G1 Collecting Again (Sort of) . . . .

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  1. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    So, recently (as in the last 5 months or so), I've been getting back into collecting G1 again. Mind you, I've already got much of the line, so it's not like I've been completely out of the loop and just starting from ziltch. Essentially, I placed my G1 collecting on hiatus about 5 years ago because I really got into the Alt/BT line. Long story short, I've been recently trying to start filling in the gaps again. I only collect loose/decent condition/complete as well.

    Among the few I want to track down are:

    "Bumper"
    Targetmaster Scourge
    Apeface
    Misfire
    . . . and it starts to trickle into things like the Micromaster bases and such from there. Some TFs I have but simply need parts for, too

    Of course, I've been scouting ebay again, only to be appalled on some occasions and sniped on others. I go to a few, reliable sites like Transformerland.com and FortMax.com Junkion Exchange I frequent as well, even with me posting some of the figures I still think are cool, but simply have no place for.

    I've not been in a position to go to the "big" conventions and won't be for some time. One dealer locally (within 45 mins or so) deals vintage toys quite a bit, and 2 other places occasionally deal the same things; all of these generally get the more common, sought after TFs that I already have.

    Anyways, it's not like I've just come across a huge treasure chest or a money tree either, but I suppose this is where I am. Hopefully, it won't be [too] long before my G1 collection is complete!
     
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    I had an Apeface when I was a kid. I miss it. :( 
     
  3. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Him (and the rest that I don't have) I never had as a kid. I was pretty blessed to have a decently sized G1 collection as a kid. I took care of it really well too. I still have instructions, tech specs, robot points, all of the accessories, etc. The only thing I was forced to do anything were all of the "duplicate" catalogs.

    When I first got back into collecting in 2000, I was going back and getting the figures I didn't have. I used the lull of Beast Wars/Beast Machines to do this as I wasn't getting much during that time. :lol 
     
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    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    G1 is the only way to collect :) 

    I have a hard time to find the eadmasters MIB with their inner bubbles and backingcard in good condition and once they are upp on ebay they go for some money, last time I checked a MIB Highbrow crosed the 250 line. This is of course US version boxes I mean in very good condition.
     
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    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Yeah, and as much as I LOVE the packages for G1, I bypass those simply because of price!
     
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    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    and I justify the price because I love the whole completeness of the G1 toys, boxes, pavcking, toys themself. I realize some I may never own because of thier price but thats life.
     
  7. Superquad7

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    Oh yeah, I feel ya there man! With the boxes, I simply don't have the proper storage/display for them :(  I'm thrilled just to have the figures complete and in good shape!

    After reading the above, is there anywhere else you (or others) are looking for G1z?
     
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    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    ebay, when it comes to MIB stuff, I have never been able to go to Botcon. Some MIB pieces I got here like the Dev giftset, Superion, bonewhite Jetfire. But mostly from ebay. Collecting loose, I would say Transformerland is great. He is usually accurate in his description when it comes to conditions of the toys.

    Best deal I ever got was a guy from australia who sold 6 TM unused in perfect condition that probbaly never got played with. Won all 6 for like 900$

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  9. Superquad7

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    ^^Wow, that's awesome!
     
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    I do all my vintage work between the junkion exchange here on TFW or bigbadtoystore.com

    Sounds like your into a lot of the 1987-90 stuff. I almost did'nt collect any g1's from my childhood do to how expensive they can be. But then my family reminded me that they are only going to get rarer in time.

    You don't want to be hunting for missfire when the transformers franchise hits its 50th anniversary.
     
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    I say Triggerhappy and Slugslinger are just as bad as Misfire. The small gun part for Triggerhappy and Slugslinger is easaly lost. The decepticon TM all have very fragile TM partners in the crotch that gets easalie brooken. Scourge is expensiv like hell and Cyclonus is expensiv to. cheapest one is probbaly kup.
     
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    Yeah, and I hope I can find these three soon. I actually have Slugslinger and Triggerhappy, but I don't have their guns. I'm more likely to find a better deal on them complete than to just buy the guns. Cyclonus I have, though Nightstick's gun handle isn't the best. A friend gave me Cyclonus and another friend gave me Nightstick :) 

    I got Hot Rod and Kup both as a kid, and picked up TM Blurr later along with the other Autobot TMs. :) 
     
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    you should get those double jr TM to, those really rock. Spinster is awesome.
     
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    I think I'm only missing some of the guns there. One of the difficult things right now is that my G1 collection is at my parents' house (7 hrs away). For the most part, I know what I have and what I don't, but it's hard to do inventory this way :lol 

    The Jr. HMs are a bigger gap. I recently got Nightbeat, and I have Siren (incomplete), but that's it.
     
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    I own some G1 reissues. I can't afford the originals.
     
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    I think if I were just getting back into TFs cold turkey, I'd feel the same way. Like I said, I got back into things in 2000 and was able to get quite a few things, even though I still have some gaps. The reissues have lowered some of the orignials' pricetags, but the ones I'm after aren't reissued. Thus, they command a higher price.
     
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    Prices seem to be all over the place. I saw a Bludgeon recently sell for over $200 and another one in similar condition for less than $100. That seems fairly 'normal' though w/ eBay...you never know what you'll get.

    Good luck w/ the hunt!
     
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    As much as I love the MPs and BTs/ALTs nothing can hold a candle to my G1 stuff. Most of them aren't mint but they're the ones I had & played with as a kid. Everytime I go through my G1 stuff looking for a part or something I get a rush of great childhood memories.:rolleyes:  I can still remember just about every purchase. (...big sigh...).

    Thanks for the flashback SQ7. Best of luck on completing your collection.:thumb 

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  19. Superquad7

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    Man, ain't that the truth! Thanks for the sentiment, buddy! (btw, holler at me sometime soon!)

    Thanks, buddy! :thumb  The cool thing about my adult collecting is that there is typically a story behind each piece. I have very few "mint" figures, but that's not why I collect em :)  It's another reason why I enjoy loose figures :) 
     
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    Yeah, I was also watching that Bludgeon that recently ended at $250. Wasn't not happy that he ended so high since I need him.

    As far as my collection, I'm down to like about 40 figures to finish up. Though not including actionmasters, visiting a friend just recently got me wanting them now. Seems like it never will stop. Even after that, I'm debating about following other collectors like puffmarko and devstar into turning my collection into an all jap mib set. :crazy: :banghead: :eek: 
     
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