As a gamer, I easily get caught in the hype of an upcoming game under my favorite genres. The first-ever game I bought from Amazon after discovering the wonders of the credit card was Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Special Edition. I thought back then that it was special because of the steel casing, the free prologue comic book and DLC codes included in it. When they announced Ultimate MvC3 months later, down went the specialness of the game I bought.
Then more pre-orders followed: Tekken Hybrid, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Soul Calibur V, Street Fighter x Tekken Special Edition, Hyperdimension Neptunia MkII and Victory, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and Tekken Tag Tournament. I pre-ordered them because of their collector's value, if not for the free DLCs bundled with them.
When I'm starting to feel that I've spent too much, I'll see another item that will make me say, "I want that!" It's because of this impulsive buying that I inadvertently started collecting things, particularly stuff related to gaming, anime, wrestling and comics. While collecting is a good hobby, I admit that it's taxing, not to mention costly.
And so began my life as a collector; not a full-fledged collector, but a collector, regardless.
I would've said "Oh, and a gamer, too", but I've already established that fact about me.