AFA question

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Ace96, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Ace96

    Ace96 Well-Known Member

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    Lets say you have a G1 Transformer with a sealed bubble but the bubble has been taken out of the box. Will AFA grade it? I thought I read somewhere the box had to be sealed.
     
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    You are right. AFA only grades Factory sealed boxes. If the tape looks like it was tampered with, they will return it ungraded.
     
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    really? i though afa graded it as long as the figure was sealed.
     
  4. Ace96

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    The AFA will grade toys with an open box...IF the toy came sealed on a bubble from the factory and the bubble still sealed, and the accessories baggies are still sealed as well.

    Example 1: G1 Hound with the tape dried up/cut/or double taped, sealed on the bubble with baggy still sealed can be graded. Why? Because of the fact that the bubble and baggy are still sealed they know the toy is untouched.

    Example 2: A G1 Optimus Prime still in the box that's double tapped is not gradable. Why? Because double tapes are only acceptable if the item is in a bubble. Since Prime is in a foam insert he could have been played with and put back and retaped.

    That clear things up for ya?
     
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    Thanks!!!!
     
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    Interesting- does the no double-tape rule apply to all Transformers, or just G1?
     

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