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PostSubject: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:35 pm

So, what are your regrets about your collection? Something you bought and wish you didn't, or something that you didn't buy when you should have? Is it repainting a figure when you probably shouldn't have? Maybe not buying figures in your youth that you would love to have today. What are your regrets?

One of mine is probably not bringing enough money on a vacation, and a bookstore had a huge display of discontinued figures.  Shocked Laughing Even today I don't have all the ones at that store. Unfortunately the store is out of business now, or I would be calling to see if they were still there!  Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:19 am

Not being a kind of criticism or complaint towards someone, my biggest regret was not buying some figures sculpted by Ana when they were more affordable. Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:31 am

Ha, I have quite a few regrets. I regret not getting some models when I was younger, repainting some models and thinking I could "restore" them (I actually ruined them and had to find new ones to make me feel better. Then I repainted the repainted ones and they look a little nicer, though my skills are still far from decent), and when I first started collecting I bought the coyote pair thinking they were being retired when it was actually the wild dogs. However I did end up finding both of those from the latter, it just took a while. Or also like you 4U not bringing enough money on a vacation and having to miss out on some great finds.  Smile 
However, I'm not complaining, I've been very fortunate for some of my additions. I've received figures I'd never thought to own, let alone touch and see in person.  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:59 am

My biggest regret is similar to Roger's, I wish I had been collecting back when Anna's Bongo and Harriet's Gemsbok were still available. I love those two models so much, but by the time I became aware of them, there were no more to be had. (big sad face!  Crying or Very sad )

Other than that, I don't think I have any major regrets -- I feel fortunate in that respect. Occasionally I'll wince when I'm reminded of how much I've spent on certain figures. (I once let myself commit the cardinal no-no on eBay: I decided I was not going to lose an auction no matter what. That was for a Battat dinosaur -- an Ouranosaurus. I won the auction and it hurt. I'll try not to do that again. Ever.) But I've also passed on other models and seen auctions get won for much less than I now realize I'd have been happy to pay (I'm thinking of another Battat auction -- an Edmontonia). So I suppose I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't.

Early on in my collecting days, I tried to scrape the paint off of a part of one model (to make it look more natural) and tried to scrape the numbers off of a Safari model. Later I bought new copies of both those models and fortunately they were cheap. Now my son has a schleich skunk and a safari coyote in his collection.

I'm sure I'll have lots of regret in the future though. The future is an incredibly fertile ground for cultivating regrets.
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:31 am

i have quite a number of regrets. one is when a children's specialty store was having a closing out sale, they had a lot of wild safari/carnegie dinos on sale, i bought a lot, had second thoughts on a couple of figures, didnt buy them and came back the next day to finally get the last ones, but the store was a already closed for good. another one: when i didnt go to a garage sale early enough and this really annoying old man got there first and bought all the ones i wanted and the most insulting part is i doubt if he really was into these figures and just happened to exist just to irritate the **** out of me!  Evil or Very Mad 
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:15 am

My biggest regret goes back almost 20 years.

In a little toy shop in Viborg, where my parents lived at that time, a lot of Reislers were still for sale, among them some of the very fragile horse carriages. They were retired already then for several years, but I had absolutely no money  Sad 

Some weeks after, I was in Viborg, and went to look, just look, and drool, - but a guy had bought the whole stock  Sad 

I have never seen them for sale since.  What a Face

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.... i doubt if he really was into these figures and just happened to exist just to irritate the **** out of me!  Evil or Very Mad 

 lol! Perhaps the same here  cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:43 am

I haven't been collecting for so many years, but when I was little i had my beloved animals, I had a lot of them and I sure some must have been schleich.

I played with them all my childhood and when I grew up my mom said if she could take them out and she claims I said yes.

That my biggest regret. I miss them so much! And they would have been so fine in the collection.

Once we where at vaccation i Norway and I played by the lake with my little bear figure and i let him sail in the water, but soundenly he flew away and I started to go out in the water but my mom saw me and she came down screaming at me not to go in the water. I wasen't that old and couldn't swim. But I just wanted my bear back.

I waited and looked and was very sad, but there was a wind and he came back to me, not falling in the water.

I also had some small horses and I had them all, those I have managed to keep thought I have moved quite a lot. There where only produced for some years and I learned my mistake from them.

