First rubber bands and now erasers....?

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  1. NGW

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    Welcome to Gomu Eraserland!

    I mean sure we collect toys and cards and whatnot, but those at least have some use. I mean silly bands kinda suck as rubber bands and they lose their shape if you just wear them. And these things? What's good an eraser that you wouldn't want to use because the whole point with these is their fun shapes or whatever? I mean why not just make them out of rubber or plastic and sell them as little figures?

    You know our economy sucks when the new hot collectibles are rubber bands and erasers.

    Also really annoying how, more than any other toy, it's these stupid things I find torn open while I'm zoning at work.
     
  2. Brainchild

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    Every time I hear someone talking about how lame they find these sorts of trends, I continue to wonder why people are so nostalgic about Pogs.
    I find the trends stupid myself, but I doubt this stuff will see an end anytime soon.
     
  3. NGW

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    Pogs at least had a game tied to them.
     
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    B-but I collect erasers. You know, the ones with national flags on them. :( 
     
  5. Dinobot Nuva

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    These've been around for at least a year or so now. The Walgreens I worked out was selling them before I got hired and last I checked they were still selling them.
     
  6. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Hmm...Office supplies

    Turn into Toys...

    Market to kids...

    ...PROFIT!!!
     
  7. NGW

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    I can't wait for Staple-ors. Or Papu-Clipz or some shit like that.
     
  8. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Well they've already done Post-It note origami and highlighters that smell like food, so...

    Ooh I just got an idea! Sshh! It's a secret.
     
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    Yeah, collectible erasers (often called Japanese erasers) have been around for quite a while. In fact, I'm pretty sure they were around before Silly-Bandz.
     
  10. firehawc_69

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    Aren't decoys just a series of rubber figures that just happen to make really crummy erasers? The Transformers erasers from the G1 era looked better than the decoys, ironically.
     
  12. exomega255

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    Erasers like these used to be a popular collectible in Japan in the 90s
     
  13. Noideaforaname

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    I don't see what's stupid about these. Like decorative candles, you can't "use" them without destroying them, but they have a totally different feel from plastic/rubber toys.


    And how many people "properly use" their collections of stamps, bottle caps, trading cards, toys, etc.. Yeah they have a use, but who's using them that way?
    Buying the same TF twice to display in both modes is hardly "properly using" them.
     
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    if its anytihng like whats in the 90's, they make terrible erasers. As in, they erase, but they leave a mark (I had a small collection of these when I was much younger)

    Its funny though, to see trends... they always come back after a few decades :p 
     
  15. TrueNomadSkies

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    Hmm, this reminds me of the time where plastic breadclips of all things became a fad at my elementary school, even to the point of needing to get banned.

    Like, I could understand pogs, pokemon cards, hacky sacks, finger boards, trenchcoats & even those sex bracelets that were apparently a big deal getting both fad & banned status at my school, but breadclips? Totally didn't see that coming.
     
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    Apparently Topps is going to be producing some new Garabage Pail Kids erasers soon. I thought the same thing. Why not just make plastic figures instead similar to the GPK Cheap Toys & Crummy Candy toys from the 80's?
     
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    Next thing you know somebody will be collecting differently colored Post-It's. There's a collector for every piece of crap out there. One mans junk is another mans treasure.
     
  18. exomega255

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    well I certainly hope that my "junk" isn't another's treasure :p  it can be taken so wrongly~
     
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    I used to collect novelty erasers when I was a kid so I can understand the appeal.
     
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    Perv. LOL!
     

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