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PostSubject: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptySat Sep 17, 2011 10:30 am

I ask me, what is the collectors fun? The hunting to a animal and the moment if you become this animal or every day see the animal and you touch this or so?

I think i like the moment if i become this and the hunt before.
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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptySat Sep 17, 2011 11:46 am

I love it when I receive a parcel, it's so exciting Very Happy But I also like taking photos and sharing my new additions with you all bounce

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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptySat Sep 17, 2011 12:52 pm

i collected a lot

the fun i think it was for me to collect everthing in a short period
and then sell it.

but i wont do it with my mammoth's

thats the only collection i stil have

ok

i have some more but thats for another thread

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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptySat Sep 17, 2011 1:32 pm

@HKHollinstone wrote:
I love it when I receive a parcel, it's so exciting Very Happy But I also like taking photos and sharing my new additions with you all bounce

Oh yes, that right. I also like taking and sharing the pics. And i have more fun with my collection since i am a member of STF.
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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptySat Sep 17, 2011 1:39 pm

I really enjoy taking photos of the animals in my collection. I think that is my favorite! :)

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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptyMon Jan 07, 2013 7:03 pm

For me the funs of being a collector are ;

1 .while receiving new packages sunny

2. Shopping exclusively for my collection , when I am on touring abroad , seeing the displayed animals in the hobby shops sitting for hours together with them in the shop

3. feeling the texture and sculpt details of every figurine , observing them closely , enjoy viewing the animals in all possible different angles

4. comparing a particular model with the real animal

5. taking snaps , including the pics. for my data and sharing the pics. with you all lovely people

6. showing my visitors, friends , well wishers and relatives , the beauty of my menagerie

7. Displaying the animals in my vitrines , living with them all my life cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptyMon Jan 07, 2013 7:50 pm

I love when I see one figure that I didn't have, in a shop
When I buy that model , taking pics and looking her details.. scratch
I also love being a collector to see all the figures that I like together in my room Very Happy
And when I recibe a parcel bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptyMon Jan 07, 2013 9:42 pm

I love everything about it.
Only not selling.
I HATE selling !!!
So I have a lot of doubles...fortunately I can call a lot of them "Variations " Laughing
Of course this does not apply if I know my darlings go to one of you, my dear fellow-collectors Very Happy

When I get a parcel with several models, I always fool myself and am sure I will only take one or two out each day, to get maximum enjoyment out of each one - but suddenly, after 5 minutes, they all stand on my desk drunken geek
That is SO wonderful...
- and taking pictures for my site and to show to y`all .
I always discover something new when I look at the photoes I have taken.

I also like to make new displays, - if only I did not have to pack the present ones down to make room for the new ones Crying or Very sad

And the hunt for a speial model. My heart beats faster if I find the one I have been looking for( I am sure that if I find the brown Bullyland French bulldog, I will faint affraid)
...if it is an auction, it is almost impossible to bear the last minutes, - will some *beep* bid higher than me ? At those moments I understand people who are addicted to gambling, even if I never was interested in gambling !!!!!

But most of all, - I am so happy with my hobby, because I met YOU cheers cheers cheers cheers


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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptyMon Jan 07, 2013 10:52 pm

The whole reason I started to collect figures was because I saw how realistic the animals were and it was like having my own little zoo! I get so excited seeing all the new species the brands create. Its always the most fun receiving new figures and sharing it with everyone here on STS! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptyTue Jan 08, 2013 4:15 am

@Susanne - I appreciate your thought of HATE SELLING Sad(o)): For me too , I always enjoy having doubles or even triplets in my collection , luckily some as variations Very Happy
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@Dr.Narayanan wrote:
@Susanne - I appreciate your thought of HATE SELLING Sad(o)): For me too , I always enjoy having doubles or even triplets in my collection , luckily some as variations Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptyTue Jan 08, 2013 3:56 pm

I recently fell prey to selling almost all of my collection and it was VERY stressful and not fun at all. I can't say I have full regrets because there for awhile I was collecting almost anything and everything, having the "gotta have 'em all!" mentality. And I had a ton of animals that didn't fit into my collection at all.

