What are you collecting


Nerds, we buy comics that we plan to read, but sometimes we put them in a long box and forget all about on the comic geek speak podcast. One of the host was talking about this very thing. He had over twenty five thousand comics in his collection, so I can understand how something like this would happen, but he made reference to many of the comics that has shouldn't say many. A lot of the comics he had. He really hadn't read. It made me think about how we collect and the fine line between collecting and hoarding. It's a comic book collection bug that we sometimes get into we collect then sometimes we purge we sell everything off and rebuy again, and the cycle kind of goes on and on some of us like me, rarely purge, but also don't spend hundreds of dollars each month on comics. My budget just won't allow it. If I did have the money, I could see myself getting to twenty five thousand comics fairly quickly. Let's do the math though. Twenty-five thousand divided by say, thirty five years equals about seven hundred and fourteen comics per year. Divide that by three hundred and sixty five because of the days in the year and you get almost to comics per day. Now I'm not knocking it because if you can afford it in doesn't cause you to be late on your obligations by all means, do it. If you enjoy it, do it as long as it doesn't inhibit your ability to pay your bills. Carl, Eddie and Jeff over at the make you a great podcast, which is a mo- to podcast, highly recommend, talk about mini collections as far as figures go. I'm pretty sure Carl came up with the idea of the mini collection for the podcast. They like Motoo but aren't trying to get every figure that was ever made. They're looking for their favorites only in if they're collection gets too big, then they downsize it to keep in that mini category. They wanna stay in. I'm not exactly sure what number many stands for. I don't know if it's eight or ten or twelve, but it probably varies with each person on the podcast. But the idea though you get is to keep it small, I was talking to a local guy here who makes custom copies of old arcade machines. You know, the big ones used to see in the arcades in the eighties nineties. He does a fantastic job and Lee Baca from the last Assode bought a machine from him. I will put a link to his website in the show so you can find him and keep your looking to get a machine, give him a call. I think it will bring him in maybe to do a doing episode in the future. He's a really interesting guy anyway. He talks about the fact that he can make a machine that has hundreds even thousands of old games on it, so that person doesn't have to spend hours of their time and money trying to collect old video game consoles or the arcade uprights for me, that would be fine. I have no problem with playing all the games on one console, not being the original system or the. The original upright. However, some people do like the thrill of the hunt, they get joy from hunting those one or two figures or those issues that they want to add to their collection. They have no problem spending half a day flipping through long boxes to find what they're looking for. For example, on the RAD years podcast, one of the hosts squeezer collects old Ness cartridges. He can easily overpay and go on EBay and find what he's looking for. But he enjoys hunting garage sales and auctions and flea markets for the cards. He loved as a kid with comics similar when I buy tend to be looking for all the issues. I lost at least a long box, maybe two in in our basement because there was water and I'm trying to replace some of those. It's more nostalgia. I didn't have a big collection to start with around six hundred. It's fun going through those long boxes though, and coming across an issue that a missing all the sudden I can remember the story line. I can remember what was going on my life when I was reading it. You probably have similar reactions when you're. Eating for what you collected, whether it's a figure comic or game or whatever, it's always attached to some sort of memory, especially if it's something that you did when you're younger, I buy a few issues here and there of the new comics. But for the most part, it's probably more of the old, but I do have some mix of the new in there as well on the flip side of nerdy collecting. I'm part of a hero quest fan, but group hero quest is basic RPG board game that you can play with four heroes going through several quest to defeat a villain, collect gold and other magical items along the way. The game is hard to find for under one hundred twenty dollars in the rare expansions go as high as eight hundred. There was a guy who posted a picture of a number of games that he collected over the years. I think he had nine main sets in four or five of each expansion and people blasted him on Facebook for hoarding. So many sets put together because it was valued a lot of money. I'm not wanting to criticize much, but in this case, maybe. He should consider sharing the wealth. I didn't comment though since so many people in already pretty much waylaid into him and said, what I was

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