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Superhero Scooter Question.

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by Latecomer, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. Latecomer

    Latecomer New Member

    Hello,

    I finally gave in after years of admiration and started collecing the Palisades Muppet figures.

    I started out slow, buying the cheaper figures I could afford until I got lucky and bought someone's packaged collection on ebay for really low prices. (on average $7 a figure).

    I now have all of the characters I want except for Scooter, Rowlf, Zoot, Strangepork, Hogthrob, Robin, and Lips. Scooter seems to go for higher prices than I am willing to pay for now.

    I saw a loose Superhero Scooter figure on ebay without his cape and it appears most of his costume comes off to be standard Scooter. Does that include the hat? Could you buy a Superhero Scooter, take off all the superhero costume and have a standard Scooter?
  2. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member

    No, the hat is molded directly to the head. It is not removable.

    Actually, I think there was a very similar thread to this a while back, so apparently it's a common wish among new collectors.

    Alex
  3. Latecomer

    Latecomer New Member

    Thanks! I guess I'll stay on the lookout for a cheaper standard Scooter.

    It may be a pipe dream, but I'm hoping to get my collection for on average $15 a figure. Due to a great stroke of luck, I've about done that.

    In just one month, at an average of $15 a figure, I've picked up: Uncle Deadly, Sweetums, Crazy Harry, Pops and Gaffer, Newman, Lew Zealand, Long Hair Miss Piggy, Animal, Beauregard, Fozzie Bear, Floyd Pepper, Short Hair Piggy, Dr. Teeth, Bunsen and Bunny Robot, Standard Kermit, Koozebane Kermit, Rizzo, Sam Arrow, Pepe, Gonzo and Camilla, Janice, Statler, Waldorf, Phil Neuter, Sam the Eagle, Usher Scooter, Marvin Suggs, Beaker and Muppet Labs, and Swedish Chef and Kitchen

    My big priorities right now are standard Scooter, Tuxedo Rowlf, Backstage Playset with Rowlf, Zoot, Strangepork, Hogthrob, Rainbow Connection Robin, Scout Robin, Lips, and Jim Henson.

    I know that many of these items will be pretty expensive, but I was wondering if you could give me an idea of what I will pay if I am patient and spend quite a bit of time watching and waiting.

    I'd like to pay:

    Scooter - $25
    Tuxedo Rowlf - $25
    Backstage Playset - $250
    Zoot - $100
    Strangepork - $20
    Hogthrob - $20
    Rainbow Connection Robin - $75
    Scout Robin - $15
    Lips - $40
    Jim Henson - $100

    Are any of these totally unrealistic? What is a "good" price for these items?

    Also, what seems to be the most rare? It seems like everything I listed above an be found on Amazon or ebay if you're willing to pay it except Rainbow Connection Kermit (with Robin). Is it more rare than the other items?

    Also, why does Lips go for so much? There were three versions of him, and yet every version goes for really high prices.
  4. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member

    Probably due to the low numbers he was produced in, combined with the large number of Electric Mayhem fans who want to complete their set.

    But there could be another reason, too. Lips suffers from a problem with his plastic, meaning that his paint is still sticky all these years later.

    I think a lot of collectors may have bought him to display loose, but as soon as they opened him, they discovered the easy-to-ruin paint job just isn't friendly to being touched by human hands, so they then bought ANOTHER one of him to leave that one sealed on the card.

    And that meant there were even LESS of him to go around.

