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Apr 12, 2012 (4:24 am)
Very, very nice...both the Matchbox and the real thing.
#294 of 366 Re: . [fintail]
May 22, 2012 (6:27 pm)
I'm sorry... :-O !!! This must be the 'Hummel' effect, rare = valuable, I guess...
May 24, 2012 (10:04 am)
What's doubly bizarre is that this model is expensive not because it is rare in itself but because it's in a rare color. Is this for real? I can't imagine someone spending that much for a production glitch.
#297 of 366 Re: . [Mr_Shiftright]
May 24, 2012 (11:04 am)
For toys like this, variations are the rarity, primarily paint and wheels. A normal yellow mint in box version of that car would be lucky to hit 1% of the value of the red car.
May 24, 2012 (12:05 pm)
this sounds like the tulip bubble all over again. One day, a group of people are going to wake up, point to that little yellow toy, and say: "Wait a minute, this isn't worth $10,000!"
And suddenly, it won't be.
#299 of 366 Re: . [Mr_Shiftright]
May 24, 2012 (12:47 pm)
Actually, I suspect that car was worth more 20 years ago than now - the internet redefined the market for most collectors, bringing once unknown items out of closets and attics for the world to see. All it takes is two fanatics.
May 24, 2012 (1:46 pm)
True--for something this esoteric--something that has no inherent value--you need a very trained and knowledgable audience. If it were a real car, or a work of art, well at least that would always be there no matter what anyone thought...but with this, if the audience grows gray and goes away, I don't see the next generation taking this up, at least not at these prices.
I suppose it's like comic books--but I think comic books have a much wider fan base...dunno...
#301 of 366 Re: . [Mr_Shiftright]
May 24, 2012 (2:09 pm)
I'f I'm spending $900 on a car model, it's going to be one of those super-detailed ones, or maybe three of them...