TF noob need information

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  1. majere

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    Hi there, not sur if i'm in the good place for asking..... i want to start a new collection of TF and i want to know what i need to buy, i know G1 are great but great price also, i have Starcream Cybertron i like it but what are very good, rare(new or variant) etc...

    I want your help guys...

    Thanks a lot....

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    Start with what you can afford and what you like. Also, check out the Junkion Exchange for some great deals.
     
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    There is so much out there now in Transformers that if you're starting out you need to buy a variety of things, decide what you like and dislike, and go from there.
     
  5. majere

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    Thanks guys for you help

    Maybe for alternator the best place for price is walmart?
     
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    There are a number of resources on the web to see what is out there. Sites like www.tfkenkon.com; www.seibertron.com; www.tfu.info; www.bwtf.com; and www.transformerland.com have galleries of the figures from the different toylines so you can get an idea of what is out there. I'd also look for vintage toystores in your area to get an idea of size—especially for the older lines like G1. Also to buy there is always eBay...
     
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    Yeah, Walmart would work, but Target has had them alot. They are usually around $20 in price. I also recommend the Beast Wars X. I dont got any of them, but I've heard great things about them.
     
  8. majere

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    TY guys again.... i'm from canada so target dont have it.... I will look for Optimus Prime 20th but i saw on ebay the price is under 100$ thats a lot but maybe is the price...

    Also is TF G1Reissue are good? they are very hard to find?
     
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    Ya, we have galleries too eh?
    http://www.tfw2005.com/gallery/Toy-Galleries
     
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    The TRU Reissues are a good cheap alternative for some older figures if you can find them. Some on-line retailers have them in stock still. Not sure if they exist in Canada, but Tuesday Morning stores in the US were selling some TRU Reissues for dirt cheap. The Hasbro On-line Toy Shop also has a Reissue Astrotrain, but as has been mentioned before here they do not ship to Canada IIRC.

    Big Bad Toy Store also has a descent amount of vintage items or at least had a descent amount; I have not checked for some time.

    As for the 20th Anniversary/Masterpiece Optimus Prime, a definite purchase IMO. He originally retailed for $60 or $70 US, so if you can get him for under $100 I don’t think you will be disappointed.
     
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    I can't stress enough how awesome 20th Anniversary Prime is, as well as the Alternators. Seeing him on the shelf, along with the first couple Alts is what got me into collecting after loving TFs when I was a kid. If your love stems from G1 nostalgia you can't go wrong with them. You may decide to branch out into reissues and the older toys, or even into the new series from there, but even from all those, I love my Alts best of all.
     
  12. majere

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    Hi again, is reissu Dinobots available?
     
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    Don't we wish. Not as of yet. Nor is there any word of them being reissued. I bought all of mine from ebay.
     
  14. majere

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    Is takara same as reissu.... sorry for all question but want to be sure before buying.

    Thansk
     
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    Sort of. Takara is the Japanese company that makes transformers, while we have Hasbro. Takara makes reissues that if I recall correctly, are the same as the ones released by Hasbro for the most part.
     
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    Takara's reissues tend to be closer to the original, while the Hasbro commemorative series made some small changes in the name of safety. They also lost some of the chrome on weapons. Catch is, the Takara ones can be more expensive.

    I'd recommend having a look at the current Cybertron line, if you're interested in modern TFs. They're widely available and fairly inexpensive, and some places have things like Buy One, Get One Free. Check out our galleries for anyone that interests you, or better still, have a read of the recent "staff picks their favourite TFs of 2005" article, for ideas.
     

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