Do you ever feel embarrassed buying TFers?

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  1. Roook

    Roook Well-Known Member

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    I lied to a lady today. I went to Target to buy Snarl and walked right back to where he was. There was a little asian lady buying Power Rangers. I grabbed Snarl and was walking off and here's how it went.

    Lady: Excuse me

    Me: Yeah?

    Lady: Does your son like those?

    Me:...yeah...

    Lady: What's the difference between that and this *holds up Red Power Ranger*

    Me: This one turns into a robot, and a dinosaur *show her back of package*

    Lady: Hmmm...

    Me: ...My kid likes dinosaurs

    Lady: ohh ok thanks

    I don't even have a kid!
     
  2. soundwaveCA

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    I dont know in that situation I would just go with the flow.
     
  3. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I did two tours overseas. People have to explain why they don't buy Transformers to me, not the other way around.
     
  4. Nemesis_Prime22

    Nemesis_Prime22 Dark Emperor

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    Sometimes, yes... I cant EVER make eye contact with the cashier when buying.
     
  5. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I only feel embarrassed when I see acquaintances while I'm holding a TF. I live in the kind of place where that could be terrible.

    On that same note, Voyager Bulkhead can take over a high school biology class without much effort at all. It really depends on the time and place and people around.



    I just kinda go with the flow...
     
  6. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    "Whadda ya mean you're buying Power Rangers? Put that crap back on the shelf and get a goddamn Transformer! What are you, a commie?!"

    I don't get embarressed about it. Why should I?
     
  7. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    A couple of times, but to be completely honest, I really don't care what other people think of me (used to, but not anymore). If any of my friends or family ever bring it up, I almost always have something equally embarrassing or odd about them I can bring up. For an example, my father's train collection.
     
  8. Nemesis_Prime22

    Nemesis_Prime22 Dark Emperor

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    Youre 29 and buying a Children's toy?
     
  9. Reflector Unit

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    No one has ever asked me, so I have no reason to be embarassed. But if they ever did, I have no problem telling people I'm just a geek :p 
     
  10. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    I'm 30 today. If I have cash left over after this weekend, I will buy toys. I don't see a reason to be ashamed of that.
     
  11. Nemesis_Prime22

    Nemesis_Prime22 Dark Emperor

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    I guess thats true. =/
     
  12. Vladakris

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    Well my last 4 transformers will be Blitzwing, Shockwave, Leader Megatron, and Voyager Prime. Then ill most likley never touch a transformer again.
     
  13. Nemesis_Prime22

    Nemesis_Prime22 Dark Emperor

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    WHy?
     
  14. Vladakris

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    Im just done with transformers. Ill go see the movies, but I have other aspirations in life, I dont feel like collecting toys anymore.
     
  15. Katamari Prime

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    I used to feel a lot of things, but now I take a pill for that.
     
  16. Vladakris

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    Due tell!
     
  17. TheMonarch

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    No shame at all. To know me is to know that I geek over TFs and toys, and as I tell people, everyone geeks about something. Whether it's toys, movies, vintage cars, ceramic geese, celebs, pop music, politics, EVERYONE geeks about something.

    Usually if I'm in a store and someone asks I'll tell them out flat that they're for me....the little woman usually follows up with "he has hundreds." Sometimes I think she's more addicted to the hunt than I am. And if possible, I'll help parents find the ones their kids are looking for..or what other store I just saw it in (for a better price.)

    and for the record..just turned 31.
     
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    I'll be 33 in 2 months, and proudly buy toys!

    They're a hobby of mine, I see no reason to be embarrassed.

    I long ago stopped caring what other people think of me, that made me more confident and comfortable with myself.

    I have other hobbies, and a good social circle, TF's are part of my life, but not all of it. If they were all my life, then I'd have a problem with it.

    Bottom line, if you enjoy something, don't be embarrased by it, as it (partly) makes you who you are.
     
  19. unicronsupreme

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    Boy, that'll make it hard to play with them, or move them...


    Although I've never really been confronted (so to speak) I imagine I would just tell them that I'm a collector. I do occasionally drag my friends hunting with me if they have nothing better to do.

    The only time anyone has really said anything to me about it is when I was out of town and I bought movie Cliffjumper and the cashier asked something like "feeding your addiction?" and I just nodded and said yeah. SHE KNEW!!

    Come to think of it, I know someone who works at Toys R Us and I didn't like him before I knew he worked there. He always makes stupid comments or dumb stuff like that and I usually just avoid him or ignore him. He's a real jerk.
     
  20. Nemesis_Prime22

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    One cashier I went up to was wearing a Tf shirt, so I was good. :lol 
     

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