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8:22 am
October 5, 2014


RobinM

Oslo, Norway

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posts 5

Hi there!

Im a "new" collector, Well i used to collect when i were younger, But didnt take care of it. Now i want to start again, But my mom says its a waste of money 🙁

Im 13yo, Any tips on convincing her this is something i really wanna do?

 

-Robin

9:22 am
October 5, 2014


Mack_me_Bucko

St. Louis, Missouri

Wheel Well Regular

posts 110

I would think it depends how much money you have to devote to a collection, and what sorts of things you wish to collect within the Cars world.

I know as a kid, I didn't "collect" things, but I still had collections, and now all of them are long gone.  Some of them I have gone back and bought to regain them, but that's just me.

If you really want to collect Cars, you might start with the 2014 releases, then get the 2015 as they are released, and slowly work your way back and collect 2013, 2012, etc. as you have time and money.

For your mother, I'll point out that a properly cared for collection (any collection) can become a significant investment, but it also helps a young person give focus to their life, gives them goals and responsibilities, and can lead them to a life that is more well-rounded, educated, and whole.

After all, gas can is my middle name … eh, not really

9:53 am
October 5, 2014


RobinM

Oslo, Norway

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posts 5

I currently have $500, Spent most on my money on my new room, But im thinking of selling some of my old toys for a small boost. I have been thinking of buying the complete Desert set. Thank you:)

10:07 am
October 5, 2014


Mack_me_Bucko

St. Louis, Missouri

Wheel Well Regular

posts 110

A "Desert set" in good condition will likely hold its value, as long as collectors will still want Cars going into the future.  With more Toons coming, as well as a third Cars and Planes movie, I suspect collecting will be hot for at least another ten to fifteen years.  More importantly, you also need to enjoy them for what they are — not just as an investment.  Have fun with your collecting, or else then it is just a chore.

I'm an opener for that reason, I like handling the Cars, displaying them, etc., and for me, the packaging has very little value — though I do understand the thought process behind collecting them un-opened.

I started after Cars with the Desert series, and then dropped out for a few years — now I have over 800 unique Cars. It is addicting.

After all, gas can is my middle name … eh, not really

10:10 am
October 5, 2014


RobinM

Oslo, Norway

Rookie

posts 5

If you go in the Behold My Collection forum you can see my old opened collection:) The good thing about not opening it, Is that if you change youe mind, You can just open them:)

11:15 am
October 5, 2014


RobinM

Oslo, Norway

Rookie

posts 5

But thank you:) Ill take your advice

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