Scream Mask Suggested Price Guide
Price gouging and hijacked auctions has been big discussion around the collecting community lately. We are often at the behest of bad faith actors trying to capitalize on the hype and popularity of rare Scream items. With so many different masks to learn, buyers are often preyed on for their ignorance around details that make certain masks more valuable than others.
Scam incorrectly labeling poly shroud Generation 2 mask for highly inflated rate
In an effort to protect our community's interests, we've created this suggested price guide recommending values for each mold type. The best you can do to avoid being scammed is learning each type of mask and knowing how to recognize value.
Some tips & advice:
Learn the various molds, stamps, variants, and production styles
Ask a community leader or friend before purchasing if you are unsure
Be careful competing with 'shill bidders' and auction hijackers (sock accounts with low feedback who hike up prices with no intention of paying)
There are many factors that make prices flexible (shroud material, condition, year of make, stains or discoloration, etc.) and if a mask is tagged it's typically considered much more valuable. However, for the sake of our practice, we've created this list under the premise that a mask is found untagged and in good condition. Many masks vary in demand whether they were featured in a film, come from a rare mold, or feature a desirable sculpting style. We take all market conditions into account when making our assessment. This list is incomplete and does not account for every variant or style (fluorescents, white shrouds, etc.).
What reasons should a mask cost MORE than our guide?
Mint condition; very clean white face and nice shroud
Original tag still attached
Specific movie accurate style paint or trim
What reasons should a mask cost LESS than our guide?
Damage; yellowing, discoloration, stains, cut out pieces on face, rips and tears
Visible writing in marker or pen (inside or outside)
Poor paint quality
Alterations; Re-shrouded, Re-painted, or Re-tagged
Bib style (not full shroud)
Mishapen or distorted face
/ SUGGESTED PRICE GUIDE /
Last updated 11/19/2022
FWD Gen 1 (cotton) - $995
FWD Gen 1 (poly) - $550
FWD Gen 2 (cotton) - $500
FWD Gen 2 (poly) - $285
FWD Splotch - $400-750 (quality varies widely)
FWD HN (cotton) - $350
FWD Oddball 1 - $65
FWD Oddball 2 - $145
EU ‘MK’ RDS (cotton) - $350
EU ‘MK’ RDS (poly) - $230
EU ‘MK’ Look-A-Like - $85
EU ‘MK’ Squinty - $75
‘E.U.’ T Stamp - $95
EU T Stamp - $65
EU (HN) Carved Stamp - $75
EU (HN) Typed Stamp - $85
EU (N) Stamp - $175 EU Stamp - $45-75 (depending on year and style)
EU 'TD' Stamp (Glow) - $115
EU 'TD' Stamp (Nonglow) - $75
EU 'Raised Stamp' - $85
Ultrawhite 'No Stamp' - $0 (still in retail, no collector market value)
We do not claim to be an official authority on pricing, but we do want to give collectors a primer in understanding the market and precautions they can take. We hope you'll take the time to learn, look for patterns, and make your own value judgements. We hear of eBay being the "wild west" with out-of-control prices, but a majority of these listings are sellers outside of our circles who do not know what they have or how it is valued. There is a difference between uneducated sellers and "price gougers". If you see a mask you like but can't afford, try to negotiate a price down.