First, tone down the emoticons a bit. We dont have a hate for them like on 4chan, but emoticons are more effective if used with moderation. Anyway, how can you judge something that YOU DONT EVEN OWN?!
You missed the entire Animated and all the Movie lines?!
Lemme tell you, you missed out a lot. All these lines have amazing toys. If you have favorite characters, try getting these from the lines you missed, just to have a little taste. Then, create a thread asking what you should get. I bet a lot of people will be glad to help!
Well... Lets see.
I wrote that while being sick with possible food poisoning. So my judgement on that part was not entirely there.
As for the other part... There is a simple explanation:
I currently rebooted my attempts at collecting Transformers. And at my current standing, I own seven MISB pieces that I plan to submit to AFA. And with my want list, I am hoping to luck out by getting two more (with one passing through my fingers due to my lack of funds at the time) and maybe seek out older MISB pieces if possible.
Oh... And two of the figures I own are less than I paid for at TFsource. It annoys my OCPD, as it likes profits and whatnot, but I guess getting AFA worthy pieces need some sacrifices... Right?
And right now, when I buy anything, I base it on a few factors: Series, company, availability, character, character role, and a few other tidbits.
Yet, while I had different reasons for each character, I also have the same reasons not to buy certain variations of those characters... As well other reasons. For example, I cannot get myself to want a non-G2 version of Convoy, I will not own Hasbro labeled Transformers due to QC issues I faced in the past, and there are series among the Takara line (ex. United) that made me lose interest for specific reasons.
As with the movie line, I grew up when the Generation 1 line was brand spanking new. But that is not the reason why I skipped these. I skipped them simply because of the fact that there were absolutely no characters I liked. That might change with Transformers 4, but it is very unlikely. Simply put, the movies had never won me over... And I felt no attachment to any of the characters.
And with Animated, it is a different story. I was prepared to pay premium for Arcee. At the time, I was thinking how great the character sounds, and how her role might have been as great. Then, I actually got to see her scenes and chose to pass. Simply because they did not allow me a chance to get to know the character, which did not set well with me due to her rarity. Plus, I am still thinking about picking up Grimlock... But I do need to see his episodes, and decide if I like him as much as I liked the G1 version )when I was a kid).
So yeah... Atop of that, I made my judgments on both series because I did give both series the same respect I gave all other series. However, mind you, the movie line had nothing I liked. And while the Animated line had more, I guess I was looking for more of a new Headmasters series... And got that with the Arms Micron line.
Oh... And I might be asking for help, even though I am picky about package condition and so on. However, my collection (as scarce as it sounds) is one I am willing to share with those who want to know what they are and why I got them.