Thinking of getting out.....

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by twiztidRodimus, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. twiztidRodimus

    twiztidRodimus Shattered Glass Autobot

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    Now I'm sure these sort of threads are NOT new, but I figured I would throw it out there.

    As I just sold my 7 seeker set for 130$ to put towards my ps3 fund. I got to thinking, do I want to sell the rest of my collection and get out of the hobby?

    I have been less fulfilled compared to about 2 years or so ago, since I can't nearly ANYTHING but bumblebees, the novelty of the hunt has died for me. And online can get pricey and is a hassle at times, and I found myself selling my whole TF movie figure collection, then my TF Prime collection, and now my 7 seeker collection. I am more satisfied with just customizing rather than buying.

    This question is in two forms:

    To those who HAVE quit before, did you regret it?

    How much would my below collection value WITH FP G3 Trailer/Classics Voyager Optimus, FP Protector/Henkei Rodimus, and how much without those.

    Right now, this is my collection (minus my extensive customs since I know that lowers value) :

    Decepticons:
    FOC Shockwave
    WFC Soundwave
    BIS Cyclonus
    Universe Galvatron
    Generations Scourge
    Custom WFC Megatron (just painted the grey parts metallic)
    G2 FOC Bruticus pre-ordered


    Autobots:
    2 X RTS Jazz
    2 X Generations Drift
    generations Kup with IGEAR non cygar head
    RTS Perceptor
    Classics Voyager Silverbolt
    Generations Blurr
    RTS Windcharger
    2x HFTD Breacher
    Scout Hubcap
    Fansproject Protector Armor
    Henkei Rodimus (deluxe for armor)
    G3 Fansproject trailer (with box and sticker sheet unused)
    Classics Voyager Optimus (NOT Ko)
    Generations Warpath
    Generations Wheeljack
    RTS Tracks
    Classics Hound
    2 x RTS Wreck Gars
    Generations Junkheap
    Universe Sunstreaker
    Generations Red Alert (with G3 trailer weapon)
    B.I.S Rodimus
     
  2. AnAutobot1985

    AnAutobot1985 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure of the value there although I don't expect more than a couple hundred or so maybe. Most classics ain't worth much these days.

    I too have thought the same thing. I am cutting my collection in half. There are some I just cannot get rid of like the MPs, 3rd parties, some G1 and classics. I will always have some Transformers but its like I don't wish to have an extensive collection anymore.

    I have NEVER quit. I have trimmed the collection MANY times. Only regretted a few sales. Just be sure you won't want anything back.
     
  3. Ice1991

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    I kind of get where you are coming from (but in a different way) I decided to just stop collecting 6 years ago, started hanging out with friends, got a girlfriend and was focusing on school. So to make money on the side, I sold some of my transformers.

    Which thinking back wish I wouldn't of sold as many as I did. But I never sold the ones that I really liked.

    and now I'm getting back into the hobby but I do have a job now, which makes collecting a lot easier. And I am already getting quite the collection of C.H.U.G.S transformers (my favorite line)

    The thing about your collection that I see, is that scalpers love to over charge for any of the generations/classics line. So honestly I'd think about it a few days if I were you. While yes you can get them back down the road if wanted again, you will have to pay a slightly higher price.

    just my two cents. ;) 
     
  4. kavemon3

    kavemon3 Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to determine what you want now versus what you want later. Think about keeping a couple of your favorites cuz it will cost more down he road.
     
  5. D307

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    I hear you there and I agree with some of your points. About 2 years ago I sold my entire collection which consisted of about 180 boxed figures, most G1. I only have MP's now. When I first started I really needed the money, however somethings changed and the financial outlook became much better. At that point I though I continued selling as I just looked at my G1 figures that were left and thought "man some of these look really bad compared to their MP counterparts" so I continued selling.

    That said I don't think there will ever be a time in my life where there won't be atleast one Transformer in it (probably Thundercracker LOL). Just take a few moments and sit down and think about the ones that really mean the most to you. Keep them and sell the rest. Yes the money is great, however there is also sellers remorse which can suck bigtime!
     
