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Might as well give this folder some traffic by opening up about any collection hobbies we might have. I also noticed a thread like this on the last forum, so might as well bring it over.

 

I've got a large stack of restaurant menus I collect. Since I was young, I made it a hobby to collect them, and create almost a library of all of the places I've eaten at. Whether they still exist or not adds to the mythos behind it, but it's a hobby I've always had a passion for.

 

As a kid, I collected drink containers and soda cans, but I recycled them all around highschool.

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Mugs(my Pokeball and Wonder Woman ones are my favorites)

Anime that I want to rewatch

Books

Glass/Crystal figurines

Lamps

Metal lunch boxes(I hate that other than DBZ, you can only find new anime ones nowadays in a $500 collector's set).

Fantasy statues

 

Until I have a steady income, I stay the hell away from Sailor Moon, Harry Potter, and The Nightmare Before Christmas stuff because those three things sap away any willpower that I have.

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I collect older games, but have cut back drastically since I had to part with the majority of my collection in 2012. Otherwise I collect T-Shirts, which I predominantly get from thrift shopping and online grab bags. I often impose rules to make the hunt more thrilling, like no new shirts for more than $9 apiece.

 

The most consoles I've had at one time was 38. Here are my duplicate systems from that time:

 

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Some of my favorites from the shirt/clothing collection:

 

Captain America Shirt - $6

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Wreck-It-Ralph Production Team Shirt - $2

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Spider Gwen Jacket - $1

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Dead Rising Official Shirt - $2

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Mobile Suit Gundam Shirt - $3

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Cowboy Bebop Shirt - $6

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Resident Evil Jill Shirt - $6

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Metroid Samus Shirt - $6

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I want that Gundam tee soooooooooo baaadddd. I would fight a whale for it. These days, I collect nothing more than a steam library of never before played games. :/. For a bit, and I mean a small bit, I used to collect fire king tea cups and uranium stained glasses.

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I want that Gundam tee soooooooooo baaadddd. I would fight a whale for it. These days, I collect nothing more than a steam library of never before played games. :/. For a bit, and I mean a small bit, I used to collect fire king tea cups and uranium stained glasses.

 

I was shocked to find it myself. It was just chilling on the rack at a thrift shop. It quickly went into my shirt rotation.

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Nothing anymore, I did at one time, books, manga, dvds but I lost all of it and just decided to not begin again ::HMM::

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As a Kid I collected round objects. Don't know why but round things were pleasing to hold and look at. Buttons, Marbles, a perfectly round 5lb hunk of unpolished marble that I found while breaking open another stone. I also collected keychains for a while.  When I was 7-12 I was into Pokemon like a damn drug. It's still weird to think back at how insanely happy pokemon made me as a kid. From playing the game to collecting cards everything felt like it was a massive achievement. Getting through rock tunnel not knowing that flash was a thing, beating the rival, evolving a pokemon for the first time. I actually wish I could feel that way about games or anything in general anymore. When I was a teen it was animal skulls, either ones I would find in the woods or off of animals that I hunted. If they weren't already skulls I would just place them in a cage on the ground and let the bugs do their work. I also collected Horror movies for a time. It has become more moot overtime due to streaming, and commentary/special features aren't as good as they were in the early 2k. I now buy anime for series that I enjoyed, but I wouldn't fully consider it collecting.

 

 

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I like building/displaying model kits, particularly Master Grade Gundam kits. Also car kits, spaceships, pop culture vehicles.. as a kid I'd pursue various action figures but nowadays I'm mostly interested in things you build. Like I'd rather find a Bayonetta model kit than an action figure, for example. There's always more kits I wanna get, like when I like a certain series I'd like a kit from it, though I haven't gotten anything in a while. Last Gundam kit mighta been MG Epyon.

 

It bugs me when the figures have more features than the kits though, like how the Eureka Seven figures have the transforming feature but not the model kits.

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After numerous moves in my early 20's and letting random roommates borrow things to never see them again my DVD collection died and I haven't bothered to bring it back.

 

I do like to collect video games and consoles.  I still have all my old ones and add to their collection if I see a good deal. 

 

I like to collect Books but I have no problem loaning them out if I think they're a great book and someone wants to read it, I just never expect to get it back. 

 

I did recently start collecting shot glasses from places I travel.  They're nice little mementos of good times, I've got one from the House on the Rock, Mackinaw Island, Boston, Kansas City and like 4 others from Missouri.

 

I have to say the Austin one is my favorite though, that one has the best story. 

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just like gunstar hero i also collect old video games and consoles.

also starting to get a collection of crt tv/monitors to play them on.

and finally i unwillingly collect cards, call it a side effect of just playing mtg. though my history with card collecting goes way back to 93-94  :D

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..i'm a pack rat...I collect whatever I can get my hands on...even boxes...never know when you'll need a decent box

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