What's your niche?

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  1. Edwardmus Prime

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    Any more niche than others?

    I guess, bots that can suit a Halloween theme. Draculus, the Fossilizers, Bludgeon, Frankentron, all sang to me. If they did a Halloween themed capsule, I would drop everything I planned just to get it.

    Pirates too. I'm gonna try to find some way to save up $108 just to get in one go all of the non-yellowing Star Seeker capsule that I won't already have a toy of. I see a skeleton or sea themed bot, I'm likely to put a Star Seeker sticker on them. If it's an off-screen BW character, good chance it'll become a pirate.

    Maybe my rough alt mode scale and fembot interests are also niche/quirks, but I've seen a handful of other people interested in those things. The people with the former niche are generally very low-key about it, maybe because they get shouted down when it gets brought up.
     
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  2. Satomiblood

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    I think we need to be friends because my appreciation for alt colors stems from the first TMNT arcade game, which had yellow, white, pink, and red Foot soldiers. Also, Luigi's white and green sprite in SMB1 is so eye pleasing compared to Mario's.
     
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  3. FanimusMaximus

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    Trains is a big one for me, I got like 5 different Astrotrain molds.

    Also got a weakness for bright, unorthodox color schemes I’m noticing.
     
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    Consider us friends, because I hadn't thought of those rainbow foot soldiers in years, but I immediately remembered how fascinated I was by them, and wondering if the different colors meant rank or something ha ha
     
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  6. maloney4playz

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    Pretty much just Generations scale. The toys aren't too big, and they aren't too small. But then again I do love me the occasional legends scale figure from both Hasbro and the 3P scene so it's a mix
     
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  7. iacon45

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    My main focus is primarily Generations G1 and BW figures. I buy a few Generations figures from other series but not many. But as for a niche, I would say anything Ratchet. Generations, Studio Series, Rescue Bots, movie lines, gimmicky side lines, I will buy anything Ratchet.
     
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    Love this post. I'm a huge fan of non show or b list characters. Give me Skids, the Deluxe Insecticons, over Bumblebee, Starscream, the over exposed Evergreen designs
     
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    I love it when a figure gets downsized (doesn’t have to be 1:1). Like Robot Masters Optimus Primal or Battle Blades Optimus Prime.

    Armored up modes (not combining with another character but with an accessory item). Like Power Master Optimus Prime or Samurai Prowl.
     
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  10. Starscream 91

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    Seekers

    Female Transformers

    Obscure Characters
     
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  11. orangeitis

    orangeitis All orange, all the time. Looks infectious.

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    Micromasters, apparently. =(
     
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    Super-modes, it's why I'm drawn to Armada Optimus and Victory Saber. It's a trope I'm fond from being a kid that would watch shows where characters would have upgraded forms.
     
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  13. Sylent

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    The "waves," Soundwave and Shockwave. As a former DJ mixer, I felt a kinship to Soundwave... and who doesn't like a big, purple gun?

    I probably have all versions of both waves that ever existed EXCEPT for the Animated Series versions, which I regret not picking up. I even have the import store versions from back in the 80's. There was an import store I shopped at as a lad in San Jose, CA called Big-D Imports that had a ton of KO product including the infamous, gray Shackwave.
     
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    I'm big into toy photography so I'm always looking for human figures that can scale with Transformers (or transformers that can scale with human figures I suppose).

    I'm always trying to create dioramas for pictures, Earth cities, Cybertron anything to tell a story in,.eg:
    Picsart_23-08-31_12-24-37-484.jpg

    Oh, and also this guy:
    Picsart_23-10-13_16-43-05-453.jpg
     
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    I dig your photography like dirt, my friend.

    And nice Rodimus... Rodimuses? Rodimususses? Rodimii? Nice character collection!
     
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    Scale

    Realistic alt-modes

    Legends class

    Masterpiece-esque CHUG
     
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    Your collection is amazing, though it does make me sad at how rarely we get Roddy in Magenta/Pinks.

    like I don’t wish it replaced his red and orange, but I can’t lie and say I didn’t wish we got each and everyone of those in more 86 Movie colors.
     
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    Holy hecc that's an amazing Rodimus collection!
     
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    Doofy robot modes. ROTF Blazemaster, half the movie constructicons, Blastcharge, etc.
     
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  20. LorDZeeD

    LorDZeeD Taste the synthwave!

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    Thanks all, you're very kind.

    Am totally with you on the first two! What's a Masterpiece-esque CHUG?
     
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