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While some companies promise mint condition for all of their items, we try to more accurately describe our inventory. Mint condition to us means nothing less than C-10 perfect. Due to the inherent subjectivity of grading, we do not grade items C-10 (even if they truly appear perfect).

Most Power of the Force II, Episode I, and Power of the Jedi items that we sell will be at least C-9 condition. This means the toy (if the item is loose) or the package (if the item is packaged) will be in a very clean condition. They can be described as Near Mint to Mint. If one of our items does not have a condition next to it, you can assume that it is at least C-9 condition. We use a strict grading method to ensure that you will be pleased with the product that you receive from us.

However, if you are ever unhappy with the condition of an item(s) from Brian’s Toys, please do not hesitate to contact us within 7 days, and return it for a free replacement or full refund. We want you to be completely satisfied with your order!

Our grading scale for Power of the Force II, Episode I, Power of the Jedi, Saga Collection, and Episode III is as follows:

C-9 The package of the item is in the same fresh condition that it was in when originally shipped from the factory. Flaws may include very minor wear to edges or corners. The toy should be factory sealed unless noted. Overall, this is a near mint to mint condition. Items listed on our website should be C-9 condition unless noted otherwise.

C-8 The package of the item has minor wear. We may see more prevalent shelf wear, minor creasing, or a slight indent(s) to the bubble. The toy should be factory sealed unless noted. Overall, a displayable, but less than perfect condition.

C-7 The package of the item has moderate wear. The packaging may have heavier creasing, more severe bubble indents, a sticker tear, etc. This level of wear is usually unacceptable for a collector who maintains his or her collection in the original packaging. The toy should be factory sealed unless noted.

C-6 The package of the item has heavy wear. The packaging may have tears, creasing, or other severe damage. Generally, we would only recommend this condition to someone who wants to open the package to have a mint complete loose item. The toy should be factory sealed unless noted.

Our grading scale for vintage carded items (carded figures are figures still sealed in the original bubble to the original card):

C-9.5 This is the highest grade that we assign to vintage packaged items. A package has to be nearly flawless to be graded C-9.5. We rarely grade figures C-9.5. The item will be free of creasing or noticeable wear of any kind. It may have very slight edgewear (no more than average) and may be punched. The bubble will typically be crystal clear with no sign of yellowing. The overall appearance of the card will be new.

C-9+ This is a very high condition package. The item will probably have 1 slight defect that prevents it from being C-9.5. This defect may be one of the following:

  1. Very slight yellowing to the bubble
  2. Very slight wrinkle on the card (perhaps 1 inch)
  3. Some edgewear or slight wear around the punch

 

Typically if an item appears mint, except for being punched and having a price sticker, then we will grade the item C-9+.

C-9 This is a high condition package. Generally speaking, vintage packages graded C-9 or better are very difficult to obtain. The item will probably have 1 slight defect that prevents it from being C-9+. It will probably have 2 of the following defects.

  1. Very slight yellowing to the bubble
  2. Very slight wrinkle on the card (perhaps 1”)
  3. Some edgewear or slight wear around the punch

 

Or 1 defect that is slightly more severe:

  1. Slight/some yellowing to the bubble
  2. Slight wrinkle on the card (perhaps 2 inches)
  3. More noticeable edgewear or wear around the punch

 

C-8.5/9 This is an above average condition package. It will have several very minor problems or perhaps one more noticeable problem.

  1. Yellowing to the bubble
  2. Crease on the card
  3. Edgewear or wear around the punch

 

C-8.5 Still overall clean and displayable condition, but will have some minor to moderate problems. Problems may include those listed above or a very small sticker tear (perhaps 1/8 inch X 1/8 inch) or a small indent to the bubble

C-8 Minor to average wear to the card and bubble. It may have a small sticker tear (1/4 inch X ¼ inch) or a small indent to the bubble, in addition to the problems listed above.

C-7.5 Average wear to the card and bubble. The package may have a larger sticker tear, larger bubble indent, or a more severe combination of the defects listed above. Overall, there will be noticeable defects, but the package will still be displayable.

C-7 Average to below average card and bubble. Problems are more prevalent; perhaps a heavy crease, major bubble dent, a very slight crack to the bubble, or a more severe combination of the defects listed above.

C-6 Below average card and bubble. The figure is still sealed and mint, but the package has wear. This condition is not recommended for display. It is mainly of use to collectors who want to have a packaged figure, but do not want to pay a premium for the packaging. This is considered a low condition.

