Yeah, I kind of have decided and I'm kind of being very slow about buying stuff. Well, slow for me anyway
I'm definitely branching out and watching most of the areas I mentioned. Those include:
general carded figures
Yeah, I made a decision. Basically I'm in research mode right now, trying to get a good handle on the current prices as they cruise along. If a piece looks nice and the seller has decent feedback plus the item price stays low, then I'll buy.
Thus far most of the vehicles have gone fairly high compared to what I was thinking. Part of the problem is I want the boxes in nice shape (shelf wear and some creases are fine, but no major damage), POP intact and the cardboard inserts as well. I did pick up a nice Star Wars boxed basic X-wing in good shape several weeks ago. It came with a nice recarded Luke pilot and I got it for about $45. The Luke is an upgrade to the crappy figure I currently have. But the recard is quite nice too.
I posted the link in the other thread (recent purchases) of the trilogo Rancor Keeper I grabbed cheap and I'll keep doing that. I really like the trilogo cardback and have about 10 figures so far. The real drawback for me will come when I have to get the rares (last 17, Madine, Fett) on that cardback
For general cards, I'd almost like to get a full set of 12 backs at some point, but I'll be patient. I've been watching lots of auctions and they are all currently well outside what I want to pay (though they aren't unrealistic prices, I'm just cheap). I also wouldn't mind getting the figures on the original cardback they were released on but I'll see. I may just settle for having each figure carded on some cardback. That would eliminate paying a grand sum for Madine on trilogo.
Playsets are neat and I'm treating them like vehicles. I want complete, nice boxes with inserts. Some are really pricey, some not so much. Neat stuff, but I think between these and the vehicles I'm going to unload a chunk of the modern playsets and vehicles in favor of displaying these. I'll still keep many of the vehicles I have, but only in the OTC window box packages or the POTJ AT-ST for example.
The mini-rigs are, for the most part, quite inexpensive and numerous on ebay, so I expect I'll finish those first. I've bought a couple already but I'm waiting for them to arrive to determine whether I got a good deal or not. They are supposedly brand new, never removed though the boxes aren't sealed. We'll see. I paid a little more than the going rate for loose with box but no insert. I might have acquired something nice, I might not have. Seller was pretty decent guy though, so I'm optimistic.
I've bid on a couple of DT Lukes as well, but no joy there