Calling all Star Wars collectors: a major collection is up for sale, and by “major,” I mean FRIGGIN’ HUGE! Brett’s Toy Room in Syracuse, New York is up for sale. Brett has curated a collection of Star Wars toys ranging from the original Kenner toys from the 70’s to modern toys that recently hit the store shelves. The collection is so impressive that Brett sells tickets to view it.
Well, all good things must come to an end, and this master collector has decided to part with this portion of his collection — don’t worry, he has another complete set or two! All of this could be yours. Brett says he has spent over $100,00 on the collection but is asking much less than he spent. So, if you have some deep love for Star Wars, and even deeper pockets, head on over to Brett’s Toy Room and maybe this collection could be yours!
The Toy Box says
It’s always sad to see large lots like this up for sale. Mainly because there is usually never a buyer. People with the means to own a collection such as this have already compiled one, and new people looking for an instant collection typically can’t afford to even consider the asking price.
9 out of 10 times, “vaults” such as this remain unsold.
Mike Avallone says
He sells tickets for people to see It? That’s kind of sad. I have a pretty big collection and people get to see mine for free.
Man, if I could charge people to see my collection, I’d do it in a heartbeat! 😉
The Toy Box says
I’m too protective of my crap er collection. People can see photos of it.
George Lucas says
People pay to see modern crap? I just go to wal-mart for that.
I had a pretty damn large collection up until 4 years ago. I put most of it up on ebay.
I realized that the idiotic dream of becoming rich off of a room full of Star Wars just ain’t gonna happen.
I sold what I could get a buyer to bid on. Some things I was positive would draw big money, and barely moved.
Other auctions that I was anticipating being a waste of time brought in sweet mulch. My kid had a collection of Angry Birds Star Wars figures. We would buy 3 packs at Target to shut him up every so often. A lot of 29 of them brought me $410. I cropped myself.
I ended up drawing my collection down from 18 totes to 4. I rolled the money into tools at Sears and Home Depot. I took up woodworking a d I found a Zen in it. My Star Wars stuff was sitting in a tote suffocating.
I gave 7 or 8 totes of unsellable collectibles to my local comic store, Rebel Base Comics in Charlotte (plug). He said he would hand out certain items door prizes for Free Comic Book Day last year. When I go there is see a few items of mine for sale in the shop, and it makes me happy. I kept everything with serious emotional value: vintage figures, comics cards and magazines. Also my modern OT figures. I love them.
Selling the majority of my Star Wars collection was very much like stepping away from religion for me. I was so worried that I would have this panic stricken feeling of longing or loss. It wasn’t so bad. Once it was gone, it was gone, and I was happy with the buttload of tools that I bought.
Sorry for rambling, You lose something in you when you sell your collection. You miss the pursuit of collecting. Walking down the toy aisle is like running into an ex.
The Toy Box says
I felt the same way about Star Wars books. I had every single hardback and softback since the original 1st print of Star Wars from the 70’s (including the mini Sci-Fi Book Club exclusives). I literally had three or four large bookshelves full of them. I hadn’t read them in years or reading the newer ones. There were so many being pumped out that I simply didn’t have the time to read them all. Not only that, but the majority of them weren’t any good (in my opinion) which only added to my lack of desire of reading them. I was literally just buying them because it was easier to keep up with the collection than to get rid of them.
Then one day I finally had enough. I put them up on ebay as one giant lot with a starting price of $700.00. I got one bid, and sent them off when the guy paid (a used book store oddly enough). I can’t tell you the relief I felt from no longer being a prisoner to the vicious cycle of buying, buying, buying just for the sake of owning / collecting.
Definitely a massive collection there
Because what fun is collecting something piece by piece when you can just get them ALL AT ONCE, here’s a massive 1,950 Star Wars action figure collection for sale on eBay.