I was on the fence about both this and Unicron.
I started selling toys not long before Castle Greyskull came out. I was going to order 4 at $225 but backed out because I didn't think I could get enough out of them for all the space they'd take up. In the short run, I was right, and Mattel had to clearance them for $100. In the long run, I'd seen them sell for between $500 and $800.
In the years running up to Jabba's barge, I had an increasingly difficult time selling far cheaper toys. People shrieking at "unaffordable" $15-$20 toys and not even touching anything that came through Bluefin. So when that stupid thing went up for $500, I said no way. Then that started selling for over $1000.
So then these two came up really close together. I wanted so badly to flip these for some easy money. But it's just gotten even harder to sell far cheaper toys. I can't imagine these selling for anything near what would be worth prepaying and lugging them around. But I suspect I'll end up wrong again, just because the universe enjoys shitting on me when it comes to this stuff.>>7849240>>savvy businessman>>Buying toys as an investment>>Instead of land, stocks, or bonds.
Do people that say this stuff ever actually invest in stocks or bonds? Bonds don't pay shit. They're worse than a savings account or CDs. And stocks, Jesus, my stocks climbed from 2009 to about 2014 and then stopped. The DOW is up 15K points since then and I haven't seen any gains since a year before Trump started campaigning. It's fucking ridiculous. I don't know where all of this money is.