KO or HasTak or Purist?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Blindspot77, Jul 13, 2014.

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Which kind of collector or toy buyer are you?

  1. Hasbro Takara

    50 vote(s)
    42.0%
  2. Takara Purist

    7 vote(s)
    5.9%
  3. KO, Ressiue tolerant

    10 vote(s)
    8.4%
  4. 3P Purist

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  5. Anything and everything that look beautiful.

    66 vote(s)
    55.5%
  6. Really anything and everything and even s#:t from Hasbro e.g one step or botshots.

    8 vote(s)
    6.7%
  7. MP Purist

    15 vote(s)
    12.6%
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  1. Blindspot77

    Blindspot77 Well-Known Member

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    Well. KO, Reissue or Third party are some of the products that some of us might stayed off (don't flame me 3P fans).

    But i am sure no matter how an arse one is about being a purist, there are bound to be time when you either decided it is okay to buy some nice or out of productions ones or you accidently bought one and decide not to kill it with fire.

    So was wondering who type of collectors we have more of here.

    Mod help me del the other thread. I restarted this cos the other poll did not show up.
     
  2. heltskelt

    heltskelt Well-Known Member

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    I bet a lot of G1 purists broke down and bought Encore Fortress Maximus. I wish I had the money and the space for that. I had the intentions of sticking to HasTak releases only, but that went out the window when Hasbro released an armorless Classics Ultra Magnus. No KOs, though. I was really tempted with MP Red Alert, though.
     
  3. NotRamjet97

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    98% of the time I'll go Hasbro, but I did get a Takara Prime Wildrider.
     
  4. Blindspot77

    Blindspot77 Well-Known Member

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    Which line was that magnus from?

    Yeah Fort max and metroplex simply shows who is the boss in Transformers toy world.
     
  5. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    I buy what I like, I don't care if it's official or 3rd party.
     
  6. Vaikyuko

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    I buy Hasbro product but am not averse to Takara, but why is the option for non-mainline stuff listed so hostile and all-inclusive?
     
  7. Cyclonus79

    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    Takara MP's , 3rd party MP's or whatever looks really cool. ( I feel like this kinda thread pops up more often then any other ).
     
  8. Starscream Gaga

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    I'm strictly official products; no 3rd Party or KOs in my collection.
     
  9. LizardbotHero

    LizardbotHero I am a warrior

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    The only 3P's I'm interested in are the ones that fit in with the MP line, e.g. Scoria, Quakewave, Soar, etc. Otherwise I just don't feel that they're worth the price.

    Sometimes I'll go out of my way for a KO if it's interestingly different from the original, like an oversized figure or one with a drastically different color scheme.

    Otherwise I just get whatever I think looks cool.
     
  10. MechaFanboy

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    Whatever interests me gets my money; my collection is mostly 3P with a sprinkling of HasTak.
     
  11. Spark Extractor

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    Although I did have several Igear figs, I sold them all. I've never purchased a KO. I'm almost 100% Hasbro/Takara. I have made exceptions for FT Dino's, MMC Solus Prime, Dr. Wu upgrades for TFPrime, maybe FP Sludge, and would consider KO G1 Dinobots. I'm fine with third party and KO of unused/lost G1 molds existing, but just don't want them (with few exceptions) in my collection.
     
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    BidoofdudeofOz The Stench of Discovery

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    Anything that looks good enough. I'm not too tolerant of KOs, but they're a nice option for those who can't afford them.
     
  14. Electro Rush

    Electro Rush Just a guy waiting for the perfect Whirl

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    I'll buy whatever I damn want.
     
  15. Wheeljackie

    Wheeljackie He will set us free

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    Whatever looks cool sometimes Takara does something....sometimes Hasbro does something....sometimes 3rd party does something...if i want it well i will buy it.
     
  16. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    In the case of the MP cars, Hasbro is over charging and taking advantage of the collector market. $60 for Prowl? Ridiculous! The KOs are reasonably priced and so they get my money. If the quality was bad, that would be one thing, but it isn't an issue.
     
  17. EightiesKid

    EightiesKid G1 archivist

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    I have recently decided to focus solely on official releases since that is what i like the most. I have been getting rid of 3p, i do have a fee KO's in my collections for the boxes or as stand ins for now. But i am primarily a vintage/reissue/MP official collector.
     
  18. Ribieconvoy

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    Starting at the end of 2012 I decided to go Masterpiece only (save for the occasional oddity such as Generations Springer or Rhinox), however not only official masterpiece toys. I gladly purchased Cubex Huff because it fit the aesthetic perfectly, and I purchased a Sideswipe KO back when he was going for like 150 dollars. I want to replace that as soon as I get the spare cash for it, though. Probably after Bumblebee comes out, as I have no plans to buy Ultra Magnus so it should be a few months before anything is released after that.
     
  19. JukeOutlander

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    Botshots aren't sh*t, IMHO.
     
  20. OldDirtyBot

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    I go by what looks best to me between Hasbro\Takara. I'll pay the extra if the paint apps are a big enough improvement. I've pretty heavy into 3P at this point and I use to avoid all KO's but have slowly added some G1s that its clear will never get a re-release. Its pretty sad they can make KO's that for the most part of pretty good but HasTak can't. Hell, reverse engineer a KO and fix any QC issues they have.