|12-15-2009, 07:41 PM||#11|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kansas City
no, fortunately i haven't been at that point, yet. i still have everything from when i was a wee chile. to me, my toys are photo albums, they invoke great memories and are also means of escape from the daily grind. however, if my back were up against the wall or a tragedy were to happen, then yes. a fire, god forbide, could bring me to that point. btw, did you lose your collections in the fire?
|12-15-2009, 08:01 PM||#12|
G.I. Joe OPFOR
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lost and Found Toy Co. Owosso, Michigan
i also crossed this road recently......wife not working and bills still needed to be paid, BUT i didnt sell everything
i like to say that I "STREAMLINED" my collection.
i still have alot of stuff left and i still have all my 25TH to present stuff, but i found a guy who bought up aLOT OF my OLDER ----stuff like
GvC & SpyTroopers,&valor vs. venom -------about half my vechiles and about half of my ARMY BUILDERS alot of sealed up stuff from th same era and a few from the 25th stuff but over all my collection IS alot better!!!
i havent really touched a custom in about a year or more-----thought about it but havent had the time
my only regret is that i had all the older comic paks and a bunch of the tru 6 packs on the walls of he JOE ROOM ----i miss seeing those every time i go in there but ive recently found some cool joe posters and put those up so im cool!!!
look any thing you have probably can be replaced------theres nothing so rare made right now that youll never be able to get
keep some of your favs and some things you dig (and maybe a few more)and do what youhave to do. i know my wife seems less impaitient about me collecting since i made the choice to do it>
and besides u out of the game makes more joes for us!!!!!just joking!!
|12-15-2009, 08:07 PM||#13|
Saboteur Assassin Kingpin
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Heavan Passed away9/5/14
Yes.I find myself backing away every now and then,My collection is complete and has been for some time.But i just keep getting more and more.I think im gonna have to try customizing.Just to keep me into it.Well my 4 kids collect so i cant get away.LOL Sorry to hear about the fire.Good luck on your new house.
IT'S A GIRL!!!!
Pic of Me/ family at the Colts playoff game 1/16 Image 9811
|12-15-2009, 11:50 PM||#14|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Somewhere extremely sarcastic.
If I didn't live in Arkansas, the last place in the world to get new stuff, I would be willing to find things for you guys. That would take care of my "hunt" problem.
Thank you all for the kind words and support. The Tank rocks.
|12-16-2009, 12:08 AM||#15|
Mad Scientist at Large
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Honestly, I'd say just box your entire collection and take a couple months off, then come back to think about it. There are so many stories of people selling off their collections and then regretting it and rebuying it all. hasbro isn't going to have much out until second half of 2010 anyway, so we all get a vacation.
|12-16-2009, 12:33 AM||#16|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Gloversville, NY
If selling off your collection means providing for your family, then by all means, sell it! Their security and well being comes first.
If you're selling it off because you've lost the collecting spark, then hold off and wait a little while and see if it comes back.
|12-16-2009, 12:38 AM||#17|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Jersey
I sold most of my things and narrowed it down to what I like, which 9 times out of 10, is nothing that hasbro packages. Sure, a part here and there would be nice, but not worth the needed money.
I'm just going to feel really bad if I have to sell the commissioned pieces I have had done for me...those are the last to go, if it ever comes to it (let's hope not!)
Enjoy your life, and if others depend on you, do what is needed.
|12-16-2009, 12:46 AM||#18|
Banned by request.
Join Date: Dec 2008
|12-16-2009, 01:02 AM||#19|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bessemer City, NC
Think hard before you do it. This was me a month ago.
A bitter sweet end to my once great collection.
Now, after selling most of my stuff, then scrambling to get it back, I still don't have the 2 Skystrikers, Tomahawk, Whale, and Moray that were some of the better pieces of my collection. At least I still have my Flagg. Family comes first, and if it is a have to, then do what you have to do. If it's because the love of collecting has gone away, it's probably temporary. Trust me, I know. I can't imagine losing all I had to fire, but I know what it's like to sell your Joes and regret it!
|12-16-2009, 01:13 AM||#20|
Join Date: Mar 2009
I wanted to sell my action figures last year,because I need it to buy school textbooks.Those who know well(family and friends),said to me not to do it,because I worked hard to get this action figures.The best way is to balance money in a budget manner.If I sold them,I will regretted.
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