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12:20 am
September 9, 2013


crazy4cars

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So I was on ebay looking around and saw color changer cars going for crazy dollars. Anyone know why they are so expensive now days????

3:40 am
September 9, 2013


raginpage

West Virginia

Wheel Well Regular

posts 114

They don't sell them anymore, they are fun to play with for kids, and they still sell the racetrack and paint shop that you would want to buy more color changers for. As a parent, you buy the racetrack and get Finn. Your kid wants lightning McQueen, what do you do? Well some parents pay those crazy prices, so they stay high.

7:08 am
September 9, 2013


Tom

The Free State

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posts 632

Funny thing is TRU couldn't give these away when they were on the shelves.

7:39 am
September 9, 2013


raginpage

West Virginia

Wheel Well Regular

posts 114

A lot of times that ends up what collectors make big money on because your average collector doesn't bother.  We all pursue these super chases like there's no tomorrow, but 20 years down the road it will probably be a car like Victor Paveone or Grem without weapon that no one collects, and most purchases are opened for kids to play with that end up being worth more money.

1:23 pm
September 9, 2013


PopeMobile

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posts 15

Color changers are very profitable – I have sold over 200 set of them in the past 2 months.  Parents are in the same boat I was in last year when my kids wanted these and we couldn't find any.  Then through circumstance I found someone with a bunch of them unloading them for cheap so I bought them and have been reselling them on ebay.  I started low at $35 for a 2 pack Lightning Mcqueen and Dinoco Chick Hicks and sold 10 of them in 4 hours.  So I raised it to $49.  It still sold.  So I raised it to $59.  It still sold.  And then raised it again to $69 and sold out.  Parents want these and it's supply and demand.  I have more coming in and will start them at $79. 

7:19 pm
September 9, 2013


jcamdenlane

New Orleans

Radiator Springs Tourist

posts 72

I'm just happy that we made it through the color changer phase with a Finn at clearance and the Ramone in the House of Body Art.  

10:02 am
September 10, 2013


Tom

The Free State

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posts 632

Ugh, I'm just glad I'm in this for fun. I don't even think of the value of my collection (sometimes I do think of how much time and money it has cost me).

 

We made our one color changer Darrell Cartrip into a monster truck custom.

3:43 pm
September 16, 2013


JB

Georgia

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Some of these items will make great collectibles for years to come.

I like the Color Changers, but I believe most people had sticker shock when they were seen at Wal-Mart and Toys-R-Us for $5.99 and $6.99, then about a year later they pop up at Big Lots for $3 bucks. It is amazing how well some of this stuff jumps in market price value, once you can't find it in a retail store.  

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