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  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 356
    I collect also Paper Gum Inserts. In us there is Bazooka Joe, as an example. But it`s more diverse in this part of the world: cars, weaponry, actors, athletes, cartoons, animals etc.

    Some pieces go for unbelievable prices (some are more than 100$ per piece).
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,419
    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)...
    Badges! Forgot about that collection. I also have a gathering of keyrings, Clipper lighters, shoeboxes full of unused stickers, books about surreal and interesting artists and a large collection of images from all over that I have been amassing for years. I hope to make a large collage artwork from it all one day.
    catwrangler
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,822
    I like to collect the old Star Wars Micro Machines alongside Lego. They are much smaller and take up a lot less room
    malleable
  • MrShinyAndNewMrShinyAndNew Member Posts: 261
    I collect boxes to put my Lego pieces in. I have almost 100 of them now.
    catwranglerasrfarinhaCurvedRoadPlategmonkey76KingAlanIdmcc0Daragh
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,966
    I collected rare tracks and alternate versions (like live performances and remixes) from favorite acts.
    But that was mostly computer files rather than CDs so I hadn't thought to mention it.
    I've pared it down a bit for more manageable size and to be less repetitive
  • sdetskysdetsky Member Posts: 35
    It's not surprising that so many Lego collectors collect other items.  I find that most adults I've met either collect a bunch of semi-related items (e.g. Lego + toys of some sort + comic books) or one thing obsessively (e.g. Coke related items).  It is very rare to find someone who collects nothing at all, although my wife happens to be one of those people.  When we moved in together, my Lego, massive book collection, massive CD collection, largish DVD collection, massive comic book collection, medium-sized urban vinyl toy collection, medium-sized 80's toys collection (mostly Transformers), medium-sized Nintendo collection and huge board game collection would have been problematic to keep in one place except my wife's entire set of worldly possessions to the age of 28 was one suitcase of clothes and a box of photo albums!

    josekalel
  • sdetskysdetsky Member Posts: 35
    ^
    Beyond the above items I collect, I rue the day when my parents decide to downsize and offer up their items to myself and my 3 siblings.  My youngest brother and sister will refuse to take anything and my middle brother will be limited based on the size of his house and his three kids, two dogs and two cats.  While I have some space in my house, my parents' collections probably take up more space than my house could take even if you took out all the furniture!  My father has a sports memorabilia collection with thousands of cards, tons of magazines, newspapers, programs, schedules and other paper items, loads of signed baseballs, footballs, pucks, etc., jerseys of all types, framed photographs and artwork and finally, the hundreds of bobble-heads!  And that's just the sports items!   They collect some particular artists' paintings which line the walls of their house.  My mother has Lladro's, porcelain plates and crystal figures of some description.  Oddly enough, my father's collecting habits have only increased in retirement because he has built up a community online and learned to use eBay as a minor seller so well that his collecting over the last 10 years has cost virtually zero.

    And I will have a very tough time justifying to my wife accepting my father's collection of every Playboy magazine from the 70's until now!

    KingAlanISalamalex
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 280
    As a big music fan I have a decent sized collection of CD's and a very small vinyl collection.  I collect t-shirts and posters from concerts I attend.  There are some talented and interesting artists.
    Image result for quicksand tour posterMark Lanegan Band 2014 Shopemek x queens of the stoneage skull engineemek x eagles of death metal tour poster image hot rod woman in flame and bone heart

    There's a small book collection as well.
    LEGO_Dad77brumey
  • ImABrickManNowImABrickManNow BrickyMcBrickMember Posts: 270
    @devilhead that last image is probably not appropriate for this forum just fyi.
    reddragontaiyo
  • Steve_J_OMSteve_J_OM Cork, IrelandMember Posts: 950
    I mentioned earlier that blu-ray steelbooks were my other main collection. Well, sometimes collections cross paths :)


    khmellymelcatwranglerAllBrickbrumeyLEGO_Dad77MegtheCatLego_Starjosekaleldanstraindepot
  • wunztwicewunztwice Oregon, USAMember Posts: 25
    edited October 2016
    I just received my old HO model trains from my Dad's house, and after selling off some of the less-sentimental ones, picked up a few others I had always wanted.  I suppose I'll have to build a layout now...  But I have been successful in defeating my sentimental nature and pairing down my old tons of collections to just LEGO and that pretty much!  WHEW, it does feel good to be rid of so much STUFF!!!
    Crowniedanstraindepot
  • ajm390ajm390 Nelsons own CountyMember Posts: 38
    Have a large collection of 1:76 scale buses and other vehicles (they are to the same scale as 00 gauge model railways) Also have a large collection of railway books and DVDs
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    Apart from Lego, the family is collecting the Star Wars Hot Wheels and Marvel Hot Wheels Character Cars (only a few we haven't been able to find so far), @xiahna is collecting Funko Pop Vinyl Figures and our boys are collecting the Marvel Titan Heroes. My personal collections are t-shirts, caps and coffee mugs (mostly Marvel).
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,962
    deephorse said:
    Books - thousands of them, mainly military history
    Board wargames
    Dragon pre-painted 1/72 military vehicles
    Oh, and torches.  I'm a sucker for a cool looking torch (flashlight for those overseas)

