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I asked the seller for more pictures to see if it would make it more clear as to whether or not this is an actual prototype or just a Made in Mexico version (production figure with no date stamp) but I figured I'd get opinions here too. Other than "priced absurdly high" what do you all think of the authenticity of this being a first shot?

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I saw this one too. Anymore I just assume they are MiM, unless I know the seller and where they got it from. Once I saw the price I lost interest in caring one way or the other to be honest.

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Hi Rasoul,

The seller is a good friend of mine and he sent me this and one other piece for authentication. This is 100% a legit Kenner first shot and I examined it myself in hand to make sure.

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Ok, great Mike, thanks for the input. Case closed! emoticon

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Awesome Mike! How could you tell?

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Hi Phil,

The first shot doesn't have the glossy paint like the MiM Superman figure does and doesn't have emblem diffences of a Lili Ledy.

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Thats a relief, I thought it looked a little fishy. But I've never handled a first shot, so its not as though I really knew. My feeling was that the arms seemed to fit so nice and snug against the figure, that it almost didn't look as though they moved via power action. It looked to me like he was a Toybiz Superman, with a Kenner head. So I'm glad to hear I was wrong.

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Is this really the market price on these first shots? I know this is a main character and all but just a year or so ago I remember seeing a first shot on dallas vintage toys (who I would not buy from) listed for $250 and a loose one on rebelscum just before that also at the same price. And this one looks just like the one that was for sale on the mego museum site in late 2013 for $200 or $250. Have they really increased in value double in a year? I am just wondering because that may change my plans to eventually go for preproduction pieces of batman. The market seems to have already gone up by at least 25% just in the last few months as pieces that were selling in the $150 to $175 range now break $200 easily. are these prices due to movie speculators/temp investors or is this becoming the new market prices?

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Bryan,

The asking price at $525 is definitely agressive and I feel it is above market value, but sometimes its hard to gauge how well things will do on eBay. At the time of authentication I also provided an expected value range, which was much more conservative than the BIN price, so that BIN price wasn't a recommendation from me. ;^) Super Powers prototypes have been creeping higher overall since the infamous Hake's auction a couple years back where record prices were achieved. There's still affordable pieces out there though, so don't let this auction discourage you.

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Mike don't worry I am still in hope a certain mod might take pity and sell me a hardcopy batman emoticon JK. By the way nice trophy, congrats to this board.

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