Do you buy bots you otherwise wouldn't because it's Optimus Prime?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Paradigm-Shift Prime, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Paradigm-Shift Prime

    Paradigm-Shift Prime Unit Warrior TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm sure we all have in one way or another. I'm wondering why I feel like I should get 6" titanium RID Optimus when I think the alt mode is horrible, and I can't quite put my finger on why...
     
  2. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Nope. I get Primes because they're typically made to be awesome toys. Prime was never a personal favorite of mine, so I don't think I'd get a toy just for the name. Grimlock on the other hand....
     
  3. Chaos Muffin

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    Yes & no . If I was'nt a completionist, then I probably would've skipped a few.
    Like BM deluxe Primal or even that little BW Optimus Minor. Just because Optimus was in the name, I felt like I had to buy that little...
     
  4. AlphaPrime

    AlphaPrime Neo Autobot Commander

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    Hey i actually like Op Minor :p  and deluxe BM Primal, something about him screams cool(deluxe BM Primal that is, Minor is only ok/average)

    But to answer the question yes and no hehehe, and movie Prime will be one i skip, though i may get fast action(what ever it is) Prime and do some repainting once i see it in stores, the large one though is a POS and is not salvageable.
     
  5. LemonPrime

    LemonPrime Greetings Programs

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    No, I've got a small but quickly growing Prime collection but I've been very selective about which ones will "make the cut." For example, I'm still on the fence whether or not I want RiD Prime because I'm not too crazy about his head/face design(s).
     
  6. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    I was thinking yes until you mentioned Titanium Prime. I'm nto going to get RID TT Prime because it sucks. I also didn't get the Cybertron Gorilla Prime. However I will get every Prime from the main lines. Sadly, that's why I have Energon Prime.
     
  7. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    If it's called Optimus Prime, I will buy it, no question asked.
     
  8. LemonPrime

    LemonPrime Greetings Programs

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    Yeah, I can't bring myself to get Energon Prime. If I found him on my doorstep, maybe...then again I'd probably just put him on eBay :)  My wife thinks Cybertron Gorilla Prime is cool and his paint scheme is IMO better than the BW 10th Primal, but I don't think he'll be on my shelf anytime soon.

    Love your Sabres avatar by the way!
     
  9. butz

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    No. Although I did break down and buy E. Prime because I kept reading that it was better in person. And the combining aspect looked neat. I still stand by that purchase though.
     
  10. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yes. Next question. :) 

    I don't think I've avoided ANY Optimus, but I might scale it back for the Movie (lotsa Optimii on the way)

    Didn't buy the Cybertron brown Gorrilamus.
     
  11. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

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    For me, its the design...if the design is good, I will buy the toy.
     
  12. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I regret buying Energon Prime.
     
  13. SPLIT LIP

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    No. I have a total of Five(5) Primes and two(2) Primals. I'm severly under-Primed.
     
  14. Chosen

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    I never owned any Optimus Prime figure until Cybertron, followed by the G1-style Spychanger (Scourge repaint) and the Classics Prime. And the big two are already on their way out.

    I put some consideration into character when selecting figures to purchase, but I won't buy a toy for its name alone. I leave that for the completists and *insert TF here* fanboys.
     
  15. NotoriousBIC

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    I refuse to buy Prime repaints, but other than that I haven't encountered any Prime I didn't like. One notable exception is Optimus Minor, which I got through a trade.
     
  16. Dark_Convoy

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    No.
     
  17. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I used to, back when I started. I wanted to get everything that was optimus prime. little did I know that there's way too much out there (although alphie may be on the way to getting it all!) so I got sealed versions of g2 gobot prime, hero prime, and machine wars prime, that I probably wouldn't get now. however now, I'll just get it if I like it. and for some reason, I'm buying that sneaker prime.
     
  18. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    I always at least buy one optimus prime and megatron from each line.
     
  19. Team Jetfire

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    I usually buy anything that says transformers on the box.

    Except for attackits...just can not get into those
     
  20. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    I've pretty much gotten every mainline series Prime and Megatron available because they're the leaders, and have passed on repaints, Universe and store exclusives. How many variants do I need anyway?

    Otherwise, if I weren't so dedicated to getting the mainline leaders, I'd have skipped:

    RiD Megatron/Galvatron
    The BM figures.
    Energon/Armada Prime
     

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