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Title: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on March 3, 2004, 03:13 PM
For those who also visit GH, forgive me because there is a thread going over there on this same topic.  I think we had a thread going here about what everyone collected, but I think it is buried in Watto's somewhere...so I thought I'd start one here in the "Other Toy Lines" forum.  If I shouldn't have done that, feel free to delete :).

I was just curious, since it is a new year and there have been changes to many lines (or some disappearing), what you are collecting (or would like to collect).  Although I have been tempted by a number of lines, for the most part it all comes back to Star Wars for me.  With the focus on the OT this year, and with some great OTC and Vintage OTC stuff coming up later on...I haven't had the budget for much else (and I'm not sure if I will).  Plus, my wife isn't too keen on the idea of me collecting another line besides Star Wars.  That said....

Collecting For Sure

Star Wars 3 3/4" - Basic, Ultra, possibly ships (maybe the retooled Falcon later this year)
Star Wars Unleashed - OT characters only for now, these things take up a lot of space so I can't have so many anyways.
Star Wars Playskool - If they ever bring it back  ::)

Lines I'm Interested In, but Not Sure About Yet

I like these lines, but mainly because of budget, I'm not sure if I will be able to collect

Lord of the Rings - I have always been interested in this line, but haven't been able to collect it the way I had hoped.  I only have a couple of figures, but I would like to pick up some of the upcoming (or current) versions of some of the main characters.  It depends on a few things I guess.

Marvel Legends - I have just been collecting the X-figures...but again because of my toy budget, I may have to give them up.  I'd really like to pick up figures such as Juggernaut, Brown Wolvie, Iceman, Phoenix, Apocalypse, and Storm if I was able to though.

Batman/Justice League - I've always been a big Batman fan, and I really liked the Super Friends growing up...as well as the current Justice League show on Cartoon Network.  I'm probably a little late on the Justice League figures, because I'd only want the main, non-variant versions...and those are a little past now I think.  I picked up the 6" Mattel Zipline Batman a couple of weeks ago, and thought about getting more from this line...but Mattel isn't the best with lines (obviously), and I'm not sure where this line will be headed once the animated "The Batman" line hits.  I might take a look at that one too.

Lines That Are Gone....or Close

Simpsons - I've always liked this line, but again (broken record) just never got into it.  Now it sounds like it might be on the way out?

Masters of the Universe - The figures in this line were/are great, but the packing ratios and Mattel's practices in general look to have killed the line.  The only figure I really wanted to get was Roboto, and that wave never showed anywhere near me.

Other "Cool" Lines

I think these lines are great, but know that I either can't afford or just won't be able to collect them (too far behind in some cases):

The Muppets
Kubricks/MiniMates (these are great little toys though, wish I could afford to collect them)
DC Direct Stuff
upcoming Sesame Street
McFarlane SportsPicks (although I'd like to pick up a Kevin Garnett somewhere maybe...probably ebay I guess since it is older)

Anyways, sorry it got so long...what are your collecting plans (or hopes) for 2004?  Best of luck to all of you that you are able to collect (and find) everything you are looking for!
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Darby on March 3, 2004, 03:55 PM
This year I'm cutting way back, so I'm collecting only:

SW Basic OTC figures
LOTR Basic figures

I'm buying a couple figures here and there of:

Marvel Legends
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Batman: Hush
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: SiteC on March 3, 2004, 10:19 PM
Definatly Collecting

Star Wars:  Saga, OTC, OTC Vintage, Busts. - May skip on a few figures that I don't like/need/already have, and I will get all the busts that I can afford.  I just need the blue clone, actually, and I am all caught up on them when my greedo/biker ship.

Buffy/Angel:  Figures, 12" Figures, Busts - All.  As long as my paychecks keep rolling in, these will keep coming.  Fans of this line really have to give it their best and buy as much as possible.  Diamond was kind enough to pull it out of MAC's action figure hell and bring to us what we were promised years ago.  

Ghostbusters - Figures - GB was a huge part of my childhood, and missing out on the great figures NECA is pumping out would be idiotic.

Buying what I like

Predator/Aliens:  Figures, Possibly Busts - I really like McFarlanes figure line for these films, and will probably pick all of the new ones up.  I would like to collect the busts from Palisides as well, but it all depends on how much money I'll have coming in...I keep hoping for that job promotion  8)

LOTR:  6" Figures, 20" Figures - This is a line I like to pick and choose from.  I like to buy these on sale because I know they aren't too hard to find with a few exceptions.  And you KNOW Toy Biz will just re-release what you miss in 6 months...  I really like NECA's 20" figures, and will definatly get them, as they are WONDERFUL pieces of art, they are like a cheap Sideshow Statue, IMHO



So thats it, and adding older pieces to my collection as well.    Yay for ebay and stupid sellers.

Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on March 4, 2004, 03:09 AM
Fo' shizzle collecting-
Star Wars Saga/OTC/VOTC/Unleashed
Lord of the Rings, Toy Biz and Neca
Buffy/Angel

Pick and choose-
Marvel Legends
Transformers G1, maybe Alternators
McFarlane stuff
Star Wars vehicles and exclusives
Whatever Neca puts out, like Ghostbusters and Pirates of the Carribean
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Scott on March 4, 2004, 10:55 AM
Lines I'm collecting:
-Star Wars (3-3/4")
-Marvel Legends & Classics (not everything though)
-Kubricks (depends on the Subject Matter)
-Marvel Mini-Mates
-Minnesota Teams SportsPicks

Lines I'm Thinking About Cutting:
-Lord of the Rings (not really much more room in my display area, might buy some new Super figures to replace old inferior sculpts though)

Lines that I will cut off:
-The Simpsons: World of Springfield (not by choice)
-Masters of the Universe (I would buy Clawful, Stinkor, Webstor, Spikor and MossMan II though)
-SW Unleashed (cool figs, no space to display them  :frown:)
-Mattel Batman (SHOCK)

Lines I expect to Pick Up 2004:
-Ghostbusters (just the 4 'busters)
-Sesame Street (for my son)

Line I am Sorely Tempted By:
-Muppets
-DC Direct
-LOTR:AOME (I Bought a bunch of these but have since sold them)
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Mainland05 on March 4, 2004, 10:55 AM
Well this year for 2004, my collecting habits have changed a bit.

Star Wars - I am collecting, all Basic Figures, Unleashed.  Before I only collected the Basic line, but I have decided to broden my views, and try to collect a little more from the films.

Lord of the Rings - I just barely started collecting these 6" figures last November, so I do have a little ways to catch up.  But I love this line, it is one of my favorites.

Marvel Legends - Gotta love the Marvel Legends.  This is Toy Biz best line, although there are a few bad ones in this lines, their are far more great ones in all.  Great Line.
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Mikey D on March 4, 2004, 11:14 AM
Nothings changed much:  Star Wars 3 3/4" (both figures and vehicles), Unleashed and Lego.  Marvel Legends and assorted Spiderman / Xmen / Hulk classics.

The only thing I've added is Sportspicks of my teams players.  I have Tom Brady and Jeremy Roenick coming and will probably add some Red Sox players to the mix.  I'll get Adam Vinateri and Ty Law once they're released.
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on March 26, 2004, 12:30 PM
Although I might pick up the odd figure here and there from a few various line (picked up Zipline Batman, and hope to get Indy Kermit), I think it will probably end up to be mainly Star Wars for me this year.  My wife doesn't want me to collect anything else beyond that, but I would like to continue on with Marvel Legends stuff.  I'm still interested in lines like LOTR and Muppets, but I'm just too far behind.  Like I said, maybe an odd figure here or there.  The minimates thing is tempting too.  But, most likely for me it will be strictly Star Wars (basic, Unleashed, Playskool if they have it) and possibly more Marvel Legends.  Anyone else have an outlook for the year?
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on March 26, 2004, 01:36 PM
How'd I miss this one?

Star Wars:
3 3/4 figs all except duplicates that are not new sculpts (read HOF)
Vehicles - selectively.  Sandcrawler - yes, Falcon - maybe, others - meh
Unleashed - all, though wavering on PT stuff.  
Kubrick's - any I can snag, will try to get more chase, depending on outcome of R2 saga
Tomy - love this stuff

Holes to fill - vintage loose, vintage trilogo carded, some 12" imperials

Other stuff:
Marvel legends - selectively
McFarlane - selectively
Spiderman legends - minimal - Doc Ock.  

Not:
LOTR - can't go there.  might grab a figure selectively, but that's about it.  
Muppets - only figures for missus bug
mini-mates - nope
Mighty Beanz - go away Scott
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 26, 2004, 02:08 PM
Star Wars: 3 3/4 figs, vehicles, Unleashed & Kubrick's. Vintage SW at a good price. Even the odd prototype (vinty & modern).  ;)

Other Collectibles: Anything to do with Gerry Anderson, vehicles, figures, models kits, book & mags, Konami figures, Dinky, vintage & new.  ;D
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: chuckles on March 26, 2004, 10:00 PM
For me, I collect 3 different lines.

Star Wars : 3 3/4" figs, 12" figs, vehicles, deluxe, beasts, Unleashed, Action Fleet, Kubricks, LEGO, Tomy, Hallmark Ornaments,books and novels.

Simpsons : I have most of the figures, playsets and many of the exclusives.

Mcfarlane baseball sportspicks : I collect only the regular releases and the retro variants. I think I have a good 60-70 different ones so far.

That's it, and that will remain it. Not enough space and not enough funds to even think about picking up any other line.
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on April 12, 2004, 05:02 PM
Just a mini update, after evaluating what I really like/enjoy and looking at the year.  I've also noticed a few different members selling/purging their collections, so I was wondering if anyone else's year has changed at all as far as collecting/collections.

Collecting

Star Wars - 3 3/4" figures, ships, beasts, etc.  Not a completist, but most everything that is released...especially OT.  Also, OT-based Unleashed and Playskool/Galactic Heroes lines.  If I have extra money, or lulls in collecting, I might pick up a few more loose vinty figures.

Marvel World - Marvel Legends I have stuck to X-Men only so far, and hope to continue to for the most part (maybe that series 8 Doc Ock when it comes out).  The rest of the line is tempting as well.  I also have a Spider-Man 2 Spidey, and the Parachute Spider-Man from the Spidey Classics line, and I think I might try to broaden the Spidey collection a little with some villains (especially that upcoming box set).  I also took my first jump into the world of minifigs, picking up a Spider-Man Marvel Minimates four pack this past weekend.  I'm thinking about collecting more of these, they are fairly affordable and don't take up much space to store or display.

Not Collecting, or Very Limited

Lord of the Rings - I really, really like these movies, and the toy line is great as well...but there is just so much to get, I'm so far behind, and to be honest...with almost all of my budget/space devoted to Star Wars, and what little is left over going towards Marvel stuff, I just don't have the money or space.  I have a Legolas and a Smeagol, and I'll just leave it at that hopefully.  Maybe an odd figure here or there throughout the year, but I'm going to try not to give in.  Great line overall though.

MOTU - The line is pretty much done now anyways, and I now (thanks to Scott) have the one figure I wanted, Roboto.  I was too far behind in this as well to begin with, so I'm just going to leave it at that.  Figures were very nice, the line was just handled horribly.  Space was another issue with this line for me.

Muppets - A really great line, that has always (and probably will continue to) tempt me.  I don't have any figures, so the fact that I'm way behind here too helps me out.  I still would like to pick up the Indy Kermit if/when SWShop comes back online, and I might look at getting a Rowlf or Fozzie some day.

Batman/Justice League - I was somewhat interested in this, just being a Batman fan, but I picked up Zipline Batman and I think I'll leave it at that for now.  Not that I don't like other characters from this, as well as Justice League/Super Friends, but Mattel handles the lines poorly...and honestly, I'm just more of a Marvel person anyways.

So I think I am going to (at least try) to just limit myself to mainly Star Wars, with a sprinkling of Marvel stuff here and there.  Those are really my favorites, and what I enjoy to collect the most.  Space and budget becomes a big factor to me...especially with so many lines being in the 6" scale, and outside of Star Wars I have room for very little (not really even room enough for the Star Wars stuff I want either :P).  I'm hoping this minimate pack I bought doesn't open up new doors (LOTR minimates, SW Kubricks), since minifigs don't hurt the space issue really ;).  Have any of you changed your minds on what you would like to collect, or had companies change them for you?
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Darby on April 12, 2004, 11:48 PM
I forgot to mention:

Kill Bill figures and Hellboy figures!
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on April 13, 2004, 12:50 AM
I wish I'd have had the wits to pick up the Hellboy w/ corpse figure a few weeks back.

I can't find one for the life of me now.
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Nicklab on April 13, 2004, 11:13 AM
TOYS

STAR WARS:  I'm a completist on the 3.75" line, as well as an army builder.  I also buy the complete Unleashed line, and the 12" line selectively.

LORD OF THE RINGS:  I'm almost a completist on this line.  I've been selective about some pieces

McFARLANE'S SPORTS PICKS:  I'm a completist on the NFL line, and I buy the MLB and NHL lines selectively.

MARVEL LEGENDS:  I'm a loose completist on this line.  I don't buy the comic variations.

HULK: Series 2 has definitely caught my eye, while Series 1 was kind of blech.

ROBOTECH:  I've mainly been buying Toynami's superposable series of Veritechs and the Masterpiece Editions.  The Masterpiece Edition Veritechs are great, but at at least $60 a pop, they're pretty pricey.


OTHER THINGS
I actually collect bass guitars.  I play all of the ones I own, and I have about 10 basses right now.  I'm looking into another couple of pieces this year.  I'm very much interested in buying a '60's vintage instrument, however the one's I'm looking for are in the $3K region.
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on April 13, 2004, 02:49 PM
Updatedness:

Lines I collect regularly:
Star Wars Saga, OTC, VOTC, Unleashed
LOTR
Buffy/Angel

Buy what I want from:
GI Joe
Transformers G1
NECA's various lines
McFarlane's various lines
Marvel Minimates
Marvel Legends, SMC, XMC, HC, plus movie figures
Muppets
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ook on May 2, 2004, 06:42 AM
I don't collect anything, even Star Wars, 100%. I love monsters and aliens, and grab creepies that float my boat from all kinds of lines; some vintage. I don't only buy creatures, though, of course. Here are some of my favorite things:


Meegan (Silver Surfer line)
Krang (vintage TMNT)
Lurtz
Treebeard (http://myo.homestead.com/files/treebeard.jpg)
12" Gimli (http://tk421.homestead.com/files/gimli_portrait.jpg)
Adventure Kermit (http://myo.homestead.com/files/adventure_kermit.jpg)
Thundarr (http://myo.homestead.com/files/thundarr_ookla.jpg)
Ookla the Mok (http://themooksrealm.homestead.com/files/ookla.jpg)
Modulok
Mantenna
Spider-Man (Classic)
Thing (ML)
Torch (http://tk421.homestead.com/files/flameon.jpg) (ML)
12" Creature from the Black Lagoon (http://tk421.homestead.com/files/dance50.jpg) (Hasbro)
12' Frankenstein (Sideshow)
Enemy Visitor (http://myo.homestead.com/files/visitor_maskinhand.jpg) ("V - The Mini-Series")
12" Cobra Commander (http://zutton.homestead.com/files/CC_noggin2.jpg)
Imperious Leader (http://themooksrealm.homestead.com/files/Look50.jpg) (vintage Battlestar Galactica)
Ovion (vintage Battlestar Galactica)
Mayor McCheese (Remco McDonaldland (http://mccheese.homestead.com/files/McDonaldland.jpg)) LOL
Big Mac (Remco McDonaldland)
Capt Crook (Remco McDonaldland)
Grimace (Remco McDonaldland)
Raphael (modern TMNT)
Kubrick Creature (http://myo.homestead.com/files/kubrick_creature.jpg)
E.T.
Mork from Ork (vintage Mattel)
Spidey (http://themooksrealm.homestead.com/files/big_spidey.jpg) (10" vinyl)
The Visitor (http://themooksrealm.homestead.com/files/winston_visitor.jpg) (Stan Winston Creatures)
Suckerman (vintage Mattel suction cup monster toy)
Worm Aliens bendies (Men In Black)
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on June 3, 2004, 10:30 AM
We're about halfway through the year, and I was just curious how some of you were sitting with your collection(s) or collecting habits.  Is there anything that you have picked up (new collection wise), or gotten so frustrated with that you've given up on it?  How is the rest of the year looking to you?  Here's what I am thinking (at least at this moment :))

Lines Collecting

Star Wars 3 3/4" - Not much new around here lately, but still collecting most of the line.  Getting some help from Jeff here on the boards that will get me almost caught up with Saga and ready for the OTC.  On this side of things, we haven't seen new figs on the pegs past the Tat. wave (aside from Dodonnas, which seem to be everywhere here).

Vintage Star Wars 3 3/4" - I haven't been able to pick much up lately with funds going elsewhere, and with moving and such, but I hope to (eventually) have a complete loose collection.  I try to pick up figures here and there to slowly work towards this, depending on what available collecting cash I have.

Star Wars Unleashed - I have been picking up all the OT releases, but still have a few to go back and get (Emperor, Leia, Vader).  I really enjoy this line, although it does take up quite a bit of space.

Star Wars Galactic Heroes - Waiting for these to come out.  I picked up all the Playskool (Original Trilogy) sets, and think its a fun little line.  I'm looking forward to the upcoming sets and hopefully we'll see another ship or two in the future of this too.

Marvel Legends/Spidey Classics - Although the rest of the line has been tempting, I've been sticking to Spidey and X-Men figs only so far.  I hope to pick up the Sinister Six box set when it is released later this year, as well as a few figs from ML (Juggernaut, Brown Wolvie, Phoenix, etc.)  I also picked up the movie Spidey, and might look into a Doc Ock too.  I have one pack (Spidey) of the minimates, and more of those are tempting too.

Lord of the Rings - Like I have mentioned many times before, this is a line that has constantly tempted me.  Watching the ROTK DVD lately hasn't helped that any...these are just my favorite movies outside of the OT.  Lack of space and funds has kept me away (along with the wife not really being enthusastic of "another" collection), but a part of me still really wants to pick up some of the main characters and have about a 10-12 figure collection.  I might take a look this weekend and see what's out there at retail...not much new Star Wars around here lately anyways.  The LOTR minimates line will be awfully tempting too.

Overall, those are the only "lines" I'm consistently collecting.  I picked up various figures from other lines, and might collect those lines more if I had the money or space.  Various figures include: Adventure Kermit, Spidey mini-mate 4-pack, Roboto, He-Man, and Sy-Klone from MOTU, and Zipline Batman (as well as various Star Wars collectibles).  Well, sorry for the long post...how's collecting looking for you?

Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on June 3, 2004, 11:01 AM
Heh, Brian, you and I are weak minded ;D
collecting this year:

Star Wars 3 3/4 - anything new in OTC, VOTC and then if they happen to come to Canada, I may pick up some of the OTC rehashes.  Anything that looks good or perhaps some army builders, though history has taught me that waiting to get army builders later and cheaper is the way to go.  

Vintage Star Wars - doing pretty well here, went on a (an expensive) tear last month to get it down pretty low.  I need about 20 more figures to finish to the end of POTF, including 7 of the last 17.  I am concerned here with a jump in price following the release of the DVDs and the new movie coming, so trying my best to wrap this up over the summer.  I refuse to hurry with these though.  Last summer I 'won' and auction for Amanaman complete with staff for $52 but didn't meet the reserve.  Last week I picked up a complete one for $46 complete with coin and the seller will ship to Canada for the same price as the US shipping, so $50 total, shipping in.  Patience.  I need to find some weapons.  

Marvel Legends: staying selective, hoping our retailers stop selling old crap and get up to speed.  Walmart keeps bringing in the Gambit/Beast/Punisher stuff.  Zellers got an influx of Series II :'(  Thinking I will pass now on the FF box set.  Don't want Franklin, don't like the Reed, don't need another Thing, waiting for original Torch to clearance, no thank you to H.E.R.B.I.E.  Will get the S6 set (mrrrowwr).

McFarlane Sportspicks - my heyday is clearly over here.  Pretty much only goalies now, though I selectively grab a skater or two, especially if it's someone I like, but can wait for the clearance price on.  Legends will be fun, but my luck (and my buddy's luck up here) with finding chase pieces will hopefully (knock on wood) hold out and I can do well.  Really looking forward to Cheevers' figure.  The Gretzky figures will be bought on principle and I doubt I'll be able to pass on Courneyer and Mahovolich, those guys were big when I was but a pup and addicted to hockey.  No case ordering for me.  

LOTR - yep, finally breaking down.  I started the line, bailed on the line and it worked out for the best.  Originally figures after taxes were around $15 each.  Now they're about $10, so substantial savings.  Trying to limit myself to the more 'main' characters, but I suspect in a fit of weak mindedness, I'll find more excuses to buy other figures.   ::)

Muppets - continuing to be very selective, primarily getting them for Mrs. Bug.  Justification angle ;)

Simpsons - one Homer to go and I am done.  Might pick up a bar crew to go with my Moe's Tavern set (curse you Scott) when they drop below $1 each :( ;)

Kubrick's - Star Wars only, but will try and back fill the chase pieces.  No real intent for carded Boba, but we'll see.  

Unleashed - all of em.  'Nuff said.

Star Wars Galactic Heroes - all of these too, with all due respect to more mature folks like Cory.  I like them, my daughter likes to play with them and when she tires of them, they'll make a nifty, if cute, addition to my collection.

Star Wars Tomy mini-dioramas - I love these things and will continue with them as best I can.  I am hoping for another series that returns to more OT stuff, but they've done very well with filling most OT needs to this point.  I'm sure they'll do an Ep III series, but would like one or two more from them.  The detail is great and scale is perfect.  
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on June 3, 2004, 11:12 AM
I know what you mean Brent :D.  Darn LOTR keeps reeling me back every other month or so.  Your earlier idea (in the LOTR thread) of the gift packs might be a more cost-effective one too that I'll look into.  One I forgot to mention (remembered after reading your post), is the Sportspicks.  I don't have any of these, but I'm watching ebay to see if I can pick up a series 1 Garnett.  I think there is a new one coming in the fall too.  After that, I might pick up a few more here and there, they look kind of spiffy.  If I go further, I will probably opt mostly for NBA figures, with a sprinkling of NFL here and there (former Huskers like Ahman Green maybe).  We'll see though.
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on June 3, 2004, 11:24 AM
Yes, Garnett 2 is here (http://www.spawn.com/toys/series.aspx?series=201).  No pics yet, but at least we know it's coming.  I certainly wouldn't bother chasing the earlier version, especially if prices are up a bit.  Green could be tough, so if you see one, grab it.  

Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on July 26, 2004, 03:11 PM
Well, after a spendy month (for me) of $100 or so, I'm trying to really assess what I'm going to continue to collect.  So many different lines have been tempting or appealing at one time or another (Lord of the Rings, Muppets), or due to nostalgia (MOTU, G.I. Joe)...but I think I'm going to try to have to limit it to Star Wars, and one other line (which looks to be Marvel).  We just don't have the budget for a whole lot more it seems.  Plus, I don't have the room anyways really.  I think, aside from the occasional figure from other lines here and there possibly, I'm going to try to stick to these two.  There seem to enough "sub areas" in each of these lines to keep me more than occupied the way it is  ;).  Anyways, as (another) update, this is what its looking like:

Star Wars
3 3/4" Basic Figures/Ships/etc. - Only a few repacks from the OTC that I missed out on the first time around (Gam. Guard, Slave Leia, newish Bespin Luke, General Lando, possibly Fortuna).  Also, the rest of the VOTC line (have picked up Obi, Han, and Leia so far).  I'd like to get two of each of those, but not sure if that is going to work out.  Also plan to pick up the new Slave 1, hopefully the Sandcrawler, and possibly the re-done Falcon.  I'll also be on the look out once the new waves (shown at Comic-Con) start to hit.

Unleashed - I continue to collect these, only the OT ones for now though (although I do have a Yoda).  I'm planning on picking up Bossk, Tusken, IG-88, Stormtrooper, and the recarded Vader and Leia that are coming up.

Galactic Heroes - I like this line, and hope to pick up the new 2 packs coming up (both now and in the future).  I've also been sticking to the OT sets in this line.

Glass Sets - If these continue, I will pick up any OT ones.  Still looking for the Luke ESB glass, and if the Han/Boba/Yoda glasses that were on the main page awhile back make it to stores, I'll be on the lookout for those for sure.  The figures included stink, but I really like the glasses themselves...even if they are plastic.

