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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby SlyTF1 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:40 pm

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SlyTF1 wrote:Because it gives me purpose.


You are more than the sum of what you consume.


Yeah, I might enjoy the hobby, but it doesn't rule my life.

I'd get a little worried myself if everything I thought of pertained to Transformers.


Well, there's nothing else for me to think about.
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby robofreak » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:47 pm

Sly: you're a guy. There's a lot for you to think about besides plastic.
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ItIsHim wrote:My closet is filled to the brim with plastic children's toys. For myself
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby SlyTF1 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:27 pm

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robofreak wrote:Sly: you're a guy. There's a lot for you to think about besides plastic.


Let's see: Bacon, video games, explosions, thinking about how much humanity sucks...that's all I can think of.
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby robofreak » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:58 pm

SlyTF1 wrote:
robofreak wrote:Sly: you're a guy. There's a lot for you to think about besides plastic.


Let's see: Bacon, video games, explosions, thinking about how much humanity sucks...that's all I can think of.


What about the female species?

They might help you calm down too.
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby Galvatron X » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:59 pm

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It Is Him wrote:I love Transformers. Do I need a better reason?


I can't think of a better reason that this.

Transformers are cool, man!
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby Prime Riblet » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:11 pm

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Yep. That's the crux of the biscuit.
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby SlyTF1 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:14 pm

Motto: "Destruction is the ultimate freedom."
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robofreak wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
robofreak wrote:Sly: you're a guy. There's a lot for you to think about besides plastic.


Let's see: Bacon, video games, explosions, thinking about how much humanity sucks...that's all I can think of.


What about the female species?

They might help you calm down too.


You tell that joke often?
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby robofreak » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:44 pm

SlyTF1 wrote:
robofreak wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
robofreak wrote:Sly: you're a guy. There's a lot for you to think about besides plastic.


Let's see: Bacon, video games, explosions, thinking about how much humanity sucks...that's all I can think of.


What about the female species?

They might help you calm down too.


You tell that joke often?


I'm not having this conversation with you.

Shadowman! Get in this thread now!
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby RhA » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:16 am

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RhA wrote:Then there's a social factor I guess. The one-upmanship of collecting.


Unfortunately, this is one reason I collect. As much as I hate the fact that I do it, it is easy for me to give into this kind of 'peer pressure'. It's too easy for me to jump on the bandwagon of whatever is a hot collectors item at the time.


Indeed. I frequently stop collecting G1 for whatever line is 'hot' right now. So it's not all nostalgia and warm childhood safety.

robofreak wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
robofreak wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
robofreak wrote:Sly: you're a guy. There's a lot for you to think about besides plastic.


Let's see: Bacon, video games, explosions, thinking about how much humanity sucks...that's all I can think of.


What about the female species?

They might help you calm down too.


You tell that joke often?


I'm not having this conversation with you.

Shadowman! Get in this thread now!


Wait- females are a species now?

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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby Counterpunch » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:27 am

Motto: "...and I used to be such a nice guy."
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SlyTF1 wrote:
robofreak wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
robofreak wrote:Sly: you're a guy. There's a lot for you to think about besides plastic.


Let's see: Bacon, video games, explosions, thinking about how much humanity sucks...that's all I can think of.


What about the female species?

They might help you calm down too.


You tell that joke often?


Go play Persona 4 and learn to appreciate life.
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby SlyTF1 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:34 pm

Motto: "Destruction is the ultimate freedom."
Weapon: Plasma Beam Rifle
Counterpunch wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
robofreak wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
robofreak wrote:Sly: you're a guy. There's a lot for you to think about besides plastic.


Let's see: Bacon, video games, explosions, thinking about how much humanity sucks...that's all I can think of.


What about the female species?

They might help you calm down too.


You tell that joke often?


Go play Persona 4 and learn to appreciate life.


I've heard of that game. And I do appreciate life. That doesn't mean I have to like the world.
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby Counterpunch » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:41 pm

Motto: "...and I used to be such a nice guy."
Weapon: Jawbreaker Cannon
SlyTF1 wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
robofreak wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
robofreak wrote:Sly: you're a guy. There's a lot for you to think about besides plastic.


Let's see: Bacon, video games, explosions, thinking about how much humanity sucks...that's all I can think of.


What about the female species?

They might help you calm down too.


You tell that joke often?


Go play Persona 4 and learn to appreciate life.


I've heard of that game. And I do appreciate life. That doesn't mean I have to like the world.


Yea, but you just go around disliking things you don't understand. Go find a mentor, join a dojo, play a sport, something...

You need some good buddies who will rough you up when you get all emo.
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby SlyTF1 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:18 pm

Motto: "Destruction is the ultimate freedom."
Weapon: Plasma Beam Rifle
Counterpunch wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
robofreak wrote:
SlyTF1 wrote:
robofreak wrote:Sly: you're a guy. There's a lot for you to think about besides plastic.


Let's see: Bacon, video games, explosions, thinking about how much humanity sucks...that's all I can think of.


What about the female species?

They might help you calm down too.


You tell that joke often?


Go play Persona 4 and learn to appreciate life.


I've heard of that game. And I do appreciate life. That doesn't mean I have to like the world.


Yea, but you just go around disliking things you don't understand. Go find a mentor, join a dojo, play a sport, something...

