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MeaganMarie
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Tomb Raider Tours #1: Katie Fleming

If you're an active member of the Tomb Raider community chances are Katie Fleming's name rings a bell. Katie is an expert in all things Lara Croft and is known for her original fan fiction, screenshot archive, video blogs, and more. Turns out Katie has a pretty impressive collection of Tomb Raider merchandise too, making her a perfect starting point for our monthly feature Tomb Raider Tours.

Enjoy!

Name: Katie Fleming

Country of Origin: Canada

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider? 13 years

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory? Locking Winston in the freezer! And stealing a quad bike in the middle of the Nevada Desert to crash land in a federal compound.

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise? Equal mix of eBay and friends at Eidos.

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods? In my future house I would love to get some display cases but as of right now it's unfortunately boxed. My montage is proudly on display on my bedroom wall, though!

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection? My Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness montage that was signed by the entire team at Core Design. It's the only one in the world and I am so honored to have it!

Is your collection complete? What items are on your Tomb Raider wishlist? I don't think it will ever be complete! I would love to get my hands on a sideshow collectible statue one day and a few more rare items from the Lara Croft brand.

You can check out the rest of Katie's Tomb Raider collection here (http://www.tombraiders.net/katie/screenshots/work/collection/).

MeaganMarie
30th Sep 2011, 18:30
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Tomb Raider Tours #2: Lauren Dixon

Welcome to another edition of Tomb Raider Tours! This time we're featuring a longtime fan from North Yorkshire - Lauren Dixon. Lauren has an extremely impressive Tomb Raider collection, including a slew of action figures, TR-branded gift cards, and even Lara Croft socks! The gallery above doesn't even cover half her massive collection.

Read on for some additional insight into her stash, and check back for another tour next month.

Name: Lauren Dixon

Country of Origin: North Yorkshire, England

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider? I've been a fan since 1996 (age 6). I watched my older brother play the initial few games until I got the courage to play it myself. I was always scared of being killed!

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory? Oh, I have so many! My two favorite levels are Area 51 and the Midas Room. I loved turning her gold! I also love Antarctica. I bought some combat trousers the same grey/black/white color. They are still my favorite trousers even though they aren't very "fashionable." I feel like Lara in them! :)

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise? Most everything has come through eBay. No stores here sell anything except for games and walkthroughs.

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods? I have two glass display cabinets for the models/figures, some shelves for the few things that can be displayed, and a comic storage box for, well, comics!

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection? I can't choose! I love my Midas figure, Area 51 figure, the film Siberia figure, and Underworld premium statue. I'm also pretty proud of the number of comics I own. I believe I've reached over 100. In fact, I'm in love with all my figures, they all remind me of different levels and moments/memories!

Is your collection complete? What items are on your Tomb Raider wishlist?

Nowhere near! I would love:



The last 20 figures from the French dossiers magazine and the special edition ones.
Life size statues (if my partner, and wallet, allows).
The last few games I am yet to own (I want all games for all consoles)!
Some of the more rare bits I have only spied once or twice such as shot glasses, Lucozade bottles, and other 'silly' things like that! :)

MeaganMarie
1st Nov 2011, 21:50
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Tomb Raider Tours #3: Peter Burger

Some fans collect every bit of Tomb Raider merchandise they can get their hands on, while others have more selective taste. Peter Burger’s impressive collection began with a love for figures – Playmates, Neca, and Atlas – until he discovered Tonner’s Tomb Raider “Full Throttle” doll (http://www.tonnerdoll.com/laracroft.htm) on eBay back in February of 2009. Now he focuses on collecting the dolls, including custom variations by crafty Tomb Raider fan Laragwen (http://custom-tonner-laragwen.weebly.com/). Enjoy!

Name: Peter Burger

Country of Origin: Netherlands

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider? About three years.

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise? The majority came from eBay, from the US, Canada, and Australia.

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods? Most of my dolls are stored in a display cabinet.

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection? My favorite is the initial run of the Legend Tonner dolls. Only 100 were available worldwide, and I have two. ?

Is your collection complete? What items are on your Tomb Raider wishlist? I think my collection will never be complete! I’ll take any Tonner doll I can get, and a life-sized statue of Legend would be great.

MeaganMarie
30th Nov 2011, 18:40
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Tomb Raider Tours #4: Andreas Hoffmann

Andreas Hoffman’s impressive Tomb Raider collection stems from a love of the franchise that began back in 1996. He was lucky enough to nab a pair of (alarmed) glass display cases to house all of his goods. Take a peek at 15 years of collecting above, and a few thoughts from Andreas below. Enjoy!

Name: Andreas Hoffman

Country of Origin: Germany

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider? I’ve been a Croft fan since 1996 when the first PC game was presented.

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory? My greatest memory was tumbling through Tomb Raider IV. My fingers seemed broken. It was so hard to play…

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise? I picked up the first merchandise items from eBay, and afterward I found a connection with a seller in France who would send me the figures directly when published.

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods? I had the good fortune to find two used cellphone presentation showcases. This is the best place for my collection.

Is your collection complete? What items are on your Tomb Raider wishlist? My collection is not complete. Atlas France had two more editions of Tomb Raider with more than 30 figures, Neca had some new statues, and Meggle has some 1:1 sized, but I stopped buying. I paid about 15 Euro for one item. And my wife’s right – enough! For the moment…

MeaganMarie
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Tomb Raider Tours #5: Roland Dankó

It seems each successive Tomb Raider Tour serves to make me jealous of items my collection is sorely lacking. Tomb Raider fan Roland Dankó’s impressive lot is complete with dozens and dozens of official games on multiple platforms and languages. Also, Tomb Raider socks! Check out his collection above!

Name: Roland Dankó

Country of Origin: Hungary

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider? I’ve been a fan since 1998, when I got the Tomb Raider III for PSX.

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory? It’s very hard to decide, because I love all of the levels of Tomb Raider games! Maybe when I stood on Midas’s hand for the first time and Lara became a golden statue. I was shocked about what just happend?!

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise? From trips, auction websites, other TR fans, and friends.

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods? The most of them are in a display cabinet, plus on several shelves.

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection? My gem is/was the Tomb Raider Angel of Darkness statue, but unfortunately it broke recently by accident, so I have to get another one. I am very very very sad because of her.

Is your collection complete? What items are on your Tomb Raider wishlist? I don’t think it will ever be complete! I would love to collect most of the figures and statues, and some rare items.

Interested in having your Tomb Raider collection showcased on the blog? Shoot an email to community@crystald.com and share!

MeaganMarie
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Tomb Raider Tours #6: Matthew Lyons

While all Tomb Raider Tours featured on the blog leave me feeling green with envy, Matthew Lyons’ specialty strikes a cord close to my heart. As an avid comic collector myself, his portfolio of original Top Cow Tomb Raider art (pencil and inked) is awe-inspiring, featuring work from Andy Park, Marc Silvestri, Billy Tan, Randy Green, and my all-time favorite artist Michael Turner. Take a gander at his stunning spread above.

