Thread: What does MINT Mean for Action Figures?:)

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    • 9 years 2 months ago
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    Hi All:)

    What does MINT mean for Action Figures?

    On eBay and other sites it says:

    "Action Figures are not MINT, but they are in good shape"

    and these toys are not in their packages

    How can they be MINT if they are out of their packages?:)

    Could someone explain the meaning of MINT to me?:)

    Thank you:)
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      • 9 years 2 months ago
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      Mint means they're in perfect condition. If they're out of the package, it means theres nothing physically wrong with the figure and it comes with all of the accessories. If its mint in the package/on the card, that means the theres no bends or anything is wrong with the packaging. Its just a grading system.
        • 9 years 2 months ago
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        What DS said, a flawless, unplayed with figure. Alot of people will argue that a figure is no longer mint once its been opened.
          • 9 years 2 months ago
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          Quote by Jason43
          What DS said, a flawless, unplayed with figure. Alot of people will argue that a figure is no longer mint once its been opened.


          Well, I see it as two kinds of mint. Yeah, the value does go down you open the figure or toy, but that doesn't make the product any less perfect.
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              Quote by mostofthetime
              Hi All:)

              What does MINT mean for Action Figures?

              On eBay and other sites it says:

              "Action Figures are not MINT, but they are in good shape"

              and these toys are not in their packages

              How can they be MINT if they are out of their packages?:)

              Could someone explain the meaning of MINT to me?:)

              Thank you:)
              It means exactly what it says. Seems to me to be pretty self explanitory.
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                • 9 years 1 month ago
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                I collect mint, loose GI Joe's from the 80's (82-88/89).

                I'm pretty picky about condition....."mint" has to be stiff joints, new paint, new screws...basically...it looks like it just came from a package. I'll take one or two little imperfections (its hard to find some figures 100% mint, the paint can be very delicate and flake, rub off.....some of the Cobra soldiers can be hard to find with 100% intact cobra insignias). Or guys like silver pads, grand slam...those guys can be very tough.

                So it might differ slightly for different figures.
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                  • 9 years 1 month ago
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                  Some people put that word in their auction listing just to draw attention and entice the new collectors. You have to look into the seller’s credibility and make sure that they're not using the word loosely.
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                    • 9 years 1 month ago
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                    even tho i buy toys for my son i prefer MIB to open toys so i can be sure he's the only one that has had a chance to play with them.. currently trying to win him several MIB NA he-man vehicles off ebay.
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                      • 9 years 1 month ago
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                      Quote by mostofthetime
                      Hi All:)

                      What does MINT mean for Action Figures?

                      On eBay and other sites it says:

                      "Action Figures are not MINT, but they are in good shape"

                      and these toys are not in their packages

                      How can they be MINT if they are out of their packages?:)

                      Could someone explain the meaning of MINT to me?:)

                      Thank you:)


                      mint is basically when you buy the item... dont do anythin with it except place the damn thing in your display case and stare at it all day


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                        • 3 years 6 months ago
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                          • 3 years 2 months ago
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                          something that has not been out of the package ( factory seal ) handled or played with ....
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