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I am thinking of selling my Mr gold

olib747olib747 UKMember Posts: 33
edited November 2015 in Buying & Selling Topics
Hi I am in two minds on selling my Mr gold still sealed in clear bag my question to you all is

should I wait to sell this or will it keep going up in price ?

how much do you think I should be asking for as not many about for sale ?

and where is best place to sell as don't really want to give my money to eBay ?

sorry if in wrong category

thanks for you help

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  • PhoneboothPhonebooth USMember Posts: 1,420
    Sorry for the random question, but would you be willing to pay £10 for sound answers to your above questions?

    What about £5?

    Surely the importance of an accurate value and selling strategy that maximizes your returns has some sort of monetary value.  And, there is the time needed to get the data that you're asking for...

    So... How much would you/others be willing to pay?
    jonboy2000
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    edited November 2015
    You should sell it to me for £500 or $725 
    MasterBeefy
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    ^no me for £501 or $726.  I did quite a bit of research to work out that price too.
    BACbrixkiki180703MasterBeefy
  • BillybrownBillybrown UKMember Posts: 748
    I'll go to £502
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,393
    edited November 2015
    olib747 said:

    should I wait to sell this or will it keep going up in price ?

    ???

    I imagine the question is "should I sell this now or will it keep going up in price?" or "should I wait to sell this or will it stay at the same price?"

    Anyway, it will keep going up in price. But then in six months time you could ask the same thing and it will still be going up in price, the same a year later, so you will never sell it as it will be always be worth more in the future. The only reason it will not be worth more in future is if there is some catastrophic event (such as lego re-releasing Mr Gold so the market is flooded or a large crash in lego collecting/investing or a bubble burst), at which time it will be worth significantly less.

    If you need the money, sell it. If you don't, don't.
    Lego_Nerd98
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,393
    ^ Yes, true of many (limited) collectables, although covered by "large crash in lego collecting/investing or a bubble burst". Nobody should pay those crazy prices, but what happens when there are not enough collectable widgits to go round?

  • roxioroxio UKMember Posts: 1,332
    And don't want to give your money to ebay, but they are likely to be the platform that gets you the best price
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Go on Ebay, see the current prices, offer it here for 15% less?
    pharmjodpiratemania7msanders
  • CHERUBboyCHERUBboy Member Posts: 98
    It's interesting that Mr Gold is valued much higher than a lot of figures which were produced in far smaller numbers. I'd bet something like an I heart NY Yoda figure would appreciate more in the long run.
  • BACbrixBACbrix AmericaMember Posts: 655
    Series minifgures blind bags are probably the most purchased Lego anything. Easy to produce, cheap to buy and fun to collect. Mr.Gold is the pinnacle of series minifgures so to feel like you completed your collection you must get this goldy or forever be banished to the land of fire and pumpernickel bread. 
    SumoLegoMasterBeefy
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,393
    CHERUBboy said:
    It's interesting that Mr Gold is valued much higher than a lot of figures which were produced in far smaller numbers. I'd bet something like an I heart NY Yoda figure would appreciate more in the long run.
    I imagine more people collect retail sets than convention figures. Yoda in a t-shirt means nothing to me (not that Mr Gold does either).
    pharmjod
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,595
    Go on Ebay, see the current prices, offer it here for 15% less?
    Good luck finding comparable 'sold' auctions or sales.
  • BillybrownBillybrown UKMember Posts: 748
    SumoLego said:
    Go on Ebay, see the current prices, offer it here for 15% less?
    Good luck finding comparable 'sold' auctions or sales.
    1 went for £750 in the last Month
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,595
    Is the link still alive?
  • chuxtoyboxchuxtoybox Member Posts: 711
    Is this figure really going to retain it's value 20 yrs or even 10 yrs from now? I find it hard to believe but I guess in this day and age it could and CMF collecting may be more of a craze than I realize. 

    Are all of the Mr. Golds accounted for or are there still some out  in the wild?