Below C-6 is considered very low condition. The figure should still be mint and unopened, but the package will have heavy wear.

Our grading scale for vintage boxed items (Boxed items are toys still with their original boxes. The boxes may be opened. The grading scale only pertains to the condition of the box itself, not the toy or the inner packing.):

C-9.5 This is the highest grade that we assign to vintage packaged items. A package has to be nearly flawless to be graded C-9.5. We rarely grade boxes C-9.5. Boxes are graded slightly less strictly than carded figures because there are more potential problems with boxes. (In other words, it is easier to find mint carded figures than mint boxed items). However, it is even more rare for a boxed item to be graded C-9.5 than a carded figure. The item will be free of creasing or noticeable wear. It may have very slight edgewear.

C-9+ This is a very high condition package. The item will probably have one slight defect that prevents it from being C-9.5. This defect may be one of the following:

  1. Very slight wrinkle on the box (perhaps 1-2&qout;)
  2. Some edge wear

 

Typically if an item appears mint, other than perhaps a price sticker or slight edgewear, we will grade it C-9+

C-9 This is a high condition box. Generally speaking, vintage packages graded C-9 or better are very difficult to obtain. The item will probably have one slight defect that prevents it from being C-9+. It will probably have both of the following defects, or only 1 of the 2 defects but to a slightly greater degree.

  1. Very slight wrinkle on the card (perhaps 1-2&qout;)
  2. Some edgewear, or wear to corners

 

C-8.5/9 This is an above average condition package. It will have several very minor problems or perhaps one more noticeable problem.

  1. Crease on the card
  2. Edgewear, wear to corners

 

C-8.5 Overall clean and displayable condition, but will have some minor to moderate problems. Problems may include those listed above or a very small sticker tear (perhaps 1/8 inch X 1/8 inch).

C-8 Minor to average wear to the box. It may have a small sticker tear (1/4” X 1/4”), some creasing to the box, or wear to the edges or corners.

C-7.5 Average wear to the box. Overall, there will be noticeable defects, but the package will still display okay.

C-7 Average to below average box. Problems are more prevalent. Perhaps a heavy crease, sticker tear, or tear to the flap on the box.

C-6 Below average box. The toy is still C-9 (unless noted otherwise), but the package has wear. This condition is not recommended for display. It is mainly of use to collectors who want to have a boxed, but do not want to pay a premium for the packaging. This is considered a low condition.

Below C-6 is considered very low condition. The toy is still C-9 (unless noted otherwise), but the package will have heavy wear.

Our grading scale for vintage loose items (loose items are generally C-9 and complete unless noted otherwise):

C-9 A loose C-9 item is out of the package, complete, and in “like new” condition. There may be very slight paint wear or decal wear, but overall the item should appear clean. This condition could be described as Near Mint to Mint.

C-8 A loose C-8 item is out of the package, complete, and in slightly worn condition. There may be slight to moderate paint wear or decal wear. Overall, the item should appear displayable but not perfect. This condition could be described as Excellent to Near Mint.

C-7 A loose C-7 item is out of the package, complete, and in moderately worn condition. There may be paint wear, decal wear, looseness to arms and legs, discolorment, or other problems. This condition is best for those less concerned with condition, and more interested in simply having the item or in playing with the item.

C-6 A loose C-6 item is out of the package, complete, and in worn condition. There may be more severe paint wear, decal wear, looseness to arms and legs, discolorment, or other problems. This condition is best for those not concerned with condition.

Terminology for carded, boxed, or loose items:

Loose=An item that is out of the package. Generally “loose” items are complete with all original parts unless noted.

MOC or carded=Mint on Card=The figure is still sealed in its original bubble on its original card.

MIB=Mint in Box=The toy is C-9/10 with inner packing (If there are decals to the toy, they may be applied or unapplied. We will usually state whether the decals are applied or unapplied if applicable.)

MISB=Mint in Sealed Box=The box is still factory sealed and has never been opened.

With box=The toy is complete in C-9 condition (unless otherwise stated) with an opened box and no inner packing.

MIP=Mint in Package=The toy is C-9/10 with the outer package.

MISP=Mint in Sealed Package=The toy is factory sealed in its original package.

(MIP and MISP are used to describe sealed items that cannot be accurately described by “carded” or “boxed.” For example, the vintage C-3PO figure case may be described as MIP because it is neither a “carded” or “boxed” item, but rather comes with a partial outer wrapping of cardboard, and is referred to as “packaged.”)