    Alex
  5. Andibcool

    Andibcool Member

    I think tuxedo Rowlf is to cheap, count at least 40$.
    Frog Scout i would count 20$ thease days.
    Other prices seem realistic.
    I happen to have a few ( 2 or 3 ) scooters MoC here. But i live in germany so shipping would be expensive and over you limit.
  6. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Active Member

    yeah series 9 and 3 had very low production numbers meaning most of the figures from the sereis and maybe the playsets from 3 and 9 everytime i tried to get a kitchen bam lost and lips is the rarest band member:eek:
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Here's the lowest current margin to my knowledge:

    Series Three Scooter - $60 ($15 for Super Hero, $10 for Usher)
    Tuxedo Rowlf - $85
    Backstage Playset - $350
    Zoot - $200
    Strangepork - $35
    Hogthrob - $40
    Rainbow Connection Robin - $250
    Scout Robin - $25
    Lips - $80
    Jim Henson - $250

    Expect to pay these prices unless you are an expert, patient Ebayer. By Thanksgiving 2011 these prices will double. ;)
  8. BillyBobJackson

    BillyBobJackson New Member

    Ebay Prices

    This week on Ebay, I picked up:
    MOC
    Lips-Brown Shirt---$55
    Zoot-Silver Sax---$81

    I've seen Jim Henson, Rainbow Connection Kermit and some others recently for ~$100-150.

    I still need WW Dr Teeth (which went for less than $100 in November on ebay), and the Modern Gonzo Collectors Club tin. Also looking for silver variant Janice (cheap, not BIN).
  9. Andibcool

    Andibcool Member

    Frogboy4

    Hmm thease prices seem to high for me.

    Backstage sets on ebay not to long ago:
    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310278603716&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    310278603716

    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170579070019&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    170579070019

    so 150 $ used and 250 -300$ mint

    Tux Rowlf:
    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260725246022

    260725246022

    Seller did try sell it 2 times for 89$ with reserve price found no people that did bit over his reserve or bought it with BIN at 89$
    Here his 2nd try with high bin just for exsample.
    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260719852245&ssPageName=STRK:MEDWX:IT

    260719852245


    Zoot:
    Auction i won ( i know it was a very nice price ):
    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260694455597

    26069445597

    Silver look what Billybob said.


    Has not much to do with expert big patience ebayer,just observing and price comparsions.

    Sure if you dont care how much they cost you can BIN from those price scalpers. People dont pay those high prices i often see that in auctions.

    Edit dont know why these links dont work, seems a forum problem.
    Well i will write the item number additional you can search for it then.
  10. Dearth

    Dearth Active Member

    I bought a loose Superhero Scooter just for his glasses (there was a simultaneous auction by a different seller for a regular Scooter with no specs) so while I was cannibalizing him for parts, I ripped off the hat to show ya what's underneath it...

    http://threads.rebelscum.com/imagepopup.php?imagename=http:%2F%2Fthreads.rebelscum.com%2Fphotogallery%2Fwatermark.php?file=190806&imagewidth=392&imageheight=494

    Alex
  11. Latecomer

    Latecomer New Member

    Thanks! That's pretty cool to see.

    My Muppet collection has REALLY moved along since I last posted. I have found some really great deals, causing me to spend more than I should, but pick up figures much quicker and at a much lower price than I ever thought I would.

    I did break down and buy a standard Zoot for $100. It was one of the few I had ever seen on ebay and definitely the lowest price. I've seen loose ones go for over $70.

    I got a Jim Henson for about $70.

    I bought an opened Link Hogthrob, which is the only thing I bought out of the package. But he was $5 and it was worth the risk; he was in good shape when I got him.

    I have an Usher Scooter and a Scout Robin, so the only two CHARACTERS I don't have represented on my Muppet shelf are Rowlf and Lips.

    I REALLY want a backstage playset Rowlf (though I'd take tux Rowlf), standard Scooter, Rainbow Connection Robin, and a Lips. If I had those, I'd feel my collection was complete even if I never got anymore of the fun stuff out there. I'll wait for the right price on tux Rowlf or standard Scooter. I know backstage playset Rowlf, Rainbow Connection Robin, and Lips will always cost A LOT.

    In trying to get all the characters I have picked up some extra fun stuff though. I got the penguins, an Adventure Kermit, Koozebane Kermit, Steppin' Out Gonzo with Bernice, and Culinary Catastrophe Chef with teh Banditos. I really started out after the main characters in their standard outfits, but I want little extras like the penguins, Bernice, and lobsters to put in the scene. And some of the variations like Adventure Kermit are so much fun!


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