Question: Must haves for your TF colleciton

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by The_Fixer, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. The_Fixer

    The_Fixer The fixer of all things

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    What are the must have transformers for any collectors collection? I know this is a loaded question, but I need to ask.

    As for me, I grew up with G1 and collected ALL of them, got older, got married, in debt, and my childhood collection bailed me out(i even saved the boxes); then divorced :) .

    So, i just started my collection all over again starting with 2009 ROTF and some 2007 movie. I have been eyeing the Takara/Tomy Masterpieces and REALLY leaning on dropping some coin at those bad boys! and i did pick up the us MP Skywarp for starters.

    Not too say money is not an option, but i cant go overboard right off the bat.

    Thanks
     
  2. Goshjosh95

    Goshjosh95 Decepticon

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    Great question. For a G1 guy like yourself? Here's my suggested must-haves (in no particular order & if money were not a huge issue):

    - TFC-00 Reissue Convoy/Optimus Prime * (because of the nice accessories)
    - TFC-06 Reissue Megatron (ditto the accessory goodness)
    - MP-04 Masterpiece Convoy (perfect edition with trailer; MUST HAVE)
    - SDCC/Universe G1 Reissue Soundwave set (with 4 tapes)
    - Armada Unicron
    - Classics Ultra Magnus & the FansProject City Commander armor.
    - The entire Universe Classics/Henkei line of reimagined G1 figures (definitely get the Japanese Henkei versions of Megatron & Astrotrain; I'd also say the Henkei versions of Prime & the original seekers Starscream, Skywarp & Thundercracker might be preferable/affordable).
    - ROTF Leader-Class Prime (preferably Japanese Buster edition; great for any TF fan)


    * A nice substitute for Reissue G1 Prime is Music Label Convoy in toon colors (not the white one). Same mold as G1 Prime, but with a resculpted, toon-accurate head. Awesome sauce.

    You also need the G1 Predaking gift set some day (he is AWESOME). Just my two cents! :thumb 
     
  3. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    my must haves were:
    Masterpieces
    Alternators to go with the MP line up (skip grimlock and prime since they have been given the mp treatment)
    Universe/Classics with all the FP stuff
    WST are nice, but some of them are really expensive for their size
    if you want some g1's go for the encores at first. TFC00 prime is really nice, but it's like $200-250 encore prime is a lot cheaper and just as nice
     
  4. The_Fixer

    The_Fixer The fixer of all things

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    Thank you sirs so far.

    I am catching up on my TF history and releases and I can say thatI think I am on the right track here.

    I have a delivery tomorrow for MP-05, 06, 07, & 08 (so i guess i lied about dropping the coin; I DID), in addition, my bro got me mp-03 for x-mas. I have already ordered mp-02 with a call out for mp-04.

    These seemed the logic choice to jump back into the game; not to mention I have already invested in most (if not all) ROTF deluxe, voyager, and leader class. Also, my gf did get me SDCC/Universe G1 Soundwave set (with 4 tapes) for x-mas too; plus (no fault of her own) the MP-05 Upgrade kit. <-- what good is the upgrade kit if you do not have MP-05????!!!! Thats what lead me to get the other MPs (didnt want the other x-mas MPs to be lonely).

    I am really contemplating the Buster prime, but might hold out just a few more weeks to see if it released state side.
     
  5. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    black diamond and black convoy alternity.
    amazon exclusive Japanese leader rotf black prime.
    music label soundwave, blue or black.
    any animated if youre in to that thing, I am and love them.
    any of the figures from the botcon 07 set.
    rotf voy bludgeon.
    henkei wildrider
    henkei ghost starscream
    WST dark retribution dino set
     
  6. Lbsammills51

    Lbsammills51 Well-Known Member

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    Hmm...for G1 and other stuff...

    Beast Wars Neo Black Big Convoy
    Cybertron Leader Optimus Prime & Metroplex
    Galaxy Force Voyager Starscream
    RotF Ejector
    Takara reissues of Optimus Prime, Megatron & Starscream
    Either Hasbro reissue of Soundwave (more cassettes than either Takara reissue)
    Robots in Disguise/Car Robots Scourge
    Classics Optimus Prime, Jetfire, Megatron, Prowl, Cyclonus, Nemesis Prime and Ultra Magnus w/FansProject City Commander armor
    Alternators Ravage
    JAFCON Black Convoy
    THS-02 Hybrid Style Convoy
    All Masterpieces
    RotF Legends Devastator (Takara or Hasbro, once the latter's released)
    G1 originals of Devastator, Shockwave, and Jetfire (barring unlikely reissues)
    RotF Human Alliance Bumblebee
    Animated Voyager Optimus Prime
    Animated Leader Megatron

    Some are really expensive, but those are the main figures I'd recommend.
     
  7. Zherbus

    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

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    When I got divorced, not only did I finish out my MPs, but I got the Alternators to flesh out the ranks. OP and Grimlock look awesome next to Alternators Jazz, Prowl, Hound, Silverstreak, etc. The Seekers and Megatron look good with Alternators Shockwave, Swindle, etc.
     
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    G1 prime
    MP04
    Ultra magnus with FP CC armour
     
  9. G1Decepticons

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    all the master pieces and reissues like starscream,Gakvatron,Grimlock,optimus prime and etc.
     
  10. Ethereal

    Ethereal A Sad Flareon

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    My must haves come down to BW stuff I had as a kid and lost. Things like Transmetal Optimus Prime and Megs, Tarantulus, Scorponok, TM Rattrap, etc...

