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  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 349

    EDIT: also surprised some wise ass hasn't said paychecks or money :P
    Probably because many AFOLs have a difficult time forming a collection of money. I know my money "collection" decreases as my interest in certain LEGO sets increases. 
    catwranglerkiki180703tallblocktooKingAlanIJackad7Crownie
  • rdflegordflego in a world of his ownMember Posts: 324
    Does food count? I only collect construction kits these days from brands like;
    • Mega Bloks
    • Nanoblock
    • Wilco's Blox
    • Airfix, etc.
    I used to collect the following but I've purged them over recent years;
    • Beano comics
    • Stickers
    • Rocks I find interesting (not like gems, pebbles)
    • Cuddly toys
    bookmumcatwranglerAllBrickkiki180703
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    @rdflego I think you are me and my family in a parallel universe. I like wilko blox/block tech, my husband is into airfix and daughter has giant pile of beanos, a million stickers and the cuddly toys just seem to breed! 
    catwranglerkiki180703
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,419
    edited October 2016
    @rdflego - Put me down for a bit of interesting pebble love. I have loads but never considered it a collection, more like garden / pond decoration.
    Sven_F
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam MontanaMember Posts: 504
    EDIT: also surprised some wise ass hasn't said paychecks or money :P
    I did say coins, which are money. So, yeah.
    SumoLegostlux
  • crazycarlcrazycarl USAMember Posts: 392
    Lego and...... comic books, figures, 1/10 scale RC cars, DVDs/Blu Rays, Air rifles, firearms, knives, LP Records, CDs.....yes CDs!, video games, some coins/old money, shot glasses, and most recently woodworking tools.
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,751

    EDIT: also surprised some wise ass hasn't said paychecks or money :P
    Probably because many AFOLs have a difficult time forming a collection of money. I know my money "collection" decreases as my interest in certain LEGO sets increases. 
    I'm ahead of you there - I listed credit cards as part of my collection further upthread...
  • GeordiePaulGeordiePaul Glastonbury, CT, USAMember Posts: 599
    Had no idea Hot Wheels was such a popular thing to collect! You live and you learn.

    Other than Lego I collect all things 'Supergrass' related. Got every song they ever recorded in various formats and a bunch of other memorabilia that I've picked up since the Brit Pop days.

    I also technically collect vintage Star Wars, but all of my stuff is back in England in my mother's attic along with 80's GI Joe figures and vehicles. No idea how (or if) I'll ever get it all over to the States. We're pretty much out of room already so it's staying in the UK for now I suppose.
  • GeordiePaulGeordiePaul Glastonbury, CT, USAMember Posts: 599
    And being a Geordie I'm very jealous of @rawbob 's collection of Viz comics. I only have the early annuals and the Profanosaurus, which I dip into now and again. Guaranteed a laugh every time.
    rawbob
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,419
    edited October 2016
    I recommend Viz to all our forum members from around the world. Enjoy and, you're welcome.
    rawbob
  • GeordiePaulGeordiePaul Glastonbury, CT, USAMember Posts: 599
    edited October 2016
    @AllBrick I'd imagine Biffa Bacon would confuse anyone south of Middlesbrough nevermind another country! My American wife loved the Profanisaurus though, so there's hope.
    AllBrick
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 496
    Just getting back into model railways. And 'Doonesbury' books.
    Crownie
  • willobee498willobee498 CanadalandMember Posts: 349
    Lego is the primary collection, with Nintendo being my other main hobby. Thus a decent assortment of amiibo figures. And recently, I fell back in love with Transformers (Combiner Wars Devy was too perfect, and oh boy that started something!). And lately I bought some 3.75 Rogue One figures, since I had a few of those when I was younger. Don't think that will be as much of an adiction though, since most of my SW love is done with Lego.

    Also a 'collection' of old BMW parts, but that's more out of necessity.


  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    For most of my life, I have collected film scores. Having loaded them onto several computers, I have just disposed of about 1500 (mostly instrumental) scores. A friend listed them on Amazon for me, and the good news is that they are selling.....the bad news is that prices have collapsed in the past two years, and they are not worth much. Now I just download scores using iTunes $10US monthly plan because my tastes change so often. 

