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Predictions on Discontinuing Sets and their Secondary Market Value

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  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    My big 3 were:
    Lego
    Hot Wheels
    Star Wars
    (Atari 2600 honorable mention)
    FollowsCloselykiki180703
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    wagnerml2 said:
    My big 3 were:
    Lego
    Hot Wheels
    Star Wars
    (Atari 2600 honorable mention)
    Ah the Atari.  I remember the year we got the 2600 and a TI-99 4a computer with a few games for each for Christmas.  We thought our parents won the lottery or something, because all that cost about $400-$500 back in the day.
    wagnerml2Pitfall69kiki180703Amanda1983
  • RennyRenny USAMember Posts: 1,145
    edited January 2016
    Loved the toys from the eighties. I had big collections of He-Man, Transformers and MASK. Never really got into GIJOE since I grew up in England although I did amass quite a TMNT collection as well :)
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,316
    My family were buying Lego sets for me before I was even born, so I had a lot of Lego from an early age. Add to that, by the time I was in school I had a serious amount of He-Man & Star Wars stuff. Then Transformers & M.A.S.K came along, I got a fair amount of them too. Back then I really didn't think that much on how big my toy collection was, but looking through it all now, I realise I had a bucket load more than most of the kids I grew up with.
    xiahnaAmanda1983
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 505
    My big 3 were:
    Lego
    Matchbox cars
    ZX Spectrum
    TechnicNick
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    What's everyone's thought on TB as a set to build and own.  I don't have it and haven't bought any for resale.  It's one of those that I kind of feel like I should buy and build for some reason, but I haven't.  I have read accounts that the build is very repetitive, but I still kinda want it.....but then I kinda don't.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    ^ It looks impressive as a model, displays very well.  lots of details.  parts of the towers can be a bit repetitive, but it's a rewarding build nonetheless.

    Sets of this scale and grandeur are rare, so I would recommend.  It's also a pretty good value at RRP compared to more recent offerings. 
    SumoLegotallblocktooBumblepantskiki180703
  • BrewBrew New Mexico (It's an actual state in the US)Member Posts: 182
    Big 3:
    Lego
    Star Wars
    Micronauts
    (Honorable mention: Intellivision)
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,316
    Atari, Intellivision....yet to see mention of a Vectrex, that was the first console we owned. Before that my parents saw the idea as a waste of cash, never understood why the Vectrex was different in their opinions. These were also the people that, thanks to the movie War Games, we didn't have a computer of any sort in our house until the 286 AT. They were wary of the idea I might manage to hack some government computer somewhere & cause serious grief of some sort (even then, I wasn't allowed any stuff on programming, just to be sure).
    xiahnaAmanda1983
  • rlangston77rlangston77 USAMember Posts: 30
    Tower bridge is an awesome set to display.  I would recommend waiting though because rumor has it that it might retire late this year or sometime early next year.  Could catch it on sale.  But if money is no issue, go for it.
    SumoLegokiki180703
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,105
    edited January 2016
    Tower bridge is an awesome set to display.  I would recommend waiting though because rumor has it that it might retire late this year or sometime early next year.  Could catch it on sale.  But if money is no issue, go for it.
    Very unlikely to find one on sale from RRP in the US now or before it retires. It is an 'exclusive' and LEGO has not allowed discounts on such sets in the US for about 2 years now. Best bet is to buy when having a double points promo.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,069
    I haven't been paying attention - has the Sydney Opera House been performing well in retirement?  That's probably going to be a good indicator of where the Tower Bridge goes once it is eventually retired.
  • Milne44Milne44 Member Posts: 112
    SumoLego said:
    I haven't been paying attention - has the Sydney Opera House been performing well in retirement?  That's probably going to be a good indicator of where the Tower Bridge goes once it is eventually retired.
    When did this get retired?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,105
    Milne44 said:
    SumoLego said:
    I haven't been paying attention - has the Sydney Opera House been performing well in retirement?  That's probably going to be a good indicator of where the Tower Bridge goes once it is eventually retired.
    When did this get retired?
    It hasn't, not yet in the US anyway.
  • tick1970tick1970 LondonMember Posts: 117
    VorpalRyu said:
    Atari, Intellivision....yet to see mention of a Vectrex, that was the first console we owned. Before that my parents saw the idea as a waste of cash, never understood why the Vectrex was different in their opinions. These were also the people that, thanks to the movie War Games, we didn't have a computer of any sort in our house until the 286 AT. They were wary of the idea I might manage to hack some government computer somewhere & cause serious grief of some sort (even then, I wasn't allowed any stuff on programming, just to be sure).
    Ah the vectrex. I had mine up until about ten years ago when I moved to the UK from Canada and couldn't justify it taking up the space it's occupied fr almost 30 years. 

