What is your feeling on troop building?

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  1. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    Hey All,

    I was just curious what is your opinion on troop building. At first I thought it was kind of ridiculous but now I having second thoughts.

    Today I decided I was going to start opening up the decepticon classics that I have. First I was going to do season 1, until I realized, Hasbro hasn't really released anything for Season 1 for Decepticons. We got:

    - Megatron
    - Starscream
    - Skywarp
    - Thundercracker
    - Ravage

    That's it! Well, I guess you can sort of say were getting Frenzy and Rumble now. So I was looking at this and though, what the hell. My Autobot shelf is going to have some many more season 1 figures on them. Very annoying.

    So I thought, hey I could always get 3 clones and the rainmakers. Then I realized, great, now I am troop building. So what do you guys think of troop building? Is it good to even the match up or is it the sign of having a problem?

    BTW, I am waiting on PE F&R it is my POL. I am waiting for PE repaints of Sun and Moon. I already have ML SW in case anyone mentions that. Also reflector is in my preorder and I cannot wait for the insecticons to come out. My friend is also building me a custom Shockwave. So I wonder if I will even want to troop build after all that.
     
  2. Dr. Grimlockisking

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    Personally, I'm in the same boat. I was never one of those that thought I would do it, but now, there are certain things I do it for. I did get the KO Rainmakers and the KO Air Clone Seekers teams for my G1-Classic Inspired collection. I do have one main scourge and Sweeps, and I have a couple of Cyclonuses, and 6 Junkions total.

    Do I think it's a sign of a problem? No. Just like anything else, it's your collection to do with what you please, it's only a problem if doing it makes you put the real priorities in your life second. Outside of that, I don't see an issue.
     
  3. CVprowl

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    you could add some of the classic ko seekers like sunstorm and other colors.

    the only figures i am troop building are scourge and his swoops and id like a bike for wreck gar to ride.
     
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    some other ideas...

    i have both versions of astrotrain, white and grey. the white one is named spaceloco.

    i got the dark skyfire for my decepticons.

    and i just ordered the blue and black music label soundwaves to add to the decepticon ranks... and the pe rumble/frenzy pack.

    that reflector looks awesome, preordered!
     
  5. Cliffbee

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    My thought is that the toys are too danged expensive to buy in mass quantities.
     
  6. Insane Galvatron

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    Only for toys that have a good story reason. Such as the Sweeps, Wreck-Gar, seekers, and possibly Reflector. Though I think I like the idea of a 3rd party camera better than a squad of half tracks.
     
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    KOs are your problem, not troop building. Buy G1 versions until Classics updates are made.
     
  8. Alucard77

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    Not sure we will ever see the clone seekers or the rainmakers.
     
  9. Foster

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    Who cares? Clone seekers sucked.
     
  10. hardreturn

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    who's going to troop build the notsecticons? ;) 

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  11. Insane Galvatron

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    Oh, I forgot about them. I actually troop built the TRU reissues.
     
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    That's your opinion
     
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    i really want to know how much those guys are going to cost - thinking about getting 2x each of them
     
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    If it makes sense, sweeps, junkions, seekers....insecticons don't count for troop-building,imo...
     
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    botcon scourge and 5 botcon sweeps

    1 united scourge and 3 generations scourges as sweeps

    6 botcon sharkticons...

    8 tankorr tank drones (THE MEGA tankor mold)

    and 7 beast machines tank drones

    NOPE...got no problems with troop building!
     
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    And Acid Storm is part of WHAT group, exactly?

    As for actually troop building, I personally don't do it. With rising prices, I find it FAR easier to just buy one figure to represent the mold and use the money that could be used to buy the duplicates for other unique toys.

    So far I've only made exceptions with the Classics seekers (for obvious reasons) and any molds I like (movie Landmine and Animated Soundwave, although the Classics Lambo brothers is getting close with my recent aqusition of Red Alert).
     
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    I might buy another figure if its repainted as another character. But I dont go out to buy 20 different figures of the same character. I only need one version of that character to make me happy.
     
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    Transformers no. Star Wars Yes.
     
  20. Stuntastic

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    Troop built (slightly) when Beast Machines came out. Had two scout class Tankor and one voyager Tankor. Obviously, the small ones were a whole lot more show correct than the voyager one, but they still were cool.

    With the Classic line, I'm trying to go as G1 as I could afford.

    Only 3 Wreck-Gar so far. I was considering going to 10, but I'll settle for 6. (3 being the other repaint.)

    Going for 7 Scourge, in reference to Call Of The Primitives.
     

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