Should you keep the bubble?

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  1. TwilightNero

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    As I looked into my closet to check into some organizational ideas I have, I realized just how much room packaging takes up. I then thought to myself, should I just keep the cardbacks and get rid of the bubbles? I don't plans to sell my collection anytime toon, but if I do in the future, would it it really harm the value that much to have cardback but no bubble?

    Thanks in advance for any advice I receive.
     
  2. Nachtsider

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    I see no logical reason to keep the bubbles. They'd just unnecessarily take up space and prevent easy storage of the cardbacks.
     
  3. wolfe

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    Toss the bubbles.
     
  4. TFtoycollector

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    I wouldn't, even if i had the room to spare.
     
  5. Murasame

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    I wouldn't keep them. I always take a knife and then cut off the bubbles at the cardback, so that the artwork stays intact and then keep the cards.
     
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    I think it will ultimately hurt the "MOC" resale value. Cardbacls with no bubble is essentuially loose/complete value to me.

    With that being said, I don't keep the bubble or cardbacks for that matter. I simply have no room for packaging anymore.

    I don't generally consider future value when buying figures unless it's a speculative thing or future trade/sale figure. Then I go MOSC/MISB
     
  7. Murasame

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    Yeah, I don't care for value either. Just for the toys.
     
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    i used to keep them but they took up a lot of space. like everyone else i just keep the cardbacks. i only keep the entirety for rarer or hard to get stuff like the takara stuff.
     
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    Yea, as fun as it was when I first started getting back into collecting, once you start getting into the 500-600 figure range with most of them being deluxes, it almost becomes impossible to store them all. I just ran out of space. I only keep ones from Henkei/United. Really considering getting rid of some of my Voyager boxes cause I am starting to get sick of playing Jenga and Tetris with them. Sure it may hurt the resale value, but it just starts to become more of a PITA than anything.
     
  10. Boy Blunder

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    Chuck the bubble. Even loose toys still have some good value to them if you resell.
     
  11. Superquad7

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    Loose/mint/complete figures with the cardbacks are about as optimum at one can get and still retain full value. Having the bubble doesn't really add anything to a loose figure post G2.
     
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    The function of the bubble is to keep the TF securely in place within the box.

    So, for transportation/shipping within any other box, the functionality of the bubble might still be valuable.
     
  13. jametron

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    Coincidentally, this is also the name of a yet unreleased Neil Diamond album from 1973...
     
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    Not unless you plan to move a lot (like for your job or something). I do for my job and even then it can get cumbersome space-wise having all those carded bubbles and boxes taking up so much room.
     
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    Nah, I'd Toss them, besides, its just hunks of plastic that take up space. Even if you do sell your toys in the future... the bubbles aren't sealed, so whats the point?
     
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    I usually throw the bubbles away, and keep the card backs. The only boxes I keep are MPs and Japanese Reissues.
     
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    bubble lame
     

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