Name: Matthew Lyons

Country of Origin: United States

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider? Since the first Tomb Raider game came out on the Sega Saturn.

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory? Seeing the Lost Valley for the first time. I never got enough of exploring that first game. The areas just seemed so massive at the time!

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise? Online from artists or art reps.

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods? In art portfolios. There’s definitely not enough room on the walls for it!

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection? Um… Probably the Billy Tan splash page. That was a huge purchase for me and took a while to track down.

Is your collection complete? What items are on your Tomb Raider wishlist? I don’t think collections are ever truly complete. Since the books are no longer being published there’s only so much out there to buy, but there are still a few pieces I wouldn’t mind having!

Interested in having your Tomb Raider collection showcased on the blog? Shoot an email to community@crystald.com and share!

MeaganMarie
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Tomb Raider Tours #7: Lucie Svobodová

Fansite webmaster Lufik (http://lufik-is-back.blog.cz/) aims to impress with an extensive Tomb Raider merchandise collection. Play “I spy” with the overwhelming number of odds and ends above, and check out an interview with Lufik below! Thanks for taking the time to share your collection Lufik – I imagine it took a while to clean up afterwards. ;)

Name: Lucie Svobodová (Lufik)

Country of Origin: Czech Republic

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider?
This year it will be six years.

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory?
Hard to say. I have many fond memories and none of them are greater than the others. Maybe every time a new Tomb Raider game comes out, then that feeling can be described as the fondest memory of all.

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise?
Most of it comes from shops and auctions here in Czech Republic, or from foreign countries. Much of it is from the USA, because it’s difficult to get things with Lara here in Czech Republic. I have an excellent friend who gets most of what I want, because she has connections outside ;)

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods?
In my bedroom, although there’s not much room there! Lara has her place in the whole room and two whole cabinets just for her.

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection?
Well it’s probably all of my collection, because I know how difficult it is to get them. I really love every single item and especially the figures of Lara. Each one of them means much to me.

Is your collection complete? What items are on your Tomb Raider wishlist? Definitely not. I think it’ll never be complete. There’s many things with Lara and more will come out with her new game. Even now my friend promised me some new additions to my collection!

Interested in having your Tomb Raider collection showcased on the blog? Shoot an email to community@crystald.com and share!

MeaganMarie
30th Apr 2012, 16:50
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Tomb Raider Tours #8: Rodrigo Martin Santos

There’s no denying it. Rodrigo’s Tomb Raider collection is one of the most impressive in the world. Boasting dozens of rare items, exclusive promotional material, and even original art, you could get lost sifting through all the cool swag he’s collected throughout the years. You can see his full collection here (http://s462.photobucket.com/albums/qq349/rodrims/) and his gallery on CroftGeneration here (http://s462.photobucket.com/albums/qq349/rodrims/). Enjoy poking around!

Name: Rodrigo Martin Santos

Country of Origin: Spain

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider?

I became a fan of Tomb Raider in 1996 when I discovered the first images of Lara Croft in the Spanish magazine “Hobby Consolas” (I will never forget it). It came with a few sketches by Toby Gard and I was completely in love with the character and her strength. Till this day I have always been a loyal follower. Tomb Raider is in my heart always. I really love this saga, and no game is the same as Tomb Raider.

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory?

My favorite is probably in the Lost Valley, when Lara meets the T-Rex. It’s mythical! I remember a lot of other favorite moments in the history of Tomb Raider, like The Great Wall in Tomb Raider II, Lara´s Mansion, the classic costume of Lara Croft, and Tokyo in Tomb Raider Legend. For me these are the best moments of the series.

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise?

From Ebay, of course (UK, Germany, France and USA).

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods?

In a room of my home. It’s like my personal museum. I hope I have more space in the future, to show each object in its full splendor and to reorganize everything by categories and games.

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection?

I’ve got my own TOP 10!


The original sketch that Toby Gard (the creator of Lara Croft) drew for me.
Original costume used by Lara Weller in “The Last Revelation.”
My mannequin of Tomb Raider Legend.
My mannequin of Tomb Raider II.
The statue of Lara Croft with the roses.
My posters signed by the models of Lara Croft (Rhona Mitra, Nell McAndrew, Lucy Clarkson, Jill de Jong, Karima Adebibe and Alison Carroll).
The original negatives of the photoshoot of the models that Core Design did.
The original concept arts used in the first Tomb Raider Movie by Paramount Pictures.
The original sketches of Andy Park (TR comics), Michael Turner (TR comics), Daniel Cabuco (Art Director of Legend, Anniversary and Underworld), Joe Jusko (TR comics) and James Kenny (Art Director of Angel of Darkness).
The original replica of the holsters and backpack used by Angelina Jolie in the first Tomb Raider Movie.
Is your collection complete? What items are on your Tomb Raider wishlist?

No, I think that when you start a serious collection it will never be completed, as long as you remain linked to the saga and while you still feel identified with the character. About my wishlist…I really want an original sketch by Brian Horton (Art Director of the next Tomb Raider) because I’ve been following his career for many years and when I found out that he would work for the new Tomb Raider I couldn’t be happier. He has a talent that envelops you and knows how to express their passion in his drawings. His drawings manage to have life. He is an ARTIST in capital letters.

I want to have an original sketch of Adam Hughes too and the new statue of sideshow based in “Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.”

I want to thanks here the entire fan community for continuing to support our favorite archaeologist every year, I have met wonderful people with Tomb Raiders games and thanks to all developers and producers to realize our dreams I wish you the best in your lives. Thank you indeed.

Interested in having your Tomb Raider collection showcased on the blog? Shoot an email to community@crystald.com and share!

Driber
1st May 2012, 20:02
That's one impressive collection, rodrims!

I sooo want that Venice boat :nut:

TranceTrouble
1st May 2012, 21:21
very nice collections :thumb:

Treeble
2nd May 2012, 21:25
Not entirely sure, but I imagine Rodri has outdone Bill as far as Tomb Raider collections are concerned. Then again, I have not heard from Bill's since PL shut down (4 years ago?).

All of these are mighty impressive collections though, kudos to fellow collectors.

MeaganMarie
4th May 2012, 22:12
These collections make mine look puny. :(

RyanRaider
6th May 2012, 09:51
i wish i had all them lara croft figures :(

L3ggy
6th May 2012, 19:06
That's a lot of stuff...

AdobeArtist
6th May 2012, 23:23
That's a lot of stuff...

ehn, I've seen more.


no, no I haven't :p:p

sierra xb
15th May 2012, 04:11
awesome collections :)

I REALLY want one of those Legend Tonner dolls

patrickvondutch
20th May 2012, 16:39
love your collection Matthew lyons !
I'm a big michel turner fan ! ( look signature with M.Turner's Lara Croft tatoo )

12 hours of pain but o so worth it !!! and second price on tattoo festival , also 2 times foto in tattoomag.

