What is the biggest collection you've seen so far ?

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  1. BOSSBOT

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    Hi all !

    I would like to know witch collection(s) you've seen so far that impressed you the most ? (mass and shelving). I took a look in the archive section but there's a lot of links ! Just want some ideas for my shelving system that I should do in the near future.

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    Biggest collection I've seen?

    The one on display at Botcon 2004.
     
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    any pics available ?
     
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    A local buddy of mine has well over 2500 TFs displayed on multiple shelving and display cases in his basement. It's like walking in a TF museum!
     
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    Oh man, that was unbelievable; just the thought that one of the Grand Maxes on those tables was MISB until it was displayed. Yikes.
     
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    shelving are made of metal or wood ? bought pre-made or he did them himself ?
     
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    All of the above.
     
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    Yeah that was scary.

    But for me it was being so close to the Jap tapes...
     
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    Mike Kaye's "Kollection" as he likes to call it. It was the collection of the month not to long ago. It is up in the archive. Over 3000 pieces including 6 lucky draw figures.
     
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    That it was. Botcon '04 was the first convention I went to and man I took a boat load of pictures of that display.
     
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    I bet that's impressive. I don't even have 1 Lucky Draw. Anyway I wouldn't count Botcon as a "collection". The biggest collection I've seen? My own. There may be larger ones, but I haven't seen them.
     
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    We are actually refering to the display of someones private collection (there name escapes me just now) at Botcon 2004, which was pretty much complete including a whole host of lucky draw items and some unrelesed stuff.

    It was a sight to be seen.
     
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    I was there at Botcon and boy was that impressive. I can spend a afternoon just looking at it.
     
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    The BotCon '04 display was that of Tony Preto. By many accounts the most "complete" collection out there, covering every bit of Transformerdom. I've also gotten to see the Hartman's collection, and another one that used to have pics floating around in the Toyark until a pruning. The Hartman's collection is one of everything released in the US, variants included, minus a handful. The other collection had a good assortment of opened items (one of every G1), quite a few hard to come by Japanese items, and quite a few "artifact" items like sheets, clothes, and cereal boxes.
     
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    Biggest collection I saw in person was the Hartman’s collection which was on display when I attended Botcon 2000.
     
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    A couple of the dealers I've been buying from for over 20 years make my collection look tiny and insignificant by comparison. :cry 

    And Tony's collection definately rocks (Just talked to him today at Wondercon :)  )
     
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    I agree that Tony P probably has the largest collection in the US. (if not the world) The Hartman's being a close second.

    Hell, those who've wallked through my little museum thought I had the largest one. But there are alot of collectors (both open and private) out there with large collections and each one is unique in it's own way despite the fact that they are made up of TF's.

    It depends on what one views as what is part of a collection. Some just collect MIP, others loose. Then there are those who collect all the merchandise (AKA Artifacts) and those who seek out Prototypes and Lucky Draws. Does your collection only focus on US stuff or does it contain items from all over the world. And just how many Sharkticons, Insecticon Clones, Junkions, Terrorcons, Vehiclons, and reissues of the same toy do you think makes too many? (some collectors think multiples of the same toy make for a bigger collection while other don't.)

    My point in all this is that while we all would aspire to have the one of the largest collections and envy those who have them, just remember that we all started with little collections at one point and grew them into museums they are today. And you can do it too.

    And if you think that's unlikely due to funding or the rarity of some toys, remember that half the fun of collecting is in the hunt. And the harder it is to find something, the more rewarding it is when you do finally get it.

    Happy collecting. (I hope to see what your museum looks like in the future.)
     

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