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Droids (#1-3) CPV Values 2022


Canadian Price Variant Values, 2022 Price Guide
From: The 2022 CPV Price Guide for Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Tim Bildhauser, Paul Clairmont, Jay Halstead, Jon McClure, Benjamin Nobel, Conan Saunders, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone  [ introduction, table of contents, all titles, other price guide editions ]
Droids — 2022 Price Guide Values #1-3
Issue Direct Edition Value CPV
Cover Price
Type 1A Canadian Price Variant Value CGC-Confirmed
Guide A
(NM)
Guide B
(NM-)
9.2
NM-
9.0
VF/NM
8.0
VF
6.0
FN
4.0
VG
2.0
GD
#1Top 100 CPVs Droids 1 Canadian Price Variant picture$20$30 $0.95 $65
▲ $5
$49 $39 $27 $18 $
 Star, 4/1986  #96 in this year's Top 100.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Jost Ellon & Governor Kugg. 95¢ cover price.
 
#2 Droids 2 Canadian Price Variant picture$14$12 $0.95 $22
▼ $8
$19 $15 $11 $7 $
 Star, 6/1986   
#3 Droids 3 Canadian Price Variant picture$14$12 $0.95 $38
▲ $3
$33 $27 $19 $13 $
 Star, 8/1986  Doug notes: Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title  
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Droids CGC Census Changes:
Issue # 10/27/2020
Census Count
9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant Regular Variant
1212925210+40+1
2571671+10--
3431521+9--
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
312
~97%
11
~3%
371
~97%
12
~3%
 +59
  ~98% 
 +1
  ~2% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Droids Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Droids in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 95¢ cover price variants exist within the Droids title.

Which issues of Droids have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-3 of Droids. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #1(1st appearance of Jost Ellon & Governor Kugg. 95¢ cover price.).

Why don't more Droids issues have variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: The cover price variant window in the 1980s was only open from October of 1982 to August of 1986 for Marvel (and September of 1988 for DC) which means that only those Droids issues published within this specific window have Type 1A price variants. Newsstand copies from before the window opened were priced the same for the Canadian market as for the US market, whereas the closing of the window was the result of the merger of the two single-price newsstand batches into one big dual-price batch (i.e. with both US and CAN prices included) to cover all of North America.

Are the Droids cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Droids 1980s cover price variants were exclusive to the newsstand distribution channel (by contrast the well-preserved direct edition type sold in comic shops were not price variants). Within the newsstand distribution channel, the price variants were distributed only to a restricted geographic area within the larger North American newsstand market: that restricted area being Canada. Canada had one tenth the population of the United States in the 1980s. As a result, Droids cover price variants from the 1980s are a dramatically more rare newsstand type, and collectors who care about relative rarity are keen to target the price variant version of issue numbers they seek for their collections of interesting and rare comic books.

Are Droids 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, by definition Droids Type 1A price variants are first printings which were published simultaneously with the other types, on the exact same manufacturing equipment, at the same time, on the same paper, using the same ink, and with publication origin being the USA. The indicia, interior pages, and all other aspects of the variants beyond the cover price box are 100% identical to their regularly priced newsstand counterparts. The Droids price variants, having originated in the USA as first print originals, were then shipped North to their destination market.

Are Droids cover price variants more valuable?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, as seen in more detail in the Droids price guide page above, the variant values represent a sizable premium over the values of the commonplace direct editions in the same grades.

Help, I cannot find CGC 9.8 copies available for the Droids cover price variants I am looking for?!

✔️Accepted answer: We recommend lowering your grade expectations for all of the 1980s cover price variants, including those in the Droids title. Remember, the price variants were exclusive to the newsstand distribution channel, which means they were treated as reading material, not as collectibles, by both the staff that handled them, and the typical buyers who as a general rule were members of the general public actually interested in reading the comics. Collectors buying comics from newsstands was the exception, not the norm. As a result, surviving copies in the 9.8 NM/MT grade tier can be exceptionally difficult to find among the Droids cover price variants. A more reasonable grade to shoot for would be 9.0-and-up.

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Droids (#1-3) Values 2022


From: The 2022 CPV Price Guide for Canadian Price Variants (Type 1A) by Bill Alexander, Tim Bildhauser, Paul Clairmont, Jay Halstead, Jon McClure, Benjamin Nobel, Conan Saunders, Doug Sulipa, and Angelo Virone  [ introduction, table of contents, all titles, other price guide editions ]

Droids Values — 2022 CPV Price Guide

Issue CPV
Cover
Price
CPV
Value
9.2
CGC-Confirmed
#1Top 100 CPVs Droids 1 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $65
▲ $5
 Star, 4/1986  #96 in this year's Top 100.
CGC label note: 1st appearance of Jost Ellon & Governor Kugg. 95¢ cover price.
 
