Who's a collector and who's not?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by TFcollecterguy, Sep 16, 2010.

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Collector or not?

  1. Collector

    94.6%
  2. Not a collector

    7.0%
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  1. TFcollecterguy

    TFcollecterguy Well-Known Member

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    Just was wondering how many of us on here are actually figure collectors. I am. Okay i'm not thinking Who's a completionist I mean anyone who buy any action figures at all. If you don't buy any you are not a collector. Believe me because I can't afford to be a completionist and I see myself as a collector.
     
  2. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    I'm not.

    No completionism, no bated breath waited for them to rehash 'beloved' characters.

    I buy the ones i like the look of and that's it.
     
  3. Wollstone

    Wollstone Banned

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    Well even if you just buy the ones you like, I think you're still a collector.
     
  4. TFcollecterguy

    TFcollecterguy Well-Known Member

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    yea that still technicly makes you a collector still. I just really mean anyone that gets figures. Few or many.
     
  5. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    I'm a collector. I used to collect model cars, Kyosho Mini-Z's, radio controlled helicopters, and now Transformers.
    I think the Transformers dwarf my other collections though.
     
  6. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Um.. I like transformers and I buy the ones I like the most / can afford. I'm a collector technically.

    I think you may be thinking of "Who's a completionist"
     
  7. exomega255

    exomega255 Emerald Green

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    define collector.

    I have a lot of transformers. I collect the things I want, and don't collect things I don't want, even if they are the same line.
     
  8. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    I consider myself a collector, but I think the OP needs to clarify what he defines as collector.
     
  9. TFcollecterguy

    TFcollecterguy Well-Known Member

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    Okay i'm not thinking Who's a completionist I mean anyone who buy any action figures at all. If you don't buy any you are not a collector. Believe me because I can't afford to be a completionist and I see myself as a collector.
     
  10. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Yep I definitely am. The toys are my main interest in the TF franchise.
     
  11. Optimus Vader

    Optimus Vader Banned

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    I collect.

    This is a toy discussion forum so I can't imagine anyone reading your thread doesn't have any figures.
     
  12. FCatCH76

    FCatCH76 Autobot

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    same here with Mini- Z's, still have all my parts and some rare bodies including F1's. Now its between TF's and saltwater reef tanks.
     
  13. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    I don't think many voting "not a collector"
    This is after all the "toy-discussion" section on a Transformers forum.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2010
  14. TFcollecterguy

    TFcollecterguy Well-Known Member

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    This is why I posted it in general discussion but someone moved it here.
     
  15. Matty

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    I pretty much buy only Transformers, but I still consider myself a collector...

    So...?
     
  16. Janitor

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    Put me down for collector.

    I guess what OP wanted to differentiate was how many here were actual TF toy collectors, and how many were just "fans". Though logical, doesn't help to put this thread in the Toy Discussion
     
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    I absolutely buy action figures, it is my one hobby, though I would like to get back into model building specifically Gundams and mecha. But any of this is only when wifey lets me.
     
  18. Optimus Vader

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    Gotcha.

    Just to add a little bit to this thread..

    I collect, but no where near a completionist, TF's and Star Wars stuff. As far as toys I mainly collect TF's just because I think they're a little more fun (even though all I really do is stand them on a shelf). I'll usually buy a few other random action figures if I'm into something for a minute. Ironman was the big comic movie of the summer, I liked it, so I bought and Ironman and a War Machine figure.. that sort of thing.
     
  19. Hyperoptic

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    Bummer.
    I would have loved to see the result of this poll in general discussion...
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2010
  20. TFcollecterguy

    TFcollecterguy Well-Known Member

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    Yea I think transformers kinda ruin it for a collector because they transform and there is so much to them. Then there are normal ones. They are cool but you are just kinda like "meh". I got some Iron man 2 stuff. Though my area never got passed wave 1. Still pissed about that.
     

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