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Is it still worth buying beaters for a £1 each?

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Is it still worth buying beaters for a £1 each?

Postby pizzathehutt » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:40 am

I saw a bunch in a collectables shop yesterday but these really were beaters.

All with paint rubs, chewed limbs

Should I have snapped them up?
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Re: Is it still worth buying beaters for a £1 each?

Postby edd_jedi » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:21 am

Yes, they're called "variants" now and worth £20+ each even without accessories :roll:

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Postby lejackal » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:55 am

edd_jedi wrote:Yes, they're called "variants" now and worth £20+ each even without accessories :roll:

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Re: Is it still worth buying beaters for a £1 each?

Postby theforceuk » Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:25 pm

Vintage Star Wars for £1!? Bloody definitely worth it.
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Re: Is it still worth buying beaters for a £1 each?

Postby apack7229 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:19 pm

I love beaters so I would’ve bought them.
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Re: Is it still worth buying beaters for a £1 each?

Postby subzero » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:52 pm

I wouldn't even take beaters if they were free :lol: well I would but i'd pass them onto someone who does want them.

I'm more of a complete minty kinda guy! 8)
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Re: Is it still worth buying beaters for a £1 each?

Postby apack7229 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:35 pm

subzero wrote:I wouldn't even take beaters if they were free :lol: well I would but i'd pass them onto someone who does want them.

I'm more of a complete minty kinda guy! 8)


If you ever get them pass them on to me. :lol:
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Re: Is it still worth buying beaters for a £1 each?

Postby subzero » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:46 pm

apack7229 wrote:
subzero wrote:I wouldn't even take beaters if they were free :lol: well I would but i'd pass them onto someone who does want them.

I'm more of a complete minty kinda guy! 8)


If you ever get them pass them on to me. :lol:


Sure will do, if I ever come across any. :wink:
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Re: Is it still worth buying beaters for a £1 each?

Postby apack7229 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:49 pm

subzero wrote:
apack7229 wrote:
subzero wrote:I wouldn't even take beaters if they were free :lol: well I would but i'd pass them onto someone who does want them.

I'm more of a complete minty kinda guy! 8)


If you ever get them pass them on to me. :lol:


Sure will do, if I ever come across any. :wink:


Awesome, send your beaters unto me. :lol:
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Re: Is it still worth buying beaters for a £1 each?

Postby Robstyley » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:52 am

Worth getting if you’ve got kids to give them to, if not I wouldn’t bother. My kids love their beaters, and a lot of them aren’t even that bad :o

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Postby Dannywhiteley » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:15 pm

Think it depends on the circumstances. If I saw beaters on eBay for £1 with free post id probably leave them but if in a charity shop or jumble sale I'd snap them up and be really pleased with myself.

Then I'd give them to my kids to play with.

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Re: Is it still worth buying beaters for a £1 each?

Postby pizzathehutt » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:25 am

I went back and got these 3 for a pound each

Best ones out of a bad bunch, I’m happy!
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Re: Is it still worth buying beaters for a £1 each?

Postby SublevelStudios » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:09 pm

£1 each is a bargain. Buy them all day for that if I could.

Although I think I have enough Dengars to last a lifetime.

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Re: Is it still worth buying beaters for a £1 each?

Postby Section 8 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:32 pm

Unfortunately you have bought the only 3 figures that are worth less than £1, even in good condition. :(
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Re: Is it still worth buying beaters for a £1 each?

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:04 am

I took a box of 50 better than beaters to FF in December. They sat there for about 3 hours without a sale. I even gave a couple of kids some. Finally someone wanders up and buy the lot and looks nervous and hesitant about it as if I'm about to tell him they're actually £10 each not £1.

On reflection and having seen some similar figures sell for £5 and £6 I'd have been better on ebay. I think it's one of those things: There's so many of them out there that they don't seem worth bothering with but at the same time the prices of anything half decent is daft so at £1 each, why not?


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