Over the past 1 1/2 years I've been collected Saga, POTJ, TPM, and POTF. I've built up a collection of close to 200 figures, including stuff like Sacul, and the Imperial Shuttle.
I do enjoy collecting them but I still need hundreds of figures, vehicles, and Star Cases to put them in. Not to mention the dozens of new figures made monthly. And if that's not daunting enough I'm in Canada and going to retail store to buy stuff will never happen due to biilingual cardbacks. And to top it off I have absoloutly no more room in the closets I'm using. It sucks being a completist.
So my thought was collect vintage instead. That way I'll only have to buy what's been made, it will only take up a certain amount of room, and I won't have to worry about any exclusives, HTF figures, and hundreds of Star Cases.
But I know when Episode 3 roles around and the hype hits me, I'm going to want to collect the new stuff again, therefore defeating the purpose of selling my collection now.
Vintage seems like a tough racket with yellow bubbles, AFA, reseals, touch ups, and hard to find mint condition figures for a resonable price.
I had one vintage figure that I traded a while ago, it was just a ROTJ Klaatu, but I had more joy looking at that figure then I ever did any new item. I could sit there for 10 minutes just staring at the 77 figures on the back. It was so nostalgic.
So it all comes down to this. Do I sell or trade all my new stuff and switch to vintage, or keep on plugging away at getting the 300 POTF2-Saga figures, the 100 or so vehicles, and 300 Star Cases to house them in. Or do I stop now, collect vintage, and appreciate a smaller yet more displayable, more attainable, more satisfying, yet harder to find in good condition with a good price, and authentic.
I guess I kind of answered my own question afterall. Ijust don't want to make a rash move. So please fellow collectors any advice would be great now. Or maybe you've been down a similar road before and would like to share your story. I'm all ears.