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Offline Brian

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Re: 2018: What Are You Collecting?
« Reply #330 on: December 31, 2017, 03:55 PM »
Wow, can't believe it has been 14 years since we first started this thread, and looking at how many of us are still here and how things have changed. With 2018 looming, just thought I would bump this up to see if anyone is changing their collecting habits in the upcoming year. I know personally I bought less and sold off a lot of stuff in 2017, and will probably continue that trend this year. I've just started to run out of room and it seems silly to continue filling rubbermaids to sit in the garage. I basically stick to the same two areas: Star Wars and Marvel Legends. I'm into both the scales of Star Wars, but I really have started to think how much cheaper it would be to stick strictly to 3 3/4" Star Wars these days. Only 30 or figures for each movie line it seems.

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Always the 3 3/4" line, basic and vintage. Black Series I've been buying too, and will likely continue but be even more selective. Vehicles are selective, although there aren't all that many these days.

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I've pretty much been all in on these for the past few years, and the quality has been pretty amazing. One of the best all around lines out there at the retail level I think, but it is a big money suck. I could save a lot if I dropped it, but I'll likely continue. I'm hoping to be highly selective and stop getting entire waves.
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Re: 2018: What Are You Collecting?
« Reply #331 on: January 1, 2018, 02:16 PM »
For 2018 I still want that next wave of Alien ReAction figures, and the Shogun Warrior figures they showed off previously.

Will definitely keep buying the Stranger Things figures in either scale. Looking forward to Jesus and Negan in the McF 5" line, not sure what if anything is coming after those two. The MIA Hero 3-pack I guess.

Mostly I look forward to picking up more vintage toys. And weeding out some stuff in my collection  I'm no longer attached to...
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Re: 2018: What Are You Collecting?
« Reply #332 on: January 3, 2018, 01:25 AM »
I picked up some items this year for my character and vehicle focus; AT-AT Driver and Republic Gunship. There were some chunks since my last post back in July when I didn't really buy much of anything from the current SW films. I grabbed a couple classic Space Lego sets from eBay, added a couple more Marauder figures and even some 12" GI Joe accessories. This Fall I did buy a few of the TLJ figures and the A-Wing which I thought was very well done. And I picked up a handful of Black Series figures that I thought turned out well, like the SDCC Thrawn, HASCON Rex, and the Luke and Rey exclusives.

Several of those purchases were paid for by selling off some stuff on eBay which made it easier to swallow both in cash spent and basically maintaining on the collection size.

For 2018 there are a handful of SW figures I want to pick up, mostly in the new Vintage Collection line, but I'll keep my eye on all of the 3.75" figures including the Solo stuff. And I'm definitely in on that Hovertank Hasbro has coming. I plan on buying for my focus collections, I want to add at least the Jaina BS figure that's starting to hit, and I'll probably pick up the Ahsoka Forces of Destiny figure and cross my fingers for a Hera Syndulla.

I passed on this newest wave of G.I. Joe Club Figure Subscription Service figures but there are a couple I'll grab individually if I can get to them in time. And the FSS6 is still shipping, I bought that whole sub. The Joe Club has a few final exclusives coming this year I'll get and I'm seriously thinking about going to the Joe Con this year since it's the last one.

I'd also like to pick off a couple more classic Space Lego sets and I'm looking forward to my Eagle Force and Marauder's Kickstarter figures.

While I didn't sell a lot of stuff in 2017, I found it to be kind of painless letting stuff go and funding new purchases from sales income definitely was friendlier to the bank account. So I think I'll do some more selling this year to fund those purchases I do want to make.

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Re: 2018: What Are You Collecting?
« Reply #333 on: January 3, 2018, 09:05 PM »
Acid Rain World stuff...  which is expensive.

Star Wars will always have a foothold with me though even if a lot of it isn't that interesting to me.  This year, that Imperial tank is gonna hit my wallet hard.

Hiya stuff whenever it comes out...  if it comes out...

Ma.K. as well, but that's more modeling.

