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Offline Luke_Skywalker77

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Should I open Motti!?
« on: October 16, 2005, 01:30 PM »
Hello everybody! Im new here, but I hope to stay! :)

For weeks I have been wanting to get a loose Admiral Motti. Then this weekend, I score a carded one in pretty good condition for 5.00.  Should I open it? I really want to display him in my loose collection (Im a mostly loose collector) but Motti and Hooded Leia seem to be the single rarest figures in the POTF2 line. Anyway, now Im starting to get a little tired with collecting in general, so if I happen to want to sell him loose in a couple of years, he won't be worth ANYTHING near his carded price! Should I open this baby now, or should I wait to get one loose on eBay!?   ???
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Re: Should I open Motti!?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2005, 01:50 PM »
Open it!  You only paid $5 anyway, so you've got nothing to lose.  And besides, who cares what it's "worth", open it since that's the reason you collect, right?   :)

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Re: Should I open Motti!?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2005, 03:39 PM »
I say open it. I think all Imperials, rare or not, are definite openers.

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Re: Should I open Motti!?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2005, 07:58 AM »
yeah

open it, motti deserves to lead some imperial troops, not to saty in a blister for ever

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Re: Should I open Motti!?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2005, 03:31 PM »
$5 is retail.  You could probably sell a loose Motti for $5 with little to no problem, so you're not losing any money on the deal.  Open it.
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Re: Should I open Motti!?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2005, 04:28 PM »
It's not worth what it used to be, both loose and carded. Free him from his plastic prison.  :)
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Re: Should I open Motti!?
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2005, 02:10 PM »
I say open it if you want to display it. You have nothing to loose.
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Re: Should I open Motti!?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2005, 06:37 AM »
Hmmm, new here, one post, and not back for his own thread?  Man...  :(  Guess maybe he didn't wanna stay? :)

Yeah I say open it.  Motti's not COMMON but "rare" is tough to apply to any figure that isn't fetching tons on Ebay.  Good figure, one of the better IO's they've made, and I think the "smooth" sculpt of the uniform is more realistic than the more heavily textured Ozzel/ROTS Tarkin figures (Tarkin's not bad at all).

I have 2 loose Motti's, one's for future possible customizing needs.  Good figure, just needs more articulation to sit down at his seat he gets choked at. ;)
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Re: Should I open Motti!?
« Reply #8 on: December 2, 2005, 11:36 AM »
I feel I need to disagree here to keep the thread from becoming boring(everyone agrees=boringggg)

so, No- don't open it, EVER

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Re: Should I open Motti!?
« Reply #9 on: January 9, 2006, 01:57 AM »
If you're a loose collector I think you should open it. I'm sure he'd look pretty cool standing next to Vader and some Stormtroopers.

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Re: Should I open Motti!?
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2006, 08:27 PM »
I had a situation like this too. I bought Tarkin for $5.00 about 3 weeks ago and so far I've kept him in the package.

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Re: Should I open Motti!?
« Reply #11 on: February 9, 2006, 03:35 AM »
Open it! ;D