i understand FOMO, but this is usually just social shit. At worst, it's like NEEDING to watch Game of Thrones or Rise of Skywalker, or miss out on all the random conversations that pop out of it.
I watched the first two seasons of GoT and didn't bother with RoS and i missed nothing, because people do other shit that is more interesting than pop culture.
With toys? Who fucking cares if i don't buy the latest Figma or some ultra limited edition McFarlane. I also skip out on Kickstarters that only offer certain things through KS. see next response.>>8507344
Yeah, i've impulse bought shit, but i always ask myself: what will i be doing with it a year from now? Where will it be stored/posed? Does it fit in with the rest of my collection?
It becomes an incredibly rare occurance to end up with a dud or poor toy, hence > If a subsequent toy was shit, why even keep it or continue with the line?
Instead of a closet full of stupid shit i never wanted, it's like a single case taht i don't need to wish for a magical genie to restart my collection. I foolishly spent $5-80 and these rare occurences add up to next to nothing in a lifetime hobby.
If you're constantly impulse buying stupid shit, you have some real problems that requires professional help.>>8507711
people change or hid stuff from you. it can take months to years for them to appear, or you fooled yourself from noticing them, but when all things are said and done, you wasted months/years on them and missed other opprotunities, that make you wish you had done things differently.
btw, nothing i said had anything to do with an SO disliking my hobbies. always be upfront about that shit and you automatially weed out the haters.