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    In all of the time that I've followed collecting web sites, I've never thought to ask this question and I was thinking about it just the other day...

    What are your main collection(s)?

    In other words, I could say that I collect for the NES and SNES, but I don't really actively collect for them. I keep what I had as a kid and have added a couple other things, but it definitely isn't something that I seek out.

    On the flip side, I can definitely say that I collect these:

    - Dreamcast (US, PAL mainly)
    - Playstation Longboxes
    - Atari Jaguar (everything)
    - Neo Geo Pocket (US only)
    - Earthbound / Mother stuff
    - Headhunter stuff
    - Metal Gear Solid stuff

    I would say that genres can also be collections, as can just about anything -- but we all actively focus I think on certain things, I don't know too many people who go out and buy every single game they see no matter what, so what are the things that you enjoy the most?
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    Right now I am actively collecting for the
    Turbografx (U.S.)
    Neo Geo AES (U.S.)
    PS1
    Gamecube
    Dreamcast

    But if I see a game I like on PS2 etc. I will buy it

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    My main collection is NES. I am 32 boxes and 19 manuals away from a CIB collection. I'm not really going to bother finishing it as I sold 3 high tier titles (and the box and manual for another) so it'll never be 100%. However, getting a box here and there of what I still need is something I wouldn't mind doing (check my WTB thread in B&S). I have a host of other things for the system, imports, homebrews, accessories, etc.

    Otherwise, I'll make a list like goatdan. This is stuff right now I'm passively actively seeking out:

    - NES boxes and manuals I need (see above)
    - 2600 games (Pretty much got every common games, now working on all the uncommon/slightly rare ones)
    - SNES games (primarily to play, fond memories of renting SNES back in the day)
    - DS games (MOAR DS PLOX)
    - Current gen/last gen limited editions (If they're cheap!)
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    If a game is cheap enough and isn't a sports games, I'll pick up practically anything, although, yeah, some things I'll be more excited about than others.

    In terms of pure numbers, NES, SNES, N64, and PlayStation are the only systems I have 100+ games for. With PlayStation, it's 200+.

    In terms of having a special passion for a system, I tend to go for the underdogs. I have a nearly full CIB US Neo Geo Pocket Color set, and I wouldn't mind shooting for full Virtual Boy and PC-FX sets someday since they're small libraries too. If I really wanted to go nuts, I'd go for every N64 game, but for now I'm content hunting down every N64 non-sports Japan-exclusive. Since I'm big on RPGs, I especially gather those as well. I'd like a full US RPG set for PlayStation (by my own definition, of course, since no one can state a concrete number when everybody's genre definition is different). I've made an effort to get most of the special edition RPG releases for PSP and PS2 also.

    Beyond that, I collect anything and everything related to tri-Ace's games, and I do the same for a couple other smaller franchises that I adore, like Wonder Project J and Little Tail Bronx. Gathering official video game soundtracks, both original and arranged, is a big part of my collecting too, but that's pretty much limited just to the music I really love (unless I get a phenomenal deal or something as a freebie, seeing as I usually pay at least $20 for an album).

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    1. Castlevania
    2. Light Guns n' Games
    3. Shmups - All systems I own (I used to aim for an exhaustive library AKA: all games per platform - I am more choosey these days) Yes, I love shooting stuff.
    4. Sega Console Systems
    5. GBA/DS/NGPC
    6. Dreamcast/Gamecube/PS2/Wii
    7. Newest focuses are NeoGeo AES/MVS and Imports


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    Atari 800
    Atari 2600
    Atari 7800
    Colecovision
    Gameboy
    Genesis/Megadrive
    NES/Famicom
    Intellivision
    Saturn
    SMS
    SNES/SFC

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    The console I have the most titles for is the Wii (35) but that's only due to have big change in fundage through the Wii's lifespan.

    I consider my main collection to be my Sonic titles (over 30) and my Shining Force Collection (missing 3 English and 5 Japanese titles).
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    I sold off a lot of my collection that was just there for collection. I was able to reduce my library down to the true fan boy stuff.

