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Should I sell these figurines? (see details)

Asked by weeveeship (4403 points ) July 15th, 2014

I have some figurines for a miniatures game. A major tournament for that miniatures game will take place within the next month, so now is a great time to sell.

Now, some of the figurines are quite rare and are worth some money. I have some fond memories with some of the figurines, but I find my interest in the game waning. The number of players of that game in my area is also waning for reasons I don’t know. Further, my friend, whom I usually play my games with is moving away soon. There are some places where I could play the miniatures game, but most of them are rather far.

One factor to consider is what they call “set rotation.” Every year, “set rotation” occurs and figurines from older sets can no longer be used in tournaments. The value of the older figurines then drop significantly. So, it is basically now or never in terms of selling.

Given the above, should I sell my figurines?

(Note: It is OK, and perhaps even preferable, if you are not familiar with miniatures games or don’t know what game I am referring to. I really want to hear the opinions of neutral third parties regarding this situation, and I think the opinions of lay persons who do not play the game are just as valuable if not more so than the opinions of experts in that game)

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stanleybmanly's avatar

It’s the sort of thing only you alone are entitled or qualified to determine. Does the monetary value of your figurines exceed their sentimental value to you? Will you regret selling them?

El_Cadejo's avatar

Sell em. I hate myself for holding onto some Pokemon cards cause they had sentimental value at the time. I woulda been much better off just sellin em and puttin the money in the bank.

weeveeship's avatar

^ Yeah, I just opened a drawer the other day and saw lots of stuff there that once had meaning to me but is now just gathering dust and having little residual value.

johnpowell's avatar

You don’t use them, sell them and buy something you will enjoy.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

Non – expert opinion, sell. I said that to a friend who had Enron stock. Now he is stuck with stock which would just waste paper to print out a statement.
Selling now will let you move on to other things more quicklly. Good luck.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Take photos of them so you can keep the memories, then, sell.

ahro0703's avatar

Well, sell to ME ^^ @LuckyGuy, taking photos is a nice idea.

filmfann's avatar

Figure out how much they would sell for, then estimate their keepsake value.

ibstubro's avatar

I’m heavy into the collectables market in general, and if you can get any money for them at this time, I would sell. Especially if interest is waning. Every year we think the market has hit bottom, and every year it just gets worse. Not to mention the two word mass hysteria that was “Beanie Babies”. I tried and tried to explain to people that it was a bubble that had to burst.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@ibstubro <thinks about bag the mass of beanie babies collecting dust in my basement> ..... in my defense I was a kid and it was more my parents thinking that they’d be worth something someday. Still wish I had some of my pokemon cards my mom got rid of at a yard sale for like 5 bucks.

ibstubro's avatar

@El_Cadejo I knew adults that believed the Beanie collection would one day put the 9yo through college! Are Pokemon cards trading again? We have sold them by the box full at the auction.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@ibstubro They never really stopped, but it’s the ones that were rare ~10 years ago that are worth stuff today. I used to have these three cards

ibstubro's avatar

THAT bites, @El_Cadejo. We just sold boxes of them at the auction from a storage unit. Unsorted.

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