$200 and what to spend it on thread

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Rodimus Mike, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Rodimus Mike

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    Hey guys, I happen to have come into about $200 this week (when my Momma's Friend was in town and wanted to go to the Riverboat Casino's in Louisiana,so I ended up winning that much when we went),but the point is I want to spend that $200 on some Good 3P Figures and need you'lls opinion on which I should get, I have come up with some immediate figs I am interested in,but others I may be open to suggestions.Let me know what you think I should get, and here are the ones I am mostly interested in.

    DX9 D-09 Mightron $130
    XTB Ollie 2.0 $65
    IF-EX04C Legends Magnus (Classic Color) $55
    UniqueToys Allen (Springer) $120
     
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    Out of that list I'm not sure what I'd recommend. The rerelease of Ollie seems to be plagued with issues and I'm not a fan of Mightron. If you are a legends collector then thats probably a good choice. Allen is cool but I'm passing on that one. I'm not sure exactly how your collection is focused but you do have MPs on your list. I have Crash Hog and Dumpyard and they're awesome. KFC Simba looks sweet, I'm in for BC Speedbump and Lorry. Don't know if you're a Chug collector but Overlord is pretty awesome and all fit your $200 budget.
     
  3. Megasquared

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    Personally I would hold off on getting Ollie at least until more in hand reviews come in. But what's on my radar right now is MakeToys Despotron, MMC Backdraft, and either MMC or Badcube's version of Trailbreaker.
     
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    The first two releases of TFC's Seacons (Big Bite and Cyberjaw). You won't be disappointed.
     
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    I would highly recommend the Maketoys Despotron. I love DX9, and have Chigurh, Carry, and Gewalt. Maketoys knocked it out of the park with Despotron. It is what MP Megatron should have been.
     
  6. Rodimus Mike

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    Hey BBR, I already have Crash Hog,but I was gonna wait to get Dumpyard a little later. Also I thought Ollie was supposed to be fixed with this second release?,but if not I may pass on him. As for the others on my list like Allen I know some reviewers have said he is a little Playskool'ish with all the green and yellow on him,but I don't mind that as long as he looks decent enough.

    Mightron I have also seen reviews of him and pretty much most of them like Peaugh,EmGo,and so forth all think he is a decent figure.Finally as for IF's Legends Magnus I am still undecided since I heard that in alt mode his wheels don't move,they are just one solid piece,is this true?. If so I may pass on him.
     
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    While it may be a bit early it appears that there are already QC issues with Ollie as there are replacement thighs being sent out as there was scratching right out of the box. There have also been a report of stress marks and torn plastic. I like Allen overall but think I'm going to wait for Open Play to see what happens. I think Mightron is fine, and if you like that aesthetic I think you'll like it. I don't collect legends but if that's the same Magnus that Bobby Skullface just reviewed the wheels don't turn.
     
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    If combiners are your thing, I'd start picking up some of the Gravity Builder bots. That combiner is shaping up nicely and will definitely give you an "wow" moment once their all combined into their not-Devastator form.

    Maketoys Despotron - while may not be perfect, he's a great all around Megatron stand in in terms of quality/aesthetics.
    MMC Reformat Line - your choice, these figures are great.
    Pre-order for Fans Toys Phoenix - will be epic.

    Or just take that $ 200.00, go back to the Riverboat Casino and put it all on black. :) 
     
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    Out of that list I can't recommend any.
    There are other versions of Springer coming out, so it may be best to hold off and weigh your options.
    There's going to be an official Megs V2 reveal soon, so you may want to hold off on Mightron until you can see a final product from TT and then gauge all of the available options.
    Ollie, just stay away from that for now. Wait for a second run of the V2.
    IF Magnus, I don't collect legends scale figures, so I can't comment.

    Maybe the best bet is to just hold on to the cash for a bit. If none of the options you listed make you decisive enough to purchase them, then perhaps they aren't really what you want and this is simply an impulse buy. I'd say, wait until something comes along that screams "buy me" without question.
     
  10. zfarsh

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    Save it for FT Skyfire next year.... Or get Master Made Appolion and the upgrade set ;) . Or MMC Whirl and Roadbuster or Tarn. Or MT Striker Manus and some Iron Factory toys.

    I guess you could do DX9 Meg, but personally i would want the MT version as my Megatron. Your call though, and there will be an official one too, though i personally still prefer MT's

    But if I had the money and I had to spend it now and sticking with your list, I am most drawn (and actually would really want) the UT Springer. It seems like a chunk of fun from the reviews. With the remainder, I would buy something from Iron Factory, i guess you could do Magnus, but i'd prefer Arcee and Windblade (in case you dont have them), then Drift or Optimus or Scorponok all before Magnus (but they arent available yet).
     
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    might as well give it back to the casino with that list.

    cant recommend.


    resist urge for immediate gratification
     
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    Ten 20-dollar hookers, of course.
     
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    ^ I think they are more expensive than that bro....
     
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    Megatron and Springer. Rubadub has Mightron for $119 shipped and pull $20 out of you pocket to cover the Allen. This, I command!!
     
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    If $200 is hard to come by, save it for something you REALLY want rather than crap you're asking other people whether you should get it or not... If it's just money that's burning a hole in your pocket, I don't have much of an opinion on that list beyond saying I'd probably pass on most of it at those prices. Mightron looks like a fun enough figure, but it will probably be available for a nice discount at some point in the next few months.
     
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    Sage advice. Save for something really special that you're not on the fence about, something you know you absolutely have to have.

    Out of that list, though, I'd probably go for Mightron and maybe Magnus.
     
  20. Rodimus Mike

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    To add to my list I was thinking of these as possible inquiries:

    DX9 Mightron
    UT's Allen
    MakeToys Despotron
    KFC's Citizen Stack
    DX9 Legend Mightron
    DX9 WIP Leah & Toufold


    As for XTB's Apollyon he has too many mixed reviews about him so he is not on my list,also after hearing how IF's Ultra Magnus Upgrade figure doesn't even have rolling wheels he is a total pass for me.