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  1. valentine75

    valentine75 Looking for the allspark

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  2. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Since it's sealed and AFA graded the buyer will be paying a nice premium. Seems a shame to throw that money away just for the sake of opening it. If one was so inclined, they should at least buy a non-graded, sealed toy to open.
     
  3. Bobby Lemain

    Bobby Lemain Cassette Man

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    if it were me, opening it wouldn't even strike me as a valid idea...
     
  4. Acteon

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    If you want one to play with, get the Encore release - it's about £12 on Hobby Link Japan (pre-ordered mine last week, along with Soundblaster MP3 player).
     
  5. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Hmm, I wonder why the back of the card isnt shown.
    Possibly its one of those 'un-official re-issues' made in China, where the black stripe on the back gives it away.

    Oh well, wouldnt be the first time AFA has graded KO's.
     
  6. bugmenot

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    With the Encore version coming out seams kind of pointless to spend that kind of bank if you intend to open it.

    I however, WOULD open it, just to spite all the MISB'er. I would then fold the box and rub it all over my body.
     
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    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    for once i can say i wouldnt open it.
     
  8. JinraiPrime

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    I wouldnt open it based on the fact its ugly as hell, hate that mold lol. It would stay all minty in its box and then id stop smoking whatever it was I took that made me press 'buy it now'
     
  9. Liokaiser

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    I would keep it sealed as I already have a dead mint loose one.
     
  10. valentine75

    valentine75 Looking for the allspark

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    LMAO yeah can just imagine them fainting in shock screaming NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
     
  11. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I'd leave it sealed. If it's stayed sealed for that long, it deserves to stay that way, and besides, a reissue is coming out soon enough for people who want a loose one.
     
  12. Jeremy.B

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    Agreed.
     
  13. valentine75

    valentine75 Looking for the allspark

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    i never was too keen on that mold myself so i'd probably give it a miss in the first place. I always felt sorry for ironhide he's this badass soldier and he transforms into a mini van thats like making dog the bounty hunter wear a tutu (shudders at the image)
     
  14. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    I'd open it and kitbash it into Ratchet.
     
  15. Prisoner1138

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    Why would opening that even cross your mind when you can get a re-issue for $30 to play around with in a couple months?
     
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    I wouldn't open it for the sole fact that G1 Ironhide is (IMO) one of the worst molds we have ever had, EVER.
     
  17. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yep, probably the most reasonable thing I've read all day. QFT and all that.

    Oh, wait, my real response should be something like this:

    lol id opun it up then rub my cock on da box then set da box on fire and put it on j00-toob just to piss off all dem misb cullecturs.
     
  18. Hotspot17

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    I would leave it sealed since it's already AFA and that ironhide isn't that great of a toy. Plus, you can easily get a loose ironhide or wait for the encore reissue.
     
  19. The Asp

    The Asp Are we having fun yet?

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    Stupid Question.

    Just who/what the hell is "AFA"?

    1. What makes them the "authority" to grade toys?
    2. What do they do that makes the graded item more valuable? / How do they decide on grades?

    Back on topic.
    If the encore wasn't coming, and I bought one like that, I would open it without question.
     
  20. ninety

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    http://www.toygrader.com/index.aspx

    I open all mine, prefer to get them MISB if possible so they're still nice and new. As has been said, with the Encore coming soon opening this would be throwing money away. Try to find a non AFA MISB as it'll be cheaper, but just as nice.
     

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