Keeping the figures MOC or loose?

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Keeping the figures MOC or loose?

Post by sher1888 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:16 am

Question for collectors (everyone Smile ) should you keep your toys MOC or loose?

Reasons?

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Re: Keeping the figures MOC or loose?

Post by Jor-El on Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:48 am

I voted loose. That's what they're made for - to open and enjoy. But I can understand keeping them MOC. To me, it just seems a bit pointless as it's a different style of collecting.

For example, I really love the Hot Wheels Elite Ecto-1. I wouldn't buy it and display it inside it's box, because you wouldn't see it. it'd just be a box with a picture on it.

Fortunately for MOCers, most product is displayed in package. I'd wonder if everything came in in a closed window box if their desires would change.

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Post by Pixo on Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:02 am

I voted loose too. Because I like to play with them, I'm forever posing and re-posing my figures. Some items I have kept MOC; ML Red Phoenix, SMC Yellow Daredevil, ML Gold Iron Man (S1). I have the 1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile and it looks pristine in its box - I'd be torn not to display it as is - but we'll see.

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Re: Keeping the figures MOC or loose?

Post by sher1888 on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:12 am

Pixo wrote:I voted loose too. Because I like to play with them, I'm forever posing and re-posing my figures. Some items I have kept MOC; ML Red Phoenix, SMC Yellow Daredevil, ML Gold Iron Man (S1). I have the 1:18 Mattel Hot Wheels Batmobile and it looks pristine in its box - I'd be torn not to display it as is - but we'll see.

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Can you post a pic of that SMC orginal outfit (yellow) of daredevil never seen that. I love that dark phoenix than the normal version, but keep it on display not MOC.

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Post by PROVOST on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:12 am

I collect both but voted loose as displaying loose figures is more satisfying for me.

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Re: Keeping the figures MOC or loose?

Post by Xenaphobia on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:36 am

Loose!

But some MOC collections are very aesthetically pleasing with the uniform packaging, etc. And at least MOC collectors don't have to worry about loose or broken joints, dusting figures, etc.

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Post by Gevaudin on Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:10 pm

Loose, just like the joints on my Soundwave.

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Re: Keeping the figures MOC or loose?

Post by Artistix on Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:01 pm

I'm a loose man.

No room or money for MOC collecting. Plus I like to pose all the characters in displays with their buddies. Very Happy

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Re: Keeping the figures MOC or loose?

Post by The Iceman on Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:22 pm

As Artistix said room is an issue. I started as a MOC collector and I must admit a wall of Marvel Legend figures on push pins did look impressive but they kept coming and my wall could not expand so I had a lot in boxes and I thought what's the point I didn't start it as an investment even though some early prices were going through the roof, I wanted to see them. I could no longer afford to be getting doubles of them so once I had completed the full set I started selling off the doubles and opening the one offs. Still have a half a dozen on card but will open them in time. Hey, I am probably the oldest guy here on the boards but I still get a buzz that goes all the way back to my youth when I pose some of these guys on shelves or set up dioramas. Keeps me young. Very Happy Very Happy

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Re: Keeping the figures MOC or loose?

Post by Mahzian on Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:00 pm

Release them from their plastic prisons! Most of my stuff is loose but I like to buy packaged figures and open them more so than buying loose.

I keep some boxes of larger/more expensive items though, especially for my statues as it makes it much easier transporting / storing them.

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Re: Keeping the figures MOC or loose?

Post by diabolikprime on Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:22 am

Um... MOC... I prefer MOC. Shocked

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