What makes MICKEY MOUSE IN LIVING COLOR so valuable?

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  1. Brian Kidd

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    I bought these discs when they first came out. While I find the cartoons very well-animated and mildly amusing, I just don't find them as entertaining as the Goofy shorts or even the Silly Symphonies. So why is this set selling for so much more than the other Treasures sets? I know that everyone has different tastes and that some folks may find the shorts more entertaining than I. I don't have a problem with that. But why is this set special with regards to the other Treasures sets? What sets it apart? Thoughts?
     
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    I have the idea that much more Goofy's were produced for Canada. This is just a guess. That's probably why there are so many on ebay from Canada. There is a difference between the US tins and the Canadian tins.
     
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    Well that may very well be true about the Goofy discs. However, the MICKEY COLOR set is selling for around $100 now while I have yet to see any of the other sets selling for more than $40. All of the current sets are OOP with all of the animated sets nearly impossible to find outside of auction sites. Yet MICKEY is sky high compared to the rest. What's the allure? Let's get a discussion going on what it is that makes a set like MICKEY such a coveted item.
     
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    Maybe because Mickey is what it's all about. He's the top cheese, the symbol of everything Disney. With all due respect to Goofy and Donald, Disney itself is often called "The Mouse," not the dog or the duck. (Why is Goofy a biped talking dressed-up dog while Pluto isn't?)

    Actually, I don't really know the answer. I just wish I had a few extra mint copies of that Mickey tin.
     
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    Its just cuz it is "Mickey", its the name.

    I own the Goofy set, snatched it up when I saw these sets were available and saw that a few were sold out already.

    Goofy is more amusing anyway [​IMG].

    -Owl
     
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    The reason why it's going for $100 is because it's harder to find something that came out almost 2 years ago then the most resent 2nd wave set.And from the 1st wave,the Mickey tin was harder to find from the get go because that one was more popular and people weren't as interested in the others.I can still find the davy crockett and disney usa in certain stores.
     
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    I agree with the above. Out of all the first wave sets, mickey was the one that probably had the most main stream appeal, and therefore sold out faster. I know it was the first one I bought.
     
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    The real question still remains...

    Why didnt I buy 10 sets of this when I had the chance??? [​IMG]
     
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    His first appearance as Dippy Dog was in a cartoon (the name escapes me) on the Mickey Mouse in Black and White set. I actually watched it last night, but can't remember what the name was.
     
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    I think the Mickey set is more expensive mainly because of the name, but also because of the age. I do agree, however, that it's not as fun to watch as say the Goofy set, but because it's Disney, you have to have it. [​IMG]
     
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    I think the Question for me is not why i did'nt buy 10 its why I did'nt buy 1 :
     
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    I only bought 1 of these- I can't watch any more than that at a time!
     
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    Well, if you watch THE WORM TURNS on the MMILC v1 set you see the following:

    A human sized mouse, who doesn't really look like a mouse
    A normal sized mouse, who does look like a mouse
    A cat who looks and acts like a cat
    A dog (who sort of) looks and acts like a dog
    A cat who is a dogcatcher

    The first mouse is Mickey of course, the dog is Pluto and the Dogcatcher is Pete.

    So it doesn't really matter. Pluto and Goofy are both dogs, because animals in the Disney aniverse are not constrained by their animal behavior.
     
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    If you work at Disney, you should know that there is no such thing as "Dalmations" (with an "o").

    Sorry, I just had to.
     

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