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Battle Droid
01-30-2008, 03:20 PM
http://www.drphil.com/shows/show/1024

:rolleyes:

Mvader91
01-30-2008, 03:37 PM
I understand what Phil is saying. "balance" as in balance in the force. however, why is it such a strange occurance when there are adult collectors. We could be buying hookers and drugs. I think if our only downfall is collecting, then we are in pretty darn good shape.

El Chuxter
01-30-2008, 03:43 PM
If Dr Phil jumped on him, he's probably in the hospital now.

Battle Droid
01-30-2008, 03:44 PM
Funny. lol:p

Jedi_Kal-El
01-30-2008, 03:51 PM
If Dr Phil jumped on him, he's probably in the hospital now.

You Rock Chux!lol

Battle Droid
01-30-2008, 04:00 PM
The guy's pretty big, I think he could take Dr. Phil.

Deoxyribonucleic
01-30-2008, 04:19 PM
The guy's gone overboard. Collect, be obsessed, whatever, but don't go get married and expect this person 1) to love it and be obsessed as well and 2) expect your wife/partner/husband to be put on the backburner and be ok with that...just don't get married if your collection is the most important part of your life, plain and simple. Most people have no clue that marriage is a compromise and yes, a balance. I hope she leaves him!

Paul, if you are a member of SSG, shame, SHAME on you for treating your wife like this.

Droid
01-30-2008, 04:21 PM
What was that guy talking about with the female Stormtrooper costumes?

El Chuxter
01-30-2008, 04:37 PM
Paul, if you are a member of SSG, shame, SHAME on you for treating your wife like this.

I didn't want to say anything, but Paul is better known around here as jjreason.

Deoxyribonucleic
01-30-2008, 04:47 PM
I didn't want to say anything, but Paul is better known around here as jjreason.

JJ, you dawg YOU! ;)

Chux, I love the new avatar!

JediTricks
01-30-2008, 04:56 PM
According to this, Dr Phil was more on his side than hers: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/offbeat/2008/01/29/oh.star.wars.fanatic.wkef

jedi master sal
01-30-2008, 05:06 PM
According to this, Dr Phil was more on his side than hers: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/offbeat/2008/01/29/oh.star.wars.fanatic.wkef

I saw this earlier.

Hmm, maybe Phil is a closet SW fan!

Neuroleptic
01-30-2008, 05:26 PM
I saw this earlier.

Hmm, maybe Phil is a closet SW fan!


I hope so. I mean, the man has to have something good about him.

I'm just not a big Dr. Phil fan. I can't stand the guy.

JediTricks
01-30-2008, 05:45 PM
I saw this earlier.

Hmm, maybe Phil is a closet SW fan!
He's probably a closet-something.

Jargo
01-30-2008, 05:58 PM
heehaw!

I thought we were talking about tycho for a minute there.......

Jedi_Kal-El
01-30-2008, 06:39 PM
He's probably a closet-something.

If that's true, then I don't want to know what it is. Some things are better left untold.

2-1B
01-30-2008, 07:34 PM
I'm with Deoxy, this guy is ridiculous. I'm embarrassed to be posting in a thread describing him as a "fellow fan" when it's people like that who make me want to hide my appreciation of Star Wars from the world.

His wife is not completely without fault either, how the hell did she first end up going to his apartment AFTER they got engaged? How did that happen?

Most of all though, I wanted to reply to this thread to ask:

What kind of a DISGRACEFUL and DISRESPECTFUL way is this to display a 2-1B figure ? :mad:

Deoxyribonucleic
01-30-2008, 07:51 PM
I'm with Deoxy, this guy is ridiculous. I'm embarrassed to be posting in a thread describing him as a "fellow fan" when it's people like that who make me want to hide my appreciation of Star Wars from the world.

Most of all though, I wanted to reply to this thread to ask:

What kind of a DISGRACEFUL and DISRESPECTFUL way is this to display a 2-1B figure ? :mad:


OMG, you noticed too! You beat me to the punch...I was gonna quote on that disrespectful display of the Deuce!

Yeah, I'm sure the wife ain't no walk in the park, but at least she's tried by going to different star wars conventions with him...more than most women would do. And I do know how 'clingy' women can get, but seriously, if you want to stay in your hidden rebel basement all of the time, don't get married and wonder why your wife has a problem with this.



His wife is not completely without fault either, how the hell did she first end up going to his apartment AFTER they got engaged? How did that happen?


Good catch on this...that does put a new light on her character as well! :confused:

Mr. JabbaJohnL
01-30-2008, 08:27 PM
As some have said, both are equally at fault. Neither one should have married the other expecting a huge change out of them.

