what's the longest you've gone w/o buying any transformers???

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  1. primenemesis

    primenemesis Banned

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    To those die hard Transformer collectors who buy several a week or every other week, I ask what's the longest ya'll have gone w/o buying any transformers.

    I lost my job at the end of april (worked for GM), i hav'nt bought any transformers since then, i've been working since the end of may and i may finally be able to buy something next weekend :p 

    so it's been 5 months for me.
     
  2. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Probably a few years during the Beast era.
     
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    From the time Armada ended to the time the 07 movie came out
     
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    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    From Beast Wars to the 07 movie.
     
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    gEAWW!
     
  6. foxfan352

    foxfan352 Well-Known Member

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    cybertron to the end of animated
     
  7. primenemesis

    primenemesis Banned

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    I had been buying every other week since 2001. so this is a big drout for me.

    it's not that i dont want to its cause im forced not, but i was on a serous run. i've had to sell quite a bit, and hav'nt got any movie items or finished my animated collection..... damn ..... damn it has been a sucky 5 months.
     
  8. Jetstorm

    Jetstorm Wielder of the Keyblade

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    From the middle of Energon to when the '07 movie came out.

    If the show is crap, I'm not gonna wanna buy the toys, so I only have a few Energon toys (because I thought Megatron was a cool toy and I actually liked the characters of Demolishor and Snowcat/Cyclonus) and nothing from Cybertron.

    Fortunately the awesomeness of the '07 movie and Animated pulled me back in and made me happy to be a Transformers fan again.
     
  9. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    There was a span of a few years, in different spurts.
    There was 1990- 1996. that was the longest, IIRC.

    First TF i bought in 96 was a G1 Megatron.
    it made me so happy.
    The last buying drought was Mid 2005 until i got 2007 Movie Blackout, due to illness.
    I missed out on those really nice Classics figs, damn it!
     
  10. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    about 2 years thanks to a relationship that better left undescribed
     
  11. AMG

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    I pretty much skipped the Unicron trilogy years. Didn't buy too many TFs during that time.
     
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    well if late G2 to the end of BW counts I'd say that.

    but latly I've gone weeks with out buying stuff partly due to my lack of a job and partly down to their not being many toys I want.
     
  13. Obsidian X

    Obsidian X Dork of the moon

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    1989 or maybe 1990 Is where I stopped buying them.

    I started again During the fall of 2006, so that's quite a long time.
    Those damn Alternators that brought me back in the fold. I was just going to buy a few Micromasters on ebay after I found my old ones in the celler. But the seller on ebay also had 4 cheap used Alternators so I thought, why not? I'll buy 'em too.
    And then I was hooked bigtime again :( 

    Been buying some comics and dvds in the years inbetween 1990-2006 though.
     
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    A couple years, specificaly between the start of Energon and the first movie toys. That entire period I went without buying TF's.
     
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    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Assuming you don't count the 14 years between my last G1 purchase and when I started collecting again in 2002, it would be the 9 month period between my last Movie 1 purchase and the launch of Animated.
     
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    17 years. From about 1990 to early 2007.
     
  17. Cascadia

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    20 years (1986-2006)
     
  18. joebot.

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    Beast Wars to a few months before the first movie came out. I bought a few here and there but the Classics line really got my interest again and I started watching G1 again. Then the movie came out and I was hooked again. Since then a few months every once in a while to pick up one of my other passions.
     
  19. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    Can't say I really collected when I was a kid.
    I officially started about 5 years ago and the longest I went without buying was 6 months, between when I finished my American G1 releases till I started the Euro/Jap G1 exclusives.
    Just couldn't stay away!
     
  20. blunghole

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    From G2 until Cybertron
     

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