Where does your loyalties lie?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Grandum, Jul 17, 2014.

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Where does your loyalties lie?

  1. Hasbro!! 'murrica baby, whoooo!! Without them we wouldn't even have Transformers, duh

    14 vote(s)
    9.0%
  2. Baka! with Takara, they cater to me, the fan. That makes them sugoi in my book

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  3. With official products as they are just better 'cause they are rigorously tested.

    18 vote(s)
    11.6%
  4. I don't really care, as long as it is a good and faithful representation of the characters I want.

    102 vote(s)
    65.8%
  5. I loathe Hasbro to the extent that I have now switched to only buying 3P products

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  6. Loyalties? Pffft, my Redimus Truck is fighting aliens in my display

    16 vote(s)
    10.3%
  1. Grandum

    Grandum Well-Known Member

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    Poll says it all, really
     
  2. Starscream Gaga

    Starscream Gaga Protoformed This Way

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    ... There's no poll.
     
  3. Fallout

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    yes.
     
  4. KFGatri

    KFGatri Madman with a Blue Box

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  5. Grandum

    Grandum Well-Known Member

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    there we go, sorry about the wait
     
  6. TheSpartanD

    TheSpartanD Minicon Orphanage Owner

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    What are these loyalties you speak of?
     
  7. theestampede

    theestampede Wandering Artist

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    I just want a cool looking (and quality) product and good representations of characters I like, dont care who its from (unless I dont like the way they do business, ie bad customer service etc)
     
  8. soymonk

    soymonk Mathematical!

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    They're toy companies trying to get our buck. We owe them nothing.

    Whoever makes the most appealing version of a character will get my dollar. Sometimes it's Hasbro, sometimes it's 3P.
     
  9. Grandum

    Grandum Well-Known Member

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    If that is not a movie qoute then it should be
     
  10. Digilaut

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    I support official product where I can, doesn't matter if it's Hasbro or Takara for me (depends on the price/figure deco).

    Not bashing unofficial 3rd Party stuff, but I'd rather buy an official 30 dollar toy than one that's 60-100 and basically copyright infringement - even if that means the Has/Tak one is slightly less good.


    Loyalty's a silly word though. These are companies, and I just decide where to spend my money. Don't think that has anything to do with 'loyalty'. :) 
     
  11. DogFriedRice

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    Aren't options 4 and 6 the same?

    I wonder if people have loyalty to supermarkets or brands of baked beans also.
     
  12. Grandum

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    Similar, #4 was originally called "my loyalities lay with the characters...", but I had to shorten it down where as #6 was more throwing even the concept of characters out the window too (not litterally) ie, that who it's supposed to represnt doesn't matter if you Think it's a cool toy and that you happily mix in toys from other toylines too.
     
  13. tikgnat

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    'My loyalty lies with my god. I obey my god's every command. He looks after all my needs. I always say yes to him. Never no.'
    'Who is your god? What is your religion?'
    'I believe in a powerful religion. The name of my god is... money.'
     
  14. Robogeek28

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    The trouble with loyalty to a cause is that the cause will always betray you.
     
  16. soymonk

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    Aren't your supporting Mech Ideas with your banner and avatar, Grinwise? ; P

    Those Bluster Bros. aren't cheap.
     
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    I just go with whoever's cheapest, which is always Hasbro.
     
  19. nobleboivin

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    Seconded
     
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    I think we're incredibly lucky what there is so much high quality 3rd party stuff available these days. You cant rely on HasTak to fill all the gaps in you collection, or pander every whim of the fandom, 3rd party stuff exists to do this, and I'm pretty sure that's my HasTak aren't taking them all to court. It's good for the hobby.