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Re: Open or not to open??

Postby kuhlio » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:39 am

I open them, and i used to keep all of my boxes inserts etc... then I moved to my house... the boxes started to pile and I found that the space would be better. I keep a few in the box, (but still open them), depending on rarity or if they are special.... over all thought I open... to try to keep my collection size down without regulating my numbers! I just went through and opened a whole bunch of carded figs that I had forever, and just wanted to break them throgh their plasitic prisons!
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Re: Open or not to open??

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:34 pm

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I open and fiddle with everything. Still, I love to keep some MIB. I do have a rule however. Everything I keep MIB, I MUST have already have it open. Also, the thing must usually be on sale.
The only excetion is if the thing is already in some incredible box already in a cool pose or scene, like the 2007 Deluxe Movie scene pack, or if it will destroy the toy like the Gold Randy. I Keep the Exclusive 1st Ed. TF Prime OP sealed because I will get the normal one anyway.

So, here is the MIB part of my collection.

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I also have some non-TF toys I keep MIB for different reason. The Barbie is plenty beautiful in her box. I'm still debating if I should open the Monster High box to start collecting. (I bought 4 of the same because they were at 14$ instead of 50$. Will sell the others on ebay.) And the Applejack truck must remain in box because it way too hillarious by itself and even more so with the Twilight Sparkle cardboard cut-out.
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Re: Open or not to open??

Postby Cougartracks » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:30 am

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New figures, I open them. If they're super cool, I'll buy multiples of them, some to keep boxed and some to open.

If I get a vintage unopened figure, chances are I paid enough for it that I don't want to ruin the value by opening it. So in those cases I'll usually also buy a loose second figure to display that way, if I want.
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Re: Open or not to open??

Postby 1SG Super Mirage » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:21 pm

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I feel the same way as some others have suggested, to me displaying out of their boxes is better plus i display some of the boxes if they are back from the 80's. I do have some that are still in packages, so if your not going to sell it, then just be careful opening the box and display it.
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Re: Open or not to open??

Postby -Kanrabat- » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:43 pm

Motto: "I will be your blade. I will be your shield."
Weapon: Armor Axe
I got two Energon Rodimus. One in perfect condition and used, the other brand new and sealed, in the most pristine package imaginable.
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Guess what I did?

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By the way, I dunnow what all these Youtube reviewers are complaining about. Energon Rodimus is friggin' awesome!
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Re: Open or not to open??

Postby -Kanrabat- » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:22 pm

Motto: "I will be your blade. I will be your shield."
Weapon: Armor Axe
With the TF Prime 1st Ed. crisis, I may never have a second Deluxe OP. So I just open my Comic Con Prime 1st Ed to enjoy the figure. No regrets. He's not rare and will never worth insane prices. The magnet is on my fridge, the box is in storage, and Deluxe Prime OP is in my OP collection, netxt to Voyager Prime OP.

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Re: Open or not to open??

Postby CyberAutobotProwl » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:14 pm

I open a lot of the figures ive picked up over the years. But since im 37 maybe when I was 20something I started to run out of room to display my figures and many have been unopened to this day as well. I know keeping some unopened harkens back to my younger days when it was very uncommon to keep unopened toys.

I opened all of the toys I ever got except for 1 or 2 I didnt like as much and kept the cardbacks of things like Star Wars and Transformers stuff for a lil while then threw them away too.

Now My Dad always said to me be careful with those toys im giving you, keep the boxes, dont open some of them. "they'll be worth money someday."

I think I laughed to myhself a lot about this but stunningly the old man was proven so right it hurts. course no one was hardly doing it so I never thought it would happen.

Like this Amazing Stories episode in the mid 80s tv show had a bit with a young man who keeps all his stuff in mint shape and drives around all his life until hes an old bum with "nothing" in his life besides a car full of crap he thinks. except.. hes got stuff like action #1 comic, some rare action figure this, an old elite that. and finally hes an old man who proved his folks wrong and got rich off his collection. that story still gets me a lil bit, darn you steven spielberg! lol

and Mark Hamill was the actor who played that role as well in the amazing stories thing.

which gets me back on track, my Dad was right and I was wrong, at least for the old vintage stuff, not the new stuff that everyone has a load of carded and boxed stuff in their garage etc. holy moly, the prices on old carded star wars figures drives me up the wall. at least they were for a while.

And I think that lil life lesson has backfired on me a tad. I tend to think that some of the stuff Ive kept sealed up will at the bak of my mind or hte end of my life make me retire in splendor.

Unlikely though.

More like since everyone is keeping stuff new in boxes ( not everyone but many collectors and casual toy trending scalpers are im pretty sure) the value of them is of course low since the supply is high.

Maybe if we live to be 200 years old theyll finally pay off in some sense :)

But anyway I enjoy my figures and toys open, though i do try and keep them in better shape than I used to when i was young and played them out. Now I figure if I keep them nice boxed or no but in good condition they might make some other soul happy someday too and that keeps me upbeat.
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