I've been a fan since I was 4 or 5 when my dad got me the dinobots back in '85. I bought, played & often broke them as a kid. Now that I am older & much less rougher, I've taken back to buying them again & I appreciate the nostalgia & joy that comes with owning & playing with the masterpieces I've owned. I have a shelf in my office where I've have them standing/sitting/transforming or what have you. I've never really discussed my hobby outside of my home with friends/coworkers. I have discussed when I have people over & some give me that shock/disbelief that one would spend money on a "toy" that has no outside practical uses/enjoyment. I'm always left telling them it's better spent than on drugs/alcohol/gambling (not that I do any of those things). I'm a simple person who doesn't have a lavish lifestyle or splurge on big ticket things. I'm sure there are other people like me, amirite?