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Re: What is your take about keeping toys sealed in packaging and oppening them?

Postby robotmel » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:21 pm

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Re: What is your take about keeping toys sealed in packaging and oppening them?

Postby nickh » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:45 pm

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95% of the time, my packaging comes right off. It's pretty rare that I like the packaging so much to warrant not cracking it open. Plus, I really like being able to pick up a figure and play with it as I'm walking around my house.
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Re: What is your take about keeping toys sealed in packaging and oppening them?

Postby Pigbeard » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:03 pm

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Opening is a must for me MOST of the time. Bots posed in groups is far more appealing to me than stacked in boxes. I have managed to keep SDCC Bruticus sealed only because I have the standard ones displayed in front of the box. Same story with SDCC RiP Cliff with FE Terrocon Cliff. My rule of thumb is to keep boxes (not cards) on anything I spend $40 or more on, unless it's a dear character or impressive packaging. I've still managed to keep TRU MP Optimus & Tcracker sealed, but I don't think they have much time left that way. ;)
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Re: What is your take about keeping toys sealed in packaging and oppening them?

Postby Dagon » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:45 pm

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Aside from Botcon/TFCC figures, I've grown a pretty large MIB collection due to space limitations. I don't like keeping things in the packages, but there's been a bunch of stuff I've bought, knowing that in this age of distribution, or, "distribution" I may never see it again in stores. Things like MPs, I keep the boxes for those times I rotate the figures out of my displays. eHobby stuff, I keep those boxes too. Hell, I've bought bagged Botcon figures and kept the bags for them....
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Re: What is your take about keeping toys sealed in packaging and oppening them?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:45 pm

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nickh wrote:95% of the time, my packaging comes right off. It's pretty rare that I like the packaging so much to warrant not cracking it open. Plus, I really like being able to pick up a figure and play with it as I'm walking around my house.


My Face When sitting on the toilet, pooping, I transform a Transformers.

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It's only possible with an open toy.
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Re: What is your take about keeping toys sealed in packaging and oppening them?

Postby Pigbeard » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:15 am

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-Kanrabat- wrote:
nickh wrote:95% of the time, my packaging comes right off. It's pretty rare that I like the packaging so much to warrant not cracking it open. Plus, I really like being able to pick up a figure and play with it as I'm walking around my house.


My Face When sitting on the toilet, pooping, I transform a Transformers.

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It's only possible with an open toy.


I lol'd :lol: I do the same thing on occasion.
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Re: What is your take about keeping toys sealed in packaging and oppening them?

Postby PrymeStriker » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:45 am

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Pigbeard wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
nickh wrote:95% of the time, my packaging comes right off. It's pretty rare that I like the packaging so much to warrant not cracking it open. Plus, I really like being able to pick up a figure and play with it as I'm walking around my house.


My Face When sitting on the toilet, pooping, I transform a Transformers.


It's only possible with an open toy.


I lol'd :lol: I do the same thing on occasion.


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Re: What is your take about keeping toys sealed in packaging and oppening them?

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:35 am

Motto: "I will be your blade. I will be your shield."
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PrymeStriker wrote:
Pigbeard wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
nickh wrote:95% of the time, my packaging comes right off. It's pretty rare that I like the packaging so much to warrant not cracking it open. Plus, I really like being able to pick up a figure and play with it as I'm walking around my house.


My Face When sitting on the toilet, pooping, I transform a Transformers.


It's only possible with an open toy.


I lol'd :lol: I do the same thing on occasion.


T.M.I, dudes.


"T.M.I"?
What does that mean?

Anyway, when I transform instead of reading while pooping, I never take a big one that is super complicated or one that involve lots of part-forming. Beside, every times, 3 cats also want to be petted.

Now, just imagine the fun you'll have with a sealed box. You have the box in hand and you just stare at it, reading the blip of texts on it instead of a newspaper. Even then, you wouldnt dare to even do that because that precious sealed box should stay at the bottom of the closet, in the dark, alone. It MUST remain mint! So much fun to be had with a sealed box.
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Re: What is your take about keeping toys sealed in packaging and oppening them?

Postby Erailea » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:46 am

My blanket statement for collecting toys - I collect what I want, how I want.

It's was mainly used on my uncle who (still) thinks me pathetic for collecting Transformers since I'm in my twenties (yet, oddly enough, he doesn't comment on my tin toy collection. Go figure). Comments are few and far between these days, so I rarely have use for it anymore, but it still applies.

