What should I put in the prize-vault?

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  1. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Hey all!

    I'm probably going to be running a little TF-themed contest in the near future, and I want to offer some kind of incentive-prize that'll get people interested and excited.

    That said, I don't have an unlimited budget, and I'm a little out of the mainstream-fandom-loop these days, so give me some advice.

    What prizes would get you interested enough to participate in a contest, but fall more into the "I'd get that if I had some spare cash, but it's not a priority" category than the "I'll need to sell a kidney to afford that" category?

    I might even do a coupla tiers of prizes.

    Thanks in advance for any and all responses!

    D/L
     
  2. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    Leader ROTF Prime.
     
  3. Scantron

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    Encore Bruticus is the only thing that's jumping into my head right now as something that's a "would get it if I had extra money, but not a priority" for me, personally.
     
  4. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    MP Skywarp. A lot of people are looking for it and it would be a nice gift, although maybe a little more than you were expecting. Of course you could always find the Ice Cream twins, I believe there are people who still want them.
     
  5. Ravenxl7

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

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    RotF Voyager Long Haul comes to mind. It's a figure I'd like to get, but currently don't have the spare cash for him (that and I haven't seen him in-stores yet).
     
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    Alternity Megatron.
     
  7. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    I'll echo the Ice-Cream Twins suggestion. Still difficult for some to find but not crazy expensive. Maybe the TRU Insecticons/Perceptor as well...
     
  8. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Fort Max ....j/k
    ill add my votes for ice cream twins and Mp skywarp
     
  9. destrongerlupus

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    IC Twins, MP Skywarp, and TRU reissues all sound like really great ideas!

    I might go for one or all 3!

    Of course it's really impossible to predict, but any thoughts if these will still be tempting, say a month from now? I've got some lead-time ahead of me before the contest will be ready.

    Really great suggestions though!
     
  10. Hyperoptic

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    An Alternity would be classy
     
  11. Jetstorm

    Jetstorm Wielder of the Keyblade

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    "I'd get that if I had some spare cash, but it's not a priority"

    ^^ any of the Human Alliance figures fit that description perfectly for me.

    I'm not diggin' the "human" part, but the actual Transformers look cool! I just don't wanna pay ~$30 each for them >_>
     
  12. Optimus Sledge

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    MP Skywarp or an Alternity stand out as the best ideas. Neither should break the bank, but they're both cool items that might not feature too highly on someone's "to buy" list when there's a whole load of ROTF stuff in the shops.
     
  13. Chosen

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    It would probably have to be something either new (and thus harder for you to be sure you can find), exclusive, or Japanese to predictably work as a prize for a contest. Even a figure like the Ice Cream Twins might lose some of its appeal a month from now, especially if any Global Alliance stuff gets released by then. Probably not to someone like myself, but the guys hunting for stuff more regularly, perhaps.

    An Alternity would work, especially a red Convoy or either black figure. MP Skywarp would be scarce in a month, but if you get them now, would definitely work. Buster Prime should be released in Japan before your contest, and would be about perfect too.
     
  14. destrongerlupus

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    I'm comin' around to the Alternity idea :) 

    'Course I don't even have one for MYSELF yet, but that's not the point
     
  15. brr-icy

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    Alternities, or MP skywarp, both are about the same price
     
  16. Haloid1177

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    An Alternity would be a very nice choice. So would ROTF Leader Prime.

    But I have to say MP Skywarp. I know for a lot of people it is a pain in the ass to find, and some never do. I think that this would draw a lot of attention, and would make people feel it is worthwhile to enter in the contest.
     
  17. Aernaroth

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    What about gift cards / certificates to various TF toy sites? Then they could get whatever they wanted.
     
  18. starscream-99

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    MP Skywarp, Legends Devs, or Buster Optimus Prime?
     
  19. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    I think some of it depends who you are targeting with the prize. The ROTF stuff mentioned seems like a good idea to me for a broad range of people.

    I personally would love some of the other stuff, Alternity (sp?), Mickey Prime, and some Encores I have been putting off.

    Now thinking while I am writing, if MP Skywarp is within your budget, Im sure that it would draw a lot of interest. Even though I had no problem finding the US Starscream last time around, I heard it was a pain. If Skywarp is anything like that, there should still be significant interest in it in a month, and it will be a pretty nice piece that should generate a lot of interest for you.

    Edit: If there is a budget number that you would be able to provide us, I think the fandom could come up with a pretty damn good list for single and multiple prizes. Plus it would give us all something to do since we have hit a little bit of a lull in new releases lately.
     
  20. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I'd say Alternity too. I don't collect them, but I wouldn't say no if I won one! Everything else I either want and have, or don't especially want. Alternity would be the exception.
     

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