Have You Ever Opened a Vintage MISB/MOSC Figure?

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Have You Ever Opened a Vintage MISB/MOSC Figure?

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  1. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Well-Known Member

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    Opened tonnes of my G2 toys.





    ... when I was little. :) 
     
  2. bny888

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    Not yet, but when I get my hands on an MISB Pretenders Classics Bumblebee, I want to open it to fit the bot inside the human shell. I have two of the carded version, theLegends K-Mart exclusive though, both MOSC.
     
  3. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    yes BW Optimal Optimus and Car Robots Black (Scourge) Convoy it would take some crazy rare and valuable for me to keep it it MISB and even then i might open it.
     
  4. vmagnum

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    Should one wait until one is on the deathbed? This is absurd

    Anyway, I did
     
  5. Seawing

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    I've opened a G1 Pretender Bumblebee and Octopunch. They were still MISB/MOSC but the packaging was in terrible shape.
     
  6. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    Through my 17 years now of collecting again, I have YET to find anyone who collects sealed G1 TF's that does so for financial investment reasons. It's the love for nostalgia more than anything else in most cases, among many other reasons.

    That's a bogus claim.
     
  7. karamazov80

    karamazov80 Million Dollar Champion

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    As others have said, yes, when I was 6 years old and they were available in stores.
     
  8. The_Black_Sheep

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    I opened one of those warehouse-finds' Nightbeats' aswell. I didn't feel any guilt though... :lol  Oh & I've also opened a G1 Scourge & Dirge. Word of warning - Don't breathe in that 20 year old trapped-air... :lol 
     
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    I opened some carded Micromasters.
     
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    I don't usually I have nearly opened my Superlink Galvatron several time though.

    and I did open the Universe Combaticons as I got sick of trying to find a cheap ROTF version.
     
  11. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    lol at those saying 'yes when I was young and they were new'. I hardly think a TF bought off the shelf in the 80's was classed as a vintage toy at the time. Ergo those that have only done that have never opened a vintage TF box.

    I'm not into that sort of thing but if I ever did come across one that I really wanted I'd have no hesitation in opening it. IMO (remember that folks before you all start frothing at the mouth!) it looks awful stacking boxes like these in display.
     
  12. Magnus' Mate

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    LOL, hardly vintage. And neither is Beast Wars or RID, folks.

    For me, the number of sealed 1980s figures is finite. It's an "endangered species" as it were. If you can afford sealed vintage, then you can afford loose/mint easily, so why would you decrease the number of sealed vintage when there's no need?

    Sure, I get the "new toy smell"/"guaranteed complete"/"put stickers on" argument etc. but - and I never thought I'd be like this for toys - I do feel there is something special about a sealed vintage figure.

    And no, it's not the "financial investment" aspect of it. I guess it's more the historical dimension to it. I consider myself a bit of a toy history buff/fan. I like the historical-social (and in some cases political) context that toys have existed in for the past century.

    You will never get any more genuine 1980s sealed G1 figures made, by definition. What's out there is "it". If everybody opened them, we would have no more.

    Is that a problem? Maybe, maybe not. I don't know (I don't collect sealed vintage), but I do think it would be a shame esp. as loose figures are always out there somewhere so why would you do it... I'm rambling repetitively now, so I'll stop.
     
  13. Backscatter

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    Yes. Transformers deserve to be free!
     
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    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yes I have. Most recently a G2 Windbreaker. The oldest one I opened was a G1 Strafe, he was the only Technobot I never got as a kid. I was so excited to finally complete my Computron. It felt so good to open the package the way I did his brothers when I was a kid.
     
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    Assuming, of course, I had the money to blow on vintage MISB toys...

    This sounds like something I would do.

    Seriously, people are forgetting why MISB toys are so expensive; you're paying for the privilege of unleashing it from it's plastic prison!
     
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    Same for me. It is hard to track down sealed G1 stuff.

    Mind you I have opened plenty of vintage Batman items and I must say it was pretty sweet opening my recently acquired MISB 1993 Megazord.
     
  17. Toyzaremine

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    I wouldnt open vintage sealed items, since there are so many loose around. But one time opened a misb roadbuster since the bubble had fallen off the backer card. I got it for a mere $65 long time ago.
     
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    No, but I would. Why would I keep a toy packaged? And it would be really great to open a vintage toy. Just like then :) 
     
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    Open the superlink glavatron g. he is one of the few toys I would suggest that to. And he's already pretty hard to find, so his value wont go down.
     
  20. wildfly

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    Actually....... that reminds me.

    There was a warehouse find of Late 80s/early 90s Spanish market TFs at some point around 96-97.

    So i opened a few Micromaster Combiner Transports, Skystalker, Countdown,