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Re: Vintage or New? Which do you prefer?

Postby Erailea » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:56 pm

I don't go out of my way to get vintage, but if I find one I like at a price I'm comfortable with at an event or flea market I'll pick 'em up. Ultimately means I don't have many, but I do have a small handful of them.
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Re: Vintage or New? Which do you prefer?

Postby RAcast » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:03 pm

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While I have a lot of respect for G1, and I'd snag them if I saw them cheaply, there are a very few I'd go out of my way to get. Sixshot is the only one I can think of, but he's not cheap, haha. G1 Optimus Prime is all the G1 I need to make me happy. :) Overall, I do prefer potability and reasonably intricate transformations.
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Re: Vintage or New? Which do you prefer?

Postby craggy » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:00 pm

Shadowstream wrote:I value poseability, hence I prefer new.

pretty much same here. I like how Hasbro made new versions of all the figures from the vintage Star Wars line, and would love it if they eventually did the same for the Transformers.
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Re: Vintage or New? Which do you prefer?

Postby Va'al » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:05 pm

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RAcast wrote:While I have a lot of respect for G1, and I'd snag them if I saw them cheaply, there are a very few I'd go out of my way to get. Sixshot is the only one I can think of, but he's not cheap, haha. G1 Optimus Prime is all the G1 I need to make me happy. :) Overall, I do prefer potability and reasonably intricate transformations.



I agree on the most part with this.

I guess partly because I grew up in the Beast Era, too.
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Re: Vintage or New? Which do you prefer?

Postby MGrotusque » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:13 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I don't really care either or, in fact I'd like to have both versions (G1 and classics) of any character to illustrate the evolution in toy design and the technology behind it.


I'm a more of a vintage fella myself but i like to have an updated version to go with it much like JelZe stated. Good updates though, like the Classics releases. Not so much the movieverse or other recent lines.
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Re: Vintage or New? Which do you prefer?

Postby Arctorro » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:09 pm

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I've tracked down a few G1 toys and bought some reissues, but the Classics line caused me to lose interest in G1. That said, since my interest in G1 has dropped I got the Predacon, Seacon and Sixshot reissues and really like them.
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Re: Vintage or New? Which do you prefer?

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:35 pm

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Both. They each have their own pros and cons, I don't rate one over the other, if a figure appeals to me whatever series it may be, it goes on my shelf.
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Re: Vintage or New? Which do you prefer?

Postby fenrir72 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:19 pm

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I'm a G1 slave. If you mean vintage designed but re-issued with improvements like Encore? Then I'm 100% for it. Purchasing loose but mint figs via ebay poses the risk of getting a lemon.
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Re: Vintage or New? Which do you prefer?

Postby Noideaforaname » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:07 am

Burn wrote:There just seems to be more thought put into them back then. Plus there was a wider variety of characters and molds.

I'd joking retort "how could there be more thought when they simply recycled old toys", but now that I think on it, the original TFs definitely seem more designed to be fun toys rather than how today they are designed to be accurate representations of on-screen characters. You just don't get the quirkier stuff like motorized movement, giant TFs, that certain play value the original Megatron and Shockwave had, Reflector, etc..
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Re: Vintage or New? Which do you prefer?

Postby Burn » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:38 am

Noideaforaname wrote:
Burn wrote:There just seems to be more thought put into them back then. Plus there was a wider variety of characters and molds.

I'd joking retort "how could there be more thought when they simply recycled old toys", but now that I think on it, the original TFs definitely seem more designed to be fun toys rather than how today they are designed to be accurate representations of on-screen characters. You just don't get the quirkier stuff like motorized movement, giant TFs, that certain play value the original Megatron and Shockwave had, Reflector, etc..


What's that kids? Your toys don't look like how they do on tv?

Then use your bloody imagination!

I get some people LIKE that they're "cartoon accurate" ... but it comes at a sacrifice of imagination, and some can be very hit and miss when it comes to the fun of transformation from either far too simplified to far too complicated.
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Re: Vintage or New? Which do you prefer?

Postby Nemesis Destron » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:57 am

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Burn wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:
Burn wrote:There just seems to be more thought put into them back then. Plus there was a wider variety of characters and molds.

I'd joking retort "how could there be more thought when they simply recycled old toys", but now that I think on it, the original TFs definitely seem more designed to be fun toys rather than how today they are designed to be accurate representations of on-screen characters. You just don't get the quirkier stuff like motorized movement, giant TFs, that certain play value the original Megatron and Shockwave had, Reflector, etc..


What's that kids? Your toys don't look like how they do on tv?

Then use your bloody imagination!

I get some people LIKE that they're "cartoon accurate" ... but it comes at a sacrifice of imagination, and some can be very hit and miss when it comes to the fun of transformation from either far too simplified to far too complicated.



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Re: Vintage or New? Which do you prefer?

Postby Mykltron » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:53 pm

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Modern. The vintage ones lack play value for me as they haven't no pose-ability.
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