Disturbing and sad thought...toys don't last forever.

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by ComicGuy89, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. ComicGuy89

    ComicGuy89 Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys, I just had this disturbing and sad thought about how toys don't last very long, eventually my figures will have loose joints that can't even wield weapons properly. They probably will not be able to stand or transform properly anymore...

    My current collection only dates back to middle of this year, so I haven't the experience of having a figure over a long period of time (I gave away all my pre-2000s figures, such as Beast Wars, sadly)

    I know many fans here have kept their figures since G1, how do your figures hold up? How do you feel about those that don't? I'm quite distressed suddenly to the point of not wanting to collect anymore to keep my heart from breaking. (I sound like a drama-queen I know)
     
  2. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Even real human babies will die. Why dwell on such sadness? PLAY. NOW. Worry about the sadness when it comes.
     
  3. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    The possiblity of loss is what gives things value. Man's afraid to die is afraid to live. Only you can prevent forest fires. Etc.
     
  4. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    MISB collections man..... never have to worry
     
  5. bny888

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    even if you keep your toys mip or moc, etc. they will deteriorate over time. when i was into diecast cars, some of them with rubber tires were a pain since the rubber "melted".
     
  6. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    It's sad but, worry about it later.
     
  7. ghowildseven

    ghowildseven SG Decepticon

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    they don't last forever, but we don't last forever as well. Nothing to worry about, just feed your hobby to the fullest. live = evil.
     
  8. Paladine

    Paladine Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure they'll still be making nail polish or Future finish in the next several decades ;-)
     
  9. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    YouTube - HIGHLANDER-WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER

    nothing is forever
     
  10. ComicGuy89

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    Haha I know, but nail polish seems useless against those elbow joints or pin joints.

    Thanks guys, that brought me to my senses. Hopefully every decade they'll be another Classics-type line to renew the franchise.
     
  11. Lunar Archivist

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    Someone needs to create an artificial bubble of time within which its passage slows to a crawl. Gold Plastic Syndrome solved. :D 
     
  12. Cyber-Kun

    Cyber-Kun UNLEASHED!

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    well, I have a VERY worn in Micromaster that's all right, so I'm not too worried.
     
  13. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    I still have my 4th Edition Weapon X Wolverine from when I was like 9. At 26 now, I think these past 17 years have been better on the toy than on me. The joints aren't even loose. And the only damage done to the toy is self-inflicted (I chopped his claws and made him a cloth outfit out of an old shirt, turning him into an original character).

    Toys don't last, no. But ultimately, and given the proper care, they'll outlive you. It'll take a good millennium or so for that TF to turn from Bumblebee to a Bumble-puddle.
     
  14. ComicGuy89

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    Wow, how did you keep those joints from loosening?
     
  15. Rodimus Mike

    Rodimus Mike I Drank What?

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    The thing is that even if something don't last just buy another one,thats the beauty of
    collecting,and even if it breaks then you could always kitbash it,and make a new figure out
    of parts.
     
  16. zealottoyou

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    nah, it take hundreds of years to complete decompose plastics. My toys will be fine why i die.
     
  17. QmTablit

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    OCD.:lol 

    Seriously though, I was never the type of kid to move my figures' arms and legs around when I was playing with them. I left them all in a kind of all-purpose-utility-pose. So really, that toy has been mostly kept in the same pose for years.

    Once I got to the point where I stopped playing with them and kept them displayed instead, it got a lot easier. Pose them on the shelf, dust them every so often, and that's it.
     
  18. ComicGuy89

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    Ah okay, in that case my figures will probably only last a decade more. :D  I transform them everyday.
     
  19. BigRC83

    BigRC83 I'm singing in the rain

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    Nothing last forever. There is no point to worry about it now.
     
  20. blunghole

    blunghole The Tapeworm of Unicron!

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    I'm not too worried...I'm fairly sure my toys will outlast me. In fact, I will build a vault and seal my ashes in with my toys Egyptian Pharoah style. :lol 
     

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