I've been on figure overload lately, as I decided to grab everything I missed this year from different sources. Usually I wait 6 months before buying stuff of Ebay, but I really was just so bored with no new figs, that I had to get something.
I got Ponda Baba, Death Squad Commander, Hoth Rebel Guy, the "Internet Only" wave, and a few others...Kithaba. I haven't even opened most of them but I have to say, the ones that are open are excellent. Hasbro has never made better product.
I'm going to open these slowly, as it will be the fall before new stuff hits.
Funny, I was just going to post when I read yours...
I think a break is greatly needed. If retailers scale back, Hasro takes a bit of a break...it wouldn't be a bad thing. It will purge some product off the secondary markeet, and give folks a chance to catch thier breath over hte last 15 years of product overload. in years past you cold search completed autons and find pages of "red" auctions that didn't sell, ately it seems a lot of stuff is selling. This is good for the hobby in gneral. You can get rid of any extra stuff you have lying around, fill in holes in your collection, basically clean house before the new movies hit in 2 years. Lots of changes rigt now.
I took a few year break where I didn't feel I needed to try and grab everything put out. I never got out of it, just not at the pace I was at. Timing was good. I can now go back and try and hi clearances, shows, etc. take my time and get what I need without the frantic pace I was at for 15+ years. Over the last couple years, I just would by an item here or there when it was a good deal. A few vintage boxes I needed, a book here, a comic there. Just stuff i never gt around to. Was just as fun as the mad grab Idid for all ths years....and I spent a heck of a lot less!
Don't get burnt out, relax takea breather and have fun with it.