The Japanese MECCG Market Report

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The Japanese MECCG Market Report

Post by Thorf » Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:13 pm

Under Construction

For my own use as well as to provide information for those who may be interested, in this thread I'm going to report on my view of the Japanese market for MECCG.  All of my information comes from Yahoo Auctions, which appears to be the main (and possibly only?) source of Japanese MECCG cards.  Consequently, anyone can access the information I'm reporting here, although being able to read Japanese is pretty necessary too.

I will add to this thread as and when I can, and as the information becomes available.  The price is not available for older trades, which is one reason why I want to preserve this information here.

Japanese Middle-earth: The Wizards (Limited)

Current Status
Individual starters available occasionally for 1000-2000 yen plus postage.
Starter display currently not available.
Boosters almost completely unavailable.

Recent Trades: Starters
2008/02/23, 1700 yen - 1 starter pack.  Seller: mannenya_toy.
2007/11/21, 15,600 yen - Starter display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/11/15, 16,051 yen - Starter display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/11/08, 14,500 yen - Starter display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/09/13, 10,800 yen - 6 starter packs.  Seller: toyhopper.
2006/08/20, 4100 yen - 2 starter packs.  Seller: toyhopper.
2006/07/10, 3200 yen - 1 starter pack.  Seller: toyhopper.
2006/07/02, 4000 yen - 1 starter pack.  Seller: toyhopper.

Recent Trades: Boosters
2008/03/02, 8850 yen - 30 packs in lot with 26 METD packs and 12 English Unlimited starters.  Seller: pb32f69d.

Japanese Middle-earth: The Wizards (Unlimited)

Current Status
Individual starters available occasionally for 1000-2000 yen plus postage.
Starter displays unavailable.
Booster displays available only occasionally.

Recent Trades: Starters
2007/12/20, 12,500 yen - 9 starter packs.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/08/28 - Starter display.  Seller: pineappl_b.
2006/09/28, 7750 yen - Starter display.  Seller: toyhopper.
2006/09/21, 7750 yen - Starter display.  Seller: toyhopper.
2006/07/14, 680 yen - 1 starter pack.  Seller: toyhopper.

Recent Trades: Boosters
2008/01/10, 3201 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/11/29, 3100 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/11/21, 4100 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/11/15, 5250 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/11/08, 7500 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/08/28 - Booster display.  Seller: pineappl_b.
2006/10/01 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/09/24 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/09/21, 1280 yen - Booster display.  Seller: toyhopper.
2006/09/18 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/09/10 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/08/20, 2800 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/08/16, 2100 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/07/17, 4900 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/07/14, 4100 yen - Booster display.  Seller: toyhopper.
2006/07/09, 4300 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/06/25, 3800 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/03/26 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/03/12 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/03/05 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/02/12 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/01/29 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/01/22 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2005/10/31 - 32 boosters and 4 starters.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2005/08/23 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.

Japanese Middle-earth: The Dragons

Current Status
Booster displays available almost weekly, for around 3000 yen plus postage.

Recent Trades
2008/02/28, 3110 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2008/01/17, 2901 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.  (Auction labelled "The Wizards", but probably was METD.)
2007/12/20, 2400 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/12/13, 2401 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/11/21, 2600 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/11/15, 3300 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/11/08, 3600 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/08/08 - 60 packs.  Seller: xxdbooksxx.
2006/11/19 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/10/29 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/10/01 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/09/18 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/08/20, 1250 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/08/16, 1000 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/07/14, 1300 yen - Booster display.  Seller: toyhopper.
2006/07/09, 1550 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/07/06, 1000 yen - Booster display.  Seller: toyhopper.
2006/06/25, 1600 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/02/19 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/01/29 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2005/10/31 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.

Japanese Middle-earth: Dark Minions

Current Status
Booster displays available until recently for 2000-3000 yen plus postage.  Currently not available.

Recent Trades
2008/02/28, 1600 yen - 24 booster packs.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2008/02/14, 2100 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2008/01/24, 2100 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2008/01/10, 2900 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/12/27, 2000 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/11/15, 4300 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/11/08, 3800 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2007/08/08 - 60 packs.  Seller: xxdbooksxx.
2006/11/19 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/11/12 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/10/29 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/10/01 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/09/18 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/08/16, 1000 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/07/17, 3000 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/07/09, 1550 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/06/25, 1600 yen - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/03/05 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2006/01/29 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.
2005/10/31 - Booster display.  Seller: beatwave_toys.

Japanese Promo Cards

Current Status
Strategy Book with Fatty Bolger available sporadically.
Other promos unavailable.

Recent Trades
2006/07/06, 3900 yen - 5 copies of strategy Book with Fatty Bolger.
Last edited by Thorf on Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:14 am, edited 7 times in total.

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Post by tbadiuk » Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:14 am

nice!  I've never been able to figure out what the Japanese cards are worth/going for, as nobody ever trades/sells them on the English sites and auction listings.  There's a smattering on Chris's site but prices are pretty crazy at least for the the limited METW.  I guess with $300 listing for the booster box though I can see why they're asking 7 euro for 1 rare...!

Ted

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