any suggestion to a someone starting a collection?

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  1. racbgar

    racbgar Well-Known Member

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    First off let me say if this is in the wrong place i am sorry. just move it to the right spot. now I have some photons on yardsellr.com and i was thinking about maybe buying a figure. anyone have suggestions on what i should get as my first figure? I kinda have room for only 1 atm. but hopefully i will get some time to get a garage sale organized and make more room for more stuff. :D 
     
  2. Manok

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    Buy my Hercules! Six in one.
     
  3. twiztidRodimus

    twiztidRodimus Shattered Glass Autobot

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    Depends on the line you like. You have Bee animated as your avatar, Thats a GREAT start point as people on here sell animated figures for a STEAL

    I prefer Classics related,PCC, movie and scout figures. It just depends on your tastes
     
  4. Jetbolt

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    Start with the stuff in the stores, the Transformers Prime line and get Soundwave, Wheeljack, Ratchet, and Arcee.
     
  5. Nemesis251

    Nemesis251 Wants 3rd Party Knock Out

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    Join the black parade! Buy every black repaint/deco you can!
     
  6. SouthtownKid

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    Start slow.

    Once you buy a few, it's easy to get carried away and end up with a bunch of figures you only care about mildly and wish you hadn't spent the money on.
     
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    VE Telus Well-Known Member

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    Choose a focus and stick with it. Don't start collecting EVERYTHING.

    Collect all Optimus Primes. Collect all updates of the '84-86 characters. Something.
     
  8. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    My advice would be to jump right into things. Start with the easiest outlet for Transformers: Target, Wal-Mart, ToysRus. See if you like what is new and currently easy to find. Buy a deluxe figure such as Wheeljack or Soundwave and see if you'll enjoy the Transformers world. It will be relatively cheap, about $13 if you're in the States. This is just a good, quick measure to see if you wanna go further.

    I can't express it enough though: start looking through TFW2005. Really explore this website and all of its resources. Look at people's collections, check out the Radicons, join in on discussions. That's the way you're going to find what you truly enjoy about Transformers, from there it's pretty easy to find what figures you want to pursue.
     
  9. ex dtw2003

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    Something you think is cool?
     
  10. Aernaroth

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    Buy what you want. Not what you THINK you need. Not what other people tell you you need. Not what you "need" to have a full line collected or every version of something. Buy what you want and what you will enjoy having.

    Never buy something as "an investment". The chances of you profiting on it are slim. Buy something because you want it and will enjoy having it.

    Know your limits. If you already have a ton of stuff, such that space is an issue, think through how much you can afford to buy and store responsibly. If you're going to liquidate stuff you already have, think through how much you spent on this stuff vs. how much you're getting back vs. how much you enjoyed having it, and use the conclusions to come to in planning your collecting habits for the next set of figures/toys/comics/whatever.

    For me, right now? Bot shots. Those things are cheap, look great, and have a really fun concept.
     
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    this is the best advice possible... wish I had someone say this to me when I started.
     
  12. racbgar

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    ty for the advice everyone!
     
  13. Seawing

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    Scan through tfw's resources section to see what figures interest you. Then hit up the Feedback section to see what fans like/dislike about the figure and see if you want to go ahead and buy it.
     
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    I started of small with Alternators/Binaltech, then expanded to Masterpiece, movie, animated, CHUG, etc. Realized I was buying stuff I really
    didn't want and my collection looked way to cluttered. Sold off nearly all of them and now I only collect Masterpiece (x4) and Transformers: Prime figures (x9).

    Any of these would be great starting points.

    Takara MP01 Masterpiece Optimus Prime
    Takara MP10 Masterpiece Optimus Prime
    Takara MP11 Masterpiece Starscream
    Takara/Hasbro Masterpiece Grimlock
    Takara/Hasbro First Edition Optimus Prime
     
  15. bignick1693

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    Depending on your likings go for that. If you like g1 go for g1.
     
  16. Daimao

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    also, don't forget to check the coupons and savings sticky at the top of the this forum. Playsaver.com had (and may still have) some good TF coupons, $4 off a $10 purchase. Get some coupons and check the sales ads and you can really stretch your buck, turn 1 figure into 2 even!
     
  17. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    I say go to a store near you when there is a sale on Transformers and pick up some of the smaller toys, like Cyberverse. They are loads of fun!

    If you don't see anything you like, try looking on the Junkion Exchange for toys of your favourite characters.
     
  18. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Buy all the Bumblebees.
     
  19. ex dtw2003

    ex dtw2003 Well-Known Member

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    Please someone, we need a hero.
     
  20. DrTraveler

    DrTraveler Once and Future Slicer

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    A lot of good advice already here, one I'd add:

    After you buy a figure, watch/read reviews of that figure once you've had a chance to form your own opinion. In the short run you may discover a few features you missed. In the long run though you'll begin to get a feel for which reviewers share your likes and dislikes and which you should trust. A lot of good reviewers will have different tastes in toys than you will, some reviewers like any piece of plastic with an Autobot symbol stamped on it, and some are just haters. That'll help in the long run when you're researching future purchases.
     

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