So yesterday a parcel arrives from a friend of mine on these boards (you know who you are ) and one of the many contents was MOSC Animated Cybertron Mode Ratchet. Nothing too exciting about that you might think, but for me it represents a milestone in my collection. I finally have completed an entire Transformers toyline. I now own every single Hasbro released Animated figure (plus Takara Blackout). When I started collecting many years ago, I liked to think of myself as a completist. I tried to go after each and every figure from the lines I collected, which were G1, 07 Movie, ROTF, Classics etc, Animated and most recently Beast Wars. A few years in and I came to the realisation that this is approach (for me anyway) is complete and utter folly. The cost and effort and time involved in being a completist is exhausting and ultimately demoralising. Since then I have changed my approach to collecting, the details of which I won't bore you with now... but I wanted to hear other people's thoughts on being a completist or if you have ever managed to tick off every last figure in particular line? Was it worth it, have you tried and failed? Do repaints put you off being a completist? If you have completed a line I would love to hear your stories. Why did you want to do it in the first place, was it by design or chance? What does everyone think?