Ever put off buying a figure because of the character?

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  1. ComicGuy89

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    Have you ever put off buying a Transformers figure that is appealing to you, simply because it was a character you disliked or even hated? Let's hear some stories!
     
  2. Yaujta

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    I never liked Hot Rod in any continuity. He irritated the crap out of me in the movie, then in the series, and even in the comics.
    What this boils down to is that I will not be getting the 'masterpiece' figure. Maybe it's my stilted opinion of the character, but nothing about that toy interests me in the least.
     
  3. justamaze

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    Generations Drift, damn I now need him to complete my MISB collection.
     
  4. Optimus1138

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    No. If there's a figure I want, I'll get it, regardless of what I think of the character. Sometimes, however, I will get toys that I otherwise wouldn't get just because I want the characters.
     
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    Pretty much this, as even if I don't like the character's personality or whatever, I can still appreciate the toy in it's own context.
     
  6. Powersa

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    I buy Optimus Primes but don't care as much for Optimus Primal or whatever other beasts.
     
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    I might put off buying a particular figure until later if I had to choose one between several, but I'd never actually pass on a figure because of disliking the character.
    Like I wouldn't start to dislike a figure if I bought it before I saw how the character acted in the media and he turned out to be a crap character.
    Generally, if a figure is good on its own merits then it'll probably end up in my collection regardless of character.
     
  8. FanimusMaximus

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    Nope. I only put it off because it looked like a crappy figure and I decided to wait until I saw some reviews and stuff.
     
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    I only buy toys of characters I like. And then only if said toys are good.
     
  10. 0MEGATR0N

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    I have a bigger problem with factions,I collect decepticons so its real tough buying any autobots.
     
  11. Flyby33

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    whether i like or dislike a character is the last thing i think about when buying a tf. it has to be a good figure, despite who the character is. like or hate.
     
  12. Satomiblood

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    I go with aesthetics/engineering over character. If it looks good and plays well, I'll buy it regardless of who it is and whether or not I like the actual character.

    For example, I hate Huffer's character in G1, but I like the PCC version as well as iGear's design for his toy.
     
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    No, I only get a figure because I wanted to get it.
     
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    Rarely.
     
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    I don't think there are any terrible characters that have utterly fantastic toys. So, no.


    I have, however, skipped a character I really liked when their toy was flat out disgusting (Universe Galvatron)
     
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    The only examples I can vaguely come up with would be ROTF Bludgeon and Generations Drift & Skullgrin. It's not that I dislike their characters - it's simply that they don't mean anything to me in terms of G1 character completion. So I wondered for quite a while whether or not I really needed their figures.

    More often than not, it's the exact opposite that happens - where I buy a lot of figures that I might not necessarily like the molds/designs of or their character depictions, but I "need" them for completion sake. For example: Universe Galvatron, Generations Blurr, Masterpiece Rodimus, Universe Powerglide, etc.
     
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    Nope. There's no character I hate enough to completely skip a good toy of. I just mainly boy toys that I like, are good and I want on my shelf. Heck I'll buy generics to fill out myself and give them my own life if I like their design enough! But yeah I don't hate anyone enough to really skip on something I *might* like.
     
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    Agreed to both.

    I tend to not buy toys because of the toys themselves, and not the characters they portray. Galvatron and Onslaught being my main examples.

    But there are always exceptions. I passed up Straxus for months because the character means nothing to me (and I don't think the Deluxe Class fits any Decepticon leader. Finally went and bought the toy and the experience was overall disappointing. Character means nothing, the toy is sub-par. Thing just sits in a box in the garage now.
     
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    Mudflap and skids. They're not allowed in my house ever
     
  20. CodeXCDM

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    The only figure/character I have a hard time buying is Rodimus.

    Doesn't help that his Classics mold is quite disappointing in bot mode. It's a great looking car... but the lack of articulation in his bot mode is abhorrent. It amazes me how many times he was repainted AND how costly these repaints are in the aftermarkets.

    I'd say part of it is attributed to the FP Protector armor... but they're still readily available for purchase... so that can't be the reason... I'm still perplexed.
     

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