Stormrider wrote:What the heck are you swinging at? Can you take it down 3 or 4 notches instead of leaping and making assumptions of what I meant? I could easily make assumptions about you based on your tone and what you wrote, but I won't (for the time being). I have watched a few shows and feel that the show is based on drama, and her angle is to push the people into dramatic points. (I don't think that should be a big surprise to anyone, since drama sells). In this particular episode she gave the guy advice that people are not into G2 Botcon Stunticons therefore he should sell them, after he said that he was very attached to them for several reasons. Her advice doesn't make sense for a couple reasons - 1. If G2 Stunticons are not popular now, why sell them? Why not wait until they are popular and therefore worth more money? Why not sell something that is worth more money and takes up more space if he needed the money? 2. I believe the G2 Stunticons are worth more money than she claimed. 3. Why advise someone to sell something that they said they are very atached to other than to make better drama? I am sticking to my guns that she is not well informed about G2 Stuniticons.
I am sorry that I made you feel that you need to be defensive. But honestly, you are pretty much telling me that you are allowed to assume things about others, but when it comes to others doing it to you... It is not okay. Meanwhile, you and one other have talked about this person and series as if you are an expert on both.
That is what your words are telling me. And FYI, I go with how things are said by the person, not the person who said... As it is easy to misunderstand the tone of a person you do not know.
And what is the item being focused on? A 1994 Botcon exclusive that was sold for $1,300 and by a guy who placed himself in said situation. Not the person who has a huge collection she admired and told him to keep. Not the person who relied on his parents to pay the rent on not just his L.A.-based condo, but his business and bills. And not the fact that removing the item, he is freed of the addiction he developed due to his trauma being a sick child.
And when it comes to the show itself... I appeared on two episodes of Mtv's Singled Out, we spent an approximate 3 hours per episode and had to wait around 4-6 months until those episodes aired. So I know based on what I experienced and the final product, there is a lot of stuff not seen by the viewers. So what we had seen was what the producers wanted, not what the viewers deserved.
And finally, with the facts:
1) Dahveed has an addiction to Transformers.
2) Dahveed has a business that only increased his collection, not his profits.
3) Dahveed was relying on his parents when it came to his Los Angeles (assuming the Toy District is near Little Tokyo) condo.
4) Dahveed needs to remove an essential piece from his collection if he is going to break this addiction.
5) Dahveed was told to not sell his complete sets, which (combined) can probably have him buy the condo he lives in.
So the point is simple: If he did not place himself in a situation where he could become homeless if he parents cut him off, he would not have to sell the piece. And all he needed to do was have his home simply be decluttered, she would have used it as an incentive to have it be displayed instead of being left in his boxes.
Oh... And he has a complete set of "Return of Convoy" (1991). If he also had "Operation Combination" (1992, final set), he would be a deity among many serious collectors.