I know another blogger friend out there already posted to watch out for Skylanders but I wanted to just say that they were right!
I first found out all about these guys from my friend's 5 year old son who is super into them and showed me all about the game and the different guys. These are from a video game, the figures are placed on a little light up stand and each figure is a character in the game. They aren't super cheap to buy and some of them are super rare as well.
I was out at the thrift a month or so ago and found 4 grab bags full of them. They are most recognizable by their bright green bottoms and I knew right away to grab all they had. I had 34 figures in total. I tried to go through each of them and look them up to see if I had any rare ones but most were pretty common so I decided to auction them as one big lot with a BIN price.
I thought with an auction I would attract more buyers plus I wasn't exactly sure how much they would go for. I started it out at $99 or $149 BIN. Lots of views but no action so after 2 days I lowered the BIN price to $139 and it sold via BIN the next day!
I think I invested about $12 in total into it and after fees & shipping I came out with an awesome $99 for Christmas gifts! Definitely watch out for those little green bottoms! They also have orange and blue bottom ones as well.