I’m a guy in his early 30’s who has collected his fair share of figures. I mean, just look at this…
This is is nothing compared to some people…
It had come to my attention that a certain toy company was making a line of Overwatch characters and one of them, Mercy, is among the line-up.
I am not a psychologist, but from what I’ve read (Carl Jung’s “Man And His Symbols”, and “Jung on the Active Imagination”) did I start realizing why I collect these things many people would regard as a waste of money.
The male characters have something I see in myself and utilize them in their own success. For example: Raphael is volatile, and Batman is grumpy and/or stoic. Star-Lord’s active ego/confidence is one that mine can aspire to.
Then there’s the females. These are anima who have characteristics I do not. Lara Croft is adventurous and conquers fear (especially of heights), and Mercy has a benevolence that’s literally painted angelic.
I could go on with all the figures I own, but you get the point.
I believe we collect these things because we’re scribes of these ideals that these characters represent. You can look at a person’s bookshelf or movie collection and get an idea of who they are.
The funny thing is I’ve almost stopped collecting these because I feel like I’ve “made my point” to myself. At first I thought it was because it didn’t make me happy anymore, but it never really did. Perhaps I was on a search of who I am. It’s easier to buy something that’s already made into something you like than it is to create something that represents you.
Now I’m using my strength to create things, and music will do for now, but I’m looking forward to other things that are already taking shape in my mind and on paper…
…but first I need-nay-WANT that Mercy figure.
That’s right folks!
I’m a fan-boy, therefore attendance at FanExpo here in Toronto is mandatory.
I’m especially looking forward to getting autographs from Christopher Lloyd, seeing the time-traveling DeLorean, checking out some panels, maybe get some video-games signed, and unloading some cash on things I don’t need to feed my inner geek.
I’ll asking for pics with people dressed as my favourite characters, so if you’re there, BEWARE! 😛
If any of you are going, I’ll be sporting my hat (pictured above), so maybe I’ll be seeing you!
Here’s where I nerd-out. I’m not a virgin by the way 😉
When I ain’t rockin’ my guitar in The Rabid Whole, I’m playing video games, and collecting the odd related action figure.
So far my collection includes:
-Sonic The Hedgehog (20th Anniversary)
-Kratos (God Of War II)
-Vash The Stampede (exclusive repaint)
-Wario Kart remote control micro thing
-The Amazing Spiderman bobblehead
-The Dark Knight (Batman, duh!)
-Han Solo bobblehead
-Vault Boy bobblehead (Fallout 3 Collector’s Edition)
-Squall, Seifer, Zell, and Rinoa (Final Fantasy VIII)
-Squall Leonhart (FFVIII, 8″)
Anyways, I gotta go get my inhaler, and clean my bottlecap glasses. hahaha!
My girlfriend and I have almost wrapped up the entire X-Men animated series from the 90’s. And we agreed that this show would be killer as a drinking game.
•Hank McCoy (Beast) says: “Fascinating”; quotes someone (drink x2).
•Wolverine: his claws come out; he uses/talks about his nose; mentions he gonna use his claws to extract something out of someone; rages
•Cyclops says: “Jean!” or “Professor”; uses optic blast
•Jean Grey: says “Scott…”
•Storm: “summons” or mentions what element of the weather she’s about to do; Falls from the sky (drink x3)
•Gambit: says his own name; calls Rogue “cher”; lights something up and throws it
•Rogue: takes flight; punches something; touches someone draining them (drink x3)
•Professor X: says “X-Men”
•you hear “previously, on X-Men”
Yeah this sounds like fun.