What was your first 3P purchase and do you still have it?

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  1. duttry98

    duttry98 Well-Known Member

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    Just making conversation and curious to what others first bought to jump in the 3P ring? I was a late bloomer(strictly a G1 whore for a long time) and decided to go simple and inexpensive, went with Igears Sharkticons while they were on clearance at BBTS. I watched reviews, did homework, yada yada yada, and went with them. I was thoroughly impressed and hooked on 3P. Do I still have them? Sort of. They're sitting for sale on consignment at a friend's shop LOL.
    How about you???
     
  2. Orion2703

    Orion2703 Ultimate Hunter

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    Chrome GP Guttur, and yep he's still alive and kicking!
    I wouldn't get rid just cos he's my first 3p, and looks awesome still. I've moved to FT for dinobots due to a lack of further releases tho.
     
  3. knightmare6

    knightmare6 Reflector In Disguise

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    My very first 3rd party purchase was the protector armor. I still have it. That's one thing I don't think I could ever sell.
     
  5. MyTea Boc

    MyTea Boc Cannot rest until we have a bus-former.

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    Fans Project's City Commander; and I'm never getting rid of it.

    Takes a good figure and makes it great.
     
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    FP's City Commander still on my shelf. One of the only guys I still have that I haven't sold due to a better update (CW Ultra Magnus). I just can't bring myself to sell him, his design and update are just so original. A really nice job and definitely fits nicely with Warbot and Protector. I love the 86 lineup from FP. A define unique style.
    This guy pretty much started it all..
     
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    My first 3P purchase was iGear Hench. He is still in my Autobot CHUG display.
     
  8. GR1ML0CK

    GR1ML0CK Dinobot Commander

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    My 1st 3p purchase was wst grimlock and mgt-01 delicate warrior. Can't remember which I got 1st. Will never sell either
     
  9. Sentinel

    Sentinel TF Museum Curator Moderator

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    Same here. In with third-party from the beginning and proud of it.
     
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    Mastermind Creations Bovis and I just finished Feral Rex not to long ago...
     
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    IGear's Kup heads. It's still one of my favorite third party things, and it's a fantastic summation of how third parties and Hasbro can get along to make good toys great.
     
  12. Markdelg

    Markdelg Spin Road fan

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    I bought that Igear Weapons Specialist guy because he was the closest representation to the cartoon G1 Ironhide at the time. I still have him but I never liked him, and now that MP Ironhide is out he's completely irrelevant to my collection.
     
  13. robh

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    green giant. I still have it, but it's in a box now. Only because he doesn't fit in my collection anymore due to size.
     
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    Toyworld's Hegemon, still consider him the center of my collection!
     
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    City Commander started it all and yup he's still going strong. He is my Ultra Magnus in my 86 movie line up. Also got DIA commander and Shadow Commander. Would never sell any of them.
     
  16. Matrix1981

    Matrix1981 It's Hot Rod's fault...

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    MMC Shadow Hexatron. Still have him and he looks great. I'm just not sure where he fits on my shelf anymore. Thinking of selling him.
     
  17. dedguy

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    For me it was this guy. I had oogled him for years and when he was re-released I finally bought one. First Transformer I bought since Armada Unicron too. Got him in July of 2014.

    [​IMG]Maketoys Green Giant by James Seaman, on Flickr

    Now almost two years later I have around 50 transformers and with the exception of a couple official Masterpiece figures all are third party. I don't see myself ever selling him and he's still easily my favorite Transformer I own.
     
  18. TruStarscreamer

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    I did eventually get City Commander, but the one I started with was FP Bruiticus. Still looks fantastic even next to warbatron.
     
  19. dedguy

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    Oh also of note, I see a lot of people mentioning FansProject City Commander. I still would love to get that set, probably the Nemesis version. I have wanted it since first seeing it and it's still one of my favorite representations of the Ultra Magnus concept. The main thing holding me back is tracking down a Classics Nemesis Prime.
     
  20. chip1123

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    My first 3P was the Topspin/Twin-twist set from Mech Ideas. Still have them, though I've gone to more of an MP collection.