Your "ride or die" Transformer.

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Your "ride or die" Transformer.

Postby Ironhidensh » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:43 pm

Motto: "Tell those damned kids to stay off my lawn!!!"
Weapon: Big Cannon
Let's say, for some crazy reason, you had to get rid of your collection, and could only keep one figure, who would it be. What is the only Transformer that you will never part with, no matter what happens?


For me, I think it would be Binaltech Smokescreen.


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Way back when, when this guy came out, it represented all my Hope's and dreams and wildest fantasies of where this franchise could go. And while yes, he has been surpassed and left behind in many ways, I still remember and feel that since of wonder I had back when he first came out.

If I could only save one, I'm saving him.
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Re: Your "ride or die" Tranaformer.

Postby steals_your_goats » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:57 pm

Weapon: Twin Swords
I actually had to get rid of pretty much my entire collection at one point when I was in a tight spot. A handful of figures survived but the one I made a point to not sell no matter what was generations Drift. I can't really explain it but he's my favorite character and I just love that figure.
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Re: Your "ride or die" Transformer.

Postby Nathaniel Prime » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:45 pm

Motto: "The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people."
Weapon: Fusion Cannon
ROTF Leader Prime. My first "Masterpiece", and my favorite toy out of my whole collection (Siege Voyager Prime is a very slightly close second, with ROTF Prime winning possibly by nostalgia).
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Re: Your "ride or die" Transformer.

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:35 am

Oof. Just ask me to choose between my children, why don't you? (Sophie's Choice flashback; also, I don't have kids (that I know of).)

Anyway, this is a tough choice, and honestly, if I was that hard up for money that I have to unload my collection, then they would all be in play. BUT. I would most likely save MP-01 and MP-09 for last. I know neither is popular anymore (MP-09 never was :lol: ), but they hold special meaning for me, for various reasons, mainly good memories. RoTF leader Prime would be very close behind. But the fact that he'd be easier to reacquire makes him slightly more expendable.
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Re: Your "ride or die" Tranaformer.

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:41 am

Motto: "My past no longer binds my future..."
Weapon: Battle Blades
steals_your_goats wrote:I actually had to get rid of pretty much my entire collection at one point when I was in a tight spot. A handful of figures survived but the one I made a point to not sell no matter what was generations Drift. I can't really explain it but he's my favorite character and I just love that figure.

I've been in that exact situation except the figures that survived did so out of sheer luck :lol: As they were in my son's room. The figure I would have kept hold of would have been Magnaboss but fate intervened on that one before hand :( (I hate it that Silverbolt was made out of gold plastic. Why they couldn't have just used brown for the base...sigh)

I'm re-growing the collection slowly at the moment though.
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Re: Your "ride or die" Transformer.

Postby Optimum Supreme » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:32 am

Motto: "That's [not out yet/never came out] in my area."
Weapon: Nuclear Charged Fusion Cannon
Gun to my head, MP1... no, g1 Jetfire.. no, wait.. CW Superion (with Quickslinger replacing the turd), no no no, arrrrrrrgh, I guess you're just gonna have to shoot me..
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Re: Your "ride or die" Transformer.

Postby EvasionModeBumblebee » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:01 pm

Motto: "Are you telling me you could've been a Camaro this whole time?!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
Definitely MPM Camaro Bumblebee. An amazing representation of my favorite Transformer!

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Re: Your "ride or die" Transformer.

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:54 pm

Motto: "There are no impossibilities in the multiverse, just small minds unable to comprehend the possibilities"
Weapon: Star Saber Sword
My Nightwatch Optimus Prime from the 2007 movie is the one figure I could never part with. He is perfection.

I really want to find the leader version of that mold that had the sword, I want those 2 together, and also give me the chance to swap the weapons so Nightwatch could have a sword.
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Re: Your "ride or die" Transformer.

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:46 am

Motto: "My past no longer binds my future..."
Weapon: Battle Blades
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:My Nightwatch Optimus Prime from the 2007 movie is the one figure I could never part with. He is perfection.

I really want to find the leader version of that mold that had the sword, I want those 2 together, and also give me the chance to swap the weapons so Nightwatch could have a sword.

They madeya version of the 2007 mold with the sword?
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Re: Your "ride or die" Transformer.

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:38 pm

Motto: "It's unnerving and insulting when people in a toy-based fandom, whatever it is, make statements to the effect that general consumers and fans of lesser financial means should be deprived entirely of the ability to partake of the primary market."
Weapon: Galaxial Rocket Launcher
ZeroWolf wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:My Nightwatch Optimus Prime from the 2007 movie is the one figure I could never part with. He is perfection.

I really want to find the leader version of that mold that had the sword, I want those 2 together, and also give me the chance to swap the weapons so Nightwatch could have a sword.

They madeya version of the 2007 mold with the sword?

Yes. Premium Optimus Prime came with the sword instead of the gun:
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Re: Your "ride or die" Transformer.

Postby ZeroWolf » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:56 pm

Motto: "My past no longer binds my future..."
Weapon: Battle Blades
Thanks Zelda! Interesting, I had that mold but passed it on in favour of the Rotf version, didn't realise it had a different armament like that
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Re: Your "ride or die" Transformer.

Postby Zeedust » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:59 pm

Motto: "Nothing says more about us than the futures we left behind."
Weapon: Anti-Thermal Cannon
FSS Wreckage. fss 5 was the last big purchase I made before the bottom kinda fell out of my life, so I kinda have a sentimental attachment to it. I also love the stories FunPub wrote for the components.
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Re: Your "ride or die" Transformer.

Postby D-Maximal_Primal » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:54 pm

Motto: "There are no impossibilities in the multiverse, just small minds unable to comprehend the possibilities"
Weapon: Star Saber Sword
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:My Nightwatch Optimus Prime from the 2007 movie is the one figure I could never part with. He is perfection.

I really want to find the leader version of that mold that had the sword, I want those 2 together, and also give me the chance to swap the weapons so Nightwatch could have a sword.

They madeya version of the 2007 mold with the sword?

Yes. Premium Optimus Prime came with the sword instead of the gun:
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Yep, this.

I love this figure so much. It is faultless, and remains one of the best movie molds ever made and one of my favorite figures ever. the Nightwatch paintscheme totally works on it too. I love it, never giving it up
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Re: Your "ride or die" Transformer.

Postby william-james88 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:23 am

Beast Wars Megatron

Also G2 Smokescreen, Prime FE Cliffjumper and Cybertron Vector Prime.
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Re: Your "ride or die" Transformer.

Postby Latebrus-K » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:59 am

Was Botcon Megaplex for a while, until he fell off my shelf and his knee went loose. It's currently between my Tarn custom and MP-10V.
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