(sorry for the biased premise of the title assuming TF collectors are straight males. I guess I should have wrote "What are your significant others' reactions to your TF collecting habit?") Ok, some of you may be lucky enough to have significant others who are either understanding of your TF habit, think it's a cute quality about you (that you like toys), or actually share your TF fandom with you. But what about those with significant others who are NOT into TF's specifically? Do they just tolerate your collecting of TF's? Do they hate it? Do they support it? (Like buy you TF's for xmas or bday, or are encouraging about new bots they spied that you don't yet own?) (I was browsing TF's at walmart one day, and I a woman going thru all the TF's on the pegs and shelves and listing them all to her husband on her celphone, and saying "oh, here's one you don't have, do you want me to get it for you?" I was thinking, wow, lucky guy) AND, for those of you whose partners DO NOT APPRECIATE your TF collecting habit: how do you deal with it? Do you say "Eff her/him, I'm getting it anyway?" Or do you just do your own thing? Or, in some cases (which I have witnesed), do you refrain from buying what your heart desires simply because your spouse says "no, you can't" ? (I had a fellow TF buddy of mine and his wife visit once, and I was showing him ROTF Leader Prime....his eyes got big, and he turned to his wife, and before he even said one word, she put him in his place and said "No." Lol, he didn't even get to ask! (If he could go out and buy one too). I can't imagine NOT being able to buy whatever I wanted just cuz my wife says I can't! (Unless we don't have enough money for essentials) For those of you whose partners DON'T LIKE YOU SPENDING MONEY on the TF's, how do you mitigate buying new TF's and adding them to your collection w/o the wifey getting mad? For the record, of the GF's and would-be-wives I've had, none were fellow TF enthusiasts, only one was somewhat supportive, and the rest hated how much space my TF's took, how much money they cost, and how much time I spent obsessing about my TF's. The way I mitigated new purchases is I would just blend them in with my existing collection hoping the GF wouldn't notice it was a new bot, lol. To non TF fans, in my experience, that usually works since "they all look the same" to them and can't tell if I'm playing with a new bot or an old one that I already had. But my last GF was very astute, and even though she was not a TF fan nor could really tell most of my TF's apart, she was very good at noticing TF's that she had never seen before and would always press "So did you buy a new one again?" I would end up lying and saying it was an old bot that I had in storage that I decided to take out since I hadn't played with it for a while. Most of my GF's didn't like how much I spent on my bots.