As soon as I heard about the Derpy figure coming out for the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, I immediately went to Google to see if anypony out there had her for preorder. The people who I did find were Ebay sellers. Turning to Ebay I found a Derpy SDCC figure for a reasonable $49.99 on the buy it now option, so that’s exactly what I did.
One month later, after SDCC ended I got an email from the Ebay seller expecting to let me know that my figure had shipped. WRONG!!
As it turned out back in 2012, the Derpy figures sold out so fast that the countless online sellers promising the exclusive pony had to deliver the same bad news that I had got. She was long gone and sold out before they could even get one.
After much frustration, and a few days later, the figures that people managed to get were popping up on Ebay and Amazon just to name a few. The price had also popped up. Derpy was originally being sold for $20 at the Con itself, around $50 by online presale from collector shops, and now had jumped up to around $100-$120 literally over night. People instantly began to complain about her price jump. Not me! I bought her without a second thought for this reason, Price and Value increase!
It’s been a little over a year since the Derpy figure came out, and looking around, her current average price is roughly $180-$250, depending on the seller, even some places taking her value as high as $300+. This reason is why I encourage those who want her to buy her immediately and not wait around and hope her price drops, because in all honesty, it won’t.
I’ve heard so many collectors tell me that her price will drop like the older Comic-Con pony figures, but what they don’t realize is the old pony figures have a very limited fan base; whereas Derpy is wanted by literally millions of Bronies. As rare as she already is, and with a large majority of her figures already snagged up by collectors and fans of the show, her value is only going to go up, which it has been doing for over a year now. If you want her, save your pennies, suck it up about the price, and get her before her value keeps rising.
Aside from price, the figure itself is a very nice collectors piece. Derpy stands at about 6” tall, roughly the same size as the Fashion Style Ponies. She’s made of the same material as the regular pony figures and has the brushable hair. And of course keeping to her character, the eyes are Derped! Her packaging is done in her grey and yellow/blonde color scheme keeping with her character, and accented with rainbows and the mare’s favorite food: Muffins!
The box is sealed with the official San Diego Comic Con 2012 sticker. You are literally insane if you tear that sticker and open the box.
All in all, I admit it’s very pricy for a pony figure; however, if you’re a true fan of the show and Derpy Hooves, your buyers remorse will be entirely gone once you get her and see her displayed on your shelf.
I give this figure 4.5 out of 5 for the main reason of her price. While the figure itself is amazing and the packaging is colorful and fun, Derpy’s price is what keeps most people away from her.