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  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,812
    To be fair I have seen polybags in worse condition so their is some degree of grading possible, though I don't have any desire to own something in a plastic case.

    There was a fairly recent scandal in the video game community where a grading company and auction house were artificially inflating the price of graded games so the whole process is sketchy to me anyway. 
    gmonkey76
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,351
    andhe said:
    To be fair I have seen polybags in worse condition so their is some degree of grading possible, though I don't have any desire to own something in a plastic case.

    There was a fairly recent scandal in the video game community where a grading company and auction house were artificially inflating the price of graded games so the whole process is sketchy to me anyway. 
    I am also a coin collector, and they have several grading services that encapsulate coins, which makes a lot more sense than LEGO boxes/polybags.  But there are 10 variations to a mint coin... from the lowest MS-60 (scratches and abrasion) to MS-70 (perfect coin).  The problem was that owners of very rare coins would break the encapsulation holder open, and resubmit the coin to the same or another grading service, hoping for a better grade the next time.  The difference between an MS-65 and MS-66 could be thousands of dollars, and rare coin owners were hoping that they would get a higher grading.

    One problem with this was that you would get a grade say... "MS-66 with 9 coins graded higher".  Well that part of the grading service became moot, due to grading resubmissions... and the number of coins graded higher is taken with a grain of salt.

    But I don't foresee this as a problem with LEGO, because few rare sets are sent in to be graded.  I know that all old time collectors (1950s/1960s) would never send their boxed set in, since viewing the contents held in place with cardboard inlays, is important to old time collectors.  And who wants to own LEGO set sealed like that?



    andhegmonkey76
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk EnglandMember Posts: 852
    @Istokg looking at the sellers other items, they have a bunch of those polybags plus various others. Definitely not something I would buy as I build all polybags or sell/trade/gift them! Something like this might be one for the polybag collectors maybe?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,467
    I have a few polybags on display but to me they look better displayed hanging up rather than encased in plastic.
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,467
    They seem to give 90% to a lot of LEGO. Whatever that means.

    They seem to be an acrylic casing company that makes money out of the trend for grading everything. Sellers feel the need to have things graded to improve the value so they can see the item for more to someone who thinks it must be more valuable if it has been graded even though they don't know the company that has graded it. It is one of those trends that will eventually burst when people realise paying £90 plus VAT is not worth it to encase a few figures ... https://ukgraders.co.uk/product/lego-marvel-super-heroes-76018-loose-custom-grading/



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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,133
    LEGO doesn't hit me as a medium where encapsulation grading is a necessary 'thing' to discern relative value of an item.

    Definitely agree that coin collecting, comic book and really anything in a perishable paper medium would have some utility from grading.

    I have a Gretzky rookie card that is impossible to get an even relatively reasonable value unless it is graded.  Yay for that.
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  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 630
    I’ll just leave this here…


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  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,449
    Hey cool, a Crusader shield! ;)
    rd1899iwybsgmonkey76
  • jason1976jason1976 LondonMember Posts: 292
    Hey cool, a Crusader shield! ;)
    Looks like a broken Crusader shield though :(
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 630
    You’re in luck, here’s the uncropped pic:

    Marshallmarioandhejason1976
  • jason1976jason1976 LondonMember Posts: 292
    You’re in luck, here’s the uncropped pic:

    I stand corrected! It looked broken in the cropped pic!
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk EnglandMember Posts: 852
    What's that white piece to the right of the shield? Looks like fish bones?
  • rd1899rd1899 U.S.A.Member Posts: 203
    PJ76uk said:
    What's that white piece to the right of the shield? Looks like fish bones?
    It's a Playmobil fish skeleton.
    https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-09-5540
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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,357
    This is going to haunt my nightmares.


    And so you just had to share the misery? Thanks so much! 😀
    WesterBricksMarshallmarioandheMr_Cross
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk EnglandMember Posts: 852
    rd1899 said:
    PJ76uk said:
    What's that white piece to the right of the shield? Looks like fish bones?
    It's a Playmobil fish skeleton.
    https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-09-5540
    Ah, playmobil. No wonder I didn't recognise the part!
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,454
    Oh how I missed this thread :)
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,994
    This thread has missed you, @Pitfall69
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,454
    This thread has missed you, @Pitfall69
    I wish I was more involved like I was back in the day :(
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  • jason1976jason1976 LondonMember Posts: 292
    I'll just leave this here.... 


    FizyxWesterBricks
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,467
    They missed out that it is rare. I've certainly never seen that set before!
    FizyxMr_Cross
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,426
    Pitfall69 said:
    This thread has missed you, @Pitfall69
    I wish I was more involved like I was back in the day :(
    I thought with the resurgence of Kate Bush we would see @legomatt again
    Pitfall69andhe
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 1,124
    I don't know if I know @legomatt but maybe he's running up that road.
    WesterBricks
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,631
    the windscreen isn't lego ?
    Mr_Cross
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 630
    Fauch said:
    the windscreen isn't lego ?
    Definitely not.
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 549
    This is going to haunt my nightmares.


