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I collected Disney Cars from the first Cars movie, I kept some MISB for trading purposes, but mostly to keep for my son when he grows up. He can get that rush of being a kid again and share it with his family. I picture it being kind of like opening a time capsule that he can share with his kids some day and remember playing with his crazy dad that collected hundreds of cars for his son.vynsane wrote:I've never really understood the MISB mentality. I've always been a "take it out and play with it" kinda guy.
Other than that, I have about 7 sets in boxes right now stashed away that I have bought on sale. But the difference is I am DYING to find an excuse to put them together with my boy! Easter/Father's Day/His Birthday/My Birthday/Christmas can't come soon enough! :D
With lego, I am too. With my Matchbox cars, no I am a MISB guy. The beauty of the collection pristine in the original boxes from 30 to 50 years ago exceeds the play value. With Lego, the play value exceeds the beauty. I do have some in the box, but that's only for trade value at a future date, or I just haven't gotten round to needing those pieces yet.vynsane wrote:I've never really understood the MISB mentality. I've always been a "take it out and play with it" kinda guy.
Subjective as hell, but none the less, the way I view it.
ncbarrett wrote:I have many sets on display in a glass case in our living room.meyerc13 wrote:...
if you display your collection, you are a collector....
I don't know that this line works as well for toy collectors, because many of us hide our collection because of the stigma of being an adult who buys toys, but I do think that we each need to examine our motives from time to time to decide if our collecting makes us happy or feels like a burden. I think when it's the later, it is time to stop.
So I am definitely a collector.
However due to space limitation, most of my sets are in boxes/tubs. :(
Yep, I am the exact same way. I sometimes 'cycle' through sets on display so they all get lubbins =)
I also think another distinction should be made about Collecting vs Hoarding... I build, play with, and MoC my collection (and you would probably consider me borderline horder with my amount of Legos).
The way I see it... is if you are actively using, displaying, or in process one of those two, you are definately not in hoarding territory. When they all go to a special room never to see the light of day again, only to see more added, but nothing taken out ... you might need to call A&E.
When I have a permanent residence, I feel that I can then have massive displays of LEGO and other toys. I know if I don't buy these items at retail or below now, it will be too expensive to ever get when I'm ready. (I try to avoid paying premiums, but I did recently with Tron Legacy since they were not available locally.)
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Once I get my living space a little better organized, I hope to not have any sets still 'sealed', except for 'promotional' polybags, etc., of which I have more than one copy.
That's exactly the same thing that I was thinking when I read this post. I thought the whole point was to build the set and showcase it to your friends ... not just collect the boxes.ncbarrett wrote:Then why do you collect them?sadowsk1 wrote:... but I never feel compelled to put them together or really interested in it.
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