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Do you have display cabinets full of stuff? With it all neatly labelled, cross-referenced and entered into a database. Have you been to a convention? Do other collectors look up to you in awe?

I thought I was above this one. I'm not that autistically geeky that I have a Collection with a capital C. But no, I remembered I'm hoarding away every version of "Inside Macintosh" ever published.

What do you collect? And why? I mean, what makes you do it?

(, Thu 11 Jan 2007, 16:52)
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When I were a lad, my friends and I were into Action Force (GI Joe to our Yankee cousins).
We would collect anything we could get our mits on. Then, we'd take the screws out of their backs, perform a sort of plastic autopsy, then rebuild custom people, six million dollar man style, you pick a head, and arms and so on.
So we had hugs plastic bags full of tiny limbs to mess with. More disturbing though, was that for each, we'd build an acompanying corpse. What I mean is, an exact replica, liberally decorated with Humbrol model paint (red of course) which I stole from my brother's airfix models. This would give the appearance of your guy as a corpse. Occasionally for added effect we're remove a leg, just below the knee, or even an arm. It all added to the illusion of the battlefield. I actually found a small bag of parts about 2 years ago in my shed. Never did resurrect any of the old boys.....War is hell.
(, Thu 18 Jan 2007, 10:52, Reply)

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