|10-13-2008, 11:43 PM||#11|
Laser Rifle Trooper
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: So. San Francisco
Heck, my girl did hunting for me back when her employment caused her to be out and about. She was always much luckier than I was and she'd find those hole in the wall "specialty shops" (back when scalpers actually had storefronts! ha). If just collecting toys ruins your prospects with the ladies I'd argue you really didn't have any prospects.
As for "what else?" that was kind of my point, though. There is no "grown up." What are grown up hobbies? Collecting commemortive plates? Collecting shot glasses? Save all your money and be a finance geek watching the interest rates and all that. Needlepoint? Cooking?
I know gals who blow all their dough on makeup, purses and shoes. Seriously, what guy checks out a gal and says "awesome purse! I so need to marry her and pamper her forever." If anything, if the guy even recognizes an expensive name brand it's more like "stay away from that one, she's going to be expensive." *laugh*
Do nothing and you're boring and useless. Do anything else (pick any thing) and you're some kind of geek.
If you need to, give yourself a hard budget. "I get $25 per month for this hobby." Then you can still put extra money towards bills or what not and still get what you want. It might take you a longer period to save up to get a larger purchase or whatnot, but you'll still be able to do it. Just don't cheat!
|10-13-2008, 11:49 PM||#12|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Selkirk, NY
more money- that youll spend on something ELSE
less nerd factor-in whos eyes?
more sex- not having a toy collection is going to bring more sex?
collecting sports stuff, or Nascar, or sneakers or toys...its ALL the same...no ONE thing is "cooler" or "nerdier" than tha other. Sports nuts can make fun of us, just like i think they waste their time and money on whats basically a kids game.
JUST AN OPINION....
|10-14-2008, 01:02 AM||#13|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Orange County
Selling your collection:
More Money (from not buying)
More Time (from not spending driving around looking for new figures/vehicles)
You can never let go of your plastic-crack habit, so you end up buying everything again... at a higher cost then what you originally sold it at.
For myself... I stopped collecting Joes after I bought all the ones that I wanted (this was before the 25th was released, mentioned). Of course, I started up on collection MASK... then stopped. Then finished up my Transformers... then stopped until Animated came out. Started and almost finished my He-Man collection.
If I didn't spend time/money on this... I probably would spend it on some other hobbies... like RC (which is an expensive hobby... especially rc planes and helis... each being about $500 for each plane, and about $1k per heli, and I have a fleet of about 12 planes and 2 helis).
As long as it doesn't affect your life negatively, do what's good for you.
Last edited by psycho_klown66; 10-14-2008 at 01:06 AM..
|10-14-2008, 01:59 AM||#14|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
You need to start focusing on your priority! Then balance out your personal happiness and life's obligations.
You're a grown man, so make your move smartly!
|10-14-2008, 02:28 AM||#15|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: san antonio, tx
wow, this is always a tough decision. I feel this way about selling my collection usually when no new waves are coming out. Best thing to do is not sell them! You will regret it later and just end up buying that collection again, plus at a higher cost! I am lucky that I am married already and my wife supports it. Plus I have a son who I use his room to display my toys, so I always just pass the toys off as his room decorations.
|10-14-2008, 02:52 AM||#16|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Miami, FL
Everyone here makes a valid point...
I often sit around in my apartment and look at the things that I "own" and I always come to the same conclusion...If it came down to it I would get rid of everything in the blink of an eye. I'm married but I have no kids...
You can talk about priorities, nerd factor, adulthood, sex life, money...but when it all comes down to it you can loose it all in a blink of an eye...
You need to figure out what truly makes you happy deep down inside...if you can't find yourself in collecting "toys" then it's probably time to move on something else
I sold my entire 25th collection up to wave 7 and I'm still on the HISSTANK everyday...I don't regret selling it for a second...but if you have kids I'd say keep on collecting...
Sorry to go all Confucius on you...
If none of what I said helps then there is always the 50th anniversary...
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