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Nictus
02-14-2011, 12:53 AM
For an early valentine's day present my wife takes me on a surprise trip to an address...this address was that of someone she'd been emailing back and forth with regarding a collection. More on this on the haul's thread once i get it inventoried and photographed


my question is this: is there still a market or interest for vintage/arah/VvsV/DTC

basically the bulk of the figures are everything prior to the 25th style. A lot of exclusives from TRU and i've spotted so far quite a few foreign figures.

I'm asking because as much as i would love to keep both 25th/me/poc and the vintage...i figured i would see if there was still an interest in this type of figure?

Owner of a Lonely B.A.T.
02-14-2011, 01:12 AM
For an early valentine's day present my wife takes me on a surprise trip to an address...this address was that of someone she'd been emailing back and forth with regarding a collection. More on this on the haul's thread once i get it inventoried and photographed


my question is this: is there still a market or interest for vintage/arah/VvsV/DTC

basically the bulk of the figures are everything prior to the 25th style. A lot of exclusives from TRU and i've spotted so far quite a few foreign figures.

I'm asking because as much as i would love to keep both 25th/me/poc and the vintage...i figured i would see if there was still an interest in this type of figure?


I can't tell you if there is a market, but I'm always looking to fill holes in my collection when I can.

Let me know what's there I mean you might have something I need if your selling them.

Nictus
02-14-2011, 02:08 AM
I can't tell you if there is a market, but I'm always looking to fill holes in my collection when I can.

Let me know what's there I mean you might have something I need if your selling them.

well a lot of CG and Shadow Guard (the TRU exclusive CG that came with tomax and xamot)

CG Firefly (i'd never seen him and i've got at least 8)

many blueshirts

the greyshirt repaint (night watch-ish)

there are 2 bins of just vintage figures and there are 11 bins total.

The reason i've asked is i'm curious about how specific and detail i should devote to taking inventory

Magick
02-14-2011, 02:29 AM
Well there is more interest in the ARAH line stuff and of course foreign items.. (Mainly what I am looking for)

I completely skipped the VvsV and Spy Troops line cause I didn't like anything but the ARAH style repaints. started collecting again with DTC cause they started looking like ARAH again.

So with that.. I would say anything that looks vintage (ARAH) will be worth something and the other stuff will be hit or miss. Other than the exclusives and Foreign stuff that is.

Owner of a Lonely B.A.T.
02-14-2011, 03:26 AM
I'd say do the inventory, people are gonna be curious what you got, and will be asking for the list.

Yeah its time consuming but its better than fielding each request of "Do you have____" and then having to dig through 11 boxes each time.

As for how detailed I'd use yojoe as you guide...figure name, version and how many you have on hand should cover it.

OR Just spread them out and take pictures...please divide that up though huge lots are hard to identify who's who I'd say ten to twenty figures at most in a picture let others see them, but 11 boxes could be a lot of pictures.

KrymsynGardImmoral
02-14-2011, 11:01 AM
Yeah, the price is just down. I've been doing ok letting stuff go the last few months, mostly weapons or vehicles, and some of the better VvV ST and DTC stuff, but it has been going. I still do better and sell faster through modern stuff, though.

Magick
02-14-2011, 11:11 AM
Most people have been or are planning to sell of their vintage collections and just stick with the modern stuff. Myself included have thought about this, but opted to go ahead and keep them since the market has dropped.

Sure there will be some figures that still fetch a nice price, but even then, it's just easier to keep my vintage stuff than deal with that right now. Selling pieces at a time on here or trading always seems like the easier thing to do and you don't get charged for any pictures after the first and listing fees. LOL

I just recently organized all of my 25th/modern figures and put them on an excel spread sheet. I plan to do the same with my Vintage stuff.. And like mentioned above.. use Yojoe as a reference so that you can list the version and figure out what weapons go to who.. (This is the part that takes awhile.)

I would be interested in the foreign figures and vehicles from your collection if you have the ones I am looking for. And I can always use Vehicle parts.. LOL

Robowang
02-14-2011, 11:11 AM
Definitely take inventory and make sure each figure is bagged/boxed/stored with its accessories. The 2002-2005 stuff (JvC, Spy Troops, VvV) usually only go for $2-$3 a figure if they even sell. DTC might be up to $5 a figure. If you have actual vintage toys from the original line, those are usually money makers if they are in good shape. ANY joe figures who are incomplete will not get you much unless they are particularly rare.

However, the stuff that doesn't sell for much still makes great trade bait. I'm looking for a lot of the 2002-2005 stuff myself. Good luck with it!

Dryhawk37
02-14-2011, 11:12 AM
Depending on the International items I may be interested.

volleydan
02-14-2011, 11:51 AM
Add me to the list of people who may be interested in the international stuff...

Stryker927
02-14-2011, 12:32 PM
BTW - I use Google Docs - Spreadsheets to do my Inventories. It helps because it's online, I can access it from anywhere, and share it if I need to.

And yes, I would inventory it. I skipped the GIJ vs Cobra and VvV stuff but I have been slowly picking up some early 2000's stuff. I think you'll find a market for it. Even at $2-3, it's money in your pocket for whatever you collect. :)

Red Herring
02-14-2011, 12:33 PM
Are you saying you aren't interested?

pig iron grenadier
02-14-2011, 01:39 PM
I've noticed weird stuff has been going up lately. Tiger force, Slaughters marauders, Sky Patrol, Python Patrol, certain drivers, and certain 88-93 figures, etc. Other mainstays have gone down such as Baroness, Snake Eyes ver 1, and Firefly.

Another thing you wil want to check is whiteness on certain figures can greatly increase their value. Also the regular things like rubbing, wear, and completeness of symbols and logos.

I have several needs that I will not pay ebay prices for--particularly certain 87-92 stuff.

DarthJoe
02-14-2011, 07:50 PM
Most people have been or are planning to sell of their vintage collections and just stick with the modern stuff. Myself included have thought about this, but opted to go ahead and keep them since the market has dropped.

Sure there will be some figures that still fetch a nice price, but even then, it's just easier to keep my vintage stuff than deal with that right now. Selling pieces at a time on here or trading always seems like the easier thing to do and you don't get charged for any pictures after the first and listing fees. LOL

Hmm...I don't know about this. Ebay prices seem to be about where they've been for the last ten years on vintage figures. About the only one I've really notice take a dip is 1985 Snake Eyes...and even he can still fetch $40+ occasionally. Some of the vintage army builders are going higher than ever like Night Vipers going for around $20.

I'd keep my vintage collection over the modern stuff any day, just because that is the stuff I had as a kid, and it holds more nostalgia value for me.

funkdoctaspock
02-14-2011, 08:09 PM
I'm always interested in vintage-'82-'90

looking forward to seeing your list from the haul-

dcooper
02-14-2011, 08:48 PM
I'm interested in international.

sjames90
02-14-2011, 08:52 PM
I'm always looking to fill out my vintage collection (figs only, vehicles take up too much dang space and I have most of the vehicles I want). Looking forward to your post, or PM me a list!

darthdrew13
02-16-2011, 01:59 PM
Can you post a few teaser pics?