Doubledealer93 wrote:I never keep them in boxes. But i have a few boxes that i have kept to make moving easier. A transformer is meant to have 2 modes. If you keep it in the box you only have half a transformer. You cant play with it, you cant transform it, you cant pose it, the boxes take up a lot more space than the actual toy inside of it. If u buy a transformer in box and its in vehicle mode then just buy a car, jet or truck that looks like it, the joints and gimmicks it was given get wasted. And if its robot mode then buy a robot.
Hey, I never thought about this point before. So true. There's a whole industry of diecast model cars that look just fine if they stay in box. Even then, you cannot open the doors, you cannot see the engine, you cannot really see the interior, you cannot roll it...
Like I said, I have nothing against keeping a toy sealed, as long that you have it again so you can enjoy it. Still, it mean you spend twice as much and you wast twice as much space. That's why I will put all of my sealed and boxed transformers soon on Ebay. I will only keep ONE example of each carded transformers bacause that hang nicely on a wall and I can actually SEE something. Some cards even have a gimmick like the spinning disk on the first release of the Star Wars Crossovers.
For me, the summum of absurdity is to seal them in AFA plexiglass boxes. Then, your toy is gone forever. You cant even touch the packaging!
On a side note, I lost the missile of my Generations Warpath. So, I just cracked open the brand new one I had in spare. Now my Warpath is complete again. By the way, anyone interested in a loose Generations Warpath sans missile? Only 5$!