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Re: Keeping Cardbacks
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2012, 06:17 PM »
Another motivating factor for getting rid of the old cardbacks?  The show HOARDERS scares the living hell out of me.  I want those old cardbacks out of my house!
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Re: Keeping Cardbacks
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2012, 06:38 PM »
I just condensed all my TVC cards into one tote.  Not sure now what to do...  I've got tons and tons of duplicate cards though.  I got some binders from my gf's work because they're digitizing manuals there, so I've got these big thick heavy duty binders that are like $10 each for free now. :)

I'm going to probably put them into a binder now...  gotta get some sleeves for them.  This should work out well, and I'm going to make maybe little images for the front/back of the binder so it displays a little nicer as well.  Like a giant printed out Vintage Card or something weird.

That'll tide me over till, I guess, I decide if I can "decorate" with them.
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Re: Keeping Cardbacks
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2012, 11:30 PM »
I kept card backs for the first 7 or 8 years that I collected... they  just sat in a pile until I dumped them into the recycling bin.  I think it was a good decision.

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Re: Keeping Cardbacks
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2012, 12:25 AM »
I hope you kept all the Jedi Master points.
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Re: Keeping Cardbacks
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2012, 09:20 AM »
I've been keeping one each of the TVC for some reason...they are pretty cool.  I threw everything else away

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Re: Keeping Cardbacks
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2012, 07:16 PM »
I have kept my cards and bubbles for every figure bought so far. It does take up a lot of room and I've wondered how to make it work better. As for the Vintage stuff, I would have love to have gotten one of each on the cards, but there were some figures I just didn't need more of (like Sandtroopers). I wasn't going to lay down $9 for a figure I already have several versions of, especially if it's a repack. I did give in and bought Boba Fett and Vader, but those are simply a must. If someone had duplicates they'd like to send my way, I'd be interested.

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Re: Keeping Cardbacks
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2012, 07:33 PM »
The amount of space they take up is ridiculous; I need to cut the bubbles off mine. I just think the plastic should be recycled, but I don't have recycling picked up here...I'd have to pay to go to the center (it used to be free). Good way to help people avoid doing the right thing.  :(

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Re: Keeping Cardbacks
« Reply #22 on: April 1, 2012, 12:17 PM »
I hope you kept all the Jedi Master points.

For awhile I had a big bag of those too from the openers, and then the auctions came and I bid on lots of stuff but didn't win anything.

I'd forgotten all about that... what a waste that redemption program was.

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Re: Keeping Cardbacks
« Reply #23 on: April 1, 2012, 07:51 PM »
I kept mine with the bubbles on for the longest time - up until I realized I was filling a closet with them!  Now I've gone through and recycled a bunch and removed the bubbles from the rest.  Way easier to deal with now. 

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Re: Keeping Cardbacks
« Reply #24 on: April 1, 2012, 08:02 PM »
I've been going through some more collection boxes recently.  The other day I was astounded to find AN ENTIRE BOX full of nothing but empty Cinema Scene boxes.  Some of them still had the backgrounds, which I WILL keep because they make for cool display backgrounds.  But all of the boxes?  GONE!
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Re: Keeping Cardbacks
« Reply #25 on: April 1, 2012, 08:58 PM »
Getting rid of my cards back in 2004 was a big deal for me, but I was happy to do it.  I had them all from 1995 on.  These days, they go straight into recycling.  If I want to see them again, I've got the internet
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Re: Keeping Cardbacks
« Reply #26 on: April 3, 2012, 10:58 AM »
I do something a little different
check this out
Habro has sandbagged star wars character for years ( giving us crappy versions in order to sell us a better ones later)
and because of this ive ended up with a glut of outdated main characters
so when I replace a main character with a new definitive version on a vintage card
I cut the figure out along the bottom of the bubble with a three sidd slit that the figure tray can slide out of, and then I put my worst version of that character back in the tray and slide it back in
to forever immortalise what hasbro passed off for say, Peasant Anakin
I have a few dozen of these now
Its lets me keep a carded version, reminds me of what Hasbro has done to us over the years ( the first BAR 2 d 4 with the fat third leg anyone?)
and mak great conversation peices in my collection
I call em recards for retards

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Re: Keeping Cardbacks
« Reply #27 on: April 3, 2012, 11:38 AM »
I don't understand.
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Re: Keeping Cardbacks
« Reply #28 on: April 3, 2012, 01:42 PM »
like
I put the terrible Saga Peasant anakin on my wave 4 AOTC Vinage anakin card
so i can still play with the good figure, the newer one
and still display a "carded" example, the terrible 2002 version
It makes us of both teh old card and the old terrible figure that got replaced
ive done about 2 or 3 dozen of these so far
another example is the bar2 d 2,  i opened it and put teh terrible potf2 version with the giant third leg and action feature on the card.
I put that terrible first greivous on the TVC Greivous card
ect

so I get to plkay with the newer definitive versions, still have a carded version to display and get those terribl efigures out of my dios

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Re: Keeping Cardbacks
« Reply #29 on: April 3, 2012, 11:43 PM »
like
I put the terrible Saga Peasant anakin on my wave 4 AOTC Vinage anakin card
so i can still play with the good figure, the newer one
and still display a "carded" example, the terrible 2002 version
It makes us of both teh old card and the old terrible figure that got replaced
ive done about 2 or 3 dozen of these so far
another example is the bar2 d 2,  i opened it and put teh terrible potf2 version with the giant third leg and action feature on the card.
I put that terrible first greivous on the TVC Greivous card
ect

so I get to plkay with the newer definitive versions, still have a carded version to display and get those terribl efigures out of my dios

That's awesome.

I'm going to totally do this with the old potf2 R5-D4 on the new vintage card...recards for retards, indeed.