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Old 09-13-2013, 12:37 PM
 
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I recently have come into a rather large collection of star wars action figures.
They are in original packaging. 3" size.
I don't believe there is one complete set, but maybe.

The volume of the collection is intimidating. I actually had to pull a car out o the garage to make room for the collection.

The collection starts around the time of the 'orange' card and 'green' card sets.

Collectors items are not my thing, and I don't really have time to sell this stuff individually. However, I know a collection this size as a whole won't have much value to most people.
Can anyone recommend a good plan of action to get some sort of return on this?
I'm sure some work is required.
Perhaps a flea market? Set up a table? Or perhaps try selling small chunks of the collection to other collectors at flea markets?

I have a full time job, and running around daily to various flea markets or swap meets is not something I'm very interested in. I have a feeling my only option may be to spend a lot of time on weekends at various shows or swap meets with this stuff.

What do people do when they want to move this stuff ?
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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Ebay if they have the time. There are some guides to the runs/variances in figures out there. Selling singly would maximize the money brought in, but maximizes your time cost. It really depends on the value of your time.
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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Not as much as the 1977-1983. Do your reasearch your question is really to broad to answer fully on here. Ebay, amazon, collectors forums, magazines, etc....
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:11 PM
 
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Are you anywhere near any of these?

Illinois Conventions | Anime Cons, Comic Cons, Sci-Fi Cons and More

Maybe you could set up in their vendor area for a day and move a lot of merchandise.
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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Are you anywhere near any of these?

Illinois Conventions | Anime Cons, Comic Cons, Sci-Fi Cons and More

Maybe you could set up in their vendor area for a day and move a lot of merchandise.
Thank you so much much posing this link. I will definitely look into this soon.
I was hoping to find something like this.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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Good luck!
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:48 AM
 
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Thank you so much much posing this link. I will definitely look into this soon.
I was hoping to find something like this.
I also suggest doing a little search before selling. There is a hand full of variants that sell for a few extra bucks like the Long Saber figures (Darth Vader, Obi Wan, and Luke Skywalker). They made these with a short saber and a long saber...the long sabers ran the entire length of the plastic container holding the figure while the short saber was much smaller and more common. I can't recall if all the long saber figures came with two different cards are not but I know the Obi Wan did. The back side has a half facial picture and a full facial picture...I think the full facial is more rare. Also, they had a special addition Luke Skywalker that was "ONLY" given out at the theater to those who attended the re-release of Star Wars around 1997/1998. Its been some time but I believe these cards state "Theater" on them. If you had this card/figure, let me know.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:16 PM
 
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I also suggest doing a little search before selling. There is a hand full of variants that sell for a few extra bucks like the Long Saber figures (Darth Vader, Obi Wan, and Luke Skywalker). They made these with a short saber and a long saber...the long sabers ran the entire length of the plastic container holding the figure while the short saber was much smaller and more common. I can't recall if all the long saber figures came with two different cards are not but I know the Obi Wan did. The back side has a half facial picture and a full facial picture...I think the full facial is more rare. Also, they had a special addition Luke Skywalker that was "ONLY" given out at the theater to those who attended the re-release of Star Wars around 1997/1998. Its been some time but I believe these cards state "Theater" on them. If you had this card/figure, let me know.
Thanks, i will look into the saber lengths. I do recall there being different lengths, and I'm quite certain I have quite a few of the long saber variants.
Unfortunately for me, I did have the movie theatre Luke at one time. Sadly, over the years I was unable to keep that figure in my possesion. I knew at the time it would most likely be worth something as time went on. Any idea what that Theatre Luke is worth these days? I was always curious if that figure had any value.
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