    Now that I'm older and have the TFW resources though, I can sift through the BW stuff, find the stuff I had, stuff I had but want in a different color scheme, stuff I wanted as a kid but never got, and stuff I can live without :D .

    Along with Beast Wars stuff, the Botcon '06 and '08 figures are my white whales. I think when I get a full-time teaching job with a salary, one of those might be my celebration gift ;) 
     
  11. enkidoamark

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    Lot of good suggestions so far. I say get on the internet, spend some time looking at what's out there and decide what you can't live without having on your shelf. I REALLY started collecting about a year ago. The classics line really drew me in. I have pretty much all of classics 2.0, ROTF, Animated (by that I mean dx, vger, ultra, leader, some legends). I have a few MPs now and love them. Would love to have the FP stuff and the other 3rd party stuff right now but I can't afford it, especially since I'm pretty much MISB to justify the amount of money I spend to have all of this stuff in my possession. My son and daughter get enough TFs (from me) to satisfy my need to play and pose. I also like getting cheap loose lots on ebay of anything old enough I can't (or won't) afford MISB.
     
  12. Tenebrouser

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    My collection has been whittled down to mostly must-haves, but if I had to choose several, it would be on par with GoshJosh's list on p. 1.

    - G1 Prime and Megatron. Whether they're reissues are not, these are the quintessential characters in the line that started it all.

    - MP Prime (MP-4) and Megatron. I consider them mostly as display pieces, but no two figures in my memory have ever stirred more excitement upon their public unveilings, especially Prime.

    - Classics/Universe 2.0/Henkei. Get them ALL. And more are coming.

    - Alt Smokescreen/Silverstreak. Among the best of the line aesthetically.

    - Classics Ultra Magnus with FP armor. As a display piece with the recent add-ons, it is top-notch.

    - G1 Soundwave with all reissued tapes. They're all out there and not too expensive.
     
  13. Primal_Grimlock

    Primal_Grimlock Gettin' outta collectin'

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    I really only want the Human Alliance figures, but I also need a Voyager Blitzwing to complete my Animated collection.
     
  14. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Car Robots Black Convoy and G2 Dreadwing/Smokescreen (or any other recolor of this pair. BW2 is the cheapest though).
     
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    I don't have any "must haves". If I see something I like, I buy it. I don't let the fandom dictate what I need and don't need. It's kind of like searching for acceptance.
     
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    1. Lucky Draw Black God Magnus (since I have Lucky Draw Black Fire Convoy :D )

    2. Lucky Draw Henkei Gold Convoy

    3. Wonderfest Henkei Nemesis Prime (PLEASE RELEASE THIS!!!)

    4. God Fire Convoy Giftset (another one so I can open it)

    5. Predaking Reissue Giftset

    If I got these I may would only grab figures that do for me what these do which would mean buying a figure every blue moon :thumb 

    The rest of my time would be spent enjoying the collection :D 
     
  17. The_Fixer

    The_Fixer The fixer of all things

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    Totally agree. If I do not like it, I will not spend the money. I am soliciting input on what others feel are their "must haves." I am still trying to catch up on the TF history and so far everyone suggestions are giving me areas to research.

    Thanks all.

    Gonna start watching the G1 series today... kinda a TF G1 marathon :) 
     
  18. Matty

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    Must have = Classics Ultra Magnus w/ City Commander Armor
     
  19. Mr. Sparklebot

    Mr. Sparklebot 'Til All Are Juan

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    Agreed, although it kinda bothers me sometimes when I don't have certain characters.

    For every series, I have to have a good sized leader for each faction (Optimus for the 'Bots and Megatron (or Galvatron) for the 'Cons). But other than that, I buy what like.
     
  20. Rattrap Primal

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    G1 musts
    Reissue Optimus (either the 2002 version or the Powermaster)
    Fortress Maximus (the grail for many of us, unatainible, pricey beyond measure)

    Classics/ Henkei
    Optimus (Voyager Class)
    Megatron (Voyager Class)
    Starscream
    Ultra Magnus with City Commander Armor
    Skywarp
    Thundercracker (if you can find the Botcon one for a somewhat reasonable price, go for it)
    Ramjet
    Thrust and Dirge (the Henkei versions are more affordable and have more cartoon acurate wings and colors)
    Sky/Jetfire
    Bumblebee
    Mirage
    Cliffjumper
    Inferno
    Red Alert (the Henkei one is the only one right now)
    Ironhide/ Ratchet
    Prowl/ Bluestreak/ Smokescreen
    Sideswipe/ Sunstreaker
    Astrotrain
    Hound
    Cyclonus
    Brawn
    Legends Wheelie, Cosmos, Warpath (if you can find them)

    Cybertron
    Crosswise
    Cybertron Defense/ Vangaurd Hot Shot, Scattorshot, Red Alert
    Sidways
    Deluxe Unicron
    Snarl
    Evac
    Optimus

    Beast Wars
    TM Rattrap
    TM Ravage (X9 Japan only)
    Shadow Panther
    TM Megatron
    Inferno

    Energon
    Sharkticon
    Slugslinger
    Shockwave
    Snowcat

    Armada
    Unicron (Supreme Class)
    Demolisher

    Movie 1
    Optimus
    Jazz

    ROTF
    Voyager Bludgeon
    Dirge
    Jolt
    Ransack

    Animated
    Dinobots
    Jazz
    Blurr
    Wreck Gar (if you can find him)
    Shockwave
    Sentinel Prime
    Ultra Magnus
    Megatron
     

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