a collection's worth!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by st4rwaytoheaven, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. st4rwaytoheaven

    st4rwaytoheaven Well-Known Member

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    1st of all this is NOT a sale thread.
    i am considering selling my whole G1 MIB's colection, however i don't have a clue on how much should i be expecting to sell the lot... (i have an idea on how much each one sell's but not the whole lot)
    if i persue my ideas on selling (as lot) how much do you guys think i should be expecting?

    The collection:
    Decepticons (56):
    1984:
    Megatron – (Encore) MIB, Complete
    Rumble – (Vintage) MOSC, Complete
    Ravage – (Vintage) MOSC, Complete
    Frenzy – (Vintage) MOSC, Complete
    Soundwave – (Encore) MIB, Complete
    Buzzsaw – (Encore) MIB, Complete
    Skywarp – (Commemorative) MISB, Complete
    Starscream – (Encore) MISB, Complete
    Thundercracker – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    1985:
    Bonecrusher – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Hook – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Long Haul – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Mixmaster – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Scavenger – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Scrapper – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Bombshell – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    Kickback – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    Sharpnel – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    Astrotrain – (Commemorative) MIB, Complete
    Blitzwing – (Vintage) MIB, Bot only
    Chop Shop – (Vintage) MIB, Bot Only
    Dirge – (Commemorative) MIB, Complete
    Ramjet – (Vintage) MIB, Missing Guns
    Thrust – (Vintage) MIB, Missing Guns
    Shockwave – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    1986:
    Ratbat – (Vintage) MOSC, Complete
    Cyclonus – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    Scourge – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    Breakdown – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Dead End – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Drag Strip – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Motormaster – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Wildrider – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Blast Off – (Encore) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Brawl – (Encore) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Onslaught – (Encore) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Swindle – (Encore) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Vortex – (Encore) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Divebomb – (Japanese Reissue) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Headstrong – (Japanese Reissue) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Rampage – (Japanese Reissue) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Razorclaw – (Japanese Reissue) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Tantrum – (Japanese Reissue) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Octane – (Vintage) MISB, Complete
    Galvatron – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    Reflector – (Vintage) MIB Custom Box, Complete
    1987:
    Battletrap – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    Blot – (Vintage) Loose, Bot Only
    Cutthroat – (Vintage) Loose, Bot Only
    Rippersnapper – (Vintage) Loose, Bot Only
    Sinnertwin – (Vintage) Loose, Bot Only
    Hun-Grrr – (Vintage) MIB, Missing Gun
    Sixshot – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    Skullcruncher – (Vintage) MIB, Missing tail & Gun
    Weirdwolf – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    Scorponock – (Vintage) MIB, Complete








    Autobots(65):
    1984:
    Optimus Prime – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    Brawn – (Vintage) MOSC, Complete
    Bumblebee – (Vintage) MOSC, Complete
    Bluestreak – (Commemorative) MIB, Complete
    Hound – (Takara Collection) MIB, Complete
    Ironhide – (Encore) MISB, Complete
    Jazz – (Encore) MIB, Complete
    Mirage – (Vintage) MISB, Complete
    Prowl – (Takara Collection) MISB, Complete
    Sideswipe – (Takara Collection) MISB, Complete
    Traillbreaker – (Vintage) MIB, Complete, head broken
    Wheeljack – (Vintage) MISB, Complete
    1985:
    Beachcomber – (Vintage) MOSC, Complete
    Cosmos – (Vintage) MOSC, Complete
    Seaspray – (vintage) MOSC, Complete
    Warpath – (Vintage) MOSC, Complete
    Topspin – (Vintage) MOC, Missing gun
    Twin twist – (Vintage) MOC, Missing gun
    Grapple – (Commemorative) MISB, Complete
    Hoist – (Vintage) MOC, Complete
    Inferno – (Takara Collection) MISB, Complete
    Red Alert – (Commemorative) MISB, Complete
    Skids – (Commemorative) MIB, Complete
    Smokescreen – (Commemorative) MIB, Complete
    Tracks – (Commemorative) MISB, Complete
    Grimlock – (Vintage) MISB, Complete
    Slag – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    Sludge – (Vintage) MIB, gun only
    Snarl – (Vintage) MIB, Complete, tail clips broken
    Swoop – (Vintage) MISB, Complete
    Whirl – (Vintage) MIB, Bot only
    Blaster – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    Omega Supreme – (Encore) MIB, Complete
    Perceptor – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    Jetfire – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    1986:
    Outback – (Vintage) MOSC, Complete
    Tailgate – (Vintage) MOC, Complete
    Whellie – (Takara Collection) MIB, Complete
    Blurr – (Vintage) MIB, Missing gun
    Hot Rod – (Takara Collection) MIB, Complete
    Kup – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    Air Raid – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Fireflight – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Silverbolt – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Skydive – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Slingshot – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Blades – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    First Aid – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Groove – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Hotspot – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Streetwise – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Springer – (Vintage) MISB, Complete
    Rodimus Prime – (Japanese Reissue) MIB, Complete
    Wreck-Gar – (Vintage) MIB, Bot only
    Sky Lynx – (Encore) MIB, Complete
    Metroplex – (Vintage) MIB, Complete
    Ultra Magnus – (Commemorative) MISB, Complete
    1987:
    Afterburner – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Lightspeed – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Nosecone – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Scattershot – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Strafe – (Vintage) MIB, Giftset, Complete
    Highbrow – (Vintage) MIB, Bot + Headmaster only
    Fortress Maximus – (Vintage) MIB, Bot + head
    1988:
    Powermaster Optimus Prime – (Commemorative) MIB, Complete
     
