|10-09-2008, 08:43 PM||#31|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: west virginia
she thinks it great that i have a hobby that does not involve buying beer! she bought me the 25th anni H.I.S.S. Tank and LT. torpedo today at walmart for my belated b-day present which was 2 days ago i turned the big 30! which was great cause she bought me what i wanted
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|10-09-2008, 08:46 PM||#32|
DDP did it better
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Grid.
My ex was cool with it.Birthdays and christmas,toys were a giving.She never knew their names,it was always a "Do you have that one?" or "I don't remember seeing him before." I got her into Transformers though.
|10-09-2008, 08:58 PM||#33|
Don't call me Dataframe!
Join Date: Aug 2008
My wife threatens me that if I piss her off she will open up all my Joes and stage a war on the carpet. Which I guess is better as it used to be if I pissed her off she would open up my vintage
R2D2 and wear them around the house......now if I can just get her to stage a war wearing the Underoos.......
|10-09-2008, 09:03 PM||#34|
Joe K-9 Officer
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: El Dorado, AR
My wife used to get so pissed. Even though I pay all the bills, she can always find something else to spend extra money on besides toys...Well we've been married for 10 years now, and she's gotten over it...lol. Now I need to pick up a couple display cases to house them all in, because my bedrooms overflowing. She doesn't seem to mind me picking up the 25th releases. I guess because she's there and feels like a part of it. And the fact I don't have to pay shipping...
My forum: http://gijoevscobra.forumarena.com/
|10-09-2008, 09:25 PM||#35|
Join Date: Nov 2007
My wife doesn't mind as long as I don't try and drag my toys/statues outside my office. After 17 years of this she really still can't tell the diff' btwn StarWars toys and G.I.joe toys (they're all just little dolls to her) but sometimes she does surprise me by being able to tell me the name of some random figure.
|10-09-2008, 09:37 PM||#36|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Jacksonvile NC
My girlfriend and all my friends would all make little jokes and comments when i got back into collection joes last fall. Now they all help me with my hunting and sometimes they seem more excited than I am when they find stuff. Its kinda weird how that worked out. They all keep a copy of my needs list and use it when they are out and about..
|10-09-2008, 09:50 PM||#37|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Woodbury Heights, NJ
My wife is cool with it. Birthdays and the holidays,toys are given along with the normal underwear, dress clothes and ties for work and the occassional sports related gift, like my Greg Schiano autograph. For Father's Day I got NY Mets cufflinks. When she goes on Ebay she looks for those Longerberger baskets and when she buys one she usually lets me pick out a Joe. She never knows their names and is always asking "Do you have that one?" or "I don't remember seeing him before." She's been a big help with helping me recreate my 1980's collection. She says she doesn't mind as long as I don't get obsessive. She is worried that I am going to turn my "man cave" part of the basement in our new house into a 12-year old boy's bedroom...
|10-09-2008, 09:50 PM||#38|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Mitten
My girlfriend is pretty cool with it. She works at target so she usually will call me and let me know what came off the truck, shes scored the last few waves for me. Other than that I just buy her, clothes, dinner, purses, fill up her gas tank, and after that she usually forgets about how much I spend on my hobby. If I get something in the mail, she always wants to check em out and usually asked a bunch of qustions about the characters.
|10-09-2008, 10:01 PM||#39|
Join Date: Sep 2008
My wife HATES my collecting. Every time a package is left on the door step or I come home with Wal-Mart or Target bags she condescendingly asks what they are and if I needed them.
Of course I needed them or I wouldn't have purchased them. She feels the money I make (she's a stay at home mom) should be better spent elsewhere. I feel that so long as all of my responsibilities are met, I should be able to carry on a hobby that I enjoy without flack from the peanut gallery.
It will be an ongoing war, but one I will win so long as I bring home the bacon.
|10-09-2008, 10:14 PM||#40|
Join Date: Jul 2008
As long as the bills are paid, my wife doesn't care. But when I spend waaaayyyyy too much than she actually thinks that I should spend, I get THE EARFUL!! Sometimes I sit back and wonder why I collect and spend the money the way I do, but when I finally find the newest Joes.... VICTORY IS MINE !! Until I get home that is.
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