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Posted January 28, 2004
2004 Toys & Prices is informative and useful!
This book was acquired just a couple of weeks ago. I look forward to various price guides each year, and this is a definite on my list. What Toys & Prices brings is a very informative and useful tool in the ways of collectible merchandise. From action figures, to board games, to toy cars. This baby has it all. And as a price guide, it is worth the money you pay. If you are in the collectible field as I am, you know that finding a price for various items can be difficult. This book tries to cover all relavent information. Though not perfect, I find that the listings are thorough and the prices are fair. There are many price guides on the market that try and dictate how a collectible should be selling. They raise values each year, sometimes to the extreme. Toys & Prices and the people at Krause are completely fair and do much research to determine the values of the items they list. They use many sources, from retail sales to online auctions such as Ebay. So if you need a reliable source to seek a true market value of your collectibles, look no further than Toys & Prices by Karen O'Brien at Krause Publications. You can find many many items inlcuding Viewmaster, Disney, models, Pez, and much more! It's well worth the money. My choice of 4 out of 5 stars is because I think it should even be more informative. I'm a stickler to include many things, though I know space is always a limitation. I'd rather pay $5 more and get much more info. But I was told by Karen that they will try and rotate some of the categories used year after year. Coloring books, which is rather a newer type of collectible, was removed. But possibly it will be reinserted every 2 or 3 years to keep the collector informed that there is still a market for items such as these, but is not an active one with price increases. Nonetheless, I highly recommend this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.