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Desc:Nerds throw a hissy fit in the yt comments.
Category:Educational, Arts
Tags:Star Wars, toys, nerds, action figures
Submitted:Rosebeekee
Date:10/05/12
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THA SUGAH RAIN
Ok, but why?
Anaxagoras
So they look new & as if they haven't been opened yet. That's their preferred state by "collectors" and man-children everywhere.

THA SUGAH RAIN
Right, but someone anal enough to demand unopened toys at astronomical prices would know a recard when they see one, right? Maybe even lose their shit on whoever sold them a fake unopened toy?

Redford
"Fake unopened" is one of those phrases which makes me wish to punch someone in the babymaker.

memedumpster
The YouTube comments.

That's what you get for taking toys from children.
Doomstein
The yt comments are pure gold. And to be honest, just this video existing puts the value of their precious nerd swag into question. And yes, most of them deserve it.

Jet Bin Fever
THEY ARE COLLECTABLES... NOT MEANT TO BE PLAYED WITH.

Funny how being a nerd is associated so often with paying exorbitant amounts of money on things with no usefulness at all... that is unless you're a child.

Riskbreaker
This is probably the most useless video i have seen in a while.
dead_cat
No, this video is a recipe for all kinds of petty, dickish fun.

Billy the Poet
This had earned 5 stars by the 52nd second.
Doomstein
I actually did this once.

A bit after I got out of highschool, the Star Wars Special Edition came out in theaters. This caused a huuuuge influx in Star Wars toys and some of my friends started hoarding figures in the (vain) hope that they'd become collecter's items like the originals.

For my buddy's birthday I cut open the packaging of a Greedo action figure and melted a hole in his chest with a soldering iron. Then I painted the innards blood red (the black charring from the soldering iron around the burn hole actually made it look waaay better than I could have hoped). Then I re-packaged him using super glue.

When I gave it to my buddy he thought it was a real thing that Hasboro put out. But instead of keeping it in the card, he opened it. That's ok though, it's his to do with as he pleases.

He randomly took this pic a few months ago, I was amused he still had it.

http://imgur.com/7OFzZ
Rosebeekee
I still see people trying to sell their Power of the Force figures for ridiculous prices like they're collectibles.

Doomstein
Heh yeah, Reminds me of back in the 90's when they started making every other marvel comic book issue a "special edition" with metallic printing in the cover and other such garbage.

I had an ex-friend who used to eat that crap up. He was really smug about it too.

"Summer job?, *points at stack of comics and trading cards* PLEASE, I'M FUCKING RICH!"

I'd like to think he had to burn them all in a wood burning stove one winter in order to keep whatever tool shed he's living in warm.

Void 71
This is actually kind of neat even though I have zero interest in doing this with my old figures. I'd rather let my kid play with them.
chumbucket
People still buy this crap off eBay? I don't feel sorry for any of them.
Doomstein
Amen. I could never really wrap my head around the whole toy collecting thing. Most people treated it like an investment. Like the commodities market. They would watch the value of the toys go up and down, and buy and sell based on that.

Many others gave the excuse that they just wanted the toys they couldn't afford when they were kids, but then once they get them, they never open the toys and throw them in the atttic.

If that really is your excuse, buy the toys opened. Play with them and get it out of your system. Then when you're done give them to a kid, or donate them to charity. Toys don't belong in an attic, and they certainly don't belong in any adult man's decor in any great quantity.

chumbucket
Yes this and all the fat middle aged guys in ponytails lining up at Toys R Us to snatch a bunch of plastic crap that children actually want for Christmas but can't get because these guys empty the shelves of them and mark them up on eBay or conventions for about 300%. The toy collecting thing is less about collecting and more about making slimy profits.

memedumpster
When I was a wee memebin all I wanted for Christmas one year was Darth Vader. My stressed out parents went insane finding one, and my dad ended up mailing me one from Illinois at extremely high shipping cost. It meant a lot to me.

Fast forward to the first prequel abortion and I see a ton of kids wanting nothing more than Darth Maul, but they can't get one, not because of sudden popularity surprise, or manufacturing shortages, but because adults hoard them like rednecks hoard canned food. I've hated adult toy collecting ever since.

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