To open or not to open

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Rattrap, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Rattrap

    Rattrap Well-Known Member

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    I recently got a MOSC TM Cheetor. He is awsome, the only problem is that, well, he is MOSC and I cant decide if I should open him. What do you think I should do, open him, just buy another TM Cheetor, keep him sealed, or trade him for a loose TM Cheetor or something else. I cant decide. The card is in superb condition, its the tri logo one, so thats the only reason Im tempted. If it were the US release, I would keep him sealed no questions asked, as he was one of my favorite TFs as a kid. HELP!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    open damnit, open!
     
  3. Dragstrip85

    Dragstrip85 Well-Known Member

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    My suggestion: keep is sealed. Get another one for cheap (trilingual version?) and open that one :D 
     
  4. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    You should wait 20 years and try to sell it to make a profit.
     
  5. Nefud

    Nefud Well-Known Member

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    He looks good but his tranform is simple and there's not a whole ton of poseability in either mode. He's one of the few I'd advise you to keep in the package.
     
  6. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Rattrap, KEEP IT SEALED. buy a loose one. keep it a few years and sell it for a TON more than you paid
     
  7. e3nine

    e3nine Poop.

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    keep it sealed.

    You can find a loose one much cheaper.
     
  8. Darth Megatron

    Darth Megatron Don't tell Lucas!

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    Open it up. Think of it there are so many people on these boards who keep em sealed, there will be enough to buy another, plus tri language packs are never worth it.

    It is a great toy, enjoy it. You can always get another.
     
  9. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Rip the damn thing open.
     
  10. Sledge

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    All toys must be free!
     
  11. Liokaiser

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    Open it. You can always find other one sealed.
     
  12. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    If you can find a loose one cheap, I suggest you do so :)  You are not sure about opening it already, so better be safe than sorry.

    I personally can't keep anything sealed, though. I buy them to play with.
    Once I happened to receive some MISB toys I couldn't bring myself to open (they were repaints and I had original), so I just sold them.
    Only MISB I have is ehobby Orion Pax I am not interested in opening at all. (I didn't buy this one by choice, either)
     
  13. Nerd Bomber

    Nerd Bomber Consulting your needs

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    Open every toy. There is no exception.
     
  14. Nightscream

    Nightscream JP TF Master Collector

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    If it's the only carded BW figure you have, open it. But several of them together looks great on display. It's value won't change significantly with either age or opening.
     
  15. Orodruin

    Orodruin @deathformer TFW2005 Supporter

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    Damn some of you guys are almost vicsious about opening everything! :p  I'd say open it too though, from what I've seen sealed BW haven't gone up much in price above retail. It'll probably take another 10 years before they do. You could probably get a loose one for cheap, but given the low price of a sealed one I'd say don't bother.
     
  16. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Open It Up And Let Him Fly
     
  17. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    OPEN IT
     
  18. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    ^ WHAT HE SAID!!!
     
  19. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Comic Ink - Dublin, CA

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    Toys aren't the "investment" they used to be. Where back in the 70's and early 80's no-one cared much about collecting toys...so very few did. That created the scarcity and value associated with older collectible toys. Once Star Wars, Mego Heroes, and such started going for crazy $$$ people came out in DROVES to collect that one line that will allow them to buy a house and put their kids & grandkids through college. It's just not going to happen anymore. Every toy made since 1987 or so certainly exists in mint cards & boxes by the thousands in various stashes. I knew people who bought Beast Wars and newer Star Wars figures by the case just to stash away. In the future that minty supply will probably keep prices low as the ability to find even uber-rare pieces MIB still wont be that hard. If you like the toy, open it. Odds are the value 10 years from now would be worth less than the enjoyment you may get from fiddling with it for the next 10 years. :) 
     
  20. Deadboy

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    To me a toy on a card or in a box is no better than just having a picture of said toy. The only real pleasure in owning the toy comes from opening it up and fiddling with it, transforming it, making sweet sweet love to it, whatever floats your boat.

    I've also never understood the idea of collecting as an "investment." Either YOU want the toy and should open it, or you don't want the toy and shouldn't have bought it in the first place.
     

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