What are my immediate
collecting goals? Aside from finding 2003 product at retail?
I managed to collect almost
one of everything during the vintage years. My goal when that line stopped was to go back and get the two or three figures that still elude me. (Blue Snaggletooth, Yak Face, and a dianoga from the Death Star playset.)
Then came the modern era and I stuck to the "one of everything" loose collection formula. Little did I know how ambitious that would be. I never thought we'd be offered truly obscure figures like BoShek or ridiculously scene-specific figures like Emperor's Wrath Vader. I was used to having ONE Chewie and ONE Vader over THREE films, not a seemingly endless variety of resculpts and repaints.
So now I'm into monkets.
Almost any anthropomorphized ape will fit into my monket collection. For example, space monket Pericles
from Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes
or the monket in a business suit
from Playmates The Simpsons
"Deep Space Homer" set. I might even pick up the stone monket from Tomb Raider since it's on clearance.
Another sub-collection is the random cantina patron cameo
. I would LOVE to see the MTV Movie Awards lampoon the cantina scene someday, but while I wait, I'll do it myself. Lately Homer and Barney from that "Deep Space Homer" set have been sighted bellying up to the bar, and if you watch the back room, you'll see Stitch skittering about, blaster drawn read to rumble. A couple of Kenner's Aliens
figures might start trouble, too.