Mike Mitchell's Thread of Amazing Things

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Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:40 pm

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Randomish question. I was looking at a few of Mike's portraits I own on here, and the prices went INSANE. Why? I own Mr. Pink, LeeLoo, and H.I. The prices went up drastically. Not that I'd sell, I don't sell anything.
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:47 pm

fantasticninja wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:34 pm
Randomish question. I was looking at a few of Mike's portraits I own on here, and the prices went INSANE. Why? I own Mr. Pink, LeeLoo, and H.I. The prices went up drastically. Not that I'd sell, I don't sell anything.
Lots of reasons, scarcity, unlicensed characters that are under-represented, age, etc etc etc.

Prices were up last year but have since crashed big time.

Mr. Pink sold on eBay a couple of weeks ago for under $200. Butcher for $500. Most SW portraits can be had at cost now and there are tons of unlicensed Marvel portrait proofs that are evergreen listings on eBay that can be sniped at under cost if you play the waiting game.

I imagine the crash now is because the portrait series is dead. Doesn't seem like Mike wants to do them anymore and who could blame him when we could cut out the middle man and sell birds directly to his fans and not worry about approvals and Mondo.
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:52 pm

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I imagine the crash now is because the portrait series is dead. Doesn't seem like Mike wants to do them anymore and who could blame him when we could cut out the middle man and sell birds directly to his fans and not worry about approvals and Mondo.
Portraits aren't dead.....new one coming VERY SOON. Get the ones you want now before those prices jump back up!
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:55 pm

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Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:00 pm

Thanks for the info. I personally love the portraits the most from Mike. I hope he does some more, a small series, like 20, but atleast have a 200 run for each.
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:12 pm

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Thanks for the info. I personally love the portraits the most from Mike. I hope he does some more, a small series, like 20, but atleast have a 200 run for each.
Don't expect that any time soon. He is aiming for smaller runs. Tired of spending days just signing all the copies of the giant timed edition portraits!
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:33 pm

the burden of popularity. think of the hand cramps.

he should just get a stamp then and stamp them on the back.
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the burden of popularity. think of the hand cramps.

he should just get a stamp then and stamp them on the back.
Like a fingerprint.... ? :roll:
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:01 am

Those are already there. you just gotta look close enough
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:15 am

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Thanks for the info. I personally love the portraits the most from Mike. I hope he does some more, a small series, like 20, but atleast have a 200 run for each.
Don't expect that any time soon. He is aiming for smaller runs. Tired of spending days just signing all the copies of the giant timed edition portraits!
but how does he like his eggs?
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:11 pm

EgoDeath wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:47 pm
fantasticninja wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:34 pm
Randomish question. I was looking at a few of Mike's portraits I own on here, and the prices went INSANE. Why? I own Mr. Pink, LeeLoo, and H.I. The prices went up drastically. Not that I'd sell, I don't sell anything.

I imagine the crash now is because the poster scene is dead.

Many, many, many artists and prints are way down from just a year or 2 ago.
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Tue May 05, 2020 5:10 pm

New prints tomorrow. Prices are getting cray on these tiny prints. The last Food Dude was $35, and this new one is $50 for an 8x8... :?

We completionists are getting F'd in the A
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bootstrut wrote:
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New prints tomorrow. Prices are getting cray on these tiny prints. The last Food Dude was $35, and this new one is $50 for an 8x8... :?

We completionists are getting F'd in the A
Yah I heat yah. I think I'm done paying $65 for an 8x10 ink jet print shipped fat bird. I've got enough already.
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bootstrut wrote:
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New prints tomorrow. Prices are getting cray on these tiny prints. The last Food Dude was $35, and this new one is $50 for an 8x8... :?

We completionists are getting F'd in the A
The difference pay for the "free" bandana
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