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The appeal of defects on figureskommenttia • The appeal of defects on figures

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    Kitah (4 vuotta sitten) #2558727Legless peach ended up being one of those people who was bidding on alternate accounts to rise the price of their own product. They never did get the 25K from my understanding. If you look at the bid history on the item itself, it went up thousands at a time.
    I honestly have no clue on the defect nature. Unless it is something which makes the character look unique (like with Amiibo Samus), or possibly a paint defect which makes it look like a variant of the other version.
    There has been a debate on another post about amiibo figures on here recently. People pay a shit ton of money for variants of things as-well (such as the Skylander variants going for around £500 depending on the limited quality.
    I don't get it.
    Shill bidding. Another really shitty and greedy aspect of scalpers.
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    Intolerance for the sort of defects you've listed isn't limited to Japanese figure collecting at all. For a defect to have any sort of value it depends on what sort of collectible it is and the nature of the defect and in particular the rarity of the defect, not just being defective in general. The appeal is in the last part. Any sort of defect that can be replicated with damage or loss of parts isn't going to be worth anything.

    With figures, it's generally only sealed carded figures where mislabeling or missing/wrong parts adds to the value. For a boxed figure it's harder to tell if those sorts of defects are from the factory or from a person since you might not realize there's a defect until it's been opened and checked for parts or you might be unable to tell if the box has been opened and re-sealed. Stuff like paint defects have to be fairly visually distinctive to be noteworthy, like large area in the wrong color distinctive.
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    IKKIsama (4 vuotta sitten) #2558847Oh I see, there was boosting involved then. Actually I couldn't look at the listing myself because viewing was blocked for my country.

    It seems like it, took a picture of the bid history for ya' View spoilerHide spoilerhttp://oi60.tinypic.com/mvq902.jpg
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    Kitah (4 vuotta sitten) #2558727Legless peach ended up being one of those people who was bidding on alternate accounts to rise the price of their own product. They never did get the 25K from my understanding. If you look at the bid history on the item itself, it went up thousands at a time.


    Oh I see, there was boosting involved then. Actually I couldn't look at the listing myself because viewing was blocked for my country.
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    IKKIsama (4 vuotta sitten) #2558463A defective, legless Peach sold for 10x the amount Samus sold for, $25k.

    Legless peach ended up being one of those people who was bidding on alternate accounts to rise the price of their own product. They never did get the 25K from my understanding. If you look at the bid history on the item itself, it went up thousands at a time.

    I honestly have no clue on the defect nature. Unless it is something which makes the character look unique (like with Amiibo Samus), or possibly a paint defect which makes it look like a variant of the other version.

    There has been a debate on another post about amiibo figures on here recently. People pay a shit ton of money for variants of things as-well (such as the Skylander variants going for around £500 depending on the limited quality.

    I don't get it.
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    Makes them more unique but personally Ive never understood that logic
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    SweetIvy That dork that grew up...?
    I did see a unpainted eyed ITEM #87249
    and the seller was putting a hefty price.

    In that case more of a "Supply and Demand" Issue.
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    A defective, legless Peach sold for 10x the amount Samus sold for, $25k.
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    There's a big difference between a wobbly base or immovable joint and a mislabed box or extra arm canon.
    The appeal of the latter is they look good or have collectable value. The former are just complete defects.
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    I think there is a difference between defects and something that becomes unique due to a happy accident. What you are talking about fall under the "happy accident" category that results in a figure that is unique and thus appealing to a collector. However, what people complain about are defects that are just shoddy workmanship.

    I mean, if I ordered batman and the batman figure came painted gold but still looked great and was otherwise flawless, I would be super happy and keep it. But if I ordered a batman and the batman came with a defective leg that meant I couldn't display him or the incorrect paint job rendered the figure ugly and horrible looking - you bet I would complain up a storm! A batman figure that couldn't stand and looked horrible is a trash! A gold coloured batman that is otherwise flawless and looks even more beautiful despite not being in his traditional black is an unique collectors item. It's a case by case thing really.
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