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Post by ChristianC on Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:56 am

AFA finally woke up. I can't imagine it's because they care about the hobby but it's still a great thing.

"We have finished compiling the results of the multiple surveys we've conducted over the past year and as a result will no longer assign the 'U' or "Uncirculated" designation for loose vintage toys. This change will go into effect for submissions received after the end of the current month."

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Post by Nico on Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:32 pm

Great to hear, fun 'U' grade fun
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Post by the89thchris on Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:08 pm

rofl and you know there was a rush of submissions, trying to fire them in just before the cut-off lol smh
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Post by ChristianC on Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:00 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:rofl and you know there was a rush of submissions, trying to fire them in just before the cut-off lol smh

Goddddd you're probably right....
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Post by hellhippie on Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:50 pm

U grading fn sucks , glad to hear theyve changed that crap

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Post by hellhippie on Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:51 pm

Unfortunately the damage is already way done

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Post by ChristianC on Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:18 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Unfortunately the damage is already way done

Yeah very true mate....
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Post by Commander Clint on Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:36 pm

Just my gut feeling, but I don't think we've seen the last of this yet.
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Post by ChristianC on Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:37 pm

Hope these guys don't start u-grading

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Post by Commander Clint on Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:43 pm

"Alex Fucking Approves" lol! lol!

Now to work on the fucktards opening MOC's on YouTube.
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Post by ourchickenshack on Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:37 pm

It's great that AFA did away with U grades but I doubt it will stop people from opening damaged / cut cards and sending the figures in just so they can still get a higher grade .
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Post by ChristianC on Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:28 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:It's great that AFA did away with U grades but I doubt it will stop people from opening damaged / cut cards and sending the figures in just so they can still get a higher grade .

Yeah you're not wrong mate.

I shared a beaten up Leia MOC on my blog page last weekend and someone commented that she needs to be released from her bonds..... So yeah, these knobs are still out there...
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Post by grinchy on Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:02 pm

great news, definitely a stain on the hobby, how many have they graded though, a fair few I bet
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Post by the89thchris on Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:48 pm

Some guys at the Cincy show were saying they will still open stuff that is submitted of the person wants it done, they just removed the Uncirculated classification. I’m having a hard time confirming that either way on their site. scratch
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Post by Mike_Z on Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:31 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Some guys at the Cincy show were saying they will still open stuff that is submitted of the person wants it done, they just removed the Uncirculated classification. I’m having a hard time confirming that either way on their site. scratch

Not surprised - They're not going to deny a cash carrying customer.

Speaking of their website...  It's 2018, optimize the site for mobile. They suck really bad at marketing... Which is quite a shame because they have a great value proposition and a story to tell/share. I'm speculating that they're content with their revenue/margins because there are many low-cost marketing vehicles they could leverage to expand/grow their brand. In my opinion, their entire presentation is off and out of date.
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Post by richard_h on Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:11 pm

Pretty sure AFA denied that they would open up any cards at all. Jason Smith asked them that question direct.
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Post by ourchickenshack on Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:35 pm

Doesn't matter a whole lot if afa will still open the packages or not - if they won't then the same sellers / collectors that were seeking the U grades will still open themselves and send the freshly opened figure in to get as high a grade as possible Mad

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Post by robotHivemind on Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:06 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Doesn't matter a whole lot if afa will still open the packages or not - if they won't then the same sellers / collectors that were seeking the U grades will still open themselves and send the freshly opened figure in to get as high a grade as possible Mad


I often see in sellers' listings, that deal heavily in grading, with descriptions like "fresh off card." They often have multi figure lots of the same character with such statements. I firmly believe this is them opening carded figures, hoping to get a high-grade figure, only to find a slight blemish (paint chip, overspray, bad pain app) that was not visible on-card. They are usually sold without accessories and weapons, of course, because that is where the money is at! I find the whole practice terrible!
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Post by ChristianC on Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:51 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Doesn't matter a whole lot if afa will still open the packages or not - if they won't then the same sellers / collectors that were seeking the U grades will still open themselves and send the freshly opened figure in to get as high a grade as possible Mad


Yeah good point James.

Cunce will be cunce I guess...
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Post by General Kahn on Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:15 pm

It would be painfully interesting to see AFA's records and see how many figures they actually u graded in the years they operated the practise.

The loose figure crazy price phenomenon is still actively gripping the hobby though and is now the problem, mint loose is worth more than carded beater, and where that exists, unscrupulous dealers will, which is why finding moc beaters these days proves strangely hard.

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Post by the89thchris on Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:41 am

I’m pretty sure there is a way to get a population report of U-Graded items from AFA, or atleast it used to be available. It’s easily several thousand, but how many, I’m not sure. I heard a figure once but I don’t remember the exact number.
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Post by ChristianC on Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:50 am

Anything for attention these cunce.



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Post by Nico on Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:49 pm

What an absolute tit fun
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Post by Commander Clint on Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:01 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Anything for attention these cunce.

This asshole needs his ass kicked. I know that the figures he destroyed where beaters. But, all he did was create a pile of toxic waste.
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