It's that time of year where we enjoy a little RS tradition extolling the collecting highs and lows of the past year and the collecting goals we have in place for the coming year.
For those of you, like me, who have short memories, here's a link to last year's thread:
For a guy who sold most of his stuff off in 2012 and really only was looking to add the odd special piece to the collection, i did pretty well on these goals:
Well, i did pretty good on the first point! Added some great new pages from my favourite comic series, Elephantmen. Picked up a few other pieces of comic art as well including one of my childhood favourite covers (Avengers Spotlight #26) and ended the year with a bang in terms of new prototypes for the collection. Some great new GI Joe pieces (which are on their way), a hand painted Toy Biz Thanos 2up hardcopy from the Silver Surfer animated line and some other ones i'm hush hush on until they arrive.
I did manage to get the pink Thall Joben from Spain! Looks like it's been about one a year so if all goes well, i'll get the yellow one next year. Not holding my breath tho.
I did find one of the Canadian GI Joe exclusives i needed too! Added a Canadian boxed Sears exclusive CAT Tank! Only two more to go.
Didn't do too well on the odds and sods. Got a couple so better than nothing.
Germany was absolutely amazing. Trip of a lifetime and one i'll cherish forever. Same with the ICE Gathering and Sansweet's Guinness party!
I also managed to take care of one of my 2012 goals which was to set my collection up. After selling most of it, it was a lot easier to make a really nice, clean and classy display of everything i did keep.
Goals for 2014
-the yellow Dunkin/Panrico Thall Joben figure from Spain.
-a couple of nice comic art pick ups.
-cool prototypes that fit into runs or serve as an example of a stage i'm missing.
-find more ways to keep visiting with good collecting friends around the world.