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Old March 22 2009, 12:21 AM   #1
Eddie Roth
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Memorabilia collecting habits

The other day I found some 1993 Playmates action figures in a box. I almost forgot I still had them. Riker, Picard, Troi, Worf, Odo and Quark. All I ever got back then and I wondered why I never got more, seeing as that I was kind of into action figures at the time. And, well, still am... And why did I never own an Enterprise model?

I thought about it and realized I spent all my money back then on a wide selection of those cardboard stand-ups that were in fashion then. Kirk, Spock, Picard, Worf, Sisko, Kira, Janeway and Seven of Nine stood all, in lifesize no less, in my room back at my parents' house.

Not that these are sitting stacked away in my basement, I wish I had gotten some good pocket-sized action figures instead.

Which area of collecting (if any) did you focus on? Do you own any especially rare items you're proud of? Cause mine would probably be the TMP photostory by Richard J. Anobile.



Not a first printing or anything, but something so quaint and unique, I had to have it.

How about you? Show off here!
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Old March 22 2009, 04:45 PM   #2
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Re: Memorabilia collecting habits

hey i've a warth of khan version of that book
trouble is some of the pics are upside down.
cant say i really focus on any particular area, if i see a trekkies bit i like and i can afford it i'll generally buy it. though at one time i did try and get all the models but run out of room so sold them off.
got a lot of card models off the net waiting to be built at a later stage when i get room.
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Old March 22 2009, 05:13 PM   #3
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Re: Memorabilia collecting habits

I have a huge collection of Trek books, most of them the 1980s and 1990s. If something unsual catches my eye I will pick it up if the price is right!

I've never seen the TMP photonovel, so I'm a little envious...
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Old March 22 2009, 07:02 PM   #4
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I got it off of eBay. As I recall, they had lots of them. Check it out.
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Old March 22 2009, 07:20 PM   #5
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Re: Memorabilia collecting habits

My main memorabilia collecting concentrated on stills, the photonovels, and fan-made memorabilia. Fan-made stuff was and always will be my favourite Trek memorabilia. I love that someone had the idea and then went to all the trouble to make it. I also have a large collection of stills that I've collected over the years. Oh, and magazines. I liked buying those, too. I was never a collector as such, never really interested in getting a collectiion of anything together. That way madness lies - for me at least!
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Old March 22 2009, 09:39 PM   #6
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I've amassed far too many autographed Star Trek photos and posters.

I've nowhere to display them and are keeping most of them in the hope that as more Trek actors leave us, their signatures might rise in value.

Sadly, the bottom's fallen out of the autograph market.
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Old March 23 2009, 12:08 AM   #7
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the most i have collected is of autographs i have about 95% of all of the main cast then a few of the regular reappearing actors and i've got a good few books aswell.
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Old March 23 2009, 12:44 AM   #8
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I like the ships so I got all of the Playmate ships and the Art Asylum ones. I also have a four foot long Enterprise E model I brought from a company in England for $1000. It was a pain in the butt to put together, but I did.
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Old March 23 2009, 12:55 AM   #9
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putting it together it is a labour of love nothing more nothing less
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Old March 23 2009, 05:29 AM   #10
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I... still collect stuff, is that wrong? Mostly it is action figures from Diaond Select, the TOS ones of course.

I have a few ships as well, the battle-damaged Wrath of Khan for one. Oh, and I've got more than a few Tribbles as well, and a phaser & will someday soon get the communicator to go along with it.

A few weeks ago, I made my biggest purchase yet, I bought an A-W-E-S-O-M-E fanmade Captain Kirk chair!! Cost me about 500 bucks, but it was cheap considering I was going to buy a tv-chair & a new computer chair as my previous one recently broke, I use this as a combo.
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Old March 23 2009, 10:16 AM   #11
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Re: Memorabilia collecting habits

I find yours not wrong at all. On the contrary, I'd love to get back into some collecting myself (funds permitting, that is). And it is my belief that a Star Trek fan should have an Enterprise model somewhere. And I don't! So I should really get one....

Lookingglassman: Wow, four foot? Where do you put it?
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Old March 23 2009, 07:09 PM   #12
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Re: Memorabilia collecting habits

AxelFoley wrote: View Post
I... still collect stuff, is that wrong? Mostly it is action figures from Diaond Select, the TOS ones of course.

I have a few ships as well, the battle-damaged Wrath of Khan for one. Oh, and I've got more than a few Tribbles as well, and a phaser & will someday soon get the communicator to go along with it.

A few weeks ago, I made my biggest purchase yet, I bought an A-W-E-S-O-M-E fanmade Captain Kirk chair!! Cost me about 500 bucks, but it was cheap considering I was going to buy a tv-chair & a new computer chair as my previous one recently broke, I use this as a combo.

No it's not wrong !! Now what you did to that girl back in 2002...NOW THAT WAS WRONG!!
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Old March 26 2009, 05:17 PM   #13
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Re: Memorabilia collecting habits

I still collect some stuff, not as much as I did 15 years ago. I'm restricted by either money or ability to find but I have focused on books (looking for any of the older Jackill refrence manuals), ships, Xmas ornaments, shirts/hats. Used to be big into autographs but those don't interest me as much, could be the price.

One thing I got sucked into now is the comics. Never was a big comic guy but have started getting hooked.
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Old March 27 2009, 07:54 PM   #14
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Re: Memorabilia collecting habits

I wanted a toy Enterprise as a kid but never got one. Now I just own a bunch of the non-fiction books like the encyclopedia, tech manuals and ds9 episode guide. I also have a copy of the Enterprise-D blueprints.
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Old March 27 2009, 08:55 PM   #15
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Lunch Boxes. Star Trek and food. Two of the great loves of my life! Rolled into lovely metal packages. What's not to love? Please all feel free to donate to my fund to finance the original dome-top from Aladdin - they run $300-$400 on ebay - not allowed to buy one - spousal unit sez the money is better spent on actual food or utilities or clothes for the kids or whatnot . . . jeesh!
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