Vintage - I'm still hoping to work further towards a complete, loose collection of figures...but I haven't been able to put much cash towards that lately.  Something I will be consistently pursuing though.

Other - The Gentle Giant Bust-Ups, as well as the Kubrick line have both tempted me, but I'm just not sure if I will be able to collect them or not.  They do both look pretty amazing though.

Marvel Stuff

This pretty much has an order of Spidey first, then X-Men and/or the rest (specifically Avengers, Fantastic Four, etc.)  I wouldn't ever be a "completist" with the Legends/Classics lines, but probably stick to the characters I am most familiar with from my comic reading days, or ones that really looked spiffy.

Spider-Man Classics - Any new villains, and new Spider-men that might look good.  Right now I just have one basic red/blue Spidey (parachute), that I am happy with, but we'll see which other ones are tempting.  Otherwise, I will be picking up the bad guys (usually 1 per wave it seems).  Can't wait for the Sinister Six box set, but I guess that is technically Marvel Legends....

Marvel Legends - So far I have X-Men from this line (Beast, Colossus, Wolverine, Gambit, Magneto), but I have been tempted to pick up some more (Iron Man, Cap. America, Silver Surfer....upcoming Hawkeye, Vision, FF box set).  Also, hoping to get the Brown Costume Wolvie, Juggernaut, and Phoenix from ML 6.

Spider-man Movie figs - I have a couple different movie Spideys (super poseable, magnetic, 18" tall one), and I'd like to get a Doc Ock figure eventually.  They don't really show up around here very often, and I'm kind of waiting for the "bendy tentacles" one.  I might end up skipping it, we'll see at the time I guess.

Marvel Minimates - I really like this line, but I'm trying to decide if I need to choose between this one and Legends or not.  I'd like to do both, but we'll see.  So far I have the following:  Regular Spidey (x2), BD Spidey, Maskless Spidey, Thing, Cap. America, Doc Ock, Venom, Carnage, Green Goblin, Dr. Doom, and Absorbing Man.  I really do like this line, and they don't take up much space, so that is appealing too.  I don't think I'd ever be a completist with this line either, too many exclusives and figures to catch up on (for me).  Neat line though.

Anyways, sorry for another long post...bored at work today with not much to do.  There are always some miscellaneous Star Wars things I pick up too (books, vintage glasses/stuff, posters, etc.)...and like I said, the occasional figure from other lines (part of me wants to get a few more LOTR figures, such as Aragorn, Frodo, Sam, and Merry).  That would complete what I really want from that line (have Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf, Pippin, Gollum).  Anyways, have any of you had to re-assess what you collect or buy?  There are other lines I'd like to be further into (Marvel, LOTR), but it always depends on funds.  Star Wars will always get the majority of my time, money and attention :).  Good luck to everyone in their searches and collections!
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: jokabofe on July 26, 2004, 07:17 PM
i like to think that outside of star wars, i've pretty much stopped collecting everything else. but that's not the case. it never is. i want it to be, but i know better now. i need to stop fooling myself.

i stopped collecting the simpsons after wave 7, maybe 8 - i don't remember. now that line is dead, and something inside is gnawing at me to just pick up the figures i missed out on. either that, or just sell the ones that i have. having an incomplete line isn't my thing, one way or the other.

never started the lotr (thank god) or the mcfarlane sports (outside of a few people that play on teams i like). movie maniacs i have a few, again just went after some of the ones that came from films i like. evil dead and alien in particular.

alien stuff is one of those lines that i keep picking things up for. but they don't really have any kind of action figures, unless you count those mcf ones (which i do own). mostly statues and busts, with a few other items thrown in here and there, like kubricks and metz-itz. and vinyl model kits, i have a few alien kits.

same thing kinda goes for evil dead merch. not much in the way of action figures, outside of the mcf (which, again, i do own) but everything else is on the higher end of collecting - statues, busts, kits. and i keep buying those.

stopped collecting gundam stuff. that got way too involved, trying to figure out which wave was which, and which gundam was what. after a while, they all look the same to me.

stopped collecting the batman animated series figures, but i'm always looking at them when i hit the stores. every now and then, i'm tempted to pick up anything that looks nice, but i have to keep myself focused on the main line, star wars... and keep my eyes off everything else. again, i have about 30 - 40 of the animated figures from a few years back, which are kinda in limbo for me at the moment. sell? keep?

never really got into any of the marvel line, with the exception of the 2 spiderman figures i bought when they first came out - the red/blue and the black outfits, that came with the wall mounted bases. i have those hanging in the doorway in my apartment, with a green goblin and a hobgoblin above them. outside of those 4, i don't have anything else.

i have the kill bill figures by neca, but i think (hope) that those were just a one time deal. i'd love them to release more, but at the same time, i'm fine with just the 5 (or six if you include the quentin tarantino exclusive  ;D )

i still have a pretty big nightmare before christmas collection, and i do add to it from time to time. but most of that stuff is pretty expensive, no $5 action figures here. again, the stuff i have is mostly busts, statues, and snowglobes from this line, with a poster and a print thrown in for good measure.

i think that pretty much covers it all.
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on July 26, 2004, 09:14 PM
I've taken up collecting vinyl albums, singles, and CD singles now.
Trying to hunt down a 7" of Pearl Jam's Merkinball is harder than Star Wars collecting, if you can believe it. Plus, it's a little more rewarding to me when I score a single at my local store than finding another figure that I have to convince myself to buy.

It's a little more rewarding than action figure collecting, plus it's something I could talk about in public.

If the action features are as pervasive next year in the Ep. III line as they were on Saga's figures, I might take an extended break after this October. My Star Wars collection is now at that point where I don't think I can get anything new and different, and apparently Hasbro feels that way too.

I'm thinking about guitar collecting next. There's this bitchin' Paul Stanley signature model at Sam Goody I've had my eye on for a while.
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: jokabofe on July 26, 2004, 09:33 PM
I've taken up collecting vinyl albums, singles, and CD singles now. <snip> It's a little more rewarding than action figure collecting, plus it's something I could talk about in public.

now that's funny. true, but funny.
 
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I'm thinking about guitar collecting next. There's this bitchin' Paul Stanley signature model at Sam Goody I've had my eye on for a while.

now that can be an expensive hobby. i once paid close to $3000 for a randy rhoads signature model jackson v. do you play, or would you be buying them strictly for collecting? the upside to it is that most vintage guitars never drop in price, and there's good money to be had. i once bought a gibson flying v back in the day. it was around '89, maybe '90 when i picked it up. it was used, but the clerk at the store didn't know what year it was, or how to figure it out. i paid $350 for it, and i loved that guitar. a few years back, i kinda got out of playing as much, and sold most of my equipment. i sold that same v for close to $1000. now that i'm back to playing again, i regret that day every day. i loved that guitar, and it had the most awesome sound.
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on July 26, 2004, 10:07 PM
Yeah, I play. Not well enough to start a band, but enough to where it's a satisfying hobby for me.

I don't know how far I'd go with signature models, but I'd definately get myself and authentic Gibson Les Paul, Explorer, Flying V, and a Fender American Stratocaster. These have always been my favorite guitars, and I gotta pick one up and dream every time I buy strings at the local guitar store.

Someday, man. If I sold my collection, I could probably afford that Ace Frehley signature Les Paul AND Gene Simmons' signature axe bass, though I don't play bass, but that is simply the coolest guitar in the world. :D

(http://www.kissonline.com/members/archives/photos/00/0512-913/images/CHICAGO_0672.jpg)
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: jokabofe on July 26, 2004, 10:15 PM
yeah, my les paul is the only guitar i still have. sold everything else. i love it dearly, and it's the best sounding guitar i've ever played, but man... that sucker is heavy. i love doing studio work with it, cause the tone is awesome, but playing a live show? sucks. i give mad props to any guitar players who can play an entire show, not to mention an entire tour, with nothing but les pauls. guys like slash and zakk wylde who use nothing but.
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on July 26, 2004, 10:23 PM
Heck yeah. That guitar has to be pushing 14-15 lbs. That's pretty damn heavy to have around your shoulder all night.

I used to have a Les Paul copy, and I never really liked the neck on it. It felt too thick. But, I think that was because I was grooving on a cheap De Armond with a slim neck.
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 28, 2004, 07:43 PM
I used to collect SW, but got out of it, and just in time to get good money for most of it too.  I still grab Darth Vader stuff now and then.  My SW collecting now solely consists of the .45 scale Master Replica sabers.  I'm also a die-hard Sports Picks collector.  I've also been grabbing the South Park figs recently (picked up Timmy down at Comic Con.)  
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: SilverZ on August 13, 2004, 10:18 PM

i have the kill bill figures by neca, but i think (hope) that those were just a one time deal. i'd love them to release more, but at the same time, i'm fine with just the 5 (or six if you include the quentin tarantino exclusive  ;D )


I've been collecting Kill Bill stuff as well. Just got this today from EE:

(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/NC33415lg.jpg)

It's a 13" resin statue (pretty much what I figure is that NECA uses double scale sculpting and this is the original scale version). It's numbered 309 of 600 for North America. Pretty nifty. Cost a bit much at a really bad time in my finances, but it's a one shot deal, so... had to have it.

There's supposed to be a second wave of figures, but I'm surprised they've not been discussed too much or shown. Maybe they're dead in the water. They showed O-Ren a long time ago, they've removed her images from their site, and there's no new news.  ???

(http://necaonline.com/orenfull.gif)
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: jokabofe on August 14, 2004, 01:26 PM
(http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/NC33415lg.jpg)

It's a 13" resin statue (pretty much what I figure is that NECA uses double scale sculpting and this is the original scale version). It's numbered 309 of 600 for North America. Pretty nifty. Cost a bit much at a really bad time in my finances, but it's a one shot deal, so... had to have it.

yeah, i wanted that too, but it was a bit pricey, like you said. besides, it's just the same pose as the smaller (and much more affordable  :D ) action figure.  now, if they were smart, they would have made this version of the bride in a different action pose...

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There's supposed to be a second wave of figures, but I'm surprised they've not been discussed too much or shown. Maybe they're dead in the water. They showed O-Ren a long time ago, they've removed her images from their site, and there's no new news.  ???
(http://necaonline.com/orenfull.gif)

yeah, i remember seeing her as well, and thinking that she actually looked the best out of all the figures they had shown. i heard somewhere that the actual problem was with lucy liu herself, she had something to do with pulling the figure out of the assortment. not sure why, of if that is even true.

did you know that the bride came with two different bases? one is the house of blue leaves base to match up with the crazy 88 members, and the other is a snow base, presumably to match up with o-ren. but she never came out, and i can't figure out why they never took that base out of the bride assortment...  ???
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: SilverZ on August 16, 2004, 01:20 AM
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yeah, i wanted that too, but it was a bit pricey, like you said. besides, it's just the same pose as the smaller (and much more affordable   ) action figure.  now, if they were smart, they would have made this version of the bride in a different action pose...

If I had common sense I would have passed, but I've turned out to be a complete KB whore. Not only is it the same pose, it's identical, down to the pattern in her hair. I didn't know they were planning an alternate base for the regular scale. Interesting that this bigger one uses it.

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yeah, i remember seeing her as well, and thinking that she actually looked the best out of all the figures they had shown. i heard somewhere that the actual problem was with lucy liu herself, she had something to do with pulling the figure out of the assortment. not sure why, of if that is even true.

Strange. I guess she could have shot it down, or had leverage enough to request changes that were too costly to make. Oh well.

I wish I could remember where I read about the second wave, because there's zilch on the net that I can find. I swear I remember discussion, and maybe even images, of a Bill figure, in his end showdown outfit and Hanzo sword. It seems like if they didn't get more figures out for the DVD release, they've lost their last real opportunity for a good sales tie-in.  :'(

Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: jokabofe on August 16, 2004, 09:03 AM
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It seems like if they didn't get more figures out for the DVD release, they've lost their last real opportunity for a good sales tie-in.    :'(

not 100% - remember qt's marketing strategy? there should still be another 5 or 6 dvd's coming out over the next 2 years or so  ::)
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Famine on August 28, 2004, 11:51 AM
Well, save Star Wars, theres a new Jurassic Park line just out, JP Dinosaurs2, and that's on my must have list. I wanted to buy the 18" Crow, but that looks like it's on hold with NO JOB.

Real quick, let me explain said job situation; I had a nice summer Job working for a Day Care. That ended early August. My grandma decides that we were going to North Carolina for a week and a half, and she doesn't understand that they don't let new hires to most jobs just take a Week and a Half off. She then tries to tell me she'll come in and talk to the boss. Thats a no. They wan't me to strike out on my own, I wan't no help from them.

Moving along.

Star Wars is pretty much dead here. All the same stuff I don't need or don't want.

McFarlane AVP stuff. I soooo wan't everything from this line but seeing as it's sold out, I may just buy 2 store exclusives, list one on ebay and make some quick cash.

Kevin
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Keldor on September 7, 2004, 10:35 PM
I'm collecting Star Wars (of course); Lord of the Rings action figures; Marvel Legends; and vintage MOTU (to round out the ranks of the Masters and Evil Warrior since I can't find the newer waves the last new figure I got was Keldor and when it comes in to He-Man.org She-Ra. and that's basically it
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Bob Crane on October 30, 2004, 03:37 AM
Old Kenner SW
Popy, Takatoku, Ark, Grip, Bullmark etc…
Bandai S.I.C.
Bandai S.O.C.
Mego- (whenever astounding deals arise) Trek, POTA, WGSU, WGSK
Dragon W.W.II 12” & 1/72 pre-painted armour
Matchbox M.A.C.
Various sci-fi and resin kits, 1/35 armour & figure kits.
Takara Microman
Matchbox Fighting Furies
Various other smaller figure lines that get picked up once in a blue moon- Clash of the Titans, Super Powers, Indy Jones etc…
Title: Re: 2004: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on December 15, 2004, 11:02 AM
Getting to the end of the year, here's how it is looking now:

Star Wars
Modern 3 3/4" - Basically caught up, except for Cantina Wave, then it is on the preview/animated stuff, and saving up for the ROTS extravaganza.

Vintage 3 3/4" - Always intend to complete a loose, complete collection, but haven't bought any figures for quite some time.  Spending too much collecting money elsewhere...if there is a break between now and the movie, I might try to fill some holes

Unleashed - Been sticking to OT-only with these, but have started to get tempted by a few of the PT ones.  Right now, actively looking for the repackaged Vader, and will eventually pick up the Sidious.  Then it is waiting for the Stormtrooper and IG-88 to show.

Galactic Heroes - Also, OT only, but tempted occasionally for the PT.  Waiting for the Luke/Gam, Jawa/Tusken, Lando/Skiff Guard sets, and haven't seen the Stormie sets yet either.  Otherwise, would possibly pick up the AOTC sets.

Hallmark Ornaments - I've always been intersted in these, and I think I might take the plunge and try to pick up some of the past pieces (again, OT only likely).  I did get the Yoda (AOTC) ornament from my wife a year or two back, and hopefully the Chewie this year, then I might peruse ebay and pick up one here and there to slowly catch up.

Lord of the Rings
There really hasn't been much of this showing up around here anymore, at least nothing new.  I intend on picking up the new Aragorn and Frodo (SP), and the Gates of Mordor Sam once it is released.  I could be happy with that collection, although I am somewhat tempted to expand it a little bit.  Sort of trying to decide between this line and.....

Marvel Legends
I have a handful of Legends figures, consisting of Spider-Man and X-Men characters, but haven't bought anything new for quite some time.  I'm interested in many of the current/upcoming figures though (Doc Ock, Iceman, Brown Wolvie, Phoenix, Juggernaut, Captain America, Iron Man, Storm, Nightcrawler, Prof X, 1st Appearance Spidey, Cyclops, Sinister Six Box Set, Fantastic Four Box Set).  This is a line that always seems to be consistently good, and I grew up on Marvel so it always keeps me interested.  If I continued on, I'd likely stick to characters that I knew and read growing up (Spidey, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and individuals like Cap and Iron Man).  Of course, they haven't shown up around here for a long time, so it could be a moot point.

Miscellaneous/Other
Not much anymore really, trying to avoid getting into anything else.  I recently picked up a DC Direct Superman, which I really like, and they seem to do great work.  The JLA figures interest me, but the price will likely keep me away.  The only "misc" figures I would pick up in the future would likely be Superman or Batman related, probably the "best" version of the movie figures that will come out for each in the next couple of years as well.

Star Wars is really the only line(s) I've been actively collecting for quite some time now, with a little bit of LOTR.  Star Wars will always be the big collection, but I kind of enjoy having a second, smaller one as well of one of the other lines I am interested in.  It looks like it will come down to Marvel Legends or LOTR, with Legends likely having a more lasting appeal since the LOTR franchise will be a bit quieter until the Hobbit happens (if/when).  But, then again, Star Wars could keep me intersted whether there is a movie or not, and each time I pop in one of the LOTR DVDs, I'm reminded again how amazing those movies are too.  Lots of other great lines continue out there, and some new ones coming up (Sesame Street by Palisades looks/sounds neato), but I'll probably have to steer clear.  With the possible Star Wars price increase (and so many different lines), I might not have the cash to persue anything else anyways :).  Anyways....what are you collecting, and what is the outlook for 2005?
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on January 4, 2005, 11:06 AM
Updated for the new year....anyone picking up or dropping any lines?  Are you dropping almost everything?  Only Star Wars?  What is our outlook for 2005?

Most of mine is detailed above, but here's a quick run down of what I'm hoping to collect this year.  Hoping to stick to mainly Star Wars, and probably will:

Star Wars Stuff
3 3/4" Line - Figures, Beasts, Vehicles - non completist, just what I like.
Galactic Heroes - Have been OT only on these, may branch into PT ones too.
Unleashed - Again, have been OT only, might pick up a few PT ones.
Jedi Force - Just wanted Chewie, now I have Vader and Droids, have to see on this one.  I don't know if the line itself is going any further or not.
3 3/4" Vintage - working towards a loose complete collection, eventually.
Other/Misc - On the fence with Bust Ups, then some other misc stuff (vintage glass sets, Hallmark ornaments, etc.)

Other Collectibles

Going to try to cut back this year.  Lots of neat lines out there, but I really need to try to limit myself (budget and space issues).  I'm going to try to stick to one other secondary line, if any at all.  Right now, that line is looking like Marvel Legends.

Marvel Legends - Selective purchasing.  Usually sticking to Spidey and his friends/foes, some of the X-Men, and possibly the other odd figures here and there, usually main characters (Cap, Iron Man, F4).  This is the line that constantly pulls me back.  As I look back at my purchases for 2004, I didn't actually buy a single ML figure last year (although a few Spidey Classics ones).  Could be that I didn't see anything past Colossus :).

Lord of the Rings - Just want the upcoming "Gates of Mordor" Sam and I will probably call it good.  I could go further, and wouldn't mind doing that, but I could be happy with my meager collection as it is.

Others - I think I can say I'm done with pretty much anything else.  The only other line that is sometimes tempting is the DC Direct JLA figures, those sure are nice.  I got the Superman, which I am quite happy I picked up.  Price and availability will probably keep me away though.  Might be tempted if they do further Superman "world" figures, we'll see.

Anyways, what is your year 2005 looking like?  Are some of your other lines wrapping up, or are there more on the horizon?  Best of luck to everyone in their various searches in the 05 :).
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jeff on January 4, 2005, 11:27 AM
Here's where I see myself heading in the new year...

Star Wars
With RotS, I'll stick to my basics.  2 of each of the NEW basic figures (1 to open, 1 to keep carded), 1 of each of the recards/repaints (to keep carded), 1 of each of the NEW deluxe/ultra type figures, NEW vehicles, NEW box sets, etc.  I don't buy repack vehicles (usually).  The only thing I keep packaged is one of every basic figure carded.  Everything else gets opened.  I'll also probably continue to pick up some of the Galactic Hero 2-packs to stash away. 

No Unleashed, no Master Replica props, no Gentle Giant busts or Bust-Ups, no Code 3 vehicles, no 12" stuff, no Sideshow Satues, no Attakus statues, no Kotobukaiya statues/models, no Die Cast vehicles, no Micro-Machine vehicles, no Action Fleet vehicles, no Jedi Force figures, no SW board games, no Wookiee super-soakers, no more WotC minatures, no Hallmark ornaments, no posters, no replica helmets, no Attacktix figures, no SW plush "buddies", etc etc etc.


Kubricks
I'll pick up any new Sesame Street, Muppets, Batman (villians and major characters such as Gordon, Alfred or NW), and of course Star Wars.  Probably try to track down my first box set (Early Bird, Speeder Bike, or TRU 5-pack).  Maybe branck out into some of the other lines too if I happen across any I like.  :)


DC Direct
I'll pick up some of the Green Lantern Wave planned for March to add to my Green Lantern shelf.  Will also pick up any new Pocket Hero sets that they announce (but I think this line is dead :().


That's about it I guess... unless something new pops up!  :)

Jeff
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on January 4, 2005, 11:36 AM
Um, really, really trying to cutback and failing miserably.  Walking away from this crowd would do me a world of good (Brian's excused from that comment, he spent only 10% of what I did - a fine role model) ::)

Star Wars:
vintage - a few variations to finish up, viny Jawa, droids 3PO

Hasbro 3 3/4 - Mikey has me caught up pretty much to the ROTS stuff - will buy vehicles, figures (army building included, despite my best intents) and possibly vehicles.  Will be selective and hopefully patient enough to get loose stuff cheaper down the line.  Do need a few animated figs yet though.

Galactic Heroes small, easy line, cheap enough.  I may let it slide though, we have lots in the house now and I don't feel compelled to be a completeist with this line.  

Unleashed space is becoming an issue but these are really nice pieces.  

Bust ups will keep up - small, relatively inexpensive

Gentle Giant Busts - only OT and selectively so.  Chrome Sandtrooper has me concerned (mostly because the blaster is there instead of the rifle that is commonly pictured for the regular bust)

Kubrick's yeah, yeah >:(

Kotobukiya - I've always liked these and I might dabble into them a bit, we'll see.  There's a cheap, high quality Vader rip-off that's available that looks pretty nice, so that would save a few bucks.  

Hallmark ornaments - mostly just wanting some ships that I missed.

Marvel Legends - I'm in all the way on these, likely to the point of ordering cases shortly to cover the year, just like my hero.   :P  Not really keen on all of the figures in 9/10 but must have Galactus and Sentinel, plus a shot at chase figures is nice.  Should be able to sell off the spares fairly easily locally, a few collectors of this line around that I know and I should get mine months before regular retail in Canada.  

LOTR - just a few pieces left to pick up - my hobbitses minus Sam, any new female figures and a Legolas and I'll be done.  Might need to back track for a twilight ring wraith, but that should wrap it up pretty quick.

McFarlane, sportspicks and otherwise - sportspicks are near a dead issue for me now - too space consuming and too frustrating (read 3rd jersey Roy that drove me out) at times.  Most of my loose goalies have been sold and I have about all the Vikings that will be made.  There's a Jets Khabibulin coming out, but it's a Canadian only series, so no chasing stupid cardbacks this time.  Not sure, but I suspect the variant will be a Coyotes uni.  Otherwise I'll get both blue and white Jets versions.  I think I want an Esposito Legend but that should cover it for announced Legends.  Orr and possibly others down the line?  
NBA Legends may go a ways to having me back in the game.  Bird, Erving and who knows who else will end up being must haves for me.  This may be the only way I'll order a case of McFarlane stuff  again.  I see this line being poorly distributed in Canada and hugely popular.  Don't think there will be any other Legends I buy (baseball/football) or sportspicks in general, but it will always depend on players in the assortments.  

Not sure what else will crop up in the near future.  I keep toying with the idea of picking up F/X sabers from Master Replicas, but we'll see about those too.  Maybe just a Vader and a Luke?  I should probably unload all of my old plastic Hasbro sabers though.  

edit: Oops, Jeff reminded me I have the Vader statue coming (GG) and I may go with the Sideshow Vader statue as well.  Have to see what it looks like in comparison.
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 4, 2005, 01:01 PM
I'm going to try and limit my spending this tear, yeah right!  :P

Die Cast: Gone this far with my Gerry Anderson collection of Product Enterprise's stuff so I want to keep them up to par.

Konami: Any ships that come out of interest. So far the Battlestar Galactica set.  8)

Kubricks: Addictive crack suckers!  ;D   :P

McFarlane: Just the Gretzky Oiler's figures & any Alien/Predator stuff. Elvis for my sister.

