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daydreamer84
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22 Mar 2011, 9:55 pm

Do you have a collection? What do you collect? How many do you have? Are your collections excessive?

I had a collection of stuffed monkeys as a very youngchild that I was very obsessed with. I had to line them up in a circle and sit/stand in the middle of them and always needed to get more if I saw them. I would throw tantrums if I was not allowed to search a toy store for these monkeys or buy them if I found them etc, As an adult I've occasionally had collections but not continuously and my collections were not excessive (20-30 items not 200) but I think maybe the way I go about collecting is a bit abnormal (only thought of this recently),.Right now I'm collecting toy frogs and other frog things (to a lesser extent…. don't know why....I just think they're cute...frogs are not a special interest or anything……….I don't know anything about actual frogs). Whenever I see a toy store or dollar store I have to search every corner of it for the frogs and they have a particular place in my room (I get annoyed if anyone moves them).



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22 Mar 2011, 10:12 pm

I collect Kinks merchandise, lava lamps, records, CDs, DVDs and Routemasters.


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22 Mar 2011, 10:22 pm

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I collect ... Routemasters.

You must have one hell of a big garage! 8O


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22 Mar 2011, 10:24 pm

I collect vintage lap steel guitars. I have six (soon to be seven). I am somewhat limited as these are not exactly cheap. I also collect old electronics books. I have a pretty large collection. I haven't counted recently but I would say its on the order of 300 or so.
I have a small comic book collection but its pretty much complete. (I collect only comics that I had or wanted as a kid).



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22 Mar 2011, 10:38 pm

aside from a collection of various aches and pains and dusts and disorders, i have a collection of several thousand phonograph recordings [LPs/45s/78s] occupying most of a spare room. plus boxes of CDs, cassettes and open-reel tapes as well, filling out the rest of the room stacked to the ceiling. another room has electronic equipment of various types, i am a sucker for a new [old] gizmo that can do this or that to the sound. i collect lots of free music online as well, to the tune of several thousand mp3s. much of my spare time is devoted to making all these recordings sound better, then transcribing them onto CDR.
i wish i were well-off sufficient to be able to collect used cars. i'd love to have a different car to drive each day of the month. i'd love that kind of variety.



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22 Mar 2011, 11:13 pm

I collect obsidian. I need a rock tumbler. I want to make them smooth.


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23 Mar 2011, 12:21 am

I collect foreign language instructional books/dictionaries/grammars/reading materials, stuffed animals, and earrings.

I have wasted a lot of paper printing glossaries and grammars I've found on the web for really obscure languages that catch my fancy for a few hours but that I don't have the dedication to actually learn.



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23 Mar 2011, 12:29 am

purchase wrote:
I collect foreign language instructional books/dictionaries/grammars/reading materials, stuffed animals, and earrings.
I have wasted a lot of paper printing glossaries and grammars I've found on the web for really obscure languages that catch my fancy for a few hours but that I don't have the dedication to actually learn.


would you, by any chance, be in possession of the "see it and say it in-----" series of foreign language guides? just curious, but i always liked those ones for some reason. i got them only because i read that language instructor #1 charles berlitz, maintained that the most important native words to learn [aside from basic objects] were those for Yes/No/Where Is/How Much/Please/Thank You/123456789 and 10, so i figured that was basic enough to suit me. i also have a circa 1942 department of defense french language guide for the soldier, that is interesting in its own way. after reading this book, i can tell just where all those bad french accents came from. :lol:



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23 Mar 2011, 12:42 am

I'll go through the list. Starting from when I was young:

Plungers
Radiator Vents
Wooden Door Stops
Radios
Candles
Matches
Clock Radios
Wax Marking Pencils
Vintage Western Electric Telephones
White Dryer Ducting
Washer Discharge Hoses
Tea Bags
Coffee
Laundry Detergent
Dawn Dish Detergent
Vintage Radios
Vintage Televisions
Commercial Satellite Receivers and Cable Headend Equipment
Various Electronics

And these are just a handful of things I collected. I love all of these things, even to this day.



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23 Mar 2011, 12:44 am

No, but I have a bunch of "Teach Yourself" books, which are actually pretty great!

By the way I did download quite a few old Department of Defense and/or Peace Corps language instruction booklets I found online for languages like Hausa. Sometimes they're the only resource I can find on a given language!



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23 Mar 2011, 1:01 am

I collect DVDs. At the moment I have 55 of them. I would like to purchase more, but I feel as though I am running out of movies I want to buy. :(

I also have a growing collection of Alice in Wonderland stuff, including:
- curtains (which I made myself using special fabric I bought online)
- two posters
- a cardboard DVD display case
- six plushies
- two figurines
- three books (The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll with illustrations by Camille Rose Garcia, and the graphic novel edition of the Tim Burton movie)
- a coin purse
- a birthday card
- a necklace



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23 Mar 2011, 5:00 am

Infant years:

Lamb toys
Cigar wrappers (really anything I found on the ground)
Shells

8+ years:
Dog toys
The Lion King figures (and anything related really)
Simpsons cards
Basketball cards
A coin collection
Dinosaur toys/books
Taz (Looney Tunes) toys
Match boxes
Match box cars
Hilighters
I used to hoard food in my room too - that count?
TAZOs


Teens:
Military aircraft models
Lord of the Rings merchandise
Band posters
Skateboards

