Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by SegaGenesis, Aug 19, 2010.
Ah, but lets say you do: win the lottery, buy a mansion, and buy another mansion for all your TFs. Now what? You already own everything. There's no challange to collecting anymore, no thrill of the hunt.
So when new releases come out, you just send your butler to get them and at most you went 5 minutes without owning every Transformers. Not much joy there either.
I hate when the tru in my area is way behind in releases
Hate walmart try to pass regular price as clearance price
Hate walgreens sells dlx for 15$, scouts for 11$ legends for 6$
Hate Kmart for same as walgreens
...but you will want to...
None of this bothers me except for Wheeljack. So truths, maybe but uncomfortable truths, no.
That $10 toy you broke as a kid? Getting a new one costs at least $60
- I could be spending money on other things... or not spending money.
- No one else understands my collection obsession, unless they themselves collect things or don't give a damn.
You will never be able to have all of the transformers you want.
Even though it IS an uncomfortable truth, I kinda like it because it really helps me keep limits on how much I buy, now and for a while...
Not always, and this really isn't a problem. Some of the best figures out there are redecoes, and sometimes redecos surpase the original colours. Nowadays redecos are planned ahead so they make sense and look better.
This is true and it sucks. luckily we have a friggin' AWESOME community of people who can help eachother out.
Not always, but in most cases it's best. Prime and Megs are the "main" characters, most people (even in the fandom) want them to get the big figures first.
Animated would like a word with you.
He always comes back though.
This is a legitimate truth. However I've been well aware of it practically since I got into the fandom. It shouldn't be and "uncomfortable" truth.
I see no problem with this.
There's nothing wrong with that.
There's also nothing wrong with that. More popular franchises have had stupider premises.
- What ever figure you really want, everyone else wants... so it will be hard to find, expensive if you have to buy it on the secondary market... or just impossible to get.
- TF Animated will always get screwed.
- TF Headmasters, MasterForce, and Victory will never get an R1 release.
- Vintage G1 will just keep getting more expensive and harder to find.
-There will always be something you regret not getting before it was gone and became super expensive on the secondary market.
- Exclusives, most of the time are a pain in the ass to get.
One more thing about the G1 cartoon not being as good as remembered....
I for one never left it long enough to forget. I've always known what it was, loved it, and still love it. It was among the best of what the 80's had to offer and stands pretty well even today. It's not nostalgia for me.... it's something cemented in my being.
My biggest uncomfortable truths about collecting?
-All the plastic used in the toys is made possible by the extraction of fossil fuels in non-sustainable ways.
-At least 50% of the packaging materials of my toys likely ends up in a landfill despite my best efforts. Changing the twist ties to paper string was a good start though - keep it up Hasbro. Recycled/recyclable packaging would be a great next step.
Oh, this was supposed to be a fun thread...um, boo black repaints? Metallic paint is never going to stay as shiny as it was in the box?
Technology isn't that good at the time. Can't really blame them.
cough *Twilight* cough
All the more reason to go back to die cast metal!
Resulting in prices doubling.
At least when they make Grimlock and the Dinobots (or Beast Wars Dinobot) it's kind of like 'recycling'
G1 cartoons are just as good. Season 3 especially.
in every line there will be one toy you pass on initially then later when you change your mind about it it is no where to be found and you will end up paying through the nose for.
There will always be at least one toy in a line that would have worked better at a different price point.
Just when the line starts to get really good hasbro will cancel it.
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