Autobot032 wrote:Some collectors buy for value/investment, but not all. Quite the opposite, in fact, for many. Seeing toys, any toys, as a long term investment is a really risky gamble. But TransFormers? Among the worst. Unless you have a sealed G1 rarity, you're not going to make much in the big picture. I don't buy for investment value. I buy for me.
As for the Bumblebee thing...what?
I know that. It is also why I also said "historical" as well.
In my case, even after I have my (currently all) Takara Tomy collection submitted to AFA, I do not plan to treat it as a 401K investment. Instead, I plan to show it to my future children and grandchildren. And I also hope to tell them who the characters are, what roles they held in what series, and more.
And besides... I am doing the entire "Takara" practice that they started in 1985, which is currently to only invest in any vintage Hasbro pieces that both interested me and were mail-away pieces.
Oh... And Bumblebee? Unless there was some event that wiped away a majority of the Bumblebee toys all over the world, he is going to ultimately become the majority character in the secondary market. And you can pretty much thank Hasbro for that.