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What else do you collect?


By pin2d

1 year ago



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

    • Sports cards/memorabilia 17 votes
      10%
    • Other memorabilia 14 votes
      8%
    • Watches 12 votes
      7%
    • Cars 14 votes
      8%
    • Stamps 2 votes
      1%
    • Other 70 votes
      39%
    • None 19 votes
      11%
    • I like turtles 30 votes
      17%

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    #101 1 year ago

    Mighty Tonka 71-87

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    #102 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Got a bunch.....use to call them my pets! Loved digging them up!
    Some, just blow me away!

    Cool! There's a hill east of Vegas where you can dig them up. I've tried to go out there a couple times but haven't worked up the courage to venture out into the wilderness so to speak. I've got a few from Oklahoma, Nevada, Morocco, and Russia. One of these days I'm gonna go up to North West Georgia and have a go at collecting some.

    #103 1 year ago

    I collect empty beer bottles in the garage until I have enough to return for another case ! Also try to collect money but always seem to trade it for pinball machines .

    #104 1 year ago

    Vinyl records (particularly signed stuff from shows I’ve attended, Nine Inch Nails, and horror movie scores)

    Concert posters (from shows I’ve attended)

    The Walking Dead comic books, and comics I read as a kid

    Nintendo games

    And the one I have the most fun with: signed items from horror/sci-fi actors. I go to lots of conventions. I’ll be at Monsterpalooza in April, and Mad Monster in July. Here are some pics of my game room, which features a bunch (but not all) of my signed stuff.
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    #105 1 year ago
    Quoted from 30FathomDave:

    And the one I have the most fun with: signed items from horror/sci-fi actors. I go to lots of conventions. I’ll be at Monsterpalooza in April, and Mad Monster in July. Here are some pics of my game room, which features a bunch (but not all) of my signed stuff

    Your karate kid stuff is awesome. All obtained at conventions?

    #106 1 year ago

    I collected retro video games since the late 90s until about 2 years ago. I got to a point where I took a step back and realized it had gotten away from me. I started to collect Nintendo employee items even. So I decided to sell some stuff and picked up a few more pins instead. Glad I did, it feels more manageable now.

    #107 1 year ago
    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 .

    Beautiful tanks! I thought my reef tank looked good but yours is phenomenal

    #108 1 year ago

    Ever since I bought the piece of land, I haven't done any detecting, but I have to
    make sure that changes. For me, it's right up there with any of my other hobbies.
    Here's one of my years finds. The one marked Drexton came from an old abandon
    American Legion's lawn. Had a bunch of Indians..

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    #109 1 year ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Your karate kid stuff is awesome. All obtained at conventions?

    Thanks! Yeah, I met Billy Zabka, Ralph Macchio, and Marty Kove at Phoenix Comicon a few years ago. Billy Zabka was especially excited about Ralph having to sign a photo of him getting his ass beat.

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    #110 1 year ago
    Quoted from Prefect:

    Do you know how they work? I think the primitive could be interesting to look at. The intellivision game Chess had an extra chip in the cartridge to hep with its ai.

    Over the past several years, I have had to repair some of them and the technology used is similar to what was used on pinball machines of the same era. Even the problems are similar. One game that required repair was a Fidelity Elite Avant Garde V6 and it had a power problem. Traced it to a connector and after replacing both sides of the connection it fired right up. Other games have needed new proximity sensors for the board squares, blown diodes that sort of thing.

    All of them have some sort of processor that runs the program, Z80 chip in early Fidelity games, H8 chipset in later games from other mfrs, and the Motorola 68000 series on the most powerful computers. Keep in mind that the heyday of dedicated chess computers was 1980-1992 or so. All these programs are mated to a chessboard that is either pressure sensory or touch sensory in the more expensive wooden boards. On the real old stuff you had to punch in your to and from move on a keypad. Millennium just came out with the Chess Genius Exclusive using an ARM Cortex M7 processor and it is easily 2400 ELO strength.

    I enjoy playing on a physical board much more than staring at a computer screen and I don't need a chess program running anywhere near 3400 ELO to be challenged either.

    #111 1 year ago
    Quoted from konghusker:

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

    Looks like comicbooks too. I used to own way to many of those.

