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Tycho
06-08-2008, 10:00 AM
Here's what I bought:

Star Wars:

- Hasbro 3 3/4"
- 12" Hasbro and then SideShow - cherrypicked, not collected per se
- 7" Unleashed
- Galactic Heroes
- Cartoon Network Clone Wars 3 3/4"
- Jedi Force
- Force Battlers
- Star Wars Buddies - cherrypicked

Star Trek:

- Playmates 5 3/4" all-plastic figures / playsets / vehicles
- ArtAsylum 7" figures / playsets: Ent, TOS, Movies, TNG movies, DS9
- ArtAsylum ships: NX, 1701-A, 1701-E

Terminator:

-McFarlane 7" and the helicopter crash vehicle/diorama from T3

Transformers:

- Alternators - cherrypicked
- MasterPieces - cherrypicked
- Movie Toys - cherrypicked

I don't have nor desire other toylines. If I did not have one of the larger collections, I might do some kind of real-world military line, but it'd probably be dependent on me collecting none of the above.

DarthQuack
06-08-2008, 10:09 AM
Star Wars 3 3/4 line
TV Guides....(yes I was a Frank Costanza for a few years)
Nintendo Games
Spider-man Comics

jjreason
06-08-2008, 11:11 AM
Action Figures, Comics, Sports Cards, Video Games, Record Albums, Movies in various formats....... I think that's it. Sadly cash money isn't on the list. lol

Tycho
06-08-2008, 01:14 PM
Oh, I wasn't thinking about non-toys when I posted my list.

I also have:

Star Wars novels
Star Wars comics
movies
TV on DVD (only a handful of shows, especially all Star Trek)

But I intended the thread to be mainly about toys and the types you collect.

Blue2th
06-08-2008, 01:56 PM
Star Wars:

3.75 Figures, Vehicles
12" Hasbro, Sideshow
Sideshow Premium
Action Fleet, Titanium
Unleashed (large size)
Misc.

Star Trek:

3.75 Figures, Vehicles
12" Figures, 9" Figures
Playmates, Art Asylum Ships
Johnny L, Furuta, Corgi Ships
Misc.

GI Joe:

12" Figures, Vehicles
3.75 Figures, Vehicles

Ultimate Soldier:

12" or 1/6 Scale Vehicles
3.75 or 1:18 Figures, Vehicles, Airplanes
1:32 Vehicles

Lord of the Rings:
6" Figures, Beasts

Marvel 12" and 9" some 3.75

Johnny Lightning: Cars, tanks, military, movie, sci-fi
Old Matchbox
Hotwheels (not anymore)

Other than toys I collect electric guitars and musical equipment though have sold off the stuff I don't actually play anymore:
Gibsons
Fenders
Roland, Yamaha Synthesizers
Various floor and rack mount effects units

Old Silver Age DC Adventure Comics, w/ Legion of Superheroes

Military and Boy Scout memorabilia, hats, coats, pins, books, camping equipment.

Used to have a small collection of cars but now I only have a 1974 Mustang II Fastback that is in good restorable shape.

I'm sure there is more odds and ends as well as toys I started collecting, but lost interest in, or only bought a few like the recent Indy stuff.

Oh yeah and I collect dust too, whether I like it or not.

Lord Malakite
06-08-2008, 02:19 PM
Too much to list.


Star Wars toys (basically every line considered non-vintage or "modern" and those that are considered fast food premiums)
Video Games
TMNT toys (mostly those from original toy line based on the early 90s cartoon and the 3 live-action movies)
TMNT comics (Mostly the Archie Comic collection)
Power Ranger TV episodes (taped from TV onto VHS since Disney refuses to do DVD season sets in the US)
Power Ranger comics (All the Hamilton Comic collection and a good majority of the Marvel Comic collection)
Power Ranger Spin Fighters (I think I have all but one listed on their checklist, though I think it is questionable if that one even exists since they were sold in non-random sets of two and I have no others missing)
Power Ranger toys (mostly the early season stuff, though I still go out of the way for the fast food premium toys they occasionally do)
Power Ranger Season 1 & 2 trading cards & Merlin sticker booklets
Power Ranger Movie trading cards
Pogs (too many "generics" to list them all, though I do have an entire Hardees Apollo 13 movie pog set w/ both slammers & the completed three-part Apollo 13 rocket pog container)
Jurassic Park cards
Animal Crossing e-Reader cards
Baseball cards (in general, no real specific line so to speak)


Thats about all the big stuff I can think of at the moment.

