Great time to start

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Golden Age, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    So I went into my local Toys R US this morning and they had just stocked their shelves. Looking at the selection I was really impressed. Even if someone hasn't been collecting since 84' they now have a chance to pick up all the TF highlights since Beastwars. In my opinion, Hasbro is distributing/redistributing some of the most solid Transformers toys they have ever made. Here is a list of what I have consistantly seen:
    1. Classics line (generally great toys)
    2. Beast Wars optimus Prime+Megatron 2 pack (improved no less!)
    3. Cybertron Downshift, Cybertron Optimus, Cybertron Smokescreen
    4. 20ty Anniversary Prime
    5. Reissue Soundwave
    6. Armada Prime(Cybertron reissue)

    So if someone started to hop onto the TF bandwagon, or get back on....the best stuff is at their fingertips. Thats not to say that there have not been other great toys, but these are all solid pieces that won't disappoint.
     
  2. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Agreed, it's a great time to be a Transformer fan!
     
  3. defstar

    defstar Autobot...

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    I'm looking forward to the catch-up time...

    When all the movie junk hits the shelves and classics take a break...I can then turn all my attention on G1 stuff...


    Edit:...still need to get a second TRU Soundwave though...
     
  4. AMG

    AMG Old School

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    I agree, it is a great time for someone to jump back into the hobby.
     
  5. fschuler

    fschuler Member TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yes, good times are back, IMO. Plus, overall G1 TF prices on ebay seem, to me, to be on the cheap side right now.
     
  6. MrBigFeathas

    MrBigFeathas My rocket pack?!?

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    I just got back into Transformers late last year. Just in time for Classics. Definitely the best time to be into TFs since the mid to late 80s IMO.
     
  7. Emperor Prime

    Emperor Prime Banned

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    Yes thank god for Hasbro's lack of insight and giving us these crappy movie toys this year, now I can finish collecting some of those older figures I've been looking to pick up.

    Thanks for the crap this year Hasbro.
     
  8. maximus prime3

    maximus prime3 Banned

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    i remember when i tried to get soundwave in december. I went to toys'r'us in plano, tx three days before he was originally to be released. and i gave the guy a paper with all the numbers for him and they said he was sold out. if i would have gotten him, it would be the first transformer i ever got before he was released
     
  9. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    for me its been a great time for over 12+ years of recollecting :) 
     
  10. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Was'nt 06 their most profitable year? If so then they'll try to beat that record this year most likely. Im almost overwhelmed by all the TF goodies coming out. So much that I dont think I can do the completionist thing anymore lol
     
  11. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    This is The time I try to get my Friends into Collecting Classics,Alternators, Cybertron and Tiatnium's Before the movie
     
  12. Master Sing

    Master Sing G1 OG

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    Hopefully Hasbro'll getta clue that alotta people (like myself) would rather hold out in hopes of being able to buy reissues of the good stuff (Dinobots), as opposed to spending money on most of the wack-ass movie merchandise.... If I get real impatient then my money's gonna go to ebay.... and that ain't gonna help Hasbro beat their '06 record at all...
    just my 2 cents
     
  13. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    mmmm...dinobots
     

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