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#1 JPEGolden

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 07:47 PM

Hey, everybody!

 

So obviously I'm a short time reader and first time poster. I work in a retro toy shop in Savannah GA called Planet Fun, and we recently got in a small lot of MUSCLE boys.  Weirdly enough, we very infrequently get MUSCLE figures in the store; in my four years working, this is the first time we've had somebody bring in more than one or two that were floating at the bottom of a box.  I love learning about retro toys, and I love MUSCLE guys, so I've been doing my diligence and have been researching these guys for the past two nights, which is what brings me to you guys.

 

Most of the lot is Class C figures, which likely will just come home with me, so I'm not too worried about pricing individually. However, I've got a handful of Class B figures, and a single Class A, a Magenta #104, Buka (B).  This is where I've sort of hit a wall. Since most MUSCLE guys are sold in lots, it's borderline impossible to figure out a lot of individual prices via past sales, even though I've been able to properly identify the figures. I'd imagine I can price the Class B figures at just a few dollars each, and let any floating collectors get their fill, but this Class A figure is driving me nuts. I'd like to price him accordingly, but I also don't want to look like a maniac for slapping a thirty dollar tag on a single MUSCLE figure, especially if I'm way off base.

 

Since you guys are possibly the most wholesome collector community I've ever experienced, I figured it couldn't hurt to ask: what do you think would be a reasonable price for a Class A Magenta 104, or any Class A figure?


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Posted 08 February 2018 - 11:22 PM

Speaking from experience... I recently sold a BUKA 104 for $40.  I don't know if that helps, but at the time I asked around and $35-$40 was the price I was given.  B figures on average for of $2-$3 (exceptions for certain sculpts can change that).  Some folks may feel differently, but I think that's pretty fair... especially for a retail environment.  Especially considering that your customers aren't paying for S&H.

 

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 07:18 AM



Hey, everybody!

 

So obviously I'm a short time reader and first time poster. I work in a retro toy shop in Savannah GA called Planet Fun, and we recently got in a small lot of MUSCLE boys.  Weirdly enough, we very infrequently get MUSCLE figures in the store; in my four years working, this is the first time we've had somebody bring in more than one or two that were floating at the bottom of a box.  I love learning about retro toys, and I love MUSCLE guys, so I've been doing my diligence and have been researching these guys for the past two nights, which is what brings me to you guys.

 

Most of the lot is Class C figures, which likely will just come home with me, so I'm not too worried about pricing individually. However, I've got a handful of Class B figures, and a single Class A, a Magenta #104, Buka ( B).  This is where I've sort of hit a wall. Since most MUSCLE guys are sold in lots, it's borderline impossible to figure out a lot of individual prices via past sales, even though I've been able to properly identify the figures. I'd imagine I can price the Class B figures at just a few dollars each, and let any floating collectors get their fill, but this Class A figure is driving me nuts. I'd like to price him accordingly, but I also don't want to look like a maniac for slapping a thirty dollar tag on a single MUSCLE figure, especially if I'm way off base.

 

Since you guys are possibly the most wholesome collector community I've ever experienced, I figured it couldn't hurt to ask: what do you think would be a reasonable price for a Class A Magenta 104, or any Class A figure?

 

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:42 PM

Alright cool! I'll give that a shot! Thanks guys. Muscle collecting is definitely unique in the grand scheme of things, so I was having trouble researching on my own. 


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