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?
Not everything that goes in our news section is stuff that I want to support.
Truth be told, the concept of this show makes me cringe. Many people would probably think I'm obsessed. While Transformers does consume much of my day from morning to night, unlike most people my personal "obsession" has become a successful business with which I support my family. A show like this would attempt to make a mockery of myself or my business ventures with Seibertron.com.
I couldn't quite tell what was going on with the preview clip. Did the guy have high end pieces like that and was still living at his folks place in his mid 30s or did he have his own place and was holding onto high end pieces? If it's the former and he's over 22 or out of college ... time to get a place of your own. If he does have a place of his own, a show like this should leave him alone.
It'll be interesting to watch once. I'm sure I'll chime back in here tomorrow about this show.
You both need to watch the series before passing judgement. Because so far, they only respond to people who asked for help. And the Transformer fan, based on what was stated, is somebody that wanted her help in hopes of becoming financially dependent and get his business off the ground.
And the rest? Well...
- There was the couple who are Star Wars fans. The wife had allowed their collection get out of hand, with the husband saying it was because he could not say no to her. They only removed a Rex statue and a few key items that did not contribute to their collection.
- Then there was a couple who needed to get out of debt. The husband had an obsession with Catwoman, but hid his collection in their garage. He gave it up so they can be out of debt, as he was not allowing himself to enjoy these items.
- And then there was guy who owned tons of G.I. Joes and Hot Wheels. The collection was cluttered and not taken care of. And because he was treating it like a 401K, they only sold the mainstream stuff. The rest, his wife said that they are going to figure out how they will display these items - Which turned out to be very nice in appearance.
- And finally, there was the wife/mother who was obsessed with Barbies. She had doubles of many items, incomplete sets, and her entire collection even took over the closets in the house. She ended up selling most of her collection, minus the Holiday pieces and a few others, and was rewarded with a "First Barbie" (which is her goal) as a gift her husband and sons.
And the entire time, she is saying nothing more than the fact that if you plan to have a huge collection, you need to do three things: Take good care of it, display it in a manner that can be enjoyed and not be in the way at the same time, and keep it under control... As in keep track of what you own and not let it get out of hand that you cannot enjoy every piece.
So yeah - It is something worth watching if you care to control your collection, start a new collection, and need help reducing what you have (for whatever reason you might have).