Humungous Collections

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  1. Driftx3

    Driftx3 lord of all things robot

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    Now I know there is A LOT of Transformers out there. I personally own nearly 1700. But I have noticed some people saying their collections number "over 8000" or in one case "over 8,000,000".

    But is this true? Does anyone know how many TF toys have been released since their debut in 1984?
     
  2. Macross7

    Macross7 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think there are 8000+ separate toys. Maybe if you add in all the other products with TF on it. Up to the first movie, I don't think there were over 100 toys released a year. Maybe if you count all the Japanese releases as well. To get to the numbers you mention, there has to be doubles being counted.

    Of course then you get into what counts as a separate toy. Does all of Fort Max count as 1 toy or is it 3 toys (Max, Cerebros & Spike)? Minicon packs. Sold as 1 package but count as 3 toys?
     
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    wolfe Well-Known Member

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    Shmax.com: Home shows 8843. I think that includes unreleased. It also includes transformers from other countries. I dont think it includes 3rd party.
     
  4. ScottyP

    ScottyP Got The Touch

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    ^ What he said, it's somewhere just shy of 9,000. And that includes 1) Oddball stuff from overseas, 2) Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING that anyone has put in there outside of just the toys, including candy, and 3) Packaging variants that may or may not exist.
     
  5. combaticon164

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    Which is better? Quantity or Quality?
     
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    Quantity WITH quality.

    There are 3 factors that are part of this trade off (directly speaking anyways):

    Price, Quantity, and Quality.

    So I don't think its a fair tradeoff to say its either quantity or quality. You can have both, as long as you pay up. And some people just have that kind of salary to afford a quality quantity collection.
     
  7. Star Saber

    Star Saber Primus Hates You!

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    for me quality :)  there are stuff out there that are just junk :p 
     
  8. Malach Ra

    Malach Ra TFW2005 Supporter

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    well, if you have 8k of robots at home, i'm pretty sure you got some quality mixed in there.
     
  9. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    I assume you are referring to me? Read between the lines homie. I didn't think it needed explaining...
     
  10. exomega255

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    YEAH, read between his lines! It is CLEAR to me that BlackMagnus owns every transformers product, but because he is so cool he owns 1000 copies of each item!
     
  11. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    :cool: 
     
  12. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    ... you troop build don't you ;) 
     
  13. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    Yea...in pairs. ;) 


    If my first post came off a little snarky, I apologize, I meant it to be playful. Anyone who as a kid ever played around with a calculator knows what I meant. I've already said too much...:lol 
     
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    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    Heh. I get it. I don't really get why it's your "collection count", but I totally remember doing that with a calculator....in third grade or so.

    I'd always wondered how many TFs were out there. Interesting thread idea, OP.
     
  15. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Allow me....

    BOOBIES!
     
  16. Blot

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    Thanks havanowoncheese, I was being to feel weird that I was the only one who saw that in the number 8008135 :tumbleweed: 
     
  17. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    It was the only place numerical that it would fit in, slighty clever, no one else though to do it, etc. It's just a joke, try not to over analyze it. Heh. Second graders.
     
  18. exomega255

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    Its fine though, whoever said collection count have to be realistic or even truth?

    Look at where people put for "location"? why trust these information anyways?
     
  19. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    At another forum I belong too, I put "At the Ladies Lair" as my location. :D 
     

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