On Collecting: "A collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories."

Discussion in 'Los Angeles, CA' started by ValedaKor, Mar 2, 2006.

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  1. ValedaKor Force Ghost

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    My collection is pretty much in chaos at the moment, that is for sure....

  2. Skyryder Jedi Grand Master

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    I need a week to reorganize and catalog. I would also need for the roommate to be away because if I were to do it right I would have to take over every inch of the floor and all the chairs.
  3. DarthMommy Jedi Master

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    It's just plain chaos. I just started collecting and I have it falling out of my single Rubbermaid tub. Don't laugh, I just started. And of course I had to keep those Anakin Eggo boxes and the Yoda Frosted Flakes box and the Star Wars fruit snack box and (this is the worst) I kept all the boxes for all the toys the padawans got for Christmas! I have articles from the newspaper and I love magazines. Are all of the rest of you seasoned collectors getting a good deal on tubs somewhere?! Let me know so I can make my garage look even more like a bomb went off.
  4. Skyryder Jedi Grand Master

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    I need some tubs. I need to get organized.
  5. JediRacer Jedi Grand Master

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    My wife claims I have over 50 tubs (66 quart). I really want to bring them all home.
  6. DarthHaskett Jedi Grand Master

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    I have to find a good day to sit and drag everything out to catalog.
  7. Skyryder Jedi Grand Master

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    We should help each other. We can rotate one weekend we help DH, then JR, and so on. That way I can fondle everyone's stuff.
  8. DarthHaskett Jedi Grand Master

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    That sounds like a lot of fun but I may make off with some stuff... [face_whistling] It does sound cool though.
  9. JediRacer Jedi Grand Master

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    That is a good idea actually. I did try to catalog my stuff before I put it into storage. But I haven't updated my list since then. That was a year and a half ago.
  10. ValedaKor Force Ghost

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    This is truly a great idea! Lord knows I could use the help! What takes the time is to photograph everything.

    In my case, I think it would take more than one weekend, though LOL.

    As far as tubs go, DM, I got big orange and then red plastic tubs (with lids) at Target right after Halloween and Christmas, respectively. They are huge and were only $3 each. They might be doing that for Easter, I dunno. They go on sale the next day.

    However, I only use those for the garage. Everything in my collection room is in banker's boxes. They are the only ones that will fit on the shelves.

  11. DarthHaskett Jedi Grand Master

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    Mine are purplish and range between 18 and 24 (?) Gallon Rubbermaid tubs. I need to find some that are big enough to accommodate my Legos.

    Speaking of Legos, I have to take down my city tonight. Mr. DH will need the living room tomorrow early and just about all day. :_|
  12. Elensara Jedi Master

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    I want to get in on the collection-fondling (lovingly, of course) too!
    :)
  13. Skyryder Jedi Grand Master

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    Well today I received my GG Lando in Skiff disguise bust and my Darth Maul statue. This is why I need to work Saturday (see FIDM thread).
  14. DarthMommy Jedi Master

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    SR, I just read it and what are you doing awake? Shouldn't you be in bed, getting a good night's rest for work? Shouldn't I be in bed? I can't believe I just ate a bag of the kids' fruit snacks. They are a poor substitute for gummy bears. Gag. They are still stuck in my teeth. I feel like Mr. Ed. What is this thread anyway? Oh yeah, collecting. Sorry to deviate.
  15. JediBith Jedi Master

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    I know I've been out of it, but it IS Friday night, isn't it? SR doesn't need to be tucked in early on a Friday night, does he? Well what do I know: I only today found out it was March. When did that happen? :oops:

    EDIT: Duh, I just read that FIDM thread. Now I'm in the know. Carry on...
  16. DarthMommy Jedi Master

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    JB, you poor thing. Get some more rest and pop some vitamin C. SR's not posting because he's probably mad at me for the cuteness thread. It has been March for a few days but I don't believe you've missed anything. In collecting news, I think I should stop because I'm going to have a million Rubbermaid bins in my house. I already have stuff falling out of places I forgot that I even put there. I know I can't be alone in this.
  17. JediBith Jedi Master

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    I'm going to start collecting Rubbermaid bins. Once I've got them all I can start putting them on eBay and selling them to desperate SW fans. But wait that would be wrong. And odd.
  18. Elensara Jedi Master

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    JB, are you cracked-out on cough medicine again? :p
  19. Skyryder Jedi Grand Master

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    That's real funny JB. Would you give me a discount on your tubs? I'm going to start the refinishing project of two pieces of furniture I got recently. When they are done I will have a new home for my GG stuff. I'm also going to move the Unleashed stuff out of the hallway and into my room. I want to start using that shelving area for something else though I don't know what. Probably books and family photos.
  20. DarthHaskett Jedi Grand Master

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    JB, that was a funny post. Funny, sick, wrong but oh so true.

    SR, I really want to see your collection when you have it properly displayed. I'm so jealous.
  21. JediBith Jedi Master

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    Heh! I'm glad no-one took offense -- I was just being silly, and no, no cough meds, either (I only take aspirin, unless prescribed something by a physician, because I'm just funny that way). I have started to feel human again but am still taking it easy today. I will stay home and watch Oscar-stuff and drink tea so I can go back to work tomorrow. How does that relate to collecting? Hmmmm....oh yeah, I need money to buy things: there are still quite a few Yoda items out there that I don't have. Luckily I limit my SW collecting now so only old college papers and stuff has to go into tubs.
  22. Elensara Jedi Master

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    I'm posting this in here because y'all might be interested...in my collection.

    If everything works out, I'M MOVING!!!! From National Blvd. to Sawtelle Blvd, maybe two miles away. Anyway, my room will be smaller (less room for *stuff*), and rent is $200 more a month, but not only will I only have one roommate (who seems nice), but it just may be a livable, real *home* for me while I'm here in LA. I'll also have my own bathroom, and more kitchen and hall storage space, and cable in my room, underground parking, AND will be able to have y'all over, there's a jacuzzi and grills and stuff in the courtyard. Oh yeah, so I'll post a list soon (and pics, hopefully) of all my stuff, and maybe you guys can throw some cash my way in exchange for well-cared-for SW goodies...?


    Possibly our April meeting could be at my new place, and we could make a toy party of it....
  23. Jiltedtoo Jedi Master

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    party party party
  24. ValedaKor Force Ghost

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    Oooh, that would be cool, Sara! We'll see how it works out.
  25. JediRacer Jedi Grand Master

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    Did you say Jacuzzi? Party at ES's new place!!!!

    My wife's friend gave me three SW Pez dispensers. Yoda, Deathstar, and I forgot.
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