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    What's a good price for a complete set of vintage ...

    I want to buy a vintage loose complete set of figures from a dude for series I, II and III for a total of 28 figures all in good condition (little to no wear and all can stand by themselves). Is $755 too much for the complete set shipped? Breaks down to about $28 a piece ... Is this a fair price or too much or too little?

    Remember its one complete purchase instead of hunting them down 1 at a time and then having to find those missing accessories. Bottom line is ... Is this a deal or a rip? I value all of your opinions so lay them on as heavy as you want. Thanks in advance for all of your feedback

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    Well, you'll miss out on the fun of the actual collecting & hunting of your loose collection.
    It took me approx 1 year to get everything complete. (still missing trapjaw's ring & hook though)

    Pricewise, i'd also pass. The first three waves do not include many rare/uncommon figures, except for Faker & a complete Trapjaw. Other figures like Buzz-Off, Kobra Khan, Moss Man, Clawful, Fisto can be easily scored for a few bucks each.

    I'dd pass if I were you...

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    i'd have to agree, for a loose collection it's a bit pricey.

    if you were talking about the final waves like Scareglow, twistoid, rotar.. etc.. i could see this price range.. but again most of those first waves other then He-man as well who can fetch a pretty penny in Mint loose shape are mostly 5-10 dollar figures.

    again it all comes down to what someone is willing to pay? and if you are willing to pay for the ease factor of not having to hunt down each figure in Mint shape then by all means.

    but everyone is willing to pay a different price so to say it's bad or good is really to be taken with a grain of salt. If it's what your looking for, go for it

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    Last year I spent roughly $600 hunting down a vintage collection.....and that included all three castles, a bunch of vehicles, and complete later figures like the Sorceress, King Randor, Scareglow, Snake Face, and the movie trio (every figure except the twistoids, Blast Attak, Clamp Champ, and FF He-man/TC Skeletor to be exact). To me the price you quoted seems really high unless there is more included than just a figure. I found lots of early figures to be extremely inexpensive, especially if you bought them in lots. Hope that helps.

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    Well, to be honest the breakdown actually went like this:

    First Waive i think i paid the most for $405 = about $45 each, pretty pricey i know:
    He-Man
    Skeletor
    Teela
    Man-At-Arms
    Faker
    Stratos
    Beastman
    Zodac
    Mer-Man

    Second Wave - only contained these 6 figures and i paid $80 = $14 each:
    Trapjaw
    Tri-Klops
    Mekaneck
    Man-E-Faces
    Teela
    Ram Man

    Third Wave had the most figures in it totaling 12 which i paid $255 = $21.50 each:
    BA He-Man
    BA Skeletor
    Prince Adam
    Orko
    Fisto
    Kobra Khan
    Clawful
    Jitsu
    Whiplash
    Webstor
    Stinkor
    Buzz Off

    not sure how much these all go for loose and complete but being as im a long time lover/player and new collector of Vintage MOTU MOC/loose and MOTUC MOC/loose, i wanted to jumpstart my vintage loose collection while i focus on the MOC's. I guess i did pay too much but ever since i saw the classics line ... i feel in love, so frikin cool and now i can focus on my vintage MOC and my Classics MOC and loose while still trying to get the other vintage waves on both loose and MOC.
    To be honest, i dont really like a lot of the the 4th and 5th wave, its not till the 6th that my desire really kicks back in. I think now that i have the first three waves done, i will work backwards and start collecting the 6th wave and then 5th and then 4th. Thanks for your input guys, i feel like a bit of a sucker now ... One last question though:

    Which of the three waves did i do the best and worst on? You guys obviously have more experience in this than i do and again, your input in extremely valued to me, so thank you for continuing to help me as i am a new collector and understand i already made my first mistake.

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    Hey brother..

    you're not a sucker!!!! just an hard core collector and congrats on your finds!!! remember if your cool with what you paid and happy with what you got then really who cares!!!! Enjoy!!

    as for value of the waves.

    14 each is a good price!!!

    i would say the 45 each was the heavier hit and maybe in the range of 15-20 other than He-man and Faker who go for a bit more..

    but enjoy non the less!

    Quote Originally Posted by GFunny View Post
    Well, to be honest the breakdown actually went like this:

    First Waive i think i paid the most for $405 = about $45 each, pretty pricey i know:
    He-Man
    Skeletor
    Teela
    Man-At-Arms
    Faker
    Stratos
    Beastman
    Zodac
    Mer-Man

    Second Wave - only contained these 6 figures and i paid $80 = $14 each:
    Trapjaw
    Tri-Klops
    Mekaneck
    Man-E-Faces
    Teela
    Ram Man

    Third Wave had the most figures in it totaling 12 which i paid $255 = $21.50 each:
    BA He-Man
    BA Skeletor
    Prince Adam
    Orko
    Fisto
    Kobra Khan
    Clawful
    Jitsu
    Whiplash
    Webstor
    Stinkor
    Buzz Off

    not sure how much these all go for loose and complete but being as im a long time lover/player and new collector of Vintage MOTU MOC/loose and MOTUC MOC/loose, i wanted to jumpstart my vintage loose collection while i focus on the MOC's. I guess i did pay too much but ever since i saw the classics line ... i feel in love, so frikin cool and now i can focus on my vintage MOC and my Classics MOC and loose while still trying to get the other vintage waves on both loose and MOC.
    To be honest, i dont really like a lot of the the 4th and 5th wave, its not till the 6th that my desire really kicks back in. I think now that i have the first three waves done, i will work backwards and start collecting the 6th wave and then 5th and then 4th. Thanks for your input guys, i feel like a bit of a sucker now ... One last question though:

    Which of the three waves did i do the best and worst on? You guys obviously have more experience in this than i do and again, your input in extremely valued to me, so thank you for continuing to help me as i am a new collector and understand i already made my first mistake.
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    Like AGE said, if you are happy then don't worry about the price!!! Welcome to the wonderful world of vintage. I have a bunch of the series 4,5 and 6 figs so feel free to send me a PM if you are interested in anything. I sell on eBay as well but I always give better prices to my fellow .org members!

