Transformers you lost as a kid?

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  1. Glitcher

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    It's painful losing Transformers when you're young. It's even more painful where you're entire collection eventually disappears. I didn't have all that many to begin with, but it would have been nice if at least one of my childhood treasures could have remained with me to this day. Share your heartbreaking losses here. *sniff* :cry 


    Piranacon: I believe this box set was the very first Transformer I ever got. (T'was a very merry Christmas.) Since it was purchased in Kuwait, I don't know if it was the Hasbro or the Takara version. I liked it so much I even took it with me on our vacation to Baghdad. But eventually the Gulf War started and he was lost in the shuffle. No one hates Saddam Hussein more than me. -_-

    Octane: Another TF I carried with me everywhere. I believe Octane is what got me excited about triple-changers. Sadly, I was careless enough to leave him in an Asda supermarket one day while tying my shoelaces. D'oh!

    Snapdragon: His Headmaster Krunk vanished somewhere in Scotland. He wasn't much use after that. Luckily I managed to pick up Snapdragon with all accessories recently for under €20. He's as good as I remember. :) 

    G2 Ace Evader/Dreadwing & Smokescreen: One of my all-time favourites. (Who can say "no" to an articulated multi-missile launcher?) Don't remember what happened to him, but a lot of his missiles disappeared long before he did.

    G2 Thunderclash: See Ace Evader.

    G2 Skyquake: See Thunderclash.

    Countdown: My only base Transformer. I believe this was given away at the church fair. I finally reclaimed him last year MIB for €30. See my review here.


    And a list of all my other Transformers that were given away to the church. Thanks, mum!

    - Wheeljack
    - Actionmaster Slicer
    - Pretender Starscream
    - G2 Boss
    - G2 Space Case


    And two honorable mentions: I lost Voltron and Gordian one piece at a time. Grrr.
     
  2. Foster

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    I actually was a responsible kid and took care of my Transformers. I never lost a single one and I had over a hundred of them. All I lost were a couple of guns, and I had a couple of TFs break. But I've replaced the missing and broken bits. :D 
     
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  4. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Except i rmeber a Knockoff taht was something that was a wolf like eagle and it wasn't a silverbolt K.O a played with taht guy alot.
     
  5. Nez Pierce

    Nez Pierce @evildanish

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    My collection in the 80s topped out around 60 pieces...of those, only a few are left (Galvatron, Shockwave, Slag, Sludge, and a couple of worn out Constructicons). Most of them I gave away, but a few I lost in other fashion.

    Scorponok, Soundwave, 2 Ultra Magnuses: destroyed with a golf club.
    Gunrunner, TM Hot Rod, etc: burned to black heaps of plastic
    Combiner cassettes: lost the very first day I had them
    Jetfire (complete) and Sixshot (also complete): inadvertently left behind at a friend's house. The friend moved to North Carolina within a week.

    Once G2 came out, I made sure to be a lot less destructive with my figures. Just about everything I have from that point on is complete, or at least as complete as it was when I acquired it.
     
  6. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    gave em away in my teens, lessee:

    prime, soundwave, ravage, rumbleisblue, sideswipe, sunstreaker, hoist, wheeljack, mirage, ratchet, 3 constructicons, 3 stunticons including motormaster, air raid, blaster, ramhorn, jazz, outback, beachcomber, cosmos, swindle, vortex, scourge, perceptor, eject (or was it rewind), laserbeak, battletrap, one of the battlechargers the white one...around 3 dozen TFs basically.

    only inferno and bumblebee left from those days.
     
  7. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I was fairly responsible, too... Other than a few breaks, I only actually lost BW Razorbeast. BW Cicadadon begs to differ (lost damn near anything that connected to him), but that's really it.
     
  8. Glitcher

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    .........

    Maybe I shouldn't ask. :sly2: 
     
  9. BarBoBot

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    While I was at school, One of my nephew's was being watched by my mom. I don't know how it hapened, but when I got off the schoolbus later that day, the first thing I saw was a completely smashed optimus prime in my driveway. Of course it was MY optimus prime, and it had been run over by a car...probably more than 1 time as I have a shared driveway. I am still a little bitter about that. :( 
     
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    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    I sure hope you at least understood to bang your head against a hard surface after realizing the stupid thing you did...
     
  11. dmc2008

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    I totally put together a list of these a while back... I used to have a ton of em but the ones I miss the most:

    Optimus Prime
    Ultra Magnus
    Blaster
    Cosmos
    Sharkticon
    Metroplex
    Pretender Jazz
    Action Master Megatron


    Fortunately I kept my hands on
    Rodimus Prime
    PM Optimus
    Astrotrain
    Cassette Man Soundwave
    Grimlock
    Cyclonus
    Kup
    Piranicon
     
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    These figures with their boxes were either given away by my dad or stolen from the basement. Optimus Prime, Computron, Constructicon cards, Rodimus Prime, Blaster w/ tapes, Sunstreaker, Bumblejumper, and Mirage when I brought him to school and left him in my desk. I got back into Transformers when I came down with the chicken pox 2 years ago at the age of 32. I found a box in the garage where we use to live. I found Megatron, Shockwave, Jetfire, Metroplex, Blitzwing, Astrotrain, Perceptor, Skywarp, Constructicons, Protectobots, Soundwave w/ Rumble, Ravage, and Buzzsaw. Thank God I saved the boxes for all the ones I found.:dj  After that I was at home for weeks and got introduced to ebay. I bought an Energon Unicron and some Alternators and it was all down hill from there!
     
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    I had a beat up G1 Skywarp that I found in a friend's garage, a Red Alert I bought off someone for $8 bucks, and an Ironhide my brother stole from a kid at a party. I never saw those beyond the few months I had them. Oh, but revenge is sweet my friends. :) 
     
  14. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    I lost Hi-Q for my PM Prime...
     
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    All my G1 cassettes minus Randance, Grand Slam, Squalktalk, Beastbox and my headless Rewind were stolen by one of my mom's piano students. I was very happy to replace them all via ebay when I got back into collecting.
     
  16. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    G1 Blitzwing
    G1 Springer
    G1 Prowl
    G1 Ultra Magnus (100% complete, rubber tire version)
    G1 Stunticons (Wildrider and Dead End)
    G1 Scattershot and Lightspeed
    G1 Vroom Shell

    And many more, I'm sure. :( 
     
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    I was always careful with my toys and most of these were complete when my mom gave them away:

    Optimus Prime x 2 (one with metal trailer)
    Ultra Magnus
    Hot Rod
    Monstructor
    Piranacon
    Computron
    Hosehead
    Skullcruncher
    Weirdwolf
    Megatron
    Apeface
     
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    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    All of them. The sole survivor was Deptcharge.
     
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    Mothers are the enemies of all Transformers. *pats Busta on the shoulder*
     
  20. Takeshi357

    Takeshi357 "Research"

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    Mothers are the enemies of anything you've ever collected as a child, not just transformers. Even Mad Magazine touched upon this subject...

    "Sir, would you care to shed some light into the secret behind your fortune?"
    "Well, I can mostly thank my mother for her lazy housekeeping. She never threw away my old baseball cards!"
     

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