That's right Jesse. We are not like them. However, I do know some SW collectors who are like the HW guys though. One of them is a huge sandtrooper guy.
Ran into a couple at C3, yeah... Still, I mean there seems to be a big age gap (averaging just what I observe here) between the Hot Wheels guys and Star Wars guys... there's also a general sense, at least around boards like here and some others, that this isn't a for-profit gig for us... I know that's not what a lot of the remaining oldies at Rebelscum are like either like the staff or some of the members, though I notice more and more that the membership there is plagued by scalpers irregardless of how many get banned. One just got banned tonight for outing himself as scalping then trying to smooth it over (I think he got banned anyway).
When I see those Hot Wheels guys they're like ravenous animals though and you can almost see the dollar signs in their eyes like a cartoon. Star Wars guys I run into (despite the odd opportunistic prickball I run into) are usually strolling the aisles but a HW freak will knock down his own mother to get the "chase" UGO with the fireflame paintjob or whatever the hell they're after.
And they smell, but I can't go to a con anywhere without noticing that people who collect toys attract a lot of people who have an aversion to soap and water, and likely deoderant too.
A guy looking for Hot Wheels one night that left the aisle literally left a smell trail from where he was in the toys to where he went to get out the store's front doors. It lingered like a fart in a car too, like poppie on Seinfeld. It just sorta funked everything up. I've stunk, but not to the point my odor stuck to everything I was near... Cat piss smelled more pleasant than the funk permeating from that knucklehead. It literally made me ill.