ever consider quitting collecting?

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  1. JoeMan

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    ever consider quitting collecting?
    If you buy an NFT, does it include licensing rights, or are those maintained by the creator, or is it a case by case basis. I've never really seen anything on this. For example if I buy a Kozik NFT do I have the rights to reproduce it, like make stickers or open end prints of it?
     
  2. The Moog

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    I saw this mentioned a while ago, I think its a case by case basis, where you presumably are told this info during the sale.
     
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    right click, save image as, I own it too. What a life
     
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    I would anticipate that being a hard no in the majority of cases.

    Most of the 'artists' riding this train ain't stupid . . . just chancers!
     
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    I've seen you use the word "chancers" a few times over the last eight years and I can't ever figure out exactly what it means. I'm sure it's because you live in a different part of the world and it just isn't a word used where I live so can you explain it to me? I could look it up but I'd very much prefer a true definition from the person I know who uses it. Plus if it's insulting like it sounds I can start using it at work and no one will ever know!
     
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    Grifters, Con-artists, Snake-Oil-Salesmen . . Assholes that will do anything for a buck or a free drink!
     
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    Thank you! I can use that all the time now!
     
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    What a chancer move!! :roll:
     
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    Quit several years, began an odyssey. Landed home again recently and started selling some of the stuff, and that's more fun than it was accumulating it.
    Letting go is fantastic!

    "Whatever you can't carry with you, you don't own: it owns you."
     
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    Quitting bookends starting. So, here's how it started.

    In the mid-60s, the three greatest tv shows of all time debuted in the US within a few years of each other. (Subjective, naturally.)
    Ultraman was one of the three. Always wanted Ultraman to win the battles however moreso dug the Kaiju for their look, zippers and all!
    Some years ago, in 2010s, for a what-the-heck, looked on ebay for Ultraman kaiju toys. Checking one seller's other items, saw Elegab's Monster Patrol Car, and the hook was set!

    That was the first non-Ultra sofubi purchase, and obviously the first Elegab. Dug around, like most of you probably have, figured out how to get stuff direct from the creator, as well as sales sites in Japan, Mandarake, etc, and BOOM. Within a few years, hundreds of Elegabs and as many from others, Yamomark and Blobpus becoming other especial faves.

    One day, realized had my fill, pushed back from table and moved on. Still love Elegab's work, still love Ultraman kaiju and Yamomark, Blobpus and others, however it's easy to love and not possess. It is a great pleasure now passing along many (most) of these wonderful objects to folks that have that desire. Smiling is great for the soul; sharing smiles, exponentially greater. =)

    edit: 3 of the 4 greatest tv shows of all time debuted in the US in the 60s. The other one debuted in the 50s, Gumby!!!
     
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    I hear that!

    I used to have fun collecting stuff originally (before pricing went crazy), and got/get enjoyment out of displaying it . . . but once the buzz has gone, selling and making a few $$$ is the sofubi swansong.

    These days it feels better than anything untoward happening and having to leave an attic full of this junk for my wife and kids to have to sort out!
     
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    Ha, indeed... much the same feeling creeping in for me.
    Pushin' 50'll do that to ya, I guess! :D
     
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    All the time! At least when stuff gets pricey

    but then I think of Booska crap I still mean to find and RxH stuff I wouldn’t pass up. At least my collections are far along enough to find anything I don’t have (that I’m actually after).
     
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    Yep. Can't take it with ya.

    “Why should I worry about dying? It’s not going to happen in my lifetime!” - Raymond Smullyan
     
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    50 is young! Take care cuz there's lots of good and interesting times ahead.
     
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    Would like a giant adult-size Booska costume. Not that silly thing for sale on Mandarake but a fuzzy one with a real Booska head.
    A Dada would be choice, too.
     
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    50 was in the rear view mirror a long time ago! :lol:
     
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    Divorced parents. 80% of my late father's stuff went into two huge dumpsters. And he wasn't a collector, more of a hoarder.
    So that was a major wakeup call and sign post to avoid that path.

    My mother? She collects antique iron doorstops among other things. Maybe she's passed 50 or so in her collection.
    Those are gonna be fun selling on ebay and lugging to a post office when she passes.
    Plus side, she has very detailed notes of when she bought what and for how much.

    Moved three times in the last ten years. Moving is a good motivator to cull stuff.
    Stung for brief period but donated all of my fiction and nonfiction books, and 80% of my vinyl and CDs.

    But the toy collection? Holding steady for some stupid reason.
    I suppose because I love rotating stuff around. Static frozen shelves just quickly lose interest to me.
    I still find the magic and joy when rediscovering a piece.

    I get most of my collecting fix digitally these days except for unusual art books or graphic novels and the occasional toy.
    Not NFT bullshit but stuff like ebooks, flac, CBRs, scraping sites etc

    All that said, I'm in for the long haul. No dependents. No cc debt. etc
    Why not? As long as I don't buy stupid shit that doesn't spark joy.
    Then finally balance it all out with other life choices, and lead a well-rounded life IMO.
     
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    ^^^ This!
     
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    I am at the "tuning" phase.

    Since the pandemic and full time WFH I am surrounded by my collection most of the day. Honestly, it's kind of great. To be able to constantly have my favorite art in my periphery at all times it has helped feel like I am in more of a "fun" environment and is a welcome change to the florescent Hellscape the office is.

    I am also renovating my house, which I hope to make more minimalist and modern....except in the office. I want to go balls to the wall there. I want to buy new displays entirely since you can't even find an Ikea Detolf in stock anymore and I've been sick of them for a hot minute. Once the renovations wrap up I want my office to be my toy museum, and although I will have some more space it is still at a premium. That means I've begun getting rid of toys I like but don't like quite as much as the thing replacing it. I view the toys in my collection as not just visual art to enjoy but experiences I can remember. Having a story to a piece is a unique and fun thing that can make a specific toy become a special feeling; a hookup from a friend. A multi-year long hunt to land a grail trading between friends so everyone is happy. A crazy convention story. And over time those toys I liked 7 out of 10 are replaced with a 9 out of 10 due to that unique circumstance or just a change in tastes.

    I haven't thought about quitting, but I am certainly out of the "I like this okay" phase of buying. Way easier to sit out if I can't find a fit for it in my head, even if I appreciate it.
     
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    Aha! Did you work at TAG?

    ps: I can relate.

    "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you." - Satchel Paige
     
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    you must be new here. Lol.
     
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