Starting up a collection needs determination and patience since collecting can take months or even years to complete. Are you thinking of starting your own collection? If you are, Collecticon 2018 (Toys & Hobbies Convention) is here to get you started. Get first-hand advice and get to voice out your queries to collectors and toy enthusiasts.
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If you still haven’t made up your mind, here are some benefits you can get from collecting:
You become more observant
When you start collecting, the thing that will be on your mind most of the time is the thing that you’re collecting, so when you’re out and about, you’ll automatically scan your surroundings for your possible collectibles. This makes you naturally observant and as you go further into your collecting hobby, the more observant and watchful you become.
You become more organized
As you go into years of collecting, you find yourself becoming more and more organized as you look for creative and effective ways to stock your collections while flaunting them without jeopardizing their quality. Trying to find ways to keep your collectibles well organized, without resorting to just ramming them inside a box is a real challenge especially for collectors who have been in the hobby of collecting for several years already. Collecting stimulates the mind and finds news ways to store your stuff.
You become more knowledgeable
Collecting things sometimes is a product of extensive research; to find out its value, if it’s rare or abundant, if it would be easy to get a hold of and if whether or not the thing is worth collecting. As the practice of researching is repeated, you naturally become more knowledgeable about your collectibles.
You get to forge relationships with like-minded people
Being a collector inspires you to visit conventions, expos and other gatherings regarding the stuff you collect, and because of this, you get to interact with people who have the same interests as you, and as years pass, you eventually become friends.
The two day gathering of collectors, toy enthusiasts, seller and retailers, made possible by Hobbiworx, will happen on September 15 and 16 at the SM Megatrade Hall 3.