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@  Paladin : (22 July 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Anyone still need a Chaos on Velocitron set? Found one at TRU today...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 July 2017 - 01:27 PM)

He REALLY likes blowing stuff up.

@  Dekafox : (22 July 2017 - 12:42 PM)

G1 Scattershot's 3rd mode gimmick?

@  MEDdMI : (22 July 2017 - 12:04 PM)

Nothing can be more awkward than the crotch rubsigns.

@  Bass X0 : (22 July 2017 - 11:28 AM)

well, they had to go somewhere.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 02:54 AM)

TR Quake's shoulder symbols are very awkward looking

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

..er myself.

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

NOT RESPONDING

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

Couldn't say it bett.....

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 July 2017 - 10:33 PM)

You just don't appreciate the speed of a solid state drive until you have to use an old laptop with an old spinning drive

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 July 2017 - 08:32 PM)

If there's at least one, you can army-build.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2017 - 07:25 PM)

Are there even enough toys of him to collect?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2017 - 04:21 PM)

A nerd.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Speaking of, what do you call someone who collects toys of the Marvel character The Collector?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:18 PM)

What about people who collect the "Die Hard" movies?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2017 - 03:54 PM)

A lot of the die hard collectors don't need to be louder...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 July 2017 - 03:22 PM)

@Nevermore Benbot means "amped" as in excited. I believe the term is shorthand for (a sound) amplifier.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Or is "shorthand" a synonym for "amputated"?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Is "amped" shorthand for "amputated"?

@  Benbot : (21 July 2017 - 12:28 PM)

I am amped! But I also have standards.

@  Fear or Courage : (21 July 2017 - 08:38 AM)

I consider Thew to basically be the model toy collector. We should all aim to be so amped about the thing we collect.

@  Pennpenn : (21 July 2017 - 07:21 AM)

And some people are just whiny jerks who like to complain about stuff and don't realise that, so will invent irrational grievances to fuel that need.

@  Rycochet : (21 July 2017 - 06:13 AM)

A lot of toy collectors don't seem to get that the things the collect are toys.and have unrealistic expectations of what's doable in a modern retail environment. You're not going to get a $100 figure's worth of parts and paint for $20 or less and gimmicks are needed tomake the toys actually, you know, fun.

@  Foffy : (20 July 2017 - 09:40 PM)

Not necessarily. With the right condiments, they can taste surprisingly nice.

@  Evac : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

I think most toy collectors are bitter in some form.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

...or maybe I'm the bitter one?!  Oh no.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:32 PM)

And I don't even mean that everyone should love it all. But it does seem to bring the angrier ones in from the lurking.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:29 PM)

It's these reveals that always remind me how exceptionally bitter a large portion of toy collectors are on other forums.

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 July 2017 - 07:06 PM)

SDCC toy reveals make adults happy by telling them what they can get eventually. Kids don't care what they can get eventually, you make them happy by getting them whatever's available now.

@  Jalaguy : (20 July 2017 - 06:10 PM)

They exist, they just don't show them at SDCC because they assume that the adult fanbase doesn't care about them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 06:03 PM)

On SDCC stuff...I'm disappointed, but not surprised, at the lack of the actual KIDS toys among all the toys for us old men

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

:burn

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:15 PM)

SSA response? "How would we know to un enroll you if you don't tell us?"

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I'm supposed to un-enrolled in Medicare at the end of the month (36 months post-transplant), but I'm getting a bill for next quarter's coverage.

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 July 2017 - 04:14 PM)

I would LOVE to have ONE THING done correctly and promptly by the Social Security Administration

@  Ms Virion : (20 July 2017 - 02:22 PM)

=(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 July 2017 - 01:43 PM)

Noooo!!!!!

@  Paladin : (20 July 2017 - 01:39 PM)

well shit... https://uk.style.yah...-182818808.html

@  Kalidor : (19 July 2017 - 08:46 PM)

https://www.allspark...rive-questions/

@  wonko the sane? : (19 July 2017 - 07:53 PM)

So good it'll whack you in the lobanza.

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 06:12 PM)

mafiace cream?

@  Bass X0 : (19 July 2017 - 04:49 PM)

adios mafia.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 July 2017 - 03:26 PM)

for ice cream

@  MEDdMI : (19 July 2017 - 02:52 PM)

But he must scream.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2017 - 02:49 PM)

he doesn't have a mouth

@  Benbot : (19 July 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Hoist?

@  Glenn : (19 July 2017 - 11:53 AM)

oops tfsource not bbts

@  Glenn : (19 July 2017 - 11:52 AM)

Does anyone else find Hoist's smile on that MP ad for BBTS slightly disturbing?


How do you display your collection?


