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Title: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Giorginetto on November 13, 2020, 09:53:48
What are your top 3  most cherished /rare MISB sets ?

Amongst a number of MISB sets I have I guess my most valuable and rare one is a MISB 5300 doll house . It is boxed in its original playmobil brown carton as well so the actual  box is 10/10 Ö second one is a MISB (2 in fact) 3286 pirate ship and last but no means least a MISB  western air mill in its original  clear wrap as well 3765...
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Birdie on November 17, 2020, 12:32:25
I'll be the one swearing in church, but I don't do MISB  :lol:  I need my Playmobil in hand  8-)
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: GrahamB on November 20, 2020, 15:53:46
That's an easy question, I've only got two!

(https://i.postimg.cc/D0Xv71jR/IMG-4798.jpg)

I'm with Birdie, I like to get them out of the box! With these two (above) they are in blister packs, so the contents can easily be seen. In any case, I have another copy of 4430 out of the packaging and a second copy of the older knight in that 80542 40th Anniversary Magazine enclosure.

I don't really 'do' MISB. I only buy them if I want to be certain what is in the box of a particular set (I've only done this a couple of times) or if its the only way to get hold of a complete set with all the accessories. And I prefer not to pay MISB prices if there is a good, cheaper alternative!

Actually, I don't really get the attraction of MISB collecting. May I be forgiven for swearing in church. (Great expression that Birdie, I haven't heard it before!)
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Birdie on November 20, 2020, 19:30:39
May I be forgiven for swearing in church. (Great expression that Birdie, I haven't heard it before!)

Did I just randomly translate a Dutch expression into English?  :-[ :lol:
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: tahra on November 20, 2020, 20:02:04
Did I just randomly translate a Dutch expression into English?  :-[ :lol:

I remember how much you shocked a fellow playmofriend by promptly opening a mib set at the Zirndorf collectors' dinner in 2014   ;D

(ah, those were the days...)
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: GrahamB on November 21, 2020, 09:59:22
Did I just randomly translate a Dutch expression into English?  :-[ :lol:

I think you perhaps did. A quick Google search came up with one discussion about a similar phrase in Norwegian, but all other hits were discussing swearing in a Christian setting (i.e. more literal than figurative). It's a great phrase and shows that not every language has been Anglicised! No need to be embarassed!
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Erik on November 21, 2020, 12:42:55
I like to have my older/vintage sets "with box", but I always open them.
Klickies need air, lol!!!   ;)
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Macruran on November 21, 2020, 18:56:15
When I started out I opened everything.
Then I started saving some of the boxes.
Then I started getting some duplicates, and leaving them unopened.
Then I started leaving more things unopened, reasoning that the pleasure of opening could be saved for later, after all I had enough klickies already.
Now I'm not sure. I have many unopened sets, but also many opened. It's inconsistent. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING  8}
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Birdie on November 22, 2020, 06:57:06
I remember how much you shocked a fellow playmofriend by promptly opening a mib set at the Zirndorf collectors' dinner in 2014   ;D

If I had realised it was a sore spot, I would have waited 'til we got to the hotel  :lol:
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: GrahamB on November 22, 2020, 10:19:51
When I started out I opened everything.
Then I started saving some of the boxes.
Then I started getting some duplicates, and leaving them unopened.
Then I started leaving more things unopened, reasoning that the pleasure of opening could be saved for later, after all I had enough klickies already.
Now I'm not sure. I have many unopened sets, but also many opened. It's inconsistent. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M DOING  8}

Sounds like you used to be indecisive, but now you're not so sure?
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Oliver on November 22, 2020, 13:49:30
I'm also not a MISB collector - I think I have a duplicate Zeus and Goethe somewhere, which I will probably open. I don't think I'd be willing to pay the premium for older MISB  (in fact, even with newer sets I often wait and get them on gumtree a couple of years down the tracks)
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: PMatt on November 22, 2020, 21:04:23
I'm not a MISB collector either, though I have a couple duplicates (Bach, Goethe) which I decided not to open.

(https://i.postimg.cc/D0Xv71jR/IMG-4798.jpg)

As an aside, Graham, let me tell you I am totally envious of the condition your 4430 is in! Time has not been kind to mine.

(https://i.imgur.com/idjjpBp.jpg)
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: GrahamB on November 23, 2020, 07:31:58
 :o
 :(
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Birdie on November 23, 2020, 08:10:54
That's awful!  :o

At least the colour changed evenly  :uhoh:
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: tahra on November 23, 2020, 08:38:38
I read that is common with those.. Mine are still mib, I think - cause I didn't get there YET.
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Macruran on November 23, 2020, 21:05:21
Sounds like you used to be indecisive, but now you're not so sure?

That's exactly right!

At least, I think it is.
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: tahra on November 23, 2020, 21:27:35
That's exactly right!

At least, I think it is.

You're 100% almost sure?
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Macruran on November 23, 2020, 21:59:05
Definitely maybe.
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Macruran on November 23, 2020, 22:52:59
I have a 5004 forest mega set that is not only MIB but is still in the SHIPPING BOX.
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: GrahamB on November 24, 2020, 08:10:00
That looks like a great set. When this photo  (https://playmodb.org//backs/5/5004_back.jpg) was taken, the owner wouldn't even take their hand off the box!
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Giorginetto on November 24, 2020, 09:06:45
I am a bit surprised no one ' seems' to have any beloved boxed sets  ???. I for sure not the one to keep sets in their boxes just happened to have a few I guess. it would be interesting to see here other collectors their most rare boxed sets with pics , that was the idea of this rather than read about what MISB means in other languages and some bitter comments towards boxed sets or something Ö ??? ???
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: GrahamB on November 24, 2020, 09:48:50
Sorry Giorginetto, if I and others have put a dampener on your topic. I am sure there are many Collectors who have cherished Mint In Sealed Box sets, so I hope they will answer the call and show them!

