How do most people react when they see your TF collection?

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  1. Doctor Ingenious

    Doctor Ingenious Doctorate in Ingeniology

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    Just curious. I'm mainly talking about people who rarely know anything about transformers.

    For me, since I only have 4 alts out in the open and MP Starscream they think they're just model cars.
     
  2. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

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    Holy S**T! Exscuse my french but that is like 90% of the reaction.
     
  3. Draven

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    Before seeing it:
    "You collect toys? *laughter*
    After seeing it:
    "Holy shit....!"
    (considering the displayed part of my collection inclides Victory Saber, Fortress Maximus, Overlord, Devastator, and all Wave One Classics)
     
  4. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    my girlfriend taunts me endlessly. most other people say "cool"
     
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    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    Number 1 phrase for 1st timers:

    OH MY GOD!


    Edit: My best reactions:

    I used to have so-and-so as a kid.

    Really? *points at shelf* There he is.
     
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    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator TFW2005 Supporter

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    It varies -- the whole spectrum from complete fascination to complete disinterest.
     
  7. Nemesis Predaking

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    My friends try to poke fun at my about it, Becuz I collect "toys". My wife want to kick my a$$ everytime a new one shows up. My mom buys them for me or calls to see if i want one that's on sale. I had had one friend that half transformered all my classics and left them on my desk as a joke. All and all, I take some flak for it, but really i don't care what they think. I have loved Transformers all my life form the first day i saw them back in 1985.
     
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    pretty much, but when i say i collect toys, its oh what kind. "transformers"
    "oh thats neat"

    then "Holy shit....!"

    then "that must of cost a fortune, why dont you do something with your life, get a hobby"

    :redface2: 

    then its do you remember prime, and that tape player guy, i always liked them
     
  9. Thundercracker

    Thundercracker Contemptuous

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    Most turn into 12 year olds again and go on and on like saying "Oooh I had that one!" And "that one was my favorite when I was a kid" so on and so forth. Mainly positive pretty much.
     
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    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    most ask me how i ended up with awife and kid
     
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    I catch a lot of shit at work until I bring one in then everybody wants to play with it and I remind them that toys aren't cool.
     
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    Well, for those I do show the number one question is "Do you have insurance for your collection?". Honestly, all I have is my home owners insurance policy. I seriously need to look into some extra insurance. Does anyone have insurance on their collection(s)? The funniest quote is from my cousin who said, "You're a kids worst nightmare with all of these toys that you won't let them touch." :lol 
     
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    This happens with me, and its funny because often the ones they say they had as a kid only came out in the past 5 years.
     
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    Noone sees my collection really. I don't really have alot of people at my house. When I do, they usually say "Wow, you're a nerd", "How much did that cost" and "Why don't you spend that money on a car". Why have a real car when you can have 30 that Transform:D 
     
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    "How much did all that stuff cost?"
     
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    Guys: holy shit! that's fucking awesome! I had that dude and that dude and that dude when I was a kid!

    Girls: Uh, that's cool, I guess.
     
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    Depends.

    Parents and sisters: "Why do you waste so much money?"
    Old friends: "So what new stuff have you gotten?"
    New friends: "HOLY CRAP!"
    Nephew: "Can I see that? Can I see THAT? What's that?"
     
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    Most are amazed at how many I have, make some kind of comment about them being everywhere, and then oftentimes reminisce about their childhood faves. I have had one or two HOLY CRAP reactions and one that wasn't impressed at all. He seemed to think it was kinda stupid.
     
  19. blueandwhite

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    I also collect LEGO (which is far more geekish to most people). My TF collection barely gets a second look when they see my freakishly large collection of LEGO bricks.
     
  20. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Some people don't say much about my TF collection 'cause I'm to shy to ask.
     

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