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#1 (Deactivated) Human_Error

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 08:16 PM

After adding a bunch of Animated figures to my collection im having a little trouble deciding on how to display them.

Here's my dilemma: I dont really think the animated figures fit with the other lines. There just so drastically different from any other line they kinda clash with the other guys. I love these guys so much but cant seem to decide how to fit them in. it also doesnt help that i keep running out of room but thats a whole other story

how do you do it? do you separate them by what line they came, by character (eg put all the primes together), do you separate them by faction, or just mix them all together? also do you keep them in robot mode or alt mode?

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 08:41 PM

I got Animated on a bin and everything else either on top or inside of an armoire.
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Posted 19 September 2008 - 10:54 PM

I really don't have that many animated, but I suppose you could go by color scheme. Mine are all blended totether ons various shelves

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:45 AM

I had this problem for longgggg time. So I finally figured it out when my animated totals got to about 8 or 9.

My top shelf is Animated in sort of a Autobot vs. Decepticons (And Lockdown) scene.
My 2nd Shelf is Classics/Unicron Trilogy.
My 3rd Shelf is Movieverse.
My 4th Shelf is what has irked me for the last few weeks. My big ol' figs that I can't fit anywhere else. (Cybertron Prime, Movie Wingsaber, Vector Prime, Cybertron Megs, BW Optimal Optimus)

So basically, yeah. Display them by themselves. icon-blitz.gif

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 09:17 AM

Yeah dude, you collect Transformers long enough, you will run into this problem.
There's really only one viable solution: glass enclosed, internally lit display shelves.
something like THIS.

Glass is a must so it doesn't get horribly dusty. And after a year+ the toys will look like crap w/o it.
Lights because the they just look SO much cooler when all lit up!

You're also right, Animated stuff just doesn't look right next to movie. Both excellent in their own right, but not a good fit alongside one another. The only downside to going out and buying a display case is that it's not cheap. Another idea that I did was build my own shelf. In my case, I work out of a home-office. In this office there was a closet. I put white laminate particle board lining all the surfaces, then built in lights, then encased the lights in UV proof glass (so it doesn't fade the toy's plastic) then installed very large glass shelves. In total the closet has 6 shelves that are ~6 foot wide and 2 feet deep. All lit up it looks pretty fantastic. I really need to take some newer pictures! (More pix at the bottom of our, "About Us" page, linked to at the top of unicron.com...

Good luck hombre!



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Posted 04 November 2008 - 08:27 PM

QUOTE(perceptor@unicron.com @ Oct 30 2008, 09:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah dude, you collect Transformers long enough, you will run into this problem.
There's really only one viable solution: glass enclosed, internally lit display shelves.
something like THIS.

Glass is a must so it doesn't get horribly dusty. And after a year+ the toys will look like crap w/o it.
Lights because the they just look SO much cooler when all lit up!

You're also right, Animated stuff just doesn't look right next to movie. Both excellent in their own right, but not a good fit alongside one another. The only downside to going out and buying a display case is that it's not cheap. Another idea that I did was build my own shelf. In my case, I work out of a home-office. In this office there was a closet. I put white laminate particle board lining all the surfaces, then built in lights, then encased the lights in UV proof glass (so it doesn't fade the toy's plastic) then installed very large glass shelves. In total the closet has 6 shelves that are ~6 foot wide and 2 feet deep. All lit up it looks pretty fantastic. I really need to take some newer pictures! (More pix at the bottom of our, "About Us" page, linked to at the top of unicron.com...

Good luck hombre!


Yeah ive seen your display it looks awesome like that. Sadly i dont have the room for something like that. The truth is i was running out of room a while ago and had to put stuff all over the place it just didnt really get to me until now. at this point ive given up until i can get some new shelves. ultilmetly id like to have a shelf for all the different lines. ill figure something out. your right about the dust i hate it but theres nothing i can do about it. you gotta love that canned air it makes it much easyer to clean the figures!

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:30 PM

My collection is relatively small, but space issues are a nuisance these days since every time I purchase new stuff, the small shelves on the closet get even more crowded and is difficult to display figures that way.
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Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:33 PM

I just find places to put them. I have some out in the living room on our tv stand. I also have some on my bookstand in my room.

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 12:21 AM

Don't have a lot, so I'm not yet running out of space. I keep them mostly all in robot mode on a shelf.

So... how do you eat a Reese's?

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 12:56 AM

About 20-25 pieces a month in my glass cabinet in my room. Also once a year around late January/early February I sprawl out parts of my collection by category and line all the 'bots up on the floor. I get help from a couple of fellow collectors now to help set it up / take it down. I don't have enough cabinet or floor space to display my entire collection at once, so the cabinet is fun for me to swap out every now and then.

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Edited by Edwin, 03 January 2009 - 12:56 AM.