For those who are unfamiliar with our grading, or grading of toys in general, we offer the following as a guide.
The C- condition refers to box or package condition. Note that AFA refers to Action Figure Authority, the singular Professional Grading Service for Collectible Toys. A general outline of the various grades is below:
C-10 Perfect, no flaws. (AFA 95 Equivalent)
C-9.5+ Essentially perfect, no flaws. (I prefer this grade because virtually nothing is C-10) (AFA 90 Equivalent)
C-9.5 Near perfect. (on carded figures generally perfect but may be punched, on boxed items factory wear from shipping at most) (AFA 90 Equivalent)
C-9.5- One minor flaw. (minor edge wear, minor mark, surface crease, etc.) (most likely AFA 85 possibly 90 Equivalent)
C-9+ One noticeable flaw. (slight crease, bubble ding, very minor sticker tear) (most likely AFA 85 possibly 80 Equivalent)
C-8.5+ Couple of minor flaws or one moderate flaw such as moderate corner crease, edge wear etc. (most likely AFA 80 possibly 75 Equivalent)
C-8.5 Same as C-8.5+ but maybe more noticeable flaws or also has another minor flaw as well. (most likely AFA 75 possibly 80 Equivalent)
C-8+ Toy is brand new but box is not as presentable. There may be flap tears or other more serious flaws. (AFA 75 Equivalent)
C-7.5+ Box serves as an example only with intent to upgrade but is generally intact. (AFA 70 Equivalent)
C-7.5 down to C-6.5 Four or more flaws that are substantial. (AFA 60 Equivalent)
C-4 - C-5 Box taped together, torn up or simply is barely present. (AFA 40-50 Equivalent)
MISB/MOC/MIP: Toy is mint and never played with. The toy is still in the original package, stickers, if any, are never applied and the weapons are all present and unused. The package has never been opened. The C- condition refers to the box.
MIB UNUSED or Sealed Contents: Toy is mint and never played with. The toy is still in the original package, stickers, if any, are never applied and the weapons are all present and unused. The box has been opened, or the tape cut, but the contents are still in original baggies or on bubble. The C- condition refers to the box.
MIB stickers unapplied: Box has been opened and the toy built and displayed. The stickers have never been applied to the toy. The C- condition refers to the box.
MIB: toy is played with and stickers are applied. The toy should be complete unless noted and in good shape. The C- condition refers to the box.
Loose Complete: Toy has no package. The toy however is complete with all accessories. The C- condition in this case refers to the toy condition.
Loose: Toy has no package and is not complete. It may or may not have some accessories. The C- condition again refers to the toy.
SYB or YB: Bubble is yellowing. A SYB is a slightly yellowing bubble whereas YB is a very yellow or even brown bubble.