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What are Some of Your More Unusual Collections?

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Title, what's some things that you collect that are unusual or bizarre? Doesn't have to strictly be IRL things, it can be items in a game or something like that.

I collect... VHS tapes. Anyone who knows me knows that I do, but I collect certain tapes outside of buying some for channel content. What about you?


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AR15s and 1911s.


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FH4 screenshots because why not.

 

Also water bottles because I'm too lazy to smash them down and put them out in our recycling.


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On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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originally I was going to say something stupid, like dust. Then I really started to think about it, I don't think I collect anything *surprised*

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Pictures of dead Presidents.

 

All seriousness (?) aside, I used to have an enormous stuffed animal collection. It was taking up so much room in my house (and needed to reclaim it), I started giving them away to the children of friends and neighbors until a hostess at a restaurant I frequent (haunt?) who has become a friend told me her daughter was collecting them for a mission in Mexico so I rounded up most of the dozens of critters I still had (hey, I had to keep a few special ones), put them in a couple of large trash bags, took them with me the next time I went to that restaurant, and gave them to her. The look on her face was priceless. I wish I could have seen the faces of the kids that got them.

 

One collection I will never part with until they get pried from my cold, dead hands are my tools. I'm an avid a rabid tool junkie. Places that sell tools are my candy stores although tools are much better than candy since they last longer and are sugar free.


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I seem to collect whatever I can get my hands on, so that's Hats, Cups, Coins, some Pocket Knives and a few Golf Balls.

 

can not think of anything else.


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Cables. 

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Stuff- k70 with reds, steel series rival, g13, full desk covering mouse mat

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15 minutes ago, Syntaxvgm said:

Cables. 

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I almost have that many but not "organized" like that; they're just stuffed in boxes. Seriously, the way you have them hanging like that makes it a lot easier to dig through than when in a box.

 

Darn you! Now you got me thinking of better ways to store and keep track of my cable collection (jungle?). Tie racks? Clothes hangers? (Why did I throw away those empty small wire spools?)

 

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I'm feelin' the brain drain strain.


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As long as anyone is oppressed, no one will be safe and free.

One has to be proactive, not reactive, to ensure the safety of one's data so backup your data! And RAID is NOT a backup!

 

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15 minutes ago, Lady Fitzgerald said:

I almost have that many but not "organized" like that; they're just stuffed in boxes. Seriously, the way you have them hanging like that makes it a lot easier to dig through than when in a box.

 

Darn you! Now you got me thinking of better ways to store and keep track of my cable collection (jungle?). Tie racks? Clothes hangers? (Why did I throw away those empty small wire spools?)

 

 

 

I'm feelin' the brain drain strain.

Well you may not see it but behind the cables are shoe organizer for adapters and bricks (I have some outside the closet too)

They are a great way to deal with this as well. 


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Gaming and HTPC (reparations)- ASUS 1080, MSI X99A SLI Plus, 5820k- 4.5GHz @ 1.25v, asetek based 360mm AIO, RM 1000x, 16GB memory, 750D with front USB 2.0 replaced with 3.0  ports, 2 250GB 850 EVOs in Raid 0 (why not, only has games on it), some hard drives

Screens- Acer preditor XB241H (1080p, 144Hz Gsync), LG 1080p ultrawide, (all mounted) directly wired to TV in other room

Stuff- k70 with reds, steel series rival, g13, full desk covering mouse mat

All parts black

Workstation(desk)- 3770k, 970 reference, 16GB of some crucial memory, a motherboard of some kind I don't remember, Micomsoft SC-512N1-L/DVI, CM Storm Trooper (It's got a handle, can you handle that?), 240mm Asetek based AIO, Crucial M550 256GB (upgrade soon), some hard drives, disc drives, and hot swap bays

Screens- 3  ASUS VN248H-P IPS 1080p screens mounted on a stand, some old tv on the wall above it. 

Stuff- Epicgear defiant (solderless swappable switches), g600, moutned mic and other stuff. 

