Are beast wars figures worth anything now?

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  1. exomega255

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    I see at item for trade threads here, tons of people selling. I also see lots of auctions on ebay for BW items, but it seems like there is rather a lack of interest for people to collect those. So I was just wondering what your thoughts are.
     
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    Not really a fan of American Beast Wars. But I love Beast Wars Neo. Alot of cool alt modes that never got released over here.


    ohh, and...Beast Wars Appreciation Thread 2010. Alot of discussion on looking for certain items there and so on.
     
  3. exomega255

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    hm, I mean American beast wars; I guess, I am trying to clear space, and beast wars is around the era that I started to collect transformers because when I was a kid, though G1 were out, I was... only a kid, no money.

    So then, I was wondering if it was worth it to sell Beast wars collection to make space and generate some funding for future, but if it seems like there is no demand, then pretty much I'd be giving away perfect figures, and I don't want that, either.
     
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    IMO... there not loveable characteres like G1... Personally I don't collect from those lines.
     
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    Depending on the figure and condition, yes, there is still a nice degree of interest in Beast Wars.

    Obviously, you aren't going to get G1 prices for them, but there is interest depending on condition.
     
  6. exomega255

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    ah, wasn't thinking about G1 prices. I was thinking more like, If I have to let go of say, the original Optimus Primal for 3 bucks, then obviously no thanks. I mean, basically, if its less than say, 40% return, then to me its not worth selling
     
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    It really depends on what character we're talking about here. :D 

    There're people/Collectors whom are keeping a constant look out for some pieces that's eluding from their collection. People like me for an instance... :lol 

    I'm personally hunting/tracking down some pieces on behalf of the boys from that BW Appreciation thread.

    Edit: FYI, the BW thread has garnered about 3,700 over replies & gotten almost 58,000 views. Who dare says that BW's ain't getting any love? :cool: 
     
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    How wrong you are.

    Beast Wars has a huge following, due almost entirely to do with the characters being so memorable and lovable and not just stereotypes or names, a small part of which is very vocal in the above linked thread. BW figs are also worth quite an amount, as we are well aware of. :( 

    And you confused "lovable" with "loved." There's a difference.
     
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    Check my for sale thread out. I have had these for sale for a while. There's not really a demand for them unless they are show characters. I don't think my prices on most of them are that unreasonable.
     
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    Show characters are in demand, non-show characters not as much. What do you have?
     
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    that's interesting. I am running out of space and that's the only part I want to know I guess. The fact that there is still a demand/following means that my toys won't go for say 99 cents a piece + shipping. That's the assurance I was looking for.


    edit:: well, I will do research and then have to post what I have in a sales thread.

    but to answer Fog:

    I believe I should have about 80-90% of all the BW figures released past transmetals/fuzors, before Beast Machines. only about 5% is not complete, all are loose and have their bio card. My trouble really is.... matching missiles to figures >.>

    edit2::

    For board members opinions: not looking to make a profit, but not looking to be lowballed when I sell these figures, is it best to sell them individually or in a lot? I want to get rid of all of them by the end.
     
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    If you have a lot of unwanted non-show characters, you should lot up in demand characters with unwanteds so you can justify asking for a high price and get rid of stuff you wouldn't want left behind.
     
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    I am curious about one thing: from what I read, many of you say that people like to collect show characters more. But... they are not even show accurate!

    Look at, for example, black Arachnia... her toy is a repaint and looks nothing like her. And then there is Rhinox. His "chaingun of death" is... first of all, only one, and second, positioned wrong. Optimus Primal in the show have 2 horizontal twin cannons, one on each arm, but the toy only has one and its vertical laid, not to mention the hand pops back instead of the gun just elevated.

    To give credit there are bots that are accurate, like Inferno. So along with my question on the last post I'd like to ask BW fans why they like it? I have attachment from them just being my toy.
     
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    How do I gauge demand? just from that they are in the show or not in the show?

    I am sorry I know this thread is getting off track.. but there are so many curious questions from me on this "childhood collection" of mine^^;
     
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    Swing by the Beast wars thread with some pics. I'm sure it won't be long before everything's identified.
     
  17. exomega255

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    thanks, I will definitely do that by weekend; really excited to clear space, and really excited in a nerdy way to see what each figure's values are.
     
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    If nothing else, you can put them on ebay at a start price with which you're comfortable, and if no one bids, you pay only your listing fee. Note there's actually an ebay special til Sept 3 where you get free listing, so if no one bids on your auction, you pay nothing!
     
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    Seibertron is a good source to help match toys to characters: Beast Era - Transformers Toy Galleries

    Once you find the names, you can check ebay to see how much items are selling for (auction ended).

    For example, I see Loose Classics Optimus prime selling for around $28 US shipped on e3ay thru bidding while $35 + shipping for buy it now. People on TFW sell it for $35 + shipping.

    You can also be a nice person and actually sell it a tad below the going price $28 :) 
     
  20. exomega255

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    well, certainly ^^; I am not looking to "get the price I paid for" back, I am looking to clean them out, but giving it to another who collects, since these toys do hold memory for me.
     

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