TFs you missed buying

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Seeker, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Seeker

    Seeker Time Lord

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    Name some TFs that you thought about buying but procrastinated so long they were sold out. I regret not buying Skybyte, he looks odd but for some reason I just like the mold. I'll probably buy him online someday. Besides my poor Decepticon army needs the help.
     
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    Armada Megatron. I like him more then Optimus but ended up with him somehow. Will get him eventually.
     
  3. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Pretty much every Fansproject item released except Protector.
     
  4. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    City Commander and TFCC Punch.
     
  5. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    I passed on BW Cybershark as a kid the only time I saw it in a store and regretted it for months. My parents surprised me one evening by bringing one home for me after randomly finding it. I haven't skipped any toy I know for sure I want upon seeing it once since then, provided my finances allow the purchase.
     
  6. Sportimus

    Sportimus Well-Known Member

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    Sheesh, where do I begin?

    In the 1980's:

    G1: Skywarp
    G1: Thundercracker
    G1: Ramjet
    G1: Wheeljack
    G1: Mirage
    G1: Hound
    G1: Blurr
    G1: Kup
    G1: Springer
    G1: Bruticus
    G1: Protectobots
    G1: Scourge

    TF: Movie (2007): Voyager Optimus Prime (regular)

    TF: ROTF: Voyager Recon Ironhide

    TF: HFTD: Voyager Payload

    TF: Takara 25th Anniversary correct colors Unicron

    RTS/Generations: Perceptor
     
  7. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    So many I passed up with regrets... NERF Megatron, classics Octane, Classics Astrotrain... Energon Scorponok...
     
  8. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    Cybertron Galvatron.
     
  9. jtwhoib

    jtwhoib Protocol

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    City Commander and Shadow Commander
     
  10. ElectricPrada09

    ElectricPrada09 Speedster.

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    ROTF Mindwipe. I want him..

    I could say I've missed movie accurate Jazz figures, but only because I NEVER SEE THEM IN STORES. I want the Human Alliance SO badly..
     
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    Masterpiece Thundercracker
    - finances were tight for a few months when this was released, and by the time I was ready to get a couple (I always buy 2 of each MP), they were all gone and had already doubled in price on eBay.

    Masterpiece Grimlock (Hasbro Edition)
    - I saw tons of them, but since I already had the Takara version, I thought I could hold out until I picked up other figs I needed. But once X-Mas was over, the mountains of stock that I always looked at were obliterated.

    Most of the Hasbro G1 Commemorative Editions
    - just had no (re)interest in them at the time they all came out... but have since had to get them all on eBay, comic shops, forums, etc.
     
  12. Sideways77

    Sideways77 some garbage is okay

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    Activators Animated Starscream, RTS Perceptor, DoTM Megatron (I'm still upset.), and DoTM Topspin.
     
  13. xanthax

    xanthax choppaface

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    Working in retail for many years, I have a huge list, including:
    Classics Devastator
    Classics Cliffjumper/Bumblebee
    Classics Mirage
    Universe Skyfall
    Classics Skywarp/Ultra Magnus
    Cybertron Megatron for $20 (picked up Prime for $20 though!)
    Universe Ratchet
    Animated Shadowblade Megatron
    Tons of TRU reissues
     
  14. Rattrap Primal

    Rattrap Primal Geek Overlord

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    G1 Omega Supreme, Fort Max, Sky Lynx
    BW Tripredicus and Mangaboss
    RID Brave Max when BBTS had it on clearance
    Classics Devastator
    MP Starscream, Skywarp and MP Megatron
     
  15. adconx2

    adconx2 Cybertron D-Block

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    ^ what he said!
     
  16. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Decepticon. I'm no hero

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    Universe Ratchet, Ironhide, Prowl, Smokescreen, Siverstreak.
     
  17. Tikin

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    Cybertron Scourge ( Saw him at Walmart, thought he looked cool so I decided to pick it up next week when I had more money, never saw it again.)
    Animated Arcee ( There was one at Toys r us, got Ratchet instead, wasn't there next week.)
    and Masterpiece Grimlock ( Toys r us website restocked, waited for my mom to get home to put in her credit card number, bought it, waited a few weeks and as it turns out I missed it by a second and they had just sold out... they never restocked after that.)

    :( 
     
  18. masishadow

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    Fansproject Commanders, Snowman Superion set, Had TC MP and sold it...wtf happened with the prices anyways? Off-tf...found a copy of Suikoden II for ps1 used at gamestop when I was younger for $25 bucks...begged mom, but I only had $20 to spend.
     
  19. FakeEyes22

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    This is incredibly topical for me today for 2 reasons.

    1) I've been all about TFs lately after slowing down quite a bit for a few years, so I've been digging through my old stuff and was just checking out Skybite a minute ago. The deco is the most ridiculously detailed thing ever! So many tiny paint apps, Vac metal, translucents, all the white has this faint pearlescent pink glaze. Wow. Cybershark really didn't take advantage of the details. Looks like Sky Bite can still be had for close to retail.

    2) A big regret that I've missed out on was Classics Megatron since I waited too long. United Megs arrived today. Awesome.

    Biggest regret is Masterpiece Starscream. I found him at Walmart during a brief time when it wouldn't have just been financially stupid to buy at toy so much as I was a newly single dad who literally did have have enough money to my name at that moment to afford him. I actually wandered around the store holding the thing for like half an hour. I hadn't even seen a photo of his U.S. deco online, so it seemed like some miracle or a mirage.

    Regretting not getting Classics Ramjet, too. I refused at the time out of spite after learning the other seekers would be exclusives.
     
  20. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    A lot of my "misses" just didn't get to stores. Others, like HA Jazz, only got to one or two stores and flew off the shelves within a week or so.

    Supreme Devs and Leader Jetfire are misses. The "wait for a sale and/or repaint" plan backfired.
     

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