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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby ChrisRiss » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:20 am

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User897 wrote:I honestly don't know why the hell Seibertron.com is supporting this show. Lives will be ruined and collections decimated, so they put it on the front page?

LAME.


Well that's just like... your opinion man.

Mykltron wrote:I don't see the problem. Why can't he just move to a bigger house?


Can't tell is sarcasm, or serious. If you're serious, I worry about your state of mind a little. Not everyone can just afford a bigger house wenever they want. Heck, I can't even afford cable or internet, and have to go somewhere with free wifi to use the internet, let alone a new house.

Regarding the press release, I feel that if a collection is to the point where its making your house unlivable, or causing financial problems, or even relationship problems, something needs to be done.
Also, there is a difference between six, hour long episodes and six hour long episodes. They should have caught that.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby tmk9883 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:21 am

SyFy has definitely lost its way of late. The only good thing about all this reality TV stuff is that I watch a ton less TV than I used to.

As far as the topic on hand, if you have your entire garage full of figures and you cant pay for house/utilities/etc, something is wrong with you. I love collecting figures, but not to the extent it overwhelms and my life and finances. I set aside a room downstairs to house my "dudes" and once that is full, Ill probably seriously ween my collecting or start selling/boxing up stuff that isnt my favorite. I dont want people walking into my house thinking that Ive lost it. Im also a neat freak and if I cant keep a figure behind glass to keep the dust off, its staying in its box.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby gavinfuzzy » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:37 am

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#Sideways# wrote:... My family will probably make me watch this episode...

... I will be in tears when the collection is given away... :sad:


At least it gets sold away. If you do get a decent price for it ... why not? :lol: Like the show says, it access what is worth to keep, and what are the rest to go. Those people better have good damn idea on the value of these...
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby RAcast » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:03 am

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We lose Sanctuary and Eureka, and gain THIS. More reality show crap. I guess it was that or more s**t movies about killer or giant killer animals.

Warehouse 13 is the ONLY reason I ever tune into that channel anymore. When that's gone, so long SYFY.

Eureka will be missed. :( Hopefully they'll find another new show next season that can grab the audience. They really need to.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Stormrider » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:19 pm

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I don't watch reality shows and won't start now.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Nemesis Destron » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:20 pm

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Did anyone catch the show? At the end they showed clips from future episodes and there will be a TF fan as one clip showed someone handling a very minty looking BB Action Master wearing gloves. It was being handled over a box full of boxed TFs so that drew curiosity.

The show IMO over all was entertaining being a reality show, but I started to wonder how often shows like these are scripted in any way. :VEHI:
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby JackStraw » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:05 pm

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Nemesis Destron wrote:Did anyone catch the show? At the end they showed clips from future episodes and there will be a TF fan as one clip showed someone handling a very minty looking BB Action Master wearing gloves. It was being handled over a box full of boxed TFs so that drew curiosity.

The show IMO over all was entertaining being a reality show, but I started to wonder how often shows like these are scripted in any way. :VEHI:



I saw it last night. It was interesting and fun to see the collections, but I wouldnt watch it with my wife again, doesnt exactly show collectors (at least the ones featured) in the best of lights. Some of it was a little creepy.

What drove me nuts was the way the intervention was conducted ie...you need to reduce the collection and sell SOME of it.....let's start with the oldest, most valuable and most sentimental stuff you own. They're trying to force the poor lady to sell vintage stuff. Lets start with these 3&1/4" figures you have under your bed. They are the hardest to come by, take up the least room, and mean the most to you? HUH? Shouldn't they start somewhere else...like the Revenge of the Sith poster in the living room or the Stormtrooper pancake maker. Get the toys/novelty items out of the kitchen before going through whats under her bed.

I was rooting for the collector as the vultures swarmed. At one point before commercial they teased her getting upset at the auction. I kept yelling to my wife "Shut it down, shut it down!". When they came back from commercial they actually showed her say something like "I need to shut it down". YES!!!

Tonight on Travel Channel is the episode of Toy Hunter featuring a Rodimus figure.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Nemesis Destron » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:23 pm

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Wow, I didn't know it would feature a TF like ol' Roddy! Well I had plans to watch this program and now it will be a bit more interesting! :VEHI:
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby blackout446 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:29 pm

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#Sideways# wrote:... My family will probably make me watch this episode...

... I will be in tears when the collection is given away... :sad:

I feel you're pain...
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Stormrider » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:54 pm

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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby alternator77 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:09 pm

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i think what scares me more is the thought of seeing a rare grail along the lines of grand/brave/fort max, black zarak,overlord or some lucky draw piece completely destroyed because it wasnt properly stored or cared for. for that id weep for sure.


god do i miss stargate/SGA ....oh well at least ive got the dvd's >:oP
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby El Duque » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:51 pm

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The SyFy Channel's Collection Intervention facebook page has shared a sneak preview of this week's episode, which will feature a Transformers collection. The episode is scheduled to air tomorrow night at 10/9 Central on the SyFy channel. Check out the preview clip below.

