I used to collect a lot of stuff when I was a kid, like Pogs (gave them away when the novelty wore off, I had a ton of them), Toy Horses (still have those at my parents' house so that my nieces and nephews can play with them when they want, however when I have kids myself I plan to take them with me), Napkins (I think I donated them to my mom when I got older, she still collects), and some other things I can't remember the English word for, lol.
Now I primarily collect the following:
- Fandom merchendise (mostly for Joss Whedon shows), like action figures, beanie babies, comics, books, etc.
- Photos from fan encounters
(primarily professionally taken photographs from conventions), I used to collect autographs, but I've realized that I care more about the photo and the memory than the actual scribble, tho I don't say no when I get the opportunity and have plenty of signed DVD's (like my Firefly
DVDs), photos, etc.
- Dragons - I have figurines, statues, lamps, mirrors and other more practical items with dragon shape/motif (even my silverware is with a dragon pattern)
- DVDs - despite cleaning up the collection every now and then (translation: picking out the stuff I'm no longer interested and sell it off to second hand stores), I still maintain a collection of about 1000 DVDs give or take, lol