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Sneaky...

Postby jayums » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:24 pm

So I bought a 85 graded c3p0 a while ago and decided to liberate him from the plastic ...

The figure has very tight limbs ... and no wonder! On close inspection, a previous owner had wound fine black cotton thread around his shoulder to tighten it up.

Have removed the thread, and his arm’s now looser than a wizard’s sleeve. :lol:
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Re: Sneaky...

Postby StarWarsFan » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:38 pm

S.O.A.B.

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Re: Sneaky...

Postby Ruby2511 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:56 pm

That's a bit naughty :o
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Re: Sneaky...

Postby Stubbs » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:01 pm

I wonder how many thousands more have been graded with people using this technic. Another negative to grading.

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Re: Sneaky...

Postby Lindo » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:03 pm

A good way to make your shaky shiny man stiff again if you intend to keep him, I'm thick and would never have thought to do that
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Re: Sneaky...

Postby Snaketibe » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:16 pm

Surely this is exactly the sort of thing any halfway near competent grader should be on the lookout for? I'm no fan of grading, but if you're going to call yourself a grading company and charge your customers money, at least do your bloody job properly!

I'm really sorry this has happened to you, Jayums :-(

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Re: Sneaky...

Postby jayums » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:20 pm

Lindo wrote:A good way to make your shaky shiny man stiff again if you intend to keep him, I'm thick and would never have thought to do that


Yep always look on the bright side of life :lol:

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Re: Sneaky...

Postby jayums » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:37 pm

Snaketibe wrote:Surely this is exactly the sort of thing any halfway near competent grader should be on the lookout for? I'm no fan of grading, but if you're going to call yourself a grading company and charge your customers money, at least do your bloody job properly!

I'm really sorry this has happened to you, Jayums :-(


I think you can even see the bloody string in the eBay pic! :lol:
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Re: Sneaky...

Postby subzero » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:57 pm

The scandals and the sneakiness in this hobby never ceases to amaze me, just when you think you've seen it all, you see something else.
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Postby stu70 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:02 pm

How did someone at UKG not spot that? :shock:


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