Birthday $$$$ - How to spend it?

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  1. inturnmike

    inturnmike Well-Known Member

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    I had my birthday last week and now have $400 to spend. I was thinking of getting the Maketoys Giant (green) for $355, aand maybe SDCC Rodimus Alternator. However, I wanted to know if people here thought the Giant was worth $355? i figure, I don't usually have that much $ in one chunk at a time, so I should probably use it to get something larger, that I would not normally get. However, I was also thinking about maybe getting iGear Dirge (I have the other two), possibly pre-ordering MP Sideswipe and Red Alert, and SDCC Rodimus. I also could get iGear Dirge, Rodimus, and save $100 for use for FOC and later wave Prime figs, I suppose. but, again, I can spend $20-40 at a time ANYTIME. help me make a good decision, guys/girls... Thanks!
     
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    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Beware of fakes.

    Aside from that, i might suggest getting PP03E, finish one thing before your start another.
     
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    I don't have one (yet), but I say get the Giant! When is the next time you'll be able to afford that piece? Who knows how long it will even be available.
     
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    inturnmike Well-Known Member

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    Oh? I hadn't heard of SDCC Rodimus Alternator fakes, how can you tell?
     
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    inturnmike Well-Known Member

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    Good point!
     
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    opt1musaber Victory Saber's Recruit

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    I think if I were you I would pre order all 3 MP figures (Sideswipe/Red alert & Soundwave) that would be around 300USD total. You could probably get the SDCC Rodimus figure afterwards and still be under 400.
     
  7. inturnmike

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    90+90+170 for MP's: 350 + SDCC..you are right! Only thing is..I would only get one fig now, and have to wait for months on the other. Of coure, Giant I would still have to wait as well....Hmm...And again, I could probably get the MP's for Christmas...But you do make a great point as well...
     
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    You should put it in the bank and save it.
     
  9. inturnmike

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    A very responsible comment. Save it for what, though? TBH, I received $1000, but I used $600 to get a few things fixed on my car. That is good to go for awhile, now. And it's only 2 years old...Mostly PM type stuff...
     
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    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    Giant!
     
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    Yeah, I second that! Go for the MPs especially Soundwave! :) 
     
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    But is he worth it? I watched TJDuckett's review on him vs Hercules. While Herc looks really good, $600 is way too much for him. Also, Giant looks like it is just as playable but more durable and well-balanced. But is he worth $350? That is just under $60 per toy. Are they as good as something like FP Warbot or Insecticons, on par with quality and ingenuity?
     
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    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Giant. Though why not get some Asian market exclusives? Generations stepper and Dotm jetwing prime for example?
     
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    I was also thinking about pre-ordering the iGear Ironhide and Ratchet maybe? Again, though, a lot of these MP's and what not are $100 or less. I would feel comfortable asking for those for Christmas, and most of them actually come out around that time anyway.
     
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    Well right now MP Soundwave has taken over my life so I would say get that.

    But if you can get that for Christmas like you said then try to get a loose Dirge and a green Giant.
     
  18. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Jetwing Prime is in plentiful supply, and its price hasn't really moved in the last year or so.

    Seems like it could wait.
     
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    This...plus I don't like the aesthetics of Bayformers :) 
     
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    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    Giant?



    Or you could give a dollar to ME..... *Le does puppy dog face*
     

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