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tetrox
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posted 08-26-2012 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tetrox   Click Here to Email tetrox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Recently I have purchased a number of Takara miniature pre-painted space historical models in blister packs which are quite fun.

I wondered if anyone knows why is there a black marble inside each of the packs?
They can be seen in the packs.

Is there any significant use for it or is it just a quirky addition to build up a collection of marbles. Many thanks.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-26-2012 08:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Takara models are packaged blind; you can't tell what model you are buying until you buy it and open the box. The marble, as as I understand it, is to balance out the weight of each box, so you can't tell which model is inside simply by the differences in mass...

tetrox
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posted 08-27-2012 12:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tetrox   Click Here to Email tetrox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Robert, that makes perfect sense.

I purchased the packs as visible items but now you mention it have seen Takara models being sold in packaging where the contents are unidentifiable, a sort of model collectors version of card collecting.

It must certainly add to the weight when producing and distributing them by the thousands though.

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