawkjones » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:02 pm

Poncho Pete wrote:Fun time back when there were releasing new ones. Limited edition sizes being high, price point, and size of pieces prevented a critical mass that could drive sustained success.


Unfortunately all true points. For a smaller company Hikari could have been a "hit" but compared to the Pop! juggernaut I can completely understand allocating the resources for Hikari to a different line. A fun run while it lasted...
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Postby mongoose12 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:43 pm

mohawkjones wrote:
Poncho Pete wrote:Fun time back when there were releasing new ones. Limited edition sizes being high, price point, and size of pieces prevented a critical mass that could drive sustained success.


Unfortunately all true points. For a smaller company Hikari could have been a "hit" but compared to the Pop! juggernaut I can completely understand allocating the resources for Hikari to a different line. A fun run while it lasted...


i'm a realist also...it just wasn't meant to be. i still love my collection :)
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mongoose12 wrote:
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Poncho Pete wrote:Fun time back when there were releasing new ones. Limited edition sizes being high, price point, and size of pieces prevented a critical mass that could drive sustained success.


Unfortunately all true points. For a smaller company Hikari could have been a "hit" but compared to the Pop! juggernaut I can completely understand allocating the resources for Hikari to a different line. A fun run while it lasted...


i'm a realist also...it just wasn't meant to be. i still love my collection :)


Now if we could just put a nail in the coffin for this thread I would be happy. The line has been MIA for almost 3 years now yet ever so often someone has to chime in with "I don't think Hikari will blow up because they are too expense/big/weird/I can buy 6 pops/I don't get it/the moon is made of cheese/Hikari didn't kill themself/tasted like poo/etc." ...thanks folks, we get it. Nothing new to add to except maybe your post count. ;-)

This thread just makes me sad. ](*,)
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Postby CaseyJones14 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:45 pm

mohawkjones wrote:
Now if we could just put a nail in the coffin for this thread I would be happy. The line has been MIA for almost 3 years now yet ever so often someone has to chime in with "I don't think Hikari will blow up because they are too expense/big/weird/I can buy 6 pops/I don't get it/the moon is made of cheese/Hikari didn't kill themself/tasted like poo/etc." ...thanks folks, we get it. Nothing new to add to except maybe your post count. ;-)

This thread just makes me sad. ](*,)


This made me lol

The Dorbz thread is exactly the same way - just random conversation and people saying they miss Dorbz.
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Postby mongoose12 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:58 pm

CaseyJones14 wrote:
mohawkjones wrote:
Now if we could just put a nail in the coffin for this thread I would be happy. The line has been MIA for almost 3 years now yet ever so often someone has to chime in with "I don't think Hikari will blow up because they are too expense/big/weird/I can buy 6 pops/I don't get it/the moon is made of cheese/Hikari didn't kill themself/tasted like poo/etc." ...thanks folks, we get it. Nothing new to add to except maybe your post count. ;-)

This thread just makes me sad. ](*,)


This made me lol

The Dorbz thread is exactly the same way - just random conversation and people saying they miss Dorbz.


I guess this is goodbye from me :-#
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Postby mohawkjones » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:59 pm

mongoose12 wrote:I guess this is goodbye from me :-#


Nah, you're cool. The random chime ins that just come along to poo-poo the line need to find somewhere else to pad their post count. ;)
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Postby sahens04 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:17 pm

I think Hikari was before it's time, designer toys have blown up and I feel like Hikari could have done better in this market. I really only started liking them a couple years ago after their "demise" and now I'd really like to see certain characters get the Hikari treatment even though my favorites are still Freddys and Stormtroopers.
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Postby Lilcrimestopper » Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:47 am

Hikari look amazing, still some of my favorite pieces.
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Postby PhoenixForce » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:34 am

I LOVE Hikari figures but what turns me off/away is the retail price point. Up to $80 for a store exclusive is killer. Fortunately the few that I have I was able to get on clearance for various stores and sites over the years.
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Postby heymrosario » Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:07 pm

I recently just purchased some Hikari mini's and man, I love the style! I think this line will 'blow up' in my collection lol
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Postby nascar246788 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:58 am

PhoenixForce wrote:I LOVE Hikari figures but what turns me off/away is the retail price point. Up to $80 for a store exclusive is killer. Fortunately the few that I have I was able to get on clearance for various stores and sites over the years.


Yeah I think the price point is what hurts hikari. I like the ones I have, but $80 is tough when they have so many awesome pops in lines like Disney and Freddy.
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Postby AnimalX » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:22 am

Pricing is a big issue but still my favorite funko line

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Postby Squird » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:11 am

mohawkjones wrote:
nonotglenn wrote:
Westlos420 wrote:I think profit plays a big part on why people buy. If something like a pop cost 10-15 bucks they will risk it on the chance of it rising in value but something like Hikari pretty much takes that profitability away so people dont risk going for it.


That's a pretty insightful perspective. I think you are right on. Plus size..I think collections of larger items are a little harder to keep..or at least not run out of room quickly.


I find these an incredibly sad statement on the modern collector. Totally kills the "collect what you love" mentality in favor of the hoard it/sell it mentality which sucks the fun out of the hobby IMO.


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Exclusives - overproduced, no appreciation
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Stickerless pops - everybody knows the real money is in the sticker
Protos - they're unpainted and everybody knows the real money is in the paint
Game of Thrones - show's cancelled, pop are worthless
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Postby PhoenixForce » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:23 am

heymrosario wrote:I recently just purchased some Hikari mini's and man, I love the style! I think this line will 'blow up' in my collection lol


Did you open them? The little ones STINK!
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PhoenixForce wrote:
heymrosario wrote:I recently just purchased some Hikari mini's and man, I love the style! I think this line will 'blow up' in my collection lol


Did you open them? The little ones STINK!


I haven't lol I'm afraid to open them since you gave me the warning lol
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heymrosario wrote:
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heymrosario wrote:I recently just purchased some Hikari mini's and man, I love the style! I think this line will 'blow up' in my collection lol


Did you open them? The little ones STINK!


I haven't lol I'm afraid to open them since you gave me the warning lol



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Postby Squird » Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:08 pm

PhoenixForce wrote:
heymrosario wrote:I recently just purchased some Hikari mini's and man, I love the style! I think this line will 'blow up' in my collection lol


Did you open them? The little ones STINK!


And it does not go away. I put mine out for weeks hoping that the smell would go away. Only went away when I sold them and shipped them off.'
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Squird wrote:
PhoenixForce wrote:
heymrosario wrote:I recently just purchased some Hikari mini's and man, I love the style! I think this line will 'blow up' in my collection lol


Did you open them? The little ones STINK!


And it does not go away. I put mine out for weeks hoping that the smell would go away. Only went away when I sold them and shipped them off.'



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Postby heymrosario » Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:10 pm

Squird wrote:
PhoenixForce wrote:
heymrosario wrote:I recently just purchased some Hikari mini's and man, I love the style! I think this line will 'blow up' in my collection lol


Did you open them? The little ones STINK!


And it does not go away. I put mine out for weeks hoping that the smell would go away. Only went away when I sold them and shipped them off.'


yikes! I should definitely tape mine sealed then lol lol lol
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