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JackTheGaffer
02-26-2002, 12:02 AM
So???

The Bothan Spy
02-26-2002, 02:09 AM
Originally posted by JackTheGaffer
So???

Bit childish in my opinion, but I don't expect I'd be adverse to a Kyle Katarn sitting on top of my monitor!!
I'd only buy Kyle though, otherwise it's just too Manga-ish like Metal Gear Solid (my opinion, not bait to start an argument with).
Actually, I've changed my mind, I don't think they should!!

Redwing
02-26-2002, 02:26 AM
I'd buy them for kicks. :D

The Truthful Liar
02-26-2002, 02:33 AM
naww... I wouldn't buy them, I'm not that age group anymore *hint hint* :D

If I did buy any.. it would be Kyle and some evil dude and then I'd post them to my cubboard (sp?) never to be touched again :p

Cheers ;)

JediDante
02-26-2002, 03:21 AM
I would only buy them if Todd Mcfarlane made them.

I really don't like the normal SW toys, I do but I don't!

Qel
02-26-2002, 05:40 AM
To action figure collectors they are worth money....a lot of guys
i know buy not play them...they don't even open the package

...so i think its not childish to buy action figures no matter what age u are...it a hobby!!!!;)

Qel

Krayt Tion
02-26-2002, 06:10 AM
I might buy one or two of them. I would have loved to get my hands of some of the EU POTF 3.75 " figures, which included Kyle Katarn and best of all the Dark Trooper (http://starwars.hasbro.com/toyshowcase/item.cfm?sku=69894).

Now you can only find them for EBAY prices, and I'm not willing to pay those for an action figure. Before Obi-Wan was released I had a 3.75 " POTF epi I Obi-Wan on top of my monitor. After what happened you can bet Mr. Juan was lucky he didn't get the GI JOE destruction treatment popular amongst my 80s action figures. :evil2:

StormHammer
02-26-2002, 06:24 AM
Yeah, I'd probably buy them...for my two sons. ;)

They both love Star Wars already (they're aged 2 and 4.5 years), and my older son has already played through half of Dark Forces (on Easy), and has some of the 12" TPM talking figures (though the younger one plays with them more :D ).

I probably wouldn't collect them, though, even if they were worth money down the line. I collect too much other stuff already. ;)

txa1265
02-26-2002, 10:20 AM
My two boys got me a 3.5" ObiWan for Christmas (they are 5.5 and just 4) ... so they might. They know about Kyle Katarn, and even pretend to be him every now and then ... they love the movies (we let them see Ep 1 and IV, V and VI are a bit much for them as yet) and stories (I have read them the first few Jedi Apprentice stories). They will likely see EpII in may ... but I'm not sure they'll ever see much of JK2 - my wife doesn't want me showing them the trailers :(

The Truthful Liar
02-26-2002, 10:26 AM
Qel:

To action figure collectors they are worth money....a lot of guys
i know buy not play them...they don't even open the package

...so i think its not childish to buy action figures no matter what age u are...it a hobby!!!!!

Ermm... how do I cut through this politely...

No it's not really a hobby. Unless you are a 30 year old man living with his mother and can't get a real job, while his only efforts to do at home is to collect toys in a hope that they actually would be worth something more in another 30 years away. Especially the excessive type of people who think that this will support them properly throughout their sad, sad, sad lives. It's time to be practical - you can get them for your kids (Storm ;) you must be one heck of a father) you can even get them just for the fact that some might be cool. But seriously NOT for some shenanigans such as actually bothering to 'collect' toy models on the pretense that they willl become a good source of income later on in life...

Now on the other hand, if you collect them for possible 'quick cash' and you have a normal and a good situation at home/with your work. Then by all means - go ahead, but please try to keep some distance between the fine line of normal and hopeless.


Cheerios ;)

cj7816
02-26-2002, 10:49 AM
Yeah, I would buy a couple. Definitely a Kyle. No, I wouldn't play with them. No, I wouldn't 'collect' them hoping that they'll be worth something some day. No, I wouldn't leave them in the box. Star Wars action figures just look really cool sitting on my desk at work!

The Bothan Spy
02-26-2002, 11:44 AM
Originally posted by AB_Legion
Qel:



Ermm... how do I cut through this politely...

