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|Posted by: denizen 29 February 2016 - 08:50 PM|
Are you a collector? If so, what is your poison? Movies? Stamps? Books? MacGyver collectibles?
Tell us! And if you can, show us!!!
|Posted by: denizen 29 February 2016 - 08:56 PM|
Well, for me, I love collecting steelbook editions of movies. I have quite a range so far but these lovely collectibles can be pricey at times. Especially the move limited they are.
Needless to say, these are some of my favourite!
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 1 March 2016 - 02:35 AM|
|I'm just into movies I guess. According to my list I have 734 movies. But that is no longer correct since I bought a lot of new stuff and intend to sell a lot too.|
|Posted by: MacsJeep 1 March 2016 - 03:59 AM|
| Oh wow! Now don't get me started on this as the list is huge. I think I'm a hoarder. I suppose my smallest collection, but biggest size-wise are my cars. I love '80s Mk2 Vauxhall Cavaliers and currently have three. I did have four, but five cars in total was too much of a drain. One of them is my first ever car that my late father taught me to drive in. Ironically, it's that one's birthday today! First registered March 1st 1982!
Normal collecting, has to be TV/Movie stuff. I have loads of toys from when I was a kid up the loft. Six Million Dollar Man/Bionic woman dolls, original 12" cylon centurian, Starsky and Hutch's car, Airwolf, A Team van, Bond's original Aston, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and the list goes on...
KITT stuff- I'm nuts on that! I have an original remote KITT that's boxed, the new version, the talking Kenner version, Rough Rider's version, ERTL versions, Scaletrix version that jumps, novels, annuals...and so on.
Then there's all the other kind of TV related stuff. I have a lot of pics and autos from conventions, a lot of which is Supernatural related. My two prize possessions from that are a signed script that the WB auctioned off to support Katrina victims. (so I know its real) and a large artwork with quite a few cast members on that they've all signed. That was all signed in front of me, in person by them, so again, I know its the real deal!
I am, of course, collecting MacGyver stuff now, although that's kinda limited. I have the On Ice novel which I've just finished, an unofficial, but rather nice Mac tee, several fanzines, and a mug my best friend had made with lots of Mac pics on, including my photo meeting Richard last year. I'm still after two fanzines - Have Swiss Army Knife Will Travel, and Promises to Keep. I'm not sure if there is anything else to collect, as I'm not into the toys - I don't think they reflect the show at all and are ridiculous prices!
I have lots of shows on DVD and am still collecting those too - mostly 70's, 80's and 90's stuff! I'll add some pics later of a few of my bits, my phone's on charge right now!
|Posted by: Jediferret 1 March 2016 - 05:09 AM|
| I collect various things... T-shirts, mugs and video game stuff. I'll have to get pictures one of these days. I tend to collect at least an item or two of whatever I'm into. Currently, I have two t-shirts coming in, one is from Misha/Jensen's "You're Not Alone" campaign and one from Jared's "Never Give Up" line over at the Supernatural website.
I still have to purchase a couple more items that aren't major... a Phoenix Foundation mug, a MacGyver mousepad and model of the Impala.
I also collect wall-signs... usually vintage style wood/metal signs. I'm currently looking for a "breakfast" themed one and a Nuka-Cola one from Fallout.
Once I get the shirts in, I'll see if I can get a picture.
|Posted by: Joe SAKic 1 March 2016 - 07:47 AM|
| I collect <period> Saks, for one, are never far from thy mind:
|Posted by: Barry Rowland 1 March 2016 - 08:03 AM|
|Joe, my collection absolutely PALES compared to yours! I collect Victorinox and Wenger SAKs, and have several older Leatherman PST/PST IIs and a Supertool.|
|Posted by: Joe SAKic 1 March 2016 - 08:23 AM|
|Nice collection, Barry! I've really slowed down in the past year. Got most of those off ebay when the airport confiscations were peaking at an all time high. At that point you had a very interesting scenario - municipal employees selling knives that they didn't really know that much about. Thus many were undervalued in their descriptions & deals aplenty, especially if decent enough photos were provided. I'm now searching for a good display case to present them all .......|
|Posted by: MacsJeep 1 March 2016 - 08:45 AM|
| Well this is the framed picture with all the Supernatural autos the light was really messing it up in my bedroom, though:
And my Mac on Ice:
I tried to do the mug, but it won't come off my phone!
