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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:47 pm 
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I started collecting vintage G1 TFs about 10 months ago. I try to collect ones still in the box. I also collect other vintage 70/80s toys. I have collected Voltron, Knight Rider, Coleco tabletop arcades, Battlestar Galactica, MOTU, and some Star Wars. It sure is expensive to collect child hood memories.

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Allow me to be the first to welcome you aboard thadsilverfox! You have stepped into a realm of unlimited knowledge of transformers, and loads of info on other great toys. Childhood memories can become an expensive habit, but it helps keep you young!

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it keeps you young and your wallet light!
welcome to the forum.
add pics of your collection to the collection thread.

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Welcome, thadsilverfox...

i have summoned you here for a purpose...

[/joking]

Actually, do you even get that joke, or are you just here for the toys? and are you only interested in the older toys, or are you also a fan of the series... and what the series has become?

Childhood memories are great--[Optimus Prime] no matter the cost [/Optimus Prime]--but sometimes the new stuff can be pretty cool, too, as can looking at the new stuff and/or the old stuff from the different perspective of your more mature self (with or without the rose-colored optic sensors).

For example, you mentioned that you not only collect Transformers, you also collect Star Wars. So, have you heard--or do you care--about Star Wars Transformers? And that's just one example of what i'm talking about.

Whatever your interest in Transformers, welcome to TransformerLand--hope you find what you're looking for... and maybe even a little more than that!

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Welcome to TFL, thadsilverfox! :)

(Moving this thread to 'The Billboard')

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STARS Commando to answer your question, I'm really into the vintage TF toys. I have bought a few of the new TF stuff for my son but it just doesn't really do much for me. If I could only collect a couple of things I would collect Voltron and G1 TFs. I hope this gives you some insight.

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Welcome to the site.

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thadsilverfox wrote:
STARS Commando to answer your question, I'm really into the vintage TF toys. I have bought a few of the new TF stuff for my son but it just doesn't really do much for me. If I could only collect a couple of things I would collect Voltron and G1 TFs. I hope this gives you some insight.


I used to feel that way too... but... have you seen some of the newer "classic" figures?

They don't *always* get it right, but a good number of them are excellent renditions of the original G1 characters with modern articulation.


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Bah weep granah weep ninny bong.

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Srsly?

Oh-Em-Gee.

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Banzai-Tron wrote:
thadsilverfox wrote:
STARS Commando to answer your question, I'm really into the vintage TF toys. I have bought a few of the new TF stuff for my son but it just doesn't really do much for me. If I could only collect a couple of things I would collect Voltron and G1 TFs. I hope this gives you some insight.


I used to feel that way too... but... have you seen some of the newer "classic" figures?

They don't *always* get it right, but a good number of them are excellent renditions of the original G1 characters with modern articulation.


I haven't had a chance to actually mess with a classic one. Wal-Mart has a G1 Skywarp that I keep looking at but I just haven't pulled the trigger yet. My problem right now is shelf space reserved for my vintage collection.

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Welcome! Another g1 collector! Yay!

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Welcome Thad!

I hope I can encourage your new habit there :)
I just update the TFL store with some nice new boxed G1's and I just found out (thanks to TT) that I have a complete Voltron I figure. Maybe this can be the start of a beautiful friendship lol!

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