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:50 am

lol! Susanne  Laughing 

i also have another: i found a Britains indian rhino in excellent condition but being a used model, i washed it using a soft brush, and i ended up with an almost paintless Britains asian rhino  Sad Rolling Eyes 
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:20 am

My regrets: Selling some animals, that I want now... (Sperm whale and calf from Schleich and the old elephants from Schleich.) Why I sold them? Not enough space at that time, and now I have all the space I want for those animals >.< Not buying animals in a local shop when I was younger. I often dream about reversing time and buy lots of old animals in that shop. Other than that, I'm happy ^^

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:35 am

Oh these stories are indeed interesting to read.  Shocked I can imagine how you felt Sauroid. And you Susanne, with those Reisler carts. Expensive auction sounds also quite scary Scott.
Karin, I think some of these figures are probably still possible to find Very Happy

I quite regret that I lost one box with small animals from my childhood. In the past I started and quit collecting few times. Most of the time when I decided to finish collecting I would just give animals to younger kids, any of my cousins. And I don't regret that I gave these animals, because I think it's good that someone had some fun playing with them yet! But one box  I just lost, probably among the things in the cellar and it's very possible that my parents just put it to garbage without looking what was inside. These animals were mostly cheap Chinese but well, would be fun to look at my toys from the past again.  scratch 

Also one tiny regret, last year during the Queen's day in Utrecht I found some old schleich for 50 cents each, but I took only few. I should take them all and maybe send to collectors who would need them. They were in not really good condition but always something to, for example repaint. But well, this year I will buy whatever I find (for such cheap price)  Twisted Evil 

But after all, I think feeling regrets is not something I should spend time on. I think we can all feel happy, we are lucky collectors now, aren't we? Very Happy:D

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:23 am

@Ana wrote:

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But after all, I think feeling regrets is not something I should spend time on. I think we can all feel happy, we are lucky collectors now, aren't we? Very Happy:D

You are right ! We are all very lucky collectors  cheers 
Imagine how rich we are !!!

And no regret ( almost Wink) , but perhaps there is something to learn ?  scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:52 am

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Karin, I think some of these figures are probably still possible to find Very Happy

Also one tiny regret, last year during the Queen's day in Utrecht I found some old schleich for 50 cents each, but I took only few. I should take them all and maybe send to collectors who would need them. They were in not really good condition but always something to, for example repaint. But well, this year I will buy whatever I find (for such cheap price)  Twisted Evil 

The old elephants are definitely for sale in some looks at marktplaats.
But the sperm whale and her calf? IDK.

Ooooh, qweensday!! (kingsday now Wink)
I'm gonna buy all brand animals I can find, even if they aren't in a good condition haha.
Of course for a cheap prize. Found some good one last year, and I want them aallll!! *goes nuts*

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:03 pm

@sauroid wrote:
i have quite a number of regrets. one is when a children's specialty store was having a closing out sale, they had a lot of wild safari/carnegie dinos on sale, i bought a lot, had second thoughts on a couple of figures, didnt buy them and came back the next day to finally get the last ones, but the store was a already closed for good.

This reminds me of something too. There used to be an amazing toy store near me, maybe a half hour from home, when I was very little. I don't remember much about it, only that the entire longest wall of the store was lined with animal figure displays!  bounce bounce bounce And the place was called "The Green Caboose," painted green and yellow on the outside. They closed, supposedly moving somewhere else in the country, and I was very sad.  Sad I remember today some figures on those shelves that are very rare today. I wish I could go back to the store when they were open and buy them all!  Sad Laughing I cannot find where the store moved to, if they're still open today, I don't know. All I can find is a thrift shop with the same name.  Rolling Eyes 
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:41 pm

@sauroid wrote:
i have quite a number of regrets. one is when a children's specialty store was having a closing out sale, they had a lot of wild safari/carnegie dinos on sale, i bought a lot, had second thoughts on a couple of figures, didnt buy them and came back the next day to finally get the last ones, but the store was a already closed for good. another one: when i didnt go to a garage sale early enough and this really annoying old man got there first and bought all the ones i wanted and the most insulting part is i doubt if he really was into these figures and just happened to exist just to irritate the **** out of me!  Evil or Very Mad 
I've had that experience quite often, I know how it feels.  Rolling Eyes 
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@sauroid wrote:
i have quite a number of regrets. one is when a children's specialty store was having a closing out sale, they had a lot of wild safari/carnegie dinos on sale, i bought a lot, had second thoughts on a couple of figures, didnt buy them and came back the next day to finally get the last ones, but the store was a already closed for good.

