Opinions on Lucky Draw value

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  1. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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  2. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    Pretty much


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  3. Houndvoice

    Houndvoice Well-Known Member

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    To some it's probably worth alot, to me, not so much.
    I happily regard Lucky Draws as folly!:rolleyes: 
     
  4. ams

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    As I learn more about LD's, it seems like a number of the ones floating around out there are not truly authentic LDs (the one in this auction, for example).

    If I were to buy one, I would make sure I got all the prize notifiction paperwork associated with it, to make certain I was getting one of the actual winning pieces, and not just a lunchtime special of a LD. So for this one, I'd shell out nothing... for a real one, I'd go to $400-$500, tops. Someone will undoubtedly go much higher than that, though.
     
  5. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    same here. they carry as much display cred as a bowling trophy.
     
  6. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    this! and i agree make sure its the real thing and you get the paper work to prove it that said i have little interest in them
     
  7. Rdfnd1253

    Rdfnd1253 Well-Known Member

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    Well you can take this for what it's worth, I use to own a Big Blue Convoy which is a great figure and I liked very much, but to be honest when i decided to part with it, it took me well over a year to find someone willing to buy it and in which case I took a loss. So after seeing how hard it is to sell it if you had to in the future, its not worth owning in my mind. But then again, to each his own!
     
  8. Malach Ra

    Malach Ra TFW2005 Supporter

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    to find one with paperwork is really hard. Most of the LD's won probably go to kids that enter the drawing, and when the kids get it-game over. paperwork is gone, toy is played with.
     
  9. kllrwlf

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    As much as I like looking at it... I wouldn't get one...

    ... it is, just a repaint. :D 
     
  10. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    a bowling trophy is worth alot of cred, it is not just to " roll the ball"
     
  11. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    I wouldn't pay the LD prices out there.
    But I understand why some collectors would.
     
  12. Ghost Prime

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    never seen the big deal in LD figures myself. my friend has 1 but it seems so frail....there must be a way we can just spray on chrome or something isnt there? seems an aswful lot to me to buy a Silver/Gold chrome version of Henkei Prime considering when i look around myself alot of things seem to have chrome on them already which kinda indicates to me chrome doesnt cost THAT much to produce and apply (alot of my girlfriends make-up stuff has chrome on it for example such as her blusher sticks ect) so in a way i kinda think were getting screwed on the LD stuff. for 500+ i expect the item to be actually made of gold and not just flake chrome
     
  13. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Autobot/Decepticon

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    Keep in mind that these are given away for free (in a Lucky Draw, ironically). The huge prices come from the secondary market. So I don't understand why you would expect them to be made out of gold.
     
  14. Omnius

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    It's the scarcity of the products themselves, not the materials involved, that make the prices. If those makeup brushes were made in single figures, and there was a collectors' market for them, then they'd fetch a damn sight more.
     
  15. CowColor

    CowColor Get Money™

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    i not a big time collector, and its not a mold i really like, but if its a mold i like and it looks really cool, then maybe ill buy one but 1k for a toy is kinda high.
     
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    It's a collecting niche, just like MISBers, minicon collectors, Prime/Convoy collectors, etc... thankfully, my completionist tendencies prevent me from getting into LDs. I could never have them all, so why start? :lol 

    I'd like to see more limited run gold/silver/clear exclusives out of TakTomy, though... I mean, if you can make ten MP-01s and GIVE them away as a contest prize, surely you could find profitability in producing (for instance) 1000 and charging 2-3x retail for them?
     
  17. Blitz.

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    they are worth what people are willing to pay and thats a whole lot...

    personally I'd be more interested in those colour competition entry's just for the WTF factor they seem to have
     
  18. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    Same here
     
  19. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    Depends on how many were made. $1000 or more for a real one is pretty standard
     
  20. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    this and its like things can go at an auction you get 2 or more people who want said LD badly and they got plenty of money to bid with and the prices can go through the roof
     

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