Have You Ever Opened a Vintage MISB/MOSC Figure?

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Have You Ever Opened a Vintage MISB/MOSC Figure?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. DecepticonSpike

    DecepticonSpike Member of the Scrappy Doo Fan Club

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    Like the question says, have you ever opened a vintage figure?
     
  2. typev3

    typev3 @VinceSanchez

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    Of course! I buy toys to play with them.

    Sometimes when I buy from other collectors locally and I know they're MISB collectors, I'll open it as fast as I can right in front of them as if my life depended on it. Oh the look on they're faces. It's precious.
     
  3. ex dtw2003

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    I voted no, but that's prolly because I can't afford Vintage MISb figures, lol.
     
  4. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout Hammer of the Gunplas

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    If I had any driving need to buy a MISB/etc. vintage figure, that would mean I had cash to blow on a toy that I'd never play with. That would also mean I had cash to blow on the exact same figure, but be able to get it restored to like-new condition.
     
  5. DethPike

    DethPike Master of Sinanju

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    I've opened a few sealed ones... Snaptrap, Jetfire, Doubledealer, Shockwave... I keep the boxes nice and all but if they're not opened then they can't do their JOB and transform :) 
     
  6. -l-AYATOLLAH-l-

    -l-AYATOLLAH-l- Well-Known Member

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    Bought a MISB Metrotitan for 6 bills and opened it and applied all the stickers and transformed it as soon as I got it. Sold it a year later for the same price. I have yet to buy a MISB Transformer that that I've opened and played with that I couldn't resell for the same price I paid for it sealed.
     
  7. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Several years before G1 reissues began, i bought a MISB Megatron and promptly de-sealed it.

    I think it was $450? Sold it as soon as the first Megatron reissue was announced and still got $375 for it.

    In the same circumstances, would do it again. Completely extinguished the demon that was my repeated failure to obtain said toy during childhood.


    I also remember opening one of the MISB Doubledealers i bought from Hangtenstoyshack all those donkey's years back.

    Not nearly as much fun as liberating Megatron though.
     
  8. EightiesKid

    EightiesKid G1 archivist TFW2005 Supporter

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    Of course I opened all my toys when I was little, and in recent years I've gotten a few vintage MIB/MISB toys that I opened. Collecting vintage G1 MIB/MISB is very expensive though, high end collecting, it's hard to maintain it.
     
  9. cappeca

    cappeca wtf is this?

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    I have opened an G1 Ultra Magnus, a G1 Ramjet, a G2 Optimus Prime and more recently a japanese set of G1 Constructicons in their own separate boxes. :drool: 

    I'm about to open my sealed japanese Scourge as soon as I get a decent camera to YouTube it.
     
  10. Rockdown

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    I opened a MISB G1 Nightbeat about 3 years ago. I had pangs of guilt for several days afterwards.
     
  11. jasonmako

    jasonmako Voyager

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    Heck yeeeaasss. I did MOC Wheelie, MOC Yellow Cliffjumper, MISB GIG Mirage below, and all the ones for xmas as a kid:rolleyes: 
     
  12. CrackerBoy

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    G1 Octane, and it was before the KO was out so i know it was an original.
     
  13. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    Hell no. If I want to bad enough, I'll buy a duplicate loose figure that's in mint condition and try to restore it. For example, I have a Blurr that I cleaned up and bought stickers for, and I bet I can get double what I paid for it if I sold it.

    I love my sealed G1 collection too much to break the tape on them.
     
  14. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    I managed to pick up a cheap MOSC Fox Kids Cheetor recently. I'd never owned the figure, so thought why the hell not, broke the seal and let that mid-nineties air waft up my nostrils. And I'll tell you what, the quality of a brand new beast wars figure is leagues ahead of a brand new DOTM figure!

    Bought a massive box of sealed Transmetals a couple of months back. I was going to open them, but they look so pretty with their shiny, un-flaky-fied chrome that I just couldn't do it!
     
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    If G2 counts, than yes (Skyjack and Hooligan).

    Do Beast Wars count? Every single Beast Era toy I've purchased has come sealed...and there are still a bunch of toys (Hasbro and Takara) that are available sealed online, so I'm not sure what to make of them.
     
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    MOC G1 Icepick, Wildfly and Slog.
     
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    No, but I'd like to some day. I'm just not at the point where I can afford to pay extra for a sealed toy just to open it.
     
  18. destrongerlupus

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    I've personally liberated more rare crazy G1 stuff...Liokaiser, Grandus, Greatshot.

    My best is when I opened Victory Leo and his damned nipple landing gear instantly broke, I was being careful too!

    The Roadfire in my sig is the rare example that I bought un-sealed.

    Boxes are for sissies that think toys are a "financial investment"
    (Note, this IS how I feel, but I'm not calling any of YOU sissies)

    D/L
     
  19. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    A G1 Breakdown I got from Ebay.
     
  20. MagnusPrimal

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    Not yet.
    Should I manage to get Snarl and Swoop, that will change.
    I don't usually buy vintage though. Too expensive for me. I buy too much new stuff from too many lines to devote that much money to it.
     

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