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11-17-2008, 08:48 AM
Some people open their toys some don't.

11-17-2008, 08:50 AM
But with sealed cases, you don't even get to look at them.

11-17-2008, 09:00 AM
I couldn't even imagine doing that. Toys were meant to be played with. I have only a very few things left in the box. But those are still on display and are seen. :)

11-17-2008, 01:26 PM
I keep all my 25th stuff MOC so when I ordered a wave 7 case I just left it in the box. Never really intended to keep it that way but so far I haven't touched it. I'm sure I'll open it sometime this winter when I have lots of time indoors with litle to do.

11-17-2008, 04:34 PM
I can't see a reason for doing that if you are a collector other than just not getting around to opening it. I know it is pretty rare and exciting to get to open an unopened case of vintage stuff, but new stuff has no such thrill. On top of that, modern collecting means more people are keeping stuff sealed. So in 20 years when that case is now vintage, it still won't be that interesting to open because there are still probably others floating around with it. Find an unopened case of figures from the 80s and then I will be interested.

11-17-2008, 04:37 PM
I have one case of sealed toys - a vintage case of Mattel Shogun Warriors Sky Arrows. While those aren't very exciting to most of you, it is pretty torturous having a case like sealed. I want to open it so badly.

Having a sealed case of Joes would be even harder for me to own and not bust open (or go to the dark side and get U grades on them).

11-17-2008, 05:41 PM
(or go to the dark side and get U grades on them).

Yeah, the temptation to do that would be too great. Even though I am not a personal fan of AFA.

11-17-2008, 07:09 PM
the thing that makes it easier for me is the fact that I have nowhere to display my stuff so it just goes into storage. When we get a bigger house I will have a room to display my stuff. then I will have to resist. Now it just goes back in the box anyway.

11-17-2008, 07:20 PM
Collecting sealed cases is the next logical step to collecting sealed figures (particularly those without plastic windows). I'm sure there are a lot of really OCD collectors who go so far as to collect sealed cases, but it is even more loony than collecting sealed NES games, or unopened shoe boxes, IMO.

11-17-2008, 07:26 PM
If I got my hands on a sealed case from 1982-1986 then I would open it. I would have to look at all that beautiful plastic. Anything newer than 1986 would stay in the sealed case.

11-17-2008, 09:14 PM
Didn't cases back in the 80s have like 48 figures in them?

That's a lot more exciting than a modern case of eight....and it takes up a lot more space....

11-18-2008, 12:02 AM
My buddy bought a case of Cobra La back in the day. Seems more than a few people got cases of them, cause there are tons always for sale and in high grades and unpunched. Same with the battle ribbon offer Hawk. My local shop had 4 of them- all the same, all perfect, all battle ribbon... and I see tons of them on ebay.

I would open a '80's case immediately!

11-18-2008, 07:45 AM
As a member of THE DARK SIDE, I buy sealed cases to send to AFA for U grades!

11-19-2008, 08:32 AM
The good thing about buying a sealed case when it's new is that I'm sure some people buy cases, open them and take out the rare figures, then reseal them. Could you imagine buying a case of 1983 figures that is suposed to be untouched and when you open it, it has 1986 figures in it.

11-19-2008, 05:38 PM
I think I have about 20 sealed cases. most of them are from 2002 to now but I think I still have a couple from 92 and 93

11-22-2008, 09:28 AM
I think it's a holdover from my MTG days, but I am up to 4 sealed cases so far. I don't know why I do it, but I can't help myself sometimes...