Crack it open, keep it sealed?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by transtrekkie, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. transtrekkie

    transtrekkie On the level.

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    For me, crack it open. A toy in it's box does me no good whatsoever. I used to keep certain toys sealed back when I was collecting for potential resale value, but when I wound up getting royally screwed by both Playmates' Star Trek and Star Wars Episode I toys I just collect the things I wanna fiddle with and that's it.

    So what about you? Do you open and fiddle or keep 'em sealed on the shelf?
     
  2. redoptics

    redoptics Banned

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    i go for both really but do enjoy a fresh new toy out of its packaging though lol
     
  3. ersico

    ersico Well-Known Member

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    open them...i don't really plan to resale...
     
  4. SoundMaster

    SoundMaster Likes RID Bulkhead.

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    Crack it open.I find keeping figures misb to be a waste of money. Enjoy what you paid for.
     
  5. Dolza_Khyron

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    i buy them because i like them, not because i want to profit... :p 
     
  6. typikal82

    typikal82 Vatobot

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    they were meant to be transformed!
     
  7. MrSoundwaveGuy

    MrSoundwaveGuy I've made a huge mistake

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    Open them, I'll NEVER resale
     
  8. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    I buy Transformers because I want them to transform, not look nice in alt mode in a box.
     
  9. Robticon

    Robticon Out of the Game

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    If I was ever going to sell any of mine, I'd carefully open the box,
    Remove the toy, save the box, and put it back, if I was to ever sell it.
    Which I find it a waste to sell it...
     
  10. G1Wheeljack

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    Free them from thier cardboard prisons!
     
  11. transtrekkie

    transtrekkie On the level.

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    I cannot tell you how many times I have actually said that!
     
  12. newguy

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    For all my TFTM and classics figures I had them out, and I would make cool sounds (pew pew) and play with them, but now I have them back in their boxes (most of them), and have them up in my closet.
    For my ROTF figures I just have them up on my desk for display. I might put them in different poses, or in their alt modes, but that about it now.
     
  13. Metalhead

    Metalhead hates things

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    Heh, the box is lucky if it survives 5 minutes after getting through the front door.

    Crack 'em open, transform 'em a few times (to memorise it, as I always lose the instructions) then up on the shelves of geekery. Then occasionally they come down for playing with... *cough* I mean "rearranging" every so often.
     
  14. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

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    I generally crack 'em open unless it is a store exclusive/hard to find fig.
     
  15. Rodr-Evil

    Rodr-Evil Lucifer's children TFW2005 Supporter

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    Open them, damnit!!!
     
  16. Ace96

    Ace96 Well-Known Member

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    I keep them ALL MISB. I for one love the packaging. I got to play with G1 as a kid, so I know I enjoy them on a different level. But hey its whatever works for you.
     
  17. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Open them. Nothing more useless than an empty gun, or an unopened Transformer.
     
  18. ConeheadConvoyX

    ConeheadConvoyX Banned

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    I keep the cardback and insructions evereything else goes to the dump
     
  19. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    open it. the toys deserved to be played and loved. :D 
     
  20. Nemesis Chris

    Nemesis Chris mental minibot

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    open them! they're not transformers if you don't transform them....




    (of course i open them carefully and stow the box in the closet)
     

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