El Chuxter
06-08-2008, 05:35 PM
Everything?

Dude, you've got to be kidding.

Jargo
06-08-2008, 05:49 PM
stuff and stuff.

bobafrett
06-08-2008, 06:46 PM
Everything?

Dude, you've got to be kidding.

I agree, I have no idea of what I have collected. Do dirty magazines count?

Star Wars:

3 3/4 inch figures
12 inch figures
trading cards
books
gentle giant busts
Pez dispensers
Unleashed line except the small not well painted stuff
Titaniums
Galactic Heroes
Promo stuff
Legos


Sports:

McFarlane figures Chicago teams minus White Sox


More as I collect my thoughts!

jedi master sal
06-09-2008, 08:34 AM
stuff and stuff.

What he said...

sith_killer_99
06-09-2008, 10:33 AM
Well...

Alcohol Bottles (age 14-19)
Football Cards (age 14-18)
Comics (off and on - currently on)
Star Wars - various (1998-present)
Zippo lighters (age 19-23)
Transformers (age 10-14)
Movie Maniacs (age 24-27)
Die Cast - Hot Wheels/Johnny Lightning/Greenlight (2006-present)
G.I Joe - 3 3/4 (age 10-14)
Books (1999-present)
DVD's/Blu-Ray (1999-present)
Record Albums (age 16-24)
Cassette tapes/VHS (age 18-24)
Girlfriends (age 14-24)

That's pretty much it.

figrin bran
06-09-2008, 10:57 AM
SW 3.75", Titanium, Action Fleet
Transformers G1, Beast Wars, Classics and soon Animated
Toybiz LOTR
Mattel Justice League Unlimited
sports cards

and then various odds and ends

Bel-Cam Jos
06-09-2008, 04:59 PM
Too much to list.Never. NEVER! There is never a time that "too much" and "list" cannot be put together at the same time! I shall do it!

Star Wars:
- 3 3/4" action figures (and their various playsets, vehicles, accessories, carry cases, etc.)
- posters
- food & restaurant items (drinking glasses & cups, toys, bags & packaging, soda cans, candy containers, etc.)
- trading cards (I don't even col- "LIAR! " - Anakin, ROTS)
- music CDs (soundtracks, MECO)
- video (VHS & DVD of films, Ewoks & Droids cartoons, Ewoks TV movies, Makings of, etc.)
- clothing (t-shirts, hats, pins, etc.)
- comics (Marvel, Ewoks, Droids, SOTE, trade paperbacks, some Dark Horse, etc.)
- books (young adult novels, novels, behind-the-scenes, Essential Guides, trivia books, coloring, etc.)
- magazines
- school items (pens & pencils, notebooks, folders, stickers, etc.)
- ornaments (Hallmark, others)

Transformers: (1980s toys, Hasbro and "fake" ones)

GI Joe: (1980s figures, playsets, vehicles, accessories, etc.)

Erasers

Buttons & pins

M.U.S.C.L.E. figurines

Stickers

Pittsburgh sports items:
- game tickets (Steelers, Pirates, Penguins)
- clothing (jerseys, t-shirts, jackets, hats)
- jewelry (wristwatches, buttons, pins)
- trading cards (Steelers, Pirates, Penguins, Pitt Panthers)
- drinking items (mugs, cups, glasses, sport bottles)
- stuffed items (animals, sport balls)
- towels (Terrible :D & beach)
- photos (framed, loose)
- newspaper articles
- magazines (game programs, yearbooks)
- ornaments
- signed items (trading cards, postcards, framed photos, etc.)

Stuffed animals

Comic books: (mainly 1960s-90s Marvel & DC, a few small press series)

Orange soda cans

Die cast cars:
- Hot Wheels
- Matchbox
- Corgi

Weird Al Yankovic items: (cassettes, CDs, DVDs, concert tickets, t-shirts, SIGNED ITEM :eek: )

Sports cards
- football
- baseball
- basketball
- hockey

Lists :p

So there.

