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Postby fujii-monster » Wed May 15, 2019 7:02 pm

Please pardon the newbie question, but will someone explain the series of different numbers on my Hikari figures? There is one # on the foot and another, different # on the box, although they both have a FM prefix. Also, the two figures that I recently purchased have a card taped to the inside of the box which I assume should have the individual figure # (_ out of 500), but instead have A/P printed on them. Any info would be much appreciated!

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Postby renardchua » Wed May 15, 2019 10:27 pm

AFAIK, A/P means Artist Proof.
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Re: Numbers

Postby mohawkjones » Wed May 15, 2019 11:19 pm

fujii-monster wrote:Please pardon the newbie question, but will someone explain the series of different numbers on my Hikari figures? There is one # on the foot and another, different # on the box, although they both have a FM prefix. Also, the two figures that I recently purchased have a card taped to the inside of the box which I assume should have the individual figure # (_ out of 500), but instead have A/P printed on them. Any info would be much appreciated!


renardchua wrote:AFAIK, A/P means Artist Proof.


The foot stamps and box stamps are related to the production run/date. Especially with Hikari, those do not always match up. I assume since the boxes are generic in the sense that they are character specific but not specific to the particular color way that they are all printed at once and then stickered for the LE of that color way.

A/P is artist proof. Traditionally AP runs are reserved for the first production batch to match sure it matches the color master/licensor approval. Mindstyle was pretty liberal with their /P production numbers. I have about 8 or 9 AP's, since they are only marked by the card in the sealed box you never know you have one until you open it.
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Re: Numbers

Postby renardchua » Wed May 15, 2019 11:29 pm

mohawkjones wrote:
fujii-monster wrote:Please pardon the newbie question, but will someone explain the series of different numbers on my Hikari figures? There is one # on the foot and another, different # on the box, although they both have a FM prefix. Also, the two figures that I recently purchased have a card taped to the inside of the box which I assume should have the individual figure # (_ out of 500), but instead have A/P printed on them. Any info would be much appreciated!


renardchua wrote:AFAIK, A/P means Artist Proof.


The foot stamps and box stamps are related to the production run/date. Especially with Hikari, those do not always match up. I assume since the boxes are generic in the sense that they are character specific but not specific to the particular color way that they are all printed at once and then stickered for the LE of that color way.

A/P is artist proof. Traditionally AP runs are reserved for the first production batch to match sure it matches the color master/licensor approval. Mindstyle was pretty liberal with their /P production numbers. I have about 8 or 9 AP's, since they are only marked by the card in the sealed box you never know you have one until you open it.


Thanks for this information! Really appreaciate it. I own one Hikari as well that is also A/P.
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Re: Numbers

Postby dork_knight » Thu May 16, 2019 12:49 am

renardchua wrote:
mohawkjones wrote:
fujii-monster wrote:Please pardon the newbie question, but will someone explain the series of different numbers on my Hikari figures? There is one # on the foot and another, different # on the box, although they both have a FM prefix. Also, the two figures that I recently purchased have a card taped to the inside of the box which I assume should have the individual figure # (_ out of 500), but instead have A/P printed on them. Any info would be much appreciated!


renardchua wrote:AFAIK, A/P means Artist Proof.


The foot stamps and box stamps are related to the production run/date. Especially with Hikari, those do not always match up. I assume since the boxes are generic in the sense that they are character specific but not specific to the particular color way that they are all printed at once and then stickered for the LE of that color way.

A/P is artist proof. Traditionally AP runs are reserved for the first production batch to match sure it matches the color master/licensor approval. Mindstyle was pretty liberal with their /P production numbers. I have about 8 or 9 AP's, since they are only marked by the card in the sealed box you never know you have one until you open it.


Thanks for this information! Really appreaciate it. I own one Hikari as well that is also A/P.


Interesting I’ll need to see if mine is AP too. I only have one hikari. Optimus Prime
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Re: Numbers

Postby fujii-monster » Thu May 16, 2019 1:02 am

Thanks for the info, it was most helpful.

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Re: Numbers

Postby chucklora » Thu May 16, 2019 8:44 am

i learned about this not too long ago. when i checked my hikari i saw that 2 of them were A/P! pretty cool.
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Re: Numbers

Postby mohawkjones » Thu May 16, 2019 12:13 pm

chucklora wrote:i learned about this not too long ago. when i checked my hikari i saw that 2 of them were A/P! pretty cool.


I should have known that the merch king would have an A/P or two in the house! ;-)
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Re: Numbers

Postby chucklora » Thu May 16, 2019 1:02 pm

mohawkjones wrote:
chucklora wrote:i learned about this not too long ago. when i checked my hikari i saw that 2 of them were A/P! pretty cool.


I should have known that the merch king would have an A/P or two in the house! ;-)


merch king? me? no way jose...wrong guy [-X :-k [-( :D
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Postby The1one1 » Sat May 18, 2019 3:25 pm

chucklora wrote:
mohawkjones wrote:
chucklora wrote:i learned about this not too long ago. when i checked my hikari i saw that 2 of them were A/P! pretty cool.


I should have known that the merch king would have an A/P or two in the house! ;-)


merch king? me? no way jose...wrong guy [-X :-k [-( :D


I swear I wish I had this kind of luck. To just randomly have two a/p hikari and not know it lol.
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Re: Numbers

Postby chucklora » Sat May 18, 2019 8:33 pm

The1one1 wrote:
chucklora wrote:
mohawkjones wrote:
I should have known that the merch king would have an A/P or two in the house! ;-)


merch king? me? no way jose...wrong guy [-X :-k [-( :D


I swear I wish I had this kind of luck. To just randomly have two a/p hikari and not know it lol.


Yeah dude...2 sweet pieces too. Sunrise Batman and eccc hulk
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Re: Numbers

Postby The1one1 » Sun May 19, 2019 3:19 am

chucklora wrote:
The1one1 wrote:
chucklora wrote:
merch king? me? no way jose...wrong guy [-X :-k [-( :D


I swear I wish I had this kind of luck. To just randomly have two a/p hikari and not know it lol.


Yeah dude...2 sweet pieces too. Sunrise Batman and eccc hulk


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