Star Wars Vintage: Still want to complete my vinty Droids and Ewok line. Get that Ewok Battle Wagon & anything else that is eye candy.  ;)

Star Wars Modern: The end is near!   :-X
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Mikey D on January 4, 2005, 01:07 PM
3-3/4: Most ROTS stuff, including vehicles.  I wish I had the patience others are having and try to wait until clearance.  I'll wait and see if that happens.

Unleashed: All

Galactic Heros: All

Kubrick: Oh boy.  A line I just recently added and have a lot of catching up to do.  I can almost guarantee I'll never have a complete collection.

Marvel Legends / Spidey Classics: Not a completist, but pretty close.  I want Galactus and Sentinel, so it looks like I'll be getting all of 9 & 10.  This line pisses me off.  Damn shortpacks.  I still need Cable (passed him up a few times and now can't find him anywhere), Hawkeye, Apocalypse and Vision.  And that's not counting wave 8, which I haven't seen yet.  All I see are droves and droves of Weapon X, IMC and Ghost Rider.  All I want from SMC are the villians and we all know how they're packed.  

Sportspicks: Only figures of my teams.  Johnny Damon, David Ortiz and Mike Schmidt from the Cooperstown I'll be grabbing.  Hopefully they announce more Pats figures.  Having only two, especially after they win their third Super Bowl this year, is a travesty ;)
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on January 4, 2005, 02:44 PM
I can find you a Cable if you like.
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Mikey D on January 4, 2005, 03:57 PM
I can find you a Cable if you like.

You know, if we both keep adding to our packages, neither one of us is going to get them anytime soon ;)

But yeah, if you see one, pick him up.  I think that puts the ball back in my court.  Time to start hunting for compensation for Leclair and Nathan.
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on January 4, 2005, 04:26 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on January 4, 2005, 06:12 PM
Star Wars- I know I'm going to go wild when ROTS stuff comes out. This line stays like it does every year. I'm caught up till this stuff starts coming out. I only need the yellow animated Clone, provided it exists.

GI Joe- This stuff is getting better and better, plus I find new stuff regularly. That's on the list.

Transformers G1- depends. I started buying them again now that TRU has the past waves on clearance, so I might be suckered into this one again.

Lord of the Rings- I don't want to stop collecting it, but the situation at retail here ******* blows. I'm almost caught up for 2004. I just need Isildur, Transfixed Bilbo, Peter Jackson Hobbit, Gamling, and Hama. When the 2005 pics show up, and they suck, I'll be quite selective.

Plus there's other odds and ends like McFarlane Toys' stuff, especially the Dragons and Conan lines, there's Bust-Ups, Star Trek from Johnny Lightning, Playmates, and Art Asylum, and Buffy/Angel. That's enough stuff.

I think I'm done with Marvel Legends. They're too hard to get, and when I pull my head out of my ass, I'm not all that interested in the upcoming waves. I'm keeping what I have, though, because I like most of those characters.
I'm also done with carded figures. I found the Cantina wave today plus a Sandtrooper, and I left them all there in favor of the Animated wave 3. Those were new, plus I'd open them right away.
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Paul on January 4, 2005, 07:30 PM
Star Wars:

Original Trilogy

3 3/4 stuff, but only if it is a new sculpt and has VOTC-like Articulation.  I've already skipped the Cantina Wave.

GI Joe:

Any of the ARAH era repaints/re-issues. NONE of the new sculpt stuff. But the Comic 3 packs for sure.

And THESE from DUSTY TRAIL TOYS:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/Figures.jpg)

 if the actual product is anywhere NEAR the pics of the prototypes, I'd give up the two above catagories all together.

That means that my lines being dropped from 2004 are LOTR and my random Anime/Robotech Purchases..
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on June 1, 2005, 01:51 PM
Well, its been about 6 months since we last visited this thread...what are you collecting this year.  Are you thinking about picking up anything new, are there any lines you have basically dropped?  Where are those collecting dollars going this year?  For me, it has been breaking down like this:

Currently Collecting

Star Wars -
*Basic 3 3/4" Line, Deluxe, Beasts/Vehicles, Playsets, etc. -  Not a completist, just what I like, but it ends up being most of it.
*Unleashed - Just the ones I like, usually focused more on OT characters (although I picked up all 3 ROTS so far)
*Galactic Heroes - All of the OT sets, and I've picked up all of the ROTS sets so far as well.
*Vintage 3 3/4" Line - Not much devoted to this area this year with all of the ROTS spending, but I'd like to eventually get a complete, loose figure collection, and then move onto a few playsets or ships.
*Miscellaneous - Burger King Glasses and Toys, Target Glass Sets, Magazines, Posters, Ornaments, Other Misc Star Wars collectibles here and there.

Other Collectibles
*Marvel - Marvel Legends, Spider-Man Classics, Movie Figures.  I think I'm almost done with ML, at least for the most part.  Spidey Classics I basically pick up any new villains (and, if ever, supporting characters) from the line.  I recently picked up 3 FF movie figures, and hope to get a couple more if/when I find them.  I also collect Spidey movie figures, and might pick up X-Men movie figures from the next film if they look very good (skipped the other movies so far).

*Other Superheroes - Very limited, but I do have a few Superman and Batman figures.  I recently picked up the "regular" Batman Begins Batman, and plan on getting a movie Supes as well when Superman Returns comes out.  I'm a movie fan in general, so I kind of enjoy having a "movie representation" of my favorite heroes.  Very limited here overall though, as I basically focus on Marvel when it comes to superheroes.

Considering Collecting

*Mostly the higher-end Star Wars stuff, basically.  There are a couple of lines I'd like to get into, although somewhat limited likely due to price, but I'm still working on talking the Mrs. into the higher end stuff.  The lines I am interested in the most are the Gentle Giant Busts, as well as the Master Replicas stuff (FX Sabers to start).  I would really like to get into the movie prop stuff more, but it is a little pricey for me right now.

Lines Dropped

*Lord of the Rings - I got the figures I really wanted from the line, and I think I'm pretty much done with it.  I would have liked to collect the line further, but didn't have the space (or the money, because of Star Wars).  Good line overall though, and if it wasn't for all the Star Wars stuff, I'd probably would have/would get into it further.

Overall, I'm pretty much limiting myself to Star Wars stuff, with a sprinkling of Marvel stuff here and there.  Those are the lines I enjoy the most, and have the closest connection to from my childhood as well.  Every once in awhile there are single products from other lines (GI Joe, MOTU, LOTR, DC Direct, Muppets, Simpsons) that interest me as well, but many of those lines are now basically dead or I don't have the space/money for.  So what are you collecting this year, Star Wars or otherwise?
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jeff on June 1, 2005, 02:14 PM
Well, looking back on my January plan...

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Star Wars
With RotS, I'll stick to my basics.  2 of each of the NEW basic figures (1 to open, 1 to keep carded), 1 of each of the recards/repaints (to keep carded), 1 of each of the NEW deluxe/ultra type figures, NEW vehicles, NEW box sets, etc.  I don't buy repack vehicles (usually).  The only thing I keep packaged is one of every basic figure carded.  Everything else gets opened.  I'll also probably continue to pick up some of the Galactic Hero 2-packs to stash away.

No Unleashed, no Master Replica props, no Gentle Giant busts or Bust-Ups, no Code 3 vehicles, no 12" stuff, no Sideshow Satues, no Attakus statues, no Kotobukaiya statues/models, no Die Cast vehicles, no Micro-Machine vehicles, no Action Fleet vehicles, no Jedi Force figures, no SW board games, no Wookiee super-soakers, no more WotC minatures, no Hallmark ornaments, no posters, no replica helmets, no Attacktix figures, no SW plush "buddies", etc etc etc.


I seem to have stuck to this plan quite well.  I've managed to stay away from the non-3.75" stuff with one exception (C3 GG Mini-Bust).  I'm happy with the RotS stuff I've picked up so far, so I guess I'll keep on with the old plan.   ;)


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Kubricks
I'll pick up any new Sesame Street, Muppets, Batman (villians and major characters such as Gordon, Alfred or NW), and of course Star Wars.  Probably try to track down my first box set (Early Bird, Speeder Bike, or TRU 5-pack).  Maybe branch out into some of the other lines too if I happen across any I like.  :)

Again, pretty much stayed the path.  I picked up all the box sets I was missing (EB Kit, TRU 5pk, Speederbike, Max Rebo), so I guess actually I've been a bit more aggressive on these than I was planning... it's no joke they really ARE more addictive than crack.   :-\


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DC Direct
I'll pick up some of the Green Lantern Wave planned for March to add to my Green Lantern shelf.  Will also pick up any new Pocket Hero sets that they announce (but I think this line is dead :().

Hmmm... I ended up NOT buying the GL wave of DCD figures.  No new Pocket Hero sets are planned either, so I think I'm done with DCD unless something really cool pops up.   :)


And that's about it.  Nothing else on my radar right now.  Not really interested in any movie lines this summer or fall and I've managed to stay away from the other tempting lines (Marvel Legends, LotR, etc).  I guess it's just Hasbro 3.75" Star Wars and selected Kubrick lines for me.   ;)

Jeff
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on June 1, 2005, 03:03 PM
Hmm,
six months already?  Not much has changed.

Star Wars
ROTS 3.75 figures fairly selectively, lots I haven't yet purchased from the first 44 though I have multiples of army builders, as predicted.  Vehicles have been limited though, I have yet to purchase an item above the size/price point of an AT-RT.  Patiently looking for clearance items.

Vintage - dabbled further into Droids figures, but have been very frugal on them for the most part, save the Tig Fromm.  Also dabbled in the Ewoks series now but I suppose that was inevitable.  Still need that VCJ. 

Kubrick's - will acquire new series, but still don't have Rebo band.   :-\



Marvel/Spidey/DC - up to date with ML and only need Mysterio to catch up on Spidey.  May still get a Morbius if I stumble on one.  Thinking about picking up some selective DC Direct figures :-X so that's a new direction.

High End - getting the GG statue of Vader, continuing with the GG busts selectively, have the Sideshow Vader on order, but may yet cancel that. 

Bust ups - up to date except for Chewbacca exclusive >:(

Other lines, McFarlane etc. - largely dead.  Looking forward to a couple of NBA Legends and some hockey figures, though less than five total considering chase numbers + number of collectors are inspiring less luck.  Still can't leave a chase figure on the pegs though ::)
LOTR is dead, I don't even feel like finishing out the Fellowship with the hobbits and Legolas.  I've got a line of large figures (Superheroes) and don't have space or inclination for another.  I regret getting these and wish I'd acquired only the AOME stuff, if anything. 

All in all, the impending move has done a reasonable job of dampening my spending. Seeing my total from last year for all the stuff scared the snot out of me.  I'd suggest I'll end up around half of what I did at that time.  I hope.
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on July 8, 2005, 02:17 PM
Just looking back at my June post and thinking about things recently, I really need to try to slim down the different lines.  Although I know I'm not involved in quite as many things as others are, I still think that financially and space wise I need to try to streamline things a little bit.  Ideally, it would be nice to limit it to the following:

Star Wars Basic (Modern) 3 3/4" Line - What I like, usually ends up being most.  This includes any new/good vehicles that I don't already have, along with Deluxe/Ultra, Beasts, or possible playsets.  Most definitely the "bulk" of my collecting lies here.

Star Wars Basic (Vintage) 3 3/4" Line - Something that has really been neglected this year with all the ROTS stuff, but I plan to slowly continue to work towards a loose, complete collection.  If that ever gets finished, maybe moving into vehicles/playsets, or a small carded collection.

Unleashed - We'll know more last week, but sounds like this might be done.  Its a shame, but I guess that's one way to cut out a line.  I'll pick up most of the remaining ones (if these are the last waves), and I'd really like to get a Stormtrooper...which might be next to impossible here pretty soon.

Galactic Heroes - I really like this line, but I'm not sure where I stand on it (or where it stands).  If it continues in a non-transforming vehicle way....with new figure 2 packs and possibly some new vehicles...I'll keep on going.  If it moves to repacks, or more of those transforming vehicles, I'm likely out of these.

Other Star Wars Collectibles - Nothing concrete here, but a few areas I'm interested in.  I'd really like to get into higher end stuff like MR and Gentle Giant, but I just don't think I can afford it.  I'm really, really interested in joining the Kubrick club here at JD, and that's something I'm still figuring out.  I'd probably have to lay off the higher priced chases, but at least getting the "regular" figures would be fun.  I'm also kind of working on a Hallmark Ornament collection, but now just focusing on OT ones, and likely just the regular sized character ones for now.  A few other odds and ends (one more set of the vintage BK glasses) here and there, but the main "other" lines I'm interested in at this point (depending on what is cut/added in the next year plus) are Kubricks and Hallmark stuff.

Marvel/Comic - This will probably be less in the coming months/years.  There are a few Legends here and there I'd like to get, and the occasional movie figures as well, but overall it shouldn't be too much.  One more movie figure this year (Doom), then next year likely a Superman (maybe Luthor?) from Superman Returns...and we'll see what the X-Men 3 figures look like.  Haven't picked up any from the past movies.  I'll be curious to see what the Legends line will bring next year.  And...I hate to even say it....I kind of like the looks of the Marvel Kubricks that have been shown/talked about here as well.

Overall, probably not much different than my previous post...but there's so much stuff I'd like to collect, but only a few things I probably should.  I'm sometimes envious of the people who just collect the basic line...or the basic lines and Kubricks...or some combination like that.  Not quite as much to chase after and spend money on ;).  I wish I was as on the ball as many of you here, and already had my vintage collection complete (at least the figures), that would take the stress off a lot at jumping into Kubrick world ;).
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on August 8, 2005, 02:38 PM
Well, looking at what has been announced for the rest of this year...and looking towards next year, I might be narrowing things just a bit.  With what I've seen lately, most of my Star Wars collecting might just be the basic 3 3/4" line.  That is the line that I have been with (and will continue to) through it all, and I'll likely continue with any new figures next year.

Basic 3 3/4" Line - Any "new" basic figures.  I'll likely avoid repacks and that unless they are figures I missed the first time (Original Trilogy) or crafty repaints (clones, OT).  I'm looking forward to a return of OT figures next year, and hope to pick up any new ones.  Also, any other things related to this same scale...Evolutions packs, deluxe/special figures, beasts, ships, etc.  Only ones that interest me, definitely not completist.  Vintage figures are a continuing quest for me, and I'll pick up a few loose/complete ones here and there when I have the extra cash.

"Other" Star Wars Lines - This might be winding down.  My favorite, Unleashed, is coming to an end, or at least going on hiatus.  A few more pieces that I'd like to pick up, but it might be via ebay or fellow collectors if these aren't showing at retail past the Obi/Anakin/Grievous wave.  I also enjoy Galactic Heroes, but from what we've heard and seen so far, it looks like that might be most (or all) repacks for next year, or at least the first part.  Other than picking up some of the Hallmark ornaments, those were my main "other lines".  I'm thinking about picking up a new one, since others are going on hiatus or into "repack mode".  I'm leaning towards Bust-Ups, because they are fairly affordable and somewhat easy to catch up with.  I'd like to go with Kubricks, but I just don't think I can afford them, and I'm WAY behind.

Everything Else - I try to limit this as much as I can, due to money and space.  Several great lines out there, but the one(s) I tend to stick with are comic-based ones.  That has comprised mostly of Marvel Legends/Spidey Classics overall.  I'm probably winding down with those a little bit too, but will continue to pick up a few here and there the rest of the way.  I'll pick up Spidey allies/villains if/when they are released too.  I am usually somewhat interested in the movie figures too, depending on quality.  I'm also getting deeper into DC stuff, Superman in particular, and I think that might be where much of my "extra collecting budget" goes towards.  There's not really a "mass retail" line out for that right now, so it shouldn't be a big focus at this point.  If the DC-Legends style line takes off next year, that might be a new area of interest for me.  I've got most of my favorte Marvel heroes represented, and DC is a world I'm getting more into now.  Also on that note, I continue to buy a few comics here and there, although I don't really "collect" them, just read and enjoy them.

I just got to thinking about this again today, because with the decline or disappearance of some of my favorite "supporting" lines, I might be back to just basic figure Star Wars collecting for the first time in awhile.  That is how I started out (and it was much cheaper :P), and it might be heading that way again.  I've always kind of enjoyed having another Star Wars line to dabble in, so I might be finding something else if Unleashed, Galactic Heroes, etc. go the way of the dodo.  Does anyone else here basically stick with just the basic line (and all it encompasses) and avoid all the "other" lines from Star Wars?  I think there is more than enough there (and with other franchises/interests) to keep me busy and poor, but sometimes those other lines just get tempting.
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: LiK on September 2, 2005, 08:24 PM
kubricks, japanese figures, gashapons, trading figures, action figures, 1/6 scale - nothing specific, anything i happen to like
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on January 3, 2006, 11:34 AM
New year, thought it might be a good time to drag this one back up.  So, what are you looking to collect in 2006?  Are you condensing things down (or hoping to)?  Are you picking up some new lines?  How are things looking for the new year?  This is what I'm thinking about for 06, although I really want to make an effort to scale things back considerably.  Space is a big issue, as is budget, and its time for me to condense if possible.

Star Wars

Basic Figure (Modern) Line - Just the ones I like, non completist, but probably most.  A few army builders here and there.  Relating vehicles or anything else we might see this year that I don't already have and that look good to me.

Basic Figure (Vintage) Line - This really got put off last year, and I'm hoping to get back to my continuing quest for a complete, loose, figure collection.

Unleashed - The "big" ones, if they do ever come back.

Galactic Heroes - Any new Original Trilogy sets, if we see them.

Bust Ups - I'm looking at getting into these further, sticking to OT only though.  We'll see what the budget allows though.

Other Lines

Marvel (Legends, Classics, Movies) - Probably not as much as in past years, but this will be my main "other" area of collecting aside from Star Wars.  A few from Legends, a few Spidey Classics, and we'll see what the X-Men/X3 line brings.

DC (Superheroes, JLU) - There's one more 3 pack (Luthor) that I want to pick up for sure from the JLU line, and we'll see after that.  As far as DC Superheroes, it sounds like its just Supes/Bats for this year, and I'll probably try to pick up most of the Superman related figures.  Depends on what the budget allows though, as these seem to be priced at $10 a pop.  I might take a look at the Superman Returns movie figs as well, depending on what they're like.  I can probably safely say I'll pick up a basic Superman at least.

Comics - Not sure if this is really "collecting" to me, although I do keep my comics.  I mainly buy them to read/enjoy them though, and don't necessarily collect them.  I do buy a few titles fairly regularly though, and hope to continue to.  Mainly Marvel, and some DC (and Star Wars).
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on January 3, 2006, 01:19 PM
GI Joe- I love the DTC stuff (now that I finally own some) and with the extra money I have each month, I'm trying to build that loose collection of vintage Joes I've always wanted.

G1 Transformers- Again, with the extra money I have, I decided to get into these hardcore. I bought a reissue Galvatron and a vintage Soundwave last week, which is awesome.

Marvel Legends- hopefully future series are as easy to find as 10 and 11 were.

Buffy/Angel/Serenity- I like these figures, but I wish they were a little cheaper and easier to find.

Dropped lines
LOTR- I'm pretty much done anyway, besides that last Orc and Eowyn, but I'm sure I could live without them.

Star Wars- piss-poor distribution in 2005 and random holo figures for 2006 just made me say "**** it". I also heard the new Saga figures are ringing up at $6-7, which is too much for what we get.
I have enough SW figures, and really don't want anymore.
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Dhivael on January 3, 2006, 01:34 PM
Im rather disappointed by Toybiz dropping the LOTR line, but whats done is done, and ill continue trying to get the ones i missed, but thats looking more and more difficult by the day.

Starwars. Ill get a few, im cutting back significantly this year to just the ones i really want, and army builders, now that i have been swept up in that fiasco lol.
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on January 3, 2006, 01:43 PM
Ah, I'm still as stupid as I ever was and seemingly always will be ::)

Star Wars
Modern 3 3/4 - 2005 I actually managed to not purchase some figures and not miss them, so I'll try again this year.  OT stuff is almost a gimme, PT is a maybe but I'd like to stop army building for no reason.  

Vintage - finished almost all of the loose vintage I wanted, only one or two variations left plus two Ewoks for the loose collection.  Started buying some vinty vehicles now and occasionally pick up a carded figure here and there ::)

Kubrick's - up to date but for one Fett chase and the newest TRU set.  I'll get both eventually and keep going with new stuff.

Marvel/Spidey/DC - stoopid obsession with chase figures ::) but up to date for what I've seen at retail.  Selective with ML, villains for spidey line, box sets and then selective with DC - really digging the Alex Ross stuff.  

High End - GG, Sideshow, Code 3, MR will probably all see some of my cash this year.  GG for busts/bust ups, Sideshow for statues, Code 3 for mini posters, MR - who knows?

Bust ups - up to date except for Chewbacca exclusive >:( and now series 5, but it hasn't shown at retail locally yet.  I'll keep up with these guys.

Other lines, McFarlane etc. - largely dead.  Looking forward to a couple of NBA Legends and some hockey figures, much as last time.  The Legends lines are far more tempting to me as these were the guys I grew up watching.  The era seems so much less jaded for all sports.  Definitely get both versions of Orr and whatever else seems interesting.  Very, very happy to have largely dropped this line though.  

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All in all, the impending move has done a reasonable job of dampening my spending. Seeing my total from last year for all the stuff scared the snot out of me.  I'd suggest I'll end up around half of what I did at that time.  I hope.
That's a fairly laughable statement.  Between army building with shock troopers and #41's, buying higher end items (MR helmets, Sideshow statues) and rounding out vintage and kubricks I didn't end up much different at all from last year.  Too much crap, have I.  Too much crap, continue I to buy.
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jayson on January 3, 2006, 01:56 PM
I'll be remaining faithful to the SW TSC line grabing 2 of each, and very limited army building at this pricepoint.

I'll be acquiring the Sideshow 12" line. I hardly bought any 12"ers  since the line was introduced back in the 90s. So starting fresh with this format/manufacturer is a lot easier to swallow. And the added accessories and overall quality easily justifies the pricepoint for me.

I'll be continuing with my new addiction thanks to Jeff: Kubricks.
Since October '05 I've picked up about 20 of them and there's no end in sight. :P

Finally the Xmas Ornaments:
I've been able to get all of them since 1997 from my Mom for Xmas each year. So even if everything else I get as gifts suck, at leasts I have those to look forward to.
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JesseVader08 on January 3, 2006, 03:00 PM
**Sigh**  Maybe by 2007 I'll have figured out what I want to collect in 2006.

Other Toy Lines:  I think I've pretty much lost interest in everything out there.  I've picked up the occasional Spawn, Sportspick, Marvel Legend, MOTU and Predator figures in the past year or two, but I've pretty much got what I want.  Perhaps I'll pick up a fig or two down the line (like Orr and Cherry Sportspicks), but there's not too much perking up my ears.

Star Wars:  Where do I focus?  I'd nearly decided to give up the 3 3/4" line, but those cards look too damn nice.  So perhaps I'll continue with this, but carded only.  I'm sure I'll also try and grab a few clones to add to my little army.  The tough part is how hard am I willing to pursue exclusives and multi-packs?  Time will tell I guess.

I've grown interested in the vintage line - I'd like to pursue a loose collection of figures and a few Canadian Carded Vaders.  For now, I'm quite happy to take my time with this.

I still want to stick with the Bust-Ups and Kubricks, but I really don't care about any of the chases.  I'm quite content with the regular figures.

I've managed to stay away from the GG Busts (only own 3 and I'm happy with them) and all MR (I've ordered the mini Ep IV Vader saber but that's all I want), so at least I've found control there.  But I've devoted a lot of money to the upcoming Sideshow statues (Vader, Obi-Wan, Grievous, Leia) and a couple RAH figures.  Still kinda feel guilty about putting so much money into one item.

So what do I give up?  I think I'll give up the Galactic Heroes and Force Battlers figures.  I also don't plan on buying any 3 3/4" scale vehicles, except maybe the AT-AT.  I had started getting into the miniatures, but they've since lost my interest.  They're all in storage right now and may end up being sold, including my Mini AT-AT (Sell one AT-AT and buy another.  ::)).  Lego?  It's in storage too and I'll likely not buy more (unless they revive the MINI line).
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: jadesfire on January 3, 2006, 07:06 PM
I'll buy whatever Master Replica puts in front of me (even though I am hoping for some control over signature sabers I already have).   I planned on buying the Sideshow 12" line but so far I have passed on Luke and Anakin.  I will try for Obi-wan on Friday but if that ends in a bust, I might just say screw it and stick with MR only.

