My Collecting Days are Over.
|06-21-2012, 07:49 PM||#41|
Maximal Air Commander
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Salisbury, NC
Collection Count: 476, Largest faction: Maximals
News Credits: 3
With me, my low point was from mid legit RID to the last moment before Transformers Animated came on tv. For me, everything that I knew of transformers, was taken from me following Beast Machines. Sure RID had Predacons, but they were idiots and the Megatron was a joke from the more iconic Predacon Megatron from BW and BM.
So when RID ended and until late Cybertron, I couldn't watch the series at my place. I saw some of Armada over a friends place, but I couldn't get hook on it. So from late 2001 until before Animated figures it the stores, I only got what I really liked. If it had a beast mode, no second thought at all, I had to get it. I don't care if it was complete crap, I wanted it. When it came to vehicle mode transformers, there just had to been something that I liked about it or I would walk by it.
During that entire time, I got like fifty figures. Then Cybertron went off, wasn't a big fan but it gave me beast transformers. Since I'm not a big movie going type of person, there really wasn't anything to really hook me. So I heard about Animated and gave it a shot and not even in five minutes in to it and I was in love with the series. It reminded me so much of Beast Wars and the nobody Optimus was great to see.
Since Animated came and sadly went, my collection count has jumped from Animated, ROTF/HFTD, Generations/RTS, DOTM, and TFP. Though the other lines except Animated I only got what I liked though, Animated was the first completed line for me until the exclusives came out. Transformers Animated is the only reason why I'm still a Transformers fan, so its next to my heart with Beast Wars.
Megatron: "What is this? A new Megatron with shark teeth doing seek and finds? How annoying, yesss."
Optimus Primal: "Slag, I never even made speeches that boring on our show."
|06-21-2012, 08:03 PM||#42|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Just be sure before you get rid of them. Sometimes the bug comes back and then you re-buy everything.
|06-21-2012, 08:57 PM||#43|
Back from the Dead
Join Date: Apr 2007
Collection Count: 2000+
News Credits: 2
I've just gotten over a similar slump. Had my entire collection in storage for about two years, and just now have been able to take everything out, and display them all, which has actually rekindled my feelings for the hobby.
I can certainly understand wanting to get out of the collecting scene, and don't discourage you in the least from doing so, but make sure everything you get rid of is for final, and won't be some thing you'd regret later on. I purged a large part of my collection a year ago and regret a few items, but it's nothing i'd want to buy again.
|06-21-2012, 09:35 PM||#44|
Join Date: Apr 2012
Similar to my burn out thread a few weeks back. I kinda like the the idea of selling off stuff and just going for the high end ones or the guys you really like. Easier to manage and display
|06-21-2012, 09:47 PM||#45|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Manila, Philippines
Collection Count: They're mostly in bins, and I've lost track of how many I've accumulated for quite some time...
News Credits: 8
"We’re constantly trying to honor G1 and the other shows in the ‘Transformers’ mythology, but we’re just not trying to duplicate it." - Jeff Kline
|06-21-2012, 09:48 PM||#46|
The Dark Knight
Join Date: Dec 2006
News Credits: 10
I'm in a lull right now with toys, but I know I will always collect something.
|06-21-2012, 10:00 PM||#47|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Round Lake
Collection Count: around 150 or so.
News Credits: 10
I stopped collecting as a whole for a year and a half. Biggest mistake I made since I came back trying to play catch up to all the things I missed. Won't do that again.
|06-21-2012, 10:15 PM||#48|
Furious Radio DJ
Join Date: Sep 2002
Collection Count: 1300+
i'm right there with you. I am going to shrink the hell out of my collection, and enjoy what's left.My Feedback!
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|06-21-2012, 10:55 PM||#49|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: vancouver BC
Collection Count: 33
i went from hundreds to 6 figurinos and yet im satisfied. it was quite easy all optimus primes.Sig pictures are to be no larger than 40KB in file size and should be no larger than 300 pixels in height and 500 pixels wide - 2005 Staff
|06-21-2012, 11:08 PM||#50|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New Hampshire
Collection Count: 15+ (Gone MP! quality>quantity)
Many of us seem to feel the same way lately. I love my collection, but it gets a little overwhelming sometimes. So I have been thinning it out some. I'm doing it carefully so I won't miss the ones I part with, and the collection mostly remains for now.