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« on: July 01, 2005, 01:55:38 PM »

These days, it seems like everyone collects something. I'm not really big on hoarding. Once I finish a game, I usually get rid of it. I own very few dvds. I tend to cycle through my music cds, and never seem to add to the number I have, because I usually do trades.

So who here he is a big collector, and of what?
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2005, 02:02:12 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2005, 02:04:12 PM »

I have a rather impressive collection of games, surprisingly. slywink

Other than that, I collect 2 dollar bills.  I have one from every year they were printed and several from the year I was born. smile
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2005, 03:48:19 PM »

Classic Video Game Consoles.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2005, 03:53:04 PM »

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What do you have?
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2005, 04:12:48 PM »

I'm a pack rat.  I tend to collect everything, only getting rid of stuff when I run out of space or move.  It's something I've been forced to curb due to current financial situations, and I've found that I like not hoarding much better.  Yet the urge is still there.

Games like GTA: San Andreas and Lego Star Wars have provided a pretty good focus for it lately.
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2005, 06:24:17 PM »



I collect Spores, mold and fungus.
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2005, 06:47:44 PM »

Once upon a time I collected baseball cards and then moved from there to comic books (mostly X-Men and Spider-man related) and then from there to Magic: The Gathering and stopped there.

Probably helped getting married...that put a stop to frivolous spending pretty quickly.

Now all 3 collections are collecting dust in boxes.
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2005, 07:28:31 PM »

I have some Pirates of the Spanish Main cards that I hang on to for game nights, and I like to pick up new card & board games when I can.  But my budget has been so crazy for the past few years of grad school that collecting anything has been difficult.  I'm excited for the hobby drought to end.
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2005, 07:33:23 PM »

Bad memories and broken dreams.
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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2005, 08:29:41 PM »

I have a rather large collection of die cast cars,trucks,and military vehicles.
A rather large collection of miniatire soldiers,most all of which are painted.
A large collection of military books.
A gun collection.
A knife collection.
PC games of course.
A lot of miniature buildings.
Music cd's and cassettes.
Movie VHS & DVD collection.
A huge collection of bills.  :shock:
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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2005, 09:19:25 PM »

Books (~200)

DVDs (~200)

CDs (~600)

PC Games (~180)

Old Atari and Commodore hardware and software (~ large closet)

Extra Fat (20 pounds)
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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2005, 09:53:23 PM »

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Would you like me to send you some?  Or do you only collect your own?
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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2005, 10:05:30 PM »

Baseball cards, back in the mid-late '80's.  Nothing since then, unless you count video games.
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2005, 10:29:29 PM »

Hmmm, now that I think about it, is there a difference between collecting something and just owning a lot of something.
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« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2005, 12:11:26 AM »

It's probably useful to make a distinction between "collecting" (seeking out a particular set of items) and "accumulating".  As a pack rat, I accumulate lots of stuff and tend to hold on to it.  It's difficult to call that "collecting", I guess.  I used to collect stamps, but gave it up many years ago.

I have way too many PC and video games.  My PC won't run anything newer than Morrowind and I don't have time to play video games any more, so I don't buy any more of either.  However, if I see a Playstation RPG which I don't have, I'll likely buy it.  That's as close to "collecting" as I get with games.

My wife and I accumulate lots of books, particularly authors and genres we like.  Once I got the notion that I "collect" different editions of the Nestle Greek New Testament (it's on its 27th edition, last I checked), but I can't really call 5 out of 27 a "collection".

I do collect stuff related to the old PnP "Tunnels & Trolls" game.  I started playing in 1980 because I liked the T&T solitaire adventures; last year I completed my collection of all T&T solitaires.  Yay me.

Wow, that's pathetic.
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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2005, 05:29:02 AM »

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Would you like me to send you some?  Or do you only collect your own?


Nah, I do a pretty good job assembling my own.

Thanks for the offer, though.
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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2005, 08:35:46 AM »

Books, games, and movies.  Books in particular are my weakness.  If I see a novel I'm interested in then I must buy it for fear that I will forget about it later.  I may not read it for years to come but I take comfort in the fact that its ready and waiting in my collection should I day come when I want to read that particular work.
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« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2005, 11:46:37 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2005, 01:25:59 PM »

Comics, DVDs and games (board and video), in that order.  I've slowed down on the games mainly due to the costs, but if I find one on the cheap I'll snatch it up.  I've tried to stop buying one of them so I'll have more cash, but I'm a weak-willed bastard and I can't stop.