    Neo Geo CD (Going for Complete Import Collection)
    Neo Geo MVS (Going for Complete Cart Only Mixed Set)

    PlayStation 1 (100% going after last few demos, variants)
    Sega Saturn (100% going after last few demos, variants)
    Sega Dreamcast (Need 2 games for 100%, then Variants and Demos)
    Sega CD (Need about 40 games for 100% , No Variant Collectiing)
    Game.Com (100% Complete sans an accessory or two)
    NES (11 more games till a 100% complete collection, no variants)
    Laseractive (100% Complete US Side Collection)
    Turbo Grafx 16/ Duo (100% Complete collection sans a few cardboard boxes)

    Other than that, I have all 3 next gens which are strictly for the few games I want on them, and my PS2, which I am collecting the arcade compilation discs for.

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    Atari 2600
    Atari 5200
    Atari 7800
    Intellivision
    Colecovision
    NES
    Super NES
    Sega Genesis
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    I mainly collect for

    NES (Not as much because I have a ton and not many interest me a whole lot due to lack of time and no saves) Only looking for fun not necessarily rare games hunting for Ducktales and Kid Icarus at the moment.

    SNES (I am going for a bit of both Rare and quality titles as well as buying the hidden gems from racketboy. I've got nearly every rare game on the system just down to Hagane, Lufia 2 and EVO. I'd say it's by far the most expensive of the 3 to collect for but also the best.

    N64 (Only getting games I rented as a kid, because let's face it 84.99 is outrageous for a game, I only owned Super Mario 64 and rented anything else. I try to get only CIB games for N64 as it is pricey but I don't want many games from it and not necessarily the rarest titles just the ones I know about or always wanted to play. Also I hate that the carts do not have end labels so I can't really arrange them unless they have a box without some gaudy tape or something.

    PS3 (I've had for about a month and I'm up to 14 games not trying to collect for it but it's always a problem for me getting a new console have to buy everything in sight, though I only have a few more to find and waiting on the bigger titles.)
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    Sega Master System
    Sega Game Gear
    Sega Genesis
    Sega CD
    Sega Saturn
    Sega Dreamcast
    Plus whatever games from what other systems I enjoy: SNES, PS1/2/3, Wii, etc

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    I pretty much collect for any system, but my main list is for what I find in the wild, and what strikes my interest the most.

    Atari 5200
    NES
    Master System
    Atari 7800
    Sega Genesis
    SNES
    Saturn
    N64
    Dreamcast

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    I wasn't even actively collecting Odyssey2, but I have ended up with every U.S. cart except Power Lords. With regards to Sega CD I was trying to collect them all (almost finished it twice, once in 2000, then again in 2006), but I just don't have the energy (or $$$) to try and get them all again (Maybe re-pick up the rest of the WD games, I already have the Euro version of Keio, so that's good enough for me).

    Today, I'll just "collect" the games I'm interested in playing.

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    Tough one. I collect sort-of evenly across all systems, going for very specific titles rather than bulk lots/100% completion. That said though, my third biggest collection at the moment and the one with the most entries on the 'wanted' list is PS1, so I'll say that top, followed by the GB/GBC/GBA family and either the PS2 or the Mega Drive after that.

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    Collecting:
    TurboGrafx 16 / Duo / PC-Engine (Missing 5 games for a complete TG16 collection)
    Sega CD (Missing 6 games, I need a lot of manual/jewel case upgrades)

    Not really collecting for these consoles, picking up interesting games:
    Famicom / FDS (Around 350 games, and a few Japan-only oddities)
    NES (Around 200 games)
    PS1 (Around 200 games)
    PS2 (Around 350 games)
    Saturn (Around 45 games, mostly imports)
    SNES (Around 50 games)
    Dreamcast/Genesis/32x/ (Around 50 games)

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    I'm actively collecting full sets for every non-current gen system. I collect all regions with primary focus on NA followed by JP, then the PAL stuff is as it comes. And it's quite difficult for me to not purchase everything on eBay.
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    I collect for the Xbox 360 and I just started collecting for the DS. But really if it's cheap I'll buy it.

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    hats, in tf2.
    why is this in the classic gaming thread and not off topic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kafa111 View Post
    hats, in tf2.
    why is this in the classic gaming thread and not off topic?
    Because it's about collecting video games?

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