Doubles of the Same Fig! Too Much

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by aprim, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    Man, I can't even deal with it anymore.
    I got the TFC Collection,
    Most of the TRU Reissues.
    3 Diffrent reissue Soundwaves,

    Classic-Universe- Henkeis...
    Jesus I'm not buying those TRU Insecticons and Peceptor.

    They have to start reissung new stuff.
     
  2. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    I agree there is so much more that could be reissued , for example imagine the feeding frenzy if they did a Encore Fort max
     
  3. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    How about a Dinobot-Headmaster-Targetmaster!
     
  4. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    So... stick with Takara's reissues or Hasbro's. Don't get both knowing full well how these companies work and complain about it later.
     
  5. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    Yea I agree, I try not to buy the US ones but when they sneak up on me in TRU, I see and Insceticon I get all mess up and run up to the counter!
     
  6. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    At least it's alright to have multiple Insecticon sets...
     
  7. Grimlockprime16

    Grimlockprime16 Me Grimlock King!

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    yeah i know how you feel i have 2 diffrent soundwaves and im waiting for fedex to get here with an other 1 today lol
     
  8. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    The reason the same toys get reissued all the time is because:

    A) The molds are available for use.
    B) They are the toys that sell.

    Don't believe me? Look at the later assortments of the Hasbro Commemorative series. They stopped selling when they got away from the original core cast. The high cost and TRU exclusivity played a part too, but ultimately, people did not want to buy Dirge or Ricochet. They wanted Optimus Prime and Starscream, Jazz and Bumblebee. The main characters they grew up with.

    That's why you only get the same ones reissued. They're the ones in high demand.

    Hats off to Hasbro though for getting any of those great old toys back out on the market though.


    Also, I don't believe there was ever a requirement for someone to buy a toy if they already had the last version. That's done more for the sake of people who missed out on the toy the last time around, or who perhaps don't have access to order things from overseas. Not everyone was in a position to buy Perceptor when he was released in Japan, more power to Hasbro for getting him and the Insecticons back out on shelves.
     
  9. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    Soundwaves

    Ok
    TFC 2 including Soundblaster
    TRU 1
    SDCC 1
    Not to mention Encore
    And a orginal Cassteman.
     
  10. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    aprim: what do you do for a living if you don't mind me asking?
     
  11. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    IT Project Manager
     
  12. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    This is my second favorite thread type, right behind 'Why won't Hasbro make a Supreme class version of a character who died after 20 seconds, with no speaking role?'
     
  13. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    Damn its hard to have a conversation without people getting all bitchy in here. This isn't an assult guys, just having a convo.
     
  14. Zherbus

    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

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    I missed out on the re-issues because I've only started re-collecting 2 years ago. Personally, I don't mind a little repetition. Also, if they start selling something I already have, then it just lets me save my money for something else I want. There's always something else that I want. A good example is that I don't want to troop build Insecticons and I have a nice set of complete G1 that I'm happy with. I do want Perceptor though.
     
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    I can agree with SOL, the way I got all my reissues were clearance, Ricochet, Silverstreak, Red Alert, never saw the reissue Prime on clearance, or any of the other ones.
     
  16. aprim

    aprim Well-Known Member

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    This all makes complete sense! Just wish I could stop buying those damn things. BUt G1 in TRU = impulse buy!
     
  17. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    Same here.

    i Still kick myself for not grabbing the one Powermaster Prime (with apex armor!) I saw at TRU...


    On the topic of doubles, i buy 2 of a mold only if i really like it, i want to display both modes (gah, Triple Changers ruin that) which i like to do if a transformation process is a bit too hard for me.

    I woulda bought a 2nd ldr Jetfire for that last reason, but me wallet is lying in a fetal position in the corner, whimpering, lol.


    But with reissues, i don' run out and buy more than one. it isn't practical for me
     
  18. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

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    At least in the Encore line TakaraTomy has started reaching outside the ususal suspects with Skylynx, Omega Supreme and some of the lesser known minibots and cassettes.

    For me mold availablity is the main reason I'd rather see Hasbro & Takara focus on the Classics/Universe line than reissuing original figures. There are so many great figures that I would love to see given a modern make over.
     
  19. Foster

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    Change that to Dinobot-Headmaster-Triplechanger and you've got Snapdragon, one of my top nominations for Best G1 Toy Ever. Too bad he'd be an unknown to nostalgic casual fans, he's an almost perfect TF!
     
  20. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Ooooorrrrr... you have to stop buying the same shit?

    :p 
     

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