(although I suspect I may have forgotten somethin'... :o )

Kidhuman
06-09-2008, 07:09 PM
Baseball Cards
Comics

Vintage STar Wars
Modern Star Wars 3.75
Galactic Heores Line
Titaiums
Vehicles(some)

Doctor Who 5" Line

JetsAndHeels
06-09-2008, 07:36 PM
Star Wars-toys and everything else
Superman-toys and everything else
TMNT-Toys and everything else
Various TV/Movie items-Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama, Smallville, TMNT, Movie Maniacs, Hellboy, etc.
Sports cards-mostly nfl football and college basketball stuff, alot of autographs
Games-ps2, xbox 360, old 8 bit nintendo
DVD's
Comics
Books
Hats
Jerseys
Music CD's
Posters

Jargo
06-09-2008, 08:18 PM
common cold
influenza
worms
head lice
Whooping cough
chicken pox
measles
mumps
scarletina (infant variation of scarlet fever)
acne
corns
verucca
tonsilitis
astigmatism
arthritis
cellulite
bee stings
wasp stings
nettle rash
rose bush thorn impalements
nosebleeds
skin scars
skin abrasions
nicotine addiction
caffeine addiction
SSRI dependency
Generalised anxiety disorder
vinegar allergy
peppermint allergy
salmonella poisoning.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-10-2008, 04:22 PM
Add-ons:

Coins:
- foreign (got as change or given as gifts)
- US (by year... have almost all of penny/nickel/dime/quarter back to 1939)
- state quarters (Denver & Philly mints of all but this year's)
- dollars (gold US presidents, S.B. Anthony, Sacajawea [sp?])
- special editions (Statue of Liberty, Yuri Gagarin, Pope JP2, etc.)

Converse All Star shoes: (not really collected, as they get worn out I "retire" them, but I currently have 12 different styles/colors)

Tycho
06-10-2008, 05:01 PM
I forgot that I buy almost all Star Wars

Novels
Comics
Young Adult Books

just so I have the entire Expanded Universe in case Slicker or Deoxy want to come over and read them! :D

Jargo
06-10-2008, 05:55 PM
oooh I collect really bad Midi files too. It's like the worst kind of elevator muzak ever and soooo bad it's really quite good.

As far as toys go, I used to collect 3 3/4" action figures, now I collect Doctor who action figures and i'm back to Lego (Lego is the plural too not Legos).

I've collected Lord of the rings action figures and family guy. GI JOE years ago. I have but have stopped adding to a collection of Teddy bears. proper jointed and shaped bears not the cheap fun fur and weird colouring kind that girls tend to collect. I have an almost complete collection of Pallisades Muppet figures. and an almost complete (minus 3 HTF figures) collection of their Invader Zim figures too. Bucky O'Hare figures various hoardes of robots, aliens and monsters that i just liked the look of but didn't want anything else from those lines. just lots of cool figures.
I used to collect lidded tin boxes. the smaller the better. dunno why. Oh and I collect books. nothing impressive like first editions. just regular paperbacks but i like to collect an authors complete works if I can. and reference books. anything about words and language and cartography and ancient history, art books, anthropology, philosophy, Calvin and Hobbes, playscripts, poetry, myths, puppetry, sci-fi, fantasy, classic fiction.

CaptainSolo1138
06-10-2008, 09:25 PM
SW garbage (tired of them)
WWF/E figures (tired of them)
Gundam Wing Models (got them all, began collecting dust)
Bionicles (got silly after the first wave or whatever)

My only current collecting is bottle caps. If I try a new beer, I always save the cap, even if its just a generic gold, orange or white homebrew cap. Kind of an obsessive compulsion. My goal is to save enough to cover a bar top (I'm about half there, by my estimation, 50% of which are Molson Canadian caps :D).

Bel-Cam Jos
06-11-2008, 06:45 PM
I didn't list things I just played with, only collections. That's why LEGO, Cabbage Patch Kids (and Garbage Pail Kids, series 2 trading cards), He-Man, Battlestar Galactica, ROM, Suckerman, Indiana Jones stuff, etc. in my compilations above. Although, I guess I could add the 1983 edition of the Funk and Wagnall encyclopedia (kids, it was like wikipedia in book form, except most of it was true :p ) or the 1984 Disney Wonderful World of Knowledge set.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
06-15-2008, 06:13 PM
It seems that we here at SSG have similar tastes.

Star Wars
Started off with Micro Machines/Action Fleet, moved to 3/34 shortly after Episode I, Unleashed, Vehicles, and Fast Food Toys. In addition, I collected regular non Star Wars Micro Machines.

