Have you ever bought a Platinum Edition Set?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Murasame, Nov 25, 2016.

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Have you ever bought a Platinum Edition Set?

  1. Yes, most/all of them!

    6 vote(s)
    4.1%
  2. Yes, some.

    89 vote(s)
    61.0%
  3. No, but I plan to.

    15 vote(s)
    10.3%
  4. No, and I don't plan to.

    36 vote(s)
    24.7%
  1. Murasame

    Murasame 村雨

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    So, have you? I was wondering how much of these actually sell, regarding the pricing.
     
  2. kmopotato

    kmopotato spends too much on this shit

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    They're just shitty recolors of old g1 toys with gimmicks such as shooting removed. Not worth the quadruple scalper prices.
     
  3. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    Does the CW Liokaiser set count? If so then yes. otherwise no. I almost got the Blitzwing and Astrotrain release when it was like $30 online, but ended up skipping it.
     
  4. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002

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    I got the Planet of junk set, a buddy wanted the rodimus and I wanted the junkions, plus scrapheaps head never got a wide release over here from what I remember. I also got liokaiser, which was pretty reasonably priced
     
  5. kmopotato

    kmopotato spends too much on this shit

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    Liokaiser CW is a platinum edition?
     
  6. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002

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    Yes, he's double branded as both combiner wars and platinum edition. It's hard to see but look under liokaisers name
     

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  7. SpectrumBelle

    SpectrumBelle blorp.

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    I got the Cybertron Starscream repaint on clearance. It's an okay toy, definitely doesn't feel worth more than $40.
     
  8. omegafix

    omegafix Mechanically Insane

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    I got the AoE Breakout Battle set
     
  9. SG Roadbuster

    SG Roadbuster SG Wrecker

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    I've bought Year of the Snake Omega Supreme, Weaponiser Ultra Magnus, and CW Liokaiser for full price
    Traded an Energon Optimus for year of the Snake Optimus
    bought Year of the Horse Optimus from a friend for 70
    got Year of the Horse Starscream for 35 via combination of clearance price, coupons, and Rewards r us dollars

    I collect the Chinese Zodiac Primes. if anyone has Year of the Dragon, Year of the Goat, or Year of the Monkey for a good price, hit me up
     
  10. Bob Schoonover

    Bob Schoonover Poorly-Known Member

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    CW Liokaiser, and part of the Planet of Junk set (Scrapheap). I'm not in for the G1 re-issues or Chinese Zodiac themes, but if they fit into a pre-existing collection (G1 updates, Rodimus Prime/Hot Rod, Car Robots/RID updates), I'm in
     
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  11. Horzzo

    Horzzo Well-Known Member

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    I bought the Blaster/Perceptor Ops combo. Perceptor was on of my favorite toys as a kid so nostalgia got me to love this set. I also bought the conehead trio and really enjoy the set but it was kind of costly imo.
     
  12. Olivus Prime

    Olivus Prime Space Ranger

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    Omega Supreme, the trailer from the AOE Optimus and Sideswipe set, and Drift from the Autobots United set. Wouldn't mind getting Crosshairs also, and Autobot Heroes Ultra Magnus looks nice.

    It's a shame that the line so rarely comes out with something interesting or worthwhile.
     
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    barry Well worn member

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    Trypticon and Predaking. No regrets. As they were never released in the UK back in they the 80's they're a pain to get on the 2nd hand market.
     
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    flux convoy RIP Botcon.

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    Uh no. There was only set of G1 molds that were colored oddly. I haven't heard about any of them having launchers altered. Price is a relative argument. It's either worth it to you or not. Getting brand new coneheads and Trypticon for less than vintage price was well worth it to me. I've purchased roughly a third of the Platinum releases. I'm well pleased with all of it. I'm fairly certain your claims are false. What did I miss?
     
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    I bought Trypticon because he was almost impossible to find complete on secondary market and the price was about the same as the secondary market.
    Now he goes for half what i paid :mad: 
    Serves me right for thinking this guy would sell fast knowing there was a generations version coming along in future.
    I would have bought the RID Bee + Grimlock one but nobody ever carried that over here.
     
  16. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    No not as of yet some of the past ones I have wanted but did not initially have the funds when they were released and by the time i had the funds saved the price went bonkers.
     
  17. Murasame

    Murasame 村雨

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    Anything
     
  18. theestampede

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    Whenever I'm in Asia, I see them on the shelves and get excited and I'm not sure why. They're almost never something I would need to own and the price effectively kills any small interest I would have had in the items.

    Kinda do want the Unicron and that mini Prime, but I know the prices will repel me.
     
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    Liokaiser and Omega Supreme, whatever will go into my classics collection that isn't redundant.
     
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    I got the AOE 3pack of Rusty Optimus, Rollbar, & Vehicon for Christmas last Christmas.

    Really want to get the Junkion 3Pack, the Cyclonus 3Pack, and Unicron sets.