so why destroy these toys??
Mini99 wrote:so why destroy these toys??
One word comes to mind, greed.
Bonsai_Tree_Ent wrote:A 100% complete toy is the 'final state' that all collectors are aiming for.
I spent a good amount of my collecting time buying up 'job lots'. Childhood collections, filled with many items that some might call junk. You know the sort; random pieces of a speeder bike, maybe the leg of a CAP-2, odds and ends from other toy lines thrown in too.
I'd have bags of bits, and when I could put a complete toy together that always felt like a little victory!
However for some toys I did sell individual pieces as parts because I thought the job was too big (such as the Palitoy Death Star with so many components), or the item too obscure (I had a ramp for the Ewok Battle Wagon, and thought I'll never get the rest of one of these to finish it off).
If buying parts allows a toy to be made complete, that's a good thing and it means that toy has been made whole again for the rest of its life. But if someone 'breaks up' a 100% complete toy to sell so that they make a couple of extra quid that is ridiculous and not good for the hobby. I'd also have thought it a false economy, as selling stuff does take time and effort, for just a few quid more is it really worth it?!
Richard_H wrote:I'm still after a Jabba dungeon branding iron (I think anyway) if anyone has one in their bits. Which could be painful I suppose
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