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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:31 pm

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Nobody can complete a collection my friend. Very Happy
Sure you can, it just depends on what the individual's idea of "compete" means to them. Wink
My idea of complete is to collect all the fish I possibly can. Sure it will take time, but that's alright.
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:19 am

My biggest regret was loosing the auction of a retired male chimpanzee on trademe that I really wanted. Crying or Very sad  Sad  Sad  Sad  I noticed that the seller was listing all her horses and figures for $1 each but the auctions were really close together. I decided to bid for the others while I was at it so that I could grab a bargan. Then  suddenly remembered the chimpanzee and looked but it had sold!!! So I had brought all these other horses and an elephant and not the one that I really wanted. Not many people were bidding for it either! I was sooo angry and frustrated with myself for loosing that auction. I've had to wait several months for it to come up again on trademe, I brought it for buy now straight away!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:43 pm

Don't worry, another one will come up. Very Happy At first it can feel like the end of the world when you lose an auction, but when the next one comes up, set a limit for yourself, and if you don't win that auction, it's okay - another one will come up later on. The old chimp is not a very rare figure, so it shouldn't take so long to find another. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:11 pm

I found it the other day!
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:30 pm

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I found it the other day!

CONGRATULATIONS  cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:40 pm

Thanks! cheers  cheers  cheers 
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=762095435
I've been on the lookout for months, every week I'd look up chimpanzee on trademe with no results.
The other day I was browsing the schleich section and I honestly wasn't even looking for it!!!
I simply couldn't believe it when I saw the listing! I brought it straight away even though I actually had the other two monkeys Laughing 
They always turn up when your not looking  lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:54 am

I'm a schleich collector and always the same things if you think should I buy this and you choose for a other and than they go out of the collection like the przewalski horse and the ant eater and a few others as wel
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:21 pm

I regret not getting into collecting a few years earlier when I was at a location where I didn't have to drive out of my way to get to stores.

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:05 pm

Not that I could have done much, but I lost out on a lot of toys/figures when I was younger (ca. 2001) when my parents wouldn't buy them for me. The main ones I can think of are the Carnegie Collection Diplodocus & Brachiosaurus, and a lot of JP3 toys (including the two large Spinosaurus toys). Probably one of the main reasons I got into collecting was to get back some of the toys I was denied as a kid, something I've been (mostly) successful with.


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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:14 pm

I regret selling the bullyland charolais cow and bull and the bullyland belted galloway as now i want again and they only seem to be sold by sellers on ebay.de who don't accept paypal Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:09 am

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Not that I could have done much, but I lost out on a lot of toys/figures when I was younger (ca. 2001) when my parents wouldn't buy them for me. The main ones I can think of are the Carnegie Collection Diplodocus & Brachiosaurus, and a lot of JP3 toys (including the two large Spinosaurus toys). Probably one of the main reasons I got into collecting was to get back some of the toys I was denied as a kid, something I've been (mostly) successful with.

So, at the end, maybe it was a good thing ? Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:26 am

@DinoLord wrote:
Not that I could have done much, but I lost out on a lot of toys/figures when I was younger (ca. 2001) when my parents wouldn't buy them for me. The main ones I can think of are the Carnegie Collection Diplodocus & Brachiosaurus, and a lot of JP3 toys (including the two large Spinosaurus toys). Probably one of the main reasons I got into collecting was to get back some of the toys I was denied as a kid, something I've been (mostly) successful with.

I suspect the vast majority of adult collectors of vintage toys of all types (including cars, dolls, trains, etc.) both now and going back decades were initially motivated by a wish to finally get hold of items they really, really, wanted, but never had when they were a kid.
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:38 pm

I regret not buying the several Schleich figures whilst they were still in production. Mainly the female husky, which I always saw in stores. When I finally look to buy it, I have to import a used figure from Germany. Sad Fortunately they're not too expensive, I just wish I had bought them at the right time.
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:42 pm

@GiselleGazelle wrote:
I regret not buying the several Schleich figures whilst they were still in production. Mainly the female husky, which I always saw in stores. When I finally look to buy it, I have to import a used figure from Germany. Sad Fortunately they're not too expensive, I just wish I had bought them at the right time.

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:41 pm

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@GiselleGazelle wrote:
I regret not buying the several Schleich figures whilst they were still in production. Mainly the female husky, which I always saw in stores. When I finally look to buy it, I have to import a used figure from Germany. Sad Fortunately they're not too expensive, I just wish I had bought them at the right time.

Welcome here!

Thank you! ^^ Very happy to be here! Looks like a great forum!
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:39 pm

Luckily I have managed to keep the vast majority of Britains from my childhood with a few exceptions-the little mini sets,so I am very happy I kept them!The other ones I had by Britains where a really nice Landrover and a covered wagon which were played with-the purpose of course! Smile Smile -but would dearly like to have them again!The models I regret not keeping were by Timpo-I still have some of them.I did however have the Cowboys,Knights,Vikings,Eskimos,Arabs,and French Legionnaires and also the forts and accessories that went with them.I also had that train sets by Timpo-the Prairie Rocket and the Midnight Special which I spent many hours playing with.My father gave all these to friends children when I got older but didn't tell me he was doing it so I never got the chance or choice to keep them! Sad Sad Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:54 am

I regret losing the squirrel of my set of mini forest animals, that I showed in the "What is this" section. I remember just putting a bunch of toys I no longer wanted, and maybe the squirrel landed in that bag somehow. At the time, I wasn't much into mini animal collecting, and to this day, I still regret so much having rid of it. Sad Now that my hobby for collecting mini animals is back, my long time dream is to retrieve that squirrel! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:50 am

my regret was in the end of the 90s as i dont bought all available K&M tubes in our zoo souvenir shop. In this time i dont collected but i bought a few tubes, why ever :) Today i am happy about this old decision.

