Collectors are an odd lot, and I enthusiastically call myself a member of this group. We buy things we love, but at times, we also buy things we don’t really like. Go on, admit it. You have bought things for your collection even though you didn’t really want it — it’s okay, I won’t hold it against you. It’s a just part of collecting, especially if you’re a completist. You can’t really call yourself a Marvel comic book collector if you don’t have Billy Ray Cyrus Volume 1 in one of your long boxes, right?
Not too long ago, I brought this pretty lady home with me. Why? No seriously, why would a 40+ year old guy intentionally pay money for a child’s Wonder Woman squeak toy? I don’t have a good answer, other than I felt I needed it to complete the set. (FYI – these Super Junior squeak toys were released in 1978.)
Honestly, I like having these toys in my collection because they bring some lighthearted fun to the shelf, but if I didn’t already have the the other three, I probably would not have bought the Wonder Woman. Probably.
Okay, time to fess up — what have you bought for your collection that you didn’t really want?