UNOFFICIAL OFFICIAL MICHAEL LAU THREAD

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Re: UNOFFICIAL OFFICIAL MICHAEL LAU THREAD

Post by SpecialKAC18 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:21 am

Hey guys, it's been a while. I recently moved into a smaller place so I've been looking into what to sell. I picked up one of those 10th anniversary wood-like pieces of crazy Michael a few years back when they couldn't get rid of them. They sat around for months/years at around $100. Looking at completed listings on eBay to price things out, a few have sold for $600+. When did that happen? Was there news he only made a few of each or something? Lau prices were always all over the board, but that seems kind of crazy...


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Re: UNOFFICIAL OFFICIAL MICHAEL LAU THREAD

Post by orangeroad » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:29 am

hey K, good to see you back.. its indeed been a roller coaster ride on ML pricing.. personally i have seen a few sold for as little as HK600 on yahoo HK so its anybody guess on the right price.. it would probably be better off to list a high price on ebay to let buyers offer a pricing that is reasonable in your opinion then second guessing what the right price to sell.. good luck selling them!

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Re: UNOFFICIAL OFFICIAL MICHAEL LAU THREAD

Post by SpecialKAC18 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:22 am

Thanks, OR! I haven't decided what all to part with but if those are going for half that, I'd be more than happy. Meant to respond earlier but the board seemed to be having a lot if issues at the time. Crazy how much this place has slowed down in general.
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Re: UNOFFICIAL OFFICIAL MICHAEL LAU THREAD

Post by Toyyezzus » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:55 am

Is anyone selling any Michael Gardner Palmer figures? I'm interested in buying some of them! Please lmk!
BTW: Let's bring this thread back!! Post pics! Anything!! ( I'm new and don't have much otherwise I would start! HA! )
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Post by orangeroad » Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:13 am

you can view my collection via IG
hopefully it will whet your appetite!

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Post by Toyyezzus » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:58 am

NICE!! AWESOME PICS!! Anyone else? C'mon people!

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Post by smpt » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:22 pm

Maybe in 2015
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Post by Zombiekel » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:44 am

Here we go ;)

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Post by smpt » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:51 am

^ Great pictures. Good to see new Lau collections progressing well.

The worst part about collecting Lau is when you try and finish sets, only then do you realise how many figures he has released over the years :lol:
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Post by Zombiekel » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:46 am

smpt wrote:^ Great pictures. Good to see new Lau collections progressing well.

The worst part about collecting Lau is when you try and finish sets, only then do you realise how many figures he has released over the years :lol:
Thanks man.
I know that feeling!
Quite happily ploughing my way through the Gardeners but the last few NY/LA Fats are proving to be a bit illusive! :(
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Post by orangeroad » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:47 pm

its funny how you have the SFCC undelivery and camo MHI but dont have the regular SFCC set..
you are doing it the wrong way! lol

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Post by Zombiekel » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:59 pm

haha, that's just the way hey came along.
I've actually picked up 3 this week ;)
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Post by smpt » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:13 pm

Zombiekel wrote:haha, that's just the way hey came along.
I've actually picked up 3 this week ;)
lol one of those SFCC f'kers eluded me for years, but like everything Lau, find the final piece and then they appear weekly for life and the value drops 99%.

Ok I'm setting up an Lau exchange next week. Have a few doubles and would rather exchange them for pieces I don't have, rather than put them on eBay. I'll put them up here. (Give me a year)
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Post by soph-net » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:40 pm

Anyone has an extra Young maxx or Wakeboard BB from Garden Palmer series 1 for sale?

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Post by Toyyezzus » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:23 pm

Is anyone selling ANY Palmers?

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Post by Zombiekel » Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:44 am

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Post by obos » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:56 am

Dear friends,
I am very new to Michael Lau and I am really fascinated by his imagination. I understand why people call him the GOD of designer toy genre.

I fell in love with his Crazy Children Series 2 and decided to collect the series. Can someone help me with
1- The retail prices of the figures in the set
2- Are there fake versions specifically for this series? Anything I should be very careful about?
3- Their estimated current aftermarket values, including the secret 'Mr Lau' figure which is put together by the pieces that come with all the other figures

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Post by Zombiekel » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:27 pm

The only one I can kind've answer on here is point 2.
I don't believe there's been bootlegs of Crazy Children 2 or if there are then I've never come across any luckily.
I've had the misfortune of scoring some bootlegs of other pieces so buy wisely ;)

Some of the other guys have been doing this a lot longer than me so could answer the retail price for sure.

As far as the 'aftermarket' price goes there's still some people on eBay that think the prices should still be as high as they used to be like some 6" gardeners for £200ish.
I found if you bide your time and then piecs you want will pop up at prices you are happy to pay ;)

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Post by jasonlee250 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:47 pm

Agreed. Lots of great ML stuff on http://hypebeast.com!

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Post by jasonlee250 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:48 pm

Great collection, Zombiekel!

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Post by jasonlee250 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:50 pm

If anyone is interested, I am selling Mr. A and Mr. B from the Crazychildren series over on the “For Sale” section of this forum.

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Post by obos » Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:59 pm

jasonlee250 wrote:Agreed. Lots of great ML stuff on http://hypebeast.com!
I couldn't find anything from ML on the site can you point me to any specific link? :)
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Post by Zombiekel » Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:05 pm

This site is great and has loads of info on ;)

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Post by obos » Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:46 pm

thank you all for your replies.. I hope someone here knows the retail prices and the current values of these figures. Since I have zero eperience with ML, I just don't want to take ebay prices as proper reference
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Post by smpt » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:20 pm

All series 2 crazy children retailed at £45

Also, there are 2 versions of the Junkie figure and 4 versions of the Boy D figure

Prices today depends on demand
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