• 1 year 10 months ago
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    Hi All :)

    I know it's been discussed before.

    But, are toys, action figures, etc. out of the packages still good?

    We all have items out of packages and played with. Do you believe collector's will still like these?

    Thank you All :)


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      • 1 year 10 months ago
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      I think it depends on the collector. I don't collect action figures, but teddy bears, dolls, and talking toys. I guess I'm a weird collector, because I only like toys that have been played with and loved. For me, they need to have a story behind them. If I see a new in box toy, that says that it was unloved and just sitting on a shelf for its whole life, which depresses the crap out of me.
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        • 1 year 10 months ago
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        Nice :)

        Thank you for the answer :)


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          • 1 year 9 months ago
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          Hi...retrobear.. i agree with you. it totally depend upon collector. If collector is good then it work properly but i personal like soft toys like dolls, bears and teddy.
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            • 1 year 7 months ago
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            Yes they are collected quite a bit, I know of allot of collectors who buy carded vintage figures to open up to have them mint and loose. Usually they already have damaged packages. It all depends if the figure is complete or not.

            I have even seem some loose figures sell for more loose and complete than packaged ones. Usually this happens because sometimes collectors have a fear of actually opening the packages up themselves to get a loose complete figure, because they don't want to devalue it. Yes it sounds weird, but I have seen it happen a number of times with various Ebay sales.
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              • 1 year 6 months ago
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              It depends on lots of different stuff really. Like mentioned the collector, but also the condition of the figure and how much collectors are looking for the figure (in other words how rare the figure is).

              Course it also matters if you as a collector want to sell the items or not. If you did than having them still mint in package (MIP) is probably the best way to go espeically if the figure is very sought after by collectors and the package is mint. But if that's not the case and the figure is loose than the next best thing would be to have them as mint as possible, as in complete with all accessories, no loose or broken joints and no rub off paint, things like that. Since your figures have been played with, unless they're rare and very saught after figures, I doubt they're worth much.

              For me, I was a "MIP collector" for years. Bought almost the entire line of Palisades (a company which sadly doesn't exist anymore) Muppets figures and keep them in their packages for years, like almost ten years. Than just last year, I went ahead and opened them and display them loose. Reasons being: one, I thought they would honestly look cooler that way and two I don't plan on selling them ever. Course in this cause since these figures are becoming more sought after by collectors, since the Muppets are always popular and these toys aren't being made anymore, I could still make a fair amount of money if I were to sell them, but not even half as much as I would of had I kept them in those original packages. I still have the more rare figures in packages though.
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                • 1 year 6 months ago
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                I think the best way to sell (Assuming you had doubles) would be to sell a In Package toy with a duplicate loose. That way the buyer can have a display piece and a loose piece. I was thinking of doing that with a 1982 Masters of the Universe Panthor. I lucked out and picked 2 up at a garage sale, both never opened. I just didn't have the nerve to break the seal haha. I sold one for 110 though.
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                  • 1 year 5 months ago
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                  totally depends, there are a lot of toys ive wanted new but have been too hard to find so ive gotten them loose instead, still happy. depends how passionate about the toy you are. if its all about the value then yeah its not best to get them loose.
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                    • 1 year 3 months ago
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                    to be honest there is two types of views here one is from your point of view and the other is from the toys cause if you keep the toy in the packet then it would be worth something but form the toys point of view they will never end up getting played with
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                      • 1 year 3 months ago
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                      I buy toys because they're awesome, not because they're valuable. That being said, I have many Star Wars figures in the package, because to me that's part of the display.
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                        • 1 year 3 months ago
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                        retrobear wrote:
                        I think it depends on the collector.

                        yellow_submarine wrote:
                        I buy toys because they're awesome, not because they're valuable.

                        Agree with these people. I buy stuff that I like and enjoy. And want to use. But if looking for the highest sale price, you do want mint/new in box. That's the market that's willing to spend the most.
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                          • 1 year 3 months ago
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                          Sometimes it also depends on how rare something it. Sometimes the toy can't be found in the package.
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                            • 1 year 3 months ago
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                            retrobear wrote:
                            I think it depends on the collector. I don't collect action figures, but teddy bears, dolls, and talking toys. I guess I'm a weird collector, because I only like toys that have been played with and loved. For me, they need to have a story behind them. If I see a new in box toy, that says that it was unloved and just sitting on a shelf for its whole life, which depresses the crap out of me.

                            Woah, crazy perspective. I guess You like toys that used to be tight but now they're loose.
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                              • 11 months 19 days ago
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                              depends, it wont be worth as much as one in a MISB or MOC condition ...

                              but its cool to have them to display, w/ their accessories
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