Funny how that apathy thing works.

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So I got this email from Evebird yesterday...

FYI, WalMarts in Cols are receiving TF Animated toys. I just bought Lugnut and Grimlock on Bethel Rd. They have all the deluxe size figures--Ratchet, Blackarachnia, Bumblebee, Lockdown, Prime, Prowl, plus Bulkhead, Starscream, Megatron, two-packs, etc.
...and I realized that there was a time when I'd have immediately dropped everything I was doing and run out to buy them.

Man. Those days are so long gone now.

I kind of want Ratchet and Bulkhead but there is no longer that "gotta have now" feeling in me that used to be there.

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When you have as many TFs as you do (2000+), apathy is sure to kick in.

I, on the other hand, only have about 80 or so.

So no apathy here, yet, by a long shot. I'm cynical most of the time about most things but just not about my toy robots.

I' still excited about the new toys starting to show up a bit but at the same time when I find them I worry I'll end up being disappointed. I think part of it is that I haven't been excited over toys for a while.

I got kind of stoked for the Indy toys then when I found them it was like "Well I could build an army of Germans but what' the point?" Also "These sculpts are ok I guess but I don't really need Indy toys". So I picked up the best version of Jones I could find and a couple of soldiers and have passed on the line repeatedly since.

marvel Legends used to be a regular draw but I've long since dropped it out of discare for the line (around when Hasbro took over). I liked the new GI Joes initially but they are getting to a lot of characters I don't care about.

Basically, Animated is sort of trying to fill a void of toy caring but I've been let down a lot lately. Also I've got most of the stuff I want already from Botcon.

I would really like Starscream and Black Arachnia. My area was one of those test areas for the toys so I lucked out and got Bumblebee, Prime, and Prowl before botcon.

I was at my Walmart last night and found cybertron Megatron and Bulkhead. I don't really care about them though.

Lately I'm more into these 25th Anniversay GIJoes. I'm only collecting characters I really care about so I think I have about 3 more left that I feel I "have" to have. Zartan, Bazooka, and Alpine (if he exists).

Man, I hear you Nala. The cartoon is cool, but I can't work up the energy to love the toys. Part of it may be that I've got horrible storage/display conditions and am quickly running out of space, and part of it may be...meh. I'll probably pick up the core cast 'cause my six-year old son is way hyped, and I'll also probably pick up the Dinobots since Dinobots = Badass. Strangly enough, I'm not really excited about Classics 2.0 either. What's happened to the love we used to share, Transformers?

All I know is, the older I get and the longer I own a Transformer, the easier it is to forget how to transform the darn thing. That's why I'm only buying the ones I really want to remember.

Hey did you see the Spawn Series 35 purple robot? Kind of looks like Shock...

well, i am totally opposite of you. as soon as i saw they were in CA, i called my dad, and sent him to the local walmart where he snagged ratchet & BA for me... i am feeling apathetic towards the movie toys though. i am so wicked excited for the animated toys, but then its right up my alley, and totally my design taste too. so no big suprise i suppose!

I'm excited to pickup some of the TF:Animated toys myself ... too bad I haven't seen anything yet.

TL, I'm with you. Don't care a whit about the movie toys. Or the movie itself for that matter. However, I am in love with the awesomeness of the Animated toys though. I am just starting to open all of these guys now.

Bulkhead ultra class is a great toy. Period. Everyone must own one. 9/10

Prowl has amazingly good robot and vehicle modes, given that he's a motorcycle. It's not an easy alt mode to work from. However, his legs have a tendency to break off at the crotch during transformation, and it's a bitch to get him back in cycle mode. 7/10

Ratchet is great. Love the tools. Good poseability. 9/10

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