Poester DF writes in with an interesting conundrum.
Subject: rune action figures
i was going to put it on ebay, but i didn’t know what it was. however, thanks to your blog i was able to figure out i have the rune prototype action figure for conrack.
now that i know what it is, is something like this valuable? thanks!
Very cool find there, DF! Being a man of of wealth and taste, or at least taste, I won’t ask who you killed for it where you got it.
As for the value of it, that’s a bit tricky to determine. It’s an unpainted prototype (or it’s at least solid-painted), so that immediately narrows you to prototype collectors and fans of Rune. However, prototype collectors are known to pay a pretty penny for their items, while a diehard Rune fan might be willing to part with a small fortune for this piece.
It’s all about finding the right audience. Your best bet may be to put up an auction on eBay and then make the rounds on the collector message boards, especially fantasy-oriented ones (Toymania, the Green Dragon, etc.), to tell people about the auction. Remember only to post in the marketplace areas; people get mad if you post this sort of thing anywhere else.
But the one thing you must do (if you haven’t already) is put up a note about it on the official Rune message boards.