Sunday, September 2, 2012

Random Thoughts Part II

Good news, everybody! My wife has consented to taking my figures out of the garage and placing them in the house! I have to place them in our bedroom, but that's not a problem. We have a huge bedroom with a sitting room and a built in desk, so they should all fit in nicely.

I almost decided against bringing my figures inside because of the kids, but with the ungodly humidity that has shown up since Isaac passed by has led me to change my mind. My babies need to be in climate control. It's going to take me a bit to move everything since I have to cut the 6 foot shelves I'm currently using in the garage to something like 4 feet and then move all of the standards. Still, hot damn.

Hopefully, my next post will have plenty of purchases to talk about. My local toy hunting spree has really invigorated me and I'm making up for lost time. Even though I didn't get a hurricane, I still waited until the coast was completely clear before ordering anything because I was worried about delivery. I can't wait until they get here.

After reading Heroic_Decepticon's post about his awesome black Diaclone Sideswipe find, I've wanted Deep Cover. Every time he pops up on eBay, he's gone before I can click the "Buy it now" option. I need to get faster reflexes. Or live on eBay. Hopefully I can get one before the year is out.

I wonder if Takara has a file on me. It just seems as though they're doing a much better job of taking my money than Hasbro. Case in point: the Shattered Glass Soundwave and Blaster eHobby exclusives. While I'm not a fan of the Shattered Glass fiction or any of the figures, I love me some Communications Officers and their requisite cassettes. No idea on price yet, but since TFClub is going to offer these as well, I can't imagine they'll be too expensive. Now I just need to join the TFClub.

There's currently a show on Syfy called "Collection Intervention". I don't know if anyone else has seen this show, but I'm turned off by it. I understand what I thought was the premise of the show: collectors who've become hoarders and have let it affect all other aspects of their lives. If the show was strictly about that, I'd be cool. But the host seems to know nothing about what she's looking at. And her whole deal of looking at value is disgusting to me. Every time she looks at a collection, it's "I don't see a lot of value here". Huh? Granted, the Star Wars fanatic, the guy with over 30,000 comics, and the guy with all of the Transformers that he was supposed to be selling through his web store all needed help. The way she dealt with them, however, just seemed condescending. I can't believe she talked that one guy into selling his G2 Breakdown. Then again, I don't know the entire story, but it all just seems fishy to me. It's on par with "The Toy Hunter".

I am the co-manager of a store for a very large retail company. Some of you may have heard of it, but I'm not going to publicly say who I work for. At any rate, if you shop my store, you'll always be able to find Transformers and G.I. Joes. We finally got in the Fall of Cybertron figures a few weeks ago and I'm worried. Sure they're $15, but we normally sell the Prime stuff when it comes in and those figures are the sane price. The only Fall of Cybertron figures that have sold are the ones I bought. It's like that all over town. Worrisome.

I've stayed away from the fandom for years basically due to a bad experience on a prominent site. Because of that, I haven't really wanted to interact with other collectors, but since I've started this blog, the interactions I have had have been encouraging. Reading through the various Transformer blogs has taught me so much and inspired me to get the best collection that I can get. So, thanks everyone.


  1. Congrats on getting your toys out of the garage and into the house! Just make sure to put 'em up high and away from small hands! (:

    I haven't wanted that Collector's Intervention show because the idea of it turns me off. Life is hard as it is so I really don't want to watch a show that focuses on other people's problems. It does sound like some of those collectors need a new perspective on things, but it's just not my cup o' tea.

    1. I wish I could get them high enough. While I was putting them up, my six year old was staring at Fasttrack. While I was attempting to tell him about not touching my Transformers, he kept playing with Fasttrack and going "Don't worry, I won't mess with your stuff." Good times.

      "Collection Intervention" is a horrible show that I can't stop myself from watching. I guess I just need something to rile me up.