Toys that we've wanted for a while, but have yet to pull the trigger on?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by TrueNomadSkies, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. TrueNomadSkies

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    Pretty sure the title is self explanatory, but what sort of figures have we wanted for a little while now, but that just haven't been a priority or that have otherwise been put on the mental back burner? I guess this could also apply to stuff like FE or cancelled shit that's kept away by price & availability (qq Soundwave), but I was originally thinking about ones that we've largely just been lazy with.

    For example, I've wanted a Cybertron Vector Prime for some time now, but since it hasn't been fluctuating in price or demand very much, and since its never been at the top of my list, it keeps getting passed up for other shit. Along with that, its one of those figures that I'm reluctant to pay shipping on without also buying something else from the same source because it's a somewhat inexpensive (yet larger) figure, so that's been another road block. Along with there's a bunch of Beast Wars figures that despite probably being from my favorite era, have fallen behind because I've already got the ones I've wanted since I was younger.


    ... so yeah, what've you guys been holding back on, why might that be, and will that change after posting in this thread?
     
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    I have wanted a ROTF Mindwipe for ATLEAST the 6 months I've had Skystalker in my possession.

    But for some reason or another that keeps put on the back burner:
    -"I can't believe I found this otherwise-unseen-at-retail RTS figure in Ross-guess I'll get him later."
    -"Cool-ass NYCC figure set..maybe not this month."
    -"Oh my GAWD, new Generations figures- I can wait a little longer, right?"
    -"New Prime figures-out now!? Hellz yeah! I guess I can wait until after my birthday.."
     
  3. TrueNomadSkies

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    Yep, the Prime figures definitely did that for me, and so did some birthday/christmas binging. It was like cool, I still want a couple of older things (Leader Starscream & voyager Banzaitron were on sale for example & so were the Specialist Ratchet & Cyberfire Bee), but since there's stuff that I can just go out & buy right away, I'll just get this now & worry about Vector & friends later.
     
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    For me that would be those Scout SWTFs. The packaging is neat, the vehicle mode is quite accurate, I know the mech mode isn't that bad. I always pass them up and think I'll get them some other day.
     
  5. TrueNomadSkies

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    Yeah, I was looking at them in TRU & London Drugs the other day, and one of em could definitely pass for a reformatted Sweep. Not sure which one it is or if that's the one haunting you, but yeah. I also think the fact that they're always in stock helps us pass em up easier, as we're not really afraid of somebody going in there the next day & hoarding up the entire peg.
     
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    DOTM Shockwave. Even on rebate, I just can't.
     
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    You probably mean Obi-Wan/Jedi Starfighter :)  I'd like to get them all, but the price is a bit high for me (for the sizeand quality). There are lots of them left here, too, I guess we are all waiting for a sale :lol 
     
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    Yeah, that's the one hah.


    Also about Shockwave, I can relate to that one too, but mostly in past tense. When it was first announced & previewed, I mentally road that thing so hard, checking everywhere multiple times a week without any luck. It took a good 2+ months to see it in my city, and that's comparing to the already slow distribution that went down in regards to the movie line. Eventually I just gave up, telling myself that I'd get it when I found it on sale, or even in person.

    ... however when I saw it for the first time I was like wtf is this shit, and haven't looked back since. :( 
     
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    "Damn, I really got to get those Seacons one of these days."
     
  10. TrueNomadSkies

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    Hahahaha... there's a hella overpriced set of those sitting in one of the hobby shops I play Yugioh at on occasion, and the owner finally stopped trying to sell it to me. BBTS or one of those places has it for like 35 before shipping, so if you're gonna pull the trigger, now'd be the time.
     
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    HA Leadfoot. He's still around in plenty of Targets near me, but at $36.99 I just never felt comfortable biting. Now that we won't get Topspin, I'm not sure if I ever will, even though I own Roadbuster.
     
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    FansProject Insecticons. I have Thundershred, but not the last two.
     
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    Pattern of 3rs here, maybe?
     
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    They're just so tiny and yet so expensive.

    The clone trooper Y-Wing and Darth Vader are both very tempting.

    I am kicking myself for not picking one up with a 5 dollar Target Coupon when I had the chance.
     
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    Dude... do it. One of the best deals I've had since I got into collecting in 2006. They are SO satisfying.
     
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    Yeah, the Seacons. I want em' but I think the my little pony colours just turns me off. Its still G1 one though.
     
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    The two I want, but haven't pull the trigger yet:

    G1 Sixshot

    G1 Bruticus

    I really want these 2 badly, trying to get a heck of a deal on these. Patience is the key!
     
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    Well, when BBTS still has over 3000 (last I checked, which was like a week ago), then I don't think I need to rush. XD
     
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    Oh agreed. If I didn't have patience, I wouldn't be able to afford half the shit I've accumulated over the years, not even close.
     
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    I remember wanting to get TFA Ultra Magnus once, never got round to it because it vanished off the shelves and nowadays it's going for more than it used to. I'll still look out for deals on it and also keep a look out for MP Optimus.
     

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