- Motto: "Eh, keep your little planet. I'll outlive it."
- Weapon: Fusion-Powered Particle Blaster
Once I got some Movie 2007 TFs, I fell in love with the aesthetic and complexity and even though I also got some Animated and Classics, I never really got into them. At a point during RotF, I decided to focus fully on collecting any unique bodytype that has the movieverse aesthetic.
Bodytype meaning I only have one Ironhide (DotM leader), but three Bumblebees (classic Camaro, Trans-Scanning Protoform & HftD Battle Blade) for example. And no repaints, remolds or same-body new toys (in other size classes).
There was an exeption in the case of Chevrolet Aveo Swerve, a Universe release. His styling just screams movie-but-not-quite and now that we're lacking a true Dino figure, I'm including him to play that part.
All was well until the dreaded year of 2010. Hasbro threw any pretense of continuity overboard and released four different lines, Hunt for the Decepticons, Generations, Power Core Combiners and Reveal the Shield. Featuring G1, Movie, Animated and new characters, it was truly maddening. What continuity was PCC? Or Hailstorm, or RtS Deluxe Optimus? At first I could simply follow my own rules. But when PCCs hit retail, I felt they were borderline movie-ish. The lack of background, plus of course Smolder featuring in Cyber Missions got me in the end. Ignoring all repaints and Classics rereleases for HftD wasn't too hard either, leaving only a scant few new molds which were complex enough (Lugnut for example) to make the cut. And what about WFC/FOC?
Long story short, the releases from this year really kept pestering me. More and more molds found their way onto my wishlist, at this point all unique sculpts originating from the 2010 lines. Okay, fine, have it your way darn completism.
Then came DotM, which was easy enough to break down to want/don't want. And then... Prime. And those Alternity molds look pretty Bayformerish too.
At this point I feel like I'm making excuses to make figures I want fit my own rule. And I'm starting to believe I should just drop all pretenses, get whatever I want and fit them into one giant all-encompassing personal canon. But that just opens the flood gates for I am a completist and getting all of Prime means turning my attentions toward expensive Takara-exclusive molds like Breakdown and all Arms Microns and Beast Hunters remolds...
It's maddening. Has anybody else experienced such personal headaches which just keep pestering every purchase which isn't really part of your planned worldbuilding?