first transformer purchase as an adult

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  1. Slave IV

    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    What so you count as adult? Either way I have no idea since I've been collecting all kinds of stuff my whole life.
     
  2. nice sideburns

    nice sideburns Autobot Brother

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    RiD (2000) megatron
     
  3. Macross7

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    G2 Slag or G2 Jazz. Can't remember which. Had never had the G1 version so took the opportunity to get the character.
     
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    DOTM Cyberverse Ironhide back in 2011. Not having played with a TF since about 1988, I was pretty amazed.
     
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    20th Anniversary Optimus Prime or Alternators Smokescreen back in 2003/early 2004 I think. One of those or probably an Energon TF like Rodimus.
     
  6. motorthing

    motorthing Carry on you Wayward Son

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    Being SuperOld I collected G1 from Sept '84 until Powermaster Prime totally killed my interest whenever that was in ........'88 when I would have been a 19 old so that would have been it for "childhood"

    So My first TF as an Adult was probably the Contructicons, and whatever else came in early '87. Then after PMOP destroyed my Kidaulthood not another until some G2's leaked back into grown up and bored consciousness in '94 and that was Hero Prime and Megatron. And then Beast Wars and everything since.

    Like Keith Richards trying to remember the early '70's this was an effort and it's just highlighted to me That's a freaking long time to be in this game.
     
  7. TheSupernova

    TheSupernova Out there. Thataway.

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    For me, it was Encore Starscream in the fall of '07. Followed shortly after by Classics Jetfire and Ramjet. I went back and forth between those lines until I switched fully to Classics in '09.
     
  8. KFGatri

    KFGatri Madman with a Blue Box

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    Go-Bots Prime and Megatron in 1995. I'd skipped over G2 until then, but managed to get the highlights on clearance.
     
  9. TheAmazingBrave

    TheAmazingBrave 吾輩は猫である!!!

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    That's a tough one.

    I got classics Megatron when I was 16ish. After that I found an RID Skybite with two of the Predacons at a yard sale which probably was what got me back into Transformers after Armada ended. My actual first purchase as an adult would rely on when you consider someone to be an adult, but it would have to be something in Universe 2.0 or Generations.
     
  10. NemiMonkey

    NemiMonkey Whippin Dem Fungals

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    ................I have no bloody clue. :lol 

    Been at this so long I can really only narrow it down to either Alternator Grimlock or something from Cybertron.
     
  11. Electro Rush

    Electro Rush Just a guy waiting for the perfect Whirl

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    Classics voyager Prime and deluxe Hot Rod on the same day, right before the 07 movie came out.
     
  12. Slave IV

    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    If you want to define adult as married, then it would be MP Soundwave and Megatron (MX-I) for me.
     
  13. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    Probably the commemorative reissues.
     
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    Beast Wars Optimal Optimus
     
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    DOTM Leader Sentinel Prime

    At that point I simply decided that I had to have an official Leonard Nimoy figure.
     
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    My first purchase was the Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker crossover figures. I bought all of the Star Wars Transformers because I am a Star Wars nut. Then the Transformers movie came out and I bought Optimus, Bumblebee, Ratchet, Jazz, and Barricade.

    I'm about to go over 100 figures.
     
  17. jbwkkl

    jbwkkl Wrecker for life

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    I would say it was Beast Machine's Ultra Jetstorm.. However, being a 30(+) year old kid at heart, I'm not sure it counts.
     
  18. openchallenge

    openchallenge No way!

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    I'll have to say bendy prime. I lived two doors down from a Toys R Us during the Unicron trilogy and was playing the Armada Game on PS2. I didn't buy a lot back then. Other bots I bought during that period where alt Smokescreen and 20th MP prime.
     
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    Kre-o Abominus and Devastator.

    If we mean actual toys, then It's "Thrilling 30" Swerve.
     
  20. pyrotechnic

    pyrotechnic Junkion

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    When I saw ROTF I just loved the pink icecream truck that was made up of 2 bots. So heard that was coming g out and really just wanted that but ended up getting both of there regular single deluxe forms while waiting for the ice cream truck I really wanted. Could never get the green ones alt modes all lined up for some reason. Just have the ice cream truck now. Then one day got Gen Junkheap and not long after Warpath at Marshalls for 6.99 ea. Then I was hooked on classics and have a shelf full now.