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Some oldies below.
The Gundam toys at the back are from the Mobile Suit In Action series (MSIA) which I've got around 60+ of them.
It was definitely not a ZOID. It came on several frames and required gluing together like an Airfix kit.
- The main model was a 4-legged machine (I think it reminded me slightly of The Tripods which was on TV around that time).
- It was armed with a main gun that was recessed in the hull and could be elevated slightly. Kind of like a tank with legs.
- It also had a cylindrical pod on the top that housed several missiles.
- Pretty sure there was a driver/commander figure with an opening hatch.
- Possibly 1/72 scale or 1/100 or thereabouts.
- Each leg was vaguely cylindrical, went out sideways from the body, and was hinged at the knees, with the bottom half going down vertically to a semi articulated round foot plate with 3 toes - probably no too dissimilar to those on an AT-AT walker. Its stance was a bit like a 4-legged spider.
- It was moulded in olive green plastic.
- I think there was also a smaller conventional-looking vehicle that came in the set. I can't remember if it was wheeled or tracked, but I believe it had a rectangular rocket launcher array on top.
^ Revell Robotech Defenders Assault Squad
Here's a set that's been built and painted:
And here's the same wheeled vehicle with a rocket launcher in place of the gun turret. I think this is how I remember it, so I guess the set must have contained both options:
Massive props to @MaffyD for finding it based on the description, not to mention introducing me to a site that brought back a LOT of memories! I frickin LOVED my Blue Thunder model kit from back in the day. I've also bookmarked that site for future reference purposes - there's some serious MOC inspiration contained in those pages!
I have some LotR Royal Selangor that people bought me for birthdays/Christmas when the films came out and they had no other inspiration... I like them, but not THAT much.
Some of the best look like that ^ dragon...
^Those :D. Actually, I’ve bought these a lot more than anything Lego recently.
I wonder if LEGO will release an Inferno Squad minifigure in a Battlefront II set in 2018? #75134 was an awesome set for Battlefront minifigures...
And considering I just sold off my Buzz Lightyear, Austin Powers, 1997-era Star Wars 3" figures, PotC action figures, and finally my 1:25 and 1:18 scale die-cast automobiles collections, I think this is a sign or accelerated aging!
Anybody want late '80' to 1995 sports cards? Those are the next to go!
I knew something was hincky when i sold a 'rare' John Olerud rookie card for $50.00.
And I had to raise money to dump into a different money pit. (A 1972 Chevelle...)
Or pick up Small World for much the same gameplay without the endless dicefest
A year later, we have like 30 of them, half of the characters my sons don't even know.
Plus... getting a complete Juggernaut was a must!
Puzzles (about 95% of my collection)
More specifically Morgan Dollars.
Big fan of coins myself, @jpcz - I have a few silver dollars, but I'm focused on newer stuff, silver or not, due to cost/availability
I already have too many board games in the house, so I purposely avoid buying more. @Toc13 glad to hear LOTR or Star Wars RISK are actually different games. Star Wars LIFE is like that too. Sometimes even when I like both original game and license the same gameplay with a different aesthetic gets @Toc13
@SumoLego @Yodalicious got loads of baseball cards from around 1990 myself. it was a kid hobby when I was more into baseball. Wasn't the problem massive overprinting? Now it feels like the card industry has gone the other way, overemphasizing ultra rare inserts. I might complete some old sets but not get into new cards. It's something separate to collect, rather than using new and old together as with lego.
Unlike SumoLego and sports cards, a few years ago I bought some silver coins while the price was high and had to sell some as the price was going down. It's still a relatively cheap investing lesson, a better deal than some things I could have bought, and some of the collectible coins weren't as affected by the metal price.
There may be a 20 year old copy of Star Wars Monopoly hiding in there that was a well-meant present but that's it for mass-market games
I played a lot of Magic from the mid 90s for about 6 or so years but I ended up judging a lot more than playing. It did mean my costs were kept down & I only collected the Elf cards. Didn't get around to picking up the Alpha Elvish Archer but did have a Playset of Alpha Llanowars which along with some other printing oddities, foreign foils & the like are in a binder stored safely (& a ridiculous Elf deck that I don't think is legal in any format)
Funded through selling/trading 4 minifigures, two keychains and two polybag sets.
2017's action figure purchases:
Funded by spending £££!
I feel my focus may be changing...
It's grey (and black) like the LEGO version:
Unfortunately this had been a life long hobby and to recapture a bit of my youth, I also (and I know I'm going to get some flack for this) had the bright idea to collect AFA graded versions of all 77 figures from the Return of the Jedi card back but that turned out to be a bit too much for the wallet to stomach (even the original loose figures are bloomin expensive) which coincided with wifey buying me a Lego set and the rest is history. Of course the irony of how many figures I could have brought for the cost of the Falcon is not lost on me but at least I get to build it as opposed to just looking at it.
I've not made an active decision to stop buying LEGO, it's just that TLG's recent focus on non-iconic OT vehicles has meant I haven't bought as much. Like you, LEGO and action figure collecting is a throw-back to my childhood. Adult LEGO collecting was triggered by a 2015 trip to LEGOLAND with my daughter, and adult action figure collecting was triggered by the 40th anniversary of Star Wars and the vintage-styled cardbacks and 6" figures that were released for that (although I actually ended up buying retired 3.75" figures on vintage-style cardbacks and some of the latest 6" boxed figures).
My collection of both LEGO and action figures is modest by most standards (currently 20 sets, 30 minifigures and 14 action figures), but a lack of display space and an attempt at minimalism has meant that I've focused only on those sets and figures that I really love (from 2017, going back as far as 2012 for LEGO and 2004 for action figures). Going forward I doubt I will buy a huge amount more of either. I'd like to keep my display to a single set of IKEA KALLAX shelves, and the total value of my collection to below £1,000. Time will tell...
such good memories. Still gutted to this day they ended a series too soon. Lindsey Naegle was my all time want and we were one series away from her. WoS was easily the most fun I ever had collecting.
- Scrambles to the eBay App-
I’m a collector of David Bowie’s music. I have sold my 200 odd CD’s now in favour of fewer vinyls and a digital collection of all tracks, single edits, remixes, live versions etc.
I started with the Batman Animated Series figures, and eagle moss Star Trek large scale starships, but have sold them on too in favour of Lego which I got into fairly recently (currently Lego Batman Movie and a few Creator sets)
I used to collect physical Ultimate Marvel comics, but have since switched to DC Batman. Not a collection as such, but own a lot of digital comics that I read on an iPad.
Also in the process of selling off Blu-rays I own in favour of Apple TV downloads.
Kind of a forbidden pleasure for a AFOL, but I also collect COBI (WW2 Tanks and Planes) although they are kept separate from my LEGO, amongst my Really Useful Boxes collection!
Other than that, my love of History & Poland means I'm always adding to my collection of books, films, music, badges, visits and anything related to those two areas.
I have also used my children as excuses to collect things like Playmobil and Scalextrix, although those collections are for them to take with them if they ever start a family in later life.
My biggest regret was that the collection of Star Wars and Action Man toys I grew up with in the 70s were played with and not stored away in mint condition until now otherwise I would have been a rich man!