    I've removed a few things from your list but... Same here! :)
  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 998
    i ve expanded my t shirt collection...
    besides dub, soundsystem and reggae crews
    i m in the process of adding psychedlic and desert rock shirts to my collection.
    KADAVAR, BLUES PILLS, THE SWORD, GRAVEYARD  so far ....
    KingAlanI
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 319
    Well I guess my other obsession is watches, there's just something about time that fascinates me and currently my favorite watch an omega seamaster is my Crown jewel 
    YodaliciousJudgeChuckempire
  • historicalhistorical Member Posts: 20
    besides LEGO, American Girl and yarn are my other weaknesses
    KingAlanIcatwrangler
  • ClutchPowerClutchPower Austin, TexasMember Posts: 220
    I personally collect Pop! Figures, and Viynalmations. They can be very addicting and I wish I could stop, but I can't...

    LEGO_Dad77
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,966
    My paper money collection includes autographed dollar bills. The most famous is Elizabeth Banks - I won a signed copy of The Hunger Games Blu-Ray but UPS lost that so I got an unsigned copy and something else signed. The others are indie musicians I met at shows. Some collectors have bills signed by government officials named on them; I'm open to that but do not have any.

    I collect boxes to put my Lego pieces in. I have almost 100 of them now.
    I'm always looking for things to put BrickLink inventory in - I have an assortment of various materials, and could also use more space for my personal collection.

    brumey said:
    i ve expanded my t shirt collection...
    [music genres and specific bands mentioned here]

    Music merch or otherwise, I have way too many T-shirts compared to other types of clothes, so I can hardly wear them all. Those with thin fabric are saved for summer. Some are too risque for work so I wear them on the weekend but that just displaces others.

    sdetsky said:
    It's not surprising that so many Lego collectors collect other items.

    Oddly enough, my father's collecting habits have only increased in retirement because he has built up a community online and learned to use eBay as a minor seller so well that his collecting over the last 10 years has cost virtually zero.
    I do have a general collecting instinct.

    Dealing to support his habit? I'm doing that now with BrickLink, did that a lot with Magic the Gathering, and also for collectible money. It's logical for me being business minded; personal interest gives me easy access to business inventory and vice versa.

    besides LEGO, American Girl and yarn are my other weaknesses
    Are you interested in American Girl MegaBloks?



  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    I tried to look up the American girls  dolls megabloks out of curiosity as they aren't available in the UK but the website won't even let me look at pictures because I'm 'out of region' or something. Weird. 
  • historicalhistorical Member Posts: 20

    besides LEGO, American Girl and yarn are my other weaknesses
    Are you interested in American Girl MegaBloks?



    Not really. I am not a fan of the way the figures are built. 

    prevere
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,886
    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. 
    I collect spores, mold and fungus (and Lego).
    LEGO_Dad77BumblepantsTheOriginalSimonBcatwranglersolid_strider
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,454
    Was in HMV today and they had a sale on Studio Ghilbi Anime DVDs, picked up a couple I was missing from the list they do. Only got three old ones to go now, so I guess thats a collection as well!
    bookmumricecakeLEGO_Dad77
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,442
    • Sportscards (mostly guys from my alma mater; thinning my collection actually)
    • Comic and science fiction art/autographs
    • Autographed books
    • Used to collect 1/6 Military figures
    ReesesPieces
  • bookmumbookmum londonMember Posts: 1,207
    @Speedman29 I love Ghibli films. I saw in a shop a Totoro that you built out of that tiny tiny Japanese building bricks. Didn't buy him, wish I had. 
    ricecakeLEGO_Dad77Speedman29
  • ClutchPowerClutchPower Austin, TexasMember Posts: 220
    Accidentally forgot to add this, but I am collecting dust on my LEGO's and starting to collect Disney Pins. Here's my favorite one
    Legogramkiki180703LEGO_Dad77
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 815
    This is a long shot but I recently got a box of Steven Universe Mystery Minis from Funko. I'm missing the Greg Universe figure so if anyone has one spare I'm happy to buy it off you, plus postage. Or trade a gem Steven, normal Amethyst and/or normal Garnet for it.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    Well, our Hot Wheels Character Cars collections have expanded, but still no new Marvel Titan Heroes (not even the Sinister Six figures have materialised on shelves here). Including the three 2015 Marvel SDCC cars, we now have 44 Marvel & 38 Star Wars Character Cars.
  • khopewosinkhopewosin Member Posts: 93
    I've been really into the Star Wars 6 inch black series.

