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adventure_al: Request valuation of LEGO adventurers 5909 pharaoh container

adventure_aladventure_al Scotland Member Posts: 243
edited January 2014 in Buying & Selling Topics
The container is of no real use to me.

I was contemplating selling it on. But I'm aware this set was available in more than one form. The 5909 version with carry container (mummy shape) is online for silly money all be it new and sealed.

If I get rid of container seperatly will I be shooting myself in the foot should I ever need/want to sell it on?

In other words am I best keeping it?

Comments

  • plantmanplantman Member Posts: 97
    I was wondering the same thing. I have the pharaoh container, a plastic cave, a huge manta-ray and a few other of the alternate set pack-ins that I find useless (they take up space) but haven't been able to part with them.
  • adventure_aladventure_al Scotland Member Posts: 243
    Perhaps we have answered our own question plantman?

    If we both consider these extras relatively useless I'm guessing others do too.

    And the real diehard collectors would probably want it sealed and boxed.

    On the other hand like you I'm not sure I could part with them on the basis of it making the set less complete.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,807
    Chuck 'em, they are rubbish :)
    SirKevbags
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,942
    @Huw has a grudge against 'tat'. Anything that's not an actual Lego brick has no place in his heart.
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 663
    ^^^I'll chime in with a differing opinion: if I have an option to purchase the same version of the set with the add-ons, I'll usually take that option. I'm not spending 10x $ over the regular set, but if the overall price is "reasonable" I'd prefer the version with the plastic cave or mask or seabed or...

    For building and play they're useless as Huw points out. But for a set collector they may fill a special niche...Since the original packaging usually is special-built for the add-on, having the packaging is preferred (I don't need it sealed-new-in-box, but others might).

    So many different ways to enjoy the hobby and keep the resellers guessing! Happy to add to the confusion!
  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 410
    I saw an eBay auction where someone cut a coin slot in it to use as a bank. That's pretty thrifty...
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,608
    edited December 2013
    Keep it - it's part of the set.

    And ignore @Huw - he's pathologically opposed to anything without studs on.

    ;-)
  • NeilCrosbyNeilCrosby United KingdomMember Posts: 77
    Huw doesn't like tiles? :o
  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 814
    I just checked BL history on this one... It's only been sold separately 3 times in the past 3 years or so, for an average of about $10 USD (highest was $16). So, it's probably not going to be worth that much (unless it's MISB as you point out).

    DaveE
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,586
    Although bizarrely two of them have been listed at BL in the past 24 hours in the UK.
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