I collected the action figures for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman, Terminator 2, and G.I. Joe. And still have a majority of them. The only non Star Wars figure I now will willingly seek out are James Bond toys. I only have a few (they are getting hard to find at retail) but I have all of the DVDs and a few of the movie posters.

I first started off with sports cards, baseball mostly, but did transition to hockey somewhere in the mid 1990's. Lately I also have been collecting Hockey DVDs.

From 1991 to about 1994, I collected Marvel Comics and still have hundreds sitting in my basement (with my rarest somewhere in a closet). A basement flood about 5 years ago tried to ruin my collection, but I did a good job of storing them for safe keeping.

Ashamedly, I am embarrassed to admit that even Beanie Babies were the object of my obsession for a year starting in late 1998. I took a hiatus from Star Wars during that time and missed some of the most hard-to-find Action Fleet and Micro Machines :upset: that I have only started to track down and obtain to fill in the missing gaps in my collection.

bigbarada
06-15-2008, 06:38 PM
Waaaaay too much to list. In short: toys, comic books, trading cards, video games, CDs, DVDs. I think some of us just have a "collecting gene" buried in our DNA somewhere.

I also have a tendency to be something of a packrat, but I'm not sure if collecting is synonymous with packrat.

TeeEye7
06-15-2008, 06:42 PM
Ashamedly, I am embarrassed to admit that even Beanie Babies were the object of my obsession for a year starting in late 1998.

Why embarrassed? I enjoyed the frenzy with my wife and son. We enjoyed the "thrill of the hunt" and even paid through the nose like others for HTF releases, but I'm glad because our collection (which is substantial) is still appreciated by my little family. I know of a lot of people who have given their collections away since the insanity has cooled (one of my colleagues at work gives them to the abused and neglected kids we encounter at work....I've seen some high-dollar Beanies get scooped up without the knowledge of their [then] value). We still plan to hang on to ours so that our (hopefully) future family generations can enjoy them, too!

Lord Malakite
06-15-2008, 10:14 PM
Ashamedly, I am embarrassed to admit that even Beanie Babies were the object of my obsession for a year starting in late 1998.
I have a few of those myself (mostly the McDonalds premiums, though there are few regulars). I went primarily with Meanies though. I have Tiger Shark, The Codfather, Lucky the Rabbit, Splat the Cat, and Snake Eyes Jake. Although I don't have these ones I was also fond of Donnie Didn't Duck, Velocicrapper, Floaty The Fish, Slushy The Snowman, and Splat In The Hat.

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
06-16-2008, 10:37 PM
Why embarrassed? I enjoyed the frenzy with my wife and son. We enjoyed the "thrill of the hunt" and even paid through the nose like others for HTF releases, but I'm glad because our collection (which is substantial) is still appreciated by my little family. I know of a lot of people who have given their collections away since the insanity has cooled (one of my colleagues at work gives them to the abused and neglected kids we encounter at work....I've seen some high-dollar Beanies get scooped up without the knowledge of their [then] value). We still plan to hang on to ours so that our (hopefully) future family generations can enjoy them, too!


That's the way to go Tee Eye. Look at them beyond the (diminishing) monetary value they may hold. Each holiday, I look forward to pulling out the themed Beanies (such as all the Halloween ones) and displaying them to be seen by all.


I have a few of those myself (mostly the McDonalds premiums, though there are few regulars). I went primarily with Meanies though. I have Tiger Shark, The Codfather, Lucky the Rabbit, Splat the Cat, and Snake Eyes Jake. Although I don't have these ones I was also fond of Donnie Didn't Duck, Velocicrapper, Floaty The Fish, Slushy The Snowman, and Splat In The Hat.


How did I miss the Velocicrapper?

Devil King
06-18-2008, 11:39 PM
I no longer collect anything SW that is not from the original trilogy.

So;
new OT Star Wars figures
G.I Joe 25th
Just about anything Darth Vader
Just about anything Joker
Just about anything Cobra Commander
Antique books
Statues of mythological figures
Reference books

and lately I've been trying to find stuff from the Dark Crystal, but it's pretty scarce and pretty expensive.

plasticfetish
06-19-2008, 02:13 AM
Oh god... I've collected so many different things over the years. It'd take weeks to list it all.

