What if you absolutely had to get rid of most of your collection?

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  1. $5HotRod

    $5HotRod Trailbreaker Fan

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    I wasn't sure where to post this...either here or in the Toy forum so mods, feel free to move if you feel it is appropriate.

    Just as the title says and was inspired by the OCD threads that are popping up recently. Let's say you have a significant other and you care a lot about that person or you need money or for whatever other reason and you need or have to sell off most of your TF collection. What TF figures or other TF collectibles could you not give up. For instance, try whittling down your collection to say...oh...35 or under sounds good. It would not be a large collection but it wouldn't take up too much room either. So who would you keep?

    Me?

    1. My Peter Cullen signed MP-01 Convoy with box.
    2. MP Megatron...when I get him.
    3. MP Starscream
    4. My Custom Alternator Trailbreaker
    5. THS-02 Convoy
    6. G1 Metroplex
    7. Classics Bumblebee
    8. G1 Millenium Optimus Prime
    9. G1 Megatron
    10. Alternator Mirage
    11. BT Jazz
    12. BT Smokescreen GT
    13. BT Wheeljack
    14. BT Grimlock...or if the Masterpiece comes out that I've heard rumors about, then I'd keep that and get rid of the BT Grimmy.
    15. BT Hound
    16. BT Skids
    17. G1 Devastator (hmmm...I guess I'll count G1, Energon, and RiD gestalts as one figure since most people I know display them in their combined form)
    18. G1 Shockwave
    19. G1 Omega Supreme...I'd better keep him after all the work I put in getting him to walk again.
    20. G1 Swoop...this guy was too hard to get to give up.
    21. G1 Trailbreaker
    22. Cybertron Overhaul
    23. The new BW Optimus Primal that's show accurate.
    24. The new BW Megatron that's show accurate.
    25. RiD Optimus Prime
    26. RiD Ultra Magnus
    27. Energon Constructicon Maximus or Classics Devastator
    28. Armada Unicron
    29. Cybertron Primus
    30. G1 Trypticon
    31. G1 Brawn...my first TF.
    32. G1 Jetfire...or Classics Jetfire...dunno yet.
    33. Alternator Rumble when he comes out.
    34. Alternator Ravage...the Jaguar version when he comes out.
    35. Not sure yet.

    And please, no "I wouldn't sell any part of my collection no matter what!"-like posts.
     
  2. Weirdwolf

    Weirdwolf TFYLP Podcast Founder TFW2005 Supporter

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    *points to collection count in postbit area*

    I just recently got through "whittling" my collection down. I went from nearly 2000 figures down to around 160. I've made a few purchases since then and now I'm back over 200. I'm getting to the point where I think I'll just stop after Classics are done, though.
     
  3. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    Well, after my planned purchases, I would have around 26 total in my collection, so I wouldn't have to sell any part of it. I only get the figures that I really like. Peace out.
     
  4. $5HotRod

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    Okay. But if you had to do it down to 35, what would you keep?

    Fair enough.
     
  5. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    easy. get rid of anything thats not g1. worse comes to worst, get rid of the g1s excluding the 84-85 guys.

    but seriously, if i really needed money quick for emergency i'd be looking at other outlets, rather then try to sell my toys which would prolly be harder/slower to sell.
     
  6. Tech Spec

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    good call KA I would probably do the same I have about 40 pairs of Nike Exclusives I would sell first and they're pretty mint so I definately can make some good coin if I needed the money

    I would keep my G1's, Alternators, MP series for sure. The Cybertron, Energon, and other stuff I can live without if I was forced to sell my toys for money.
     
  7. SydneyY

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    My collection count is only 200+, so it's not hard to decide.

    All of my Neo figures, 18.
    And from RiD/CR I'd keep 3 Autobot Bros (original colour), Team Shinkansen, Prime and Magnus, Scourge, that's 9.
    From Armada, Jetfire.
    Energon, Starscream and Shockblast+Sixshot.
    From Cybertron, Galvatron and Noisemaze+ his recolour.

    Total=34. I am sure I have forgotten someone, so I'll leave it like this. And I haven't got any Classics yet.
     
  8. Incepticon

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    - MP Optimus Prime
    - MP Megatron (he's not out yet but I think it's a safe bet)
    - Alternator Wheeljack
    - Alternator Sideswipe
    - Alternator Sunstreaker
    - Alternator Jazz
    - Alternator Prowl
    - Alternator Hound
    - Alternator Mirage
    - Alternator Tracks
    - Alternator Windcharger
    - Alternator Silverstreak
    - Alternator Smokescreen
    - G1 Optimus Prime
    - G1 Megatron
    - G1 Jetfire
    - G1 Shockwave
    - G1 Omega Supreme
    - G1 Dinobots
    - G1 Predacons
    - G1 Soundwave (new commemorative edition)
    - Pretty much every Classic out now and still to be released
    - Every titanium War Within design
    - MP Starscream/Thundercracker/Skywarp IF they're ever released in proper colors
    - Any future Autobot Alternators based on G1 Season 1/2 characters
     
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    I plan on actually whittling my collection down to just G1 and a small select of others. My wife and I are currently looking for a place of our own, so as soon as that happens and we get settled, everything from BW to Cybertron will be sold.
     
  10. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hmmm...I'd probably keep my Alts/ BTs and my dragons, plus my MP Prime. That's a bit more than 35, but wipes out a majority of my collection.

