Should I AFA my MISB Fort Max

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  1. aprim

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    I never dealt with AFA before. Is it Worth it to AFA this thing?
    The Box is nice...corners are worn, def has some selfware and a stress mark in the left front side of the box.

    Not sure if its worth the trouble, any ideas?
     
  2. Paladine

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    If you don't plan on selling it, then I say screw AFA. Sounds like the box is pretty beat, so it might be tough to get a 75 or higher score though. That might make it difficult to sell.
     
  3. aprim

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    The Box is very nice..The Colors are amazing. The Damage is very minor.
     
  4. Red leader

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    I thought you sold it ??

    they are mofos to deal with, only thing I ever sent was refused and it cost me $70 for the trouble and a clear plastic case
     
  5. aprim

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    Im the one who Bought it.


    Thats what Im worried about, but there are only 2 that are graded out there.
     
  6. Razorclaw

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    No, don't do it. Unless you intend to sell it.
     
  7. RandomFerret

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    Who doesn't intend to sell at some point? Do you think your next of kin will bother taking care of your collection? Put a fifty in the shipping box when you send it in and then at the very least you can insure it for twice its value after it comes back graded 95.
     
  8. Malach Ra

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    this is one of the only things I would bother to get AFA'd.
     
  9. taz235

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    I know I would but its going to cost you about $300 because I was going to get my pink Starscream graded and that was about $150.
     
  10. BarBoBot

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    If the box is as nice as you say, then sure, go ahead and have it graded. At least then it will be protected in a nice display box. You wouldn't want any further damage to occur to that box, and your not opening it, so It's not a bad idea.
     
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    If you are not sure, send it to me and I'll let you know if it is worth it. No guarantees how long this assessment process will last though. :wink: 
     
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    It's a great way to protect the box. So you will be sure it stays in the condition you bought it in. That's why I always get my tf's graded...:wink: 
     
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    Don't do it. You'll just be throwing away a lot of money for a plastic case and an arbitrary number.
     
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    Waist of money if you ask me.
     
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    How do you grade a MISB Fort Max? You can't even see in the box. What if stuff is missing? Like accessories, stickers etc? Or some defect? These things did happen back then just like they do now.
     
  16. NIDARAM12

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    No way! You can probably get away with listing it as a few C-points higher than what AFA will give. I mean they're just winging it anyways, but they put it in print. Its not like theres a grade-o-meter.
     
  17. Malach Ra

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    on most other things-yes-on this, it isnt.

    well, if your lucky enough to have a misb fort max and it is truley sealed and you paid a higher price for the sealed condition, yes, it makes sense to get him graded or even put in a plastic case. but since it costs the same either way, the hell with it-get it graded. it will most likely get an 75 or 80, but its that little sticker that says its sealed that counts-if at some point in time you wanted to resell it. and if you dont get it graded, over time the tape will come loose, and then you have a MIB fort max and then theres no way to get it graded. makes sense? but other than that, I wouldnt use afa for too much else.
     
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  18. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    I have to agree with Malacha Ra on this topic
     
  19. blahduh

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    Here's the issue with AFA, if the tape become loose/dry, then it's not really MISB anymore right? It's only MIB with "content has never been removed from box", so even if you have a MISB sticker on that shining AFA box, it's still not a misb toy anymore. I think it's a bit silly if seller trys to sell such toy as misb(Just because it WAS graded like that), that will be a ripoff for the buyers.

    Samething goes for some g1 misb cars, if the package window turns yellow over the years, it should not keep that B85/B90 grade. A honest person should resent it to AFA for a regrade instead(I doubt such people exist though).

    Unless AFA case can absolutely prevent any kind of shelfwear, I really don't think it's that useful. It's only a useful tool for the merchants.
     
  20. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    they have UV protectiv acrylic cases for that issue. ppl who grade white bots ( JAzz, wheeljack would eb smart to do this. )
     

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