|Posted by: Barry Rowland 1 March 2016 - 11:13 AM|
|And the same to you Joe! I've come across some ideas on Facebook under the SAK Collectors site, but for now mine are in a drawer like yours. In some ways, it was easier when all I had was my Huntsman and a PST. I pretty much have settled on a Tinker that I picked up a few months back for my daily carry, as well as either my MiniChamp or one of the Classics. I know of a collector that still manages to get some of his Wengers thru confiscations, and manages to do pretty well with it. You're right about those confiscation dealers....some pretty rare ones have passed thru their hands and they don't know what they've got! Most of mine are thru Ebay or Amazon. One of the things that's happened is that I've got both of my sons collecting them now too!|
|Posted by: Barry Rowland 1 March 2016 - 11:16 AM|
|Macsjeep, I like it! I've been trying to build a collection of Mac items as I go along, but I've only the DVD's right now. I really want a mug and would love to pick up some posters and novels. We're all big Mac fans in this household, so I've got the family backing lol !! I would really like it if someone would come out with a set of MacGyver scales (SAK grips) with something MacGyver on them.|
|Posted by: denizen 1 March 2016 - 08:22 PM|
| And here I thought I was a crazy collector (Not!).
Wow! Amazing guys! That is quite impressive MacsJeep!
Keep them coming!!!!!!!!!
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 1 March 2016 - 08:23 PM|
|Over the years I've been collecting all kinds of stamps.. Will post pictures later..|
|Posted by: Mr Duct Tape 2 March 2016 - 02:37 AM|
|Well I collect mostly dvd's and blu-rays. I'll try and post some pics later today for your enjoyment|
|Posted by: denizen 2 March 2016 - 03:37 AM|
|Posted by: Maclover 2 March 2016 - 05:07 AM|
| I'm impressed with all those SAK's. It might be interesting to know how many times when you've actually needed one if you have actually had one about your person - I can just see the potential irony of 50 in the drawer at home and none in your pocket when you need one.
I've been racking my brains to think about what I collect. It is fair to say that the answer is probably nothing with an all consuming passion. As I look around my room I see the pretty cut glasses that I have in the cabinet - these are part sets acquired at boot fairs that I have steadily re-grouped and they are nice to use once or twice a year at special meals - I got a stunning set of 6 once for about a fiver and found set of 4 genuine marked Royal Brierly crystal ones for £2 each in a charity shop - the trouble with glasses is that you only need so many (however you aquire them) and these days I can't justify buying many more.
I have a couple of cut-glass decanters that are just nice to look at in the cabinet - but they space consuming with no real use so I stopped buying them (I do like them though). I do like Walther-glass dishes and cake stands (it might be fair to say that I own more than I can use - the cake stands are rather nice, maybe they might make a photo for you) - I get them when I see them cheap in charity shops.
I've got a stack of regular DVD's about 100+ deep of mainly 80's movies and chick flicks (for my daughter) that myself and the kids enjoy. DVD's are about £1 each in charity shops and its a cheap way of seeing different movies. I also have a few full series box sets, Mac, Stargate, Star Trek TNG, Quantum Leap, Xena (for my son) (can you see a pattern here?). NB. The trouble with DVD's is finding the time to waste watching them - that's what ironing is for LOL
So in short I guess I tend to collect things if they have a practical application, but I am probably not a rabid collector of anything specific.
|Posted by: Joe SAKic 2 March 2016 - 08:14 AM|
Yes Barry, as I understand it, the Wenger factory had a major fire back in the 1980s and as
a result there are several models still surfacing that are a bit of a mystery. I bought one on
eBay that has an unusal symbol on it and that I still haven't identified to date. Victorinox seems
to be the preferred collectible, but the Wenger is right there in quality. Glad to hear
you are passing on the tradition to your boys, knife collecting is a lifetime thing.
|Posted by: Maclover 2 March 2016 - 08:20 AM|
|Just an observation, but ebay UK does not seem to have pocket knives for sale - it carries all the supporting things with Swiss Army or Victorinox in the title, but no actual knives. It must be a policy thing here.|
|Posted by: Joe SAKic 2 March 2016 - 08:27 AM|
Yes, Maclover, you are not wrong. In times of the most dire need, those saks will be
snug as a bug and snoozing deep within their drawer bed.
However ....... those are not my 'carriers'. These knifes are not allowed in the house
and reside in the tool chest within the garage and next to the car. So, depending on my
itinerary/attire, I can pick and choose what model(s) I need for any particular day.
