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Some pieces go for unbelievable prices (some are more than 100$ per piece).
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
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!
There's a small book collection as well.
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 ....
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.
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.
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.
Are you interested in American Girl MegaBloks?
I would love to get into Hot Toys but with the Lego collection I'm afraid that is unreachable.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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)...
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.
I think you're right about the glory days of 3 3/4" Star Wars collecting being over...
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.
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!!
Unintended bonus - the kids love playing with the figures. Who knew?
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.
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!