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Posted: 5/19/2005 11:09:32 AM EDT
mcfarlane? neca etc? i myself collect anything having to do with the Alien films,Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Hellraiser movies.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 11:17:45 AM EDT
I collect vintage GI Joes from the early 1960s, talk about expensive, I sold some to do my current build !!!
Gotta have priorities.
Paul
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 11:18:46 AM EDT
Just money. I would say that I collect weapons, but that would not be accurate. I shoot them all.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 11:22:22 AM EDT

Physics toys--just about anything that is interesting and can demonstrate a principle of physics or engineering.

Jim
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 11:22:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/19/2005 11:46:34 AM EDT by GabbasaurusRex]
I have a McDonald's play drive-through set that I got for my 20th birthday. My friend gave it to me since I never had one as a kid and she said I was deprived. It's got a plastic headset and everything. I liek wearing the visor, even if it does make my head look big.

ETA: Yeah, I know it's not vintage but I don't really care.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 11:24:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/19/2005 11:26:53 AM EDT by Kharn]
Sgtar15 should be along any second now.

Kharn
ETA: Damnit, wasted my 3500th post on this?!
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 11:28:25 AM EDT
I collect 1/6 scale firearms - you name it, I've probably got it. I also like to collect Hotwheels, I get one every time we go to the grocery store
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 11:45:27 AM EDT
I have a Hotwheels street-rod/muscle car display. I got them just to display, and haven't sought out any more.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 11:51:33 AM EDT
What's a good source for realistic, miniature (GI Joe sized, give or take) plastic gun toys. Rifles, subguns (HK's, etc.), assault rifles, beltfeds, etc.?
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 12:01:02 PM EDT
Miniature Airplanes
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 1:14:28 PM EDT
Plastic scale models, about 1200 or so at last count. Some I sell to finance an evil black habit I have an addiction to these days.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 1:42:40 PM EDT
They are not toys...they are my friends
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 3:55:59 PM EDT
capsule figures little models that come from vending machines.

Ill post a pic some time.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 4:07:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Pault:
I collect vintage GI Joes from the early 1960s, talk about expensive, I sold some to do my current build !!!
Gotta have priorities.
Paul



an obvious +1 vice the selling thing. That's crazy talk!
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 4:08:21 PM EDT
I have 29 GiJoes...soon to be 30.

ANd yes...I play with my action figures.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 4:09:02 PM EDT
Plastic models from the 50's & 60's
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 4:09:51 PM EDT
Robotech toys
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 4:18:24 PM EDT
Sorta, kinda.
My father and I collect S&W M&P(Model 10) revolvers with pencil barrel. We currently have 42 of them in our collection. Everything thing from 4" square butt 1928 version to 5" round butt 1965 version. We started buying/collecting them about 20-25 years ago when they were still common and mint condition pieces could be had for cheap. Now they are getting expensive and mint condition pieces are getting hard to find but we still find one or two here and there.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 4:22:30 PM EDT
Transformers, Beast Wars, and various Gundam series action figures.

Part of the reason is because they're worth big bucks on the collector's market, in addition to the nostalgia factor since I grew up on this stuff.

Mostly it's because giant fricking robots that blow stuff up appeal to me on every level imaginable.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 5:00:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 5:34:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
Physics toys--just about anything that is interesting and can demonstrate a principle of physics or engineering.

Jim



Bet you're fun at parties. "Excuse me miss, let me demostrate how static electricity can remove that underwire garment you are wearing" -ho-ho-ho-

Me? I collect 60's GI-Joe too. There's some neat stuff out there for the kids from 21st Toys and Dragon.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:13:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WindGapAR15:
mcfarlane? neca etc? i myself collect anything having to do with the Alien films,Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Hellraiser movies.



hey, you got the Ash figure from Evil Dead? I got it if your interested, i want to clean my closet out...
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:23:32 PM EDT
I have a few.......






Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:24:58 PM EDT
I collect vintage Johnny West dolls. Don't ask me why. Got a Geronimo when I was 11 and now I check ebay every now and then and pick one up

patsue
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:28:37 PM EDT
I still have a lot of my childhood toys, and my older brothers.

Johnny Lightnings, old Hotwheels, 12" GI Joes, toy guns, Star Wars toys, BSG series 1 stuff, etc.

