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    Posted June 23, 2009 by
    smartens
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    Action figure collecting (with kung fu grip)

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    COMPLETE 1980's Tranformers Collection

     

    One of my first clear memories was my 5th birthday.  My parents game me my first Transformer, the original Optimus Prime.  Apparently my mom went to the store and saw that everyone in the checkout line was carrying the same toy so she just followed suit.


    My Transformers obsession took full force in my younger years but I was never able to collect most of the ones I wanted most. To make maters worse my Optimus Prime broke and they were no longer selling the classics anymore.


    Then in my adult years I was making money and I discovered the holy grail of all collectors, eBay.  I immediately set out to reclaim those lost childhood memories and collected all the original classic figures from the 80's including Starscream, Omega Supreme, Soundwave and others.  I even got a new Optimus Prime as great as the one I had when I was 5.


    From then on there was no stopping me and I had to have ALL the figures produced from 1984 to 1988.  I estimate I have more than 300 and the current value of the collection is roughly $16,000 CND and growing.

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