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What do you do when collecting gets boring?

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What do you do when collecting gets boring?

Postby Wreck-It Ralph » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:44 pm

What do you do when collecting gets boring, should you stop, sell up or turn to stone?
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Re: What do you do when collecting gets boring?

Postby Sparky P » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:30 pm

Please can you define boring in this context?

It’s boring for me at the moment because I am not doing any deals. Perhaps this is because my focus is quite tight on pali 12/20. I have considered looking to collect other sw that is more common, just to keep the wheeling and dealing going.

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Re: What do you do when collecting gets boring?

Postby jayums » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:46 pm

You could try selling your collection to me for a price I can’t refuse :lol:

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Re: What do you do when collecting gets boring?

Postby Pomse2001 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:29 pm

I have collected star wars for 17 years and it has never been boring for me, so sorry I can't help you :?

But then again I collected a lot of other things when I was a kid and I do not have any of those things today and I do not miss them :wink:

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Re: What do you do when collecting gets boring?

Postby Cazza » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:25 pm

I've definitely hit a bit of a lull. I cannot find the last couple of pieces I need to complete my childhood focus for love nor money and I'm getting a bit fed up with it :lol: They're not even high ticket items either. I'm also very unhappy with how mine are displayed and can't figure out a decent solution for a decent cost.I'm totally uninspired- I hardly ever look at them any more :( I will be selling quite a few MOCs next spring to help fund a new car. A couple of years ago, I would've been very reluctant to do this, but I'm a bit meh about it all at the moment.
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Re: What do you do when collecting gets boring?

Postby theforceuk » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:43 pm

Is your collection on display? Don't do anything rash!
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Re: What do you do when collecting gets boring?

Postby Mini99 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:50 pm

Cazza wrote:I've definitely hit a bit of a lull. I cannot find the last couple of pieces I need to complete my childhood focus for love nor money and I'm getting a bit fed up with it :lol: They're not even high ticket items either. I'm also very unhappy with how mine are displayed and can't figure out a decent solution for a decent cost.I'm totally uninspired- I hardly ever look at them any more :( I will be selling quite a few MOCs next spring to help fund a new car. A couple of years ago, I would've been very reluctant to do this, but I'm a bit meh about it all at the moment.

I’d better start saving now... :lol:
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Re: What do you do when collecting gets boring?

Postby robpmarsh » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:04 am

I've moved on to collectiong other stuff, LEGO mainly but I'll go back to vintage again at some point.

It's not a race to complete collections for me....tbh I enjoy meeting up with other forum members at events and drinks more than I do buying another figure etc.
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Re: What do you do when collecting gets boring?

Postby SAVORY100 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:23 am

Not sure how it could ever get boring... unless all the hobby is to you is buying from a set list.

I have a list; currrntly six items of which one is affordable and ‘easy’, but around that I find interest in people, freindships, the wider community and then layer on top of that picking up (collecting) utter nonsense as a distraction along the way.

If you add I’m going to events and Comicon around the country, selling bits pieces and running my Instagram page, then there’s little time to be bored.
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Re: What do you do when collecting gets boring?

Postby Palifan » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:31 am

Cazza wrote:I've definitely hit a bit of a lull. I cannot find the last couple of pieces I need to complete my childhood focus for love nor money and I'm getting a bit fed up with it :lol: They're not even high ticket items either. I'm also very unhappy with how mine are displayed and can't figure out a decent solution for a decent cost.I'm totally uninspired- I hardly ever look at them any more :( I will be selling quite a few MOCs next spring to help fund a new car. A couple of years ago, I would've been very reluctant to do this, but I'm a bit meh about it all at the moment.


Well now I'm intrigued to know what you're looking for Cazza, drop me a pm with your list as you never know.

As for the question I tend to collect different toy lines so it helps when I go a little cold on one. Also as I don't have loads of display space I find rotating my collection helps a lot. It's quite nice putting some things away and getting out some new things that have been tucked away for a while.

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Re: What do you do when collecting gets boring?

Postby Dr_Ball_MD » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:33 pm

I just keep believing that those last few high end loose figures I want will be a badly listed buy it now on ebay.
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Re: What do you do when collecting gets boring?

Postby subzero » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:26 pm

Dr_Ball_MD wrote:I just keep believing that those last few high end loose figures I want will be a badly listed buy it now on ebay.


Accept for when it's badly listed at 10 times it's value. :lol:
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Re: What do you do when collecting gets boring?

Postby edd_jedi » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:10 pm

I think it's important to have more than one hobby. I have a few (vintage Star Wars, music, video games) and tend to focus on and/or neglect them all from time to time. But what I try to avoid these days is selling things as I almost always regret it later. The key to being able to do that is not over-stretching yourself financially.

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Re: What do you do when collecting gets boring?

Postby peekaygee73 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:46 pm

Boring? I can see how it can get frustrating but never boring.

As others have said it's always good to have other hobbies. I usually end up focusing on one whilst keeping the others ticking over in the background. Even if I'm not making many/any purchases I always enjoying looking at what I have in my collections.

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Re: What do you do when collecting gets boring?

Postby Cazza » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:04 pm

theforceuk wrote:Is your collection on display? Don't do anything rash!


Adam, yeah, it's on display, but it's all over the place :(

Nick, I won't do anything silly...
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