I love my son, I love my son, I love my son...

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by j.a.f.o., Oct 1, 2012.

  1. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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    ...I have to keep repeating this to myself right after my 7 year old did this:

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    Backstory: My parents have been shipping me all of my childhood toys (He Man, Star Wars, G.I. Joe, M.A.S.K., Transformers, etc.).

    It took quite a bit of effort on my part not to freak out at him, although I did have to send him out of the room. In the end, it's just a piece of plastic and being able to vent here has actually helped me get over it.

    Another pic, taken a few minutes earlier (during happier times):

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    (He just poked his head in and asked if he can play with Optimus. I said, "nope".)

    Copying/pasting my follow-up post from page 5:

    Well to put this all into context, I've been buying my son Transformers since he was 3; therefore, he's very adept at playing with these toys. Moreover, he's very conscientious of other people's property. In this case, after all these years of me molding him into a Transformers fanatic, this was the first time he's ever seen any G1 toys in person and was totally psyched after I received them all in the mail yesterday.

    Truth be told, I'm not a collector: the only Transformers in my house are again the ones I've bought for him. (As such, I have no plans on replacing Megatron: I'll just glue him together and display him in gun mode as my only piece in my office.) All of my childhood toys--including my Transformers--will just be reboxed and stored for another several decades...for HIS kids to break. :) 

    Like this one:

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  2. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    I have a five month old son.

    He's not allowed in my loft until I feel he's ready. :lol 
     
  3. depthcharge82

    depthcharge82 Maximal

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    so in 30 years then :lol 
     
  4. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    *faints*
     
  5. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    Pretty much. :lol 
     
  6. anti-hero

    anti-hero Well-Known Member

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    My three year old found my Tru Thundercracker the other day and asked of he could play with it. I told him no because it was a masterpiece and he immediately replied "can I take a masterpiece to show and tell?"

    I smiled...and said no way.
     
  7. LigerPrime

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    That's why I get 'spares' and why I don't let kiddies touch my older stuff until I have demonstrated how to transform them. I've bad experiences from my childhood days when I suffered breakages with Optimus, Megatron, combiners etc.

    However, I normally let them handle the more modern stuff like movie, Animated, Prime toys. Anyway, it good you can still maintain your cool because at the end of the dat, it's just toys and besides a G1 Megatron is still pretty affordable.
     
  8. lildevilchick

    lildevilchick what the doctor ordered

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    Oh damn. When I have kids they can't touch my stuff. :lol 
     
  9. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    My son is very good about not touching "daddy's Transformers". He has his rescue bots and not shots and legends to play with. Man does he LOVE collecting Bot Shots. He's four.
     
  10. TacomaPrime

    TacomaPrime Cybertronian Tacoma

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    lol. this is why im not having kids. Well, that and some other reasons.
     
  11. 2punish&enslave

    2punish&enslave Starscream's Brigade

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    Honestly I think 7 is too young for TFs. They're just not very durable and there are a ton of pieces to lose. I'd let him play with the He-Man toys instead. They're a lot more durable.
     
  12. TFPrimeReborn

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    Yes, just remember that your son is worth more than any plastic.

    However, I do ensure I get my kids their own Transformers toys.
     
  13. Onslaught24

    Onslaught24 MTMTE Sucks Moderator News Staff

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    ditto
     
  14. Fallout

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    i'm really wary about giving my niece my figures to play with but as long as i keep an eye on her and remind her if she gets stuck to ask for help, she's really good with them.

    that's the thing about kids, they don't have an idea of monetary or sentimental value yet, and don't realize how easily things break. kids are kids man, you win some, you lose some.
     
  15. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    I don't have kids yet, but heck, I'm annoyed by my friends even touching my things. Whenever somebody comes over, they immediately feel the need to touch all of my toys, specifically the ones with GPS.
     
  16. khopson

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    Don't you know you're not supposed to let kids play with guns? Maybe you got what you deserved. Ha. Just messing with you.
     
  17. Grimlockimus

    Grimlockimus Wot?

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    This is why I buy Rescue Bots now, so when I do have kids, they can play with those Transformers, while the $100+ ones can remain shiny and detailed.

    Still, it's a shame about Megatron, but at least now he can play "Metroplex" with the shattered remains of Megatron :p 
     
  18. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Well, at least it wasn't your car. And at least he wasn't playing with a real gun...
     
  19. jtscribe

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    This is why we have "shelf" Transformers and "toybox" Transformers at my house.
     
  20. Fallout

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    i'd readily give a seven-year-old my toys than my friends, because seven-year-olds usually take things slower and know to respect others' property (usually). my friends would just grab it and start twisting random shit and then throw it down and say they can't figure it out.
     

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