So I am really regretting quitting collecting a few years back. I had gotten out of collecting TF's and sold off my Classics collection I had amassed at the time, I stopped around the time Classics Prowl was released.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I started looking at what the toy line was up to these days, and I decided to start collecting the Masterpiece line now that the 2.0 molds are coming out, figured it would be a good time to get in.
The issue is, I'm now seeing all the awesome figures that came out in the Classics line towards the end of the classics 2.0 line and I'm kicking myself in the ass, being a huge G1 fan.
For me to start re-collecting the Classics figures now will cost me an arm and a leg it seems.
So I'm trying to figure out where would be a good place for me to start up at this time with the Deluxe size toys and since I'm really out of the loop I figured I'd ask for advice from you more knowledgeable folks.
My question is, can I expect some sort of re-boot to the classics line that will see hasbro and takara pump out a new set of classics toys with all the classic characters?
Or should I forget about an eventual re-release of the classics line and face the reality of having to hunt down each of the Classics line figures?
I'm thinking of just cutting my losses and starting with the Fall of Cybertron and War for Cybertron line since it's what's more readily available, and then just focus on future lines.
Any advice for someone starting back up, how would you guys focus on getting back into the game at this point? Which current and future line-up should I focus on? It's just so confusing with Classics, Classics 2.0, 3.0, Generations, etc I'm not sure what's what anymore.
Also one last thing - When did Classics Dirge and Thrust come out? Target.com is telling me all stores in my area have those 2 in stock but I suspect that's wrong....from searching online it looks like they came out in late 2010....I'm a Seekers fan so those are 2 figures I'm dead set on hunting down and I'm really surprised they are only selling for $20 or so online when other Classics figures are already fetching $80+
I'm just a little lost with everything I've missed out on and need advice on which direction to take. Thanks for any assistance!