What toyline should i start with?

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  1. footpaul11

    footpaul11 BlinkBunny Prime

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    im getting back into transformers again and i a few beast wars and G2 figures but what lines are ones i should be looking for to start up again?
     
  2. Grimlockprime16

    Grimlockprime16 Me Grimlock King!

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    animated!!!!
     
  3. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    "Classics" are a good place. They also go by the names Henkei (which are the more expensive but prettier Japanese variants) and Universe.
     
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    eagc7 TF Movies Fan/Supporter

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  5. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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  6. petes2177

    petes2177 the poowrr?

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    Animated is a good route to go, but it really depends on what you like.
     
  7. mac&cheese

    mac&cheese Well-Known Member

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    i thought they were the same? what kind of variants? i mean for example classics rodimus usa version compare to henkei version, whats the differences between the two figures?

    but to start out collecting again, i say start with animated.
     
  8. Valkysas

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    ignore everyone's suggestions.

    look at the various lines.

    see something you like, go with that.

    oddly placed chrome. different paintjobs. for some, it works great (convoy, megatron, astrotrain), on others (galvatron) it looks kinda retarded.
     
  9. Rattrap Primal

    Rattrap Primal Geek Overlord

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    HA isn't bad (in some cases the larger scale is better)
     
  10. footpaul11

    footpaul11 BlinkBunny Prime

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    thnks for the ideas deff looking into the henkai mainly a dinobot if anyones selling or knows someone who id let me know
     
  11. TrukkinMunky

    TrukkinMunky Autobot

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    Classics and Universe 2.0 would be great to get yourself started again.
     
  12. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    It really depends on what you're a fan of. If you're a G1 Fan, go after some G1 characters (there is plenty to choose from starting with G1 itself, all the way to Classics 2.0). Best Wars fan? Go after those. Etc.
     
  14. ComicGuy89

    ComicGuy89 Well-Known Member

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    Animated is my personal favorite, but I do recommend Revenge of the Fallen because it is ongoing and is an easier and cheaper route to get the hang of Transformers again.

    You might also try Beast Wars Neo, if you're a Beast Wars fan.
     
  15. Ash from Carolina

    Ash from Carolina Junior Smeghead

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    Tough question since it really comes down to what sort of look you like.

    Classics, Universe, and Generations all share the same sort of look. A nice update to classic characters. Plus there are some Cybertron toys that mix in nicely with the look so that's a lot of figures to go back and collect. Oh and with Generations starting up there will be new toys on the shelves to track down.

    Movie figures really aren't my thing, but some collectors really enjoy them.

    Then you've got those hybrid figures that fit into either Generations or a movie collection.

    Power Core will be out soon if want something scout sized and a bit different.

    Top all that off with we don't know what the new cartoon toys will look like but you know they aren't going to do a cartoon without toys.

    And that's just the lines with new stuff coming out at retail soon. Some places still have some Animated and Robot Heroes on the shelves.
     
  16. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    yeah its a very hard question but if your a HUGE g1 fan, pick up the MP transformers.
     
  17. Waverider

    Waverider Supreme Dude TFW2005 Supporter

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    I also agree with Valkysas. Look at the different TF toy lines and choose what you like. The awesome thing about this hobby is that the collectors collecting habits varies. Some collectors have to get every TF ever made, while some only collects certain TF toy lines. And some only collects certain characters like Optimus Prime or Seekers. My collection is like most people. A mix from the different toy lines that I like.
     
  18. Pravus Prime

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    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...torial-comparisons-warning-lots-pictures.html

    Post 12 answers your questions regarding Hot Rod.



    Absolute agreement.
     
  19. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

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    Again mirroring some of the posters above, buy the figures that interest you but don't break the bank doing it. Also, you might want to look into the new Transformers toylines that are coming out in the next few months. For example if you like combiners, you might want to try out the new Power Core Combiner (PCC) figures.
     
  20. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    Research research research.

    That's the best advice I can give. Read over the wiki pages about the different toy lines and see which ones stand out to you. Then surf ebay, TFW's resourse section, Junkion Exchange, etc to get an idea of what figures from a particular line looks like, whether you might want it and what the average price is. Also pull up episodes on youtube and see what grabs your fancy.

    It sounds like you're interest lies with G1/G2 and BW. If so I would recommend the Classics and Universe lines as those have some very nice updates to the classic characters and are still relatively inexpensive to aquire (1 - 2 x MSRP depending on the character).
     

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