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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi All, 

I have a brand new in box Bandai VF-1J 1/55 scale.  Someone gave it to me a long time ago, but aside from my original chunky monkey Hikaru Strike my dad gave me when I was little, what's the -1J reissue worth?  I don't have any particular sentimental attachment to that one, so I may decide to flip it if it's worthwhile.

This is what the box looks like (not mine, just a stock image of what I found online)

 

Used-BANDAI-1-55-Macross-VF-1J-VALKYRIE-

Thanks all!

 

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Hi all, 

I have a large group of the Macross Frontier DX Chogokin Renewal Valkyries with Super Armor sets and I am struggling with figure out what would be fair pricing. I listed a few prices based on what I saw for closed listings or second-hand retailers, but struggling on the others. 

Any suggestions appreciated. 

- Bandai – Macross Frontier - DX Chogokin - VF-25S Messiah Valkyrie (Ozma Lee Custom) Renewal Ver. - $275
- Bandai – Macross Frontier - DX Chogokin - VF-25S Messiah Valkyrie Super Parts (Ozma Custom) - $
- Bandai – Macross Frontier - DX Chogokin - VF-25F Messiah Valkyrie (Saotome Alto Custom) Renewal Ver. - $
- Bandai – Macross Frontier - DX Chogokin - VF-25F Messiah Valkyrie Super Parts (Alto Custom) - $
- Bandai – Macross Frontier - DX Chogokin - VF-25G Messiah Valkyrie (Michael Blanc Custom) Renewal Ver. - $
- Bandai – Macross Frontier - DX Chogokin - VF-25G Messiah Valkyrie Super Parts (Michael Custom) - $
- Bandai – Macross Frontier - DX Chogokin - RVF-25 Messiah Valkyrie (Luca Angelloni Custom) Renewal Ver. - $
- Bandai – Macross Frontier - DX Chogokin - RVF-25 Messiah Valkyrie Super Parts & Ghost Set (Luca Custom) - $
- Bandai – Macross Frontier - DX Chogokin - VF-27 Gamma Lucifer w//Super Parts Renewal ver. - $250?
- Bandai – Macross Frontier - DX Chogokin - VF-25A Messiah Valkyrie (Mass Production) - $200
 

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I have several 1/60 Yamatos in like new condition with box:

VF-11C

Sv-51a

VF-19F

YF-19

VF-1S Strike (v2 1st run)

Tomahawk Destroid

I have a VF-0A (without booster), but it has been somewhat damaged (shoulders exploded, the c-clamp for the leg swing bar has broken, generally it has seen better days). Also I have a v1 Yamato VF-1A the TRU exclusive, but the the backplate broke at the hinge for the backpack. (If those are fixable I'd love to know).

From Bandai I have:

VF-25F Renewal (w/michael super parts)

VF-25F v1

VF-171EX alto w/super parts

VF-19 Adv

YF-29 Percival

Sv-262Hs w/LillDraken

I also have a VF-31C on the way, though it's held up in customs at the moment...

Just curious as to what they're worth. I'm not looking to sell, but I would like to know what my collection is worth...

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An easy way to get an idea of current market prices for almost any Macross (or other Japanese) collectible....

1) Start with the YJA closed auctions search:  

 

https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/closedsearch/closedsearch?p=yf-21&aq=-1&oq=&ei=UTF-8&slider=0&auccat=0

 

2) In the search field enter what you are looking for....you may need to find out the Japanese words for some things...but for most Macross valks just use something like "1/55 VF-1J"...or get fancier by adding "マクロス"...the more specific you get, the more filtered the results....add words such as Bandai バンダイ, Takatoku タカトク, or Yamato やまと for searching specific brands....

3) Go through the results and select at least a month or two of past sales/closed auctions.....note the final auction sale amount, add them up and divide that number by the number you are using for your sample......that will give you the average final auction value

4) Add about 10% to the final auction value average for proxy fees and local shipping....then add an amount based on the item for international shipping fee to your door...this will get you the price anyone looking for your item can expect to pay "on average" for the item if they were to buy it themselves directly from Japan via YJA......

