What's the stupidest reason you bought a toy?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by tf_4_lyf, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. tf_4_lyf

    tf_4_lyf Deceptibot

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    Everone's done it. We've all bought a toy because of its bio, some little homage, its packaging, because it came with some little accessory, or just because you needed to complete a certain colection.
    Here's my list:
    Roft Ejector- Because it was a toaster
    Rotf Skids and Mudflap- Its a transforming icecream truck!
    SG Drift- planning to get it just because its based off of Deadpool
    Walmart Exclusive Cannon Bumblebee- All the little homages in its paint applications.
    And many more!
    So guys what's your list?
     
  2. Star Saber

    Star Saber Primus Hates You!

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    Bought a whole bunch of stuff during my early days bec it was limited edition or gold etc (McFarlane Spawn) or because the toy had a foil/hologram card instead of a regular one witj it (Old Toybiz X-Men) despite me not really liking the figure. Now I'm much more selective with what I buy :) 
     
  3. Stune

    Stune Well-Known Member

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    PE-11 Botcon Deco: Because apparently there are only 500 of that deco being made
     
  4. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Ejector, because he was a toaster :D 
    Sergeant Kup, because Kup was my favorite character in G1.

    However, i regret neither of those purchases.
     
  5. TFareCool

    TFareCool TFW's Camera Guy

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    Aveo Swerve's leg transformation made me buy it. Never looked at it, then saw how the legs transformed in TFW's galleries. Bought it that night. Great purchase.

    ROTF Amazon Black Prime because I love black Primes and that mold.
     
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    TFTM Big Daddy because he looked like Wheeljack.
     
  7. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    I bought the Battle in Space set for Nightstick, the Matrix, and Rodimus.
    Nightstick: Because I lost the one from Uni. Cyclonus.
    The Matrix: Because I wanted one... don't question me!
    Rodimus: Didn't have the mold, wanted the protector armor. I ended up loathing the mold, and I never bought the protector armor.
     
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    The Insecticons, after reading Wayward's Insecticomics.
     
  9. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    Alpha Quintesson. Because I pitied it.

    Found it at TRU around the tail end of Cybertron, shoved to the very back, the box beaten and broken with a worn out clearance sticker, completely unloved and given no chance. And it wound up being a Plastic Addict review in the end, but I'm still glad to rescue the poor thing.
     
  10. megatronski

    megatronski PURGE THE HERETIC

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    Ejector because he is a toaster who has a demon midget face.
     
  11. LightningZERO

    LightningZERO The Alternity

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    Bought a bunch of random stuffs because I was young and felt like buying something out of boredom and stupidity

    Oh, and Cybertron Crumplezone because Botcon Optimus Primal was using that mold
     
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    ROTF Scorponok, mainly because I like beast mode figures and it had half the Predacon logo on it. I just wish it wasnt like a jumbo McDonalds figure.
     
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    Impossible toys Arcee: I already had my delicate warrior pre-ordered from I-gear when I bought the Impossible toys one, don't even know why, now it's permanently stored while my Delicate warrior is on display. Talk about impulse buys.

    RID Skybite: Because I love Sharks (I like the character too).

    Ejector and Icecream Twins: same reasons as OP.
     
  14. Abrogate

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    None of those are stupid reasons. Ejector and the Ice Cream Twins are both AWESOME. In fact I have both of them sitting right under my monitor where I can always see them rather than displayed in my shelves with the commoners...

    And what's stupid about buying an updated version of your favorite character?? That's like... a perfectly normal reason to buy any Classics figure

    Yeah that is kinda weird. The appropriate reason to buy Big Daddy is because Big Daddy is amazing.




    As for me, I tend to buy toys I wasn't originally interested in because they end up being featured in some obscure piece of fiction (Universe Storm Cloud and Movie 07 Crankcase, for instance). Luckily these aren't usually regrets.

    Also, the Timelines Astrotrain... I wanted to buy that when it was new cos I liked the mini-cons being homages to Unicron's servants from the late Marvel story. But I couldn't afford it back then, and when I could afford it, I found it hard to justify because I didn't like Armada Jetfire that much. But, then the Club put him on sale and I decided I wanted to use him with HTFD Oil Pan so he could play the role of Skystalker's shuttle fortress... even though he looks nothing like that. Really, I just kinda felt pity that he still hadn't sold out since 2007.
     
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    The Bucket Kitten Meow... TFW2005 Supporter

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    Universe Treadbolt: Thought the mold could put off a Gerwalk mode.
    Regret

    Universe Blaster: Bough for the sake of buying.
    Regret

    ROTF Chromia: To "combine" with the other unpurchased bikes.
    Regret

    Non-TF
    Takadox: Wanted a Barraki because someone I know had one.
    Don't regret

    Ehlek and Mantax: Couldn't decide which to buy, so bough both.
    Don't regret

    Pridak: Already purchased the other five Barraki.
    Don't regret

    Tanma, Solek, and Radiak: To link up with their respective partner.
    REGRET BIG TIME
     
  16. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    HFTD Payload (longhaul redeco). I had walked like half of the city looking for another figure, and before returning home, and out of frustration, I didn't want to walk back empty-handed. I saw Payload at half price in the last store I ended at so I just bought him.

    The reason to get him was dumb but luckily the figure is pretty dope so I don't regret it at all.
     
  17. Sideways77

    Sideways77 its movie time here come the manbabies

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    Maybe I'd regret Pridak. the poor shark fool needs to eat more... And I have to admit, ROTF Chromia isn't THAT bad. Surely not as bad as Arcee.




    As for me, I bouth Gen. Kup just for the heck of it. Mainly becasue they didn't have Scourde, Thundercracker, Wheeljack, or Warpath.
     
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    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    for the life of me i dont understand the obsession with gerwalk modes
     
  19. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Well, you see, I bought him solely because his name was Kup. Like, I wanted this thing so bad, I would've bought him as a remolded Armada Sideswipe. Thank goodness he actually turned out to be GOOD, though.
     
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    Movie one Divebomb, because it was hideous, and turned out to be a pretty fail toy.

    Oddly enough "Fiesta Banana Party Time Brawl" was bought for the same reason, yet was awesome.
     

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