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I used to collect the following but I've purged them over recent years;
- Mega Bloks
- Wilco's Blox
- Airfix, etc.
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.
Also a 'collection' of old BMW parts, but that's more out of necessity.
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.
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.
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.
@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!
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!
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).
Love your name by the way. I'm guessing you're also a British child of the 70's?
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.
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 :) !
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...
i might give those female manga figures from ali a try.
boobs and ass!
oh! and soundsystem-, dub- and reggae-crew-tshirts