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Offline Macruran

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Re: Vintage Playmobil gems in Japan
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2018, 02:45:24 »
Then the internet and ebay killed that, now people know what they have is worth if they put a little time to look it up...

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Re: Vintage Playmobil gems in Japan
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2018, 16:07:40 »
There's a phrase in the vintage car world: "barn find".

Seriously though have you ever thought about how many rare sets are out there somewhere, in attics or basements?  :lens:

In German, the equivalent is 'Dachbodenfund' (attic find). The cynic in me thinks this is a useful word to jam into an eBay listing, like 'vintage' and 'rare' on English-language listings, words which seldom reflect the true nature of the item on offer but make people think the item must be worth having.
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Re: Vintage Playmobil gems in Japan
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2018, 15:28:49 »
Congratulations on your find. I've been to Tokyo a couple of times, and a visit to Nakano Broadway has always been a highlight. On one occasion I managed to find a couple of MISB Western sets from the North and South 90s golden era. Weren't very expensive, either. Much less than what they were going for at the time on ebay. I always go to town with my toy-buying when I'm there.
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