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Postby Burn » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:58 pm

Now that I have access to a fancy arse camera, I figured it's time to start sharing the collection.

I'll start off with some quick hasty shots of "the room". It's hard getting decent photos in there as it's a small room, lighting is crap, and there's a lot ...

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It's an on-going project, hence why the floor looks like a bomb has gone off.
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Burn » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:05 pm

Lets move onto the "grail", the "crown jewel" of the collection shall we?

A MIB (though it's missing the instruction sheet) G1 Optimus Prime.

To quote The Curator "I acquired it in remarkable circumstances" (10 points to people who get that reference!). Going back many years I was bumming around on E-Bay and did a search for Optimus Prime. And this guy popped up.

He was listed under the wrong category, wasn't even under the Toys category. One bid and a nervous wait later, he was on his way to me for the grand total (including shipping) of ... $25.

I should point out, in the auction, he wasn't actually complete, he was missing a few pieces, all of which I already had. So when he arrived I added them, and the result is as follows!

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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Rainmaker » Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:00 am

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You have a lot more bots than I thought

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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Cobotron » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:26 am

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Pretty bloody awesome Chief!

All that G1 stuff is a cream dream!
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Agamemnon wrote:Let's get back to talking about Burn's mammoth snout flopping... :-s

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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby shajaki » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:49 pm

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Rainmaker wrote:You have a lot more bots than I thought
Seriously. Damn Burn :shock:
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Burn » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:49 pm

shajaki wrote:
Rainmaker wrote:You have a lot more bots than I thought
Seriously. Damn Burn :shock:

Guess you guys just never paid attention to all those hints I've dropped over the years as to how big the collection is. :-P

Seriously, the room is full.

Fort Max has lived downstairs since I got him. I have no idea where to fit him upstairs unless I get rid of a couple of Unicrons.
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby shajaki » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:35 am

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Burn wrote:
shajaki wrote:
Rainmaker wrote:You have a lot more bots than I thought
Seriously. Damn Burn :shock:
Guess you guys just never paid attention to all those hints I've dropped over the years as to how big the collection is. :-P
I took note, but seeing is beleiving ;)
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Cobotron » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:59 am

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I never doubted you, but I also remember perusing your old collection thread all those many years ago.
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Agamemnon wrote:Let's get back to talking about Burn's mammoth snout flopping... :-s

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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Burn » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:07 pm

Cobotron wrote:I never doubted you, but I also remember perusing your old collection thread all those many years ago.

Those pictures sucked though. Plus there's been lots of changes. :lol:
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Black Hat » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:33 pm

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That is a LOT of robots. I love it!
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Burn » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:09 am

So this is how I spent my Saturday night (aside from catching a Suicune and playing TF: Earth Wars)

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Taking apart Firecons to give them a good clean. It's scary how much "ash" (for lack of a better word) these guys and the Sparkabots accumulate over the years.
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby shajaki » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:23 am

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Awwww put that poor bugger back together :lol:
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Black Hat » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:03 pm

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Firecons are awesome. Makes me wish we'd get a Legends scale remake of the trio.
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Burn » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:58 pm

shajaki wrote:Awwww put that poor bugger back together :lol:

I did. And you know what happened? Murphys Law happened.

I got to the very last part to put back on. The left wing. One screw, that's all that was needed. The shaft it screwed into cracked. I took one look at it, cleaned it up, then super glued the little bugger into place. It has no bearing on the transformation whatsoever and I wasn't going to waste my time trying to fix it, or even replacing the arm off a spare.

Black Hat wrote:Firecons are awesome. Makes me wish we'd get a Legends scale remake of the trio.

They really should get a modern update. They don't need their sparking feature, just three little angry monsterbots with great articulation.
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Black Hat » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:21 pm

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Burn wrote:
Black Hat wrote:Firecons are awesome. Makes me wish we'd get a Legends scale remake of the trio.

They really should get a modern update. They don't need their sparking feature, just three little angry monsterbots with great articulation.

Agreed, though it would be cool if instead of breathing sparks, they came with/an enterprising 3P made 5mm posted guns with a sparking mechanism (think MechTech weapons but a million times cooler). That way the figure itself would be uncompromised but the gimmick would still be present, and if you didn't like the gimmick then hey, you just had a big cool looking gun. But really, as you say, we just need the trio updated. They'd all transform identically so it'd be economical to make all three, and who knows, you could redeco them into the G2 versions for extra mold mileage.
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Burn » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:27 pm

Black Hat wrote:They'd all transform identically

Which brings up another point.

People (myself included) have been quick to praise Hasbro for their part sharing that we all say began with Combiner Wars. But it didn't begin with Combiner Wars, the Firecons are some of the earliest examples of part sharing as their main bodies are exactly the same.

The only differences are the heads, arms (both sets), legs, wings and tails. But in the middle of it all is a block of plastic that is exactly the same for all three.

And I feel like changing their names from "Firecons" to "Fatty Fatty Boom Booms" :-P
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Va'al » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:24 am

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Holy bejaibus Burn. That is a seriously impressive botstache. :shock:

Other than the obvious groupings, do you have any other rationale for what goes where and how it's displayed? Say, the CW shelf also had Cosmos and Windblade - the reason behind that, if at all?
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Burn » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:31 am

Va'al wrote:Other than the obvious groupings, do you have any other rationale for what goes where and how it's displayed? Say, the CW shelf also had Cosmos and Windblade - the reason behind that, if at all?