MeaganMarie
21st May 2012, 17:40
love your collection Matthew lyons !
I'm a big michel turner fan ! ( look signature with M.Turner's Lara Croft tatoo )

12 hours of pain but o so worth it !!! and second price on tattoo festival , also 2 times foto in tattoomag.

I LOVE the tattoo! Michael Turner is the reason I got into comics. When I saw his first Tomb Raider cover I was hooked. I was lucky enough to meet him the year before he passed away, and I actually started crying when he shook my hand. It totally caught me off guard because I've never been nervous around "celebrities" before. I felt stupid, but he was really nice about it. :o

patrickvondutch
30th May 2012, 15:40
so cool that u meet M. Turner , wow !
I have 4 M. Turner tattoos , Lara , fathom , Aspen and the chick from iron and the maiden :-)

I used to live in Cannes , south of france and worked at the filmfestival . I also worked there when tombraider 1 came out , and we had to suspend a very very very large banner from tombraider on the roof of the carlton hotel , after the festival i asked my boss if i coulkd take it and i still have it , i want to put it on ebay , but it would be nice to put it here first , for the real tombraider-fans before it goes to a Angelina Jolie fan if you know wat i mean . The banner is 12 feet high and 54 feet long !!!!!! , i have pictures ( taken today ) but its diffecult to post them here , can you help me please ?? thx a million . The price is very high because it's the original premiere banner from the filmfestival in cannes and its very bigg !! But maby there is a ritch tombraider fan here :-)

Sina_Croft
30th May 2012, 18:10
Great collections!!! They do inspire me!! :D xD hehe :D

temirlan
3rd Jun 2012, 19:54
for you so much many things from tomb raider

Coralie
23rd Jun 2012, 11:24
:eek: Wonderful collections ! :cool:

MeaganMarie
29th Jun 2012, 16:00
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Tomb Raider Tours #9: Luke Earle

Growing up near Core HQ (and getting in touch with studio alumni) has done Tomb Raider fan Luke quite a service in expanding his TR collection. Check out Luke’s unique array of goods above, and interview below!

Name: Luke Earle

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider?

Since I was 5 when the first game came out. I used to watch my Dad play through the games; he and his friends had a competition to see who would complete it first. So it was Tomb Raider nonstop!

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory?

I live in Derby and my school was on the same road as Core Design. I used to walk past and my mum would say “That’s where Lara Croft lives!” As a child I was amazed and have been ever since! Most recently it’s been meeting former Core Design employees. I have met two now and brought some items from them both, it’s so interesting to hear the stories they have to tell. Finding out what they did on the games is interesting, because when I play a game like AOD I can go “I know who did those floors!”

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise?

I got most of my items from former employees of Core Design who were with the studio from the start right up until its closure. I hope after meeting these people that I will be able to expand my collection even more, by being in contact with other employees.

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods?

At the moment it is all stored at my Grandmas house, it’s all wrapped up and out of sunlight. My most recent items (Tomb Raider style guide 1-4, and AOD style guide) are with me.

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection?

I have many amazing items, from awards to photo shoot negatives, but my absolute ‘gem’ is a painting by Nick Percival (comic book artist) of Lara. It so beautiful and really captures what Lara Croft is about. I emailed Nick about it, and he said:

“That is a blast from the past and is one of my very old, old pieces. This was when the first Tomb Raider game on the Sega Saturn hadn’t even been released and Core/Eidos wanted me to paint a Tomb Raider comic strip for one of the Sega mags at that time. I think we got as far as that one quick painting and that was it…”

It’s the only one in the world and I am privileged to be the one who owns it.

Is your collection complete? What items are on your Tomb Raider wishlist?

The collection will never be complete! I would love to own some concept art from one of the games, or some original pencil sketches of Lara. I would really like some more awards, as they really show the achievement of the games. There are plenty former Core Design employees out there, just got to find them and buy their stuff! Who knows, maybe I will own some Crystal Dynamics items one day!

Driber
29th Jun 2012, 16:57
Wow, some rare items there! :eek:

Lara_Fan_84
3rd Jul 2012, 00:38
I want a Tonner Lara doll so bad and I see people with like every one. Very awesome.

LaraCroft1990
3rd Jul 2012, 11:45
omg thats a really good collections, i wish i had collect stuff over the years now! thats alot of tomb raider stuff! i like them dolls! :D

MeaganMarie
1st Aug 2012, 22:20
Tomb Raider Tours #10: Sergio Montero






















Running a Tomb Raider fansite (Croft Generation (http://www.croftgeneration.com/eng/index.php?sec=home)) keeps Sergio firmly embedded in Croft culture, and has afforded him some exclusive swag over the years as a reward for his hard work. Check out the highlights of Sergio’s collection above, and the full gallery of his treasures here (http://www.croftgeneration.com/eng/index.php?sec=sermongar-collection).

P.S. I’m incredibly jealous of the Tomb Raider “Hair and Body Wash.”

Name: Sergio Montero

Country of Origin: Spain

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider?
Since TR1 in 1996. I played it on my Sega Saturn and fell in love with the game.

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory?
That’s a recent one. I will never forget the moment when Crystal Dynamics offered a chance for me to go as Spanish community ambassador to E3 2012. It was such an amazing experience meeting with so many fans from different countries, just a pure adventure travel from Spain to Los Angeles; I even had to ask for permission to boss, because it was a little unexpected and I was running out of holidays days left.

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise?
Mainly on eBay for the rare items or classics that I didn’t have.

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods?
I try to set up everything in my bedroom, although my dream would be to have in future a dedicated room just for museum/ Hobby Room. At the moment I just store them in a glass or selves.

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection?
Probably the TR Legend poster signed by Crystal Dynamics (http://www.croftgeneration.com/imagenes/galeria/fans/coleccion/Sermongar/bigimages/Sermongar_044.jpg), that was my first exclusive signed item, so it makes it more special for me :)

Is your collection complete? What items are on your Tomb Raider wishlist?
It will never be complete, as there is always something rare or new you didn’t see before, and some of them are rare to get or very expensive, which I can’t afford. Something I look forward to add in my Tomb Raider collection is the Sideshow Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light figure, as it is so beautifully made. I think Sideshow makes very good detailed figures.

If you’ve got an impressive Tomb Raider collection and would like to show it off, send an email to community@crystald.com.

Driber
2nd Aug 2012, 10:25
Awesome collection.

I dig the valentine themed PC CDROM!


