- Motto: "I'd've written a shorter post, but I didn't have the time."
- Weapon: Sonic Boomer Laser
I use a combo of memory, spreadsheets, and news on sites like seibertron. Before i fequented seibertron, i had no idea what was coming down the pipeline or when. Now i do. I simply note what i'm interested in with my spreadsheet and wait for the release, and a good sale. I don't catch everything i want but i also pay a lot less than retail on most things. That's really important for two reasons. First, so you can recoup your cost if you sell it later. Second, so you can afford all the other Transformers you want to buy!
I should add that there is no "best" version of a character or mold in many cases. It's a matter of opinion and taste. I'm generally willing to pay more for a substantially new mold than an altered paint scheme.
Want: Universe Astrotrain, Ratchet, Jetfire.
Have for trade: RTS Lugnut, Perceptor, Jazz, Wreck-gar, Tracks, Laser Prime, Bumblebee; Generations Warpath, Kup, Blurr, Thundercracker, Wheeljack, Dirge; RTS Legends Megatron, Starscream, Optimus Prime, Gold Bumblebee, Prowl, and Trailcutter; Animated voyager Shockwave, Blitzwing, and Skywarp.