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  • Chuckles21Chuckles21 Wisconsin, USAMember Posts: 19
    Gooker1 said:
    Gooker1 said:
    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.  
    I also agree that those last few proposed waves would have really rounded out the complete collection. If only they could have released them in at least a limited form for all of us completionists. Oh well, it was still the most fun like of figures I have ever collected and I still remember how expensive the glow in the dark radioactive Homer was at the time. 
    catwrangler
  • dragologerdragologer U.S.AMember Posts: 133
    lando said:
    apologies if this is the wrong thread. 
    But does anybody else collected Lego and something other? 
    I Mostly collect LEGO but i also invest in Marvel legends, Movie transformers and Webkinz. :) 
    FowlerBricks
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,966
    I don't collect much physical music, but have very extensive digital collections for some artists. Often this is bootlegs and/or fan remixes as well as or instead of official releases.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    I have a modest collection of Pop! Vinyl figurines, a few boxes of Magic the Gathering cards, quite a few Pokemon cards that I haven't brought out for years (I should give them to the local kids), a few Mega Bloks (now Mega Construx) sets for Halo, and some other miscellaneous card games + expansions such as Munchkins and Fantasy Flight's Star Wars stuff. I don't properly collect any of those, though - well, not like Lego.
    FowlerBricks
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    I have started down the Hot Wheels path. I had hundreds as a kid that my sons now have...plus plenty of their own. At least I have defined rules for that collection. Rules I definitely can’t stick to when it comes to LEGO.
    DeeC2_Josh
  • Darth_Jar_JarDarth_Jar_Jar Near explosions Member Posts: 43
    Star Wars Black Series/certain Star Wars Funko pops 
    FowlerBricksxwingpilotgmonkey76
  • DeeC2_JoshDeeC2_Josh SoCal Member Posts: 64
    I've always bought hot wheels here and there throughout my lifetime but had always opened them/displayed them. About four years ago or so I started buying them and keeping them in their packaging and now I have well over 150 in a large plastic storage tote. I like how they look on their cardboard card more than loose. I only buy actual cars i.e. Porsche, Chevy but they come out with so many new cars and different color variations it makes collecting fun, and at about a dollar each it's easy on the wallet.
    Yodalicious
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 939
    I used to collect action figures ages ago. If my memory serves me well, I have 500+ in storage; mostly Star Wars, but also some other franchises such as X-Files, The Matrix, and Speed Racer to name a few. I really need to sell most of these.

    I currently collect Monopoly board games having 30 of them at the moment. I am really trying to stop as they simply go to storage.

    I rarely buy music CDs anymore; my collection is at 600 at the moment.
    I lost count of my video collection but it crossed the 1000 mark for sure.

    I have all the Disney Infinity figures; I guess I can count this collection as 'complete', but only a few are out on display.
    I also have almost half the amiibos released today; not planning on getting them all, but there are a couple still on my list (Detective Pikachu anybody?); most of them are out on display.

    There are various items that were purchased as the result of wine + Amazon/eBay (e.g. Bill and The Bride katanas).

    I've managed to avoid Funko POP figures as I know it will get out of hands, but then.

    As I try to cut down on LEGO (mostly due to space constrains) and drink non-alcoholic beer when browsing Amazon/eBay ;-) I recently got hooked on Living Dead Dolls and it got out of hand quickly (50 dolls and counting)... POP figures would have been waaay cheaper.

    I guess it is time to seek professional help :-(
    MegtheCat
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,381
    Having started to offload a lot of stuff (M.A.S.K and transformers) I just ordered the first wave of Funco Disney Afternoon figures, couldn't resist they look awesome.
  • AnkhrosAnkhros TexasMember Posts: 28
    I keep all my movie ticket stubs.
    DeeC2_Joshmak0137
  • AnkhrosAnkhros TexasMember Posts: 28
    All things Pokemon. 


    Right here lately though been Wondering why people (like me)have this obsessive need to collect trinkets.

