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Vintage Kenner / Re: AFA - Good or Bad?
« on: November 22, 2005, 07:29 AM »
The only good thing I will say, like others have said, is that they provide some kind of insurance.

I live in the UK, and since SW figures disappeared from boot sales ("UK" for yard sales, flea markets etc), Ebay is practically my only outlet to buy figures.

Having said that, you can't view the figures yourself.  Being informed definitely helps, and I have e-mailed countless Ebay novies to let them know they are bidding on blatant fake items.  However, even the most informed person can be faked.  Fakers are getting better, and if you're gonna shell out $700 for a 21-Bk Boba Fett, you wanna know it's the real deal.


Vintage Kenner / AFA - Good or Bad?
« on: November 21, 2005, 09:25 AM »
Hi all,

Please tell me if this topic has been covered, and remove it if need be.

The AFA, good or bad?

My opinion is.........both.

On one hand, I like the way a graded figure comes back.  Nicely displayed, UV protected, etc.

On the other hand, they are shooting prices THROUGH THE ROOF!!!!

Now, any idiot that gets above AFA90 for ANY figure is trying to charge a huge sum for their figure, just becuase it's a good example of that figure.  I saw one guy last week trying to sell a Hoth Stormtrooper (ROTJ card) for 200GBP, that's almost $400!!!!!!!!

The days of bargains is dying.  Almost every carded figure in decent condition is getting AFA graded, which means people will charge double the price, at least.  This isn't the AFA's fault at all though.

What do you guys think?


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