Deciding What to Collect – Part II
April 27, 2015

Once again, I am faced with wondering how I should collect my collection.  And once again, I will use HeroClix as my commentary.

I recently once again began looking at making a purchase on line for a bunch of pieces.  Looking over the various sites to see which one had the most that I wanted for what I felt was a reasonable price.  Then it happened.

DC10-Batman

DC10-Batman

I spotted an auction at HCRealms.com.  This one was completed, over, but another was just beginning.  I bid on something. Then on something else.  Then I was back again to see that someone had outbid me on every lot I had bid one.  So I bid again.  And again.  Some of the lots got more expensive that what I felt the few pieces I actually wanted were worth and I let them go.  Then the auction was over.  I had won a set of 14 or so figures for a good price.  I paid for my winning and the shipping.  About 20$.

I won the DC 10th Anniversary set pieces:
001 Batman 
004 Green Lantern (with construct) x2
005 Brainiac 

DC10-Brainiac

DC10-Brainiac

006 Batgirl 
008 Catwoman 
010 The Flash 
011 Green Lantern 
012 Brainiac 
013 Lex Luthor 
015 Catwoman 
018 The Flash Rare
020 Lex Luthor Rare
021 Superman Rare

But wait.  Was that what I should have bought?  Let’s take a look.  Did it complete an older set?  No, well sort of, I bolded the 4 pieces I did not have before, but it was not the set I was going to complete.  Did it include the pieces I have been wanting most lately?  No, well there is one piece in there that would cost me 50 cents or 1 dollar at most stores that I have been wanting a lot lately (Brainiac 005).  Did it include pieces I will be using soon?  Probably not as there are newer versions of almost all of these characters, so I would probably choose the newer versions.

DC10-LexLuthor

DC10-LexLuthor

Then why?  Reason 1. 020 Lex Luthor.  For a long time, I had an eye out for this piece.  I knew it was worth about 10$ by itself if I bought it individually.  It was high on my list at one point.  But then we got 4 new versions of Lex and it kind of fell off the list.  Reason 2. I got caught up in the moment.  I was looking to spend something to expand my collection and I thought I could get something cheap.  But in doing so, I got something farther down my list than my top wants.

DC10-Superman

DC10-Superman

So what now?  Three things.  1. I vow to use both Brainiac and Lex shortly after they arrive.  2.  The holes in my collection of Martian Manhunter and Oracle feel much more noticeable than before.  3. I will try to focus on what I really want, completing my set of Lantern Rings from the War of Light set.  I only need a few more and could have completed that for the same price or less. Next time.

WOL-Rings

WOL-Rings

4. That Brainiac, Lex and Superman all look very cool.  They may not have been at the top, but I am glad I am getting them.

Erik "Superfriend" Skov

“Gathered together from the four corners of the universe.” Oh, wait, that’s the show, not me. Erik “SuperFriend” Skov never actually got to appear on the show, although he did watch it every week. Erik spent 6 years working for Hasbro in Pawtucket, RI before leaving for a job that paid more (Why else would a collector leave the company that was making Star Wars, Transformers, and while I was there Batman). I used to post all over the net. These days I tend to hang my hat at AFI.

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2 Comments »

  • Steve says:

    Hi, the WOL rings, are they the free rings you got with the comics or something else?

    • Erik superfriend says:

      There are 2 versions. The free ones you are referring to and another set which are specific to the HeroClix game. To the casual observer, they are almost the same. I have the comic book ones. I am working on the game ones. Have 7 of the 9, missing white and yellow.

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