    EDIT: also surprised some wise ass hasn't said paychecks or money :P
    Have you done any mega construx pokemon sets? I think they're pretty awesome.
    KingAlanI
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 705
    Don’t know if I’ve posted in this thread before but I used to be a serious comics collector, mostly in the 90s. Speaking of which, I need to thin the herd. What is a good current comics price resource? I refuse to pay for a memebership to comicpriceguide.com. Does Overstreet still publish a guide? 25 years ago I used to use Wizard magazine. Things have changed I guess.
    SumoLego
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,966
    Ankhros said:
    All things Pokemon.
    Have you done any mega construx pokemon sets? I think they're pretty awesome.
    Got a bunch on sale at GameStop. So far I've built the Charmeleon and Charizard, nice points of articulation.
    In general for that brand: I'm willing to buy if I like the license. Larger builds can get a bit overwhelming since they don't have bags for each stage of the build like LEGO. The design can feel like just piling pieces together. The part quality is okay, and the molds/colors can be a nice change of pace.

    Ankhros
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,416
    ^ Yeah. I still haven't finished the Enterprise. Pieces everywhere. 
    KingAlanI
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 347
    ^ Yeah. I still haven't finished the Enterprise. Pieces everywhere. 
    Wait until you get to forcing all of the plates together in the saucer. How do I know you haven't done this yet? You didn't add a curse in front of "Enterprise." 
    Fizyx
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,416
    ^ I think that's pretty close to being done. Then on to the engines.
    KingAlanI
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,966
    I was about halfway through the saucer when I had to put it away to clear space and haven't gotten back to it.
    I eventually sorted the pieces, the closest I've come to knolling, and still had trouble finding what I needed.
    The edge of the saucer uses a string of relatively inflexible joints; it was hard to align those.

    Like an idiot I got the 995 piece Mega Construx Viking longship, because it looked so cool and was so cheap ($32 at a closing TRU)
    catwrangler
  • Mister_BaristaMister_Barista Mesa AZMember Posts: 6
    I collect miniatures games that unfortunately don't get much play, despite having regular game nights
    Metal/Plastic/Paper fantasy miniatures
    Disney Haunted Mansion memorabilia.
    H. P. Lovecraft books, movies, etc.
    Always looking for Pomeranian dog collectables for the wife
    I also am one of those annoying people who make and collect memes
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    ^ I know how you feel. My friends are all about Magic, which I think comes down to price and not interest - that is, it's one of the few games where they can actually afford expansions for it (and not have to use mine). I think I've snuck X-Wing Miniatures in maybe twice?

    Also, you should see my Prequel Trilogy meme stash
  • AnkhrosAnkhros TexasMember Posts: 28
    KingAlanI said:
    Ankhros said:
    All things Pokemon.
    Have you done any mega construx pokemon sets? I think they're pretty awesome.
    Got a bunch on sale at GameStop. So far I've built the Charmeleon and Charizard, nice points of articulation.
    In general for that brand: I'm willing to buy if I like the license. Larger builds can get a bit overwhelming since they don't have bags for each stage of the build like LEGO. The design can feel like just piling pieces together. The part quality is okay, and the molds/colors can be a nice change of pace.

    Nice. I find that it's best to organize the pieces before I start building. This goes for both Lego and Mega Construx/Bloks. If you don't have it yet, I highly recommend Gyarados. It's very well done.
    KingAlanI
  • MrShinyAndNewMrShinyAndNew Member Posts: 261
    flord said:
    Don’t know if I’ve posted in this thread before but I used to be a serious comics collector, mostly in the 90s. Speaking of which, I need to thin the herd. What is a good current comics price resource? I refuse to pay for a memebership to comicpriceguide.com. Does Overstreet still publish a guide? 25 years ago I used to use Wizard magazine. Things have changed I guess.
    I was also a comic collector in the 90s. I recently found a comic shop selling back-issues from then, and I was delighted that I could finish plugging the holes in the collection. But then I noticed that all the comics were selling for cover price. So... good luck offloading.
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ Same here. I collected heavily in the 90s and looked about a year ago to see what I could get for my collection. It was basically nothing. I ended up giving some away and only holding on to the titles I really wanted to keep.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,966
    Ankhros said:
    I find that it's best to organize the pieces before I start building. This goes for both Lego and Mega Construx/Bloks. If you don't have it yet, I highly recommend Gyarados. It's very well done.
    I heard of that, seemed like overkill for LEGO but might be necessary for Mega

