(Topic ID: 208454)

What else do you collect?


By pin2d

2 years ago



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    Topic poll

    “Do you collect or chase other “limited” items?”

    • Sports cards/memorabilia 18 votes
      10%
    • Other memorabilia 14 votes
      7%
    • Watches 12 votes
      6%
    • Cars 15 votes
      8%
    • Stamps 3 votes
      2%
    • Other 74 votes
      39%
    • None 21 votes
      11%
    • I like turtles 31 votes
      16%

    (188 votes)

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    #1 2 years ago

    For those that ”collect” pinball machines, I’m curious if you collect (or are interested in) any other items...

    #2 2 years ago

    I collect pinside polls. It’s easy because there are always a ton to choose from.

    #3 2 years ago

    Stamps, since my childhood.

    #4 2 years ago

    I collected Odd Rods and Wacky Packages stickers which I still have.

    #5 2 years ago

    I collect dust. For I'm old and a dinosaur.

    #6 2 years ago

    Old coins. Silver and gold

    #7 2 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I collected Odd Rods and Wacky Packages which I still have.

    I forgot about those. In today's world these would never exist. Funny how the idea has been copied so many times.

    #8 2 years ago

    I'll try to keep this short....

    But my mother has collected little elephant figures/figurines ever since I was a young boy. She loved her collection & was adamant about collecting elephants with their trunks pointing up in the air (apparently it's good luck.)

    Anyways, one day out of the blue she says "I'm giving you my collection & you can now collect them." So now when she travels or gives me a gift it's usually an elephant figure. I've never bought any myself.

    So I don't technically "collect" them. But it seems more like I'm holding onto her collection while she continues to collect them under the guise of giving me gifts. Thanks Mom lol

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    #9 2 years ago
    Quoted from Buzz:

    Funny how the idea has been copied so many times.

    Including in today's pinball art. lol.

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    #10 2 years ago

    Drop targets
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    #11 2 years ago

    Video games and consoles--notably Nintendo stuff.

    It's not a terribly impressive collection by more "serious" collector's standards, but I like what I have. I've got every console revision of every Nintendo console, including the SNES mini, and the NES toploader, and I've got every copy of each revision of every Legend of Zelda game ever made, and notably, every ROM revision that was released for Ocarina of Time (back from the era when game updates were sent out like pinball ROM updates--on new chips in the cartridges). The first revision of Ocarina of Time has Islamic chanting in the fire temple, and red blood when fighting enemies. Nintendo quickly updated all future games to censor that stuff because it violated Nintendo of America's community standards. You don't come across that version too often.

    #12 2 years ago

    I also collect Blue Chip stamps.

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    #13 2 years ago

    Snare drums, Paiste cymbals, Harley stuff, neon signs, vintage Honda ct70’s, some vintage audio equipment, I guess I like vintage stuff but I’ve down sized a lot and got rid of a few trail bikes and Ludwig drum sets.

    #14 2 years ago

    Lps and Staunton chess sets

    #15 2 years ago

    Signed pinball flyers!

    #16 2 years ago

    Machinery...not intentional, but have a hard time letting go. New Sharp VMC coming in soon, seriously running out of room!

    #17 2 years ago

    16th-18th century prints (hence my avatar).

    #18 2 years ago

    I collect Bundaberg Rum and have done for a long time now.
    Also collect video games and consoles.

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    #19 2 years ago

    Matchbox since I was 5.

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    #20 2 years ago

    Shot Glasses -- started within we first got married, you can find them wherever you travel to, they take up basically no space in luggage, and are cheap and each one has a story.

    Was great this last year adding a Southern Fried Gaming one to the collection, you can see it below. All shows need to have shot glasses!!

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    #21 2 years ago

    Spores, molds, and fungus..

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    #22 2 years ago

    Old 80's toys and anything related to my 80's childhood.

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    #23 2 years ago

    Discus fish tank. Discus from the Amazon river . The most beautiful fish in the world . Very hard to find . I have to fly them in.
    Also my Coral Reef tank . It is getting hard to find good coral these days . I use a 400 watt metal halide my electric bill is out of control .

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    #24 2 years ago

    Guns, ammo, mags/drums,knifes.... basically anything gun related.

    #25 2 years ago

    Slot cars
    Pinball books
    Flyers
    Books on TdF and other cycling

    #26 2 years ago

    Daisy BB guns

    #27 2 years ago
    Quoted from konghusker:

    Old 80's toys and anything related to my 80's childhood.

    Nice collection of carded Joes. Big money right there. Where did you get the wall cases?

    #28 2 years ago

    Compliments

    #29 2 years ago

    Ex wives. Expensive but worth it.

    #30 2 years ago

    Regret from constant bad choices

    #31 2 years ago
    Quoted from ArcadiusMaximus:

    Spores, molds, and fungus..

