Whats the best way to open a packaged figure

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  1. MrTane

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    I really didn't know where to put this post, but I hope here works. My question is, Whats the best way to open a carded Transformer? Reason I ask is because when I finish some kitbashes, I might want to put them back in package. Is there any really efficient way of doing this. I been just cutting them out with a razor knife carefully. Its just the closer you get to the card the more damage that is possible. Is there a way to maybe unset the glue that seals the figure. I really don't think there is, but if there is the members of this forum would know.
     
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    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    I've heard a hair-dryer -might- work, but it depends.
     
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    Dropshot Transform your destiny

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    Some peopledo a cut in the blister in the low part with a razorblade,this way it isn't noticed
     
  4. MrTane

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    Well the hair dryer is out of the question. It starts to warp the plastic and even tears the card a bit. Once that plastic warps to much it damn near impossible to get it back the way it was.
     
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    Killa-B-Killed Material Handler

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    Never had any experience, but how about steam???
     
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    Enough steam to loosen the glue would probably destroy the card.

    There really isn't a perfect way of doing this, otherwise a lot of people would be doing it already. Plus you'd have a big problem with stuff "MOSC" that was actually put back and re-sealed, which isn't a problem.
     
  7. Chaos Muffin

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    Usually just use a razor and cut around the bottom and 2 sides (all but the top)

    Too much trouble the other way and it still looks mosc when I put them back. Plus I like the outer bubbe to stay glued on top so I can just pull the insert out without having to worry about the whole outer bubble falling off.


    This has been opened a million times and still looks pretty sealed
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    I had one fellow collector swear by using rubbing alcohol and soacking the package in it. I've tried it with limited success. It takes a very long time to loosen/ disolve the glue, plus there is also a chance that it can cloud the card.
     
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    I'm usually pleased with the results when I use a sharp utility knife and go slowly and carefully.
     

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