Autographed Toy Pricing Question

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  1. Foster

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    What kind of premium does a voice actor's autograph add to a sealed on card toy? I've got a Beast Wars Walmart exclusive Blue Rattrap signed by Scott McNeil and I'm unsure what to ask for it. Generally, what do people see and ask for this type of thing?
     
  2. Hyperoptic

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    If I'm not mistaken, Autographs are not worth much if you don't have some kind of proof it was signed by the actual person.
    As far as a price range, I honestly have no clue...
     
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    I always thought that it degraded the value of the original item... but that's mostly when it comes to like Comics I think. First appearance of Spider-Man comic would be more valuable unsigned than signed no?
     
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    As far as the toy and packaging itself goes, the card is basically now "damaged" with the autograph on it.

    But like most things, it's worth what someone will be willing to pay for it. I don't think authentification is necessary... it's an autograph. It's pretty easy to find a person's legit autograph. I don't think there can be any kind of standard price for a signed item. It's kind of a niche thing. Something hardly necessary to a collection, but often a nice bonus.
     
  5. Tirade

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    Honestly, depends on the item and the signature. I'd imagine a Prime autographed by Peter Cullen might draw some interest. However, I know my 2 Autographed Sideburns don't really have any more value than normal Sideburns. People don't really know Wally Wingert, nor do they care.

    Overall, though, I don't think Autographs add any value to the toys. It's a unique aspect for a toy, but not necessary for a majority of collectors. That's just the sad truth of the matter.
     
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    Scrap that!
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    Autographed items are only worth something to autograph collectors. The item even if its sealed is no longer mint.
     
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    Tirade Hate Plague Autobot

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    The item is just fine, it's the packaging that is no longer deemed "mint." Of course it also does matter where the autograph was placed. If you don't want the auto on your boxed item, it's far easier to remove one from a bubble.
     
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    Depends on who signed it. If Stan Lee autographed the first appearance of Spider-Man then it would be worth twice as much. Ten times if he dies, but it's Stan Lee... who science has proven to be immortal.
     
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    Should have worded it right, lol the toy is fine.
     
  11. Tirade

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    No biggie. I understood what you meant. An ink autograph can definitely harm the value of a MISB/MOSC item. Depends on the autograph in question.
     
  12. Foster

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    I'll post a photo. From what I recall it's on top of the card.

    Scott McNeil is apparently immune to alcohol poisoning, if the Auto Assembly reports are any indication! So we could be looking at another case of immortality.
     
  13. Tirade

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    Well, that should drive up the price! :p 
     

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