T.B.O.C Posted February 16 Share Posted February 16 Hello all, feels like it's been a considerable amount of time since I've made a topic here, but I've been doing a lot of work lately on my collection, and thought it might be a fun thing to discuss. What's your collection status right now? Do you actively collect still, or do you just maintain what you have? Do you buy sets to keep and display, or for parts to MoC with? Have any parts of your collection you're particularly working on, or any projects you've been doing? I'll start with a few answers. I've been collecting since I started buying G1 BIONICLE sets back in the day, though my collecting was at a minimum in high school and college (way back when) as money was tight. Nowadays I work full time, and have had extra money to start filling in gaps in my collection. Unfortunately it's quite a bit more expensive than it used to be... Right now I'm working on pinning down the last 7 regular retail releases I don't own. These are primarily playsets I missed from 05-07, with 3 constraction sets left: Mazeka, the limited edition Jetrax (only have the regular), and Toa Mata Nui. The last one is a bit of a sob story as I actually passed up a chance to buy it in 2009 and instead bought the Kaxium and Cendox. Little did I know how those prices would turn out. The remaining playsets are: Visorak's Gate, Race for the Mask of Life, Toa Undersea Attack, and the Toa Terrain Crawler. I started this year with 10 sets remaining, and actually cut down some challenging ones. Got a Fero & Skirmix boxed for a decent price (the original box, I think there's a variant released alongside the Glatorian Legends wave for The Legend Reborn), as well as a boxed Vultraz. My current prize and awkward money sink was a boxed Karzahni. Unfortunately at 10x retail, but that's actually below market price for a boxed one. Figured I'd have to spring on it. Other than that, I've been focused on collectibles. I'm 4 noble Kanohi away from a complete original set of 72 Kanohi. I've gone back on my age old decision to attempt to collect European Misprints, given their excessive individual prices. May still pick some up as I can, just I can't justify the $100-300 they each show up for. Can I pretend the black Ruru is still a misprint? I'm a handful of Krana away from a complete Krana collection as well, and I'm steadily working my way through Kanohi Nuva. Almost have all of Gali and Pohatu's masks - missing one each. I made some considerable strides in getting their Protodermic Kanohi Nuva as well - just missing a Pakari Nuva and and Akaku Nuva. Funnily enough, I have enough extra Toa Nuva that I can use them to display the masks. In terms of other projects - I've been working on assembling some of the fan-canon models I liked. I've had the Tahtorak complete for around a year now, but I'm waiting on the last 7 or so parts to build the Kanohi Dragon (Kohlii balls and those black axle/pins). I have a few smaller ones nearly done too, like the Metru Mantis and Razor Whale. I am very close to finishing a Melding Teridax too - though that has probably been the most painful - insane amount of expensive and rare white parts! The Hordika feet alone are pretty expensive, much less some of the pins and axles that only got a handful of releases in 02-03. Canon combiners have been coming in too, usually easier since many lots have given me extras. I have a Kahgarak and Zivon I've been building on. Slowly assembling Botar as well, as I find people who aren't overpricing every single piece to come out of Brutaka. A handful of pieces away from The Shadowed One and Sentrakh as well. I'm also nearly done on completing a little Bohrok swarm. I've been trying to put together 6 of each type with 3 accompanying Va each (who are actually considerably pricier to assemble). Nearly done with all the Bohrok, besides missing a lot of Nuhvok shields. Waiting on some odds and ends to finish up the Va. In terms of finished projects, I recently finished my little self-indulgent Exo-Toa collection. I'd wanted to assemble 6 of them to have each Toa in one, to replicate the fight against the Bahrag. Midway through last year I happened upon two used and mostly complete Exo-Toa in quick succession. I joked about finding more, when a third was found at a thrift store I went to. A few other lots contained partials, until I finally just jumped on a under market value one I saw to finish out at 6. I had plenty of extra Toa Mata and Golden Kanohi, but the real trouble then was modding them to fit all the Toa. I followed mods from PurpleDave, a user on Mask of Destiny, who in 2002 posted some astonishingly good mods for Exo-Gali, Exo-Onua, and Exo-Pohatu that make them look barely different from the stock set. Now they're just sitting around, waiting for me to clear enough space to get some decent pictures! Either way, that's enough of my rambling. How's your guys' collections going? 3 Quote My Brickshelf, please don't copy!... ...Looking for shiny Regirock, Articuno, and Virizion!(Can trade most any legendary for them!)My 3DS friend list is full, sorry! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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