I don't actively collect, but I have a collection I guess.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:30:40 PM EDT
star wars micro machines. I almost have them all
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 3:07:20 AM EDT
Sold my Boxed talking GI Joe Astros, One AT and one Painted head version plus a boxed Jeep and space capsule and one of my nicest figures a Complete Boxed Talking Adventure Team Negro Commander. All to finance a pre ban M4.
Im hoping to set this AR up right.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 3:26:15 AM EDT
1/24th scale NASCAR diecast..I'm in the process of selling it off though.The market got saturated a couple of years ago.Now i collect dust.
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 3:30:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/20/2005 4:34:44 AM EDT
I have collections that I "get into" and "out of" as the interest waxes and wanes, but many of them have been consistant for many decades since I was a kid so I no longer get rid of anything. Some collections are inactive, but displayed, some inactive and stored, and some are active.
Over the years I've collected: model kits (1/35th scale military tracked/armored vehicles, prehistoric animals, classic horror), old Matchbox vehicles (50s & 60s), Vampirella and Bride of Frankenstein kits and figurines/action figures (the one is the ideal sex/fantasy object, the other reminds me of my ex-fiance; I'll let you figure out which is which), daguerrotypes, old books about prehistoric animals and there are other small and miscellaneous collections about the house.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:42:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HKOVERKILL:
What's a good source for realistic, miniature (GI Joe sized, give or take) plastic gun toys. Rifles, subguns (HK's, etc.), assault rifles, beltfeds, etc.?



Check out a seller on ebay by the name of "bayonetsix" - he usually has good stuff to sell. I just bought a Bren MG, and an AK74 from him this week. His S/H is cheap too, unlike other sellers who rake you over the coals. Best of luck.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:17:20 PM EDT
I have some of the odler figrues from the Movie Maniacs series... Freddy, Jason, Leatherface, Pumpkinhead, Snake Pliskin, I think Ash from AoD and maybe one other I'm forgetting. I also have a couple of the Akira figures.

I have a couple Neon Genesis Eva unit figures.

A few of the first re-releases (the ones that look a little more like the people from the films) of the Star Wars series original characters.

The complete set of Voltron 1 (not the lions, 3 different boxes, air, land, sea). Like this one.

Some other misc figures.

I had a lot more but sold most of them when I realized the space in the attic was more valuable than the toys... that and it funded a new scope for an AR.

Ever so often I mith pick one up or drool over something new. Down the road I might pick up a few to decorate the bar I don't have...
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:24:20 PM EDT
I love the Dragon/21st toy guns, and Ive got the obligitory Good Ash and Bad Ash MIB.

I also collect wargames minis, for Warhammer 40k and for a WW2 game my friends and I created.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:39:55 PM EDT
I have about 200+ Dragon/DML figures. I sold most of my original 60's GI Joes about 3 years ago. I had about 100+ vintage figures but got tired of them. I couldn't let the boys play with them because they were $100-$300+ each. I started collecting the Dragon figures because they were so damned cool and relatively inexpensive $40-$50.

The boys still have huge battles once in a while and the wife gets pissed. We have five 1/6th Stuart tanks amongst all the other 1/6 vehicles. I am glad that the boys can have huge battles like me and my friends did when we were little.

thanks,
Ron
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:47:56 PM EDT
Well since you asked...

I've almost finished rebuilding the collection that I had when I was kid. They aren't the rarest or most valuable, but I like 'em.



















and my lates addition

Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:54:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
Well since you asked...
I've almost finished rebuilding the collection that I had when I was kid. They aren't the rarest or most valuable, but I like 'em.



You're short a bounty hunter from the ESB group... Zuckuss

Man... weren't those built-into-the-arm lightsabers just the lamest on the first series figures.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 8:59:57 PM EDT
The only good thing I have left from my childhood is pictured below My damn grandmother (RIP) gave almost everything away to one of my cousins. Really pissed me off for a long time. Anything that would have escaped my cousin ended up getting ripped off out of a storage place we rented. Fuckers.

Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:02:18 PM EDT
1:400 Scale Alaska Airlines models

1:100 Scale Alaska Airlines desktop models (not really toys, I guess)
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:08:07 PM EDT
Dude, are those Batarangs on the wall?
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:11:08 PM EDT
simpsons figurines, buses and police cars from every state I've been through. I need to take pics
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:14:43 PM EDT
I have a bunch of old matchbox firetrucks.

Almost all my old GI Joes before they went PC, circa 1988.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 9:37:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pathfinder74:

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
Well since you asked...
I've almost finished rebuilding the collection that I had when I was kid. They aren't the rarest or most valuable, but I like 'em.



You're short a bounty hunter from the ESB group... Zuckuss

Man... weren't those built-into-the-arm lightsabers just the lamest on the first series figures.



I don't know, they were kinda cool for re-enacting the movie:



"I've been waiting for you Obi-wan.
The circle is now complete. When I left you
I was but the learner, now I am the master."



"Only a master of evil Darth"



PSHHHHHH!



"Your powers are weak old man.
You should not have come back."
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 4:10:43 AM EDT
I have several of the $2.96 Hot Wheel Monster Trucks from Wal-Mart. I don't try to get them all though, just the ones I like. I've got about 15 of them.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 6:02:27 AM EDT
I collect hot wheel size police cars. I wanted something cheap I could collect in my office. They are cool. Hard part is telling kids they can't play with them when they come in. I keep a box of my kids old toys for them to play with instead.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 9:45:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
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Man, those figures are just a riot. The rigid vinyl capes with the holes cut in them... the droopy tip on the lightsaber, and the crappy "detail"... compare those same character figures to the ones released between 1990 and now... huge differences. It's like they weren't even trying to get a likeness to the actor.
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