• 8 years 11 months ago
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    It depends if its an exclusive figure I will never open it
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      • 8 years 11 months ago
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      I want to open them, but I just can't. I don't know why. I just like seeing them in the package, and I guess that urge of "wanting" to open them is exciting. Just one of those things I guess.
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        • 8 years 11 months ago
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        depends if i want to playw ith them or not, or palce them in awesoem poses somewhere!

        but yea, i agere its not a great investment either way for investment purposes.
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          • 8 years 11 months ago
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          I still have all the Duke Nukem collectibles boxed up. I wonder if their worth anything?
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            PlatinumPumpkin wrote:
            I still have all the Duke Nukem collectibles boxed up. I wonder if their worth anything?


            Ehhh, I doubt it, check ebay and see what they are going for. Duke was the first computer game I ever bought, and I hear the movie got a green light again.
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              • 8 years 11 months ago
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              StillDontLikeYou wrote:
              PlatinumPumpkin wrote:
              I still have all the Duke Nukem collectibles boxed up. I wonder if their worth anything?


              Ehhh, I doubt it, check ebay and see what they are going for. Duke was the first computer game I ever bought, and I hear the movie got a green light again.


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                • 8 years 11 months ago
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                i think there is a difference between carded toys and boxed toys.

                if a toy is carded, you can actually see the figure, and if you're not intending to play with it (can't imagine any adults will do...) just keep it carded. while carded (and properly stored) the figure doesn't really age. loose on a shelf will get them covered in dust and all other external factors will have a negative effect on the condition of the toy.

                however, when a toy is boxed (and factory sealed) (and the box doesnt have a display) you can never be 100% sure the toy is in the box.

                i never opened any of my carded figures, but i opened almost all my boxed figures and vehicles, just to check the insides. only my most precious items i kept factory sealed, never to know whether the toy is actually there or not... not that i'm intending to sell it someday, but, and i know it sounds a bit crazy, i think that what most collectors want is to keep the toy as mint as possible
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                  • 8 years 11 months ago
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                  Im no expert but if its "factory sealed" then you dont need to worrie bout if the toys in there or not.


                  Factory seal may be glue, and the box would been in a plastic shrink wrap, if its been taped then its not factory sealed and thus yea open it and check. Now some companied did use tape so just check and look for any other bits of tape, if you can tell that its been retaped, open it and check.. But yea if its factory sealed no sence opening it just to find out if it really is sealed.lol Its normaly pretty obvious if a box has been broken open.
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                    • 8 years 11 months ago
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                    you're right about wrappings etc... but, e.g., all ghostbusters boxed were only taped close in the factory.. therefor you can easiely open them, replace the inside and seal them again with the same kind of tape. also, i own some so called 'flat' boxes. i could fold them, put in some junk, tape it close just like in the factory and sell it for a shitload of money.
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                      • 8 years 11 months ago
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                      Well main problem then if its just "taped" closed, its not air tight, so ya really dont benefit from it being boxed anyway sept to prevent scratches and what not, but dust can get in there.


                      I just dont really concider something sealed unless its been glued, or shrink wraped closed.
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                        • 8 years 11 months ago
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                        true.. but the main reason I'm keeping it taped closed is that I want the toy (including the box) to be as original as possible, despite of the fact that it will get dusty etc. (only a little though.. :wink: )
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                          when the power of the force stuff came out in '94? [orange cards then green cards] i bought doubles so i could open them all...I had to open all the ships i bought and of course not opening a mcfarlen toy is a crime....but i just got a carded empire strikes back death star commander...i will never open that.
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                            • 8 years 11 months ago
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                            I'd open up something like a Megazord(I hate that they're so hard to find, even the new ones!) but I would open up something that comes like with plastic stuck on to a piece of cardboard.
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                              • 8 years 10 months ago
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                              I like to keep toys MINT IN PACKAGE but sometimes ya just got to open them so I say buy 2: 1 top open, 1 to keep, LOL!
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                                tomstoyz wrote:
                                I like to keep toys MINT IN PACKAGE but sometimes ya just got to open them so I say buy 2: 1 top open, 1 to keep, LOL!


                                I did that with my MK figures that came with Shaolin Monks. My friends gave me an extra pair after I ripped open the figures right in front of them.
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                                  • 8 years 9 months ago
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                                  I've kept my Star Wars action figures that I've bought in the last 10yrs in their boxes. Easier to keep track of.
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                                    • 8 years 9 months ago
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                                    i recently bought a metallica master of puppets playset thing, sort of like an investment.
                                    i just couldnt help myself and opened it with the intention of putting it back exactly as it originally was.
                                    as i was takeing lars out the fuckin arm broke off make it a $60 dollar peace of plastic with no value what so ever.
                                    listen to the other guys and leave them alone, or buy 2 like ive had to.
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                                      • 8 years 9 months ago
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                                      I say open them. There is a big market for opened ones. Some collectors go on the fact that all the pieces are there. I worked a summer at my uncles auction house and this guy only bidded on figures that were out of package. Becuse it reminds him of how his son used to play with them.
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                                        • 8 years 8 months ago
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                                        I've been collecting Marvel Legends,Spawn and Mcfarlane Sportspicks for 6 years now, and there is a large number of collectors that buy figures opened. In the latest series of Marvel Legends each figure comes with a piece of the theme figure like a head or an arm of the series named Villian such as the modoc and mojo figure series. I sell hear and there but i open a few to take a good look at them hey if I choose to sell the opened figures at least i got to play with the darn things. If you are a real collector and not just planning to do the 40 year old virgin E-bay thing for the money open the figures. Join the dark side!!! :)
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                                          • 8 years 8 months ago
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                                          depends on the item....

                                          most of my Boxed 2002 Motu will be opened when they show up under the tree when my son turns 5.

                                          however the carded original 8 commerative Motu i bought back in 2000 will probaly not be opened because i have several loose figures of the same character with the exception of a few.
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