What do you plan on doing with your collection when you die?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Satomiblood, Oct 4, 2010.

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What would you do with your collection?

  1. Leave it with a spouse, child, or collector friend for them to enjoy (not sell)

    52.8%
  2. Have the aforementioned people sell it to help cover your funeral and/or other potential expenses

    23.9%
  3. Donate it to Toys for Tots, other children's charities, or a museum of some kind

    8.0%
  4. Have it buried alongside you

    15.3%
  1. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    I've always wondered this. Obviously, there's not much you can do with them when you're dead. But how would you address something like this in your will?

    1. For those of you with a spouse and child/children, would you pass it down under the condition that they're never sold? If you didn't have a family, would you leave it with a fellow collector?

    2. Would you rather your close friends/family sell it to help pay for your funeral and other potential expenses?

    3. Would you donate them to Toys for Tots or other children's charities? What if they were rare pieces/holy grails? Would you rather donate them to a museum of some kind?

    4. For the hardcore collectors out there, would you consider the possibility of being buried with them?
     
  2. exomega255

    exomega255 Emerald Green

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    what a waste to be buried with them, imo.

    if I know I was waning, I would sell as many of them on ebay as possible (or get someone's help to do so) and give the money away to family and relatives or kids.
     
  3. Rogzilla

    Rogzilla Well-Known Member

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    Meh, I'd be dead, so I don't really care. If there was any my family wanted to hold on to, then great. They could probably sell any masterpeice or other high end figure. Beyond that, they could probably just Goodwill the lot.
     
  4. Ironhide2005

    Ironhide2005 PS3tag=DeaDPooLTFW

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    I would let my love ones have them and do what they please wither keep them or sell them. I woukd like classics optimus which started my current collection buried with me though.
     
  5. Brainchild

    Brainchild Dark Flame Master

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    Let my people do whatever they want with it. I don't even know if I'll be collecting near death, so...
     
  6. anotheran

    anotheran Old skooler

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    i'll see if the kids or grands want them. If not, sell them myself.
     
  7. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    Put it on EBAY to pay for my coffin.
     
  8. Wollstone

    Wollstone Banned

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    N/A

    I will never die.
     
  9. thenatureboywoo

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    My son can do with it whatever he wants.
     
  10. MrSoundwaveGuy

    MrSoundwaveGuy I've made a huge mistake

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    I plan on having them cremated with me.
     
  11. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    I will probably leave them to my step son since He is into them now, if he's not by then, then her can sell them. I would like to be burring with my G1 Optimus Prime & Megatron though.
     
  12. Sy-Rein

    Sy-Rein Rogue Stunticon

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    I'll leave them to my nephews. 1/3 of my G1 Collection is/was my brother's anyway and my wife and I arent having kids. So my collection will go to my brother's boys when I pass on. They are free to do what they want with them at that point, although I would prefer that they dont sell them.
     
  13. Sammael

    Sammael MightyMegatron from ATT TFW2005 Supporter

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    I personally plan to achieve digital immortality. Eventually, they will create full cybernetic replacement bodies, so I'll just transfer my consciousness into one such body and continue enjoying my collection as before. In the meantime, I'll probably loan it to a museum to put on display.

    :D 
     
  14. Dormamu

    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    I have an insurance policy for the costs of funeral stuff, etc, so my collection is going to someone who will either enjoy them, or donate them as they see fit.
     
  15. Easterling Capt

    Easterling Capt I am Vern Schillinger

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    Prime comes with me in his protectiv case. The rest goes tot the future kid who shows the most intrest and will cherrish them as I do. Or a Museum.
     
  16. mac&cheese

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    wow weird thread, but it will happen sooner or later to everyone. I will sell of them and give all of the money to my family members. They can use the money for whatever they need or what to do with it. In the end they all must be sold off anyways.
     
  17. Eric

    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    I'm burying them with me.
     
  18. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    I'm just going to have AFA grade my corpse, and display it with my toys.

    (Anticipated grade: AFA 20)
     
  19. mac&cheese

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    so wierd indeed, it would be so spooky looking. :drunk 
     
  20. metrotitan

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    Unless my kids love them, I doubt they'd keep them (I know my wife doesn't). I would just make sure my wife and/or kids sold them through the proper channels to get decent value (and not for $1 per bagfull at an estate sale).

    I can just see some a-hole walking away from my house with a bag full of diaclones for $1.......I'd jump up out of the cold, hard ground and start smacking some fools....
     

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