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What else do you collect?


By pin2d

2 years ago



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

    • Sports cards/memorabilia 22 votes
      9%
    • Other memorabilia 20 votes
      8%
    • Watches 15 votes
      6%
    • Cars 19 votes
      8%
    • Stamps 3 votes
      1%
    • Other 91 votes
      39%
    • None 24 votes
      10%
    • I like turtles 42 votes
      18%

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    #201 5 months ago

    I collect drums and cymbals.

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    #202 5 months ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    I saw a video on that lock puzzle a couple months back....it looked like a tricky one to solve.

    I havent figured out how to open any!

    #203 5 months ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    I havent figured out how to open any!

    Do you just collect them, or do you actively try to solve them?

    I like the puzzles that have visible mechanics or use logic. The ones that have hidden internal mechanisms that you have to figure out blind don't appeal to me too much.

    #204 5 months ago

    I do try. Some are not so "playable" meaning you get stumped easy, dont advance, and it makes it hard to go further.
    Other Puzzles have "playability", you get movement, and progress, but it isnt always right, but you can see your efforts.
    A Rubiks Cube being a prime example of motion and playability.
    A Solid cube with no movement, not as much fun.

    I do Collect some that I havent tried yet. As investments, they have been great. Others I might have a week into. I am just really lousy
    at solving.

    #205 5 months ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    A Solid cube with no movement, not as much fun.

    Exactly--the ones with internal magnets or bearings that you have to manipulate are basically impossible without hints.

    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    A Rubiks Cube being a prime example of motion and playability.

    But a Rubiks cube is very non-linear. You could make 20 moves on it and still spin your wheels. I've seen other puzzle boxes are fairly linear and progressive.

    Just for fun, a couple months ago, I drew up several pages of designs for multi-step puzzle box with several mini games that would maybe about the size of 4 loafs of bread. Maybe about 50 steps in total, but some areas need some polishing. I thought I might tackle building a prototype if I ended up having some downtime during quarantine, but no luck there.

    #206 5 months ago
    Quoted from ForceFlow:

    Exactly--the ones with internal magnets or bearings that you have to manipulate are basically impossible without hints.

    But a Rubiks cube is very non-linear. You could make 20 moves on it and still spin your wheels. I've seen other puzzle boxes are fairly linear and progressive.
    Just for fun, a couple months ago, I drew up several pages of designs for multi-step puzzle box with several mini games that would maybe about the size of 4 loafs of bread. Maybe about 50 steps in total, but some areas need some polishing. I thought I might tackle building a prototype if I ended up having some downtime during quarantine, but no luck there.

    Its quite a rewarding opportunity, if you can create or design, Adam.
    Feel free to PM me if I can help, or put you in touch with others.

    Some Mutistep puzzle boxes have forwards and backwards movements, that get confused, and take you backwards! Heres a 324 move, traditional Japanese version.

    #207 5 months ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Its quite a rewarding opportunity, if you can create or design, Adam.
    Feel free to PM me if I can help, or put you in touch with others.

    Ok, I'll keep that in mind--thanks

    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Some Mutistep puzzle boxes have forwards and backwards movements, that get confused, and take you backwards! Heres a 324, traditional Japanese version.

    That's insane, lol

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    #208 5 months ago

    Down votes ...

    #209 5 months ago

    Here you go!

    #210 5 months ago

    Pocket Watches! It's fun to see what people value them at much like pinball machines. Another case of just because it is old doesn't mean it is worth a fortuuuuune, especially not working. If ya'll have some old family pocket watches, I'll make you an offer if they are collecting dust.

    #211 5 months ago

    Lately I've been recapping/fixing little transistor radios from the 60s, I also have some 50s-60s b&w and color TV sets that I restored by recapping them and replacing tubes etc. If you think capacitors in pinball machines can get old, you should see the ones in those babies, bigger and made outta paper and wax and they're almost always dried up.

    #212 5 months ago

    I've always been heavily into my hobbies. The primary ones, beside pinball
    and vintage arcade vids are classic cars (mostly Brit sports cars) and all
    types of vintage electronics. My first hobby as a kid was ham radio and now
    that I've retired kinda going nuts collecting and restoring items I could
    only dream of having. An added plus is most are smaller and less
    expensive than pins or cars.
    Steve

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    #213 3 months ago

    I wanted to share some new pieces Ive added!

    First is a Light Box puzzle. Its not overly complicated, or hard, but Visually its a really neat piece.
    I also have added this as an educational piece. With my Granddaughter back at 1-1/2, She has taken to this.

    Next up is a Rize Art Object....Boy, this is one sweet Desk Toy, and a nice gift! Another exploration piece!

    Last 2 are a Tycho puzzle, and cheese puzzle, one for looks, the other for the little lady.

    http://212box.com/lightbox3
    https://vimeo.com/182137689

    https://shop.mtr-designs.com/

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    #214 67 days ago

    Automobilia.

    My latest restoration.