20+:
Pencil sharpeners in the form of ships/ planes/ typewriters/ trains.
Vintage cameras (fond of Kodak box brownies and Zenit SLRs - I really want a large format camera which I'm not even sure works but still looks so beautiful)
Astronomy books/guides/ equipment (telescope/ binoculars)
Doctor Who merchandise; action figures, new adventure books, old target books, Doctor Who magazine back issues, dvds, replica screwdrivers, remote controlled Daleks, flight controlled TARDIS, etc.
Stargate merchandise (So far just two action figures, 4 stargate gate coasters and I've got SG1 replica patches in the post but hope to build up my collection - also got the first 2 seasons of SG1 and almost the two seasons of Atlantis...on my computer)
Harry Potter merchandise; all the books and related books, all of the videogames on different consoles, some sticker books, figures, a wand, a snitch, most of the movies, a shirt and a tote bag.
Tolkien books (not just LotR and The Hobbit)
Asimov books
Ben 10 books, video games and figures (no longer collecting).
30+ band t-shirts/ 80+ cds/ 30+ setlists/ ticket stubs/ flyers/ guitar picks
Music magazines: Blunt, Rocksound, Kerrang, Drum Media and The Brag.
A growing vinyl collection
Dog fighter plane models
Find-a-word puzzle books (it's my very unimpressive savant gift)
Books by my favourite scientists
Plush videogame character toys
Random sci-fi/ comic/ fantasy / anime /nintendo stuff: 2001: A Space Odyssey on Beta tape, random Star Wars figures (some talking), Batman figures, vintage Nintendo hand held Disney game, Sonic figures/ badges, and many many robots.
LED colored lights and laser pointers.
And many many sketch books, paints, pencils, etc.

I keep myself busy. Most of that stuff is due to being an impulsive spender.


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23 Mar 2011, 8:04 am

Video game promotional posters (over 2000)
Non-fiction graphic novels
World cinema and documentary dvd's/blu ray
Japanese video games
Korg instruments
I used to obsessively collect Re-Ment Miniatures but am currently selling my collection.



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23 Mar 2011, 12:00 pm

pensieve wrote:
Infant years:

Lamb toys
Cigar wrappers (really anything I found on the ground)
Shells

8+ years:
Dog toys
The Lion King figures (and anything related really)
Simpsons cards
Basketball cards
A coin collection
Dinosaur toys/books
Taz (Looney Tunes) toys
Match boxes
Match box cars
Hilighters
I used to hoard food in my room too - that count?
TAZOs


Teens:
Military aircraft models
Lord of the Rings merchandise
Band posters
Skateboards

20+:
Pencil sharpeners in the form of ships/ planes/ typewriters/ trains.
Vintage cameras (fond of Kodak box brownies and Zenit SLRs - I really want a large format camera which I'm not even sure works but still looks so beautiful)
Astronomy books/guides/ equipment (telescope/ binoculars)
Doctor Who merchandise; action figures, new adventure books, old target books, Doctor Who magazine back issues, dvds, replica screwdrivers, remote controlled Daleks, flight controlled TARDIS, etc.
Stargate merchandise (So far just two action figures, 4 stargate gate coasters and I've got SG1 replica patches in the post but hope to build up my collection - also got the first 2 seasons of SG1 and almost the two seasons of Atlantis...on my computer)
Harry Potter merchandise; all the books and related books, all of the videogames on different consoles, some sticker books, figures, a wand, a snitch, most of the movies, a shirt and a tote bag.
Tolkien books (not just LotR and The Hobbit)
Asimov books
Ben 10 books, video games and figures (no longer collecting).
30+ band t-shirts/ 80+ cds/ 30+ setlists/ ticket stubs/ flyers/ guitar picks
Music magazines: Blunt, Rocksound, Kerrang, Drum Media and The Brag.
A growing vinyl collection
Dog fighter plane models
Find-a-word puzzle books (it's my very unimpressive savant gift)
Books by my favourite scientists
Plush videogame character toys
Random sci-fi/ comic/ fantasy / anime /nintendo stuff: 2001: A Space Odyssey on Beta tape, random Star Wars figures (some talking), Batman figures, vintage Nintendo hand held Disney game, Sonic figures/ badges, and many many robots.
LED colored lights and laser pointers.
And many many sketch books, paints, pencils, etc.

I keep myself busy. Most of that stuff is due to being an impulsive spender.


That’s a lot of collecting! I collected Harry Potter related stuff a couple years ago too.....but the obsession didn't last long so I don't have too much.......still I get really annoyed if anyone takes or moves any of my HP stuff.

Most of my collections are of stuffed or toy animals...it's just the kind of stuffed animal that changes. Although for awhile I had a collection of live ladybugs (as a child) complete with plants with aphids on them for them to eat. My sister started copying me and collecting them too. My mummy was not pleased...........



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23 Mar 2011, 12:19 pm

I collect I Love Lucy memorabilia. I started my collection in 2000, and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon. My favorite collectibles are the series of Mattel dolls. The only one I had to buy on eBay (since it was retired by the time I started collecting) was the first doll, the Vitameatavegamin doll. But I've bought all of the rest when they came out. In fact, the candy factory/"Job Switching" doll was the first item in my collection.


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23 Mar 2011, 5:12 pm

-Horror Film Magazines
-Horror and Sci-fi films on DVD
-Roleplaying Games
-Roleplaying Dice
-Post Apocalyptic Fiction
-Cinemagic Magazines
-Enemies, I seem to attract a lot of these on jobs


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