View Full Version : Graded Snake Eyes 9.25

01-23-2009, 12:24 PM
interesting find on ebay. the auction will have ended by the time most of you read this or seen it if you havent already

Graded Snake Eyes on eBay (http://cgi.ebay.com/GI-Joe-Mighty-Muggs-Snake-Eyes-AFA-9-25_W0QQitemZ380097556406QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Defa ultDomain_0?hash=item380097556406&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50#ebayphot ohosting)


how much does it cost to get a figure graded anyways?

Green Eggs and Death
01-23-2009, 12:26 PM
Mrs. Eggs is a teacher, I'll ask her ...

Ba Dump Dum! :p

Here is their web site ...

01-23-2009, 01:51 PM
I checked out the AFA grading website and it seems like a pretty lengthy and possibly expensive service. It would be funny to spend $40 on a figure that is worth $30 in good condition, but then again if you are wanting to keep your Muggs in the best shape you can than I'm sure its still a cool thing to do.

They also sell acrylic cases to store figures in which are kind of nice.

Green Eggs and Death
01-23-2009, 01:54 PM
I priced out an acrylic case, sized for a Mighty Mugg box (although, now that I think about it, I put in the exact size of the MM box, which would be too small, lol), and it was $27 for one, dropping to $22 if you order 10.


01-23-2009, 02:53 PM
I'm not buying it... it hasn't been spotted or announced or anything and I think they might just be ripping the bidders off.

01-23-2009, 05:00 PM
Graded Muggs on Hasbro's site, its legit.

01-23-2009, 07:36 PM
why is a graded mugg so special, excuse my ignorance...

What's a graded mugg exactly, to start with?

Big S
01-23-2009, 07:40 PM
Its just a regular mugg that has been through an official grading process.

They look at things like paint color, box condition, all that stuff that makes it look mint then give it a grade based on set of predefined criteria.

Same as graded comics.

The better the condition the higher the grade. Usually maxing at 10.

01-23-2009, 09:18 PM
if they graded a wolverine at least a 9...
there are so many paint mishaps on that little guy

01-25-2009, 03:13 PM
how do they grade the figure, if they cant see the back of the figure since the box is sealed?

01-26-2009, 08:08 PM
Yea i agree i dont think i would purchase a graded figure unless its not too pricy i actually saw that auction on ebay and was thinking... hmm a graded snake eyes that is pretty cool but i could spend the money on some other muggs to make my collection bigger so i decided to go against....

01-27-2009, 06:22 AM
What if the figure becomes damaged while in the slab? (Comic slang for the tough plastic shell.)

What I mean is, maybe it bounces off the interior and dents the corners of the box or something.

I dunno... I've always been real leery of these things. Just another reason to up-charge the cost of a collector's item. :(

Ninja Mugg
01-27-2009, 06:43 AM
a graded mugg is only worth it if they become collectible 10 years down the road. Just cuz someone slaps a grade on doesnt mean squat till someone is willing to consistantly pay that price for the item. Its way to way to early to start grading muggs.

01-27-2009, 08:25 PM
i saw a graded SDCC ironmans here in the philippines and it costs like 6x the normal price...

01-28-2009, 01:20 AM
I dont understand grading, its not like i would buy a bad packaged one anyway