Has anyone here sent their toys to be graded by AFA?

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  1. vnutz

    vnutz Banned

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    I was debating sending some of my stuff over there. What's the turnaroudn time?
     
  2. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    It depends what teir you submit them under. There are 4 different tiers:

    http://www.toygrader.com/gradingcostpackaged.aspx

    The more expensive tiers are quicker and the less expensive tiers are slower. They force you to pick a more expensive/faster tier if the item is expensive, but you can undervalue the item to sneak it into a lower tier (I've done that several times). It usually takes a little longer for the slower tiers than they say it does, though. I guess they're pretty busy.
     
  3. transmetropolitan

    transmetropolitan nonjon TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've looked into doing it. It's too complicated to explain. I really suggest going to their site and reading it. I think its

    www.actionfigureauthority.com

    The page that actually details the different tiers(that determines turnaround) is a bitch to find I believe.

    Cost is based on total dimensions of item, fair market value(some expensive items are automatically bumped to a certain tier), UV case, etc., etc.

    I was going to have my Skorponok slabbed and graded. It was going to cost about $175 + $40 roundtrip shipping.
     
  4. vnutz

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    transmetropolitan nonjon TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah. Ignore my link. Listen to Might Gaine. Postings been a bitch recently.
     
  6. Dr Kain

    Dr Kain Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but I think paying someone to tell me how much my figure is worth is bullshit. What I find even worse is those losers who think they can up the price $1000+ just because they got their figure graded by the AFA when in reality it is no better or different than what a non-graded figure is. It is the same friggin toy.
     
  7. transmetropolitan

    transmetropolitan nonjon TFW2005 Supporter

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    The UV protected cases are nice for some of the window boxed figures, but you can buy those from other places.
     
  8. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    You know where to buy those? I have a G1 Prime I want to put into a protective box. He isn't grade material, I just want to keep him looking nice.
     
  9. Malach Ra

    Malach Ra TFW2005 Supporter

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    send to afa and they can make you case where you can remove in out of the case.
     
  10. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    AFA = waste of money
     
  11. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yes, very much. A scam, even.
     
  12. Shin-Gouki

    Shin-Gouki Rebuilding Veteran

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    Yep, I will never let those clowns touch my stuff.
     
  13. vnutz

    vnutz Banned

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    with all the fakes and reissues going around its nice to have your stuff confirmed as original though.
     
  14. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    I guess you're not aware that they grade bootlegs as originals then.
     
  15. Moonstreaker

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    For stuff in my own collection I would have to agree. But when it comes to selling really nice MISB stuff it can double the price. Buyers on eBay use the AFA as a security blanket.

    Example: My brother sold two 20th Anniversary Primes (1st release, not dvd) that he bought new for $40 on eBay. Ungraded one $90...AFA grade 80 $210. The ungraded one was actually much nicer.
     
  16. vnutz

    vnutz Banned

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    if that is true the service is a scam
     
  17. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, I believe they have graded a bootleg Swoop recently.
     
  18. CdnShockwave

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    Two and a half words: waste-o-money
     
  19. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    I really want to get one of the Train Micromasters graded just for the hell of it.
     
  20. e3nine

    e3nine Poop.

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    They've done countless Rumble / Ravage packs and Beachcombers too. Lots of them.
     

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