    Shh, you weren't supposed to reveille the secret new Mega Construx fig. The M is for Mega.
    WesterBricksMr_Cross
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 630
    Not ridiculous, but I wanted to post this so one of you fine folks could get the deal. Upon close inspection, these bags aren’t from the Corner Garage, but from Town Hall and Palace Cinema 😮


    Marshallmario
  • Blockwork_OrangeBlockwork_Orange ON, CanadaMember Posts: 168
    Is it just me, or is that some really messed up printing on the droid head?  He looks kind of drunk actually,

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/295150086900?hash=item44b850eaf4:g:Y38AAOSw6ERi8wXo

  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 630
    I have… so many questions.


    The_RancorSumoLegoFizyxjmeninnoGothamConstructionCoMr_Cross
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,357
    Some things are better left unknown.
    SumoLegoFizyxjmeninno
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,133
    The Yoda is distressing.  This looks like some weird interpretive modern art.
    Fizyx
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,133
    Also - don't forget to enter the free BonusBall before Saturday!
    FizyxModeltrainman
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,286
    'Fishnet Battleface' sounds like a great grindcore band name.
    560HeliportBumblepantsWesterBricksandhejmeninnoSumoLegoMr_Cross
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 630

    560HeliportMr_Cross
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,994
    I mean, the listing isn't wrong...
    560Heliport
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,467
    edited September 1
    Presumably related to the hot tub stormtrooper.


       
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,426
    CCC said:
    Presumably related to the hot tub stormtrooper.

    The printer responsible for his nips has aim on par with a stormtrooper
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,467
    CCC said:
    Presumably related to the hot tub stormtrooper.

    The printer responsible for his nips has aim on par with a stormtrooper
    The torso is from Patrick from Spongebob so they are not actually his nips. And presumably there is a third one hidden by the helmet. Maybe they use each other as target practice.

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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,426
    edited September 1
    CCC said:
    CCC said:
    Presumably related to the hot tub stormtrooper.

    The printer responsible for his nips has aim on par with a stormtrooper
    The torso is from Patrick from Spongebob so they are not actually his nips. And presumably there is a third one hidden by the helmet. Maybe they use each other as target practice.

    Interesting. I am only familiar with Patricks legs as my LUG got a ton of them from Lego as support years ago. I have no idea what I have done with them, they are pretty much useless with the pattern and colors used. if only they had sent us Patrick torsos.
    560HeliportSumoLego
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,650
    Okay, so partly in summary, there was a Chucky version of M-Tron spacemen. Vader has a fishnet battle face variant and Patrick's nips aren't his nips.
    Was Hot Tub Stormtrooper actually trying to get in the Deathstar's Imperial swimming pool when that pic was taken?
    560HeliportSwitchfoot55
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,467
    Mr_Cross said:

    Was Hot Tub Stormtrooper actually trying to get in the Deathstar's Imperial swimming pool when that pic was taken?
    It appears to be Team Red Thong's day in the hot tub, so presumably Team Blue was excluded. Although maybe it is Team Blue Thong's day in the hot tub and those red dots are from laser guided blasters.
    560HeliportSwitchfoot55Mr_Cross
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 630
    Um…


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  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 2,449
    *When ‘Ben Kenobi’ isn’t effective enough to keep me hidden I like to pop an Imperial helmet on and hide in an old sarcophagus*

    *I also thought it’d be cool to regrow my Padawan braid, just for fun*
    560HeliportSwitchfoot55
  • WesterBricksWesterBricks USAMember Posts: 630
    edited September 5
    Doctor Grant, my dear Doctor Sattler, welcome to Drastic Park.


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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 3,357
    edited September 5
    Well, many of the events at that Park were quite drastic!
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,133
    I don't think Lenient Park would make for much of a movie...
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  • lowleadlowlead Downeast, USAMember Posts: 647
    Jurassic Petting Zoo on the other hand....
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  • PDelahantyPDelahanty Petaluma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 293
    Oh look, #6811 for $14.79 US.  That's not bad.
    ...except it's nearly 8 MILLION DOLLARS for shipping!

    Is it shipped in a private jet which you get to keep?  For $7,896,000.38 shipping, I'd expect something faster than delivery between September 29th and November 1st.  That's a HUGE range.  The seller must need some time to source that plane.

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  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman Reading my Bible, sorting and buildingMember Posts: 1,041
    Oh look, #6811 for $14.79 US.  That's not bad.
    ...except it's nearly 8 MILLION DOLLARS for shipping!

    Is it shipped in a private jet which you get to keep?  For $7,896,000.38 shipping, I'd expect something faster than delivery between September 29th and November 1st.  That's a HUGE range.  The seller must need some time to source that plane.

    Eye watering shipping for a minifig and a box? Why?
    560Heliport
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,286
    It's M-Tron... clearly it's being shipped from its home planet of Mars!
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