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Well, I got bored of collecting toys, models and things. So what's next on the list, well animation cels of course. Though they do get pricey, I like being able to have a piece of what made an actual cartoon I liked that is original and no one else will have. :D

So here's a thread to post your cel collections. Macross, Gundam, Mospeada, etc.

And here's a few of what I have so far. :p

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wow... great idea... we should have one of just macross cels.

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Some more Macross cels.

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I have 5 cels total. Three of them are from Gunbuster. Follow this link http://www.toponeraegunbuster.com/Gunbuster-Cels.html to see them. I also have a cel From Macross (Zentraedi male power armor kicking a VF-1A Valkyrie in the midsection from one of the later episodes) and one from Black Magic M-66 (Nice shot of Sybil in the elevator with the M-66), but they have been stored safely away for some years now as I have not framed them. As for the Gunbuster cels, if anyone out there knows of where to get more of them, let me know.

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And, not sure if this counts as a "cel", but its a limited edition Kiki portrait from the Studio Ghibli Museum:

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My scans at rubberslug:

http://marmalade.rubberslug.com

The best ones are probably the Nabiki and the Goldenboy cel. I have one of the Arcadia from Captain Harlock, a couple of good condition cels from Marmalade Boy, and a cel from Mospeada.

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OTAKON WAS FRIGGIN' GOOD TO ME THIS YEAR!!

Look at what I found! I have been looking for a Jung Freud cel for ages and this one pops up. There was another running about $900, but the one I got was valued at $450 and reduced 50% off. There wer others, but they were way out of my wallet's range, even with the plastic I carry.

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I have an Iria cell from Zeiram the Animation that I bought for like 5bucks at a small con back in 1996. It's been framed up in my room ever since I got it and in really excellent condition. Pic up soon. B))

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I have a couple of cels from the second series of Magical Princess Minky Momo with backgrounds and one from Iczer 3 without background but generally I spend so much on model kits and DVDs that I don't have much cash left for other things like cels.

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I have 0 cels. At AX they had alot of nice Macross DYRL cels , Macross II, Macross Plus Cels, and more macross cels in folders!!They are pricey but damn they are rare and I doubt I'd see any marcoss cels ever. They had a nice YF-19 and YF-21 Cel it looks pretty damm cool. The most valued cel I saw was at the Macross panel and it was the SDF-1 from DRYL, its not a inmovie cel but its the design of the ship in color with transformations and etc, It was going for a mere 5 gram or 10 gram I wasnt sure but they said it wasnt for sale and I'd be nuts to buy it even if I had the money.They had another cel but if anyone that was thier from this forum they had the originial sketch of the ship the first ever skethc of the SDF-1 I didnt think it had a price tag and I presume its priceless any macross fan would die over this.Sorry if Iam going off topic a little but I just cant help it argh, when someone asked while vieing the models, cels, posters which are never going to be for sale which I dont doubt, someone asked how did they get all this they answered something like "Alot alot of hard work" cause they borrowed this stuff and noone can touch it :( ok back to topic sorry bout getting carried away I still have no cels <_< poor little me :(

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I have a cel of one of the villains from Bakuretsu Hunters (I didn't watch far enough to know who he was, I got it cheap at Mandarake Torrance), a cel of Toria from Orguss 02, Fuma from X the movie, and a repro Project A-ko cel.

My recent acquisitions from my trip to Japan with my wife on honeymoon are: a cel of Wendy from the Psychic Force anime (never watched it, I just like the game), and a cell of child-form Hinako from the Ranma 1/2 OVA. The others are at my parents' back in the US. :p

edit: spelling and links to cel pics

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Well, I got bored of collecting toys, models and things. So what's next on the list, well animation cels of course. Though they do get pricey, I like being able to have a piece of what made an actual  cartoon I liked that is original and no one else will have.  :D

So here's a thread to post your cel collections. Macross, Gundam, Mospeada, etc.

And here's a few of what I have so far.  :p

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wow!! those are dope!! How much you pay for those?

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well here's my small collection. I just started this year.. so I'll have more hopefully by next year. :D:p:lol:

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Well I got a stack of production sketches and cels with matching painted backgrounds etc an inch thick from an exchange student whose relative worked on an anime back, hmm, 7 years ago.

i finally found out it was for that Cartoon Network show, "Case Closed." i guess i should sell the whole stack while the iron is still relatively hot. some of these are quite nice.

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Well, I got bored of collecting toys, models and things. So what's next on the list, well animation cels of course. Though they do get pricey, I like being able to have a piece of what made an actual  cartoon I liked that is original and no one else will have.  :D

So here's a thread to post your cel collections. Macross, Gundam, Mospeada, etc.

And here's a few of what I have so far.  :p

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wow!! those are dope!! How much you pay for those?

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Well, just for the Macross cels, the cels from the t.v. show I've paid anywhere from $100 to $130 for them. For the DRYL stuff, from $100 to $215.

More stuff!

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Well, I got bored of collecting toys, models and things. So what's next on the list, well animation cels of course. Though they do get pricey, I like being able to have a piece of what made an actual  cartoon I liked that is original and no one else will have.  :D

So here's a thread to post your cel collections. Macross, Gundam, Mospeada, etc.

And here's a few of what I have so far.  :p

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wow!! those are dope!! How much you pay for those?

:blink::huh:

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Well, just for the Macross cels, the cels from the t.v. show I've paid anywhere from $100 to $130 for them. For the DRYL stuff, from $100 to $215.

More stuff!

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so you collect the american cells too huh? Eh. I don't like them much. I only like the japanese cells. :D:p:lol:

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nobody else has macross cells or any other cells to show? :huh:

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Damn Noriko!  That's one helluva a find.  I'd have charged upwards of $900 for a cell like that.

