I just grew up on comic book characters via TV, really. I was literally forced into sports all my life, so i had little time for anything else.
But, I watched Spidey on The Electric Company religiously, The Incredible Hulk TV show, Super Powers, Superfriends, etc. I had a Hawkman Super Power fig as a bath toy, lol.
Anywho, fast forward to the 90's. I watched the X Men cartoon like it as going out of style. If they ever get that on DVD, it's mine. Not the last 2 seasons where it went crappy and hardly anyone picked it up, I'm talking early 90's debut.
It's just kind of fun to get figures of your old school fav. characters, and have them done in todays specs, i.e. mad articulation, likeness, etc.
Next wave, I'll just be gettin' Gambit and possibly Beast. I'm moreso anticipating the Blade 2 fig to go w/ my 12" Blade which I absolutely adore.