moarkill wrote:Hey guys. This is my first post here. Very excited to join. Im a TF fan since 1989 but am only just getting into collecting. All I have if DOTM Leader Bumblebee and my old beat G1 optimus and trailer. My kids however, have a ton.
Anyway, I got into tranformers through watching THE movie as a lad.
Wasjust wondering where a good place to start. I will be geting into painting and customizing mainly, but also want a good collection.
I was thinking of starting by preordering MP Wheel Jack, Magnus and Bumblebee. Is BBTS or TFdirect the best way to go about preordering or should i look elsewhere?
I'm new to the collecting scene as well. It started about a year ago when I accidentally dug out some of my old figures from when I was a kid. They were all in poor condition and missing accessories, so I buried them away again in disgust of my childhood self's lack of appreciation for them. I then decided to get back into Transformers again and started picking up a few of the more modern figures as well as re-watching the old cartoons, reading some comics and playing the FoC/WfC video games. Basically, I went on a bit of a TF binge.
I pick up a few every month, unless I spend a lot on a Masterpiece figure or something like that, and I've probably got around 40 to 50 now from various lines. I like collecting groups at a time. For example, I'm currently working on a Wreckers group at the moment. Waiting for the Henkei Autobot Warriors pack so that I can pick up Kup and Perceptor for this group. I haven't delved into the 3rd party market yet but I'm hoping for a re-release of Sixshot (Reformatted Hexatron) in his original colours at some point in time. Love the look of Maketoys Quantron and MMC Feral Rex too, but it's just more than I can possibly afford right now.