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Postby Va'al » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:40 pm

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Ok, so here's the deal.
I'm quite the n00b when it comes to big collections, as most of the ones I used to have as a kid were LEGO.. and we all know what happens to LEGO in the end.

As I had to leave home (Italy) for university (UK), I really wasn't into collecting much, or transporting and so on.
So I've never really had that much.

I had a couple of Beast Wars figures: Magnaboss, Optimus Primal, Inferno and Rhinox, then the Transmetals Optimus Primal and Waspinator. But some of them were lost to my younger brother, and I only have the two apes and Magnaboss left. That was the extent of my collection.
(Remember, this is Italy, so we never really got ANY animated series properly. Apart from Beast Wars, and that was aired around 7.30 in the morning, and we only really got season 1.)

After the first Bay movie came out, I kind of lazily looked around, picked up a couple of bargain Alternators (it was more like: "Oooh! Transformers! For cheap!", at a discount store equivalent), one for me, one for my brother.

Then the second film appeared, and I fell in love with the Sideways figure.
That's when it started again.




Long prologue, I know, you don't have to read it.
Although you're here now, so you probably have. :grin:



...is what I wrote when I started the thread.
I've decided to look after this thread better, and organise it in the same way as many other users on here.


So the first post is where the pictures are, the second has the list.
Everything else is comments, or particularly good shots I want to keep separate!


First, the Italian section, with the glorious Detolf display cabinet.

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Then, the English one, with the whatever-the-landlord-fitted shelves.

D&B cast
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The Top Shelf
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Beasties!
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Comics
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Worlds collide!
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Art

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Re: Quality over quantity

Postby Va'al » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:46 pm

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As pointed out, it is all about what I believe to be aesthetically pleasing, not about the amounts (but there's nothing wrong about that!).
Plus what a student can afford, when unemployed. :grin:

The complete list is the following:

ROTF
Scout
Skystalker IT
Ejector UK

Deluxe
Sideways IT
Soundwave IT

HFTD
Scout
Brimstone IT

Deluxe
Battle Blade Bumblebee IT

Voyager
Battle Blades Optimus Prime IT
Banzai-Tron IT
Sea Spray IT

Leader
Starscream IT

N.E.S.T.
Deluxe
Lockdown IT

Voyager
Mindwipe IT

Human Alliance
Jazz IT

DOTM
Cyberverse
Commander Hatchet IT
Commander Guzzle IT


Voyager
Megatron IT
Shockwave IT

WFC/FOC
Deluxe

Megatron UK
Optimus Prime UK
Soundwave UK
Shockwave UK

Voyager
Grimlock UK


BEAST WARS
Optimus Primal IT
Transmetal Optimus Primal IT
Magnaboss IT
Universe Razorclaw UK

G2
Optimus Prime IT

GENERATIONS
Drift IT
Kup IT
Blurr IT
Wheeljack IT
Warpath IT
Senator Ratbat UK

CLASSICS
Grimlock UK


RTS
G2 Optimus Prime (United) IT
Special Ops Jazz IT
Perceptor IT
Lugnut IT

PCC
Crankcase with Destrons UK
Bombshock with Combaticons UK
Overrun with Stunticons UK
Mudslinger with Destructicons UK
Doubleclutch with Rallybots UK
Smolder and Chopster UK
Icepick and Chainclaw UK
Sledge and Throttler UK
Heavytread and Groundspike UK
Undertow and Waterlog UK
Skyhammer and Airlift UK

PRIME
Deluxe
First Edition Starscream UK
First Edition Cliffjumper UK
PRiD Wheeljack UK
PRiD Soundwave UK
PRiD Knockout UK
PRiD Ratchet UK
Takara AM-16 Jet Vehicon UK
PRiD Vehicon UK
PRiD Dead End UK

Voyager
First Edition Optimus Prime UK
First Edition Bulkhead UK
PRiD Megatron UK
Takara AM-12 Breakdown UK
PRiD Thundertron UK
PRiD Skyquake UK
Takara Go! Hunter Shockwave UK

Beast Hunters

Cyberverse

Abominus UK
Vehicon UK
Jet Vehicon IT

Deluxe

Skylynx UK
Ripclaw UK
Lazerback UK

Voyager

Predaking UK
Grimwing UK


ANIMATED
Deluxe
Swindle IT
Oil Slick IT
Soundwave IT
Jetfire IT
Jetstorm IT
Sentinel Prime IT
Jazz IT

Voyager
Shockwave IT

Leader
Takara Ultra Magnus IT

Masterpiece

Hasbro Optimus Prime (MP-10 TRU) UK
Takara MP-12G Lambor UK
Takara MP-13 Soundwave with Condor UK

Third Party
MakeToys Paladin/Chaos UK

Any comments, insults (within forum rules, obviously :P), suggestions and whatnot are welcome and appreciated!
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Re: Quality over quantity

Postby waaaaghlord » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:49 pm

There's nothing wrong with having a focus, in your case movieverse, and from the look of things you've gone out of your way to find the most screen accurate versions of many figures (white Demolisher, red Rampage). Feel free to drop by the UK sightings thread in the sightings forum, we're always helping each other out with the best places to find new and, most importantly, cheap stuff. There's already a token German as a regular so you could be our token Italian! Which Uni are you studying at?
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Re: Quality over quantity

Postby Va'al » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:21 am

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Why, thank you!

I do pop in and out of that, and living next to Toys'R'Us in Norwich (I'm at UEA), should allow me to inform of any new arrivals.

