Podcast Episode #0309
Published by 28 August 2012, 7:02 PM EDT

As I continue to flesh out my Dragon Ball video game collection with a complete-in-box copy of Dragon Power for the NES, I thought it might be appropriate for us to take a step back and re-evaluate why it is we collect “stuff” for this franchise, and how that collecting mentality has changed (or not changed!) over the decades. Do we still feel the need to collect various bits of merchandise? How about you all? What are your thoughts as you take a look at your own habits?

Episode #0309! VegettoEX and Hujio discuss the collector’s mentality. Why do we collect all this Dragon Ball stuff? How have our habits changed over time, if at all? Does the rest of fandom feel the same way we do, or does everything from geographic region to length of fandom come into play? News updates and more of your questions round out the episode!


Enjoy! Discuss this episode on the Kanzenshuu forum!

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  • gozar says:

    I personally have just recently made a development in my collecting nature. After I finish this entry I’m about to go and purchase my first imported DragonBall game. Going for the Super Butoden series first.

  • bleed0range says:

    I collected the dvds/box sets and what not but I never really was that into the merchandise side of collecting. I mean I bought some but what I really got into was collecting the animation production art from the series. Cel collecting!

    I bought a lot of them over the years, you can see them at my old cel gallery … the kid buu one from the final bout intro is HUGE. It’s like the size of a small coffee table. I thought collecting the actual art used to make the show was cooler than action figures, haha.

    One of my prized pieces to my collection of DB stuff though is my copy of Yo! Son Goku & His Friends Return which I won in a contest on this very site (or well, through daizex). 🙂

  • sangofe says:

    I started out hard by buying the Japanese Dragonboxes when they got released (unless you count ps1 releases of dbz games in france and random dragonball magazines and manga released over there).

    The last couple of years I haven’t bought anything. I guess I’m waiting and hoping for a real HD release from Toei.

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