  2. st4rwaytoheaven

    st4rwaytoheaven Well-Known Member

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    lol posted on wrong section, please help me fix that :s
     
  3. Red Alert

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    I can pretty much guarantee it will not sell as a lot.

    Depending on the market for a lot that size maybe 15-20K+
     
  4. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    you will move it a lot faster if you sell in in smaller lots of separately so if speed is needed id advise that.

    In today's economy the price that list would bring in one huge lot would be a bit hard to justified for toys, as in the end thats what they are toys, even if valuable and collectible.

    as for an idea on individual values id advise completed Ebay auctions as a guideline.

    one more thing many collectors including my self don't consider an item MIB unless complete and you have some listed and incomplete or seeming so, not really sure what the proper term would be , perhaps loose with box?
     
  5. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    In fact, it makes more sense to sell individually so you can maximize the amount of profit you get for each toy.
     
  6. Optimus Vader

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    I don't know, but you're going to make a lot of $$$ however you do it.
     
  7. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    This. sell them individually or small groups...
     
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    You would be very lucky to sell them as on big lot and you'd definately have a lot more success and make a lot more money if you sold them individually. The price of that lot all together would be way out of most people price range, plus the sort of people interested in owning that many vintage Transformers would be collectors who will more than likely have a fair number of them already. They'd be more intersted in filling gaps in their collections from yours than buying the whole collection.
     
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    Start the auction at 99 cents I say!
     
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    Janitor Well-Known Member

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    QFT!! Because I'm one of these collectors! :tongue:  Yeah, it's a little more effort but you'd make more selling each one individually.

    Of course, you'd give us fellow TFW-ers first dibs right!
     
  11. NormanB

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    no reserve
     
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    that depends on how much you bought the lot for. if it was all retail price. yes you will make a killing.
     
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    Cax6ton Insufferable Smartass

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    also, a few other points for the OP:
    1. People tend to want a discount for multiple/lot purchases, so you're sacrificing value for convenience going with a lot versus individual sales. Not that this is a bad thing, just something to be aware of.
    2. It's not really a consistent "lot" - you could group the vintage in one lot, encore in another, TFC in another, etc. Some of your potential market *does* note the difference between encore/reissue and vintage. There are those that say any G1 mold is G1, there are those that treat reissues differently (because there *are* differences), there are even those that would subdivide between pre- and post-rub, etc., and all of those factors further reduce the potential market for the whole lot.
    3. Combiner giftsets are traditionally greater than the sum of their parts - don't bother listing them individually, because you typically would not want to break the set up - especially on the vintage Devs and Menasor sets.
    4. Time frame is key. How much value you realize from selling the collection depends a lot on how long you want to keep it up for sale. If you want to sell everything in one lot within the week, you'll get less than keeping it up for a long time and holding out for the prices you want. Even if/when you break the collection up, you can sell it for a lot, or you can sell it quick, rarely both, and you've nearly missed the ideal time of year to do a big-ticket sale already.
     
  14. OldDirtyBot

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    The Fort Max alone would bring a nice chunk of change. But yeah you can't put a G1 lot up with a bunch of encore and commemorative in there really. You could go to a ebay broker that would sell it all for you, but they take a good chunk of change to do it. Depending on how much though you could still come out ahead if they sold them all individually rather than you ending up with a low ball price for it all from basically someone who would just take the collection apart and resell it individually.
     
  15. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    Sell them individually man, you'll sell them that way. I'd even avoid ebay and try selling them here on the Junkion exchange; you might make just as much avoiding all of the Ebay fees.
     
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    One thing I'd do is check the want's in the marketplace here. See if somebody's want's matches what you have. I agree, you can sell much better individually rather than a big lot.
    In fact, I think I see a few on there that might be on my wish list! :D 

    PS: "Traillbreaker – (Vintage) MIB, Complete, head broken". Having a broken head, does not make him MIB. MIB is Mint In Box, and I don't think anybody would accept a broken head as being mint condition.
     

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