« on: September 19, 2012, 10:03 PM »
I hate TPM for the most part, especially these days, but I was kinda happy to add GOOD TPM figures to my collection this year. *shrugs*
I pretty much hate TPM too, but I know that when TPM came out in 1999, I waited outside TRU for midnight madness trying to gobble up anything and everything with red & black, and this was before I even saw the movie! I later realized how ridiculous that was. And of course, as time goes by, our collecting habits mature and evolve and we gain a better sense of focus. It's at that point where we realize we can pass on certain items and it's okay. Some people never reach that point (or want to).
But hey, this year's vintage TPM assortment wasn't too shabby. All of the figures were done well, IMO. I know I picked up Darth Maul and Sidious. The problem was with the way Hasbro shipped the same assortment over and over as if every collector was nuts about TPM, and they clearly weren't.
On another note, I know I like to pick up the occasional Exploited Universe figure if it looks cool/unique, especially the Sith Lord figures. However, I use my own discretion. I think that's the key to collecting: being selective and exercising discretion, otherwise, our habits grow out of control and lack any sense or direction. I know that if I had to stomach buying another Clone Trooper again and again for the sake of having a "complete" collection or a figure of Jar Jar, well, where's that cat 'o nine tails?