Hi. I dont know if this has been discussed...it seems you all take it for granted or assume everyone knows it. Well, I was wondering, about the boxes and cardboards of the toys. I know its because of collectible factor, that, taking the toys out of their original packagings renders them not collectible or so. Or decreases its condition a lot. A new toy out of its packaging its no longer in perfect mint condition, right? I was thinking, why is that? Its because its the only proof of complete perfect mint condition? Logically. But i also think, if you take out a toy and keep it in a really safe place, maybe a glass box, protected from dust, sunlight, scratches, never play with it, only display, etc..., keeps it in a condition practically very similar to that in the interior of the packaging. The collector could keep the packaging...Honestly I always have trouble getting rid of the packages of the toys...theyre almost always cool, and smeel nice xD...And i keep most of them. In any case, if you wanted to sell a toy, you could reinsert it in the packaging and maybe reseal it. No, im not saying to scam the poor guy you wanna sell it to, telling him/her its brand new, but I have heard about people that take out the toy and keep the boxes. Years later, they sell it, and their value is not greatly diminished if the toy is in mint condition, in part because the seller kept the packaging and the manuals etc. I mostly ask, because I am someone who really takes care of what I buy. Whatever it is. And even i take my Transformers figures out of their packagings, they are kept in virtually perfect condition. I wouldnt be able to do what most collectors here do, keep them packaged, i dont think i would be able to resist temptation. But i know there is a good reason for this, and that is collectibility...(is that a word? xD). I never buy them to resell them later, I buy them because i love them and i want to keep them with me. Maybe its because i keep them in such good condition out of their boxes, that i believe its possible to keep a figure virtually as they were the day they were produced. Any thoughts on this?