Which type of Masterpiece collector are you?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Blindspot77, Jun 28, 2014.

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Which kind of Masterpiece Collector are you?

  1. I open all my Masterpieces and play with them.

    178 vote(s)
    81.7%
  2. I keep them in nice and prestine box and condition, happy to just look at their box.

    11 vote(s)
    5.0%
  3. I just buy 2, one to keep in box one to open and play.

    13 vote(s)
    6.0%
  4. Does not concern me.

    16 vote(s)
    7.3%
  1. Blindspot77

    Blindspot77 Well-Known Member

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    Well, there are two school of thoughts, maybe 3 for the rich guys out there.

    Voted which type you belong.
     
  2. Vaikyuko

    Vaikyuko Transmetal

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    I play with them. Why not? I play with all my toys.
     
  3. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge CHARGE ON

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    I open them, but don't "play" with them. I pose and arrange them in displays. Not to say I never "play" or handle any Transformers a little roughly, but with Masterpieces I always hold and move them like they'll break if dropped. Goes with spending so much on them. :lol 
     
  4. Dean ML

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    ^ This is me. I'm not judging any other adults that play with their toys, but the only time I'm really capable of doing this, use my imagination, act out scenarios in character, is when I play with my children (our daughter is 3 and our son is 1). Outside of that, I haven't been able to do that since I was 11 or so. My adult version of play is posing them in different scenes, transforming them, and just admiring them. Love taking photos of them, too. But I definitely open them as soon as one arrives. Gotta be complete, though. I keep all boxes, instructions, accessories, etc.
     
  5. heltskelt

    heltskelt Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I love trying to find dynamic poses, but that's only once in a long while.
     
  6. Alejandro27

    Alejandro27 Well-Known Member

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    The takara and new hasbro boxes are no fun because you can't see the figure inside so I am forced to open them.
     
  7. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Proud grandpa

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    I open mine but don't play with them.
     
  8. Blindspot77

    Blindspot77 Well-Known Member

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    Haha, think I am the rare few that are happy to just look at the nice black box with silvery text.
     
  9. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

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    Let's not kid ourselves here folks. Transforming them and posing them is playing :lol 

    I play with everything.

    Take that however you wish.
     
  10. joebot.

    joebot. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    Pretty much exactly this
     
  11. MetalicGrunt

    MetalicGrunt Rust Proof Commando

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    I open all my figures and I display them. Every few weeks I change up the display.
     
  12. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Ooohhh, I ask most definitely a type one guy. I can't not mess aroundwith these.
     
  13. ShadowOfLght

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    I open mine very carefully and display both figure and box. I'll transform each one to fit the display that I'm imagining at the time.
     
  14. Electro Rush

    Electro Rush Just a guy waiting for the perfect Whirl

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    I like to transform them and find cool poses to display them in.
     
  15. Matrix1981

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

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    Open. Move. Transform. Display. Then repose and transform and repose. Repeat every couple days. What's the point of spending and not even touching?
     
  16. El Zilcho

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    "Does not concern me" - I don't collect MPs.
     
  17. 3.8TransAM

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    I don't have an option lol.

    I always get one to open at a minimum.

    Tend to snag one or two to stash for a year or two and use proceeds to further my collection.

    Also don't mind having some in robot and alt mode.

    I'm all over the place.
     
  18. Lbsammills51

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    I don't play with them, but yes I do open all of them.
     
  19. Snaketocopter

    Snaketocopter Lemon Merchant

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    Open, pose and display. If that counts as playing then, yes, I play with my MPs. But why not? They're made with the articulation to be creatively posed. Soundwave can press his own eject button. Why would you keep him in the box and prevent him from doing that?
     
  20. Niv3k

    Niv3k 'Fe Li Na'

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    I open them and pose them to put on a shelve, but I don't play with them or transform them much.