This reminds me of something too. There used to be an amazing toy store near me, maybe a half hour from home, when I was very little. I don't remember much about it, only that the entire longest wall of the store was lined with animal figure displays!  bounce bounce bounce And the place was called "The Green Caboose," painted green and yellow on the outside. They closed, supposedly moving somewhere else in the country, and I was very sad.  Sad I remember today some figures on those shelves that are very rare today. I wish I could go back to the store when they were open and buy them all!  Sad Laughing I cannot find where the store moved to, if they're still open today, I don't know. All I can find is a thrift shop with the same name.  Rolling Eyes 
Same here, I remember seeing some figures in person in some toy shop and I chose something else over it and then that other figure is considered pretty rare now. Rolling Eyes However, I think that's part of collecting, finding the figures you desperately want and then the feeling you have when you finally get them.  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:41 pm

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And no regret ( almost Wink) , but perhaps there is something to learn ?  scratch 
And fun to read Very Happy

Yes, fun to read! And something to learn for future too :DI think this topic is interesting indeed. Very Happy

In times when musk ox was still available I ordered 3 of them, but I regret now I didn't order 10 instead Laughing lol!

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The old elephants are definitely for sale in some looks at marktplaats.
But the sperm whale and her calf? IDK.


Oh, I'm really not sure. But if I see one I will think about you. I'm sure they must be possible to find on ebay sometimes. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:54 pm

For me it's some of the trades I've agreed to here. Nothing wrong with the trades, but thanks to the pricing policies of the failing Finland Post I've ended up paying in shipping sums up to eight times the going eBay price of the figurine I was to get through the trade (plus my outgoing trade figurine, of course). My fault for not knowing the postage beforehand, obviously.

Perhaps it's a small gripe, but for someone as relatively skint and absolutely niggardly as I am, it's one that'll work to rile me up for a long time yet.

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:43 pm

i agree. sometimes it's more worthwhile/practical to just buy the figures you want outright.
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:48 pm

For me, I regret not buying the Schleich 1:32 whales (humpback, sperm and gray) while they weren't retired, reasonably priced and easy to find. I eventually found them and bought them (including the calves) but paid much more than what I would've liked to  Embarassed 
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:04 pm

@Saarlooswolfhound wrote:
Ha, I have quite a few regrets. I regret not getting some models when I was younger, repainting some models and thinking I could "restore" them (I actually ruined them and had to find new ones to make me feel better. Then I repainted the repainted ones and they look a little nicer, though my skills are still far from decent), and when I first started collecting I bought the coyote pair thinking they were being retired when it was actually the wild dogs. However I did end up finding both of those from the latter, it just took a while. Or also like you 4U not bringing enough money on a vacation and having to miss out on some great finds.  Smile 
However, I'm not complaining, I've been very fortunate for some of my additions. I've received figures I'd never thought to own, let alone touch and see in person.  Very Happy 

Agree! Just my words xDDD I've destroyed so many amazing figures... Sad exclamation R.I.P

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:06 pm

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....but paid much more than what I would've liked to  Embarassed 

I think we've all been there.  Laughing Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:31 pm

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....but paid much more than what I would've liked to  Embarassed 

I think we've all been there.  Laughing Laughing 

I can see that  Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:23 pm

I regret throwing away my first Schleich figure- one of the really old versions of the fox. I was about ten when I got it but I got rid of it when I was 13 or so. I was at that stage where I thought I was "too old" for such things,and since it wasn't very detailed I didn't think it was worth much.

I feel about that,but what's done is done. I haven't done that with anything since, even the no-name brand dog that I have.

