Getting to the end of the year, here's how it is looking now:Star Wars
Modern 3 3/4" - Basically caught up, except for Cantina Wave, then it is on the preview/animated stuff, and saving up for the ROTS extravaganza.
Vintage 3 3/4" - Always intend to complete a loose, complete collection, but haven't bought any figures for quite some time. Spending too much collecting money elsewhere...if there is a break between now and the movie, I might try to fill some holes
Unleashed - Been sticking to OT-only with these, but have started to get tempted by a few of the PT ones. Right now, actively looking for the repackaged Vader, and will eventually pick up the Sidious. Then it is waiting for the Stormtrooper and IG-88 to show.
Galactic Heroes - Also, OT only, but tempted occasionally for the PT. Waiting for the Luke/Gam, Jawa/Tusken, Lando/Skiff Guard sets, and haven't seen the Stormie sets yet either. Otherwise, would possibly pick up the AOTC sets.
Hallmark Ornaments - I've always been intersted in these, and I think I might take the plunge and try to pick up some of the past pieces (again, OT only likely). I did get the Yoda (AOTC) ornament from my wife a year or two back, and hopefully the Chewie this year, then I might peruse ebay and pick up one here and there to slowly catch up.Lord of the Rings
There really hasn't been much of this showing up around here anymore, at least nothing new. I intend on picking up the new Aragorn and Frodo (SP), and the Gates of Mordor Sam once it is released. I could be happy with that collection, although I am somewhat tempted to expand it a little bit. Sort of trying to decide between this line and.....Marvel Legends
I have a handful of Legends figures, consisting of Spider-Man and X-Men characters, but haven't bought anything new for quite some time. I'm interested in many of the current/upcoming figures though (Doc Ock, Iceman, Brown Wolvie, Phoenix, Juggernaut, Captain America, Iron Man, Storm, Nightcrawler, Prof X, 1st Appearance Spidey, Cyclops, Sinister Six Box Set, Fantastic Four Box Set). This is a line that always seems to be consistently good, and I grew up on Marvel so it always keeps me interested. If I continued on, I'd likely stick to characters that I knew and read growing up (Spidey, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and individuals like Cap and Iron Man). Of course, they haven't shown up around here for a long time, so it could be a moot point.Miscellaneous/Other
Not much anymore really, trying to avoid getting into anything else. I recently picked up a DC Direct Superman, which I really like, and they seem to do great work. The JLA figures interest me, but the price will likely keep me away. The only "misc" figures I would pick up in the future would likely be Superman or Batman related, probably the "best" version of the movie figures that will come out for each in the next couple of years as well.
Star Wars is really the only line(s) I've been actively collecting for quite some time now, with a little bit of LOTR. Star Wars will always be the big collection, but I kind of enjoy having a second, smaller one as well of one of the other lines I am interested in. It looks like it will come down to Marvel Legends or LOTR, with Legends likely having a more lasting appeal since the LOTR franchise will be a bit quieter until the Hobbit happens (if/when). But, then again, Star Wars could keep me intersted whether there is a movie or not, and each time I pop in one of the LOTR DVDs, I'm reminded again how amazing those movies are too. Lots of other great lines continue out there, and some new ones coming up (Sesame Street by Palisades looks/sounds neato), but I'll probably have to steer clear. With the possible Star Wars price increase (and so many different lines), I might not have the cash to persue anything else anyways
. Anyways....what are you collecting, and what is the outlook for 2005?