****note that this price is usually lower than what you would pay at a shop like Mandarake....the reason is because Mandarake needs to make a profit so they low-ball what they pay customers bringing in their collectibles for sale....basically just like a pawn shop does....so Mandarake prices are not really reflective of true open market prices........with that said, if you paid MSRP or less for an item, then selling it at "Mandarake prices" will most of the time mean you will end up selling for much more than what you originally paid for the item***

Other things to consider are the actual condition of the item, box, status of accessories, original paperwork and decals, and anything else that originally may have been included with the item you are trying to determine value.

In my experience, missing or damaged boxes take away up to 30% or more of the "average value".  Missing accessories and anything else can remove about 10% for each item missing.  Anything broken will remove 30-50% or more depending on how badly or how important the broken part is to the overall functionality of the collectible.  There are so many other factors also involved that will ultimately determine the value of your item.  It will ultimately go down to how much you are willing to "let it go" for and how much your buyer is willing to splurge on it.

In short, if you can determine the "average" value of your item, you will be better equipped to make a deal that will be fair to both you and your buyer and sell quickly.

Good Luck!

 

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On 10/19/2017 at 12:29 PM, jvmacross said:

An easy way to get an idea of current market prices for almost any Macross (or other Japanese) collectible....

1) Start with the YJA closed auctions search:  https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/closedsearch/closedsearch;_ylt=A7dPFfz1xuhZFFIA22.uGDx8?

2) In the search field enter what you are looking for....you may need to find out the Japanese words for some things...but for most Macross valks just use something like "1/55 VF-1J"...or get fancier by adding "マクロス"...the more specific you get, the more filtered the results....add words such as Bandai バンダイ, Takatoku タカトク, or Yamato やまと for searching specific brands....

3) Go through the results and select at least a month or two of past sales/closed auctions.....note the final auction sale amount, add them up and divide that number by the number you are using for your sample......that will give you the average final auction value

4) Add about 10% to the final auction value average for proxy fees and local shipping....then add an amount based on the item for international shipping fee to your door...this will get you the price anyone looking for your item can expect to pay "on average" for the item if they were to buy it themselves directly from Japan via YJA......

****note that this price is usually lower than what you would pay at a shop like Mandarake....the reason is because Mandarake needs to make a profit so they low-ball what they pay customers bringing in their collectibles for sale....basically just like a pawn shop does....so Mandarake prices are not really reflective of true open market prices........with that said, if you paid MSRP or less for an item, then selling it at "Mandarake prices" will most of the time mean you will end up selling for much more than what you originally paid for the item***

Other things to consider are the actual condition of the item, box, status of accessories, original paperwork and decals, and anything else that originally may have been included with the item you are trying to determine value.

In my experience, missing or damaged boxes take away up to 30% or more of the "average value".  Missing accessories and anything else can remove about 10% for each item missing.  Anything broken will remove 30-50% or more depending on how badly or how important the broken part is to the overall functionality of the collectible.  There are so many other factors also involved that will ultimately determine the value of your item.  It will ultimately go down to how much you are willing to "let it go" for and how much your buyer is willing to splurge on it.

In short, if you can determine the "average" value of your item, you will be better equipped to make a deal that will be fair to both you and your buyer and sell quickly.

Good Luck!

 

Also, these instructions are awesome!

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On 10/19/2017 at 6:29 PM, jvmacross said:

An easy way to get an idea of current market prices for almost any Macross (or other Japanese) collectible....

1) Start with the YJA closed auctions search:  https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/closedsearch/closedsearch;_ylt=A7dPFfz1xuhZFFIA22.uGDx8?

2) In the search field enter what you are looking for....you may need to find out the Japanese words for some things...but for most Macross valks just use something like "1/55 VF-1J"...or get fancier by adding "マクロス"...the more specific you get, the more filtered the results....add words such as Bandai バンダイ, Takatoku タカトク, or Yamato やまと for searching specific brands....

