If you had to trim your collection down...

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  1. jru42287

    jru42287 With great power...

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    I was considering cutting down the Transformers I display tonight, and it led me to a pretty interesting thought:

    If you have to cut your collection down to say, under 10 figures, which ones would you keep?


    For me, since I collect mostly movie stuff, I think I'd end up keeping the bots from the first movie, or at least the best versions (in my opinion) of those characters, i.e. RotF Leader Prime, Battle Blade Bee, TFTM Voyager Ironhide, etc.
     
  2. Timesynch

    Timesynch Go For Broke! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Personally, I'd sell my movie stuff (with the exceptions of MP-M01 Starscream, Striker Optimus, and HA Barricade.... I love these three guys too much) and keep my MPs and Classics/Henkei figures. Having grown up as an 80s kid with the original cartoon series, G1 means much more to me than the Bayverse movies, as mindlessly entertaining as they were. Probably sell off my Revoltech TFs and model kits too and keep it to a core set of Transformers (that actually transform) but I'd only do this if money was tight and I or a family member was in dire straits like in a medical emergency or something.
     
  3. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    eh i don't know about going that far drastic, but if i was to get rid of any figures it would be my movie toys, they look nice and all, but they are just no fun to fiddle with to me
     
  4. Rodimal Magnus

    Rodimal Magnus A Touch of Destiny

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    Season Three Autobots plus Prowl and Jazz
     
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    Kuma Style Toy Photography TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd sell my bruticuses first. That way, at least I'd come out with a bunch of money.
     
  6. hardreturn

    hardreturn Ian Reid

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    i'd keep my fp upgraded cliffy and my greenscream and work backwards from there.
     
  7. tactikill decoy

    tactikill decoy Well-Known Member

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    in an open display i have mp-10 optimus centered, rotf optimus w/jetfire combined, also masterpiece starsrceam, skywarp, and grimlock. in the box under them is devestator, leaderclass nightwatch, leader class megatronand 25th anniversary prime. in another box case i have the other voyager and deluxe figures waiting for a larger display.
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    What a terrifying question. I suppose it would be something like:

    1. MP-10
    2. DMK Prime
    3. Custom Nemesis Prime
    4. United Jazz
    5. Fansproject Shadow Commander
    6. Fansproject Protector or Scyther
    7. Fansproject Colossus
    8. ???
    9. ???
    10. ???
     
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  9. seali_me

    seali_me Well-Known Member

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    I tried but couldn't. I just did some overtime.

    I did get rid of some of my doubles or triples.
     
  10. Stepper

    Stepper Well-Known Member

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    Trimming down my collection will be real hard but what i can do is to STOP buying from now if really worse come to worse,that is the only option for me
     
  11. Transbot90210

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    Under 10 won't happen. I could cut out a few hundren figures but once I have to get rid of my G1's BW, BM,MPs, Alts, Animated, Prime and Classicverse stuff it will be time to just get rid of 100%. I'd give up the movie stuff, 6" tites and real gear stuff in a heart beat. A/E/C would be hard because I like having full runs and those lines are about 50/50 with figures I could lose and figures I would want to keep forever.

    Now say I am getting rid of stuff because I want to and decided to stick to 10 it would be all MP figures.
     
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    I know the only Prime I'm keeping is the ROTF leader. I just like that figure more every day. I don't know who the other 9 would be but Starcrscream and his brigade have to be represented so that's 6 more, and Overlord and Tidal Wave. That leaves one spot open for Sixshot probably.
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Well, I'm cutting WAAAAAAY back lol.


    As i've mentioned before, I feel a little ridiculous buying up figures I never even liked as a kid. Why do I own Prowl, Red Alert, Inferno, Grapple, and Ramjet? I HATED those characters growing up as a kid.

    I'd rather just own characters I had fond memories of growing up. Which is why the MP line might be all I need.
     
  14. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    1. MIB G1 Wheeljack
    2. MIB G1 Soundwave
    3. MIB G1 Kickback
    4. MIB G1 Shrapnel
    5. MIB G1 Bombshell
    6. Fansproject Blesser
    7. Hybrid Black Convoy
    8. MP Grimlock
    9. MP Rodimus
    10. HFTD Leader Starscream

    Honourable mentions: TFCC Cheetor, TFCC Ramjett, ROTF Leader Prime, MP Skywarp and Generations Wheeljack.
     
  15. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    There's no way I could cut it down to ten, I took a long hard look at my collection a few years ago and cut out everything I didn't love. To this day I only buy stuff I really, really like.
     
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    Under 10 figures is extremely unlikely. If I had to cut my collection down significantly, the first thing I'd do would be to go through all lines and choose my favorite version of each mold. Keep that figure and sell any redecos/remolds I have. The only exceptions would be G1, Classics, any case where a redeco/remold is a show character (eg - BW Tigatron) or special cases where a redeco is necessary to complete a larger figure (eg - the Energon combiners). That alone would probably drop my collection size down by 10 - 25%...and is actually something that I'm currently working on. After that, I'd move on to the following (with some exceptions from each line for figures I really love), in order:

    (1) Any Legends figures, regardless of series
    (2) 6" Titaniums
    (3) Non-show characters from BW, BM, Cybertron and Movieverse

    Those three cuts, combined with the redeco/remold cull, would easily decrease the size of my collection by 50% and leave me mostly with Classics, G1, Masterpieces and the essentials from BW, BM, A/E/C, RiD, Movieverse and Animated.
     
  17. Manok

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    I'd keep fans project bruticus and superion and I'd be good.
     
  18. Seeker

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    I sell a few cybertron and Armada Tfs. I don't have a very large collection.
     
  19. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    I would keep out my mp figures.
     
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    1. ROTF LDR Prime
    2. RTS Jazz
    3. Starscream Supreme
    4. Good o'l RID Sideburn even if he has virtually no kibble left
    5. DOTM DLX Sideswipe
    6. DOTM DLX Jazz
    7. ROTF Jetfire
    8. TFA Prowl
    9. Cybertron Defence Hotshot
    10. ??? (Probably Prime VOY Prime if I had it)

    Of course this is only an "if"
     

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