A Collection Reboot...Out with the Old, In With the Old :)

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  1. FortressMaximus1976

    FortressMaximus1976 Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone,

    Last September, my wife and I were blessed with a beautiful baby girl and for financial reasons, as well as the obvious need for a lot of space suddenly becoming an urgent necessity, I made the very difficult decision to sell off my collection. In the end, I was able to pay off a large chunk of bills I had, so the ends justified the means. I didn't have the time to piecemeal my collection on Ebay, so I sold a few items to a few local collectors near me (none of whom are on TFW as far as I'm aware), a local toy shop and good chunk of it went to BBTS. I do have to say BBTS were fair in what they offered and by the same token saved me a lot of time by buying I would say 75% of my collection. I worked with Dennis directly over the course of 2 months and ultimately everything worked out. Here is a link to my old collection thread from what once was:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...-photos-my-entire-collection-taken-today.html

    Now 2012:.........

    So for the past few months, I've begun to rebuy items that are close to my heart in terms of TF, and as I'm a die hard fan of G1, I will be finishing off the 84 & 85 Autobot cars (my favorite category of all TF lines), and Combiner teams. However, as I'm limiting my collecting to these two categories (and some of the new Masterpieces coming out later this year, Sideswipe, Red Alert, & Soundwave, USA release of MP10), I'm going for all MIB & MOC, dont care about sealed. Not interested in reissues, all vintage and c9 quality, most of the inserts are repro, but all boxes and paperwork are vintage.. Most of the cars don't have stickers applied. I will update this thread as new items arrive. Oh, and if Takara releases Fortress Maximus via the Encore line, I will be buying that for sure!

    I don't have any current space anymore to display, so everything sits safely in my bedroom closet in Rubbermaid draws until we eventually get a much larger place...enjoy!!



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  2. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    *sneaks into your thread to open Prowl*


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  3. TWINTURBO

    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    nice work, glade to see a fellow CT collector on here showing off there stuff :) 
     
  4. Bucket Head

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    nice collection. I know what its like to re-collect after losing everything (well...you had a good reason--a kid. my mom sold all my stuff while I was off in the Navy!). Took me a long time to re-gain what I had lost. its not in boxes though.

    still, nice to see a good collection of G1-goodness!!

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  5. MegaPrime33

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    Awesome collection.
     
  6. Chris Campbell

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    Absolutely wonderful. Quality and personal attachment over quantity. Kudos!
     
  7. FortressMaximus1976

    FortressMaximus1976 Well-Known Member

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    I think you indicated in another thread your "on the prowl" for a Prowl right? Or maybe that was somebody else lol
     
  8. FortressMaximus1976

    FortressMaximus1976 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly my thoughts...I've learned that quantity is fun @ first, but I despise moving, packing, and relocating quantity...especially stuff I don't really care for anymore lol
     
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    Sweet stuff man! **wipes drool off keyboard**

    I'm totally admiring your new focus and dedication!
     
  10. TrueNomadSkies

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    I don't recall saying that (at least not in terms of legitimately being in the market to buy one couse I know this shit's expensive), but since G1 Prowl (or G2 Prowl if one even existed in that line) was something I always wanted as a kid, my eyes tend to catch it (along with Hound) a little faster when looking at MISB collections, so its possible I made a pun like that through my travels. It was probably someone else though, couse part of me thinks I'd remember a post like that unless it was from like 3 months ago & made at 5 am.
     
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    Very nice collection.
     
  12. FortressMaximus1976

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    I have an update to my collection thread....I just received this week a MINTY Pre Rub G1 Jazz, unapplied sticker sheet, excellent chrome weapons...I have a Repro Insert bubble on the way...just need a box, if anyone has one or knows who is looking to sell one, let me know!

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  13. avenged9

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    Cool collection, congrats on the addition to family.
     
  14. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Looking good, and congratulations on the little one! :thumb 
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    These are all SO nice!
     
  16. FortressMaximus1976

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    Hey Guys,

    I have some updates to my collection thread. Got a few new Autobot car recruits, among them Optimus Prime, Hound (Pre Rub), Bluestreak (Pre Rub), and also got a box for my Jazz as well. I also updated the pics of some of the previous cars as they were blurry in some instances..enjoy....getting closer to my goal!!

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