    -

    as for comics, I work at a library, and we got a ton as donations that we sold cheap, so it's not just you.
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 598
    Having started to offload a lot of stuff (M.A.S.K and transformers) I just ordered the first wave of Funco Disney Afternoon figures, couldn't resist they look awesome.

    Man...I would find it hard to let go of the MASK stuff. :(
    YodaliciousGothamConstructionCo
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 539
    I recently started collecting imperial stouts to enjoy with LEGO building.
    FowlerBricksKingAlanIBoardshorts85Yodalicious
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,312
    Russian Imperial stouts?
    sonsofsceva
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,567
    edited April 2018
    ^ Same here. I collected heavily in the 90s and looked about a year ago to see what I could get for my collection. It was basically nothing.
    I know you want to buy all of my 1996 Donruss baseball cards.

    (Just kidding.  I stopped that horrible hobby 1994 when I figured out girls hung around with doofy guys that had running cars.)
    KingAlanI1265gmonkey76Bumblepantsbandit778Yodalicious
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Rochester, NYMember Posts: 1,966
    I recently started collecting imperial stouts to enjoy with LEGO building.
    But LEGO building requires fine motor skills and keeping your building area clean
    I do like rich non hoppy beer styles like that though
    sonsofsceva
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 939
    I recently started collecting imperial stouts to enjoy with LEGO building.

    Open "box" I hope.
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRAsonsofsceva
  • Boardshorts85Boardshorts85 ChicagoMember Posts: 179
    LEGO is my primary, though recently I've started collecting watches.

    In my younger years, I collected DVD/Bluray, but at this point everything is streamed.  I'll probably just to offload all of that before we move out of this apartment.
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    SumoLego said:
    ^ Same here. I collected heavily in the 90s and looked about a year ago to see what I could get for my collection. It was basically nothing.
    I know you want to buy all of my 1996 Donruss baseball cards.

    (Just kidding.  I stopped that horrible hobby 1994 when I figured out girls hung around with doofy guys that had running cars.)
    I believe Donruss loosely translates to “cheap paper.” While Fleer means “fire starter.”
    pharmjodBumblepantsSumoLegocatwrangler
  • AnkhrosAnkhros TexasMember Posts: 28
    KingAlanI said:
    Ankhros said:
    I find that it's best to organize the pieces before I start building. This goes for both Lego and Mega Construx/Bloks. If you don't have it yet, I highly recommend Gyarados. It's very well done.
    I heard of that, seemed like overkill for LEGO but might be necessary for Mega

    -

    as for comics, I work at a library, and we got a ton as donations that we sold cheap, so it's not just you.
    It's helpful when you want to get the build done in a good amount of time, which I do because I build on camera. It's also helpful if you have trouble finding pieces.

    I'll have to remember to check for comics the next time the local library does a book sale.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,567
    Yodalicious said:
    I believe Donruss loosely translates to “cheap paper.” While Fleer means “fire starter.”
    Fleer has that weird coating like Upper Deck.  They don't burn very well.   Chemically smell!
    Yodalicious
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 947
    SumoLego said:
    Yodalicious said:
    I believe Donruss loosely translates to “cheap paper.” While Fleer means “fire starter.”
    Fleer has that weird coating like Upper Deck.  They don't burn very well.   Chemically smell!
    I remember that distinctive smell unlike any other trading card when Topps Stadium Club was first issued.
    SumoLegoYodalicious
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    That smell...
    You know that gasoline smell?
    The whole pack!
    Smelled like...
    OVERINVESTMENT
    1265BumblepantsYodaliciouscatwrangler
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 319
    @Boardshorts85 I collect watches as well which ones do you collect 
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,703
    edited April 2018

    ^ I'm impressed by the wall-mounted orange speaker. Those overhead fluorescent light diffusors look good too, although the tube nearest the front is a bit dark. :-)

    Edit: Yes, it's a photo-rotation joke... sorry. Also, I have the same mini hi-fi as you (if it's a Sony).