I'm still holding out strong on the 6" line.  I have very little, and I plan to keep it that way.
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Re: 2018: What Are You Collecting?
« Reply #334 on: January 4, 2018, 12:23 AM »
I'm at a serious crossroads with my collecting, as I really want to start downsizing. I see how much a lot of the 3.75 inch stuff can go for loose on eBay, but at the same time I've invested 2 decades into that collection and don't know if I could part with it. Getting rid of the Hasbro 6 inch stuff and only buying the Japanese lines has crossed my mind, but the only thing people are buying is the orange/blue box stuff from pre-TFA, so I'd still be stuck with most of it.

Anyway, my current collecting "goals" for the year:

- Hasbro Star Wars: Most Black Series/6 inch stuff, most TVC/3.75 inch stuff

- LEGO: All Star Wars OT, any Sequel and Prequel sets that catch my eye or are affordable

- DC Direct Batman the Animated Series: Need to fill in a few gaps in my collection since I bought maybe 2 figures in all of 2017

- Bandai SH Figuarts: All Star Wars, and any other figures that catch my eye

- Medicom MAFEX: I've cut back on the Star Wars stuff due to costs, but I'll probably pick up any interesting ones, from Star Wars or other lines

I'd also like to track down the Marvel Legends Jim Lee Cyclops, and I'll buy a Tiger Stripe Wolverine if they make one
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Re: 2018: What Are You Collecting?
« Reply #335 on: January 4, 2018, 04:15 PM »
Hopefully nothing.

Even when VOTC, I expect not find any of the figures I'd want and/or will balk whatever the price is.

But I'll come across something used somewhere and give in. Or clearance junk.


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Re: 2018: What Are You Collecting?
« Reply #336 on: February 19, 2018, 12:45 PM »
Did Toy Fair change anyone's collecting aspirations for the year? I know the Sail Barge, along with the opportunities it may open up, has definitely got me thinking about things. I've slowly been cutting back (and in some cases selling off), the non SW stuff, really only focusing on Marvel Legends outside of that. This is making me take an even harder look at that. If I want to continue and go all-in with this type of Vintage Collection stuff, it may mean focusing almost exclusively on that. That means getting much more selective with "other" lines, or just deciding that it is a good place to be done.

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Re: 2018: What Are You Collecting?
« Reply #337 on: March 8, 2018, 08:49 AM »
I am out of everything except for 1/6 now but the sail barge really had me tempted.
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Re: 2018: What Are You Collecting?
« Reply #338 on: March 8, 2018, 09:42 AM »
Besides Star Wars?  Not much, really. 

I had been buying some of the 3.75" Marvel Legends figures based on the MCU.  But there seems to be a complete lack of 3.75" MCU figures this year based on what we saw at Toy Fair.  And those lower end 6" figures for Black Panther and Infinity War just looked awful.  The only 3.75" Marvel figures that were reportedly shown at Toy Fair were Venom/symbiote themed.  Not really my thing.
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Re: 2018: What Are You Collecting?
« Reply #339 on: March 8, 2018, 10:03 AM »
For 2018 I still want that next wave of Alien ReAction figures, and the Shogun Warrior figures they showed off previously.

Will definitely keep buying the Stranger Things figures in either scale. Looking forward to Jesus and Negan in the McF 5" line, not sure what if anything is coming after those two. The MIA Hero 3-pack I guess.

Mostly I look forward to picking up more vintage toys. And weeding out some stuff in my collection  I'm no longer attached to...

Since I last posted, I bought the MIA WD Hero 3-pack off eBay, Jesus was relegated to another "Allies" 3-pack, and Walgreens Negan continues to be a mystery.

Stranger Things and Alien figs both on the way this month, and throughout the year.

I was gonna try to skip the Pacific Rim Uprising Toys but damn if TRU didn't get in the first wave of Bandai stuff and I folded like a $20 bill. So I guess im in on that line now too.

With Rebels gone I don't expect to be buying any more toys from that, not that there was much to begin with. Still trying to figure out a path forward with the SWB 6" stuff because it's becoming a concern.
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