||What is your Grading system?
generally measures the quality of the packaging that the toy was placed in. We tend to have a critical grading
Since swfigures.com was founded by Star Wars fans, we know collectors can be very particular about quality, and
we are too.
We have purchased from most every major Star Wars web site, local dealers, and from other sites to see how their
grading system compares.
Are they really offering "mint condition" or
are we just picky?
Many sites are very fair and accurate with their grading system. We found that some sites that claim to offer "mint
condition," were more likely to be C75 to C85 at best, when comparing same grades on our scale.
Because we have a strict grading standard, we rarely assign C95's and never assign a C10 rating ("mint condition"
- meaning absolutely flawless) because Star Wars items are produced for the general public in mass, and not produced
for 100% absolute package perfection. As a result, toy packaging will tend to have minor imperfections if looked
under a microscope - sometimes one doesn't even have to go that far.
One may now see that we are picky about quality. We have outlined our grading system here.