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    #216 67 days ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Automobilia.
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    love the aesthetics of turning those rotary handles!

    #217 67 days ago

    I guess I can say that I collect these now...

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    #218 67 days ago

    Vintage t-shirts. Lots and lots of vintage shirts! And screen printed posters to a lesser extent. If you have a bunch of old shirts that you want to get rid of, let me know!

    #219 67 days ago

    Been collecting comics since I was a
    wee lad. Lunchboxes since 1999. Also
    like to collect Joker/Batman items.
    Would like to retheme an old ss pin to
    A Joker pin.

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    #220 66 days ago

    Retro videogames, like the NES, SNES, Sega Saturn, etc. Both consoles and complete in box games. Actually going to retro barcades introduced me to pinball.

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    #221 66 days ago

    Dust, i seem to be collecting dust without nowing i did.

    #222 66 days ago

    Star wars & Gas globes

    #223 66 days ago
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    #224 66 days ago

    Vinyl

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    #225 66 days ago
    Quoted from lowbeau67:

    Been collecting comics since I was a
    wee lad. Lunchboxes since 1999. Also
    like to collect Joker/Batman items.
    Would like to retheme an old ss pin to
    A Joker pin.
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    Dude.....are those originals Detective and Batman comics you have in the picture frames??

    #226 66 days ago

    I like the Atari 2600 and have been collecting for a long time

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    #227 66 days ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    I do try. Some are not so "playable" meaning you get stumped easy, dont advance, and it makes it hard to go further.
    Other Puzzles have "playability", you get movement, and progress, but it isnt always right, but you can see your efforts.
    A Rubiks Cube being a prime example of motion and playability.
    A Solid cube with no movement, not as much fun.
    I do Collect some that I havent tried yet. As investments, they have been great. Others I might have a week into. I am just really lousy
    at solving.

    I’ve got a friend that collects these time of puzzles. Some of them just look really cool!

    I have a big collection of high end graded old basketball cards

    Not nearly as fun when my grandmother would take us to the 7-11 to buy packs of cards for a nickel. The stick of gum was good too

    #228 66 days ago
    Quoted from MajorDrainer:

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    Love the Zeppelin Collection!!!

    #229 66 days ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    I’ve got a friend that collects these time of puzzles. Some of them just look really cool!
    I have a big collection of high end graded old basketball cards
    Not nearly as fun when my grandmother would take us to the 7-11 to buy packs of cards for a nickel. The stick of gum was good too

    Basketball or Baseball? Just checking as not too many kids were into Basketball Cards....

    #230 66 days ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Basketball or Baseball? Just checking as not too many kids were into Basketball Cards....

    Well I played hoops. Collected both as a kid. Great memories Art!

    My dad played with, against and coached a lot of them. Hoops

    #231 65 days ago
    Quoted from Indypin:

    Dude.....are those originals Detective and Batman comics you have in the picture frames??

    Those are the giant size reprints that came out
    in 1975.

    #232 64 days 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!

    [quoted image]

    Just saw this thread yesterday and saw this puzzle lock. I am absolutely fascinated with these now. I see the Popplock T12 is out now and have a lead on one! Also ordered the Danlock. Looks like great fun and collectible art! If you ever want to sell that T11 let me know!

    #233 64 days ago

    I collect 50s and 60s 45 RPM jukeboxes (Wurlitzer, Seeburg, Rockola and AMi) and high-end watches.

    #234 64 days ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    Just saw this thread yesterday and saw this puzzle lock. I am absolutely fascinated with these now. I see the Popplock T12 is out now and have a lead on one! Also ordered the Danlock. Looks like great fun and collectible art! If you ever want to sell that T11 let me know!

    Wow, Good Luck if you can get one, they do go into the thousands after release!
    They can also be found on Cubicdissection Auctions, and http://puzzles.baxterweb.com/

    Thanks for the offer, I hope my wife keeps them all way after I die.

    Danlocks are a great puzzle! I havent chatted with Dan in a while, and I see his son is making some.

    They even are on Amazon. The Original Danlock is under priced at around $200 ish...

    The Titan Lock at $100 is a nice trick lock.

    Glad you found this crazy hobby, its exploding.
    And like pinball 7 years ago or so, people are buying and selling with crazy profits, on limited pieces.

    Im working on a Russian Puzzle, Verticale, only 10 made, with 15,000 moves! Nicely 3D printed.

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    #235 64 days ago

    My wife seems to collect speeding tickets.

