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the_last_gunslinger
12-10-2014, 02:54 AM
I've got a small, but growing collections of Walking Dead items, as well as some assorted horror figures/collectibles.

What about you guys?

Theli
12-10-2014, 03:08 AM
I have a decent size movie collection, primarily horror. I'd estimate 1000 DVDs/Blu-Rays and probably 65-70% of it is horror. I also have a large music collection, around 1100+ CDs and 300 LPs, mostly heavy metal, probably 85-90%. I have a comic book and graphic novel collection, which would be hard to estimate, maybe 400 comics and 100 graphic novels. Lots of DC/Vertigo and other random occult/horror and crime comics, but an overall mix too. And lastly I have a large collection of Magic the Gathering cards. I've played on and off since 1995, two years after the games inception, but have been truly collecting for the last 10 years or so. Can't say how many cards, but I'm sure the collection is over $10,000.

Merlin1958
12-10-2014, 03:09 AM
What don't I collect? LOL I have art from, Ron Wood & Roger Dean, Yankee memorabilia, King of course and Tolkien. Plus, Christmas ornaments, Disney cels, need I go on? LOL LOL

Theli
12-10-2014, 03:11 AM
Yeah i guess when you're a collector at heart it's hard to confine yourself to just one thing, haha.

slayn666
12-10-2014, 03:33 AM
Books are the only thing I collect nowadays. I've previously collected comics, movies (DVDs mostly), and video games.

Theli
12-10-2014, 03:36 AM
I also used to have a decent size video game collection, I sold off most of it a year or so ago. Mostly vintage games, NES, SNES and Sega, tons of RPGs. Kept maybe 30 games. Can't give up Contra...

srboone
12-10-2014, 03:51 AM
I've got a sizeable movie collection. I've got quite a few movies I'm proud to own: one is a DVD copy of the Japanese laserdisc of Walt Disney's Song of the South (Disney won't release it ever again--even though James Hackett was the first African-American to ever win an Oscar for, you guessed it, Uncle Remus.); and a VHS copy of the greatest film you've never seen, Long Gone with William Peterson and Virginia Madsen (consistently rated the #1 baseball film of all time by those who HAVE seen it). The original film elements were destroyed in a fire and it only exists now on VHS--until a mouldering copy is found in an underground vault somewhere...maybe...

Martin
12-10-2014, 03:54 AM
Can't say I collect movies but I do have a lot of them. I have collected penguin items since high school but have never but them for myself, primarily Christmas tree ornaments and statues but other items as well.

slayn666
12-10-2014, 03:54 AM
I've kept a few for various reasons, but sold off all of the high-dollar games.

One bit of advice: CDs have a shelf-life, and it's basically now for PlayStation games. That's not to say that all PlayStation games are going to immediately stop working, but data degradation is going to start becoming a serious problem for folks that insist on playing from the discs (rather than through emulation). We'll see the same thing in ten years or so for DVDs.

Sock Monkey
12-10-2014, 04:19 AM
Mostly comics and movies. I have a decent comic collection (around 3000) and my dvds/Blu rays collection passed 600 the last time I did a count. I don't really collect comics anymore but constantly find more movies to purchase.

Theli
12-10-2014, 10:02 AM
I've kept a few for various reasons, but sold off all of the high-dollar games.

One bit of advice: CDs have a shelf-life, and it's basically now for PlayStation games. That's not to say that all PlayStation games are going to immediately stop working, but data degradation is going to start becoming a serious problem for folks that insist on playing from the discs (rather than through emulation). We'll see the same thing in ten years or so for DVDs.

Yeah it's a real shame.

TJCams
12-10-2014, 01:51 PM
I have collected various things, most recently being books - not necessarily special editions, signed, etc. just books - hardcovers, paperbacks, and almost exclusively horror and sci-fi, with some non-fiction like science books (Dawkins, Kaku, Brian Greene), and some hockey bios.

I was collecting for a while, 1:18 scale F1 racecars of Jacques Villeneuve - I have almost his entire F1 career by Minichamps - but will be looking to sell these probably.

My biggest collection is hockey cards, but I stopped collecting in the early '90s when the market was flooded. I have almost every complete set of O Pee Chee from about 1979-1995, including some pretty valuable cards (like rookie cards for Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and others). This is a collection I always wonder what I am going to do with long term.

I also have various hockey related collectibles that I have accumulated over the years too.