    Still filling most of one spare bedroom is my Playmobil collection because they make the best dollhouses. And there is a large American Girl collection (mostly clothing) instead of my clothes in my walk in closet. We used to own a lot of gardening, travel, and miscellaneous books but tend to borrow them from the library now in order to reduce the clutter in our house. With a conscious effort to unload more unused stuff every day and empty up some free space, I am enjoying the remaining things even more. 
    catwranglerjosekalel
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    I know this is the collection section of the Forum, but everything non-Lego should be in Off-Topic section.  @Huw @drdavewatford @Matthew Please correct me if I'm wrong.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,992
    Coins/paper money is the only other collection I'm into right now, a lot of modern US stuff and some Canadian coins (I'm close enough to the border to see those relatively often). I've collected all sorts of things in the past. Magic the Gathering a few years ago, baseball cards then Pokemon cards when I was a kid. Dice, playing cards. CD's, sort of. Some other things I just accumulated. As for books/movies - I already have more than I need, I rarely reread/rewatch even if I love the story, working at a library it's easy to borrow copies.
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,751
    Also ForeverSpin spinning tops, from Canada. And I've got a few Royal Selangor LOTR goblets and glasses. Is it odd that I don't want to complete everything, but just get a few bits that I'm 'bothered' about? Does that make it not collecting? Does liking a band, a writer or an actor/director/studio enough to have multiple products by the same originator make those things collecting? Hmm...
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 918
    Not sure is it considered a collection, but I've got slightly over 400 Blu-Ray titles (around 50 of which are 3D).

    And also collect coins, including those from Europe (pre Euro currency) and China before they open to the world. Still remembered had to change quite a few European countries' currencies back when I went for a Europe tour in 1998.

    Also had some Hardrock shot glasses.
    josekalel
  • solid_stridersolid_strider TexasMember Posts: 206
    Aside from Lego, I collect 3 3/4" GI Joe and Star Wars action figures, and GI Joe and Transformers Kre-O.  Hasbro's retail distribution has been a mess for years though.  I've almost moved over to Lego entirely since there's always stock to be found there.
  • donutboydonutboy U.K.Member Posts: 740
    I had Lego as a kid, but it was expensive even back then, so I never had enough to call it a collection.
    Vinyl records was my first real collection (starting with 'Kings of the Wild Frontier' on LP and 'Turning Japanese' on 7" as a 10 year old) and is the only collection that has been growing non-stop ever since then.
    It will also be the collection that will never get sold (even though vinyl has increased in value massively since the resurgence in the shops). 
    I'm currently trying to get all of The Clash 7" singles, so if anyone out there has any that they wanna swap let me know.
    TheOriginalSimonBKokkie20
  • mr_bennmr_benn United KingdomMember Posts: 847
    Another vote here for Viz - such a tremendous publication (even it it's "not as good as it used to be" by their own admission) - I have most but not all of them!  I'm pleased to even have one of the original cover paintings... (pretty sure that the cover doesn't quite infringe forum rules!)


    AllBrick
  • ImABrickManNowImABrickManNow BrickyMcBrickMember Posts: 270
    At the moment I have two masks and three different NECA action figures, the three being Ultimate T-800 cyberdyn shootout, Ultimate T-101 police station shootout and Ultimate  Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th part six. I also have about 25 different  keychains. 
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    Good morning all. I don't know what the etiquette is here on the forum about telling people about a blog I started a while back. There is a bit I wrote about collecting that all you obsessive collectors might enjoy. Am I allowed to tell people the site name? 
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,449
    @donutboy Good taste in music.

    donutboy
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,751
    edited October 2016

    @bookmum - fairly sure a link to your blog would be fine. Especially if it linked directly to the collecting article. There's nothing in the forum rules about it, anyway!

    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/34/forum-rules-and-code-of-conduct-v1-3-april-2012#latest

  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    Cool. My blog is booksarebrilliant. wordpress.com it's mostly about childrens books but the post called 'I only need 2,5 and 8 and I have the set' I think all the collectors out there will like. Also the one called 'it's a small world' I think AFOLS will enjoy. Thanks
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    Sorry I haven't actually done it as a link because I'm not sure how to. 
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,851
    Oh wow, @bookmum, I envy you your visit to Bekonscot! 

