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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Barny, 30th May, 2016.

  1. Barny

    Barny Well-Known Member

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    On June 1st this bad boy gt3rs Lego set is coming out and I'm buying it. I don't know if it will increase in value, I just think it's cool and I want one.
    I looked up some Star Wars toys and they returned over 12%, that's incredible.



    Has anyone ever purchased toys as an investment, or had toys increase in value to the point that you returned a profit greater than property or shares?
     
  2. Biz

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    Just sold a video game for $750 that I purchased for $480.

    If you have boxed Lego from back in the day it is now worth a lot as all the man children try to relive their youth.
     
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    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

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    I own quite a few limited edition Star Wars Lego pieces, many of them still in the original boxes. I've got almost every UCS set from episodes IV - VI.

    The crown jewel is the largest lego set produced, the Mellinium Falcon. 5,200 pieces, took about 30 hours to assemble.

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    I did a rough valuation of the collection last week. It's probably worth enough to cover the deposit for a cheap house. In capital gains terms, the collection is probably one of the best investments I've ever made. I bought most from 2007 - 2009, some pieces have quadrupled in value since then, all have doubled, even those where I don't have the box.
     
  4. Barny

    Barny Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome dude, did you ever buy the Death Star?
     
  5. Barny

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    What game did you sell?
     
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    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

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    Mellinium Falcon
    Death Star 2 (from Jedi)
    Imperial Star Destroyer
    Super Star Destroyer
    Correlian Corvette
    Motorised AT-AT
    AT-ST
    Imperial Shuttle
    Original Red 5 X-Wing
    Vaders' Tie Advanced
    Tie Interceptor
    Y-Wing
    Snow Speeder
    B-Wing

    ...yes, I'm a Star Wars nerd.
     
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  7. Barny

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    Hahaha hard core collector
     
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    I sold my NES and games from my childhood for a few grand a couple of years ago. Some of the old games are worth a lot.
     
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  9. Barny

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    Zelda was favourite. The original where you had to burn down trees to find secret caves etc. to cool
     
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    Was an arcade game NEO XYX.

    Sold that but spent $900 on this:

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    :oops::oops::oops::oops::oops:
     
  11. Barny

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    Don't know em
     
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    I bought a bunch of the lego mini coopers when on sale sometime back when looking at the performance of similar models once they can no longer be purchased new, then realised even at circa 10% return over the long term it's not worth it given the large amount of space they take up, low entry price, hassle to resell... too much work for too little gain.
     
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    I'm thinking of buying 2 so I at least get to build one!

    A friend of mine did buy quite a bit of the Star Wars lego and resold at massive profit. Including the death star I think.

    Cheers,
    Inertia.
     
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    Great game. Battletoads was another favourite of mine, though did lead to more than a few fights growing up!
     
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    Lol we had this discussion today. Mate reckons I should get 2 so we can at least build one and keep the other in the box unopened.
    I'm not sure there's that many fans that would make the gt3 an investment. What do you think? Will be popular?
    I think it looks awesome
     
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    How much space can a mini really take up? Bout the size of a gold bar. At least it went up in value
     
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    Typed in Death Star 2, fishpond are selling it at $7,599.....wtf?
     
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    Have you seen the boxes this stuff comes in?

    You need to keep them sealed with all packaging to leverage for best future prices. Space wise the box for the mini probably took around the same space as 20-30kg worth of silver, gold is even more dense again.

    I spent under $1000 and it was a pain to store the boxes, I'd hate to see what it would be like for someone spending any serious $.
     
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    My cousin had one of those... I have to find out if he still has it...
     
  20. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Wow. I have SNES....