We did buy four chickens a few weeks ago, so soon I hope to be collecting eggs. :thumbsup:

DarthQuack
06-19-2008, 05:35 AM
We did buy four chickens a few weeks ago, so soon I hope to be collecting eggs. :thumbsup:

I definitely hope to do this some day when I own a home....would be a great way to have fresh eggs every morning. Cheaper than buying your own too, just keep an eye out for the coyotes!

Bel-Cam Jos
06-19-2008, 12:23 PM
Oh god... I've collected so many different things over the years. It'd take weeks to list it all.

We did buy four chickens a few weeks ago, so soon I hope to be collecting eggs. :thumbsup:Isn't there a "Limited Edition Food" thread here somewhere? :varianteggs:

Blue2th
06-19-2008, 01:15 PM
Oh god... I've collected so many different things over the years. It'd take weeks to list it all.

We did buy four chickens a few weeks ago, so soon I hope to be collecting eggs. :thumbsup:

Wish I had some of those.

(where's the mm..mm smilie?)

Going to be collecting tomatoes in a couple of weeks from my tomato plants.

Exhaust Port
06-19-2008, 02:11 PM
I started with comics in high school. 90% of my collection was TMNT which I ended up with everything 1st edition except 2nd editions of the first 2. I stopped soon after Shredder was killed and Eastman and Laird stopped drawing the comics.

I really didn't collect anything else until they started releasing the modern 12" figures then I collected those pretty heavily. Along the way I got into a few non-SW 12" figures as wel (ie Monty Python).

My next collection subject was the World of Springfield. I ended up with everything from that except the last series of figures and the last 2 mail-away exclusive figures. I just got burned out right at the end and couldn't commit to completing the collection.

I've also done Rock Art. Most of my collection is by an artist from Cleveland named Derek Hess. He's done a few album covers for artists and even the cover for the Captain America comic. He's branched away from doing rock art so I've stopped buying his stuff (for now?). I've started buying rock art by other artists in the last few years.

My other "Collection" is aviation art. Unlike the other stuff I've collected in my life this stuff is a bit too expensive to buy frequently. The cheapest prints run $125-150 with a number of them pushing $500 when they are new. God forbid you want to buy something on the secondary market.

DarthQuack
06-19-2008, 02:20 PM
One thing I've thought about doing with my TV Guide collection is to get some of the multi-covers for each week framed and matted maybe at Micheal's or some kind of shop like that and maybe sell them on eGay.

Jargo
06-19-2008, 03:00 PM
eGay? watch your mouth kid or you'll find yourself floating home.

DarthQuack
06-19-2008, 03:05 PM
eGay? watch your mouth kid or you'll find yourself floating home.

eGhey.....I guess that would be more PC?

El Chuxter
06-19-2008, 03:31 PM
He's only saying that the people who run eBay are very happy. :D

Blue2th
06-19-2008, 03:40 PM
My other "Collection" is aviation art. Unlike the other stuff I've collected in my life this stuff is a bit too expensive to buy frequently. The cheapest prints run $125-150 with a number of them pushing $500 when they are new. God forbid you want to buy something on the secondary market.
I once tried to bid on eBay for an aviation print. It was nothing special just a profile of WWII TBD-Devastator with Battle of Midway color sceme. The thing of it was is that it was signed by Ensign George Gay (yeah that was really his name) the only survivor of Torpedo 8 Squadron who survived the run on the Japanese carriers. It was a profile of his plane. It went for $60, I lost it and was mad for days. :upset:

Exhaust Port
06-19-2008, 04:01 PM
I once tried to bid on eBay for an aviation print. It was nothing special just a profile of WWII TBD-Devastator with Battle of Midway color sceme. The thing of it was is that it was signed by Ensign George Gay (yeah that was really his name) the only survivor of Torpedo 8 Squadron who survived the run on the Japanese carriers. It was a profile of his plane. It went for $60, I lost it and was mad for days. :upset:

My wife's grandfather was an Avenger crew member and his instructor pilot was Ensign Gay. He has a number of pictures from his days in training. Pretty cool.

