In this podcast, we talk all things grading – the companies, the pros and cons, the wait times, you name it. If you’ve ever asked yourself “Should I grade this figure?” this is the podcast for you! If you’re near any collecting circle long enough, you’re certain to hear the question “Should I grade my (insert action figure name)? Generally you’ll see a variety of responses, but two tend to be the most common “Yes, it will increase the value!” or “No, why would you pay someone else for their opinion?!” Give this episode a listen and make sure you’re subscribed to the podcast on whatever platform you prefer!

A couple reference points- if you’re interested in knowing the current turnaround times for the three major grading companies:

Action Figure Authority: 2-3 months

Collector Archive Services: 3-4 months

UK Graders: ~3 months


Mark Vanis

Mark Vanis

Founder of The Toy Archives and lover of all things toys. Collector of many things, but primarily pre-production items from a variety of toy lines, Vintage Star Wars, and Batman stuff.

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