A humble request for my fellow collectors

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by JasonTheX, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. JasonTheX

    JasonTheX Well-Known Member

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    Greetings to my fellow fans. I know the holidays are coming and we all have gifts to buy but I know a lot of still jet over to the toy aisles and look at disappointment that the same stuff is warming the shelves just gathering dust. Those toys my friends belong in the hands of children who unfortunately are not going to have a great Christmas. When I was young all I wanted was a g1 Optimus Prime. I'd like to tell you that one day I magically got one sadly I did not. When I was in my 20's I started a tradition, I would always find at least one Optimus Prime and make sure it got to Toys for Tots. I have been fortunate in my years to sometimes throw a few more in there if I had the resources. I know a lot of you know exactly where I'm coming from and have similar traditions. For those that don't I just ask that you buy a cyberverse, a deluxe, even a leader what ever you can and give it to a child that's not waiting for a Transformer, they're just waiting for a toy. I can assure you beyond a shadow of a doubt they will never forget and treasure that toy you gave. I thank you all for your time and Merry Christmas guys.
     
  2. Big Dawg

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    awesome man. I always grab a few toys around xmas that I find on sale for cheap and donate to toys for tots. A great way to help a less fortunate little one have a good xmas. god knows if I lived in the US I would have stockpiled as many of the black friday buy 1 get 2 free from ROTF for this exact reason
     
  3. Ultra BuckNutz

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    I've been amassing a small lot of deluxe class guys for just this purpose. I'm going to drop off 8-10 at least. Hopefully they find a good home.

    And hey, maybe if we all get rid of some of the shelfwarmers, they will actually put out the new guys in a timely fashion!
     
  4. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Shelfwarmers for tots?

    Everybody wins.
     
  5. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    I would do this however my family has adopted a needed family in the area to give presents to so that is what i am doing as opposed to toys for tots. Same premise just a different way. But i feel that if no other time of year now is when we should be charitable so i fully support this. Either adopt a family or give some of those wave 1 DOTM deluxes to toys for tots. Those toys need homes and i am sure there are plenty of families that cannot afford these toys that have children that will love them. Merry Christmas or have a happy winter holiday if you do not celebrate Christmas!
     
  6. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I just dropped one off yesterday. Unfortunately, I bought the toy at a Walmart that didn't have a Toys for Tots box and dropped it off at a Cub Foods that did have a box. It's too bad it's not easier to do...
     
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    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Seriously walmart wtf. Why would the not have a donation box.

    As i was typing this the noon news is doing a story about toy donations in my area.
     
  8. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    No, wait, I made a mistake, it was Target... But either way, yeah, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense...
     
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    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Agreed its not gonna take up room for product plus if you buy the toy in the store and drop it in the box the retailer are still getting their money.
     
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    Strarf Toy Battles Reloaded TFW2005 Supporter

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    Now I know what to do with all the Primes and Bumblebees clogging the shelves.
     
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    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    A very noble cause indeed, it makes you wonder just how many kids will grow up with their most cherished Christmas gift being a Tuner Mudflap.
     
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    I always find something to give for the holidays. Whether that be a money donation or a physical toy donation.
     
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    PCC Heavytreads, Skyhammers, Spastics for everybody!!!!
     
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    Can't lie, I laughed.
     
  15. JasonTheX

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    Hey a shelfwarmer is better than nothing. Quite a few mudflaps and skids went to charity. But even if I do that I always make sure there's at least one Optimus. Last year they had Animated stuff at Tuesday Morning for cheap and I got those.
     
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    Mudflap can even make Christmas great!
     
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    I did this with a buttload of Optimus, Megatron, and a few of the other Commanders and the Moonman Prime/Cometor two packs and Walmart legends pack with Bee, Soundwave, & Rodimus a couple of weeks ago. Didn't go for toys for toys for tots though. i found a locally run organization that helps kids and families in my area specifically. Felt great to drop off ginormous bags of bots..especially when the ladies looked in the bags and were excited to see name brand toys that boys want. Those $5 coupons worked wonders earlier this year and made it all possible.
     
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    We already made a goodly toy drop, including a few TFs. Maybe if we have the funds before Christmas we'll make another.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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