    If I had a figure I had paid around $4 for and could sell it for $700, i'd turn it around and buy a Slave 1 and some other high priced sets I'll probably never own.

    Or I could be responsible and use the money to buy propane for the winter or make a car payment. 

    Nah. The Slave 1 would be mine.
    TheBigLegoski
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,868
    I personally don't think it will be worth as much in 10-20 years. Very few "collectibles" ever are. I anticipate a time in the future when many of the hot sets right now on ebay will be right back at  MSRP maybe a little more or less. I just don't see it sustaining. Sell it if you dont want it or care to keep it. My $0.02. 
    nicoyagomez
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    If there ever was a beanie baby comparison to be made it would be to the minifigure. I think lego bricks and sets will always hold some value past a crash but $100s for 5 pieces surely can't last. 
    pharmjoddougts
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,248
    If there ever was a beanie baby comparison to be made it would be to the minifigure. I think lego bricks and sets will always hold some value past a crash but $100s for 5 pieces surely can't last. 
    It better last... (long live the chrome)
    SumoLegoEddieDoesntMind
  • olib747olib747 UKMember Posts: 33
    Thank you all for your advice I have decided to sell this item I will be listing it on eBay but if anyone is interested on brick set I will be offering it first in the market place for £650 I will post pictures later today pm me if anyone has any questions 

    thanks again
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,393
    If there ever was a beanie baby comparison to be made it would be to the minifigure. I think lego bricks and sets will always hold some value past a crash but $100s for 5 pieces surely can't last. 
    I hope there is a crash in minifigure values. This could be caused by lego re-releasing a set of, for example (of interest to me), Roman and Spartan soldiers. It would of course affect the value of my collection, but so what. I'd be able to buy many more at a reasonable price. Here it probably wouldn't matter if they were exact copies or not. If they make a load of Roman soldiers then hoarders of the original S6 soldier will be tempted to sell their armies of original ones for the cheaper duplicate - if I can buy five when I sell one, then why not. The market could be flooded with the older ones from army builders (that CMF collectors want to complete their collections) bringing prices down.

    I doubt they will do an exact copy of Mr Gold in a CMF series, but it would be very interesting if they did it as a Christmas freebie one year, or a five year anniversary figure, where they did him in a plain package.

    pharmjoddougtsVorpalRyu
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,868
    I too want to see a crash in minifigure prices. I don't even collect them, but the fact that people do and pay stupid prices for them in my opinion has adversely affected LEGO as a whole.
    TheLoneTensordougtsVorpalRyu
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,393
    On the positive side, for parts buyers it does mean some parts are very cheap since the minifig sellers almost give them away.
    Bumblepants
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    pharmjod said:
    I too want to see a crash in minifigure prices. I don't even collect them, but the fact that people do and pay stupid prices for them in my opinion has adversely affected LEGO as a whole.
    Yes, and if anything has a bubble, it's things like this.  We've many times talked about how, unlike say baseball cards, Lego has intrinsic value in the physical item.  Things like minifigs don't.  I'll pay for a decent minifig I want personally, but I wouldn't spend a cent investing in these stratospheric ones because of the risk.
    dougtsbinaryeye
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ Basically exactly what you said. I may pay what are considered "stupid" prices for certain minifigures, but that's because I want them for my collection. I don't invest in minifigures; I add to my collection. I'm not looking at them as something I'll sell later. Yes, I've invested in the odd set here and there that I've put away for possible future sale, but that makes up less than 1% of all of the LEGO I own. The other 99%+ is for my personal collection. If I never make a dime off of it, that's fine with me because that's not why I have it. If the bubble bursts, oh well, I still got the ones I want when I wanted them.
    TheBigLegoskiBrickDancerEddieDoesntMind
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,868
    edited November 2015
    Do you not see why it is a problem though? As minifigure popularity and price goes up and up, LEGO is consistently focusing more and more on the figures. The builds, especially in minifigure heavy themes like super heroes and Star Wars get more and more lackluster. Also, the counterfeit issues are primarily minifigure related. Then there is the outright theft at stores so that there is an increasing likelihood of buying a set that has been pilfered. I am glad LEGO is having success as it does mean we are getting some generally nice stuff that we might not have otherwise gotten, but I am a little tired of the extreme focus on the minifigure. I would love nothing more than for LEGO to re-release Mr. Gold EXACTLY as he was originally produced and just straight sell them for $10 - $15 each, and not so that I can "complete" my collection.
    drdavewatfordVorpalRyu
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    edited November 2015
    ^if the problem you speak of is LEGO appearing in basically every highstreet store (and therefore in their sales), a wide range of new sets on a regular basis and a brick resale value that is nice and low with a wide range of bricks available.  Then yep, it's a disaster.
    As for them focusing on the minifigures and not the build.  Fine, we still get more creator sets than ever before and UCS sets occasionally.  If the design and production of these is heavily funded by an overpriced minifigure heavy SH set, brilliant.  Either way, like minifigures or not, LEGO are catering for everyone.  Yeah, I don't want to pay for a Mr Gold, but it doesn't bother me if other people do.  Or if they want to buy a set to get superman and sell the rest to me at a fraction of the RRP. In fact, I quite like that people don't like the hobby in the same way as me, it makes it cheaper to get the bits I want surely.
    A.Brickovsky
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366

