TSR "Heroes" Miniatures
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:08 am 
 

Hello.  New to site.  Selling a crate of D&D items that I inherited from an old friend.  I found estimated values for most of the items either here or on eBay.  I can't find anything anywhere for the following:  AD&D Unpainted Metal Miniatures by TSR.  It is a complete boxed set "Heroes" 5308.  It contains 12 miniatures.  Only 1 piece has any defects and the box is in good shape.  All of the bases are stamped either 1983 or 1984.  I'll be listing on eBay shortly, but don't want to "give it away".  Any ideas on a dollar value?  Thanks in advance...

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:46 am 
 

I would list them with a 99 cent starting bid.
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Especiialy complete box sets.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:48 pm 
 

Agree with Gnat.  You should get a fair market price, if you have a good listing.  BTW, I wouldn't overprice your items.  It will probably do more harm than good.

You could always float your list here.  Might put more money in your pocket and Acaeum members are pretty good about making a fair offer.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:43 pm 
 

I'd value the set right around $15-20. The TSR sets aren't as popular as the Grenadier Gold Line AD&D sets or the Heritage Dungeon Dwellers sets, and they suffer from poor casting and/or materials (broken weapons are quite common on these minis).

But I agree with listing them with a low or modest starting price to help attract more bidders. Or list it starting at $10 and offer a $15 to $20 BIN.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:06 pm 
 

Thanks for the help.  So the fact that it's boxed and complete adds nothing to the value?  If so, I might be better off selling them individually.  I searched eBay and only found 1 of the figures in any current or completed listing.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:15 pm 
 

No, the fact that it is a complete set is why it is more valuable.  If you were to sell them off individually, you would probably be hard pressed to sell them for much of anything.  Of course you might get lucky, if someone is looking for an errant figure or two.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:39 pm 
 

Yeah, if you listed each mini individually at .99 and the empty box for $2-$3, I think you would have a hard time selling them all. Keep the set together. Besides, the Heroes set is probably a bit more collectable than the other TSR class sets (5301 Fighters, Rangers, and Paladins; 5302 Clerics and Druids; 5303 Magic Users and Illusionists; and 5304 Monks, Bards, and Thieves).


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:21 pm 
 

Thanks for all the helpful input.  Sold on eBay for $14.99 on 3/21/12.

  
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