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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:56 am 
 

I'm not sure this is the right forum but I had to show someone.




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Opening bid was 25K and he had a Buy it now of 75K.  Question is, I wonder what he is gonna do with all that room in the basement now.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:05 am 
 

Seems like a great deal for the buyer.  It's probably worth much more than that if it were to be broken down.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:51 am 
 

Its good that he's able to sell it and provide for his children, but years of collecting gone like that is scary to me. Yeah I could sell things from my collection, but all of it! Would just be heartrenching.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:15 pm 
 

Looks like the winner at US$26,100.00 got a HUGE bargain--on first glance it seems like he had almost everything short of the original 1977 movie poster,  the Star Wars Monopoly and Star Wars Trivial Pursuit games (he might even have had that; I didn't get to look at all seven pages of stuff!)

Curious to see if the person(s) who bought this end up putting it on ebay for sale (with our luck it woud be   8O  Cougie :twisted:   or someone similar  :twisted: !).

  

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:43 pm 
 

I'm surprised I havn't seen this on any news boards.  I doubt there are many collections like this out there.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:57 pm 
 

I am no star wars collectable expert, but I have got to believe that sales price was an outright steal.

If a person knows his stuff and has $26k laying around, this auction was a great investment.

It is somewhat disturbing though to think the guy amassed all that stuff and now loses it all in one fell swoop.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:59 pm 
 

If my D&D collection ever gets that big, please shoot me. Brian, I'll even give you my number :)

  

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:35 pm 
 

a resellers dream that! :)



  

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:15 pm 
 

Ah, had I seen it, I'd have thrown $30K at it easily. I'm sure it will be broken up and sold.


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:26 pm 
 

Guess we're all too white and nerdy.   8O


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:00 pm 
 

Although I am not that much of a Star Wars fan, what is also sad is that he has to sell to "send my daughters to a better school". Although I know that in some places there are poor schools and one should put one's children's interests first - but it still seems unfortunate when people are forced to sell treasured possessions for basic goods; like schools/healthcare/food etc..  :cry:


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:02 pm 
 

If the Buyer keeps it for another 40 years, they may be able to auction it through Sotheby's!

  

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:08 pm 
 

WOW indeed - I love to see pics of stuff like this - kinda makes me feel better!

But I say - keep the collection - sell the kids!!! (joking, (mostly) :lol: )


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:53 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:a resellers dream that! :)


Definitely something a reseller could probably turn over and make a bit of money on.  However there doesnt seem to be a whole lot of super rare "holy grail" type items in that lot.  The majority of the figures between '77 and '85 are loose and are missing parts.  But the sheer amount of vehicles that are still sealed in the box is amazing.

I know a guy who bought one (or close to it) of every Star Wars toy made between 1977 - 1985.  He sealed them all in plastic, put them in his attic and never opened them.  He showed them to me once years ago.  I asked him why he had them in storage instead of displaying them.  He told me that didnt want his kids to find them and that he planned to sell them off when he retired (he owns a comic book/gaming store) and take a nice long vacation.  His collection included all of the super rare Ewoks and Droids figures, the mail away early bird package from '77, and all of the triple and six packs of figures from '80 - '82.

The guy also had a ton of Mego toys, Transformers, original G.I. Joe, Japanese import toys, and just about every superhero figure you could imagine.  I asked him to adopt me but he already had a son.  Bummer.  :cry:

  

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:56 pm 
 

Sea-to-sky-games wrote:If my D&D collection ever gets that big, please shoot me. Brian, I'll even give you my number :)


Nice :lol:  :lol:


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:25 pm 
 

Nostalgia rush. Haven't even seen the plastic containers those items came in since the originals came out in the 70's.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:34 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
Definitely something a reseller could probably turn over and make a bit of money on.  However there doesnt seem to be a whole lot of super rare "holy grail" type items in that lot.  The majority of the figures between '77 and '85 are loose and are missing parts.  But the sheer amount of vehicles that are still sealed in the box is amazing.

I know a guy who bought one (or close to it) of every Star Wars toy made between 1977 - 1985.  He sealed them all in plastic, put them in his attic and never opened them.  He showed them to me once years ago.  I asked him why he had them in storage instead of displaying them.  He told me that didnt want his kids to find them and that he planned to sell them off when he retired (he owns a comic book/gaming store) and take a nice long vacation.  His collection included all of the super rare Ewoks and Droids figures, the mail away early bird package from '77, and all of the triple and six packs of figures from '80 - '82.

The guy also had a ton of Mego toys, Transformers, original G.I. Joe, Japanese import toys, and just about every superhero figure you could imagine.  I asked him to adopt me but he already had a son.  Bummer.  :cry:


Man, that is the wrong way to go about it. The future is not guaranteed.  He could drop dead of a heart attack tomorrow, or get hit by a bus, and his great collection is going to either get sold, get thrown away, or get opened up and played with  :twisted: .  I believe in enjoying the items NOW. Future gratification is just foreign to me I guess!

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