|07-29-2009, 08:41 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
This has been gnawing at me sence I started GI Joe. How do you justify buying the same figure/vehicle "X" amount of times? I could understand MISB & Open. I know these guys are just generics and you're supposed to have many.
Also when do you stop? At what point do you say "I Have enough Cobra _____'s"
Yeah, I can fathom why, but can't justify actualy doing it.
|07-29-2009, 08:44 PM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2009
itz rough. I bought 5 more fireflies to go with the ones in my sig.
but there were like 10 i didn't buy. and it was rough.
the only other troops i've built up to any extent are the wave crusher eels
and 7p Alley Vipers. oh... and both color resolute troopers.
itz hard cuz i'm like... oh hey i can spend $60 on building Firefly...
or I can spend $60 on new figures. heheheheh
|07-29-2009, 08:44 PM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: south carolina
You can NEVER have enough Cobra troops!!!!
Fodder for the cannon's man, Fodder for the cannon's!!!
|07-29-2009, 08:48 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northwood, NH
I keep my troops small. 6 max.
|07-29-2009, 08:51 PM||#5|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Hmm I troop build to use in diorama displays mostly. You just need multiples of certain troops to ride in vehicles and "escort" your main guys. The most troops Ive ever bought were Snow Serpents which number about 20. The rest maybe 5 or so. I troop build certain figures I like only and dont buy alot of the main guys. I dont even have a Baroness, a Zartan or even a Duke! I also only have one ROC figure.
|07-29-2009, 08:52 PM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Greensboro, NC
It's brought on by the childhood trauma of having a Star wars Twin Pod Cloud Car and only one Cloud Car Pilot. I mean, c'mon - it is made for two pilots! Having only one? Traumatizing. Never again!
|07-29-2009, 08:54 PM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2009
I've been holding out, but I can imagine that if I did Dios or had a proper display, I would want to troop build. As it is, with guys going into boxes, I CAN'T justify it, unfortunately.
|07-29-2009, 08:55 PM||#8|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Winlock, Washington
I can't really say I have any true justification for it. I troop build Range Vipers; ARAH and DTC and have 15 now with 4 more on the way. I plan on putting together a good-sized diorama with them and a few others. Besides that, I just love the Range Vipers and a large army of them looks impressive to me I guess.
|07-29-2009, 08:58 PM||#9|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mint on Card
I justify spending $200 on troop builders the same way some people justify spending $200 on a Hot Toys or Sideshow figure. It's what I wanted to buy with my money. And I got a ton, they just got one!
|07-29-2009, 09:00 PM||#10|
G.I. Joe Infantry
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lewiston, Maine
I've never had the need to really justify it. I guess mine would be that they look cool lined up on display.
I stop at 6(1 Officer, 5 regular troops. Or just 6 regular troops when no officer is available.) when I can find enough of them to make that small of a squad. The only way I'd go beyond that is if they made a vehicle/playset that could hold more.
If I can find enough of the troop builder I stop at 6(1 Offcer and 5 troops or 6 troops when no officer is available). The only way I would breach that number is if I ended up with one or more from sets or comic packs.
I'd go over that number though if there was a playset/vehicle that would require more troop builders to man it.
All right, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these?! Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!
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