|04-09-2009, 07:33 AM||#31|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Queens, NY
I am so particular about the figures I buy. I always wish it was still like the 80's when there was at least 10 of each figure on the pegs at TRU. I go through so many of each figure until I find the perfect specimen. Sometimes I even buy a rarer figure that I'm not happy with because there was only one left in hopes to find a better looking one later on down the line. I open most of my figures, but right now I have pleanty of them that are still carded just waiting to be returned for one with better paint apps.
Paint apps are my biggest pet peeve when it comes to the figures I buy. I once found a Rock N' Roll figure that had one of his eyeballs painted onto his cheek instead of his eye. I then found a Flash figure that didn't have any brown paint on his right glove. It was green like the rest of his arm. The other day I found a Wave 11 Zartan that didn't have one of the straps on his chestplate painted gray. It was black like the rest of his chestplate.
Those figures are inferior to me and deserve to be left on those pegs. I feel that if I'm paying for these things I might as well find something that I'm happy with owning.
Thanks for this great thread. I happy to see that there are members here that agree with me on this subject, but with that said I know that there are pleanty of others who will ridicule us because they think we are all crazy. They think that we all have a compulsive disorder and that we should seek help. I don't see it as a problem. I just see it as someone who wants the best out of the money I spend. We all work hard for our money and deserve to be happy with our purchases.
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|04-09-2009, 07:43 AM||#32|
DDP did it better
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The Grid.
All i got out of this was....I'm crazy.J/K
I don't fault anyone for how they collect.I don't understand MOC collecters,but thats there thing.When you spend so much time looking for little flaws,at what point do you start enjoying the hobby?
|04-09-2009, 07:45 AM||#33|
wants to destroy Twitter
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ishullin e gjarpŽr me syze
i don't think anyone is going to ridicule you, Scoop... people just have different criteria for making purchases. my criteria are a bit less stringent than yours, apparently, but i think we are all out to get the same thing - figures we are happy with. your Rock n Roll with the eyeball on the cheek is definitely something that i would consider 'a major issue' and, therefore, not worth buying.
|04-09-2009, 08:23 AM||#34|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Richmond, Virginia
I scrutinize every figure of the character I want like there's some kind of tiny secret message on them that would lead me to buried treasure. I'm very much a perfectionist and have seen way too many crappy paint apps. This becomes difficult with the 5 packs especially because I will buy the best one I find at a certain store only to keep it sealed for an extended period while I continue to check every pack I come across until I find the ultimate one and then return the other one.
|04-09-2009, 08:29 AM||#35|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Knox TN
|04-09-2009, 11:31 AM||#36|
Join Date: Feb 2009
I always make sure and glance over them. I hate fixing bent weapons, and I hate shoddy Chinese paint jobs.
You hear that, Chinese people! I'm talking about YOU. Yeah, you're just a few bad egg rolls away from getting our factories put in Mexico!
|04-09-2009, 11:38 AM||#37|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Reno, NV
of course, one must do proper quality control! Hasbro won't take the time to inspect Chinese craftmanship on cheap toys!
|04-10-2009, 12:23 AM||#38|
Join Date: Apr 2009
|04-10-2009, 01:38 AM||#39|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: washington state
if i am in a store and find more than one i compare and find the best. if a troop i don't compare if i want more than 2. when i buy online i try to buy 2 of everythin g then compare which is best then i am guessing unlike many i open the best one to display or play with.
|04-10-2009, 01:53 AM||#40|
G.I. Joe MFP Interceptor
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Glasgow, KY
Sometimes I do, but sometimes I forget. I wish I did when I got my wave 9 Snow Serpent, since his bubble was slightly lifted off of the card.
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