Collecting Memorabilia

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Monday everyone!
During slow times at the day job, I’m often reading random news articles and this particular one about a gentleman and his extensive collection caught my eye.
Everyone knows that being a geek is an expensive hobby, what with the video games, the art books, the comics, the soundtracks, among other types of merchandise to collect. Rachel and I have a decent collection, and have showed off a few results when it comes to our shopping sprees and gift hauls. Our only issue is the lack of space we have for all of our merchandise.
Then there’s this dude who has over $150k worth of X-Men memorabilia and a giant basement dedicated to everything. He holds the Guinness World Record for largest X-Men collection since 2012, and is on the page opposite of the late legend Stan Lee, whom he’s met. The pictures in the article look fantastic, and having the space to dedicate to such a large collection is part of Rachel’s and my plans when we save up enough to buy a house.
I have a sizable comic book collection and Rachel has tons of Pokemon cards, but neither of us could ever come up with a collection as extensive as the gentleman in the article (perhaps in a decade or so — his collection has been growing for the past 30 years). Being able to have a big enough collection to properly display is a good enough reason to splurge on merchandise, right?

What kind of geeky collection to you have? Anything in particular that you would like to collect? Let me know in the comments below! If you liked this post, please share it around.

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Readers Comments (7)

  1. Have a certain penchant for Gaming and general media art books. Admittedly not the cheapest books to build up but can usually pick up a few bargains in the Christmas sales etc

  2. I’ve got a decent-sized bookshelf full of collectibles that I refer to as my shrine πŸ˜› It’s pretty much full though, so I need to lay off the purchasing or get rid of some of it.

  3. I’ve moved several times in the last ten years, so I find it difficult to collect things. I’ve slowly amassed hundreds of CDs, Blu-rays, art books, magazines etc. I get rid of stuff too though, it’s a pain in the butt to keep moving it all!

  4. Amiibo are my weakness…. I have all of them πŸ˜…

    • Wow, all of them!? That’s amazing! We’re slowly collecting them, each of us getting the other an amiibo for birthdays and Christmas, but we don’t have much room for them. Which amiibo are you favorite?

      • Not sure whether to be proud or ashamed, haha. Ooo… it’s so hard to choose a favourite! I like the Fire Emblem series a lot for their details. And the Yarn Yoshi ones are just simply adorable 😁
        What ones are your favourite?

        • Be proud, haha! Fire Emblem is always a good choice, and the Yarn Yoshis are definitely adorable. We have the green one of that series. Out of the ones we have, I have a soft spot for Sheik and the Midna and Wolf Link combo. My Koopa Troopa is cute, too. πŸ™‚

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