Your unboxing ritual!

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  1. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    Just a fun thread to discuss how you go about freeing your fresh robots!

    For example, are you the kind of impatient, impulsive person who liberates them at the first opportunity, or do you wait for peace and quiet? Do you tear them them open or are you more methodical in your unboxing? If you've bought more than one new figure, how do you decide which to open first?

    Over to you!
     
  2. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

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    The way I go at it, you'd think I was Jack the Ripper disemboweling one of his victims.
     
  3. G60Force

    G60Force World Smallest Mini-Con

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    well last week I opened 8 generations for the first time in my life...
    I took a sharp razorblades, lifted the plastic in a corned very carefully..
    and with a cutting/sliding motion go round only leaving the bottom untouched

    mostly no excessive tearing happened.. just the first to were a little sloppy :D 
     
  4. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    More than one will go in the order on which is closer to me at the time. Now as opening goes, I'll either remove the tape or just cut it until I can flip the cover open. In the past I would have kept the plastic ties, but this new cheap ties I just cut and free the figure. As for place, I dont really have pattern at all. I've open figures pretty at any spot before.
     
  5. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Since I'm currently in the process of resourcing my cardbacks in albums, I really wished I could say that I always used an X-ACTO knife to go around the edges of a bubble. I do now.

    Boxes are easy as I just cut the tape and open.
     
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    I don't have the slightest bit of care about the front of the card, but the back is some precious stuff. I take any decent blade I have on hand, and get rid of the tape, using my hands for the rest. Then I take the instructions, toss them in my instructions drawer, take any parts that I've decided are unimportant (ie: Weapons that don't clip on in vehicle mode) and toss them in their drawer, get rid of the plastic, store the card, and start playing with the toy.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Prior to a month or so ago, I felt the same way. Now I feel completely different.
     
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    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    That's how I still am except that I tend to use a blade under the bubble, not my finger (most of the time).
     
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    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    i open cautiously, trying not to tear them apart (used to keep the boxes, but not anymore), then i take my time with undoing the twist ties, then i put together a welcome wagon, then do a small battle for control of the character. Think Beast Wars, but with new toys instead of protoforms. Then the new guy reveals his allegiance and helps kick butt. True story.
     
  10. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    I very, very rarely keep boxes, and I never keep blister style boxes and card backs. Rip them open, and as Brainchild says, put away parts I deem unecessary (of which 99% of the time are missiles), and get on with it.

    Ideally I do, however, like to have a tidy desk to sit at and a quiet evening ahead while I mess with new toys.
     
  11. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    ^^ this cracked me up. Brings back so many memories!
     
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    dkr7 "Argh' Hexagonal Nuts!"

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    if their going on display i rip them boxes open and chuck em out the way while i give the figure a looking over and attempt some poses etc. then when its in my display case i go back and recycle the box/plastic.

    If its more than one figure i try to do it as one figure a day but it doesnt always work as im impatient...
     
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    I tend to just rip them apart.
    With Leaders and Voyagers however I tend to find the tape where the closed the box with cut that then just slip out the cardboard in which the figures are put into.
     
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    i used to keep whole boxes, but now i just keep the box tops and toss out the bubble. so box cutter and scissors. scissors for the bottom with the perforated edge, then a blade to hack out the whole carton. then scissor to cut the twist ties and that along with the carton goes to trash. i keep the box tops and jam it in the stack i have lined up within a shopping bag. bigger boxes i do the same. rip out the innards and keep the box only. flatten that out and toss the rest.
     
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    1. Grab my giant novelty pocket knife.
    2. Stab away at the plastic.
    3. Snap away those pesky paper twists.
    4. enjoy toy.

    (You have no idea how hard it was for me to not put Open The Door, Get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur as steps 5-7)
     
  17. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    Im pretty impatient. Cards, Ill usually rip the bubble off, destroying the card in the process, and then I take the toy out of the plastic, with the wires, I pull the toy out. With the new paper ones, I cut em. I dont have room to keep the card and bubble in a college dorm room... Boxes on Japanese things or 3rd party items Ill keep though, there is some room under my bed for them
     
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    I take my time with a sharp blade and carefully cut the plastic away. Use a pair of wire cutters to remove the wire ties and push the figure out from behind the plastic. The card back goes into a plastic file case and I give the instructions a once over before I file it away in a Transformers Animated tin lunchbox. Please don't judge me...
     
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    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    i like to light some candles and put on some music...
     

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