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As I said, OTAKON was good to me. I really never expected to find any Gunbuster cels there. I just asked. There were others, but none of them were full frame face shots like the one I posted. I did see a large cel of the Gunbuster itself, but it was like $1500. I'm still trying to find one of Kazumi. Once I get a decent one of her, my cel collecting days are done as far as this series go. Gunbuster cels are way too expensive. I would like to get some of the mecha, particularly an RX-7 Noriko or Amano version. I found a Jung version, and I may get that one.

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wow, I don't think I'll ever pay over a 100 bucks for a cell. Maybe if it's a cell that I really wanted, but max I'd probably pay would be 200 bucks. :D:p:lol:

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Think about it this way.... Models, Toys, Books; they are all mass produced items.

There are THOUSANDS of VE-1 Ostrich toys out there.

How many Gunbuster cells are there?

30 minutes per Ep, say 10 frames a second. That's 108,000 cels total. Out of those 100k, say only 5% are interesting. That's a mere 5000 cels..... and EACH ONE IS UNIQUE!

Guys, lets face it-- most of us are ANIME fans. Thats ANIMATION. Don't lose sight of that. Cels are a 1-of-a-kind, real piece of the most defining aspect of this crazy Japanese stuff we all love.

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I'm a cheap cell fan.

I won't go out of my way to get those expensive cels, even if they're my favorite characters or favorite scenes. I'll (probably) never pay more than $40 for a cel. I'm not a serious cel collector, I just get the stuff I like that looks nice enough to me, or stuff I can get a deal on.

I buried my face in my hands when Mandarake Torrance dissappeared, to leap with joy when I found they only moved, only to again bury my face in my hands when I found out that they went out of business and shut-down the store they had moved to. I loved their cel bargain bin. :D

Heh, I bored the hell out of my wife when we were at the Mandarake shops that had cel bargain bins. I took like half an hour per shop just rooting through box after box of cheap cels. Among the series I saw cels from were: Master of Mosquiton TV series, Super Atragon (oh yeah I could find cels, but not the damned soundtrack <_< ), Galaxy Angel, Ranma 1/2 OVA with Hinako, Ranma 1/2 TV series, some ancient lesbian hentai anime, a couple cels from some tentacle anime, a bunch of ancient kids stuff, City Hunter cels, some mecha animes (maybe gundam stuff, I don't watch gundam so I wouldn't recognize one), and I think some transformers stuff.

Oh wait, I also found a bunch of Macross 7 cels in a small shop in the shopping complex that Mandarake Nakano is. They had a really nice cel of Minmay from DYRL, but it costed something like $500+. The rest of the cels were crap cels of Basara's VF-19, or of Basara with his big trap open. There were a couple of M7 Miria as mayor, but they looked like butt.

For the nicer cels at Mandarake shops, I saw stuff from X the movie, some cels from Escaflowne the movie, Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust, Tenchi Muyo stuff, Digi Charat, and I think a couple of really expensive Macross cels.

Great find Noriko! That's a beautiful cel! :)

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I've been collecting cels for quite a while, glad to see other folks here share the same vice! Here are a few of my favorites. I apologize for the awful pictures, I don't want to take the cels out of their sleeves, the sun isn't out, and lastly, I barely know how to use this camera ^^;

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sweet! How much did you pay for minmay doll cell? :blink::D:p:lol:

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Once I get all moved into my new apt...I'll have to get some pics of my cels...here are a few pics of cels that I do have on my computer at the moment.

Macross 7

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-RF

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nice!! I like that gaogaigar one! how much was both? :huh:

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nice!! I like that gaogaigar one! how much was both? :huh:

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The top one I got a few years ago, so I don't remember how much I paid.

The second one was more recent (like a few weeks ago) and I think it was around $37 including shipping.

I generally don't pay that much for cels...in fact the only time I've spent more than $50 was on a Star Trek USS Enterprise w/ background for my buddy's birthday. That one cost me around $75 or so.

-RF

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My other cels...

LioConvoy (Beast Wars Second)

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Big Convoy (Beast Wars Neo)

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Cybertrons from Beast Wars Second

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Destrons from Beast Wars Second

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Big Horn (Beast Wars Second)

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Break (Beast Wars Neo)

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IronMan...

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Master Gundam from G Gundam

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-RF

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Good stuff, everyone. All of my attempts to start cell collecting have been met with Ebay outbid notices. At least I have one in my sig ;)

baronv, I noticed that the first cell in your first post is one that's [benignly] bugged me forever - Hikaru's seat gets raised from behind the tailfins/backpack of the 1D. Neat score :)

Please post more, folks.

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haha, up until this moment, I'd never even considered collecting cels.. I hope this doesn't become another nasty habit.. although, I do have no more room on my shelves.. :huh:

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haha, up until this moment, I'd never even considered collecting cels.. I hope this doesn't become another nasty habit.. although, I do have no more room on my shelves..  :huh:

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Sound like it's time to clutter up the walls then.

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Baronv, that Voltron cel.... IS NUTS!

That's a real piece of anime history you have there.

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I know, that Voltron cel was da shiznit when I saw it was for sale. I immediately jumped on it seeing as how the VF-1S skull leader, a voltron robot form cel and an Optimus Prime cel were the top three I wanted from the get-go. And you never see a Voltron cel on sale anymore with a full body shot, only thing I wish was showing was his sword. So far I got two VF-1S, but I don't think I'll ever be able to swing over $500 for a nice t.v. or movie series Optimus cel. So I've settled on a nice shot of Lio-Convoy from Beast Wars 2 that I have, at least the face on that guy looks like G1.

I also agree on the earlier post that I find cels more fun to have than toys anymore. How many people have a toy valk or something like that compared to the actual art show on screen? Especially for a 20 yr. old series?

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