Does being a hard core TF fan,mean you need to buy/create custom TF Toys?

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  1. Tigermegatron

    Tigermegatron Banned

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    Does being a hard core TF fan,mean you need to buy/create custom TF Toys?

    Technically,I consider all those 3rd party TF toys as custom made TF toys. as their made by fans for fans. with a low spending budget & low volume units per toy.

    Yes?

    No?

    Whether it be buying 3rd party TF toys.

    whether it be buying from ebay/internet, customized/kitbashed/painted/dyed TF toys that someone else did & you merely bought it.

    whether it be adding a few extra paint apps yourself.

    Whether it be buying a few repro sticker labels & applying it to a toy.

    Whether it be buying rit color dye. then dying a few plastic TF toy pieces in preferred colors.

    Buying a few hobby paints & painting your TF toys.

    going into a hobby shop & buying a molding kit to cast plastic parts from a TF toy.
     
  2. wolfe

    wolfe Well-Known Member

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    ... You can be a hardcore fan and not even collect toys.
     
  3. Foster

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    Being a hard core fan means whatever the fan decides it means. Nobody else decides who is and is not hardcore.

    My customizing is limited to repair of vintage toys. Fixing paint, swapping out broken parts, cleaning and applying labels.
     
  4. Lbsammills51

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    Ditto. What people do or don't buy does not make or break them as a "hardcore" fan.
     
  5. collectthem

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    I have been collecting since g1 and I don't like customs,3rd party or KOs. The only exception I made was the WST KOs. I like my collection pure.I don't even like repro stickers.
     
  6. kajobaldisimo

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    no
     
  7. Ash-T

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    What do you mean by "need"? You want it - you do it, it's not like there is some FAN UNIVERSAL LAW, we all must follow. Being hardcore doesn't depend on it.
    As for me, I have some 3rd party staff and repainting one action figure right now - simply because I can't obtain what I want any other way. And I'm definitely not a hardcore fan.
     
  8. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    Being a hardcore TF collector means that you go to Walmart, rip a Transformer toy from a little kids hands, give the kid the 300 kick, then proceed to checkout.
     
  9. MegaHavok

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    For me being a Hardcore fan of anything just means your very passionate about it.

    How you express that passion is up to you
     
  10. Omnius

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    I thought a hardcore fan asked shop staff to open up boxes? :rolleyes: 
     
  11. 46+2

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    Nope.
     
  12. Auto Morph

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    And let's face it, we've all done this :D 

    But seriously...IMO there is no set definition of a hardcore TF fan. Anyone who claimed there was would have a hell of a time backing it up.
     
  13. Quantum_Penguin

    Quantum_Penguin Be seeing you...

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    YES. You also need a class C3 license, a valid passport, a social security card, a hall pass signed in triplicate by Bob Budiansky, a pet named for one of the cassettes, and a small device capable of turning fossil fuels into purple energy crystals.
     
  14. Rigas

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    Well if you check one of tiger others threads, you can see the "precise" leveling of system of the Transformers Fan assuming the final level is what makes you hardcore . . .

    </sarcasm>

    This is just re-hashing the same Thread again to pad your post count Tig.
     
  15. Ash from Carolina

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    I've customized some figures before because either there was a slight improvement a figure needed or it helped to fill some void in the collection I couldn't afford.

    Still I wouldn't count myself as a hard core fan.

    It's just one of those tricky things to define. I'm sure there are some people who fit that hard core label just from stuff like comic books, cartoons, or being crazy enough to send death threats to a movie director because you felt the movie did something to your childhood.
     
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    I've found the Stone Cold Stunner and Undertaker Choke Slam to be quite effective in subduing the little brats. Especially if you do it where no one is around, like in the aisle with leftover Indiana Jones toys.

    Heheh.
     
  17. Omnius

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    Oh, you missed one hell of a thread there.
     
  18. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oh heck no, I'd even go so far that the psychotically hardcore TF fan mentality would be against any "custom" toys in their collection because it isn't offical HasTak-okayed Transformer licenced material.

    But, like said before, just what determines "hardcore" is up to the individual. Have I made custom figures? Yes, but it's not like Hasbro was going to make my custom-desgined Decepticon Mudflap from the Wolverine TF, so I did it myself.
     
  19. collectthem

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    That's how I am with my collection.
     
  20. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    There is no set definition of what makes a "hardcore" tf fan.

    I have a question for you - Why do you feel the need to be a "hardcore" tf fan?
     

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