I have MISB and I have loose figures. I go in and out of phases on how I want to approach my collection, but I definitely have more opened figures than I do sealed.

I realize some people are admittedly opposed to leaving figures in boxes but, well, I'm not. It doesn't have anything to do with resale value (though I'll admit the concept is there, if only because my dad sometimes brings it up on a whim since he's a collector of a variety of things - none of which he's sold, but he keeps the concept of value shove in the back of his head), it's more to do with the fact that I like the box art and how it accents certain figures. It makes them nice display pieces. I'm not so anal that I'd cry if a box were destroyed, but I do take care not to wreck them if I can help it. I just won't have a heart attack if something happens - earthquake, toddler niece, water, etc

So basically (I'm not harping on anyone, just saying) I'll collect in whatever manner I care to. Just because I don't open the boxes doesn't mean I don't appreciate, love or value the toy's existence any less than those who do. I just have a different way of appreciating them than some.
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Re: What is your take about keeping toys sealed in packaging and oppening them?

Postby bonesy91 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:19 am

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I'll open mine, but I try not to ruin the box (open deluxe toys from the bottom is the best way ;) ) I like to have the boxes, to display them at times. Especially at the moment because I'm looking for a good shelf for them. :D
After 5 years of avoiding it, the toys are reeling me back in

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Re: What is your take about keeping toys sealed in packaging and oppening them?

Postby nickh » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:46 am

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I really, really didn't need that image in my head, -Kanrabat- =P
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Re: What is your take about keeping toys sealed in packaging and oppening them?

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:00 am

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-Kanrabat- wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Pigbeard wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
nickh wrote:95% of the time, my packaging comes right off. It's pretty rare that I like the packaging so much to warrant not cracking it open. Plus, I really like being able to pick up a figure and play with it as I'm walking around my house.


My Face When sitting on the toilet, pooping, I transform a Transformers.


It's only possible with an open toy.


I lol'd :lol: I do the same thing on occasion.


T.M.I, dudes.


"T.M.I"?
What does that mean?
Too Much Information. Do what makes you a happy Kanrabat. Pew Pew Pew, Plop Plop Plop!

Anyway, when I transform instead of reading while pooping, I never take a big one that is super complicated or one that involve lots of part-forming. Beside, every times, 3 cats also want to be petted.
Never take a big one? Complicated? Cats? You're still talking about toys, right?

Now, just imagine the fun you'll have with a sealed box. You have the box in hand and you just stare at it, reading the blip of texts on it instead of a newspaper. Even then, you wouldnt dare to even do that because that precious sealed box should stay at the bottom of the closet, in the dark, alone. It MUST remain mint! So much fun to be had with a sealed box.
I also love staring lovingly at boxes
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Re: What is your take about keeping toys sealed in packaging and oppening them?

Postby PrymeStriker » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:18 pm

Motto: "Brilliant"
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-Kanrabat- wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Pigbeard wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
nickh wrote:95% of the time, my packaging comes right off. It's pretty rare that I like the packaging so much to warrant not cracking it open. Plus, I really like being able to pick up a figure and play with it as I'm walking around my house.


My Face When sitting on the toilet, pooping, I transform a Transformers.


It's only possible with an open toy.


I lol'd :lol: I do the same thing on occasion.


T.M.I, dudes.


"T.M.I"?
What does that mean?

Anyway, when I transform instead of reading while pooping, I never take a big one that is super complicated or one that involve lots of part-forming. Beside, every times, 3 cats also want to be petted.

Now, just imagine the fun you'll have with a sealed box. You have the box in hand and you just stare at it, reading the blip of texts on it instead of a newspaper. Even then, you wouldnt dare to even do that because that precious sealed box should stay at the bottom of the closet, in the dark, alone. It MUST remain mint! So much fun to be had with a sealed box.


Too Much Information.

I don't want to know what you do while you take a dump.
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Re: What is your take about keeping toys sealed in packaging and oppening them?

Postby nickh » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:23 pm

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PrymeStriker wrote:I don't want to know what you do while you take a dump.

^--- e.x.a.c.t.l.y.

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

For those who don't break open the packaging, do you find the packaging to be _that_ interesting? I'm honestly interested, because I usually find TF packaging to be highly exaggerated and silly.
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