In recent months, I have taken a step back from the community, mostly due to work and family life; I still follow kendama and play on the rare occasion that I have some free time. Due to limited availability, I have boxes of kendamas lying around that my wife wants me to get rid of because I "am never going to play all those kendamas." In a way, she is right, there are a lot of kendamas that will likely never see play, at least not by my own hand. However, I can't find the strength to get rid of them, and I usually justify it by telling her, "a lot of these are collectors items." This brings me to a few questions for the community. First and foremost, is the act of collecting kendamas just for the sake of having a kendama collection worth it? What makes a kendama collectable? What determines the value of a kendama that won't see play? Do Next Gen kendamas add to or subtract from the value of older collectables? What items are coming out now, that could be collectors items down the line? Also, how many of you have untouchables out there, and what are you finer goods? I want this thread to be a general discussion on the topic for those who love kendama, and will always love kendama, but have sliden more into a collectors mindset. I know this is almost blasphemous against the Holy Church of Destroy All Damas, but what about the Reformation of Collect All Kens!? Appraisal Requests Welcome.