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

    Gord

    Used to have one of those too.

    Stamps, coins, dust, etc.

    #112 1 year ago

    30fathom, glad to see you get unusual stuff signed and not just 8x10's. 7 years ago, for our 20th anniversary, I went to all kinds of shows and wrote to all kinds of celebs, all congratulating us on our 20th anniversary. I had them personalize to my wife. I collected 250 signatures. Took me 3 years. A long story longer, we got divorced after making it 25 years. i kept the damn binder with the signed photos. 250 signatures and 3 years planning, her new fiancee cant compare to me.

    #113 1 year ago
    Quoted from 30FathomDave:

    And the one I have the most fun with: signed items from horror/sci-fi actors. I go to lots of conventions. I’ll be at Monsterpalooza in April, and Mad Monster in July. Here are some pics of my game room, which features a bunch (but not all) of my signed stuff.

    Dude I love it that Malcolm McDowell signed that picture " Viddy well"!!
    Sweet collection!

    #114 1 year ago
    Quoted from herbertbsharp:

    Screen used props and wardrobe from film & television! It's just as addicting as pinball.
    Here's some I have from Baby Driver, including a full body dead Kevin Spacey dummy they ran over at the end of the movie:

    Quoted from herbertbsharp:

    Screen used props and wardrobe from film & television! It's just as addicting as pinball.
    Here's some I have from Baby Driver, including a full body dead Kevin Spacey dummy they ran over at the end of the movie:

    That Kevin spacey prop is strange. Oddly sensational.

    #115 1 year ago

    My wife inherited a collection of celebrity hairpieces, wigs, toupees.

    Her dad owned an apartment building in Los Angeles and one of his tenants left them there after he had vacated the property.

    Most have a photo attached to the wig that shows the celebrity wearing the piece. Some of them are immaculately constructed. For instance, the Bing Crosby piece from the 1950's is very well done and looks like a real head of very fine hair. Some are just ridiculous such as one that Rip Taylor wore in the 1970's.

    #116 1 year ago

    Collected comics in my teens and have Uncanny X-men from #120-200+ but in the 90's got caught up in the hype of early Valiant and Image comics. I think I still have eight Spawn #1's. Still have boxes of plastic and boarded comics.

    Anyway, in last couple years, I have been collecting late '70's/early '80's handheld games. But, being a collector who appreciates playing, I install AC adapters so they're battery-free!

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    #117 1 year ago

    Screenprinted gig posters

    #118 1 year ago

    It would be easier to explain what I DON'T collect!

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    #119 1 year ago
    Quoted from Azmodeus:

    That Kevin spacey prop is strange. Oddly sensational.

    Yeah, I got it about 3 months before all the sexual assault stuff came out. The dummy scares the shit outta people that come into the house, then they're even more scared when the see it's Kevin Spacey .

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    I was driving around with him in the back of my van for a little while there.

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    #120 1 year ago

    I collect Mattel Thingmaker stuff. I actually have nearly an entire set with boxes. I have 6 ovens, 3 of which worked and 2 of which I have repaired. My kids LOVE making those. I also have a rather large video game collection including a working Famicom Disk System which I have modified to be able to rewrite the disks cards. I have about 40 Famicom, 50 (with duplicates) Famicom Disk System, and 100 Super Famicom games.
    I have nearly every mainstream console from Atari 5200 through the Ps2/XBOX era. I do not have a Virtual Boy or Atari 7800 though. All of this is hooked up to a CRT via s-video. I need to get a backup CRT actually and have discussed with my wife just waiting for the right one to pop up on craigslist.
    I also collect Ghostbusters stuff and have built a screen accurate proton pack (with most of the parts to build 2 more).
    Oh and Lego. Love me some Lego....

    Now that I typed this all out I think I may have a problem....

    #121 1 year ago

    I would sell that Kevin Spacey now unless you are attached to it.

    Might be worth, a mint It seems like the right time to sell right now, for a potential top dollar. On that item. Creepy.

    It would be interesting if John Oliver put it on his show. He loves mannequins.

    1 month later
    #122 1 year ago

    A New Toy arrived today from Germany!

    Ranier Popp and his 11th piece and is MASSIVE!
    Over 2 Kilos!
    Solid, heavy....a piece of Art.