I am sure to grab some new GH figures and the 3 3/4" ones also.  Why I continue to buy PT clonetroopers is a mystery.  I have so many now that they outnumber all the different core characters from the OT (and trust me, that is a lot of figures!!)

No other line interests me but Mattel did learn their lesson in the Kelly doll line and went back to the original mold.  I am sure to stock up on those for my daughter and grab a Barbie or two. 
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Reid on January 3, 2006, 08:56 PM
Will Definitely Collect:
-Star Wars 3 3/4 Basic Figure Line
-Non-Star Wars LEGO Sets (My other hobby)

Will Maybe Collect:
-Halo 7' Line
-Star Wars 3 3/4 Vehicles
-Star Wars 3 3/4 Playsets
-Star Wars 3 3/4 Ultra/Deluxe
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JohnH on January 4, 2006, 07:41 PM
I'm hoping to actually get back into collecting in 2006, hopefully sooner than later.  My wife is now out of school and we should have a few extra bucks around tax refund time, so with any luck I'll be able to pick up a piece here and there.

My plan is to get back to the basics, the way things were when I started in 1996.  I pretty much just have an interest in vintage stuff anymore, and my vintage collection had gone through countless changes over the past couple of years before having to sell everything.  I'd like to get back to buying what I thought was cool and at a good price, without worrying about whether it will fall into some focus or other self-imposed limitation.  I plan on picking up some SW, Clash of the Titans, Battlestar, and Black Hole.  Maybe even some G. I. Joe and MOTU if I feel the urge. 

As far as new stuff goes, I have pretty much given up on anything that is made for collectors, so I don't think I'll be buying much of anything that was released after 1990.  :)  The only exceptions that I can think of for the moment would be the Clash of the Titans stuff from Gentle Giant, and maybe one of the Palisades Alien busts (the original version from a couple of years ago).

John
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Madcow on January 11, 2006, 02:11 PM
  I've dubbed 2006 as "The Year of the Kubrick" for me. I've decided to sell off most of my misc toy collection and concentrate solely on the Crack-bricks. In the last 11 days since the ball dropped i've managed to get:

- every series of SW Kubrick except for 2
- 400% Han Trooper
- the 1st TRU Box Set
- Luke Stormtrooper, Vinyl Jawa, Endor Han and White Sandtrooper chases
- complete set of 6 Batman Movie figures MOC
- DCD Batman set
- complete regular set of 6 Batman Comic figures
- Child's Play 2: Chucky Babekub
- Planet of the Apes boxsets G and H
- 10 assorted Marvel. Disney and Kellogg's figures
- BTTF Marty, Doc, Jennifer and Einstein figures

  So for the rest of 2006 i'm going to try and complete my SW collection as well as Batman and Marvel Kubs and anything else that strikes me (400%, Muppets, Sesame, etc...)

  I haven't given up on all other figures though. I still collect Mezco's Family Guy and Hellboy lines and I am eagerly anticipating NECA's Cult Classics series 3/4 and SOTA's Now Playing. Not to mention any other figure that just catches my eye as I stumble through the toy aisles...
  This is going to be an expensive year...
Title: Re: 2005: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jeff on January 11, 2006, 02:35 PM
Here's where I see myself heading in the new year... which is VERY similar to last year - only had to substitute "2006 Saga" for "Rots" in the first paragraph.

Star Wars
With RotS 2006 Saga, I'll stick to my basics.  2 of each of the NEW basic figures (1 to open, 1 to keep carded), 1 of each of the recards/repaints (to keep carded), 1 of each of the NEW deluxe/ultra type figures, NEW vehicles, NEW box sets, etc.  I don't buy repack vehicles (usually).  The only thing I keep packaged is one of every basic figure carded.  Everything else gets opened.  I'll also probably continue to pick up some (not all) of the Galactic Hero 2-packs to stash away. 

No Unleashed, no Master Replicas, no Gentle Giant busts or Bust-Ups, no Code 3 vehicles, no 12" stuff, no Sideshow Statues, no Attakus statues, no Kotobukaiya statues/models, no Die Cast vehicles, no Micro-Machine vehicles, no Action Fleet vehicles, no Jedi Force figures, no SW board games, no Wookiee super-soakers, no more WotC minatures, no Hallmark ornaments, no posters, no replica helmets, no Attacktix figures, no SW plush "buddies", no SW Choppers, no Mini-Unleashed, etc etc etc.


Kubricks
I'll pick up any new Batman stuff (villians and major characters such as Gordon, Alfred or NW) and of course any new Star Wars figures/sets.


DC Direct
I'll pick up some of the Green Lantern Wave planned for March to add to my Green Lantern shelf and most likely a few other GL items to add to the growing shrine...  ;)


That's about it I guess... unless something new pops up!
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on January 12, 2006, 01:30 AM
This year I plan on cutting back on Hasbro.  I probably won't be buying vehicles, deluxe or Battle Pack sets or pretty much anything that's not a 3.75" figure.  I'm sticking to 1 of each new figure or a re-pack/kit-bashed figure if it has been significantly updated in some way (paint, head, arms, etc).  All loose.  My carded days are over.  Along the way I'd also like to get a set of the 12 holos.

The exceptions to the rules are the AT-AT Driver and any Republic Gunship items Hasbro sees fit to produce.  I'd like a carded AT-AT Driver with each holo available because they fall under "carded variations" and the AT-AT Driver is my focus character.  Plus I want a couple loose because it looks to be an amazing figure.

Hopefully this path will free up some cash for the year.  I'll probably buy the odd Titanium but no more Galactic Heroes and I'll be a little more picky on the exclusives.  I plan on buying a few of the SS 12" figures and probably a GG bust or two.  There are two .45 scale MR lightsabers I want and, depending on how they look, a couple of the new blasters they're talking about.  I don't see any more Code 3 items in the future either.

There are a couple holes in my collection that I'd like to plug including trading cards, WOTC Minis and a handful of miscellaneous other items.  Oh, and in 2006 I'm going to finally buy that friggin' Blue Snaggletooth figure I've been needing to complete my vintage collection.

I've debated replacing SW with something else but I don't know.  My other collecting habit over the past few years has been 12" GI Joe figures, but with them done at retail for now I don't see much money being spent in that area.  Maybe I'll use some free time to customize some figures out of parts I already have...or start rescuing vintage figures from eBay and refurbishing them.  I've picked up a few of the new Sigma 6 figures and there are at least 3 more I want to get; Cobra Commander (who just showed up at retail), Storm Shadow and Scarlet when she comes out.

Anyway, like I said, I'm hoping to free up a lot of cash this year.  Pay off some bills and work towards my goal of buying a house.

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Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Scott on January 12, 2006, 09:12 PM
I see I didn't do this last year...weirdola, anyway here is my new list

Lines I'm collecting:
-Star Wars

Non-completist though I will pick up the majority of "new" stuff.  Including POTF2 repaints and Kitbashes.  No vehicles (unless there is an exclusive figure), No beasts, no other junk
-Marvel Legends & Classics (not everything though, mostly Avengers and Character I knew from the 80's)
-Kubricks (All SW and the rest depends on the Subject Matter)
-Minnesota Teams SportsPicks (I believe that is so far just Johan Santana)

Lines that I will cut off:
-Lord of the Rings

It's the end of the line, only 2 more new figures and I'll be done!

Lines I expect to Pick Up 2006:
-Sesame Street (for my sons and if they come out)

Line I am Sorely Tempted By:
None

Checking back to the beginning of 2004 I was in to a lot more thing, I've really done well scaling back in my collecting.  I bought a few big ticket items such as the 400% Kubricks, RAH Vader and a couple of GG Busts, otherwise I'm proud of where I am at

I'm also relieved Marvel Legends and LOTR is almost over.  Less hassle and less to go after.  SW may die soon as well and then I may be all done :P
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: spiderpumpkin on January 12, 2006, 09:44 PM
This year I'm going to buy some of the OT  Saga and VOTC if they are new.  I really like the SA Clones so I'll probably buy many of those.  Any OT SW LEGO sets.

Other lines I'll collect this year:

1. Batman LEGO
2. Marvel Legends - no chases
3. Spider-Man, X-Men and FF classics.
4. Nightmare Before Christmas - NECA and Medicom
5. Hasbro DTC 3 3/4" GI Joe if based on ARAH parts.
5.5 New Orleans Con set. Master Collector sets.
6. Some DC Direct.
7. Hasbro DC
8. Transformers - Alternators and a few others

Old stuff:

1. SW Kubrick - I'm a little late getting started but I may backfill these.
2. 1982-1992 GI Joe Cobra army builders
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jesse James on January 13, 2006, 12:09 AM
For me, it's not much.  I'm not the wealthiest fellow, and my life's financial complexities have increased since my personal life's gotten more involved, so toys I have weeded out over the years...

For instance I've cut the 12" line out completely though I'd LOVE to be picking up the SideShow SW line and LOTR lines. 

LOTR I cut off and should probably sell what I have that my brother doesn't want.

Starcom, a little line from the 80's I used to love, I've omitted totally, and should sell what I have there as well.  I keep thinking I'd get back into it, but I don't.

I've got my SW basic habit down to just the 3.75" figures.  I don't buy all ultra/deluxe ($10 pricepoint) items anymore...  Just what I really dig.  This saved me $20 just for the Palpatine and Obi-Wan figures for ROTS, haha.  :)

If Hasbro does go with Chase Figures for the basic line, I'm going to be cutting down to just what I like as well.  I refuse to pay above retail (unless it's shipping) on anything.  I haven't since the line began, I won't start now.  I'd feel defeated by the big H then.

Army building's a big part of my 3.75" habit so I'll be certain to do that this year if I can...

Customizing's my other habit...  I've been slacking all last year, likely will this year some too. :)

Other lines I'm going to be buying though:

-21st Century Toys and more particular, their XD 1:18 military line.  I've cut out ships/choppers on this line though, and I'll be sticking to figures, and land based vehicles (tanks, armor, artillery, playsets, and figures with army building a focus).  21st's harder to find than Star Wars though so yeah, another headache. :)

-BBI's Elite Force...  I missed on their tank, and I haven't seen the latest WW2 figures, but I buy the modern as I see them, have the WW2 Jump Paratroopers...  I'm going to be cutting out modern vehicles all together though, no doubt, and sticking to just modern figures.  WW2 will be my vehicle focus.  I mean, 1:18 tanks take up a lotta space as you get many of them. 

-Other random 1:18 military things...  I'd be happy to get other things to complement the last two lines I'm collecting.  That's more a "see it and buy it" thing though.  I know of no other planned 1:18 military lines.

And that's it.

My girlfriend has kids, and they've been into SW this past year, so that's cut into what I can spend on me...  I try to keep them up with some of the figures they really want.  Right now, finding 3 Boba Fett's for her kids and their friend is a bitch.

That's it for me though...

I'd love to have gotten some GI Joes, but I'm maintaining my composure and not jumping on that line.

I got an RC tank on clearance (1:18 XD tank) and holy **** this thing is fun.  I can't give up this line, it's too friggin' great.  It's all quality the SW line needs to keep up with.
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on April 21, 2006, 03:59 PM
I've been really trying to evaluate what I'm collecting, because I need to (continue to) cut back this year.  Between some of the collectibles, and a few comics, its just becoming too expensive.  Have any of you changed (or thinking about) what you are collecting this year?  Some of it I try to justify, because I'm thinking (maybe part of me hoping) that there won't be as much out there that I'll want to collect next year.  Marvel Legends may or may not be ending (or changing), Star Wars may or may not be scaled back, and the JLU figures I collect should be winding down soon.  Here's what I collect now, in order of importance:

Star Wars
Basic Figure Line (Basic, VTSC, Vehicles, Beasts, etc.) - Not completist, just what I like.  Focusing more on OT, but some PT stuff as well (ROTS in particular)

Vintage Star Wars - Ongoing, picking up a few loose figures when I can.  Its been awhile now, but I eventually want to get a complete, loose collection.

Unleashed - The large scale.  If it is coming back, I'd hope to continue with these.  I've focused mainly on OT pieces here too, with a few PT ones.

Galactic Heroes - Ditto for above, focusing mainly on OT - but I've picked up more PT stuff this year as well.  These are cheap enough, I think I can continue them.

Marvel/DC
Marvel Legends/Classics - This is the biggest "other" line for me.  I started off focusing on Spidey and the X-Men, but that has branched out as this line has continued.  I'm really debating on what I really need from all of this year's offerings.  Its tough to choose.  I thought about scaling back to just Spidey's world, but there are a few others I'd like to pick up.  I'd like to finish off some of the "big guns" I'm missing (Daredevil, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor), and maybe a few other X-Men figures (Kitty Pryde, older ones I'm missing - Storm, Phoenix).  There are others I want as well, but I should really find a way to scale this back.

DC Superheroes - Sounds like this is just Batman/Superman for the next couple of years, and that's ok (although a Flash - and other JLA - would be great).  This is a fairly limited line, with only four waves this year, so it shouldn't be a big problem.  Just picking up a couple villains/supporting characters from the Batman waves, and most/all of the Superman ones.

Justice League Unlimited - I started off just wanting my favorites - Superman, Batman, Flash - then branched into the "Big 7", then through three packs starting branching out further.  I have quite a bit of what has been released, probably the majority overall, but I'm starting to get into characters I really know nothing about.  I'm a fan of the show, so that has made it more tempting, but I think I might have to cut this back or totally off.  Maybe just a few more figures (isn't that the mantra?) ::)

Other than that, those are the only "lines" I've been collecting.  Of course, my wife considers if I even pick up one of a particular line, I'm "collecting" it.  There are always other things that interest me - Kubricks, Minimates, some of the Gentle Giant Busts/Bust Ups, Sideshow's 12" line, Master Replicas - but I can't afford the majority of it.  Many of those lines I'd just want a couple of things from, so maybe that would help.  Anyways, has anyone else had to re-evaluate their collecting recently?  I know I'm trying to focus in what I really want, and have to make some tough choices as to some things to pass on from now on.  It is just getting too expensive anymore, and I'm running out of space anyways.
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on April 21, 2006, 08:33 PM
I reevaluated at the beginning of the year.  So far I've passed on all the Saga figures that were repacked or didn't meet with expectations.  I cut out Galactic Heroes and after the ARC 170 I'm done with the 6" Titanium.  I never got into the new 2" Unleashed but I do want the upcoming set with the AT-AT Driver.

I haven't bought any Lego sets since I snagged the Turbo Tank last fall and I've actually sold off a couple sets and I'm kind of planning on selling more in the near future.

I spent some of that extra cash I've been saving on completing my Animated Clone Wars Character Keys and I've got pre-orders on the SS 12" figures but I'm thinking that I may not collect all of them.  I really want Mace though.

I have picked up a couple Sigma Six figures but I'm done with that line now unless they do a Scarlet figure.  Other than 2 DTC figures I haven't bought anything else that wasn't SW related.

I'm just going to go with my plans for reduced 3.75" figures and I still plan on filling in some older holes in the collection.  Plus I'm wrestling with the thought of downsizing and I'll probably make a call on that by the PSWCS summer social in June.

   E...
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on June 20, 2006, 01:27 PM
With a number of people re-evaluating their collections, dropping in/out of lines - I thought I'd bring this one back to the top since we're about halfway through the year.  Anyone's collecting strategies changed up?  I'm quickly running out of space, so I'm really starting to think about what I really want displayed in my collection - and might be dropping some things, or packing things up, or both.

Star Wars

3 3/4" Line (Modern) - Mostly OT, but some PT (ROTS in particular, and any "ultimate" main characters we might get).  Vehicles, beasts, and everything that goes with it - if its new or I don't have it, again sticking with OT for the most part.  Also hope to continue a loose vintage figure collection, but that's been put on the backburner for some time with all the modern spending.

Galactic Heroes - Not much this year, waiting for the new OT sets to hit.

Unleashed (7" Scale) - Again, not much, but I picked up two of the Wal-Mart wave.  Have to see where this line is heading from here.

Other Stuff

Marvel Legends/Classics - Focusing on Spider-Man, but collecting from other areas as well.  This is my other "big" line that I follow, and I'll probably always collect these - at least the Spidey world if nothing else.  One of my favorite things to collect though, its just turned out to be such an expansive collection.

DC Superheroes - Same as before - just Superman and Batman so far in this line, and I'm collecting some of each.  I've passed on some too though.  I'd go a bit further if this license ever expands, the Flash in particular.  JLU is in this "area" as well, and I have quite a few, but I'm thinking I might have to cut this line to reign in the spending, etc.

Pretty much the same for me, but I'm really going to have to scale back at this point, or pack things away.  Star Wars 3 3/4" is top priority, then the other stuff is on a case by case basis.  With the talk in other threads of what is the most important part of your collections, I think for me it is the basic SW figures and then Spidey stuff.  After that, the rest is gravy I guess :P.  The higher end SW stuff continues to interest me (Mini Busts, Sideshow 12", and MR in particular), but I can't afford much of it at this point.  1 Sideshow figure and 1 Mini Bust on preorder right now, we'll have to see beyond that.  I think if I wanted to get further into this stuff, I'd have to cut back on Hasbro stuff considerably.  Not sure I could do that.
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Reid on June 20, 2006, 02:52 PM
Here's what I'm currently collecting:
-Star Wars 3 3/4 Basic Figures
-Some Star Wars 3 3/4 Scale Vehicles
-Pirates Of The Caribbean 2 Basic Figures
-Corps!
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: knashdx on June 21, 2006, 07:30 AM
My Star Wars collecting has been very specific lately but not all that hard to deal with since I have branched out in other areas...

Star Wars 3 3/4" - Classic Trilogy (In & Out of package)
Star Wars 3 3/4" - Jedi/Sith figures (Openers)
Star Wars 3 3/4" Scaled ships - Classic Trilogy & Jedi/Sith (Openers)
Stargate SG-1 (Openers)
Movie Toys (These are toys made by McFarlane, NECA, SOTA, etc of movies that I like or own on DVD.)
Pirates of the Caribbean (Both Series)(Openers)
Marvel Legends (Only X-Men related figures)(Openers)
McFarlane St. Louis Cardinals figures (Openers) (Only missing one)
McFarlane Nolan Ryan figures (Openers) (DONE for now)
McFarlane Minnesota Team Figures (Openers) (DONE for now)
JAKKS Pacific WWE Wrestlers (Personal favorites)(Openers)

Plus the old SLU's of McGwire & Nolan Ryan, but that collection is offically done and over with.

Check out my collection (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=6596.msg233549#msg233549) that is on display at present.

Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 21, 2006, 09:22 AM
Star Wars 3 3/4" is all I've really been collecting since Playmates ended it Star Trek run.
I'm picking up select Battlestar Galactica Titaniums right now, but that's it other than Star Wars.
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on June 21, 2006, 11:25 AM
I've been sticking pretty much to 3.75" Star Wars figures this year.  I've only picked up new characters or new sculpts that were better versions of previously released figures (Boushh, AT-AT Driver, etc).  For the first time, though, I added several Troopers to my collection when I bought 12 Utapau Clones.  I just loved the paint scheme and they look cool with Cody.

I've also pre-ordered most of the 12" Sideshow figures for the year but I'm thinking about cancelling a couple of them.  I wasn't psyched with Luke, Anakin is really nice and I'm looking forward to Obi-Wan, Mace and Han but we'll see.

Also picked up the two newest Acme Archives Character Keys (Padme and ARC Trooper). 

I had the opportunity to pick up a couple Kubrick figures for good prices so I may actually work backwards and fill in some holes on the regular release figures.   

My major purchase for the year so far, though, is the GI Joe collector's club convention exclusive set.  It's an Adventure Team set that's really cool and I finally talked myself into it.

But I need to cut back some.  Already saving for C4.

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Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: nitro on June 25, 2006, 05:28 PM
2006. I promised this year would be different for me and it has. I stopped collecting on a bunch of lines including Muppets, Sportspicks (though I make an exception for certain teams--Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics), and WWE figs (with the exception of certain Classic Superstars).

My focus is back to Star Wars. The line that opened a Pandora's Box for other toy lines. I collected SW stuff back from 1996 until 1999. I started collecting Kubricks since the start of the year thanks in part to a pair of my friends who were heavily into collecting them. They drew me into the Kubricks line and back into the foray of collecting (much to my wife's dismay). I almost have complete sets (sans the chase figures) of Series 3-5 of the Star Wars line and I ordered my first Box of 12 a few weeks back for upcoming Series 6.

I'm gonna stick to this plan for awhile. I don't think I'll ever get back into collecting basic SW 3.75" figures. Plus the Sideshow 12" line isn't really appealing to me. I'd rather collect their Premium Format line which is very expensive, but the product is fantastic. What it all comes down to is space issues. I've got POTF2 figures sitting in my closet from my KB Toys days (I actually kept the cases that they were originally shipped in and use those boxes as storage for my MOC figures). They take up quite a bit of space considering I have about 7 boxes chuck full of SW figs.

The nice thing with the Kubricks is that I could care less about opening them up. It's my first and only time that I've ever opened up figures since I was a kid. You know what...it feels great. There's a certain feeling that's hard to understand opening up those figures for the first time. But regardless, I'm sticking with what I'm collecting this year. Here's hoping that it doesn't change for 2007. :P
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on July 24, 2006, 02:48 PM
Well, after seeing the offerings at Comic-Con for the rest of this year - and a peek at 2007 - its time to again take a look at what I'm going to be collecting.  There were some higher end lines that I really wanted to get into further (Sideshow 12", MiniBusts, Kubricks), but with what is on the way from other lines, I just don't think I can afford it.

Star Wars
Basic Figures - I'm likely in it til the end with these, and there's some neat stuff on the way.  Vehicles/beasts/etc. on a case by case basis, leaning more towards OT ships I don't already have.

Unleashed (7") - There's been rumors of more, but at this point it just sounds like repacks.  If new figures start up again, I'm in - again probably just OT to keep it more limited.

Galactic Heroes - This looks like it will be continuing, and I'll continue to pick up any new OT packs.  We'll see about PT, maybe a few ROTS ones depending on what it is.

Marvel
Legends/Classics/Origins - Between ToyBiz and getting a peek at Hasbro's offerings, this line seems to be continuing on in a good fashion.  I'll continue to pick and choose from the Legends, pick up any Spidey villains/supporting characters they produce - as well as a couple of the different costumed Spideys and movie figures.  I might be tempted by that "Superhero Squadron" line, a GH-styled Marvel line.

DC
DC Superheroes - The stuff shown at ComicCon looked pretty spiffy, and I plan to continue on with many of these.  Since they are focused on two of my DC favorites, Superman and Batman, much of it sounds pretty good to me.  I'd really like to see this license expanded to the entire DCU though, then I'd be in for more most likely.  I have bought much of the JLU line, but I'm debating if I'm going to continue.  Quite a character selection though.

Other Lines that Are Tempting
Sideshow 12" - That Jabba set up looks amazing, and I wish I could afford it.  I've thought about just going the OT route with these, but I'm not sure if I can afford to.  Lots of stuff coming from Hasbro this and next year in both the Star Wars and Marvel areas, and that might eat up a lot of collecting budget.  Plus, I'd always feel incomplete without Jabba, and there's no way I could ever talk the Mrs. into that one :).
Mini Busts - Have Han, preordered Chewie - wouldn't mind getting some more OT ones.  I might preorder the Jedi Luke when it comes up, and we'll see beyond that what I can afford.  Wish I could have grabbed the Yoda and Vader when they were cheap on Amazon.
Master Replicas - I'm still determined to get a Luke FX Saber, and if they ever make FX Blasters, I'd definitely go for Han's blaster.  Really nice product, just not in the budget very easily.
Kubricks - Just too far behind at this point, maybe a couple here and there.

Aside from a few miscellaneous things (Hallmark ornaments), it looks like I'm basically sticking to Hasbro's offerings (Star Wars and Marvel) with a little bit of DC as well.  I'd really like to collect the Sideshow line, but I really think I'd have to drop everything else to do that.  I don't have quite the expendable income to support it all otherwise.  I'll have to stick with the smaller, cheaper stuff I guess :P.  Anyone else reconsidering things looking towards the future?
Title: Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: jadesfire on July 24, 2006, 03:18 PM
I'll buy whatever Master Replica puts in front of me (even though I am hoping for some control over signature sabers I already have).   I planned on buying the Sideshow 12" line but so far I have passed on Luke and Anakin.  I will try for Obi-wan on Friday but if that ends in a bust, I might just say screw it and stick with MR only.


