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To Punish & Enslave
17th February 2008, 06:24 PM
I am a mint in box collector and have set out to purchase and keep for eternity the complete 2007 movie series. I am having a little trouble opening my wallet these days to buy repaints and the all spark line etc etc.

Im not sure if I will regret not buying them later. MMMM At what point do you draw the line in the sand and say enough is enough?

TheDirtyDigger
17th February 2008, 06:57 PM
When your missus walks out the door coz you can't afford dinner after buying the fifth repaint of Arcee.

Paulbot
17th February 2008, 07:10 PM
Camshaft was where I said enough's enough. It was the first Movie toy where I said, "no I just don't like the look of it and I hated the original toy I'm not going to buy it."

To Punish & Enslave
17th February 2008, 07:21 PM
When your missus walks out the door coz you can't afford dinner after buying the fifth repaint of Arcee.

I like your sense of humor DD or are you realy talking from experience?

TheDirtyDigger
17th February 2008, 07:23 PM
I like your sense of humor DD or are you realy talking from experience?

Almost mate.

The_Damned
17th February 2008, 07:29 PM
i say you should buy them as it will slowing eat at you sending you mad. always because you were to tight to get that repaint.........:D

STL
17th February 2008, 11:50 PM
I'm with Paulbot. Camshaft was pretty much the last straw for me. And it's not an issue of money. It's an issue of exploitation. I, as a fan. don't want to buy inferior rrepainted toys where there isn't even an attempt to make this figure more appealing in any other way (rename, new weapon etc.). Do I need Jungle Bonecrusher? Hell no. I need Voyager or Leader Bonecrusher, damn it.

Even more importantly, there's a lot of other TFs I could throw my money at on eBay rather than crappy moulds that should never have even seen the light of day.

Finally I also don't feel like my collection's missing anything if all it's missing is an fugly repaint of the same said character. I mean, I'm not going to look back and go "drat, I wish I had bought that really crap repaint. Why didn't I throw my money away?"

klystron
18th February 2008, 10:27 AM
Why bother wasting money on a whole lot of toys that are in no way even remotely related to the movie (or TF universe) apart from their packaging? And, IMHO, aren't even that good anyway.
Most of these toys are just that - toys. They will never be "characters" in a movie, comic, cartoon, etc (although they may share the name of an established character). Do you know what I mean?
I like my TFs with personality as well.
If we stop buying every repaint and crappy mold, maybe, just maybe, Hasbro will get the message... Because at the moment they think we will gobble up any rubbish they put out with an Autobot/Decepticon logo on it.
Besdies, there will be another movie shortly, and another huge range of merchandise (with no doubt another million crappy repaints!).

Thanks for letting me vent.

The_Damned
18th February 2008, 11:33 AM
Why bother wasting money on a whole lot of toys that are in no way even remotely related to the movie (or TF universe) apart from their packaging? And, IMHO, aren't even that good anyway.
Most of these toys are just that - toys. They will never be "characters" in a movie, comic, cartoon, etc (although they may share the name of an established character). Do you know what I mean?
I like my TFs with personality as well.
If we stop buying every repaint and crappy mold, maybe, just maybe, Hasbro will get the message... Because at the moment they think we will gobble up any rubbish they put out with an Autobot/Decepticon logo on it.
Besdies, there will be another movie shortly, and another huge range of merchandise (with no doubt another million crappy repaints!).

Thanks for letting me vent.

wasnt he in the game?

Bartrim
18th February 2008, 01:34 PM
Why bother wasting money on a whole lot of toys that are in no way even remotely related to the movie (or TF universe) apart from their packaging? And, IMHO, aren't even that good anyway.
Most of these toys are just that - toys. They will never be "characters" in a movie, comic, cartoon, etc (although they may share the name of an established character). Do you know what I mean?
I like my TFs with personality as well.
If we stop buying every repaint and crappy mold, maybe, just maybe, Hasbro will get the message... Because at the moment they think we will gobble up any rubbish they put out with an Autobot/Decepticon logo on it.
Besdies, there will be another movie shortly, and another huge range of merchandise (with no doubt another million crappy repaints!).

Thanks for letting me vent.


QFT with the exception of Landmine. With that awesome battle mask style face and that kick ass gun I had to get him:)

Pipesqueak
18th February 2008, 06:41 PM
Agreed on the whole endless repaints thing but some of the non-movie toys in the line have been great, like Dropkick. He oozes character without needing three cheesy lines from Bay.

klystron
19th February 2008, 10:33 AM
Dont get me wrong guys, some of the non-movie-appearence toys are great - like Wreckage, Longarm, and Arcee, to name a few. I'm not saying that the character HAS to be in the movie, comic, game, etc in order to make the toy a worth while purchase. Just that I dont see the point in buying every single toy they put out. Lets face it - some of them arent great.
But of course, like any form of collecting, its all a personal thing. These are just my thoughts.