>Had all original SW action figures/vehicles
>Went away to college
>Go to closet where I neatly stored my loot
>Empty space where stuff used to be
>Parents donated all to a child care center 6 months prior
>Childhood treasures ruined forever
Eh, id be more worried about the figures, but i know some people liket he vehicles more so id understand. It probably hurts more, becasue vehicles get fucked up by kids, much more then the figures themselves ever will be. So are we talking about vintage star wars figures, or POTF2 era toys?
>became scumbag lawyer
>became drug addict, lots of cocaine, pills and booze
>quit being a lawyer and go to school for IT
>taking time off to be a NEET. Feels good man.
>Move across country for school.
>store my collection in my grandmas basement, including all my childhood shit.
>Come back to get it all 2 years later.
>2/3 of it is gone, including all my childhood stuff.
>Grandma gets weird and won't say what happened
>find out my bitch 40 year old cousin came over, found my stuff, and took everything she thought was valuable.
>she denies ever doing this despite other family members knowing she did.
I fucking hate her so much.
Fuck the haters old anon, your still a foxy grandpa to me!
It's amazing how fucked up your life has been and after all that shit you've gone through, those childhood toys are the one thing that you mourn. You're like the fucking Citizen Cane of /toy/. You're awesome anon. You old crusty bastard.
Its okay old anon, your still awsome to me. Look, i got a TMNT vehicle while i was out, when i was thinking of you. How do you like it?
>Told my parents my toys were probably worth quite a bit of money
>had to go to university, couldn't take many with me
>everything still there, if not a bit dusty
Sure is nice having parents that respect you, and vice-sersa.
Greg, I can tell you have been snacking on the turds recently, you are using the wrong form of your/you're again.
You know you will never get a girlfriend with that poopy breath right?
But Greg, I AM old anon, and I DO care about good grammar.
If you can't into good grammar, then why give 2 shits or half a fuck about your babby things?
Men collect Figuarts and Star Wars/Space Opera Figmas from Japan®
Th-that's not me, dude... I wish I were as cool as this Dredd guy. I'm just... hm...
Heh, you calling me senile is like Hulk Hogan calling Elizabeth Maxwell a racist homophobe.
By the way, you used the wrong form of "their/there/they're" in this post.
You know eating scat can cause parasitic infection of the brain, right? You may need to see a doctor.
Who the fuck is elizabeth maxwell? Also, no one but grammer nazi shits like you care about useless granmatical errors, and the only one i see ingesting shit here is you and your bandai crap.
I think everyone's taken a turn pretending they're greg at this point. I'm starting to think greg isn't even real, and he's just a self propelled meme invented by us crazy bros on toy.
>u remember the spider man eating his poos pics? that was me :3
>childhood is shit because poor family
>never knew what opening a brand new toy was like
>git good grades in school
>git gud job
>buy toy for the first time in my life
>play with toy and keep box because i really value it
>cry and repeat
You fucking peice of shit, those pics really pissed me off a few months back, and i can assure you im very much real fucktard bitch filth!
I like you anon, i wont yell at you so much when i go on my hasbro rants.
I actually kind of like you greg. Assuming you're real. You;re kind of charming. If you lived near me I'd totally invite you over to watch shitty movies and play videogames on the weekends.
>I'd even make sure I didn't flush the toilet before you came over.
My facebooks down, but i have a google account you can reach me, you sort of likable shiteating projecting fuck [spoiler] fuck, its so hard to be nice to people, i even cursed out a guy i was sortve nice too [spoiler]
I hope you realise both of those are me. I'm kind of a cunt until you get used to me. Fucking greg, you weirdo. Let's be friends. Also, I;m not going to defend you in threads, because, well, you know, it just woudn't look good for me.Also, I kind of like some hasbro stuff.
Oh man anonsan that's fucking rough dude. i have a similar story.
>be me 6 year old bday party
>blockbuster golf and games
>power of the force Star Wars figures just release
>been watching wars since I was 3 so loved deeply
>parents well off so bought me shitload of stuff
>x wing, tie fighter, millennium falcon with lights and sounds.
>about 20 figures
>Luke's green lightsaber
>finish up opening presents and decided to put them in bags
>all kids go back into arcade/play area to continue party
>go back into party room to collect gifts
>tfw someone stole them all
>tfw crying like little fag in front of all my friends
>tfw we saw security footage and was some fucking nig
>racism born that moment
Parents took me to toys r us, service merchandise, and KB toys the next day and bought everything plus more. More figures + Vaders lightsaber + slave 1.
Still collect to this day. You sir are an OG that will forever live in infamy to me.
>i'm finally going to lose my virginity
took me off guard kek
Too bad my parents are borderline hoarders who never really organized the house and now I have to not only organize my old toys, but also their years of shit.
Also doesn't help that my dad grew up during the depression and I was an only child so they got me a ton of toys.