    No clue...this one could take me a few years to open!

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    #123 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    A New Toy arrived today from Germany!
    Ranier Popp and his 11th piece and is MASSIVE!
    Over 2 Kilos!
    Solid, heavy....a piece of Art.
    No clue...this one could take me a few years to open!

    Where can you purchase that?

    #125 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pinballlew:

    Where can you purchase that?

    http://www.popplock.com/

    Not sure if any are left....

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    #126 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    A New Toy arrived today from Germany!
    Ranier Popp and his 11th piece and is MASSIVE!
    Over 2 Kilos!
    Solid, heavy....a piece of Art.
    No clue...this one could take me a few years to open!

    In 5 years when you open it Art, please sell it to me. Sold out, not even listed.

    #127 1 year ago

    Well, i used to collect Commodore computers, but i sold that pile to buy a Swords of Fury (although i kept my old C64 setup), and before that i collected NES and SNES games, but sold that pile too to fund an arcade deal.

    So only two hobbies i have now are pinball fixer and building and collecting muskets.

    #128 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    In 5 years when you open it Art, please sell it to me. Sold out, not even listed.

    Send him an email.....I dont think he ever listed......

    #129 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    A New Toy arrived today from Germany!
    Ranier Popp and his 11th piece and is MASSIVE!
    Over 2 Kilos!
    Solid, heavy....a piece of Art.
    No clue...this one could take me a few years to open!

    This is so cool!! Thanks for posting! I just sent the guy an email, hopefully he will make one of these for me!

    #130 1 year ago

    Just to share, most puzzle locks that are custom made in limited numbers are around $400-$500 when released.
    This one was a beast at just under $900.

    If one likes the puzzle aspect, mass produced puzzles will peek at around $50-$100 from a designer.
    There are some good buys and experiences.

    This is one of my favorites, and is mass produced by Wil Strijbos, around $150 ish. First Box.
    Real good indestructible gateway into the hobby.

    and another picture of the metal puzzle genre

    Online catalog for commercial and some designer

    https://www.puzzlemaster.ca/browse/wire/locks/

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    #131 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Just to share, most puzzle locks that are custom made in limited numbers are around $400-$500 when released.
    This one was a beast at just under $900.
    If one likes the puzzle aspect, mass produced puzzles will peek at around $50-$100 from a designer.
    There are some good buys and experiences.
    This is one of my favorites, and is mass produced by Wil Strijbos, around $150 ish. First Box.
    Real good indestructible gateway into the hobby.
    and another picture of the metal puzzle genre
    Online catalog for commercial and some designer
    https://www.puzzlemaster.ca/browse/wire/locks/

    This is great!! Thanks so much!

    #132 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Send him an email.....I dont think he ever listed......

    Yeah I sent a email earlier....very cool...thanks for all the information.

    #133 1 year ago

    Lever action rifles (Marlins and Winchester’s) and vintage trail bikes. (Tote Gotes and Pak Jacks)

    #134 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Just to share, most puzzle locks that are custom made in limited numbers are around $400-$500 when released.
    This one was a beast at just under $900.
    If one likes the puzzle aspect, mass produced puzzles will peek at around $50-$100 from a designer.
    There are some good buys and experiences.
    This is one of my favorites, and is mass produced by Wil Strijbos, around $150 ish. First Box.
    Real good indestructible gateway into the hobby.
    and another picture of the metal puzzle genre
    Online catalog for commercial and some designer
    https://www.puzzlemaster.ca/browse/wire/locks/

    Holy shit Art ! That's Amazeing...

    #135 1 year ago

    Vintage cast iron cookware - inexpensive and can be used.

    #136 1 year ago

    1. Neon signs (have over 70 signs in our house)
    2. Arcade and gaming equipment other than pinball
    3. Lego great family time. We just got the new milenum falcon. Over 7,500 pieces. My 4 year old is addicted to legos he builds them all by himself.

    #137 1 year ago

    I have received quite a few emails, so i hope you dont mind another post.
    I enjoy these rare puzzles, as a Toy, Art, and investment.
    I cant promise anything, but the appreciation has exceeded anything else Ive invested it.
    When an Artist gets discovered, it becomes almost impossible to get on their "list", as they make maybe 1 a year, only 50 or so.

