And that, my friends, is the end of the motherf*cking u-grade menace!!!!!

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And that, my friends, is the end of the motherf*cking u-grade menace!!!!!

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 the89thchris on Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:17 pm

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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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