I'll still occasionally pick up some Magic : The Gathering, but I don't buy near as much as I used to.  I mainly look for older stuff to complete my sets.

I used to collect PnP RPGs, but since I don't play anymore, the cost of the book couldn't justify the purchase.  I would probably still buy them if my other habits weren't so expensive.
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« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2005, 05:00:09 PM »

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Hey, Ron, you know how you're always telling us to use the great CG search features?  Well, guess what?  Somewhere on CG, HankRaptor has photos of his collection, if my errant memory is close to the truth. How fast can you find the post, I wonder? :twisted:
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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2005, 05:15:34 PM »

I found the post (the search features work great!)

Hints:  HankRaptor did not start the thread;  there is one really useful search word in the title;  the words "game" and "collection" are NOT in the title...

(*Throws gauntlet*) Tongue
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« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2005, 10:38:18 PM »

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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2005, 02:27:12 AM »

I used to collect pc/video games, sports cards, comic books and several other things.  

As I've gotten older I don't collect anything.  In fact I don't like having "stuff" around anymore.  The only things I really buy now-a-days are books and games which are sold when I'm done with them.
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« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2005, 03:12:20 AM »

I used to be a big collector. I collected trading cards, comic cards, VHS tapes, DVDs, games, books and toys... Putting it that way made it sound so pathetic.

In the past two years, I went through a philosophical self-transformation. One of those goals is to become a minimalist. Now, like Shifter, I hate to have "stuff" around. I got rid of almost all of my collecting urges, and am in the process or cleaning house on all the stuff I collect. They're almost all gone.

Now, the only thing I collect is Castlevania games. That's all. If my house burns down, I won't mourn the loss of anything I own. Except my collection of Castlevania games. Starting to see where the philosophy is?
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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2005, 06:21:51 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2005, 03:25:55 PM »

Games.

Too many games.

Tons of unopened games, that may never see my hardrive in this lifetime.
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« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2005, 05:00:51 PM »

I see that KD is not going to go for my challenge, so I may as well post my collectables!   Sorry KD, if you're reading last-post-first, or skimming, you'll actually have to go back and read, lol!

I collect yo-yos - may have 80-ish, more likely a hundred - some great, some good, some unopened, some signed by the designer or maker, some crap (from eBay bundles, with one good one in it that was worth the price).  If anyone custom-makes display cases, let me know!

And, of course, I collect way too many video games and systems, or I wouldn't be here!  Tongue
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« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2005, 01:11:38 PM »

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What do you have?


Its easier to say what I DONT have. I have every console ever made EXCEPT the Adventurevision.

Here is what I display...



I have quite a bit more in storage. I recently stopped collecting old Pc's (Atari 400/800 Commodore stuff like that) as it was OUT OF HAND.
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« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2005, 01:24:49 PM »

Sweet Jesus...I can't identify some of that stuff!!
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« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2005, 03:17:03 PM »

Thats fricken cool!

1.  do you have a lot of games for the Vectrex?
2.  I dont see an ADAM there  Tongue
3.  "Tron Deadly Discs" on the Intellivision is the best game ever made.  Thats not a question  biggrin
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« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2005, 06:12:02 PM »

Theres some prototypes in there as well, there is a 3D0 2 there are some systems never released here. FM TOWNS... Famicoms..

I have 2 adams.. they take too much SPACE on the shelf..
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« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2005, 06:13:32 PM »

As far as individual games, I have boxes and boxes of them........ I will eventually build a SEPERATE shelving system for them. I dont even KNOW how many games.... Whenever someone has an OLD system, they give their games....
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« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2005, 10:36:43 PM »

So, um, is there a Turbo Duo in there? (theres a couple that look similar, but with the image dithering it's hard to tell).
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« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2005, 12:28:33 PM »

I have a duo i there yeah... I have the handheld, I have the pcfx...
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« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2005, 02:03:07 PM »

Man, I played a few Duo games forever... Y's Book I & II, as well as the one where you change into a panther. (forgot the name).

:: sniff ::

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