|02-20-2009, 09:00 AM||#31|
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
Several reasons... as previously mentioned Nostalgia plays a large role specifically with the 25th Joe line. However I have collected toy lines that were not specifically for nostalgia.
The thrill of the hunt is a small part of it for me, but on the rare occasion I do find something in the wild it is exciting.
I'd say one of the largest reasons I do it is because of the Creative factor.
I am a customizer and I love figuring out how to transform one character into another. I love sculpting, painting & putting things together.
I also love making dios and displaying my figures the way I want them. It is a small feeling of being a god and making the world in my image.
So for me the creativity factor is the largest reason I'm into toys.
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|02-20-2009, 09:27 AM||#32|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: THE GARDEN STATE OF EDEN!
ok for me its sentimental, , but combined wit' a want of a giant dio an army that i would'a never had! basically that sums it up for me. a year ago if i never went online to look for joe cartoons, an came accross a cobra trooper, i wouldnt even be givin two craps about a damn toy, but i did an it was like a love struck bitch slap! an i liked it lol. use that in ya paper chalie
|02-20-2009, 11:28 PM||#33|
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Join Date: Oct 2008
u fell in love with a cobra trooper, how sweet : - )
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|02-20-2009, 11:29 PM||#34|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Sentimental value, and escapism here.
|02-20-2009, 11:33 PM||#35|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: roanoke va
sentinmental and they look so damn cool
|02-21-2009, 01:52 AM||#36|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Gastonia NC
Well for me as a kid I was into Star Wars and had all kinds of SW toys, then GI Joe came out and I was hooked I traded SW toys sold them at yard sales just to get money to buy them, as most people here I got older I can't remember what my mom did with all my old Joe's and then I had a son at the same time the 25th line came out and started collecting them for him because I want him to get the same joy I had when I played with them. He's only 1 right now but I can't wait till he's 5 or 6 and I lay out the whole complete 25th line for him on the living room floor and say "have at it!"
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