I was just reading the "Did you ever feel embarrassed about buying transformers" thread and something occurred to me. i know most of us joke about our hobby in alot of ways and talk about our "plastic crack" and the thrill of the hunt. But, do you think it's possible for someone to become addicted to collecting something? (like Transformers) You all know what I'm talking about.......the thrill you get from the hunt.....or the excitement you feel after buying some new TFs or knowing you have one coming in the mail. Those signs could point to that. I definitely do think it's possible. I think it's very similar to a shop-a-holic who gets a thrill out of hunting things down and excitment from buying something new. I am in no way trying to demean the hobby or anyone on this website who collects because I love collecting too. But, what do you think about this subject? Have you experienced this yourself? Or do you know someone who may have been addicted and was going way overboard? (I.E. Buying TFs instead of food/paying bills or kicking an old lady at the Target to get to a TF.....or even depriving a kid of a TFer and snatching it from them because they wanted it that bad.) Thanks for posting!!