I have one signed by Adolf Galland on a print showing his Me-262. My favorite is a print depicting the breaking of the sound barrier signed by Chuck Yeager and Bob Hoover who was flying the chase plane on that mission. Over my desk here I have a print signed by Major Blesse depicting his 10th victory in MiG Alley. I always liked the F-86. My favorite airplane is the Hawker Typhoon and a print of those in action at the Falaise Pocket is hanging over our fireplace. Despite the fact that it shows 3 aircraft pummeling the Germans my wife likes it because of the colors. Good enough. :)

Lord Malakite
06-20-2008, 01:58 AM
I once tried to bid on eBay for an aviation print. It was nothing special just a profile of WWII TBD-Devastator with Battle of Midway color sceme.
My dad has a Nazi armband in his underwear drawer. From my understanding it was taken off of a dead German by my Grandfather in WWII.

Blue2th
06-20-2008, 09:09 AM
My wife's grandfather was an Avenger crew member and his instructor pilot was Ensign Gay. He has a number of pictures from his days in training. Pretty cool.

I have one signed by Adolf Galland on a print showing his Me-262. My favorite is a print depicting the breaking of the sound barrier signed by Chuck Yeager and Bob Hoover who was flying the chase plane on that mission. Over my desk here I have a print signed by Major Blesse depicting his 10th victory in MiG Alley. I always liked the F-86. My favorite airplane is the Hawker Typhoon and a print of those in action at the Falaise Pocket is hanging over our fireplace. Despite the fact that it shows 3 aircraft pummeling the Germans my wife likes it because of the colors. Good enough. :)
I wondered what happened to Gay after his ordeal.
Lots of cool stuff there EP! Never got into the prints, though in hindsight, I probably would've enjoyed them. Especially with signatures. Lot cooler than getting an autograph from Hollywood.

Bel-Cam Jos
06-20-2008, 11:17 AM
Most of my collecting has not been online, so I haven't had too many problems with eBay, Amazon, or other sites. Most of what I've bought online has been comic books (Marvel and Dark Horse SW, STAR Ewoks and Droids, and I may have bought an ALF comic for a buck or so :yes: ). Occasional SW figures and Pittsburgh/Ohio St. sports items.

Exhaust Port
06-20-2008, 01:24 PM
Never got into the prints, though in hindsight, I probably would've enjoyed them. Especially with signatures. Lot cooler than getting an autograph from Hollywood.

Never too late. :) I agree about the autographs. Historic figures are always a lot more interesting than some actor who portrayed them.

I did get my picture taken with Captain Morgan, the pilot of the Memphis Belle and my folks met Col. Tibbets the pilot of the Enola Gay and got me his signature. There's an aviation print of the Enola Gay signed by Tibbets that I would love to have too.

All this talk, I need to do some web surfing....resist the urge to buy....

sergiurusu
06-22-2008, 02:45 AM
Star Wars:

- Action Fleet and MicroMachines (99% complete collection)
- Kotobukiya OT/EU Imperials and Droids
- Medicom RAH OT/EU Imperials
- Master Replicas props and scaled replicas (Imperials stuff)
- Sideshow 1/6 figures - Imperials only (also have the 1/4 Premium Format Vader waiting for a stormie)
- Autographs
- various SW stuff including some action figures (I decided to stop collecting action figs with some small exceptions - no PT at all), patches, books, comics, etc.


Non Star Wars:

- Ghost in the Shell anime figures and everything Masamune Shirow related (Shirow being the creator of Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed, Intron Depot, Galhound, Dominion Tank Police etc.)
- anything Aeon Flux
- CD's with electronic/ambient music (have over 1500 original CD's)
- African and Asian masks and statues
- stamps (though I didn't update my collection in a while)
- die-cast cars, tanks and Harley Davidson motorcycles
- Romanian Playboy Edition magazines (I won't post pics here :D )

sith_killer_99
06-22-2008, 10:14 AM
So what is everyone currently collecting?

Right now I am currently collecting:

Comic Books (mostly DC, thought Marvel is doing another Zombies series, so I will be collecting that as well)
Die casts (mostly muscle cars from Hot Wheels and GreenLight)
Star Wars (Gentle Giants and Kotobukiya)

I am also seriously considering the new Stormtrooper Helmet from eFX.

