How Close Are You To Being Done With Your Collection?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by El Duque, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Trailbreaker77

    Trailbreaker77 Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I really wish I was done already, but with Takara revisiting characters they already done in the MP line and trying to find a scale I'm happy with for my classics line I probably end up quitting the hobby first.

    3rd parties give an option of wrapping things up sooner if you are happy with the options they provide.
     
  2. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    I have been saying CLOSE for 15 years, yet, here I am.
     
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  3. pilot00

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    Everytime I say: "A couple last bots and we are done", I end up buying new shelving space....
     
  4. Treadshot 2.0

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    I spend way more time thinking about all the stuff I need to get rid of than the few things I want to acquire. Does that count? I have multiple MP displays and honestly that's probably too much. LOL
     
  5. edgecrusher

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    Getting closer every time something arrives that I had pre-ordered. :D 
    • Right now I'm down to a minimum completion state for G1 MPs from S1, S2, and '86Movie with:
      • ZT Silverbolt
      • MMC OcMax autobot cassettes (Eject, Rewind, Ramhorn, Steeljaw)
      • FT Blurr
      • the rest of the XTB Stunticons
    It feels good to know there's an end in sight and less than ten figures needed to consider it complete.
    • Then there's the highly desired:
      • FT Warpath to replace BC Wardog
      • A set of Protectobots
      • Rodimus Prime
    • And the ones I might end up swapping in if they happen:
      • FT Ultra Magnus
      • MMC OcMax Ratbat
      • FT Scourge
      • A better set of Combaticons in botmode than UT's set which sort of lost the script halfway through
      • A better Perceptor than Tesla
      • FT Trailbreaker to replace BC Trailbreaker, if it's not an old mold with Hoodlum-type issues
      • FT Aerialbots if they're significantly better than ZT's in botmodes
      • FT Constructicons if they're amazing, to replace the extra botmode set of TW Constructor on the shelf. The Constructor in combined mode stays :) 
    • And then, shelf space permitting, there's the "oh why not" endgame items like:
      • A Unicron head
      • Season 2 fembots
      • Alpha Trion
      • A pair of Sweeps to go with Scourge
      • KFCToys Junkion Scraps, Dregs, Gunker, and Castoff
      • And maybe if Ocular Max do Slugfest and Overkill I'd consider them for G1 nostalgia reasons. I also had the Squawktalk/Beastbox and GrandSlam/Raindance pairs but I'm not sure I'd bother with them in MP form.
     
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  6. Sylent

    Sylent Making Cybertron Great Again!

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    I primarily collect MP's and have quite recently switched to 3rd party just so I can be done with my collecting. I love TT's work, but at this rate, with sporadic new (not repaints) G1 reveals, we won't be done with the Ark bots until 2027, and that's IF we're lucky.

    I'm in my late 40's for crying out loud and just want to be done with MP collecting, so 3rd party has filled that void. So, am I close? Sort of, I guess... Thing is, there's always something else cool on the horizon.
     
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  7. Curium

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    I'm 0% of the way to "being done". I simply don't have a defined stopping point. As long as they keep making figures I like I have no intention to stop buying.
     
  8. JJJ

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    Nah, done doesn't have that connotation to me. My hobby isn't the collecting, it is the having. For me, "collecting" is simply purchasing, and the purchasing is merely a means to an end (I get no thrill from the purchase). Once I own all the figures I'm after, that really will be it for purchasing, but there's no way that I'll be done with the figures :) 

    My interest, and my idea of "the hobby", differs from yours, and this is what I've found in every hobby I've ever been part of. That's people for you :) 
     
  9. antapp

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    I have a Legends, Legends + and a CHUG collection at the moment. If we can get a good Legends Rodimus, Springer, Astrotrain and a few others in the next year or so, then the rest will be sold off - mainly to recoup space and money.
     
  10. redrum2581

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    i feel like i'm close bcuz i'm starting to get picky, though i have started a whole other collection by starting a dragon collection
     
  11. The Crow

    The Crow ARK BUILDER!!

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    I am only collecting the MP characters for Seasons 1 through 4 of the cartoons. I have just completed season 1. Need 8 to complete season 2, around 6 for season 3 and 6 for season 4. The issue is as better versions or Fanstoys releases an MP I already have, I tend to upgrade.
     
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  12. King Nergil

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    Let's see...

    Still desperately needed:

    Runamuck & Runabout
    Alpha Trion
    Elita 1 (XTB?)
    Devcon
    Unicron head
    Autobot Spike (XTB)
    3/5 Stunticons (XTB)

    Nice bonus figures:
    Deceptitran
    B.O.T.
    Sub-Atlanteans
    Centurion Droid (Ex Factory Gladiator?)
    Moonracer
    Firestar
    Chromia (I'd take OS KOs...)
    Paradron Medic (green MMC Azalea repaint?)

    Would deserve an upgrade:
    Bumblebee
    Cliffjumper
    Warpath (FT Sheridan?)
    Blitzwing (FT Berserk?)
    Astrotrain
    Steeljaw
    Ramhorn

    We're almost there. Almost...
     
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  13. JoeHavok

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    Every time I think I’m done, I get sick of some of the things I have, sell them and then buy more stuff. It’s weird.
     
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    Perfectly outlines my end game also
     
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    With Takara slowing to a glacial pace on releasing new g1 masterpiece at a glacial pace and more third party companies now doing more toon accurate deco,I've decided to tap out. I just don't find masterpiece fun anymore.
    I don't have a particular preference on the pre and post toon thing,I just don't like the fact that my later and earlier stuff don't look right together.
     
  17. djmajin

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    X-Transbots remaining Stunticons x2
    MakeToys Coneheads
    MP-44 OP v3
    FansToys Blurr
    Maketoys Headmasters
    Fanstoys Skullcruncher

    Unannounced I'd buy
    Better MP Astrotrain
    MP Defensor x2
    Smaller MP Ultra Magnus
    Better MP Scourge
     
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  18. DocSeth81

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    my list has been hovering around 30 or so more figures for about 18 months now, but every time the list starts to get lower, something new gets announced and the list goes up again. Also, I decided that I want to start collecting Studio Series, but not as a completionist.
     
  19. Superquad7

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    I feel I'm halfway there at least. We've got a lot of good gaps filled, but I still need combiners, Astrotrain, and many if the Japanese-only cast. My goal is Diaclone, cartoon-only G1 from 1984-Victory.
     
  20. RKillian

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    It's less being close to done and more not being interested in what's offered. We're sort of in a rut with pre-movie G1 being half done over and over. When the post-movie and BW people finally seize complete control, that's it.

    I really want FT to get to the Combaticons but that's another decade off at the rate they're going.
     
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