Who owns the AFA 100 G1 Wheeljack?

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  1. starscream.pt

    starscream.pt Well-Known Member

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    At the old Action Figure Authority Home Page in the gallery section there used to be a G1 wheeljack misb rated AFA 100, i was always curious to see details of this pic and how it looks like.

    On the website you could only see a little thumb of it, now i would like to see a full size picture(s) of this marvelous piece!

    Who ever owns it, please come foward with some pics of that piece of gold please!!
     
  2. Soundwave84

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    I would love to see that
     
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    starscream.pt Well-Known Member

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    To get an AFA 100 score, wouldn't the item have to basically be uncirculated and factory fresh? It must have had to look like it never even went to retail then.

    I've sent in items that almost looked case fresh and they still never garner higher than an AFA 85. Must be some insider tipping to get that 100 score perhaps. Probably a case of , "Hi buddy, here's an extra $1000. See what you can do with the grading on this one."
     
  5. starscream.pt

    starscream.pt Well-Known Member

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    i know what you mean, this one had to be uncirculated, we've all seen it happen (i hope) these g1's came in factory boxes of 25 each

    http://www.toygrader.com/images/featuredtoys/toyoftheweek122304.jpg


    still the idea that there's one flawless is hard to grasp, there must be something to point the finger at, a little scratch on the window, a tiny wear on the corner, i dunno i just want to see it in high definition:

    [​IMG]
     
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    You would have to probably give a hefty donation to AFA to get a 100, or hire the graders a top notch hooker.
     
  7. jonnyshaft

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    digging up an old thread but I agree with the original post, Id love to see pictures of this thing. How something could get a 100 is beyond me. Most figure subgrades are 90 on vintage tfs.
     
  8. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    Personally I think AFA grading is a sham, sorry these aren't diamonds.

    A box that got a 100 would have had to be personally hand delivered because the shipping would have dropped it in score.
     
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    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    They're grading cards and boxes...

    That alone should say everything.
     
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    I agree completely. AFA is a scam. The grading is arbitrary, capricious, and the fact that they won't release an "official" grading scale is proof that there isn't one. These guys make BUTTLOADS of money for what is essentially just putting toys in plastic cases and slapping a semi-random number on it. (Usually within the range of 75-90) This "100" rating is an obvious case of a buddy-buddy system or flat out bribery. I'd honestly be surprised if the FTC doesn't catch wind of these crooks sooner or later...
     
  11. firehawc_69

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    From what I've seen, a 100 can only come from a hand-picked toy pulled from a sealed case. AFA has to be the one to open the case (hence uncirculated), and pull a "perfect" specimen.

    I agree that this practice is pretty much a scam, but some swear by it. And regardless of your view, you haveto admit that it'd be pretty sweet to own some true "mint" G1s.
     
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    I personally would just like to get the cases the AFA use to keep some old MISB G1's in. I could give less of a shit about some crappy number they assign to a toy (especially after they started grading loose figures that had to be complete and minty to begin with), but the protective casing is, in my opinion, actually doing something towards really improving the preservation of the item.
     
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    AFA means nothing to me anymore
     
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    When was the Wheeljack graded? Early on, when AFA only graded using a single number they graded a bit higher on average. I remember seeing pictures of 100's floating around at one point. Now, changing their overall grading criteria, it's rare to see anything break an 85.
     
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    Once again, the mere mention of the word AFA and people come out of the woodwork to shit on it for absolutely no reason.

    All the original post asked and I reiterated was if there is pictures and what it must have looked like to get that grade.

    Why is it so important for people who dislike AFA to tell everyone all of the time? And thats not a question written to inspire vitriol, its a serious inquiry.

    Theres so many things way more important in life than toys that people dont like yet say nothing about.

    Ask if anyone saw a picture of a high grade AFA item and people take that as a cue to denigrade them as if AFA is responsible for murdering their families.

    I am not a fan of classics, hankies, movie figures, etc but their mere existence doesnt inspire me to take time out of my day to tell everybody...not even tell everybody, to actually sit down in front of a computer and type it out. I only mention it now as a comparitive.
     
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    I've never understood this myself, and for those who are so quick to jump on board of the H8r Express, I'd like to know, too. There are quite a few things I'm not a fan of, but I don't rant about it every time someone posts.
     
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    Pfft, like I'd tell you.
     
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    I don't understand the hate and denigration either.
     
  19. wildfly

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    It's not just AFA, anonymity, ease of access, means people think they have license to deride the preferences of others when it's something that falls short of what they think Transformers is about.

    Although the high amounts AFA items can command makes them an easy target at times.
     
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    MISB collectors get a lot of flak too.
     

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