Loose figures and card

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  1. xMostWanted559x

    xMostWanted559x Well-Known Member

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    Those who collect figures that are loose, do you save the bubble and card or do you dump the bubble after? With my boxes I have them stacked but the carded figures are starting to pile up just wondering if down the line if I was to sell the loose figure some people might want the bubble with card?
     
  2. Leemaster777

    Leemaster777 Junkion

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    Eh, I never save the bubble. Just takes up space. I've begun saving the card, however, just in case someone wants that.
     
  3. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Neither. I have enough trouble finding places for all my figures, accessories, and guns/missiles, etc. as it is. Don't need a box of nothing but cards.
     
  4. AutoBobby

    AutoBobby The Collector

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    I just save the cards.They don't take up too much space.
     
  5. jerminator

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    I save neither as well...but I do have a drawer full of instruction manuals...
     
  6. strangeguy32000

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    Starting with DOTM Deluxe Screamer (Who I Still need to paint into Broadside) I save the Cardback, The Cardboard insert from the plastic Bubble, The Instructions, and any included Paperwork. I Take all the bulky plastic packaging and put it in the trash. This is for Carded figures.

    For boxed figures, I save all the packaging and try to untie the figure as best I can without resorting to cutting its bonds. That way I can re-Package the figure in question if I ever want to sell it.

    Cards get hung up on a thumbtack, Paperwork gets sealed in a ziplock Bag and taped to the card on what remains of the bubble)
     
  7. xMostWanted559x

    xMostWanted559x Well-Known Member

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    hmm i never keep the zip ties..never thought about that.
     
  8. bny888

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    G1s. I've thrown away a lot of the movieverse cards.
     
  9. Erland

    Erland Well-Known Member

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    I keep it all, I'm thinking about cutting the bubbles off and discarding them, but i'm not sure yet, I have like 5-6 boxes of "boxes/cards" so when I move I might downsize them.
     
  10. AMG

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    I save the card and paper work, bubbles get tossed.
     
  11. opt1musaber

    opt1musaber Victory Saber's Recruit

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    I think we need to generalize terms here. If someone is collecting loose, it should automatically mean they collect nothing else, but the figure and instructions. If people are saving figure and cardback I guess you can say you're a MOC collector. Just my :2c: 
     
  12. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I keep cardbacks and inserts. Bubbles go out, though.

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  13. LadyStarscream

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    I keep the cardbacks, any tech specs and of course instructions. The bubbles, inserts and twist ties all get trashed. With boxes I usually cut the back off and hang on to it, so its essentially a card back also. I keep my instructions in binders.
     
  14. BScorpinok75

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    I usually keep the insructions and cardback. Everything lse gets tossed.
     
  15. ILoveDinobot

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    I keep the card backs for rarer figures. If they become less rare I throw the cardback out.
     
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    I cut the bubble off the card and save the card, as well as the other paper in the front of the bubble, and of course the instructions. Whatever has artwork on it, gets saved.

    The bubbles also kick around for awhile, but usually get tossed after time.

    I have a lot of bubbles I've put the toys back in, twist tied them up, and cut away any excess plastic. They get taped closed for moving or storage. I'm not sure if I'll be in Taiwan forever, so right now I have a lot of cut-down bubbles kicking around.
     
  17. RatTrap1985

    RatTrap1985 Under your rolls of fat

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    I used to keep the boxes and I after about ten years of doing it I finally threw them all away. Now, I only keep the instructions because I do forget how to transform some of the toys.
     
  18. 2ndSndWve

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    I hang the cards on thumbtacks stuck into my bedroom walls. The bubbles get tossed.
     
  19. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    I keep cardbacks, name cards (in the bubble- to use as placards) and instructions.

    Instructions and name cards go into ziploc bags (grouped by toyline).
    I have a printer stand/3 tier shelf that i line up the cardbacks.

    I keep boxes, but ditched the filler garbage.

    if i buy a loose figure, i'd prefer to get the bot, the cardback and instructions.

    MOC to define a loose figure seems confusing.
    list a loose figure with everything as LWC (loose, with card).
     

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