    I would love to get into Hot Toys but with the Lego collection I'm afraid that is unreachable. 
  • OrmskirkBricksOrmskirkBricks England, UKMember Posts: 265
    Well, I did have a nice collection of 1:18 scale diecast cars....but that was sold off to help fund the Lego collecting!  As was my original star wars toy collection!  Now, just the Lego...but I suppose I also collect Ikea Besta shelving...
    Legogramstluxkiki180703Yodalicious
  • ethanjwallethanjwall United StatesMember Posts: 118
    I collect Comic books, books, video games (classic and current), basketball, football, and baseball cards, and Big Little Books.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,754
    My wife has always said all I need is a reason, and I'll start collecting something!

    I've actually only recently fallen into Lego after loving them as a child. Some other collections...

    Root Beer (mainly an American thing from what I've discovered). I've collected and tasted nearly 200 different brands over the last 8 years or so. I have shelves full of bottles/cans that I just can't seem to let go of. I also have some signs, promos, boxes, etc... I rarely find or hear about brews from outside North America. If you have insight into some, please let me know!

    Disney Pins. Admittedly my collection is small, but I enjoy finding the perfect addition from time to time. 

    Vintage fireworks. Yep...that's a thing. I've been a licensed pyrotechnic operator for about 10 years, but a lover of all things fireworks since I was 4 years old. I try to find old packs of fire crackers mainly as the old cover art was pretty fantastic. 

    There are some other minor interests, both those are the main ones currently.
    catwrangler
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    I've been really into the Star Wars 6 inch black series.

    I would love to get into Hot Toys but with the Lego collection I'm afraid that is unreachable. 
    As a child I collected the original 3 3/4" Kenner vintage figures. I sold all those when I was a teenager, but two weeks ago the 40th Anniversary Black Series figures caught my imagination again with their vintage-inspired Kenner cardbacks. After a bit of research I discovered that Hasbro had also previously re-released updated 3 3/4" figures under the Saga and Vintage collections in 2006 and 2010, also with Kenner cardbacks!

    It didn't take long to find a MISB 2006 update of the 1978 Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot figure on eBay, still in its protective plastic outer case. On the back of the card inside there's even a photo of the original figure in its vintage Kenner packaging - nostalgia overload!

    http://www.rebelscum.com/TSC-Vlukexwing.asp

    I won't be collecting these, but I can't wait for this one to be delivered. Unlike the figures from my childhood, I won't be opening this one either!
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    edited March 2017
    I'm not much a collector anymore but Amiibo & those little Nintendo figurines by Jakks are starting to accumulate on my personal shelf.

    My unopened Lego are just piling up. This place is rinkadink as hell. I miss taking pictures and writing silly captions under them In the Whatcha Building thread.


    #sadface
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    edited March 2017
    xwingpilot said:

    As a child I collected the original 3 3/4" Kenner vintage figures. I sold all those when I was a teenager, but two weeks ago the 40th Anniversary Black Series figures caught my imagination again with their vintage-inspired Kenner cardbacks. After a bit of research I discovered that Hasbro had also previously re-released updated 3 3/4" figures under the Saga and Vintage collections in 2006 and 2010, also with Kenner cardbacks!

    It didn't take long to find a MISB 2006 update of the 1978 Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot figure on eBay, still in its protective plastic outer case. On the back of the card inside there's even a photo of the original figure in its vintage Kenner packaging - nostalgia overload!

    http://www.rebelscum.com/TSC-Vlukexwing.asp

    I won't be collecting these, but I can't wait for this one to be delivered. Unlike the figures from my childhood, I won't be opening this one either!
    I forgot to say, that original Kenner Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot figure was my childhood favourite (another reason I chose this username). I don't remember what cardback mine had (I would have ripped it apart to get to the figure anyway), but I suspect it was ROTJ as it took me years to find in-store to add to my collection.

