Do you consider TF's "just toys" or "collectibles"?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by firehawc_69, Oct 11, 2009.

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Do you consider TF's "Just toys" or "Collectibles"?

  1. I'm 25 or older; and they're "Just toys"

    30 vote(s)
    24.8%
  2. I'm 25 or older; and they're "Collectibles"

    46 vote(s)
    38.0%
  3. I'm 24 or younger; and they're "Just toys"

    16 vote(s)
    13.2%
  4. I'm 24 or younger; and they're "Collectibles"

    29 vote(s)
    24.0%
  1. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    It's an interesting question. Sledge brought up a good point in another thread, I feel that most of the mature fandom consider TF's to collectibles, he isn't so sure.

    Inputs welcomed.
     
  2. ryan.j

    ryan.j Well-Known Member

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    some bits of TF merchandise are 'collectables' created for collectors. busts, convention-exclusive repaints, ludicrously expensive Masterpiece editions, that sort of thing.

    the toylines are, predictably, toys designed for children. figures being collectable after a couple of decades in an attic somewhere doesn't stop them being toys!
     
  3. Lock Cade

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    I'm 23 years old, and to me Transformers are "collectibles." :p 
     
  4. Deadpool.

    Deadpool. I want my bird.

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    For me, it veers more towards Collectibles. Though I buy them with the primary intention of fiddling/transforming them rather than keeping them MISB, I don't really see them as a bunch of toys...
     
  5. shibamura_prime

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    Both.

    I also consider this thread Toy Discussion, soooooo...
     
  6. ComicGuy89

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    Both. I primarily collect them to get the poseable characters I want, but that doesn't mean I don't grab a few of them and enact a battle scene (voice-overs and all) just for fun sometimes. IMO, that's what hooks me to TF far more than other toylines.

    As such, I can't vote here! Haha.
     
  7. DJ Soundwave

    DJ Soundwave Action Figure Master

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    They Are Collectible Toys .
     
  8. Grimwing

    Grimwing Scientist Supreme

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    Collectible toys are overpriced and flimsy/brittle. Take Macfarlane toys or sideshow collectibles as example.

    Transformers are collectibles for me and I can depend on their durability because they were intended for play.
     
  9. Bass X0

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    Collectibles. If I considered them to be just mere toys I wouldn't have so many. Of course there are figures I choose not to purchase so I don't class myself as a completist in any way. I just get what I like the look of and what appeals to me the most.

    In fact, one of my greatest loves is for repainted G1 and G2 toys - nostalgia and modern paintjobs. During RiD, the first Universe and Robot Masters, I enjoyed the repaints of eighties and early nineties toys the most. Not because they were good toys but because they appealed to me the most.

    Transformers is mainly about nostalgia for me. I'm less inclined for the new toylines except for when they focus on the past.
     
  10. DJ Soundwave

    DJ Soundwave Action Figure Master

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    They Are Toy First and for most. .... But technically anything can be a Collectible...

    But overall they are Collectible Toys. Plain and simple.
     
  11. ComicGuy89

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    Brilliant way to put it!
     
  12. shroobmaster

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    They're just toys that I happen to collect, so yeah, toys, they're made as toys before anything.
     
  13. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    I thinks it's a little of both.
     
  14. Haloid1177

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    To me they are collectibles.
     
  15. Razerwire

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    A lot of how I view this stuff depends on production, availability, price, and quality.

    So to me some are toys and some are collectibles.
     
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  16. Victorysabre

    Victorysabre Born to Transform

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    Toys. I mean, they are sold in toy stores after all. I pick my figures up and play with them. I'll even let my 1 year old play with a figure if I think it's sturdy enough.
     
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    Yeah you definitely need to include a "both" option in your poll. Animated and classics are just toys, nice ones but still toys. Masterpiece on the other hand thats a collectible.
     
  18. SydneyY

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    I lost my post!

    Anyway they are toys to me. Not "just" toys, many of them are really special to me, but they are still meant to be played with.
    I do consciously collect BW Neo merchandise, so if I could say "both" though if there was an option, though :) 
     
  19. DinobotNny

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    Both. They are toys that can be collected.
     
  20. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    Both, for example City Commander, the cab is a toy, but the add on armor is a collectible, or henkei is more aimed at collectors while regular releases of those molds are aimed at children, WST masterpieces, both collectibles, animated: collectible toys
     

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