|View Poll Results: Open or Not?|
|Open them all!||70||50.36%|
|Keep em MOC!||65||46.76%|
|Sell em all on Ebay||4||2.88%|
|Voters: 139. You may not vote on this poll|
|12-06-2008, 09:52 PM||#41|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
I open all mine. I have alot of MOC 25th ann figures from the stores that I have not opened only because I have not built my shelves yet in my Joe room. I plan on doing that and opening them all to display. To me, Christmas is going to come more than once this year when I get to open the stuff I bought in stores. This is the fun part of feeling like a kid again when your driver's licenses proves you are not at the age of a kid anymore. Sorry for the long story, just how I feel. My vote: open them all so you can enjoy the actual item.
|12-06-2008, 10:06 PM||#42|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Mitten
I've got a yellow stalker, silver pdd, snake eyes black timber, blue wraith, black headed destro, all moc, can't bring myself to do it
|12-06-2008, 11:30 PM||#43|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sheridan Arkansas
I have blue wraith, black head destro, SE black timber, Doc, and I WILL NOT open them. Somehing about going in my room and thinking about the old days when I would go to the store and want them but could not afford to. Now that I can, I don't want to. My kids will open them one day.
|12-06-2008, 11:30 PM||#44|
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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Silent Castle
I have a Blackhead Destro open, with the head put on a regular IG Destro body (which looks fabulous, by the way...with a regular 25th Destro's head on the grey IG body, which doesn't look fabulous but looks pretty good-this doesn't work with the gold head comic Destro's body because the neck is gold so it doesn't look right with the silver head, but with the Blackhead body, the silver head looks pretty good on it 'cause the neck is black. Anyway...)
The only reason I got one to open is because I'm one of the fortunate ones who've seen Blackhead Destros a few times. I've got one MOMC and then the open one.
I doubt I'd open any of the other variations.
|12-06-2008, 11:47 PM||#45|
Join Date: Sep 2008
I open mine up...unless I don;t want them. Black head Destro is loose in my collection. Yellow Stalker was, but I have since sold him and I have since traded my loose Wraith, though my Wraith was opened as a result of a damged card and not my will to hold a figure in my hand. I have traded said Wraith for a Cobra Command 3pk from TRU. Yes, I could have scored one for $9 but I would prefer to trade to a fellow tanker who wants him than scalp the figure for cash on eBay... I got my 3pk and the tanker I traded him to got his Clear Wraith...win/win.
All in all, I don't buy into variants. If I have them then they get opened and funneled into my loose collection. I don't plan on making money with my figures...(at least not until my kids reach college)... so I figure to enjoy them. More fun to hold and pose a figure than it is to admire it on the wall/in a box MOC.
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|12-07-2008, 12:00 AM||#46|
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Originally: Huntington Beach, CA
I opened my Shark Shipwreck before I knew it was a Variant.
|12-07-2008, 12:15 AM||#47|
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Join Date: Oct 2008
I open everything in my personal collection. I hate packaging. Loose stores better and I do not have to worry about the packages getting damaged. I never plan on selling them so why not open and enjoy them.
I know a lot of people MOC collect with the "intention" of not selling it, but...if you feel that you will be ruining the "Value" of the figure by opening it then your intentions mean nothing because your attention to money or monetary value has dominated that decision (In my opinion). I see more "Value" in being able to enjoy the figures and not have to look at them behind glass...or protective cases as it may be : - )
Don't get me wrong, if you want to sell it one day that's okay but then....how much do you truly love it?
I have well over 6000 action figures and vehicles in my personal collection. Could you imagine how much space that would take up if I did not open them....woah!
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|12-07-2008, 01:10 AM||#48|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hiding from the ROC Police
I have opened all my Docs and my BH Destro. I did keep my Yellow Stalker carded.
|12-07-2008, 01:54 AM||#49|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Independence, Mo
I don't open anything anymore. I have more tha 400 open figs, and 60+ ARAH vehicles from when i was a teenager in the '80s. I don't need anymore to play with, as I only need about 12 Figs from '82-'91.
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