Merlin1958
12-12-2014, 05:13 AM
http://imageshack.com/a/img832/8873/rnrart004.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img832/1063/rnrart005.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img832/9624/rnrart006.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img832/5503/rnrart002.jpg

These were all done by, Ron Wood of The Rolling Stones.


This is, Roger Dean...

http://imageshack.com/a/img832/9551/rnrart001.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img832/5366/rnrart003.jpg

I have more, Dean but here are a few Disney Cels....


http://imageshack.com/a/img836/6674/disneyart019.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img836/8160/disneyart017.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img836/5117/disneyart014.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img836/3267/disneyart012.jpg

Theli
12-12-2014, 05:18 AM
Nifty! That Fantasia cell must be rather valuable.

Merlin1958
12-12-2014, 05:28 AM
Nifty! That Fantasia cell must be rather valuable.

Oh yeah, and I have many more. I'll try to post them shortly.


http://imageshack.com/a/img836/2407/disneyart010.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img836/7708/disneyart011.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img836/6603/disneyart009.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img836/9682/disneyart002.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img836/4116/disneyart001.jpg

More Dean...


http://imageshack.com/a/img832/9569/rrartcollection002.jpg

Beatles Limited, signed by all four..,

http://imageshack.com/a/img820/1017/rrartcollection006.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img44/5679/rrartcollection005.jpg

Sorry for the lousy pics. A photog I am not!!!

Merlin1958
12-12-2014, 05:36 AM
Ron Wood, Artist proof, "Sympathy for the Devil"


http://imageshack.com/a/img203/6686/ronwood001.jpg


I recently sold this, most ever paid to date for a "Ron Wood, original" and replaced it with this piece from, my buddy Roger Dean (again, crappy photo)...



http://imageshack.com/a/img39/5805/001gsb.jpg

Signed by the artist, one of twenty.

Theli
12-12-2014, 07:01 AM
Oh man, just lovely! I love Dean's work, big fan of Uriah Heep too, so I especially love that last one. I didn't realize these were originals, thought they were prints. Day-um!

RJK1981
12-12-2014, 11:19 AM
Other than books I have a large collection of DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, as well as quite a few shot glasses. One of these days I might actually get some pictures taken of my shot glasses, some of which I bought myself, and some of which have been gifts.

Merlin1958
12-12-2014, 03:54 PM
Oh man, just lovely! I love Dean's work, big fan of Uriah Heep too, so I especially love that last one. I didn't realize these were originals, thought they were prints. Day-um!

That is "one of twenty" signed limited prints. I did get to view the original art at one time. The piece (Demon's & Wizards) is freaking huge!!! Like 5'x6' huge and had the wing of a monarch butterfly painted into the wizard's cloak. I viewed it on my initial visit to the gallery and the salesman took me to a "special" viewing room and served espresso. He was very good and whispered to me that since they were still finding the market for, Dean in the public he could cut me a great deal. $100,000 was the deal!!! I somehow managed to not spit up my coffee and bought the "Floating Water" piece on the way out with the promise to "think about it"!!! LOL LOL So, when he released this limited series I simply had to have one though the print is decidedly different from the original. Still, I just love it and look at it all the time.

Sock Monkey
12-13-2014, 06:54 AM
Very cool stuff, Merlin!

Theli
12-13-2014, 08:29 AM
That is "one of twenty" signed limited prints. I did get to view the original art at one time. The piece (Demon's & Wizards) is freaking huge!!! Like 5'x6' huge and had the wing of a monarch butterfly painted into the wizard's cloak. I viewed it on my initial visit to the gallery and the salesman took me to a "special" viewing room and served espresso. He was very good and whispered to me that since they were still finding the market for, Dean in the public he could cut me a great deal. $100,000 was the deal!!! I somehow managed to not spit up my coffee and bought the "Floating Water" piece on the way out with the promise to "think about it"!!! LOL LOL So, when he released this limited series I simply had to have one though the print is decidedly different from the original. Still, I just love it and look at it all the time.

Not surprising. I've stared at some of my jackets for my LPs with his art for hours while listening to the music within. He has a very captivating escapist style. I honestly can't imagine Yes' Fragile and Tales From Topographic Oceans or Uriah Heep's Demons & Wizards and The Magician's Birthday with any other art.

racerx45
12-20-2014, 02:40 AM
Yes I do collect things other than Stephen King books...

