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thesharkman
Jan 11, '22, 5:01 PM
Is it me or has finding pieces or even nice sets been a little harder lately? Maybe it's because I am not looking for as many things as I was before...who knows. How has your buying experience(s) been in the last 6 months or so?

thesharkman

drquest
Jan 11, '22, 5:31 PM
Generally the stuff I'm looking for is just too hard to find or just too darn expensive when it does come up for sale.

Shermanator
Jan 11, '22, 7:03 PM
I recently picked up a MIB Playing Mantis Ming the Merciless figure for $20 at a peddler's mall a couple weeks ago. Haven't been doing any online searching for anything.

The GI Joe Winterfest is taking place here in Louisville, KY this coming Saturday. I hope to attend that. May be some CA items among the vintage GI Joe figures and accessories for sale there.

Steve

drquest
Jan 11, '22, 7:49 PM
I recently picked up a MIB Playing Mantis Ming the Merciless figure for $20 at a peddler's mall a couple weeks ago. Haven't been doing any online searching for anything.

The GI Joe Winterfest is taking place here in Louisville, KY this coming Saturday. I hope to attend that. May be some CA items among the vintage GI Joe figures and accessories for sale there.

Steve

Wish I could make it there... not too far of a drive, but we're still not really going anywhere due to COVID stuff...

rykerw1701
Jan 12, '22, 9:24 AM
I think the prices on a lot of collectibles, particularly the nostalgic ones that we all like, have gone up a ton since the pandemic hit two years ago. I'm only guessing, but some have more money to spend on them as they weren't using the funds to travel or eat out or anything social, they have more time to focus on collections, and the items reflect a time when life is now perceived as easier, with lost loves ones still around. Oh, and everything is more expensive right now, too.

I've stayed away from buying vintage Mego or GI Joe because of what I suspect will be a temporary blip in prices. I'll revisit down the line when things calm down. In the meantime, I'm trying to focus more on all the great stuff I have rather than trying to add more.

ToyTalk
Jan 12, '22, 5:01 PM
I think the prices on a lot of collectibles, particularly the nostalgic ones that we all like, have gone up a ton since the pandemic hit two years ago.

You are correct. Nearly doubled in some instances. It's enough to make me only look for the small stuff

Shermanator
Jan 12, '22, 5:37 PM
Wish I could make it there... not too far of a drive, but we're still not really going anywhere due to COVID stuff...

Danny, maybe you can make it to the show in July. It's much bigger with more vendor rooms.

SainthoodDenied
Jan 12, '22, 6:55 PM
I sure haven't done as much in person hunting the last couple years but our local, small comic con is finally happening again this weekend and in the past I've always found a couple good items there to buy. I'm very curious how the pricing will be this year.

drquest
Jan 12, '22, 8:40 PM
Danny, maybe you can make it to the show in July. It's much bigger with more vendor rooms.

Perhaps... It's been on my list for years to go.

thesharkman
Jan 13, '22, 9:59 PM
I can't imagine you needing anything CA. What's left on your Christmas list?

thesharkman

drquest
Jan 14, '22, 10:57 AM
I can't imagine you needing anything CA. What's left on your Christmas list?

thesharkman

LOL.... I'm good on loose sets, and have just a few boxed costumes. I do have all of the coffin boxed figures, except for the Dr. Evil lab/gift set. I might consider upgrades for some of those if they pop up cheap. Did I share pictures of the Italian boxed Captain Action before?

No cheap costume boxes show up anymore, so I'm probably not going to be adding anymore of those, and any Superqueens I've had I sold years ago, so don't have any of them and probably won't.

I do need an Action Boy boomerang, original not reproduction. I apparently sold what I thought was an extra, LOL.

thesharkman
Jan 14, '22, 4:13 PM
LOL.... I'm good on loose sets, and have just a few boxed costumes. I do have all of the coffin boxed figures, except for the Dr. Evil lab/gift set. I might consider upgrades for some of those if they pop up cheap. Did I share pictures of the Italian boxed Captain Action before?

No cheap costume boxes show up anymore, so I'm probably not going to be adding anymore of those, and any Superqueens I've had I sold years ago, so don't have any of them and probably won't.

I do need an Action Boy boomerang, original not reproduction. I apparently sold what I thought was an extra, LOL.

The Italian box is the one w/ the cap costume included, right?

I was in an older toy group way back and someone sold all the superqueens at once. I passed and a friend got them...she really wasn't a captain action fan too. sigh....

thesharkman

drquest
Jan 15, '22, 5:56 PM
The Italian box is the one w/ the cap costume included, right?

I was in an older toy group way back and someone sold all the superqueens at once. I passed and a friend got them...she really wasn't a captain action fan too. sigh....

thesharkman

Yup, that's the one, came in Captain America costume.

I like the Superqueens, but either you get real lucky and find them, or you pay through the nose for them, and I just don't like them enough I guess.