And it was me who started the side track discussion about the phrase Birdie used

I'll be the one swearing in church...


So, sorry again!  :-[
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: NICO on November 24, 2020, 11:12:22
I'll be the one swearing in church, but I don't do MISB  :lol:  I need my Playmobil in hand  8-)

I thought he didn't collect MISB either. And I don't really have any particularly valuable sets. But if I have stopped to think that I am accumulating a few closed boxes (Greek gods, some promotional ones,...) probably the most valuable of all is the promotional one of SIKA 4905. And in any case I estimate for the set a value of Ņ50 Ä? Maybe less.

I hope one day to build a small construction diorama, and that's why I have it, so the time will come to open it... sometime

PS: That 5400 set has many living beings in it. The poor animals are going to drown! Those trees should contribute to the photosynthesis...  :lol:

Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Macruran on November 24, 2020, 19:20:54
That looks like a great set. When this photo  (https://playmodb.org//backs/5/5004_back.jpg) was taken, the owner wouldn't even take their hand off the box!

Wow that does look great, better than I remember! Maybe...maybe I should open it!
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Ismene on November 28, 2020, 07:02:50
My oldest is 5405, the Victorian general and his buddy, because at some point I bought two. That duopack Graham posted is the only MIB I have without an opened double. I normally don't like blisters, but they are great for MIB. Then I have some duplicates from PCC days, and a few of the other historical exclusives.

I don't have the money and space to be a MIB collector. I couldn't store a large MIB set. Mine are all figures. As it is, I may have to re-evaluate my MIBs. Eventually.
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: GrahamB on November 28, 2020, 10:05:36
Sorry to go slightly off topic, but if you have already opened a 5405, Ismene, can you tell me what sort of weapon the General's buddy has in his belt? On the box (and a couple of pictures online e.g. https://en.todocoleccion.net/playmobil/playmobil-serie-rosa-1900-ref-5405~x51350210 (https://en.todocoleccion.net/playmobil/playmobil-serie-rosa-1900-ref-5405~x51350210)), it looks like a chrome or silver-grey bayonet. What do you think?

Actually, this isn't off topic, because MISB sets can be the key to discovering what the contents actually were. Especially if they are no longer S[ealed]!
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Macruran on November 30, 2020, 02:45:11
I have an unopened 4275 Roman Tower and TWO unopened 4273 Roman Commander's Tents. The latter set has two klickies that never appeared in any other set (to my knowledge), the purple caped commander and the orange togged soldier wearing slippers.
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Giorginetto on November 30, 2020, 17:16:47
I have an unopened 4275 Roman Tower and TWO unopened 4273 Roman Commander's Tents. The latter set has two klickies that never appeared in any other set (to my knowledge), the purple caped commander and the orange togged soldier wearing slippers.

I cant help but remember back in 2006/2007 when the first roman sets were out. Great time and a great line of new sets that caused quite a stir to us collectors. I will never forget going into a TRUs back then and buying over 30 sets at one time, :loco: :loco: :loco:
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Ismene on November 30, 2020, 21:49:20
Sorry to go slightly off topic, but if you have already opened a 5405, Ismene, can you tell me what sort of weapon the General's buddy has in his belt? On the box (and a couple of pictures online e.g. https://en.todocoleccion.net/playmobil/playmobil-serie-rosa-1900-ref-5405~x51350210 (https://en.todocoleccion.net/playmobil/playmobil-serie-rosa-1900-ref-5405~x51350210)), it looks like a chrome or silver-grey bayonet. What do you think?

Actually, this isn't off topic, because MISB sets can be the key to discovering what the contents actually were. Especially if they are no longer S[ealed]!

Correct! It's a matte silver (not chrome) bayonet.
https://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?topic=12998.msg241318#msg241318
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: GrahamB on December 01, 2020, 16:16:34
Thanks Ismene! I had forgotten that 2013 post!
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: Ismene on December 02, 2020, 00:26:03
Thanks Ismene! I had forgotten that 2013 post!

You're not the only one. I was thinking, surely I posted pics when I opened it, but it took me awhile to find it because I wasn't sure if I posted them in a general collection thread or a separate MIB opening thread.
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: PlaymoGuardian on March 01, 2021, 00:52:38
My collection is too small at the moment to leave anything in boxes, and that seems a difficult proposition in general. Although, one day, Iíd like to have the classic 3750 pirate ship MISB and perhaps the barons tower in MISB. The ship holds special nostalgic value as my first set. The barons tower was a set Iíve never had, but can recall countless visits to toy stores just standing in the aisles admiring the set with all of the possibilities surrounding my desire to play with it...
Title: Re: What are your top 3 most cherised /rare MISB sets ?
Post by: surfergirl on May 04, 2021, 16:51:25
MISB and rare would have to be the Riverdale Station, the western Train and the Steck Inn. If I want to keep the boxes sealed, Iíll usually buy duplicates but I bought all these as an adult long after they were discontinued and already rising in price. I may open them one day.

Most recently I bought the Starbucks complete set but couldnít bring myself to open them. I decided to buy a second set to open but havenít done so yet  8}