MINDVVIPE wrote:Interesting. Good idea about the inheritance part, and I only just looked up the AFA and realized I should have had a bunch of figures apraised properly before selling them off to create funds for Crossfire Bruticus, haha.
Thanks. I just wish I had the benefit to do this sooner, as there are so many Transformers that I have missed out on.
But despite that, I am going to go all-out and include the UV protection option if it does not alter the look of the casing.
And with my collection, as it stands, I can only see 2-3 of the 10 I currently own taking time to have its value pay off the price to grade it.
MINDVVIPE wrote:Perhaps I seemed kind of unsympathetic to those who just end up with too many that they run out of room. I can see myself getting that point without even knowing, given the steadily increasing 3rd party scene.
I can understand. I have seen photos of rooms where the owner has their collection set up in a very nice manner. I have seen other photos where I seriously wonder why they have their collection so poorly organized.
And with me - My goal is to have a room where I can display my entire Transformers collection. Either in a small "Wall of Fame" manner or blended with books and other items. Not sure yet, as I said I will stop buying once there are no more characters that I want to own.
Its great looking back at some figures and reliving the great feeling of happening upon them. I just recently found RID Vehicon in Doha airport (near Dubai). Of all the places to find my most sought after RID figure, during a tormenting 48 hours worth of travelling around the world, I just kept it together, knowing when I get home I could enjoy it in peace
I have a similar feeling with #4. It is a "Welcome to Transformers 2010" Predaking. Long story short - I first spotted him in Koriyama, but could not get myself to buy him despite the fact that my inner child was screaming "BUY IT!!!" in that manner.
My second attempt had me get him through TFsource. He was $170 (mint box), and sold out sometime after I ordered mine. I also worried that I could not have my order go through because I originally received my "the request was declined" phone message. It was not the case, and was one of the first pieces I received in 2012.
Then again, this year, I missed out on obtaining the original 2008 Henkei! Henkei! Transformers C-05 Hot Rodimus (MOSC) for a very good price in Akihabara.
MINDVVIPE wrote:Sorry for the tangical story, but yea, each figure does have a story behind them to me, and thats a great thing, even if it isn't that big a deal to those who inherit them later.
I am hoping to not have that be the case for me. Because I want to use it as a means for them to find what they like and want to collect. And maybe have them connect this collection with their own.
But we will have to wait and see... Even though I am wondering how big my collection will become by then.