Thread: Do you open sealed figures/toys?

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    • 10 years 10 months ago
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    I have no toys in their packages.
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      • 10 years 10 months ago
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      I have about 80 Ninja Turtles still sealed in original package. I also have 3 original Masters of the Universe figures still sealed. (yup, I am one of those guys)
      I probably will never open them becuase I spent too much money on them and they are too hard to come by! Plus I like the artwork on the package.
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        • 10 years 10 months ago
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        Dude, keep 'em sealed. You will be greatful that you did. I have a number of Star Wars figures that I haven't opened, and I have some mint micro-machines. You will be happy later, and I know how hard it is to not open them.
          • 10 years 10 months ago
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          i have a buddy who use to collect spawn figures. they are awsome looking he never open them but the funny thing is he bought two of everything. but just packed them away in the attic. i bet he has some big bucks he has all the first print spawn stuff.
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            • 10 years 10 months ago
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            I don't open figures. i have about 10 WWE Classic figures, and about 6 of them are Limited Edition.

            I also have a 1991 Hasbro WWF Wrestler (Hulk Hogan) that i didn't open.
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              • 10 years 9 months ago
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              Well, as a little kid I used to get Batman Figuirines, and its really hard for you not to open it. I always opened my figuirines and if I hadnt I wouldnt have had such a great time playing with them as a kid . Its better to keep them sealed, but you just cant enjoy them the way you would if you open them.
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                • 10 years 9 months ago
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                i have most of the 02 MOTU/heman MIB at the moment but in a few years when my son is 5 and he get's to open those toys under the tree i will be very happy.. sometimes u have a reason for keeping stuff in the box for another generation.
                  • 10 years 9 months ago
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                  If I ever got hold of a batman returns penguin figuirine, I probably wouldn't open it.
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                    • 10 years 9 months ago
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                    I have all of the Star wars figures from 77 loose. I wish I had them in cards still.

                    So when the new ones came out in 95 I bought 2 and sometimes 3 of each. Now 11 years later I can get most of them for the same price or cheaper on EBAY. I have some rare ones that are worht more like toy fair vader and Movie Jedi luke. But most are so mass produced I dont believe they will be worth anything.

                    Back in the 70's people opened everything and that is why things are so valuable
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                      • 10 years 9 months ago
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                      I broke down and opened a Rocksteady the other day. I may open another Turtle.
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                        • 10 years 9 months ago
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                          • 7 months 17 days ago
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                            • 6 months 30 days ago
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                            It depends on the item, but I would say that 99.9% of the time I open them. If it's something that I plan on re-selling (something that I find but have little personal interest in--because I will do that whenever I find something that can help me fund the things I do want to collect), I will keep it in the box; but if it's something I plan on keeping for myself, always open. I think figures and things look better when they're naturally surrounded by other figures, not stacked on some shelf in a box like a retro department store.

                            Besides, I've always referred to myself as a "functional collector," which means I'm free to enjoy my collection the way it was intended to be enjoyed. I always keep the boxes to be (potentially) put back into for safe-keeping or storage, but everything is out otherwise. I think it's important to collect things because we enjoy them--having high value is simply a bonus.
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