Interesting how that worked six months later.  I picked up Anakin from BBTS and ordered all the rest of the stuff SS has offered in this line and dropped Master Replica.  Hmm...who knew that a woman changes her mind on the drop of a dime :-*
Title: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on December 19, 2006, 12:11 PM
As we end the year 2006, we can start looking forward to 2007.  It seems like a lot of people around here have been finishing or dropping lines, adding in higher end stuff, or just shifting their collecting priorities or focus.  Looking at what we're expecting next year, what are you planning on collecting?

Star Wars

*3 3/4" Line (30th Anniversary Collection) - I'm actually pretty excited for the new line, and so far it looks like repacks might be minimal in the basic line (instead being shifted to "Legends" and battle packs).  We'll see if that holds up, but the first couple waves look pretty good.  I'll be collecting pretty much all the new figures I'm guessing, or at least the majority of them.  I'm in for the OT vehicles/beasts that are new or I missed, and I'm undecided on new prequel vehicles/beasts.  Also, I'll pick and choose as usual with the figures, comic packs, battle packs, etc.   I won't be complete, but I'll probably get some of every sub-line here and there within the 3 3/4" arena.

*Galactic Heroes - I'll continue here as well, mainly focusing on the OT ones again.

*Misc. - 7" Unleashed seems to be wrapping up most likely, so other than that it will probably be the odd higher end thing here or there.  Maybe an FX saber or two (hopefully), maybe a mini bust here or there.  I'll continue to work on my loose vintage collection, but I haven't been able to afford to do that for quite some time now.  Hopefully next year.

Other Lines

*Marvel (Legends, Spidey, etc.) - I'll continue on with this in some capacity, but it really seems like they are wrapping up the characters I really want.  You never know what surprises we might see though.  I'm always into collecting more Spidey stuff too, so I'll grab any new characters/villains there, and probably some of the movie stuff too.  I may pick up some of the "Superhero Squad" figures (like Galactic Heroes), but I'm on the fence there as well.  We'll see.

*DC Superheroes - I'm on the fence whether to continue here or not.  I might pick up some here and there, but far from complete.  It all depends how the funds are, Star Wars and Marvel will take priority.  Plus, I'm trying to pare things down and spend less - and there is a major lack of display space at this point - so this might be a line to go, or be very limited.

Overall, although the lines seem to be similar to last year, I'm continuing to scale things back a little bit.  I'm getting to the point where some areas of my collection are getting closer to being complete (Marvel Legends, Star Wars vehicles), and some lines are likely going away (Unleashed), so I'm trying to just focus in on things.  The main two lines will be the basic Star Wars line, and the Marvel/Spidey stuff.  Beyond that, we'll see what I can afford.  I like the higher end stuff, so hopefully I can pick up a piece here or there.
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jeff on December 19, 2006, 12:42 PM
Here's where I see myself heading in the new year... which is once again VERY similar to the last year.   ;)

Star Wars
I'll stick to my basic figures - 2 of each of the NEW basic figures (1 to open, 1 to keep carded), 1 of each of the recards/repaints (to keep carded).  One of each NEW vehicle/beast sculpt, zero vehicle/beast repaints (unless they are well done like the TRU Dagobah X-Wing set).  I'll probably grab a few of the Comic Pack thingies too, but certainly not all of them (no icky Marvel Comic sets for me).  I'll also probably continue to pick up some (but not all) of the Galactic Hero 2-packs to stash away for the boys. 

No Unleashed, no Master Replicas, no Gentle Giant busts or Bust-Ups, no Code 3 vehicles, no 12" stuff, no Sideshow Statues, no Attakus statues, no Kotobukaiya statues/models, no Die Cast vehicles, no Micro-Machine vehicles, no Action Fleet vehicles, no Jedi Force figures, no SW board games, no Wookiee super-soakers, no more WotC minatures, no Hallmark ornaments, no posters, no replica helmets, no Attacktix figures, no SW plush "buddies", no SW Choppers, no Mini-Unleashed, etc etc etc.


Kubricks
I'll pick up pretty much everything Medicom throws at me related to Star Wars as well as hoping for some more Batman/DC Kubricks (villians and major characters such as Gordon, Alfred or NW).


DC Direct
If they do a 3rd GL wave, I'm all over that.  Otherwise, nothing.


That's about it I guess...
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: knashdx on December 19, 2006, 04:29 PM
2007 will be very similar to what previous years have looked like. REDUCTION!!!!

STAR WARS
- Comic books (about the only part of the collection not being changed)

- Keep with the Classic Trilogy and Jedi Knights. Classic Trilogy will only be if it is a "NEW" sculpt and not a repack or rehash (resulting in a lot less figures in package). Jedi Knights are a strictly loose set.

- Imperial army builder figures will still be picked up frequently.

-I will pick up some of the Galactic Hero's for my son.

- I want the coin set and will probably be forced to the 2nd hand market to put it together.

- Ships will be on a case by case factor.

- I will go after the 2 packs (All of them) as I like the Expanded Universe and concept ideas.

- Eventually I will finish putting together the scaled Master Replica's lightsaber set.

All of the following will be reduced if not ended -

Statues, busts, Mini-Busts, posters, artwork, UGH stuff, etc…

Marvel Legends

I am a crossroads on this set since I have stopped reading most “X” titles (still reading Wolverine & Cable/Deadpool). I will most likely stay with the basics such as X-Men figures and Villain’s from X-Men and Uncanny X-Men but will stay away from the Astonishing & Ultimate concept toys.

I will pick up the Marvel version of Galactic Hero’s for the X-Men figures, but that is only because the never made X-Babies for my MOJO figure.

Stargate

This one isn’t changing at all. Loved the shows, and sad that SG-1 is ending but going to get as many of the toys as possible. I have started making custom figures for this set.

Movie Toys

This collection has always been on a case by case basis. I will finish getting the Pirates of the Caribbean: End of the World figures. All the other toys I get for this set are based on what McFarlane, NECA, SOTA, and the rest put out, and if I liked the movie.

McFarlane Sports

This is my cheapest collection by far and the easiest to maintain. It is St. Louis Cardinals figures; both versions if there is a variant. I have branched out to put together a Minnesota set of a player from each team (Vikings, Twins, Wild, & Timberwolves {even got a North Stars}), but that set is done!!!
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Scott on December 19, 2006, 05:08 PM
Lines I'm collecting:
-Star Wars (3-3/4" New Figures (some repaints), PT/OT, armies up to 6)
-Marvel Legends & Classics (Avengers and old school Villains only, way scaled back and I find myself less and less interested in what is coming.  In fact there is probably only 3-4 more figures I want to see that aren't being made yet (Black Knight, Tigra, US Agent and Captain Marvel)
-Kubricks (depends on the Subject Matter)
-Select other stuff (Star Wars Gentle Giant Busts, Bust-Ups and Statues mainly)

Lines that I have in storage that I'm thinking about selling:
-The Simpsons: World of Springfield
-LOTR
-Marvel Minimates
-Misc Kubricks (Mainly Disney)
-Star Wars Vehicles and Beasts

Lines I expect to Pick Up 2007:
-Pee Wee's Playhouse PW Herman

Line I am Sorely Tempted By:
-DC Direct

Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JohnH on December 19, 2006, 05:09 PM
Star Wars - Vintage MOC, loose, 12" and a few scattered vehicles
Flash Gordon - Vintage Mattel
Clash of the Titans - Vintage
Buck Rogers - Mego
Battlestar Galactica - Want to grab a couple of vehicles and multipacks
Non Vintage - I'll continue to pick up a few horror figures here and there

I'm sure I'll pick up a few oddball pieces as well.

John
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Roton7 on December 19, 2006, 09:54 PM
I'm hoping to begin a collection of the Marvel Legends figures, and since the "new" line will be coming out next year, hopefully I'll be on the same page as everyone else. Other than that, I'll stick to my Star Wars figures.
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on December 20, 2006, 02:49 AM
Star Wars- pretty much the same as 2006. All-new figures and repacks/repaints that I want. I only ended up buying half of what Hasbro offered this year. I will buy vehicles/beasts I don't have yet, but there aren't very many. Only the Bantha comes to mind, but I'm sure that there will be surprises in 2007 just as the Snowspeeder and Shuttle were.

Buffy- staying on board with this, though I'm not sure how much further it's going to go. People are dumping figures left and right as of now, and even though there's what's called "season 8" coming soon in comics, the line does feel like it's petering out.

GI Joe- depends. More than likely, I'll get a few vintage RAH here and there, but since I've heard or seen nothing on a future for DTC or the rumored 25th Ann. line, meh.

Transformers- Classics and Alternators, for sure. Very much doubtful on the movie toys, since they look to be a pile of suck, as the kids say. And since both those lines will be on "hiatus" for the movie toys (  ::) ) there won't be much spent on this front. If Hasbro decides to do some G1 reissues again here in the states, I'll be all over them like flies on ****.

I do see myself buying more into superhero toys, be they Marvel, DC Superheroes, and DC Direct. I wasn't sure about Hasbro taking over, but if they happen to offer previous hard-to-find MLs/Classics like Dark Phoenix, Apocalypse, Kang, Dragon Man, and such, they'll be my favorite company ever. Seeing those Spider-Man Origins packs with the movie Green Goblin gives me a bit of hope.

Then there will of course be the usual random crap from NECA, Zizzle, and McFarlane depending on what's offered.
And, I say this every year, but I'd like to go into vintage toys more, but the prices usually scare me away.

I'm not going on with Sideshow Star Wars, though I only have two of them that I'm getting rid of. That's about the only axed line.
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Madcow on December 20, 2006, 09:32 AM
2007 is going to be a LIMITED year for me. I'm moving into a WAAAAAY smaller apartment to save for a house so collecting is pretty much going on hold for me. I've come to the realization that if I don't buy it now I can still track it down later and probably for cheaper. My only exceptions will probably be The Dark Crystal busts from Plan B... 
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Reid on December 20, 2006, 04:05 PM
Star Wars- 30AC

GI Joe- Maybe last wave of DTC, 25AC (If it sees the light of retail), some RAH here and there

Halo- Halo 3 (Hopefully it'll be out by October, as the first wave of Halo 2 was)

Rocky- Various figures from various series, still need to find that damn The Meat though

Pirates Of The Caribbean- At World's End line
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Nirvana on December 20, 2006, 04:26 PM
Star Wars- 30AC
21st Century Toys- 1:18th figs and vehicles
Halo- Halo 3, same as Reid
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: iFett on December 20, 2006, 06:20 PM
Star Wars & Transformers with a McFarlane fig here and there (non-sports.)  Same ol' habits for the past 6 years and it still stays crunchy in milk.  :P
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: evenflow on December 20, 2006, 11:21 PM
Well i think 2007 for me will probably be just as expensive as this year ended: I think I want to get into more high end items.

Sideshow - All about the Star Wars line. Pretty much all of them. I have been picking and choosing with the LOTR line and have picked up random things along the way. I plan on continuing that.

Gentle Giant - I am doing the animated maquettes

Medicom - Star Wars kubricks of course and Marvel if they ever decide to do another wave. I have also gotten into the RAH so i plan to pick up more of those as well. I will probably do some other random kubrick lines like Spawn.

Hot Toys - I have on pre-order some of the alien and predator stuff for 2007

McFarlane - still only the Jets if they make anymore

Hasbro - Well Star Wars of course and this year its all the figures becuase i am a sucker for the coins. They will probbaly get even more of my money depending on how the Marvel Legends look when they finally come out.

Rocky - As much as i didnt want to buy this line, i enjoy it. I will continue to pick and choose.

Art Asylum - I still but the Marvel Minimates and may pick up a few of the DC ones.

Diamond Select - I will probably continue to buy a few of the Marvel Select figures.

NECA - Master of the Universe Stactions
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: David on December 28, 2006, 03:54 PM
i planned to budget in 2007 as far as SW goes, for my completist-ness this year in the basic line has been very expensive for me...but so far from what has been revealed in 07 i have seen no reason to budget! looks great.

i may also pick up some POTC2/3's here and there.
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on December 28, 2006, 05:15 PM
Well, I'm not really sure what to do.  I've fulfilled the desires for a lot of the things I want, completing some sub-portions of lines I wanted.  A couple of weeks without buying toys was fairly enlightening, the bank account went up instead of down :o  Weird ass concept that. 

I know I'll be applying a theory that a collecting friend locally has used for a number of years: buy it later.  The guy only collects Hasbro figures, but waits until he get can them lower than retail.  I've done this on occasion but the impulsive, gotta have it now side wins out too frequently.  But in observing ebay for several years now I've made an observation of a trend we all know about: 95% of things drop in price with time, the bulk below retail.  On occasion you'll be burned and badly at that, but more often than not patience is a virtue.  So I'll wait on lots of stuff.

Star Wars:
Hasbro:

 - I'll pick up 3 3/4" figures as I see what I want.  I'm tempted by the coins to be honest, but I know down the road I'll get hosed on some exclusive somewhere that's impossible to get or just outrageously expensive.  I'm not sure what all I'll opt in on (comic packs; order 66 stuff, etc.) but I'm more selective and no longer a completeist so I'm not very concerned about it. 

 - Ships and beasts are unlikely to enter my collection, unless they come at a clearance price or are something I really want.  I started this trend with ROTS and will be moving a number of ships/beasts out of my collection (as well as figures) as time goes by in 2007.  They're cool and all, but that need can largely be served in much smaller scale by the titanium ships.

 - Titanium ships - speaking of which, I'll gather these selectively as I have in the past.  No real urgency on them and I won't be buying any of the figures.

 - Galactic heroes - selectively, if at all.  Mostly bought them for my daughter but she seldom touches them now

 - Sideshow - I have the Luke/Yoda statue on order, but will likely cancel.  I'll probably get the Fett though.  I wanted Vader/Ben and got them but thankfully, after watching ebay, I didn't spring for the first Luke or Han who can both be had for just over $100 these days.  I'll also snag any superdeformed OT figures I like, but I'm feeling pretty set with these right now.

 - Kubricks - just star wars as best I can manage a loose collection of the big and little guys.  If they go PT though, I'll be dropping back significantly.  Depending on the character I may opt in, but PT stuff would likely mean the end of my case ordering.  I'll pick up the Frankenberry Kubrick too.

 - Gentle Giant - mini busts that fit under the Imperial side of things with some deviation like Old Ben.  If edition sizes are particularly large though I won't preorder it because I firmly believe that anything 10K and up can be had on ebay for $20-30.  I might have enough clones now, so may skip some of those.
I'll do whatever statues or maquettes I like but those needs are largely filled for me already. 
GG has indicated the bustups are undergoing some sort of change, so whether I continue with these or not is up in the air until they reveal the change.  I really like them and think they are well done currently. 

 - Master Replicas - the newly announced helmets are sorely tempting.  I love their stuff, but it's out of my price range once you get into blasters, hilts and vehicles.  I have all the FX I want, save Maul. 

 - Code 3 - I still need the ROTJ sculpted poster and I've developed a fondness for the vehicles too.  But they are pricey.

 - vintage - I'd like to move into carded stuff, but the market is way too 'up' for me right now.  I can wait and pass if need be.  I'll likely only opt to fill out the mini-rigs and beasts for now.  Vehicles (MIB) are tempting too.  No urgency here though given my loose collection is complete.  I do need an original theater ESB poster though.  I have two Star Wars original theater posters now (one is the 2 weeks only re-release) and the two original Jedi posters.  My only ESB poster is the re-release that preceded Jedi so I'd like to get an original.  Naturally I'd prefer the advance one sheet but would be fine with either regular one sheet (preferring the Gone with the Wind style).  That would give me six posters for the basement when it's finished.

Other Toy lines:
McFarlane - predominantly hockey but only selectively so.  I can't think of too many players I want from the other three major sports unless they do a Kirby Puckett.  If I buy five McFarlane figures for myself this year I'd be surprised.  An occasional cartoon (HB) figure may slip in too.  Simpson's figures that are Homer based are likely.

Star Trek - the mini/titanium ships are tempting, but only if they show locally and I can put my hands on them.  Otherwise my collection is as complete as need be. 

Buffy - whatever tickles my fancy.  I'm no completeist and I like some of the Mac stuff better than the new stuff anyway, so I might back fill but this might mean five figures at most in the next year. 


DC Direct
- whatever tickles my fancy.  This holds for all the DC lines.  I'm just trying to get a single figure of the characters I like, though I confess a weakness for Catwoman figures. For the first time though I can see myself buying more DC than Marvel figures....

Marvel Legends/Spiderman Classics - what I like and that's about it.  I like the BAF concept but I'm tired of buying figures I don't want to build a figure I might not really need.  I managed to break through with series 13(?) so I'm ok skipping stuff.  Hasbro makes me nervous with the line too and that's been proven with some funky-ass paint jobs that do nothing for me.  SC has always been selective and will continue to be so. 

Hot Wheels - shame on me, I know.  But I'll grab Mustangs/Camaros/Firebirds that I happen to like and THs I find (all 3 I find each year).

Family Guy - whatever I like.  There's a new Death and I believe another Stewie coming, so I'll opt in on those.  I think I'm only missing the original release for Stewie (of all the Stewie figures that is) and the Death skull version, otherwise nothing I want and I can live without that Stewie easily. 


Lines that I have in storage that I'm thinking about selling:
-The Simpsons: World of Springfield

Line I am Sorely Tempted By:
-DC Direct

You'll regret selling the Simpsons down the road.

I wish I'd never bought any of the LOTR stuff or if I did, it had been the smaller scale stuff, whatever it's called. 

You should give in on the DC direct stuff, it rocks.
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on January 26, 2007, 10:57 AM
Well, I just as well update this now for 2007 - especially after seeing some of the SW and Joe stuff this week.

Lines I'm Collecting

Star Wars

Hasbro 3 3/4" Figures - Not a completist, but from what we've seen so far of the first 4 waves, and vintage figures, I might be this year.  OT Vehicles/Beasts that I've missed, selective here as well.  Battle Packs and the like will be on a case by case basis.  I'd also like to continue to work towards completing my vintage collection, but that continues to get put on the back burner.

Galactic Heroes - I've been picking up the OT based packs, and a few PT ones, and will likely continue the OT ones in some capacity.  Especially with a wee one on the way later this year, its another excuse to keep buying these.

Other stuff - Not much.  I like the GG mini busts, but might not have the budget for them.  I'd still like to get a Luke FX saber eventually too.  Unleashed 7" really seems to be on its last leg (if you'd call it that), so those are likely done.  With the great product in the basic line (and "other" lines), there might not be much budget for this type of stuff for me.

Other Lines

Marvel - Spidey and Legends, although I'm thinking (and in some ways, hoping) that Legends will be wrapping up for me soon.  Just a few figures here and there.  I'll probably pick up some of the Spidey movie stuff, and any new villains that come about if the 6" scale "classics/origins" line continues.  If the scale changes, I'm likely out.

G.I. Joe - I thought I had left this line in my childhood, but I think this 25th Anniversary collection will finally get me back in.  The figures shown so far look great, and I think (hope) I could limit it to those and leave it at that.  The fact that I want to start these means that something else (Marvel/DC/higher end/etc.) will likely have to be cut back though.

DC - I like the DC Superheroes figures, but again, its a matter of budget.  I have to prioritize these "other" lines, since Star Wars (even just the basic line) costs enough on its own.  I might pick up a few figures here and there, or I might just have to abandon these from here on out.  We'll see.  Depends on how much Marvel stuff I'll be buying, and the price of the Joe line.
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on April 5, 2007, 02:27 PM
Looking at my last post, I thought I was being conservative with my choices/spending this year, but my spreadsheet shows I'm nearing $450 for the year, and its only April.  Its hard for me to cut out certain lines, but it is really looking like I'm going to have to.  The Mrs. wants me to spend 1/2 as much as 2006, and at the rate I'm going, that's not going to happen - and it really should.  Here's my updating thinking:

Star Wars
*3 3/4" Basic Line - Figures, Vintage (VTAC and true vintage figures), selective BPs/exclusives, OT vehicles/beasts (only 3 or 4 left that I don't already have)
*Galactic Heroes - OT 2 packs, selective PT ones
*Titanium 3" ships - I've recently picked up a couple more of these, and I do like them.  What I like even more is the ability to display these much easier.  I see what Brent was talking about in his earlier post - these can serve the vehicle niche nicely - but I personally don't know that I could get rid of the Hasbro vehicles.

Other
*Marvel - Legends is becoming more selective, and Spidey is in a different scale right now.  I think I've picked up the movie Spidey stuff I want already.  From here on out it might not be much (couple figures per wave at most), and I'm waiting to see if the Spidey and F4 BAF wave rumors pan out.  I'd be interested in both of those, most likely. Otherwise, maybe things will be wrapping up.  I've picked up some of those Superhero Squad (Galactic Heroesque) packs as well.
*GI Joe - I still want the 25th anniversary stuff, or at least some of it.  I've got the two five packs preordered, and the price is decent, so we'll see from there.
*DC Superheroes - I have been picking these up, and had hoped to get more of the Batman-related villains/etc.  This is one line that is teetering on the edge with me of getting cut - but at the same time, I don't buy much of it.  If it ever expanded to include more of the JLA, I'd probably pick up some more though.

It doesn't seem like much overall to me, but it sure is adding up quickly.  I try to stick to the "cheaper" lines, but there is just so much stuff out this year, it doesn't seem to matter.  I'd still enjoy to get more of the higher end stuff (FX sabers, Mini busts, and the OT Animated statues in particular), but it just doesn't look like its going to happen much if at all this year.  Anyways - another long post - but maybe its just me, but it just seems like this stuff adds up quickly, and I'm starting to wonder how much is too much.  I could help myself out a lot but just specializing.  Something similar to what Jeff does - just Star Wars and a little Green Lantern stuff.  If I could do the same with SW and Spider-Man (which I'm close to doing), it would probably help some.  Sometimes I miss the old, slower release days :P.  Forty figures or less each year, and I could probably keep up much easier.
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on April 5, 2007, 03:28 PM
Not much has changed for me.

Hasbro is still a 'get it if I like it' sort of situation.  I buy about 60% of the 3.75" figures now.  Titanium ships are as I like; the price and size is right.  Galactic heroes are in when I can find them, online or at retail.  Ships and rehashed battle packs and beasts are done from the modern line.  I'm getting rid of what I do have for those, which is quite a lot of space freed up. 

Sideshow is down to not much.  I canned Fett and didn't snag the deformed royal guard.  Space is the first issue and price is the second as the deformed figures always get cheaper.  I do have the Maul ordered (1/4 scale) and plan on getting it.

Kubricks are SW only and I'm pretty much up to date right now.  What I'm missing is ordered or on the way and I have all the stuff I want, so cash outlay here is pretty low.

Acme archives - I shouldn't have started this, but at least the older stuff is coming down in price.  I may never actually finish out the clone wars stuff, but I'll try and keep up with the OT stuff.

Gentle Giant - mini-busts for the most part, plus OT maquettes.  Bustups will depend on what they do with them going forward.  I don't mind the mini-dioramas, but we'll see.

Master Replicas - will see about the scaled helmets and maybe opt in for the stormtrooper full size helmet.  Doubtful though.  Interesting to see they are teaming up with Acme to produce more artwork, but I'm pretty sure I don't want in on this, even if it is nice.

Code 3 - right where I was before, so no progress.  Still want that ROTJ sculpted poster.

Other stuff:
All depends on what it is.  I'd like to keep getting DC stuff, but like the Marvel Legends stuff I'm to the point where there's little left that I'm really wanting to see (a good Flash would be nice).  Buffy - nothing of late.  Simpsons, I did snag the McF Homer versions to keep up with those.  Trek, nada lately, but always tempting.  Family Guy - new Stewie and Death figures coming, plus bionic Peter ;D

Overall I've really, really slowed down (for me) in spending and gathering crap.  It's not as though I need stuff at all, but it's nice and weird at the same time to go days without buying something.  Dear God, I'm turning into an adult :'(

Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: evenflow on April 6, 2007, 08:28 AM
I feel like i am collecting more this year and still talking myself out of certain items.

Hasbro 3 3/4 figures - This year I am getting them all compared to last year which was just new figures. I want all the coins so it is a must. I will also be focusing on the UGH becuase i want the gold coins.

Gentle Giant - I doing the Classic Maquettes, planned on getting them all but passed on Luke. I am still entertainingthe idea of buying a few busts.  :o

Sideshow - Pretty much doing all of the 12 inch stuff and loving it.

Kubricks - pretty much only the Star Wars stuff, if they ever do anothe rMarvel wave i will be into those. Contemplating the spawn figures.

Hot Toys - I have the Power Loader lined up and some other things like the T2 Skeleton.

