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#1 Lt. de Martinet

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 04:48 AM

I found one of my old Metru Raus ( http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?P=47303 ) today, and noticed that it has a very noticeable white streak marbled in the plastic:
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Does anyone know what this is worth, or how often this kind of accidental marbling happens? I'm not planning on selling it, but it'd be nice to know.


Thanks,
Ryan
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#2 Hewman

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 06:28 AM

It's pretty hard to put an exact value on such things. Marbled bricks seem to be becoming more common in recent years and they do come up for sale on bricklink. I've seen some spectacular examples of marbling, looking like an almost 50-50 split of two colours and sometimes a very basic brick might go for a couple dollars rather than a few cents.
I guess in your case being a bit more specialised piece there may be a niche market for this variant. Maybe a bionicle expert out there would have more idea, but bottom line is I don't think you'll be able to retire if you did sell it  :classic:

#3 prateek

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 03:00 AM

it probably got stressed out by something and came back to its original shape (?) a lot of my transparent bricks and bionicle pieces are like that.

#4 Lt. de Martinet

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 04:25 AM

It's defiinitely NOT a stress mark.
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#5 xenologer

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 05:14 AM

I'll suggest that in this case its worth Less than that part would be normally.
If it was a cool looking marbling, that was like uniform across the whole part, then maybe more, but in this case its just kinda an ugly scar on one side.

#6 Lt. de Martinet

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 04:42 PM

View Postxenologer, on May 12 2009, 11:14 PM, said:

I'll suggest that in this case its worth Less than that part would be normally.
If it was a cool looking marbling, that was like uniform across the whole part, then maybe more, but in this case its just kinda an ugly scar on one side.

I disagree. Misprints are worth more (at least a little) than the normal version because they're so rare. Collectors like defects -- There are thousands of the normal part, but how many are there like this?
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#7 Sidorak The Hunter

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Posted 18 May 2009 - 07:11 AM

You might get an extra dollar or two for it; I wouldn't expect much more than that.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 01:44 AM

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