Not necessarily "Black Series" per se, but thought this was the most relevant place to post this. With a sort of slow time this year and last, have you given any thought to what your collecting might look like once Episode VII hits theaters (and beyond)? It looks like, if Disney's plans hold, that we'll be having yearly Star Wars movies - and likely yearly toy lines as well. Will you collect it, pick and choose, wait and see?
Our family has been going through a whole house condensing/cleanout this summer - and I've been spending a lot of time on the office (which is also the collection room) and also going through storage tubs. What I've realized is - news flash - I have a lot of crap
. The display areas in our office are already pretty full (primarily Star Wars and Marvel stuff, with some Joes, LEGO, LOTR, Indy, MOTU, and DC), not to mention all the tubs just sitting in our garage, full of toys. It makes me realize, not only do I need to sell off/donate some of this stuff, but I really need to re-assess as we look forward to this onslaught of new movies and merchandise.
Star Wars has always been my primary collecting focus, and hitting the toy aisles and visiting forums like this is what led me to collecting other lines as well. I know, barring a huge change to the scale/look of the line, I'll be on board for the toys for these new movies - particularly the "main trilogy" - at least to some extent. Knowing that, I know that I need to cut back in other areas. Some collections (Joes, LOTR, DC, MOTU, Indy) are pretty much complete, I just like having them displayed. Marvel is something I've really gotten into though, and the movies there don't show any signs of slowing down either. I've gotten much more selective in what I buy, skipping a lot of figures in the SW line over the past couple of years simply because they didn't excite me, and I'll continue that.
Anyways, back on the original topic - do you plan to collect the stuff from these new movies, or are you taking a wait and see approach? I know I'll at least buy some things, but I will take a wait and see to know what the spinoffs and of that are all about. Plus, I need to figure out a place for this stuff to go before I buy anything. I'm at capacity now, and not someone who likes to collect just to put in storage, so I've got some decisions to make in the next year plus.