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Offline David

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A Question for Hardcore Collectors.
« on: November 25, 2005, 15:33:20 »

  I was lucky and heard that an exclusive was being given at the German Direct Service with every order for a short time, if one had a certain flyer. I didn´t have one, but phoned the DS and pleaded, grovelled, cried, wheedled and begged, until the sickened lady I spoke to promised me one with my next order.

 I´ve got it! Yay!

Now, should i put the  figure in its unopened plastic in a box, or cupboard,  away from sunlight? Should I unpack it and display it with my other few rarities? Should I give it to my son, who just might customise it?

Serious advice welcome :)


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Re: A Question for Hardcore Collectors.
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2005, 15:46:27 »
I'd display it ... I have a few 'rarities' that I don't let the little guy play with, and he knows those are "Mommy's Playmos"  Of course, they're also displayed with some of the customs I've done  ;D

I do have a silver knight that came with the museum (he's the only piece I have of that set), and he's displayed with my mother's fine silver 8}
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Re: A Question for Hardcore Collectors.
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2005, 17:08:40 »
I think it should be displayed in a light tight, air proof box.  So people can see it, fit one of those wide angle lenses people fit in their doors with a light tight cover over it which can be swung away for viewing purposes.

This is what a hardcore collector would do.  Otherwise, you're just a dabbler. ;D
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Re: A Question for Hardcore Collectors.
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2005, 18:48:06 »
Hmm... Let me put it this way: I will place mine sealed and out of the sun
into my "limited edition - rare stuff"-box...
But I am not sure if this is a tactic that makes sense...  :hmm:

They will raise in value, but they will never be worth a fortune, and even
if, to benefit from it, you would have to sell it... So there is no point to be
too keen on it as long as it is not YOU, who is the hardcore collector!  ;)

I usually try to get such items twice... One for my box and one for display.
But in the case of this one, I placed only one order as well...  :D

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Re: A Question for Hardcore Collectors.
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2005, 22:37:23 »
That's a thoughtful reply, Socrates, appropriate to your name.
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Re: A Question for Hardcore Collectors.
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2005, 04:54:25 »
I like Gordon's idea of displaying it under a special light (like a museum piece). You can even put him on a klicky sized pedestal. (Very cool knight btw.)
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Re: A Question for Hardcore Collectors.
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2005, 18:48:44 »
Yes, like Gordon said - but don't forget to use a powered roatating dsiplay so it turns slowly around.  ;D

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Re: A Question for Hardcore Collectors.
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2005, 21:34:40 »
Serious advice welcome :)

Hmmm... perhaps you should make sure the display box is thermostatically controlled too, so that the temperature and humidity stays at the same level all year round? ;D

If I had one of these knights I would probably keep it in the plastic bag for the time being because I don't have anywhere suitable to display figures at the moment.

But you do have plenty of shelving, so I think you should open the bag and display him with the other special klickies that you have in your cellar! ;)
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Re: A Question for Hardcore Collectors.
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2005, 20:14:40 »
David,
You should be it in a light proof box, sealed from the elements and then send it on away to me  :P

Its a very cool knight.
Too bad, US DS does not do things like that.

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Re: A Question for Hardcore Collectors.
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2005, 21:30:32 »
Sorry Meg, it´s too late. I weighed the sage opinions offered here and rent the plastic wrapping, ( simultaneously giving my Tarzan call ). ;D

   He´s visiting cousins at the moment, I snapped them breakfasting together.


  Gordon, I´ll have to admit I´m merely a dabbler  :lol:

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