Medicom - I am doing the Marvel RAH figures but pretty much the Spider-Man based ones / or loosely connected to him. I am staying away from the X-men ones.

Marvel Legends - I am still unsure what I am going to do here. I am still buying them but don't know if i will be buying all in each wave for the BAF. I will be buying some of the Legendary Comic Heroes as well as the Independant Comic figures.

Minimates - Still doing the Marvel minimates, picking a few of the DC ones.
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on May 29, 2007, 11:05 AM
Man, looking at all of the product announced/shown this weekend at C4 and online, its going to be enough time/money to keep up with the basic Star Wars line alone for me.  I'm really going to have to consider going forward if I'm going to collect any "other" lines, as Star Wars is just putting out so much stuff (and most of it good).  Just looking at things again:

Star Wars
-Basic line (60+ figures), VTSC figures, some vehicles/beasts, exclusives (14 figure EE pack, McQuarries), etc.
-Comic Packs (15-18 of these now too, including exclusives)
-Galactic Heroes (this line seems to be expanding as well, and going with more Cinema Scenes)

Other Lines
Marvel - I'll still collect a few here and there I'm sure, but I might have to start dropping this to some extent - which is ok, since I'm pretty happy with what I've got.  Any future purchases might have to be limited to Spidey's world, the Inhumans/other F4, or significant improvements of past figures I might not already have (Doom, etc.).

G.I. Joe - I want to collect the 25th Anniversary line, and plan to do that.  They aren't too expensive the way it sounds, and we'll see how far it goes beyond these.  If there were vehicles, they would be tempting too, but I barely have room for the Star Wars ones now.

DC - I had been collecting DC Superheroes, but I might have to stop with these.  If they ever get the license to do the entire DCU, I'd likely pick up a few more, and it will be tough to pass on some of the Batman baddies coming later this year.  Something has to go though, and this has the lowest priority for me right now.

Anyways, just an expensive year for just the basic line alone.  I had hoped to use some money to get a few higher end things, but I don't know if that will happen or not.  This has to be the biggest non-movie year we've seen, even rivaling some of the movie years for Star Wars.
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Madcow on May 29, 2007, 01:56 PM
I intended to limit myself this year but it has NOT been an easy task. So far i've been into:

- Kubricks/Bearbricks: I've been catching up on the 400% collection while waiting for word of new SW pieces. However, I have cut back alot and sold all my SW exclusives and chases in an effort to stick solely to the basic sets... As for non-SW, i'm eyeing the new Spawn and Alien sets as well as Bearbrick series 13 and any new 400% pieces that catch my eye...

- Star Wars: I've set a goal for the McQuarrie figs and a few basic figures. The coins have also really caught my eye and i'm hoping to get as many as possible...

- South Park: With my recent addition of Tooth Fairy Cartman, i've managed to get all the Cartman's up to date. I plan on keeping this up as long as they keep making them...

- Family Guy: With so much other stuff on my plate, i've failed to pick up the last series but the character selection is getting weak. I've decided to only get new figures and Peter variants. I don't think this line is going to go on much longer...

- Hellboy: The new animated movies have breathed some life into this license. I really only collect HB himself so i've picked up the Bust Ups and i'm waiting for the GG animated figures later this year. I might even cave and get the Mini-busts...

- Futurama: Now HERE is the line i've been waiting for. They're supposed to hit later this month. I'm going to try and complete the set with all the exclusives...

- G.I. Joe: The 25th line is looking sharp. As for now, I have the 2 box sets on order and plan on getting the carded Cobra Commander...

- Hot Wheels: BATMOBILES! The 1/18th and 1/24th scale drop later this year, they will be mine... After much thought, i'm trying to nail the whole Treasure Hunt set. I've had some great luck this year and might be able to make this a reality for once. As for the basic line, the cars are getting nicer and nicer and i'm finding it harder and harder to resist them...

As you can see, i'm not doing so well in the cutting back... :P

Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: iFett on May 29, 2007, 02:28 PM

- Futurama: Now HERE is the line i've been waiting for. They're supposed to hit later this month. I'm going to try and complete the set with all the exclusives...

Is this just a general release with some exclusive tie ins or is the entire line exclusives??  I've loved that show since the first episode and I still catch the reruns everynight.  Do you have a linky you could point me to?

I dabbled in South Park, but left it behind.  Never started on Family Guy either but those are my other two favorite cartoons.
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Madcow on May 30, 2007, 10:05 AM

- Futurama: Now HERE is the line i've been waiting for. They're supposed to hit later this month. I'm going to try and complete the set with all the exclusives...

Is this just a general release with some exclusive tie ins or is the entire line exclusives??  I've loved that show since the first episode and I still catch the reruns everynight.  Do you have a linky you could point me to?

I dabbled in South Park, but left it behind.  Never started on Family Guy either but those are my other two favorite cartoons.

The Futurama is going to be a wide release by Toynami. The first wave sometime in June will have Fry and Zoidberg. There will be 2 more waves (Leela/Zapp & Bender/Kif) and all will come with parts for a BAF Robot Devil. I'm hoping if this does will that it will go beyond that. As for exclusives, at last years SDCC they did a Golden Bender and this year it will Mating Zoidberg. Here are some articles:

http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/toyfare/002643028.cfm
http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/toyfare/003549179.cfm

As for SP, it's really hard to resist this line. Mezco has done such a great job with it and the character selection has been good. For fear of going broke i'm only collecting the Cartmans. With Family Guy, it's half my wife's collection. She's a HUGE fan of the show and likes collecting these...
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on July 31, 2007, 04:07 PM
Well, after looking at all of the stuff at Comic Con over the weekend, I thought it was time for me to try and figure out what I'm collecting this year (and next).  I guess this is probably looking more towards 2008, but as everything is fresh in my mind now, I thought I'd try to get a list of things.  There are so many great products out and on the way, its hard to know where to cut things off.  I guess I'll list everything I'm interested in, somewhat in order of importance/priority:

Definitely Collecting
Star Wars 3 3/4" - Basic line, Evolutions, Comic Packs, some Battle Packs/Vehicles/Beasts

Indiana Jones 3 3/4" - After seeing the preview this weekend, I'm all in on this one.  If the line doesn't get too crazy with action features (or too expensive), I think I'll try to be complete with these.  I've looked forward to a line like this for awhile.

Star Wars Galactic Heroes/Indiana Jones Adventure Heroes - Likely to continue here as well, unless it becomes heavy with EU figures (after the main saga characters are done), or if they get crazy with the battle packs with one new figure.

Marvel Legends - Looks like I have a fair amount to buy this year with the F4/Spidey/Series 3 waves.  Beyond that, we'll see.  I'll probably continue to pick and choose, although I sort of hope that things will be dying down a little bit here.

G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary - I've been collecting this line so far, and hope to continue.  I suppose once it gets out of the realm of what I remember/liked from my childhood, I'll probably phase it out.  Again, just because there is so much stuff out there these days to collect.  I'm definitely in on these for the rest of this year though - we'll see what is up for next year.  I really like this line.

Other Lines I'm Interested In

DC Universe Classics - Now that it is expanded to the whole DCU, its even more exciting.  I'll definitely continue to pick up Batman-related characters, and I'll likely pick up the Justice League characters as well.  I could see going all out with this line, but it depends how much is being spent elsewhere.  Just too much stuff out there these days.

Transformers - I'm on the fence here, but I've picked up a couple Classics and movie Transformers and I do like them.  I've given thought to picking up one or two more movie figures and being done, or to continuing with the Classics line instead.  Those are really nostalgic.

In a perfect world, it would be nice to have the funds and space to collect/display all of these lines.  But, I'm really going to have to take a look at each line and see what will work out best.  To me, the Star Wars basic line has really been good this year (although a little tough to find at times), and it looks like that should continue next year.  The Indiana Jones line is something I've really been looking forward to, and I'm glad its happening in the "Star Wars style".  Marvel's the next big one for me, but I'm getting to the point where I'm pretty happy with what I have - particularly by the end of the year.  I really like the 25th Ann. Joe line, and at one time thought of being complete with it, but we'll see how far its going to go.  I don't think I'll be picking up any characters that I don't know/remember, and stick to what I remember from the childhood days.  To me, the DCU line looks great, but I don't know how much room I have left to display more.  I'll definitely collect some of it, but it depends on other factors how far I go into that line.  Transformers are great too, but probably the lowest priority out of these lines, so it might have to be the one to go.  I'd be pretty selective regardless.  Anyways, long post, but I just wanted to get a list made up of what was on the way that I was interested in.  Time to make some tough choices, or get a second job :).
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on July 31, 2007, 06:00 PM
Outside of the Indiana Jones line I didn't see a whole lot from SDCC that screamed "BUY ME!"  Sideshow and Gentle Giant were light on announcements, Acme showed off their new "Revealed" line of art and that was about it.

For 2008 I'll still be collecting Star Wars from Hasbro, GG, Sideshow and Acme.  I'll go back to my pre-2007 stance of only buying new characters or figures that are significant upgrades to previous versions in the toy line.  I've always only bought figures and busts I liked from Sideshow and GG so that won't change. 

As far as Hasbro goes, I was disappointed to see the Evolutions line come but since they put two of my most wanted figures (SA Qui-Gon and Jango) in them I'll pick them up.  I have a feeling that I'll be passing on even more stuff than I did last year, though, until the Clone Wars line comes out.  Have to wait till Toy Fair to see what's coming in that line.

I loved the Indy figures shown.  I'll probably pick up all the ones shown at SDCC with, maybe, the exception of the Indy with action feature.  I may also be in for the 12" Hasbro Indy for the accessories but I'll definitely be in for a Raiders 1:6 Indy from Sideshow.  I don't see going very deep in that line, unless it's really small, but I want the figures that I mentioned in the Indy thread like a Short Round, Willie and Dr. Henry Jones.  No Adventure Heroes or other peripheral stuff, though.

Transformers is a fun line and I love the two movie vehicles I've picked up so far, Ironhide and Barricade, but after the deluxe concept Bumblebee I'll be done with that.

GI Joe looks to be releasing some awesome figures but after the early hype, I've cooled on them.  It's money I don't think I want to spend but I may change my mind when (if?) I start seeing them on store shelves.  I'll probably have to have Snake Eyes and Scarlett so that's at least one of the 5-packs.  Other than that?  I don't know...that Firefly shown at SDCC looks great and he's one of my favorite characters so...

While I gawk at some of the other stuff out there like Justice League, Ben 10, some of the Marvel Legends and even a Lego set or two, I don't see myself adding any new lines to my collecting list this year or next.

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Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JediJman on July 31, 2007, 10:24 PM
What I'm buyining in '07:

STAR WARS
Any ships and figures in the 3 & 3/4" line.  Generally one to open and one in the package.  Ships I buy just one of and keep them in the package.  I have been troop building for a while, but will likely hold back on some of that based on what is coming out/increased prices.

STAR WARS KUBRICK
I've picked up the core figures and cheaper variations through Wave 7, but not sure how many more of these I'm going to buy.  I expected to get the Exclusive 5 pack with Snowtrooper from BBTS, so when they didn't come through, that sort of killed this line for me.  That and the future waves consisting of prequel figs has me avoiding this line for the forseeable future.

MARVEL LEGENDS
I pick up pretty much all versions of the Avengers figures, which is a nice way to just get one or two of each fig from each line.  I already have a custom Black Knight that's better than the Wave 3 one in my opinion (and has his flying horse), so I'm set on these for a while.  Wave 4 has Tigra, but I just got a great custom of her as well.  I might get a few of the FF & hulk figures - I think most of these look pretty cool.  Valkrye and Invisible Woman are the two I'm most looking forward to.

TRANSFORMERS
I mainly just buy the Alternators, which a couple of the TFormers Classics figs.  The classics bumblebee fits well with the bigger alternators in bot mode, so I got him and cliffjumper.  Not sure if I'll get the next wave of these, but they look good from the picks.

DC DIRECT
I'll pick up one or two of these depending on what else comes out, but rarely is it a planned purchase with these figs.  Too far behind in articulation for me.

I think that's enough to put me into significant debt over the next year or two.   ;)
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JangoTat on July 31, 2007, 10:34 PM
i got with only Starwars. picking up just about anything that fits in the basic figure line. i liked the unleashed stuff but thats gone now.

besides Star Wars i usually pick up some iconic characters from favourite tv shows and movies. but i never get into the full series of the items. i almost did with the pirates toys but their lack of articualtion finally got to me.

i also collect various Disney items. because heck if i wasnt watching star wars when i was a kid (and by that i mean like 8 years ago :) ) i was watching Disney movies with my sister. every now and then I'll buy the odd thing or two at the Disney store if its on clearance. Right now im waiting for the Nightmare before Christmas stuff to go down in price. It has been one of my favourite christmas movie for a long time...since before Blink 182 made it a "punk rock thing"  >:(
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on September 5, 2007, 03:58 PM
It might just be me, but it has seemed like the "other toy lines" forums have been a little slower lately?  Just curious if that was because people were dropping lines, if Star Wars has been more than enough to keep up with so things are on the backburner a bit, or is there simply not much out there to collect right now?

I guess, aside from some 25th Ann. G.I. Joe stuff, I haven't seen a whole lot else from the "other" lines I pay attention to.  I was just curious if this is what a lot of people are experiencing, or are you just re-evaluating what you are collecting right now.  I know (and I've said it many times) with the breakneck pace of Star Wars stuff we've seen the past year+, I've had to really take a look at what else I can afford to collect.  I think, after this year finishes up, it might just be DC Universe Classics and Indiana Jones (when it is released).  I'll always pick up Marvel figures here and there, but I think I should be largely done with that line by the end of 07.  I'll always grab Spidey stuff, but I'm getting pretty happy with the rest of the "universe" that has been created.  Anyways, just wondering what other people's thoughts are - it seems slower than usual in this forum.
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on November 20, 2007, 10:37 AM
As we're getting towards the end of the year, I thought it might be a good time to look towards 2008.  We seem to have a general idea what is on the way next year, so what are you thinking about collecting?  There are so many great lines out there these days, its hard to pass things up - but, at least for me, Star Wars was a lot more expensive this year than I anticipated, and I need to make some adjustments within other lines to offset that.  Here's what I'm planning for next year:

Star Wars

3 3/4 Basic Line - non completist, but will buy most - some vehicles/beasts/deluxe/evolutions/exclusives/etc.

Galactic Heroes - non completist, will buy all OT sets, might be cutting out PT stuff altogether here

Other Lines

Indiana Jones - I'm guessing I might go all out with this line, similar to Star Wars.  I've been looking forward to a line like this for awhile.

Marvel/DC - I'll probably split this portion of "the budget" between the two.  I'm more of a Marvel person, but have much of what I want from that universe.  With DCUC starting up, I hope to get most to all of the Batman related figures, and the "big name" leaguers (Flash, GL, WW, Aquaman, Hawkman, GA, MM, etc.)

I think, aside from those lines, that will be it.  I may pick up a Joe here or there, but I might have to give those up for the most part.  If Transformers Classics comes back (which I believe it is), it would be tempting too - but I may have to pass there as well.  If we do see a rumored new He-Man line, I'd take a look at those.  Really, I need to try to limit myself to one "other" line outside of Star Wars, and aside from the Indy line next year, I'm hoping to do that.  We'll see though.  Too much junk - not enough room (or money) :).
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: evenflow on November 20, 2007, 10:37 PM
Star Wars - same as always

Galactic Heroes - i love these little guys so i will be buying them

Animated Maquettes - i will continue with the OT ones if they make any more after the Emperor

Marvel Legends - undecided at this point, once i get my Adam Warlock i may stop

Indiana Jones - Count me in for this one

DC Classics - undecided, part of me really wants to.

Minimates & Kubricks - I still plan to buy these as they are released

Bowen Busts - just spider-man related character

Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on November 21, 2007, 02:34 PM
Meh, not too excited about much these days. 

SW Hasbro - down to just single figs and only what I want.  Rehashes and army building are out.  Galactic Heroes are out.  Vehicles are out.  Titanium is in hold mode as they repaint incessantly. 

Sideshow/Master Replicas - nothing really planned.  I'd like to get the 1/4 Indiana Jones Sideshow if it looks nice enough (I wouldn't mind picking up Mr. Spock either for the right price) but that's it.  MR is winding down, but outstanding wants are still a full size Vader helmet and the Stormtrooper.  Pity about them losing the license, I was excited about newer scaled helmet replicas.  Oh well.

Acme - still keeping up on OT and haven't made any progress on the missing CW pieces.  Not sure if I'll ever get them. 

Kubricks - down to OT only so not seeing much coming for the next year unless they slide some OT chase into the PT series'.  I would like to get the Blue Stars whenever it actually comes out. 

Gentle Giant is winding down for me to a degree too.  I'm about cloned to death, so any simple repaints are of little interest to me.  Maquettes are on a wait and see basis but I'm sure not pre-ordering them when they end up at 50-60% of retail price on ebay within a month or two.  No hurry with that line.  I love the stuff, just not buying as much. 

Marvel Legends - Spidey's Friends & Family box set, 'Nuff said. 

DC Classics - these and various Batman, Superman, DC Direct, Alex Ross stuff is kinda variable.  I'm close to the point where I have most versions I want.  If the new stuff is good enough and in relatively common scale, I could be swayed.  I really only need a good Flash to be happy.  Some intriguing BAFs though. 

Indiana Jones - we'll see how crazy they get and how much they try to milk stuff.  Figures I'm probably in for; playsets and vehicles not necessarily. 

Hot Wheels - it's looking like the Classics line is pretty close to dead, so I'll likely stop getting them.  I'll still look for THs, just to spite folks. 

McFarlane - case by case basis.  I still like the Simpsons stuff as it's well done and though the scale is different from the WoS stuff, I'll still pick up Homer stuff.  Sportspicks are all but done for me.  There are few players I'd even really want now, maybe Kirby Puckett but few others come to mind. 
Title: Re: 2007: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jeff on November 21, 2007, 02:47 PM
Man... I could just copy & paste most of last year's post (again) and it would be pretty close to my plan for 2008.

Star Wars
1x of each of the NEW basic figures, with the occasional Legends repaints if they are "new" enough for me to consider improved.   One of each NEW vehicle/beast sculpt, no vehicle/beast repaints (unless, once again, they are "new" enough for me to consider improved, like the TRU Dagobah X-Wing set).  I'll probably grab a most of the Comic or Battle Pack thingies too, but certainly not all of them.  I'll also probably continue to pick up some (but not all) of the Galactic Hero 2-packs for the boys. 

No Unleashed, no Master Replicas, no Gentle Giant busts or Bust-Ups, no Code 3 vehicles, no 12" stuff, no Sideshow Statues, no Attakus statues, no Kotobukaiya statues/models, no Die Cast vehicles, no Micro-Machine vehicles, no Action Fleet vehicles, no Jedi Force figures, no SW board games, no Wookiee super-soakers, no more WotC minatures, no Hallmark ornaments, no posters, no replica helmets, no Attacktix figures, no SW plush "buddies", no SW Choppers, no Mini-Unleashed, etc etc etc.


Kubricks
I'll pick up pretty much everything Medicom throws at me related to Star Wars as well as hoping for some more Batman/DC Kubricks (villians and major characters such as Gordon, Alfred or NW).


DC Direct
The 3rd GL wave, I'm all over that.  Also any additional GL figures, like new 12" or Mini-mates.


Mattel DC Superheroes
Hal and Sinestro from the new line (wave 3?), if they are worth it.  They need to be better/different from the DCD stuff I have (like more articulation), otherwise I'll pass.

That's about it I guess...  I am constantly tempted by Indy, BSG, GI Joe, etc, but I hope to stay strong and stick to just this stuff listed.   :-\
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Paul on November 21, 2007, 03:26 PM
I can't recall if I answered in this thread since 2005....

But here it is:

Hasbro Star Wars-OT Only (unless it is an astromech or something that would fit in the OT)

Hasbro Indiana Jones

Hasbro 25th GI Joe

Maybe some historical 1:18 figs if anybody ever makes them that aren't inaccurate and poorly painted..
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Artoo on November 22, 2007, 12:16 AM
Hasbro Star Wars

Hasbro Indiana Jones

McFarlane Halo 3
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on January 8, 2008, 10:55 AM
Since it is officially 2008 now, has any changed their outlook for the year?  Personally, I don't know that I've ever been interested in more lines at one time as I am right now, but the number of Star Wars releases alone really eats up the budget.  I'm still shooting for the same lines, depending on budget:

Star Wars - Basic 3 3/4", non completist, some vehicles/beasts/evolutions/etc.  Also Galactic Heroes, mostly OT ones.

Indiana Jones - Indy for sure, probably most of the figures.  Wait and see on the rest.

Comic Stuff: Marvel and DC - I'm sort of hoping that Marvel is winding down, but I'll always pick up some (Spidey particularly).  The DCUC line looks pretty great, and I hope to devote more budget to that this year.

G.I. Joe - I really like this line, but I'll probably have to really limit it or cut it out altogether.  Nothing wrong with it, and if I had the budget/space I'd collect most to all of it.
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: evenflow on January 8, 2008, 12:25 PM
Now that it is 2008, a few things have changed:

Star Wars - new figures, not buying any repacks

Galactic Heroes - iundecided at this point, it all depends if they release any beasts

Animated Maquettes - I still have not bought Han or Chewbacca, so i am not sure where i am going with these

Marvel Legends - undecided at this point, once i get my Adam Warlock i may stop

Indiana Jones - Count me in for this one

DC Classics - Well i did some backtracking and bought the first wave so i am  ::)

Minimates & Kubricks - I still plan to buy these as they are released
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: CHEWIE on January 8, 2008, 04:37 PM
First off, I'm a 100% opener and display my stuff in dioramas.  Sometimes I overbuy on a figure that has a really good sculpt/articulation in case I need some for customs later on down the road.

Anyways, here's what it looks like I'll be doing -

Star Wars

- 3-3/4 new movie figures
- 3-3/4 Force Unleashed figures
- 3-3/4 Clone Wars figures

* may pass on many repacks this years, but resculpts I will get
* may pass on some battle packs, unless they all look as good as the Mygeeto/Hoth ones

- all new vehicles
- all new playsets (if of course there are any)

* will pass on all rehashed vehicles
* may pass on some repainted vehicles
* may pass on Obi Wan's ship w/ hyperdrive ring

Indiana Jones

- Undecided - leaning towards picking and choosing; mostly interested in these for custom fodder

GI JOE

- Undecided - leaning towards stopping this line

Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: knashdx on January 8, 2008, 09:21 PM
Since I have downsized to an opener only collection and what I am looking for has dropped considerably.

Star Wars - Classic Trilogy & Expanded Universe of the 3 3/4" stuff. Select ships and anything else that catches my eye.

Marvel Legends - Wolverine and any of his enemies.

Stargate (Atlantis & SG-1) - All openers & any extras I need to make custom figures from this set.

Other Stuff - Harry Potter (Neca), Pirates of the Caribbean (Neca), St. Louis Cardinals (McFarlane), Minnesota Twins (McFarlane), WWE figures of my all time favorites, and any other cool movie related toy that is released if I liked the movie and want a figure from that movie. Plus anyother toys that I can use to help me build custom figures for my Stargate stuff (Star Trek mostly).
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JediJman on January 9, 2008, 01:36 PM
POTC?  Really?  I was wondering who was buying that stuff, Ryan!  ;)

F08 Collecting:

 Anything Hasbro makes in the 3 & 3/4" line x2 and vehicles. 
 Marvel Legends Avengers figures
 Maybe a few ML/DC figures that catch my attention
 Any transformers that fit into the 80s lineup/alternators scale
 Some SW Kubricks (Cheap, OTC figs only)

I think that's it - should be a light year.   ;D
 
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on January 9, 2008, 01:52 PM
SW Hasbro - down to just single figs and only what I want. 

Sideshow/Master Replicas -  I'd like to get the 1/4 Indiana Jones Sideshow if it looks nice enough (I wouldn't mind picking up Mr. Spock either for the right price) but that's it.  MR is winding down, but outstanding wants are still a full size Vader helmet and the Stormtrooper.  Also thinking about picking up a MR weathered Ep IV Obi saber :-X

Acme - still keeping up on OT and haven't made any progress on the missing CW pieces.  Not sure if I'll ever get them. 

Kubricks - down to OT only so not seeing much coming for the next year unless they slide some OT chase into the PT series'.  I would like to get the Blue Stars whenever it actually comes out. 

Gentle Giant - will see and buy what I like.  OT maquettes, but off ebay when I can get them for cheap.  Same for busts in most cases.  Nothing coming that I know of that I cannot live without. 