I just love how, when they show a SW fan in the news or whatever, it's always someone strange. American Idol a few weeks ago had both a hairy guy in a Princess Leia bikini (funny) and a girl with Leia hair buns (weird). Then there was the early episode of "To Catch a Predator" when a guy had a SW shirt . . . :dead:

I think the main thing to wonder here is, how could they even snuggle in the first place? :confused:

Jedi_Kal-El
01-30-2008, 09:03 PM
OMG, you noticed too! You beat me to the punch...I was gonna quote on that disrespectful display of the Deuce!

There were a few things he had displayed I thought were suspect in addition to 2-1B.

Yeah, I'm sure the wife ain't no walk in the park, but at least she's tried by going to different star wars conventions with him...more than most women would do. And I do know how 'clingy' women can get, but seriously, if you want to stay in your hidden rebel basement all of the time, don't get married and wonder why your wife has a problem with this.

My wife knew going in that I was a collector, but I never let my hobby come before her. She's a SW fan as well, though not as big as me(she knew nothing beyond the films before we met). I do spend time im my room especialy soon after I have acquired new goodies, but I don't at any time go in there, lock the door and leave her hangin. It seems like that guy should be married to his collection.

Deoxyribonucleic
01-30-2008, 09:29 PM
My wife knew going in that I was a collector, but I never let my hobby come before her. She's a SW fan as well, though not as big as me(she knew nothing beyond the films before we met). I do spend time im my room especialy soon after I have acquired new goodies, but I don't at any time go in there, lock the door and leave her hangin. It seems like that guy should be married to his collection.

Believe me, I'm ALL for space and alone time and I believe everyone should have hobbies and do fun things! This guy just perplexes me because he's basically locked himself away in the basement and wonders why his wife is complaining now?? Eeeeediot :thumbsup:

Jedi_Kal-El
01-30-2008, 09:35 PM
Believe me, I'm ALL for space and alone time and I believe everyone should have hobbies and do fun things! This guy just perplexes me because he's basically locked himself away in the basement and wonders why his wife is complaining now?? Eeeeediot :thumbsup:

Well, if he keeps it up, he should be secure in that fact that he and his basement will be very happy together. All the while his wife is being held by another. I'd like to see a copy of those divorce papers. Might actually be kinda funny if she sued him for custody of some of his collection.:D

2-1B
01-30-2008, 09:37 PM
All the while his wife is being held by another.

Let's not jump to conclusions. :thumbsup:

She married a freaky obsessed collector without even seeing his apartment before they got engaged...I'm not imagining that she had a lot of options in the first place. :)

Jedi_Kal-El
01-30-2008, 09:44 PM
Let's not jump to conclusions. :thumbsup:

She married a freaky obsessed collector without even seeing his apartment before they got engaged...I'm not imagining that she had a lot of options in the first place. :)

I'm not saying that's what's actually going to happen Caesar. I'm just pointing out one possible outcome. She might have run the other way if she'd seen his apartment. Maybe he planned it like that.

jedi master sal
01-30-2008, 10:07 PM
Just wait. We'll see their divorce happen then...da dum daaaaa....

she sues him for HALF!

OUCH!!!

2-1B
01-30-2008, 10:09 PM
I'm not saying that's what's actually going to happen Caesar. I'm just pointing out one possible outcome. She might have run the other way if she'd seen his apartment. Maybe he planned it like that.

I'm thinking of the scene in 40 Year Old Virgin when they want to clear out his apartment of his collection. :)

Jedi_Kal-El
01-30-2008, 10:16 PM
Just wait. We'll see their divorce happen then...da dum daaaaa....

she sues him for HALF!

OUCH!!!

She'd be a fairly wealthy woman. I'll take the Lego Star Destroyer off her hands.:thumbsup:


I'm thinking of the scene in 40 Year Old Virgin when they want to clear out his apartment of his collection. :)

He was most likely thinking the same thing Caesar.:)

JON9000
01-30-2008, 10:27 PM
The guy's gone overboard. Collect, be obsessed, whatever, but don't go get married and expect this person 1) to love it and be obsessed as well and 2) expect your wife/partner/husband to be put on the backburner and be ok with that...just don't get married if your collection is the most important part of your life, plain and simple. Most people have no clue that marriage is a compromise and yes, a balance. I hope she leaves him!

Paul, if you are a member of SSG, shame, SHAME on you for treating your wife like this.

I agree with you, but at the same time, DP asked a good question: what were you thinking marrying this guy? ANSWER: "I thought he would grow out of it."

Advice to ladies: when it comes to men, what you see is what you get. Your love will not change him. Forget about all those romance movies you saw.

That said, I'm with Caes. This dude is taking it too far. Don't neglect your spouse to suck your thumb.

Deoxyribonucleic
01-30-2008, 10:33 PM
Advice to ladies: when it comes to men, what you see is what you get. Your love will not change him. Forget about all those romance movies you saw.



THis is so true of women and something I've never understood! Why do they want to go about changing everyone??

