jonebone 1,252 Member · Posted November 20, 2019 Share Posted November 20, 2019 So this is something that I just can't relate to. I collect games not comics and have never owned a single one. I recognize that lots of collectors wind up collecting multiple things (I also do some baseball cards / autographed sports memorabilia), but what is the specific draw between comics and games these days? Other than certified games sharing a similar scale, what else ties them together? I know super heroes appear in games, and that is fine. But cartoons appear in games, Star Wars is in games, Disney is in games, Sports Icons are in games, movie stars are in games, etc. Many of those have viable collector markets too. Yet those crossover collectors haven't really appeared, at least not in droves like the comic buyers. No analogy is going to fit perfectly but the relation to toys seems to make the most sense. Similar time period in popularity starting in the 80s, mean to be used instead of collected, significant crossover to TV / Movies / other marketing. Cards and comics span many more eras and were regarded as a collectible by the 80s I'm sure. Board games seem relatable but they too go back a much longer generation. Toys have also been around forever, but the toys I inherited from my dad were generic cowboys / indians things. They didn't seem to be as multibranded as toys with TV appeal and heavy marketing towards children. Anyways, curious for thoughts? 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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