Remember the start of 2018? So many resolutions – we were going to start eating right, working out, cataloging our whole collections… A few of these have gone out the window, but adding stuff to the database is infinitely easier than eating salad and donning trainers.
So now that we’re officially past the mid-point of 2018, we’re curious to see how the Gearogs, Comicogs, Posterogs, Bookogs and Filmogs databases have grown since the start of the year, and which items are the most collected and wanted among these communities. Check out the proportion of growth of each below. Gearogs has slowed down a bit having only increased by 10% so far this year, but Posterogs is booming at 99% growth since the start of the year (granted, it only launched in September ’17, but we’ll call it a victory).
Hey, you know what else is cool? It’s still free to sell your stuff on Gearogs, Comicogs, Bookogs, Filmogs and Posterogs! So if you have any of these ‘most wanted’ items, list them in the marketplace, make a quick buck, and pay no fees.
You have the power to influence this data. Start contributing to the biggest community-built databases for collectors.
Gearogs closed in on 15,000 unique items of music gear in the first half of the year and is working its way up to 16,000. Speakers reign supreme as the most contributed item, with over 1000 item lead over its nearest competitor, the synth. Effects fans have been working hard on their contributions, effects have just overtaken turntables as the third most contributed item of gear. If you’ve got a turntable that isn’t in the database yet, please add it. It’s tough to see that which once dominated the database trail in at fourth place.
If you want to know what dedication is, ask the top contributor on Gearogs who has submitted more than a third of the items in the database. We salute you.
Most Collected Gear on Gearogs
- Technics SL-1210MK2 Turntable
- Technics SL-1200MK2 – Turntable
- Roland TR-8 – Drum Machine
- Korg Volca Beats – Drum Machine, Sequencer
- Korg Volca Bass – Synthesizer, Sequencer
- Roland Juno-106 – Synthesizer
- Korg Volca Keys – Synthesizer, Sequencer
- Korg MicroKORG – Synthesizer, Sequencer, Effect
- Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB – Turntable
- Roland SH-101 – Synthesizer
Most Wanted Gear on Gearogs
- Roland TR-909 – Drum Machine, Sequencer
- Roland TR-808 – Drum Machine
- Technics SL-1200MK2 – Turntable
- Roland SH-101 – Synthesizer
- Roland TB-303 Bass Line – Synthesizer
- Make Noise 0-Coast – Synthesizer
- Roland TR-707 – Drum Machine
- Technics SL-1210MK2 – Turntable
- Elektron Analog Rytm – Drum Machine
- Roland Juno-106 – Synthesizer
June saw the introduction of ‘Works‘ pages to Bookogs, which much like the Master page on Discogs, groups together all individual editions of a particular literary work. In the month or so since this feature has been live, almost 4,000 Works have been added to the database by some busy contributors, bringing more structure and organisation to the data.
While music and fiction have always been neck and neck as the most contributed genre in the database, music has finally nudged its way clear ahead at 5973, with a lead of over 200 books (fiction fans, you could still turn this around). This is also reflected in the most collected and most wanted books; 8 out of 10 of the most collected are music books or magazines, and all of the most wanted books on Bookogs are music focused. You guys really have a type.
The database caters for books of all kinds, as well as magazines, but paperback books are the heavyweight here, making up almost a third of the database. Danish has picked up the title of most obscure language in the database with 620 titles in Danish. It’s not far behind the previous most obscure language title holder, Finnish, which now has 623.
Most Collected Books (and Magazines) on Bookogs
- Margen #8 – Magazine (1996)
- The Beatles Anthology (2000)
- American Hardcore: A Tribal History – Steven Blush (2001)
- England’s Dreaming: Sex Pistols And Punk Rock – Jon Savage (1991)
- RE/Search #14: Incredibly Strange Music, Volume I – V. Vale, Andrea Juno (1993)
- 45 Revolutions, Volume 1: UK/Ireland – Mario Panciera (2007)
- The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band – Nikki Sixx, Neil Strauss, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars (2002)
- Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes From The American Indie Underground 1981-1991 – Michael Azerrad (2002)
- House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski (2000)
- Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace (1996)
Most Wanted Books on Bookogs:
- Get In The Van: On The Road With Black Flag – Henry Rollins (1994)
- A Coil Magazine (Open the Bloodgate) – John Balance, Peter Christopherson, Stephen E. Thrower (1987)
- Krautrocksampler: One Head’s Guide To The Great Kosmische Musik – 1968 Onwards – Julian Cope (1996)
- Wreckers Of Civilisation: The Story Of COUM Transmissions & Throbbing Gristle – Simon Ford (1999)
- Lindo Sonho Delirante: 100 psychedelic records from Brazil (1968-1975) – Bento Araujo (2016)
- The Rap Records – Freddy Fresh (2008)
- Felt – Lawrence (2012)
- Maximum Rocknroll #1 – Tim Yohannan (1982)
- RE/Search #6/7: Industrial Culture Handbook – V. Vale (1983)
- My Rules Photozine – Glen E. Friedman (1982)
Filmogs is the second biggest database with over 25,000 film releases cataloged. As with Bookogs, music is a popular genre on Filmogs, with music videos, concert films, and music biopics being heavily contributed genres. DVD is still by far and away the most contributed format, making up around 70% of the database. We’d love to see VHS, LaserDisc, and even UMD pick up a bigger share of the database – if you’re a collector of any of these formats, we need you.
