Movie Toys & Hard Decisions

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by TheBigMachine, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. TheBigMachine

    TheBigMachine Initiating JAZZ HANDS!

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    I'm feeling compelled to narrow my collection. Currently I have:

    Classics/Universe (w/ some Energon & Cybertron that go with the same aesthetic)
    Animated
    MP & Alternators (I lump them into the same category)
    and Movie toys

    I just feel like the Movie toys are one group too many, but I'm having an extremely hard time letting them go. I might keep the G1 homage and the Optimus Prime molds. Anyone else have a struggle similar to this? Also, what Movie toys do you feel transfer well over into the Classics style, if any?
     
  2. Grimlockprime16

    Grimlockprime16 Me Grimlock King!

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    yeah i think about thining out my movie toys all the time i just cant seem to do it for some reason.
     
  3. ghowildseven

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    I'd just dump some Movie toys.
     
  4. ORIO

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    Hmmm... well there are a ton of movie exclusives that fit the classics bill; real gears, TRU exclusive Countdown, Darkwing, Hoist, Targets Bruticus and Superion, etc...

    It goes on and on.

    The movie toys are there to boost sales. (Apparently fans only account 10%) which I think is extemely WRONG but... whatever.
     
  5. TheBigMachine

    TheBigMachine Initiating JAZZ HANDS!

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    It's the "some" part I'm having a hard time with. I need to dump more than just a few, but it's hard for me to decide.

    I don't count repaints from previous lines (Energon & Cybertron) as being "Movie" toys. I don't care what the packaging says. But, I do agree with the new Hoist being a decent fit into the Classics line. Perhaps Landmine as well. Any others?
     
  6. tony77tony77

    tony77tony77 Well-Known Member

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    Movie toys gotta go!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Get rid of all the Movie toys apart from the Scout line.
     
  8. eagc7

    eagc7 TF Movies Fan/Supporter

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    Whats wrong with the movie toyline why everyoen hates it?
     
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    I plan on getting Voyager Bludgeon to put on my Classics shelf. Aside from that, I don't have any movie figure up on that shelf.
     
  10. TheBigMachine

    TheBigMachine Initiating JAZZ HANDS!

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    I do love the scout line. I think right now I absolutely wouldn't be able to give up Leader Prime, Arcee (Movie 1), Starscream (and all repaints), G1 Jazz, Dreadwing (and all repaints) and Hoist... but, I'm probably forgetting a couple. This isn't helping my dilemma.
     
  11. TheBigMachine

    TheBigMachine Initiating JAZZ HANDS!

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    Yeah, Bludgeon is a must, but he was intended for Classics anyway wasn't he?
     
  12. Paxtin

    Paxtin Why am I here?

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    Nope. But people like to say he was.
    Makes it easier for them to buy one of those dirty dirty movie figures.
     
  13. Vizer

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    I find it helps, especially in the movie's case, to keep it to one mold per character. Obviously I don't know how many movie toys you own, but I personally got to the point where I realized I felt my movie figures were everywhere because I had doubles of nearly every character. I do enjoy the movie line, but the "drab" colors get to you after awhile.
     
  14. rob_charb

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    I know how the OP feels. I've often thought of getting rid of my movie toys, but just can't seem to pull the trigger.
     
  15. Hyperoptic

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    You're too kind
     
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    Keep them all. If you are sick of looking at them, put them in storage or give them to charity. Loose movie toys sell for extremely low prices and are not worth the effort in selling them. If you are lucky you might be able to sell a couple for retail, and that is a big maybe.
     

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