No it's not really a hobby. Unless you are a 30 year old man living with his mother and can't get a real job, while his only efforts to do at home is to collect toys in a hope that they actually would be worth something more in another 30 years away. Especially the excessive type of people who think that this will support them properly throughout their sad, sad, sad lives. It's time to be practical - you can get them for your kids (Storm ;) you must be one heck of a father) you can even get them just for the fact that some might be cool. But seriously NOT for some shenanigans such as actually bothering to 'collect' toy models on the pretense that they willl become a good source of income later on in life...

Now on the other hand, if you collect them for possible 'quick cash' and you have a normal and a good situation at home/with your work. Then by all means - go ahead, but please try to keep some distance between the fine line of normal and hopeless.


Cheerios ;)

Well said!

digl
02-26-2002, 12:23 PM
I wouldnt buy them, but my brother would so I would get them anyway :D

Pedro The Hutt
02-26-2002, 12:36 PM
Well if he's very detailed and true to the character (and preferabbly one of those that are fixed in a pose) I would get them to use as a neat desk decoration. (got a large desk and only a monitor, mouse and keyboard on it... feels empty ^.^ (well and then there's this pile of CD's and paper I need to clear)

Qel
02-26-2002, 12:45 PM
Does anybody ever read thru the messages anymore......I said
it was a HOBBY...not a livelihood.

You know HOBBY like collecting stamps, coins, comic books,
blah blaah...:p

Well then again, I've had people who say playing computer games is childish and a waste of time....:D

Qel

Silent_One
02-26-2002, 04:46 PM
I wouldn't buy 'em. They're a waste of hard-earned money that I never have anyway...;)

Krayt Tion
02-26-2002, 05:19 PM
I'm surprised age really has to be an issue in this. I look at it like many other things- if someone finds joy in it and it they aren't seriously harming anyone else by doing it, why bash them for it? Waste of my energy.

Those older "collectors" who push kids into the pavement to be the first to in line to grab the Half-Circle Boba Fett, however- they just make me kind of sad.

Qel
02-26-2002, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by Krayt Tion
Those older "collectors" who push kids into the pavement to be the first to in line to grab the Half-Circle Boba Fett, however- they just make me kind of sad.

Well i think thats extreme too!!!!;)

Qel

Abomination5
02-26-2002, 05:49 PM
I'd buy them if there was a trooper!

Bartolo_JCS
02-26-2002, 06:39 PM
I collect sw figures, not for the fun of it, not for the money, not for the women they attract but, because I like to collect them.

Anyone have a problem with that? :syoda:

Belgirion
02-26-2002, 08:52 PM
I'd get a kyle one and then put it on top of my monitor and laugh at it!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahhahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!

StarScrap
02-26-2002, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by AB_Legion
Qel:



Ermm... how do I cut through this politely...

No it's not really a hobby. Unless you are a 30 year old man living with his mother and can't get a real job, while his only efforts to do at home is to collect toys in a hope that they actually would be worth something more in another 30 years away. Especially the excessive type of people who think that this will support them properly throughout their sad, sad, sad lives. It's time to be practical - you can get them for your kids (Storm ;) you must be one heck of a father) you can even get them just for the fact that some might be cool. But seriously NOT for some shenanigans such as actually bothering to 'collect' toy models on the pretense that they willl become a good source of income later on in life...

Now on the other hand, if you collect them for possible 'quick cash' and you have a normal and a good situation at home/with your work. Then by all means - go ahead, but please try to keep some distance between the fine line of normal and hopeless.


Cheerios ;)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you just say something allong the lines of "Nobody but losers collects them, but if you aren't a loser you can collect them"?

Serriously, a hobby can be whatever you want it to be. I've almost made a hobby of collecting odd factoids about ants. Heck, any factoids. (Ohhh!! I sense a new sig comming on.) So if someone wants to collect action figures and hope that they're worth something someday, I say "fine!". Now if they were seriously doing only that to support themselves, it probably wouldn't last long, and if it did, more power to them. But I don't think that was the implication. Only that they may someday be worth something, and collecting them is fun anyway.

