Not sure if this is exactly the right place to put this, but I figured that outside of basic figures/ships, etc., everything else Star Wars is technically an "other collectible", so I posted it here. While figuring up my spending totals for the "collector's challenge" thread, it really surprised me how high it was. Although some of it is due to dabbling in other non-SW lines, the majority of it is from a galaxy far, far away. That, and the fact that I don't even collect many of the lines I'd like to made me realize how very much there is out there for the Star Wars collector to pick up. It is overwhelming at times if you think about it, and I don't know how many people do it. The basic figure line alone is enough to keep up on sometimes. Anyways, just thinking about things that I have at least considered picking up at some point...there are a lot of lines represented:
Basic Figure Line - including ships, beasts, vehicles, "specialty" figures such as ultra/VOTC, etc.
12" Figure Line - not something I collect, but many do, although it has been a slow year in this area
Unleashed Line - I stick to OT only, and its a good thing I do
Galactic Heroes - A nice little line that I enjoy. Not too pricey, and doesn't take up much room.
Kubricks - Really cool line, and actually just got my first last week. Not sure if I'll be able to continue on, but I'd like to.
WOTC/Miniatures - Neat line, but another I'm having to stay away from.
Gentle Giant Mini-Busts - Really great product, too pricey for me to get too far into it. Might pick up Han/Chewie busts if I have the funds (if/when they come out)
Gentle Giant Bust-Ups - More affordable, and thus, more tempting to me. We'll see what the budget looks like when the time comes.
"Buddies" - Don't have any, tempted to get some at one time though, at least the Chewie.
Glasses (past and present) - I have always liked the vintage glasses, still working on getting the rest. The current releases are nice too, but they could drop the figure (and the price) and it would be fine with me.
Posters - Lots of different posters out there, some really neat ones.
Comics - Tempted by this area sometimes, growing up a comic book kiddo.
Other Books - I have a couple visual guides, and there are so many other Star Wars books out there.
Games - Have a few video games, Trivial Pursuit (which honestly, we never play), and thinking about getting the Monopoly that is currently out (we don't have monopoly in our house, figured just as well get this version).
I know there are other areas that I'm not thinking of right now, but the bottom line is, it is just overwhelming (at least to me) sometimes all the stuff that is out there to pick up. I'm happy with what I collect, but there are other lines that would be nice to get into as well. Bottom line is...there's just a lot of STUFF out there in Star Wars land!