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How do you count your collection?

Postby lonrac » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:40 pm

Motto: "My 'collection' isn't worth bragging about"
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Please help me settle an argument,

How is your collection counted, by character/item or by retail unit? this is a pub argument, and I just need opinions of people who know what they are talking about, it also changes whether I have over 700 transformers of just about 300....

Soundwave and Buzzsaw.... 1 or 2?
Minicon team 1 or 3?
Armada transformer/ Power core combiner with minicon 1 or 2?
Do the new spider man toys count, it does say transformers technologie on the side?

Thanks for your help in advance.

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Re: How do you count your collection?

Postby RhA » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:51 pm

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Uhm, though call!

I ask the following questions:

Is the character a sentient?

Is it from Cybertron or does it have Cybertronian origins?

Can it function indepentently?

If these questions are all answered 'yes' I count it as one.

Example:

G1 Hardhead.

Is the character a sentient? YES.

Is it from Cybertron or does it have Cybertronian origins? US: (initially) YES (body only after the HM proces). JP: YES.

Can it function indepentently? US: (initially) YES. JP: YES (head only, body is a tool).


Example 2:

G1 Buzzaw.

Is the character a sentient? YES.

Is it from Cybertron or does it have Cybertronian origins? US: YES. JP: YES.

Can it function indepentently? US: YES. JP: YES. (Soundwave is a 'home', they are not physically bonded)
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Re: How do you count your collection?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:03 pm

Like RhA said, if they can think for themselves, they count as an independent. Personally, combiners, for example, I count as the sum total of the parts and the gestalt. Devastator, for example, to me counts as 7. Regardless whether they're combined or not. Jet Convoy, however, counts as only 2. Prime and Jetfire, even when combined. Mini-Con teams, however, only count as 3, because they combine into a weapon. The exception is Perceptor, who counts as 4. In G1, the cassettes count for 1 each. I guess it's all a matter of personal preference and how you view the characters the toys represent.
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Re: How do you count your collection?

Postby FortMacs » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:02 pm

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Count each individual minicon as a seperate transformer. combiners i count individuals devastator is 6 bruticus 5.each cassette is 1 transformer. I count headmasters, target masters, and power masters as 1. except for the fort max mold. i count as two, because cerebros was another transformer.

I guess everyone has their own way of counting.
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Re: How do you count your collection?

Postby PrymeStriker » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:31 pm

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I don't own many combiners, but unless they're disengaged, I count the gestalt as one.

My method of counting packs is by the individual, not by retail unit.
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Re: How do you count your collection?

Postby SJ21 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:55 am

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If it transforms, it counts.

For Gestalts- each character counts as one. The combiner itself does not.
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Re: How do you count your collection?

Postby RhA » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:13 pm

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SJ21 wrote:If it transforms, it counts.


So that means Action Master Grimlock's scootergunthing is a Transformer?

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And no Action Master is an actual Transformer.
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Re: How do you count your collection?

Postby SJ21 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:39 pm

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RhA wrote:
SJ21 wrote:If it transforms, it counts.


So that means Action Master Grimlock's scootergunthing is a Transformer?

-edit-

And no Action Master is an actual Transformer.


That was going to be my answer, exactly.
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