Why do you buy the figures you buy?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by AutobotSkids, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Nez Pierce

    Nez Pierce @evildanish

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    Why? I like Transformers. There's as much play value for the dollars spent as in any other toyline in my opinion...except for maybe Legos.
    In some cases (movieverse, mostly) I was buying every onscreen character that came out...until I realize how much I disliked Rampage and Mixmaster (not very fun to me)...so I passed on a few. Didn't bother with the offscreen characters until I saw how cool Bludgeon, Mindwipe, and Brawn were.
    I tend to buy most Primes, Soundwaves, Bumblebees, Starscreams, and Grimlocks that I encounter. Sure, they get reissued and reinvented to hell and back, but I like the different takes on the iconic characters.
    I've taken to army building a little...so I have a small platoon of Ejectors, Ransacks, and Ravages.
    If I find a well-priced G1 I don't already have I'll add it (Seacon set).
     
  2. Batman

    Batman The Dark Knight TFW2005 Supporter

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    For me it is the character and toy. I try not to by non fiction characters and crappy toys.
     
  3. AutoBobby

    AutoBobby The Collector

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    If it looks cool,it's bought.
     
  4. FanimusMaximus

    FanimusMaximus Well-Known Member

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    Because they appeal to me in some way, shape, or form.
     
  5. ersico

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    i like the way they look and im somewhat obsessed which makes me even buy the toys i dont think are great but for some reason still manage to pick them up
     
  6. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl

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    Why do I buy the figures I buy?

    Obvious answer is that I'm a Transformers fanatic, so of course I'm going to buy the toys.

    To be more specific, I collect a wide range of toy lines... the majority of my toys are from the Movie-verse lines, with Classics/Henkei/Universe/Generations and Animated following closely behind. I have also collected G1 Reissues, Alternators, and Cybertron and hope to collect more toys from those lines... as soon as I get caught up on all the Movie, CHUG, and Animated figures that I want.

    I don't buy all the repaints/retools unless they look awesome (the ROTF Armorhide repaint of 07 Movie Landmine is one example) or they are necessary (the Classics Seekers for instance). And for the most part, I buy from the lines that matter the most to me... since I'm big on G1, Movie-verse, Animated, and Cybertron, I'm going to primarily focus on those toy lines (or toys that are inspired by those series/movies).
     
  7. AMG

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    I pick up a TF because I'm a fan of the character, like the looks of the toy or both.
     
  8. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    Interesting answers. Oh, and I've noticed some posts saying things like "Well, cause I'm a Transformers fan." I'm not asking why you like transformers toys, I'm asking why you like specific transformers toys.

    Just thought I should clear that up.
     
  9. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid Whew what an old username

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    Hmmm, most of the time I try and get all the movie toys, to complete it all, unless it's a pointless toy (Tuner Mudflap)
     
  10. Logos Minor

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    Why do I buy transformers? Well, I was introduced to TFs through the Beast Era, and afterwards had a majority of the Armada and RID lines. I really enjoy the possibility and the injinuity of the figures. I now collect CHUG figures.

    What determines a purchase for me is either I like the character or the toy looks awesome. At first I was sort of a completionist, but after some, questionable purchases (I'm looking at you Universe Smokescreen) I'm trying to buy more because I want the figure and less because I feel I need to buy it.