Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Ratchet2007, Aug 16, 2008.
Discuss Good or Bad Things That've Happened to You While Collecting TFs
Well, it was before I started collecting, but I used to have a G1 Outback. Used to. Before I got it stuck in a car ashtray. And then the car got hit by a bus. And totaled.
That sucked mega bad.
Bad: accused of stealing dvds while in the toy section at WM two or three years back. Basicly, found some opened DVDs, and reported to an employee about them while leaving the toy section. Finishing my shopping only to be stopped outside the store by off-duty uncover cops. Turns out the employee turned me in as the thief. Highly embarrassing, but more of the manager and the employee as I cussed them all very loudly for the entering/leaving store to see.
Good: Finding Transformers on clearance?
Good - cute girls knowin that i collect them ...they find that cute in a dorky way...and gets me laid...
Even BETTER - bein told that everytime they see or hear about transformers, they think of me
Totally Awesome - they end up buyin me a transformer
Bad - Sometimes i get too busy kit bashin ..i put off dates
Good. i fill some weired freudian psycological void in my life.
bad. i could have traveled to everywhere i ever wanted to go in the world, have no debt at all, and perhaps have left the house more and met more people.
Yeah but who needs that stuff when you have TRANSFORMERS...TRANSFORMERSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!
Good: Meeting some the the nicest people and best friends a person could ask for.
Bad: Uh, got me, I could say "some people think it is weird" but there is enough of that without Transformers. And some girls think it's cute.
Bad: Have a compulsive desire for "Plastic Crack" that tends to put me in the poor house more often than not.
Good: My Girlfriend buys me as many as I buy her TMNT figures.
Better: She and I can have completely serious discussions about toys without freaking the other out.
Best: She enjoys playing with them as much as I do.
Bad: Spent money that would be better spent on other, more useful or important things.
Good: At least I had some fun doing the above.
Good - Transformer collecting is one of the many mutual interests that drew my wife and I together, and that we continue to share.
Bad - Transformer collecting has occasionally cost me more money than it should have, and prevented my investing in other ventures that, in retrospect, would have been more worthwhile.
Good: The live-action movie getting me a near-complete Fortress Maximus. How? Listen to the 4th episode of the podcast!
Bad: Found out my aunt is going to think I'm a child forever for collecting.
Good: Favorite voice actor playing with my custom toy (see YouTube links in signature)
Bad: Watching my bedroom slowly give away more and more room to colorful plastic
Good: YouTube popularity with video reviews of bad toys (Signature. Cheap plugs!)
Bad: ...having to actually pay attention to said toys to GAIN YouTube popularity.
Bad: my G1 Thundercracker, Predaking, Onslaught, and Hot Spot mysteriously disappearing somewhere between the time I packed them at my grandparents' house and years later when I finally took my TFs out of storage at my parents' house.
Good: One of my comics being quoted by someone else.
Bad: Being mob attacked on another forum for choosing not to go to the 2007 movie.
Good: Receiving MP Starscream in the mail, as a total surprise from some of the members here! Not to mention the personal help I also got from members on here, along with the occasional nice lil TF thing that cheered me up.
Good: Meeting some cool people
Bad: Buying figures only to have them released later and cheaper (Revoltech Ultra Magnus, Masterpiece Ultra Magnus, and Armada Unicron I'm looking at you)
Good: got to have a second childhood
Bad: realizing the money would have been better spend in other ways.
Good: Got some of my friends into collecting and we have discussions
Bad: Threw away most of my Armada stuff
Good: It's a hobby that gives me little happy times ever once in a while.
Bad: I could've spent that money partying or with my girlfriend.
Bad: everytime I turn into the toy isle, see the boxes/cards for a line and hope for it to be new figures. ANd it turns out to be repaints or old figures.
Good: When I walked into Target and found the movie deluxes a week before the street date.
Good: Collecting TF's focused my collecting habits to just one line.
Bad: As mentioned by others, the money. I could have had a down payment on a house and then some. Alas this is the price of happiness.
Bad: People are sick of me talking about Transfomers.
Good: I have alot espically at my age.
Good :: My GF accepts it and kinda likes 'em.
Bad :: Financially went downward spiral. + Some people think it's kiddish & weird hobby. But that's all.
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