The Truthful Liar
02-27-2002, 09:23 AM
StarScrap:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you just say something allong the lines of "Nobody but losers collects them, but if you aren't a loser you can collect them"?

Serriously, a hobby can be whatever you want it to be. I've almost made a hobby of collecting odd factoids about ants. Heck, any factoids. (Ohhh!! I sense a new sig comming on.) So if someone wants to collect action figures and hope that they're worth something someday, I say "fine!". Now if they were seriously doing only that to support themselves, it probably wouldn't last long, and if it did, more power to them. But I don't think that was the implication. Only that they may someday be worth something, and collecting them is fun anyway.


Okay, lets adress the first question shall we?

"Nobody but losers collects them, but if you aren't a loser you can collect them"?

There is nothing wrong with collecting things, in this situation it's toys and to be more specific - JK2 Action Figures.

The main point is in what way you are collecting these toys for. Pending upon your present position in regards to, funds, status, time and interests there is the possibility that you are in a decent enough environment for the HOBBY as you call it, to be pursuited. To explain further, if you have the intention of raising a good ammount of money with the collection of toys you can, but not to the extent of making it your livings worth.


Your other 'pushing my buttons' type of question intrigued me.

Serriously, a hobby can be whatever you want it to be.

When did I say a hobby cannot be inspired by anything? Sure you could nearly make everything a hobby, but where would the point be? This is just another factor of being practical, there are stop points for people where different hobbies can be draining on ones cash resources and result in being a decrease of that very persons hope. (and whatever remains of sanity was left)


Now the last issue to be dealt with.

Only that they may someday be worth something, and collecting them is fun anyway.

Fun wasn't included part of the factor, but since you 'felt like' making an addition to the subject I will answer it for you.

Fun - yes there are many degrees of fun. Yet when a person reaches a certain age group (or mental platform.. whichever first) that registers as a time to stop. A 5 year old can collect many things, actually most children do. Yet when someone at a matured age (or at least should be) that person realizes there are other things to get that brain of his more engaged and to bring him to the level of proper understanding. It's not a very esteemed or proper to have Darth Maul's sitting around on top of your Tv, lurking on the kitchen counter, etc... Little children have that certain right to have that manner of "fun", not when comparing that behavior to a person who doesn't require aid from his parents in the bathroom anymore.

Remember there is always a limit of action and time/circumstance for all things. Some people understand that and others havn't realized that yet and continue to keep pace with the same child in them untill thier last days...


Cheers ;)

Omedarcus
02-27-2002, 10:52 AM
I would get Kyle if they made one better than this (http://starwars.hasbro.com/toyshowcase/item.cfm?sku=69893) with a lightsaber. Now me, I may be 24, but I'd still get an action figure the same way people buy statues; something to look at that stays in one place. I have the episode 1 Obi-Wan, Darth Maul, and Qui-Gon figures, but don't play with them. I am thinking about getting this (http://starwars.hasbro.com/toyshowcase/item.cfm?sku=84559) version of Qui-Gon since he looks a lot cooler than the standard Jedi outfit. I hope Raven makes a similar skin/model for multiplayer.
Seriously though, I wish that the idea of getting a few action figures at any age wasn't seem as something silly.:rolleyes:

digl
02-27-2002, 11:05 AM
Originally posted by Omedarcus
I would get Kyle if they made one better than this (http://starwars.hasbro.com/toyshowcase/item.cfm?sku=69893) with a lightsaber.
That looks more like GL ! :eek:

Pedro The Hutt
02-27-2002, 11:45 AM
Good Force.... you're right... :eek: :eek:

Jedi Bib
02-27-2002, 12:44 PM
We're all discusing a video game based on the Star Wars movies. HELLO! Isn't this childish as it is? We're all immature little fanboys and girls. And if you're not, get off my boat!

Justus
02-27-2002, 12:45 PM
Well, I have been a Star Wars collector for many years, I already have a Kyle Katarn figure (after looking long and hard for it!!!), and a Dark Trooper from the Expanded Universe line, one of the cooler figure lines they ever had IMO. I wouldn't mind having a Jan Ors figure, or a Moldy Crow accessory or anything although it's probably unlikely, I don't think Dark Forces will get the same kind of treatment Shadow's of the Empire did (which could be a blessing.)

lonepadawan
02-27-2002, 12:58 PM
This isn't the force boat Bib...

