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HOJ is it originally sealed?


Forgive my probably silly question here.

I came upon a Hall of Justice that I ended up purchasing a couple of years ago and I've been puzzling what to do with it ever since. It's in a box, the box is sealed and I can't tell if the seal on the box is the original seal or if whoever had it before (or the store) re sealed it as I have no idea how this box is usually sealed.

Both ends are sealed with those giant copper(?) staples that are not uncommon for large cardboard boxes. I've see a few hoj boxes on ebay and they don't have any signs of these however, all the samples I've seen are the US version of the hoj and this one is a very obvious Canadian one (collection de super puissants). I know packaging can vary between US and CDN [sign in to see URL]'m not sure. Anyone?

I'm definitely not an in the box collector and I really, really want to open it. If it has been re sealed maybe someone was using it as storage for some of their other stuff as well or maybe it's full of coat hangers! Not knowing is really torturing my curiosity. *pokes box*

Does it really affect the value if it's originally sealed or re sealed should I decide to sell it?
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Can you post pictures? If you decide to sell, I would be interested.
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I honestly don't know. It looks like it's sealed but not sure.
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It's a Canadian box and pretty banged up so even if it's sealed, the value would not be so great as to make much of a difference were you to open it. And since you really want to open it and you aren't an in the box collector, seems to me like you should open it.
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I hadn't noticed it before, but I now think the Kenner Canada packaging likely always comes stapled like this. I don't see any signs of tearing or surface paper loss that would indicate previous tape application. I think it'd be ashame to open a sealed playset despite the condition issues. Maybe you could find someone to trade an open box example for your sealed one? That'd be a best case scenario in my mind as the piece stays sealed and you get a displayable one that you want.

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It's not too difficult to find an opened, loose HOJ. You could sell the sealed one you have now for a decent price, buy a loose one, and still have some cash left over.
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 I think opening it would definitely affect the value. It looks sealed to me and I would keep it sealed.
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