What do you collect?
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Creusa wrote on September 13, 2008 at 9:20 pm

I'm a rather disorganized collector.  Mostly my focus has been LOTR and I confess I have acquired some mighty useless things such as empty Cheerios boxes from England.  I also collect Miyazaki movies, a few items related to Pirates of the Caribean and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and WALL-E. 

Oddly enough my second largest collection is Star Wars.  This includes some action figures, some Pit Droids, some pins and key chains, but also Sideshow collectables.  Nor am I the biggest Star Wars collector in the household.  
My house is  filled with Star Wars stuff.  I can relate to Flmark.   Hidden in the vast accumulation of stuff are pizza boxes, cereal boxes, and empty Lays bags.  Now that I think about it, I probably got the stuff from you!   Stuff doesn't disappear in the universe, it just moves around.

So I'm here trying to figure out how to categorize these wayward treasures.  I'm very slow and sometimes thoroughly confused in my attempts to make new categories.  But I'm not giving up!
El Chuxter
El Chuxter wrote on September 12, 2008 at 5:18 pm
I've been cutting back quite a bit over the past few years. Right now, I'm primarily collecting:

G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary: almost everything, but I'm trying to stick with figures who were released in the vintage line, along with characters from the comic who've not been made before (like Arctic Snake Eyes and Wraith).

Transformers: Classics and Universe Classics who are actually based on G1 characters. I made an exception for Acid Storm, since he sorta appeared in the cartoon, and since he looks sweet. Oh, and just about any figure of a certain giant robot T-Rex with a speech impediment.

Comics: mostly catching up on stuff I should've read years ago and never did, like Sandman, Cerebus, Invincible, etc. The only new comic I'm reading right now is the Transformers from IDW, though I'm waiting on the trade paperbacks rather than driving 30 minutes to a comic shop for one book. I'll definitely be getting the relaunched G.I. Joe comic as well once it starts up. (Larry Hama back, and with Chuck Dixon writing another book? That's a dream come true!)
Magus wrote on August 6, 2008 at 4:02 pm
In an attempt to keep my action figure budget low, I mainly collect Jedi/Sith/folks with lightsabers.  Every now and again I'll pick up someone in armor that looks cool, the Shock Trooper for example or a cool looking Boba Fett.  I also pick up the Titanium vehicles that feature Obi-Wan Kenobi's choice of starfighter/interceptor.

I used to pick up just about every figure that came out back in the PotF days and found it got too expensive when they started to slowly raise the prices of the figures.  The only big ticket item I have is the Queen's Starship from Episode I which I got because I liked the design, liked the red R2 until that came with, and it was on sale for a steal.

I'm thinking about getting a select Mighty Mugg or two.  *sigh* *waves bye bye to money*
Flmark wrote on August 5, 2008 at 3:18 pm

I totally forgot, I also have a large collection, on display in custom cases, of HO scale automobiles and trucks.  Primarily made in Germany (Herpa, Wiking, etc) and Japan (Takara).  I  have about 400+ cars that I started collecting in the late 70s early 80s.  The love the detail that these manufacterers put on these very small cars.  I used to have a large train set but I sold all that off (Except for a small American Flyer set) and I kept all the cars I had on the large layout.  The custom display cases were made for Matchbox cars, just plain black Polystyrene with a clear sliding front.  I actually cut out many of the dividers and sanded the seam down smooth and then had plastic mirror pieces cut to fit on the back wall of the case strip by strip.  I just used double stick tape to hold the mirrors on and I hung the cases all around the room.  Makes for a great conversation piece and I get to "own" all the exotic cars I could never afford.

John wrote on August 4, 2008 at 5:21 pm

I collect a lot of different things but Star Wars is what got me started.  I've been trying to keep up with all the 3 3/4" figures but I do pick up other things like Sideshow 12", Unleashed battle-packs and Galactic Heroes.  Besides Star Wars I also collect LOTR, Simpsons, Muppets, McFarlane Military, McFarlane Sports (local team stuff), the New Hasbro Indy figures and other lines that catch my eye.  I do have one collection of toys that most people probably never heard of but I know at least one other member here has...Playmobil.  They're growing in popularity with collectors especially people who like to customize.   

