Tuesday, May 28, 2013

To Open Or Not To Open?

One thing is guaranteed in this hobby, you will eventually come across an open edition (window box) or tin that you will want to add to your collection. Once acquiring this magical piece, the question then becomes, do you open it or do you leave it sealed?

The staff is pretty unanimous on this one as we all do not open any of our window boxes or tins. There is just something about it being in the packaging that makes us appreciate it more. And as our collections grow, it is much easier to display and or stack these boxes and tins with the limited space we have available in each of our houses. Cleaning/dusting is also much easier as one swoop straight across should take care of it!

Although, on the other hand, toys are made to be enjoyed rather than kept in their package. And one could make an argument that we would have more space if we freed our wonderful vinyls from their cardboard and tin cages. 

What do you think? And do you open your window boxes and tins or leave them closed? Or perhaps you have found a happy medium and would like to share? 

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