Does having a TF display cause mild OCD???

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  1. RICEMASTER

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    The reason I ask this is because have you ever walked past your tranformers display and instantly your spidey sense kicks in and you know something is not right. Whether it be a figure was moved slightly or placed somewhere else, you just know instantly by looking at it. Let me get to the meat of this story, my wife and kids like to play pranks and move my figs slightly or turn their heads in a different direction. They get a kick out of watching me come home from work and instantly noticing something off with my transformers display. I'm not an obsessive compulsive kind of person but I find it funny how i can notice things that have been slightly changed with my display.
     
  2. Ribieconvoy

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    Yes. It more so happens with my Star Wars shelf, since they have tiny feet and wobble to the side a bit whenever the shelf is bumped, that is if they don't fall over. Even if it's just a little movement though, I notice it and it subconsciously bugs me.
     
  3. Hot Shot.

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    All I can say is "Yes."
     
  4. Satomiblood

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    I used to have organizational OCD when I was in high school. I've moved on from that.
     
  5. QmTablit

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    No, I had OCD long before I started collecting TFs.
     
  6. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Yeah, I think the OCD is independent of your hobby. It's just that the hobby is a good way to reveal it.
     
  7. Autobot Burnout

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    Other than trying to keep craming figures into an increasingly small space because I want to try and keep the divisions between the series (how I managed to fit DOTM Shockwave in right next to my movie 1 Incinerator still boggles my mind), not really.
     
  8. RICEMASTER

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    Good point!!! It just doesn't seem to be a factor outside of my collection.
     
  9. robowarrior

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    Luckily for me, when I leave to work, my room stays locked till I get home from work. Only my folks have a key to get in my room in case they need to get something from the attic. No worries here..
     
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    DEFINATELY! i have a bad habit of moving figures a tiny bit every time i look at my display to make sure they are in the best position!
     
  11. Cracka J

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    I just wish I had more display space / cash for more ikea detolf's so I could really organize and space out a professional looking collection.

    Bookcases are cool, but a room with detolf's and some glass shelving would my ideal setup. Dunno if that's ocd or not, I just would like a nice area to display the collection (without problems of dust/cleaning :lol ).
     
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    Oh yes!
     
  13. Lbsammills51

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    Yeah, my OCD comes out when I align my collection too.
     
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    I think my OCD of being clean did carry over to how my TF's look and if they have been touched or moved in a way.
     
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    Yup. Always moving them to the best possible position and pose. This summer alone I must have rearranged my shelf like 4 times. Of course now it has come down to me moving them all to fit more figures.
     
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    Does having a display case cause OCD? No. You already had it. It's just manifesting itself through your display case.
     
  17. Sentinel

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    Absolute-freaking-lately, but that is what I like about my collection. I think it helps alleviate the mild OCD a bit because I get to put things just so in the case. I get to display my collection exactly how I want it and that makes me happy.

    I don't know if the display causes the OCD, but I do think it helps manifest the symptoms, but that is ok by me. [Ha, what he said ^]
     
  18. katch26

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    yes but only because I dont like people touching my shit
     
  19. RICEMASTER

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    Amen to that brother!!!!
     
  20. WhiteMocha

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    Yup, I'd say so. Really any "collection" display. I'm not OCD about most things in life, but I am fairly OCD about my display shelves. And it may have filtered into other areas as well.