Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by -Wreckage-, Aug 27, 2009.
Title says all, what is YOUR reason?
Hmm...I'll let you know when I sell one! Hasn't happened yet for me.
I sold a lot of my movie toys because i became disinterested in them and wanted the cash more than the figure. I've considered selling off my animated stuff but every time I go fiddle with one of them I remember that I actually like them.
I sell because sometimes the figure isnt as awesome as I originally thought. Alternity convoy, not worth 50 bucks....
I sold em because I...ohhhh wait...they got stolen while I was on a cruise.
Better toys. I'm currently selling most of my BW collection, some G1 and miscellaneous stuff in order to have more space for all the ROTF, Universe and Henkei I've been buying recently.
Cause I don't sell them.
Loose joints, chrome or sticker wear...
Out the door for a better one!
I never have, but I'm half-tempted to sell Universe Heavy Load...that is if anyone would actually want that piece of crap.
*sigh* I'll probably end up keeping it though, as a reminder to only buy TF's I like...
I've gone through like 5 versions for some characters...
I want my G1 collection to be from C9 to NM
sell them? i don't know yet. but maybe i'd sell them to buy other things that are not toys. but i'm leaning towards giving them away to little kids rather than sell them.
"You can have my Transformers when you pry them from my cold dead fingers."
Basically I could never bring myself to do this.Ever.
I'm very sentimental and kinda materialistic.
I see my collection as not something fixed in stone, but something that is ever-evolving, changing etc. It's a "live" thing, not an "archived" thing. That goes for Star Wars, MOTU, Trek and all the other stuff I collect.
So why do I sell some Transformers? Either to upgrade, or because that particular piece has no place in my collection anymore. I very rarely regret decisions like that.
LOL That's happened to me many times, just not with Animated....YET.
I sold off all of my Binaltech and Alternators. I felt that they didn't really fit in with the rest of my collection, and the Classics/Universe was doing a better job of giving me new versions of old character.
There was also the the fact that I could only get about 8 figures on individual shelves at the most.
Right now I'm considering selling most of my RID stuff (Car brother molds) and my Masterpieces.
Needing money for school makes me sell some off.
There was no way in hell I was ever going to sell my Beast Megatrons, Grimlocks, and Dinobots in general. I only kept my absolute favorites anyway.
I sold off most of my Animated, a few Beast Wars, nearly all Unicron Trilogy stuff, all my Movie (which I had a whopping 3 anyways 'cause I just don't like the toys), some G1, some RID, and Classics/Universe.
Altogether I tossed about 38 bots. But, hey, school's more important.
When I sell, it's usually in the off chance that I see another deco of the mold that I'd rather have.
I have jettisoned 95% of all my RID A/E/C crap and not regretted it at all. Helped to streamline the collection and funded bigger and better things.
I have a huge collection. It's expansive and has a room dedicated to housing it.
This means, that over time I have had to redefine what I collect and why if not for sanity reasons, then for space and order reasons.
Setting goals for my collecting allowed me to determine what I collected because I liked it and what I collected because I felt obligated to own a piece of a show that I liked.
So, Beast Wars was the first to go. Loved the show, the toys were nothing special to me. Non-cast movie figures followed, then I started to trim down things that other people told me were "AWESOME!", but in reality were crap and would have stayed crap if it weren't for fiction. Yes, I'm looking at you Cryotek.
I decided that I would collect a Neo-G1, with Classics as the root and moving through with Armada, Energon, and Cybertron. With the exception of a few Mini-Cons from Japan, I have all of those series. Capital 'A' "all"...I mean, I bought the Japanese Galaxy Force Backstop because it was different from the Cybertron Backstop...
Other things became easier to let go. I'm starting to clear out my Titaniums, they don't fit in with my collection anymore. Alternator Grimlock was an easy sell after getting MP Grimlock...Same with Battle Ravage after getting the Jaguar Ravage.
Letting go of a good portion of stuff I liked, but didn't really love was cathartic. I didn't have to buy or horde to simply 'not miss out' anymore, I could skip out on stuff like Target Titanium Thrust with ease, and I don't have to justify why buying RotF Swerve is a good purchase to take the place of whatever whatever whatever...
i recently sold some of my ROTF because:
-leaning towards classics/universe
-want to buy a masterpiece
-hard to complete e.g. decepticon bayformers
-lack of funds/discontinued project
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