|05-28-2008, 02:54 AM||#11|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Here in Utah I send the wives daily to check. Then it's back to making babies for them.
|05-28-2008, 03:54 AM||#12|
Join Date: Dec 2007
My girl is one of them! She rushes to the Joe Isle now first thing when entering a store. She'll grab everyone she sees and then calls me.
She used to get upset when I would demand to go to the toys first lol. Now she understands that every minute wasted is a minute that someone else may pick up any joes sitting on pegs.
And all this joe hunting has gotten her wanting to buy some of her own. She bought a spirit and buzzer because the file cards say they're social workers and sociologists lol (her proffesion.) Shes the one who found me most of wave 7 and all of wave 8. She bought me the Legions pack, and last weekend she bought me a near mint complete 1980's Tomahawk. And a Gnawgahyde lol.
What a woman! Shes a keeper.
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|05-28-2008, 04:21 AM||#13|
Join Date: Oct 2007
I made the mistake of telling my girlfriend what my dad used to say to my brother and I back when we were kids, "Son, why do you waste your money on plastic?". Now she says that to me everytime I get a new figure.
I got a vintage lady jaye in the mail the other day, so excited I took it out of the plastic baggy, and unwrapped the napkin that was around the her. I said, "LOOK, I GOT LADY JAYE TODAY!" She glanced at what I was doing and said, "Thats fine with me, Id rather you do drugs than collect stupid GI JOEs!".....(she misunderstood what I said and heard "Mary Jane") Btw, she was kidding but still....Whatever....
|05-28-2008, 04:24 AM||#14|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: 742 Evergreen Terrace
My wife thinks I'm crazy for collecting, and thinks I'm going through my second (third?, fourth?) childhood. I tell her that it does bring back a lot of great memories from when I was a kid, and she kind of relates to that a little bit. But overall she thinks I'm crazy. Every once in awhile, when I can't go look, and she's out shopping, she will look for certain figs for me. I also have my mom, who lives in another state, check for me occassionally, just to see if they have what we don't.
This thread brings up a question I've often wondered --- Are there any women into collecting Joes? Are there any women that are members here at the Tank? Growing up I don't remember any girls ever being into Joes, but I think it'd be cool if there were.
Feedback thread: http://www.hisstank.com/forum/buy-se...lyguy-1-a.html
Jesus is my Lord and Savior!!!
|05-28-2008, 05:47 AM||#15|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Queens, NY
I think we need to start a "Hisstank Personals" thread for us unlucky ones who never ended up with someone who understood or accepted our collections. My ex for one never did, hence the title "ex".
I do love reading all of the nice stories on here by the members who do have a significant other who is into collecting as well, or just even tolerates it for that matter. It's very sweet of anyone who goes out and buys something for their loved ones collection.
|05-28-2008, 07:38 AM||#16|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Funky Town, NC
My wife has a pretty decent Transformers Bumblebee collection, as well as Aayla Secura from Star Wars.
|05-28-2008, 07:52 AM||#17|
Scrap Iron's Sidearm
Join Date: Jan 2008
My wife acts like it bothers her, but I think she really thinks its cute that her mature, serious, manly husband is like a kid again when he gets a new G.I. Joe.
She is typically like Ceraurus' woman in that she will look for me when she goes to the stores, but I have to ask her. Although she has called me at work once or twice to see if I have what is out there and she will also go check for me if I ask her. She is a good wife!
|05-28-2008, 08:29 AM||#18|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The I.L.
Two quick ex stories- several years ago I was checking my email on an ex's computer (who was crazy hot, btw) and saw she had a window open where she was on an TF thread asking dudes about Alternators that she was getting me for my birthday...
And then, a couple of months ago, my latest ex (who was really supportive of the whole deal) was in NYC and stayed across from the huge TRU in times square... she kept msging me to send her "my list" even though I knew the latest wave wasn't out. She eventually called me and was like "I"m standing in the Joe section - WHO DO YOU WANT!" She demanded to toy hunt! lol...
ahhhh. i suck.
|05-28-2008, 08:37 AM||#19|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Scottsburg, Indiana
Was... like as in past-tense? Something happen?
My wife is hot and cold about it. Sometimes she will dog me for getting more and then other times, she'll go to the toy dept. first thing and start searching through everything, asking me if I have this or that. I guess the reason why she isn't all gung ho into it is because SHE doesn't have a hobby. She said something about starting to collect the Mr. Potatohead stuff, so I'll support her on it.
|05-28-2008, 08:37 AM||#20|
King's Mountain View
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Carolina
I knew my wife was a keeper when she snapped at the Target clerk for cramming too many Joes in one bag bending the cards. "That's a collectable!!!"
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