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Morashitar
05-18-2014, 08:24 AM
Curious? What is the most expensive miniature ever sold?

Do any of these miniatures add value or is there even a market for that?

Matt James
06-11-2014, 06:54 AM
Not sure on the most expensive, but some of the GW armies (many models) can go for a hefty price.

Soft Serve
06-11-2014, 11:58 AM
I was hoping someone answered this because I'm curious now too...

Matt James
06-12-2014, 07:36 AM
As far as value for a single model, some of the limited runs of Grenadier or Ral Partha go for really hefty prices. Some of the dragons are hundreds of dollars.

Soft Serve
06-12-2014, 11:09 AM
Just looked up a colossal red dragon mini that apparently sold for around $350.

Morashitar
06-12-2014, 03:24 PM
I think it gets expensive when you start collecting them for a living. Kind of like those that enjoy train sets. I was wondering if any of these models increase in value over time to make it worthwhile, yet I see not much on this.

I know for hobbiest it isn't about that, but just was curious to know for I know someone that collects model cars and sells them years later for double the price. Only certain models though sell double or even triple the price later..it gets tricky!

Anyway thanks for the input. :)

MonkPlayer
09-14-2014, 11:56 AM
This marks my second attempt to post this, due to deleting everything, when I accidentally clicked on another site and left this page. I had to start over after almost finishing the D&D part! ARGHH!

Well, I have a very large collection of Reaper, D&D, and Pathfinder minis that I actively sell (the duplicates) or trade. I have several trades going all the time.

The best and most accurate way that I like to determine current pricing is to look at eBay on the "Advanced Search" (top left corner of page). After going to "Advanced", then click on the "Sold" option. A second way to determine pricing is my ""holy grail"; ABPrices.com. This site takes 8-20 retailer's current pricing for a single mini.

The question asked above was such a great question, that I had to figure it out! I've never wondered what is the highest priced mini, even though I own a huge amount of minis.

NOTE: I'm displaying the lowest price from ABPrices (without adding the typical $1-3 shipping costs), after looking at the 25 D&D sets. If the price shows eBay then ABPrices aren't competitive or available. I'm only displaying a minis pricing that's around $30+


DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Colossal Red Dragon, (Icons), $175 (factory sealed box) eBay. I paid $100 for mine elsewhere.
Colossal Blue Dragon, (Icons), $45 eBay
Orcus, Prince of Undeath (Icons) $85 eBay (factory sealed box)
Colossal White Dragon (mini only), Icingdeath $25 eBay, In the set Legends of Drizzit Scenario Pack, eBay $35-40+shipping. I have 1 currently for trade /sell
Elder White Dragon (Against the Giants) $54
Champion of Ellistraee (Archfiends) $29.81
Drizzt, Drow Ranger (Archfiends) $28.99
Pit Fiend (Blood War) $33.99
Dragonborn Paladin of Bahamut (Demonweb) $28.00
Gelatinous Cube (Desert of Desolation) $50
Huge Gold Dragon (Giants of Legend) $45
Huge Red Dragon (Giants of Legend) $50
Behir (Giants of Legend) $38
Balor (Legendary Evils) $36 (huge size)
Beholder Ultimate Tyrant (Legenday Evils) $30
Elder Green Dragon (Legenady Evils) $33.49
Elder Blue Dragon (Lords of Madness) $50
Heroslayer Hydra (Lords of Madness) $38
Mephistopheles, Lord of Cania (Lords of Madness) $32.91
Balor (Underdark) $26 (large size)
Aspect of Bahamut (War of the Dragon Queen) $25.49
Aspect of Tiamat (War of the Dragon Queen) $50 (i've got this one a couple more here for sell/trade).
Dracolich (War of the Dragon Queen) $35

PATHFINDER



Efreet (legends of Golarion) $32
Gargantuan Green Dragon $50 eBay
Karzoug Statue (Rise of the Runelords) $32
Treachery Demon (Rise of the Runelords) $25 eBay
Rune Giant (Rise of the Runelords) $50 (Even I had to pay $50 (I'm "cheap skate").
Deskari, Demon Lord of Locusts (Wrath of the Righteous) $43

If you interested in wanting to trade minis with me then give me a shout!

NOTE: This site has my current list of Haves and Trades. You can join for free, but upgrading your membership costs a very small fee:

http://www.miniaturetrading.com/user/monkplayer

Keep the Dice Rollin!
Monkplayer

Skunkape
09-16-2014, 02:13 PM
It also depends on what the mini is made out of. Minis made from resin tend to be more expensive than those made of other plastics. Minis sold at this place, http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/ (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/#&panel1-1) are really expensive partly because they're made from resin, oh and they're done on limited runs too.