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    How much are Venezuela Joes worth?

    Just wondering what one would pay for these Venezuelan GI Joes: a boxed Tiger Force Tiger Shark (opened, but contents sealed in bag).
    Picture of box: http://klrtech.com/ven.jpg
    Picture of box flap: http://klrtech.com/ven_box.jpg
    Picture of contents: http://klrtech.com/ven_contents.jpg
    Picture of stamp on bottom: http://klrtech.com/ven_bottom.jpg

    Also a boxed (and sealed) Air Defense.
    Picture of box: http://klrtech.com/ven1_air.jpg
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    Not many people collect int'l vehicles or the venezuelan stuff, so I really have no clue, it's a slim market. But with that said, it's a high dollar niche. IMO If you want it I say get it, and forget about the price, because chances are you will never see them up for grabs again.
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    Airedevon would have a better idea on Venezuelan prices. She has a few of them in her collection and I think she MAY be keeping a pulse on the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darthdrew13 View Post
    Airedevon would have a better idea on Venezuelan prices. She has a few of them in her collection and I think she MAY be keeping a pulse on the market.
    a few...as in just about every single one of them! Me and her discussed rubiplas vehicles a little a while back, she's amazing!!!
    Looking for Brazil Estrela Falcon Piloto(tan glider pilot grunt) and Estopim(tan Grunt) complete, as well as an Argentine front(Grunt) a Venezuelan Grunt(not sure of name). Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by formbx257 View Post
    Just wondering what one would pay for these Venezuelan GI Joes: a boxed Tiger Force Tiger Shark (opened, but contents sealed in bag).

    Also a boxed (and sealed) Air Defense.
    They would be comparable in price to similar items from North America and Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tolan View Post
    They would be comparable in price to similar items from North America and Europe.
    no, not really, those rubiplas vehicles are crazy hard to get, and that rarity comes with a price. I even have a friend who offered 1k for Juan Carlos's tan thundermachine and that wasn't even close to being within range with what Juan was willing to accept. Now do I think these two are worth a grand, no, but they are definately worth more than the U.S. or AF versions
    Looking for Brazil Estrela Falcon Piloto(tan glider pilot grunt) and Estopim(tan Grunt) complete, as well as an Argentine front(Grunt) a Venezuelan Grunt(not sure of name). Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by wild weasel tank buster View Post
    no, not really, those rubiplas vehicles are crazy hard to get, and that rarity comes with a price. I even have a friend who offered 1k for Juan Carlos's tan thundermachine and that wasn't even close to being within range with what Juan was willing to accept. Now do I think these two are worth a grand, no, but they are definately worth more than the U.S. or AF versions
    Granted that they are nearly sealed I will concede that they are less than common, but not crazy hard. Kevin found them.

    The Thunder Machine is different and that is why is commands so much more.
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    I (sort of) agree with Tolan. As with most international items, the really crazy high prices are generally associated with items that are different from the US version - and the greater the difference, the higher the prices typically are.

    That being said, there has been a ton of mystique built up over Rubiplas items over the past few years....so there would almost certainly be a premium to pay for anything with a Rubiplas logo.

    Since these particular items are essentially the same as their US counterparts, I would suspect that a fair price for them might be in the range of 2x the cost of a US version.

    A Rubiplas SHARC sold on EBay about six months ago for something like $25, which kind of backs me up on this. I think a Rubiplas Dragonfly sold at about the same time and it brought "only" around $60.

    Now, if that Missile Defense Unit was bright blue or something, all bets would be off. FWIW, about two years ago, I offered Ron Conner $1,200 for his Rubiplas Thunder Machine through a mutual contact who was trying to broker a deal....he didn't even respond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volleydan View Post
    I (sort of) agree with Tolan. As with most international items, the really crazy high prices are generally associated with items that are different from the US version - and the greater the difference, the higher the prices typically are.

    That being said, there has been a ton of mystique built up over Rubiplas items over the past few years....so there would almost certainly be a premium to pay for anything with a Rubiplas logo.

    Since these particular items are essentially the same as their US counterparts, I would suspect that a fair price for them might be in the range of 2x the cost of a US version.

    A Rubiplas SHARC sold on EBay about six months ago for something like $25, which kind of backs me up on this. I think a Rubiplas Dragonfly sold at about the same time and it brought "only" around $60.

    Now, if that Missile Defense Unit was bright blue or something, all bets would be off. FWIW, about two years ago, I offered Ron Conner $1,200 for his Rubiplas Thunder Machine through a mutual contact who was trying to broker a deal....he didn't even respond.
    This I would agree with. I saw the rubiplas dragonfly that went for 130 a while back, but I missed that sharc
    Looking for Brazil Estrela Falcon Piloto(tan glider pilot grunt) and Estopim(tan Grunt) complete, as well as an Argentine front(Grunt) a Venezuelan Grunt(not sure of name). Thanks

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    I didn't initially remember the Dragonfly getting that much, but now that you mention it, I think you're right - heck, I bid it up over $100 myself.....it's a fairly dramatic variant from the US version, but not that much different from the Plastirama version (which I believe would sell in the same price range).
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