What was your best transformer collecting moment of 2009?

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  1. thenatureboywoo

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    Just like the title says....What was your best transformer collecting moment of 2009?

    Personally, It was getting my Disney Label Mickey Mouse as my birthday gift while the family and I were in Disney World. I was barely awake and the kids were jumping up and down on my bed excitedly waiting for me to open it.
     
  2. Omnius

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    Probably my bargainous Auto Assembly haul - 54 TFs ranging from Minicons to Leaders, and I spent just over £200. :) 
     
  3. Matty

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    Definitely Botcon 2009. It was my first Botcon and it was just insane. Meeting new friends, finding out new things, just the experience. My collection pretty much doubled just from that one trip.
     
  4. TheFallen

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    For me it was starting collecting during the spring, I went from 20 TF to 103 as of yesterday.
     
  5. Powersa

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    Acquired BT-18 Rijie.

    Also happy about getting my clear Starscream, Black MP and Alternity Convoy.
     
  6. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    TFCon 2009. First con ever, came home with a bunch of Japanese imports, a Powered Commander, some Reprolabels, and a few other nice toys.
     
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    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    Finding Universe Inferno.

    For a toy to be so pristine (minus the one paint flaw on the face) in the way it was packaged (I'm 99.9% sure he was returned, box was beat to hell, figure was bouncing around in the package, only one twist tie left holding the missile in, and the cannon not being set in the package right) was just an amazing occurance to me.

    The fact Inferno is a kick-ass figure by himself only sweetened the deal.
     
  8. taterx

    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

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    Last Saturday I picked up the Takara 20th Anniversary D78 Predaking reissue. In a very nice box and stickers still on the sheet. You should hear the joints click as they ratchet on this bad boy.
    I never had it as a kid and neither did any of my friends. When I merged them for the first time it was like magic. The heft from the metal and the striking colors are glorious.
     
  9. Deceptichage

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    Getting my Classics Magnus upgrade. Missed out last year and I'm glad it was reissued at a more reasonable price.
     
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    Picking up the entire first couple of waves of RotF Scouts, Deluxes, Voyagers and Leaders over the course of a week and spending the next month or so opening one new figure every day.
     
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    Mine would either be christmas day opening HA bumblebee, Gears, and thrust or going into Walmart on May 30 to find ROTF there. I had a VERY crappy day at school that day and wasnt expecting to see anything there. And behold the toyline I was very exicted about. Got leader Prime, megatron, and Soundwave that day.
     
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    My best moment of '09 was actually my first - January 1st, 2009. I was on my way home from a New Year's party and stopped by a Wal-Mart on the way. I'd been looking for the newest wave of Classics (Hound, Cyclonus, etc.) for weeks with the only success being finding a couple of Cheetors at TRU (which I did not buy). So I walk into the Wal-Mart on New Year's day and managed to find not only Hound and Cyclonus, but Animated Blurr and Swindle, too. I snatched up all four and had a fun time opening them once I got home.
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    probably the day I met Bodhar2000 lol

    He has helped me find several toys I really wanted... Henkei Hound, Ghost Starscream, and

    DESZARAS!
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    For me it was getting more of the G1 Universe/ Henkei class completed before the hiatus.
    I managed to snag
    Hound
    Cyclonus
    Brawn
    Beachcomber
    Animated Jazz
    Animated Blurr
    Inferno
    Henkei Red Alert
    Henkei Thrust
    Henkei Dirge
    ROTF Bludgeon
     
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    My 200th TF arrived a couple of months ago - MP-04. That was a great day :) 
     
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    AA was superb :D  What a weekend, I can't single anything out, there was so much went on.

    Tying with AA is acquiring six grails at once. I'm a whore for vintage Jap books, got these all at once (already had the 2010 one):

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    For me it was MP Skywarp on my birthday. My first MP and i love him.
     
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    As well as getting my first ever Botcon box set, G1 Jetfire MIB, and getting G1 Mindwipe, Brainstorm, Skullcruncher, and Punch/Counterpunch. And getting RotF Lockdown on Christmas Eve; I was as excited about that as I was with my first TFA Lockdown. Getting Alternity Super Black Convoy for Christmas was pretty cool, too.
    All in all, great year as far as Transformers go.
     
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    A tie between three: 1) Opening ROTF Leader Prime and seeing how awesome he truly is.

    2) Finding ROTF Voyager Bludgeon an hour ago...he kicks ass.

    3) Finally, seeing Peaugh's ROTF Leader Starscream video. He will be mine!

    EDIT: I almost forgot, the day my MIB Victory Leo arrived. This trumps all.
     
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    Opening up a present to find Masterpiece Grimlock Christmas Eve.
     

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