Removing blisters/bubbles from cards

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  1. NotFastEnuff

    NotFastEnuff I'm a smartass...

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    Hi everyone. I'm wanting to open some carded figures without cutting the bubbles or just tearing into them. What I'm trying to figure out is how to do it without damaging the cards. I've tried a blow dryer to heat the glue, but had no luck. Any help would be appreciated.

    EDIT: It's on 25th Joes, so I'm kind of afraid to use a chemical, for fear of wrecking the card.
     
  2. Chaos Muffin

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    hair dryer?

    Im lazy, I just cut the bubble where it meets the card
     
  3. Gears

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    I don't think you'll find any way better than slicing with a razor between the bubble and the card as close as possible.
     
  4. Malach Ra

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    the way i did it on my classics was cut the bubble where it met up with the card(bottom) and the cut around the bubble on the bottom, leaving the middle section intact, and then pull it out through the bottom, you cant tell unless you look at the bottom, no damage to card, and minimal damage to the bubble(just slices).
     
  5. a person

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    Thats what I do with the movie toys.
     
  6. Optimus Scourge

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    I use an exacto blade and trim the bubble on the bottom and sides, laying the bade parallel flat almost against the card, and I leave the top uncut. Works like a charm. I did this with a lot of carded figs, works pretty well.
     

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