Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Operative294, Jun 10, 2019.
Hm, actually looking at the channel views, doesn't seem to be bringing in more than usual.
Oh, we f'ed his sanity a long time ago.
Sorry to have to break the bad news.
He had a shred of sanity left before the video, but now, his sanity is completely gone
My Split is arrived and other than loose hip wheels, he has no problem. I had to make the peghole under the cab juuust a little larger and now his backpack pegs in great and stays there. Sculpt and paint is gorgeous and once you peg everything he holds his pose.
1,000 views = $1.00
Most of the time, toy reviews don't bring in any money unless you are sponsored or sell the toy later to reclaim the invested capital.
I'm not even 30, but the disdain I feel towards narcissism and the desperation for approval from internet people makes me feel like an old person who complains about how things weren't like this in "my day".
For example, I used to enjoy watching walkthroughs for games I never got to play when I was younger, but I wouldn't think to do that now, because the internet is filled with man-children who thinks that screaming like an idiot and making "witty" commentary is great entertainment, probably because everyone else does it. And don't get me started on "influencers" and conversely those weak-minded to be influenced by people. Everyone having tries to be like everyone else, trends dialed up to obscene levels, because a sense of self is so difficult. In fact it seems that having an original thought is difficult. Why think when you can meme.
But I digress.
I wonder if another company will come and improve the SS version.
Main reason I watch him is that he memes honestly. You know how many boring reviews there are that are nothing but, as you said, man-children who make a 30 minute video analyzing every little thing about the figure in a monotone voice with no personality? Having a personality makes things watchable. Its the reason that reviewers like emgo, Thew, Jobby, etc have gotten a decent following because no one can relate to your average history professor sounding dude, but a lot of people can relate to someone who just wants to have some fun with toys and actually makes jokes. It just seems that you don't want quick entertainment in this hobby and that's on you, not those reviewers. The internet is mostly memes and entertainment, not oscar worthy material.
Yeah you....went places just now.
There is just as much value in "straight" reviews that just tell you about the product. Not everyone needs to be a crazy personality or make goofy jokes to be useful or worth watching. Thew is one of my favorite youtubers but I would never actually make a purchasing decision based on his videos. There is plenty of room for both those things on the vast, vast internet
My point was that everyone is a straight forward reviewer. No not everyone needs to be a "crazy personality", but someone in this hobby does.
I'm sorry, but... I don't understand your comment at all. Your use of the term "man-children" is completely different from how @Shizuka used it. By your definition, the "man-child" is one that's a history professor and produces Oscar-worthy material, but the one that memes and makes jokes isn't? Er... huh?
We are all man-children. We all have stacks and stacks of toys in our homes, and we do who knows what with them. Adults who find enjoyment in toys are man-children, that's just what we all are.
My comment was just about the standard of the internet as a whole. I watch Jobby's reviews because they're different to the others I watch. Variation is always a good thing, but nowadays you find that many YouTubers etc pander and try too hard to do the things that they think will make them money. For example, there's is probably a reviewer whose gimmick is screaming for X minutes while throwing a tantrum over a figure, there's also likely someone doing the same thing over video games, and so on. Just like how from my experience Twitch streamers all at the same.
It makes looking for something simple and/or genuine a chore since in today's world everyone seems to want to be internet famous.
Anyway, I went on a tangent, but it related to my original response about people doing something just for the sake of internet likes, in some cases, buying a figure that had issues just so they can be "edgy" on the internet.
Jobby's strong point is that he tries a lot of new things, in order to improve so quickly.
But that does have some side effects occasionally
hey what happens in my man cave, stays in my man cave....
I’m pretty sure the majority of modern men are man-children. As a gender we stereotypically enjoy football or some
sort of sport, worship the players and reenact our favourite moments to live out fantasies, or are fanatics about cars or guitars or some other gadget and buy magazines and discuss them in various forums, plus we play practical jokes and take unnecessary risks that put us in harms way purely for entertainment.
Men like things. That’s how we evolved. The phrase ‘boys and their toys’ can be applied to most men; it just happens to be literal for us.
One of the first things I noticed when embarking into manhood and spending more time around ’adults’ is that the whole concept of being grown up is a childish illusion. What you view as being grown up as a kid is either an act or the result of life beating the joy and energy out you.
Now, I’m not sure where I’m going with this so I’m gonna go to bed.
I'm pretty sure the phrase "men don't grow up their toys just get more expensive" is applicable here.
For a few years, during my engagement, marriage and having a kid process, i was out of the collection. My hundreds of figures collected dust at my childhood house. And I retrieved them only to sold them to the last piece. But while selling the Transformers, i saw the mp figures and 3rdparty. Then i used the money from my old figures to get a few of these complex and detailed toys. And now i am in again, only this time my toys are more expensive. Plus i am also enjoying to play with toys with my 2,5 year old son.
I don't know, when i am older, the day may come which i am not interested in or get joy from toys anymore.
I love that you posted this. I've been saying for decades now that it's totally possible to be a "geek" or "nerd" about anything. People just think that it has to do with scifi or fantasy, but I've met people who are WAY bigger nerds about things like football or fishing or cars (that don't transform) and spend WAY more money than I do on those things. I'm glad I'm growing up in a time when these preconceived notions are melting away. Nowadays even my family and coworkers know about my transformers instagram and no one pokes fun or tells me to "grow up" or any of that bullshit.
I'm so gonna use this phrase. Thanks!
YOU DONT STOP PLAYING BECAUSE YOU GROW OLD
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