    To make a link on here you just write whatever words you want linked, e.g. Books Are Brilliant, highlight them, click the little chain-loops icon above the new post field, and it'll bring up a field to paste your link into. Unfortunately I'm not sure how to do it if you're on mobile! 
  • adello25adello25 U.S.A.Member Posts: 360
    lando said:
    apologies if this is the wrong thread. 
    But does anybody else collected Lego and something other?  mine is "hot toys" figures and now ones 
    got to give as to expensive for both. 
    Ironically, I also collect Hot Toys.  Its tough juggling both being that they are both pretty expensive but no one I could ever decide between the two
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    @catwrangler thanks. I'm doing this on my phone. Maybe I will have a proper try when I go on my laptop. 
    catwrangler
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,242
    I have had many different collections both in the past and now, but as time wears on, I've slowly been divesting myself of said collections (and "stuff" in general).  I have a mad dream where one day I will be a minimalist and own nothing but a laptop and a few clothes (but not really, I'm just aiming to own a lot less stuff!).  I think that having made a concerted effort to dedicate more time and money to travel and experiences, as well as moving like 4 times in 5 years to different countries around the world really had something to do with it.  Now there comes a stage where I just feel like everything collectively is just clutter, even if I appreciate the item individually.

    Collections that have so far withstood the madness are Lego, stamps (from the places that I've been to) and currency (also from the places that I've been to), as well as random Tokidoki things and, apparently, handbags (I'm working on the handbags).  Although I don't own as many any longer, I still have a decent comic and book collection, though I'm still working on paring that down.  The odd blu-ray, game and DVD case are still around as well (we have gotten rid of hundreds and hundreds of empty cases and simply placed the DVDs in a DVD wallet and they take up just one small cupboard in my TV unit).  


    catwranglerpharmjod
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,449
    @bookmum interesting looking blog.  Bookmarked for later consumption.
    bookmum
  • starfailurestarfailure Member Posts: 138
    I'm not really a collector, but I tend to buy a lot of board games. 
    KingAlanI
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    @TheOriginalSimonB thanks.I haven't been doing it long and I've never done anything like it before. Hope you enjoy. 
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,851
    @khmellymel We did the DVD wallet thing with a huge chunk of our collection - kept the box sets, old movies with picturesque sleeves, animation and DVDs related to other collections in their original boxes, but the rest went into disc wallets with the genres written on the sides. It's my ambition to one day have a list saying which movie is in which wallet (you know things are bad when, for example, you're going to need a 4th wallet for Horror alone). I want to do the same with most of my CDs, too. 
    LEGO_Dad77khmellymeljosekalel
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    @catwrangler I did that with some of my cds but now kind of regret it because there is some stuff that I'm really not that into anymore and I can't charity shop or car boot it because I don't have the cases. Ironically though I got rid of some cds that I didn't think I would ever listen to again but now miss. Moral of the story KEEP EVERYTHING! Haha. 
    catwranglerLEGO_Dad77josekalel
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
    I'm not really a collector, but I tend to buy a lot of board games. 
    Ditto on this. Me and the wife got hooked on the card game Munchkin, now have dozens of versions and various expansions.
  • GeordiePaulGeordiePaul Glastonbury, CT, USAMember Posts: 599
    @mr_benn Very jealous of your original Viz artwork. How did you get hold of it?

    Love your name by the way. I'm guessing you're also a British child of the 70's?
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 349
    I have a small collection of items related to Illinois history (souvenir spoons from the 1893 World's Fair, civil war items, old maps) that I have slowly been adding to during the last 4 years. A collection that is not currently growing is my bins of Star Wars 3.75" figures that are sealed in their packages from the mid- to late-90s when the movies were rereleased. I'm not sure how my 11-year-old self managed not to open them, but I probably would have been better off just taking the money that was used on these and put it into savings. 
  • willobee498willobee498 CanadalandMember Posts: 349
    Aside from Lego, I collect 3 3/4" GI Joe and Star Wars action figures, and GI Joe and Transformers Kre-O.  Hasbro's retail distribution has been a mess for years though.  I've almost moved over to Lego entirely since there's always stock to be found there.
    Going from Lego to then collecting Hasbro stuff, it really does surprise me how hard it can be to buy some stuff. Makes it very tough to actually complain about Lego's online store, or how plentiful sets are in stores.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,859
    I collect some My Little Pony stuff. Toy-wise, mostly just the 1.5 inch molded figures and Equestria Girls minis. I used to collect the 3.5 inch brushable ponies but I don't really anymore, not now that the pre-molded characters have gotten more accurate and diverse (and I've learned how tough it is to style doll hair).

    I used to collect My Little Pony fan music, but either there's not as many new songs that I really enjoy anymore or I'm just not as diligent about checking for new music as I used to be (probably some of both). I still collect Ninjago songs and official My Little Pony songs, but I'm not much of a music connoisseur. I have a substantial number of Mike Oldfield albums but I haven't bought any new ones in years.

