I've been really trying to evaluate what I'm collecting, because I need to (continue to) cut back this year. Between some of the collectibles, and a few comics, its just becoming too expensive. Have any of you changed (or thinking about) what you are collecting this year? Some of it I try to justify, because I'm thinking (maybe part of me hoping) that there won't be as much out there that I'll want to collect next year. Marvel Legends may or may not be ending (or changing), Star Wars may or may not be scaled back, and the JLU figures I collect should be winding down soon. Here's what I collect now, in order of importance:Star Wars
Basic Figure Line (Basic, VTSC, Vehicles, Beasts, etc.) - Not completist, just what I like. Focusing more on OT, but some PT stuff as well (ROTS in particular)
Vintage Star Wars - Ongoing, picking up a few loose figures when I can. Its been awhile now, but I eventually want to get a complete, loose collection.
Unleashed - The large scale. If it is coming back, I'd hope to continue with these. I've focused mainly on OT pieces here too, with a few PT ones.
Galactic Heroes - Ditto for above, focusing mainly on OT - but I've picked up more PT stuff this year as well. These are cheap enough, I think I can continue them.Marvel/DC
Marvel Legends/Classics - This is the biggest "other" line for me. I started off focusing on Spidey and the X-Men, but that has branched out as this line has continued. I'm really debating on what I really
need from all of this year's offerings. Its tough to choose. I thought about scaling back to just Spidey's world, but there are a few others I'd like to pick up. I'd like to finish off some of the "big guns" I'm missing (Daredevil, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor), and maybe a few other X-Men figures (Kitty Pryde, older ones I'm missing - Storm, Phoenix). There are others I want as well, but I should really find a way to scale this back.
DC Superheroes - Sounds like this is just Batman/Superman for the next couple of years, and that's ok (although a Flash - and other JLA - would be great). This is a fairly limited line, with only four waves this year, so it shouldn't be a big problem. Just picking up a couple villains/supporting characters from the Batman waves, and most/all of the Superman ones.
Justice League Unlimited - I started off just wanting my favorites - Superman, Batman, Flash - then branched into the "Big 7", then through three packs starting branching out further. I have quite a bit of what has been released, probably the majority overall, but I'm starting to get into characters I really know nothing about. I'm a fan of the show, so that has made it more tempting, but I think I might have to cut this back or totally off. Maybe just a few more figures (isn't that the mantra?)
Other than that, those are the only "lines" I've been collecting. Of course, my wife considers if I even pick up one of a particular line, I'm "collecting" it. There are always other things that interest me - Kubricks, Minimates, some of the Gentle Giant Busts/Bust Ups, Sideshow's 12" line, Master Replicas - but I can't afford the majority of it. Many of those lines I'd just want a couple of things from, so maybe that would help. Anyways, has anyone else had to re-evaluate their collecting recently? I know I'm trying to focus in what I really want, and have to make some tough choices as to some things to pass on from now on. It is just getting too expensive anymore, and I'm running out of space anyways.