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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby phase » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:03 pm

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1st off, people need to leave collectors the hell alone. Sometimes it might be a problem, but often these things can be comforting. 2nd, IT'S BOTCON, NOT BOTCOM. GODDAMMIT.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby PrymeStriker » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:11 pm

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As if I'd sell of my entire collection. Sure, maybe a few of them that I don't care about, but not the entire collection, especially if a whole lot of them are 1,000 bucks. If someone told me to do that, I'd tell them to **** off.


Well, maybe I wouldn't, but I'd be pissed nonetheless. :roll:
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby LiKwid » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:13 pm

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LoL...That was entertaining............ :roll:
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby worldsgreatest » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:24 pm

I know its natural to be defensive, but so far this show has been excellent, and the host has gone out of her way to prop up collectors and collecting. Just not extreme, hoarding, life altering levels of hoarding. Give it a shot.

But yeah...no way he'd ever get rid of that Breakdown. My heart will heart when he inevitably does.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby MasterSoundBlaster » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:24 pm

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That was ridiculous. I may watch this show just to see if there will be other transformers fans with huge collections.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby grayj74 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:26 pm

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What's the fun of keeping them in the boxes? I have maybe three or four out of over a thousand that are actually still in their boxes. I don't get it...
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby MINDVVIPE » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:27 pm

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Or he could keep his entire collection, sit on an ever-appreciating gold mine, and just work a normal job like most of the rest of the world. Then one day when he has to come up with the cash to buy his own hoverbike, he'll have enough.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Ultra Markus » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:30 pm

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its always heart breaking seeing some one having to sell off their collection
for financial purposes it crossed my mind a few times when times are tough
and made me fell awful.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby RAcast » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:35 pm

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MINDVVIPE wrote:Or he could keep his entire collection, sit on an ever-appreciating gold mine, and just work a normal job like most of the rest of the world. Then one day when he has to come up with the cash to buy his own hoverbike, he'll have enough.

I have to agree with you. The collectibles market is kinda soft right now, it's really dumb to sell the big ticket items right now.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby xyl360 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:40 pm

I would never sell my collection, even if I really really really needed the money.

The way I see it, money that's spent is money I don't have, period. I do not look at my collection and think of them as 'valuables' or 'an investment'. %$*& all that. They are MINE and that's all there is to it :P.

If I wanted to buy things as an investment, there are far more lucrative markets out there (gold for instance). I ain't in it for the money.

I don't have a family, I don't have a mortgage and I don't live off of mommy and daddy so in the very unlikely event that I were ever on a show like this (NOT going to happen obviously :P), I'd tell them that I'm keeping the toys. You can sell them or give them away once I'm dead. Until then, they are mine.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby MINDVVIPE » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:43 pm

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xyl360 wrote:You can sell them or give them away once I'm dead. Until then, they are mine.


Ideally, having them given away to a new generation of kids who are going to appreciate Transformers like we do. Then it also becomes a part of history in a larger way, eventually becoming an antique, haha. Okay, the coolest antique ever short of the first crossbow.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby dedcat » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:49 pm

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It's obvious this woman knows nothing of collecting beyond what her producers tell her in between jump cuts. Fake and forced drama by a faux self righteous talking head... should be ratings gold. I'm going to read a book now.
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Re: SyFy Collection Intervention

Postby Bumblevivisector » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:03 pm

The logic of getting rid of BotCon '94 Breakdown just because "he's not G1" painted the host as someone who's done her homework, and might really want to care, but still doesn't get it.

If you're old enough to have been a Transfan from the very beginning, and never wavered all throughout the '90s, G2 stuff might well hold even more emotional value than anything G1. Those were the days when it seemed Hasbro would just let the whole franchise keel over dead at any moment, something likely incomprehensible to the kids today who've grown up with the live action movies propelling Transformers to even greater worldwide recognition than G1. That first BotCon exclusive is a symbol of hope that even if you were someday the last person on Earth who still cared, that even if none of the fair-weather-fans ever came back, that maybe Transformers could still live on forever and continue to mean something instead of being just a highlight of '80s nostalgia.

That's why I get so pissed off at the Geewunner, "I stopped liking it in 1986, so they should've stopped making Transformers then," attitude I run into so often (though not around this site, of course). I was still there for G2, it was awesome, and there's no way we'd be getting all we take for granted today if it the franchise had died in the '90s. If I had G2 Breakdown, I'd sell all of my complete G1 gestalt teams first.

Well, partly because I have faith that I'd be able to buy exact repro KOs of all of the American G1 stuff eventually, even if HasTak never finds the molds necessary for legit reissues. Just being pragmatic, and pragmatism is what these "Interventions" are about, right?
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