My...NEW Collection.

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    My...NEW Collection.

    From this -


    To this -

    Altogether, just opening them, it took about 3 and a half hours, just peeling the bubbles off, and throwing the figures into the bags. I went from 16 plastic tubs of carded figures, to 1 box of loose figures, and 3 boxes of MOMC stuff. One box is modern vintage style, another Fett, McArt, and other special figures, and the third box is POFT2 figures.

    I'm also selling around 200 basic figures, as well as about 40 deluxe figures. Why didn't someone stop me 12 years ago?

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    No one stoped you because we all hoped that they would all be worth hundreds of dollars each and we could retire off of them.

    I think the Value of the 1995 Orange cards is still aorund $5-$7 each still....

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    Re: My...NEW Collection.

    Whoa!

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    CMAnavy said: View Post
    No one stoped you because we all hoped that they would all be worth hundreds of dollars each and we could retire off of them.
    Its to bad that didn't work out. If I gave you guys half of what I paid for them all, I'd still proboly have more left from the other half than I'll get from selling them all.

    The 200 basic figures and deluxe figures, I paid I'm guessing around $2000 for. I only expect to get about $600 or less back.

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    hey is there any way we can delete this thread? If my wife finds out that my toy collection is worthless I am in BIG trouble

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    If you have any cantina figures you are selling, I might be interested. I'm putting together a diorama. Especially looking for Wuher.

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    my opinion, opening them up was a mistake. but hey it's your stuff, your decision.

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    Another thing is.
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    CONGRATS on the 2000'th post

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    my opinion, opening them up was a mistake. but hey it's your stuff, your decision.
    Why? Just as soon as you buy them, and your receipt isn't valid to take them back, they're not worth as much. Hasbro produces so many, and they're stocked evrywhere, so very very very few of them become worth more than their original retail value, most dropping instantly. The only ones "worth anything" are ones scaplers have bought us as they came out, retaining their scalping price or short packed figures. (Which don't happen to ofter, considering alot of the recent cases sometimes only ship with 1X of 4 or 5 figures.

    I've been keeping stuff carded for so long, it was deffintly a hard decision, but frankly, they take up to much room, and I want to be able to enjoy the space they take up. Because aside from the carded figures, I also have a large closet full of ALL the vehicles ever released, and stuff from all my other hobbies I've had along the years. Its aboutly full. I just can't handle it anymore, its actualy an extreme relief knowing they don't take up that much room now.

    As far as selling it, I'll have the list up here by this weekend.

    And thanks! Yes, 2000 posts is quite something! It meens I'm addicted.

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    so... did you play with them? I would just play with them even for a little while.

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    This is why I only collect the figures that interest me, mostly Mando's and Clones, or any "special" type figure. Even with just those, my shelves are overcrowded. I highly doubt I could convince myself to open them...

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    MrUptown said: View Post
    so... did you play with them? I would just play with them even for a little while.
    When I opened them, I just dumped them into bags, just as quickly as human possible. So I haven't played with them.....Yet.

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    Why? Just as soon as you buy them, and your receipt isn't valid to take them back, they're not worth as much. Hasbro produces so many, and they're stocked evrywhere, so very very very few of them become worth more than their original retail value, most dropping instantly. The only ones "worth anything" are ones scaplers have bought us as they came out, retaining their scalping price or short packed figures. (Which don't happen to ofter, considering alot of the recent cases sometimes only ship with 1X of 4 or 5 figures.

    I've been keeping stuff carded for so long, it was deffintly a hard decision, but frankly, they take up to much room, and I want to be able to enjoy the space they take up. Because aside from the carded figures, I also have a large closet full of ALL the vehicles ever released, and stuff from all my other hobbies I've had along the years. Its aboutly full. I just can't handle it anymore, its actualy an extreme relief knowing they don't take up that much room now.

    As far as selling it, I'll have the list up here by this weekend.

    And thanks! Yes, 2000 posts is quite something! It meens I'm addicted.
    why?
    simple, just by opening them the value that you are concerned about dropped even further. opneing your figures though increased the value of mine again, the more folks open up the figures the higher the value for carded figures. i'm just a small collector with 2500+ carded figures, 800 or so loose and all the other stuff. like i said it's your stuff, your decision, but i would have never opened a carded figure, especially not before i would have double checked the status of a carded figure (variant, etc.) if i would have been concerned about space, i would bought loose only, not carded. i don't even wanna know how much money you threw out the window by eventually open a rare variant. true a lot of carded figures don't bring much money right now, but there is plenty that do. considering that hasbro started producing the potf2 line in 1995,here you are only 13 years later ripping them open. now imagine you're in 1977 and just a few years later you opened a vinyl cape jawa, just to find out that had you waited longer you would have had a major return. hasbro is still producing the figures, but there will come the day when production halts, but people still want to buy stuff like that...
    i'm only in it for the fun of collecting, not investment, but stories like yours no offense i read all the time. i don't mind sleeping like a bat hanging from the ceiling cause i ran out of room, at least i can look at pretty plastic. and to me, the cards and artwork are more important. but like i said, your stuff, your decision, but that's my point on collecting.

