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Tenyo Melting Loop on eBay

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 25th, 2013, 10:53 pm

You don't see this but once in a great while: a Tenyo Melting Loop by Hideo Kato is on eBay. It appears a major collector is liquidating his collection. Melting Loop is extremely scarce, so have fun:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Tenyo-T ... 3f248a3fb1
Opening bid is $399, and the cover of the box is sun-faded almost to white.
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Re: Tenyo Melting Loop on eBay

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 26th, 2013, 10:31 am

Even with a box sun-bleached to hell, someone has bid $399.
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Re: Tenyo Melting Loop on eBay

Postby Angelo Carbone » April 26th, 2013, 11:18 am

I think the seller made a very good sales pitch in the description. :-)

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Re: Tenyo Melting Loop on eBay

Postby edshern » April 26th, 2013, 3:15 pm

I think we found our next contestant for "Guess That Tenyo Price"
Who will start the bidding?
Certainly more than 500!
Less than 1000? Maybe not!

I think it would be reasonable to pay $550!
Would not be surprised to see $1350 though!

Thoughts?

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Re: Tenyo Melting Loop on eBay

Postby Angelo Carbone » April 26th, 2013, 3:21 pm

$440

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Re: Tenyo Melting Loop on eBay

Postby stereo » April 26th, 2013, 4:12 pm

Start the price to 400 is an error.
The trick is just a rope with a magnet. No Tenyo logo, no special addition on the props. The only thing making this item is an interesting Tenyo object for me is the box and unfortunately its main face is completly faded and used.
Fortunately there are always one or two collector ready to pay a big price for this kind of trick because they are rare. This is not the kind of trick that I love to buy and which makes me happy when I finally got it.

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Re: Tenyo Melting Loop on eBay

Postby Tom Leyland » April 26th, 2013, 4:33 pm

stereo wrote:Start the price to 400 is an error.
The trick is just a rope with a magnet. No Tenyo logo, no special addition on the props. The only thing making this item is an interesting Tenyo object for me is the box and unfortunately its main face is completly faded and used.
Fortunately there are always one or two collector ready to pay a big price for this kind of trick because they are rare. This is not the kind of trick that I love to buy and which makes me happy when I finally got it.


Davy,

I agree.

I was just telling Richard that I don't believe Melting Loop is as rare as some people think it is.

I have seen less Fantastic's over a 3 year period than Melting Loop. Therefore, I believe Fantastic is as rare as Melting Loop (I could be wrong, Richard says I am).

I know Melting Loop is rare, I'm wondering just how much.

How many have you had over the past three years versus Fantastic?

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Re: Tenyo Melting Loop on eBay

Postby Tom Leyland » April 26th, 2013, 4:34 pm

Angelo Carbone wrote:$440


Good guess. I'm saying less than $500.

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Re: Tenyo Melting Loop on eBay

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 26th, 2013, 8:07 pm

$600.
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Re: Tenyo Melting Loop on eBay

Postby edshern » April 27th, 2013, 9:43 am

Stereo, interesting point & I tend to agree, especially since I like to display my stuff.
This would be just another rope on the wall.
On the other hand for a completest this is an important piece.
For me, auctions like this can be as much fun as the Final Four.
Let the games begin :)

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Re: Tenyo Melting Loop on eBay

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 27th, 2013, 9:48 am

Well, it's not really just another "rope on the wall." You are getting a gimmicked prop with instructions and a box which has five sides that look fine, and one side that's badly faded (albeit it is the most important side).

Even faded, it's highly desirable.
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Re: Tenyo Melting Loop on eBay

Postby edshern » April 27th, 2013, 10:15 pm

Sorry, should have said:
Sans box, what looks like a rope on my wall.

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Re: Tenyo Melting Loop on eBay

Postby Tom Leyland » April 28th, 2013, 11:09 pm

Closed for $613.99

Went for too much IMHO considering the condition of the box, but it's hyped and rare so not surprising.

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Re: Tenyo Melting Loop on eBay

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 28th, 2013, 11:29 pm

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Re: Tenyo Melting Loop on eBay

Postby Tom Leyland » April 28th, 2013, 11:51 pm

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