Science Fiction Collectibles
Science fiction, a.k.a. SF or even Sci-Fi, is a genre that is often hard if not impossible to pinpoint and or explain. Ergo, the collecting of such Sci-fi items can be as broad or as narrow as the collector sees fit. No one definition has really been expected or explained to sum up what Sci-Fi really means. However, though some novels do intertwine fantasy and science fiction, the two are best left mutually exclusive, especially in the realm of collecting sci-fi memorabilia.
If you’ve ever yearned for a hobby that is as flexible as it is fun, then collecting science fiction memorabilia is probably as elastic as you’re going to find. Science Fiction collecting demands explorative thought and if it has to do with the future, technology, aliens, outer space, time travel, scientific principals and innovative thought, then your collecting is doubtlessly valid. Sci-Fi memorabilia is, by name, a way to remember and commemorate a past that has explored some facet of the future. The future, then, lies in what you collect and centers on your love of certain aspects of what lies ahead.
Science Fiction memorabilia comes in all shapes and sizes. This means that you can collect whatever it is you see fit to collect. Take for example Star Trek. Any one of the series can be considered Sci-Fi. If you are interested in space ships, for example, then you could start collecting all the space ships from all the series. Afterwards, branch out and start building the spaceships from model kits. There are always ways to become more deeply involved in your love and hobby. Sci-Fi collecting doesn’t have to be limited to popular or cultish followings.
Collecting sci-fi memorabilia means collecting something that you see represents a future we are heading towards or an alternate future that has nothing to do with our reality as we know it. This can include collecting Star Trek or even Star Wars items. If you want something a little less syndicated, then go for things that are only written about in novels or comic books. Or, if you like robots, try searching out items similar to Transformers. You may have even had the bed sheet set or posters when you were a kid. These items are not worth small fortunes and make very nice additions to your Sci-Fi collection.
Sci Fi collector memorabilia reaches out across all sorts of objects, from the wacky and crazy to the serious and sane. If you have the storage or a wife (or husband) that is OK with life-size stand-ups, then these are some of the niftiest collectibles that you can find. From Luke Skywalker to Chewbacca, your living room could be filled with your favorite guests. Other memorabilia includes board games, glass ware, figurines, action figures, cutlery, clocks, posters, plaques, calendars, models, comic books, novels, toys, stuffed animals, trading cards and so on and so forth. To name all the possibilities would be impossible, but just remember that sci-fi memorabilia is the easiest to enter; and, once you do, you may never exit.