Pvc figures from the 80's cartoon
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:07 pm 
 

Hi!,
I'd really appreciate if someone here could help me to price these ones. They aren't role-playing miniatures or modules... so if they don't fit here sorry and delete the post. They were made by the later bankrupt spanish company "Comics Spain" in the 1986, based on the characters of the D&D animated series and I know they really wanted for some collectors. But precisely because they are very rare it's a little difficult to price them. In a month and a half I'll be allowed to sell at ebay.com (for the moment I only can do it at the spanish ebay) and before that I'd like to have a better estimation of their value (some of them could be rarer than the others, I don't know. I plan to sell them seperately, btw). For example, days ago, a figure of Diana in very fine condition was sold via auction at ebay.com for 177.5$.
I put the photos of the figures to show their condition. Eric and Sheila I think they are excellent (may be near-mint?). Diana it has some paint wear at the tip of the pole and the hair, but overall fine condition I'd say. Bobby it's in a similar shape. Presto it'd be in very fine condition but it has an ink stain at the back of his arm (not sure how much that devalues the figure or if it's possible to remove it, at least partially). The Dungeon Master is missing its right hand (again, how much that devalues it?), apart from that the figure is in very fine condition. Any help it woul be very well welcomed, thanks!

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:07 pm 
 

maxnmn80 wrote in Pvc figures from the 80's cartoon:Hi!,
I'd really appreciate if someone here could help me to price these ones.


Here's more information on these figures: STA:  Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: CBS Cartoon Memorbilia

Here's another web-site: T.O.R.C.H. - Toy Lists: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

I got this information from this thread which offers some helpful advice:  AD&D Cartoon items. • Collecting General •  The Acaeum

maxnmn80 wrote in Pvc figures from the 80's cartoon:For example, days ago, a figure of Diana in very fine condition was sold via auction at ebay.com for 177.5$.


I think you just found a ballpark price for your items.  eBay sold prices are often the best measure of an item's value, although averaging several auctions for similar items are obviously going to give you a more accurate appraisal.  If you list these items individually, with a long title, using as many appropriate descriptors as possible, take multiple quality photos of each item, promote the sale of these items on multiple D&D forums, and have the auction end about 11 PM EST on a Sunday night, you should get a good sales price.  I am assuming you have a good sales track record on eBay (ie your Feedback score is excellent).  With rare items, you are usually better selling items through an auction than selling them at a fixed price.  

You can make the starting price at $100.00 (or higher) which guarantees any sale will go at least at that minimum, but there is another school of thought that by making the minimum bid lower, you can get more people involved (or invested!) in trying to win your items for sale.  Get ready for people to ask you to end the auction early.  Don't do it.  Not because it's against eBay's policy, but because any offer is almost certainly going to be less than its eventual sales price.  Good luck!   8)


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:42 pm 
 

benjoshua wrote in Pvc figures from the 80's cartoon:
maxnmn80 wrote in Pvc figures from the 80's cartoon:Hi!,
I'd really appreciate if someone here could help me to price these ones.


Here's more information on these figures: STA:  Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: CBS Cartoon Memorbilia

Here's another web-site: T.O.R.C.H. - Toy Lists: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons

I got this information from this thread which offers some helpful advice:  https://www.acaeum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=556&p=3594&hilit=cartoon+figures&c=1#p3594

maxnmn80 wrote in Pvc figures from the 80's cartoon:For example, days ago, a figure of Diana in very fine condition was sold via auction at ebay.com for 177.5$.


I think you just found a ballpark price for your items.  eBay sold prices are often the best measure of an item's value, although averaging several auctions for similar items are obviously going to give you a more accurate appraisal.  If you list these items individually, with a long title, using as many appropriate descriptors as possible, take multiple quality photos of each item, promote the sale of these items on multiple D&D forums, and have the auction end about 11 PM EST on a Sunday night, you should get a good sales price.  I am assuming you have a good sales track record on eBay (ie your Feedback score is excellent).  With rare items, you are usually better selling items through an auction than selling them at a fixed price.  

You can make the starting price at $100.00 (or higher) which guarantees any sale will go at least at that minimum, but there is another school of thought that by making the minimum bid lower, you can get more people involved (or invested!) in trying to win your items for sale.  Get ready for people to ask you to end the auction early.  Don't do it.  Not because it's against eBay's policy, but because any offer is almost certainly going to be less than its eventual sales price.  Good luck!   8)



That's helpful, thank you very much!

  
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