|02-03-2009, 10:38 PM||#1|
EMPEROR, DARTH NAJA
Join Date: Dec 2008
Any collectors out there who's immediate family and friends have no idea you collect action figures (joes, star wars) ???
When you are figure hunting, do you make it a recon mission so no one sees you? How about your collection, Is it where family, friends, and guest won't see it???
Here is one guy who really meets this thread. (And no this isn't me, I hear it from my girlfriend everyday)!!!
I met a guy at a toy show (NY). He is extremely wealthy, owns multiple homes and vehicles. Because of the small town he lives in and holds a professional position where he is commonly in the public's eye, he will not let anyone in on his collection. Fact he has a separate apartment he rents towns away where its just set up for his collection. The guy went on and on about ways he collects, purchases and buys to keep it unknown to people. I had to wonder, are there a lot of collectors like this?
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|02-03-2009, 10:41 PM||#2|
a series of tubes
Join Date: Jan 2008
I just told my girlfriend... she thinks its cute that I'm such a geek. The rest of my family doesn't really care one way or the other.
|02-03-2009, 10:49 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2008
I'm in the closet.....
|02-03-2009, 10:55 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2008
wifey is cool with it...of course because i also have 2 boys,8-12,
but she pretty much new i was a dork from the begining...
brother thinks im completely dumb for wasting my money and never ''growing up''...
mom thinks if it makes me happy, who cares what everyone else thinks (go mom!!!)
and all the guys at work, mostly 40's-50's think its dumb, but one guy is 2 years younger than me, and he plays WoW and majik...so he cant say anything at all
''it does'nt mean that much to me, to mean that much to you'' -Neil Young
|02-03-2009, 11:17 PM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2007
i have 2 young sons so it's easy for them to just assume they are all thiers. they don't ask, i don't tell. anyone my age just assumes i have a vintage collection and leaves it at that. everyone collects something so they just assume this is what i do.
i like it, my kids love it, my wife supports me so i really don't care what others think. i'm not about to go shouting it from the hill top though... i do have an autobot sticker on my truck. before the movie most never said anything. after the movie, everyone thinks its cool.
|02-03-2009, 11:27 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The I.L.
yeah, I'm not really open about my toy collections; my GF knows and like 2 of my friends. My old roommates saw the 10 or so piece collection before I moved out and it blew up. But yeah, sometimes I feel like I've got a double life.
|02-04-2009, 05:05 AM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2008
my mom knows bout it but i had to keep them in the closet.
|02-04-2009, 05:12 AM||#8|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: No answer
Everybody knows I do.
But we don't talk about it.
|02-04-2009, 05:31 AM||#9|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: San Diego
My family knows. My Ex didn't but she came over when wasn't home and kicked my display over but it's in my Closet.
|02-04-2009, 07:29 AM||#10|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: So. FL
I have a $2000 gun safe (60"x30"x30" - about the size of short refrigerator, but real wide and real deep) that is half full of Joe stuff now.
..............wife has does NOT have combo and NO idea. :O
(she'd kill me if she knew how many guns I had alone, forget the Joe stuff!)
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