    Quote Originally Posted by GFunny View Post
    Well, to be honest the breakdown actually went like this:

    First Waive i think i paid the most for $405 = about $45 each, pretty pricey i know:
    He-Man
    Skeletor
    Teela
    Man-At-Arms
    Faker
    Stratos
    Beastman
    Zodac
    Mer-Man

    Second Wave - only contained these 6 figures and i paid $80 = $14 each:
    Trapjaw
    Tri-Klops
    Mekaneck
    Man-E-Faces
    Teela
    Ram Man

    Third Wave had the most figures in it totaling 12 which i paid $255 = $21.50 each:
    BA He-Man
    BA Skeletor
    Prince Adam
    Orko
    Fisto
    Kobra Khan
    Clawful
    Jitsu
    Whiplash
    Webstor
    Stinkor
    Buzz Off

    not sure how much these all go for loose and complete but being as im a long time lover/player and new collector of Vintage MOTU MOC/loose and MOTUC MOC/loose, i wanted to jumpstart my vintage loose collection while i focus on the MOC's. I guess i did pay too much but ever since i saw the classics line ... i feel in love, so frikin cool and now i can focus on my vintage MOC and my Classics MOC and loose while still trying to get the other vintage waves on both loose and MOC.
    To be honest, i dont really like a lot of the the 4th and 5th wave, its not till the 6th that my desire really kicks back in. I think now that i have the first three waves done, i will work backwards and start collecting the 6th wave and then 5th and then 4th. Thanks for your input guys, i feel like a bit of a sucker now ... One last question though:

    Which of the three waves did i do the best and worst on? You guys obviously have more experience in this than i do and again, your input in extremely valued to me, so thank you for continuing to help me as i am a new collector and understand i already made my first mistake.
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    I agree with what has been said. Pay it if it makes you happy - or skip it and enjoy the hunt of putting your loose collection together!

    That's what I'm going to do as soon as I get this MIB/MOC collection a little closer to complete.
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    I will be honest...the hunt is what makes it so enjoyable!

    Several years ago my wife and I hunted and hunted for figures all around the state and surrounding areas. We were able to find most figures (with an accessory missing here and there) and I only had to hit ebay for a few hard to find figures and missing weapons.

    Well, my wife got real sick about 2 years ago and I needed money to help pay the doctor bills, so I sold my 100% complete loose collection that we spent hours and miles and memories putting together. It was a VERY sad day

    Well, last year she wanted me to have another set because she knew how much it meant to me...and to her, so she purchased me a 100% complete set. I was and am so very thankful for it! HOWEVER, this set just doesn't mean that much to me and not a week goes by that I don't miss my original set that we worked so hard to find.

    So, you can do what you want, but my advice is to enjoy the hunt...it will mean more to you in the end
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    Turns out that after receiving the shipment, there were at least 2-3 figures in each lot that could not stand on their own. The seller had described each lot as "AMAZING CONDITION" and "good physical working condition", what does an action figure actually do other than just stand there, so i was able to negotiate a full refund on all three lots. Dont want to jinx myself yet since i havnt received the money but pending anything breaking on the way back to him, i should be able to start over "enjoy the hunt" as one of you had so vividly painted me a fun picture. Thanks again for your input as it is always welcomed
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    Quote Originally Posted by GFunny View Post
    Turns out that after receiving the shipment, there were at least 2-3 figures in each lot that could not stand on their own. The seller had described each lot as "AMAZING CONDITION" and "good physical working condition", what does an action figure actually do other than just stand there, so i was able to negotiate a full refund on all three lots. Dont want to jinx myself yet since i havnt received the money but pending anything breaking on the way back to him, i should be able to start over "enjoy the hunt" as one of you had so vividly painted me a fun picture. Thanks again for your input as it is always welcomed
    That is a bummer the figures had weak legs. I checked out the link for the figures you bought and they did look like they were in good shape paint wise. Unfortunately many of them end up with degrated rubber bands after 30 years. One of our fellow .org members put together a great tutorial on how to repair the legs. Check out he-bro's site here http://he-man.us/Innovations/BrokenLegs.html. Sounds like you returned the figures already. One thing to focus on in your hunt if you are buying online is to make sure the seller includes pictures of the figures standing on their own without assistance. When people take the photos of the figures on their backs, its usually because they can't stand. At least you will probably be able to get the series one guys for less money! As I said before, feel free to PM me if you are interested in any vintage figures. Mine can all stand and they would be much less than the eBay prices you averaged in post #5.
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    Then send me a price for as many complete, standing vintage figures you can from waves 1, 2 and 3 please
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    I can vouch for Beastor....he hooked me up with a ton of guys for my little guy and they were all awesome. Good luck on your hunt man!

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    Thanks, working out a deal with him now
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