New year, new outlook. What's on your collecting agenda for 2013? It sounds like it may be a light year (or at least half year) for Star Wars, so does the budget get spent elsewhere or just saved? For me, I'm trying to cut back a bit more again, although I've been bitten by the LEGO bug.
Star Wars - Whenever the new line comes back, I'm guessing I'll buy some of those. Otherwise, it may be a bit of a light year. The vintage re-releases are nice, but I'm pretty caught up there. Hoping to just save this money for future releases (or just save money in general), or I may try to fill in some more missing figures in my real vintage collection of loose figures.
Marvel - Not sure here. Legends most likely, just a few waves a year and relatively easy to keep up on. On the fence with Universe, I've bought most of them so far (and like the line), but I have a pretty full shelf of these now too and they've made a lot of what I want so far. I'll see what is on the way beyond the announced stuff. I usually buy some of the Marvel movie stuff, but if the Iron Man 3 line looks like some of the leaked pics, probably not. If we see the exclusive Legends stuff for Iron Man, Thor, or Wolverine, I'll likely get some of those. Beyond that, we'll see.
LEGO - This is where things could get dangerous. I started out slow with some smaller stuff, then got the Falcon for Christmas in 2011 and the X-Wing shortly after that. Then, between my daughter and I, we got sets from SW, the Hobbit, LOTR, and TMNT for Christmas, and have had a lot of fun putting them together. I'd like to get some more of the OT sets (like Jabba's Palace and the Rancor pit in particular), and would like to get more of the LOTR stuff too, but its a slippery slope. These could eat up the supposed saved money from lack of SW pretty quickly.
Other than that not much else probably (hopefully). I'll pick up some DC stuff (mostly Batman related), but it isn't much over the course of a year really. I got most of the first round of Hobbit stuff, and will probably continue (or at least get all the dwarves) if/when that continues in the summer. I still have all the stuff from the last Joe movie that I bought packed away, so I'm unlikely to buy anything from the new one. I always look at the higher end SW stuff from afar, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to get any of that either. Depending on what happens with the SW action figure lines, it could be a mainly LEGO year for me possibly. Marvel may be lighter too, we'll see - and the Hobbit stuff is so spread out it doesn't hurt much financially either.