This series was released back in Dec 2005 and comes with one of the most sought after figurine - Captain Smoker. The reason for this may be due to the growing number of collectors and those who wish to has the complete collections, pushs the price up. At one point of the time in 2008, it was sold at $299USD on Ebay until Megahouse re-issue in late 2008 but was also sold out quickly within the first few days of pre-order.
I was lucky to pick up Captain Smoker and Bellemere at USD$200. What a bomb!?
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