On this though, I'm gonna have to say it's about 65% his stupidity, 35% hers :)

Tycho
01-30-2008, 11:41 PM
I understand what Phil is saying. "balance" as in balance in the force. however, why is it such a strange occurance when there are adult collectors. We could be buying hookers and drugs. I think if our only downfall is collecting, then we are in pretty darn good shape.

Hey, when I have money left over after buying Star Wars, I still find some to spend on hookers and drugs.

TeeEye7
01-31-2008, 12:03 AM
I think wife Kim would get plenty of attention if she showed up in the basement in a Slave Leia costume :lipsrsealed:

El Chuxter
01-31-2008, 12:31 AM
My wife used to talk me into buying toys I didn't need. Like that stupid $100 remote controlled Artoo.

Now, she makes faces when I pick up stuff, but won't just say she doesn't want me to buy it. I try to only get toys when she's not around. This afternoon, she "talked me out of" three of the four DC Superheroes I found. No way in hell was I putting back Oswald. I'd divorce her before I passed on Oswald.

JediTricks
01-31-2008, 09:05 PM
What kind of a DISGRACEFUL and DISRESPECTFUL way is this to display a 2-1B figure ? :mad:Yeah, I noticed that when I first watched the CNN vid. Just unbelievable.

Mad Slanted Powers
02-01-2008, 02:15 AM
Perhaps it is not a disrespectful display of 2-1B. He's displaying his superior balancing skills and getting a better view of everything.

These people are both nuts. Why marry the woman if you don't want to spend time with her? Why would she expect him to give up something that means so much to him? He has taken things a bit far though. I would only consider a Star Wars themed wedding if she was into it as well.

Slicker
02-01-2008, 02:40 AM
That's a sizable collection but I don't see how that could be $200,000 worth unless there was alot of it off-screen.

I understand his wife's thinking. There really is no reason so be down there so often and you'd think that since he's down there this much he'd at least organize it into a decent looking collection instead of the motley mish-mash he has.

CaptainSolo1138
02-01-2008, 10:05 AM
If my wife had those teeth and those bangs I'd spend a lot of time in the basement, too.

jjreason
02-01-2008, 10:19 AM
The shame...... :cry:

JON9000
02-01-2008, 10:27 AM
If my wife had those teeth and those bangs I'd spend a lot of time in the basement, too.

If I looked like him I wouldn't come out of the basement either. You never know, if they were to actually procreate, they could have beautiful kids. I've seen it happen.

But if ya keep the flint in one drawer and the iron in the other, you ain't gonna start much of a fire!

Blue2th
02-01-2008, 11:12 AM
A man, any man needs his hobbies. She's lucky he's not a stereo-typical manly-man who watches every football-basketball-baseball-etc.-etc. guy who goes out with his buddies to strip clubs (without her knowing it) an internet porn addiction, druggie, wife-beater-abuser.

How many guys when they get hooked up with a girl, they move in together, and he's got to move everything into storage because she wants to display her pretty little knick-knacks all over the house. (speaking from experience)

I say he needs to spend some time everyday with her, snuggling, or whatever attention she needs. If it's scheduled time it's better than nothing, boring or not. Thin out the collection to half or more, with only his prized pieces of his collection.
If she makes him get rid of all his stuff, he will only resent her.

Everybody should have a passion which could be an obsession depending on how far it goes. Dr. Phil is right though, there should be balance, but there are far worse things to be obsessed with.
Besides, when little Luke is born, maybe Leia, they can play together with some of his toys. How many dads actually are interested or play with their kids and their toys.
Maybe he needs to mature a little, but she's lucky to have a husband who still has a child-like quality left in him. She needs to embrace and encourage his hobby to a certain extent. Family finances should take priority, but quit making him feel ashamed of it. That's probably why he hides down in the basement and doesn't come up for air.
If he does not want to compromise and give her some of the attention she needs, maybe it's time for a divorce.

Tycho
02-01-2008, 12:01 PM
I agree with what Blue2th posted above.

I'll add to it an observation: I've met many girls who do not seem to have any sense of a hobby, or ideas about "what to do."

I am always the one who comes up with things like my recent Pirate Adventure voyage, or the handful of Queensryche concerts I bought tickets for. And of course I have a Star Wars hobby.

I discussed this before, and it was said that the girls I notice choose their clothes, hair, suntanning, etc. all as their hobbies, so they attract the guys. I will say this works. However, there isn't much there beneath that which will inspire a relationship to last (develop into a friendship out of just an attraction).

Everyone doesn't need to be a Star Wars collector (we'll really NEVER pull anything from Wal-Mart ever again if that was actually the case) but it is nice if people have some kind of personality. Folks here (at SSG) do!