Neo-G1. Mkall is 100% to blame for that. He was one of the first people to start a "Neo-G1" collection and at first I had no interest in doing it, until suddenly I realised one day I had a Neo-G1 collection. Combiner Wars was probably the tipping point.
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Va'al » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:50 am

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Burn wrote:
Va'al wrote:Other than the obvious groupings, do you have any other rationale for what goes where and how it's displayed? Say, the CW shelf also had Cosmos and Windblade - the reason behind that, if at all?

Neo-G1. Mkall is 100% to blame for that. He was one of the first people to start a "Neo-G1" collection and at first I had no interest in doing it, until suddenly I realised one day I had a Neo-G1 collection. Combiner Wars was probably the tipping point.


Oh! And how you do define/categorise it, then?

Also, do you rotate figures on display, do you have any in storage, do you change positioning/pose regularly?
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Burn » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:58 pm

Va'al wrote:Oh! And how you do define/categorise it, then?

If they're modern updates of G1 characters, or they've been shoe-horned into the G1 continuity (e.g. Windblade, the CW ring-ins) they're "Neo-G1".

Also, do you rotate figures on display, do you have any in storage, do you change positioning/pose regularly?

Nothing is in storage. That being said, there's a bunch laying on the floor because there's no where for them, plus a bunch downstairs in the lounge because they haven't made it upstairs, and also a bunch on the bed in the spare room that I intend to get rid of some day (mostly movie figures)
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Ironhidensh » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:12 am

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These pictures twang the old feelings in me.
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Burn » Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:06 pm

Ironhidensh wrote:These pictures twang the old feelings in me.

Good good. I'd really hate to see you leave the collecting community completely.
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Ironhidensh » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:38 am

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No, I don't think I could ever leave completely. I'm just at a low point with regular figures. High end collector items still keep my interest. Had a surprise arrival in the mail (a months old and forgotten about pre order) the other day, and it helped ignite the passion a bit. Still don't have a storage room though....

Seeing a room like yours though, that brings back very found memories of the old days when I was trying to be a completionist and had thousands of figures.

While I don't miss the clutter, I do at times miss the collection.
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby Burn » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:25 pm

Acquiring things has been pretty quiet for me lately due to a mountain of bills, which is always wonderful at this time of year. But I did get a few things this month.

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These guys ... DAMN! I had TR Triggerhappy but I accepted a long time ago that I never end up seeing the last few waves of a series, so I switched over to Legends, and had to get that version of Triggerhappy as well. Slugslinger is sitting comfortably in my private warehouse at HLJ and I really can't wait to put him with these two. They're both fantastic figures, easily some of the best from the line.

And then there's this.
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TR version was ... meh. Legends? Talk about a floppy mess. He's just not a good figure in general.

This guy though ...
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He's okay. I still prefer CHUG Kup though, while Legends may be more accurate to his G1 self, CHUG Kup just looks better.

Another one of the better figures from the line.
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He's just all round fun, regardless of which version you get.

And now for the big disappointments. The Last Knight ...
Hound - I like the character, John Goodman did a fantastic job of voicing him. But this ...
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...is just crap. Especially compared to his Age of Extinction version. I mean look at those feet! They're two wheels split in half. And he lacks weaponry. ugh ...

And this
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Is just a repaint. Laziness in a main line. Not impressed.

So that's December. January ... oh January shall be fun!
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Re: Burns Bloody Beaut Bots

Postby shajaki » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:43 pm

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Burn wrote:These guys ... DAMN! I had TR Triggerhappy but I accepted a long time ago that I never end up seeing the last few waves of a series, so I switched over to Legends, and had to get that version of Triggerhappy as well. Slugslinger is sitting comfortably in my private warehouse at HLJ and I really can't wait to put him with these two. They're both fantastic figures, easily some of the best from the line.
For these guys (people call them the '87 Seekers apparently?) I don't think you can go wrong either way, Hasbro or Takara. But if you want the "full experience" then go Takara for the Targetmasters. They are absolutely worth the additional price IMO.

Burn wrote:And then there's this.
TR version was ... meh. Legends? Talk about a floppy mess. He's just not a good figure in general.
I'm actually a huge fan of TR Rod, but it's nice to see someone else's Legends Rod is floppy. Mine is too. Can't even hold up his damn Targetmaster dude. Also the hollowness of his chest in bot mode isn't appealing. I don't hate him by any means, but he was a let down for sure.

Burn wrote:This guy though ...
He's okay. I still prefer CHUG Kup though, while Legends may be more accurate to his G1 self, CHUG Kup just looks better.
He's kinda goo/bad to me. Both versions are great due to the transformation. Takara's has a clearly better bot mode, but I actually prefer the Hasbro one for truck mode. The remolding they did for the Takara Kup leaves him gappy in truck mode, and it sucks to see that amazing truck mode suffer for a little more screen accuracy.

Burn wrote:Another one of the better figures from the line.
He's just all round fun, regardless of which version you get.
Agreed! Either one is great. I prefer Tak's though personally.

Burn wrote:And now for the big disappointments. The Last Knight ...
Hound - I like the character, John Goodman did a fantastic job of voicing him. But this ...
...is just crap. Especially compared to his Age of Extinction version. I mean look at those feet! They're two wheels split in half. And he lacks weaponry. ugh ...
And this
Is just a repaint. Laziness in a main line. Not impressed.
With all your G1'yness I didn't know you were interested in the Bayformers. With Knight Prime, I have some advice if you're seeking one of the other versions. The Takara TLK with the shield backpack, I didn't find all that great. Sure it was nice to get that thing off his back but the shield is so big and so clumsy, that it's just a fail to me. My recommendation would be for the Takara AD-31 Armor Knight. It's the remold repaint of the one you have with backpack still intact.

Or you could just get the TLK Takara remold and leave the backpack on :lol:
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