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KRYART
06-17-2008, 02:00 PM
I'm sure it's been covered, but how do you determine which figure in an assortment will be the rare one? Like Flint for example? I know it's mainly one per case, but most of them are. So how do you know?

vadersquest
06-17-2008, 02:33 PM
Sometimes you do not know. If it is a variant then that is a different story. Such as the case with snake eyes w/blk timber and yellow stalker.The one thing to remember is that Hasbro will pump out the figs again. This was the case with star wars. The variants are the ones to get.

delta
06-17-2008, 02:50 PM
The lower the number made of any certian Joe determines a lot. They made less girl Joes back in the day, so they were worth more. Thats why it took over ten years for me to track down a Baroness!

gunslingercbr
06-17-2008, 02:52 PM
you don't know, rarity comes after the fact. SE's and SS v.2 went from peg warmers released in the first 3 waves and the bane of Joe collectors to being rare for a short period of time. don't overthink it, we don't know something or posses some special power that you do not.

Crimson Rage
06-17-2008, 03:31 PM
Who knows? Convention exclusives, drivers that came with expensive vehicles, figures that are initially unpopular but gain a following over time?

If we could tell beforehand how rare a figure will be, everyone would rush out and buy it and it would cease to be rare.
Personally I don't care what my my Joes are worth on the market. I'll buy the ones I want based on how much I want them as opposed to how rare they may be one day. Try to second guess the market and a lot of fun goes out of the hobby

STORMSHADOW2852
06-17-2008, 03:57 PM
i don't know if it makes sense but i tend to base it off of vintage figures and the ones of those that are rare or high valued...for instance i see ss wave 4 becoming valued much like firefly...same with SE wave one, flint...the core guys....revision cases do throw a wrench in that

ladyhump
06-17-2008, 04:38 PM
Wave 4 was just kind of a filler wave and besides Air Trooper they haven't been in any other waves. Correct me if I'm wrong, so those figs might end up going up in value in the near future.

cornbot
06-17-2008, 04:45 PM
you have to use your intuition. so far i've been able to personally predict which ones from 25th will become the chase figs. a really really easy way to tell which ones are going to be the most popular is to check brians toys price guide and ebay. the afa joes that are selling for 1 grand and up, those are hot 25th figs. go figure!!!! I PERSONALLY believe hasbro got ahold of brians toys price guide and built what to release for 25th figs off that. everything is just awesome right now with g i joe though, i could never complain about 5 packs , 2 packs, single packs there all cool. maybe they'll bring back real plastic instead of rubber joints though lol that would be the cream. it's best also to collect WHAT YOU LIKE, unless you are in the toy business of buying, trading, and selling.

Dark 5cythe
06-17-2008, 04:47 PM
i always shudder when threads like this pop up. Makes me a think a scalper is just nosing around.

cornbot
06-17-2008, 04:50 PM
hahaaha didn't think of it like that?? lol so they can run out buy them and sell them on ebay. lol

cornbot
06-17-2008, 04:51 PM
revision cases throw a GIGANTIC wrench in that!!!!!!! i personally don't like revision cases, but since there doing that i swear i'm not wasting gas, my free time, chasing nothing!!!!!!!! i'm not even collecting 25th moc anymore. only uncirculated sealed cases for me...well and a loose case to open and trip with, but you know what i mean

i don't know if it makes sense but i tend to base it off of vintage figures and the ones of those that are rare or high valued...for instance i see ss wave 4 becoming valued much like firefly...same with SE wave one, flint...the core guys....revision cases do throw a wrench in that

crock master
06-17-2008, 04:55 PM
if you dont see it on the shelf , then it is rare

cornbot
06-17-2008, 04:55 PM
not as long as bbts is selling them for 5 bucks. last time i checked they had 900 of those trying to liquidate them. the air trooper is hot. i have at least 30. it's real funny though because most of us are adults collecting toys a second time around in our life and we have gotten very scientific about the whole thing. it's nuts :)

Wave 4 was just kind of a filler wave and besides Air Trooper they haven't been in any other waves. Correct me if I'm wrong, so those figs might end up going up in value in the near future.

Blaster'spunchingbagg
06-17-2008, 04:56 PM
i always shudder when threads like this pop up. Makes me a think a scalper is just nosing around.

I try not to reveal my tricks to anyone. Much how ebay scalpers tend not to put their location on there profile, so people can't track something down from themselves. Like if they put Location: Toy City. I have to be honest that shit drives me crazy. I can usually tell where they are though. Then sometimes they'll post their walmart receipt with the address of the walmart on it and it totally blows their cover.

cornbot
06-17-2008, 05:02 PM
thats pretty ridiculous. sounds true though

I try not to reveal my tricks to anyone. Much how ebay scalpers tend not to put their location on there profile, so people can't track something down from themselves. Like if they put Location: Toy City. I have to be honest that shit drives me crazy. I can usually tell where they are though. Then sometimes they'll post their walmart receipt with the address of the walmart on it and it totally blows their cover.

Black Rose
06-17-2008, 05:58 PM
I don't care about which ones will become rare - I just hope we get more like Mind-bender & Scrap-Iron etc.

Crimson Rage
06-17-2008, 06:06 PM
"Rare" and "good" are worlds apart to me anyway. PDD is rare but I think he's an ugly waste of plastic, while Copperhead is as common as muck yet rates very highly in my humble collection.

STORMSHADOW2852
06-18-2008, 10:11 AM
you have to use your intuition. so far i've been able to personally predict which ones from 25th will become the chase figs. a really really easy way to tell which ones are going to be the most popular is to check brians toys price guide and ebay. the afa joes that are selling for 1 grand and up, those are hot 25th figs. go figure!!!! I PERSONALLY believe hasbro got ahold of brians toys price guide and built what to release for 25th figs off that. everything is just awesome right now with g i joe though, i could never complain about 5 packs , 2 packs, single packs there all cool. maybe they'll bring back real plastic instead of rubber joints though lol that would be the cream. it's best also to collect WHAT YOU LIKE, unless you are in the toy business of buying, trading, and selling.

I agree with you on your point with the AFA stuff..i recently got into it and its crazy that the ones that were remade for 25th are so much more expensive......you have the sweetest afa collection, cornbot, by the way, that I have ever seen...looking to unload any?? LOL

KRYART
06-18-2008, 10:30 AM
Scalper?? Don't make assumptions. I'm just trying to decide what figures to keep in the package and which ones to let my son open up. I hate scalpers, it's cause of them that I can never find anything.

Lt. Faceless
06-18-2008, 10:41 AM
Scalper?? Don't make assumptions. I'm just trying to decide what figures to keep in the package and which ones to let my son open up. I hate scalpers, it's cause of them that I can never find anything.

That changes everything.Don't worrry about whats rare,just give them to your son.He won't care how rare something is or how nice the card is,he will see it for what it is...a toy.

Gung.Heaux
06-18-2008, 11:26 AM
bust out the crystal ball

cobra_temple
06-18-2008, 11:46 AM
The one thing to remember is that Hasbro will pump out the figs again. This was the case with star wars. The variants are the ones to get.

Yep. Hasbro put out lots of "exclusives" for Star Wars...just to re-release them a few years later. Everything will be released again and again.

STORM SHADOW
06-18-2008, 12:07 PM
I hate scalpers, it's cause of them that I can never find anything.

not again....