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After all the DVDs, CDs, etc., I have now started importing a large amount of Funko Pops! The input occasionally raises questions for me that I am not always able to answer properly based on the manual or the general principles of LD. Hence the questions below for the administrator(s) of the Figurines section.

At Funko Pops! the packaging is an important, if not essential, part of the collectible. There are Funko's without packaging, but then you actually have an incomplete item. How do we handle photos and prices in this situation?

With photos I now use the usual method by placing the statue including packaging in both place 1 and place 3 in order to give others the opportunity to place a photo of the loose statue in place 1. That seems fine to me. In any case, I will not take my figurines out of the packaging to prevent damage to the box.

For prices, there is only one price that applies to an item with packaging (new condition in packaging).
Because in addition to the condition of the item, the packaging also largely determines the catalog value, its new condition, good condition and reasonable condition. The description states that the packaging may be missing. That doesn't give a good picture. Would it be an idea to mention that for Funko's (or other figurines where the packaging is an essential part) only reasonable condition applies to a figurine without this packaging and the choices new condition and good condition are based on the presence of the packaging in said condition ?
I refer to the stamps section where a different catalog value structure is also indicated for first day envelopes due to their specific properties.

Finally, I still miss the option to include a barcode/EAN/UPC packaging. Now I put it under details, but a separate field would be useful. After all, there are more statues that have a barcode on the packaging/box.

Thanks for the comment.
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Good idea to add the barcode.
The "Barcode / EAN / UPC" field has been added.
The other comment is probably better answered by Ted.
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Thanks for including the Barcode field. In that light, is it an idea (to also include a packaging item number field, just like with film)? (I should have included this in my previous post).
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In that light, is it an idea (to also include a packaging item number field, just like with film)?

If the administrators agree, this field can be added.
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For the first day envelopes (FDC) in the stamps section, this different catalog value structure is indicated in the 'Explanation of Conditions'. This could also be applied to this section without any problems, but it might be an idea to expand the list of conditions.

Currently there are the following conditions in this section;

New condition in packaging
New condition
Good state
Fair condition

This could be expanded with;
New condition in damaged packaging
Good condition in packaging
Reasonable condition in packaging

with the following 'Explanation of Conditions'

New condition in packaging
Like new in every respect. Still in the original packaging. Both the figure and the packaging show no damage or wear.

New condition in damaged packaging
Still in the original packaging. The figure itself is like new, but the packaging shows some damage.

Good condition in packaging
Still in the original packaging. The figure and packaging show some damage.

Reasonable condition in packaging
Significantly damaged, but it is still in "collectible" condition.

New condition
Without packaging. The figure itself is as new and shows no damage or wear whatsoever

Good state
Without packaging. Limited normal signs of use. No serious damage or clearly noticeable wear.

Fair condition
Without packaging. There is some damage but it is still in "collectible" condition.
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In that light, is it still an idea (to include a packaging item number field, just like with film)?
There is no objection in itself as long as it is clearly stated in the explanation of the input field which number this concerns.

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I have no preference for expansion or further explanation of conditions. The point is to find a solution for figurines where the packaging is an essential part of the collectible product and not just packaging. I don't know if that still happens a lot outside of Funko's.
Choosing one of the two options seems to me to be something for the main administrators who have to monitor the logic within LD across all collection areas.
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There is no objection in itself as long as it is clearly stated in the explanation of the input field which number this concerns.
For film, this is described as "The item number stated on the packaging"
In this case too, I don't know enough about this collecting area to be able to say much about it. The WDCC boxes always have an article number and so do Funko boxes. For the WDCC figurines I entered the item number in Number in series, but that field may not really be intended for that. For film, this field is intended if there is a series of similarly issued items on which a serial number appears. For the overview and equal use of fields across the various collection areas, an input field for item number would lead to clarity.

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There are many collectors who leave their acquisitions in the packaging. Consider, for example, action figures in blister packaging. So it doesn't just have similarities with Funko POP!.
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Is my conclusion correct that the "Item number on packaging" field should be added?
And also expand the number of conditions with the 3 conditions you mentioned?
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If there are no objections, they may be added
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The "Packaging item number" field has been added and is located above the Barcode.
The 3 condition states have also been added.
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After careful consideration and trying to determine the value of a few items, I notice that the additional description now included for items with packaging does not work well.

In particular, the word 'damaged packaging' gives rise to the idea that the packaging may be (significantly) damaged, while the description actually concerns packaging in good condition. I wouldn't use the word 'damaged' there.
Suggested description could then be:
New condition in good packaging (item is in new condition and the box is in good condition)

By using additional catalog values, the problem remains that the quality of the box compared to the statue is always the same. This will not always be the case. However, it is impossible to include all variations.

It may be (after all) more convenient not to include additional catalog values, but to state in the description that for items where the box is an essential part of the collector's item, the quality of the 'worst' part is leading.
With a statue in new condition but a box in fair condition, the outcome is 'fair condition'. With a statue in good condition and a box in new condition, the outcome is 'good condition'.
By using that method, each combination has an outcome that I think gives the most realistic outcome.

I'd love to hear your insight on this.
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Adjusted to:
New condition and in packaging in good condition
Still in the original packaging. The figure itself is like new, but the packaging has minor wear.
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The barcode and item number is a good improvement, but the LastDodo Catalog values are now short-sighted because not all figures are sold in packaging or you can hang values on packaging such as with a surprise egg. To get to the figure/statue you will have to still have to remove the packaging first and be left with a wrapper for bully smurfs.
My proposal is the option to fill in a dash for values that are not applicable.
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Just leave it blank for those cases where the package doesn't have a roll.
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Just leave it blank for those cases where the package doesn't have a roll.

Then it seems that for many figures the value does not end with new condition, while that is the case.
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These input fields are numeric, so you cannot enter a dash there.
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The barcode and item number is a good improvement.
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As the values currently stand, I think it would be better not to add a list price to the figures that have nothing to do with packaging (you get a distorted picture), as the sales prices are therefore much more realistic.
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