My recent research into figure grading has given me an idea. I'm on the verge of receiving this item from Jay/Psybertech.
It's looks in super condition with the parts sealed. It surely would get a good grading, but I'm unwilling to pay the prices UKG and AFA are charging. I am willing though to buy my own acrylic case from UKG or a fellow collector, but think it would be nice to have a sticker describing the item and it's condition.
So my idea was to see if you guys would grade it. Perhaps a selection of the moderators or members could view pictures and give a rating similar to those by the graders. Whoever is savvy enough to print of a label with the TIG logo and a grading could send it out to be used on mine or someones newly acquired acrylic case.
Who better to grade and identify an item than the fanatical collectors themselves. It wouldn't be to increase the price of the item, but just to add a little information to the display. One or two of the team could maybe charge a small fee for the printing & posting, but this would be peanuts in comparison to a proper grading and hopefully not turned into a money making scheme.
I know i could just make my own and grade it myself, but having a well known logo within the collecting community and the eyes and know how of fellow collectors would just add to it. The mix of expertise found on this site could once again be a great asset to the SW community. More than happy to put some time in and design and discuss the processes.
I for one would be delighted to have my Speeder Biker TIG graded.
What do you think?