    I also collect certain book series: MLP chapter books and graphic novels, Ninjago chapter books and graphic novels, Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels, and art books and guide books connected with various fandoms I'm in.

    I guess I sort of collect T-shirts? I mean, I don't have a huge number of T-shirts, though, though. I just like having T-shirts related to things I'm interested in, with patterns I enjoy wearing. Currently some of my favorites are my BronyCon T-shirts, my BZPower T-shirts from BrickFair, and my Bionicle T-shirt from NYCC.

    And… I think besides LEGO, those things are about it. LEGO and LEGO-related things still make up most of my collecting.
    catwrangler
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,992
    I'm not really a collector, but I tend to buy a lot of board games. 
    That's another thing I accumulated rather than deliberately collected and ended up with too much of. I have the classics rather than eurogames, though I've liked those when I've played them.

  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    @Aanchir I have all my My Little Ponies from when I was young, which was 1980s and my carebears too. My daughter has just got into the new stuff but she was given a bunch of late 90s ones that for some reason she doesn't like. The equestria girls I think are a bit weird, not sure what to make of them. Oh I assume you've seen pink fluffy unicorns on YouTube. 
  • solid_stridersolid_strider TexasMember Posts: 206
    Aside from Lego, I collect 3 3/4" GI Joe and Star Wars action figures, and GI Joe and Transformers Kre-O.  Hasbro's retail distribution has been a mess for years though.  I've almost moved over to Lego entirely since there's always stock to be found there.
    Going from Lego to then collecting Hasbro stuff, it really does surprise me how hard it can be to buy some stuff. Makes it very tough to actually complain about Lego's online store, or how plentiful sets are in stores.

    Yes, finding GI Joe at retail is one thing, but I still can't get over that even super articulated Star Wars figures have been reduced to being a Walmart exclusive.  I haven't seen Phasma in any stores here in North Texas, I only saw the fig for the first time at a Walmart in Toronto over the past weekend.  I think it took me six months to find a Rey, and I had ended up buying her online just prior to finding her in-store.

    Prior to coming out of my dark age, I also used to buy other lines to "pass the time" as it were in between GI Joe and Star Wars waves when they were more plentiful.  Mostly Indiana Jones, DC Infinite Heroes, DC Universe Classics and vintage ARAH GI Joe, with other random figures/lines peppered in.  I've sold quite a bit of it off to both make space and fund other Lego purchases :) !
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,167
    I've collected many things over the years, such as MTG cards when I was younger, but I've always been into classic British comedy, so I have been collecting Goon Shows, Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son, especially, for years. I have got a large number of the BBC-released CDs / DVDs and also a large collection of MP3s and video files of pretty much everything that is available or still in existence. I blame my father for all of that. ;-)
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,751

    Oh, and role-playing games. Got a ton of Forgotten Realms material which I will NEVER use, but can't quite bring myself to get rid of it. Even though I've got almost all of it in PDF format as well. And some older D&D manuals (but not quite old enough to be valuable). Other publishers are there too...

    JudgeChuck
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,167
    MaffyD said:

    Oh, and role-playing games. Got a ton of Forgotten Realms material which I will NEVER use, but can't quite bring myself to get rid of it. Even though I've got almost all of it in PDF format as well. And some older D&D manuals (but not quite old enough to be valuable). Other publishers are there too...

    Heavens! I'd forgotten about that... I've got a huge amount of AD&D stashed away... Pretty much all of it is 1st / 2nd Edition and Greyhawk-related... Just opening my old 1st Edition Dungeon Master's Guide (the one with the Efreet on the front) brings back many memories. :-)
    MaffyD
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 1,002
    edited October 2016
    i collect DUB VINYL RECORDS

    and lego!
    i might give those female manga figures from ali a try.
    boobs and ass!

    edit:
    oh! and soundsystem-, dub- and reggae-crew-tshirts
    LEGO_Dad77
  • thomaspp13thomaspp13 miami, flMember Posts: 29
    I collect Lego and Watches. I am trying to get out of Watches, as Lego is much cheaper and more fun.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,851
    Even though I've got rid of a lot of childhood stuff, it occurs to me that there's quite a few past collections still at my mum's that need to be sorted and in some cases sent to new homes. There were the badges (at least they're small; they don't cause much trouble in storage!), the Sylvanian Families (dear god, what a lot of Sylvanian Families - getting rid of THOSE is going to be a wrench), Transformers (never a huge collection but I'd like to pare it down anyway)...
    bookmum
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