edd_jedi wrote:I think the prices of Kenner stuff has risen a lot over the last couple of years, where as Palitoy was high to start with but hasn't really moved. A lot of the logo Palitoy stuff hasn't changed much in a decade, I watched a few items end on eBay last night that went surprisingly low.
There’s a lot more Palitoy stuff around now than a decade ago. The Vectis rep find, other shop finds etc. mean that supply has significantly increased. So whilst prices have fallen on some “once rare/now common” items like the usual 6 30a’s, the “once rare/still rare” items will still command steep prices.
Totally. There is still the belief those 6 x 30As (well, certainly 4 of them you trip over) are rare when they seem to be anything but. Let’s face it, most of those are more widely available on 30 back than any other Palitoy logo card. So if you bought them over 3 or 4 years ago when they were still harder to find then yes, even Kenner Klaatus have out performed them. It’s why I think you should never, ever be the first to purchase a “never seen before” item at auction: the number of them known to exist can only increase.
Of course, if you have the cash and are buying it because you love it then it really doesn’t matter, does it? Last I checked most here were collectors, not investors, and I have limited (no) sympathy for the latter as they’re part of the problem group who help force prices up for the collectors.