A while ago, I bought a misb D16 japanese megatron(original, not reissue of any kind). While the box was in pretty crappy condition, the tape sealing the toy was firmly attached to the box and showed no signs of ever being lifted or tampered with. Since I have never seen one sealed before I decided to send it in to AFA and get it graded. Well, AFA chose not to grade it because they said it had flap creases on the sides from being opened, and since the tape was lifting alittle, that that was another sign that it was opened. I called and argued my case stating that the rest of the box had wear on it also to go with the sides creases(it was just wear, there was never any crease from being opened) and also I stated that the box was over 20 years old, of course the tape was going to lift alittle. I was on the phone for over an hour with these people, finally I just gave up. This happened August of last year. Speed up to now, I sell the megs and the guy who bought it sends it to AFA and guess what-THEY FUCKING GRADED IT. Not only did I loose a substantial amount of money, but it is the only Japanese original megatron ever graded. And I forgot, ITS A MEGATRON. They gave it a 70 overall grade. I've been trying to get the serial number from the grade, but the guy who bought it wont answer any of my emails. So to make it up to me, AFA says I can have 5 free grades, thats it. So ok, I send in the toys I want graded-along with the browning that they said was opened(the one where I cut the tape sealing because they said it was opened)-they said they would possibly regrade this. Long story short, they still have their heads up their asses, and the browning that was supposed to get a reconsidered grade never got graded. I fought with them thru email about the grades and subgrades, and basically they told me to shove it. It wouldnt be so bad if they were consistanly consistant about anything-good or bad. So with the potential loss of 2000+ and my five free grades to compensate for the loss, I say AFA can kiss my ass. They are useless. Their acylic boxing of toys is great, but their opinions of the toy conditions are totally fucked. Helen Keller could give better grades. Now if I was Cloud City or some other big company that graded ever little nick nack, then I bet AFA would be tired of kissing my ass by now. the toys that got the free grades. I asked if they could please put the artfire in a case that i could open, yeah, the sealed him in. idiots I tell you. owell, support AFA if you want.