This Christmas, give a MISB to Toys for Tots!

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  1. NormanB

    NormanB Well-Known Member

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    Mods: if this needs to be moved, apologies. I figured the thread would get the most exposure here.

    Hey guys, I am not a MISB collector per se, but I have more than a few Transformers that I bought (typically at ridiculous sale prices) and just displayed in the box/on the card for a while, then closeted.

    Well yesterday, I dumped a bunch of my clearanced-out Target Unicrons and Toys R Us RID Car Brothers into the Toys for Tots bin at my local Toys R Us.

    Everybody wins:

    1. Me, I have closet space again!
    2. The kids who are getting awesome Transformers to play with
    3. Hasbro, because I'm doing my part to pass on TF love to the next generation of consumers.

    So let me be the first to encourage you to share the love and pass along unopened Transformer(s) to your local Toys for Tots collection area! Remember, they only accept un-opened toys!

    Holiday Cheers!

    NB
     
  2. Valkysas

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    When armada unicron was 8 dollars at target, I bought eight of them and they all went in the TRU toys for tots bin, and then they had no more room in the bin.
     
  3. ChickenWing

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    I agree. Toys for Tots is a great program for kids. I recommend to anyone who can donate toys that they try to. I am always surprised at the amount of toys that people donate. Many times certain shelters or other non-profit places have to make multiple trips to get toys for their organizations.

    I know this because I stand next to a box and then help distribute if help is needed.
     
  4. Grimlock_13

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    I want to do this this year. Last year I had some extra money and I was going to buy a Supreme Starscream and donate it, but the day I finally had time to go in and do it, they had removed the TFT bin. I wasn't too happy. Since the Starscreams and marked down pretty low I might have to try to do it this year, even though I don't have as much money as I did last year
     
  5. Lumpy

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    i was thinking the other day that i wanted to do the giant clearance buy for TfT....yay donations...
     
  6. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    I plan on putting some MISB Transformers in the Toys for Tots bin myself.:thumb 
     
  7. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    I actually plan on buying $100 worth of classics and dropping them off at the TFT bin. One of each voyager and deluxe and an extra Bumblebee and Astrotrain.
     
  8. Greyryder

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    I've bought TFs for Toys for Tots for the last two years. Plan to do it again, this year.
     
  9. Kranix2k

    Kranix2k Spare me this mockery!! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks for reminding me, guys. I have a coupla extras that I've accumulated over the past couple years. Y'know the ones where you go to the store and go "Oh slag, I cant remember if I have him or not....better get him just in case" then wind up already having it :banghead:  Now I'll have a good home for them!
     
  10. fschuler

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    I hit up the clearanced Unicrons a few years ago and also got hold of a load of Sup. Starscreams last year. I've donated some of the Unicrons to United Way auctions, and I given a couple Starscreams to disadvantaged kids that I know personally. I've never seen such happy and grateful looks on a kid's face.
     
  11. Scantron

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    TRU's had the donation bins out since the end of October and, since then, I've been purchasing at least one TF (either a Basic or Deluxe...better to spread money out over a lot of small TFs than just a few large ones) for the donation bin every time I'm by the store hunting for stuff. I usually go to each of the two TRUs in my area at least once a week, so that's roughly two TFs a week. I've also been picking up clearanced Basics and Minicons from BBTS to add to the bins.
     
  12. Aaron

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    I've done my donation round to Child's Play. You should too.
     
  13. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    So far T for T is up one LOC Optimus and Classics Bumblebee (every kid deserves Bumblebee!) I'll likely be upping that sometime before the boxes go away.
     
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    Oh, good, I have some minicons, and a clearance Unicron I can throw in there as well. Been waiting for them to show back up, guess I missed the bins last time I was there.

    Much better than selling them on ebay for dirt.
     
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    I just dumped a BOATLOAD of toys, Spiderman, Batman, and Transformers related this past weekend. It's a good program and it deserves our support.
     
  16. TheMonarch

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    Last year, my fiancee and I went on a Toys for Tots shopping spree. Our local drive was not doing so well. We dropped about $300 grabbing as many TFs, Ninja Turtles, EasyBake ovens, My Little Ponys, and etc. as we could. As we were headed out to drop them off, I remembered I had an extra Japanese Re-issue Hot Rod, Galaxy Force Starscream, and MP-02 Ultra Magnus sitting in my closet, so they ended up in the pile too.

    We moved to Toledo this year and are not as well off as we were, since we both decided to go back to college. But we're doing our best, TFT have seen a Classics Jetfire and Classics Grimlock from us, and will more than likely see more as stores have more "It's even closer to Christmas" sales.

    But man, I would have loved to see the face of the kid who got that Ultra Magnus.
    Thanks to all who have donated this year. Toys for Tots does a lot of good, and I'm glad to see TF fans helping out.
     
  17. ChickenWing

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    I am always surprised at the amount of donations Toys for Tots receive each year. This appears to be one program people are not cheap on. The toy boxes fill up and so do the cash boxes. People come out of the stores dropping twenties in the box, some kids even drop their pocket change. It's all good stuff.

    It's also cool when some of the old timers stop to talk with us. That is one of the better parts of volunteering for this program.
     
  18. Nerd Bomber

    Nerd Bomber Consulting your needs

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    a couple of weeks ago i actually donated all of my non-transformer toys; about five big boxes worth. Had I the money I'd buy every new classics toy I saw and donate them.
     
  19. Deefuzz

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    I donated some MISB Energon last year, this year I donated money.

    I wanted to start something locally to collect specifically TFs for kids...It would help clear product off of the shelves, help the line out, and help out some kids. But the logistics of all that are beyond me, so I try to do any little thing I can to help out.
     
  20. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    I need to find a donation center near me since there doesn't seem to be one listed when I search in my area(Brandon, Fl specifically). I was gonna drop them off at a local TRU but I guess they already took the bin. Still, I try to do at least $100 every year.
     

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