What toy got you back into collecting?

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  1. Fairlady_Z

    Fairlady_Z Official Voice of Flareup

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    Many still remember our first TF as another thread asks, but what was the TF that years later reignited the magic for you and made you the collector that you are today?

    For me it was the BW line - I was in TRU, newly hooked on the BW show and picked up - Airrazor (repaint with the episode cassette), Transmetal Cheetor, and Fuzor Silverbolt.
     
  2. shiftypenguin

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    Classics Optimus Prime. Talk about opening up the floodgates.
     
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    Alternators Bluestreak/Silverstreak, which I got because of the mold (I drive a Subaru). It also started my mess with repainting my figures.
     
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    What got me back into Transformers, and into collecting them, was pretty much the last half of Cybertron. First two figures I remember buying for my collection were Cybertron Skywarp and Excelion. Up till than I had been into TF's on and off for a while, although I was a fan for all of RID :D . My collection is now up to 74 figures, and will most likely be past 100 by this time next year.
     
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    Well I never really got "back into collecting", since I always collected what I could get hold of in my area. But if I define it as in collecting on a international scale then it would have to be G.1 Cosmos which I got from a person in Spokane USA about 12years ago - however since 2006 my collection has quadrupled at least.
     
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    The whole collecting toys started with Movie Maniacs Jason from McFarlane toys. The collecting then lead to SW, Spawn etc etc and then one day I found out about new Transformers and bought the first 3 to start this funny road, Armada hot Shot, Demolisher and Cyclonus.
     
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    Classics Bumblebee and Classics Screamer. Since then it's been on. I started collecting the rest of classic and started on Alternators. Up untill then I had kept track of what was going on with Transformers but I didn't like the asthetic of RID, or A/E/C so I didn't have any interest in collecting those lines. But Classics were the best thing in my mind since Beast Wars.
     
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    '76 Camaro Bumblebee. It was the first Transformer I bought with my own money.
     
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    I started buying Transformers again after I found out they had gone back to the cars via RID. When Alts. came out I became a bit of a completist on that line and haven't looked back.
     
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    Animated Starscream. This then lead to Classics Mirage. And now I pretty much have a sizable display of both lines.
     
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    RID got me back in after years of avoiding the toy isle while BW stuff was on it. Then when armada came out, that was another point when I stopped collecting (the whole AEC, I skipped)... Alternators slowly got me back in... Ive been active pretty much since then, but it went from casual to serious during movie/Classics 1.0
     
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    Energon Starscream and Alternators Smokescreen.

    No going back after that. :( 
     
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    Armada Skywarp reignited my fire for collecting. Since then its become an unstoppable avalanche of toys.
     
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    Walking through walmart one day and there was 20th OP. He looked so much like he did on the show I had to have him. He was soon followed by Alt Smokescreen and Silverstreak after I found out about them online.
     
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    Classics Megatron...first TF I had bought in Twenty years...
     
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    It was the Binaltech Line that got me back into collecting TFs.
     
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    TFC Soundwave!
     
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    My loving wife bought me Transquito and Manterror from BeastWars for Christmas one year. At the time I had no idea that BeastWars had even existed!

    You should see the look of regret on her face now.
     
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    Rodimus Prime. I've wanted one since the Animated Movie and finally bought one my senior year in college back in 2003. I love that toy.
     
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    20th Prime I had always dabbed here and there but when I saw him it was like I was 8 all over again even had to check the calender haha ..... he was excatly what I had always wanted G1 prime to be. After I saw what they did with him plus at the time the new Dreamwave Comics I figured the new toys deserved a shot.
     

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