Your plans for your collection in 2020?

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  1. Smokescreen38

    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

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    It's never a bad idea to plan things out...even knowing that new information will likely come along and totally blow these plans to hell.

    Where is your collection headed for this new year? What will you do differently? What are your primary goals?

    My plans are as follows:

    Ditch boxes/packaging- I have been struck by the incredible volume that these things are taking up. Only G1 and some BW figures have the box art that I love enough to keep. I'd like to get rid of 85% of this material, including MP boxes.

    Taking time to enjoy all of them, even the "fragile" stuff- Life is short, guys. I'm realizing that it's not worth saving these things for the next guy. Enjoy your stuff, take chances on transforming, don't worry so much about paint chips. I've had MP-39 Megatron for almost 2 years and I've never transformed it. :( 

    Continue to chip away at G1- I'm perfectly content with official reissues but experiencing as many of these figures as possible has been a consistently fun part of this hobby since Beast Wars pulled me back in. In contrast to my previous goal, I do have an eye out for boxed examples (not necessarily sealed) in particular.

    Cleanup/complete my Beast Wars collection- I have virtually the whole run of these figures and I loved nearly all of them but about half of them can go and I wouldn't miss them. I'd like to reduce my collection by ~50% and get my MISB/MOSC favorites properly preserved in AFA style display boxes.

    Earthrise- As with Siege, I'll buy the majority of this line. I've enjoyed every single mold since the line started. I have preorders up for the whole first wave and I'm psyched to dig in.

    Masterpiece- Not really feeling these guys anymore. I love the ones that I have but the super-toon aesthetic isn't quite my taste and the rapidly rising prices are a bad sign for the sustainability of this line. I do want to find a copy of MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron and I may pick up Hound...but that might be it.

    3P Legends- These have been a highlight of the past couple of years for me. I will likely get at least one example of every mold that Newage puts out...and probably the same for Magic Square. I already have a Newage H-13 Lucifer en route and that will probably be my first transforming robot toy of the new year.

    Continue to sell off old stuff in lots- So far, I've sold off 99% of m Armada Trilogy stuff, 80% of my Bayverse/Movie products, 90% of my TF Prime and Animated stuff, I seldom miss the figures once I drop them off at the post office. Currently, I'm sitting on a large collection of CHUG that aren't worth doodlysquat but they're taking up space in my life and other collectors could be enjoying them. I don't regret buying any of them... the figures owe me nothing. My goal is to only keep my top third or so of my favorite CHUG figures and let the rest go for whatever measly price they fetch. :) 

    Refinement of everything/improving displays- I've been a diehard for TF since 1984. They'll likely always be a part of my life. With that in mind, I'm really working on narrowing down to the core of why they have always made me happy, and to trim off the excess to the point where it can almost all be on display in my home office. I'll continue to have a big collection but It's clear to me that I don't need to be ten bins-deep into this collection to be satisfied.

    If you read all of that, thanks for your interest...please share what you have in mind.
     
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  2. Grimlock_13

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    I'm pretty well going to stay the course...I bought a lot in 2019 but comparatively I didn't buy as much as I have in other recent years. I'll focus on getting what I want from Earthrise, Studio Series and Selects, keep up with Masterpieces and pick up the odd third party release that catches my interest.
     
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  3. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz Do I ever shut up?

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    Me Personally:

    Finish off 84/85 mix - With Earthrise, I hope to get the last updates of the ark and nemesis crew I need to finish the collection forever hopefully. I need Jazz, Sunstreaker, Trailbreaker, and Inferno.

    Obscure Bots - I also hope to get some more crowd filling cons like Spinister and some other obscure guys we can get from earthrise.

    3P/ko's - I plan I having myself my own mini combiner wars with the CBB knock offs, I also need I bumblebee so I was gonna grab the OS Flipper.

    My goal is to complete my small chug collection and then focus on stopmotions and customs. I also plan on picking up both Omega Supreme and Scorponok.
     
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  4. Sponge

    Sponge Herald of Unicron

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    Make room for Unicron
     
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  5. Dachande

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    -Official only, outside of add-ons that actually make sense.
    -Earthrise.
    -MP's that I feel I need.

    Skipping:
    -TP figures
    -Cyberverse.
    -Studio Series after Shockwave.
    -BotBots.
     
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  6. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Veteran

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    Great thread. I have a lot of goals in general, but I’ve been feeling more anxiety about collecting than enjoyment. So 2020 I’m going to start by purging a great deal of my collection. It’s going to be difficult, but the amount of space, time, and money my collecting habits have consumed has overwhelmed me. I don’t see this as a negative by any means, because I’be enjoyed the journey, but I do need something new to offset my feelings toward collecting.
     
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  7. Electro Rush

    Electro Rush Just a guy waiting for the perfect Whirl

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    Get some of the Earthrise figures.

    Get MMC MTMTE Chromedome and Last Stand Of The Wreckers Guzzle

    Thats it really.
     
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  8. Wh33l JcK

    Wh33l JcK Well-Known Member

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    I have a lot of TT MP Boxes, but that is mostly because really don't have a display. I have everything stashed away in tubs in a closet.

