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movieguru
01-14-07, 04:48 PM
Do the Master Replicas collectibles hold their value afler they're released? I was looking at some of the Marvel collectibles they are producing. I thought about buying a piece or two but wondered if I decided to sell them in a year or 2 on ebay would I get the same amount back that I paid. I noticed they had a lot of Star Wars replicas but couldn't tell if they were selling close to the original prices on eBAY or not.

DataZak
01-15-07, 01:46 AM
Lotsa factors to consider. Here's what I know:

Look at the edition number. Is it a low number? 10/5000 for example will fetch a better price than, say, 4500/5000.

Also look at the total edition number. This is a major factor. If they make 10,000 pieces of a particular collectible, I doubt you will get a lot for your piece in the secondary market when you decide to sell. If you manage to get a low number (see above) then maybe you can squeeze a few bucks more especially from someone who is desperate for it. But even something with 10/10,000 cannot compare with a collectible that is 10/5000, for example.

Signature editions. These fare better on ebay. Is there a Toby Maguire signature on that plaque? Stan Lee's? Sam Raimi? Collectors love scribbled names of people who were involved in that movie/character

Prices will be higher when the collectible is listed as SOLD OUT by MR. The problem is not all the stuff MR makes will sell out (though most do). Check their site when you wanna sell.

Popular collectibles will fetch a high price...always. The problem is, how we gonna know it will be popular? When the Mace Windu limited edition saber hilt came out, it could be had on ebay for half of what MR was asking for on their site. Then the thing sold out, Mace Windu turned out to be a bad mofo in the movies and suddenly everyone was looking for a Windu LE saber.

MIB items preferred. Mint in Box. Three words that could mean a lot on Ebay. Collectors prefer to buy items that have never been opened up for display. They want something untouched. But you're posting in a comic book forum so of course you already know this. If you intend to display your items before selling them, then fergedabout making a profit unless it's a rare and popular item.

Look at the demand on ebay. If there're a lot of sellers listing the same stuff and no one's buying, don't bother offering yours at the same time. Common sense.

Need good feedback on ebay. No one wants to buy from someone who has no feedback. You need to build a good reputation. If you want to sell with no feedback, ask for a very low price and even that is no guarantee anyone will bite. <-- if you're an established Ebay seller then ignore this.

Big Dave
01-15-07, 09:20 AM
Also, at least with the Star Wars collectibles, they have been pretty notorious for going back and re-releasing some of the popular props once they are sold-out. They label one as elite and another as se or something (usually there is some difference like better materials or more screen accurate) and it drives the value of the early one down. At least that was the way it was the last time I checked (it has been awhile).

DieselsDen
01-19-07, 11:57 AM
Also, at least with the Star Wars collectibles, they have been pretty notorious for going back and re-releasing some of the popular props once they are sold-out. They label one as elite and another as se or something (usually there is some difference like better materials or more screen accurate) and it drives the value of the early one down. At least that was the way it was the last time I checked (it has been awhile).

That's fer dang sure. There's little value in replicas when the darn thing is replicated again (and again) within a few years.