Laptop docking area- 2 1440p korean monitors mounted, one AHVA matte, one samsung PLS gloss (very annoying, yes). Trashy Razer blackwidow chroma...I mean like the J key doesn't click anymore. I got a model M i use on it to, but its time for a new keyboard. Some edgy Utechsmart mouse similar to g600. Hooked to laptop dock for both of my dell precision laptops. (not only docking area)

Shelf- i7-2600 non-k (has vt-d), 380t, some ASUS sandy itx board, intel quad nic. Currently hosts shared files, setting up as pfsense box in VM. Also acts as spare gaming PC with a 580 or whatever someone brings. Hooked into laptop dock area via usb switch

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I have a bit of a CPU collection that includes something like 20 pentiums and I have a shoebox full of DDR RAM too


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I used to collect M.A.S.K. toys. I have a near-complete collection that's only missing a pair of toys that were only ever released in France.

 

Aside from that, I tend to hoard unusual things that make me laugh or have some kind of anecdote attached. Like, I have a video tape of Chained Heat 3 that has lorem ipsum as a description on the box cover. I stumbled upon it in a local church's charity shop...

 

And then there's the carved baby bust that my sister-in-law keeps hiding around the house whenever she's over.

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Pokémon cards, videogames, game systems (I am most fond of handhelds) and gaming controllers are things I collect.

Not really something I think is too weird/obscure, but to some the latter are probably the most weird.


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8 hours ago, Syntaxvgm said:

Well you may not see it but behind the cables are shoe organizer for adapters and bricks (I have some outside the closet too)

They are a great way to deal with this as well. 

Wow! You are a great source of ideas (thank you for that, btw). I have a boat load of empty plastic shoe boxes I used to use for storing (get this) shoes just waiting for a purpose to pop up.


Jeannie

 

As long as anyone is oppressed, no one will be safe and free.

One has to be proactive, not reactive, to ensure the safety of one's data so backup your data! And RAID is NOT a backup!

 

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Collecting US quarters. I have all of the state quarters and now collecting the national park ones and other random quarters. I don't go out of my way to get it, just whenever I get one as change.

 

I guess you can say I'm also starting a custom keyboard and keyboard related accessories collection. I only have two keyboards right now but I have a few keycaps and boutique switches on the way.

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Idk if this is weird but just old old game consoles (I got almsot all the super popular ones)


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Art supplies, specificly brush ink pens and ink.  Also, I like to collect any card with dragon artwork on it from Pokemon, MtG, etc. (Think I'm over 100+ atm, have to recheck).  I collect dragon figurines and plushies too (top favs are my plushies from HTTYD).


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Ammunition and magazines. 


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I have a collection of about one hundred laser discs. It's a rather small collection compared to some people. Most of them are movies but I have the first season of the X Files on LD and a little over a dozen of live concerts. One of them is a Black Sabbath LD imported from Japan which is really cool IMO. I haven't checked but I wouldn't be surprised if some of these concerts are only available on LD.

 

For my LD player, I have a Pioneer DVl-700 which apparently is the first LD player to include a DVD player. It was apparently the top model in pioneers standard lineup. They had a step up in its Elite lineup but I guess some people view it as inferior. I know this thing was a $1,200 player (I got it used like five years ago) which is insane. It's just crazy how expensive LD tech was. According to http://www.laserdiscarchive.co.uk/dvl-700.htm it is a really great player.

 

I'd like to continue to add to my collection and maybe even some more players, like the Japanese players which actually featured multiple disc loading ability so you can put all discs for a movie in and it would swap sides automatically. I particularly want to start collecting Anime LD titles. LD was really big in Japan and a lot of anime made it to the platform. Even though most of it doesn't even have English subs, I just want to collect them for the art. LD was amazing for showing off art with its fold out panels. There is an absolutely amazing Evangelion box set on LD. I'd show a couple pictures or link to it but it has nudity on the front. Go look it up. It's so cool.

 

That is all on hold right now though. I just don't have the space to be growing my collection.

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14 hours ago, Tech_Dreamer said:

Warning points in the forum.  :ph34r:

same


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