Well, after seeing the offerings at Comic-Con for the rest of this year - and a peek at 2007 - its time to again take a look at what I'm going to be collecting. There were some higher end lines that I really wanted to get into further (Sideshow 12", MiniBusts, Kubricks), but with what is on the way from other lines, I just don't think I can afford it.Star Wars
Basic Figures - I'm likely in it til the end with these, and there's some neat stuff on the way. Vehicles/beasts/etc. on a case by case basis, leaning more towards OT ships I don't already have.
Unleashed (7") - There's been rumors of more, but at this point it just sounds like repacks. If new figures start up again, I'm in - again probably just OT to keep it more limited.
Galactic Heroes - This looks like it will be continuing, and I'll continue to pick up any new OT packs. We'll see about PT, maybe a few ROTS ones depending on what it is.Marvel
Legends/Classics/Origins - Between ToyBiz and getting a peek at Hasbro's offerings, this line seems to be continuing on in a good fashion. I'll continue to pick and choose from the Legends, pick up any Spidey villains/supporting characters they produce - as well as a couple of the different costumed Spideys and movie figures. I might be tempted by that "Superhero Squadron" line, a GH-styled Marvel line.DC
DC Superheroes - The stuff shown at ComicCon looked pretty spiffy, and I plan to continue on with many of these. Since they are focused on two of my DC favorites, Superman and Batman, much of it sounds pretty good to me. I'd really like to see this license expanded to the entire DCU though, then I'd be in for more most likely. I have bought much of the JLU line, but I'm debating if I'm going to continue. Quite a character selection though.Other Lines that Are Tempting
Sideshow 12" - That Jabba set up looks amazing, and I wish I could afford it. I've thought about just going the OT route with these, but I'm not sure if I can afford to. Lots of stuff coming from Hasbro this and next year in both the Star Wars and Marvel areas, and that might eat up a lot of collecting budget. Plus, I'd always feel incomplete without Jabba, and there's no way I could ever talk the Mrs. into that one
Mini Busts - Have Han, preordered Chewie - wouldn't mind getting some more OT ones. I might preorder the Jedi Luke when it comes up, and we'll see beyond that what I can afford. Wish I could have grabbed the Yoda and Vader when they were cheap on Amazon.
Master Replicas - I'm still determined to get a Luke FX Saber, and if they ever make FX Blasters, I'd definitely go for Han's blaster. Really nice product, just not in the budget very easily.
Kubricks - Just too far behind at this point, maybe a couple here and there.
Aside from a few miscellaneous things (Hallmark ornaments), it looks like I'm basically sticking to Hasbro's offerings (Star Wars and Marvel) with a little bit of DC as well. I'd really like to collect the Sideshow line, but I really think I'd have to drop everything else to do that. I don't have quite the expendable income to support it all otherwise. I'll have to stick with the smaller, cheaper stuff I guess
. Anyone else reconsidering things looking towards the future?