If you could go back in time to the g1 era you would buy...

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  1. Magnus12

    Magnus12 Well-Known Member

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    Hi there!
    Lets say you could go back in time to a store with all G1 figures released in the 1984-1987 time period which would you buy?

    1. If you had $250 dollars in todays money which is around 520-550 bucks in 80s money which would you buy?

    2. If you could spend however much you wanted (constantly being reminded you have a family and expenses) to spend how much would you spend?

    I expect some wild answers for question 2 lol!

    (If this thread better suits the general discussion section please move!
     
  2. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Everything. Not sure I could actually use "today's" money though. :D 
     
  3. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    Not sure about your "todays vs '80s" money conversion. A standard car like Jazz was about $10-$11 in the '80s, about the same as a deluxe today.
     
  4. Magnus12

    Magnus12 Well-Known Member

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    idk bout the conversions i just used a conversion calculators :) 

    Lets just say 350 dollars in 80s money
     
  5. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout Hammer of the Gunplas

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    Why would I "buy"?

    All I'd need to do is bring back a ton of gym bags, smuggle them into a store in the 80's, stuff them full of all the TF toys I could grab, and then proceed to return to the present with all the loaded gym bags tied to my body.

    Step 2: ?????

    Step 3: Profit!
     
  6. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    I'd have my old Starscream back, for starters. Along with my Soundwave and Thundercracker.

    Would pick up a Skywarp to complete my Seekers, get a Megatron and an Optimus, along with probably as many of the cars I could get my hands on.
     
  7. EightiesKid

    EightiesKid G1 archivist TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is one of those recurring daydreams I have, ie. if I had Doc Brown's Delorean, and my current bank account, how much G1 TF awesomeness could I buy??

    I'd probably go back to 1985, when Series 2 came out, and buy up everything I could. It's a close call though, since I like a lot of the Series 3 stuff as well, the 86 movie line of toys. 87 had a lot of good stuff too, but I was starting to get out of it around 87 and 88.

    I'd get all the larger toys. This would be my top 5 to purchase, from any period. But really, I'd buy just about everything I could get my hands on.

    1. Jetfire
    2. Shockwave
    3. Soundwave
    4. Optimus Prime
    5. Fortress Maximus
     
  8. EightiesKid

    EightiesKid G1 archivist TFW2005 Supporter

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    If I could pull that off, I'd get a bunch of Acryllic display cases, and get the pieces AFA graded for "museum" purposes. That would be sweet. Have my own little private TF museum.
     
  9. RedAlert Rescue

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    Shockwave, Blaster, & Trypticon.

    Black Zarak, or Grand Maximus or a Victory Saber Boxed set.
     
  10. jazz89

    jazz89 i'm rockin' moon base 1.

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    my main ones would be Jetfire, Ultra Magnus, another Prime to keep MISB as well as most of the cars but to be honest i would try to get all of them if i could.
     
  11. QmTablit

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    Nuts to that. If I had the ability to go back in time to begin with, I'm going to Hasbro to work as an intern and be like "hey guys, maybe we should check out this toy show in Tokyo. We might be able to get some ideas there."
     
  12. big hank

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    I'd buy every damn gobot and rock lord I can find and retire off the profits.

    It's a fool proof plan I tell ya!!

    Seriously, I'd buy everything I bought the first time around (which was just about everything up to '88), except I'd buy Rampage to finish off my Predaking......
     
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    I'd buy Fort Max, Scorponok, Megatron, Optimus, Jetfire, Targetmaster Hot Rod, Targetmaster Cyclonus, Targetmaster Scourge...and if I had any money left over I'd buy one each of the Pretenders figures after they hit the clearance isle. I'd put them in a safe deposit box leaving them MISB...also would have to find some money for Eternia, USS Flagg, and a Defiant as well.
     
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    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    I would buy all the things!
     
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    Buy?

    Hound, Grimlock and company, Rampage and company, Soundwave, Megatron, Shockwave, the Seekers, and Jetfire.

    That would be after a few trips of grab and go between the past and future.

    Though I'd probably do the same stunt when it comes to Botcon as well.
     
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    Id buy Fortress Maximus, Wheeljack and Shockwave. Had a RID Maximus and a Shackwave but never the G1 versions.
     
  18. Snaptrap

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    If I could go back in time, I’d befriend Nelson Shin or someone like that, and see if I could get a job working on Transformers.
     
  19. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    First, I don't have to go back in time, I was there for G1.
    I had all the figures I wanted with the exception of Fortress Maximus, and Sky Lynx. So I guess I would buy those two. There were very few G1 toys that I didn't own from 84-87 era, ask my classmates they were very jealous....lol :D 
     
  20. Cyclonus79

    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    I'd say buy everything also, then come back to the present day an sell off what I don't want. All in all though I'd buy every headmaster, targetmaster , an all the combiner teams I could find. An Scorponock! Ugh..... So nice to dream
     

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