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The City theme store displays don’t have a high value though, but this is a 48” one, so to the right person who collects this theme $200..
As it’s been mentioned many times before though, it’s the shipping, and damage in shipping that makes these hard to shift.
For the high values ones from the US (Star Wars 48”, Or Star Wars 19” Darth Vader) going to the UK, I’ve paid a shipping company to just pack them professionally, and this seems to work.. but at $100 a time it has to be the right store display to do this.
The valuation problem is finding someone else to buy it when you're done with it. They're terrible to ship and display, and have a limited collector market.
All that said, I think $200.00 is a premium price for the display. Subject matter is Episode III, with somewhat obscure vehicles. I'd try to grind them down depending on whether you need to pick it up or account for shipping.
The two key things to find out if you can are 1.) The condition of the clear plastic on the display and 2.) the functions / whether they’re working. I really love the sound effect ones and there’s often ones with knobs to turn to move the models. If the plastic’s really scratched on the display it might not be worth it but if the lights don’t work that might not be a dealbreaker if you just want to look at it.
You also need to think about shipping - if it has to go further it probably stands more chance of being damaged in transit.
I think there might be a store display thread somewhere on a similar topic to this, but i’m going to be honest I can’t remember where it was.
This is a more flimsy TRU model case, but similar subject matter.
This is a 'more' valuable minifig-heavy model case. LEGO did three or four of these styled model cases.
So, for the model case at-hand, someone agreed to pay $320.00, then backed out. I don't blame them. It seems not comparatively valuable as the minifig model case, but it is 'better' than the Gunship model case.
The one your talking about above is quite a nice one from 2010, 48”. $200 for a nice clean version of this is about right.
like mentioned above, is it being shipped to you? As I know from experience that some arrive perfect, and some arrive damaged... and thus you have lost all value.
if your picking it up, take plenty of bubble wrap with you, and handle with care.