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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
Are you going to consider grading action figures, carded or loose? Make CGC and AFA sweat a little, imo. I could really use the verified signature program for that.

With recent petitions and controversies swirling around both entities...I'd prefer CBCC for all my needs.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
In all my years of collecting and flea marketing I've never once encountered an AFA graded action figure in the wild.
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Collector Oldbsturgeon private msg quote post Address this user
I had bought one once, and then traded it to a guy at a fleamarket in WV where I live and so there was at least one before around 10 years ago
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
What do you mean? AFA graded action figures rarely go on public sale, or you're saying you never knew anyone who had toys graded by AFA?
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
I knew AFA existed, but I've never actually seen one in real life.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
As to the original topic...It is not the right time for CBCS to look into this kind of branching out. They haven't even introduced treasury sized slabs yet. They need to focus on knocking CGC off it's pedestal first.
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Collector Stelbert_Stylton private msg quote post Address this user
They need to do magazine grading before they do treasury grading. And look at it from CGC/CBCS' viewpoint, slabbing treasuries is a losing proposition, unless they charge an ungodly amount to do it.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
I agree I need to see magazine size for my ninja turtle, Howard the duck, Incredible Hulk, and masters of kung fu magazines.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
Btw I got a TMNT Scratch the cat today!
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Collector Stelbert_Stylton private msg quote post Address this user
You've had too much Kool Aid
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
I meant that as grading all the bigger sizes, I have no idea how big a Treasury is.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
All I know is I want my TMNT #4 in a CBCS slab.
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Collector Stelbert_Stylton private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by DarthLego
I meant that as grading all the bigger sizes, I have no idea how big a Treasury is.


That makes sense, since there are no variant Treasury 2nd print sketch covers that I know of They're way bigger than a magazine.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
Treasury editions are like 18"x36" I'm exaggerating but they are much larger than a magazine. All of mine from the 70s and 80s are barely $50 each though. Not incredibly valuable or worth grading imo

The most interesting piece I have is I have the treasury edition to Superman boxing Muhammad Ali done by Neal Adams and I had him sign it it's one of my favorites
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Collector roarzola private msg quote post Address this user
I wish CBCS did magazine slabs. I hate to say it, but at this year's SDCC, I am having to go over to the CGC booth to get my TMNT 2-4 slabbed.
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Collector Stelbert_Stylton private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by kaptainmyke
Treasury editions are like 18"x36" I'm exaggerating but the are much larger. All of mine from the 70s and 80s are barely $50 each.


Heh, they seem that big when you go from a Modern to a Treasury. I believe they are 10 x 14. The largest comic ever is 21 tall x 14 wide:

http://www.comics.org/issue/20924/

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The most interesting piece I have is I have the treasury edition to Superman boxing Muhammad Ali done by Neal Adams and I had him sign it it's one of my favorites


Yup, that's a good one. If you're a Neal Adams freak you've got to get C-51, the Ras Al Ghul saga. Great cover on that one.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
I don't collect 2nd print sketch variants 😝

Right now this is the largest comic I own.


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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
that's a good one #12
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Collector JazzyJeffie private msg quote post Address this user
I don't think it's worth it submitting an AFA, especially for 90s and newer (Modern?) action figures.
Most of the AFA graded figures I've seen are mostly grading the packaging, instead of the action figure. That's very sad, because the packaging is very minor compared to what's inside. Very different from grading a trading card or comic book, where it's really just paper/carton.

And how can you not unleash action figures?


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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
Some are the exception, like mailaway bagged figures. But, I respectfully disagree with your comment on 90s and newer action figures.

I have a TMNT Scratch the Cat from 1993 worth $1200
a TMNT Shogun Triceraton from 1994 worth $700
a TMNT Shogun Shoate from 1994 worth $500
a TMNT Undercover Leo with cloth trenchcoat, gold coin, signed from the personal collection co-creator Peter Laird worth well over $800.

It's true, you're grading the card. Punched, unpunched, bubble clear, cloudy, yellowed, etc, shelf wear or not, etc. It's no different imo

You just have to treat it accordingly. My most fragile toys I have had custom acrylic cases made from CGA Collectible Grading Authority, the company AFA uses (if not the same company). I have had cases made for my loose previously unreleased Peter Laird plush TMNT prototypes, the fugitoid metal flake prototype, 1991 chef boyardee exclusive super shredder, the giant bebop and giant rocksteady, and giant 1991 krang's android body with unpainted brain, still bagged and unused attached sticker sheet and instruction manual. Ridiculous.

Yeah, CBCS would make a killing. Probably from just me.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
@kaptainmyke You should start your own action figure grading company, the market needs competition. I've never liked how AFA cases their toys anyway, with the sticker label stuck inside always at an angle you can't even read.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
I like to think of myself as a "spot on" raw grader of ungraded afa quality ninja turtle toys. It's hard to judge sometimes, due to color breaking creases on cards or wavy lines. The toughest for me though are the cloudiness of a bubble. I don't have a tool or scope for that. I have a Kenshin from TMNT III movie action figure line that bothers me. I can't decide if it's yellowed or not.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
You have NO IDEA how bad I want to open them. That's besides the point.
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Collector JazzyJeffie private msg quote post Address this user
@kaptainmyke For those figures, they are definitely worth grading. I didn't consider the Mail-away and other rare editions, including "error card" action figures when I shared my opinion.

Yeah, hey.. why don't CBCS explore this business opportunity? This is a totally different animal to comics, but they will offer a much better alternative indeed, than AFA.

Who from CBCS can we tag to share their opinions on this?
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
@SteveRicketts for starters.

I don't think I could afford to get all my toys graded. It cost a small fortune to even get to where I'm at now.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
They have so many other fish to fry before they even consider such an expansion. We still haven't gotten magazine sized grading for our TMNTs. That's priority #1 in my opinion.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
Agreed. I need my TMNT #1, 2, 3, and 4s and Raphael and Fugitoids all slabbed by CBCS. I'd pay ridiculous money to get those with red labels. All of them. COUGH @SteveRicketts COUGH
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
@kaptainmyke man, at least have the courtesy to put gloves on before asking Steve to cough.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
voted 5 times if i could
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Collector AndyRexia private msg quote post Address this user
They probably haven't done it yet because people will just bitch about how they did it "wrong" once it's released.
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