What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection?
Probably the TR Legend poster signed by Crystal Dynamics (http://www.croftgeneration.com/imagenes/galeria/fans/coleccion/Sermongar/bigimages/Sermongar_044.jpg), that was my first exclusive signed item, so it makes it more special for me :)

Heh, exactly the same for me :D

I have that very same poster and it was also my first signed item I received from Crystal. Also the fact that it's CGI Legend Lara makes it more special for me, because that's my favorite :)

rodrims
9th Aug 2012, 11:02
I recorded this video about my Tomb Raider collection. Is available in 1080p HD and in 3D (you will need 3D glasses)


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Driber
10th Aug 2012, 09:38
Wow very cool. Thanks for sharing, Rodrigo :thumb:

Love those santa Laras, BTW. Gimme! :D

TranceTrouble
13th Aug 2012, 20:06
Oh wowh awesome collections :D:thumb:

MeaganMarie
4th Sep 2012, 19:40
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Tomb Raider Tours #12:*Vicente Pardo Minguez

Another Tomb Raider tour, another new piece of merchandise I want to add to my personal collection. Actually, make that about a dozen pieces. Check out Vicente’s full collection here (http://www.croftgeneration.com/eng/index.php?sec=vince-collection%20)!

Name:*Vicente Pardo Minguez

Country of Origin:*Spain

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider?
When the first Tomb Raider was release, I was 5 years old, but I can’t remember exactly at what age I played it for the first time. Tomb Raider 1 was my first Play Station game, I was just a kid, but since that moment, I fell in love with Lara Croft, and I slowly started getting fan of the saga. I spent so many hours with Lara, visiting all the time her mansion because I was scared of the wolves in the first Peru level. (Laughs).

Although I think it was 2006 when I really consider I became a real fan. Tomb Raider Legend was going to be release and by then, I joined the CroftGeneration.com community. I tried to find so many secrets around the saga and discover the entire world behind Tomb Raider. It was useful to let me find fantastic people, who some of them they are still my best friends in the present.

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory?
Tomb Raider gave me lots of beautiful memories. I grew up with the game, but it exits 3 moments in my life, which are the most special for me. The first two are when I was still a kid, first after getting my PlayStation, when my father bought me two games, Tomb Raider and Gran Turismo. TR was the first one I tried, and I was so much into, that I never played Gran Turismo. The second one it was when I didn’t have PC yet, and I went to one cafe to write TR fan fictions where Lara Croft and Crash Bandicoot were couple and went together for adventures (Laughs). The third special memory is in 2007 when I met for the first time in person with all the TR fans and Karima Adebibe in the TR Anniversary promotion in Madrid.

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise?
On Ebay.

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods?
It’s all exhibited in my bedroom, although in future I would like to have an exclusive room just for my Tomb Raider collection like a museum place.

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection?
The signed Karima Adebibe poster from Tomb Raider Anniversary!

Is your collection complete?*What items are on your Tomb Raider wishlist?*
Not yet, but it will. I made one inventory document where I placed all the Lara Croft figures and Tomb Raider merchandise that I consider essential for a TR museum. As far as I’m getting the figures or other merchandise, I’m adding to the completed section of my list. Obviously the Tomb Raider merchandise is infinite, but I don’t expect to get everything, just what I consider essential. When I finally get it done, that part of my collection will be finished, and occasionally if I find something rare that I don’t have and it’s not very expensive, then I could add to the list. I think this way of collecting things is better, because you put limits and you can feel more satisfaction knowing you can complete it, apart that my personal economy will be grateful (Laughs).

My collection is divided in 3 parts. “Eidos – Core Design - Paramount” which is near complete, “Eidos – Crystal Dynamics” that I still have to get some figures, and “Square Enix – Crystal Dynamics” that it just started. The next figure in my wish list is the Sideshow, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

If you’ve got an impressive Tomb Raider collection and would like to show it off, send an email to community@crystald.com.*

MeaganMarie
31st Oct 2012, 17:10
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Tomb Raider Tours #12: Christophe*

Not only Christophe’s collection majorly impressive, the video presentation takes Tomb Raider Tours to a new level. Sit back and enjoy this carefully crafted video tour, and try to keep your merchandise envy in check!

Name: Christophe

Country of Origin: France

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider?
I’ve been a fan of Tomb Raider since 1996, when I was 14 years old. The cover of the game immediately intrigued me. I said “Oh, a woman with two guns, why not?” I bought the video game at the end of 1996, around Christmas time. During the first minutes of the game, I immediately fell in love with Lara and her lonely and adventurous side. When I first saw a magazine with Lara, it amused me to cut out pictures of her and paste them everywhere on my desktop, on my wardrobe. Since that day, she has been a part of my life.

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory?
My best memory was meeting the Square Enix France team in Paris in September 2011 to see a preview of Tomb Raider 9. I could meet other fans with whom I chatted on forums dedicated to Lara Croft. And I left with a great Tomb Raider lithograph numbered and signed by the team. Another very beautiful memory was the return of Lara in Tomb Raider Legend, with the new graphics engine at that time. I had immediately been seduced, the first cinematic where Lara climbed mountains in Bolivia, and she finished with a headstand. I loved this scene! To finish, I have many beautiful memories in all Tomb Raider games, but it would take too long to tell them all.

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise?
I buy a lot of them on eBay or “leboncoin” – a French web site of sale between particulars

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods?
Before, I showcased my collection in my bedroom, which I had decorated with ivy and Buddha statues, to reproduce the decoration of Thailand in Tomb Raider Underworld. In my new house I want to do a special room for Lara, like a museum. I have many ideas in mind… I would like to make a decoration in the style of an Egyptian temple, or do each wall a theme (Greece, Egypt, China…)

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection?
My Tonner dolls because I think their faces looks like the most to Lara Croft. They are really the favorite of my collection. That, and my statue of Tomb Raider Legend, because she is very impressive! But I love all my collection.

Is your collection complete?
What items are on your Tomb Raider wishlist? My collection will never be complete for me, because I want to buy each new goody that comes out! It’s like a drug!

If you’ve got an impressive Tomb Raider collection and would like to show it off, send an email to community@crystald.com.*

MeaganMarie
30th Nov 2012, 06:50
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Tomb Raider Tours #13: Ahmad

Ahmad admits his collection may never be complete, but his Tomb Raider assembly is incredibly impressive regardless. Check out the gallery above to spy TR Towels, Tonner dolls, props, and an impressive number of worldwide publications featuring Lady Lara!

Name:*Ahmad AKA Orphen5

Country of Origin:*United Arab Emirates

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider?*
I’ve been a fan of Tomb Raider since 1996, when I was 14 years old. The cover of the game immediately intrigued me. I said “Oh, a woman with two guns, why not?” I’ve been a fan since my brother got Tomb Raider back in 1996. I used to watch him play it on the PlayStation, until I got my own PS1 for my birthday and started to play it myself!