Here are a few of my Vintage Soda Dispensers

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4Z-JxzAZR8U/UxgDhf5A86I/AAAAAAAAAwc/-GfS9Z3bllg/w250-h341-no/VendoG1.jpg https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9RmfNQzyTv4/UxgDgDblVlI/AAAAAAAAAwI/ChOID3y_Slo/w250-h202-no/DJS2.jpghttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fzTxo2niL5M/UxgDfvkq2XI/AAAAAAAAAvw/TSLwbsU1BjE/w250-h243-no/DSCN1439.jpghttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zW5S5TDwpDM/UxgDe8-ByWI/AAAAAAAAAvk/wwzzWlv8cQ8/w250-h299-no/DSCN1235.jpghttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cliHFM2b2F4/UxgDeMiguMI/AAAAAAAAAvc/GE0R0_2UQBQ/w250-h287-no/ADCO1b.jpg

goathunter
12-21-2014, 07:09 PM
Now that's something you don't see every day! Very cool.

I collect Planet of the Apes and King Kong (1976) stuff.

Hunter

Martin
12-21-2014, 07:14 PM
Those are very cool!


Yes I do collect things other than Stephen King books...

Here are a few of my Vintage Soda Dispensers

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4Z-JxzAZR8U/UxgDhf5A86I/AAAAAAAAAwc/-GfS9Z3bllg/w250-h341-no/VendoG1.jpg https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-9RmfNQzyTv4/UxgDgDblVlI/AAAAAAAAAwI/ChOID3y_Slo/w250-h202-no/DJS2.jpghttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fzTxo2niL5M/UxgDfvkq2XI/AAAAAAAAAvw/TSLwbsU1BjE/w250-h243-no/DSCN1439.jpghttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zW5S5TDwpDM/UxgDe8-ByWI/AAAAAAAAAvk/wwzzWlv8cQ8/w250-h299-no/DSCN1235.jpghttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cliHFM2b2F4/UxgDeMiguMI/AAAAAAAAAvc/GE0R0_2UQBQ/w250-h287-no/ADCO1b.jpg

racerx45
12-23-2014, 06:46 AM
Thanks Martin, I just wish they were as easy as books to display.

frik51
12-31-2014, 10:41 AM
I collect Barbra-bilia! :)

sk

srboone
12-31-2014, 11:55 AM
I remember that Seip! ;)

And you collect movie credits, too! You have 3 right now. :cool: Or are you up to 6? :confused:

frik51
12-31-2014, 05:23 PM
Only 3, Squire!

Siep :)

Mike88
01-02-2015, 06:31 AM
I collect Hot Wheels(about 7,000), 1/24 diecast Muscle Cars (about 150), The 4 inch tall acrylic Coca Cola Bears and LP's about several hundred 90% Heavy Metal. Plus Monte Carlo SS's of which I have 1. Thanks Everybody,Mike

Theli
01-03-2015, 08:54 AM
I would love to see some of your LP collection. Got aheck of a metal collection myself.

Mike88
01-04-2015, 03:23 AM
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I did'nt know what you wanted to see so I picked 2 that I really like that most people have never heard about. If there's something you would like to see if I have it,let me know. Theli would you pick 2 of your rare ones and post I'd love to see them. racerx45 Those soda dispensers are just the coolest. Mike

racerx45
01-04-2015, 05:10 AM
Thanks Mike

mhatchett
01-04-2015, 01:55 PM
Neat stuff guys!

Theli
01-05-2015, 08:37 PM
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I did'nt know what you wanted to see so I picked 2 that I really like that most people have never heard about. If there's something you would like to see if I have it,let me know. Theli would you pick 2 of your rare ones and post I'd love to see them. racerx45 Those soda dispensers are just the coolest. Mike

Awesome, love me some Angel Dust (especially the early stuff). Brainfever I've heard, but don't own anything from them, should get some. Seems like you have great taste!

I have some older pics of some of some gems from my collection, though there's definitely more baddies that need to be added too.

The entire Halford fronted Judas Priest main discography, minus Redeemer of Souls which I still gotta grab, as well as 3 live albums, one is a promo (that's the picture disc that looks like Screaming for Vengeance), and one 'Best Of' (the one with the samurai), and two copies of Rocka Rolla from different labels (the other is stealthily hidden behind the first).

