Well heres my dilemma id like to start picking up more G1 or G1 inspired toys. Let me start off by saying I dont ever keep my toys in box. I rarely even keep the box except on rare occasions, if the box is cool, if its a higher price figure ect. I dont ever plan to resell anything but i guess ya never know. There are a bunch of G1 toys id like to pick up and most of them have encore/reissues for the most part. Namely like Ultra Magnus, Sky Lynx among many others. On ebay I can find complete original G1 toys of the figures I want for between 40-70 dollars usually. The encore counterparts in box are usually about the same or even alot more. Part of me would rather have the original toys instead of a reissue but thats where im really torn. With original you have to worry about how much play wear they have compared to a reissue where you can find them in brand new state. Part of me feels that I would like and appreciate the older figures more than a reissue. In collecting Ninja Turtles throughout the years I found that I liked my originals more than the reissues and almost looked down on the reissues as not being the same since they werent older toys even tho they were the same figure. But im not sure if I feel the same about Transformers. So I guess what im asking is what do you guys think. Do you apreciate the older toys more than the reissues and for what reasons. To me there is just something about having the original but im not sure at the sacrifice of play wear vs new. Even tho I only collect for myself and not for resale value, in my psyche it kinda lingers in my head that a G1 original would be worth more than a reissue so I take more pride in it. I dunno guess im kinda torn and looking what others think on the topic.