I also have a minichamp always on my keychain, usually a moneyclip in my pocket, and then if I'm flying
my drone I will carry a cybertool on my belt. The cybertool's tools will completely strip down the
drone if need be and also make adjustments to my camera and tripod. If I'm going deeper into
the woods, I will loop on my Swiss Tool as well.
|Posted by: Joe SAKic 2 March 2016 - 09:02 AM|
The best deals come off the original/American site eBay.com. The problem is that many sellers will not ship abroad .... so you will need to secure a USA Postal address through one of the many online suppliers. That's what I have done, and although a bit of a hassle upfront - more than worthwhile in the long haul.
|Posted by: Barry Rowland 2 March 2016 - 11:44 AM|
|Aren't those Swisstool Spirits a dream? I tailor my carry too. What I should do, although it wouldn't be near as fun (!), is just buy a Swiss Champ and have it all! It's fun just the same, and gives me a hobby in common with my boys. I love watching Mac use his SAK's, and have come up with some great uses for mine too. The Vic can opener combo is probably my favorite tool, although I love the Wenger scissors . Thanks for sharing your collection Joe! If I can be of any help, Maclover, let me know!|
|Posted by: denizen 2 March 2016 - 09:20 PM|
| Great collection indeed!
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 5 March 2016 - 05:33 AM|
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 5 March 2016 - 05:37 AM|
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 5 March 2016 - 05:43 AM|
|Old South African stamps.|
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 5 March 2016 - 05:48 AM|
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 5 March 2016 - 05:50 AM|
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 5 March 2016 - 05:55 AM|
|Jan van Riebeeck R50 (1990) banknote.|
|Posted by: Barry Rowland 5 March 2016 - 06:17 PM|
|Beautiful! My son collects stamps, and we have the US headquarters for the Philatelic Society here in town.|
|Posted by: denizen 6 March 2016 - 08:58 PM|
| I agree. That is an awesome collection of stamps MacGyver1985!
I haven't seen one of those R50 notes in a long time.
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 8 March 2016 - 04:09 AM|
|Little update: in total I have 823 movies. 42 of which I will sell and 50 I will have to see again and decide later. If I don't keep them all I will have 731 movies. This actually includes tv-series.|
|Posted by: AmigaDeVenezuela 6 January 2019 - 04:20 PM|
|Snowmen and foreign currency from countries to which I have personally traveled.|
|Posted by: Dragondog 6 January 2019 - 06:23 PM|
| Action figures of characters from various movies and shows I love. My collection of dragons is my pride and joy, and my newest character figures are from Miraculous
Also nice detailed figures of animals. Collected those since I was a kid
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 7 January 2019 - 04:36 AM|
|I currently have over 900 movies by now.|
|Posted by: Jediferret 7 January 2019 - 07:18 AM|
|As of late... I collect bills. lolz|
|Posted by: Dragondog 7 January 2019 - 03:52 PM|
| My collectables have nice little collections of there own
Dust. They collect dust
|Posted by: AmigaDeVenezuela 8 January 2019 - 08:02 PM|
|I also started a collection of toy elephants. I had a cat that had named Zwolli. I took the German word for 12(zwölf) and replaced the f with li. I didn't want it to sound like I was calling him a wolf. . I googled the name Zwolli and found out that there is a children's book in Germany called "Zwolli der Einmalige." It's about a two-headed flying elephant.|
|Posted by: AmigaDeVenezuela 22 June 2019 - 08:52 PM|
|Recently I have started collecting lost kitties. I have a bit of fun with those toys.|
|Posted by: Dragondog 23 June 2019 - 01:47 PM|
|Posted by: Barry Rowland 23 June 2019 - 10:05 PM|
|Posted by: just-a-fan 17 August 2019 - 09:41 AM|
If you like sgd movie posters you need to see my stash , got a Jaws 3sh (one of the rarest Jaws posters) sgd by Dreyfuss last yr , it has previously sold for 3k
(paid few 100s for mine , amazing deal)
|Posted by: just-a-fan 17 August 2019 - 09:49 AM|
The King sgd photo
007 LALD ita 1sh sgd by Moore RIP , Kotto , art McGinnis, voice actress van der Syl and Hedison RIP
Hapkido and When TKD strikes various posters sgd by Angela Mao , amazing
Rocky fre 2sh sgd by Stallone & Weathers , absolutely mind blowing
Spent a fortune linen backing these but they look out of this world now