Ji'dai
06-28-2008, 09:48 AM
Most of the toys I've collected over the years:

Childhood:
Star Wars
Hot Wheels & Matchbox cars, race track & playsets
LEGO (Space, Town, Castle, Big People, Universal)
Lincoln Logs
Play-Doh (cans & playsets)
Lionel Trains
Six-Million Dollar Man 12"
Board Games (monopoly, sorry, payday, clue, operation, risk)
Battlestar Galactica (tv show figs)
Buck Rogers (tv show figs)
Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark toys)
DC Superheroes (comic or cartoon figs)
Fisher-Price (4" action figures and a few vehicles)
GI JOE (mostly Cobra stuff, though I collected quite a few Joes)
Transformers (three or four, tops)
TRON (movie toys)
Voltron (cartoon figs)
Crystar (cartoon figs)
Real Ghostbusters (cartoon figs)
Marvel Superheroes Secret Wars Wolverine figure
Beetlejuice (cartoon figs)

Adulthood (second childhood):
MicroMachines (Star Trek, golden-age airplanes, Indiana Jones, SW)
The Tick (cartoon figs)
Gargoyles (cartoon figs)
Spawn/X-Files/Sleepy Hollow/Danger Girl/Misc horror figs (Todd Toys/McFarlane)
Batman (figures from first 2 Tim Burton movies and TAS)
Spider-Man Nick Fury figure
Superman (cartoon car with Clark Kent figure)
Star Trek (Choice Playmates figs from TNG/DS9/movies)
Tales from the Crypt Cryptkeeper (action figure & talking 12")
Board Games (monopoly, clue, movie trivia)
The Shadow (movie toys)
Jurassic Park (first 2 movie toys)
The Mask (Jim Carrey movie figures)
The Simpsons (some plush, figs, & playsets, a lot of fast-food toys)
Independence Day (ID4) alien figs
Power Rangers (apparently some fast food toys)
Congo (movie toys)
Star Wars
Starship Troopers (one fig - Denise Richards', I think)
3D Puzzles (famous buildings & SW)
Nightmare Before Christmas (plush Oogie Boogie & Santa, plus Santa Jack bendable figure)
Men In Black (some crappy figs)
Crash Bandicoot (video game figs)
Treasure Planet (fast food movie toys)
Looney Toons (one Tweety movie fig)
LEGO (Town, Star Wars, misc themes)
Fisher Price Great Adventures Pirates (all but one thing)
Peanuts (Halloween & Christmas figs)
Rankin-Bass Christmas figs/playsets (Rudolf, Misfit Toys, et al...)
Palisades Muppets (just one fig)
Angel (tv show figs)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (tv show figs)
Vampirella (comic figs)
CHAOS Comics figures (Evil Ernie, Lady Death, Lady Demon, Purgatori)
Top Cow figures (Fathom, Witchblade)
Sideshow 12" (Buffy/Hellboy)
Charmed (tv show figs)
Porn-star figs Jenna Jameson, Devinn Lane, Sydnee Steele, Stephanie Swift
Lord of the Rings (few ToyBiz figs)
Ultimate Soldier (1:18 WWII-era)
Kill Bill (NECA figs)
Hellboy (Mezco figs)
Puzzles (Charles Wysocki & other Americana artists)
Ghostbusters (NECA figs)
Attack of the Living Dead (Mezco figs)
Pirates of the Caribbean (NECA & Zizzle figs)
Indiana Jones

plasticfetish
06-28-2008, 03:29 PM
My dad has a Nazi armband in his underwear drawer.What your old man does in the privacy of his own home is none of our business. ;)

Neuroleptic
06-28-2008, 04:16 PM
I collect:

DVDs,
Books,
Star wars action figures and vehicles (though this has been downsized to an extream and I now only collect perhaps 15 figures a year if that and am already quickly running out of space)
German military surpluse (mostly post world war two and after though I also have a modern russian gas mask and a wolrd war one swiss army helmet mixed in somehow. see icon for some examples! Also comes in handy when holoween comes around and I have nothing to dress up in when taking the kids trick-or-treating!)
Strange random items (typewriter,50 year old camera, frankenstine type power switch, late 1940s fedoraetc etc etc. too many to list here)
Swords

Bel-Cam Jos
12-25-2011, 09:02 AM
But how did you start collecting "everything you've collected?" With Christmas and kids such a good combination, I had to wonder how many of us (and your offspring) began lifelong collections this Christmas day.