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory?*
I’ve had a lot of sweet memories with Lara. At the beginning I loved the game but was not a fan until I saw a huge poster promoting TR2 (the same picture used on The Face magazine cover). I felt like she was looking at me and I fell in love with her at that moment. After a while I got a chance to visit ECTS (European Computer Trade Show) in 1997 and saw Rhona Mitra performing. That’s when I became officially crazy about Lara.

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise?*
eBay and Amazon because it’s hard to find anything in the United Arab Emirates except the games, guide books,and magazines.

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods?*
I store everything in my room. The figures are in a glass display, while the statues are around the room, and other stuff is in boxes or bookshelves. I just wish I could display everything, but I don’t have much space since I’m a fan of a lot of other things.

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection?*
Everything I have is gem for me! But it’s probably the photos and video I took of Rhona Mitra and her signature. That, and the Playmates wetsuit figure is very dear to me, as it was the first figure I got and I remember I paid all my savings to get it back when I was a kid.

Is your collection complete?*
I don’t think it will ever be complete. Every now and then I find something new that I don’t know about and I run to add it to my collection! I would love to get my hands on an original sketch, something official signed for me, and I will also die to get one of those life-sized statues.

If you’ve got an impressive Tomb Raider collection and would like to show it off, send an email to community@crystald.com.*

MeaganMarie
4th Jan 2013, 04:50
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Tomb Raider Tours #14: Max Murray

Max Murray not only has an incredible Croft collection, he’s a dedicated Tomb Raider webmaster (MaxRaider.com). How dedicated? He’s got Lara’s signature tattooed on his arm.

Seriously. Awesome.

Check out the impressive pictures of Max’s collection above, and read about his hobby below!

Name:*Max Thomas Murray*

Country of Origin:*United States*

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider?*
I would have to say since 1998. I was about 11 years old when I first played Tomb Raider II. I had just gotten a PlayStation and I rented the game. Right from the get go I was obsessed with the Manor level. The assault course, the butler, everything was great! Of course I had to go back and rent Tomb Raider I and III. I absolutely loved it, the feeling was awesome!

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory?*
Playing Tomb Raider III. My nephew and I would get up at the crack of dawn to play it. To this day, my favorite part is when Lara gets the kayak in the South Pacific. I remember thinking ‘This is what it’s like to be Lara Croft!’ Also, getting the Lara Croft signature tattooed on my arm was pretty rad.

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise?*
I order most of my collection online from Amazon and Ebay. There are not many shops where I live that carry Tomb Raider merchandise. I was able to get all my comics from local comic book shops though.

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods?*
Everything is displayed in my office. Most of the figures are on bookshelves and surrounding my desk. I have so many posters that I have to store most of them in tubes. I tend to rotate them out though so I can change up the look. I also lay out my magazines coffee table style. It is a small space, but I make it fit.

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection?*
It is difficult to choose just one. My Art of Tomb Raider book holds a special place in my heart. It was given to me by my partner on Christmas. It was the first time anyone that I knew had given me a Tomb Raider gift. The pages are beautiful and so fun to go through. It is such a great piece of Tomb Raider memorabilia. I also love my Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Sideshow figure. The detail is exquisite.

Is your collection complete?*
I wish! There are way too many treasures out there for it to every be complete. In a way I am glad. It would take all the fun out of it if I had everything. Something that I have wanted for a long time is one of the life size statues! Preferably the Legend statue, but the others are awesome too. Let’s just say, I will be keeping an eye out for a Tomb Raider (2013) version! ;)

If you’ve got an impressive Tomb Raider collection and would like to show it off, send an email to community@crystald.com.*

MeaganMarie
2nd Feb 2013, 00:10
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Tomb Raider Tours #15: Hayley Allen

Hayley has the good fortune of being a Tomb Raider fan that lived in close proximity to Core Design – hence, some pretty exclusive goods. Hayley may also have the coolest parents in the world, as they deemed a three-foot statue of Lara a perfect gift for a 14-year-old. Check out (a small fraction) of the collection above, and interview below!

Name:*Hayley Allen

Country of Origin:*United Kingdom

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider?*
I have been a fan ever since the first game, I remember my dad coming home with it and being amazed by the first level and scared of the wolves! Core Design was based near where I live so I took a strong interest straight away even though I was only eight years old. I started collecting properly with Tomb Raider 2 and have not looked back ever since.

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory?*
I still love the original games, so when Lara turns into the Midas gold, the T-Rex, and The Wreck of the Maria Doria are probably my favorite parts. I always have a fond memory of the releases of the games and the excitement before they come out and finding all the new merchandise. I remember my parents buying my 3ft Lara statue for my 14th birthday, they had hidden her in our garden shed and I found her with a balloon attached to her arm. I don’t think I have been so shocked and happy in my life!

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise?*
I have about a hundred and ten magazines with Lara on the cover (probably more!), most of which I have bought from shops at the time, same for the figures and the games. Ebay makes it very easy to find things you normally wouldn’t. I have had things everywhere from conventions to car boot sales.

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods?*
I have most of my collection in my old bedroom at home, I don’t keep much out on display except my statues. Everything else is in plastic boxes so I do not damage them! I am starting to get too much Lara merchandise for my room however and I would like to display them properly soon. I would love to frame all of my magazines and have them on the walls like at the Crystal Dynamics Offices.

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection?*
I love every single part of my collection, although my Art of Tomb Raider is high on my list as it is the most expensive thing I have bought. Otherwise my 3ft statue as I had that for my 14th Birthday and also my signed TR HD collection by Ian Livingstone and my signed Anniversary picture by Keeley Hawes. I met them both and was so nervous and excited to get their signatures. The pride of my collection is my magazines and I get so excited when a new one comes out or I manage to track one down that I have not already got. My strangest items are my Lucozade lilo and I also have a dog toy in the shape of Lara, which I think are actually quite rare.

Is your collection complete?*
My collection will never be complete as long as the games are still being made! I have preordered the Collector’s Edition of the new Tomb Raider so that is next on the wishlist. Also they have just announced the controller and the limited edition guide that I would love, however I am sure there will be many more things I will want though :) Collecting Tomb raider is far too addictive, I just cannot say no to anything I see!

If you’ve got an impressive Tomb Raider collection and would like to show it off, send an email to community@crystald.com.*

MeaganMarie
8th Apr 2013, 18:00
Tomb Raider Tours #16*Darren Agosta*

Tomb Raider Tours is back after a brief hiatus due to launch insanity! Next up is Darren Martin Agota of Germany, who per usual makes me super jelly of all his Lara merchandise. Photos above, interview below!

Name: Darren Martin Agosta

Country of Origin: Germany

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider?
I’ve been a fan of Tomb Raider since I was in the cradle, but have been a real fan since The Angel of Darkness.

