I've got ~$100 to spend specifically on transformers. What should I get?

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  1. unicronsupreme

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    There are a few things I'm interested in that would each eat up the whole amount; masterpiece megatron and mp3 soundwave. I'm leaning towards soundwave but I'd like some more options just in case I'm blanking out on something that I really aught to get instead. Preferably these would be figures that I could find at one or two stores online to reduce shipping charges and distribution of my credit card info. Other figures (or TF related swag) that I'm interested in are:
    Titanium Ultra Magnus
    The TF club UM and Cliffjumper upgrade kits
    encore optimus prime
    encore swoop (if this even exists yet)
    The botcon classic seekers (I'm pretty sure that I'm not going to get any of these for $100 or less)
    encore shockwave (again, does this even exist?)
    Alternators Shockblast
    Alternators Hound

    That's just off the top of my head, I'm also open to suggestions of figures that are awesome and cost less than $100.
    Thanks!
     
  2. rizuan76

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    Do you have any of the movi figures yet? well if you don't, i'd recommend Leader class OP & Deluxe Bumblebee.

    The mp3 Soundwave would be nice too.
     
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    It really all depends on what you have and what you like. For my part, I'd go nuts on Animated toys, or maybe I'd pick up a nice G1 gestalt. However I'd recommend you avoid Titanium Ultra Magnus. This review should tell you why. Get Rodimus Prime instead; he's arguably the best of the line.
     
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    Encore Prime is a must for anyone who hasn't got a G1 Prime. If you don't have him get the Encore Prime, I got him as replacment for my old beatup G1 Prime last week off ebay, cost me only $40, mint, seal.

    And don't be fooled by people saying they have reissue G1 Swoops, they are KO's, there are no reissue Dinobots.
     
  5. unicronsupreme

    unicronsupreme supremest of unicrons

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    I suppose I could just hold off and get the large majority of the animated line. That's something I'll put at the top of my list. I actually have all of the movie line so that's really off the table. The only one I don't really have is UBB and I'm not that keen on getting that one.
     
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    It really depends on what you're really after. Do you want a lot of toys or one toy? You could probably get a big chunk of the animated figs for 100, or you could get one kick ass G1 figure. Or wait until Encore Omega Supreme comes out.
     
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    The Titanium Ultra Magnus is pretty weak (in vehicle mode in particular; the robot mode isn't too bad), however I think he compliments Rodimus Prime pretty nicely. (And the UM in the video review is slightly mistransformed; you're supposed to push the 'thighs' all the way down to his 'feet' in truck mode)

    Most of the stuff you listed you can pretty much forget about at $100 budget. Botcon classic seekers cost individually now more than the whole box set did originally, the Cliffjumper upgrade kit has skyrocketed in price and there are no reissues of Shockwave and Swoop.

    That leaves you with Encore Optimus Prime, which I'd say is a pretty much a must have if you don't own a G1 Prime yet. I could recommend Encore Sky Lynx but I'm just biased :D 
     
  8. unicronsupreme

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    I'd LIKE to get multiple figures for my 100 bucks, but convincing my source to buy a cart-full of transformers is quite a bit less likely than convicing him to buy one nice imported one. My "source" is a friend of mine who wants to repay me for helping him run errands and stuff last summer when he didn't have a car. Although he understands the transformer hype and stuff I'm not sure I could convince him to walk into a wal-mart with me and get 5-10 individual transformers.
     
  9. unicronsupreme

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    What about those alternators? What do they usually go for? and how would I track down an Ultra Magnus upgrade kit?
     
  10. Johnator

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    No they haven't made an Encore Shockwave yet (God I wish they would!!). Yeah the Classic seekers you aren't going to get them that cheap unfortunately. I really like the Alternators so maybe those would be good.

    Here is what I would get (though these are just my ideas of course)
    Encore line figures (specifically Prime or Megatron)
    MP Starscream or Skywarp
    MP3 Soundwave (he is AMAZING)
    Omega Supreme (Encore) probably a little more than $100 with shipping but so worth it
    Any Classic figures you don't have. Maybe focus on the Japanese versions since those are new and if you like the paint schemes
    25th Anniversary G. I. Joe Figures (yeah I know not Transformers but they are really awesome figures and I had to throw that on there :)  )

    Hope that helps at all and congrats.
     
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    I would try to get the most bang for your buck. MP3 Soundwave is cool, but he is not $100 cool. If you like Soundwave I'd suggest picking up the TRU reissue or Encore one if you don't already have him. Alt Hound is cool and you can get him for pretty cheap too. I'm with rizuan76 and say pick up a leader Prime and 08 Bumblebee also if you can.
     
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    Encore Prime is so nice. Plus ALT Shockblast still leave you with some change I reckon?
     
  13. unicronsupreme

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    encore prime runs between 50 (not including shipping from japan) to 80 and shockblast runs 50-60 so there's little chance that I'll be able to get them both for that price. Maybe I'll get encore prime and some animated figures...
     
  14. unicronsupreme

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    oh, I guess I forgot to mention that I have all of the US released classics figures already. The only other ones I'm interested in are the botcons seeker molds. Although unlikely, I think it's possible that the japanese market will get them in standard release, which would warrant my purchase, but until then I'm pretty sure I'm finished with classics.
     
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    Off the bat, I'd say get BWII Starscream and BB and CR Black Convoy. That'll cost ya around 65-70 dollars. Add another 20 and you can get CR JRX. That's what I would have done.

    And liqdeal on ebay has JRX and Black Convoy. He also has BWII Starscream and BB as well.
     
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    If you gon't already have them, buy BWII Thrust and Dirge. I would also reccomend Nightwatch Prime.
     
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    If I were you, I'd get either Encore Prime or Soundwave. I got Encore Prime about a month ago - he's a beautiful figure. Can't go wrong with him.
     
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    Unless you know a guy. I'm in the process of paying $30 a piece for Shockblast and Silverstreak. :D 
     

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