Would You or Wouldn't You (The Art of Toy Buying)

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Would You or Wouldn't You (The Art of Toy Buying)

Postby NoisyDvL5 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:55 pm

I had this silly idea for a thread, though it might be a downer.

Basically, my toy wants/eyes far, far, I mean really far, outweigh my toy needs. If I found a bunch of money and unlimited space, IAT would cover Joes, TFs, Hot Toys, Marvel Toys, etc, the way we cover DC & MOTU. I love toys, but I often have to reign myself in at the store. Sometimes due to money, sometimes due to space, sometimes just because.

So I thought I'd start a thread about recent buying decisions I've encountered (and you folks can do the same).


G1 Ultra Magnus. In great condition, very clean, but missing one shoulder missile. $25.
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So... would you or wouldn't you?
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Re: Would You or Wouldn't You (Toy Remorse Thread)

Postby Ebonhorn » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:03 pm

Nah I have no interest in getting stuff like that.

I generally don't have buyer's remorse. The only time I do get it is when I buy something I never really wanted in the first place, i just felt I had to have it.
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Re: Would You or Wouldn't You (The Art of Toy Buying)

Postby Toygiant » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:33 pm

I would jump on that in heartbeat, but mostly because it's great trading fodder. Pay $25 and take it to a shop or forum and get twice as much or more in trade? Decision pretty much makes itself.

Trading is an amazing thing and being a serious toy collector for over 20 years now I can't believe it took me this long to discover. I bought an '87 Mattel toy fair catalog last fall for $12 (yeah.....I know :cool:) and traded it to a guy for 8 MIB MotUC figs, only 4 of which I needed for my collection. The rest went to trades, where I was able to trade up for other stuff and kept trading & trading for more stuff at a steady incline of value (like 5 MOC 7th Kingdom Mynotaurs), so realistically I've been trading off of that $12 investment for over a year now.

So yes, Magnus would be mine, albeit for a relatively short period of time.
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Re: Would You or Wouldn't You (The Art of Toy Buying)

Postby twofisted » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:25 am

I would definately jump on that Ultra Magnus. If it strikes yer fancy and you have the dough for it...i say grab it. I personally have never been into Transformers, but if its something yer passionate about...go for it. I've been a toy collector for almost 30 years and have passed up on a bunch of things when i was younger that i kick myself for not grabbing it when i could have. I've also gotten rid of things that i shouldnt have (complete Clash of the Titans collection)

When it comes to new toys i'm much more critical with what i buy. Being a die hard DC comics fan it was hard to pass up on the DCIH line...but i had to...same with the Action League figures. Older toys on the other hand....i rarely pass up on things.
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Re: Would You or Wouldn't You (The Art of Toy Buying)

Postby NoisyDvL5 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:13 pm

All good points... And now for the reveal... I... did not buy it. :lol:

Okay, I've got another one. Still Transformers.

Classics Jetfire - $25
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Re: Would You or Wouldn't You (The Art of Toy Buying)

Postby dayraven » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:47 pm

my great weakness is playsets more than figures... i can resist figures for all kinds of "practical" reasons and nary miss a beat... show me a steal on a playset, and i melt. right now, my playset kingdom pretty much boils down to snake mountain, castle grayskull, the fright zone, and fort kerium... but if i found a steal on the hyve or the castle of lions or god forbid, the defiant? oh... i might go do something drastic.
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Re: Would You or Wouldn't You (The Art of Toy Buying)

Postby Ebonhorn » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:22 am

I would pay 25 for a classic jetfire. That is a good get at that price.
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Re: Would You or Wouldn't You (The Art of Toy Buying)

Postby TSR » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:11 am

Yeah, wasn't that $20 at retail anyways?
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Re: Would You or Wouldn't You (The Art of Toy Buying)

Postby Ebonhorn » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:25 am

Yep around 20....and now you see it over 60 dollars
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Re: Would You or Wouldn't You (The Art of Toy Buying)

Postby Lay Ze-Man » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:47 pm

I actually have a loose Classics Jetfire if anyone wants to buy it from me! [domo] :blush:
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