View Poll Results: Are you a MOC or a loose figure collector for Classics

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  • I primarily collect these figures MOC/MIB

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    83 64.34%
  • I like to collect these figures both MOC and as loose figures

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    Heroic Warrior InspectorZartan's Avatar
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    Are you a MOC or loose collector when it comes to MOTUC

    Just curious to see what percentage of org members collect these figures MOC/MIB versus how many are loose figure collectors.

    I personally have both a MOC and a loose collection going.
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    VINTAGE:Peekablue/Dragstor/Perfuma/Saurod
    NA:Crita/Darius/Nocturna/Sagitar/Sebrian/Tuskador/Kayo/Lizzor/
    Andros/Hoove/Quakke/Vizar/Butthead/Artilla/Spinwit/Staghorn
    TROLLA:DreeElle/Montork/Oracle/Gorpo
    FILMATION:Kittrina/Sunder/Twiggets/Masque/Dylamug/Vultak/Granita/Malektha
    200X:Veena/Miro/Hawke/Prahvus/EvilSeed/Illumina/Ceratus
    MISC:Lodar/Delora/Dare/MaskOfPowerDemons/LtAndra

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    I'm a loose kind of guy.

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    I can afford them better loose, but I've been very lucky with a few MOC finds, and they look so darn nice in there, I'm loathe to open them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collec-Tor View Post
    I can afford them better loose, but I've been very lucky with a few MOC finds, and they look so darn nice in there, I'm loathe to open them...
    I don't have the will power not to open them.
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    open of course. no reason not to open them. defeats the purpose of having a toy

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    Loose.

    I wanted to have both, but MOTUC is too expensive to have two collections. With that said, I have multiples of probably 80% of the line with about 30 MOC extras I've amassed to someday open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baronterror View Post
    open of course. no reason not to open them. defeats the purpose of having a toy
    Defeats the purpose for my 3 year old, yes, not for me....
    Recent....Flutterina, NA Skeletor
    Coming....Rio Blast (sold already)
    Wanted....Entrapa, Light Hope, (A real) Filmation Hordak & Clawful
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    Needed....Dragstor

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    I open these things up! There's been a few that I've gotten a second one of to keep MOC.
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    I buy two of each. I open one to display loose. sometimes I open the other if its one of those figures that has other display options like Khan with the two heads & him being on two teams.
    Skeleton-Warriors, Ra-Jar, Spinwit, Rock Golem, Evil Seed, Lord Masque, Prahvus, General Tartaran, Hawke, Slob-Boar, King Agho, Hunga the Harpy, Sh'gora, Masks of Power Demons, Nocturna, Lizzor, Horde Wraiths, Sagitar, Crimson Fury, Lodar, Vizar, Angast, Negator, Melaktha, ABC Giants, Stridor

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    Loose. If they were done up more like DCUC was at retail and the figures were posed more in action style poses I might have kept them carded. Even then I have debated opening my other carded figures from other lines. The big problem is finding out figures don't like to stand on their own, or the inevitable cleaning day.
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    Loose is the way we ride.

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    I primarily collect these figures MOC/MIB.

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    I'm about 98% loose collector. I only have a few MOC items.
    Proud supporter of the Snake Men.

    Most Wanted: Slave Girl, Crita, Lizorr, Tyrantisaurus Rex, Great Black Wizard.
    Most Wanted Filmation: Lord Masque, Ileena, Granita, General Sunder, Teela, He-Man, Skeletor, Hordak head.

    No Slave Girl? Watch us hurl!

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    Mine are all MOC, and hanging on all my walls in my room! I would open them up, but my fiancee' would try to kill me! My children want to interreact with them, as well as I do (The Kid in Me)! So now I have a new strategy plan, I'm trying to convince her, to allow me to get 2 or more of each character! I so want to open mine now but am holding out for now! Maybe when I get my CASTLE GRAYSKULL! Muahhhhha!

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    I collect them loose, but i keep all the bios and brick papers with the figures names.

