Action figures are fun toys, but they can also be extremely valuable collectible items. How can you tell the difference?
There are many factors that determine the value of any collectible, but here’s our guide to help you determine an estimated value specifically for your action figures:
First, See What Similar Action Figures Sold For
Collectibles aren’t currency, meaning they don’t have any implicit value. Therefore they are really only worth what someone else is willing to pay for them. Luckily, eBay has an advanced search feature that allows you to filter for only completed auctions that received bids. Use this feature to find out what similar action figures sold for.
Then Adjust That Value Based On Your Action Figure’s Quality
Once you have found a similar item and what it sold for, start adjusting that value for your specific action figure. For example, the biggest factor will be the shape it’s in. Is your action figure in better shape than the one that sold? Maybe it’s still in the original packaging and the other one wasn’t. Your action figure will be worth more, so increase that estimate. Or if your is in relatively worse shape, decrease that estimate. By how much will really depend on each individual item, so you may need to get a professional appraisal. This is why storing your item correctly is so important.
Then Adjust That Value Based On Where You’re Selling
Once you’ve adjusted the estimated value for your specific item’s quality, then you should adjust your expectations on how much above or below you’ll be able to collect for your item. If you sell to a good broker or put in the work to build and promote a listing on a large marketplace, you should yield close to that estimate, maybe even over. If you need to sell it fast and end up selling at a local pawn shop, then you should expect to yield much less than the value you came up with.
In the end of the day, figuring out how much your collectible action figures are worth is more of an art than a science, which is why it’s so important to work with credible people to appraise your items and buy them from you.
That’s where we come in! Neatstuff Collectibles is the #1 buyer and seller of collectibles because we make top-dollar all-cash offers all over the country. We will even travel to you to make the process as easy as possible if we like what you have! Want to reach out to us about getting an appraisal or potentially soliciting an offer from us? Fill out our seller interest form or give us a call at 800-326-7064 and we can get the process started!