Marvel Legends - Spidey's Friends & Family box set, 'Nuff said. 

DC Classics - Limited stuff here.  Like the BAFs, not prepared to buy five figures to get one really.   

Indiana Jones - plan is for 3/75" figs only and only what I want. 

Hot Wheels - it's looking like the Classics line is pretty close to dead, so I'll likely stop getting them.  I'll still look for THs, just to spite folks. 

McFarlane - occasional sportspick, but few and far between now; Homer versions of Simpsons line.  There's something coming that I want but can't remember what it was.  LOL.  Would love to see a Kirby Puckett. 

NECA, etc. - what catches my fancy. 

2008 should be the year I finally have a room to unpack all my crap into.  That should mean it's the year I finally get rid of lots of duplicate stuff and things I have but don't really want.   
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on January 10, 2008, 03:53 AM
I'm just collecting GI Joe and Transformers this year. Star Wars isn't very interesting to me this year, based on what little I've actually seen, and I know that the AT-TE and Falcon are out of the question mostly because I have nowhere to put them. I'm unsure about Indiana Jones. It's obvious I'll get a few, but I'm really not going to collect another huge Hasbro line, since my main two are expensive enough.

Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on January 10, 2008, 10:43 AM
Star Wars:  After buying the whole TAC line in 07 both for the pretty awesome figures and the coins, this year I'm back to only buying new characters and significant upgrades of existing characters. Although I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do with the animated Clone Wars figures.  Have to wait and see some photos of what Hasbro has planned.

Already scaled back on Titanium and unless it fits into my character and/or vehicle focus I don't buy Transformers, Unleashed, Galactic Heroes, Lego or role play items.  I don't think I'll add a lot of vehicles but man, I sure would like that AT-TE if it's as good as the hype. 

I've always only collected GG and Sideshow items that I like and that continues but I can see myself scaling back on Sideshow unless they put out something so earth-shattering I can't pass it up. 

Never was much of an MR collector but I am hoping the scaled Clone Trooper helmet ships as I pre-ordered that.

Other than that I'll play the Star Wars line by ear.  I'm hoping on downsizing some of my collection this year and not adding a lot of extra stuff to the storage boxes.

Other lines;
Indiana Jones: I just want the 3.75" RoTLA Indy from the Hasbro line.  I'm also interested to see what Sideshow does with their 1:6 Indy figure from the same film.  I'll probably buy that.  Otherwise I think I'll be staying away from the line, just don't need the expense.

GI Joe: I'm hooked on this line.  I'm not buying them all (already passed on Lady Jaye and Serpentor) but there's a pretty significant number of upcoming figs that I think I want.  I'm playing this one by ear also.  If my WM starts carrying them and they're cheaper than Target's $5.99 I might be inclined to buy more of them.

Misc:  I never completely rule out other figures, if something really interests me I'll pick it up.  But as of right now nothing is on the board for 2008 that I think I'll be picking up.

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Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: knashdx on January 12, 2008, 04:32 PM
POTC?  Really?  I was wondering who was buying that stuff, Ryan!  ;)

Not the Zizzle stuff, just the Neca stuff.


forgot the Indiana Jones 3.75" stuff.
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on February 19, 2008, 03:11 PM
Thought I would bump this up now that we've got a pretty good look at the year ahead via Toy Fair.  Did anything you saw (or didn't see) change your outlook for collecting this year?  Mine stayed fairly similar, although seeing how expensive Star Wars will likely be - other lines will probably have to be kept at a minimum.

Star Wars

Basic Figure Line (TAC {what's left}, The Legacy Collection, Clone Wars)
Not much TAC left, I'll likely pick up most to all of the Legacy Collection with the Droid Factory concept.  I know I'm in the minority, but I'll likely pick up at least some of the Clone Wars (animated) stuff as well.  I'm in for some of the vehicles, beasts, battle packs, comic packs, and evolutions as well.  I'm trying to start saving now so I can get one of those AT-TEs, and I'll pick and choose with the others.  I'm in for exclusives like Order 66 and Droid Factory, we'll see about the others.

Galactic Heroes
I'll continue with these, although it looks like the line is really expanding this year.  Probably all OT-related stuff, pick and choose with the rest.  Can't wait for that Rancor set.

Other Lines

Indiana Jones
I'm thinking about most to all of this line as well, some deluxe (Indy w/Horse and others), and maybe the vehicles.  It might help that this will hit during the basic figure lull for SW.  I might be in for some of the Adventure Heroes as well.

Marvel and DC
It doesn't look like a lot of Marvel stuff for me this year at first glance.  There's a handful of Legends I'm interested, and the odd figure (movie Iron Man, Spidey stuff) here and there, but we'll see beyond that.  They didn't show a lot at Toy Fair, so its hard to say.  I'm in for some DCUC stuff.  Definitely all Batman stuff and the "big names" like the JLA and some of the name baddies.  Trouble is, I want the BAFs so far, so we'll see how this line goes.

G.I. Joe
I really like this line, and Toy Fair showed some more great stuff.  I'd like to continue with this line, but it will be really dependent on what budget is there for it.  If I had the money/room, I'd get the vehicles and all.  Otherwise, I'm in for a few more basic figures, comic packs, and some of those DVD packs when they come out - if I can afford it.

Pretty much the same list as before for me, but I'm just going to prioritize and get what I really want first, and trickle down and buy what I can afford for the "other" lines.  Like I always say, too much nice stuff out these days (especially with prices on the rise).
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: evenflow on February 19, 2008, 03:34 PM
With a pretty good view of the year to come:

Star Wars (Hasbro) - I will be getting all the new basic figures as always. The battle packs, the comic packs, the exclusives and all that good stuff. I think i want an AT-TE as well. I am unsure about the Clone Wars line. When the time comes i will end up buying them but right now i am not excited.

I intended to quit the galactic heroes line but i can't, i like this year's showing.

Star Wars (Sideshow) - I plan on continuing with this line. It seems like we may actually get some armored figures this year.

Star Wars (Gentle Giant) - I think i have run the course with the maquettes. I still need to pick up Han. I will get the emperor but i think i will pass on the prequel ones (I will buy Qui-Gon though)

Marvel Legends - I really like FFF so i will stick a while a little longer, especially if Jesse Falcon is back working on them.

DC Classics - I have always loved the 4HM so they sucked me in.

Kubricks - I am doing the Star Wars ones and whatever else they release I may enjoy.

Indiana Jones - I am in for the figures and deluxe figures. No vehicles for me.

There of course will be random things. I will get the random Hot Toys item and probably the NECA Turtles but wont be collecting these in full.
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 19, 2008, 04:01 PM
I am staying focused......

Star Wars:
Count me in for all of the Legacy Basic 3 3/4", all 3 3/4" scale vehicles/beasts/evolutions/exclusives & all CW vehicles.

I will be passing on all CW basic figures & all sub lines like unleashed, GH, Titainium, Trans, & Mighty Muggs (I really have grown hate that line with a passion. I cannot believe how many lines are plagued with it!)

G.I. Joe

I am in for about 90% of it, there will be a few items I pass on. I broke my golden rule of collecting one toy line(SW). This line has me by the balls! I love the American patriotism and childhood memories this line brings back for me. I played with Joes more than Star Wars, I was so excited to see Tiger force Flint because that was one of my favorite figures as a kid! YO JOE!!!
I want to take this in before the Real American Hero gets sold out to globalization in the movie.



Brian,
I hear you bro! The price hike is hard to accept. (Not that we have a choice) A $1.50 per figure is tough to swallow when there is no real value added in. A droid part does not make up for the massive pack ins we had this year plus you got a coin to boot! Hasbro, in my opinion, is laying it on too thick in a year where most people will have less to spend. I hope it does not backfire on them. Think about it: Star Wars, Clone Wars, Transformers animated & regular, Indy, Marvel, Spidey, Hulk, Iron Man & GIJoe = overload of product in the action figure aisle!



Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: ctonra on February 19, 2008, 04:22 PM
This year it is all 3 3/4 for me
Star wars & Clone Wars I am in for (the Clone wars will be on a figure to figure basis)  Yoda is a no, 
Comic packs and Evolutions are a yes
Ships are a must.   Exclusives are so far a go (Wally Comics are a no)

Indy is another yes  (the only figures I am iffy on is the Russain Soldier face kind of looks like the Disney German Soldier)  He may be a pass and some of the multiple Indys too

DC Infinity Heroes Line I will be picking up at least some of the Main Characters  Like Green Lantern,Green Arrow, Black Canary, Killer Croc, Flash and SuperGirl and a few others

Playmates Star Trek is another Line I will get

I am going to Pick through the new Playalong Narnia Line for Customs as well as the Cards Inc Harry Potter and Hasbro's GI Joe lines.   

Thats it for now
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on February 19, 2008, 06:43 PM
On the Star Wars front I'm in for the Legacy Collection after finishing off the last couple TAC and Saga Legends figures that I want from this year's selections.

I like the Build-a-Figure promo as I'm a huge astromech fan but I don't know if I want to follow all the WM exclusives and the ROTJ wave, etc.  We'll see.  My intention is to buy them, though.

I also want some of the vehicles including the AT-TE which I'll have to figure out.

Although I love the CW3d design and figures I don't know if I'll be buying them.  Maybe just a select few.

Not so hot on all the other lines like Unleashed, Mighty Muggs, Titanium, bobble heads, etc.  Probably skip most of that stuff.  The Comic packs, Battle Packs and other misc 3.75" stuff I'll play by ear, skipping most re-packs and just buing the new stuff.

The Lego Republic Gunship is the only Lego item on my list for the year, I think.

I'm mostly done with the Sideshow 1:6 stuff although that Obi-Wan is tempting.  If it's $90 like the rumors say I may get it just becasue it's Obi-Wan.  Otherwise, excluding an AT-AT Driver, I have no plans to buy other SW Sideshow items.

I'm in for the odd GG bust this year.  Already pre-ordered the Obi in armor and we'll see what else comes.  I'm not expecting to spend a lot of cash with them this year though.  I don't buy the maquettes, statues or other lines but will probably buy the AT-AT Driver Classics bust.

Other lines.

Indiana Jones - Definitely buying at least one Indy in the 3.75" line, probably the ROTLA version we've seen.  I ordered the Sideshow Indy today but other than those two figures, I'm probably out.  Oh, saw a snap of the Ark from Hasbro but haven't read up on it...is it a mail-away?  I need to look into that, I might be up for it.

Not buying anything in the Marvel or DC lines. 


GI Joe - I want a couple of the comic 2-packs coming and I'm intending on sending in for Doc.  Other than that there are a couple Fan Club items I want, all in the 12" scale.  After buying into quite a few figs early on I'm thinking I won't buy many more.  Maybe one or two more favs like Lowlight or or Recondo when/if they get to them.

There are some other cool things I've seen photos of coming out of TF but nothing that looks to be a must have.

   E...
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JediJman on February 19, 2008, 09:53 PM
Hoping to cut back big this year:

Star Wars: Sticking to just Galactic Heroes & Hasbro.  Still lots of stuff coming out this year, but should be fewer figs than '07.  Hoping to find the strength to skip the new animated line.  Really looking forward to all the two-packs, though  I wish most weren't exclusives.   ::)

Transformers: I still like my alternators better than the classics coming out and don't even like Galvatron that much.  Might have to go back and buy a MP Megatron and will have to get a MP Grimlock if I can

Marvel: Couple of Wave 4 figs of interest and will probably get the Elektra/Ronin 2-pack.  New She-Hulk looks pretty good and will probably get most of the Iron Man line.  Still undecided on the 4" line without having seen them.

DC: 4" line looks good - might get a handful of these.  The 6" Wonder Woman looks like a keeper too.

GIJoe: Baroness - just getting a few of the females for customs

Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on February 19, 2008, 10:44 PM
SW Hasbro - down to just single figs and only what I want.  Going to try and cut back on the figs that I might buy and figs I already have.  Carded stuff aside from vintage is done unless they do a VOTC Jawa or DSC.  Digging the astromechs :-X

Sideshow/Master Replicas
1/4 Scale Indy - maybe.
MR Vader helmet - maybe
MR Stormtrooper helmet - maybe
MR Obi Wan weathered hilt (2500 edition size) - probably

Acme
still keeping up on OT and haven't made any progress on the missing CW pieces.  Not sure if I'll ever get them. 

Kubricks
down to OT only so not seeing much coming for the next year unless they slide some OT chase into the PT series'. 
Have made arrangements for a Blue Stars and Maul speeder bike set.

Gentle Giant
dwindling - some busts, maybe a maquette or two; bustups possibly to keep up.

Marvel Legends
Spidey's Friends & Family box set.  FFF and maybe a fig or two here or there.  I'm pretty complete.

DC Classics Limited stuff here; BAFs may cause me pain  

Indiana Jones - plan is for 3/75" figs only and only what I want. 

Hot Wheels
40th anniversary of Hot Wheels, so I'm bound to continue the Firebird/Camaro/Mustang stuff.  Classics series 4 is coming out, so we'll see on that.  Cheap line though, so nice that way.

McFarlane - mostly just waiting on Kirby

NECA, etc. - what catches my fancy. 

Three weeks into FEB and I haven't spent too much.  If I manage to get around to selling by year's end (two local cons) I may for the first time in a very long time re-acquire more money than I put out.  I'd guess I have about $-5000 of stuff to unload and that's at severely knocked down prices.  Even if I get only $2K out of it, I'd be happy.  

Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Greg on February 20, 2008, 12:02 AM
Star Wars
Hasbro: Picking and choosing now until July. I plan on picking up everything in the Legacy Collection (damn you, Build-A-Droid!) and several of the $20 Clone Wars Vehicles. I plan on skipping all animated figures, including the AT-TE. Exclusives I'll pick and choose... definitely looking at a couple A-Wings, a Rancor or two, and one of each of the smaller sets (Order 66, BAD, etc.)

Lego: I might pick up some prequel and OT sets, but I'm not too sure yet. They sure do look fun and tempting. The MTT looks awesome.

Other Lines:

Indiana Jones: I plan on amassing a platoon of about 20 various Hasbro Germans with some vehicles (2 Trucks, 2 Jeeps) I'm going to pick and choose stuff from the first three movies, and pass on the KOTCS stuff.

Cloverfield: Putting in my preorder for the Hasbro monster toy tomorrow, and I have no intentions of cancelling. Jeff's Toyfair pictures sold me on that one.

Neca: I hope to pick up a few figures here and there, such as a Predator and the Jigsaw killer from Saw. 
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JohnH on February 20, 2008, 09:53 PM
Vintage - A little bit of everything.  I've been venturing off into several lines and plan on adding to all them (and more, maybe).  :)

Indy - I'm sure I'll collect the 4" line but probably nothing more.

GIJoe - Any new figures that were originally released from 1982-1985.  And seeing what I have recently, I think this will be light on my wallet.

Hellboy 2 - I'm fairly certain I'll pick up a few pieces.  We couldn't take pics of the Angel of Death figure from Mezco and statue from Gentle Giant, but they're amaaaaaaaazing

Super Mario - It's going to be impossible for me to pass up Super Mario figures at $6-7 a piece.  :)

I'm sure I'll pick up a few pieces here and there from other lines, but these are the big ones. 

John
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: I Am Sith on February 20, 2008, 10:22 PM
I've cut out most Hasbro stuff in 2007, but I have to say that after ToyFair it's going to be hard to pass a lot of this stuff up.  That being said, I'm probably going to get the comic packs, the O-66 2-packs and a few figures here and there.  I'm pretty sure that I'm going to be buying the Clone Wars figures for my son who will be 4 this year and finally 'qualifies' in my wife's eyes for the recommended age group for the figures.

I'm also all in for Series 8 & 9 of the Star Wars Kubricks line and trying to back fill the empty slots I have in my collection from what's already been released.  Kubricks have become my main focus...

I'm also very interested to see what comes out of Hasbro with the new ForceFX lightsabers.  If they release a decent EP1 Obi-Wan lightsaber, I may have to grab that one to finish my collection!
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on February 23, 2008, 01:14 AM
Star Wars- After seeing the wonderful vehicles Hasbro has for the Star Wars line this year, I'm thinking I'll have to get them. I doubt I'll get into the Clone Wars or Legacy lines too much due to price hike and my unwillingness to buy BAF pieces from a line I already have a hard enough time leaving on the pegs.
There are still quite a few pieces I want from the SW line this year, so for me it's back to pick-and-choose like it was in 2006.

GI Joe- This line has taken me. I think I've bought everything so far and what I've seen is far too tempting to pass up. When Hasbro gets the vehicles to shelves, it'll be bloody. But if I pick and choose with Star Wars, I can still stay within some kind of budget.

Transformers- I won't be spending much on these until the new Universe line hits the shelves, but even when it does, I don't think I'm going to go overboard and buy the whole line like I did when the Classics line first hit shelves.

Indiana Jones- After seeing these at Toy Fair, I think these toys need a lot of work. I will get a jacketed Indy and I'll see what happens from there.

Then, of course, I'll pick up a few pieces of other stuff I like. I try to stay with just these three lines, and that's plenty expensive.
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Darby on February 23, 2008, 10:37 AM
Star Wars: I'm cutting back dramatically.  The price hike and the animated line make that easy enough.  I'll only be buying what I want, and there's not a whole lot of that.  Basic figs and battle packs and Evolutions sets are kind of where I'm at, if I like them.  I will be buying the AT TE though.

Indy: I thought I was in deep with this but like Ben said, it needs some work.  So I'll buy an Indy and probably the Marion 2 pack and then we will see.

GI Joe: Very selective here.  The more repaints/What the hell? they do the better for me.  I have a short list of things I really want them to do from when I was a kid and then I'm done.

DC: Harley all the way!
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: David on February 23, 2008, 12:24 PM
Star Wars: I will definitely be cutting back as far as the basic figure line goes. I know I'll be buying some of the vehicles shown at Toy Fair, a ton of the Wave 1 army builders, and the entire Legacy Clone Wars wave. I'm considering buying the FU wave too but I'm not sure yet. Instead of basic figures, I will be focusing on Mighty Muggs this year! I'm really into that line, as much as some here are into Kubricks. Oh yeah, speaking of Kubricks, I can rarely buy them anymore but I really like Series 9 so I'll probably end up getting that set.

Indiana Jones: I will not be a completist, but I will be buying a lot of this line.

Heroes: I can't afford to get into this line as much as I had hoped to, but I will still buy my favorites. I really hope they make Niki and HRG!
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: David on February 23, 2008, 12:30 PM
I really hope they make Niki and HRG!

I just found out they are! Well, now I've got a new toy line.   :D :-\ ;D
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Reid on February 23, 2008, 03:53 PM
Star Wars: I'll collect bits and pieces of the first two 2008 waves, some vehicles and comic packs, but I'll likely stop collecting after the first Legacy and CW waves. I'm really only interested in OT and some EU, and it looks like the rest of 2008 is going to be heavily PT/PT-era EU.

Indiana Jones: I'll dabble with this line, I'll probably only pick up one or two Indys and some army builders (Germans, Soviets, etc).

GI Joe: this line has been really hard to find at retail for me, but I'll probably still try to pick up some single carded figures and comic 2-packs. That Trubble Bubble/RAM 2-pack looks great, that's definitely on my list of "must buys".

McFarlane Halo 3: I'll likely only pick up Cortana from Series 1, as it looks she might fit in well with my Joyride stuff.

NECA/Cult Classics: I'll probably just pick and choose 7' figures from my favorite movies.
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: David on February 24, 2008, 07:41 PM
Mighty Muggs (I really have grown hate that line with a passion. I cannot believe how many lines are plagued with it!)

 :o :o :'( :'(
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Paul on February 24, 2008, 09:01 PM
Star Wars=OT only stuff.  So I guess I'm looking at 2 waves maybe this year.  The total lack of OT Army builders or the Vintage line has this the lightest Star Wars year for me since AOTC. I might out of boredom get some OT based EU stuff, but that is doubtful. Hood Up Hoth Han is my Holy Grail this year for SW (Both Blue and Brown)

GI Joe- I am all in for the 3 3/4in line.  Army  building up to 12 of each troop type.  Probably even 1 of each vehicle, except the Ram/Trouble Bubble 2 pack...that is 6 a piece easy.

New for 2008...INDIANA JONES...all in again.  I'll even buy the Temple of Doom figures (my least favorite).  Probably Army build the Hollywoodized "Germans" to extent.  And sadly I'll be Army Building Indiana Jones himself since he is the only common thread in all 4 movies.  But that is the closest thing to a "Clone War" that I want any part of this year (or ever)

There is also a Forces of Valor line of Historical Figures as well. Knights/Samurai/Romans

Other than that...no other toy lines this year, the WWII figures from several of the 1:18 guys look as authentic (which is not very) as the Indy Germans except the paint is horrible.  I'm also not going to buy GI Joes by Sideshow at $70 a piece.

Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Matt R. on February 24, 2008, 09:33 PM
Star Wars -buying most of the Legacy line, evoultions, vehicles, and BPs. for CW Line, I am only buying what I like, what i have seen its just Grievious, and Obi-Wan. I am buying the AT-Te

GI Joe - buying almost all

Transformers - Just some of the universe line

Indiana Jones - on site decesion

D.C. Classics - Just Batman characters
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on April 11, 2008, 10:42 AM
So has the news this week of possibly the new Millennium Falcon AND AT-TE hitting this summer (as well as all the other SW product the rest of the year) changed anyone's collecting outlook for the rest of the year?  I know there's a number of people here that don't really buy the vehicles, so it might not change a thing, but I for one have to at least get that Falcon (and really would like to get the AT-TE as well).  We'll have to see when things hit, and what the budget looks like.

Otherwise, I'm still in on the same Star Wars stuff as before.  I'm looking forward to Indy as well, so hopefully that will fit in the SW lull for the most part, and beyond that it should just be a few more figures later in the year.  I'm on the fence with vehicles and such for this line, so we'll have to see.  Beyond that, I'm hoping to just have the comic book/superhero stuff be the only "other" line I collect outside of SW.  As I said before, Marvel seems to be winding down, although DC is just getting started.  I had thought about buying just about the whole line, but I might have to scale that back to just my favorites/big names.  The other line I'm interested in is G.I Joe, and I thought I was out until I saw more pics this past week.  I still love the line, but that is the one that is on the edge now with all the SW stuff coming this year.  Man, where to put all this stuff - let alone afford it?
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: knashdx on April 11, 2008, 01:17 PM
So has the news this week of possibly the new Millennium Falcon AND AT-TE hitting this summer (as well as all the other SW product the rest of the year) changed anyone's collecting outlook for the rest of the year?  I know there's a number of people here that don't really buy the vehicles, so it might not change a thing, but I for one have to at least get that Falcon (and really would like to get the AT-TE as well).  We'll have to see when things hit, and what the budget looks like.



I am passing on the AT-TE, but that is because I am not collecting Prequel stuff except for Jedi's and Jedi Vehicles. The Falcon on the other hand is going to be on my list, just going to be hard to justify the $$$ to get it. I figure it will be close to if not over $100 bucks and that is going to be hard to justify.
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JohnH on April 11, 2008, 02:54 PM
After thinking about it for a couple of years now, I've finally decided to take the plunge into Marvel Legends.  Actually it was the DCU Classics that finally swayed me to do so.  :)  I picked up the first series, took pics for my site and sold them, but realized right away I shouldn't have.  It made me realize that I regretted doing the same thing with Hasbro's ML series 2 & 3, so I elected at that point to start collecting both lines.

I don't have a goal for these per se, but I'm more or less backing my way into them.  I've picked up ML 2 & 3 and will get ML 1 next.  I'm also picking up variants from other series as I can find them at good prices, since I'm only going to buy full basic sets and most sets on the market don't include variants.

So looking back at my original post for what I'm collecting in 2008, I guess I can say it's changed now in the sense that ML and DCU have sort of taken over priority.  I've actually been more excited about collecting this stuff than I have for anything else in quite a while. 

John
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on April 11, 2008, 03:52 PM
So has the news this week of possibly the new Millennium Falcon AND AT-TE hitting this summer (as well as all the other SW product the rest of the year) changed anyone's collecting outlook for the rest of the year? 

Nope, I'm in the midst of a mid-collecting-life crisis.  It's part price shock/annoyance, part I can't move stuff from recent for half retail price, so why not wait and get crap 2-3 years later for the bargain price?  I also had to clean a bunch of crap up for someone else really and that took hours and hours and hours so I'm not wanting to inflict that on anyone right now.  Truthfully I'm hoping to move about half my stuff out of the house by year's end.  That's my honest goal to cut back what I already have. 

