officially a completist

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  1. spikex

    spikex Nightbird is my bitch

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    I have recently been doing inventory on the collection and, well, it has transformed me into a completist. When I started collecting, I decided not to worry about having every little accessory. However, now every incomplete bot just screams to me to be completed. Part of it is the thrill of the hunt which can be exhilarating. Who else here would consider themselves completists? Why? Has the hunt gone well for you? Is there any part that has eluded your grasp that you are just dying to get? A couple of weeks ago I recieved the last peice to complete my omnibots, I think that helped to get the ball rolling.
     
  2. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    Welcome to the club.
    Now surrender your soul!
    :p 
     
  3. coinilius

    coinilius Well-Known Member

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    Not quite to the same level, but I somehow lost one of the little missles off a Marvel Crossovers Ironman during a move recently and it is really bugging... so much so, I almost bought another figure just so that I could have a complete one. I should start asking around, see if I can track down a replacement lol

    Whenever I buy older, unpackaged figures I aim for completeness. Fortunately I don't do that very often...
     
  4. spikex

    spikex Nightbird is my bitch

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    where do I sign?
     
  5. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Luckily Head/Target/Action Masters don't appeal to me too much, so I consider G1 to be 1984-1986. That's about as complete as I get. Everything else is based on whether or not I like it.
     
  6. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    I'm in no way a completist (?). I don't have the space nor the budget.
     
  7. OptimusPrimeFour

    OptimusPrimeFour Autobot Supreme Comander

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    ^this!
     
  8. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    Right here on Doubledealer's tech spec:
    [​IMG]
     
  9. ghowildseven

    ghowildseven SG Decepticon

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    I'm only going to complete the Animated line, the rests are just way out of my wallet's league.
     
  10. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    i know what you mean, i am only a completest when it comes to animated/classics universe at the moment, but g1 will reel me in again
     
  11. spikex

    spikex Nightbird is my bitch

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    Lol, consider me signed and souled.
    I bet your wallet grimaces at the thought there brr-icy. (would have quoted you but the iPhone won't let me do multiple quotes for some reason):banghead: 
     
  12. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    i already did, but sold them to fund my wedding, so it knows what it is in for :lolol 

    EDIT: i went completest on Fansproject stuff as well, but i guess that could be considered classics
     
  13. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    I just don't have the space right now.
     
  14. Seibermore

    Seibermore Well-Known Member

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    I am only completeing the Classics line. Way out of my wallet if I tried to complete other lines.
     
  15. Dran0n

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    Yay! I got thist!
     
  16. ams

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    As typically used among fans, the term completist (actually "completionist", as someone once corrected me about) typically refers to "completing an entire series or line", rather than "having complete figures with all weapons and accessories".

    People are talking about different things in the thread. The original poster was referring to the latter application, while others are looking at the former meaning.

    Regardless, I ascribe to both. :lol 
     
  17. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    :thumb 

    When I saw the thread title, my inquiry to the op was going to be "how much of a completionist are you? Are you just collecting G1? Are you collecting all TFs (G1-current)? MISB, MIB, or loose/mint/complete, etc?"

    However, ams seems to have the nail hit on the head though, as spikex seems to mainly be concerned with G1 and having them 100% complete. I think both things (how much of a toy line to complete and to what extent) are aspects of collecting TFs (or any toyline for that matter) one needs to nail down when hunting. :) 
     
  18. spikex

    spikex Nightbird is my bitch

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    I would have to say I am both as well, to the dismay of my wife and wallet.
     
  19. juise

    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    Next is MIB, then MISB, and then AFA! OH NOES!!!

    I'm a character completest. I refuse to buy some random repaint of a figure I already have. For example Animated Freeway Jazz, or Atomic Lugnut. Not going to happen when I already own that exact same figure. I also refuse to buy figure repaints that are of characters that didn't share molds in G1. So I have all 6 Classics seekers, but I will not buy the Classics Treadbolt, because he didn't share a mold with Jetfire.

    For me having 100% complete G1 figures really depends on the figure. I could care less if I have individual weapons for combiners, as long as the combined mode is complete I'm happy.
     
  20. spikex

    spikex Nightbird is my bitch

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    Yes, iam into g1. As for repaints, i will by them, I think the g1 seekers are the best repaints of all tfs. When it comes to combiners, I am concerned with getting all the individual guns for the separate bots and such, the harder it is to find these little things, the more fun I have.
     

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