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Old 12th August 2012, 06:08 PM
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Hi,

I haven't started many threads here so I thought this would be a good idea. I get the impression that many here (including myself) have a hard time making decisions on which toys they would like(definitely me). So I have started this thread for those who need help making decisions on which option(s) they should take, based on the experiences and comparisons made by other members. Please feel free to post any questions regarding decisions on what you should buy and help those around you. I am not very experienced at this type of thing so share the answers around a little:
As for me, my important decision is a tad complicated involving various products.
I get around $150 for my birthday and about the same for Christmas. I have many options and I pretty much favour them all:
Option 1: $150 Masterpiece Optimus with Xmas money- pretty straight-forward
Option 2: Save money from birthday and Xmas to hopefully get green giant over time. (earn the other $100 somehow)
Option 3: Save from both to get generations voyager Soundwave and Grimlock+some FOC deluxes
Option 4: Fall of Cybertron (game) + some deluxe class figures (from b'day money)
Option 5: ONLINE SHOPPING SPREE FOR GENERATIONS/UNIVERSE/CLASSICS DELUXE!!!!!
so yeah, really tough choice.
I REALLY want mp Optimus, but my classics collection is kinda small so I may need to get a lot of those before they get eve more pricey. Green Giant will sell extremely quickly so its a tough call. Mp Op would be the earliest choice or some deluxes. Or there's even the option of saving from both and getting g1 omega supreme. SO HARD!!!
So anyway, feel free to ask away or make suggestions to people.

Bidoofdude out...
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Old 12th August 2012, 06:15 PM
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I would go for option one. MP-10 is a pretty sweet model IMO. It's a definite winner, whereas some of your other options are potentially disappointing (I mean, who hasn't purchased something they later regretted?).

My 2 cents...
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Old 12th August 2012, 06:22 PM
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I've got MP10 (albeit the Takara version) and he's pretty sweet...

Options 1, 4, and 5 all sound pretty good. If you can get a sweet deal on the Classics lot it's a good idea, if you can get FoC and some decent Classics figs that's a good deal too.
Bear in mind you could probably hunt online and get the US Hasbro MP10 for less than $150 even with postage, especially if you're patient, don't mind used TFs, and/or get on a decent group import order, and the same goes for FoC.
Personally I'd go for hunting down a cheap MP10, and getting FoC.
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Old 12th August 2012, 06:25 PM
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Thanks for the two cents guys! Optimus is sounding really tempting right now and I'm quite impatient; I'll probably pay full price for him anyway. If i have any left over I'll get maybe some classics or whatever, but thanks for the info. I see no-one has made any suggestions yet. Keep it up guys.
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Old 12th August 2012, 07:27 PM
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I would def recommend the mp-10 you won't regret it
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Old 12th August 2012, 07:33 PM
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If you don't mind buying loose toys for Generations/Universe/Classics some of our members here are selling them $15 a figure - emmai in particular comes to mind right now. I think he has a loose dirge, Acid storm and RTS scourges up for sale...Kal el has a couple more generations stuff as well so yeah hit the sale threads if your ok with loose figures...

Yeah as OtaG said scour first for a cheap MP optimus coz then you'll have enough left over to buy some cheap Gen/Univ/Classics figure here among fellow members so option

1 and 5 ( albeit online meaning local - which saves you heaps on postage as well.

But if your one who likes MISC/MISB figures then option 5 may take a back seat and go for option 1 first - just don't be impulsive and get the first one you spot - look around online. That way you stretch your dollar more.
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Old 12th August 2012, 10:42 PM
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Umm... hey guys, let's be mindful of bidoofdude's relatively young age. If I were in your situation bidoofdude, I would recommend either option 3 or 4 -- because that's absolutely what I would do if I were your age. Actually, option 3 is pretty much what I did do when I was that age (i.e. buying lots of toys from local retail stores - only that it was G1 at the time ).

While Masterpiece Transformers appeal to us oldies who grew up with G1, I don't really see the appeal to younger fans who don't hold the same nostalgia. Also, your average Deluxe offers better play value than most Masterpieces which tend to be more like articulated and transformable (and very expensive) display pieces than proper action figures.
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Old 12th August 2012, 11:01 PM
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Actually, option 3 is pretty much what I did do when I was that age (i.e. buying lots of toys from local retail stores - only that it was G1 at the time ).
are you THAT old??









































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Old 12th August 2012, 11:20 PM
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Old 12th August 2012, 11:59 PM
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Well Gok, hence I did offer him first the option of getting from sellers here in the forum, at least we know he's not gonna get gipped by fellow members, and he has the option of buying it at a cheaper price too than the local/online retailers would for already finished production toylines - though loose figures (RTS/ Generations).
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