Do you collect color/paint dupes of the same character?

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  1. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    I've just completed my Alt/BT/KP/BTA collection. I choose not to get the color duped character doubles. IE Red Jazz, Blue Prowl, KP Rodimus (I actually would've proffered KP Rodimus), Clear Mirage, and the 3 other numbered versions of Smokescreen.

    What are your feelings on this? Do you buy dupes of the same character (not including characters who are repaints like the seekers)? If so why? Non dupe collectors give your input too.
     
  2. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    It depends on a lot of things, but generally, no. The exceptions I've made include the Legends class figures, dragons (Scourge/ Cryoscourge, RID Megatron/ Galvatron), and the SWTFs (Jedi Starfighter Anakin and Vader, and the WM exclusive 2-pack). I got the Hasbro Galaxy Force Optimus Prime for $5, but otherwise wouldn't have bought it. My nearly complete dragon collection, however, is begging for a Luck Draw Flame Convoy. Most of the time, though, I don't see a good reason.

    -Tony!
    Bought Final Battle Jazz out of boredom.
     
  3. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    I collect both as to me they are different!
     
  4. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    The only one I think you should've gotten that you didn't was Rodimus. He's a different character than Mirage. Not just Mirage in another color like the others you listed.
     
  5. CyberWolf

    CyberWolf Collector of Transformers

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    If its a slight or minor variation in color scheme, no. The first wave of Classics come to mind to compare between Japan and US. Grimlock's chrome parts, no. For major or totally different color schemes like classics Astrotrain. White US version vs. Anime grey version or even Megatron, then yes. With the exception for expensive Lucky draws and some japanese exclusives, I try to collect every repaint. Yes, I'm a completist.
     
  6. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    a lot of times i'll name them another character. i know. it's just in my head.

    I actually prefer that repaints are somebody else, and not Joe with a new paint job.
     
  7. slugslinger2004

    slugslinger2004 TFW2005 Supporter

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    No, if a character comes in multiple colors I choose the one I like most. I don't have the funds to buy duplicates (even when considered different characters)
     
  8. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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    if i like the toy they repaing then yes
     
  9. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    Yes, but it's limited. Example would be the red/yellow Bumblebee/Cliffjumpers. I have all 4. :) 
     
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    Robotmasters SW and TC are the only ones I have doubles of. I cant think of any mold I'd want two of except MP Prime if only to have a backup.
     
  11. Hiro Prime

    Hiro Prime Cybertronian Guru Veteran

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    Yup. I try to pick up every variation I can. A collection just isn't complete to me without all of the variations.
     
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    gonzo23 Well-Known Member

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    usually its no, but there are exceptions like bumblebee/ cliffjumper. does anyone consider mp starscream and skywarp repaints?
     
  13. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    When I say I've complete the ALT/BTA/BT/KP line, I have one of each character and every character released. So I have Alt Mirage, and Alt Rodimus, but not the KP Rodimus.

    I guess I should clear this up. When I say character color Dupes I mean the same character in a different color scheme. For example BT-06 Tracks comes in yellow and blue, or BT-27 Rodimus comes with flames, but KP Rodimus has rally stripes.
     
  14. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    I don't consider those repaints. They are separate characters with different personalities that share the same mold. The yellow and blue Tracks are what I would consider repaints. What does bother me is when they take this to far. For as awesome as the ALT/BT Line is there are way to many characters sharing molds. I understand why the did it with this series because the molds are licensed and they need to recoup that cost. But they did go a little to far, 12 molds for 30 characters, and 38 toys including re-paints!
     
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    I won't buy a duplicate of a character in another color. I have no problem buying the same mold if it's a different character, but the same charater in another (usually ugly) color is just a no for me. A few tempted me here and there, like BT clear mirage, but I prefer to put my money on different character rather than duplicate of the same. And with the price this one goes anyway I'll never get it now, so it's a good thing ;) 
     
  16. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    QFT! Anyway if the Transformer has a new name, that's terrific. Also Aces:thumb  if there's a mold change!
     
  17. Counterpunch?

    Counterpunch? Interior Renovator

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    I think...you get an idea from this.

    I love repaints. I should show some pictures of my Armada through Cybertron displays...
     
  18. flywheels

    flywheels Decepticon Assault Team Veteran

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    Depends on the mold. If it's a mold I like, then no matter how ugly the deco is I'll buy it!

    Awesome pic Counterpunch...I really gotta pull out all of my Mini-Cons/Microns and display/photo them as well.
     
  19. Counterpunch?

    Counterpunch? Interior Renovator

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    Thanks. :thumb :

    Though...that's not all of them... :redface2: 
     
  20. Goaliebot

    Goaliebot All Makes and Models

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    I never buy the same mould twice, not even the seekers or Cliffjumper.
     

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