I was wondering how many of you are essentially collecting 12" Star Wars figures for the first time with the Sideshow line? I personally never really collected or was overly interested in the Hasbro 12" line, although I do have a handful. I received a couple as gifts, and bought a couple of other ones just because I thought they looked cool. I couldn't afford much beyond the 3 3/4" figures when I first started collecting, so that might have had something to do with it too, but I just never got into the 12" figures too much.
Then, with the Sideshow announcement, I see how amazing their work is and found myself interested. Maybe part of it was the hype of everyone's comments on the forums as well, but for a while I considered collecting them all from the start - especially after getting in late on so many other lines. Then, I thought just the OT ones. Then I realized that I just couldn't afford it and I'm currently trying to decide what to do from here. It might just be one here or there, or none at all, we'll see. Definitely in for Han, Chewie (if/when he gets made), and maybe a couple others (if we ever see a Hammerhead). Anyways, is anyone else basically a first time 12" collector with the Sideshow line? Is it just the overall quality that has drawn you in, a shift in collecting interests, or both?