eBay price guide and discussion

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  1. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Would anybody be interested if I started logging and tracking the value of CM's on ebay? I am always interested to know what CM's go for, especially the deleted items, and especially in Europe. Only I noticed there is a T-X on ebay right now for $2500...
    There aren't many CM's appearing on ebay, but like I said - I find the prices of those that do interesting.
     
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  2. Trilogy Pub Talker

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    Sounds like a good idea. :yes:
     
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  3. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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    Yep,
    Interesting to know the current values of the sold out maquettes.
    Please be our 'CM value tracker'... :yes:
     
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  4. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Ok, I'll do an update at the end of every month.
     
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  5. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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  6. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    Did you track any successful CM auctions at all so far? Not much going on besides dealer's BIN auctions I reckon... though there's this one dude in the UK trying to sell his used T-850 for 125 Pounds over Retail.
     
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  7. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Lars you nailed it in your post. I am monitoring the auctions, but nothing is selling. No disrespect to the people selling these in the UK - but £1250 for an Alien and £1000 for a T850 is not going to happen. Especially the Alien which is a lot over retail.
    With things the way they are, now is not the time to be trying to sell off a high end piece from this line. Especially with the Predator due out as well.
     
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  8. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    If you like to play the odds, here's your chance.
     
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  9. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    I am tempted just to get a new hat...
    I wonder why my ebay search didn't pick this up?
    At the moment, the guy with the 9 Predators has seemingly gotten desperate. Reducing the quantity available from 9 to 2, and stating the release date as "March 2009" (just late enough that getting a refund will be tricky through Paypal).
    He has reduced the price of the other pieces he has (he didn't sell a single one), and is offering them for best offer.
     
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  10. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    The Hong Kong Indy went for 860$. I was very close to pulling the trigger but, no, too big a risk with a Silicon piece and all.
     
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  11. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Thanks for that Lars. I think there is always the chance the seller won't complete given the low final value.
    I still think you need this in your collection though!!
     
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  12. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    jet_force_juno wrote 2 hours earlier »
    I still think you need this in your collection though!!

    I do indeed, but Christmas presents (and the T-850 CM) have priority! :yes:
     
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  13. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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    The price of the TX is going up and up...I tell you it's crazy...
    A friend of mine has one and was offered 2000euros for it...he refused as he is one huge CM fan himself.(and a completist)
    It seems these are so difficult to obtain and if these appear at all on ebay the prices are just :crazy: :waah:
     
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  14. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Yes the TX is keeping value nicely. They are hell to find if you are a completist who has joined the game late.
    Although not mega rare, there can't be many more than 150 of these hanging around the globe.
    I wonder if the same thing will happen with Aragorn?
     
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  15. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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    jet_force_juno wrote 12 hours earlier »
    I wonder if the same thing will happen with Aragorn?

    In all honesty,despite the obvious rareness and the quality I can't see people spending much on Aragorn.
    First of all there is the collective dislike for the likeness.
    Secondly keep in mind that there aren't other high-end FS TX's to choose out but there is a premium format Aragorn.
    It would surprise me very much if someday someone would pay way over retail price for the Aragorn CM...
     
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  16. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    True but I think Steve has a point with the completist factor. It all depends on what CM will release and for how long they'll be in the market. If Aragorn is retired before Gandalf and Legolas and both of these turn out phenomenal there is a fair chance of a value increase.
    I remember the release of the New Born Uruk'hai in S/W's days with an ES of 500 which was at that point considered very low and rare. People payed over their ears for it just because they were completists of the line (not to say that Aragorn resembles a New Born ;) ).
     
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  17. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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    Lars wrote 1 hour earlier »
    True but I think Steve has a point with the completist factor. It all depends on what CM will release and for how long they'll be in the market. If Aragorn is retired before Gandalf and Legolas and both of these turn out phenomenal there is a fair chance of a value increase.
    I remember the release of the New Born Uruk'hai in S/W's days with an ES of 500 which was at that point considered very low and rare. People payed over their ears for it just because they were completists of the line (not to say that Aragorn resembles a New Born ;) ).


    I agree Lars, it could happen..."IF" CM releases Gandalf & Legolas and these turn out great...
    Apparently they won't. A CM rep confirmed there will be no other LOTR characters produced!(it was mentioned on another board, a question from a collector )Don't know if that's correct cause CM is still showing the images on their website...
    From now on CM would only produce one character per franchise,the one that they think is the most representative for the movie ...
     
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  18. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    I have read that bit of info also Phil - though the source is entirely unconfirmed, and as you said - the images still appear on the CM website.
    A more likely explanation is probably that the license will expire before CM can get any new LOTR pieces to the market - so that is why it will not produce any more. I don't think for a second that, should they ever get their hands on a Star Wars or DC License we would only see Batman and not the Joker, or Darth Vader and not Boba Fett.
    There is of course also the fact that GDT's Hobbit films will without doubt kick some serious ass. The guy is clearly at the top of his game right now. I watched both PL and Hellboy I last night, and despite some of my reservations with PL. I have to say that if he can get the Hobbit to even half of the standard of Hellboy II we are going to have one hell of a movie on our hands. The Hobbit will raise the profile for LOTR again, and maybe, if CM still hav the license, they might push out some more pieces.
    But I expect not. As I said, the license will probably be long gone by the time the Hobbit comes out. So I think the one thing that will push the value up will be completism. And I agree with Lars in that the longer they hang around, and the more well known they become, the more the value will go up. The T-X is hardly the most remarkable of the bunch out there, but it is the completism factor which is doing the work.
     
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    Hmm, this is really some interesting news for me. I'm a bit torn over this rumour.
    On the one hand I think you can easily get lost in a license cause you might consider it worthwhile to do just the next character in line since the license is already payed for. That may however end up in a waste of time and budget on a personality not grand enough for the format. Legolas is my obvious example, and honestly I was never a big fan of a Gandalf CM either though that is of course matter of opinion.
    On the other hand it would have been a shame if there was only a T-800 without a T-850 or visa verse. Indeed a huge problem with Batman, Star Wars or similar franchises.
    I wonder if the plan might be to turn more towards the more classic screen legends following in line with the Godfather, Lee etc. instead of trying to serve the Zeitgeist.
     
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  20. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Lars wrote 4 minutes earlier »
    Hmm, this is really some interesting news for me. I'm a bit torn over this rumour.
    On the one hand I think you can easily get lost in a license cause you might consider it worthwhile to do just the next character in line since the license is already payed for. That may however end up in a waste of time and budget on a personality not grand enough for the format. Legolas is my obvious example, and honestly I was never a big fan of a Gandalf CM either though that is of course matter of opinion.
    On the other hand it would have been a shame if there was only a T-800 without a T-850 or visa verse. Indeed a huge problem with Batman, Star Wars or similar franchises.
    I wonder if the plan might be to turn more towards the more classic screen legends following in line with the Godfather, Lee etc. instead of trying to serve the Zeitgeist.

    I hope so. I have lost count of the amount of times I read CM must have lists with entries such as a T1 Arnie, or Rick Deckard or a P2 Predator. Once they have been done once they are done. CM are unlikely to re-visit the saem actor twice.
    I would just like to see them move on to other stuff if there isn't a credible reason to stay with the film. Lars I would agree, the idea of a Gandalf and Legolas really wasn't that appealing to me either.
     
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