Do you think adults who collect the toys they had as children are weird?

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  1. YES

    22 vote(s)
  2. NO

    47 vote(s)
  3. Carrot juice mimosas

    5 vote(s)

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Do you think adults who collect the toys they had as children are weird? I'm proudly weird, so go figure! But, I grew up with Transformers in the 80s, and they still look as cool and fun to me today as 30 plus years ago!
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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Everyone's weird (from someone else's perspective). I don't find people who collect childhood toys weird, seems ok to me, but I do find people who still follow their childhood school sports teams a little weird. When asked why I didn't still follow my college team, I said "because I grew up". Much offense was taken. But hey, that's just me.
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  3. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    honestly, by age 9-10 all i cared about was guitars and i'm still buying stuff i lusted after as a kid.

    i don't see much of a difference. I don't need steve vai's guitar. sure, i can play it and use its functions, but it's effectively the same as wanting the car you thought was cool as a kid, or the hip toys from the day.
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  4. wazzel


    Dec 27, 2007
    Cypress, TX
    I don't understand the collector mentality in general. I like having things I use, not things to display or store.
    DirtDog, kesslari, dwm74 and 3 others like this.
  5. WG Plum

    WG Plum

    Apr 9, 2021
    No, but what other people are into isn't something I concern myself with overly much.
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  6. I know people that collect funko pops. Honestly, you do you, life is short.
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  7. RichterScale


    Feb 21, 2021
    As long as it doesn't have a negative affect on others (mostly people you live with) or causing you to develope negative or unhealthy behavior,...... Do whatever the eff makes you happy.
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  8. I still enjoy having all the KISS collectibles I've collected over the years. Including three sets of Funko pops mentioned above.

    It's an individual thing, you do you. I have the space for them and no financial impact to the family so what's the harm?
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  9. equill


    Nov 25, 2010
    Not inherently, no. But even if I did, they shouldn't care.
  10. buzzbass

    buzzbass Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2003
    Tenn. & NJ
    I have 100s of Hot Wheels.
  11. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    you might be my son's age, and he and his friends collect transformers. also star wars figures and vehicles, and he and my husband collect and talk about hot wheels.

    i buy toys i didn't have as a child. as a tom boy, i never liked dolls. as an over-60 year old, i now own 2 barbies 9made to move barbies) and 4 ball jointed dolls.

    so do my husband and son. i only have maybe 20.
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  12. Al T.

    Al T. Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    Richmond, VA.
    Collections are great until your kids yard sale 'em out because they are tired of cleaning out the crap from the house so they can sell it.
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  13. buzzbass

    buzzbass Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2003
    Tenn. & NJ

    I only buy the ones that represent an actual "real" car from the present or past. None of the goofy stuff. I will buy the same one in several colors if it's available
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  14. Oig

    Oig Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2019
    Nah, you do you man - whatever floats your boat.
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  15. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    LEGOS are great at ANY age.
  16. I don’t collect them, but having sons and now a grandson, I still get to play with Hot Wheels and seem like a cool grandad, and not the kid, I still feel like at times.

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  17. WG Plum

    WG Plum

    Apr 9, 2021
    Could not agree with this more. I never cared about specific sets (see 'Kragle' - yes, my son is seven), but having an enormous hoard of Legos to build your own weird creations is awesome. My son paints/tapes minifigs to make new characters out of them.
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  18. TOOL460002


    Nov 4, 2004
    Santa Cruz
    I was into Legos, and it seems they just started partnering with stuff like Star Wars and Batman, which isn't a bad thing, but I just liked the blocks and not needing some specicialized piece you can use in exactly one place. Not really a collectable toy, unless you keep display models, which I didn't do as a kid. So that's a no for me. Unless you count pocket knives. Definitely been playing with those for 30+ years.
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  19. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Well, yes.
    But in a good way...:)
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  20. Smith357


    Jul 7, 2018
    I think collectors in general are pretty weird, but then, normal is boring.
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