I would have to say that my SW collection began on 12/25/78, when I received my first-ever Star Wars figure: a cloth cape Jawa on a SW card (probably the 21-back by then). I don't recall having the gun, but I likely never even took it off the tape on the inside of the bubble. The oldest SW figure I still own is my second one: Greedo. If a butterfly moves its wings in Tibet, it will move his very loose legs and arms; his head antentae are scratched and worn down too. This "hobby" was renewed with vigor in late 1995/early 1996 with the release of the POTF2 line. My credit card company thanks you, Hasbro.

With the plane rides cross-country I took as a youngster, comics were a great way to keep me quiet and occupied over those hours, but I started to collect comic books for $$ value with Marvel Comics' Transfomers issue #17, that I bought from the LA Farmers Market bookstore (I want to say it was B Dalton) the weekend of Cinco de Mayo 1986. I bought it because I was collecting/playing with Transfomers toys at the time, but inside was an ad for a comics company (American Comics perhaps?) selling back issues (what the heck were those?), and based on an error I made (I thought that "Transformers 11-17 $2.00" meant you got ALL SEVEN books for two dollars) I was hooked from then on. Until I quit the habit about 7 years later. But we still meet at CBAA meetings now and then to discuss how long we've been sober.

Others?

JimJamBonds
12-25-2011, 12:01 PM
I'm suprised you didn't start this thread BCJ! :shock:

Tycho
12-28-2011, 12:38 AM
From the 12-backs, my first figures were:

R2-D2
Stormtrooper
Chewbacca - my first favorite character

Then somewhere along the line I got Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, the Jawa (cloth cape) and Tusken Raider.

I got my Luke figure loose as a birthday present from a friend who I guess needed a quick present for me, or who got a duplicate, or in-and-out-of-collecting very quickly back in '78.

I got Han, Leia, and the Death Squad Commander all together from my Grandma. I think these were the last 3 that I needed to complete the original set.

I'm not sure when I got C-3PO but I had him - likely before I had Han, Leia, and the Death Squad Commander.

Threepio was just never my favorite character by a long shot. He was "my JarJar" of the classic SW era.

After I got out of my Chewie phase, Han became my favorite character, especially when I imagined him having adventures where he defeated Boba Fett (once that figure came out).

Han Solo stayed my primary favorite Star Wars character until the prequels. Today I waver between young Obi-Wan (all 3 PT movies) and Anakin Skywalker (AOTC thru CW and ROTS eras) depending upon how I feel about a situation the characters are in. I admire Obi-Wan's wisdom and thoughtfulness, but many times I'm with Anakin - "That it's past time somebody should act!" and he's not above revenge when you think somebody ought to take it.

It did just beg the question as to whether after Palpatine killed Mace - Anakin might have killed Palpatine (once he found out the Dark Lord was running the entire war and Gunray et. all were on Mustafar) and then Anakin could have killed Palpatine right there and blamed it on Mace.

The problems with that plan are:

1) Not sure if Mace would kill Palpatine - but he didn't take too long to make a move to actually do just that. But would the other Jedi believe Anakin concerning this?

2) Would Anakin have to wipe every recording clean so he wouldn't be pinned for the murder? It wasn't beyond his technical ability, but perhaps Major Devo or Director Isaard had live feeds that were monitored that Palpatine could have switched on for insurance?

3) Palpatine had patronized Anakin for so long that the boy looked up to him and would keep him around just to be paid compliments all the time.

4) Palpatine had somehow gotten Anakin figuring that he could help keep Padme fron dying "if they worked together," but that'd have to be a huge disappointment to Anakin that Palpatine didn't already know - and you have to suspect that Palpatine sent the dreams to Anakin in the first place - capitalizing on the death of Anakin's mother which Palpatine knew about.

5) Maybe Anakin thought he needed Palpatine to control the Separatists - at least for as long as it took him to get back from Mustafar and seeing if he really could shut the droid army down.

6) Maybe Anakin did believe "Palpatine was too powerful," and he needed another Jedi to take him down. But he couldn't let it happen right there with Mace - plus he never liked Mace. So maybe he wanted to get Obi-Wan in on this? [Obi-Wan might have never have gone along - but it's interesting to speculate if maybe that's not true about Obi-Wan's character afterall?]

7) He could not bring Padme in on this - he didn't want her in danger in the first place - and she'd insist on evidence and a trial in the second place. Plus both being from Naboo - Palpatine had positioned himself to allegedly be allies with Padme (Obi-Wan hadn't been to see her with the truth as of yet - as he didn't have the security recording evidence at that time, either).