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:54 pm

Animal_Figures_4U wrote:
@orcagirl26 wrote:
....but paid much more than what I would've liked to  Embarassed 

I think we've all been there.  Laughing Laughing 

That is also my biggest "mistake", but i would do it again. For any months i saw a figurine from my most wanted list. I never saw this before and only one time after this ebay auction. I bought this figurine for a high price and not a month later i saw it for the half price. But never after this auction the figurine again. So i would do it again

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:12 pm

My biggest regret? I would say I also missed the whales before they were retired, though I am lucky to have one at original retail price, the store I bought it from probably had the others just a year earlier. The macrauchenia is also one I was so close to having, but decided not to buy later on, which is very hard to find now. Other than missing models, I also regret accidentally damaging my Schleich bactrian camels, as well as a few others, which are very badly scuffed.
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:18 pm

Years ago on eBay there was a seller selling old store stock of Starlux. They would sell them in big bunches of 20 or so different animals at a time, often themed like hoofed animals or prehistoric. They would sell for perhaps $18-25 and I felt that was far too much. I didn't realize at the time I liked them as much as I would later as well. They sold sets for months before they got rid of them all, but I never bought any. >sigh<
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:27 pm

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@Ana wrote:

Karin, I think some of these figures are probably still possible to find Very Happy

Also one tiny regret, last year during the Queen's day in Utrecht I found some old schleich for 50 cents each, but I took only few. I should take them all and maybe send to collectors who would need them. They were in not really good condition but always something to, for example repaint. But well, this year I will buy whatever I find (for such cheap price)  Twisted Evil 

The old elephants are definitely for sale in some looks at marktplaats.
But the sperm whale and her calf? IDK.

Ooooh, qweensday!! (kingsday now Wink)
I'm gonna buy all brand animals I can find, even if they aren't in a good condition haha.
Of course for a cheap prize. Found some good one last year, and I want them aallll!! *goes nuts*

Schleich Sperm whale is on sale in a shop here I had ordered it a Christmas but cost 18.99Euros I could check if its still there if you are interested?
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:21 am

This has turned out to be a wonderful thread! I've really enjoyed reading each and every comment.

The most painful one for me to read was Tim's. The idea of an entire lot of hoofed Starlux models going for under $30 makes my head spin. Several months ago, I emailed back and forth with a seller in France about the Starlux antelope or bison (I can't remember which it was) and he wanted nearly $100 for the figure. I didn't buy it. But I'll also probably never find that model at a reasonable price. (It may have been the American Bison; that's the Starlux model I want the most. I did find the Kudu a month or two ago at an extremely reasonable price -- about $15. I think my luck with Starlux has probably run out.)

Andreas, I agree with Phil: You made the right call in buying the model, even though you saw it cheaper later. It sounds ridiculously rare.

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an almost paintless Britains asian rhino 

This sounds like every Britains rhino I've ever seen!  Very Happy 

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I regret throwing away my first Schleich figure- one of the really old versions of the fox.

Ouch. That would upset me too. My first Schleich model was a Moose I gave to my now wife. It is precious to us both.

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I think feeling regrets is not something I should spend time on. I think we can all feel happy, we are lucky collectors now, aren't we?

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:10 am

Many thanks Phil and Scott. I also found the compasition for this example. Long time ago i searched for the Lineol lyrebird and found only a few figurines on ebay or onlineshops between 150 or 400 € mostly in a bad condition. So i was happy as i found my lyrebird much much cheaper

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:40 pm

My biggest regret is probably when I was younger and played around with my figures and scraping them up. For example, my schleich whales, I used to play with them in water all the time so the figures look a little dull and scraped up. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:55 pm

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My biggest regret is probably when I was younger and played around with my figures and scraping them up. For example, my schleich whales,  I used to play with them in water all the time so the figures look a little dull and scraped up. Very Happy

Don't regret it. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:34 pm

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@animalluvr6 wrote:
My biggest regret is probably when I was younger and played around with my figures and scraping them up. For example, my schleich whales,  I used to play with them in water all the time so the figures look a little dull and scraped up. Very Happy

Don't regret it. :)
I did the same thing as a kid, and now my "rare and valuable" figures are in a pretty scraped up, dull, faded condition. However, whenever I find extras of the same figure in MUCH nicer condition I always trade the nicer one. To me, the old figures are old friends that I played with in my room by myself or with siblings, or out in the yard or sand box, or even in the tub. To me, it makes them more valuable through sentiment than actual value.  Smile
And I never regret a minute of it. Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:05 am

yes some of my original old figures were handed down to me by my dad and even if they are so worn out and a bit damaged, i still want to keep them.
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:02 pm

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My biggest regret is probably when I was younger and played around with my figures and scraping them up. For example, my schleich whales,  I used to play with them in water all the time so the figures look a little dull and scraped up. Very Happy

I have this regret too but i think without that i dont had so a relationship for this hobby now :)

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:02 am

OK, this is something I have to get off my chest

I was very picky with my Figures, if it has a bad paint rub. I wont buy it. but sometimes I buy items only to find a bad rub on it later. So I buy a replacement.

