nobody forces people to collect something they cant afford. its after all, just plastic.if people are willing to pay 3 or 4 times the amount for a perfect figure than to bad for them. there are plenty of figures out there and MOST people aren't opening them .if I'm going to spend a hundred dollars plus on something then thirty isn't going to kill me to protect it. for what its worth i will always send my best figures out to AFA and thats on me, hopefully my one and a have year old son will appreciate them when i give them to him in the future like i did when my father gave me some of his coins. in perfect condition and completely protected.