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Lerky
2009-04-30, 11:45 PM
Yeah, I'm a wannabe collector. I have a few collectors items in my bedroom but not much. I was wondering if there are any Big Time Collectors in the playground that can give me any kinds of advice on collecting. Such as where to keep the items, how to take proper care of them, where to find them, what to spend money on and what not to, etc.

any advice though is appreciated!:smallbiggrin:

Closet_Skeleton
2009-05-01, 05:12 AM
Collecting what? Comic books? Ceramic Elephants?

Fri
2009-05-01, 02:24 PM
Collecting what? Comic books? Ceramic Elephants?
...cheesy pickup lines :D?

Berserk Monk
2009-05-01, 02:54 PM
...cheesy pickup lines :D?

Actually, I do collect cheesy pickup lines. And if you think that's a dumb thing to collect, than Heaven must be missing an angel in my pants.

Shades of Gray
2009-05-01, 02:57 PM
Calculus pickup lines are the best:

I Wish I Were Your Derivative so I Could Lie Tangent to your Curves.

Starscream
2009-05-02, 05:17 AM
I Wish I Were Your Derivative so I Could Lie Tangent to your Curves.

Brilliance!

As a programmer, here are some of my favorites:

"You had me at "Hello World.""

"How about we do a little peer-to-peer saliva swapping?"

"Isn't your e-mail address beautifulgirl@mydreams.com?"

"Hey, how 'bout I take off your cover and insert a bigger CPU?"

Canadian
2009-05-02, 09:51 AM
I collect girlfriends. I store them in the basement.

Lerky
2009-05-04, 07:28 PM
Collecting what? Comic books? Ceramic Elephants?
Yeah comic books, figures, I have a few Star Trek pez heads in my room as well as a rare MTG card and I have...one comic book I think. I'm more of looking into videogame "collector's edition" things.

xPANCAKEx
2009-05-04, 07:37 PM
Yeah comic books, figures, I have a few Star Trek pez heads in my room as well as a rare MTG card and I have...one comic book I think. I'm more of looking into videogame "collector's edition" things.

i wouldn't bother with videogames - unless you're talking classic games - as they;re so mass produced they rarely (if ever) hold their value or increase in value enough to be worth collecting for commercial gain

for MTG cards, get those ring binder slips that hold them

comics - mylar sleeves = MUST. Best thing is to store them in shoe boxes (usually are a perfect fit), and keep them held in place with bits of corrigated card to avoid any damage

as for everything - keep it out of direct sun/away from heat sources (infact, avoid all extemes of temprature)

golentan
2009-05-04, 07:44 PM
Calculus pickup lines are the best:

I Wish I Were Your Derivative so I Could Lie Tangent to your Curves.

I wish I was your second derivative so I could investigate your concavities.

You must be 1 over X, because when I think of integrating you I get a log.

I'll take you to your limit if you show me your end behavior.

Since D=VT, let's let velocity and time approach infinity, cuz I want to go all the way with you.

I hope you know set theory cuz I want to intersect and union you.

I wish you were a Ph.D. and I was your problem set, because then I'd be really hard and you'd be working me over on your desk.

...Sorry. Some of those are really bad.

RTGoodman
2009-05-05, 01:08 AM
I'm thinking you should talk our very own Kevin Cook (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=28243), owner of the world's largest dice collection (http://www.dicecollector.com/). I'd say he knows a thing or two about collecting stuff. :smallwink:

Rutskarn
2009-05-05, 11:42 AM
On the subject of collecting: Yeah, it really does make sense to know what it is first.

On the subject of cheesy surefire pickup lines: I've made a couple.


When you fell out of heaven, did it hurt? See, I’m a personal injury attorney…here’s my card…and I think you’re entitled to a certain settlement.

Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the communist party?

If I told you that you have a disgusting body, would you hold it far away from me?

Lerky
2009-05-05, 07:12 PM
by video games I didn't exactly mean video games. I meant like the Fallout 3 bobblehead/lunch box in the collectors edition set or the Pip Boy alarm clock. I also recently came in contact with a limited edition Mountain Dew Throwback (warning the image below is extremly big, it didn't look this big on google. Open at your own will)
http://popsop.ru/wp-content/uploads/pepsi_mountain_dew_throwback_new_03062009.jpgthat I have in a plastic bag in my room now to keep in mint condition. I mainly own a lot of figurines and I'm wondering what you guys do with those, I just have them stand side by side on a bookshelf but I was wondering if anyone has any creative ways of housing them.

Kjata
2009-05-05, 07:47 PM
I'm thinking you should talk our very own Kevin Cook (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=28243), owner of the world's largest dice collection (http://www.dicecollector.com/). I'd say he knows a thing or two about collecting stuff. :smallwink:

Check number 4... (http://www.cracked.com/article_16752_7-most-impressive-depressing-geek-collections.html)

Kevin_Cook
2009-05-20, 10:42 AM
I'm thinking you should talk our very own Kevin Cook (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/member.php?u=28243), owner of the world's largest dice collection (http://www.dicecollector.com/). I'd say he knows a thing or two about collecting stuff. :smallwink:
Lerky

Sorry I didnt see this thread until now (it just came up on Google) ...

Do you have specific questions?

Mr. Mud
2009-05-20, 09:03 PM
Calculus pickup lines are the best:

I Wish I Were Your Derivative so I Could Lie Tangent to your Curves.

How about physics pickup lines?

What's your resonance frequency :smallwink:.
OR my favorite...
Can I have your significant digits :smallbiggrin:?