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I have recently been collecting all the clips off of bread bags. Don't ask me why, I'm not even sure.

Other than that, I have a MTG card collection, but I don't have the money to spend on that anymore.

Aug 24, 2019 23:50:27 PM

SSF_Reinhart wrote:

What sites can you recommend for people interested in purchasing some?

Nearly all the fun of collecting is being able to visit the formations and learn about how X got into Y rocks.

Of course there's places with gorgeous and exquisitely well preserved specimens, where you'll get shot at, sunburned, eaten by insects, or fall to a quick and splatty death, and the folks who extract saleable specimens from these formations don't give a rats fart about stratigraphy or geology.

I used to collect a lot of things, but work travel and realizing nobody gives a shit about your collections made me slowly get rid of all these things.

Matchbox cars, Hot Wheels, model kits, Lego, Star Wars action figures, Magic cards, rocks, minerals, fossils, coins (much more boring with the Euro), anything heavy or water-soluble or easily broken or ruined by long term storage outdoors in a shed - gave, sold, or donated these all away.

Just knowing that someone else is getting more satisfaction out of having an unassembled Spitfire RC plane kit in a box collecting dust, is enough for me. Just the thought that if I have to move to Hoboken to take a job in 3 days, I don't have to lug 20 years of magic cards or half the Wheeler Shale Formation across 4 states, is a reassurance.

Aug 25, 2019 00:44:11 AM

Reinhart wrote:

The coins I wont put on the interweb anyway.

Perfectly understandable. I won't post my Perth stuff either because people like us are infowars level paranoid. Shame, I have quit purchasing once I've reached the magical 33% level and I kind of miss it, oh well.

Aug 25, 2019 01:59:22 AM

Dust. And cobwebs.

I used to collect ballpoint pens, keyrings and rocks. Moved halfway across the globe with only a bag of clothes and no longer collect anything material.

Aug 25, 2019 04:24:49 AM

Reinhart wrote:

Good to know. I got a box full of super mini transformers. If the time comes, I might send them to you. :)

Does your figurine collection also include items from the weta shop? If so, can you tell us something about the quality of their products?

Eh, I have a small bookshelf of non-Masterpiece TFs right next to me in fact (far more than I had the first time I was a kid) but the real treasures are actually called 'masterpiece'. They look exactly like the original cartoon, which wasn't possible back then due to tech restraints. They take ages to transform because they're super-fiddly, and typically cost $100 upwards. Definitely not for younguns.

And no, it doesn't. We stick mainly to Japanese manufacturers and static figures, so probably in the $100-200 price range. What little I know of Weta is they do pricey replicas. We hit a little deeper on the nerd level than LOTR memorabilia.

For a while there the GF was collecting fountain pens, so I got her a few nice ones for Christmas a few years ago.

Aug 25, 2019 04:26:28 AM

I collected stamps but that got expensive pretty quickly as a kid and I gave it up early on.

When I was young I collected comics and had quite a nice collection going including a Spiderman #2 and some 1950's era Donald Duck comics (which were incredibly funny, well written and had twice as many pages) that were passed down by my great uncle. I sold them all to fund starting college which in retrospect I very much wish I had not done.

I haven't collected anything else of note in some time.

Aug 25, 2019 10:12:06 AM

@OP: I collected old computer hardware but the older I became the more I felt like wasting my time. Now I "only" collect great moments with my daughter and my life really entered the next level. Collecting good times with the people you love > everything else. Give it a try!

Aug 25, 2019 21:17:37 PM

Collected stamps as a kid, but never had any interest in it so stopped at some point. No idea how I even got started with that, must have been something my parents started for me or something.

Played MTG at some point as a kid as well, but never saw myself as a collector, just had a few decks that I played with.

I don't collect anything now, don't see the point/fun in it. Getting clos to 400 games on Steam, if you could call that a collection.

Aug 26, 2019 04:31:17 AM

I collect coins, comics and sci-fi books mostly. I used to collect stamps too (my grampa's collection that I continued) but stopped long time ago.
Oh and whisky bottles. After they've been emptied ;-)

Aug 26, 2019 14:15:24 PM

Coins, rather haphazardly.

Aug 27, 2019 01:09:43 AM
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