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How do you feel about blind bags/boxes?

Love them!
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Depends on the item
6 (33.3%)
Depends on the odds on the figures
3 (16.7%)
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Re: Blind Bags/Boxes! Love them or Loathe them??
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2024, 06:00:48 AM »
One of my favourite toylines (Cloudees) are blindbox only, but very easy to cheat. What I didn't like was how hard some characters were to find - I am still missing a bunch, unfortunately.
I don't really care for blindbag/box otherwise. I would like to get the sylvanian babies ones, but I don't know how easy those are to cheat (tbf, I haven't looked into them, because I haven't found them anywhere). I would also get into mixlings, but they're very expensive here.

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Re: Blind Bags/Boxes! Love them or Loathe them??
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2024, 07:32:33 AM »
As far as I know, the Sylvanian blind bags don't have codes - and they're inside little plastic wrapper things (at least the last wave I got were) so you can't even try and feel up the bags >( I hate it when they do that.
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Re: Blind Bags/Boxes! Love them or Loathe them??
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2024, 09:20:41 AM »
Oh my gosh I have never been so inspired to go on an internet rant >_<My personal opinion is the blind boxes are a blatant and dispicable late-stage capitalist money grab. I will pay the ebay price to a reseller for the figures I want instead of contributing to this harmful and unnessary gambling-adjacent practice. Consumers deserve to know what they are buying! The capsuls contribute to excessive packaging/trash and it feels like it should be reusable but FOR WHAT? Doubles end up in the waste stream too when a chase figure is ultra-rare and highly sought.

I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, I guess I am happy for the people who enjoy them? ...but I would love a campaign to the Better Business Beareau to ban introducing products for children in blind packaging. Straight up evil.   
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Re: Blind Bags/Boxes! Love them or Loathe them??
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2024, 10:04:02 AM »
^ I tend to agree. I think the distribution is bad too. When I was buying the Mini Lifestyles from Amazon I bought 4 each about 3 times. I got so many of the same. I sold them on eBay and made my money back. I was very disappointed and I'm in my forties. Imagine how disappointed a child would be. I never thought about it being like gambling, but you're right, it is. And gambling in the US is banned in so many states, but these are fine? Bah.
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Re: Blind Bags/Boxes! Love them or Loathe them??
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2024, 03:02:59 PM »
Molly THIS is what I hate about blind bags
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