Wow there are some massive 3rd party collections out there!
I started a few backs and it was primarily to fill holes in my collection. My first purchase was impossible toys Valkyrie and Igears ark playset.
I needed an Arcee fig and the playset with all its accessories just looked awesome. Turns out they were both turds of things and I didnt buy anything third party for a long time. Just felt like I got burned big time.
But in the past 12 months I have purchased
PE scouting force
Fansproject causality, all 5 figs to date
and Igears kup replacement head
And I gotta say I have been super impressed with them all. I 'm really digging the new igear mini warriors and I have come close a few times to placing preorders but Im focusing more on completing my G1 collection for now.
That is, until project Uranus finally lands!