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Why Do Some Adults Collect Toys?
« on: August 18, 2018, 02:41:25 AM »
Came across this video from one of my favorite Youtubers the other day; Heather Sparkle!
I know I personally have my fair share of shame for collecting and liking toys at my age so I figured this video might help someone else too <3

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Re: Why Do Some Adults Collect Toys?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2018, 02:53:07 AM »
I am approaching my 40s and I am more drawn to ponies now than what I was when I was younger. A lot of it is being able to use more styling tools; if I take the head off of a pony no one will get angry; and if I fill a sink with ponies no one can yell at me. I didn't know how much I wanted to just have them and style their hair again until just about a year and a half ago.


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Re: Why Do Some Adults Collect Toys?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 03:31:30 AM »
My family was too poor to buy us(my siblings & i) any toys growing up.  I remember most of my childhood spent using our imagination, like pretending to be Olympic skaters & gymnasts, playing pageant & being on Star Search (lol).  Im  loving the g1 repro line :heart:

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Re: Why Do Some Adults Collect Toys?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 05:31:39 PM »
The way I see it is that it is no different than any other hobby or collection. Some people collect stamps, coins, spoons, china, baseball/trading cards, ceramics or glass. I collect certain kinds of toys. Always have, always probably will. Now I will admit, the fact that my husband has his own toy collections does make it a little easier in regards to shopping/buying new items since it is a shared hobby. In regards to vintage G1 MLP though, I'm starting to think about them as also a toy restoration project. After all, they have to be cleaned up and styled so that is more than just buying it and putting it on a shelf.

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Re: Why Do Some Adults Collect Toys?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2018, 05:33:37 PM »
I think the simple answer to this question is the best.

Because they can :)
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Re: Why Do Some Adults Collect Toys?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 11:24:57 PM »
Because we love them.
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Re: Why Do Some Adults Collect Toys?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2018, 12:43:16 AM »
The way I see it is that it is no different than any other hobby or collection. Some people collect stamps, coins, spoons, china, baseball/trading cards, ceramics or glass. I collect certain kinds of toys. Always have, always probably will. Now I will admit, the fact that my husband has his own toy collections does make it a little easier in regards to shopping/buying new items since it is a shared hobby. In regards to vintage G1 MLP though, I'm starting to think about them as also a toy restoration project. After all, they have to be cleaned up and styled so that is more than just buying it and putting it on a shelf.

Couldn't agree with this more! Some collect shoes, or handbags, cars, etc. A collection is a collection. As long as it brings you joy and you aren't hurting yourself or others in the process then there is nothing wrong with collecting what you like to collect!
I think the simple answer to this question is the best.

Because they can :)

Also a good reason!

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Re: Why Do Some Adults Collect Toys?
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2018, 06:27:59 AM »
Because it brings me joy, keeps me from letting my cynical/snarky side from being unchecked, and makes up for a really bad childhood.

Also because I can.
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Re: Why Do Some Adults Collect Toys?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2018, 07:56:32 AM »
I collect toys, to either make hybrid dolls (swapping heads of Fashionista dolls to either 90s Barbie bodies or the Made to Move bodies, or if it the Ken Fashionista dolls I use the articulated Captain Kirk dolls).

Or in pony cases collect them so I can re hair them if the hair us a mess or turn them into different ponies.
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Re: Why Do Some Adults Collect Toys?
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2018, 12:08:00 PM »
It's our intrinsic desire as humans to gather stuff.

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Re: Why Do Some Adults Collect Toys?
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2018, 04:06:40 PM »
I collect in order to surround myself with things that generate happiness, despite all the stress in life!  As Sanrio's company tagline goes, "Small Gift, Big Smile!"
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Re: Why Do Some Adults Collect Toys?
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2018, 05:50:16 AM »
Ponies were so expensive when I was little.  Although I played with mine over a number of years I never had many and I always used to look at the colourful brochures that came with them and dream of owning them all. I guess you could say I am now living that dream, lol :D
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Re: Why Do Some Adults Collect Toys?
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2018, 06:01:54 AM »
Because it's fun!
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Re: Why Do Some Adults Collect Toys?
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2018, 05:01:38 PM »
 I like the comparison to art. I like to display them, like many collectors, and I only 'play' with them to take photos, aside from my electronic ones and virtual pets.
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Re: Why Do Some Adults Collect Toys?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2018, 06:56:59 PM »
I like the comparison to art. I like to display them, like many collectors, and I only 'play' with them to take photos, aside from my electronic ones and virtual pets.

Don't be shy Khoufu, you know you use them to reenact the adventure/drama soap opera: My Heart( throb) Beats For You.

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