Coffee mugs. Any event or place I’ve liked or souvenir generating happening, I acquire a coffee mug. I even have one shaped like the head of a dog I once had. Cute, but damned inconvenient for drinking out of.
Horror movies. I have way too much. I just buy them on deals, used or whatever, and most of the time I don’t even check out what it says on the back.
Nevertheless, I can’t seem to have enough, and there’s always some I hear about that I just have to see.
I’m a sucker for collecting every kind of weapon or fighting paraphernalia known to man; firearms, swords, knives, spears, battle axes, helmets, shields, armor.
I’ve also accumulated a collection of old phonographs and recordings; 78s and Edison cylinders, mostly classical recordings. Several old tube-type radios are scattered through the house, all in working order.
I had a lot of old 45 records….50’s and 60’s stuff! Rock and roll, blues, and some jazz. Think my ex has them. Also, have a lot of golf clubs…some really old ones! And, have a huge collection of books. About it…other than collecting dust in my office!
@Michael_Huntington – I purchased 55 POUNDS of Lego on eBay for my godson (maybe 30 gallons). It was a great deal and is comprised almost entirely of smaller specialty sets, so is an amazing collection. I like to go over and visit and show them how it’s done. Highly recommended strategy to scratch that itch!
Man… I love Legos. I still buy and play with Legos, and I’ve got a massive collection of them from childhood. I also like/collect Young Adult novels and I have a thing for oldish, metal Tonka trucks (before they were all made from crappy plastic)
Oh! And I like Nerf and airsoft guns. I have a collection of both of these and my friends and I play with them regularly.
When I was a little kid, my keys were “magic keys”. Each key opened an imaginary door to a different make-believe world.
Whenever I was in a bad mood, or got into a fight with my mom, or whatever, I could grab my leaf-shaped key, and instantly go to the secret forest village where everyone got along and I had many friends.
Now, it just makes me feel good to have the keys around me.
This isn’t very kid-like, but books, at least until recently. If I liked an author, I’d get everything s/he wrote, ever. My room as a child was filled with books I’d gotten cheaply at Goodwill, garage sales or jumble shops.
I collect books in pdf format. I must have over 10,000.
I also collect music, even by artists I know I’ll never listen to. For example, I like about two Rolling Stones songs “Sympathy for the devil” and “Start me up” are pretty cool, but I would never in a million years go see them in concert or consider myself a fan – yet it’s important to me from a historical perspective to own their entire catalog.
I am like a magpie rather than a big kid. I collect “treasure” that I find and put it in my special box and that is not a euphamism!. I have random keys, foreign coins, attractive stones etc etc. I also collect/keep things that other people may consider rubbish like old train tickets, these also go in my box!