The selling spree left me feeling burnt out on the hobby and I wasn't sure I wanted to collect anything at all. But time heals all and now I am enjoying collecting again. :)

I will not go that selling out route again. I think long and hard about the figures I add to my collection these days. I have to love them because I am NOT going down that road again. tongue

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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptyTue Jan 08, 2013 4:37 pm

i love so many aspects of the animal figure collecting hobby.
1. first of all, having and holding and looking at all those coveted and beautiful figures is very satisfying.
2. the hunt for them, especially finding them in the most unexpected of places, and at very reasonable prices.
3. ive always loved animal figures since childhood so having so many choices and better quality ones today are great.
4. like some of you, i also hate selling, so i prefer to trade. meeting fair and reasonable trade partners is an added bonus in the hobby.
5. meeting great folks in STS (and other related toy forums) and being able to talk about them and show off pics of my collection.
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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptyThu Jan 10, 2013 7:14 pm

As Kid it was the fun to hunt the unknown Wink Entering a shop and seeing species of animal. No Internet, not knowing wich animals the different brands have in their range. So to many of my figures I have a really "hunting-story" and it are these I love the most cause it was so difficult to get them.
Now it´s different. You have internet, each year you know the new releases. But the hunting is the sam, even if there isn´t any more this surprising effect. But STS changed this - now you see so many unknown figures and it´s excititing to find them. And the moment when you receive a package Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptyThu Jan 10, 2013 7:40 pm

@Duck-Anch-Amun wrote:
As Kid it was the fun to hunt the unknown Wink Entering a shop and seeing species of animal. No Internet, not knowing wich animals the different brands have in their range. So to many of my figures I have a really "hunting-story" and it are these I love the most cause it was so difficult to get them.
Now it´s different. You have internet, each year you know the new releases. But the hunting is the sam, even if there isn´t any more this surprising effect. But STS changed this - now you see so many unknown figures and it´s excititing to find them. And the moment when you receive a package Very Happy

I really know what you mean- but i think a hunt is faster but anytime you can find also new surprises. I think i the past as you discovered Kaiyodo, Colorata and.... or older like Starlux. This brands with all the phantastic animal species was a big surprise - thanks internet. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptyThu Jan 10, 2013 10:51 pm

When i am spending so much money on schleich, i sometimes wonder what is the point, i enjoy collecting and find it exciting but how does it effect my life. My favourite is when i recieve parcels or when i order some of the internet, like the other day, i ordered around 15 of the new schleich but the next morning an email came through and said they were out of stock Crying or Very sad lol!

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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptyFri Jan 11, 2013 7:24 am

I love to fall in love for a new toy. You believe you know your taste and suddenly an unexpected model catch your eyes and mind. Something you even didn't imagine... I have this joy the old BULLYLAND Dark brown cave bear this year, it is fantastic. then the way you are building your collection change.

I love to share my collection and ideas with other collectors, I'm sure my collection would be very different without the web and STS.

I love working on my display, thinking about the way I will show and live with my animals. It is at least as important as collecting, maybe even more.

Sometimes, I let some models leaving, I can give, trade or sale doubles or not doubles. I think I am building a collection more than collecting and I absolutely don't want to collect everything from every company. I like to choose.

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PostSubject: My    What is the collectors fun? EmptyFri Jan 11, 2013 11:19 am

On my first year like toy collector I though: only wild life schleich animals, I bought a lot of them, a Gascher's catalogue and I fall in love with horses. Well, only horses and wild life. I won an auction on EBay 100 new animals for my collection. Into the box a beautiful dog. Well only dogs, horses and wild life. Now I collect all schleich, dinos and wild life from collecta, prehistoric animals, and now I'm starting with Papo. I love the hunt to get new animals in my collection, I love the auction for a rare specimen.
I have four rooms for my treasures. I spend a lot of money every year. I like to gift some rare animals to my friends or trade it and I love this forum because I ve learned a lot

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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptySat Jan 12, 2013 3:54 am

I agree that finding new brands is a lot of fun! cheers For a long time, my local stores only sold Safari and Schleich, so that was what I bought. It wasn't until I decided to research online that I found there were many, many other brands! Wink And I remember the excitement I felt when I found a local store that sells Papo, too cheers I love unwrapping the packages of my new animals. Unwrapping is half the fun of collecting Wink
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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptySun Jan 13, 2013 12:45 am

