Transformers that you never thought you'd get... that you got.

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Leemaster777, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Leemaster777

    Leemaster777 Junkion

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    So, we all see those certain figures, and we say "Well, I'll never own THAT!".

    Maybe because it's rare, maybe because it's expensive, or maybe it's just so awful-looking that you couldn't see yourself buying it, we all say that we just won't own that figure.

    Until we do. This is that thread.

    For me, I never thought I'd get my hands on a Masterpiece Grimlock. They're always SOOO expensive, and I could never really justify to myself buying it. But, luckily for me, I found one at an entirely reasonable price here on the boards, and I'm now the proud owner of an MP Grimlock. And I couldn't be happier.

    On the other end of the spectrum, Supreme Cheetor was one of those figures I could never see myself owning. "It's too big", I said. "I hate Beast Machines figures", I said. "It's a piece of crap", I said.

    Until I realized just how many Cheetor figures I owned, and set out to get more of them. And so, I came into a Supreme Cheetor. And honestly? I... I like him. I have no idea how this black magic witchcraft was achieved, but somehow I like this dude. I can't really explain WHAT about him I like, just that he's kind of endearing to me, I guess.
     
  2. Fallout

    Fallout Well-Known Member

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    prime commander ironhide. well, any of the prime commanders period, but ironhide especially. my area never got past wave 1 of them until a few weeks ago, but it was just magnus, starscream, battle tactics bulkhead, skyquake and one each of optimus/megatron. no ironhide or dreadwing ever showed up until tonight, when i went to target and bam, arrrnhahd was right there. bought him on sight.
     
  3. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    HA Jazz.

    Then I found him for $20 at Winners.
     
  4. Yaujta

    Yaujta Predaking the Forgotten TFW2005 Supporter

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    I hate Armada figures, yet I own some. I think they migrated through the door somehow.

    Otherwise, I could never personally justify the typical price for a nearly perfect G1 Shockwave, but when I found one at a show for $50 I couldn't pass it up.
     
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    eagc7 TF Movies Fan/Supporter

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    HFTD Leader Optimus, DOTM Deluxe Soundwave
     
  6. AnAutobot1985

    AnAutobot1985 Well-Known Member

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    MP-10 & Takara Collection Megatron
     
  7. siccoyote

    siccoyote Predacon

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    Fortress ... Maximus
     
  8. Astronopolis

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    i honestly hated the prime line despite loving the show. they seemed like such a downgrade in size and detail from prior lines that i couldnt be bothered to care. until i bought arcee as a classics chromia. a few weeks later and im hunting for Dreadwing and paying top dollar for first edition bumblebee...
     
  9. Jhiaxus666

    Jhiaxus666 slagmaker

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    Arms Micron Silas Breakdown, Arms Micron Gaia Unicron, Arms Micron Nemesis Prime, Amazon.com Unicron, Amazon.com G2 FoC Bruticus, DOTM HA Soundwave, Shattered Glass Tracks, Shattered Glass Soundwave, Henkei Megatron, Maketoys Battletanker, I think that sums it up.
     
  10. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    my ehobby reissue of Black G1 Megatron for a long time i never thought id own a G1 megs but it happened, not exactly spot on G1 but close enough for me.
     
  11. Hosta

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    Trypticon(got him many many years ago in a shop called What Everyone Wants). & more recently....the Kabaya & WST KO Fortress Maximus(since i can't afford to get the full size one) & WST G1 Optimus Prime with trailer(since TRU UK are being difficult sods with the release of MP10!).
     
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    I just threw down the money for MP-10 after telling myself over and over that I wasn't buying yet another Optimus masterpiece.
     
  13. Kraken

    Kraken Is a vegiesaurus, Lex. Veteran

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    G1 Venom, until I bought him yesterday on eBay.
     
  14. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    a bunch of recent purchases...

    runabout and runamuck from tfcc. :D  i didnt want to hassle with them from the tfcc/joecc debacle, so i gave up on ordering them and eventually forgot about them. then i found them recently at a reasonable price to me and jumped on it.

    united tracks. i thought i was happy with the "turbo tracks" usa version, but i started eyeing that united version and finaly sprung for him. im glad i did.

    perfect effect reflector pe-12 (G1 toy version deco). i said i wouldnt get 2 versions of the same character, but they got me with the awesome little toy deco accuracy.

    usa mp thundercracker. i thought id be happy with the igear lightening, and i still love the g1 toon deco, but this new mp looks real nice and im keeping both. my new rule, 1 toon version and 1 toy version acceptable. ;) 

    FP deluxe insecticons. i thought id be happy with my original fp insectininjas, but these guys blew me away with how accurately they portray the G1 deluxe insecticon toys. if they make MP insecticons anytime soon, id sell my fp insectininjas and keep these deluxe insecticons.

    My list goes on... :D 
     
  15. Erland

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    ROTF Leader Jetfire...I got back into collecting last Dec, so I missed out on all the good movie figures and seeing that he was priced at $80 everywhere, there was no way I was going to buy him. I then had a good member here on the forum offered him for $30 shipped. That was a happy day...

    Then, Optimus Primal, I started my original collecting at the end of the Beast Wars era, missing all the original releases. It wasn't until I found this forum, before I got him.. and at the same price as Jetfire... $35 shipped.

    Then there was ROTF Leader Prime, same as Jetfire but he was $40 - $45 still not a bad deal..
     
  16. Incepticon

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    Any of the movie related figures, but out of desperation to have something new to fill the collector void, I bought a few of the main cast from Movie 1, and much to my surprise, was all over the HFTD Leader Starscream when it came out.
     
  17. transmasterc

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    The Masterpiece Optimus.I am so glad I was able to get 2 of him.One to open and enjoy and the other to leave in the box. I have transformed him a few times. Rodimus was so frustrating and gave up but the MP Optimus was is very easy to transform.The othet I never thought I would get is the FP Protector trailer. I love that thing.
     
  18. Grimlock_13

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    Everything on my Japanese G1 Shelf.
     
  19. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    This year has been an awfully huge year for me, in terms of TF's I wanted, but never thought I'd own... but now do!

    -Classics Voyager Optimus Prime
    -BTS Trailer for Classics OP
    -Classics Deluxe Mirage
    -Classics Deluxe Grimlock
    -Classics Deluxe Hot Rod
    -Universe Voyager Inferno
    -DOTM Deluxe Wheeljack
    -DOTM Deluxe Soudwave
    -DOTM HA Soundwave
    -Prime RiD Deluxe Vehicon
    -Prime FE Deluxe Vehicon
    -Prime FE Deluxe Arcee
    -Prime FE Deluxe Cliffjumper (Normal Version)
    -GDO Voyager Megatron
    -GDO Voyager Hot Spot
     
  20. Esteban

    Esteban I run alone.

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    So many haha Gold MP 01 and a diaclone battle Convoy
     

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