Our grading scale:
**DISCLAIMER: We base this grading scale on years of experience in buying and selling toys, from the feedback we've received from our buyers, and from our extensive knowledge of the comic book industry which put grading on the map. We view this scale as items that would fall into the collector's grade. We are not associated with any 3rd party grading service. This is our opinion.
C9.5: Near Mint (+) - Item appears new out of the package as if it was only used for display purposes. Only the ever so slightest of manufacture flaws are allowed. No Signs of discoloration, no rust on the screws, no loose joints, and no broken parts.
C9: Near Mint - Item Appears new out of the package with only a minor noticeable sign of general wear such as a slight paint rub or mark. Only a single minor manufacturing flaw such as an elbow crack is allowed at this grade. No signs of discoloration, no rust on screws, no loose joints, and no broken parts.
C8.5: Very Fine (+) - Item appears very well taken care of but with a minor collection of flaws as described in C9 or possibly a sharp looking C8. With wear in less visible areas, such as the bottom of the feet that would warrant bumping it up to a higher grade. Only small collection of manufacturing flaws such as both arms having elbow cracks are allowed at this grade. No signs of discoloration, only minor signs of rust on the screws. Only a singly slightly loose joint on otherwise flawless item is allowed. No cracked or broken parts.
C8: Very Fine - Item appears well taken care of but starting o show visible signs of general wear such as a moderate collection of flaws as described in C9. Only slight signs of discoloration are acceptable on vintage items. Minor to moderate signs of rust on the screws are normal. Only a moderate manufacturing error such as a loose elbow on an otherwise flawless item is allowed. No cracked or broken parts.