Looking back on any other non-Star Wars lines you have checked out, dabbled in, or jumped in full force to, do you have any regrets? Are there any figures/lines that you wish you never would have started, or maybe just individual figures that you feel might not have been worth it now? Or, on the flip side of things, are there any figures or lines that you passed on, but now wish that you wouldn’t have?
I haven’t ever really dove in full force to any other line, with Marvel Legends and Lord of the Rings probably being the largest representation at around 10 figures each. I don’t regret any of those purchases, I’m very happy with the figures I have chosen to buy so far, but maybe a little disappointed that I passed on some others along the way. But, most of what I passed on can still be obtained relatively cheap if I still wanted to.
As far as other purchases that were more single, or a couple of figure purchases, I do have a few regrets. Being a Batman fan, I bought a few of the new animated show’s figures. While I think the figures are nice, and really like the Batman, looking at it now I don’t think I really “needed” them. I also picked up the Batman/Superman Mattel 2-pack (for the Supes), but now that I have the DC Direct JLA Superman, the other one seems a little silly. I do still like the figure, but again, probably didn’t “need” it. I have a few MOTU figures (He-Man, Roboto, Sy-Klone). I don’t necessarily regret any of those, and specifically not He-Man or Roboto (who is my favorite), but while I also liked the Sy-Klone character growing up, I bought it at the time because I thought I was going to collect the whole line…that never happened. Again, probably didn’t “need” to purchase that.
As far as non-purchasing regrets….I guess they all turned out for the best. I always regretted not getting into the Lord of the Rings line right off the bat…but it turned out ok, because most everything has been re-released or improved upon (at cheaper prices) since then. The same goes for Marvel Legends for the most part. I initially regretted not starting in with the Muppets line off the bat, and still do regret that somewhat, although I guess I didn’t really have the room for it anyways (got the Indy Kermit though, which I am happy I purchased). The biggest regret would probably be the Simpsons line. I’ve watched that show, and thoroughly enjoyed it since it began…and always looked at the figures but never took the jump to buy them. I still consider picking up a few of them through the secondary market (or through re-releases), and someday I might. That is a line I think I could have gotten into, but I guess that would be a bad thing too since I can’t really support (financially or space-wise) another “large scale” collection. Anyways, this got longer than I intended….but do any of you have regrets from your “other line” collecting?