The thrill of the hunt?

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  1. Sunstorm9119

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    Over the last couple of days I've been feeling a bit bummed about what happened to the bulk of my once mighty toy collection. :cry  I say toy cause I also had a s**t load of Lego SW, Zoids, and other stuff in addition to all my Transformers. After thinking about it I realized there is a silver lining to all that I've lost the past few years......I get to find them all over again!! :thumbs2:  Now I hope when I'm ready to find them again it won't take as long as it took me to find my G1 Jetfire (about 8 years), but I know i'll have loads of fun doing it. And since I had almost every figure from BW, RID, A/E/C and Classics, I know which ones to pass on cause they royally suck. So I guess I can look forward to having some fun all over again, and avoiding some craptastic toys I bought the first time around. Of course I'll have to avoid you-know-who :scalper .

    Any one else ever go through this?
     
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    Luckily no...espescially since I find "the hunt" to be the least fun part of collecting..
     
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    I generally feel the same way as the OP. I have the most fun tracking down certain figures or sometimes just the parts, especially if I can do it without paying a fortune. IMO, it's much more exciting to score a Scamper gun where you didn't expect to as opposed to buying Metroplex outright. If there weren't some challenge to it all, it'd be as boring as grocery shopping.
     
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    True

    I really enjoy the hunt, but there is something to be said about actually being able to just get something when you want it too. To me though the thrill of the hunt is one of the best parts about collecting... anything. It gives feeling of specialness to the toy, it in essance becomes more than just the sum of it's parts (or cost) because there was actually work involved in getting it.
     
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    The hunt is good for several reasons:
    1. gets ya outta the house
    2. good excuse to hang out with a friend or it can make shopping with the girlfriend or spouse somewhat more fun.
    3. The stuff you find by accident will always be ten times cooler than the crap on the pegs you find on a predictable basis.
    4. try doing this without learning something. can't do it.
     
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    I personally hate the hunt. I want what I want when I want it. And thanks to places like eBay where you can literally find anything within a click no matter how "rare" it is or used to be, it's no longer about the hunt as much as it is about just waiting for or jumping at the right price... and that annoys me something awful. I do, however, get excited whenever new TF's show up in the mail.
     
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    The fun of the hunt depends entirely on your location, and what you consider to be locations within the hunt. :D 
     
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    For me, The hunt is usually pretty dissapointing simply because I'm such a narrow collector in that I only collect one line. I find that my area can usually be pretty lackluster in getting new stuff. I enjoy heading back to Virginia Beach cause every time I go I find some pretty good hauls. Internet hunting really isn't all that fun to me though.
     
  9. Sunstorm9119

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    Just to clarify, (since a few have misunderstood) I wasn't talking about finding a certain Transformer for the first time. I was speaking of finding just the ones you want all over again. Kinda like finding your first car 25 years later, or finding your first love again. Finding some TF's the first time is a cast iron bitch, but the second time around you kinda reminice about how you felt the first time you picked up a particular figure. Personally I can't wait untill Omega Prime :drool:  is mine once again, out of all the TF's I've sold over the last couple of years, that's the one I regret most, ( with RID Scourge a close second) but I know someday soon they will be mine again..... :D ream:
     
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    I dont get it. You sold your old toy collection and now your excited to have to buy parts of it back probably at higher rates? Dude i'm still mad at myself for selling the transformers i did have growing up at a garage sale when i was twelve, and that was 15 years ago
     
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    I don't mind hunting, but I would never get rid of anything just so I can hunt again. Anyways, not big on vintage- I like reissues, but I don't like old/used toys. So, my real hunting is not to rigorous, and even then I generally only like hunting when I'm successfull.

    I'll also never understand selling your collection. There is that whole "I need money" factor, I just can't imagine selling such large portions of my collection for something like a months rent.
     
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    I'm not quite excited to have to buy back parts of it, just trying to find the silver lining in the situation. And most of my collection went away because small children are expensive, and two of them are even more so. Admittedly some went cause I needed some $$, but most went because they were taking up space that needed to be used by my offspring.
     

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