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory?
I think*receiving the statue of Lara*blowing smoke from her gun from Tomb Raider: The Last*Revelation* Getting it is the reason I started collecting. I got it from my dad for Christmas and she is my jewel! :)

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise?
Most of the things I have bought at auctions. My favorites come from Ebay and Amazon.*

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods?
In my really small bedroom. I will soon get a bigger room where I have my collection so I can show them off stronger.

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection?
As I said, this is my “Blow” Statue of Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation. But I love everything in my collection and it took a long time to get this far.*

Is your collection complete?*
No! Collecting has become an addiction for me and I will always find something that I do not possess!

If you’ve got an impressive Tomb Raider collection and would like to show it off, send an email to community@crystald.com

MeaganMarie
30th May 2013, 21:10
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Tomb Raider Tours #17:*Mika

French fan Mika has been a Croft collector for years, and has uncovered some incredible treasures along the way. I’m eyeballing all those classic phone covers myself…

Name:*Mickaël Hedin-Holodynski

Country of Origin:*France

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider?
I have been a fan since 1996. I had just received a PlayStation, and a friend lent me the original Tomb Raider a few days after its release. I fell for it instantly.On the next day, I went out to buy my own copy.


What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory?
Without a doubt, meeting my boyfriend Daniel! He is a huge fan and he also collects Tomb Raider goods. We met a little more than 4 years ago on the biggest French forums about Tomb Raider and Lara Croft. <em>(Editor note: DAWWWWWW!

MeaganMarie
29th Jun 2013, 18:50
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Tomb Raider Tours #18: Gabriel

Gabriel’s Croft collection has many rare gems, including a super complete*Atlas figurine collection -*something*I’m quite jealous of! I also love that the*bedspread*is being put to good use. Photos above, interview below!*

Name:*Gabriel

Country of Origin:*France

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider?
I have been a fan for 16 years! It’s crazy! 16 years ago, in 1997, I met that long-haired brunette and her dual pistols. It was Tomb Raider II, on the first PlayStation console. I owe it all to my big brother, who was the one with the console and the game.

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory?
My very best memory is meeting other Tomb Raider fans who became real friends. Thanks to one of them, I was also able to meet the (former) official French voice of Lara Croft from 1996 to 2010: Françoise Cadol. Just being able to hear the voice that took us to so many adventures was magical! I also met Alison Carroll, the official Lara Croft for Tomb Raider: Underworld, and Meagan Marie who came all the way from the United States to meet the Tomb Raider community! And of course, the Square Enix France team. The Tomb Raider community is the best! I would like to thank each one of them for those memories.

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise?
At the book shop! It is where I acquired what takes up the most space in my collection: the figurines from the Editions Atlas. There’s also the Internet, where I found a lot of treasures.

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods?
I sleep with it! When I use the bedspread as in the pictures, everything is showcased and sorted at the same time! Every piece is in my room: figurines and statues on the shelves; games, books and magazines in the closet. I even have a corner devoted to Tomb Raider (2013): a standee where I put all the goodies I received about this game. Displaying everything is starting to be diffcult though, but I can store it all, just like Lara and her backpack!

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection?
The replicas of Lara’s pistols. I LOVE them. Tomb Raider IV figurine as well. I’m so lucky I found it brand new for a very low price!

Is your collection complete?*
Absolutely not! Lately, I finally found an item I had been chasing for years: the Angel of Darkness Board Game. There are so many more treasures I need to find. What I would really love to get would be a life-size statue. Something tells me I’m not done raiding tombs to find that one. Far from it!

If you’ve got an impressive Tomb Raider collection and would like to show it off, send an email to community@crystald.com.*

MeaganMarie
31st Jul 2013, 21:50
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Tomb Raider Tours #19: Sven

Sven already has major Tomb Raider cred for his sizable collection, but gets extra points for a sharp presentation. Also, DAT GOLD LARA STATUE. As always, photos above, interview below!

Name:*Sven

Country of Origin:*Belgium

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider?
I am 26 now and I am a fan since the very first game. I remember my parents came home with a PlayStation console in early 1997. At first, I was angry about that, because my parents had promised they were going to buy a Nintendo 64. But after a few days, I played one of the games they had bought together with the console. And right then and there, as a 10-year-old, I got addicted to Tomb Raider. Every moment I was allowed to play, I did. Those moments where too rare in my opinion. And it took me months to finally kick Natla’s butt. Since that day, I have been buying and playing every Tomb Raider game from the moment they are sold in the shops.

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory?
That’s a difficult one. My first moments playing the game, hearing the amazing soundtrack of TR1, hearing classical Lara in TR2 for the first time, the realization that Tomb Raider and Lara were not dead, while playing the latest Tomb Raider game on PS3, every time I found and won a rare item on eBay…

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise?
The biggest part of my collection I found through eBay. Still the best place to find bargains!

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods?
The pictures shown are from a few years ago when I was still living with my parents. I had stored and displayed all the merchandise in my room. But now I live by myself, in a small apartment. My parents put everything in boxes and put it in the attic. They asked me to sell the stuff, but I’m not ready to get rid of my childhood memories yet. And I doubt i will ever be. But everything is safe on that attic.*When I have an attic of my own, I’ll let my inner child come out and I will display everything there again.

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection?
I have different stuff I am fond of, but I guess it is quite clear that my Tomb Raider Legend Life Size Statue is the gem of My collection.

My personal top 5:


Tomb *Raider Life Size Statue.
Golden Tomb Raider Statuette (#80),used during a press conference of Tomb Raider III.
A poster of Tomb Raider II signed by Angeline Jolie, Ian Glenn, AND John Voight, Main characters of the first TR Movie.
The complete collection of Dog Tags, handed out only during the Comic Con in San Diego.
The single Elevation By U2 with the rare Angelina Jolie cover, sold only a few days because of copyright problems.
Is your collection complete?*
I have to admit that I stopped looking for stuff actively on the internet. There is so much stuff that a collection can never be complete. I will still buy everything I find by accident, but I won’t look for it on the net. However, I have always wanted the statue of Lara Croft wearing the dress, with the red roses.

If you’ve got an impressive Tomb Raider collection and would like to show it off, send an email to community@crystald.com.*

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MeaganMarie
29th Aug 2013, 23:50
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Tomb Raider Tours #20: Becca

Comics and boxers and cell phones, Oh my! Becca’s Tomb Raider collection seems to have it all, from multimedia to rare promotional items. Take gander at her impressive wares above, and hear about her spark for collecting below!

Name:*Becca (TombRaiderKuchen)

Country of Origin:*Scotland

How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider?
I’ve been a fan since 1997, so 15 years now! I would have been about 6 years old when my Dad brought home Tomb Raider 2. Whenever he got back from work we would sit and play it together and ever since then I’ve been hooked! I started out by collecting reviews from gaming magazines and keeping them in a ring binder. I even went to my school Halloween party dressed as Lara when I was about 8!

What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory?