3) Go through the results and select at least a month or two of past sales/closed auctions.....note the final auction sale amount, add them up and divide that number by the number you are using for your sample......that will give you the average final auction value

4) Add about 10% to the final auction value average for proxy fees and local shipping....then add an amount based on the item for international shipping fee to your door...this will get you the price anyone looking for your item can expect to pay "on average" for the item if they were to buy it themselves directly from Japan via YJA......

****note that this price is usually lower than what you would pay at a shop like Mandarake....the reason is because Mandarake needs to make a profit so they low-ball what they pay customers bringing in their collectibles for sale....basically just like a pawn shop does....so Mandarake prices are not really reflective of true open market prices........with that said, if you paid MSRP or less for an item, then selling it at "Mandarake prices" will most of the time mean you will end up selling for much more than what you originally paid for the item***

Other things to consider are the actual condition of the item, box, status of accessories, original paperwork and decals, and anything else that originally may have been included with the item you are trying to determine value.

In my experience, missing or damaged boxes take away up to 30% or more of the "average value".  Missing accessories and anything else can remove about 10% for each item missing.  Anything broken will remove 30-50% or more depending on how badly or how important the broken part is to the overall functionality of the collectible.  There are so many other factors also involved that will ultimately determine the value of your item.  It will ultimately go down to how much you are willing to "let it go" for and how much your buyer is willing to splurge on it.

In short, if you can determine the "average" value of your item, you will be better equipped to make a deal that will be fair to both you and your buyer and sell quickly.

Good Luck!

 

This deserves to be pinned on top of the topic, thks !

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  • 4 weeks later...

I have an opened (played once, then put back into the box, not displayed) Yamato 1/48 clear part for super packs, the magazine exclusive limited edition.

I wonder how much does it worth?  

Would I get a better price selling it on ebay or listing it here in Macross world?

Thanks.

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On 10/26/2017 at 3:38 PM, jrhudson311 said:

How much is a 1/60 VF-11B in new condition going for these days?  Just to clarify I would like to know how much they are ACTUALLY selling for, not what they are listing for.

Thanks,

 

One just sold on ebay for 305$  I was bidding on it, but didnt want to go any higher than $285.  

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5 hours ago, Kidada said:

Just wondering how much a yamato vf 22s max version is going for these days?

It was displayed in gerwalk mode but no stickers or decals were applied. Everything is still complete. 

Some unopened ones are sold recently at Yahoo Japan Auction for about Y30000. Hope that helps.

https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/closedsearch/closedsearch;_ylt=A7dPFlR.Ki5aemAALeCuGDx8?p=1%2F60+VF-22S+マックス機+&aq=-1&oq=&x=43&y=14&ei=UTF-8&slider=0&auccat=

On 10/19/2017 at 9:29 AM, jvmacross said:

An easy way to get an idea of current market prices for almost any Macross (or other Japanese) collectible....

1) Start with the YJA closed auctions search:  https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/closedsearch/closedsearch;_ylt=A7dPFfz1xuhZFFIA22.uGDx8?

2) In the search field enter what you are looking for....you may need to find out the Japanese words for some things...but for most Macross valks just use something like "1/55 VF-1J"...or get fancier by adding "マクロス"...the more specific you get, the more filtered the results....add words such as Bandai バンダイ, Takatoku タカトク, or Yamato やまと for searching specific brands....

3) Go through the results and select at least a month or two of past sales/closed auctions.....note the final auction sale amount, add them up and divide that number by the number you are using for your sample......that will give you the average final auction value

4) Add about 10% to the final auction value average for proxy fees and local shipping....then add an amount based on the item for international shipping fee to your door...this will get you the price anyone looking for your item can expect to pay "on average" for the item if they were to buy it themselves directly from Japan via YJA......

