Approx. value estimate on D&D Fantasy Candy Figures box?
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:25 pm 
 

Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd wander on over and solicit some advice from the resident Acaeum sages. . .  :D

I've finally gotten around to scanning a rather odd item from the collection I bought from my old DM.  It's the box from a "Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Candy Figures", a tie-in from 1983 that rather amusingly states "This candy is approved by TSR Hobbies, Inc., the publisher of the 'Fantasy Role Playing Games' sold under the trademark DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.(R)"  The candy that came in the box is long-gone.

On the back is a stat card of sorts for the Fighter character class.  I presume that there were other character class cards, but as I've never seen another one of these candy boxes, I can't say for certain.  Can anyone else shed some light on this??

There is, of course, some wear/tear and rubbing/scuffing/scratching wear to this box, and one of the sides has a crumple/stress mark on it, but it's still intact.

Here are a couple of scans for your edification and enlightenment:

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Any estimates as to an approximate value for this item would be most greatly appreciated.

I was originally going to sell this on eBay, but I'll certainly consider a private sale.

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JohnH
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P.S.:  The two "NS" of the Dungeons & Dragons logo are still present; on the first scan, they are not visible because the part of the flap that they are on, got put behind the blank yellow part of the box. (Hope this description makes sense; I can certainly upload another scan for interested parties.)

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:31 pm 
 

No idea on a value, but just a comment.

It is amazing how much odd D&D paraphernalia was released in the early 80s. Are there any serious collectors here of the odd stuff (like modelling kits, transfers, umber hulk bubble blowers etc). It would be nice for someone to try and catalogue some of it.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:13 am 
 

There were 3 different boxes of the candy made, and there were 6 different cards on the backs. I dont think they sell for much. A complete case in shrink was sold at gen con this year but I dont remember how much it went for.

I collect the oddball items and would share any info I have if someone wants to put it all together.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:06 am 
 

There is a seller on ebay (nothing to do with RPGs) who seems to have a bunch of overstock candy type items.  In casual searching over the last year I've noticed listed (in a "candy-type category) no less than 4 complete, sealed cases of candy boxes (I think that is 36 boxes per case).

I've seen them go for the $50-80 range.  

As I remember from the auction results, most of the collector's interested in such things now have their own complete D&D Candy case.  :)


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:21 pm 
 

hermitfrompluto,

Take a look at this thread:

viewtopic.php?t=3667&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

It's probably the most comprehensive collection of D&D licensed products you'll find around here, short of someone starting a new subweb (which would be a major undertaking given the level of licensing TSR was doing in the early 80s).

I bumped the thread in the Non-TSR Forum.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:20 pm 
 

Thanks Zhowar.

This discussion on TSR kitsch has led me to brainstorming on ways to better accumulate knowledge on Acaeum.

For example, TSR kistch / oddments. Some discussion started here. Zhowar has then reminded us of an earlier thread in which some of the knowledge started to accumulate. However, I have also seen many of these TSR kitsch items appear in the 'fun finds' and 'interesting items' threads.

It is clearly a very large job to create a subweb or data site. While the Judges Guild one is going exceptionally well, I can see how the Afterglow sites struggle. There is heaps of info amidst these threads that should be on Afterglow2, but it is a mammoth task to bring it all together.

To help these efforts perhaps we should create a separate forum: Collecting - Data Accumulation

or some similar title.

Then for example there could be a thread:

TSR Kitsch / Oddments

First post could be:

Known Oddments:

1. TSR Wallet, made by Larami, no. of known models - 1 (yellow)
2. TSR Pencil Sharpener, made by ????, no. of known models - 2 (knight, hydra)   - the knight was posted by tfm on the TSR kistch thread, the hydra posted later by Chromatic knight
3. TSR Childrens Book and Recording, made by ????, no. of known items - 4 (Attack of the Assassins, ???)

and so on

Each successive poster would edit and repost the list, or list an item under the next sequence number.

That would mean we all contribute to the development of subwebs and perhaps sites like Afterglow2, as he could then just lift the data straight off the Acaeum thread once complete or as it progresses.

Other ideas?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:25 pm 
 

Sounds like a great idea.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:06 pm 
 

I have previously started threads in the Collecting General for

Gen Con programs (focused on 1980-83, which were TSR produced):
about4492.html

Early TSR catalogs & advertisements:
viewtopic.php?t=4298

My purpose was the same as what you are suggesting.
If a Collecting - Data Accumulation forum were created, these threads could be moved there.

It would help keep these type of threads/information from getting "lost" under the weight of accumulated postings.

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