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Request Valuation of NYTF 2012 Iron Man & Captain America

hippoeaterhippoeater Member Posts: 30
edited May 2013 in Buying & Selling Topics
So I'm really considering purchasing an auction for the two of them, in bags, still sealed witth passes.

I don't see too many people selling them (makes sense with only 125 out there) but are they overpriced at the prices they are selling for?

I see them anywhere from 1100 each to 6000 depending on if they are complete, sealed, opened, etc.

The set I found is for both, complete, unopened with all materials for 2700.

Has this pretty much been their pricing since the fair ended last year?




  • jamiewjamiew Member Posts: 165
    Prices on the collectible comic con minifigs seem to be scaling down with the highest prices commanded immediately after the event. I also see a lot more high dollar asking prices than I do actual sales prices which is something you definitely have to be careful about.

    Are you buying for your collection? If so, then it's definitely worth it. It'd be the prize in any Lego superhero collection. But if you're you buying to resale, I'd tread lightly. Finding another buyer at that price is going to be tough and, if you go the Ebay route, figure you need to add over 10% to your sale price just to break even (with Ebay and PayPal fees to factor in).
  • cardgeniuscardgenius Member Posts: 153
    Both were open but the Ironman just sold for $360 and the Captain America for $490 on eBay this weekend.

    To me, a sealed set would be worth around $1500 max. But I'd really like to see what a sealed set would go for on auction at eBay. I don't think they would come anywhere close to the $2500+ that these sellers think their worth. Have patience and you could probably save a ton of money.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 Administrator Posts: 2,364
    Perhaps it would be worth consulting with @samiam391 about this. Rare and collectable Minifigures are his speciality (and he has a couple of each of these available for sale). Good luck, I have a complete Super Heroes collection but for these two, so well done if you have plucked up the courage to bite the bullet and try to buy them!
  • samiam391samiam391 Member Posts: 4,492
    @CapnRex101- Thanks for the vote of confidence and referral! :o)

    @hippoeater- Unfortunately, the only person that can make this decision for you is.. yourself. The only thing that I can do for you is tell you price trends and my thoughts on its future value.

    I'll have to respectfully disagree with @jamiew's price assesment above. Prices were not steepest when the item was first released after the fair. It was easy enough to purchase the figures, with bag and lanyard, for the decent price of $400-$600. Some even went for $200 :o)

    Sad to look back on that now, but when we were all bidding we didn't know if the items were really limited to 125, or if LEGO was pulling our leg.

    The most dramatic increase and current plateau of price occurred in September-November. Prices for sets with baggie and lanyard would go for $4,000. One even went for $5,500 (AFA graded). Once people with the sets realized that they could cash in at these outrageous prices, everyone started selling and the market was flooded. I say flooded loosely considering that there are only 125. Thus, for a market of 125, there was substantial increase in the amount on the bay and BL. (Although there is more probably around 130-150).

    Since then the price has decreased somewhat, considering supply/demand is currently leaning towards over supply. However, I'm quite confident prices will begin trending up again shortly. The number on eBay has already begun to decline, and with the large string of super hero movies set to come out, they should have a decent future ahead of them.

    Whatever your decision may be, best of luck! They are two spectacular minifigures, and one of my personal favorites. Take great care in your purchase, as they can have defects since they were prototypes. Ask for lots of pictures.

    If you want some sort of authentication, shoot me a message with some pictures and I can match them against mine.

    Again, best of luck!
  • GeddesGeddes Member Posts: 574
    As an owner :) i can safely say, they are worth it. I bought to add to my near complete super hero collection. Mine are mini-figs only.
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession Member Posts: 656
    I was lucky enough to get mine (complete) before they went sky high.

    Just depends what type of collector you are. Do you want to have something complete, bordering OCD then you will want everything that goes with it? Perhaps you just want Iron Man so you can say you have all of them.

    Just comes down to your preference. With that being said, I would balk, actually would not even think twice with the prices they are going for these days.
  • samiam391samiam391 Member Posts: 4,492
    @hippoeater- If you do decide you don't want to spend the extra money for the bag/lanyard, let me know as I do have a pair up for sale without the lanyard/baggie :o)

    That was my mini sales pitch.

    In any case, you'll have to make the final decision. I think the advice you've gotten from the members above is both the soundest and most informational as any you get. Unfortunately, there isn't much we can say!
  • hippoeaterhippoeater Member Posts: 30
    Message sent! :)
  • samiam391samiam391 Member Posts: 4,492
    @hippoeater- Responded! :o)
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