|07-08-2009, 05:36 PM||#61|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
I made the mistake of giving a crap about what everybody thought about me and my "Joe thang" the first time around, I eventually sold the whole collection for next to nothing and...Yea i've said it before, I had everything!!
I love to throw it up in to some of those peoples faces what kind of money "WE" could be sitting on now if I still had my "little toys"!
Now I collect, and I army build as much as I can. What am I gonna do with ten of this type of troop and six of that kind? Whatever the hell I want!! If they don't like it...sit and spin on it!
I have found some of the best and coolest friends by collecting this stuff and found that the ones who seem interested in it have stayed my friends over the years, those who have ridiculed me and had a problem with it, seem to have pretty much moved on and I say good ridance!
JOE is COOL! COBRA is COOL! I'm proud of it!!
|07-08-2009, 05:46 PM||#62|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: THE GARDEN STATE OF EDEN!
no shame here, i encourage it like teenage suicide!!!
i tell everyone they should buy joes an get their kids joes..
i tell everyone i meet i buy g.i. joe.
honestly, when you see a nice collection an displayed in a dio what else can you say other than WOW!!
now if i was to actually play wit' em, i can understand the shame. but what is the difference in what i do compared to train hobbyist or 1:18 cars in lil acrylic cases on shelves on a wall? .... nothing.
i personally dont like trains, but when i see a train dio set up in a room, i say damn an appreciate it. i think it looks dope as hell, an to be a owner of such dopeness makes me feel priveledged rather than being the guy saying wow!! cause i own that wow..
i feel shame for them ppl who think we should feel ashamed, cuase they aint got what i got.. an having toys an such makes you the coolest dad on the block ( or uncle), while lil jimmies dad (or uncle) plays tennis or golf..
that just aint cool..
|07-08-2009, 06:05 PM||#63|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Apopka, Fl
[QUOTE=dukeisawesome;844627]Short answer, yes.
I always hide all my stuff the first time I bring a new girl home, you know, so I can get at least one in there before she finds out and leaves me.
Heaven forbide me and my wife split, i dont know what id do...i cant hide it all!!!
But seriously im the type that keeps to myself but im not ashamed. Several of my coworkers know i collect old 80s toys. Mind you im a Commercial Electrician and most workers are sports fans which i hate. But ive found a few fellow geeks also.
I dont excactly say i collect GIJOE(i used to be strickly Star Wars)
and i mention how much they are worth.
Most of my friends and family accept ,even if they dont quite understand. I dont hide it, i drive around in a Jeep Cherokee with Decepticon/Cobra decals,among the Star Wars faction symbols, and I even have Serenity on it. im never ashamed of it and no one should be.
"We've done the impossible...and that makes us MIGHTY!!"
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|07-08-2009, 06:06 PM||#64|
Scarred Cobra Officer
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Jersey
Nah, my buddies at work thinks it's all cool.
|07-08-2009, 06:12 PM||#65|
Cobra Peeping Tom
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: IN THE JUNGLE OF CA...
I don't openly show my stuff to everyone just the people I'm close with. Even they don't understand why I collect toys but they tolerate it...
|07-08-2009, 06:14 PM||#66|
I need more repaints....?
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
|07-08-2009, 06:15 PM||#67|
The techie in Meryls unit
Join Date: Feb 2008
I try to not bring it up if I do not have to but if someone asks what I like I tell them. At first, everyone made fun of me, but then I remembered that I don't care what people think. Go F' em'.
ITEMS FOR SALE: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-jo...inal-sale.html
|07-08-2009, 06:23 PM||#68|
DDP did it better
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Grid.
This.At least i like to think i'm a cool dad.While scaplers/collecters were fighting over bats.My son was losing parts to his in the sandbox/yard/creek/you name it.
|07-08-2009, 06:29 PM||#69|
Join Date: May 2008
i wouldnt say i feel shame but i dont tell everyone i collect, its my personal hobby and i enjoy it, if someone wants to critisize me for it, it doesnt bother me, i enjoy this hobby and i am very happy to be apart of it.
coola784 sale/trade/want list
|07-08-2009, 06:59 PM||#70|
Filecard Thread Acolyte
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New Jersey
Most people I know, know I collect GI Joe... and role playing games... and other nerd stuff. What usually confuses them is that I'm not into EVERY nerd hobby. I like very little Anime-wise, I hardly watch TV, so I don't watch Lost or Heroes or such, I don't play video games much...
However, I also have good social skills, and a sense of humor about my hobbies. The worst thing you can do is get defensive and abrasive about playing with toys.
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