(Actually hoping to work for them, so we'll get news even sooner! :P)

The display cabinet is quite empty, but this is due to the fact that most of the figures are up in the UK. I will update around Christmas time, when I can move them back down.
Well, some of them: the main plan was to have a Constructicon shelf (adding Payload and Mixmaster), the other will have to be arranged when I decide what to move.

Thanks again, even if it's just one person, I feel less inadequate now. :wink:
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Re: Quality over quantity

Postby orionpax76 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:26 am

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nice stuff!i live right next to a toysrus too.aint it sweet?
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Re: Quality over quantity

Postby MINDVVIPE » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:55 pm

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Nice collection, I like those cases, I always have dust settling on my tfs, can get so annoying, haha. Need some vacuum treatment.
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Re: Quality over quantity

Postby Va'al » Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:42 am

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That's IKEA for you, Mindvipe. :)

http://ikeadetolf.com/
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Re: Quality over quantity

Postby alternator77 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:45 pm

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a trick i use to eliminate glare is to shoot off center and sometimes i place some printer paper behind them as its uneven surface helps break up the light.

but like others have said there is nothing wrong with being picky as long as youre finding what you really like.the worst feeling is buying something and then realizing you really didnt want it so keep up the great work and good luck in school :D
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Re: Quality over quantity

Postby Va'al » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:07 am

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Cheers man!

I also thought that I could just open the cabinet doors.
That would help. :P

Some time around Christmas I'll update with new photos.
I need to complete the Constructicon shelf, and the sword-bearing one.
List of collection is updated though!
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Re: Quality over quantity

Postby StarSaber2000 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:26 pm

Ah finally someone with a collection as small as mine! Nice display!
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Re: Quality over quantity

Postby SJ21 » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:05 am

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It's not a contest to see who has the most figures. Buy what makes you happy.

I am jealous of your shelving. I have to get me some of those the next time I'm at IKEA.
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Re: Quality over quantity

Postby Va'al » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:06 am

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This little guy is awesome.
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A couple of old photos from the Norwich shelf.
At the moment, I have Optimus, Kup, Ironhide and Bumblebee (plus Sideswipe in alt-mode) in ready-for-battle mode on the left, facing Hatchet, Sideways, Crankcase, Shockwave and Megatron.
But no camera. :P

Top shelf is Skyhammer (alt) and Terradive on left, Darkmount and Lockdown (alt) on right.
And Classics Grimlock on desk. Because he's cute.
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Re: Quality over quantity

Postby Electron » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:54 am

Pretty sweet collection va'al

esp loving your display case, reli pretty =D

what are your current collecting focuses?

Also liked how you added your lil origin story aswell, very informative, like SJ21 said its not about quantity its about enjoying the hobby and doing what makes you happy

keep on the good work man
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Re: Quality over quantity

Postby Mat001 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:44 pm

While I won't clog up your thread with my list, I will say that there's nothing wrong with a particular era of toys to have. Nor even mixing and matching G1 with "Armada" and "Prime". If I still had my collection, I would've done that.
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Re: Quality over quantity

Postby TulioDude » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:30 am

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Re: Quality over quantity

Postby Va'al » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:46 am

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Thanks for the comments everyone!

I'd say that I don't really have collecting criteria, apart from what I think looks good.
Kind of on an IDW Wrecker bend at the moment, but I might limit myself to Blurr, Drift, Kup and Perceptor (maybe Guzzle, maybe).

As for the rest, waiting for DOTM Soundwave, to decide whether to complete the Decepticon corner.
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Re: Va'al's bi-national collection

Postby Va'al » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:20 am

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I'm keeping these here, because I adore how Optimus looks.
I actually don't have, and don't care, Bumblebee anymore.

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Re: Va'al's bi-national collection

Postby Va'al » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:45 am

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Very quick update: the addition of DOTM Leader Sentinel Prime.
I've moved some figures from Italy back to the UK, as I'll be moving house next month (into a studio flat) so I'll have SHELVES! (In Lugnut's voice: GLORIOUS SHELVES!)
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Re: Va'al's bi-national collection

Postby NineBreaker » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:14 am

Those are some nice commissions you've got there! I've been dying to get something from Nick, be it a sketch, signature, or page from a comic. I assume you met him at a convention in Europe? I wish he'd come stateside so I could get my wreckers stuff signed...
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Re: Va'al's bi-national collection

Postby Va'al » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:21 am

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NineBreaker wrote:Those are some nice commissions you've got there! I've been dying to get something from Nick, be it a sketch, signature, or page from a comic. I assume you met him at a convention in Europe? I wish he'd come stateside so I could get my wreckers stuff signed...


I met him in London last February, yes.
Was going to see him again at Auto Assembly, but can't make it there anymore. :(

I'm sure I'll bump into all of them soon though! I know Simon Furman is coming to Norwich in September, and Andrew Wildman will be in Leeds in November, with his personal graphic novel Horizon.

Thanks for dropping by. ;)
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Re: Va'al's bi-national collection

Postby Va'al » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:17 am

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Updated first post!

Also, here's OP vs Megatron.
Because I felt like it.

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Re: Va'al's bi-national collection

Postby Va'al » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:16 am

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Soundwave wants you to check out the first post!

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Re: Va'al's bi-national collection

Postby Va'al » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:12 am

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Re: Va'al's bi-national collection

Postby Va'al » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:17 pm

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I find your lack of views of the first post... disturbing.
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Re: Va'al's bi-national collection

Postby Va'al » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:59 pm

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Doing some rearranging, removed the Movieverse display (will redisplay in Italy).

Changed the Prime display too, here's what it looked like:

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See first post for now!
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