yeah you paid too much for that. Even if it were in the original box Any of the JP trexes other than the JPs2 rex shouldn't go for much over $60.
Yes, I agree. But the prices of imported collectibles are usually overinflated here. In case of the sideshow statues, I've paid atleast twice the original retail price to obtain them.
Same here! Here in Brasil it's so hard to find good dinosaur/prehistoric collectibles that when some show up they cost a lot. The first imported figure I got was the Papo T-rex. It was 160 Reais, what would be around 60/70 USD. But it was a couple of years ago, now I would never pay something like that for a Papo figure still in production and very easy to find at all. And almost every figures I get are way more expensive to me, once I have to buy always from overseas with high shipping costs and in currencies that worth twice as much as my country's currency.
But I think the most expensive figures I have (will, as soon as they get here) are the Bully mastodonsaurus and Battat Acro.
*Spinosaurus is shot by Jack Horner for not looking like his JP version* *Velociraptor is shot by Greg Paul for being a Velociraptor and a Deinonycus, but closer to the size of a Utahraptor* *Megaraptor is shot for making silly posts*
"Soundwave superior. Constructicons inferior." Soundwave, The Transformers: The Movie.
Probably most I spent on a "toy" figure was also the most recent -- WwD Lio!
Probably what's worth the most is my complete Battat collection I bought new. I've also kept all their tags and boxes in a safe place. In fact, I got the very last set from The ABoyd Company. I know this because the Ceratosaurus was on back order for quite awhile. Then, I finally got a note from them that the line has been discontinued. So, luckily just being discontinued, I was able to find a separate new Cerato somewhere else. Although, the guy that was selling it must have heard the news of the company's demise, because he had jacked up the price already!
Hm. As to their value I´m pretty sure Bullyland Deinotherium and Mastodonsaurus, some Kleinwelkas and Linde Rhamphorhynchus are my most expensive figures. I´m not sure about the value of Sinclair T.rex and some Marx - Moschops, Diatryma and stuff?! As to the highest price I´ve ever payed it´s probably the Naturecraft Best Of Breed Apatosaurus, Iguanodon and Brachiosaurus bronze - like sculpts at about 40,- Euro per piece. My most appreciated figure - Cora - only cost me 25,- Euro ;-)
It was an open auction, I was surprised as how little competition there was for him. I'm also very surprised that no others have surfaced yet (what with more of our members watching Japanese selling sites and the like). Where are all his brothers and sisters? Maybe he was some sort of promo-type figure. The other large segas were vending machine prizes, or so I have read. My rex and tric came in plastic bags which is consistent with that origin, but the sega came in a box with a clear plastic display window. (Can anyone here read japanese? The box text might say more about him).
All of these might be displaced as "most expensive" soon by the wonderful sideshow apato, if I can afford the payments ;D
Post by postsaurischian on Oct 13, 2011 9:01:36 GMT
The SEGA vinyl models started as prize machine figures but were sold individually later. My T.rex and Trike both also came in these green boxes with a clear plastic display window. They were easily available in Germany for EUR 9.90! But the Amarga has to be something exceptional. During the last 2 years I've only seen one ...... and that is yours ...... Envy ;D!
And of course the Sideshow statues are my most expensive Dinosaurs.