I also gave away My Papo Collection, because they all had some sort of rub on them (Some more serveer then others) Man I regret that. Same deal with my Safaris. almost every figure had some kind of unbearable fault on them.

Now I am still picky. but im not as bad as I was. I now only get my dinos online, unless there Geoworld.
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:08 pm

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   My biggest regret is probably when I was younger and played around with my figures and scraping them up. For example, my schleich whales,  I used to play with them in water all the time so the figures look a little dull and scraped up. Very Happy

I know this situation too from my childhood. I have painted many figures, and later I have sold a lot of them at flea markets. These figures I could buy fortunately later again.
But, so far, I don´t regret anything. Children have a different view of things. They want play and make their own experiences. That's all right, because these figures are made for playing. No, I don`t  regret anything in relation to my collection.

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:18 pm

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My biggest regret is probably when I was younger and played around with my figures and scraping them up. For example, my schleich whales,  I used to play with them in water all the time so the figures look a little dull and scraped up. Very Happy

This is what toys are made for Kelsey.  Very Happy How can you put a price on pleasure?  Wink 

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:00 am

@Saarlooswolfhound wrote:

I did the same thing as a kid, and now my "rare and valuable" figures are in a pretty scraped up, dull, faded condition. However, whenever I find extras of the same figure in MUCH nicer condition I always trade the nicer one. To me, the old figures are old friends that I played with in my room by myself or with siblings, or out in the yard or sand box, or even in the tub. To me, it makes them more valuable through sentiment than actual value.  Smile
And I never regret a minute of it. Very Happy 

Paige, I have the same with my old Reislers Very Happy
They are marked with red nail polish, so my playmates could not claim they were theirs,  and some miss a limb, antlers, trunk. Rolling Eyes 
But I will always prefer my old ones  !!! Laughing 
When I look at them, I remember old friends and old places and sunshine and green lawns. The taste of stolen, sour apples and cookies and ...  drunken

Take good care of your old friends, and don't regret good times Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:12 pm

Here's to old friends then, Susanne.  cheers Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:27 am

I regret being born in 2000! Why not 1985 or something, so that way I could have lived the 90's and gotten all the good discontinued stuff? :3
I also really hate being a perfectionist. If I see a rub on my figure, I flip.  Evil or Very Mad 

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:51 am

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I also really hate being a perfectionist. 

You're not the only perfectionist here.  Laughing Sometimes it's a good thing.  Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:34 am

I mean, I totally care about the countenance of my figurines, but even the tiniest mark that is only viewable up close can still drive me up the wall. Laughing Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:19 am

@QuollMate wrote:
I regret being born in 2000! Why not 1985 or something, so that way I could have lived the 90's and gotten all the good discontinued stuff? :3
I also really hate being a perfectionist. If I see a rub on my figure, I flip.  Evil or Very Mad 

Born in 1964 so I was there in 1985... And I didn't bought then the now discontinued stuff  Laughing Laughing Laughing 

Regrets... Sometimes I regret not buying some animals I only saw once but I think missing models are a part of our collection, maybe the most important. Maybe a complete collection is a dead collection ? So... No regrets  sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:05 am

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@QuollMate wrote:
I regret being born in 2000! Why not 1985 or something, so that way I could have lived the 90's and gotten all the good discontinued stuff? :3
I also really hate being a perfectionist. If I see a rub on my figure, I flip.  Evil or Very Mad 

Born in 1964 so I was there in 1985... And I didn't bought then the now discontinued stuff  Laughing Laughing Laughing 

Regrets... Sometimes I regret not buying some animals I only saw once but I think missing models are a part of our collection, maybe the most important. Maybe a complete collection is a dead collection ? So... No regrets  sunny

I am happy that i forgot what i dont bought and dont have now:) But can we complete our collection if every years comes new stuff and with this big lot of animal figurines all over the world lol! 

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:05 pm

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Maybe a complete collection is a dead collection ?

I agree with this. If your collection is complete the search is over... where is the fun in that? sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:34 pm

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Maybe a complete collection is a dead collection ?

I agree with this. If your collection is complete the search is over... where is the fun in that? sunny
Nobody can complete a collection my friend. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:28 pm

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Nobody can complete a collection my friend. Very Happy
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