Painting Errors: collectable or expendable?
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Painting Errors: collectable or expendable?

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Well, I haven't yet begun customizing just yet (I've got a lot of my plate right now, but I'm currently restoring an Ecto-1 from Kenner, as I've mentioned in the customizing questions forum). Well, I picked up from Family Dollar 2 copies of the Parker Selfridge figure from the Avatar line, one with the intention to open and customize, the other to keep in package as a collectable (possibly for Trade. I haven't decided on that yet). Well, one of the two figures has a bit of a paint error. There's a bit of the brown of his hair that has dripped onto the side of his face. Due that error, I had considered on opening that one to use as a custom. However, I began to wonder if figures with such painting errors have any collectable value or if they're more than likely the best candidates for customizing.

Posted by CB2001
on Saturday, April 7, 2012
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CB2001 -
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Thanks for your inputs, Galactape and Aesthetikz. It's input like what you've provided that is helping me understand. That's why I ask questions like this, because I want to know and be sure. I know that the Avatar toy line probably isn't popular (heck, I bought the two figures with the intention on customizing one of them without any guilt about it). But I'd like to cover my bases nonetheless.
Aesthetikz -
Sunday, April 8, 2012
That sounds pretty minor, If it was a huge glob covering his face maybe.
Paint errors on figures don't seem to be as popular as say hot wheels or misprints on cards or comics~Probably because most people like to have a figure as perfect as possible.
There is a number of people that do collect oddities though, I don't think the market is very big at all for them though & I don't think the Avatar Figure Line is very popular to begin with.

Just my thoughts, Don't base decision solely on me.
I know it is hard to open stuff like that though with the thought of any collector value lingering in the back of your head. I have a crimson dynamo I can't bring myself to open as the body is missing all black paint apps/wash + A WM Exc Cap that has mis-aligned print on the figure packaging inserts.
Group customs -
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I would probably customize him.
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