Well, fighting the Dragon in TRII for the first time was amazing!*

(Obviously the reason I still like dragons today). I absolutely loved the level “Home Sweet Home”. I would try to complete the assault course, go in the maze and open the basement as if nothing was going on. I even started using the corner glitch to get on the roof and confuse the baddies. In TRIII my Dad, my brother and I would take turns to beat each other’s records on the quad bike in Lara’s mansion. I’d like to say that I won!

Finally a more recent memory - *grab a bucket! In 2010 I met my boyfriend. Of all things we could have bonded over, who knew that it would be the two of us reciting the end cutscene from “The Great Wall”*word for word! “Pardon me, if that was just your way of trying the doors for me…”

Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise?
Like most collectors, I get a lot of my collection online from sites like eBay and Amazon. Also, I’ve been an active member of a website called RetroCollect since 2011. The community there is amazing and a few of the members kindly keep an eye out for any Tomb Raider related items that could be added to my collection. They’ve found some pretty cool stuff for me!

How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods?
I’m currently at university so I store my collection in my old bedroom back home. It has basically turned into a Tomb Raider shrine with a bed in it! I currently have everything displayed on a bookcase and one other unit but it’s beginning to get a little bit cramped. Hopefully one day I’ll have more space and I’ll be able to display everything the way I want to.

What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection?


Now that’s a tough question.. As my collection has grown I’ve acquired more and more items that I never dreamt I would own. Here’s a few of my*gems:

- Tomb Raider: Chronicles Letter Press Kit*
- Tomb Raider: Underworld Xbox 360 Press Kit
- Tomb Raider Big Box PSX Clock Edition
- Tomb Raider 1 & 2 Edition Limitee (French PS1 Double Pack)
- Tomb Raider 2013 Display Stand
- Tomb Raider Compendium Vol 1
- Tomb Raider Duvet Sets

I could go on.. If you haven’t figured already I particularly love finding rare variations, double packs, press kits, promos etc. I reckon I need two separate lists; one for software and one for merchandise!

Is your collection complete?*


Nope! I don’t think it ever will be. I love collecting for Tomb Raider – not only because I love the games – but also because I am fascinated by the sheer amount of different merchandise there is. I don’t think I’ll ever stop finding out about new treasures.. It certainly keeps things exciting!

As for my wishlist, there is so much more stuff that I would love to get. The list could go on forever.. A few things I would like include: More press kits and rare variations, more figurines, a skateboard, a life size statue, style guides, the rest of the NSTC and NTSC-J versions of the games, Tomb Raider Legend slot machine, signed posters… and pretty much everything else ever!

Oh and of course, I can’t wait to get my hands on the next game ;)

If you’ve got an impressive Tomb Raider collection and would like to show it off, send an email to community@crystald.com.*

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ItsAdventureTime
2nd Mar 2014, 00:21
In this thread, I was hoping we could discuss our Tomb Raider Collections, share pictures, and such. What are your favorite figures or other items in your collection? Don’t have a big collection…neither do I, really! But don’t feel that should make you excluded. Share what you do have and keep it positive, your collection may grow one day! :)

**If there is such a thread type please feel free to combine them**

I guess I will start off the thread with my collection!

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pidipidi39
2nd Mar 2014, 00:40
Your collection is small? Are you kidding? lol

Your collection is amazing! :D
I mean... you have lots of everything! Tons of figures, posters, games, comics... and stuff.
And everything is just so ordered *-*

Seriously, you really have a great collection. Cheers! :D

(PS: Is the floor a moquette? Because that would be the icing on the cake! *3*)

ItsAdventureTime
2nd Mar 2014, 01:05
Your collection is small? Are you kidding? lol

Your collection is amazing! :D
I mean... you have lots of everything! Tons of figures, posters, games, comics... and stuff.
And everything is just so ordered *-*

Seriously, you really have a great collection. Cheers! :D

(PS: Is the floor a moquette? Because that would be the icing on the cake! *3*)

Thank you!! :D I feel my collection is based more on the "Art of Tomb Raider" rather than figure collecting. But when your main interest is art, what are you to do?! lol

(I had to look up what moquette is, wish I didn't since I am majoring in Interior Design, but yes the flooring is carpet, in a cut loop pile!) ;) :)

Rai
2nd Mar 2014, 01:11
That's one impressive collection you have there!

I don't much of a collection, myself, but looking forward to seeing what others' have.

pidipidi39
2nd Mar 2014, 01:15
Thank you!! :D I feel my collection is based more on the "Art of Tomb Raider" rather than figure collecting. But when your main interest is art, what are you to do?! lol
I like the fact that your collection can be influenced by your passions! :]


(I had to look up what moquette is, wish I didn't since I am majoring in Interior Design, but yes the flooring is carpet, in a cut loop pile!) ;) :)
Ahhhhhhhhh that's just great! :D

Treeble
2nd Mar 2014, 01:23
I like how you have your collection displayed (and props for the sneaky Witchblade and Magdalena figurine cameos). :) That framed TRL poster in the corner, above the COL poster, has been an elusive collectable to me for years. Not once I've seen it on eBay or the likes (and I believe I'm not wrong assuming its backside was "Girl's Logic").

I have most of my collection catalogued on my blog, but only individual pictures. Other than the figures, everything is stashed away due to lack of space to properly display them anyway. :| For anyone who might be interested, just ignore the text and look at them pictures under this tag (http://thetreeble.blogspot.com.br/search/label/Cole%C3%A7%C3%A3o). :p

ItsAdventureTime
2nd Mar 2014, 01:49
I like how you have your collection displayed (and props for the sneaky Witchblade and Magdalena figurine cameos). :) That framed TRL poster in the corner, above the COL poster, has been an elusive collectable to me for years. Not once I've seen it on eBay or the likes (and I believe I'm not wrong assuming its backside was "Girl's Logic").

I have most of my collection catalogued on my blog, but only individual pictures. Other than the figures, everything is stashed away due to lack of space to properly display them anyway. :| For anyone who might be interested, just ignore the text and look at them pictures under this tag (http://thetreeble.blogspot.com.br/search/label/Cole%C3%A7%C3%A3o). :p

Awesome collection yourself!! :D Did you make the extra clothes for the Tonner dolls yourself!? :eek: I try my best to find any way I can to sneak in other Top Cow titles!! ;) And as far as the TRL poster goes; I believe that it was included in the TRL strategy guide, and is double sided, the opposite side showing all the outfits in game...

Treeble
2nd Mar 2014, 02:18
Nope, the additional Tonner outfits are work of French talent Laragwen (http://custom-tonner-laragwen.weebly.com/). :)

My copy of the Piggyback guide for TRL didn't include the poster, so maybe it was a pre-order incentive or a limited exclusive. Hopefully one will still turn up on eBay eventually. lol

-Roli-
2nd Mar 2014, 08:14
Woooo, amazing collections there! Love to see the TR rooms! :D

My collection (http://tombraiders.hu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=983&Itemid=135). Well, it's not that big compared to your, folks! :D

kiadaw
2nd Mar 2014, 11:09
Not exactly my picture, but my collection so far is more of less this. Haha

TR2013 & XBLA Lara Croft & guardian of light are my only 2 Tomb raider purchases so far.

