View Full Version : WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE.....

07-22-2005, 03:22 PM
After 4 years of collecting all things SS LOTR, what would you have done with your time & money if these 4 years hadn't happened?

Nemo Nint
07-22-2005, 03:26 PM
Eaten a lot more doritos than normal. (seriously!)

Probably bought more dvds than I have bought.

Also I wouldn't have used my creditcard very much. I may have actually removed it from my wallet and put it somewhere I don't look very often!

07-22-2005, 03:27 PM
If it hadn't been LOTR, it probably would have been Star Wars. But either way, this fool and his money would still have parted. ;)

07-22-2005, 03:27 PM
hmmmm...good question. I probably would have kept collecting the auto'd Topps cards. I would probably have more clothes as well.

Ex. shirt - $30. "Nah, I could use that $30 for a helm, medallion, or add $20 and get a bust." That's how my mind has worked for the past 2 years. :lol

07-22-2005, 03:30 PM
I'd have a bank account with a hell of a lot more in it!

07-22-2005, 03:37 PM
I would have found some other way to waste it. Probably on stuff that loses it's value.

07-22-2005, 05:00 PM
Probably would have upgraded my home theater more and purchased more vintage movie posters to add to my collection.

Nemo Nint
07-22-2005, 05:11 PM
<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>and purchased more vintage movie posters to add to my collection<hr></blockquote>

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I do enjoy looking at pix of your collection, WW, especially for those posters on the walls.

07-22-2005, 05:23 PM
Nice avatar Nemo.

I would have a life, and a huge widescreen plasma, but I'm getting along fine without them for now.

Heart Of Stone
07-22-2005, 05:37 PM
I always find something to entertain myself with , whether it be collecting something else , picking up a new hobby , upgrading things or , more likely , all of the above , I would have done something to fill the time .

Fortunately however , SSW was there to provide me with something that I will truely cherish for the rest of my life . If you think about it , there are very little of these collectibles out there ... even with some of the higher edition sizes , this stuff is spread out thinly among a very small and fortunate group of fans worldwide . We have all been lucky enough to be around at the right time and at the right ages to have a piece of it . I feel sorry for all the future fans that are either too young to know about this , or are not even born yet . Most of them will likely never have a chance to see any of this , except for maybe in pictures . Not only that , but we were all here to see the movies when they premiered , that is a gift in its own right . I wish I had been old enough to catch the original Starwars when it was released !
Much thanks SSW :clap (we need to talk about Faramir though !) !

07-22-2005, 05:37 PM
I do enjoy looking at pix of your collection, WW, especially for those posters on the walls.

Thanks. Here's a recent aquisition that I'm having a bit of restoration done to:


Nemo Nint
07-22-2005, 06:09 PM

As great as North by Northwest is, I think my all time favourite hitchcock movie is Suspicion, with Notorious right behind it. I love those two movies.

And I bet a lot of people haven't seen Notorious. Nor Suspicion. Superb movies.

I really wanna buy them.

But then, I don't think I'd own any posters of them. I wonder if there are any posters of those.

Yes, if I had not bought so many items from Sideshow Weta, I bet I'd own both of Suspicion and Notorious!

07-22-2005, 06:10 PM
Would not have any nerdy collection of stuff, have a lot more money, probably done more work, and wouldn't have the usual "Check out my weirdo husband's obsesion" extravaganza every time guests come over.


07-22-2005, 06:23 PM
found another addiction and LOVED it!!!:yay

07-22-2005, 07:15 PM
Money probably would have gone into my house for improvements - thank God for poly.

07-22-2005, 07:23 PM
What I've actually have done is divert money from other hobbies into this one, so if SSW's LOTR line was not available, the money would have gone towards other collectibles, such as Star Wars and 12" figures. (though it would have been much less money then...):p

07-22-2005, 07:29 PM
Probably just had more money in my account and probably would have maybe a few SW items. Its hard to say really what I would have done because this is the path I was put on for a reason. I've gotten to meet so many great people and have so many awesome items from something that has become a part of me. I actually would rather not think of the other side.

Hells of Iron
07-22-2005, 07:43 PM
I think my all time favourite hitchcock movie is Suspicion, with Notorious right behind it. I love those two movies.

My fav is "The Trouble with Harry." Dark comedy at its finest.

