Are production errors worth anything?

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  1. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    I came across this today at TRU.

    Pit Crew Hudson Hornet (normal):

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    Pit Crew Hudson Hornet (no eyes):

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    Is it worth keeping this out of the hands of my little guy? I'm not one to collect this kind of thing, but seemed kind of odd in the store and for some reason I could not pass picking it up.
     
  2. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

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    I don't know it it's worth much extra but I would be willing to bet there are a few Cars collectors out there that would pay a couple extra bucks for it.
     
  3. Reeds

    Reeds Q-Wing Pilot TFW2005 Supporter

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    The Toy mags always say it depends on demand and amount. If its a one-time thing, probably not, but like Yellow Stalker of the Joe 25th line, it can be worth something. It all depends on whether or not the collecting community knows it exists and has access to it even if its somewhat limited. I think that's a cool error to have in the collection anyway.
     
  4. Maximum Burn

    Maximum Burn JETS AND HELI!! I LIKEY!

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    It looks like he's sleeping. Keep it anyways!
     
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    There are so many variables to bear in mind here that in general I wouldn't say it's worth keeping. I recently had a similar topic up on here, though it was about mispackaged accessories rather than an error with the figure itself.

    With that specific error, though, I think it's quite cool. If you collect Cars toys, then I'd recommend keeping it.
     
  6. Bryan

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    Yeah, for some reason error coins and stamps are important, but toys, not so much. If the error makes the toy more distinctive or doesn't 'seem' like an error, it might be desirable (the yellow Stalker mentioned already is a perfect example).

    But something like this, where the paint just didn't get applied, I'm betting not.
     
  7. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

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    The Doc is still something I'd keep. He's neat, and unique. I'd pop him on my shelf as a conversation piece if nothing else.
     
  8. IronhideTF

    IronhideTF Give Stare Over There.-->

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    Cars collectors might buy it from you for a higher price you bought it for.
    Haven't these CARS cars have had alot of recalls?
     
  9. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    The only recall that I remember is Sarge because of lead-based paint.

    I think that's a cool error! I would definitely pick it up for my Cars collection if I found it!
     
  10. Th0r4z1n3

    Th0r4z1n3 The F*cking Lizard King! Veteran

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    the key is to not call it an "error" but to call it a "variant" then you can put it on eBay and make a fortune. :rolleyes: 
     

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