    I see why it can be a problem, yes, but...and excuse me if this makes me sound like a jerk (or insert other word here)...so what?

    Now, let me clarify. I don't mean "so what" when it comes to lackluster builds or counterfeit issues or theft. Those are problems. I'm with you there. I mean "so what" in that I'm not going to stop collecting minifigures because of those issues. Why should I? I like a product that is produced and I buy it. The superhero sets for the most part are less than even lackluster I'd say (there are of course some exceptions), but I'm not going to take a stand and stop collecting minifigures in hopes that LEGO creates better builds in that theme. After all, LEGO aside, people think the Quinjet and tower are cool, but they keep coming back to the Avengers because they love Captain America and Iron Man and Thor and...

    And that's not just LEGO. That's across all forms.

    I know I'm in the minority when I say that I don't care that LEGO produces exclusives like Mr. Gold or Comic Con exclusives. I don't have any of them and I'm okay with that. Sure, I'd love to have some of them, but I'm patient enough to wait until they are included in standard sets or okay enough with the way I collect to ignore them completely if they don't.

    But yes, I see the issues, but I collect what I collect and will continue to.

    HOWEVER, and this is a big HOWEVER, I for the most part still buy the sets. I have bought the one-off minifigures here and there and paid some "stupid" prices, but most of my minifigures came from me purchasing the entire sets. I'd say that percentage is in the high 90s. So I'd say I'm not part of the problem because I'm paying for the entire product, not just a part of it.

    TheBigLegoskiEddieDoesntMind
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,393
    pharmjod said:
     I am glad LEGO is having success as it does mean we are getting some generally nice stuff that we might not have otherwise gotten, but I am a little tired of the extreme focus on the minifigure.
    I guess the problem here is that many superheroes don't actually need sets to go with them. Once you have done the Batmobile and Batpod and Batcopter and Bat...., you don't need much else. Batman has comparatively a lot of vehicles. Most SH don't need much at all unless you start doing locations. So either there is focus on the minifigure, or you get a Spiderman in a City style set. Whether this is because of licensing and not being allowed to sell "action figures" / minifigs alone (as is normally said), or because Lego can sell minifigures for more money by including loads of parts to make it feel better value for money, no-one outside of lego really knows. If they were selling minifigs at £6 a pop, people would complain. Stick two in a box with a small amount of parts and it's OK to sell for £12.

    They also need to have a range of prices, so cheap sets are always going to be a bit naff when it comes to the build, compared to Arkham Asylum type sets.

