How to open an AFA sealed case?

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  1. ninety

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    (First of all please don't spam this thread with "You should keep it sealed etc" comments, I'm opening it and won't be swayed, I open all my TF's unless I have doubles.)

    I've got an AFA sealed G1 cassette 2-pack which I would like to open. One of the bottom joins on the case isn't sealed; to allow aerobic respiration I presume, trying to prise this end open will harm the card though.

    I could use a grinder/cutting tool on it, I'm not bothered about destroying the case, but is there a better way?
     
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    Why do you care about harming the card if you're going to open it?

    Why not just buy a KO 2-pack? The quality is virtually identical on the new ones, but you're going to lose several hundred dollars by opening it.

    A chisel may work- point away from the card.
     
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    That's how I always open them...:wink: 
     
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    I'll keep the card for display, a small careful lift of the bubble still means I can store them in their packaging.

    They've not been reissued, or KO'ed, so that's not an option, not that I'd go for that anyway. I like unusual KO's, the identical (to original) KO's don't really interest me, although I'd like to know what the quality of Metrotitan is, could make a good stand-in.
     
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    Try a stick of C-4. Or would that damage the card??
     
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    Cheers, by the way am I right in thinking that you got a Battle Gaia recently? If so, was it Anglo's (on Ebay)? I was watching that myself, but a bit skint just now, good score man.
     
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    I'm in the UK where guns are illegal, let alone explosives! Suppose I could make my own in the bath!
     
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    Well, all I've got is a hammer so that AFA case looks a lot like a nail.



    Sorry, I don't have any useful input on this one.
     
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    must be slamdance then. all the other cassette 2 packs have been ko'd or are being Ko'd (overkill, slugfest, ramhorn, and steeljaw are coming soon)
     
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    Do you have a chainsaw?
     
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    It's Squalkbox, I thought I might help avoid a debate on the merits of AFA/opening it by being vague about which cassettes it is. Are they being KO'ed? That I didn't know (and knowing is half the battle! :) )


    Hadn't thought of a chainsaw, always keep one (and spare petrol) handy for the Zombie Apocalypse!
     
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    You're implying that Squawkbox has been KOed, eh? Well, Squawkbox hasn't been KOed. The Chinese sticker one is just a licensed 1990's chinese release:

    http://www.allspark.com/index.php/2...arly-1990-s-Chinese-G1-Transformers-Toys.html

    I'm glad I wrote that article. I can just drop the link now instead of explaining everything in my posts :p 
     
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    BTW, doesn't AFA de-case toys for you? I guess shipping could get expensive if you're in Scotland, though.
     
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    That is indeed a very useful article.

    I suspect that AFA would just cut it open in the same way I'm going to!

    PS Looking forward to my Galvatron, and especially Blitzwing Kabaya KO's, think I forgot to mail you back MightGaine
     
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    The Rainbow Scorpy is pretty hard to come by. Good luck! :>
     
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    buy them loose next time and save AFA for people that care.
     
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    I was going to type a response when I realised quotes would do, cheers for your help though.
     
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    nope, i'm pretty sure that a few years ago, right after the first KO of ironhide (no chinese sticker) came out, entire casses of squalkbox were popping up on ebay. they didn't have the chinese sticker either, but were like, 12 per case, when a real case assortmeet should have had other wave figures in it as well.
     
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    Whoa, I was only aware of the Chinese issued versions of these. This is new info to me; do you have any references on this?
     
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    Thanks, I received him and the metrotitan from them yesterday...:D 
     

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