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BCamaro Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2016 1:21 p.m. PST

I met a woman whose husband collected 1:32 scale figures. He collected hundreds- American west, Napoleonics, WW 2… Now he has passed and she was wondering about their value.

So basic 1:32 plastic figures, any value?

B.

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member20 Jul 2016 1:28 p.m. PST

I suspect so.

Haven't seen them in quite a while, but haven't been in a large hobby store either.

A lot of people like gaming with larger figs.

Might try listing some of them here, first, since eBay charges so much.

cloudcaptain20 Jul 2016 1:59 p.m. PST

Really depends on the make and genre. Unpainted metal should sell well for just about any period in 54mm.

Basic plastics aren't worth much. You can get close to retail on TSSD, Armies in Plastic, and A Call to Arms. Conte resells wells…especially the limited stuff. Reamsa tends to get a fair amount of bids when I am cruising Ebay. Marx recasts can sometimes go $1 USD a fig. Chances are the worth is all over the boards. If they are cheap clones you would probably be better served gifting them to a youngster.

altfritz20 Jul 2016 2:11 p.m. PST

You could check out Michigan Toy Soldiers site michtoy.com

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2016 2:14 p.m. PST

There is no way to tell without seeing the figures. He might have everything from 50 cent figures to collector's pieces.

VVV reply20 Jul 2016 2:30 p.m. PST

I sold some unpainted plastic ones, got about 20p each for them. If they are painted then remember pictures are what sells them.

I sold the collection of 15/28mm figures for the widow of a friend of mine. Got about £3,000.00 GBP for the lot after eBay and PayPal fees.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2016 6:01 p.m. PST

Are they in original unopened packaging?

Lonkka1Actual21 Jul 2016 3:33 a.m. PST

When I recently checkd the price for old Airfix 1:32 plastics some tended to be rather expensive…

ArmymenRGreat Inactive Member21 Jul 2016 9:30 a.m. PST

Yeah, we'd really need to see pictures. Prices are all over the board. Even Airfix is all over. 14 pc Italians in box might get $90 USD-$120 but 28 (29?) pc Germans in newer box might squeek by for $15. USD Who knows, might be a $350 USD Marx Custer in there.

BCamaro Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2016 2:02 p.m. PST

I'll post some photos, there are hundreds. I've been able to identify Barzso brand, CTS, and Marx. Now I'm working on specifics. Any online Barzso guides?

Nick Stern Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2016 9:33 a.m. PST

Ive paid metal prices for some rare out of production Barzsos. The Minutemen and AWI British Grenadiers are still available so are worth less.

dBerczerk26 Jul 2016 3:41 p.m. PST

Barzso has a website listing the 54mm figures currently available. They produced a wide range of figures spanning many periods, most now out-of-production.

link

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