Jedi_Kal-El
02-01-2008, 05:12 PM
Well spoken Blue2th. My wife and I each have our own seperate hobbies, but we always make time for each other. We always take time out to play board games, video games(yeah, my woman is a gamer :thumbsup:). Plus, I never discourage her from entering my hobby room, and she comes up and hangs out with me from time to time. You have to have balance in a relationship, and if you don't then it's only destined to fail.

Tycho, there are plenty of ladies out there that might share your same hobbies. They're just not always as easy to find as the stuck up, look at my clothes, hair, and make-up, "How much money do you make?" kind of girls.

Mad Slanted Powers
02-01-2008, 07:24 PM
If I was thinking about getting married, I would discuss and plan this sort of thing before making that kind of commitment. Whether it is finances, division of chores, or what sort of things are important to each, you need to think about how that is going to affect you both and whether that is something you are willing to accept.

Tycho
02-01-2008, 09:52 PM
Tycho, there are plenty of ladies out there that might share your same hobbies. They're just not always as easy to find as the stuck up, look at my clothes, hair, and make-up, "How much money do you make?" kind of girls.

I would have almost said they were impossible to find a few weeks ago, as I always notice and then move in on the type of girls you just described above.

It's very typical of me to just want to be alone, or have the friends I already have, and not bother looking for any girls, when one of "those types" suddenly grabs my attention and makes me totally attracted to her. There begins the next chapter of my torment.

Now I have started to see this new girl in my life. She found me! I was reading my California voter information guide at a bar that I went to "way early" as I was hungry. When I was leaving, this most attractive girl grabbed my arm and started up her "Ron Paul campaign" with me. Naturally, I started debating her even before I realized how attractive she was. It turns out we had a ton of things in common like you would not believe (no, not toy collecting, but she knows and never commented on that - though she likes science fiction books and movies). She is like the lady-version of ME (scary as that might be - and she is way into politics like me, and loves to argue - just like me) We send each other e-mails all day long trying to prove each other's political points etc. I've never used Google so much! Anyway, I'm going to argue no, I meant [beat her at her own game, no have a dinner date with her, in just a little while from now.

I have explained to her that I am convinced she does not exist. So I am also trying to prove she is not real. Darn girl is really smart for being just 22. Do you believe she has the same major, at the same school, and the same professors that I had? We'll be talking and then something else we have in common will come up. No man, she does not exist! She is a figment of my imagination that I created from food poisoning or something. I just have yet to prove it.



If I was thinking about getting married, I would discuss and plan this sort of thing before making that kind of commitment. Whether it is finances, division of chores, or what sort of things are important to each, you need to think about how that is going to affect you both and whether that is something you are willing to accept.

That is a very intelligent quote you have there, MSP.

It is with that in mind that right now, I plan to live alone even when I own a big house. I want to set up my SW toys in dioramas that are spaced out all over about 8 rooms of my large home. This way "less is more," and it is not overwhelming like a trophy room or basement hideaway collection that is just overkill due to the sheer amount Hasbro has put out.

Like other people own aquariums, I will have terranium-style SW dioramas, sorted out through themed rooms based on their environment's appearance:

white room: Hoth, Trade Federation, Cloud City
black room: Coruscant, Death Star, space for custom Star Destroyer, Jedi Temple
Green room: Endor, Naboo (probably 3 large Naboo displays)
Tan OT room: Jabba's, Mos Eisley
Tan PT room: Mos Espa Pod Race, Geonosis Arena, Mustafar
dark room: Dagobah, Otah Gunga, Naboo Swamp

Off hand, I'm not sure what the other 2 rooms were for, but I think my Star Trek toys and Transformers will be displayed separately, for sure. I have enough Trek stuff that I'd consider converting a garage - planning for a 3-car garage and just parking in the small section, though I might also store a boat - so this is not settled.

There is no girl I am planning to live with at the moment. But there's no house either. The plan could always be adapted. But if there is to be someone that I share that much of my life with - and I've met a candidate here or there - I would discuss this.

I may be allowed to go ahead with it anyway. I may compromise on the amount of rooms I get to use, if I absolutely have to.

**** After I get it all set up, and have so many years to appreciate it (remember, this will amount to less and less new stuff - I'm not planning to continue to collect Force Unleashed, SW TV, etc.) I may tire of seeing the stuff I already own after a while. Now my AT-AT's in storage and I'd love to see it soon. But how many years of looking at it again will I want to enjoy after that? Well, I may not live that long so I don't know if I'll have to worry about it. But assuming I have to have a plan in case I do: I'll display my SW stuff in my "SW Home" until such point that I get tired of looking at it.

If I ever "get rid of it," it will be as "whole scenes at a time," such that the recipient gets "Hoth," not stuff from Dagobah mixed and matched with it. The AT-AT goes with the snowspeeders, never Slave-One.

And I may choose to just scale down then, not get rid of everything.