As I am not a pure collector I love lots of things:
- I love when I visit my 7 years old niece and bring some figures of my collection and she wants to know everything about the animals and some little things to identify them.
- I also love, to sit on the floor with her and play gently with our figures. flower
- I also enjoy when a figure is made in an educational way and can give us some knowledge and admiration for those who made htem.
- I enjoy to receive packages too!
- I have a huge pleasure when I can find something that my niece or some of my STS friends is searching and have the chance of giving this little pleasure to them. Very Happy
- I adore also when someone find something for me! Laughing
- I like when I find a figure that I don't need and can't find in a owner for him, to keep it with me and give to a random children. flower
- I get shocked anytime I receive a figure that is fruit of the huge talent of STS members. Shocked cheers
- I need and it is important for me to have my STS friends to discuss about the figures and Wild Life in general.
- I love to know that with a single click on my not rodent mouse I can go to a place where I meet my STS friends. cheers

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This is brilliant Mr. crocorio [ Rogerio ] . Interesting to know about ur funs Sad(o)):
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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptySun Jan 13, 2013 11:15 am

@Dr.Narayanan wrote:
This is brilliant Mr. crocorio [ Rogerio ] . Interesting to know about ur funs Sad(o)):
Mr.crocorio?!? ha....ha....ha....
Razz Sad(o)): Razz Sad(o)): Razz Sad(o)): Razz Sad(o)):
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@Roger wrote:
As I am not a pure collector I love lots of things:
- I love when I visit my 7 years old niece and bring some figures of my collection and she wants to know everything about the animals and some little things to identify them.
- I also love, to sit on the floor with her and play gently with our figures. flower
- I also enjoy when a figure is made in an educational way and can give us some knowledge and admiration for those who made htem.
- I enjoy to receive packages too!
- I have a huge pleasure when I can find something that my niece or some of my STS friends is searching and have the chance of giving this little pleasure to them. Very Happy
- I adore also when someone find something for me! Laughing
- I like when I find a figure that I don't need and can't find in a owner for him, to keep it with me and give to a random children. flower
- I get shocked anytime I receive a figure that is fruit of the huge talent of STS members. Shocked cheers
- I need and it is important for me to have my STS friends to discuss about the figures and Wild Life in general.
- I love to know that with a single click on my not rodent mouse I can go to a place where I meet my STS friends. cheers

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Thanks! Embarassed Embarassed Very Happy

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Thats a hard question, but here are my best answers:
-I love waiting for, and of course unwrapping, a long awaited package.
-I love to find treasures in the oddest places, in thrift stores, garage sales, etc.
-I love when my neices and nephews come to visit and watching their priceless faces as they pick up and look at some of my new figures and they say "I don't think I've seen this one before... what is it?"
- I love when I go to visit my neices and nephews houses, sitting down with them in their rooms and watching them show me THEIR new animals, then I feel content knowing that I infected them with the collecting bug too. Laughing
-I like seeing the artistry with any figure, even if it may not be the most accurate or beautiful model.
-Lastly, I love to give and find so many treasures with my friends here. Very Happy especially when I feel like we have helped each other. Very Happy
So, those are my many answers, pick any one you want. Wink
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@Saarlooswolfhound - I always look for the CHARM of animal figurines , and ofcourse, if the animal anatomy and realistic details co-exist , it's double bonanza . But the accuracy is only secondary to my eyes . Rolling Eyes

Another fun , as a mad collector is that I never allow any one to touch my collections affraid [ no exception to my close persons too Laughing ]

That COLLECTOR'S POSSESSIVENESS is one thing I absolutely enjoy sunny drunken cheers
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For me, it's the aniticiption factor, those months between when we find out what company is producing which particular figures, and the waiting for the pics to show up online, and then the waiting for the models to be available. The hunt. Searching through actual stores or finding the model online for a price we're willing to pay. Waiting for the package to arrive is agonizing, but in a good way. Wink The thrill of it's arrival in the post when you're all like, "Ermegerd! It's here! It's here! It's here!" Opening it, finding the model, taking it out, cherishing, displaying, comparing, setting up diorama's. Comapring it to the real deal. I love all aspects of collecting. Oh! and finding really, really rare models. Either retired peices like Schleich, or just rare, rare spaecies. Some of my very favorite models are ones that you just don't see that often at all, such as my Yowies marsupial mole, my wolverines, my Schleich jackal ( Very Happy Tabaqui, from The Jungle Book!! Very Happy ) or my Kaiyodo Thylacine. I also love my Marx forest animals like my American mink. Ahhh I just love being a collector. and best of all, meeting other collectors like you all, my friends from the Netherlands and Germany, to good old Dr. Narayanan in India! We're a pretty cool lot! cheers afro
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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptyTue Jan 15, 2013 7:12 am

