Collecting is one of the most popular hobbies in the world. In fact, these days it’s possible to collect almost anything. The internet has opened up the world of collectibles to a much larger audience than ever before. And online marketplaces like eBay make it easy to find things that might otherwise be impossible to get ahold of.
If you’re someone who’s shown an interest in collecting you’re in good company. Everybody has most likely collected something at some point in their lives. It might have been marbles or football stickers in the schoolyard. Or it could even have been a Dr Who cookie tin later in life. But it’s a good bet you’ve done some collecting at some point.
Perhaps you want to find something new to collect. Or, it could be you’ve never collected anything before, and you want to make a start now. Well, whichever is true, here are some ideas for things you might want to think about collecting.
Comic books are one of the most popular collectibles in the world. They can also prove highly lucrative. If you want to start collecting comic books, it could be for financial gains. Or it might just be that you’re interested in comics and enjoy reading them. The classics to begin with are the Superman, Batman and Spiderman comics. But, as you mature you might look for the more adult equivalents like graphic novels. Things like Sin City and Watchmen opened up comics and graphic novels to a newer more mature audience. You’ll need to look into these to figure out what appeals to you most.
Another of the popular collectibles worldwide are models. This is such a broad category with such a wide range of choices available. You could choose to collect action figure, Eddie Stobart models, or model aeroplanes. The choice is yours. But whatever you pick you’re bound to find somewhere to get your models from. There are quite a few shops and stores that stock these sorts of things. And, of course, you could always go the online route. This way you might be able to get ahold of rare models only available in other parts of the world.
One of the easiest collections to start nowadays is a film collection. Everybody enjoys watching movies and visiting the cinema. In fact, there’s a good bet you watch a movie at least once a week. It’s also fair to say you probably have quite a few DVD’s in your collection already. DVD’s and Blu Ray’s are so cheap nowadays that it’s become easy and cost-effective to start a film collection. You could head down to the local movie store, or trawl Amazon and pick up plenty of bargains. Try to start the focus on movies that interest you and see if you can branch out from there.
The video game industry is one of the most lucrative in the world. It’s estimated that seven in ten homes in the UK play video games at some point. If you’re going to start a collection, you could do a lot worse than video games. Current games will be harder as they’re more expensive, and many are in the process of being released. But classic games and consoles is a great place to start. Have a look at collecting Sega Mega Drive or Super Nintendo games. This gives you the opportunity to revisit classic games. You can pick up many for cheap prices, and some can prove highly valuable.