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R5-D4 / R2-D2 What to pay?

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R5-D4 / R2-D2 What to pay?

Postby r5-d4cus » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:30 pm

Ok. So I've introduced myself on the intros thread (hi), and I've added a post to the wanted forum. I've requested access to the swf facebook group as well. I've been lurking on here for a while (having started reading about Toy Toni and other various scammers originally on rebelscum) and have taken the plunge to get more involved as it seems a nice community and people are really helpful :D

I'm into my astromechs and have a decent number of modern droids, but I've been thinking more and more recently that I'd appreciate a couple of vintage items in my collection. I've already got a couple of nice condition vintage loose figures and I want to get what I would consider one or two expensive central display MOC items to go with the rest of my figures (probably getting on for sixty or so of them now).

I know there are a huge amount of variables that go with assessing the value of a MOC figure, but I wanted to know if there are any resources or ball park figures I could use when looking for items online, on forums, on ebay etc. I'm thinking in terms of general value for cardback versions for example, so I don't end up spending a fortune on something that's readily available.

If the answer to this rambling post is 'go and do your homework' or 'check what ebay sold listings are' that's absolutely fine, although from reading on here ebay isn't necessarily the best place to understand the VALUE of an item, more what casual collectors (like me probably) are willing to pay. If I do need to go out and learn about what's good/bad value, what to look for/avoid, if you could point me in the right direction for resources that cover this in detail that would be great.

Or alternatively if you want to sell me something that will simplify things even more 8)

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Re: R5-D4 / R2-D2 What to pay?

Postby Richard_H » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:34 pm

As a general rule for average condition R5:

SW - £200-250
ESB - £250
ROTJ - £120-180
Trilogo - £150-200

but you're correct. There are rarer variations in there which will cost more. Also, you can pick up for less. For example, I got 77bk for £80.
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Re: R5-D4 / R2-D2 What to pay?

Postby r5-d4cus » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:38 pm

Thanks, I'll keep those prices in mind. £80 is a bargain, let me know if you get bored of it..

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Re: R5-D4 / R2-D2 What to pay?

Postby coomber75 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:42 pm

just sold mine for 70 sorry dude dudnt see this till today... so stuff is out there at nkt crazy money just be patient and you will get it :D

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Re: R5-D4 / R2-D2 What to pay?

Postby r5-d4cus » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:50 pm

Dammit! I'm happy to play the long game, that's part of the fun of collecting.

Anyone have any info on R2-D2, that'd be great.

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Postby Richard_H » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:49 pm

I'm a R5 focus collector. They won't be going anywhere.
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Re: R5-D4 / R2-D2 What to pay?

Postby lejackal » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:45 am

r5-d4cus wrote:Dammit! I'm happy to play the long game, that's part of the fun of collecting.

Anyone have any info on R2-D2, that'd be great.

Add on 1-200 for a SW card, similar ballpark to R5 for ESB and Jedi and £150 should get you a mint Trilogo

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Re: R5-D4 / R2-D2 What to pay?

Postby edd_jedi » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:31 am

Yes you should be able to pick up a nice Jedi or Trilogo R2 Sensorscpe for around £100 with a little luck.

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Re: R5-D4 / R2-D2 What to pay?

Postby r5-d4cus » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:06 pm

Thanks for the advice everyone, I'll keep me eyes peeled and let you know how I get on.

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Re: R5-D4 / R2-D2 What to pay?

Postby r5-d4cus » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:28 am

I've just seen this listing on ebay for a tri-logo r2 with sensorscope. I'm trying to get better pics of the seller but for £99 should I have a pop? Bubble looks a bit battered.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252869812590? ... Tags=bu=bu

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Postby edd_jedi » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:45 pm

Hard to tell from the terrible photos but yes assuming the bubble is just a bit dented and not cracked/lifting etc I'd say £100-120 would be a fair price. Trilogos often have bubble dents and it doesn't detract too much from the value (although you pay a massive premium for mint ones.)

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Re: R5-D4 / R2-D2 What to pay?

Postby Robstyley » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:53 pm

I would say the R2 is more readily available and slightly less sought after than the R5(on Jedi). Right now I prob wouldn't pay more than 100 for R2 and 140 for R5. You're a man after my own heart, droids are awesome!

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Re: R5-D4 / R2-D2 What to pay?

Postby r5-d4cus » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:02 am

They look awesome together! So other than on here and eBay where should I be looking?

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Postby edd_jedi » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:03 am

There's a lot on Facebook but much of it is over-priced. I rarely see bargains on there. Honestly eBay auctions are the best place to get bargains.

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Re: R5-D4 / R2-D2 What to pay?

Postby Robstyley » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:33 pm

r5-d4cus wrote:They look awesome together! So other than on here and eBay where should I be looking?


In this day and age it pays to look everywhere 8) Forums, Facebook groups, Ebay.. some will turn up. Edds right though, Facebook's pricey or you have to be quick! I still find some of my best finds on Ebay for sure.


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