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Thread: Professional grading: How do you decide?

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    If you're just thinking of grading to protect the figures why not consider GW Acrylic cases?

    http://www.gwacrylic.co.uk/
    http://www.gwacrylic.com/

    Available in the UK and US for vintage and modern figures.

    I just bought some TBS6 cases and they're really good: http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthrea...1#post19990833
    My limelighting and display thread: xwingpilotuk's collection
    My collection photos: xwingpilot.uk

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    if i plan on selling it, i will get it graded. if i plan on keeping it, i toss it in an open-able acrylic case and save my money for another figure.

    i bought a minty mint perfect wicket years ago for 150 dollars. i got it graded from AFA and got a 90 and was able to re-sell it for 400, had i not gotten it graded i dont think i would have gotten more than 150 (at the time). i only kept it about 1 year or so, i kept switching my focus figures to different characters
    Last edited by lumat; 09-13-2017 at 12:31 PM.

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by xwingpilotuk View Post
    If you're just thinking of grading to protect the figures why not consider GW Acrylic cases?

    http://www.gwacrylic.co.uk/
    http://www.gwacrylic.com/

    Available in the UK and US for vintage and modern figures.

    I just bought some TBS6 cases and they're really good: http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthrea...1#post19990833
    I was looking there just the other day and was really impressed. I think this is the route I'll take. As most have said, if I decide to move a figure, I'll have it graded. I'm planning on buying a curio cabinet and using the stairs from GW in it, and I'll buy some individual cases for my showpieces

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    GW Acrylic is great stuff! Very affordable when compared to the CGA cases and you get better UV protection. I have only ever bought the MOC cases, but they work great. I recommend for sure. Very fast shipping and reasonable shipping. I like the CGA cases, but the shipping costs are a lot.

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    The thing I like about AFA is that the figures are secured inside. I like the look of the GW Acrylic cases but I would be worried that the figures would bang around inside the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsNotMyFault View Post
    The thing I like about AFA is that the figures are secured inside. I like the look of the GW Acrylic cases but I would be worried that the figures would bang around inside the case.
    I think that's a valid concern. I guess I come at this from a MIB/MOC perspective.
    My limelighting and display thread: xwingpilotuk's collection
    My collection photos: xwingpilot.uk

  8. #28
    I used to have a lot of graded pieces in my collection. I ordered an admiral ackbar graded afa 80 on ebay, when it got me, his head had busted through the yellow plastic bubble. The buyer refunded me, still every week or so I hear about some packaged graded figure having issues with bubble separation, cracking etc. So I switched to MLC except for my focus and a few special ones. I have a few vehicles that were graded, but even if the tape comes off, there is still a support holding it in place so the contents will not just spill out. I got very nervous that if I drop a cased figure and something happens, it would not be good. There is something to be said about actually holding the figure in your hand.

    I will agree though with a lot on here. Rare figures, or last 17 that have expensive weapons are worth grading since the buyer knows there will be no repro going on and it will be protected.

    Dave

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