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MoonKnight1
Friday, February 01, 2013 5:45:25 PM
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When I was a kid during the 70's and 80's I was in on the ground floor for all of the classic toys: G. I. Joe, Star Wars, Transformers, Voltron and Thundercats to name a few. I would tear open the packaging and immediately add the figure to my army. I always tried to keep all of the accessories, etc. and after a while I held on to the box or card as well. Eventually I started keeping things in their packaging for display.

Which brings me to my point. A couple years ago I started buying and selling toys on line and have discovered that there are two basic kinds of toy collectors - those who buy loose items and those who only buy carded or unopened figures. Now I would never suggest that one side is right and the other wrong so I ask you - what do you prefer?

Oh, I almost forgot about the third kind of collector. The Customizer! These people have some kind of imagination for starters and I suspect some type of obsessive / compulsive tendencies. Almost invariably I find one or two Frankensteined figures when I acquire a new collection.
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Xylob
Friday, February 01, 2013 6:23:18 PM
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MoonKnight1 wrote:
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Which brings me to my point. A couple years ago I started buying and selling toys on line and have discovered that there are two basic kinds of toy collectors - those who buy loose items and those who only buy carded or unopened figures. Now I would never suggest that one side is right and the other wrong so I ask you - what do you prefer?...
I prefer a complete figure at the best price.
The overwhelming majority of my figures are displayed out of the package. I generally open all figs I buy within a couple days (usually as soon as I get them home or the delivery package is opened).
When I'm searching online I don't look for loose or MISB/MOSC, just complete and "cheap".

I do have a ton of earlier Manga Spawn figs that are still in their original packages though - I worked in retail and would scour the stock rooms and receiving area almost daily looking for chase variants...
I've got a few other miscellaneous figs in the package too, most I'm looking to get rid of like the Spawn figs.
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er07
Friday, February 01, 2013 6:57:33 PM
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I open most of mine for display. Keeping everything carded makes you run out of room quick. I do have a few which I kept carded but not many. Like last year I found at an estate sale a lot of vintage Star Wars vehicles loose with their original boxes at an excellent price. I have them in the box and displayed but it has to be something I remember as a child to make it special enough to take up prime real-estate in my office.
Xylob
Friday, February 01, 2013 7:25:42 PM
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er07 wrote:
...Keeping everything carded makes you run out of room quick...
No doubt there - our utility/laundry room would be a lot more spacious if it weren't for all my previously mentioned late 90s 'speculator' buys.
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fenix1977
Friday, February 01, 2013 11:26:27 PM
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Most of mine are still in their packages. Unless I get it off Ebay already open my stuff tends to stay "mint".
Shadowdodger
Saturday, February 02, 2013 12:50:13 AM
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I tend to fall in the keep it sealed category. I'd say about 90-95% of my collection is MISB. I just love the way they look displayed on my wall. Of course I've run into the "real estate" problem and have to reconfigure everything so I can maximize the space. I was really into the McFarlane stuff in the 90's and early 00's and would sometimes buy 2 of the same fig so I could open one and keep the other sealed.

Funny little side story: My kids had a sleepover last weekend and when they showed their friends "my room" they asked: "Aren't you ever going to open any of them?" I quickly replied "nope." They just couldn't wrap their minds around a room semi-full of sealed toys.
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RingTail
Saturday, February 02, 2013 1:10:49 PM
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It depends on the figure for me. If the packaging is really sharp looking and displays the figure better than I could opening and posing them, I will leave them in the box for display. Most of the time, I remove them from the box, pose them and store the empty box in a giant box in the back of my closet just in case I ever have to pack them away for a move or decide I want to display them in their box if the arrangement of thier current display area changes. Like Xylob, I usually purchase mine complete in box at the best price I can find. Even if it is in "used" condition, as long as it is complete and undamaged.

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fenix1977
Saturday, February 02, 2013 6:54:19 PM
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I find it is easier to dust when they are left in the box..a quick swipe with a swiffer duster and bam!
Xylob
Saturday, February 02, 2013 8:54:09 PM
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a can of air works quite well on the loose figs though
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blackcat2006
Sunday, February 03, 2013 1:56:09 AM
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nuff said.
Xylob
Sunday, February 03, 2013 7:29:51 AM
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You wouldn't happen to be a Marvel fan, would you?
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G.I.Joe Special Missions TPB 2
Tales from the Transformers Beast Wars: Critical Mass
Youngblood Bloodsport #2 maybe? can you help identify?
Shadowdodger
Sunday, February 03, 2013 8:03:27 AM
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HOLY CRAP!

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That's awesome!
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MoonKnight1
Monday, February 04, 2013 5:03:24 PM
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blackcat2006 wrote:






nuff said.


That. Is. Awesome!

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kevscomics
Monday, February 11, 2013 6:42:56 PM
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^^^ yeah, what he said, that is am amazing collection...
fenix1977
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 12:45:26 AM
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That is freaking super sweet!
supernerdy
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 8:02:47 PM
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I keep mine sealed. As a kid I used to rip open the packaging and toss them around, but once I realized theres value in them later on, I stopped destroying the packaging entirely.
deadpoolgun96
Thursday, March 14, 2013 10:53:04 AM
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I sold most of my old figures most are G1 transformers,& a Iron man here and there,but ever since i was a kid i have wanted my own Deadpool figure, anyone know how i can buy one here, all i get when i look up deadpool at the shop here is deadpool comics
crackerjack1
Thursday, March 14, 2013 11:30:45 AM
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deadpoolgun96 wrote:
I sold most of my old figures most are G1 transformers,& a Iron man here and there,but ever since i was a kid i have wanted my own Deadpool figure, anyone know how i can buy one here, all i get when i look up deadpool at the shop here is deadpool comics


There have been a few Deadpool figures over the years. The below are the ones that stick out in my mind though. I don't think any of them are available here on CCL now though:

3 3/4"
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Marvel Universe (3-Packs)

6"
Marvel Legends (Series 6)
Marvel Legends (Epic Heroes)
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