As part of these efforts, I've started to keep a record of some statistics from the catalog to help me in deciding what to invest in for the future. Please do not take information I share here as 'advice' on what to buy or sell on BrickLink. Like many things on this blog, I just do it in the spirit of fun. Also keep in mind, aside from hosting my store I have no other personal or professional relationship with the folks at BrickLink, fine people that they are.
Every month I will highlight a few interesting tidbits and factoids that I've found during the process. These facts only hold true for 2010 minifigures. So what did I find in March...
- The minifigure bought most often (based on quantity) in February 2010 was the plain Green Army Man from set 7595. Quantity sold? 565.
- The next highest seller was the stormtrooper with pauldron from set 8092 (Luke's Landspeeder). Quantity sold? 239.
- The highest average price (paid) for a minifigure in February 2010 was the Tie Defender pilot from set 8087 at $21.74.
- Who are the top three 'most wanted' minifigs in at the beginning of March? Toy Story Alien (73), Atlantis Squid Warrior (71), and Star Wars Barris Offee (63).
- There is still only one listing for the white Boba Fett that was handed out at Toy Fair 2010. Current price $749.99.
- There is a quite a bit of debate going on at the BrickLink forums regarding the listings of the magnet sets and vintage minifigure collection. The issue is that some feel a separate listing isn't necessary while others do. The solution? Just be up front in your listing where the minifigures were sourced from, because some buyers care.