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    The figures I opened aren't ones I meant to sell, so their value isn't anything I was worried about in the first place. Your the one that brought up it being a "mistake", so I figured value was of your concern. Why would it be a "mistake" other than their value going down? I don't realy see where your coming from if you weren't reffering to value.

    I've been a carded MOMC collector for 12 years. So I've been buying them carded, to keep carded, for 12 years. This year, I ran out of room, relised I couldn't keep going, and wouldn't "sleep like a bat" like you. So, I got my 16 boxes of figures out, and out of 16 boxes, I'm selling 8, opened 5 and I'm keeping 3 MOMC. So I hardly opened all of it, at all. I'm keeping some carded, and I'm selling the rest. I'll now be able to enjoy them, how they were meant to be enjoyed.

    Its realy odd arguing this point, because I've always kept stuff carded, but like I said, its just getting realy old having the collection of stuff take up my entire living space, and I can't do it anymore. I can honestly say, knowing it dosen't take up as much space, and knowing the rest of it will be sold is an overwhelming relief to me. I honestly can't wait till the rest of its gone.

    EDIT -

    Enspcecialy considering I've got all this stuff as well, some of which will be "boxed" (get it? BSG refrence...sorry) in storage.






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    my bad, cmanavy came up with the value point.

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    Alright...Well anyway.

    I counted them today, and from the carded figures I opened...There were aprox. 148 basic figures. And exactly 20 deluxe figures opened. And then I'm selling the other 200 basic figures, and the other 40 deluxe. I didn't relise I had opened that many deluxe figures!

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    My 6 year old son ( who just made me W.I.P.convert his costume to Jodo Kast) has watched toy story A LOT! In fact he and I just Trooped Toys for Tots and He would tell you the value of a toy is.... How much it is enjoyed and played with.

    He understands there are kids who may not get to enjoy a star wars guy for christmas or their birthday. but Thanks to the local 501st there will be a few less this year.

    Your post... almost made me cry until he looked over my shoulder and said "WOW he has all those toys and they aren't even getting played with" then I said wow he's right. now some people will get some loose figs to "Play with"
    Funny how my 6 year old hs changed my point of view.
    My advice... play with them a little before you sell em' off. my pity goes out now, to the person who has forgotten how to hunker down on the floor with/ like a 6 year old and really play

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    Up untill about 3-4 years ago I kept a very detailed spreadsheet on every figure in my collection. SW, GI Joe, Star Trek (the ultimate worthless line), Dune, Matrix and so in to about 10 different worksheets in the excell file, with SW and GI Joe the largest and most complex.

    I had the character name, variation, year, wave, card color, Carded or loose, price paid and value (as listed in Lees Toys review). I spent hours inspecting each figure and cataloging everythign against several master guides for each line. Best of all was at the bottom ov ever page I kept the totals for what I paid and what the apparent value. I would then track the totals when I would update the prices every few months to see if my collection was gaining, loosing or holding steady.

    And then it was deleted by accident and none of the back ups I had could be found. I have thought about redoing it all but the task is just too daunting now. My clone army alone numbers 142...

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    Sgt. Skirata said: View Post
    My 6 year old son ( who just made me W.I.P.convert his costume to Jodo Kast)

    YES! YES! Even the wee lads know how awsome Jodo Kast is!

    CMAnavy, at one point in time, I thought about doing something similar to my SW stuff, but I never got around to it. I always just held what I had/what I didn't have in my head (Got alot of unused space, ya know.), so I never realy had anything I realy needed a list for. Thats a preety cool idea about keeping track of the value going up and down though.

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    a progress pic for my we Jodo. I just thought Couldn't you have donated them and used the value as a tax break at the near future cashing in on their "value" ???
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    Re: My...NEW Collection.

    some of those i wouldn't think it'd be a good idea to open. like exclusives such as the Jorg Sacul figure..

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    I didn't open then all.

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    Impressive. I collect Transformers

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