Hook's what is old is new again collection thread

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  1. Hook

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    ...aka collection 2.0 after the Great Purge.

    Life has a funny way of changing our priorities and interests. Back in 2004, I had close to 500 Transformers, most of which were boxed up because I didn't have the space to display them. Most of my collection was stored at my parent's house, but then my father passed away, my mother sold the house and I relocated my collection in a friend's empty room in his house. By 2006, the collection grew to close to 1000 TFs when my friend asked me to pick it up, because his spouse was expecting and that room would become the baby's room.

    Lacking space and needing money to fund our wedding in '06, I sold duplicates, then recolors, then BW and BM. In 2010, my wife lost her job just as we bought a house and I sold the remainder of my collection. At this point, I was losing interest in collecting and figured I should sell it all and focus on my family's well-being.

    Fast-forward to today - Things are great, and I've got a huge mancave all for myself. So I decided to start a new, smaller, refined collection, focusing on Masterpieces and any line with realistic alt-modes, such as G1, and anything neo-G1 (to avoid using the ugly acronym CHUG). My collection stands at 71 TFs and I've decided to dedicate an Ikea Detolf cabinet to Prime/Convoy molds.

    The start of the Prime collection, two weeks ago:
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    The Prime collection, today:
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    And the rest of the cabinet:
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    Looks like I'll need a new cabinet soon, because in transit, are:
    -Armada Leader-class Prime
    -Armada Bendy Nemesis Prime
    -Cybertron Leader-class Prime
    -Energon Leader-class Prime
    -God Ginrai reissue
    -Machine Wars Prime
    -Optimus vs. Megs First Edition Prime 2-pack
    -RM-01 Convoy
    -RID Prime
    -Star Convoy reissue
    -WST Convoy

    And many more to buy in the next few months. It's gonna be a costly winter!
    I'll update this thread as I get new stuff in!
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011
  2. charsdc2

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    Nice & simple! :D 
     
  3. Hook

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    For now!
     
  4. twiztidRodimus

    twiztidRodimus Shattered Glass Autobot

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    I love the towering Skywarp :)  Great collection
     
  5. daytimeninja

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    Congrats on everything! Looking good!
     
  6. cybertronian G1

    cybertronian G1 informercon

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    nice i like that prime pic
     
  7. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Thanks so much for not only sharing your collection, but also the story of your journey. I'm really glad things are going well for you and your family, and I hope we see more from you soon! :thumb 
     
  8. Hook

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    Thanks SQ7! I'm even considering starting taking supah cleah pictures again! But first I gotta build myself a lightbox
     
  9. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I'm really looking forward to seeing you do that! :) 

    I always enjoy the collection display photos, but I also enjoy the photos people take of their collection pieces like this as well :) 
     
  10. MasterxBlaster

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    Sup Hook! Hats off to you for taking care of your family and doing such a humble thing for there sake! Family really does come first to you and that's very commendable! Im really happy things are going great for you now! And man I love seeing collections in detolfs they look like trophies haha!! All those classics and primes look so fresh in there mansion haha!!

    Bless~!
     
  11. Hook

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    Hey thanks for the kind words! Family is the most precious thing and they will always come first. They cannot be replaced, while toys can.

    That said, 11 days later and I am up to almost 3 shelves full of Primes. I need a new Detolf display, my computer desk is already full!

    The display, as of today:
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    1st shelf:
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    2nd:
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    3rd, with some non-Prime figures:
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    Looking at about a half-dozen new Primes between now and Christmas. Still need about 30 more to complete my wish list!
     
  12. Superquad7

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    That's an awesome-looking shelf there! :) 
     
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    Good to hear that things have come full circle for you and you've returned to the hobby you love. Collection 2.0 looks great so far.
     
  14. Hook

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    Yeah. Collecting habits come and go, but my love for the Transformers franchise will always stay. Besides, toy hunting, be it online or in actual brick and mortar shops is half the fun!
     
  15. brr-icy

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    Glad to see you back Hook, was sad to see you selling everything. looking good
     
  16. Hook

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    Wow. How time files! My Ikea cabinet is now full to the point that the collection has invaded my computer desk and I am now in dire need of a second cabinet. Remember in my first post how I only had 3 Primes and that was it? Here's an update 3 months later:

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    First shelf:
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    Second shelf:
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    Third shelf:
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    Fourth shelf:
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    Computer desk:
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    Top of cabinet:
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    I've spend way too much in the past couple of weeks. Obtaining the Takara Bookstyle reissue of Megatron was a huge mistake, because now I'm on a mission to complete the TFC line. I am currently waiting for these to arrive:

    TFC-0 Convoy
    TFC-01 Meister
    TFC-04 Tracks
    TFC-07 Lambor
    TFC-10 Soundwave
    TFC-12 Minibots
    TFC-13 Hot Rodimus
    TFC-16 Insecticons
    TFC-21 Broadcast

    Once I get those, I will only be 7 TFC away from a complete TFC collection...

    ... and I still need roughly 30 other Primes/Convoys to complete my Prime shrine, or at least be somewhat up to date.
     
  17. simplygriff

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    Dig it! :thumb 
    -G
     
  18. TWINTURBO

    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    Nice , very nice !!
     
  19. Hook

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    Thanks! thinking of maybe starting a Megatron shrine next.
     
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    Awesome display. :thumb 
     

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