Why do we collect?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Soundwave84, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Soundwave84

    Soundwave84 Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Posts:
    3,647
    News Credits:
    39
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +39
    I keep being asked about this and i am really curious why do you collect and what makes you young or old want to keep collecting?
     
  2. Deceptichage

    Deceptichage Decepticon Land Pirate

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Posts:
    2,606
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +7
    Once the plastic crack addiction driver picks you up, he won't let you get off the wagon.
     
  3. ultraconvoy

    ultraconvoy Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2006
    Posts:
    1,016
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +5
    keeps me away from trouble and i loved Optimus Prime since I was a kid :) 
     
  4. Hybrid Prime

    Hybrid Prime Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Posts:
    540
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    1.Because I'm not allowed to game

    2.I'm bored

    3.Because I would rather waste my money then buy something I really need.

    4.I guess I'm stupid for being addicted to toys

    5.I can't grow up and let my past go

    6.I loved Optimus Prime since I was a kid
     
  5. Incepticon

    Incepticon Double Agent

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Posts:
    11,274
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +134
    Because each Transformer is like its own puzzle, and with each character comes a variety of different looking bot modes, different looking alt modes, different colors, different sizes, different factions, different skills & abilities, different personalities, etc. And I happen to love robots - especially ones that can turn into things, are good & evil warriors with big guns, and happen to (usually) change into kick ass vehicles. Plus I just like the way molded plastic feels and love the sounds of it all clicking together ;) 

    That is why.
     
  6. Autobot X

    Autobot X Too broke for 3P and MP.

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2002
    Posts:
    1,439
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Location:
    Lakeland, FL
    Likes:
    +8
    [​IMG]

    Oh, and I like Transformers.
     
  7. rikkomba

    rikkomba Retired Minicon Guru

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2004
    Posts:
    814
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Likes:
    +15
    I collect because I have fun doing it, basically. It's a fair hobby, though bills come first ;-)
     
  8. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2003
    Posts:
    6,774
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    241
    Likes:
    +3
    I love Transformers and collect because I can*. I'm an Optimus Prime fan too.

    *all that implies.
     
  9. Cascadia

    Cascadia Ion Storm

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Posts:
    1,739
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Likes:
    +10
    Ebay:
    Because I can and it is a piece of my childhood that would not entirely let go...however, real life comes first (things that I truly need, bills, my 4-legged friend and my family).
     
  10. Caine

    Caine Rise up to the glory!!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Posts:
    1,871
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +1
    SO I GOT REASON TO BURN MAH MONEYZ RATHER THAN FO' DRUGS!!


    Lol.. :lol 
     
  11. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Posts:
    8,092
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +11
    Ebay:
    Couldn't find anything else to do on the internet.
     
  12. KhaN

    KhaN Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    Posts:
    147
    Trophy Points:
    91
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Ive been wondering this for a while now, my wife had a problem with it at first because she didnt understand, but now she's OK with it as long as it doesnt get outta hand.
    But I dunno, its like I want all the things that I had as a kid and all the things I didnt have a chance to get. I dont know....Just dont know.
     
  13. Dropshot

    Dropshot Transform your destiny

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    Posts:
    2,750
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +4
    Because it's an addiction, every time I see new or better figures I have to get them.
     
  14. BHB

    BHB Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Posts:
    229
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    I like cool toys.
     
  15. Ash from Carolina

    Ash from Carolina Junior Smeghead

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Posts:
    14,130
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +197
    For me it's because every time I think I've got the best version of a character I like they manage to release on that's even better. With so many characters that haven't gotten the Classics/Universe treatment yet I'm sure I've got years more of collecting to go.

    Then the sneaky buggers come up with new characters that I also need a figure of.
     
  16. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Posts:
    4,994
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    G1 is a part of me. The toys, the memories, the love for G1 I have reach no stoping. and then to be able to get new colors on old molds thorugh E-hobby is just amazing on a whole other level. THe animated I have started with because the show is so uniq and cool that it draged me in just as G1 did when they came out in the 80s. I love the reissus because that willgive me a fig to put out loose without having to touch and transform the vintage ones...I am just a G1 nutter and I love G1.
     
  17. Sentinel

    Sentinel TF Museum Curator Moderator News Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2005
    Posts:
    6,813
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    242
    Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Likes:
    +74
    That sums it up rather nicely for me as well. I absolutely agree w/ everything that Incepticon said above. There a each a challenge and a joy to transform and they help keep my mind sharp. I just want to add one small thing... I think I'm OCD. Just a mild case, but still there. I absolutely love making my list of 800+ TFs and their prices etc. I also love putting them in the display case in just the right way. I really do think that collecting TFs has been my outlet for OCD tendencies (or maybe it is the cause, but who can really tell???).
     
  18. heshanj

    heshanj Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    Posts:
    2,734
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +1
    me too :D  i love how it all transforms and then solidly forms something completely different...

    thats wat i tell my mom when she complains on how much i spend on them.. lol
    anyway, im not sure why im so addicted to them...the figures are just cool, and the different characters in the show (all the shows ive seen, plus movie) are just awesome, and i love having them in my room :D  im not into any other toys at all, i like these mainly coz they actually do something, the way they transform is incredible..
     
  19. dorfsquest

    dorfsquest Bing B-Bing Bing!

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2006
    Posts:
    763
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +4
    I grew up on TF and BW... Part of my childhood, and it puts me in a happy place.

    After my wife cheated on me and ran off, it was what I leaned on to get through the hard times. Sounds silly, but it's true. My collecting didn't really take off until after that event.
     
  20. LEADERS_MATRIX

    LEADERS_MATRIX Wisdom of the ages...

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2002
    Posts:
    2,709
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +0
    This is it!

    I am using this to write a song!

    Best quote ever!

    Is the very truth, I think I would still be buyin a bag a week (or worse)and wasting money on that.
     

Share This Page