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Value of my figures?

by Karl B
(Florida, USA)




Hi,

I have just recently entered the world of Action Figure / Toy collecting. I understand the grading system and the value of AFA grading etc, but I still don't know where to find the actual $$$ value of my figures.

For example, if I get a figure AFA graded and it comes back AFA 85 etc, or I even just get it graded at a collectables store using the C scale, that's all well and good, but what does that mean in dollar terms?. Is there a site where I can find the dollar value of any given toy at any given period if time, based on its year of maunufacture, condition and availablilty etc?

Ive been buying a lot of figures on ebay, all in great shape, but I have no idea if I'm actually getting good deals, even though it may appear so.

I'm loving my new hobby, but still have a lot to learn.

Can you help me?

Ans

Hi Karl,

Thanks for the email.

This is one of the biggest problems with collecting Action Figures biggest the value depends on many different variables ranging from the figures condition to its rarity and popularity at any particular.

This is why I usual recommend people collect what they like and enjoy, thereby you'll never be disappointed.

But I realize this doesn't really answer your question.

I usually rely on several sources generally by "googling" the figure I'm looking for and then using the high end prices for "mint" figures and the bottom end prices for poor condition figures.

Another source is to use the advanced search on ebay for "completed auctions only" for the "last 90" (or the longest period possible.

You can buy software that will do this for you, some f them are in the ebay resources section.

HTH

Colin


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