Ataru Moroboshi's Transformers Collection
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Posted 06 March 2007 - 09:36 PM
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:52 AM
Edit: OH, and I was bummed that Bendy Prime from Cybertron didn't come with a Mini-Con, so I gave him Micro Booster Processor as a dedicated partner. The colors synch up and everything!
Edited by Ataru_Moroboshi, 05 June 2007 - 01:31 AM.
Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:16 PM
Posted 14 June 2007 - 10:31 PM
I enjoy having little rules that guide my collecting; it makes it more satisfying and helps me build a "story" to my collection instead of it being some huge, faceless mass.
For instance, I should note that I consider figures like Energon Landquake and Overcast to be separate dudes from Cybertron Jetfire and Landmine, as the tech specs stated them to be. I don't really like that "upgrade every series" who-do very much, much less the "upgrade into a repaint" junk; better to have as many individual characters as possible.
I break this rule if we're talking prominent characters like Prime, Starscream, Hotshot or Megs whom I think would want to upgrade from time to time (Megs because of his desire to always have the newest, most powerful tech, Starscream because he wants to become strong enough to usurp Megs. Prime because he feels he must be the best-equipped militarily to defend his people...even if he has moral qualms with participating in the arms race, and Hot Shot because he's the "kid" character who grows up from series to series.)
I have two versions of Demolishor (Energon and Cybertron) because he was one of the few dudes in the UT besides Starscream to have an interesting arc of development.
For Landmine and Jetfire, I just have their "Final" forms, as in the last forms they took in the UT, namely the Cybertron version of each.
This is my general rule in collecting figures from the UT: One of each character.
I make exceptions if the earlier versions are prominent characters or G1 homages (This is why there are a handful of straight Armada figures in my collection, but all except for Tidal Wave reference G1 in one way or another, even "Dirge" Armada Thrust there. Same reason I have Superlink Wheeljack and Wing Saber, even though I also have Cybertron Downshift and Sonic Bomber. Long live G1! )
Heh; Armada figures FROM Armada have a small presence in my collection in general, and I realized nearly every Armada mold I own (Except for Demolishor and the beasts) is an homage of some sort, whether it be to G1 or BW. I loved the Mini-Cons, but honestly wasn't too hot on a lot of the color schemes from Armada, nor some of the headsculpts.
The Real Gears sometimes moonlight in the UT Universe as the "Intelligence Division" (Thanks to their Cybertron stickers), but do share equal time in my Classics display. They'll also pop up in the movie display, I figure, once I get it set up.
I've since ordered Energon Inferno and Beachcomber to beef up the Heavy Assault and Rescue Divisions, respectively.(Since I consider Inferno and Roadblock separate characters.) I've also teamed up Overcast, Snarl and Crosswise, all of whom feel like loners character-wise, in a "Special Operations/Black Ops" division. None of them really felt right in the existing divisions. I'd like to acquire Beachcomber from Energon at some point, but not Grimlock and Swoop (Classics Grim kills my desire for E-Grim.)
Edited by Ataru_Moroboshi, 14 June 2007 - 10:34 PM.
Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:56 AM
Posted 17 June 2007 - 06:59 AM
but your list of movies that have yet to be upgraded to DVD is almost piece-by-piece identical to mine!
at least when it comes to Batman and Star Wars!
pop over to my collection thread for loads of Anime-Figure goodness!
Edited by Alvatron!, 17 June 2007 - 07:00 AM.
Posted 17 June 2007 - 03:39 PM
thats just jelousy talking
I really really really envy you Ataru, not just because you have figs that i dont but because of your shelves, and your manga. You have all that and all I have is 3 big boxes, a book case (sans the books) and a computer desk.
Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:41 PM
Thanks, Prime 2.0! I didn't actually get my new setup organized until we moved last summer (And this fall, it'll be time for another move...whee!). I used to have rickety wall-mounted fiberboard shelves with a habit of falling over because they couldn't support the weight of my collection very well. Plus, moving one figure risked sending others plunging to their dooms. It was this way for about 9 years. I remember one time when my Hot Shot figure fell off the shelf directly onto Cheetor, who was standing on the floor. Youthful rivalry, I guess...
But yeah, I'd be sitting watching TV, hear a creak, shudder, and then have to hurriedly investigate. >_< The new bookcases we got at a local furniture place are wonderful, since they're very sturdy and have glass-fronted cabinet doors.
This is Northern California, earthquake country. Can never be too careful.
Posted 17 June 2007 - 09:23 PM
Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:02 PM
Just like my Coors light poster, Jessica was never the same with a Snidley whiplash moustach.
Posted 18 July 2007 - 01:51 PM
Devil Gundam Space Crab Mode. I officially hate you now.
That's exactly what I was going to mention. That reminds me, I have to get another God Gundam.
Awesome collection. That storage case you use for your Micros looks great. I'll have to keep my eye on Target for one of those.
Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:33 PM
I also have the final battle Devil Gundam (Where he turned into a giant Gundam head); I need to update with it. I couldn't find part of it when I took the pics. ^_^0