    A New Artist, Jesse Born, has come on the scene, and is getting his work heralded by the masters.
    Hes young, but exceptional, and he just released a puzzle Today for sale.
    They should sell out in anywhere from a day to a couple weeks, but I thought Id share.

    Heres his latest video and work....Pi Box, in honor of Pi Day!

    Website to order:

    https://www.jesseborn.com/

    Art

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    #138 1 year ago

    Federal Reserve Notes with solid serial (or near solid) numbers
    "N" Scale trains
    Anything (ANYTHING!) that pertains to Drive-In's
    16mm Films (have nearly 20k in my collection)
    Hi-end turntables
    Connecticut License Plates
    1967 Mustangs

    Presently getting into vintage Marantz stereo equipment, ca. 1970's era.

    #139 1 year ago

    78’s. I have some from 1911 / 1912, some from the 20s, mostly 30s to 40s and some 1950s Rock and Roll. I’ve got alot of the crooners stuff, especially Early Frank Sinatra.

    #140 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    A New Artist, Jesse Born, has come on the scene, and is getting his work heralded by the masters.
    Hes young, but exceptional, and he just released a puzzle Today for sale.
    They should sell out in anywhere from a day to a couple weeks, but I thought Id share.
    Heres his latest video and work....Pi Box, in honor of Pi Day!

    I agree Art, Jesse has that special touch. I ordered his Pi Box this morning.

    #141 1 year ago

    “Primitive “ art. Mostly wood, lots of masks.

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    #142 1 year ago

    I collect video games, but I ran out of room on the shelf I built for them. Time to switch to pins?

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    #143 1 year ago
    Quoted from CubeSnake:

    16mm Films (have nearly 20k in my collection).

    Films or News? B&W or Silent?

    I like Silent Films which were not really silent as they had music played live also to go along.

    Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, etc.

    #144 1 year ago
    Quoted from Grayman_EM:

    Films or News? B&W or Silent?
    I like Silent Films which were not really silent as they had music played live also to go along.
    Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, etc.

    Awesome! I felt Id never see these names mentioned in a sentence together!

    #145 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Awesome! I felt Id never see these names mentioned in a sentence together!

    I often buy my old movies from my library. As if nobody checks them out they sell them at their book sale. Some I have copies. I have a original Wizard of Oz (1910?) Snow White (1916) Some old Lillian Gish shorts from her Biograph days (1912-1913) before her first movie Birth of a Nation (1915).

    People just do not know that some films can trace themselves back to their silent ones.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Battle_at_Elderbush_Gulch_1913_Mae_Marsh_Lillian_Gish_D_W_GRIFFITH_G_W_Bitzer.webm

    A little D.W. Griffith.

    #146 1 year ago

    Still looking for 16mm films....I still got some stuff....

    #147 1 year 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.

    Same here! I have every Zelda game complete in box. I actually just sold off a pretty good chunk of my NES collection to buy my first pin

    #148 1 year ago

    Some very nice collections in here.

    I collect work hours. It's the only way I can keep in this hobby. Every once in a while I try to collect fish on a nice Saturday morning.

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    #149 1 year ago

    I own a pretty rare lava lamp. It's called The Colossus.
    It stands over 4 feet tall, uses a 250-watt heat lamp, and when you turn it on, it takes over 24 hours to melt and start flowing!!

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    #150 1 year ago
    Quoted from moonduckie78:

    I own a pretty rare lava lamp. It's called The Colossus.
    It stands over 4 feet tall, uses a 250-watt heat lamp, and when you turn it on, it takes over 24 hours to melt and start flowing!!

    I almost bought one of those (well, some sort of big style freestanding one) a couple times and regret not doing it. Very cool.

    I have a corner floor lamp with a small lava lamp in middle of it. It's stored away right now, but I will have to get it out and get a couple pics.

    Lava lamps were a big collecting passion for a couple years. If I saw one at a yard sale or thrift store, I HAD to "rescue" it....but as newer cheapo lamps came out, my passion went down a bit. Can't buy a small lamp from a place used for 8 bucks when a new one is only like 12.

    I do keep an eye out for vintage, odd shape/color/size etc still of course

    Next time your running the big guy, a little video clip would be cool to see

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