    -Tony!
     
  11. Abrogate

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    1 - 26: all of the Alternators (technically I dont have the last 3 but I will when BBTS gets the final wave)

    27: new years prime re-issue
    28: new years megs re-issue
    29: g1 shockwave (even though it's a knock-off)
    30: energon galvatron
    31: botcon cyclonus
    32: brave maximus
    33: rid cryotek
    34: tankor
    35: bw megatron
     
  12. Cheebs

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    Hmmmm...

    MP Convoy
    MP Starscream
    BT Smokescreen (any one of them)
    BT Hound
    Alt Mirage
    TMII Megatron
    G1 Prime
    G1 Jazz
    G1 Soundwave
    G1 Prowl
    G1 Sideswipe
    G1 Grimlock
    G1 Snarl
    G1 Slag
    THS01
    THS02
    SWTF Millenium Falcon
    Classics Prime
    An Energon Gestalt made of: Barricade
    the bright green tank
    the blue crane
    the purple hellicopter
    the green bulldozer
    Botcon Sideswipe (the RID Prowl redeco)

    And my customs, but there aren't many of them and they don't really count.
     
  13. Ops_was_a_truck

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    Word. I'm also keeping my customs. If I can trim my collection down comprehensively, I'd like...

    A) All the '84-'85 guys.
    B) A series of figures (including kitbashes and classics and homages) that represent all the '84-'85 guys.
     
  14. Foster

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    If I had to get rid of most of my collection, i'd just say the hell with it and get rid of ALL of it. The only possible reason I'd do it was imminent bankruptcy, and I'm too fiscally responsible to allow that. You wouldn't want to be around me after that, though. I'd be freaking pissed at the world.
     
  15. Backscatter

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    The only way I'd sell my collection is to save the life of a loved one. I'd be one miserable dude though. I'd have to take up Zen, Tai Chi or something to keep from going totally bonkers. Transformers have become such a part of my life.
     
  16. Nerd Bomber

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    Masterpeice Prime
    Masterpeice Starscream
    Alternators Prowl
    Alternators Wheeljack
    Alternators Hound
    Alternators Smokescreen
    Alternators Meister
    Alternators Tracks
    Alternators Swindle
    Alternators Dead End
    Alternators Shockblast
    Alternators Ravage
    G1 Soundwave

    Only new TFs I plan on getting are Alternators Rumble and the new Ravage which means the old Ravage is going in the box, as well as Masterpeice Megatron.

    -Everything else is packed away in a box and I would sell it in a heartbeat if I got a reasonable offer ever
     
  17. Goaliebot

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    I'd have to keep:

    G1 Jetfire with armour and box
    G2 "original" Prime Reissue
    G1 Soundwave
    G1 Ultra Magnus
    RiD Optimus
    RiD Ultra Magnus
    Power Master Optimus Prime
    Classics Starscream
    Classics Optimus
    Cybertron Sideways
    Cybertron Starscream (the giant one)
    20th DVD Optimus Prime
     
  18. tikgnat

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    If everything HAD to go, I'd assume I was desperate fro money. If that was the case I'd keep my...

    G1 Wheelie (1st ever Transformer, nuff said)
    G1 Optimus Prime
    My Soundwave/Blaster box with all the US tapes
    D-16 Special Megatron
    MP01
    MP02
    MP03

    And maybe my RID Optimus and Magnus. So I could fiddle, the CR Super Fire Convoy and God Magnus would fetch more money.

    Everything else would be expendable! Thats a scary thought.
     
  19. WhiteMocha

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    I'd keep all my Binaltechs and Alts, and the Masterpieces. That just about brings me up to 35. I'd love to keep some G1, RID, or Classics stuff.... but Masterpieces and Binaltechs were what got me into collecting Transformers, and I think my first loyalty would be to them.

    Although I guess that wouldn't make much sense from a "need money" perspective.... since those are the figures in my collection that are probably worth the most, and could be sold for the most cash.
     
  20. Boo

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    Well, I'm not really at a point where I *NEED* to sell anything, but I have come to the point where I want to get rid of all but my favourites. *check my BST thread*

    Here's what I decided to keep:

    Re-issues
    1. TFC-06 Megatron [MIB/unopened]

    BW season 1 Predacons
    2. Ultra Megatron
    3. Scorponok
    4. Inferno
    5. Tarantulas
    6. Blackarachnia
    7. Waspinator
    8. Terrorsaur

    BW season 1 Maximals
    9. Ultra Optimus Primal/Convoy
    10. Dinobot
    11. Rhinox
    12. Cheetor
    13. Tigatron
    14. Rattrap
    15. Airazor

    BWR-01/BWX
    16. Ultra Convoy
    17. Ultra Megatron
    18. new-mold Megatron

    BW II/NEO
    19 & 20. Mack Kick [have a loose and sealed]
    21. Arcadis
    22. Survive [just won off of eBay]
    23. Magmatron [technically the Target exclusive]
    24. Lio Convoy

    Transmetals
    25. Tarantulas
    26. TM2 Dinobot

    MP/ALT
    27. MP Starscream
    28. SHOCKWAVE [err... Shockblast]
    29. Grimlock
    30. Mirage

    There's a couple others that I don't have listed for sale or trade, but in the hypothetical situation all but the ones I have listed would be GONE. And even then, if I was really desperate they'd al go. Priorities...
     

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