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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School Ollie 1962 View Post
    That's what someone said about my collection. I wonder. What's your thoughts on collecting action figures?
    I'm not using their money to buy my action figures so whatever.
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    I started to get more interested in the statues. At first Bowen was about the only game in town and they were fairly reasonable. I bought a number of the mini busts but then they switched to mostly full figured statues for much higher price. They're not in business any more but there are lots of companies that jumped in over the years. IIRC Sideshow Collectibles started out with action figures but now their statues can cost in the thousands for the premium format. I know one collector here on the boards has the Doom premium format that was about 4 grand.

    There are some very well done figures that sort of fall in between a statue and an action figure, the Marvel Gallery figures for example. DC has a good line of stuff too, like the DC Dolls.

    I think a tastefully displayed collection shouldn't be anything to have to explain. As someone said, people collect thimbles, Hummel figures, Precious Moments figures etc. If they fill your entire home then that might be a problem.

    Boy, I miss that old CBR column that came out every week called Shelf Porn. There were some awesome collections featured.

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    Who cares lol? Life is far too short to let others decide if our lifestyle is acceptable or not. Unless you are harming someone or even yourself, there is no problem.
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    Buying toys, which are things that are meant to be played with by children, always kind of seems like a weird thing to get to me. And it isn't like I don't see shit I wouldn't mind having, but it also just seems like a weird waste to me. Whenever I see those Hot Toys toys, I can't help but think: Man, you know who would really enjoy these things, kids.

    Then again it's your money, buy what you want. You like buying toys, buy toys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Za Waldo View Post
    Buying toys, which are things that are meant to be played with by children, always kind of seems like a weird thing to get to me. And it isn't like I don't see shit I wouldn't mind having, but it also just seems like a weird waste to me. Whenever I see those Hot Toys toys, I can't help but think: Man, you know who would really enjoy these things, kids.

    Then again it's your money, buy what you want. You like buying toys, buy toys.
    Lots of people feel the same way about adults buying comics. Comics are for kids is the mindset, despite all the evidence otherwise, for some that will always be the way they see it. It's not about what "they" think, it's about what makes you happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
    I started to get more interested in the statues. At first Bowen was about the only game in town and they were fairly reasonable. I bought a number of the mini busts but then they switched to mostly full figured statues for much higher price. They're not in business any more but there are lots of companies that jumped in over the years. IIRC Sideshow Collectibles started out with action figures but now their statues can cost in the thousands for the premium format. I know one collector here on the boards has the Doom premium format that was about 4 grand.
    Same here. I had some action figures, but jumped into the statues. I now have a pretty good collection, but boy are they expensive. Because of that, I think I only bought two so far this year. I can't afford the full size Bowen figures. They're way too expensive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
    Boy, I miss that old CBR column that came out every week called Shelf Porn. There were some awesome collections featured.
    We still have the thread though and it's fun to see other fans post their collections there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MRP View Post
    Lots of people feel the same way about adults buying comics. Comics are for kids is the mindset, despite all the evidence otherwise, for some that will always be the way they see it. It's not about what "they" think, it's about what makes you happy.

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    Well, at least with a comic you're presumably reading the thing. Are you playing with the toys you buy?

    Buying toys doesn't make me happy, like I said, to me, it feels like a waste given how toys are meant to be played with...and I don't play with toys. Also like I said, if someone likes buying toys, buy toys. I didn't say don't.

    Funny thing is I almost put something about this in the last post, this being a comic book forum and all I was sure someone would point this out. Comics are for kids isn't some much a mindset, it's more like what comics were until only somewhat recently. Them not really being for kids anymore has more to do with the death of the comics industry, and the only people they can still get to buy comics being the people that were once buying them as kids.

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    Try collecting anime figures, They are more cooler than action figures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Za Waldo View Post
    Well, at least with a comic you're presumably reading the thing. Are you playing with the toys you buy?

    Buying toys doesn't make me happy, like I said, to me, it feels like a waste given how toys are meant to be played with...and I don't play with toys. Also like I said, if someone likes buying toys, buy toys. I didn't say don't.

    Funny thing is I almost put something about this in the last post, this being a comic book forum and all I was sure someone would point this out. Comics are for kids isn't some much a mindset, it's more like what comics were until only somewhat recently. Them not really being for kids anymore has more to do with the death of the comics industry, and the only people they can still get to buy comics being the people that were once buying them as kids.
    There are people who buy comics slabbed in plastic never to be opened only to be displayed, so presuming they read them is just an assumption, and not necessarily a good one.

    And comics were't "just for kids" until recently. Throughout the 40s and 50s more comics were made intended for older readers than are today. It wasn't until the mindset presuming they were for kids took hold with the Wertham movement that comic content was neutered and the Comics Code Authority formed that comics were made for kids. Prior to that, there were comics for all ages and interests that sold very well to diverse audiences.

    Assumptions are always just that, and we know what assumptions do. They generally proceed from sweeping generalizations like who should buy what product and who will do what with what they buy, and form trying to make fine distinctions justifying the things we do from the things others do to make ourselves feel better about what we do.

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    I get adults buying toys to collect and/or play with. But toys are meant to be played with and comics are meant to be read. Personally, I'd go for action figures too dumb to be believed.




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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptCleghorn View Post
    I get adults buying toys to collect and/or play with. But toys are meant to be played with and comics are meant to be read. Personally, I'd go for action figures too dumb to be believed.



    Won-der-ful!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abe View Post
    Won-der-ful!!!!
    This thread has been won.
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    When your as old as John Byrne
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    I just bought Mike Tyson mysteries Mike, zombie Sasha Banks and Jessica Jones this month. I can't lie tho it's not something I go around bragging about.

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    Repeat after me: "It's only a problem when the accessories become more important than the figure itself."

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