Decal & Body Flaws (3 Parts)

 

DECAL & BODY FLAWS = (from the factory)

  • Decal that was put on skewed or on an angle = This may not look very attractive but as long as it is legible and complete, the doll should be considered for your collection. No price discount.
  • Twisted decals = If decal is turned onto itself, shows backward lettering, or is impossible to read. Avoid this doll unless it doesn't bother you.
  • Decal put on straight but upside down = If you can live with it, it is ok to consider it for your collection. No price discount.
  • Missing decal = This flaw seriously effects the cost of the doll. Avoid this doll.
  • Wrong decal on doll = The decal has the wrong name for the team. The Toronto Maple Leafs doll with a Detroit Redwings logo on the chest is the only example. The doll should be considered for your collection. No price discount or premium.
  • Bottom of base = Missing Foil sticker ("Sports Specialties") or paper label over the hole. Missing the "JAPAN" stamp on the bottom. MINI'S = some of the bottoms were painted & some were not. No price discount for any of these.
  • Paint Blobs or Overruns = Some dolls were given too heavy of a clear coat spray after they were painted which ran & turned brown or golden in color over time. Subtract 20% off mint price.

DECAL FLAWS = (from mishandling)

  • 1 OR 2 IMPERFECTIONS = small chip in decal or partial letter(s), scratch through decal --- Subtract 10-25% off mint price.
  • 3 OR MORE IMPERFECTIONS = Major section of decal missing, multiple scratches through decal, cracking or fading of decal(sun damage), dirt or stained (smoky environment) --- Subtract 30-60% off mint price

BODY FLAWS = (from mishandling)

  • 1 OR 2 IMPERFECTIONS = small paint chips, thin hairline crack in face, stained (smoke) or faded (sunlight) --- Subtract 30-35% off mint price.
  • 3 OR MORE IMPERFECTIONS = larger paint chips or cracks, cracking or fading of paint(sun damage), dirty or stained (smoky environment) --- Subtract 50-65% off mint price
  • MISSING PIECE = subtract 80-85% off mint price.
  • REPAIRED DOLL = subtract 90% off mint price. (Look inside the head ,around ankles and neck post)
  • SPRING TWISTED OR EXTENDED = If spring has been extended or bent, the head may not be facing straight, raised high above neck post or may be tilted to one side. subtract 20-25% off mint price.
  • BOTTOM OF BASE = chipped or scratched is acceptable. No price discount.
  • BOTTOM OF BASE = Paper over hole punched out or removed. No price discount.
  • BOTTOM OF BASE = Foil sticker missing. No price discount.