    There are loads of great (building) sets available, they just happen not to be SH ones.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,868
    ^all fair points
  • A.BrickovskyA.Brickovsky PolandMember Posts: 56
    CCC said:
    I guess the problem here is that many superheroes don't actually need sets to go with them. Once you have done the Batmobile and Batpod and Batcopter and Bat...., you don't need much else. 
    That's where I disagree. Being Marvel fan for many years, and to some extent comic fan in general, I can see unlimited possibilities for classic X-Men, FF or Spider-Man scenes made into sets. We have other problem here. The focus on minifigs and vehicles means the target for SH are children mostly, and one 3000-pieces Helicarrier doesn't change that. Naturally, all of these focus on latest films or comic series / remakes. 

    When I think about Marvel, I dream about some 3000-plus sets like X-Men mansion, Kraven's villa with cemetary from 1987's Spider-Man miniseries Kraven's Last Hunt or the FF's battle with Galactus in the middle of NY. Yes, we had a classic Spider-Man scene from ASM # 122 in 4852 and some others from that period, but they were heavily juniorized as well. 

    But!... At least we can make some wonderful MOCs with so many great minifigures. And that was entirely impossible in the 1990's. 
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,393
    CCC said:
    I guess the problem here is that many superheroes don't actually need sets to go with them. Once you have done the Batmobile and Batpod and Batcopter and Bat...., you don't need much else. 
    That's where I disagree. Being Marvel fan for many years, and to some extent comic fan in general, I can see unlimited possibilities for classic X-Men, FF or Spider-Man scenes made into sets.
      Like what? Cityscape sets, so essentially City with SH in. See below.

    We have other problem here. The focus on minifigs and vehicles means the target for SH are children mostly, and one 3000-pieces Helicarrier doesn't change that.
    Yes, the toys are aimed mostly at children. With the occasional flagship set.

    A.Brickovsky said:
    Kraven's villa with cemetary from 1987's Spider-Man miniseries Kraven's Last Hunt
    For how many kids would that be meaningful? I reckon most adults wouldn't know it. A big SH set needs a movie to sell it or be very iconic (Batcave, Batmobile, Helicarrier, etc).

    the FF's battle with Galactus in the middle of NY.
    What would that look like though? SH minifigs in Lego City. A lot of bricks would be going towards the build (which many lego building fans would love), but the SH fans may not bother with it if it looks too much like City and not something specific to SH.

    Sets like the Daily Bugle were popular amongst builders (non-SH fans) since the set was full of reasonably useful building parts, and the minifigs could be sold off to SH collectors for almost the price of the set. It is essentially a few SH minifigs with a lego city type build that can easily fit in with non-licensed buildings (or get used as MOC parts). I doubt they would do much more detailed builds in a SH set aimed at kids. And I cannot see them doing a large niche set not based on a current movie (or something classic).


  • A.BrickovskyA.Brickovsky PolandMember Posts: 56
    Maybe I should first add that I have in mind GB HQ which is 4600-part set based on 1980's movie. I think a lot depeds on the kind of agreement TLG has with copyright owner. 

    And yes, I know Lego is for children... never ending story ;)
    But aren't modulars labeled 16+?
    I think there are enough surprises in yearly large set releases so that we can't be 100% sure what comes next. 
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,393
    Say "Ghostbusters" to an adult, chances are they know what you are talking about.

    Say "Spiderman in Kraven's Last Hunt", I reckon you will get a very different reaction. They'll recognize Spiderman, and may be willing to pay $5 for a minifig. But if you had to spend $300 on a set as the only way to get Spiderman, I think most would ignore it.

    Modulars are very different to Super Heroes. If you want an adult style building version of Super Heroes, the closest you will get is taking the modulars and populating them with Super Hero minifigs. Unless the large object you are building is a classic or supported by a movie (such as batmobile, helicarrier, etc as above).

    SumoLego
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