3rd party and your collection. A question.

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Re: 3rd party and your collection. A question.

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri May 25, 2012 9:54 am

SJ21 wrote:I am truly amazed by the sheer number of third-party items some of you guys have. Honestly, I figured most people had *some* stuff. I didn't realize that such a huge percentage of your collections was third-party merchandise.

When I put it all into a list it's pretty impressive!

It helps that it's been going for a number of years now. Only lately do I actually have enough dough to buy almost everything I want. But I have a lot of official TF stuff too. But I'm almost strictly a Neo G1 collector; right now there's next to nothing official wise out there for me.
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Re: 3rd party and your collection. A question.

Postby xyl360 » Fri May 25, 2012 1:44 pm

SJ21 wrote:I am truly amazed by the sheer number of third-party items some of you guys have. Honestly, I figured most people had *some* stuff. I didn't realize that such a huge percentage of your collections was third-party merchandise.

I didn't even list my KO's. I've got several seekers and a KO Henkei Wildrider.

That being said, these KO's and 3rd party toys are but a very VERY small percentage of my collection. If I listed all of the official Has/Tak figures I own, it would take up several pages guaranteed (I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on this collection since I began collecting last year).
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Re: 3rd party and your collection. A question.

Postby necr0blivion » Fri May 25, 2012 2:43 pm

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xyl360 wrote:
SJ21 wrote:I am truly amazed by the sheer number of third-party items some of you guys have. Honestly, I figured most people had *some* stuff. I didn't realize that such a huge percentage of your collections was third-party merchandise.

I didn't even list my KO's. I've got several seekers and a KO Henkei Wildrider.

That being said, these KO's and 3rd party toys are but a very VERY small percentage of my collection. If I listed all of the official Has/Tak figures I own, it would take up several pages guaranteed (I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on this collection since I began collecting last year).


Going to concur with xyl360. I also have a lot of 3rd party products, but pales in comparison to my Has/Tak figures.

As to the OP, I pick up whichever items I like. I don't have a very narrow scope in my collection, so whatever I think will be a good fit to figures I already have. Overall, I'm most pleased with iGear, because I was able to achieve having all 6 seekers/coneheads in Masterpiece scale. This reply would be very lengthy if I went into detail about all the other active 3rd party groups, but I definitely appreciate any help filling the gap of a Classics line.
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Re: 3rd party and your collection. A question.

Postby alternator77 » Fri May 25, 2012 4:22 pm

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i pretty much have fansproject stuff except shadow commander/scythe, superion and cliffjumper set as they just made little sense for my classics setup and i also preferred d.i.a. to the tfcon version (i like the chrome)

the only other piece i have is giant.
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Re: 3rd party and your collection. A question.

Postby zodconvoy » Fri May 25, 2012 9:03 pm

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necr0blivion wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
SJ21 wrote:I am truly amazed by the sheer number of third-party items some of you guys have. Honestly, I figured most people had *some* stuff. I didn't realize that such a huge percentage of your collections was third-party merchandise.

I didn't even list my KO's. I've got several seekers and a KO Henkei Wildrider.

That being said, these KO's and 3rd party toys are but a very VERY small percentage of my collection. If I listed all of the official Has/Tak figures I own, it would take up several pages guaranteed (I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on this collection since I began collecting last year).


Going to concur with xyl360. I also have a lot of 3rd party products, but pales in comparison to my Has/Tak figures


That's without factoring in how many 3rd party item actually require having an official HasTak product. City Commander, Protector, the Kup head, Crossfire Superion (for mine I use both Energon and ROTF sets), the various Optimus trailers. Even the stand alone figures are useless without a bunch of others like Crossfire's Munitioner and Explorer with their piles of useless crap and, seriously, who's just going to get a Valkyrie/Arcee or Defender/Springer without having at least 2 or 3 other Movie Autobots first? The notInsecticons are cool but unless you just like ninja bugs and have a bunch of money to throw around, they are going to be a small part of an overall larger Decepticon army. Hell, I've bought official figures because they ended up being the only missing holes in my collection after a 3rd party purchase. I probably still wouldn't have picked up DL Blaster or Perceptor if they weren't the only Movie cast members I was missing after getting Ultra Magnus, Rodimus Prime, Generations Blurr, U2.0 Wheelie, Defender and Valkyrie. And some stiff is replacing existing: I had the Classics Devastator and sold it months ago went Giant was announced.

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Re: 3rd party and your collection. A question.

Postby quickmixed » Fri May 25, 2012 11:21 pm

Wow there are some massive 3rd party collections out there!

I started a few backs and it was primarily to fill holes in my collection. My first purchase was impossible toys Valkyrie and Igears ark playset.

I needed an Arcee fig and the playset with all its accessories just looked awesome. Turns out they were both turds of things and I didnt buy anything third party for a long time. Just felt like I got burned big time. :BANG_HEAD:

But in the past 12 months I have purchased
PE scouting force
Fansproject causality, all 5 figs to date
TFC Hercules
and Igears kup replacement head

And I gotta say I have been super impressed with them all. I 'm really digging the new igear mini warriors and I have come close a few times to placing preorders but Im focusing more on completing my G1 collection for now.

That is, until project Uranus finally lands! :grin:
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