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Old July 19 2013, 08:26 AM   #3331
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

I've been meaning to start participating in this thread for months now, but I wanted to wait until I had my room all cleaned up and everything properly displayed first so I could start off with some shots of my collection. Unfortunately I'm a huge procrastinator, and as such my collection is mostly either in boxes or stacked (in package) haphazardly on shelves. So instead I'll start off with words, with pics to come later.

I had collected a decent sized collection when I was younger, though at the time it was all play instead of display. My biggest collections were The Real Ghostbusters and Star Trek. My folks often got me the more "desirable" (expensive ) items, such as the Ecto-1, firehouse, proton pack and ghost trap from Ghostbusters, the Megazord from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the Technodrome and Sewer Lair playsets from TMNT, the bridge from Star Trek TNG.

I had quite the Trek collection. Several TNG figures, with a few DS9 in the mix. I also had the bridge, shuttlecraft, and engineering, as well as the type-2 phaser and the comically oversized type-1.

But then I grew up, and stopped playing with them so much. A great deal of my old collection ended up tossed, with most of the rest deep in boxes somewhere. I was certain that my collecting days were over, having no real desire to "play" any more.

But when Diamond Select started making Stargate SG-1 figures, I had a change of heart, thus beginning my "modern" collection. I bought the heck out of the SG-1, and later Atlantis, lines. I now own the vast majority of their Stargate figures, almost all of what I don't have being variants I don't care about.

Over the years I've also collected figures from Star Trek, Halo, DC/Marvel, and a smattering of other stuff. But my largest collection has to be Doctor Who. I was a huge fan from day 1 (well, day one of the "new" show), so I was eager to start buying the figures once they became available here.

Sorry for the walls o' text. tl;dr: I own a bunch of cool toys.
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