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Bust those suckers out!!...or not?

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Bust those suckers out!!...or not?

Postby Alltooeasy » Sat May 28, 2016 8:46 pm

Hi all. Need some advice as can't make up my mind!! I have around ten mint graded figures 85 and 90 grades. I can't decide whether to get them out and into clamshell cases or leave them. I feel like the clamshell cases might cause paint run/paint loss and be less safe and secure at keeping them in mint condition then the graded cases. Alternatively the graded cases feel like they could easily be cracked about and the sharp edges apparently cause damage to the figures? Would you keep them graded or not??!! Which would be best to preserve the figures? I wanted a complete graded set but the prices have made me reconsider a loose mint collection in other cases? Would you bust them out or not??

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Re: Bust those suckers out!!...or not?

Postby lejackal » Sat May 28, 2016 9:02 pm

I'd not describe AFA cased loose figures protected anymore than those kept on a shelf

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Set them free :D

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Re: Bust those suckers out!!...or not?

Postby Dorsetmark » Sat May 28, 2016 9:05 pm

You could sell them
Then start again with loose as would get good Money for 90 graded figures

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Re: Bust those suckers out!!...or not?

Postby yoda » Sat May 28, 2016 9:53 pm

Seems like you paid alot of money for graded you should maybe try and sell them and get something back.
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Postby Alltooeasy » Sat May 28, 2016 11:42 pm

I think it was between £30 and £90 per figure! Probably ripped off as not too clued up on what's a good deal. Shame to say all were bought off ebay before i discovered this site. Any tips on where to get mint figures for a good price and the best way of preserving them would be much appreciated!

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Re: Bust those suckers out!!...or not?

Postby aussiejames » Sun May 29, 2016 12:22 am

At the point where you have 'completed' your loose mint set & the graded ones are odd ones out, make the decision to break them out then. If you use sliding bottom acrylic cases the graded will blend in anyway. The clamshells do not stand upright so are difficult to display. The round cases are 'OK'

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Re: Bust those suckers out!!...or not?

Postby Alltooeasy » Sun May 29, 2016 12:32 am

Would you choose acryllic or clamshell for better protection and preservation??

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Re: Bust those suckers out!!...or not?

Postby yoda » Sun May 29, 2016 12:32 am

Hi you will be fit to get plenty of mint figures for sale on the forum and at a good price :)
Not sure if you have forgotten but if you check your earlier posts afew weeks ago about cases the guys give you a couple of options on how to preserve your figures using cases which I think will work for you.
Hope that helps you :)
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Postby aussiejames » Sun May 29, 2016 1:11 am

Just my opinion, the best to preserve & protect is acid free/archive/glassine(or similar) envelopes. Which is the most pathetic display option you can choose!!! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Bust those suckers out!!...or not?

Postby Robstyley » Sun May 29, 2016 8:33 am

They're not dinosaur bones man! They don't really need protecting or preserving. Just loose in a cabinet indoors out of direct sunlight is fine. If you want a loose set just start collecting a loose set. As someone else mentioned I'd sell the higher grades to recoup some cash and only break others out if you need to for your loose set because you can't find one in similar condition loose. I've broke a couple out.

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Re: Bust those suckers out!!...or not?

Postby Alltooeasy » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:55 pm

Does anyone know how to get figures out of ukg cases safely? I have a mint chewie and commander but they look very tightly fitted in there by the garders!!

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Re: Bust those suckers out!!...or not?

Postby tigerham » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:49 pm

Alltooeasy wrote:Does anyone know how to get figures out of ukg cases safely? I have a mint chewie and commander but they look very tightly fitted in there by the garders!!


I got a strong knife and slowly bent the bottom back inwards as it is not glued and slipped the knife in between the plastics. Eventually managed to snap the bottom clean off. With AFA cases they may be glued on better and will come off in parts. Guessing it will be the same principal for loose figures too.

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Re: Bust those suckers out!!...or not?

Postby edd_jedi » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:44 pm

Yeah the bottom of UKG cases come off quite easily. I've not yet managed to open an AFA case without breaking it.

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Re: Bust those suckers out!!...or not?

Postby hellhippie » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:18 pm

ive opened many a graded figure . its easy . hack saw go slow done .
id rather be fishing

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Re: Bust those suckers out!!...or not?

Postby Taffius » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:09 am

Alltooeasy wrote:Would you bust them out or not??


Not aquired a graded cased figure yet but I would say FREEDOM! :lol:


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