I was wondering if anyone else has been trying to figure out what lines to collect this year, after seeing all the stuff at Toy Fair this weekend. I know I am a small-time collector compared to many of you here, but I'm even trying to figure out where best to spend my collecting money. There is just so much nice product out there, and so many lines in general. I couldn't imagine trying to not only keep up with Hasbro, but also things like Mini Busts, Bust Ups, Statues, Sideshow 12", mini Unleashed, Titanium, larger Titanium, Titanium figures, Galactic Heroes, Attacktix, Transformers, LEGO, miniatures, Code 3, and so on and so on. I don't collect even half of that stuff, but its tough enough keeping up with 3-4 lines (and that's only in Star Wars). I know I've really been giving a hard look at what I want to collect in 2006 and beyond, especially with money is limited and I've been trying to cut back anyways.
I think I'll always collect the Hasbro stuff, at least in some capacity, as long as the line continues in a similar direction. I will agree with Jesse though, the pace of things this year has really been intimidating. If you collected Hasbro basic and only that, it might be a little more manageable, but there isn't a whole lot of us that do that anymore. I can't imagine being a completist, or trying to find 2 or more of each of these figures. I'm looking forward to the new stuff coming in 06, especially the OT-based stuff. I'll pick up some PT stuff as well, but really, I think aside from new, SA main characters, Jedi, and Clones, there won't be a whole lot else I'll get anymore from the PT (a few exceptions aside). Figures like the VTSC, Chirpa, Imp. Gunner, R5-D4, Garindan, Hem Dazon, Hammerhead, etc. have me quite exicted though, and I hope we get to see more of what is coming up later in the year. Beyond that, I need to decide what I want to do because space and budget are limited. I didn't want to ever have a collection that overwhelmed our office, and it might be getting closer to that if things continue the way they have. Anyways...has anyone else had a change of heart or maybe just starting to reconsider things after what we've seen at Toy Fair?