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Re: Your TF and Collecting History

Postby william-james88 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:12 pm

Cobotron wrote:Maybe it's time I finally count them. :-?

People ask all the time, but I've never taken a head count.
I think maybe I don't want to know. :lol:


I know I don't want to know, because then my wife will know.
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Re: Your TF and Collecting History

Postby sol magnus » Thu May 17, 2018 5:17 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:Maybe it's time I finally count them. :-?

People ask all the time, but I've never taken a head count.
I think maybe I don't want to know. :lol:

I know I don't want to know, because then my wife will know.

My wife knows how many, but she doesn't know how much. She can never know. :-D
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Re: Your TF and Collecting History

Postby kurthy » Thu May 17, 2018 5:22 pm

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william-james88 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:Maybe it's time I finally count them. :-?

People ask all the time, but I've never taken a head count.
I think maybe I don't want to know. :lol:


I know I don't want to know, because then my wife will know.


Also begs the question of how to count? Do you count by how it was packaged or individual robot modes? Example would be UW Menasor as one but CW Menasor as six and CW G2 Menasor as one.

Then there's issues like headmasters, targetmasters, SS Blackout, and don't get me started on the different ways to count Metroplex or Grand Maximus.
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Re: Your TF and Collecting History

Postby shajaki » Thu May 17, 2018 5:34 pm

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Cobotron wrote:Maybe it's time I finally count them. :-?
Its either fear or laziness holding me back from the task. Not sure which :lol:

Honestly, I'd be surprised if I broke the 1,000 mark...
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Re: Your TF and Collecting History

Postby dryxler » Thu May 17, 2018 7:03 pm

My collection is probably around 3000, haven’t done inventory lately. After ROTF I scaled back in mainline bots and focused on mostly MPs, third party and official. I probably have around 1000 in my box of mini cons and legends alone. My collection is huge, not the biggest, but I’m proud and quite happy with it. Regular people usually just don’t get the scope of true collectors.
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Re: Your TF and Collecting History

Postby Ultra Markus » Thu May 17, 2018 8:16 pm

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is that it, 2000 seems low i know a lot of you including myself easily would have that much or more ;)
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Re: Your TF and Collecting History

Postby nycPrime » Thu May 17, 2018 8:25 pm

kurthy wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Cobotron wrote:Maybe it's time I finally count them. :-?

People ask all the time, but I've never taken a head count.
I think maybe I don't want to know. :lol:


I know I don't want to know, because then my wife will know.


Also begs the question of how to count? Do you count by how it was packaged or individual robot modes? Example would be UW Menasor as one but CW Menasor as six and CW G2 Menasor as one.

Then there's issues like headmasters, targetmasters, SS Blackout, and don't get me started on the different ways to count Metroplex or Grand Maximus.

I have everything cataloged in a Google spreadsheet. I try to be consistent and use common sense. To me I consider UW and CW as the same when counting, and it works for me. I don't consider the heads of TR figures separate cuz that's just nuts. I'm sure everyone has an opinion on all this.
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Re: Your TF and Collecting History

Postby fenrir72 » Thu May 17, 2018 8:43 pm

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He got Guinness to certify his collection. Smart move!

So the current record is 1000 +?

Anyways, China......from the toys to the movies, especially the latter though floundering, is the movie market's only saving grace (TLK......barff)!

Toys on the other hand, China IS the "one" in terms of TF product macro consumption!
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Re: BBC North West Showcases Alleged Biggest Transformers Collection

Postby Zobovor » Thu May 17, 2018 9:25 pm

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Va'al wrote:what is claimed to be the Guinness World Record beating Transformers collection - currently recorded at 1000 figures


I photodocumented my collection in 2008 and I had around 1500 Transformers. Suffice to say, I've bought a few more in the last ten years. (I know mine couldn't possibly be the biggest collection because there's a lot of stuff I've skipped.)
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Re: Your TF and Collecting History

Postby President-prime » Thu May 17, 2018 10:01 pm

Metroplex is safe up there. My shelves are custom, very sturdy and will not move. In regards to dusting, that’s tricky. I first find 5-6 hours of free time. Then I tell my kids (2, 8, and 9 yr olds) and wife to not enter the man cave. Clear up floor space on the floor. Take all toys off the shelves, and wipe glass shelves with windex. While toys are on floor, play with them. After a few hours, find a better pose for them and put them back. Wife and kids can now enter room. See? Dusting transfers ain’t so bad:)
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Re: Your TF and Collecting History

Postby Seibertron » Fri May 18, 2018 12:16 pm

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I submitted an application. Not sure if I'll go through with it because there's a lot of requirements and work to document the collection, so I'll give the guy who thinks is 1,000 Transformers collection is the largest credit for documenting and submitting all of the "evidence" needed to prove your claim.

In my application, I provided this description for them

Ryan Yzquierdo wrote:There are many fans around the world that have far more than 1,000 Transformers toys. I've been collecting for 34 years non-stop. I probably have close to 7,000 or 8,000, though I've never actually counted my collection. I do not own unlicensed Transformers products like the "current" record hold does. My collection is entirely legit Hasbro or Takara Tomy licensed Transformers products. I am the owner of Seibertron.com, one of the world's largest Transformers fansites, which has been around for 18 years. At a minimum, I have photographed galleries on Seibertron.com for over 4,200 individual Transformers toys (most of which is from my personal collection) which you can view at https://www.seibertron.com/transformers-toys/galleries/ ... which I have claimed for years is the world's largest collection of Transformers galleries. I'm not really interested in claiming that my collection is the "largest", I'm just disappointed that Guinness didn't do easy due diligence to verify that the current record holder's claim was valid. Looking forward to talking with someone from Guinness in the near future.