#2 Droids 2 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $22
▼ $8
 Star, 6/1986   
#3 Droids 3 Canadian Price Variant picture $0.95 $38
▲ $3
 Star, 8/1986  Doug notes: Scarcer LAST Canadian Price Variant in Title  
 
 = Stand-out value  
 
CGC census data for Canadian Price Variant and Regular comic books
Droids CGC Census Data:
Issue # 9/21/2021
Census Count
Year over
year change
Regular Variant Regular Variant
125210+40+1
2671+10--
3521+9--
Title Totals:
% regular / % variant
371
~97%
12
~3%
 +59
  ~98% 
 +1
  ~2% 
CGC census data CPVs and regular bottom
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Droids Comics CPV FAQ

Do cover price variants exist for Droids in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, Type 1A 95¢ cover price variants exist within the Droids title.

Which issues of Droids have cover price variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: There are Type 1A cover price variants for issues #1-3 of Droids. Noteworthy cover price variant examples include #1(1st appearance of Jost Ellon & Governor Kugg. 95¢ cover price.).

Why don't more Droids issues have variants in the 1980s?

✔️Accepted answer: The cover price variant window in the 1980s was only open from October of 1982 to August of 1986 for Marvel (and September of 1988 for DC) which means that only those Droids issues published within this specific window have Type 1A price variants. Newsstand copies from before the window opened were priced the same for the Canadian market as for the US market, whereas the closing of the window was the result of the merger of the two single-price newsstand batches into one big dual-price batch (i.e. with both US and CAN prices included) to cover all of North America.

Are the Droids cover price variants of the 1980s rare?

✔️Accepted answer: The Droids 1980s cover price variants were exclusive to the newsstand distribution channel (by contrast the well-preserved direct edition type sold in comic shops were not price variants). Within the newsstand distribution channel, the price variants were distributed only to a restricted geographic area within the larger North American newsstand market: that restricted area being Canada. Canada had one tenth the population of the United States in the 1980s. As a result, Droids cover price variants from the 1980s are a dramatically more rare newsstand type, and collectors who care about relative rarity are keen to target the price variant version of issue numbers they seek for their collections of interesting and rare comic books.

Are Droids 1980s cover price variants 1st printings?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, by definition Droids Type 1A price variants are first printings which were published simultaneously with the other types, on the exact same manufacturing equipment, at the same time, on the same paper, using the same ink, and with publication origin being the USA. The indicia, interior pages, and all other aspects of the variants beyond the cover price box are 100% identical to their regularly priced newsstand counterparts. The Droids price variants, having originated in the USA as first print originals, were then shipped North to their destination market.

Are Droids cover price variants more valuable?

✔️Accepted answer: Yes, as seen in more detail in the Droids price guide page above, the variant values represent a sizable premium over the values of the commonplace direct editions in the same grades.

Help, I cannot find CGC 9.8 copies available for the Droids cover price variants I am looking for?!

✔️Accepted answer: We recommend lowering your grade expectations for all of the 1980s cover price variants, including those in the Droids title. Remember, the price variants were exclusive to the newsstand distribution channel, which means they were treated as reading material, not as collectibles, by both the staff that handled them, and the typical buyers who as a general rule were members of the general public actually interested in reading the comics. Collectors buying comics from newsstands was the exception, not the norm. As a result, surviving copies in the 9.8 NM/MT grade tier can be exceptionally difficult to find among the Droids cover price variants. A more reasonable grade to shoot for would be 9.0-and-up.

Other comic book titles you may also like:
All Star Squadron (#14-67, Annual #1-3) Price Guide
Dreadstar and Company (#1-6) Price Guide
Dune (#1-3) Price Guide
Ewoks (#1-8) Price Guide
Firestar (#1-4) Price Guide
Hanna-Barbera All-Stars (#1-4) Price Guide
Last Starfighter (#1-3) Price Guide
Marvel Movie Showcase (#1-2) Price Guide
Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer (#1) Price Guide
Saga of Crystar (#1-11) Price Guide
Star Trek (#1-54, Annual #1-3) Price Guide
Star Trek Movie Special (#1-2) Price Guide
Star Trek The Next Generation (#1-6) Price Guide
Star Wars (#64-106, Annual #2-3) Price Guide
Star Wars Return of the Jedi (#1-4) Price Guide
Starriors (#1-4) Price Guide
Who's Who in Star Trek (#1-2) Price Guide

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