An online community to discuss and share news about sixth-scale figures, with an emphasis on either custom or commercial articulated figures.
Pontiacivan wrote:I think we received a small boost from the latest Honda commercial with The Six Million Dollar
Man action figure reminding us how much we enjoyed getting him for Christmas. If we are old enough to remember that Toy AND buy a Honda, I don't think people should make fun of us.
ThePhotogsBlog wrote:You wouldn't deride anyone who had a collection of Fabergé eggs and the miniatures that went inside them would you? Well, aside from the monetary value, what exactly is the difference?
Delanie wrote:Hi guys,
I have been trying to sell my flat for over 18 months now and a few weeks ago I had one of my best friends come over to 'help' me declutter so i could get better photo's. I have to say she's a really good friend but speaks her mind.
During the course of the conversation about what should get boxed or packed away she made a comment about my 'figures'/'dolls' saying " you know if you bought a man back here and he saw these he'd wonder what he was getting into!" bear in mind I have only got about 5 figures on show in my living room, she went on to say "having dolls and making stories about them is something 'little' girls do not women of your age !"
What is the consensus ? How do you folks reconsile our hobby with real life, ? I know there are a few of us women on here but it must be even worse for you guys?
I would just be interested in your oppinions.
(btw I have thicker skin than to allow her to stop me collecting so not giving up anytime soon cost is a problem though)
ThePhotogsBlog wrote:I'm 57. I'm building a model railroad, and I'm starting a 1/6th scale collection, which I'm going to use primarily to shoot photos. (I'm was also trained to be a commercial photographer and have all the equipment though I don't earn my primary living that way.) I know guys my own age who still build plastic model kits. Collecting toy soldiers is also considered an adult thing, if they are the right kind of toy soldiers.
PureEnergy wrote:Sometimes I think that collecting Faberge might ultimately be less costly...
PureEnergy wrote:Furthermore, any man that would write you off for your personal interests without consideration and honest understanding is not worth bringing home - at least, certainly not a second time.
Be who you are… Passionately…
Love what you will love... Passionately…
Live as you want to live… Indeed, passionately…
Peaches wrote:LOL, I got over my embarrassment over loving dolls by the time I was 50 . At that point you just don't give a darn what anyone else thinks, LOL. Even better, my hubby has always been nice to me about my passion. In return, I try to be nice to him about his (D&D) so we are geeks together It's good for a guy to see your passions, who wants to invest emotionally into a potential partner, then they find out about something that is important to you, and they scoff at it? Get rid of 'em from the start, I say!
Only uncreative people have trouble understanding our hobbies. My best friend loves horses and collects all kinds of model horses. She gets me. Actually, I've never had anyone other than my mother (who thinks it's a waste of money) not think it's cool My sister says she is envious that I have hobbies, and that if she didn't have her work, she'd have nothing??!! Of course, she is a better person and citizen of the world Smart too. So yah, don't worry, we only live once, I say
ReverendSpooky wrote: I never really get people who are in relationships that don't share some common interest, or at least understanding and respect, especially for an interest that's a big part of your life. Having at least an interest or curiosity in your interests seems like a bare minimum litmus test for people in your life...
henchman21 wrote: my hobby is... ex wives...
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