>>5394124 Both Legends and toy collecting in general can be traced back to Spider-Man Classics.
This was one of the first figures I've ever bought. I continued to buy Spider-Man figures and got into ToyBiz Legends near the end around wave 13 since Green Goblin was in that wave. Been collecting them ever since.
>>5394124 Spider-man Classics, specifically Man-Spider. Still have that big beautiful fucker in my display. Shit sent me on a toy collecting spree that's lasted for like 15 fucking years, mostly all in the same line.
Beast wars is really what compelled me, but even before then I had lots of batman figures and Power rangers. I guess the difference is that with Batman and PR, I only wanted the characters I liked, where as with Beast wars I wanted all the toys to experience them and how they transformed.
I stayed with Transformers for years. To be honest, I think I just kinda hung on hoping they'd go back to being beasts again after BM ended. Power Rangers alternated the beast/vehicle theme regularly, so I figured it'd do the same.so I just kinda hung on to transformers. I had seen MLs and thought they were cool, but with a tight budget as a kid I couldn't justify spreading out. The closest thing was the super articulated SM2 6'' figure.
When I was in middle school, I started getting into older comics, mainly for the creators. I got really interested in steve ditko. On a whim, I bought First Appearance Spider-man. I was so amazed by the presentation of it, I planned on getting more. I began to regret all the money I wasted on Transformers armada and Energon, and passing up figures I saw like Deadpool(mostly for doop, since I liked X-statix ). Later I went to my first NYCC on a school trip as a volunteer, and on my free hours I went nuts buying Marvel Legends(being 15, I couldn't buy stuff online) For a long time it was my favorite Toy Line. Unfortunately, I came in too late, and Toy Biz's days were numbered.i'm casually getting into them again now, but it's hard to balance it with so many other things competing for my money.
>>5394124 I collected a few legends in highschool but then fell out of comic books. I didn't start seriously collecting until i got my first job and after i went to my first anime convention when i bought a bunch of cheap revoltechs. I got back into MLs with the reboot when they were still carded. i have mostly hasbro mls but still have a few toybiz ones.
Seeing the first wave of ML on the pegs. It was definitely weird seeing them in clamshell packaging. Even weirder when Toad became sought after when it didn't seem anyone was touching the figures for a couple of weeks.
Figures before ML, playing with the old Star Wars figures as a kid.
Articulation, character design, my interest (too vast to list).
Marvel Legends wise? Pretty much every character that I actually know about/any or everyone featured in a Versus series game by Capcom to fit in with Sota figures back when I had more than two (2005-2010)
Tonka GoBots. Hooked on convertible robots ever since.
ToyBiz Marvel Legends was what got me into regular action figures though. Only ever had a handful of them before that. And now that Hasbro has thoroughly ruined distribution of them (man, remember when you could buy singles at a store instead of having to order an entire fucking case online?), I'm on my way out of that market.
>>5394124 I was super hyped over Godzilla 2014 so I started looking up merch and found the 24 inch long NECA and then I just wanted more. As for marvel legends, my friend started buying bucky cap figures to make customs and sold me an extra deadpool he had so I could make a custom of my own. then I just started buying toys for the fun of it
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