Yeah - the 1/35 Soldier thing caused by the old localization not making it clear they were a pack of models 1:35 scale. It made it look like you had to collect 35 of them or 12 (because it says 12 in the set, rather than a set of 12). And then people had whacky theories that if you managed to gain 12 or 35 you got free Fort Condor units. I actually believed that for the longest time. No-one knows what the FF team were planning with them... they may have been used on certain maps as placeholders that weren't removed. At the Gold Saucer they are just a novelty prize.
As for the above thread, it's so funny. That guy managed to start a rumour about a f-in butcher that chops chocobos up - and to get him you need to do a series of meaningless tasks so he will pop out of Vincent's coffin. I nearly shat myself laughing when I read that.