Real reason for collecting?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Bezuul, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. JazzIsBack

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    Because I'm to deep in to just quit-I mean the community.
     
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  2. big hank

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    I did it for all the chicks.....
     
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  3. Thundermania

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    Once you go past $500.00 you're a collector for life.
     
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  4. mcart

    mcart I'm not fat, it's Prime Armor

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    Nah man, I can quit whenever I want. Any time.

    Well, not this month, I have a few things coming in. And not next month either, same reason. In fact this year isn't a good one. Maybe next year, or 2020. Yeah 2030 I'll quit then.
     
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  5. Thundermania

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    For me, an item I want always gets restocked whenever all my current orders come in. "Well January was good... Chaos on Velocitron just got restocked." Then I'm waiting on another package and the cycle repeats.
     
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    i'm rich and need something more interesting than rocks to chuck at poor people, so transformers it is
     
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  7. mcart

    mcart I'm not fat, it's Prime Armor

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    I'm poor so where do I need to go to get transformers thrown at me? I'm a good catcher!
     
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  8. Thundermania

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    (Looks at my convention figures and promptly shudders at the thought)
     
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  9. kronatron

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    A lot of fond memories are strewn about my brain and usually commemorated with a TF.

    One of my favorite memories of my grandmother was when she surprised me to pick me up after a loathsome day at school and she said "check the back seat." BW dinobot! For no reason at all, just because she knew I liked TF's.

    Whenever I go on road trips I bring one back as a souvenir.

    It's my thing. I like life and I like robots. Sometimes the two overlap.

    -Kronatron
     
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    I just like to keep myself busy.....When I was a kid it was collecting comic books and comic book cards. Than it was video games as a teenager. While in college I collected and watched a lot of anime. Then I started to collect books. Now it is Transformers. It keeps me busy and entertained. I get bored very easily and I need a hobby to distract me. When I have free time I like to check out news, other people's collections, shop on ebay, or hunt for the new figures out in the wild at retailers. It is better than spending money gambling or drugs. Plus, I grew up watching the original 1984 Transformers on tv so a big part of collecting is nostalgia since I mostly try to only collect G1 figures.
     
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  11. Toddimus Prime

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    A similar thing happened to me...as any child of the Eighties and/or G1 fan can tell you, when Optimus Prime died, then came back as a Powermaster, we all wanted one. One Saturday morning, I took a trip to one of my favorite toy stores with my dad, and on the top shelf sat Powermaster Optimus Prime, in all his glory. So what did my dad do? He bought me the Powermaster Prime I wanted so badly, and he did it, as you said, kronatron, just because. That was just one instance of the times my dad spoiled me when he could afford to, but I never forgot that particular gesture of his generosity...

    It's fun memories like these that fuel my enjoyment of this hobby. It's just a callback to a simpler time when we all had more fun and less worries.
     
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  12. kronatron

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    It's memories like these that I like to make with my kids. Both of them like transformers and we'll take the tubs out every so often and have TF parties.

    -Kronatron
     
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    I was programed by 80's cartoons. All if them had toys. I purchased Grimlock MP and thought that was the end of wish fulfillment because the dinobots were the only set I never had (Swoop was the one I had). For some reason I decided to collect the complete Ark cast from season 1of G1. Niwi find myself watching Emgo's TF G1 videos. I like Spark toys The War Within figures and wish they'd get on Grimlock already!
     
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    3D puzzles are my favorite, but I could never solve the rubix cube. Transformers fills that void for me. I just see them as puzzles with a reward of a cool robot and a cool car/jet/truck/tank. Keeps my brain juices flowing.
     
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    Specifically to Transformers they are like puzzles and something to keep my hands occupied. But in the broader sense for all my collections it boils down to the satisfaction at having a physical copy of a character I love or admire.
     
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  16. Nerdling

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    I have a combination of OCD and ADHD and I like to draw big robots and play with toys sometimes.

    It's a nice hobby to share with others who enjoy it, either online or in person.
     
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    @mcart He might end up chucking fakie-formers and potatimus primes at you.

    @kronatron That is a wonderful memory. :) 
     
  18. mcart

    mcart I'm not fat, it's Prime Armor

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    Eek, well, I suppose he'd go well with my Darth Tater.
     
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  19. Venixion

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    Indeed he would. It would be an epic Tater Battle. Now, if only Hasbro would make Mega-Tater-Tot.
     
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    One of the ways to enjoy life.
     

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