You need some good buddies who will rough you up when you get all emo.


Sorry, but I don't cut myself :P
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby Burn » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:40 pm

No but you are an attention seeker.

How many threads is it now that have gone off topic to talk about your aversion to life?

Yeah ... i'm sick of it. Back on topic please. And let's avoid talking about Sly's view of life and the world from now on.
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby SlyTF1 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:30 pm

Motto: "Destruction is the ultimate freedom."
Weapon: Plasma Beam Rifle
Burn wrote:No but you are an attention seeker.

How many threads is it now that have gone off topic to talk about your aversion to life?

Yeah ... i'm sick of it. Back on topic please. And let's avoid talking about Sly's view of life and the world from now on.


It's not been me bringing it up. The last thing I want is too much attention.
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby Prime Riblet » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:20 pm

Motto: "Mottos! We need no stinking mottos!"
Weapon: Double-Barreled, Armor-Piercing Particle Beam Cann...
Well, anyway there are reasons to like the world.......I finally got Thundercracker! Freaking awesome. I can't believe how good this figure looks. I am really impressed. Thrust, Dirge, Starscream......wow, I can't believe how amazing these darned seekers are in the Generations line. Hasbro did a good job with these.

That is why I like collecting. I like the fact that we have the opportunity to get some really good stuff out there. I like the fact that Hasbro is doing a rather great job of bringing certain parts of my childhood to life by making some amazing figures that represent the G1 characters unbelieveably well. Everyone collects something. I collect TFs, guitars, zippo lighters, and several other things. It is what it is. :D
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby authentication » Sat Apr 30, 2011 2:23 am

We collect because it's stress relieving, entertaining, showing-off, reminiscing memories, and for personal satisfaction. For other it may be an outlet for their negative feelings. I know there are still a lot of reasons why we collect.
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby RhA » Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:09 am

Motto: "BRING ME DANGER!"
Prime Riblet wrote: I collect TFs, guitars, zippo lighters, and several other things. It is what it is. :D


You must also collect houses to store it all?
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby Praxus Prime » Mon May 02, 2011 9:09 pm

Motto: "Guitars aren't just good for playing music; they can also be used to beat people's brains out!"
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Prime Riblet wrote: I collect TFs, guitars, zippo lighters, and several other things. It is what it is. :D

Haha I know this is off topic, but I can't resist. I collect guitars too, so I was just curious... What would you say your favorite brand is?
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby Counterpunch » Tue May 03, 2011 6:34 am

Motto: "...and I used to be such a nice guy."
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Praxus Prime wrote:
Prime Riblet wrote: I collect TFs, guitars, zippo lighters, and several other things. It is what it is. :D

Haha I know this is off topic, but I can't resist. I collect guitars too, so I was just curious... What would you say your favorite brand is?


I haven't played in forever but back when I was in a band and playing guitar, there were only two choice for anyone who was serious about music: Gibson or Fender depending on your tastes.

Has that changed?
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby Praxus Prime » Tue May 03, 2011 9:27 am

Motto: "Guitars aren't just good for playing music; they can also be used to beat people's brains out!"
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Counterpunch wrote:
Praxus Prime wrote:
Prime Riblet wrote: I collect TFs, guitars, zippo lighters, and several other things. It is what it is. :D

Haha I know this is off topic, but I can't resist. I collect guitars too, so I was just curious... What would you say your favorite brand is?


I haven't played in forever but back when I was in a band and playing guitar, there were only two choice for anyone who was serious about music: Gibson or Fender depending on your tastes.

Has that changed?

It's still pretty much the same, but there are a few exceptions.
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby It Is Him » Tue May 03, 2011 10:59 am

Praxus Prime wrote:
Prime Riblet wrote: I collect TFs, guitars, zippo lighters, and several other things. It is what it is. :D

Haha I know this is off topic, but I can't resist. I collect guitars too, so I was just curious... What would you say your favorite brand is?


A: Gibson. I've got two of them - a standard SG and a Blueshawk.
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby transformerstoyguy » Wed May 04, 2011 2:32 am

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Actually thinking about the question why do we collect? Hmm that is a difficult question to answer. I guess some people collect the transformers toys because they think they will be collectable items. Why do I collect them? Well because I think they are awesome and I would love to have them and I definitely love (even at my age - which is not very young) transforming them from robot to vehicle and back again.
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby Praxus Prime » Mon May 09, 2011 7:24 pm

Motto: "Guitars aren't just good for playing music; they can also be used to beat people's brains out!"
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Oh, and another reason... when I have kid(s), they'll have some pretty cool toys to play with.
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Re: Why do we collect?

Postby Doubledealer93 » Wed May 11, 2011 5:18 pm

Motto: "A logical mind is a healthy mind."
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i collect because i love robots. would i collect other robot toys if i could? yes. do i? nope. i also love every transformers character that comes with the toy. each one is a story and you have a story of how you got the transformer. plus people ask me: what do you like most, werewolves or vampires? i say....NEITHER BECAUSE BOTH ARE STUPID! (no offense to anyone who does like them) point being loving and collecting TFs is something different. people never suspect it. your doing something some average person would never do because they would think its weird, stupid or childish. we dont care, its who we are.
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