Will you still be collectin in 20 years?

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  1. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    or 10? 15? 30? I am 29, and hope to still be having some fun in a few years, but you never know.

    Does anyone see yourselves collecting TFs in your 50s and 60s? My thoughts:
    First and foremost, with the current rate of technology, there is no telling what a "transformer" may be at that time. I also think that as we age, our priorities change. On the other hand, I think a lot of fans have young souls, and the thought of having a cane in one hand and Optimus in the other sounds intriguing, don't you think?
     
  2. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Autobot/Decepticon

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    Been collecting for 20 years now. Another 20 won't hurt ;) 
     
  3. Mega-con

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  4. Paladine

    Paladine Well-Known Member

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    I think the better question is, will you still be actively growing your collection in 20-50 years? I'm still growing my G1 collection, but probably after that I will stop. Of course I will still have my collection to gaze upon in 50 years and remember fondly, but I don't think I will grow it much more.
     
  5. Mako Crab

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    I barely collect now. In 20 years- eh... most likely not. I've always been interested first and foremost in the stories, so the toys are really only icing on the cake.
     
  6. Ravenxl7

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    I like to think that I will, but it's hard to say what will happen between now and then.
     
  7. swarlock

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    Maybe. But by then I'll probably either be sick of the franchise or doing more important things with my life.
     
  8. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Absolutely.

    I'll have a great room dedicated to it, and I fully intend to get into diorama building once I'm outta the Army and a little more settled.
     
  9. TreKain

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    My issue is can the space to store/display the collection grow as fast as the collection, i'm afraid after a few more years the answer might be no.
     
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    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    Most likely, I am still a kid. Buy the time twenty years passes I will be the age that some of you are now. But I agree with what paldine said, I will always have my collection somewhere. Because if something comes up the makes it hard for me to come up with money to buy figures I will most likely stop. But I always want to keep my collection to look at and think about the fun I had.
     
  11. unicron's blues

    unicron's blues I need to get rich!

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    Yeah I hope so, I hope theres many more interesting and visually appealing TFs to come, of course I also hope I get filthy rich so I can have a nice large room especially for my hobbies and toys, I think finances and quality of products will determine that though.
     
  12. butz

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    I hope not. I like what I have, and theres stuff I know I want. But I don't want to get to the point where I have more toys than I know what to do with (not just TFs that I collect btw). I was at that point once (where trying to move everything was just a bitch) and wound up losing like 70-80% of my collection. It was kinda cathartic. I hope to get to a point where I'm comfortable with what I have, and then maybe just pick up some odds and ends every once in a while.
    Less is more or whatever.
     
  13. Feralstorm

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    Maybe.
     
  14. Easterling Capt

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    I will probably have the G1 collection as I have but I will not buy another reissue prime if he comes in 20 years time.
     
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    Maybe.. I still have to atleast walk by the tf section no matter why im at walmart..
     
  16. Grimlock_13

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    I dunno I've cut down my collecting considerably...I think I have a few years left in me, but definitely not 20. Or even 10.
     
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    You took the words out of my mouth. I don't see why I won't be collecting in 20 years.
     
  18. Rodr-Evil

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    Who knows, 20 years is way too much time, but if things are ok why not?
     
  19. SydneyY

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    If HasTak keep on going I'll be always interested. Not sure if I'll be actively buying though.
    Maybe for grandkids, it's a possibility :) 
     
  20. Jeremy.B

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    Well, hopefully in 10 years you will be some famous drummer that we will be seeing at the Grammy's...

    Good answers. I am not sure I will, but I at least hope to have a couple of items, if nothing else, for nostalgic's sake.

    I also agree with Easterling that, although we will probably see another ten prime reissues in the next 20 years, I ain't buying another unless it is real and automatically transforms.
     

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