    Polyphemus
  • ImABrickManNowImABrickManNow BrickyMcBrickMember Posts: 270
    Recently fell down the Marvel Legends collecting rabbit hole. Its really cut into the Lego budget.
    Yodaliciouscatwrangler
  • Thanos75Thanos75 Member Posts: 1,117
    There is one Marvel Legends fig that I still need. Captain America with the right leg of Thanos....ugh...$40+ for it....hard to pull the trigger for just a right leg....lol
    catwrangler
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,416
    ^ you have to get Cap. It's a moral imperative. 

    I collected all of the large Star Wars Unleashed figures. Maybe it's a good time pass them on. 

  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 781
    I have been a huge film score nerd for a while. When Lego came around film scores sort of ebbed and flowed and my intense focus gradually shifted to Lego, so now I collect and listen to scores a lot less than I used to. That said, I've got hundreds and hundreds of scores - some limited editions, several hundred autographed.
    FowlerBricksSumoLegosnowhitiecatwrangler
  • Boardshorts85Boardshorts85 ChicagoMember Posts: 179
    edited April 2018
    mh3490 said:
    @Boardshorts85 I collect watches as well which ones do you collect 
    Fairly new to the watch game...

    My wife coordinated a family gift of a 41mm Shinola Runwell for my 30th a couple years back, and then surprised me with a Shinola Guardian as "something blue" for our wedding last year.

    Most recently, I've added two custom pieces from Undone Watches - a custom twist on the standard Killy, and their Limited Edition Speedy silver panda face in a Black PVD case.

    That closed out the "nice" pieces.  Other than that I've got a few Weekenders.  But the "wish list" is growing quickly...
    FowlerBricks
  • mh3490mh3490 NW Indiana Member Posts: 319
    Nice I am actually looking at a runwell myself I have a few nice ones as well... no rolex's tho personally I feel like they are overpriced Tudor and omega are my go to's really love my sea master as I prefer sport watches they are more rugged 
  • romdamromdam Member Posts: 136
    Playmobil.  My 5 and 3 year old play with them all day.  I collect for them as there is no real long term value.  Our basement is a Playmobil world.  One room is a city layout.  Opposite side of basement is a zoo/funpark room.  A car ferry is means of travel between the two with a beach area.  Also a forest/mountain area in the works.

    Introduced them to Lego and they were like "where is the school?  Where is the hospital?  Where is the zoo?" and that was the end of Lego.

    I still collect a Lego city set here and there but don't spend much due to all of the duplicate stuff.
    pharmjodcatwrangler
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,667
    I've slid a little farther down the slope of Action Figure collecting. Just got Bandai's Gipsy Avenger for 50% off at Toys R Us, which ended up being $10.


    ricecakeMegtheCatdmcc0catwrangler
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,567
     ... I've got hundreds and hundreds of scores - some limited editions, several hundred autographed.
    True!  I've seen photos!
    FowlerBricksCaptainRogersgmonkey76Baby_Yoda
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 781
    Yup, photographic evidence! And those shelves are 2 CD-layers deep. They're full.
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    I've slid a little farther down the slope of Action Figure collecting. Just got Bandai's Gipsy Avenger for 50% off at Toys R Us, which ended up being $10.


    Great shot.

    I'm exclusively into Star Wars action figures myself but I can still appreciate a decent photo :)
    SumoLegodmcc0FowlerBricks
  • CaptainRogersCaptainRogers Greensboro, NCMember Posts: 781
    Man, I don't do much outside of Lego and film score but dang that looks nice. I've also got a soft spot for the first Pacific Rim.
    FowlerBricks
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