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Model Kits As Collectibles

A collectible is typically a manufactured item designed for people to collect. They are different from other collection items such as butterflies or stamps. To encourage collecting, manufacturers create a series of a certain collectible, with each item being different in some way. Trading cards are an example of this, where the collector will try to purchase and display a complete set of the variations. Periodically, an item may become very valuable, and these are called collector's items.

Model kits can frequently become collectibles as well. In fact, model kits, figurines, train sets, and monster kits can be displayed with pride because you essentially created them by assembling and painting. That is why many model kit collectors treasure their kits so much, they actually have had a hand in what the final piece will look like, unlike stamp or baseball card collecting. This unique feature makes model kits more prized possessions to the avid collector.

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