Does Anybody Keep the Instructions?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Pauly T, Jan 9, 2012.

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Do You Keep Your TF Instructions?

  1. Always & Forever

    160 vote(s)
    85.1%
  2. Just For Them Tricky Buggers!

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  3. Just until I get the Transformation

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  4. TRUE fans don't NEED intructions!!!1!

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  5. I wallpaper my bathroom with them.

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  1. Pauly T

    Pauly T Well-Known Member

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    Well, besides MIB collectors, of course... :) 
     
  2. badbadryan

    badbadryan Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    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.
     
  4. cheapdate

    cheapdate Banned

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    I have every instruction for my Classics. I don't keep cardbacks or boxes so I compromise on the instructions.
     
  5. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    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.
     
  6. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    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.
     
  7. tb-1599

    tb-1599 Well-Known Member

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    I only keep the ones for the most complicated figures.
     
  8. millerman3732

    millerman3732 I remain unconvinced.

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    I keep them just to keep figures complete w/instructions, If you ever wanted to sell a figure it's good to have them.
     
  9. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Why wouldn't you want to keep them, unless you no longer own the figure it corresponds to?
     
  10. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

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    G1 instruction booklets only.
     
  11. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    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.
     
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  12. Zendai

    Zendai Minicon Addict

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    I think I might try wallpapering the bathroom with duplicates now.
     
  13. jerminator

    jerminator Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  14. Pauly T

    Pauly T Well-Known Member

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    That's just one suggestion...

    You could also decoupage your coffee table with them.
     
  15. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    I always keep mine just in case.
     
  16. Pauly T

    Pauly T Well-Known Member

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    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!
     
  17. Zendai

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    I could what my coffee table?
     
  18. konrathink

    konrathink Jared Magnus

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    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.
     
  19. Lbsammills51

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    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.
     
  20. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Yup.
     

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