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PostSubject: The best way to open a loose figure AFA case?   The best way to open a loose figure AFA case? I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 30, 2012 7:34 am

I have a loose graded figure, which is dusty & marked. So, I want to remove it in order to clean it up (Why the person who sent it to AFA didn't clean it up I don't know Rolling Eyes ).

Anyway, I was planning to use a wood chissel placed on the bottom corner of the case parallel to the base (there is a slight recess there) & carefully hit it with a hammer in order to separate the base & release the figure. Obviously I don't care about any damage to the case, but I don't want to risk damaging the figure.

Do you think this method would work, or do any of you have other methods that are proven to work?
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PostSubject: Re: The best way to open a loose figure AFA case?   The best way to open a loose figure AFA case? I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 30, 2012 8:05 am

when the chissel is in the ridge, just turn the chissel to break a part off the bottom off and then remove the rest from the bottom with pliers. This is the method i use.
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PostSubject: Re: The best way to open a loose figure AFA case?   The best way to open a loose figure AFA case? I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 30, 2012 8:09 am

Thank you for the quick respose. I'll give that a try! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The best way to open a loose figure AFA case?   The best way to open a loose figure AFA case? I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 30, 2012 8:31 am

Worked a treat. Thanks mate!

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PostSubject: Re: The best way to open a loose figure AFA case?   The best way to open a loose figure AFA case? I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 30, 2012 8:35 am

It looks like he's seeing his blaster still in there and saying "Uh Oh....." lol!

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PostSubject: Re: The best way to open a loose figure AFA case?   The best way to open a loose figure AFA case? I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 30, 2012 8:42 am

@DarthBerizing wrote:
It looks like he's seeing his blaster still in there and saying "Uh Oh....." lol!

Biker Scout & blaster are now re-united. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The best way to open a loose figure AFA case?   The best way to open a loose figure AFA case? I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 30, 2012 1:29 pm

God I love seeing graded loose figs being freed from their acrylic tomb! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The best way to open a loose figure AFA case?   The best way to open a loose figure AFA case? I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 30, 2012 1:45 pm

It's actually quite satisfying! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The best way to open a loose figure AFA case?   The best way to open a loose figure AFA case? I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 30, 2012 4:51 pm



The best way to open a loose figure AFA case? Braveheart-freedom-a445b

(Kenner or Ledy blaster?)
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PostSubject: Re: The best way to open a loose figure AFA case?   The best way to open a loose figure AFA case? I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 30, 2012 5:02 pm

@Dr Dengar wrote:


(Kenner or Ledy blaster?)

Kenner!
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PostSubject: Re: The best way to open a loose figure AFA case?   The best way to open a loose figure AFA case? I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 30, 2012 6:44 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The best way to open a loose figure AFA case?   The best way to open a loose figure AFA case? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 22, 2013 7:54 pm

I was just pointed to this thread by cantina_patron (thanks!!!) for two major questions I had.

1) Is it frowned upon to do so?
2) How to do it?

Both were answered!!! NICE!
I take it by the replies that not only is it not frowned upon, it's somewhat liked! Smile

And to open, awesome. I was expecting goggles, a dremmel and a few shots of tequilla or something. Nice to see its fairly simple and straight forward.

Thanks!!!!!!!

If/when I pull the trigger, I will post the pics up. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The best way to open a loose figure AFA case?   The best way to open a loose figure AFA case? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 22, 2013 8:00 pm

there are lots of great answers here for you Psyber but if they don't work you can always try ...

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PostSubject: Re: The best way to open a loose figure AFA case?   The best way to open a loose figure AFA case? I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 08, 2013 5:32 pm

I moved my post to the looking-for-collectors-who-opened-afa-graded-loose-figures thread.

I was in the wrong tab when I hit reply. Sorry about that.
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