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    I have at least one full set of loose including all the sub exs, TRU repaints (minus spirit of Grayskull and Battle Armor Faker), plus a bunch of 2nds (figures like Kobra Kahn, Trapjaw etc where there are 2 or more display options).

    Plus i have an additional 2nd run He-Man, first run Skeletor and a WunDar, which I keep MOC
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    I find this poll to be very interesting in light of the recent cost reduction discussions. I wish more would participate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowfall1976 View Post
    Defeats the purpose for my 3 year old, yes, not for me....
    I understand the "not a kid anymore" argument, but you really don't have to go there. No one is calling you crazy for collecting MOC, so you don't have to hit back by calling us loose collectors "kids." It's just personal preference: I just don't care about the art unless I can have a hand in it in some way. It bleeds over to my interest in video games, for instance - I'm not a big fan of first-person shooters 'cause I can't seem my character doing cool things. I need to see the results of my own interaction with my purchased items, in most cases. So I like to have my figures loose so I can pose them and set up the result, so it's a product that I interacted with.

    That's just me. MANY MANY people buy art of all kinds, and you can't do anything with it but set it up around the house or on the walls - and that's COOL. No one here has a problem with that! Keeping things MOC is just like collecting art; they put work into the packaging and placing the figure within, and it looks cool, so there's no reason not to display them that way. Once again...it's all personal preference. There's no wrong way to collect. No one is crazy for keeping thier art intact, and no one is acting like a child when they want to interact with thier art. It's a win for both sides.
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    I open my toys. If I buy or pay money for something, I'm going to use it.
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    I was a heavy MOSC collector....I opened mine and tossed the bubbles because I thought I was going to move, and would have to store them for a little while....turns out....it did not happen....color me ******....

    That being said I chose to keep the painted ones carded, but have since opened them, but I keep the packaging now, and have a new count of 17 packages so that if ever I wish to do so, I can repackage a lot of them again....Zoloworld cases make an opened figure look as if it was still sealed....so I have that as an option.

    My preference is MOSC, although I do open them and display them, I figured, I opened them, I might as well continue....so I am kind of both, but again, I prefer MOSC to loose, and I have the option to repackage everything from Spikor on in my collection except Frosta....

    Spikor, Mekaneck, DB Skeletor, Rattlor, CGM, Randor, TOD Sorceress, Netossa, Granamyr....plus newer old ones....Buzz Off, Catra, Marlena, Griffin. And ones I never opened or bought extras of....She-Ra, Trap Jaw, Shadow Weaver.....And one smelly fella, that is sealed in a ZW case, because I couldn't stand the smell he was emitting.

    So....if you count my answer, consider me for MOSC.
    Recent....Flutterina, NA Skeletor
    Coming....Rio Blast (sold already)
    Wanted....Entrapa, Light Hope, (A real) Filmation Hordak & Clawful
    Considering....
    Needed....Dragstor

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    Gotta be loose. Having toys in package gives me the shakes and I develop a rash. Best to open them to keep my sanity.
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    Crap....I couldn't vote MOSC, because I have a majority loose collection, but I am still on the record as a MOSC supporter.....

    And that is my true preference, I just don't get why others can't get that it's a viable way to collect, and they can be enjoyed just as easily sealed....but whatever.

    I don't have to touch my toys to enjoy them....I am not a kid anymore, so long as I bought a couple extras if the mood ever struck me to open, and mess with from time to time, I was completely satisfied with my MOSC collection, and I am still ****** I opened them. But it would have been hard to store at the time 45+ carded & boxed figures, plus my 100 some Transformers and mt TMNT Classics, and all my Hot Wheels....something had to give, and sadly it was my carded MOTUC, because a lot of my Transformers were already opened due to storing my collection as it was because I had no place to display them....so it fell to my MOTUC....to make the sacrifice.
    Last edited by shadowfall1976; January 19, 2013 at 01:00am.
    Recent....Flutterina, NA Skeletor
    Coming....Rio Blast (sold already)
    Wanted....Entrapa, Light Hope, (A real) Filmation Hordak & Clawful
    Considering....
    Needed....Dragstor

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    I collect both. One loose and one moc
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