For both good and bad there are a ton of empty boxes around too. Even found all my old NES boxes in some coffee pot box.
> implying you didn't find a time machine, smear shoe polish on your face, and go back in time to steal your own toys; thus both inspiring your racism and collecting even more and getting a bunch of mint in box Star Wars toys to sell today
>1st and 2nd grade, 88-89, had horrible teacher both years
>would throw my homework away and give me zeroes, fail my tests, etc
>mothers form of punishment was to clear my room of all toys, sell/donate them
>all my TF, Heman, and SW gone
>christmas comes, new badass toys
>bad grades anyway, they go too
>repeat again in 2nd grade, teacher more upset than I, that I was in her 2nd grade class
>same purposeful failure
Ended up catching her later on and getting her fired. Kek. Many life lessons learned. Mom is a bitch. School/work will fuck you. Cover your own ass. Coming home to all your possessions gone is an awful feeling.
Believe it or not, I was a pretty good kid and made honor roll after that. Parents got divorced. Dad won custody. Mom liquidated all my Kenner aliens vs predator, toy biz spiderman and xmen, gi joes, exosquad and games/comics/football cards.
Dad remarried when I was 17, kicked me out day I turned 18, there went my games and comics again, gave me my box of gundam models, all smashed to bits. Thanks step mom.
Then I just partied for a while. Army. Bullshit through minimum wage slave. Racked up student loan debt. Music.
Life lesson: you can rebuild but all can go in a second. Fire. Burglary. Breakup/divorce. Life flows like a river. Its always sink or swim in murky water.
If time travel becomes a thing you bet your sweet ass I'm gonna go back and find that spook and beat his ass. Still keep my toys though and bring them back to the future.
I came here to post my story then I read this. I don't want to post anymore.
Nature of the world dude. Sometimes you eat the bear, sometimes the bear eat you.
But the future refused to change
Appreciate what you have now. It can go fast. Same for people. To know value, is to know loss or to live without. There is always a chance to rebuild.
>grandfather was really nice to me and would give me chores on weekend to give me a little bit of money to buy stuff at flea markets and garage sales
>would buy any dinosaur toys because jurrassic park was (and probably still is) my favorite movie
>my favorite toy was a chaos effect compstegnathus
>it goes missing one day
>my mom tells me to fuck off because I keep asking her if she had seen it
>never find it
It's not rare or anything, I could just buy another one for under $20 but I still want mine.
Myfiance left me and my life seems to be cascading down the drain into suicide and death from health problems.
I don't know how to say this, but thank you. I knew everything you had to say but some synthesis in those choices of words has given me hope to live.
You and I can be inextricably linked through time and space because of this. That makes everything okay.
The general consensus here on /toy/ is the only reason you ever should kill yourself is if you are a scalper.
Hang in there anon. Get a grip on things and get better. The only thing that will make you feel better is becoming active again.
When you have some free time, clean up, dust, rotate your collection around, take some time and enjoy the stuff. Maybe move some furniture around too, give the place a new look.
Scalping uses those techniques as well, but focus on buying out all of one brand or a certain figure from the wave.
>local comic shop
>goes to every TRU, Target, Walmart HEB in town
>buy all marvel legends/gi joe, neca aliens
>charge $30 for a MU fucked up eyes jubilee
>nobody buys these
>return a massive amount of MU peg warmers that wont sell
>target still has jubilee and iron spider from 3 christmas seasons ago.
they also pulled this one
>Buy all 4" WON from target
>every last one
>scalp link for $25-35
>return all WON from target to TRU
>target was $9, tru is $12, $3 extra in store credit
>use that to buy all their neca aliens
>charge $40 for a single neca alien
>tru just now cleared all the mario and yoshi, lowered the price
>WON all over target now
Reselling is a gamble. Same with hoarding up until the availability is gone, scalping is more going after hot items just to create a scarcity and jack the price up.
doesn't matter, you're wrong.
argue semantics all you want.
buying toys you don't want just to speculate on their value is scalping.
some people scalp worse than others, but it's the same thing.
just like stealing is still stealing, even if it's robbery, burglary, pickpocketing, larceny, or embezzlement.
>stop collecting toys since feel like too old
>mom says she'll clear my space for me while at school
>fast forward to 19
>wishing i had all my old toys
>mention it to my mom
>she goes into the weird small room that i'm still scared of in the spare bedroom
>pulls out all my old toys
>huge lego boxes and an old millennium falcon
>she tells me to never throw away star wars stuff and smacks the back of my head
No, for real. Im the ADHD geek that you can assign a book report and Ill have it read and submitted over lunch. Pass at 6 math worksheets, I have them done in 6 minutes. Drives teachers crazy. She passed me 1st grade with a D, didn't want me to repeat and be in her class again, then she was moved to a 2nd grade class and had me anyways. Teachers bully students too. It's easy when they have shitty parents.