To keep things on topic...I would have finished renovating my home. :whip

07-22-2005, 09:02 PM
I think I would have gone on living much the same way I have for the last hundred years...eating, drinking, and enjoying good tilled earth.

Oh..and I think I would have been able to upgrade my hobbit hole by now.


07-22-2005, 09:11 PM
i've only been in the game for about a year now, but wish i would have gotten in at the beginning...

i'd have alot more pieces, that's for sure... like the Balrog, Cave Troll and WitchKing to be sure...

i remember when i had gotten TTT DVD's and saw the insert to buy the Gollum piece... at the time i hesitated, and can still remember seeing the Balrog at the time, but i thought, $300 was alot to spend on a statue...

wow, if i could kick myself in the nuts, i surely would... :(


07-22-2005, 09:52 PM
I'd have a lot more space in my apartment! :lol

07-22-2005, 09:53 PM
If the money hadn't gone into SSW collectibles, most of it would probably have gone into the Games Workshop miniatures I was collecting before this, and in another UC sword or two. Or books. Maybe I'd actually have saved up some money.

Lembas Eater
07-23-2005, 05:00 AM
I would have just spent it blown it all on Booze and Chicks!

07-23-2005, 05:09 AM
I would have just spent it blown it all on Booze and Chicks!

Me too! I wonder how many thousands of dollars I spent in college on that very thing... The numbers would blow your mind (I went out like 5 nights a week).

Seriously, I probably would bought a lot more DVD's over the last year.

And I bet a lot of people haven't seen Notorious.

No way! Notorious is one of Hitch's most popular movies (It's even #121 on the IMDB top 250 favorite movies). I do agree on Suspicion, though.

My favorite Hitch movies are Rear Window and Vertigo. I really went out on a limb with those 2 choices right?:lol Seriously, I do think those 2 are regarded so highly for a reason. As far as his lesser known films go, I really like Rope a lot. The way they shot that film without cuts was very cool. Anyone who hasn't seen it should check it out.

07-23-2005, 08:00 AM
Only thing I can think of is that I'd have more clothes and thousands more pounds!

Silas troll
07-23-2005, 09:36 AM
Buy a house.

07-23-2005, 05:25 PM
A big screen tv, a 4 wheeler,...................................

07-24-2005, 04:51 AM
I most likely would have bought a much more expensive car then the one I'll be getting now, the statues I bought all went out of the savingsaccount I had to get a new car. As for the time... most likely would have been more into the computergames that have been release over the last 3 years, so no major changes for me really. :p

B Electronic
07-24-2005, 06:27 AM
My computer would be alot faster if it hadnt been for all this LOTR. I might also actually have saved.....aha who am I kiddin? I never save :lol

07-25-2005, 06:04 AM
I likely would have just spent it all on other stuff, like clothes or my garden or any other of a million things that would never have brought me as much satisfaction.

This is actually been a good experience for my - I've learned that there are many things I CAN live without, and will likely continue to live without them going forward, putting the money saved into savings or a 401k. And using some of it to pick up SSW/Weta pieces I don't have.

07-25-2005, 06:57 AM
I've only been collecting Weta for about the last year and a half, but anyway . . .

If I hadn't been buying these statues, I'd probably still have been collecting Star Wars stuff instead (and I'll be moving onto Sideshow's Star Wars line now that the Rings line is ending). But I'd also have a much nicer car right now, and probably nicer furniture, too. And I wouldn't be dreading my upcoming move nearly so much! ;)

07-25-2005, 08:11 AM
It's just occurred to me..... I'd prolly have a much larger Royal Selangor collection :drool :drool :drool they make luvverly pewter goblets.

TC :bonk :eye :bonk

07-25-2005, 08:17 AM
Wouldn't you be collecting more muffin merchandise TC?:lol

07-25-2005, 09:03 PM
Tough question. One thing is for sure , I would have wasted the money someway with stuff like travels, restaurants, cinema, night clubs, drinks, etc. So I'm kind of happy that I have spent it with something material, that will last 'till the end of my life, but I'm getting to a point that what I have is almost enough, and I don't plan on buying that amount of statues for the next coming years.
I'm out of Narnia, Kong and SS 1/4, I will still get some GG pieces and other stuff here and there.