A doll that is in pristine, original condition is considered to be mint. If the doll is wearing new clothes, missing accessories or has been restored in anyway, it can no longer be termed mint.
the condition of a model or box. This is quite an exacting standard and strictly refers to models with no chips or scratches and no faded parts. Boxes must be uncreased, unfaded with no tares to be described as mint. A less exacting standard is 'factory fresh'
An evaluation of the condition of the watch. This means that the watch is as originaly purchased. Can also refer to one part such as a "mint" dial.
A model is considered to be in mint condition when there are no broken or missing pieces, paint blemishes, fading, poorly functioning operating features, misaligned parts, extraneous glue marks from poor assembly or signs of owner neglect. Unless a replica is closely inspected for fit and finish when it is received even a brand new issue may not be in mint condition.
An action figure in absolutely flawless condition or one in like-new packaging with no price tag, bent corners or creases.
A doll in original condition and appearance just as when it was new. This applies to the clothes, accessories and the doll itself. A restored doll cannot be called mint.
Mint refers to the condition of a particular model or kit. Although the term is subject to some degree of interpretation, to qualify as mint the kit/model must be in the exact condition as when it left the factory, including, in most cases, the original, unopened packaging.
as stated above this is for unplayed with dolls. There is no such thing as "mint except for........". It's mint or it's not.
A doll that is just as it was when it left the factory.