    So I think my goal is to focus on actually creating a display... and hopefully after seeing my collection all out in the open maybe I can make some decision on pairing down my collection a little. I have to decide on what to do though, I don't really sell stuff on eBay.
     
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  9. wildfly

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    Shelves.
     
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  10. peddlerofwine

    peddlerofwine Starscream's Robot Gun

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    I kind of fell into the MP combiner hole...
     
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  11. atomD21

    atomD21 Not made of sterner stuff...

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    I am going to start shrinking my collection. I have far too many figures that I don't ever touch or display, others that I do display but no longer want, and some that I keep coming back to over and over. So I'm getting rid of most anything that isn't Siege, G1, MP, or MPM. I spent the past few years just buying, almost without regard to the longevity of the figure, just how cool I thought they were then. Now I'm in a place where I want to invest in figures that I anticipate keeping for a long time.
    I think back to the run up to MP-44 and how I said over and over that I just don't have the money for it. But in that same span of time, I bought a lot of Studio Series and Siege figures, and I know I spent just about the same amount that I would have if I had just saved the money for the big bot. I'm shifting my mindset around collecting and will be slowing way down on buying.
     
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  12. analogue

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    1. Find the last two items I need to complete my Shockwave collection, the rare 1986 Kabaya yellow and blue keshis. I say this every year...
    2. Continue to pick up newly released Shockwaves.
    4. Keep my eye out for an MIB, MISB or even a graded G1 Shockwave.
    5. Pick up the last two G1 items I need: Takara Black Shadow and a complete Liokaiser.
    6. Pick up three display cases with lighting and finally organize the none-Shockwave portion of my collection.
     
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  13. AutobotJazz1

    AutobotJazz1 The best there is...

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    I'll just show my list

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    Also more shelf space
     
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  14. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz Do I ever shut up?

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    I wish you luck on your liokiser quest.
    Cheapest good quality one I found on eBay: Very Rare Trans formers G1 Victory D-335 Liokaiser Leozack Takara from JAPAN | eBay
     
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    analogue 01110111 01100101 01100010 TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks, I have had the opportunity to pick one up a few times, but they all hide minor issues. So I've been picky and holding out for a really nice one. I figure once you are over the 1K mark on something, it's better to just save up and spend the extra to get the best one you can find.
     
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  16. Maximus Danz

    Maximus Danz Do I ever shut up?

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    Good point. Only the lord knows how many piles of gold dust used to be killbison.
     
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    In general for my whole collection I plan to slow down in early 2020 before going cold turkey later in the year. For Transformers I'll just pick up the rare figure to fill holes in my collection like Grapple and hopefully an Earthrise Inferno & Coneheads.
     
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  18. gbm

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    This sums it up perfectly for me as well. Well put.
     
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  19. Daedelus

    Daedelus Know sacrifice, know victory

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    I'll only be collecting FT Stunticons, FT Soundwave, any new MP Shockwave or Starscream and Transform Element's Mirage for G1 MP. That's all I want from G1 to go with my Prime, Jazz and Megatron.

    MPM is solely to fill out the 07 and ROTF cast, with an exception for anything GCreation or Unique Toys does from AOE/TLK.

    Just started Legends, so a NewAge Prime is all I want to go with NA Jazz, Megs and the Seekers/Coneheads.

    Nothing from IDW unless its GCreations Bomber Megs or a MMC Prime.

    I started preordering Gundam stuff for 2020. . Think I'll cut it short and stick to only Devil Hunter, Motor Nuclear and Daban Red Astrays now.
     
  20. DrJest

    DrJest Crewdition Washout

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    It's like New Year's resolutions we actually want to keep. Neat! Maybe putting this out there will help get it done. In no particular order, I want to:
    1. Organize. My current scheme has a fair bit of empty space with heavy clustering on some shelves. Also, some figures are just crammed where they'll fit physically without regard for context. I've gotten everything into a spreadsheet and I want to add in a column for the shelf locations if possible.
    2. Clean. I've had a rough year due to family issues and dust is the enemy that attacks when you're distracted. Also, I have a ton of boxes (from those issues) blocking access to some of my shelves that need to go away.
    3. Consider what I want to focus on. I don't think I have a lot of regrets as to what I've collected but I could probably focus a bit better. I've gotten rid of a few things I didn't want but maybe I can do without some others.
    4. Decorate the displays. I don't want to just have a bunch of characters sitting around. With luck, I can clear up room so I can recreate some places from fiction. Honestly, I want to make displays for Maccadam's and Swerve's, since I have a big soft spot for Transformers bars.
    5. Get through my customs backlog. I have a bunch of toys I picked up for specific customs sitting around and I haven't been able to do much for the last year. I have a new airbrush rig and a 3D printer itching to be used now.
    6. Play with stuff more! I've fallen out of the habit of grabbing a couple of toys to mess around with while watching TV (nothing big or clicky, though. I want to occupy my hands, not annoy my wife). This leads to that dust getting a foothold and lonely toys. Even outside of that, my combiners tend to stand in combined mode all of the time and should be split up now and again. There's some characters hiding behind those combiners gathering more dust.
     
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