OK. It should be obvious to readers of the Crack that I'm not one of those, as the kids call 'em, diehard "Geewunners".
Sure, my plastic fetish started with The Cousin's G1 Shockwave and has pretty much continued unabated for the past 23 years, but on the whole, the so-called Generation One era takes up only a fraction of this. I suppose those people who feel they have to include Diaclone and Microchange in there can extend that original 7 year period but I feel that's pushing it.
Anyway, while I do need to get my hands on one of the new Transformers Identification Guides, there's a serious lack of anybody really doing anything about Beast Machines to the present.
It is always G1 this or G1 that and then following mildy by Beast Wars.
No doubt this is partially due to the expanse of time but 20+ year old toys, while they can be fun, aren't the end all and be all of this geekdom.
Maybe when time permits, the House of Love III is sold and the House of Love IV is fully occupied it may have some merit for me to use the opportunity to have to pull out all the toys from Car Robots to the present and do consistent proper (and unique) photography, documenting the shit and maybe putting it all in a Wiki off of this site.
Hell, I'd love to even acquire the IP of tfu.info and use that as a starting point as a comphrehensive site about TF toy data!
Now I know you are saying "Nala... what the hell is this shit that's spewing out of your
mouth fingers?" and you'd probably be right.
But if I need to pull the damn toys out of the bins and boxes, and I need to clean all the dust off anyway, why not waste hours of my life scanning in the instructions (if not available via Hasbro), doing technical documentation photos as well as my typical ones that I'm known for (when I care enough to light properly).
I don't know.
I guess knowing that I am so far behind on my database makes the data collector in me want to not only get that data accurate, but take it to 11 if I can.
Then again, I probably should just leave the figures in the bins and boxes and sell the shit on eBay by the pound, stop wasting valuable creative time blogging about gay robots, and focus my life on things that matter!
Such is the love-hate relationship I have with my lame ass plastic fetish.