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Title: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: Alekotan on September 21, 2013, 01:06:06 pm
I was thinking about my MOC MOTU action figures that I sold for about $30 each back in 2001. I actually had two He-Man MOC one was un-punched. Sold both for $75  >:(

I wasn't even that desperate for cash. I kick myself for doing that. 

Am I the only one or is there anyone else in here regret selling off some of their prized collections?


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: darthfoley on September 21, 2013, 04:42:08 pm
Maybe my 25th Joe Alpine.


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: LukeyLuke on September 21, 2013, 04:59:55 pm
Definitely my New Mutants #98. First appearance of Deadpool, Domino, and Gideon. I sold it for well under what it's worth. But that's not why I regret selling it. It was mine for like 20 years, and now it's just gone.    :(


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 21, 2013, 06:20:02 pm
I kinda miss my Batman Lego since they brought out the follow up DC superhero stuff. But I was missing a set that was impossible to find for less than a kidney. So I sold the rest on ebay and made a freakin' fortune.


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: gabs1977 on September 21, 2013, 06:24:54 pm
ML xmen classics 10 bucks each...nearly had the complete set.I only kept Colossus , Cycke, Iceman, and Archangel.I had the first release and reissue. Deadpool $10 my ml spare.


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: Alekotan on September 21, 2013, 06:27:54 pm
Definitely my New Mutants #98. First appearance of Deadpool, Domino, and Gideon. I sold it for well under what it's worth. But that's not why I regret selling it. It was mine for like 20 years, and now it's just gone.    :(

I know how you feel. In 2006 my wife and I decided to become professional travelers and lived in different cities in California 3-6 mos. at a time. For a while I was lugging around all my comic books and putting them into public storage. After a few years of doing this I got tired of carrying them around (comics are heavier than action figures.)So I gave them to a friend. I had all of the New Mutants and I had the first appearance of Hellboy in there and other cool stuff. Oh well such is life.


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 21, 2013, 06:29:23 pm
I know how you feel. In 2006 my wife and I decided to become professional travelers and lived in different cities in California 3-6 mos. at a time. For a while I was lugging around all my comic books and putting them into public storage. After a few years of doing this I got tired of carrying them around (comics are heavier than action figures.)So I gave them to a friend. I had all of the New Mutants and I had the first appearance of Hellboy in there and other cool stuff. Oh well such is life.

You....gave away....your comics?  :'(

I feel faint......must lie down....


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: Alekotan on September 21, 2013, 06:30:53 pm
I kinda miss my Batman Lego since they brought out the follow up DC superhero stuff. But I was missing a set that was impossible to find for less than a kidney. So I sold the rest on ebay and made a freakin' fortune.

That's great you made out on it. I made good money selling off my DC Direct collection. I actually was unemployed and was about to be evicted. Those DC Directs saved my butt!


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: Alekotan on September 21, 2013, 06:37:59 pm
I know how you feel. In 2006 my wife and I decided to become professional travelers and lived in different cities in California 3-6 mos. at a time. For a while I was lugging around all my comic books and putting them into public storage. After a few years of doing this I got tired of carrying them around (comics are heavier than action figures.)So I gave them to a friend. I had all of the New Mutants and I had the first appearance of Hellboy in there and other cool stuff. Oh well such is life.
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You....gave away....your comics?  :'(

I feel faint......must lie down....

LOL! It went to good hands.  I gave it to my good friend who has an amazingly awesome collection of comic books. That guy has almost 200 long boxes of comic books. When I visit his house it's like I'm going into a time machine. He never throws away or sells anything.  I gave him 9 long boxes. 


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: powersthatbe on September 22, 2013, 11:14:57 am
i had  the blue snaggletooth i didn't even sell but gave away to a friend who was a big star wars fan in high school
the marvel studios 13" blade figure
some megos i had-green arrow.lizard,spiderman and the joker
my MOC collection of marvel legends,i had a bunch but sold due to space


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: 78t-topps on September 22, 2013, 11:46:25 am
I sold my New Teen Titans collection and a fair amount of comics , but I needed to eat
(last recession)


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 22, 2013, 05:09:55 pm
I still have that Blade figure PTB. I'd love to upgrade it to the Hot Toys one.