  6. Wolfdawg

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    I've been thinking of quitting lately as well, and mainly for the same reasons you've pointed out OP. However, I've just ended up cutting down on my spending A LOT. There's not much that interests me, and I've found myself being very picky with not only my Has/Tak purchases, but my 3rd party purchases as well.

    That's my suggestion; just cut back. You don't have to quit completely.
     
  7. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I've never gotten out completely, but I came close a couple of times. Now I just periodically trim down when I feel I have too much.
     
  8. Astronopolis

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    asking us is probably a bad idea, were going to give you skewed advice. ask somebody who doesn't collect for a more valuable perspective.
     
  9. Cool Hand Lube

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    I'm purging right now. I'm 36, have three kids, a business to run, a wife to take care of, and a mortgage to pay. Some things just take precedence over having shelves and shelves full of plastic robot mans. Just look at what means the most to you, keep that and sell the rest.
     
  10. twiztidRodimus

    twiztidRodimus Shattered Glass Autobot

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    Yeah, I think my G3 trailer and classics voyager Prime, Protecter with Henkei Rodimus will stay, as I feel they are the best representations of my love of the franchise. The rest will more than likely go bye bye. I just don't know if I should sell the lot here, or on ebay
     
  11. Donnie707

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    :thumbs2: Dibs on classis hound. Jus sayin
     
  12. rob_charb

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    I quit collecting Tranformers quite a while back. I got so sick of the movie toys everywhere and didn't like any of the 3rd party stuff at all. The last Transformer I bought myself was FE Optimus Prime. I don't regret it at all. When I decided to stop, I got rid of a bunch of stuff that was just sitting around the house, packed up some more and only put out the figures I really, really liked, like Animated, my modest Optimus collection, my two MPs, 2 BTs and one Alternity.

    Honestly, it's never bothered me at all. I felt the quality of the toys was going downhill, didn't like the designs at all and realized that I did not need 25 different versions of the same character (except Optimus, because, well, he's Optimus). The only recent figure I want is the Hasbro MP-10 and that's not looking too likely at the moment.

    My advice is keep the things you really like and sell the rest. I flirted with the thought of selling my Car Robots Scourge, but knew I'd regret it later, along with Primus and a couple of other figures, so I kept them. Haven't found a place for them, but I still have them. If you think of selling it and don't feel like you'll regret it, then go for it. Get that PS3! Odds are you'll enjoy the PS3 more than the figures sitting around on the shelves if you're already at the stage of selling some off.
     
  13. Boy Blunder

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    As someone who owns a PS3, I would like to politely disagree.
     
  14. twiztidRodimus

    twiztidRodimus Shattered Glass Autobot

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    I am a HUGE god of War fan, and as I already own a 360, I can't play my favorite series on it since it's a ps3 exclusive.
     
  15. Boy Blunder

    Boy Blunder Terrorcon King

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    Oh no, I fully understand where you're coming from. I'm just saying that, if it hadn't been partially a gift, I'd consider the PS3 not worth the money I paid.
     
  16. xMostWanted559x

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    I love my ps3 since I'm a big call of duty guy...but yea I think OP should just trim collection but don't get rid of everything
     
  17. sh002

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    I thought I stopped collecting but just have been cutting back a lot. With another baby coming soon I think I'm going to stop and take it easy for a while.
     
  18. Jetbolt

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    I've never quit during my Transformers low point, I just got less during that time. Now seeing the Transformers issues of today, I wish I was more into the A/E/C era.
     
  19. SurlyJ

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    Yeah... I've had my Ps3 for years. Barely every touch it. Used it for Blu-ray for a while, then when I bought my big plasma it came with a free br player and now the ps3 just collects dust. Dont think I've turned it on for a year.
     
  20. rob_charb

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    As someone else who owns a PS3, I'd like to politely disagree with your polite disagreement.

    I love my PS3 to death. Rarely a day goes by that I don't destress from work by farting about on it for an hour or so.

    My point was not that a PS3 is better than Transformers, but rather as the OP has already started selling his collection off and is considering continuing to do so, he'd probably be more satisfied with the PS3 than with his collection.