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Is keeping a prize figure box worth it?Is keeping a prize figure box worth it?

I know it's standard to keep all figure boxes, as figures only keep their value with the box, but I was wondering if keeping prize figure boxes in particular is worth it?
I would never throw away a scale box (moving would be a nightmare without them), and nendo or figma boxes only go in the trash if I never will sell the nendo/have sold parts from it already, but I don't see a point in keeping prize boxes, unless the design is nice (like some of the Mikus or Rems). They mostly don't contain blister packs or bubble wrap, so they don't offer a lot of extra protection if sold. And you can't see the figure in the box.
Is there a huge difference in my figure's value if I throw the box out verses keeping it?
They're randomly huge lately, so they're taking up more space than usual.
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If there isn't a plastic shell then I just flatten the box and store it that way. It barely takes up any room, so it doesn't hurt to just keep it.
1 month ago
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Elise_Grimwald Genius Puppeteer
I have read all of your responses, and am just deciding to collapse and stick the prize figures with the cardboard inserts on the bottom of the storage boxes I have, and will just continue to store the ones I have that actually have inserts. I've seen moving pointed out as a reason to keep them, and although I don't plan on moving for awhile, I probably will at some point, and will need them, and as long as I have somewhere to put them after I collapse them, I don't see a reason not to. I'm also glad to know the amount prize figures go for isn't that different without a box, at least it means I didn't murder their value for the few whose boxes I did toss.
Thanks for the help, everyone. :). I apologize for not replying to everyone, but I read everything, and appreciate it all. I just didn't want to sound like a broken record, as most of what I'd be saying would be repeated.
1 month ago
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Elise_Grimwald Genius Puppeteer
Onexpiece_hearts (1 month ago) #68994695As a person who has many prize figures, I keep them just for the photos they have on the boxes. Banpresto’s Glitter and Glamours have a nice and cute box so I keep them just for the art aspect of it. If it doesn’t have a interesting packaging or a cool picture on it (like if it’s just plastic and a box) then I throw it out.
However if you are reselling them, it doesn’t affect the value that much but if you want to get an extra $2 or $3 then keep it. Some people like me just want the box because they’re cute or cool. Some prize figures though have risen in prices so I think you should keep all of them if you want to resell them. It might earn you a more money that way.


I had been keeping most of them for aesthetics as well (some of the FuRyu Rems or Taito Mikus have had nice boxes), but I had been strongly considering tossing some of those 'image on front of figure but nothing else' ones. I think I'm just going to flatten the boxes, as even though I don't see a huge point in those 'nothing special' boxes, it doesn't hurt to have them, and since some prizes are going up (which I didn't know), it's worth keeping them, I think. :). Thanks.
1 month ago
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Elise_Grimwald Genius Puppeteer
SerpentyleTorc (1 month ago) #68994611I have moved 4 times over the past 4 years, and I am SO glad I have most of my boxes. I've pretty much sworn off buying unboxed figures because of it.

OK, thanks. :D. I hadn't thought they'd help with moving much because I didn't think they were very protective (I figured those cardboard inserts weren't helpful), but I'm probably just going to continue to keep them going forward in case. I can see them being helpful for storage reasons while moving.
1 month ago
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Elise_Grimwald (1 month ago) #69139543The ones with the inserts are trickier, but I believe they're fairly uncommon, and I'm thinking honestly of tossing those. Every time I've collapsed boxes with plastic inserts, the insert gets destroyed and I may as well not have bothered, sadly. :(.
Yeah, I get that. Still, even if you get rid of the plastic shell, you might as well flatten the box and save it. If you ever needed it again you could just use bubble wrap instead of the plastic and it'd probably be about the same. (I dunno, the idea of tossing the whole box just rankles me for some reason.)
1 month ago
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Elise_Grimwald Genius Puppeteer
littlebirdzoom (1 month ago) #69059078No. Toss that shit. Prize figures are already dirt cheap, box isn't going to do anything. And they're usually in there with cardboard and tape anyway and count for 0 of the figures legitimacy. Either flatten them or toss them out.
A note for anyone who might say, "Japanese collectors keep everything blah blah value" might work for some arguments, but on every single trip I've taken to JP the prize figures can be found the same price with or without the box.


It's true, they're usually pretty bad, but upon reading suggestions, I might just collapse the large ones like that. Provided they have authenticity labels on them, anyway, just so I don't have to hear later 'blah blah blah bootleg' when it isn't, and that way I have proof. If they don't have a label, I think trashing them might just be the best option. There's no point in saving the ones with the super boring boxes that have no labels if they really don't add value. And from what you say, they don't (it's interesting to know Japan doesn't care about them. Then why the heck do we, especially as prize boxes don't even offer a window? You can't even protect prize figures in their boxes. It doesn't make any sense.)
1 month ago
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Elise_Grimwald Genius Puppeteer
spinners_grove (1 month ago) #68994037If there isn't a plastic shell then I just flatten the box and store it that way. It barely takes up any room, so it doesn't hurt to just keep it.

I didn't think about that, thanks. :). For those oversized ones without the insert, this will be very helpful. I'm not sure if the cardboard also collapses (which is always in the inside of those oversized figure boxes), but I'm figuring it does, and hopefully it too can be tucked behind another box and labeled with painter's tape, as to not damage the insert. Thanks for the help. :). The ones with the inserts are trickier, but I believe they're fairly uncommon, and I'm thinking honestly of tossing those. Every time I've collapsed boxes with plastic inserts, the insert gets destroyed and I may as well not have bothered, sadly. :(.
1 month ago
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No. Toss that shit. Prize figures are already dirt cheap, box isn't going to do anything. And they're usually in there with cardboard and tape anyway and count for 0 of the figures legitimacy. Either flatten them or toss them out.

A note for anyone who might say, "Japanese collectors keep everything blah blah value" might work for some arguments, but on every single trip I've taken to JP the prize figures can be found the same price with or without the box.
1 month ago
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spinners_grove (1 month ago) #68994037If there isn't a plastic shell then I just flatten the box and store it that way. It barely takes up any room, so it doesn't hurt to just keep it.
The problem is the plastic shell
1 month ago
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I was leaning no if you are short on space... Then I read Spinners' comment and am 100% yes :)
1 month ago
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gwendal738-2 (1 month ago) #68995031... i feel ashamed to admit that i never thought about this
Brb rearranging my closet (of boxes) lmao


tbh I think I started doing it after I saw someone else post about doing it, so no shame there haha
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