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/Therionfan/COL002.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Therionfan/media/COL002.jpg.html)

My entire 7" collection, or at least the majority of it, may have added a couple more since taking the picture.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/Therionfan/Pictures2014.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Therionfan/media/Pictures2014.jpg.html)

And a selection of favourites and rarities:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/Therionfan/Pictures2010.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Therionfan/media/Pictures2010.jpg.html)
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/Therionfan/Pictures2008-1.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Therionfan/media/Pictures2008-1.jpg.html)
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/Therionfan/Pictures2004.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Therionfan/media/Pictures2004.jpg.html)
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/Therionfan/Pictures2006.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Therionfan/media/Pictures2006.jpg.html)

halyndon
01-06-2015, 06:37 PM
I have collected various things, most recently being books - not necessarily special editions, signed, etc. just books - hardcovers, paperbacks, and almost exclusively horror and sci-fi, with some non-fiction like science books (Dawkins, Kaku, Brian Greene), and some hockey bios.

I was collecting for a while, 1:18 scale F1 racecars of Jacques Villeneuve - I have almost his entire F1 career by Minichamps - but will be looking to sell these probably.

My biggest collection is hockey cards, but I stopped collecting in the early '90s when the market was flooded. I have almost every complete set of O Pee Chee from about 1979-1995, including some pretty valuable cards (like rookie cards for Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and others). This is a collection I always wonder what I am going to do with long term.

I also have various hockey related collectibles that I have accumulated over the years too.

Would you ever sell your Gretzky, Yzerman, Lemieux or Roy sets?

ruderabbit
01-25-2015, 03:39 AM
I also collect rubber devil ducks, but mostly books :rolleyes:

srboone
01-25-2015, 03:59 AM
There's actually a large variety of those things!

http://www.allthingsgifts.co.uk/images/Devil.jpg

bugen
01-26-2015, 02:04 AM
Movies!

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slayn666
01-26-2015, 02:43 AM
My wife and I used to have one almost that big, but after making the jump to HDTVs and Bluray, we looked at the cost of upgrading even a portion of our collection and decided that it wasn't worth it to us and ended up selling/trading in a bunch.

bugen
01-26-2015, 03:32 AM
Hell no it's not worth it! If I'm not watching matches of the game I play I'm pretty much streaming Netflix.

There's a bunch of Blu-ray in there, probably no more than 1/4, but it's freakin' hard to get rid of them in this age of all digital purchases being licenses instead of ownership unless you're willing to hack the files, which voids your license. I've considered ripping them all but it's a mountain of work. Might be the best option, though.

I don't know how the whole oxidation thing is going to play out on the DVD's either. It's my industry, so I'm probably positioned ok to handle it if there's an issue. Warner did something cool a few years back where you could send them a WB DVD and a couple of bucks and they'd send you the corresponding Blu-ray, which I did for a good number.

But no, in the constantly evolving world of Home Video, this I do not recommend.

bookworm 1
01-26-2015, 02:49 PM
Well you can use them for bookends.
Thanks Martin, I just wish they were as easy as books to display.

racerx45
01-27-2015, 02:29 AM
Well you can use them for bookends.

That's a good idea

RonClinton
02-10-2015, 07:25 AM
I collect miles on my motorcycle. I used to have a decent collection of handguns, but most were sold to buy the cycle.

racerx45
02-11-2015, 05:22 AM
I collect miles on my motorcycle. I used to have a decent collection of handguns, but most were sold to buy the cycle.

Nice what do you ride?

RonClinton
02-11-2015, 03:18 PM
Nice what do you ride?

A 2012 Triumph Thunderbird 1600, bought new in '12:

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Theli
02-12-2015, 12:06 AM
Very nice!

racerx45
02-14-2015, 01:59 AM
A 2012 Triumph Thunderbird 1600, bought new in '12:

16397

16398

Very Nice!

Here is my 2007 Triumph Speedmaster, I bought new in Aug. '08

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RonClinton
02-14-2015, 04:04 AM
Very nice -- and another Triumph to boot! :-)

Triumph riders who collect small-press horror...we're a niche within a niche within a niche!

racerx45
02-18-2015, 01:38 AM
Yes we are an odd group, aren't we?

William J. Grabowski
07-29-2015, 07:48 AM
Amazing! Cover art for Uriah Heep's DEMONS AND WIZARDS, right?