Although like the majority of the members here, I am primarily, first and foremost a Star Wars collector...I can honestly say that several lines have tempted me over the past months. And also, what's funny to me, if it wasn't for the fact that I got into collecting Star Wars again I wouldn't even know about most of these lines
. Many come and go, and I end up being glad I didn't get into them too far (money, space, interest)...but a few continue to be tempting to pick up. I was wondering which other lines have tempted you and why...and why you caved in and bought or gave up and moved on.
Personally, I have been back and forth on a number of lines (as many of you can probably see from my posts), but it pretty much just comes back to Star Wars only. I think a lot of other lines are really great, and if I had unlimited funds and space, I'd be in for more. However, the only line (so far) that I have ended up picking up with any regularity is Marvel Legends. Here's a breakdown of any others that have been/or are tempting:
Marvel Legends: Maybe giving up....Only collect the Spidey/X-Men figures, and not sure if I will continue or not. I have Beast, Colossus, Gambit, Wolvie, Magneto, as well as a Spidey 2 Spiderman. I thought I would give up on this line, but I know once I see the likes of Juggernaut, Brown Wolvie, Iceman, etc. I might rethink it.
MOTU: Gave up on this...started waaay too late, and Mattel hasn't done a very good job of running the line anyways. Only ended up with a He-Man and a Sy-Klone out of it, but would still like to get a Roboto if I ever see one for a decent price. Otherwise, I'm glad that I ended up not buying into it too heavily.
Batman and/or Justice League: Gave up... Just because I've always been a Batman fan, I was interested. Again, run poorly by Mattel it seems, too many variants for my tastes, and I ended up with just a Zipline Batman. Considering the new animated line when it comes out, have to see what it will offer. Justice League I am just too far behind on, and think that I would regret it if I ended up buying them all off of ebay or something.
Lord of the Rings: Still interested....these movies are so great, and is really second to only the Original Star Wars with me. I only have two figures thus far, and would be really far behind, but Toy Biz likes them some re-releases, so I guess I can pretty much pick up at any time. I wouldn't want anywhere near a complete set, just a handful of my favorites, probably 10 figures or so at most.
Muppets: Still interested...always have been to some extent. This is another line I probably won't end up getting, because I'm just way far behind. Plus, I wouldn't want all of them anyways...just ones from the actual "Muppet Show" for the most part. That was one of my favorite shows as a kid, so I guess nostalgia has a lot to do with it. Plus, Palisades seems to do a great job with this line. I'm getting an Indy Kermit for sure (if there are any left), and after that we'll see. They really put out some amazing product in this line though it seems.
A lot of other lines are pretty cool too, like the Kubrick/Minimate side of things. Those are still tempting (particularly Star Wars and LOTR), but I don't know if I will end up going for it or not. The LOTR ones will be hard to pass up once they show up in the stores, but I know if I get them, I will want to pick up the Star Wars Kubricks as well...which would be both difficult and expensive for me. The main reason I stay away from most of these is the money aspect, although some I end up glad I didn't buy into. Plus, I don't have a completist attitude with any of the other lines, just what I like. For now, its just Star Wars first and foremost...and always will be really...but I think I'll be checking out the LOTR stock on this weekend's shopping trip as well....and I still look through the Muppet listings on ebay from time to time (Rowlf was my favorite, but that Tuxedo one is too expensive...and I also like Fozzie). Again, that Indy Kermit is too cool though
. Sorry for the long post, down time at work...but I look forward to seeing any of your opinions.