I am a huge fan of the website, but this is my first time ever posting in the forums here.
Basically i need some guidence. I recently purchased a 1984 Storm Shadow 32-Back unpunched MOC on ebay for $250
Everything is in good shape except his head has completely yellowed. how this happened i'm not exactly sure as there are no other signs of sunlight damage to the item.
I'm not a big collector of MOC figures because the prices are so crazy. (I just saw a 1982 Snake Eyes sell for $1,350 on ebay)
So while I'm thrilled to own my favorite figure in MOC condition, i'm also dissatisfied with the yellow head.
Here's where i need your advice. I am TEMPTED to break the seal on the bottom, slide the figure out and replace his head with a pristine white one from my own collection.
good idea/bad idea?
i dont want to feel dishonost or like i'm tampering with a historic action figure. but the rest of the figure would remain mint except his head would be a replacement and instead of MOC it would be a re-seal.
anyway....tell me what you think. I'm also considering reselling it.
I'd leave it just as it is. If you open it, then it's not MOC anymore. If you want something that looks good, just get a 25th anniversary Storm Shadow. You could even open a new one, slip in an old Storm Shadow and then reseal that.
But if you open it, you'll never get your money back for it. I think you'd regret opening it more than you would not opening it.
Can U Post A Pic So We Can See The Yellowing Of The Head. I Am Intrested In Seeing It. That Is Very Strange How Only The Head Is Yellowed But Nothing Else. How Is The Card Around The Head Is There Any Fading As I Have Seen Some Moc Figures That Have Some Fading From The Sun Picking Between Blinds Or A Near By Window Over A Period Of Time Leading To Damage On A Part Of The Card
Thanks For The Post. I Am Haveing A Hard Time Believing That The Head Is So Off From The Rest Of The Body. I Was Thinking It Might Be A Reseal. Cause There Are Some People Out There That Can Do Some Great Reseals. But Then I Was Also Thinking Why Would Someone Do All That Work To Have A Yellow Head. So I Guess The Mystery Will Remain. Thanks Again For The Pic