    Interestingly, last month a MISB 1978 example on the ANH (not that it was called that back then) cardback sold on eBay for £720! Even MISB examples of the the 2006 Saga figures with Kenner cardbacks are going up in value now. The going rate seems to be about £30, although I managed to pick this one up for £18. I really must resist getting the other four (Han Solo, Biker Scout, Sand People and Greedo)...
  • solid_stridersolid_strider TexasMember Posts: 206
    ^The vintage cardbacks actually started in 2004:

    http://www.rebelscum.com/OTCvintage.asp


    The glory days of 3 3/4" Star Wars collecting (and action figures in that general scale) are probably over, we're only getting scraps now.  I wish I had picked up more of the Legacy Collection (2008-2009) and Vintage Collection (2010-2013) when I had the chance.
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    ^ Yes I saw that. The 2004 OT collection doesn't have the Luke Skywalker X-Wing Pilot figure though. The 2010 Vintage Collection does have a Dagobah Landing variant, and whilst technically a better sculpt, it isn't an update of the 1978 original and has a different (albeit Kenner) cardback.

    I think you're right about the glory days of 3 3/4" Star Wars collecting being over...
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,303
    edited March 2017
    All of my original Kenner SW figures are still in storage at my father's workshop, space is a bit of an issue as it is around here. While I never got any of the proper vehicles, I did have almost all of the original figures they released back then. A few ended suffering problems, like the first Han Solo figure, I don't think I know anyone who didn't end up needing to glue his head back on, bad, bad neck design, because of that, it looked more like ET than Harrison Ford.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    For me it's Trading cards. Mainly Star Wars.


    GothamConstructionCo
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,060

    Was recently searching for a couple of my older Lego sets and came across....

    Forgot that I had this, I know the outer packaging has seen better days but it's nice to have the original versions of these figures in mint condition.


    LobotcatwranglerGothamConstructionCoricecakemustang69Legoboy
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 447
    bandit778 said:

    Was recently searching for a couple of my older Lego sets and came across....

    Forgot that I had this, I know the outer packaging has seen better days but it's nice to have the original versions of these figures in mint condition.


    I have that exact set as well. :)
    bandit778
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,568
    Ooooo... Specially-Numbered Collector Cards!!!

    That means they are especially collectable!  Cards, with their own numbering.  Special.

    I prefer the He-Hulk Thor Skywalker figure.



    This is a rescue - and I will be squat-thrusting and bench-pressing my way out of the Death Star.  Beefcake!  Beefcake!!
    ricecakepharmjoddspigelYodaliciousbendybadgerjosekalelMegtheCatstlux
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,899
    @SumoLego Now you're gonna have to try to find the short saber in the long saber tray variants...
    SumoLego
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 949
    Movies and firearms.
    pharmjod
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,568
    edited March 2017
    pharmjod said:
    @SumoLego Now you're gonna have to try to find the short saber in the long saber tray variants...
    Good Lord, no.  I opened all of those suckers on day one, and never looked back.  (Except for Thrawn.  I still have that one unspoiled.)

    Unintended bonus - the kids love playing with the figures.  Who knew?
    Yodaliciouspharmjod
  • BoomstickBoomstick IndianaMember Posts: 247
    Legos, transformers and 1/72 scale tanks and military vehicles. Also Star Wars X wing and Armada miniatures.
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    SumoLego said:
    Ooooo... Specially-Numbered Collector Cards!!!

    That means they are especially collectable!  Cards, with their own numbering.  Special.
    SumoLego said:
    Unintended bonus - the kids love playing with the figures.  Who knew?
    Err, @sumolego, don't you collect sealed (numbered) LEGO polybags?
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 539
    edited March 2017
    I collected the original Star Wars figures and vehicles and assorted goods when I was growing up, including the ROTJ ones with the coins (on clearance, even!). I had a complete collection. Then I sold it all before the new toy system hit the shelves. Made enough money to pay for a semester of university, which was a lot of money going for not much, in retrospect. But it was fun to watch people freak out and buy rare stuff at a garage sale for top dollar at the time.

    Interestingly, the only toys I kept from childhood were my Castle LEGO sets.

    Now, my boys collect Pokémon cards and LEGOs and I feed their addictions, mainly. For myself, I collect Pokémon with Pokémon GO because it is free and gets me out of my chair.
    bandit778josekalel
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    @Boomstick
    do you collect X wing and Armada minis as a player or simply as a mini collector?  Picked up the base set (along with an extra Tie and X Wing) for my 10 yr old for Christmas thinking that he'd 'grow into it'.  Fast forward three months and he's subbing new ships and deck options and now beating me more often than not! I wouldn't say he outflies me (strategy wise) but he sure knows how to stack a deck to the point I have to hit him at a 3/1 rate to stand ANY chance of winning!
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,759
    Telescopes, and more recently, art glass. One nice thing about telescopes is they make LEGO seem inexpensive :-)
    catwranglerLobot
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