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Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« Reply #975 on: December 22, 2018, 02:47 PM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/AFA-Graded-VLIX-RAREST-Released-STAR-WARS-figure-DROIDS-TV-Series-1988-Vintage-/223292218667?nav=SEARCH

My wife said she would have bought it as a Christmas present if it was only $50,000.........
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Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« Reply #976 on: December 22, 2018, 11:29 PM »
Everything over the $50 k is probably because of the AFA grading.
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« Reply #977 on: January 7, 2019, 04:38 PM »
It's still available for just $49,000.55.  Why the extra $.55?  Just to be a Richard.
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« Reply #978 on: January 7, 2019, 04:40 PM »
It's still available for just $49,000.55.  Why the extra $.55?  Just to be a Richard.

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Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« Reply #979 on: February 27, 2019, 11:49 AM »
It's still available for just $49,000.55.  Why the extra $.55?  Just to be a Richard.

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Still available, $58,000 now.   ???

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Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« Reply #981 on: February 27, 2019, 01:49 PM »
Wow!  Some really cool stuff in there.  I'm at nostalgia level 1,000!
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Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« Reply #982 on: February 27, 2019, 05:00 PM »
The catalog itself is amazing.  :o

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Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« Reply #983 on: February 27, 2019, 05:37 PM »
See, even if I was independently wealthy I don't feel like I would stay that way when stuff like this comes along.  Some amazing stuff in here.
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Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« Reply #984 on: April 22, 2020, 10:53 AM »
With Hasbro's slow down of 3.75", a couple weeks ago I decided to wade back into Vintage just a little bit and bought an X-Wing on eBay.  I have 7 or 8 vehicles, but no:

X-Wing
B-Wing
Imperial Shuttle
TIE Fighter
TIE Advanced
A-Wing
Skiff
Falcon
Rebel Transport
Sandcrawler

So, I find a deal on a restored X-Wing that I'm happy with and buy it.

Yesterday I was thinking the A-Wing might be next up because it was always my favorite as a kid, so I looked up recently completed auctions on that one..  What I found was that Vintage stuff seems to be far far more expensive than when I assembled my set. 

The last 4 that I bought were Yak Face, Stormtrooper Luke, Blue Snag, Pop-up Artoo.  I think I paid about $550 total for really nice examples of them.  I did that all at once with birthday cash sometime around 7 or 8 years ago. 

From what I saw last night, it seems that those figures are $350 to $400 EACH.  My A-Wing search showed lots of A-Wing Pilots with the coin in the $200-$225 range... It was much longer ago than the other four I'm talking about, but I paid $50 for mine maybe 15 years ago.  I also saw tons of lots of figures that don't seem like anything terribly special to me, maybe with one or two last 17 figures thrown in that are selling for many hundreds, and even thousands of dollars. 

So my question is - when did this happen?  Has it been gradual or has there been a more recent spike?



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Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« Reply #985 on: April 22, 2020, 11:19 AM »
I check these out from time to time and its been a gradual increase from what I've seen.  Probably a mix of scarcity as more collectors enter the fold and fewer people are willing to part with them.
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« Reply #986 on: April 22, 2020, 11:23 AM »
I felt like I woke up after a ten year coma... when I was in college I didn't buy a Vinyl Caped Jawa because I thought $250 was crazy for one.  Now they're $1300+

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Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« Reply #987 on: April 22, 2020, 12:11 PM »
I felt like I woke up after a ten year coma... when I was in college I didn't buy a Vinyl Caped Jawa because I thought $250 was crazy for one.  Now they're $1300+

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Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« Reply #988 on: April 24, 2020, 06:34 PM »
Prices exploded in 2015 during the lead up to Force Awakens and have for the higher end items stayed that way since. Best advice I could give is to lower condition expectations and you can still get deals.
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