That's about it.  Oh yeah I also collect all kinds of shark merchandise...toys, games, posters, dvds, etc.   

Flmark wrote on August 4, 2008 at 3:01 pm
Well... Big Jim or Mark Strong, Power Rangers (early items only), Real Monsters, Chicken Run, Barbie stuff (I have 3 daughters), Mcdonalds toys, Grinch, Simpsons, Marvel Covers, Battlefield Earth, Last Dragon, Transformers, A team, Spiderman, TMNT, LOTR, Xena, POTA, JLA, Non-Sport Cards, Cookie Jars and much more.

But mostly it used to be anything and everything that had Star Wars on it.  From the vintage toys to posters to store displays, food premium packages and displays like Lays and Doritos and Pepsi, to the original Movie trailers in 35mm, Pizza boxes from Pizza Hut and KFC containers from the USA and then the same items from the rest of the world.  My house was busting at the seams.  I have since sold most paper items (Except for original Foreign Movie Posters French), ceramic items (still have all Star Jar Cookie Jars though),  Sold all Vintage 12', and what ever Vintage carded 3.75 I had, sold all store displays Pinball machines,and even my Giant Millenium Falcon I won from Rosie O'donnell and Toys R Us.

I have pared my collecting down to just the Vintage loose collections including prototypes, and to Sideshow 12" figures not RAH, 3.75 figures, the original trilogy ships only, any exclusive figure from anywhere in the world, Mighty Muggs, Some statues and busts, autographed pictures, and Master replica SE items, and perhaps anything with Darth Vader .

I still have all the other items in boxes stored throughout.  But my pride and Joy is swapping out items in my 5 foot rolling Corgi display cabinet I bought from FAO when they were clearing out everything.  I get new items and put it in the cabinet and take items out and store them until I feel the need to see them again.  I really need a large free standing building and realistic ideas on how to display 1000s of carded figures, boxed ships, Master Replica sabers, 1000s of loose figures, along with all the other silly items I still have. 

If I can get this site to work easily I would like to start setting up a "real" checklist of all my collectible items.  I need a good tutorial on how to get the catagories setup and how to get an empty CSV file to start making my lists.

Xian27 wrote on July 31, 2008 at 1:17 pm
Star Wars, I have honed down my collecting of many things down to just Star Wars. 3 3/4" Figures and Vehicles, Galactic Heroes, Lightsabers, Busts if reasonably priced, nothing extravagant. I will occasionally get a gundam or G.I.Joe but that's rare. I also have alot of the Mcfarlane Dragons line.
plasticfetish wrote on July 23, 2008 at 1:13 am
Main Entry: fe·tish
Function: noun
1 a: an object (as a small stone carving of an animal) believed to have magical power to protect or aid its owner; broadly : a material object regarded with superstitious or extravagant trust or reverence
2: a rite or cult of fetish worshipers
3: fixation


I collect toys, but have limited myself to mostly robots, monsters, heroes, and space men. Which means (wink-wink), that I collect a lot of different things. Obviously Star Wars toys are a big part of what I collect, as they were one of the first lines that I fell in love with as a kid back in the '70s. Nostalgia plays a big part in deciding what I'll go after, and having been born and raised in the golden age of plastics (the '60s and '70s), I'm most attracted to those kinds of toys.

I collect vintage video game systems, and as many games (carts, etc.) that I can get my hands on to go with them. This was a hobby that got started years ago when vintage systems were very easy to come by, and could often be found mint in box for a very low (around $10) price. In recent years, things have seemingly dried up a bit, and with the influx of new collectors, I've been buying less and less. I'm always looking for new things though, and every now and then I get lucky.

I collect a wide range of gadgets and electronic items, that fall mostly under the "obsolete" category. Over the years I’ve picked up a variety of things, from old LED pocket calculators, to old Casio watches and keyboard, to the occasional “boom-box.” I’ve also collected a few odd scientific and medical devices, including a few “quack” devices from long ago. Along those same lines, I also collect things like anatomical models, which probably have more to do with my fine art background than anything else.
plasticfetish wrote on July 23, 2008 at 1:04 am
(Sc***ed that last post up, and it won't let me edit it, so I'll try again.)