A Qingdao hoarder who spent 12 years and over 200,000 RMB acquiring a massive collection of 380 toy transformers has garnered buzz from netizens, according to News 163.
The transformer enthusiast, named Zhang Wei, is a retired soldier who has been accumulating toy transformers since 2002. After he got married, his wife also joined him in collecting the transformer models – the fantasy of every geek come to life!
Here you can see Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, Red Spider, Metroplex and basically every transformer cluttering up Zhang’s living room. Zhang told reporters that he and his wife spent over 200,000RMB buying various models. “If the economic conditions permit, one doesn’t need to consider the cost of a hobby,” Zhang said with a smile.
Zhang reportedly loves to entertain himself by dismantling the models and assembling them again.
The first generation of Optimus Prime.
Netizens shared their opinion online, Some said, “Luckily, your wife is so supportive.” Some said, “They perhaps haven’t had their baby, otherwise, those will be torn down by their kid very soon.” Others said, “Do you think we could have something that we really like under the Chinese education?”
By Lucy Liu
[images via News 163]