    #236 63 days ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Wow, Good Luck if you can get one, they do go into the thousands after release!
    They can also be found on Cubicdissection Auctions, and http://puzzles.baxterweb.com/
    Thanks for the offer, I hope my wife keeps them all way after I die.
    Danlocks are a great puzzle! I havent chatted with Dan in a while, and I see his son is making some.
    They even are on Amazon. The Original Danlock is under priced at around $200 ish...
    The Titan Lock at $100 is a nice trick lock.
    Glad you found this crazy hobby, its exploding.
    And like pinball 7 years ago or so, people are buying and selling with crazy profits, on limited pieces.
    Im working on a Russian Puzzle, Verticale, only 10 made, with 15,000 moves! Nicely 3D printed.[quoted image][quoted image]

    I got the T12!!! $985
    Super excited. Now the quest to hunt down the other 11, lol. Hopefully over time I can find a few anyways.
    The titan looks awesome too, waiting for them to get in stock or show up on a auction site.
    Also 18 minutes away from winning an auction of a Strijbos' revenge lock!

    #237 63 days ago

    Guns... lots of guns. My favorite brands are HK and B&T.

    #238 63 days ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    I got the T12!!! $985
    Super excited. Now the quest to hunt down the other 11, lol. Hopefully over time I can find a few anyways.
    The titan looks awesome too, waiting for them to get in stock or show up on a auction site.
    Also 18 minutes away from winning an auction of a Strijbos' revenge lock!

    Congrats!
    Where did you find the T12?
    I can imagine the look on your face when you hold that beast for the first time!

    #239 63 days ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    I can imagine the look on your face when you hold that beast for the first time!

    This calls for an unboxing video

    #240 63 days ago

    Seems the only other thing I’m good at collecting is long lectures from my Wife.

    #241 63 days ago

    I have a few coin operated periodicals. Here’s about half of them.

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    #242 63 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    I have a few coin operated periodicals. Here’s about half of them.
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    someone's gotta scan all of those in eventually...

    #243 63 days ago
    Quoted from cait001:

    someone's gotta scan all of those in eventually...

    I'd be all over that except for two things:

    1) need space online to put them
    2) copyrighted content

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    #244 63 days ago

    So much stuff....so little time!

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    #245 63 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    I'd be all over that except for two things:
    1) need space online to put them
    2) copyrighted content

    1) I would cover all the costs of hosting them
    2) let's focus on archiving the oldest first, and worry about copyright later. There's zero risk to scanning them, and I would assume all the risk in hosting them.
    some recent scans I put up: http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/08/3-issues-of-canadian-coin-box-magazine.html

    #246 63 days ago
    Quoted from cait001:

    1) I would cover all the costs of hosting them
    2) let's focus on archiving the oldest first, and worry about copyright later. There's zero risk to scanning them, and I would assume all the risk in hosting them.
    some recent scans I put up: http://pinballnovice.blogspot.com/2020/08/3-issues-of-canadian-coin-box-magazine.html

    PM sent

    #247 62 days ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Congrats!
    Where did you find the T12?
    I can imagine the look on your face when you hold that beast for the first time!

    I found it on PuzzleParadise.net. The guy said he never got past step 1. It coming Monday! Unboxing video!
    I also found a titan today
    You sir have created a monster!

    #248 62 days ago
    Quoted from WackyBrakke:

    I found it on PuzzleParadise.net. The guy said he never got past step 1. It coming Monday! Unboxing video!
    I also found a titan today
    You sir have created a monster!

    I too, havent got past step 1...No cheating by reading solution or videos..
    I have not succeeded on any of Raniers Locks.

    Youll likely be able to Enjoy for as long as you wish, and then resale on Cubic or Baxterweb.
    Should bring $1800-$3500...That will make you happy!

    #249 62 days ago

    One of 5 "offices" full of, as my wife calls it...."Crap!"
    Oh yeah....and tequila!!

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    #250 62 days ago

    I don't collect anything, but I have never threw away anything I ever found that I never seen before, that I thought may be worth something someday.

    I have a lot of old soda bottles, and other what-nots, but I think the coolest thing is a unopened beer in a aluminum can I found about 40 years ago. Witches Brew, made in LA.

    I remember about the time I found that Billy Beer was selling for big bucks.

    After Dad passed I looked at some of his odd stuff on Ebay. Nothing much, worth 20-25 for this or that. I was just curious, not worth it for me.

    A long time ago when I seen how old stuff could get valuable I told Mom to never throw anything old away. I think I have a sewing machine in a wooden box from the 60's.

    I have a 1950 100.00 bill that is in pretty good shape. I know the value of that is at least 100.00

    When I was young I did collect coins. I had a whole lot of different stuff, but my favorite was a $3 1854-0 gold piece.

    I would say now I collect rent, but it does not even seem that way, the tenants just drop it in my box once a month. (all that used to be a nightmare and I would have to "chase" the rent, but thankfully I have awesome tenants now).

    Anyway, stuff has been "collecting" here for over 50 years. I would sell most for 50% of last price sold for on Ebay.

    (yes I am easy to deal with like that, so many people want close to what something is listed for, and that is wrong, the real price is what that item actually sold for).

    (and when I say most, the rare CD's I sell on Amazon, not selling them 50% off).

    (and no coins left, they were sold long ago when buying rental houses).

    (and I would only trust someone that has been active on this site for at least 2 years).

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