And i got in the past a link for a ebay auction for the K&M AZA tube and later i saw that was included the Aruba rattle snake- toooooo late Sad


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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:48 am

My biggest regret was buying a horse sculpture that broke as soon as i got it home. Cost me $500. haha
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:51 am

@SculptureCollector. *insert sympathetic wince* Oy vey.

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:58 pm

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My biggest regret was buying a horse sculpture that broke as soon as i got it home. Cost me $500. haha

Shocked That's terrible!
Welcome on forum by the way. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:14 am

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My biggest regret was buying a horse sculpture that broke as soon as i got it home. Cost me $500. haha

affraid  Sad Sad Sad

Wellcome to THE forum  ! I hope you will have a lot of wonderful time here to make up for that disaster Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:20 am

Regrets... hm.... I was going to say I regretted playing with the figures in the hot tub with my son, which has left some marks on some of them... but then I remember how much fun we had with it, and all the great stories we created ( he loves to make up stories about brave children that rescue animals that have been captured and sold to a zoo or a circus!) - so then I'm thinking I don't regret it at all! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:30 pm

My regrets? Mostly pieces I didn't buy when they were available in stores. Here they are:
1- LARAMI SHARKS. That was in winter 1997, in Toys'R'Us. Didn't have enough money to buy the Whales AND the Sharks.
2- PLAYVISIONS TOADS AND SALAMANDERS. That was in 1998, in "Frimousse". I had already bought two Montereray Bay whales at 30$ each in that store where they were. The only Playvisions Amphibian I have now is the Marbled Salamander, which I bought when the store changed owner and all Playvisions were getting sold out.
3- MONTEREY BAY HUMPBACK WHALE. That was in May 1993, in the Biodôme of Montréal. I had enough money to buy it, but I got "reasonable" and bought the AAA Right Whale instead, which was a lot less expensive. I regreted my choice when, through the years, I saw more opportunities to buy the AAA Right Whale, while the Montereay Bay Humpback was not available anywhere else... No Wonder I jumped on the Monteray Bay Greay Whale and Sperm Whale in 1998 when I saw them!
4- AAA LARGE PANGOLIN. Also in 1998, in Frimousse. There were two copies. They were 30$ each and I had already bought the Monteray Bay Sperm Whale and Gray Whale...
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:01 pm

Gosh ! It was a shame that you missed them, - but ( fortunately) nobody can tell the future drunken

Amazing that you can remember both date and place, - you must have been very, very much in love with those models Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:01 pm

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Gosh !  It was a shame that you missed them, - but ( fortunately) nobody can tell the future drunken

Amazing that you can remember both date and place, - you must have been very, very much in love with those models Sad

Thank you for your compliment.

As for my regrets, notice it: I always chose the whales when I was in front of figures to buy. Result: today, when I look at my collection, here is what I see: Larami whales, AAA whales, Safari ltd whales, Playvisions whales, chinawhales...
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:40 pm

My biggest regret was thinking that Schleich made the best animal figures when I first started collecting.
Thanks to STS forum, I got introduced to other companies that made far more real "life like" animal figures, like Safari ltd., Papo, Mojo, CollectA etc.

My goal is to replace most of the old Schleich figures I've bought in the early days.
(So, thank you Papo for the new Kangeroo.  Very Happy )

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:24 pm

@Bloodrayne wrote:
My biggest regret was thinking that Schleich made the best animal figures when I first started collecting.
Thanks to STS forum, I got introduced to other companies that made far more real "life like" animal figures, like Safari ltd., Papo, Mojo, CollectA etc.

My goal is to replace most of the old Schleich figures I've bought in the early days.
(So, thank you Papo for the new Kangeroo.  Very Happy )

It was'nt your fault if you did not know...
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:40 pm

@Bowhead Whale wrote:
My regrets? Mostly pieces I didn't buy when they were available in stores. Here they are:

MONTEREY BAY HUMPBACK WHALE. That was in May 1993, in the Biodôme of Montréal. I had enough money to buy it, but I got "reasonable" and bought the AAA Right Whale instead, which was a lot less expensive. I regreted my choice when, through the years, I saw more opportunities to buy the AAA Right Whale, while the Montereay Bay Humpback was not available anywhere else... No Wonder I jumped on the Monteray Bay Greay Whale and Sperm Whale in 1998 when I saw them!

Are you still looking for MONTEREY BAY HUMPBACK WHALE ?

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:06 pm

But of course, I am!!! What would you like for a trade?
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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:20 pm

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But of course, I am!!! What would you like for a trade?
Perhaps I can help you to get it, send you PM.

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PostSubject: Re: Share your biggest regrets for your collection   Sat May 19, 2018 4:23 am

My biggest regret was missing a rare killer whale sculpture of Franklin Mint.
I saw it on Ebay's auction, which was ending in 10 minutes, and ran to the cash machine to put money on a card for paying, but my money stucked in cash mashine!
Auction ended, someone lucky bought the orca, and I was without money and without the figure.

And only after a while I found out that on auctions you can pay later after a winning bet and it wasn't necessary to put the money on a card in those moment pale  

And I'm still looking for this sculpture but no one sells it now.


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