@Saarlooswolfhound wrote:
Thats a hard question, but here are my best answers:
-I love waiting for, and of course unwrapping, a long awaited package.
-I love to find treasures in the oddest places, in thrift stores, garage sales, etc.
-I love when my neices and nephews come to visit and watching their priceless faces as they pick up and look at some of my new figures and they say "I don't think I've seen this one before... what is it?"
- I love when I go to visit my neices and nephews houses, sitting down with them in their rooms and watching them show me THEIR new animals, then I feel content knowing that I infected them with the collecting bug too. Laughing
-I like seeing the artistry with any figure, even if it may not be the most accurate or beautiful model.
-Lastly, I love to give and find so many treasures with my friends here. Very Happy especially when I feel like we have helped each other. Very Happy
So, those are my many answers, pick any one you want. Wink

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You are right Gulogulo Very Happy I forget to tell how much the dream time is important in my collector's life. The time I spend thinking about a model I still don't have, a rare to find one or an unknown, only seen one time and lost in the hunt. Those "Not yet" ones are a very important part of my collection indeed, maybe the most important Wink When i had the chance to go to the shop as a young boy to buy a STARLUx, I always came back with the one I bought of course but also with the ones I let in the display in my mind. drunken

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Thanks Scott. Very Happy
I like everyones lists, I never thought of a few before, and now there is even more anticipition! bounce
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I like realistic, well-manufactured models because they are educational and fascinating: they prompt me to pay attention to certain details of the anatomy of a given animal, and I enjoy making dioramas with my models. I love this because of all the research that goes behind it, the attention to details, etc.
It stimulates me to learn more about animals, the environment, ecosystems, evolution, etc.

There's also an aesthetic reason, though. For me, beautiful models are pleasant to look at, and I also enjoy feeling their weight and texture. (That's why I love "heavy" models in particular). I enjoy taking photos of them, too.

Last but not the least, although I am probably too old to "play" with them, I often grab a few figures and take them with me on a hike in the woods or mountains and when I find a nice natural setting, I ask myself how the real animal would interact with that environment, and place them accordingly - and then I just observe them and take pics with my camera and notes... I sort of make my own documentaries. tongue


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Worlds in Miniature wrote:
I like realistic, well-manufactured models because they are educational and fascinating: they prompt me to pay attention to certain details of the anatomy of a given animal, and I enjoy making dioramas with my models. I love this because of all the research that goes behind it, the attention to details, etc.
It stimulates me to learn more about animals, the environment, ecosystems, evolution, etc.

There's also an aesthetic reason, though. For me, beautiful models are pleasant to look at, and I also enjoy feeling their weight and texture. (That's why I love "heavy" models in particular). I enjoy taking photos of them, too.

Last but not the least, although I am probably too old to "play" with them, I often grab a few figures and take them with me on a hike in the woods or mountains and when I find a nice natural setting, I ask myself how the real animal would interact with that environment, and place them accordingly - and then I just observe them and take pics with my camera and notes... I sort of make my own documentaries. tongue




BRILLIANT !!! Even I enjoy feeling the weight , texture , details and pleasant look of every model I get sunny Very Happy cheers and I do enjoy making photos of them for my collection records .

After a while , I start comparing the photo and real model itself.

Another enjoyment is that I hold every model , observe and study their details as much as possible in closer and longer views . Wonder the sculptors creativity and dedication , compare the models with real animal images ........are n't we collectors really gifted in life ? Sad(o)): Very Happy cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptyMon Feb 04, 2013 9:31 pm

You all have many good reasons with which I agree Very Happy

My favorite things...
Bringing back home my selected model(s).
Arranging my display.
Comparing them.
Studying them.
Adoring the work of art they actually are.
Comparing them with their nature rolemodels.
I even think of what they would be like, if they were real characters. What personality, and what stories there could be made out of them all interacting..... i might not be completely finished with kids roleplaying Razz I grew up too fast!
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Cyhyraeth

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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptyThu Apr 25, 2013 8:47 pm

I like the moment of hunting for the exact model, then- trying to catch it- esp the Ebay auction- ohhhh!- and then the very moment I get the parsel and unpack it. When you realise that it's yours at last, and the search is over Twisted Evil
And I'm fond of taking the pics as well. Doing all the best to show the model's beauty and make someone else desiring it:)
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PostSubject: Re: What is the collectors fun?   What is the collectors fun? EmptyThu Jun 20, 2013 8:58 am

I love the photography, crafting (rugs and halters etc. for horses) and the opening of a parcel!
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