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Offline Jim

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Who the Hell does this?
« on: September 26, 2005, 07:52 AM »
I wont link the pic.  But I was looking at a topic on another forum and noticed some peoples Clone Armies.  Now I have nothing against someone who wants hundreds of Clones, but why would someone army build cases of figs and leave them unopened in the boxes?  I am just not getting the logic.  I would feel like such a tool for even posting a pic of 5-6 or more cases of Shocktrooers, SA Clones, etc still in the package.   ???

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Re: Who the Hell does this?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2005, 09:59 AM »
Seems ridiculous to me too.  If you are going to army build, you would think it would make sense to open them...

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Re: Who the Hell does this?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2005, 10:47 AM »
For the most part that sounds like "collectors" out to make a buck in the long run.

Still when I used to live in a small crappy apartment, I kept my army builders in their bubbles b/c I had no where to display.  Now with the basement bedroom dedicated to SW, I opened everything up.
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Re: Who the Hell does this?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2005, 12:24 PM »
I'll never understand keeping somthing in the card. But armybuilding box sets and keeping them carded? Rediculous. Unless they are moving or somthing soon, then I can forgive them.

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Re: Who the Hell does this?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2005, 03:19 PM »
If you're not opening them, or planning to opening them in the future, you're not army building. You're hoarding.

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Re: Who the Hell does this?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2005, 03:32 PM »
There's a slim chance that it's collecting because you like how a slew of carded clones looks, which does seem odd but nothing is out of the realm of possibility I figure.  I'd certainly have suspicions of hoarding, or scalping though, no doubt.

Of course they could just not have the time to open stuff and display it right now so the best way to keep their stuff stored at the moment is carded in Hasbro cases.  I could see that...  I know a lot of people with boxed/carded stuff they haven't opened yet but intend to at some point.  That seems to be a theme with some of us actually. :)
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Re: Who the Hell does this?
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2005, 03:40 PM »
I know a lot of people with boxed/carded stuff they haven't opened yet but intend to at some point. That seems to be a theme with some of us actually. :)

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Re: Who the Hell does this?
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2005, 07:38 PM »
I know a lot of people with boxed/carded stuff they haven't opened yet but intend to at some point.

[raises hand]

I've got at least 40 of the #41 SA Clone Troopers here that are still carded. I'm an army builder, and these will all be open... as soon as I have somewhere to put them  :D

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Re: Who the Hell does this?
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2005, 07:48 PM »
Can someone PM me the link to this photo you guys are all talking about?  That other site's forums are such a mess (the first page of the ROTS forums is practically all stickied topics) that I wouldn't know where to look.


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Re: Who the Hell does this?
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2005, 08:30 PM »
I have to report that I am guilty of having cases of unopen army builders, but with me, its just because I have not had the time to open or display them.

As a matter of fact, and JediMac can attest to this, I just pulled all of my army builders out with the intent to open them because the packaging is taking up too much room. I haven't done it yet, and now I'm using the mass opening party as a reward for finishing a certain project.
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Re: Who the Hell does this?
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2005, 08:59 PM »
As a matter of fact, and JediMac can attest to this, I just pulled all of my army builders out with the intent to open them because the packaging is taking up too much room. I haven't done it yet, and now I'm using the mass opening party as a reward for finishing a certain project.

This will likely be one of the most fun things you've ever done as a collector, Anton.  There is nothing like opening a lot of figures all at once.  When I first started collecting again with POTF2, I left all my figures carded from the first 9 in 1995 up until the Bossk wave hit in 1997.  At that point, I asked myself, "Why am I keeping these carded" and opened all of them in one sitting.  It's still one of the coolest experiences I've had.   ;D

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Re: Who the Hell does this?
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2005, 10:28 PM »
Indeed. I just opened all of my ROTS figures from #1 - #56 the other day to put them in my display cabinet. My girlfriend thought I was insane, but it was a hell of a lot of fun. One thing to remember when opening a whole bunch of figures at the same time: bring plenty of garbage bags  ;)

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Re: Who the Hell does this?
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2005, 08:29 PM »
Yup I agree, I have some stuff liying around for ages that is slated for opening and some in a garbage bag ready to go, about 1 week ago I opened about 20 figures assorted, and had that greatest time.

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Re: Who the Hell does this?
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2005, 09:31 PM »
3/4 of my clone army is still carded. They are waiting for their final 3 clone bretheren before I unleash my grand clone army.

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Re: Who the Hell does this?
« Reply #14 on: October 1, 2005, 01:09 AM »
There are times I get several carded figures, and often, I try to  open one each day (especially whenever I need a little cheer). Right now, I have several packs of Galactic Heroes waiting their turn...