A collecting dilema. Should i sell?

As you guys know, one of the reasons for choosing a collecting focus was the fact that i’m running out of room to store my stuff. I’ve also found that since choosing my focus, it’s made me realise that there is so much out there left to get. (Not only big pieces like my beloved Attakus Dio, Hasbro BMF and Lego’s UCS Millennium Falcon, but the smaller, more unusual bits too. Not to mention future orders. It’s only a matter of time before someone tries to better the Master Replicas one and i want it. :))

Now, lack of display and storage space can only mean that i just cannot appreciate all of the stuff that i’ve aquired. Much of it hasn’t even been out of the box yet. So, what do i do? I’ve been collecting Star Wars stuff for 33 years now. Logically, i should sell most of it and just keep my Falcon stuff right? Let those that can appreciate these items have them and let me display all my Falcon goodies. If only it were that simple. I think the first step has to be selling my non Star Wars stuff and see how i go from there, but it’s going to be hard.

Does anyone have any ideas? Where’s the best place to sell these items? How do you cope with the thought of letting this stuff go?

About mffanrodders

A long time Science Fiction fan and Star Wars collector, my collection focus has taken a turn towards Han Solo's iconic Star Ship and I thought that i'd start this blog to keep track of my collection of Millennium Falcon related stuff as i progress.
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7 Responses to A collecting dilema. Should i sell?

  1. doctorcrankenstein says:

    I think you should stick with your focus. There is just too much Star Wars stuff for one person to collect.

    Could you organise swapping with other collectors? Trade them a general Star Wars piece you have for a Millennium Falcon piece they have that you want.

  2. icruise says:

    I suppose I’m in a similar position, although I haven’t been collecting for nearly as long as you, so I imagine I don’t have nearly as much stuff accumulated. I started out by collecting all sorts of things from many different movie properties (Aliens, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Hellboy, etc.) but I recently decided to basically concentrate only on Star Wars. I’ve sold some of my other things, and while I don’t plan to sell it all, I am only going to keep the best stuff.

    As for Star Wars, I don’t think I can focus only on Jabba stuff, since there are too many other items (the MR Falcon for example) that I love just as much as anything in my Jabba collection. But I definitely will be a lot more choosy from now on.

  3. mffanrodders says:

    I have to look at it from the point of view that from this point on, i’m only really going to get MF related bits and pieces. As much as i love this stuff, there’s a good chance that i won’t be getting much else, so that particular side of the collection has stopped.

    Yeah, it’s a hard call. I’m not too sure that i can sell up to be honest. I think i need to, but…

  4. Jay says:

    I think you are right, and should start with your non-SW collectibles first. Then move on to your extras. I have a similar situation and am starting in this stage.

    It’s good that you have your focus, mine is still very broad.

  5. hard choice mate.. back in 1999 I stopped collecting all modern kenner/hasbro and sold 95% off and kept a few prime bits and I had EVERYTHING

    then started on my Fett focus and love it to bits.. about 80% is on display and I get to enjoy it everyday 🙂

  6. mffanrodders says:

    I know i should, but it’s not easy.

    BTW, Hello KarnorJax1138, have you decided whether to blog your Boba Fett collection?

  7. I dont have the time too mate.. would take months to list all I have before starting on my new purchases.. its BIG collection over 1000 items so far I think

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