    Still a one if a kind system in the history of gaming.
    VorpalRyukiki180703
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,922
    Big 3 for me.
    LEGO
    GI Joe
    Transformers

    I had two close buddies in the neighborhood and we each coordinated our toy collections. I was the GI Joe house, Eric was the Transformers house, and Joe was the LEGO house. Worked great and we didn't even need the Internet to do it!
     
    ricecakeAmanda1983
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    SumoLego said:
    I haven't been paying attention - has the Sydney Opera House been performing well in retirement?  That's probably going to be a good indicator of where the Tower Bridge goes once it is eventually retired.
    Tower Bridge: Released 2010
    Sydney Opera: Released 2013

    Why do you think SOH would go before TB? I certainly hope it doesn't pull a Town Hall as I've put off SOH until after TB goes as a signal.

    And if going by TB's lifeline, Sydney will be with us until 2020.
    kiki180703
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,916
    SOH might actually go before TB. From various comments I've read and the vague observations of some that seem to be in "in the know" it hasn't been a great seller compared to Tower Bridge. Take that with a grain of salt but it won't surprise me if it does go first (SOH).
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^In that case. "Honey, I know what I want for my Valentine's Day gift."
    kiki180703
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,051
    I have both (SOH and TB) and those are in the list of the sets that I like the most, but I would take TB over SOH. I think it looks better and it has a better build.
    tallblocktoo
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    @pharmjod that doesn't surprise me too much. SOH has a huge footprint. I would struggle finding a place to display it.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,069
    My mistake!  I thought it was gone already.
    xiahnaVorpalRyu
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,069
    edited January 2016
    In my defense, they didn't have any at the retail store in the Lego Retail Store in Victor, NY last week.

    And when did we go EuroBricks in this thread?
    VorpalRyubandit778kiki180703brumeyRonyarwagnerml2xiahna
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    edited January 2016
    I am actually old enough to have a BIG 3 in the 70's. I did not get my first LEGO set until 1978-79, so it wasn't a major part of my play until the 80's.


    Mego Superheroes
    Six Million Dollar Man
    Star Wars
    bandit778kiki180703SumoLegoVorpalRyu
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,316
    @SumoLego what are you doing, didn't @Pitfall69 say you were banned from this thread? Keep this up & it's dumpster diving for M*gaBl*ks for you... lol j/k
    SumoLegoxiahna
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,069
    I've already started self-flagellation with a string of poorly connected K'Nex.
    SprinkleOtterVorpalRyukiki180703monstblitzBrickDancerRonyarxiahnaAmanda1983
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,751
    SumoLego said:
    In my defense, they didn't have any at the retail store in the Lego Retail Store in Victor, NY last week.

    And when did we go EuroBricks in this thread?
    That doesn't always mean much. I can't say that store is spectacular...
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,257
    Pitfall69 said:
    I am actually old enough to have a BIG 3 in the 70's. I did not get my first LEGO set until 1978-79, so it wasn't a major part of my play until the 80's.


    Mego Superheroes
    Six Million Dollar Man
    Star Wars
    The Six Million Dollar Man..... that takes me back, I forgot I had one of those, the toy guaranteed to naff up your eye site trying to look through the back of his head to see the magnified pin hole on the other side. (and the less said about the bright orange iron girder he came with the better).

    And yes I'm that old as well
    Pitfall69kiki180703
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    SumoLego said:
    I've already started self-flagellation with a string of poorly connected K'Nex.
    The punishement being the constant need to rebuild rather than the pain then, presumably.
    VorpalRyukiki180703SumoLego
  • DavidBrickleyDavidBrickley Richmond, VAMember Posts: 345
    Pitfall69 said:
    I am actually old enough to have a BIG 3 in the 70's. I did not get my first LEGO set until 1978-79, so it wasn't a major part of my play until the 80's.


