Hello everyone I had a question regarding collecting. Does anybody else here get jealous or envious of the people’s collections? One of my personality flaws is I get green eyed when I see people have large collections. Even though I’m 23 years old and have a long way to go I want what I can’t have and sometimes I make impulsive spending choices.
Yeah I used to be like that espically with dyslexia&adhd, I used to impulse buy if I saw someone with something that I didn’t have. I now tend to remind myself that I don’t need alot of materials to make me happy and appreiacte what I do have. Plus getting in debt will make me a slave to a job , atleast if I have less debt I could resign easier if I ever feel trapped.
When i was younger the answer is YES I did, then as i got older it stopped being envy and started being “aspiring to” I stopped caring about what others had and started looking at it as “I can do this if I put in the hard work and time needed to acquire that level” Im an old fart and though I do not collect the things I did when I was younger I still see things in my interest range that I aspire to get to. You might be young but PASSION and DRIVE will never leave.
Dont look at it as envy, Look at it as a Challenge to get to that level.
accommodating Champaign taste on a beer budget is difficult honestly. but it also means you dont need to buy a bigger house to accommodate your growing collection. most of my pieces are either older or middle ground price wise, i cant afford hawt toyz or sideshow sadly, but can still take your time and budget a decent collection regardless
Does anybody else here get jealous or envious of the people’s collections?
If I see something that is unavilable to me not due to monitary reasons but from Unconstitutional regulations… NFA… Fuck that Unconstitutional law your damned right I get a bit pissed off.
As for gaming stuff; which is really my biggest collection of stuff. I have the figures. One of the guys I game with has the ‘Dwarven forge’ scenery stuff. So it works out. I cant afford to get that stuff.
To a degree, yes I am a bit envious…partially because of the fact that I never took the time and energy to look up and actually buy certain things when I was around a certain age. However, trying to hunt for that one particular thing that you recall from your childhood at times…oof…it’s not just a hunt, imo. However, I can also admire some collections even though I’m an average collector at best. (I can’t say the same for limited edition stuff…now THAT’s something to be a bit more envious of).
No, just annoyed when some game I want rises to such a high price because of videogame collectors who probably aren’t even going to use it other than putting them up on a shelf. I’m not talking retro games either because there are Switch games that have gone up in price and they were never limited releases like a lot of digital titles gone physical tend to be.
Right now I’m trying to collect the new Masters of The Universe toys, but Wave 1 was all that has shown up in Oklahoma. I see people with wave 5 toys in stores, and recently a Trap Jaw that I’ve had on backorder since February was on clearance at a store for $5. I’ve had to find them on Amazon, Big Bad Toys, and Entertainment Earth to get anything past wave 1 (aside from a Panthor that got shipped to a local target). I’m a member of a group on FB where people share photos of there collections, and I see people with all these figures I can’t even order unless I want to cough up more than 2X what they are worth. I get really jealous of them.
Yeah, I have the same MOTU problem. I even have the additional problem of my Man At Arms MIB foot is sideways and I cracked the shell trying to adjust it, my He-Man has a scuff MIB, Battle Cats box is bent when ALL the ones I saw on shelf after that are pristine, and my Mer-Man, which I paid extra for at BBTS to get a collectors version since that was all they had, has some weird fuzzy thing stuck to the middle of the INSIDE of the pack. Grr…. I am thinking of selling and replacing a few of them. But I don’t have the means at the moment. I could use Ebay but I think I will lose money in the process…
Looking at other peoples collections is fun, but also has a negative impact on my wallet when I see things I have to have.