What sort of collector are you?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by bny888, Jun 11, 2012.

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What sort of collector are you?

  1. I only buy/collect factory sealed figures.

    7 vote(s)
    4.7%
  2. I have both factory sealed and loose figures.

    74 vote(s)
    49.3%
  3. I buy factory sealed but open everything.

    65 vote(s)
    43.3%
  4. I only buy loose figures.

    4 vote(s)
    2.7%
  1. bny888

    bny888 バグバイト

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    Just want to know the percentage of MISB/loose collectors here. (I did a search but I did not find a similar previous topic)

    :) 
     
  2. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    Loose, but if the figure is rare or exclusive enough I'd be pretty tempted to keep it MISB.
     
  3. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    I open all my toys unless I A) like the box and if it's a hard to get toy and B) with G1 toys. The rest is opened.
     
  4. Jacer

    Jacer Find Kill Cleanse Veteran

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    both
     
  5. Spawn77

    Spawn77 U.S. Marine

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    I open almost everything except G1 reissues and others that have boxes I like but cannot reseal.
     
  6. wolfe

    wolfe Well-Known Member

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    Both. If possible I try to buy 2 of each thing so I have a loose one to fiddle with.
     
  7. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

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    Both for me too. I tend to buy sealed figures because they tend to be in better condition than loose figures.
     
  8. Brainchild

    Brainchild Dark Flame Master

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    I pretty much just buy retail, so I'm a liberator.
     
  9. TwilightNero

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    I buy what I like, new or loose. I'm gonna open it anyways, so buying loose saves me a step and storage space! (need to reconsider keeping boxes -_-)
     
  10. AMG

    AMG Old School

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    I would say around 95% of my collection in loose.
     
  11. Blackout32

    Blackout32 Subdivisions

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    This is me on what I picked but both apply to me.

    (I have both factory sealed and loose figures
    I buy factory sealed but open everything)
     
  12. alldarker

    alldarker M.A.S.K. Crusader

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    I have several MISB G1's and quite a few MOSC Henkei and United figures. But I also buy loose and MIB G1's, and most modern TF's by Hasbro that I acquire get taken out of the box. In fact, for the recent Hasbro TF's I actually throw those boxes and cards out: wastes of space! Beast Wars get opened, but stay in the box.

    Shmax tells me that approx. 35% of my collection is sealed, 25% is MIB and 40% is loose.
     
  13. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Yep. I'm quite the varied collector, as I have sealed items, mib items, loose items . . . .
     
  14. IronicHide

    IronicHide MEME GO HERE

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    I would really like to open everything I get but, having had no time to play with my toys for a couple of years, they all just go up in the attic. Some have been there since 2007.

    Then I see the prices MISB classics from 2007/8 go for... And it gets pretty difficult to open the boxes.
     
  15. jinx23

    jinx23 Wrecker

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    Loose unless I find something rare or old for a reasonable price
     
  16. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Loose, MIB and a few MISB.
     
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    Everything opened. I only keep the packaging for premium stuff (botcon, ML Convoy, Encore Twincast/Soundblaster, PM Prime, Star Convoy, etc).


    I'm the kind of person who will buy a MOSC G2 Breakdown and will open it. That's actually my personal grail. I don't know if I'd actually be able to open it after having to drop that much cash on it though...
     
  18. Satomiblood

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    I either buy loose or sealed, the latter of which gets opened.

    While I do understand the value of a sealed figure, especially something rare/vintage, I typically don't collect that sort of thing.
     
  19. LCDR Blindside

    LCDR Blindside Banned

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    I like to buy sealed so I have the pleasure of opening it, but otherwise, all my stuff is loose. I kept both my Wheeljack's packaging, though.
     
  20. opt1musaber

    opt1musaber Victory Saber's Recruit

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    From recollection I only have bought 1 loose figure which was a G1 Devastator. Everything else is either MISB or MIB.
     

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