How picky/selective are you?

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  1. AnAutobot1985

    AnAutobot1985 Well-Known Member

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    Some people will buy just about anything. While others, like myself, are very careful in what they select to purchase and keep in the long run.

    Over the years my collection has evolved very much so. Figures have come and gone. I am happy with where it's at. With all the MP's we are getting, 3rd party, etc I have calmed down on buying random Transformers. I don't feel the need to fill anymore but quite the opposite. Every now and again I will assess where my collection is and where I want it to go. I just sold some on eBay (bot shots, KOs, deluxes), and currently have more posted (Prime line). Doing that just paid my preorder of MP-10. Last deluxe I bought was FOC Shockwave and that was it for that line. I will not be buying the new Asia deluxes, maybe Springer, but probably not.

    My collections gets cluttered time to time. And I know some people are "completionists" and what have you but I am not one of them. I find high quality and simplicity much easier to enjoy.

    ...So, what kind of collector are you?
     
  2. Constructor

    Constructor Witness my true form!

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    I am a Discount collector.
    I buy transformers when they're
    Characters I want at the original price
    ($11.99), or any ol' Transformer at thrift stores.
     
  3. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    You rang :-?
     
  4. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    I buy what I think is cool.
     
  5. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    Same here.
     
  6. jinx23

    jinx23 Wrecker

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    I spent way too much recently but am getting pickier but buy many mp, third party items, g1, and ehobby so each piece is often $100
     
  7. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    I've gotten pickier with prices going up.

    Used to be pretty willy-nilly, getting things if they only vaguely interest me or hell, if I hadn't gotten anything in a while. I've since become much more picky, mostly getting either big-ticket items or ones I'm sure I'll enjoy.
     
  8. Cyclonus79

    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    I consider myself high end. MP's an 3rd party. Also some Asia exclusives. I'd say about 90% of my collection is imported. My TFP line is only is the odd ball in all this. Almost all have been sent out to be professionally customized. An is a 50/50 mix of Takara an American releases.
     
  9. stilettoheels

    stilettoheels Banned

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    extremely picky, but price is never an option when i want something.
     
  10. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Selective. I want season 1 G1 at MP scale with the best articulation you can get. Nothing else thanks. Menasor could tempt me if he ever got the MP treatment but that would then start me on season 2 so I'd probably pass.

    Decepticon's are pretty much finished now.....now to wait on the final few Autobots. Price isn't an issue if fits my needs.
     
  11. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have always been sorta picky but am getting even more so these days. The only things I buy on sight are Starscream and Shockwave. Everything else gets scrutinized severely before purchase.
     
  12. bny888

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    I just buy what I want/like/need. I am not swayed by popular opinion or "peer pressure". I am also no longer a completist in the strictest sense.
     
  13. Zer0Prime

    Zer0Prime Well-Known Member

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    With no job I am definitely pickier these days. Last two figures I bought was Prime Soundwave and FOC Shockwave. After seeing so many Sky Shadows at Toys R' Us, I am tempted to pick it up. I've been searching for GDO Springer though with no such luck.
     
  14. Bountyan

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    If it's Classics: Not very picky unless it's third party
    TV show toyline: I only buy the best version of each character who's actually in the show and try to ignore most of the other crap
     
  15. DrTraveler

    DrTraveler Once and Future Slicer

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    Actually, there's two things going on for me:

    The stuff I buy for my son, I buy pretty much what he thinks is cool. And he can be a completionist when it comes to cartoon casts. I pretty much don't worry about how good the figure is, or who it is, as my son loves almost anything transformers at his age.

    The stuff I buy for me, I'm fairly picky about. The figure either has to be really well engineered and/or stirke a G1 chord with me.
     
  16. AutoBobby

    AutoBobby The Collector

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    I used to buy just about anything,but now with these outrageous prices I'm much more selective.
     
  17. Transbot90210

    Transbot90210 Banned

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    I have one rule.

    On Screen Characters ONLY!

    The recent Golden Era of Collecting as changed that some but the only off screen characters I want are Wreckers (which 3P groups will give us)

    I don't collect everything but it is still a lot


    G1 (still have about 30 to finish the season 1-3 characters)
    Classic
    FoC
    3P Classics fill ins for Classics
    3P Hearts of Steel line
    MP (which are going to start booming)
    TF: Prime
     
  18. Rattrap Primal

    Rattrap Primal Geek Overlord

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    going for G1 Season 1 thru 3 and Prime
     
  19. lildevilchick

    lildevilchick what the doctor ordered

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    I am very picky - I don't buy figures just to buy them. I have to like the character AND the mold. If I like the character, but hate the mold, I won't buy it. If I like the mold but hate the character, I may be willing to buy the toy, but probably won't.

    I just can't justify spending an insane amount of money on anything, mostly, so I have to be really picky about what I buy.
     
  20. Kaiwera05

    Kaiwera05 Soundwave Enthusiast

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    I buy what I want, what I think is cool, and several things I don't want or think is cool. I also don't buy some things that I want or think is cool. The inner machinations of my mind are an enigma.
     

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