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Cut card predicament

Postby Gaz46&2 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:16 pm

I have this Ugnaught figure on a cut card which I bought about 12 years ago and it's been sat in a box ever since. The bubble lifts one side but the figure cannot be removed and the white case is still taped to the bubble. I realise that opening figures is frowned upon and can result in bans in some circles but this is a bit different.

I can't display it with a loose collection and I can't display as a MOC so what would you do?

a; Leave it as is
b; Open it and get graded or display it.
c; Sell it and buy one that's already loose.

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Re: Cut card predicament

Postby lejackal » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:21 pm

I'd be interested in buying it to go with my cut card R2

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Re: Cut card predicament

Postby subzero » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:21 pm

Me personally if I really couldn't display it then i'd sell it to a collector who would prefer to keep it the way it is, and then use the money to buy a mint loose one or add it towards getting a MOC.

Surely the cut card can still be displayed though?, like in a nice little GW acrylic case?, it would look nice I reckon!
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Re: Cut card predicament

Postby peekaygee73 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:24 pm

'a' or 'c', but never 'b'. There are people who collect cut card figures and there are plenty of loose figures in just as good condition. One of the members here (punkpat) was recently selling factory overstock Ugnaught figures which are in great condition.

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Re: Cut card predicament

Postby Ross_Barr » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:56 pm

DON"T OPEN IT! CAS (Collector Archive Services) - the company I am part owner of - has a solution for you. We provide a "Preserved Grade" - our answer to the U-grade - whereby we will grade the loose figure in a cut card or beater and provide a custom case to preserve your cut card. Check it out:

https://collectorarchive.com/swc123

Any questions, let me know!

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Re: Cut card predicament

Postby robpmarsh » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:47 pm

Sell it and buy a loose one
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Re: Cut card predicament

Postby tobedesu » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:26 pm

Leave it or sell it.
That should be your only dilemma.

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Re: Cut card predicament

Postby Lindo » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:39 pm

U grade it :P
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Re: Cut card predicament

Postby Clarkspie&chips » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:48 pm

You could buy a cardback and display it with a carefully cut toploader

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Re: Cut card predicament

Postby weasel » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:29 pm

Ross_Barr wrote:DON"T OPEN IT! CAS (Collector Archive Services) - the company I am part owner of - has a solution for you. We provide a "Preserved Grade" - our answer to the U-grade - whereby we will grade the loose figure in a cut card or beater and provide a custom case to preserve your cut card. Check it out:

https://collectorarchive.com/swc123

Any questions, let me know!

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Re: Cut card predicament

Postby Michael Sith » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:42 pm

Sell it, or go down the Ross route suggested
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Re: Cut card predicament

Postby Mini99 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:23 pm

Clarkspie&chips wrote:You could buy a cardback and display it with a carefully cut toploader

Sell it and buy a nice MOC.
Sell it and buy a good loose figure.
or do the above, which is a nice compromise.
Please let us know what you decided to do and the result, as long as it wasn't option b :o

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Re: Cut card predicament

Postby yoda » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:38 pm

Don't open it you'll find a loose mint figure if you give it time. I think it's nice just to keep it as it is even if the card was cut.
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Re: Cut card predicament

Postby Ross_Barr » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:02 pm

weasel wrote:
Ross_Barr wrote:DON"T OPEN IT! CAS (Collector Archive Services) - the company I am part owner of - has a solution for you. We provide a "Preserved Grade" - our answer to the U-grade - whereby we will grade the loose figure in a cut card or beater and provide a custom case to preserve your cut card. Check it out:

https://collectorarchive.com/swc123

Any questions, let me know!

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Re: Cut card predicament

Postby Sabreman » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:11 pm

It is still mint and sealed moc even if the card is still only the size of the bubble, you can get a small acrylic case pack the back with bubble wrap to have the front of the bubble touching the front of the case.
Better still get an Empire card back to display with it, it would look great, however don't open it
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