Jeez 78T....that's no good at all. But I guess you do what you gotta do  :(


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: 78t-topps on September 22, 2013, 05:13:41 pm
no big now , it was way back in the 80's , kids are grown and gone , most of the bills are getting paid .....

 god I'm old.... [thud]


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 22, 2013, 05:29:02 pm
no big now , it was way back in the 80's , kids are grown and gone , most of the bills are getting paid .....

 god I'm old.... [thud]

We love you anyway grandpa!  :D


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: Polarboy on September 22, 2013, 06:21:17 pm
Definitely my New Mutants #98. First appearance of Deadpool, Domino, and Gideon. I sold it for well under what it's worth. But that's not why I regret selling it. It was mine for like 20 years, and now it's just gone.    :(

I know how you feel. In 2006 my wife and I decided to become professional travelers and lived in different cities in California 3-6 mos. at a time. For a while I was lugging around all my comic books and putting them into public storage. After a few years of doing this I got tired of carrying them around (comics are heavier than action figures.)So I gave them to a friend. I had all of the New Mutants and I had the first appearance of Hellboy in there and other cool stuff. Oh well such is life.

Oh my, moving every few months just because sounds horrible, but then im pretty much housebound these days so what do I know.


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: Xavion on September 22, 2013, 08:23:57 pm
For years, the answer to that question would have been my first comic collection that I amassed from 1974-1983.  i had the Bronze Age pretty well covered (including the Claremont/Cockrum/Byrne X-Men) and a pretty good chunk of the Silver Age as well.

Now it's not such a big deal as I've replaced most of it with digital copies.  In fact, I'm much happier, because the originals were a pain in the ass to store and maintain.


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: Chooch on September 22, 2013, 09:43:21 pm
That second kidney.


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: dozymuppet on September 22, 2013, 10:00:13 pm
My Guild S-100.


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 23, 2013, 04:24:15 am
I kept my original Star Wars figures, but gave away everything else when I got "too old". That included all my MOTU (including Greyskull) and all my Micronauts/PowerLords.


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: LukeyLuke on September 23, 2013, 07:17:36 am
Oh man, I didn't even think about my toys I had as a kid. When I got "too old" I also sold all of my awesome toys at rummage sales. Stupid teenager.  G.I. Joe and MOTU were the two properties that I had just about everything. What I miss most are my Joes. I sold my Joes to a kid a few years younger than me. I know that made his childhood and it felt really good to help him out, but I would give up that "warm feeling" in a heartbeat to have all my collection back.


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: Alekotan on September 23, 2013, 06:01:38 pm
Definitely my New Mutants #98. First appearance of Deadpool, Domino, and Gideon. I sold it for well under what it's worth. But that's not why I regret selling it. It was mine for like 20 years, and now it's just gone.    :(

I know how you feel. In 2006 my wife and I decided to become professional travelers and lived in different cities in California 3-6 mos. at a time. For a while I was lugging around all my comic books and putting them into public storage. After a few years of doing this I got tired of carrying them around (comics are heavier than action figures.)So I gave them to a friend. I had all of the New Mutants and I had the first appearance of Hellboy in there and other cool stuff. Oh well such is life.

Oh my, moving every few months just because sounds horrible, but then im pretty much housebound these days so what do I know.


At first it was real fun but after 6 years of moving place to place it got old. Luckily I was able to save enough money to finally settle down and open my own business.  If you don't mind me asking. Are you housebound because of a disability? I hope that is not the case. I hope your case is like mine. I am semi-retired and pretty much housebound these days as well.


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: Scotty on September 23, 2013, 06:18:57 pm
No regrets about anything I've sold as they've helped me with real life stuff.  [thumbs up]

Stuff I didn't keep from childhood: Star Trek Mego and Super Powers Hall of Justice - those I have some regret pangs about.


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 23, 2013, 09:53:01 pm
The list of items I regret buying, on the other hand...  ::)

Ugggh.....DC Direct 13" figures anyone?


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: Scotty on September 24, 2013, 05:00:18 am
The list of items I regret buying, on the other hand...  ::)

Ugggh.....DC Direct 13" figures anyone?

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Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 24, 2013, 04:56:06 pm
Yup....that about sums it up.


Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: Jase on September 24, 2013, 11:10:57 pm
The list of items I regret buying, on the other hand...  ::)

Ugggh.....DC Direct 13" figures anyone?

I was all over that line but sold them off. I do wish that I had kept the blue/grey Batman and Robin though.



Title: Re: What Do You Regret Selling?
Post by: fishmilkshake on September 25, 2013, 12:25:34 am
The list of items I regret buying, on the other hand...  ::)

Ugggh.....DC Direct 13" figures anyone?

I was all over that line but sold them off. I do wish that I had kept the blue/grey Batman and Robin though.

Mine will be going on ebay soon.