How do you collect?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by twiztidRodimus, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. twiztidRodimus

    twiztidRodimus Shattered Glass Autobot

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    I personally collect just ONE version of figures, unless I'm crewbuilding, I'm nearly exclusive to deluxes and voyagers, and combiners (Primus/Unicron not withstanding) I just don't feel the need to have four Optimus Primes or 4 megatrons etc.

    I see MANY people collect MANY versions of one character, or ALL versions of every character. I'm just curious, what drives your collection?

    I mix lines I have prime with classics etc. Like my Prime figures are right next to my classics figures. And my customs are mixed in as well as I have two window sills, one for my bots and one for my cons.

    So, your turn? And why?
     
  2. Optimus Bruce

    Optimus Bruce Human Germ

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    MP's are pretty much all I collect, so with that comes a number of "repaints".

    As to the why, well there MP's....nuff said!
     
  3. Driskull98

    Driskull98 World's Only Snarler Fan

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    I collect anything I feel looks cool and deserving of my hard earned cash.
     
  4. D-Unit

    D-Unit #1 Heel

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    I just buy what I like
     
  5. bignick1693

    bignick1693 Maximal

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    Mostly me getting what strikes my interests.
     
  6. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    i have an...

    MP line,

    Classics/3party line,

    G1 reisue line, and

    Movieverse line.

    my son has the

    tfa and

    prime lines.
     
  7. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    Beast modes, I'll buy them without thinking and don't care if the figure is a hunk of junk or a work of art.

    When it comes to the vehicle mode style transformers, I only get what I like. Sometimes it might be the character, robot mode look, vehicle mode look, or colors. Which I mainly stay with either the CV, basic, deluxe, or voyager class figures. Since I loved Animated, I got all of the non exclusive figures. But I don't always aim to get everything.
     
  8. NothingHead

    NothingHead Well-Known Member

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    One of everything. Normally only stuff for my Classics shelf, including third-party merch. Everything comes out of the box, everything gets played with. Occasionally, if a toy is really awesome like PRiD vehicon, I'll make an exception and pick it up. Those things never get displayed, though; just carried around like I'm six.

    When the movies were coming out I would pick up stuff to custom-paint and sell on eBay. That was fun, but even though the paint stays on my customs, I'm much less apt to play with something if I paint it up, for some reason..
     
  9. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    Classics with other stuff on the side.
     
  10. Prime Jetscream

    Prime Jetscream The Ultimate Golden Gamer

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    I make sure I get all characters, and just complain if it's a crappy toy.
     
  11. Cyber-Scream

    Cyber-Scream Well-Known Member

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    I buy what I think looks good while being smart with my money.
     
  12. seekerblackout

    seekerblackout Banned

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    I buy what I like, but right now I'm trying to complete the Prime cast, which means buying Airachnid. :( 

    I also have the habit of impulse buying stuff I didn't think I'd want a lot. Sometimes it goes good (DOTM HA Icepick, Commander Hatchet, Generations Wheeljack etc.) and sometimes it goes bad. (DOTM Jolt)
     
  13. Flyby33

    Flyby33 Well-Known Member

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    I collect transformers! My collection consists of G1, Movie 1-3 making up a majority of my collection, classics which is my first love, pcc, animated, prime, mp and 3rd party thats pretty much it. 700 strong and still going. Im stricktly a leader deluxe and voyager collector. No intrest in legends and cyberverse although i do have a feew legends from classics and some scout class from the movies. I buy what i like but it always wasnt that way. I used to be the i gotta have everything guy but over the years i learned just buy what you like cause some tfs are just junk. I buy doubles of all the movie lines one to keep misb and one to display. Anything that i open goes straight to bot mode and put on display.
     
  14. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    usually original and updated g1. occasional sidetracks, that usually end in regret
     
  15. Quantum25

    Quantum25 Well-Known Member

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    Usually I just buy what I like, but also if the figure in question is a character I like and/or if it's nice customizing fodder. Though recently, I've been trying to complete the Prime cast, but if it continues to be a hassle like it is now then I'll just put my efforts (and money) elsewhere.
     
  16. GreednGluttony

    GreednGluttony grumpy smurf

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    anything that looks cool, oh also i have a strict no bumblebee rule when it some to buying them (which sucks because where i live theres nothing but those little yellow bastards)
     
  17. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    If it looks cool and I can afford it within my budget plans then I pick it up. I tend to focus on current releases.
     
  18. bny888

    bny888 バグバイト

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    I buy figures of characters I like, and I have to like the figures themselves. I have stopped being a completist and just buy whatever appeals to me. When I was an aspiring completist, I realized I was buying stuff I did not care about just for completion.
     
  19. AMG

    AMG Old School

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    I buy what looks good and characters that I like.
     
  20. daddytron

    daddytron Your mom is an oversized CHUG

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    Haphazardly. Keep and display my lines separately. Emphasis on Classics and MP. Tend to buy too many of whatever line is in stores at the moment besides Movieverse, but not exactly a completionist. Will jump around from buying G1 to Mp then to 3rd party then Prime or A/E/C.
     

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