Binary
02-27-2002, 01:42 PM
I wouldn't get any...

I'm still trying to decide whether getting a sweatshirt would be too dorky. :) Although... I'd get a t-shirt without hesitation!

Zx2
02-27-2002, 01:47 PM
Imagine ur shock if ur friend said to u:
"I'm going to go out and waste $20+ on chunks of useless plastic!"

chances r your response would be something akin to:
"What is wrong with you?? Are you insane?!?!?!?"

Now think about what action figures actually ARE ;) :D

Com Raven
02-27-2002, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by Bartolo_JCS
I collect sw figures, not for the fun of it, not for the money, not for the women they attract but, because I like to collect them.

Anyone have a problem with that? :syoda:

Couldn't have said it better....

Omedarcus
02-27-2002, 05:36 PM
Yeah, it's a hobby that we like. Not only do I have a few action figures, but I got a bunch of lightsabers and am looking forward to the episode 2 ones to come out :fett: :D

Krayt Tion
02-27-2002, 05:42 PM
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Thank you. ;)

Jedi Bib
02-28-2002, 04:52 PM
What do you mean this isn't my boat!?!?


Toys rock.

Justus
02-28-2002, 06:25 PM
I don't know, I'm a helpless collector of Star Wars, and now I'm starting to collect the old G.I. Joes from the 80's, just a way to relive my childhood. Only difference is I keep them in the packages these days, and put them in a safe for, well... safe keeping :).

Desslock
02-28-2002, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by Zx2
Imagine ur shock if ur friend said to u:
"I'm going to go out and waste $20+ on chunks of useless plastic!"

chances r your response would be something akin to:
"What is wrong with you?? Are you insane?!?!?!?"

Now think about what action figures actually ARE ;) :D

Waste eh? Last time I calculated my income, I WORKED for my money. Im gonna spend it on whatever the hell I want. Besides, most people above the age of 15 buy action figures for looks. And yeah, we are geeks if we have a desk full of them, but honestly I dont care. Its just like the black Civic I have sitting in my driveway that has all the cool additions to make it look good. Think I take them off and take them inside and act like Im a racecar driver and make loud engine noises?

lonepadawan
03-01-2002, 11:31 AM
Bib, well it isn't- these are the JKII.net forums (as if you didn't know) where you are new. Go get a chocolate jedi medallion and a newbie spoon replica. The force boat has sunk on TF.N. Locked and banished several pages backwards. :(

T-Dogg
03-01-2002, 11:45 AM
I wouldn't buy 'em. It would just stand on my desk (or some other place) collecting dust.

Belgirion
03-01-2002, 11:52 AM
I wouldn't buy 'em. It would just stand on my desk (or some other place) collecting dust

lol what else would you do? play with them?

I didn't think so

Jedi Bib
03-01-2002, 08:18 PM
Well, I don't want to turn this into a TFN discussion, but if you'd read the thread you'd see that its merely locked UNTIL MY RETURN.

And I realize that I'm just a newbie here, why do you think I don't post much?

lonepadawan
03-02-2002, 11:17 AM
We need you Bib! The whole place is falling apart without you. Theres people saying they don't care about JO anymore because of Knights of the Old republic and other such sinful things.

Evil Jeff
03-02-2002, 11:45 AM
I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm no geek and I still get a kick outa these things. I collected the original line of figures when I was a kid and I've kept them all these year just cuz they're neat to have. Buying the old ones now would seem a little silly.
As for new ones; yeah some of them are neat lookin. I usually look in the toy store now and then just to see what they came up with. On a few occasions, I've purchased some of the neat ones (usually with sabers) that are on closeout for $2 or $3. They make nice chotchkzies to sit around the office. (Yeah, obviously I do open them up not save them as a misguided investment.) I just wish you could get a little really hip and quality display to put them in that didn't look like a toy.

As for making select figures just for this audience; I don't know. The new figures at the retail prices they ask seems to target them to kids and real geeks who get mom & dad to buy them or snap them up so other geeks pay more for them. Who else would pay $6 and up for those things and in all the dumb varieties they come in?