william-james88 wrote: Ironhidensh wrote: Counterpunch wrote: william-james88 wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Selling mine. $65 shipped in the US.
No chrome wear or issues. Transformed twice to check for flaws then left on display.
Message me if interested.
Not a fan of the toy?
It's great. I'm just done with the MP line. Trying to clear it out and get more of the stuff I want.
I sense a story here......
Yeah I am curious too. If you dont want to discuss it, or dont have the time, its fine. But I have always cared for your opinion on toys (as others probably do too, with you being a prominant voice in the community) and this sounds really interesting since it goes a bit against the general notion that fans preffer MPs above all other toys (which I personally dont abide to). So if you have some time to discuss what you do like and why the MP line doesnt interest you as much as it once did, then go for it
Well, I don't really have a great story or anything to go with this, just some thoughts and a dose of introspective honesty...
First thing is, I have limited space and a wide set of interests. My primary focus of my collection is Classics/Generations…you know, the whole Neo-G1 idea.
Well, what that means exactly has changed over the years. It’s evolved really. Hasbro’s choices, 3P options, and character updates have made this a really fun hobby. Ultimately, my goal is to put together a modern, updated, and whole cast of G1 stuff. This includes all its offshoots down to the smallest character.
For a time, I tried to have my classics be perfect updates of G1. As G1 as possible was the goal. Then two things happened. One, sometimes G1 kinda sucked and the modern take on things happens to be better. Two, IDW literally changed the game with some characters and their total makeup.
So, I allowed my collection to diversify. My seekers are F-22s and not F-15s. My Bumblebee is the modern hatchback and not a VW bug. My Ironhide and Ratchet are straight IDW –ion era style. I like this. I like the growth of the characters while keeping the homage strong.
On the other hand, the Masterpiece line moves constantly towards the boxy G1 cartoon look. The releases are fast, furious, and expensive. To really play in this line, you have to keep up with a monstrous amount of 3P figures who might be surpassed by official figures any month (and usually are). While the engineering is awesome, the designs are old and frankly, I transform the toys and then put them in a glass case, never to be handled.
So, I said to myself, there’s about $1,500 worth of MP stuff here. You won’t miss it. You’ll have some spending freedom for the rest of the year. You won’t have to budget for future MP figures. It’s one less thing to worry about in the hobby.
The funny thing about it, is that this all got decided one weekend where I got MP Ratchet and TAV Bumblebee at the same time. I enjoyed Bumblebee a lot more and the realization was something that I had to own up to.
Price, collector orientation, staying involved with what other people viewed as “the best” was something I had no interest in. I’d rather spend money on the super nice versions of retain figures and enjoy them than put them in a case to admire from a distance.