necr0blivion wrote: xyl360 wrote:
SJ21 wrote:I am truly amazed by the sheer number of third-party items some of you guys have. Honestly, I figured most people had *some* stuff. I didn't realize that such a huge percentage of your collections was third-party merchandise.
I didn't even list my KO's. I've got several seekers and a KO Henkei Wildrider.
That being said, these KO's and 3rd party toys are but a very VERY small percentage of my collection. If I listed all of the official Has/Tak figures I own, it would take up several pages guaranteed (I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on this collection since I began collecting last year).
Going to concur with xyl360. I also have a lot of 3rd party products, but pales in comparison to my Has/Tak figures
That's without factoring in how many 3rd party item actually require
having an official HasTak product. City Commander, Protector, the Kup head, Crossfire Superion (for mine I use both Energon and
ROTF sets), the various Optimus trailers. Even the stand alone figures are useless without a bunch of others like Crossfire's Munitioner and Explorer with their piles of useless crap and, seriously, who's just going to get a Valkyrie/Arcee or Defender/Springer without having at least 2 or 3 other Movie Autobots first? The notInsecticons are cool but unless you just like ninja bugs and have a bunch of money to throw around, they are going to be a small part of an overall larger Decepticon army. Hell, I've bought official figures because they ended up being the only missing holes in my collection after a 3rd party purchase. I probably still wouldn't have picked up DL Blaster or Perceptor if they weren't the only Movie cast members I was missing after getting Ultra Magnus, Rodimus Prime, Generations Blurr, U2.0 Wheelie, Defender and Valkyrie. And some stiff is replacing existing: I had the Classics Devastator and sold it months ago went Giant was announced.
It's not an all or nothing game. It's a health mix of base and booster. And both have their down times. It's been about a years since Hasbro's had anything I was interested in so Maketoys is getting my money now instead.