Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by vnutz, Jul 6, 2007.
I was debating sending some of my stuff over there. What's the turnaroudn time?
It depends what teir you submit them under. There are 4 different tiers:
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.
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
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.
you can reach it at
Yeah. Ignore my link. Listen to Might Gaine. Postings been a bitch recently.
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.
The UV protected cases are nice for some of the window boxed figures, but you can buy those from other places.
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.
send to afa and they can make you case where you can remove in out of the case.
AFA = waste of money
Yes, very much. A scam, even.
Yep, I will never let those clowns touch my stuff.
with all the fakes and reissues going around its nice to have your stuff confirmed as original though.
I guess you're not aware that they grade bootlegs as originals then.
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.
if that is true the service is a scam
Yeah, I believe they have graded a bootleg Swoop recently.
Two and a half words: waste-o-money
I really want to get one of the Train Micromasters graded just for the hell of it.
They've done countless Rumble / Ravage packs and Beachcombers too. Lots of them.
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