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Old March 7 2013, 03:11 AM   #2446
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

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I am just starting to collect stuff again but I'm really focused on DC (mainly Batman and Superman) some Marvel stuff (like Spider-Man and X-Men), and MOTU. Oh and Trek stuff as well.
You know, I'm watching Hoarders: Buried Alive right now...and it always leads me to wonder at what point does our collecting become hoarding?

I take solace in the fact that I don't have a hard time walking around my place and not in danger of losing functionality in any part of my home...but damn is it creepy to occasionally see hoarders that "collect" comics and figures.
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Old March 7 2013, 03:22 AM   #2447
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That is going to get so much use in this thread.

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You know, I'm watching Hoarders: Buried Alive right now...and it always leads me to wonder at what point does our collecting become hoarding?

I take solace in the fact that I don't have a hard time walking around my place and not in danger of losing functionality in any part of my home...but damn is it creepy to occasionally see hoarders that "collect" comics and figures.
I think collecting becomes hoarding at the point where you are no longer buying because you enjoy the things you buy, but from a need to have them all. Thankfully, I haven't reached that point yet.
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Old March 7 2013, 03:24 AM   #2448
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That is going to get so much use in this thread.
Don't forget the Brony Thread.
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Old March 7 2013, 03:28 AM   #2449
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Of course. It's probably even more relevant there.

I'm curious what the context of that was.
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Old March 7 2013, 03:38 AM   #2450
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The main characters were playing an old Simon game from 30 years ago and Klaus the talking goldfish lost.

Don't ask.
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Old March 7 2013, 05:08 PM   #2451
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I am just starting to collect stuff again but I'm really focused on DC (mainly Batman and Superman) some Marvel stuff (like Spider-Man and X-Men), and MOTU. Oh and Trek stuff as well.
You know, I'm watching Hoarders: Buried Alive right now...and it always leads me to wonder at what point does our collecting become hoarding?

I take solace in the fact that I don't have a hard time walking around my place and not in danger of losing functionality in any part of my home...but damn is it creepy to occasionally see hoarders that "collect" comics and figures.
Periodically, I'll go through a purge and get rid of a ton of stuff--including some things that I'll regret doing so later. A lot of it has to do with moving house every so often and not wanting or able to take everything with me.

Man, the amount of stuff I've pitched probably might be considered criminal to collectors, including a mostly intact Eagle transport from Space: 1999 that I just didn't have room for in my new place several years ago.
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Old March 7 2013, 05:55 PM   #2452
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So I'm curious what figures do people actually collect? Are you like Eddie and focus almost exclusively on Star Wars...or like Odowan and seem to collect everything?


So spill...what are you wasting your hard earned money on

I don't collect stuff on a regular basis. In the 90's, I collected the Playmates Star Trek figures, when LOTR came out in 2001-2003, I bought a bunch of those. Then nothing until The Avengers came out...and I kind of limited myself to Hawkeye and Black Widow (except for the special 8 pack which included all Avengers plus Loki and Fury).

I haven't bought any Star Wars figures since 1980. Last one I had was Princess Leia in the Bespin gown.
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Old March 7 2013, 05:59 PM   #2453
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But it's still cool that you have what you do, otherwise we wouldn't be able to enjoy the many domestic adventures of Clint and Tasha.

Let us collect everything else....you focus on your specialty.
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Old March 7 2013, 11:11 PM   #2454
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I don't collect stuff on a regular basis. In the 90's, I collected the Playmates Star Trek figures, when LOTR came out in 2001-2003, I bought a bunch of those. Then nothing until The Avengers came out...and I kind of limited myself to Hawkeye and Black Widow (except for the special 8 pack which included all Avengers plus Loki and Fury).

I haven't bought any Star Wars figures since 1980. Last one I had was Princess Leia in the Bespin gown.
It doesn't matter if your collection is big or small. All lovers of plastic pop-culture icons are welcome here.

Also, we all love your Clint and Natasha adventures. This thread would be much less bright without them.

I did get some clarification about why I'm getting Thor seemingly early. Sideshow apparently got a very small batch, and decided to give them to the people who had flex-payments scheduled for March 5th. I was among the lucky ones who did, so I wind up in Sideshow's first Thor batch. The rest should be coming to them within twenty days or so.
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Old March 7 2013, 11:59 PM   #2455
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You know, I'm watching Hoarders: Buried Alive right now...and it always leads me to wonder at what point does our collecting become hoarding?
When you start finding long-lost potato chip bags and the remains of Jimmy Hoffa.
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Old March 8 2013, 01:20 AM   #2456
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I'm no where near close to hoarding yet. I've only got four figures so far
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Old March 8 2013, 06:17 AM   #2457
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But it's still cool that you have what you do, otherwise we wouldn't be able to enjoy the many domestic adventures of Clint and Tasha.

Let us collect everything else....you focus on your specialty.
Oh, I have many things planned for them.
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Old March 8 2013, 06:25 AM   #2458
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I can't wait....
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Old March 9 2013, 12:57 AM   #2459
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Hey Kids!!!

Do you like Star Wars action figures? Preferably brand-new action figures that have never been made before? And is it even cooler when they're of characters so obscure that even the actors who played them probably don't know anything about or even remember them?

Then you're gonna like this....
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Old March 9 2013, 04:22 AM   #2460
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Yes. Finally Hasbro is releasing this much needed, absolutely vital and fan demanded character. The line has been woefully incomplete before now.

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