COMPLETE MOTU mini comic COLLECTION Masters of the Universe lot
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This is the complete set of the 49 original Masters of the Universe mini comics that were included with the figures we all know and love, often giving them stories and histories so we would know how to play with them. They will come to you protected in thick custom plastic sleeves (four per page) bound in a black binder. Appearing here in chronological order, these are, in many ways, the “Old Testament” of the MOTU canon. There is also included a fold out poster check-list of the waves through and including the Thunder Punch He-Man and Dragon Blaster Skeletor waves. Those familiar with the line will know the poster I mean.
I am starting this auction at .99 cents! I say let the market set the price!!
They are all dated from 1981 to 1987. All comics are in good to excellent condition. None have any rips or tears. There are no missing or loose pages in any of the 49 collected comics. Needless to say there is no tape or writing. Some have mild shelf wear or the slightest rippling. Each is the best example of its title I've come across. Many are in excellent condition and all are in good condition. I would buy the comics in large lots and constantly weed out comics already in my collection that under-performed in terms of their condition.
I have taken photographs of each page in order so you can see the back cover of any comic by just imagining it as a page turning to the left when you look at the next picture in the sequence. Now, I know there are some who are particular about variations in these books (made in Hong Kong vs. China for instance. Or FREE on the cover vs. not on the cover, etc). I am not into tracking those things which is why you won’t see a lot of info on this below but if you have a preference or an interest in what version of a title or titles I have just e-mail me your question through EBay and I will see if I can figure the answer out for you.
Some notes about specific comics…
The Ultimate Battleground is in excellent collectible condition. I'd guess very fine or near mint. It is the centerpiece of any collection because it’s the most valuable so I wouldn’t even be offering this collection for sale unless the buyer could look at this version of this comic and say, “Yeah, this is an excellently preserved copy and I probably couldn’t do better.” So that’s first. It's fantastic.
The Menace of Multi-Bot is in excellent condition as well. Pristine.
The Fastest Draw in the Universe is also excellent.
Energy Zoids is very, very good.
The Cosmic Key: Unusual in that it is in excellent condition but unstapled (staples have not “fallen out.” It was just never pierced with staples. I’ve never seen that before).
He-Man and the Power Sword: This is the 16 page version with FREE on the starburst , yellow text on the cover title and a HOT WHEELS ad on the back cover. The rebate pages are intact.
King of Castle Grayskull, The Vengeance of Skeletor, do not have FREE on the starburst.
Battle In The Clouds: No Starburst. French bilingual edition. Soft cover.
He-Man Meets Ram Man: "soft cover" without Zoar on the inner ad pages
This isn't exhaustive by any means. Just because I don't note a comment and say "excellent" doesn't mean it isn't. It just means that with the above I did one pass and was trying to note specifics about the ones people really care about.
I will accept payment by Paypal only (thanks for understanding) and I will ship the next business day after receiving your payment in a sturdy USPS Priority Mail Box if you are in the U.S.
International buyers will have to select the kind of shipping they want and pay for it.
Best of luck and let the bidding begin!!!!!
On Apr-11-12 at 07:34:03 PDT, seller added the following information:
I calculate that if you were to attempt to build this collection from scratch yuu would pay $500 plus. To figure this out for yourself just add up the prices of the completed auctions for each title to see the range you'd pay--including shipping--for everything.