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Carl Waterworth
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PostSubject: Advice   Advice I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 12:36 pm

Hi Everyone,
I posted in other forums, so i am trying to get some idea's from as many as you as possible.

In the coming months i will be completing a focus which i started in 2004, when complete i am not sure what to do next, any idea's? Do i start another focus or do i just randomly collect moc's or is there other idea's that u guys can think off?

Carl

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PostSubject: Re: Advice   Advice I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 1:13 pm

What's the focus that you are completing?
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PostSubject: Re: Advice   Advice I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 1:14 pm

Well realistically there's nothing thats says to jump into another focus. I'd just sit back and relax, wait and see if a focus reveals itself to you. I'm a firm believer in the concept that people just "know" what to collect. I went through a few forced focii and they never stuck. The foreign thing felt right from the beginning and im still doing it.

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PostSubject: Re: Advice   Advice I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 1:22 pm

@DarthTad wrote:
What's the focus that you are completing?

Droids Prototype and unproduced coins Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Advice   Advice I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 1:23 pm

@Darthberizing wrote:
Well realistically there's nothing thats says to jump into another focus. I'd just sit back and relax, wait and see if a focus reveals itself to you. I'm a firm believer in the concept that people just "know" what to collect. I went through a few forced focii and they never stuck. The foreign thing felt right from the beginning and im still doing it.


Thats is some really good advice, besides i have a while to think things over Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Advice   Advice I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 1:26 pm

I remember when you were thinking of starting to collect the D&E coins whether to go down that path or collect proofs. Do you still have a liking for proofs? I also think that waiting by the hobby and see what presents itself to you is the best.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice   Advice I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 1:37 pm

Adam, dont it seem so long ago!! bloody 7 years Shocked tbh i never thought i would complete the sets, Droids i was hopeful, but still deep down i thought it was beyond me Very Happy Ewoks i still have a long way to go, but i really think that is an impossible task.


Proofs! thats an idea Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Advice   Advice I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 2:21 pm

Congrats on completing your focus! I agree with what has been said. You should let the new focus find you. But you can ask yourself what you liked about the Droids coins. Did you like collecting them because they were Droids? Or because they were unproduced coins? Figuring out why you liked the focus can help you decide on a new one.

Good luck in what ever you decide! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Advice   Advice I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 6:46 pm

thanks for the comments guys! but what ever i decide, one thing is certain i am going to collect somthiing away for the coins! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Advice   Advice I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 6:56 pm

I agree with John. Just relax and see what "finds" you.

When I first started collecting I wanted to collect MOC,loose set, ships, playsets,proofs,MIB,etc,etc,etc.........whew. Space and money put a stop to that quickly Smile . So for a few months in the middle of 2010 I kinda took a little time away and enjoyed the little bit of a collection I had gotten so far. Then I came back at it and stumbled into the world of bootlegs :SOS: . So I stay with bootlegs with a sideline in an IG-88 focus and completing my loose Kenner set. But I let myself wander completly off corse once and awhile and grab something totally outside any of those areas.

I sometimes have to remind myself that it's not a race and there is no competition with anyone. Although when someone gets something really cool, I'm like a five year old and think "He got one of those!!!! I want one too!!!"
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PostSubject: Re: Advice   Advice I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 06, 2011 6:58 am

John hit it on the head ... wait and see what grabs you attention.

If it was me and I finshed the focus with nothing else to immeadiatley to cry for my money, I definatelty would relax for a good while and look on at my achievement and enjoy the feeling of "I did it! - it's complete". I haven't felt that feeling for such a long time now.

Whilst you thinking on what to do next, you can pay off any outstanding bills, or put a little nest egg away, or even take the misses out!

Once you have a few ideas, maybe do a little bit of research on the area to make sure it what you want to go into.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice   Advice I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 06, 2011 9:49 am

first of all congrates on the completing your focus

have you ever thought about picking up on variants , its like the never ending story , well de never ending star wars story , lol
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PostSubject: Re: Advice   Advice I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 06, 2011 11:28 am

first of all thanks everyone, secondly i have decided i will focus on............STAR WARS lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Advice   Advice I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 06, 2011 11:31 am

@kisstour03 wrote:

I sometimes have to remind myself that it's not a race and there is no competition with anyone. Although when someone gets something really cool, I'm like a five year old and think "He got one of those!!!! I want one too!!!"

This should be a sticky on every collecting site. It's NOT a competition , but a collection of collections.

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PostSubject: Re: Advice   Advice I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 08, 2011 3:07 pm

@Carl Waterworth wrote:


Droids Prototype and unproduced coins Very Happy

Now this is something I would love to see! Congrats!

Part of the excitement of collecting is finding what really interests you. Good advice on sitting back and enjoying what you have, take a look around and see what's exciting. For me it was the never ending quest for bootlegs which brings plenty of excitement and never really has an end in sight. It will end when I grow tired of them I guess. And I don't see that happening anytime soon.
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