Toy collectors are a demanding lot; they collect the package as much as the toy and they demand perfection in both.
Opening up a toy to play with is simply never considered. How can it be “Mint in Box” if it’s opened and played with?
So how do you get a toy collector to play with his toys? You get Spock to talk some sense into him.
The Hollywood Reporter has posted what is destined to be a classic clip that speaks to a whole culture. In the clip Spock (Leonard Nemoy’s voice through a Spock toy figure) urges Sheldon to open a vintage Star Trek Transporter toy and play with it.
I get the sense that it will take more than one “logical” argument for playing with the toy to turn a collecting culture around though. I can see fans sitting at home yelling “don’t do it Sheldon, don’t do it”!
Always do it!!!!
Open your toys and play with them. They shouldn’t be stuck on your shelf in little clear plastic coffins!!!
Action figures should be proudly displayed out of the package. If you leave it in the package, you might as well have a picture of the Mint-In-Package action figure. It is going to be used as much.