Grading and Condition - Pop Guardian NZ

 

 

Pop Guardian NZ grades all of our Funko Pop! Vinyls using a 10 point system with half point integers (e.g. 9.5 out of 10). We are after the best of the best when it comes to selling grails, so we ensure that the NZ market are getting the quality that they deserve! Boxes, inserts, and the figures themselves are taken into consideration when assigning a grade to one of our items. All of our collectibles will be scanned in 3D to provide you with the most in depth look at condition as possible. Here is a closer look at how our grading scale is broken down. 

 

 10

Gem Mint
The highest grade assigned. We believe it is next to impossible to award a collectible with this score as it  must be 100% free of manufacturing and handling defects.

9.5

Mint
Nearly distinguishable from Gem Mint but may have a minimal manufacturing defect and handling/shelf wear. We consider this a perfectly preserved item.

9

Near Mint
A very well preserved item with excellent shelf appeal. Minor handling/manufacturing defects may be present, but hardly noticeable. 

8.5

Very Good +
An attractive looking piece with moderate/manufacturing defects. May have minor creasing, tearing, or denting present, but not noticeable. 

8

Very Good
An attractive collectible with a moderate amount of handling/manufacturing defects. Minor creasing, tearing, or denting present.

7.5

Good +
An above-average collectible with a moderate defect or box damage. May have an accumulation of small defects such as shelf wear, creasing, tearing, or denting. 

7

Good
An above-average collectible with a major defect or an accumulation of small defects such as shelf wear, creasing, tearing, or denting.

6.5 

Average +
An above-average collectible with a major defect and some small defects such as shelf wear, creasing, tearing, or denting.

6

Average
A slightly above average condition collectible with a major defect and some small defects such as shelf wear, creasing, tearing, or denting, or an accumulation of smaller defects.

5

Acceptable
A slightly below average condition with several moderate defects such as shelf wear, creasing, tearing, denting. Figure may have moderate paint flaws, flocking issues, or chipping.

4

Acceptable -
A below average condition collectible with moderate noticeable defects such as shelf wear, creasing, tearing, or denting. Figure may have moderate paint flaws, flocking issues, or chipping. 

3

Out Of Box Worthy
A collectible that shows significant evidence of handling with several moderate to major defects such as shelf wear, creasing, tearing, or denting. Figure may have moderate to major paint flaws, flocking issues, or chipping.`

2

A collectible that shows extensive evidence of handling with several major defects such as shelf wear, creasing, tearing, or denting. Figure may have major paint flaws, flocking issues, or chipping.

1

A heavily defaced collectible with a number of major defects on both the box and/or item itself. Pieces of the box and/or figure maybe be heavily damaged or missing. Insert may be damaged or dented. All around, the worst possible condition.

7-DAY CONDITION

GUARANTEE

If for any reason you believe the item that you received does not meet the standards of our above grading system, you can return your purchase in the condition it was sent in for a refund, minus a 10% restocking fee. Buyer will also be responsible for shipping the item back to us if making a return. We do NOT offer exchanges due to the varying available items and the conditions of the items we sell. If for any reason you think our grading was inaccurate, or if there is an issue with an item you received, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are collectors too, so we understand your needs and standards.