Transformers you wish you had bought sooner?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Cal, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. n_tel_ekt

    n_tel_ekt Wreaker

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    Classics Prime, UM and Skywarp.

    Ended up paying double the original $ for all when I did get them which isnt bad i think. I havent missed a classic locally since.
     
  2. Logos Minor

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    Legends Universe Wheelie and Cosmos. I had them, was walking to the register, then decided to put them back because they were closing. I have regretted it ever since.
     
  3. Quixote_Prime

    Quixote_Prime is missed.

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    I was down to just collecting Star Wars in graduate school and passed a Target back endcap filled with the UM/SW on clearance for around $10@. I looked at UM and said - that's not UM and was mildly interested in SW (I'm a fan) but didn't think it was worth it.

    I'm sure others have stories of this sighting.
     
  4. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    ^I echo that sentiment! :cry 
    Gone are the good ol day those vintages were readily avaliable in local departmental stores for LESS 20X the original price...:( 
     
  5. Murasame

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    I wish I had started with Classics/Henkei. But I always thought, I'm just looking at the pictures on the internet and I'm not gonna buy them, I won't collect. But then WFC Prime came out and I started to buy some other figures and now the figures I really want are just too expensive. Just because I want them so badly does not justify to pay illusionary prices the people want for them.
     
  6. MaxLinden

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    Henkei Classics when they came out...
    I guess I can deal with the just as good Knockoffs!
    =)
     
  7. FanimusMaximus

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    BW Depth Charge when I was a kid. I was a simple hair cut with a hair clipper away from it, but I was too scared at the time. :( 

    And as for recently, there is too many to list.
     
  8. vm-01

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    Overlord!

    I wish I'd gotten him and sixshot when I first started collecting. They would have been expensive but certainly not nearly as expensive as they are now.

    I wasn't that into energon-cybertron but I wish I would have gotten the bigger figures when they were still in stock. And FP city commander but I don't feel too bad because I wasn't collecting back then.
     
  9. tfan123

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    I really wish would've picked up movie 1 deluxe '74 bb, animated blitzwing, and rotf deluxe wheelie
     
  10. C. Wallace

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    Had to be close to a year ago that I finally saw Universe Smokescreen on the shelf at Walmart. Cash was tight, so I passed,figuring I'd come back for him the next week. Well the week after there was no Universe figures to be had.

    I finally just picked him up but paid 2-3 times the price.

    My new rule: Buy it when you see it.
     
  11. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

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    I don't really get why Universe Smokescreen is so expensive. I remember when he was first revealed, there were a lot of complaints about his off-model colour layout and cheap decal. Why then is he selling for "2-3 times the price" when Henkei Smokescreen is a much prettier alternative?
     
  12. Angelwave

    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

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    Preference?
     
  13. Wollstone

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    Energon Optimus Prime, still don't have him.
     
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    Many Japanese vintage TFs, too bad I wasn't born yet, and now, lack of funds, *sighs at the Overlords and Victory Sabers that cost a bomb*
     
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    Classics Prowl. Granted, I've been hunting for him since I got into TFs properly way back last summer, but I only actually got one at Christmas time. Such a gorgeous figure of an awesome character. :3
     
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    Universe 2.0 Vector Prime!!!

    It was last 2009 Christmas when I saw him at TRU on clearance for about $19 (had a $5coupon on me) and I had the figure in my hand with Universe 2.0 Treadbolt, but as I walked to the register I was undecided in taking 2 figures and was saying to myself to take only 1. So my dumbass left Vector Prime and took Treadbolt...how convenient.

    After looking at reviews, I noticed how cool Vector Prime was, went back to TRU 2-3 days later to see if I could purchase it, every single 2.0 figures were gone!! I was soo upset and regret that I did not pick Vector Prime over Treadbolt. In the end I had to cash Vector Prime out on ebay for about $40.00 tops without shipping MISB...UGGH!!!
     
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    Since I've been collecting... nothing really. I just wish I started about a year sooner because I missed out on a lot of nice Classics that I'd like to have.
     
  18. FatalT 71

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    Since I started getting into collecting last year... everything that came out before then :D 

    Particularly that Ultra Magnus/Skywarp pack...
     
  19. jasonmako

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    2 things only. Fansproject City Commander and Reissue white Astrotrain. Thats it.
     
  20. siniquezu

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    X9 ravage. He was $50 when I first saw him but couldn't afford it. Now he's $150 and I still can't afford it.