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ItsAdventureTime
2nd Mar 2014, 19:13
Woooo, amazing collections there! Love to see the TR rooms! :D

My collection (http://tombraiders.hu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=983&Itemid=135). Well, it's not that big compared to your, folks! :D

Nice collection you got there Roli!!


Not exactly my picture, but my collection so far is more of less this. Haha

TR2013 & XBLA Lara Croft & guardian of light are my only 2 Tomb raider purchases so far.

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Very nice, it's a great start to introduce you to the Tomb Raider franchise!! :D

Driber
5th Mar 2014, 11:06
Awesome collection you've got there, ItsAdventureTime!

I've merged your thread with our dedicated TR tours thread :)

ItsAdventureTime
5th Mar 2014, 14:31
Thank you Driber! I wasn't sure if there was a thread or not, (I couldn't imagine there not being one lol) but when I searched collections I didn't see any thread immediately pop up. But I guess I should have searched Tomb Raider Tours. Because I even sent my collection there to hopefully be featured! But with Meagan going, :(:(:(:( , I hope my email doesn't get lost in the transition!

Driber
5th Mar 2014, 14:59
Thank you Driber! I wasn't sure if there was a thread or not, (I couldn't imagine there not being one lol) but when I searched collections I didn't see any thread immediately pop up. But I guess I should have searched Tomb Raider Tours. Because I even sent my collection there to hopefully be featured! But with Meagan going, :(:(:(:( , I hope my email doesn't get lost in the transition!

Yeah, I guess this thread title wasn't very descriptive, heh. I've edited it to include part of yours. That should make it easier for people to search on it :)

As for Meagan leaving - just email your collection to her replacement after a few months or so if it doesn't get picked up. I'm sure the new CM will continue the tours!

sven
16th Jun 2014, 10:15
Hi all! My Tomb Raider collection was showed of here last year, and now I decided to... sell al my stuff! I don't know If I m allowed to promote this here, but since it is full of Great fans here, I think I might make some of you happy by letting you know this. I sell everything, so if you want to see what you can get, droll back and find my collection (the one with th pictures in the yellow room). If there is anything you would like: send me a personal message.

I also sell my Tomb Raider Legend Life Size figure, tomb Raider III golden statue, and menu more rare items!

You can find my auctions on ebay also: Duracelkonijn_007 is my name there.

All the stuff is located in Belgium right now.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Treeble
16th Jun 2014, 20:26
Wow, that's very, very sad to learn! I don't think I could ever part with my TR collection. I'll have a look though, shame the timing is bad (ie I'm very broke lol). Best of luck nevertheless. :)

LARALOVERnr1
17th Jun 2014, 19:31
Hi all! My Tomb Raider collection was showed of here last year, and now I decided to... sell al my stuff! I don't know If I m allowed to promote this here, but since it is full of Great fans here, I think I might make some of you happy by letting you know this. I sell everything, so if you want to see what you can get, droll back and find my collection (the one with th pictures in the yellow room). If there is anything you would like: send me a personal message.

I also sell my Tomb Raider Legend Life Size figure, tomb Raider III golden statue, and menu more rare items!

You can find my auctions on ebay also: Duracelkonijn_007 is my name there.

All the stuff is located in Belgium right now.

I hope to hear from you soon!

....I'll send you a pm about this!

Also, is this a thread to show off your merchandise or is it reserved for Meagan's chosen ones?

Treeble
17th Jun 2014, 20:52
Both, though with Meagan gone there haven't been any "chosen ones" for a while now.

Do feel free to show yours though. :D

Driber
18th Jun 2014, 00:18
^ What he said.

I thought that was pretty obvious from the thread title, heh :D

chevylara
22nd Jun 2014, 20:53
Hallo Sven , Gelieve mij te contacteren . Ik wil een deel van u collectie , toevoegen aan de mijne grts John
Ik kan makkelijk tot bij u komen

Tomb Raider
5th Nov 2014, 16:40
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Largest Tomb Raider Collection Featured in Guinness World Records 2015: Gamer’s Edition*

Congratulations to Tomb Raider mega-fan Rodrigo Mart*n Santos, who has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records for having the largest collection of Tomb Raider Memorabilia in the world.*

Rodrigo’s collection will make any Croft collector green with envy, boasting over 2,400 unique items from the assortment of video games, comics, and movies starring Lara. His collection is so large it’s split between his family home and his flat in Madrid. He’s even opened a website dedicated to collecting (http://www.tombraidercollection.com/).

"I became a fan of Tomb Raider in 1996 when I was a child, at 9 years old, when I discovered the first images of Lara Croft in a Spanish magazine," says Rodrigo. "I will never forget it. It came with a few sketches by the British video game artist Toby Gard, the creator of Lara Croft. I have spent 18 years collecting memorabilia from the Tomb Raider saga. I started buying items of Lara Croft because I liked them, not for collecting them, but there comes a day when you have so many that you have become a collector."

Rorigo’s favorite items include a sketch from Toby Gard, his life-sized Lara statues, and the original promotional costume worn by Rhona Mitra, the model for Tomb Raider II.*

As a surprise, we’re adding two more items to Rodrigo’s Tomb Raider collection - a Sister of Artemis notebook made for internal studio staff only, and original storyboard sketches from Tomb Raider: Anniversary, showing Lara meeting Natla for the first time.*

Congratulations Rodri! You can check out other gaming related records here (http://www.amazon.com/Guinness-World-Records-Gamers-Edition/dp/1908843667/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1414606342&sr=8-3&keywords=guiness+book+of+world+records+2015).*

Lara_Fan_84
6th Nov 2014, 23:52
This guy must be rich. I went to the website and you see some of the things in his collection such as the life-sized statues and some of the rare or hard to find figures and my reaction is :worship::eek:

I'm also a little envious as I've always wanted a room dedicated to my action figures or a certain theme (not necessarily Tomb Raider).

Then, on a different note I think how much it would suck for this guy if he got robbed. :naughty:

WinterSoldierLTE
6th Nov 2014, 23:59
I think we all want it. Yeah, I'd love to know how much $ he's spent amassing it. Props, dude. Props.

Lara_Fan_84
7th Nov 2014, 00:17
This guy must be rich, he probably has every figure ever made plus the life sized statues. I realize his collection was probably accumulated over a period of time but still.

Congrats to him but I'm a little jealous.

Driber
7th Nov 2014, 17:42
Now that's one massive collection!

motoleo
7th Nov 2014, 18:23
lol he even has an Amanda doll

AdeleDazeem
7th Nov 2014, 19:08
Ah, hailz! That is amazing!