« on: August 6, 2004, 09:15 AM »
This is definitely a great topic indeed.
About four years ago or so I had sold all of my childhood toys except my Star Wars and LEGO. On eBay I had sold my entire Gobot, Transformer and GI Joe collections... thinking it would bring in some extra money so that I could go full steam with my Star Wars collecting habit. To the day, I totally regret selling that stuff.
Now that I have a big house with a huge basement displaying my Star Wars collection, I sit back and sometimes think to myself, "Damn Rhoads, you sure went a little overboard, didn't you?" When my best friend, who also collects Star Wars and has always been impressed with my collection, said one day to me, "Dude, you seriously need some help because you have WAY too much stuff!" I was shocked when he said that to me, but he (and myself) have never seen my ENTIRE collection displayed before. It really is sick. Everyeone that has seen my basement has said there's something wrong with me, that I have a collecting disease.
That made me think that perhaps I should sell off some of my Star Wars collection, at least the stuff that doesn't really interested me anymore. I look at the OTC packaging (which is the shizzle), then I look at the Saga blue carded packaging, and I think of how nuts I was to buy some of those figures (Lott Dodd, every single Yoda, Anakin & Jango Fett that was made). I also think of how crappy those Saga cards look compared to the OTC line, like Hasbro didn't think out that Saga card design all that much. Luckily they spent a lot of time thinking about the OTC packaging.
So, I'm not sure what I intend on doing, but if I ever decide to dump some of this stuff you'll see it in the Classifieds here.