There are a few similarities between the most collected and most wanted lists on Filmogs, with Kurosawa and David Lynch films appearing on both. Wes Anderson films make a pretty strong showing on the most wanted list, with The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou making its way to #3 and The Royal Tenenbaums at #9.
Most Collected Films on Filmogs:
Most Wanted Films on Filmogs:
The Comicogs database is now 25,000+ comics strong. The proportion of superhero comics is up from 20% to 30%, and where Marvel and DC were once in close competition for the most catalogued publisher, Marvel is now the clear winner with almost a third more comics catalogued than DC. That said, Marvel doesn’t even crack the top 10 most collected items list. Image Comics really dominates both the most collected and most wanted lists with the Saga comics. If you’re not familiar with this acclaimed series, it’s a monthly space opera/fantasy that’s been going strong since 2012, and has been described as “Star Wars meets Game Of Thrones“.
Topping the most wanted list is The Incredible Hulk #181 with the first full appearance of Wolverine, which – in good condition – regularly goes for several thousands of dollars on the second-hand market. Second to that on the most wanted list is Amazing Fantasy #15, featuring Spider-man’s debut appearance. Near mint copies are notoriously collectible – a CGC (Certified Guarantee Company, a comic book grading service) NM- 9.2 sold last year for $460,000. If you’re less picky about condition, it’s possible to get your hands on a copy for a lot less.
Most Collected Comics on Comicogs
- Batman: The Killing Joke – DC Comics (1988)
- Saga, Vol. 1 TP #1-6 – Image Comics (2012)
- Saga, Vol. 3 TP #13-18 – Image Comics (2013)
- Saga, Vol. 2 #7-12 – Image Comics (2014)
- Saga, Vol. 4 TP #19-24 – Image Comics (2014)
- Paper Girls, Vol. 1 #1 – Image Comics (2015)
- The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye Vol. 1 – Image Comics (2004)
- Saga, Vol. 5 TP #25-30 – Image Comics (2015)
- Hellboy Vol 1: Seed Of Destruction – Dark Horse Books (2003)
- Batman Vol 3 #1: “I Am Gotham, Part One” – DC Comics (2016)
Most Wanted Comics on Comicogs
- The Incredible Hulk: And now… the Wolverine! Vol. 1 #181 – Marvel Comics Group (1974)
- Amazing Fantasy Vol. 1 #15 – Atlas Magazines (1962)
- Saga #5A – Image Comics (2012)
- Saga #2C – Image Comics (2012)
- Saga #1C – Image Comics (2012)
- Saga #6B – Image Comics (2012)
- Saga #2A – Image Comics (2012)
- Saga #4B – Image Comics (2012)
- The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #6 – Marvel (1963)
- Saga #1D – Image Comics (2012)
Posterogs growth is still going especially strong, with database numbers once again doubling in the space of a few months. If you’re a War On Drugs or Queens Of The Stone Age fan on the lookout for posters, be sure to check out Posterogs as these are two of the most contributed bands, and the artwork is killer. And of course, as evidenced in the most collected and most wanted lists below, Daft Punk is very popular in the Posterogs community!
Most Collected Posters on Posterogs
- Daft Punk Alive 2007 (Encore) Live album promo poster
- Cocteau Twins – Royal Festival Hall Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drop – 1984 concert promo, featuring cover of the Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drop EP
- Daft Punk Tron Legacy – Film soundtrack promo
- Daft Punk: Split Helmet Poster – Random Access Memories album promo
- Pulse! Daft Punk – Tower Records Music Monthly Poster
- 「ALIVE -ピラミッド大作戦-」 – Japanese album promo poster
- V23 15 Poster Set – XAD23 – A2 promo poster set, including poster for Pixies, The Breeders, Ultra Vivid Scene, and more
- Cocteau Twins – Capitol Promotion Heaven Or Las Vegas – Album promo
- Star Wars – promotional material issued inside Star Wars soundtrack LP
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea – limited run screenprint based on the film
Most Wanted Posters on Posterogs
- Cocteau Twins – Love’s Easy Tears – 1986 single promo poster
- Acid Mothers Temple – 2013 North American Tour – Limited run tour poster
- Oasis (What’s The Story…) – 1995 album promo poster
- Back to the Future By James Flames – Screenprinted film poster
- 13th Floor Elevators – 1966 gig poster
- Frankenstein – Screenprinted film poster
- Daft Punk “Daftendirektour DAFT PUNK Live” – 1997 tour poster
- Christian Death – European Tour 84 – Tour poster
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea – Screenprinted film poster
- Daft Punk Proudly Presents, Homework 1997 – Album promo