****note that this price is usually lower than what you would pay at a shop like Mandarake....the reason is because Mandarake needs to make a profit so they low-ball what they pay customers bringing in their collectibles for sale....basically just like a pawn shop does....so Mandarake prices are not really reflective of true open market prices........with that said, if you paid MSRP or less for an item, then selling it at "Mandarake prices" will most of the time mean you will end up selling for much more than what you originally paid for the item***

Other things to consider are the actual condition of the item, box, status of accessories, original paperwork and decals, and anything else that originally may have been included with the item you are trying to determine value.

In my experience, missing or damaged boxes take away up to 30% or more of the "average value".  Missing accessories and anything else can remove about 10% for each item missing.  Anything broken will remove 30-50% or more depending on how badly or how important the broken part is to the overall functionality of the collectible.  There are so many other factors also involved that will ultimately determine the value of your item.  It will ultimately go down to how much you are willing to "let it go" for and how much your buyer is willing to splurge on it.

In short, if you can determine the "average" value of your item, you will be better equipped to make a deal that will be fair to both you and your buyer and sell quickly.

Good Luck!

 

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I'm looking to sell the following:

Yamato 1/3000 SDF-1

DX Chogokin VF-31J

DX Chogokin Sv-262H

HMR VF-1J Hikaru

HMR VF-1J Max

HMR Regult

All are opened but are in excellent condition and have been stored in their boxes for the most part. Can someone give me a good price to sell these items for?

Thanks! 

 

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Yamato SDF-1 price, no idea, there's still Arcadia ones NIB for sale in retail stores, may want to wait until those aren't competing.

31J, someone's selling theirs for $220 right now on this board.

Sv-262, the retail seems to be around ¥17000-¥19000, and used ones are on Mandarake for ¥14000-¥17000

No idea on the HMR VF-1s.

Just saw 3 Regults go for $75 each on this board, shipping incl.

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Just curious, but.... how much are the following each worth?

Yamato v2 1/60 VT-1 Super Ostrich

Yamato v2 1/60 VE-1 Elintseeker

Yamato v2 1/60 VF-1D Trainer

Being new to the Macross toy collecting scene, trying to get a good idea from the experts here on the Macross World forums.

Thanks!

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Hey guys. what's the following worth at this moment in time for the following? 

Arcadia VF-0D

Arcadia VF-0A

Yamato Shin VF-0A + Ghost Set

Bandai VF-19 Advance 

Yamato VF-11B 

 

Thank you in advance! 

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1 hour ago, 505thAirborne said:

Hey guys. what's the following worth at this moment in time for the following? 

Arcadia VF-0D

Arcadia VF-0A

Yamato Shin VF-0A + Ghost Set

Bandai VF-19 Advance 

Yamato VF-11B 

 

Thank you in advance! 

The following are currently available from Jungle (http://jungle-scs.co.jp)

Arcadia VF-0D  = 50,760 yen

Arcadia VF-0A = 43,200 yen

Yamato VF-0A + Ghost = 28,080 yen

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I've seen these V.1 Yamato VF-1A's selling on Ebay between $85.00 - $115.00 pending on condition for the Basic version.

There are four of the TRU version ranging from $136 - $199.00 but given it's Ebay that might be slightly higher than actual value. B)) 

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3 hours ago, 505thAirborne said:

I've seen these V.1 Yamato VF-1A's selling on Ebay between $85.00 - $115.00 pending on condition for the Basic version.

There are four of the TRU version ranging from $136 - $199.00 but given it's Ebay that might be slightly higher than actual value. B)) 

 

Ok thanks ^_^ I've currently got it on ebay for sale for £140 so it's in the ballpark more or less.

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Here's a real curveball for you guys. The Matchbox SDF-1 Playset. Essentially the giant SDF-1 head. I have one MIB that I'm considering putting up on Ebay just to reduce overall size of my collection. The box is crazy huge. Any ideas on a fair price?  I haven't seen one sold in forever. Thanks!

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