For those of you saying "well why don't you submit something to Guinness if you think you have a larger collection?" to users claiming they have a larger collection, here's why ... it's a pain-in-the-ass time consuming process just to get some bragging rights that apparently aren't worth a lot since Guinness actually doesn't verify the claim, so I'll give the current record holder credit for actually going through with all of this.

Guinness World Records wrote:You are almost there! But before you continue please read below, where you will find the General Rules and evidence requirements for all records in this category. These rules are there for you to better understand the record you are applying for. By clicking Continue at the bottom of the page you will submit your application to Guinness World Records. If you think you are unable to follow all the rules and provide all the evidence below, then please go back and choose a different record. If your application is accepted you will receive a full Guidelines pack, including ALL specific points relating to this record. You cannot attempt a record until you have received a full Guidelines Pack.
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Please make sure you follow ALL these rules: a. The assessment of the collection must take place in a public place or in a venue open to public inspection. b. The collection must be assessed and counted by two independent witnesses at least one of whom must be a representative from a relevant, established and recognized society specializing in the subject area of the collection submitted. c. The record is based on the total number of different individual items in the collection. d. Duplicates will not be counted. e. If items are usually paired (i.e. earrings or cufflinks) the number of matching pairs must be given.

Please make sure you supply the following evidence: • One cover letter must be submitted providing full details of the person attempting the record, including details on age, nationality, background and a brief history of when (year) and why the collection began. It is also of interest to know where the collection is housed and if there is a particular favourite, giving reasons why. Please also indicate the date, time and exact location of the counting process, your chosen witnesses and your final record attempt measurement. • Two witness statements confirming the exact number of items in the collection, that the guidelines above have been adhered to and that all the items in the collection are relevant to the subject matter. The witnesses must list the points that they have verified during the attempt. • A concise, clear and audited inventory must be submitted for all claims. This may come in the form of a spreadsheet or log book. The total number of items in the collection must be clearly stated on this inventory, which must be counter-signed by the two witnesses. • Photographic evidence of all the items of the collections, individually or in groups, should provide evidence to confirm the size of the collection. • Video evidence of the person counting the collection showing the objects being counted to confirm the final number of the collection. • Schedule 2 should be signed by you when you are sending in evidence which you either own or have permission to allow Guinness World Records to use. • If you include any photographs or video in your evidence which you do not own or have permission to allow Guinness World Records to use, then you must include Schedule 3. • Media articles (newspaper, online, TV or radio) should be submitted as part of the evidence requirements. This is not compulsory evidence. Please read the Guide to Your Evidence document, where you will find further information about the evidence requirements and evidence templates. It is paramount this document is read before you submit your evidence.


My biggest disappointment is that Guinness didn't really do any follow up to verify the current record holders claim. I don't think that I have the world's largest collection either, but I sure as heck have a lot more than 1,000.

For the record, I submitted my collection as 5,000 because of this ...

Duplicates will not be counted. e. If items are usually paired (i.e. earrings or cufflinks) the number of matching pairs must be given.


I have no idea if they would consider reissues as separate counts, or how they would handle Hasbro and Takara variants, or how they would handle Micromaster and Mini-Con/Micron teams, Combiner Wars gift sets, G1 Cassettes (which were sold in the US as pairs but in Japan individually), etc. I consider Victorion as 6 Transformers toys, but they might only consider it as 1, but I would argue that Combiner Wars Defensor is 6 figures, but they were all sold individually whereas Victorion was only ever sold as a set, so who knows how all of that shakes down.
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Re: Your TF and Collecting History

Postby Emerje » Sun May 20, 2018 12:40 am

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I think the worst part is the obvious fluff stipulations like what your favorite is and why, what does that have to do with the size of your collection? I can understand some of this since there's a chance that a group of friends could get together and claim their collections are a single collection.

I guess that guy from the video got away with several of the stipulations simply by luck. His office may be considered a public space and he probably has had media coverage before. Gotta get cracking on that museum, Ryan.

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Re: Your TF and Collecting History

Postby Lore Keeper » Sun May 20, 2018 3:28 pm

Emerje wrote:I think the worst part is the obvious fluff stipulations like what your favorite is and why, what does that have to do with the size of your collection? I can understand some of this since there's a chance that a group of friends could get together and claim their collections are a single collection.

I guess that guy from the video got away with several of the stipulations simply by luck. His office may be considered a public space and he probably has had media coverage before. Gotta get cracking on that museum, Ryan.

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Re: Your TF and Collecting History

Postby Beardy » Mon May 21, 2018 4:13 am

ausbot wrote:Why get them to beat a record? Very uninspiring.


The previous record number was uninspiring.

And the video / interview is heavily edited.

The main reason for his collection is that he loves the figures, otherwise there are easier titles to attain if it's glory hunting Louis is after.

I think it's funny that no one bothered to officially claim the title and are now whining about the amount.
If people really care about that - all they have to do is submit and get the record.

Louis is a stand out fellow and some of these comments on here and other sites about him range from amusing to just plain out of order.

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