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Anyone ever open a MoC ?

Postby Leemcl » Sun May 08, 2016 11:12 pm

Just a curious question, perhaps before the recent spikes in prices did anyone ever open a vintage MOC post say 2000 ?

I have one bad beater card & eveytime I look @ the sucker I want to open it. I never will, but has anyone given in ?

No judgement or anything, just curious.

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Re: Anyone ever open a MoC ?

Postby Lindo » Sun May 08, 2016 11:15 pm

Ain't opened one since about 83 mate
Looking for POTF moc's pm me if you have any for sale

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Re: Anyone ever open a MoC ?

Postby Ian_C » Sun May 08, 2016 11:26 pm

In my early days as an adult collector, I opened 4-5 cards to complete my loose collection, including an A-Wing Pilot. Then once more between 2000-2003, when I got frustrated looking for a complete Ewoks Wicket. Since then, I have done a total 180, and am embarrassed at those earlier days of my collecting. It's one of the reasons I preach about educating new collectors, as it was barely mentioned to me back when I did it, and I simply didn't realize the harm I was doing. No way would I consider it now.

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Re: Anyone ever open a MoC ?

Postby Dannywhiteley » Sun May 08, 2016 11:47 pm

I've opened 3 or 4 over the years. A trashed AT-ST Driver that cost me £7.57. A Lando General that cost me £40 when loose were already commanding that (circa 2002) and a couple others along the way. Last was probably 2004.

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Re: Anyone ever open a MoC ?

Postby _Lee_ » Mon May 09, 2016 12:25 am

POTF Romba and Warok in 2003 when i bought both for cheaper than loose versions. Also opened a Trilogo Amanaman the same year to complete my collection-bashed up bubble though.

Oh, and my son opened a 20 back Obi Wan which i left on the dining room table in 2000. He was only 3 and i opened the parcel up and put it on said table. Next thing i know, he is playing with a minty Ben :roll:
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Re: Anyone ever open a MoC ?

Postby chipsteak » Mon May 09, 2016 12:58 am

I had a Logray with a very cracked bubble I got in a lot. I needed a loose Logray. Off it came.

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Re: Anyone ever open a MoC ?

Postby rdpla » Mon May 09, 2016 1:08 am

I got absolutely roasted by members when i mentioned this a while ago..
but heres the thing..
i listed a carded takara stormtrooper for 250, with a cracked bubble on top, too small to come out, no one touched it..Card is good
I look and see loose versions are selling for between 250 and 300...When will this madness end

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Re: Anyone ever open a MoC ?

Postby aussiejames » Mon May 09, 2016 4:00 am

Picture of Takara MOC?? Is it the alternate sculpt figure??

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Re: Anyone ever open a MoC ?

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Mon May 09, 2016 5:16 am

It's not unusual for beater MOCs to go for the same as loose figures. It shows how many people are aware that no bad how low grade the MOC is it's still wrong to open it up.

I don't recall opening one since 1984. I have had a hankering to open one, just to have that thrill again, to see if it brought back any deeply buried memories and to get that genuine "new figure" smell. It hasn't been hard to resist, mind.

I had the "best" next thing, though. Picked up a cut card (size of bubble only) Imperial Commander at a FF last year. Only bought it as I needed a mint Imp Commander. Off he came.

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Re: Anyone ever open a MoC ?

Postby steve obi wan » Mon May 09, 2016 7:17 am

Nope never opened one , well not since about 1985 :lol:
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Re: Anyone ever open a MoC ?

Postby Dannywhiteley » Mon May 09, 2016 8:54 am

It's not as much fun as you'd think. Not like the glory days when you'd rip it from the card in youthful abandon. You are concerned to keep the integrity of the card, do you slice the bubble, do you remove it completely? And there's definitely a big feeling of guilt, the fact its stayed sealed for so long it's a very over rated experience.

Smells good though.

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Re: Anyone ever open a MoC ?

Postby yoda » Mon May 09, 2016 9:16 am

I have to admit I also have had that feeling of wondering would it bring back the excitement of opening for the first time a new figure. Now and again I sometimes think of it but i have always held off doing that. I don't think it would bring any feelings or excitement back because I would know it's now a collection piece not a new figure I wanted as a young boy to start playing and having battles with :)
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Re: Anyone ever open a MoC ?

Postby edd_jedi » Mon May 09, 2016 9:29 am

I opened a set of the 1995 Hasbro "Classic Edition 4 Pack" figures because they simply never come up for sale loose, and the sealed set still only sells for about £30. Never opened anything vintage though.

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Re: Anyone ever open a MoC ?

Postby Stargeezer » Mon May 09, 2016 9:42 am

I opened a Glasslite Leia and C-3PO moc (but those where really beaters with crushed/cracked bubbles) and i couldn't find a complete leia with silver jawa blaster.

But both figures had issues, Leia's cape was stuck to the cardback and when i got it off it was all discoloured from the cardback. The C-3PO had the tube inside (in wich the arms attach) installed incorrectly at the factory and caused a gap in the torso at one shoulder....

So opening a moc doesn't garantee you a mint figure.

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Re: Anyone ever open a MoC ?

Postby theforceuk » Mon May 09, 2016 10:19 am

Only thing this subject opens up is a can of worms. :lol:

I spent most of the 90's trying to find a MOC until eBay came along, once I got hold of one in 1999 the thought of opening it never crossed my mind. I compare the feeling to Rey in TFA I heard rumours you could get MOC's but had never seen one!
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