    Mego Superheroes
    Six Million Dollar Man
    Star Wars

    Wow, I remember having the Six Million Dollar Man... Robot Sasquatch, Maskatron with the Oscar Goldman face! Lego in the 70's was the fall-back toy, to build some things for the Star Wars figures.
    Pitfall69SumoLegokiki180703
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    Oh man.  You all are making me feel old.  As a kid, I played with sticks, rocks, and dirt.  :-)

    Also, we had a party line and TV antenna!  I would have to go outside and turn the antenna when we changed channels.  And, there was no remote.  Well, unless you called us kids the remote.  Now, those were the days.
    Pitfall69SumoLegotallblocktooRonyarkiki180703Amanda1983
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,069
    That doesn't always mean much. I can't say that store is spectacular...
    Oh, it's real, and it's spectacular.


    Sethro3monstblitzkiki180703
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    Let's not forget about G.I. Joe with kung fu grip.That was the equivalent of a UCS version.



    Pitfall69kiki180703
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,922
    Is that the boy from the early 1980s LEGO catalog?
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,105
    Is this thread still about LEGO?
    Milne44rlangston77Pitfall69pharmjodkiki180703Amanda1983
  • exciter1exciter1 Member Posts: 226
    edited January 2016
    Big 3
    Evel Knievel (later Team America)
    Star Wars
    Mego Superheroes
    Stompers (honorable mention)
    Hot Wheels (honorable mention)
    T-ZZZERS  (honorable mention)
    Tyco Slot Cars  (honorable mention)

    Had some Micronauts, but they were kind of boring.  Even the big cruiser, too flimsy.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,829
    ^^ Was it ever?  LEGO is off topic in this thread.  ;)
    VorpalRyuRonyarkiki180703Amanda1983
  • rlangston77rlangston77 USAMember Posts: 30
    Yeah isn't there another thread where people can talk about this stuff?  Kind of defeats the purpose of the thread.
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 762
    There is supposed to be a *purpose* to this thread? Really???
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,105
    edited January 2016
    Legoboy said:
    ^^ Was it ever?  LEGO is off topic in this thread.  ;)
    I get that the this thread veers off course, but it is just silly when there is another thread talking about past toys other than LEGO:

    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/20894/what-non-lego-toys-did-you-have-when-you-were-a-kid/p2
    rlangston77jadeireneMilne44kiki180703
  • rlangston77rlangston77 USAMember Posts: 30
    edited January 2016
    Legoboy said:
    ^^ Was it ever?  LEGO is off topic in this thread.  ;)
    I get that the this thread veers off course, but it is just silly when there is another thread talking about past toys other than LEGO:

    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/20894/what-non-lego-toys-did-you-have-when-you-were-a-kid/p2
    Exactly, and this isn't just a few posts, this is pages and pages of people talking about nostalgic toys.  I get people want to talk about it, but if this thread is just going to be a free for all then just change this threads title and setup a new thread for people who want to talk about Lego sets future values, etc.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,829
    I was joking.
    Pitfall69bluedragonVorpalRyuRonyarMattsWhatkiki180703Amanda1983
  • CurvedRoadPlateCurvedRoadPlate Member Posts: 257
    Lego is serious business. 
    Legoboyrlangston77bluedragonkiki180703Amanda1983
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    An administrator or moderator will probably move all the nostalgia comments to the proper thread. No need to have a major meltdown; the forum will not explode because of a few off topic comments. Just think; we could be talking about "Hungrystan" again ;)
    Thanos75exciter1kiki180703
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    ^Buwahaha the youngins missed out on those times that's for sure. The Brickset world has been in an extended period of peace since the Great Debates I & II.
    Pitfall69RonyarThanos75kiki180703
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    ^Buwahaha the youngins missed out on those times that's for sure. The Brickset world has been in an extended period of peace since the Great Debates I & II.
    These whipper-snappers don't know what it is like to walk uphill in 2 feet of snow both ways for our LEGO. Kids have it so easy these days ;)
    VorpalRyuSumoLegokiki180703Amanda1983
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    ^what about 27% discounts?
    Pitfall69VorpalRyupharmjodbluedragonBumblepantskiki180703MasterBeefyLostInTranslationAmanda1983
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