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Offline Diddly

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Re: 2021: What Are You Collecting?
« Reply #360 on: January 9, 2021, 10:46 PM »
Mine is very short this year due to a number of things. I've actually started selling off a bunch of stuff, mostly Star Wars 3.75 inch, and LEGO. I've been saying I'll do it for years, and it sucks, but feels pretty good to not have as much stuff.

Star Wars: Black Series OT and PT figures, or anything else that tickles my fancy. Also the Bandai SH Figuarts figures from Japan (I have like 95% of the line although Hasbro has been blowing them out of the water the last few years).

Marvel: Marvel Legends, but I only buy comic book based Spider-Man figures, so anything they release for that. I also am trying to grab all of the 90s X-Men, and have a small handful; need to track down some older stuff like Beast and Professor X. I am also heavy into the Medicom MAFEX comic line from Japan, that has released a few Marvel and DC figures. Again, really just anything based on comic Spider-Man or 90s X-Men.

And that's it, I think. The other line I collected, DC Collectibles Batman: The Animated Series, has ended with the shuttering of DC Collectibles. And I've basically been both priced and spaced out of LEGO. My main goal for the year will be to sell stuff off and get rid of a lot of clutter; I moved twice in 2020 and it really put into perspective just how much physical stuff I actually own.
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Re: 2022: What Are You Collecting?
« Reply #361 on: January 1, 2022, 09:41 PM »
Time for the New Year check in, looking at the plan for the year. For me it continues to be the theme of being more selective. Most of my interests have stayed the same over the years, the main ďnewĒ area has been Super 7 Ultimates, which look great but are pricey. The price increases are really dictating how much I can really collect these days.

Star Wars
Vintage Collection and Black Series.  Iíll stick with TVC (or the equivalent) in some capacity until the end. 3 3/4Ē Star Wars is what started it all for me, and I still enjoy it very much. Iíll continue to pick and choose with Black Series. I like the figures, but it can be a frustrating line at times. Love the Mando stuff, OT of course, and there are still a few things from PT, ST, that Iíd like to see.

Marvel
Legends. Probably my main line anymore, definitely from the number of figures/money spent standpoint. I love the classic comic figures, as well as the MCU characters. Fun line, their brand team really seems to care.

MOTU
Origins. Love it, hope it continues. Iíve bought most of it so far, and plan to continue. I dabbled in Masterverse briefly, but ended up returning most of it. Nothing wrong with the figures, I just figured I canít collect multiple lines for each of these properties, so I stuck with Origins. I kept the He-Man and Battlecat, but thatís about it.

G.I Joe
Classified. Still not necessarily easy to find, but a fairly slow release schedule so it isnít impossible to keep up with what I want. Very interested to see this potential return of the o-ring figures. Wanted the Skystriker, but just didnít have the extra cash at the time.

Ultimates
TMNT, Thundercats, Silverhawks, G.I. Joe, some random things. Hoo boy, this one is the money black hole. Iíve really liked the figures Iíve gotten so far, but I also know I wonít be able to keep up with it all. Only all in with Turtles so far. Hoping to get the main team for things like Thundercats and Silverhawks, and pick and choose with Joe and other stuff.

In general, I gravitate towards the same properties I liked as a kid. So when things go retro, I get tempted. Outside of prices and distribution, the amount of properties represented and overall quality of the toys kind of make this a golden age of collectingÖ.and harder to set limits. More and more Iím drawn to Kickstarter/small company type figures, especially the 3 3/4Ē scale stuff.
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Re: 2022: What Are You Collecting?
« Reply #362 on: January 3, 2022, 09:02 PM »
Still mostly the same for me, thankfully I guess. My space crunch has somewhat stabilized, but I still have to be selective.

Star Wars Black Series - my main collecting focus, still maintaining a complete collection to this point.

Super 7 ReAction - Iíve managed to avoid the temptation of the Ultimates, but I still buy a lot of the little figures.

Marvel Legends - really got into this line more this past year, but mostly limiting my focus to comic FF figures and goofy one offs.

MISC - Lanard Space Troopers if they ever come out, the Final Faction stuff, any NECA The Thing figures, and those American Werewolf in London figures if they ever come out.
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Re: 2022: What Are You Collecting?
« Reply #363 on: February 3, 2022, 03:39 PM »
Pretty much the same thing as what I listed in 2021...

Star Wars - Black Series and any cool SH Figuarts or MAFEX offerings from Japan.

Marvel - Mostly Legends, with a focus on Spider-Man and his rogue gallery. I'm also going after X-Men stuff, particularly Jim Lee designs or anything based on the 90s Animated Series. The MAFEX comic line is fantastic in this regard, and thankfully the limited number of releases each year helps with the high prices.

DC - I guess MacFarlane is releasing the unreleased DC Direct Batman TAS figures... I know those are all cel shaded, which would make them match the upcoming Hasbro animated X-Men stuff, but do I REALLY need to drop $40 after shipping on repaints? Not sure that I do. If not, I'll buy any cool stuff that MAFEX releases that catches my eye. Again, would very likely be limited to any Batman TAS stuff.
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Re: 2022: What Are You Collecting?
« Reply #364 on: February 3, 2022, 04:09 PM »
As I get closer to finishing off displays, I'm collecting a lot less.  Casual things I would have bought in the past are left on the pegs now that I have a better idea of what I have space for.  In the last few years I've picked up a lot of Marvel, NECA, Minimates, older 80's Toys, Transformers, etc.  But I'm mainly down to just Star Wars 3.75" and 6" figures (which is still a lot to buy with all these preorders).  I'm more focused on backfilling things I missed than most new items these days, but still picking up some vintage Star Wars stuff here and there as well.  I'll probably get a few more MCU related Marvel Legends as time goes on, but that's it.
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