10 July 2007

My Transformer Collecting Objectives

'Objectives are not fate; they are not direction. They are not commands; they are commitments. They do not determine the future; they are means to mobilize the resources and energies... for the making of the future.' - Peter F. Drucker

As detailed in Chapter III and Chapter IV of The Origin Story, my Transformer collecting objectives, subject to my Collecting Principles, are as follows:

[1] To buy ‘back’ any and all Transformers that I wanted as a kid but either was denied or didn’t get around to buying. The Ravage & Rumble set comes to mind.

[2] To buy ‘back’ all Transformers characters not available in Singapore back in the 80s. Some of these include Skywarp, Thundercracker, Ironhide, Trailbreaker and etc.

[3] More specifically, to get ‘back’ every single Transformer from Series 1 (1984) to Series 3 (1986).

[4] To get selected characters from Series 4 (1987), Series 5 (1988) and Series 6 (1989).

[5] To get selected characters from the Masterforce and Victory series’.

[6] Every Series 1 to Series 3 Transformer should be what collectors term ‘110% complete’ – That is with a C9 box, instructions, unapplied or used sticker sheet, tech spec decoder and relevant catalogues (including Glow in the dark poster/s for movie characters).

[7] Every figure to be ‘upgraded’ to C9.5 condition with matching sticker condition (if they are not already in C9.5).

1 comment:

  1. So, it sounds like [3] encompasses [1] and [2]. ;)

    RE: [6] and [7] -- I guess reproduction stickers are out?

    Your goals are ambitious. No Micromasters, though? I have all the Squads and Patrols, and while they are far from a cornerstone of my collection, they make excellent cannon fodder, and make the city Transformers seem huge.


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