One of the main factors of pricing the figures is condition. They were
mainly sold as toys and obviously the most detailed hard plastic figures are
scarce in top condition.
Like any other collector's items unrestored items rank higher than restored ones.
Traces of glue or additional paintwork should be looked out for. Original
figures should be equipped with hard plastic weapons.
Pricing Reisler figures can be a very tough task. It is still possible to obtain
material at bargain prices on markets or via the internet and as there is no
reference book to consult, prices are varying. The most common models are still
quite cheap while others are becoming very expensive. The scouts are popular and
rare. They were only produced during a very short period in the mid-fifties. I
have seen prices around US$ 100 a piece. The more fragile ones may go even
higher. (They don't come in soft plastic).
In most of the series there are rare figures. Some of the firemen and most of
the Tivoli Guards are almost impossible to find in hard plastic, just to mention
a few. But sometimes you're lucky and that's one of the factors that makes this hobby so
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will answer as good as I can. I am not an expert (yet:o)