I'm sure most of us can relate

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tracer, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Tracer

    Tracer Well-Known Member

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  2. daitarn red

    daitarn red bionic hero

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    no hot link website is not allowed on here
     
  3. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    Though, to be fair you could say this about anything eg: watching sports.
     
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    daitarn red- plain silly 24/7



    I agree with the article. I'm actually sat here right now thinking about future purchases- I'm sure as hell gonna want a 3rd party Superion and Defensor, but something's gotta give. I will have to sell my season three stuff, but it's hard because I love figures like Kup, Blurr and Protector. And what are those three without Ultra Magnus- or City Commander in this case? Gah.


    I think I can happily get rid of Wreck Gar at least.
     
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    If collecting toys is like being a drug addict, then I'm probably higher than the Empire State building.
     
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    Thankfully, I haven't let my collecting get to the level described in the article (I never put things back in the box; currently most of my figures are at my parents' house, but hopefully I'm going to have a fairly spacious apartment next year, so I'll be able to display it then, and I've been trying to limit myself in how many figures I get).
     
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    Leave daitarn red alone! He did nothing wrong!
     
  8. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    One person said something. You bringing it up again is counterproductive to the point you were trying to make by bringing attention back to him.

    And duh it's an addiction. Been hooked since the age of 3.
     
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    What's the point of collecting if you feel miserable?
     
  10. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Leave Britney Alone | Know Your Meme
     
  11. Cal

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    It ain't called plastic crack for nothing.
     
  12. EmperorDinobot

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    Thankfully I don't keep any of my toys in Boxes. They are all out in the open and in displays. My room is more like a museum than it is a mausoleum.
    I also don't spend $ on stuff I do not like or won't like later, in other words, no junk ever appears in my collection. If it does, I sell it (usually just to make money or space, because in all honesty I do like them, which is why they were purchased, durr, like I said, I don't buy junk). This guy is out of control and he's an obsessive compulsive hoarder who does not buy toys for ample permanent satisfaction, but for the rush of buying the toy, appreciating it for like an hour, then tossing it in a toybox, much like a 5 yr old would do.


    Futurama is awesome, but why the f*ck would you wanna buy Futurama toys to pollute your precious toy city (or in this case a toy mausoleum) anyways? It's like that one time when somebody gave me a "Cristobel" figure from Family Guy (Because I'm an artist). WTF do I do with it? Pretend he's Alfred and put him on the Batcave? Feed him to the Tyrannosaurs? Have him double for Sam Withwicky? Srsly wtf do I do with dear dear Cristobel? Sheesh.
     
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    I don't know what the deal is with this crap and I honestly don't care. Sillyness will be pointed out and mocked thusly. I don't think I've read a single actual contribution from the guy/girl on here or on the tfw facebook page. In effect, they're spamming.
     
  14. Mutt12

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    I mainly collect figures I like. I'm not gonna buy something I don't like because "OMG I need it to complete the set!". And if I'm not gonna display it on a shelf, I don't see the reason for owning it.

    This guy in the article, though, I think needs help.
     
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    Thorndike's Law of Effect: behavior is a function of consequence. If buying TFs makes you happy, then you're likely to keep doing it.
     
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    i could probily go to cybertron.
    i however common play,customize and have a good time with them, and most of all am content with myself as i dont overbuy.
     
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    Addiction is a little more complex than that. With addiction, there's a compulsion to do X activity, despite whether it makes you happy or not. Sure for a while, your brain rewards you with endorphins, but even that stops after a while and all that's left is the compulsion.
     
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    This^


    ... but yeah, I still find the comparison to be kinda silly because while it can easily stem into an addiction, its not something that's harmful in itself, so eh.
     
  20. AnAutobot1985

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    Best to keep it under control. Display what you own. If you run out of room you're overdue to clean house a little. It's cool to make your collection evolve into what you really want it to be. It's madness to constantly expand it for the sake of buying and completing.