    Robert, who made the Shadow gun Grips, actually does collect these!

    Quoted from RobKnapp:

    Discus fish tank. Discus from the Amazon river . The most beautiful fish in the world . Very hard to find . I have to fly them in.
    Also my Coral Reef tank . It is getting hard to find good coral these days . I use a 400 watt metal halide my electric bill is out of control .

    Stunning! Living art! and such dedication you have for the work to sustain.
    Live coral is like trees in the wind on a mountain....stunning to watch.

    I have Exotic Puzzle and Puzzle Boxes, Meteors, Fossils, and Archaeology.

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    #32 2 years ago

    Mattel Thingmaker Creeple Peeple sets which allows me to create the following for grand kids.

    Gord

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    #33 2 years ago

    Beer signs. Preferably motion ones.

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    #34 2 years ago
    Quoted from Fixie:

    Beer signs. Preferably motion ones.

    I collect motion beer signs as well. I used to go after the Hamm's stuff, but those got really expensive. Almost pinball machine money. I also collect tiki mugs.

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    #35 2 years ago

    Cars, hot wheels and records!!!

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    #36 2 years ago

    I collect wooden puzzle boxes and my wife collects Swarovski crystal figurines.

    #37 2 years ago

    I have boxes of Swarovski Crystals.....of you want to make your own!

    Quoted from txstargazer3:

    I collect wooden puzzle boxes and my wife collects Swarovski crystal figurines.

    Check out newcomer Jesse Born:

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    Are you going to IPP in San Diego?

    #38 2 years ago

    Instruments...I've upgraded slowly for years and when i got more into pins it helped having some nice instruments to sell off and help fund this crazy addiction.. uh..i mean hobby

    Also i live in ky so bourbon of course.. but i don't think that's a collection because it keeps disappearing... lol

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    #39 2 years ago

    Weird dogs.

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    #40 2 years ago
    Quoted from konghusker:

    Old 80's toys and anything related to my 80's childhood.

    Awesome GI Joe collection!!

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    #41 2 years ago

    Beer tap handles...can be crazy expensive (sound familiar).

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    #42 2 years ago

    Dedicated chess computers

    #43 2 years ago

    I have my comic books from the 70's. A few hundred Lp's, 1/32 slot cars, and firearm.

    #44 2 years ago
    Quoted from BrianBannon:

    Dedicated chess computers

    We should start a Pinside chess club.

    #45 2 years ago
    Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

    I also collect tiki mugs.

    I collect tikis as well. How big is your collection?

    #46 2 years ago

    Started our collection with one but now me and my wife have 3 kids. This is the most expensive hobby in the world.

    Although it is alot of fun trying to grow the collection.

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    #47 2 years ago

    In the Winter months, I enjoy working on (and collecting) EM arcade machines, but once the
    nicer weather comes around, I'm outdoors much more than not and much of the time I've
    gathered and refurbished vintage playground and park equitement.
    This year I plan on working on the pump merry-go-round which I wanted to get to for quit
    a while now..

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    #48 2 years ago
    Quoted from mbaumle:

    Video games and consoles--notably Nintendo stuff.
    It's not a terribly impressive collection by more "serious" collector's standards, but I like what I have. I've got every console revision of every Nintendo console, including the SNES mini, and the NES toploader, and I've got every copy of each revision of every Legend of Zelda game ever made, and notably, every ROM revision that was released for Ocarina of Time (back from the era when game updates were sent out like pinball ROM updates--on new chips in the cartridges). The first revision of Ocarina of Time has Islamic chanting in the fire temple, and red blood when fighting enemies. Nintendo quickly updated all future games to censor that stuff because it violated Nintendo of America's community standards. You don't come across that version too often.

    That is so awesome that you have the first revision! I always wanted to see the red blood. My wife and I (and 4 kids) all cosplay zelda characters. We collect and make the costumes and accessories. We have a lot more stuff but we are mid remodel so it's not all displayed right now.

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    #49 2 years ago
    Quoted from PW79:

    Regret from constant bad choices

    This.

    Also:

    Marbles (Nah, seriously. I have marbles from my grandmother that she played with as a kid. Very different from anything in the last 30 years.)

    Debt (Will I lose this or my marbles first..let's find out..)

    Steam games that I will never actually play.

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    #50 2 years ago

    I collect a lot of different things but after my stroke and three brain surgeries less is more.

    I had a large comic collection, I reduced it. Gave away more than half of them in one box chunks to kids.

    About ten long boxes given away to ten kids.

    I kept some though, of course.

    I collect books like arkham house and signed firsts. Sci fi and horror.

    Less is more again. But I still have about two hundred books.

    Pinball I got one.

    Magic cards a small box but it includes the power nine.

    Cheers!

    I think mostly I collect friends. All of you, and others.

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