Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Pauly T, Jan 9, 2012.
Well, besides MIB collectors, of course...
LOL I have boxes and boxes of them. I am very weird about getting rid of them for some reason. Most I never even look at just take them out and throw them in a box.
I keep all instructions and I'm at the point where I don't know why. I have zip-lock bags of them separated by line and it's to the point where they're taking up too much space. Do I really need to keep instructions for Legends/Cyberverse figures? I don't think so.
I have every instruction for my Classics. I don't keep cardbacks or boxes so I compromise on the instructions.
I keep the instructions, but I tend to throw the boxes these days unless it's Japanese or third party. I have an attic full of Armada boxes for no reason, need to throw them out, I recently had to throw all my Animated boxes as it made no sense to move house with them four times in a year. Always keep the instructions though.
I hang onto them and I really don't know why, I usually resort to YouTube if I need help solving a dude. So I've got this big stack of boxes full of instructions that I don't need -- but for whatever reason, can't bring myself to throw out.
I only keep the ones for the most complicated figures.
I keep them just to keep figures complete w/instructions, If you ever wanted to sell a figure it's good to have them.
Why wouldn't you want to keep them, unless you no longer own the figure it corresponds to?
G1 instruction booklets only.
I used to until I realized they serve absolutely no purpose but to take up space. I have never needed to refer to them.
Same for boxes, but I do keep 3rd party and most import stuff.
I think I might try wallpapering the bathroom with duplicates now.
I've tried to keep the instructions to every figure I've bought since getting back into this addiction in 05 or so. I don't keep cardbacks or boxes, save for the 3rd party and a couple of the more rarer figures... but I always keep all the paperwork. Not that I need the instructions, since I tend to go online and look at photo galleries if I get stuck with a transformation...now it's just out of habit.
That's just one suggestion...
You could also decoupage your coffee table with them.
I always keep mine just in case.
Seriously, though, I'm surprised so many people keep them. I guess it makes sense if you collect and/or broker the toys.
I don't really collect or broker. I more amass and donate... with a lot of fiddling in between.
FYI: I'm one of the (as of now 3) "Just until I get the Transformation" guys. I shudder to think how much of my brain is cluttered with TF instructions.
I really enjoy the insight/feedback. Please, keep it coming!
I could what my coffee table?
I always keep mine. After you pass 60 or so figures you always forget how to do a few of them. They are in a drawer just in case. Like someone else here said, I will usually resort to Youtube on how to figure out a transformation if I forget.
I keep all the instructions I get, including the cardbacks for Legends or earlier figures that featured the instructions on the back of the card. Outside of the more complicated and/or expensive figures, I can't really explain why other than each figure feels more "complete" for me if I keep the instructions.
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