I've done better on not spending so far too - I've skipped most of the first two SW waves, haven't grabbed any O66 stuff (not that I can around here) or any evo stuff either.  I've bought a couple of GG busts and already have buyer's remorse over one of them :-\  My spending totals are, for me, way down and should hopefully stay that way. 

Indy will impact stuff for sure, but I'm going to do a bit of watch/wait and see there too.
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: CHEWIE on April 11, 2008, 05:42 PM
So has the news this week of possibly the new Millennium Falcon AND AT-TE hitting this summer (as well as all the other SW product the rest of the year) changed anyone's collecting outlook for the rest of the year?  I know there's a number of people here that don't really buy the vehicles, so it might not change a thing, but I for one have to at least get that Falcon (and really would like to get the AT-TE as well).  We'll have to see when things hit, and what the budget looks like.

I'm not sure yet... it might keep me from buying other stuff because of space issues, but not so much b/c of money issues.
Title: Re: 2008/2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on July 28, 2008, 12:37 PM
Well, I always like to go over my collecting thoughts again post convention time - and after seeing what is on the way this year (and next) at SDCC this weekend, what are your thoughts on what you plan to collect?  Again, there are so many great lines out there that I'd like to get into, but space is a major premium for me now - and Star Wars alone is taking up so much of the budget (and has a lot of great stuff on the way).  Here are mine, in order of priority I guess:

Star Wars Basic Figures - Legacy Collection, probably most to all.  Clone Wars, pick and choose but it might end up being all as well.  Vehicles is something I'm thinking about right now.  I like them all, but have given thought to sticking to OT vehicles to save the money/space (there are a number of PT/CW ones I'd like though too).  I'm in on Evolutions and select Battle Packs as well (which are both looking pretty great lately).  Some Comic Packs too.

Galactic Heroes - Most to all here as well.  I've always liked the line and our daughter just loves to play with them already.  All the OT stuff, and probably quite a bit of the PT/CW stuff as well.

Indiana Jones - Likely in for all the basic figures here.  Vehicles are nice, but I don't have the room.  I'm thinking (sort of hoping) that this line won't be too long lasting, so I can just collect the whole run and be done with it.  Adventure Heroes here too, if they continue.

DCUC - This line is really looking great to me.  I've bought them all so far, and with Legends winding down and Indy's future somewhat up in the air, this might end up being the main "other" line I collect.  If nothing else, I'm definitely in for the Bats characters and the "big names".  The Infinite Heroes line looks kind of nifty too, and I might pick up a few of those (I have the Flash set, and will get Bats/Nightwing/Green Arrow for sure when they are made).

MOTU Classics - I was really into MOTU as a kid, and sort of regretted not getting into the 2002 line further.  Since these are a nice "one a month" pace, I think I'm in at least for some of them.

Marvel - Really sounds like Legends is winding down, or at least changing.  I'm likely in for a select few here and there.  The 3 3/4" Marvel Universe line looks nice too (wish it had started that scale), and I know that I'll end up buying at least some of those.

GI Joe - Another line I really like, but I might be winding down a bit.  If nothing else, after the next wave or two here, I'm just going to pick up the DVD Battle Packs.  I want the DVDs (since I missed the earlier releases), and battle packs seem to be the best value these days.  This might be the line I slowly drop, just due to the fact I can't afford/display all of this stuff.

Overall, that's a lot more lines to have interest in than I should.  I'd always wanted to limit it to "Star Wars and one other line", but it seems more difficult to do that each year.  That's why I end up sort of hoping some things wind down, since my willpower apparently won't do it for me :).  Like I listed things, I always try to "prioritize" things, so that if the budget changes, I know what is the first or last to go.

Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on August 4, 2008, 12:18 AM
Not much changed for me since the last post.  Still in crisis of sorts, so trying hard not to buy much. 

I did pick up enough of the new Legacy figs to build some droids, but passed on old stuff or CW stuff.  I'm kinda leaning higher end these days, with more to GG and helmets and the like.  Kubricks were killer this past month, but we're done for a while.

Indy I'm up for as long as it lasts, since it's likely to be a smallish run overall. 

DC/Marvel - meh, we'll see. 
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: knashdx on August 4, 2008, 08:23 AM
Since my last post of what I am collecting it has changed a little.


Star Wars   Original Trilogy
   Jedi Knights (All series)
   Droids (All series)
   Expanded Universe
   Select Ships
Indiana Jones   Just the Different Indy's and his family (Sr, Marion, & Mutt)
Sports   McFarlane - Minnesota Twins
   McFarlane - St. Louis Cardinals
   JAKKS Pacific - Mick Foley's
   McFarlane - Home Town Players (updating Kevin Garnett to ?? and Randy Moss to Fran Tarkington
Other   Wolverine (Marvel Legends & Select)
   Cable (Legends & Select)
   Wolverine - Enemies (Legends & Select)
   Cable's Family
   Neca - Harry Potter
   Diamond Select - Stargate SG-1
   Diamond Select - Stargate Atlantis
       

I dropped my POTC stuff (Neca isn't making any more of it), and I droped all my misc. movie toys. Just have far too many of those floating around; So I am scallign back on what I have and not getting any more unless I am super excited about it (Joke from Dark Knight is because of Heath Ledger's death)
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 7, 2008, 04:52 PM
Focused as always……...

Star Wars Legacy Collection
Every new Figure and Vehicle in the  3.75" line . ( No deviations outside of that scale, no Muggs, No Titainium, No Unleashed etc)

Star Wars Clone Wars

Vehicles I am 80% committed. (Repaints will be a cases by case basis)
No to 95% of the Animated figures. The only possible purchase here is if it a part can be used for the mainline like the Plo Koon saber gauntlet and Rota figure.

G.I Joe 25th

Figures & Small Vehicles (Passing or selling off all of the duplicates I only want 1-2 of the main characters.)
Extra set of Carded figures (I have an extra every single figure carded up to now)
I am on the Fence with the larger vehicles but knowing me I will break down and get them.

HellBoy (To compliment SW)
3.75' scale figures only. (I got the SDCC exclusive and it's amazing!) This will be a short run but many will look great in SW dioramas, Wink is the perfect Neveelian right down to the hand!

Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on August 8, 2008, 07:56 PM
Star Wars- most basic figures, including the animated line. I'm really more interested in them than the Legacy line at this point. The big vehicles are still in question. Sure, I'd like to buy them, but real life takes importance, and I'm really not going to pass up a ticket to Vegas or my new car to buy a toy I have no room for.

GI Joe- Jesus, this line is a chore. I still haven't seen hide nor hair of the vehicles for this line, and combined with the 40% price increase since the line started and wave 11, which has very little I recognize, I'm questioning my commitment to this line. And, is it so hard to stop reusing the Duke and Viper arms? So many good toys have been ruined by those. Not even going to mention the SDCC Cobra Commander. If I see graded ones for sale on HTS, I'm out.

Transformers- I was less than impressed with Prowl and Sunstreaker from the new Universe line, but this line gets more interesting in later series. Considering all I mostly see at retail is still movie stuff, I wonder if I'll see those at retail. I still haven't seen Soundwave and Jazz from the Animated line, but that whole series seems like it missed its window anyway.

Masters of the Universe- I was a little bothered that this line launched with an exclusive I still can't get, but I doubt the regular figrues are going to be that difficult to obtain. I just hope these things don't go up for sale in the afternoon when I'm at work. The online-exclusive idea didn't work for GI Joe, and I'm having a hard time believing it will for MOTU.

Indiana Jones- on life support. I have the ToD wave on preorder, and will probably do the same for the last Raiders wave, if it gets made.
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JangoTat on August 9, 2008, 10:48 AM
Star wars- Due to space and money and am no longer going to collect vehicles and comic packs. Vehicles take up way to much room. In terms of the comic packs there are just to many characters I dont know featured in them and in most cases I only want one figure from the set. So for now on I am sticking to just basic figures and evolution sets(only if they interest me ie. pilot sets). I am also going to cut my squad building down to save up on some cash.

Mobile Suits in Action!! - This is a "new" line I am trying to get into. Last year I picked one up from a local comic shop and the figure was just amazing. This summer I finally got around to watching both Gundam Seed and Gundam Seed Destiny series and now I want to get a few more of the figures for display purposes. The only problem is that this is an old line and its only sold in japan so I have to depend on comic shops to get the figures I need. The bigger problem with that is those shops also jack up the price on the main characters. I am not going to go all out with this line but there are just a few that I want at the moment.

DragonBall Z- I just want to finish off the DVD season sets.
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on October 8, 2008, 11:23 AM
Well, with the likely end of the Indy line - and compressing the budget next year a bit - my outlook has changed a little bit going forward.  There is still so much nice stuff out there these days that I'd like to pick up, but budget and display/storage space is really an issue for me personally.  Here's how I see it going forward:

Star Wars Basic Figures - Most to all of the "realistic" Legacy Collection line, definitely all OT figures.  For now, all prequel figures, but I might have to eventually get more selective.  To be honest, I just want "ultimate" versions of all the main characters/Jedi at this point, and most everything else is a case by case basis for the prequel stuff.  As of now though, I'm buying it all.  I've also been grabbing one of each of the Clone Wars figures, and will likely continue as I'm enjoying the show so far.  If I have to cut back more though, the Legacy Collection definitely gets the nod over these.  Vehicles/Beats/Battle Packs/etc. - OT ones definitely, PT I'm on the fence with continuing (again, budget/space).

Galactic Heroes - I'd like to continue these as well, again leaning towards more of an OT preference (although I get the figures right now from both trilogies).  I've always liked this line, and our daughter is really starting to get into playing with these as well.  I like that we're starting to get more vehicles here too.

Indiana Jones - likely done, but I'll finish out whatever they make (I'll be caught up once Elsa/Vogel arrive from HTS)

Marvel - Legends seems to be slowing down, but I'll pick up a few here and there.  If they do all jump to the $15 price eventually though, I'm likely out for the most part.  Spidey focus here particularly.  The upcoming 3 3/4" line is mighty tempting to me though, and I'll likely check those out.

DCUC - I have been "all in" on this line so far, but recently cancelled a preorder for Wave 4 because I can't afford to do the whole sets all the time and don't necessarily "need" all of the figures.  I'll continue on with any Bat-universe figures, the JLAers, and a few favorites here and there.

MOTU Classics - Another line I'd like to buy most to all of, but likely won't be able to afford to.  I'll definitely try to grab at least He-Man and Skeletor, and we'll see about a few others if I can.

G.I. Joe - Wrapping up here most likely.  I'd like to be going all out with vehicles and everything here, but I just don't have the room.  I'll finish out the DVD packs (enjoy those old cartoons), and pick up a select few of the individual figures as well (Mutt, Matt Trakker, etc.)

Overall, budget and space are really starting to play a role - and I don't see that changing unless the economy improves or I sell a bunch of crap that I don't necessarily want to.  Maybe I'm just getting to that crossroads that others have as well, where I'm like "I'm in my 30s, do I really need to be buying all these toys?".  Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy collecting - and often wish I had the space and budget to do much more, but the reality is I don't and I will have to start making some cuts.  I'll always continue to pick up Star Wars in some capacity I'm guessing, especially the OT stuff, and that goes for Spidey as well.  The other stuff is great, but we'll just have to see what I can afford in '09.
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: knashdx on October 8, 2008, 12:21 PM
There are a couple lines that are ending or have rumored to end so I am consolidating too.

Star Wars Toys - 3.75" figures from Oringinal Trilogy, Jedi's, Exclusives, Figures with BAD parts (if continuing), A few ships (mostly Jedi related), Comic Packs & anything else that catches my eye.

Star Wars Others - Mini-Lightsabers & FX Sabers if eFX ever gets it's act in gear.

Indy Toys - Line is rumored to be ending so I am done. Will pick up Indy & Indy family figures if line continues.

Stargate (Atlantis & SG-1) - Hasn't been any new SG-1 toys in nearly a year, and the only thing coming is a Daniel Jackson/Teal'c 2 pack due out later this year, and there is a 3rd and most likely final wave of Atlantis toys coming later this year. With the cancellation of the Atlantis show there is nothing really supporting continued release of these toys except for straight to DVD movies. This line is most likely dead.

Marvel Legends - Rumored to be done at the end of the year. Will not be collecting the 3.75" figures that they have coming out.

Sports figures - Still will pick up the Cardinals & Twins figures if any more are made by McFarlane.

Movie Toys - Thinking about the Harry Potter NECA figures, but seriously considering being done as I am not as enthused about the series any more as I once was.


2009 looks to be...

Star Wars & McFarlane Sports figures - That's is.



UPDATE 10/14 - Looks like DST/Art Assylum is saying that they are going to continue the Stargate lines so this wave is back on my list.
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on October 14, 2008, 03:56 PM
Yeah, a lot of the "other" stuff I'm interested in is ending or dwindling - so I guess that helps me cut back in a way.  Its easier to not buy if the option isn't there :).  Besides the lack of space that we've all encountered it seems, the economy/budgetary stuff plays a big role in it for me as well.  It looks like 3 3/4" figures priced at or around $8 is becoming closer to the "norm", and its possible that larger scaled (6") figures might be headed closer to $15 eventually as well.  In the case of Star Wars, if you couple the higher prices with the seemingly increasing rate of figures released each year (60+ in non-movie years seems normal now), it gets more difficult to keep up.  My collecting budget is really going to have to be cut back next year, so I'm already considering what will be the first/last to go.  I've said it before, but I'd be fine if Hasbro toned down the number of releases a little bit.  I guess I could make it easier myself and just cut out the "other" stuff - easier said than done.
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on October 16, 2008, 04:47 PM
Boy, not a lot it seems.  Every so often I splurge on higher end stuff but I've been rather surprised at how little I'm buying these days. 

SW Hasbro - down to just single figs and only what I want.  Going to try and cut back on the figs that I might buy and figs I already have.  Carded stuff aside from vintage is done unless they do a VOTC Jawa or DSC.  BADs are annoying. 

Sideshow/Master Replicas
MR Vader helmet - maybe - if I can score one for $500 or less.  Then I'd probably sell off the prequel stuff
MR Obi Wan weathered hilt (2500 edition size) - probably but not many for sale.

Kubricks
I'll buy a box of series 10 next year and will see on whatever box/card stuff shows up.

Gentle Giant
relatively little.  Imperials/clones is about it for the most part.  I'll get the Airborne Trooper, Galactic Marine, Tie Pilot and Imperial Officer, otherwise not much.  Maquettes if I can find the OT stuff for $40 or less prior to shipping.  Bustups if they start.

Marvel Legends
Spidey's Friends & Family box set.  FFF and maybe a fig or two here or there.  I'm pretty complete.

DC Classics Limited stuff here

Indiana Jones - plan is for 3/75" figs only and only what I want -  :'(

Hot Wheels/Greenlight Collectibles
Embarassingly I'm more interested in diecast these days than anything else.  Greenlight stuff is really nice but pricey at $5 a pop.  Still really only doing 60s/70s muscle cars and predominantly the Mustang/Camaro/Firebird stuff with some MOPAR mixed in.   


McFarlane - mostly just waiting on Kirby

NECA, etc. - what catches my fancy.  Which is mostly nothing. 

Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: 212th Battalion on October 16, 2008, 08:08 PM
Mezco- Hellboy 7in figures.

Star Wars- Saga legends and some clone wars 3.75. No vehicles though tryen to save money.

Gonna pick up some Dc universe characters like deathstroke and any others that interest me. Also starten to buy some Marvel legends. Mostly depends on the prices though.
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on February 19, 2009, 06:17 PM
Well, now that we've seen much of this year's offerings through NYCC and Toy Fair, I thought it might be a good time to bump this topic back up.  What lines are you looking to collect in 2009?  Are you cutting back more, or adding in new ones?  Personally, my collecting budget is quite a bit smaller this year with work stuff changing and all of that - and plus, I was due to start condensing a bit anyways.  Display and/or storage space is at a premium now and its time to be choosier with what I buy.  That being said, here's what I'm thinking for '09:

Star Wars - Still in for the basic figures, and the Legacy Collection stuff is top priority for me.  What we've seen so far looks great, and it seems like Hasbro's really been doing some solid work lately.  With Clone Wars, I've been buying them so far, but will likely be much more selective going forward.  I may have to stop altogether there, but we'll see.  Just budgetary reasons.  I had decided to stick to OT only for vehicles, but some of the new CW ones shown lately make it more tempting.  So - vehicles, figure w/vehicle (deluxe), exclusives, etc. will be on a pick and choose basis.  I think I'm dropping back to only Original Trilogy offerings with the Galactic Heroes, as those two packs are up to $8 now.  I recently got the Snowspeeder set though, and really like it.

Marvel/DC - Comic stuff continues to be my "2nd priority" as it were.  I'm finding that its getting more and more difficult to display the larger figures, so I'm more selective there.  The Legends stuff is all but dead it seems, and I'll be picking and choosing the DCUC line (mainly Gotham-related and the "big guns" of the DCU).  I think I'm in the minority, but I'm likely buying into the upcoming Marvel Universe line.  I'll at least grab a few and see how I like them.  Still picking up SuperHero Squad packs here and there, since our daughter loves playing with those.

MOTUC - I've got them all (aside from King Grayskull) so far, and hope to continue for awhile with the characters/figures I like/remember.  Again, budget will be the big decider here.  I really like the ones I have so far, and despite being over priced, it really is a nice line.

Other than that, I think that will be it for me for 2009.  If I have the money, I'll pick and choose in other areas (G.I. Joe if there's more 25th stuff, "higher end" Star Wars like mini busts, FX sabers, and perhaps a couple Sideshow 12" figures), but it all depends on what type of collecting money is available at the time.
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Matt on February 19, 2009, 06:26 PM
Here's what's on-deck for me:

Star Wars - Willrow Hood

The End
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JohnH on February 19, 2009, 09:08 PM
I've been scaling back for a while and have gotten down to where I'm only collecting certain characters or groups of characters.  I'm collecting all ranges though, from 4" figures up to busts & statues.

Marvel - Female characters, mostly X-Men focused.

DC - Only Batman/Gotham villains.  I have considered throwing some of Batman himself in there...we'll see.

Star Wars - Original ESB Bounty Hunters only. 

G.I.Joe - Destro & Scarlett only (I was reeealy hoping for Sideshow to announce a 12-incher of one of these two for "Toy Fair").

This has helped me be a lot more selective and focus my collecting a bit.

John
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JangoTat on February 19, 2009, 10:00 PM
Star Wars- Old man ben, both Hoth Troopers, and the Rebel Pilot evo pack ONLY if it comes to Canada which it probably wont. Besides that I am skipping on everything else

only other thing I will be "collecting" is the last 2 Dragonball z season dvd sets I need. all other funds will be directed towards a new computer and tuition for next year.
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: David on February 19, 2009, 10:17 PM
I'm cutting back hugely this year.

STAR WARS - In the basic figure line, I'm gonna finish off the ANH wave and then be done for awhile. The price increase just killed it for me. I'll probably still pick up the TPM wave for the mail-away offer, plus the occasional OT figure (cantina stuff, ICMG, etc.) but other than that I'm done with the basic figures. I will still remain a Muggaholic, and I'll buy the two Internet exclusive waves, and the TRU exclusives if they're any good. But I do think the future of the Mighty Muggs line doesn't look good, so if the line dies, then I'll just be happy with what I got and move on. I'm quickly running out of space for these things anyway. And last but not least, now that I have a job, I'm gonna probably get into Gentle Giant stuff. I got the Jawa maquette for my birthday last year and I love it. Yesterday I picked up my first mini-bust, Shaak Ti, and I love it. I'll definitely try to buy all of the Jedi mini-busts to go with her, and maybe a few maquettes as well just because I can. So that's just about it for Star Wars stuff this year.

INDIANA JONES - Oh yeah...the line's dead. Never mind. >:( :'(

HEROES - I want one figure and one figure only, the Haitian, to go with the HRG figure I already have. That's all I'm gonna let myself buy from this line, as much as I like it.


That's about it. I'll update if I think of anything else.
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Keonobi on February 20, 2009, 11:24 AM
I'm going to limit myself to only a select few of the basic figures (I'll be more tempted by the waves w/ an Astro-BAD).  I want the Ugnaughts, the Hoth Troopers and Needa.
The only comic pack I'm really interested in so far is the Ewok 3 pack.
I am definitely getting the Evolution of the Commandos set.
I'm probably going to pick up all of the Star Wars MM that come out.  Just might take me a bit to get the online exclusives.
I'll definitely be getting the WM BAD set of 5, and I'll probably get the Target 2packs as well (not sure the exact name).
I'll probably get a few of the medium to medium large LEGO kits.  I'd love to get the AT-OT/Cargo-Gunship, but that's not going to happen without help from the Megamillions...  I'll probably get the Twilight though, and then a couple of the $30-$50 ones.
There are a couple of the GH sets that are interesting (The Adm. Ackbar set), but nothing I'm going to chase after as the 2 packs tend to get rereleased so there's the chance to play catch up.
And I'll need to get the Stormtrooper Commander from SWS.

Other than that I think I'll try and pick up a few of the Astromechs that I didn't get a chance to get in earlier years (R4-M9, R4-I9, R3-A2, etc.)

Oh and theres a few books coming out, or recently released that I'll be getting.  Along with the first season of the Clone Wars when that's released on DVD.
I can't think of any other licenses that I plan to collect this year.
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on February 20, 2009, 01:00 PM
Star Wars- still a fairly interesting line to me, plus I like the BAD thing. I didn't get the Falcon or AT-TE last year, and I likely won't get the Turbo Tank either. I don't think I've purchased a vehicle since Obi-Wan's Utapau Starfighter was rereleased in the 30AC. So just basic figures for me, with the occasional Evo pack here and there.

MOTUC- have them all except King Grayskull, and since this line is very expensive, I cut out a lot of things. After seeing the protos for Man-At-Arms and Hordak, I'm in this line for as long as Mattel is interested in it.

I'm glad that the GI Joe and TF lines are all lamed up with movie toys this year. I'll get the 7-packs from GI Joe, and Ratchet from the Universe line, but other than that, these lines are done for me this year.
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on February 20, 2009, 04:48 PM
Star Wars - I'm buying most of the Legacy figures this  year, at least all that's been announced so far.  The Build-a-Droids are very cool, but I'm a big droid fan anyway.  I'm in for a couple comic packs, the Evolutions and both the Target and WM 2-packs.  Only BP I'm buying for certain is the Scramble on Yavin and while I want the gunship turrets, I'm boycotting that BP on principle.  The CW line has some fun items but I haven't bought a lot and I think I'll buy less as we go along.  The vehicles line has some interesting things coming, I'm definitely in on the Tx-130 Tank and probably the MagnaGuard fighter but beyond that, I don't know yet.  Didn't buy the Falcon or AT-TE last year either and probably won't get the Tank this year.  And I have a huge problem playing $60 for vehicles that cost $30 - $45 in the past so no X-Wing, Y-Wing or whatever else they stick in there.  The only exception, and it'll have to be a big one, is if they do another Gunship (I'll bitch, but I'll probably pony up like I did last year with the $50 WM ship).  No more Titanium (except Republic Gunships), no Muggs, no role play, no Unleashed or Transformers (exception again for any RG).

Lego - I've only bought one new set in the last two years and that was the new 7676 Republic Gunship.  This year, however, I plan on getting that Dropship if I have to beg, borrow or steal the $250 for it. 

GI Joe 3.75"- I'm phasing this out.  I'm already more caught up in it that I ever intended.  I'm going to finish the MASS Device, though, and I may keep some of the figures that I already have, but I don't foresee buying any more. Not buying movie figs, vehicles or whatever else they have planned.

GI Joe 12" - I had high hopes for the new GI Joe items when they were announced but the releases haven't been that good.  Hasbro is using some of the cheapest bodies they have and while some of the accessories aren't that bad, overall they're disappointing.  This goes for the Indy line as well.  Someone over at Hasbro lost the touch when it comes to sculpting 12" heads...either that or they're using a new factory to produce, because some of them are suffering from having pin-heads and the skin color on that Indy German is almost creepy it's so grey.  2009 doesn't look much better for the movie figures but what I have been picking up are a few of the Modellers Loft 40th anniversary Action Man figurs.  Very nice, but expensive.  I'll probably pick up a few more before they sell through.  Plus the GI Joe Club is offering a few things this year that look nice that I'll snag.  I have mixed feelings on what the club exclusive will be for the convention this year.  On one hand I hope it's cool but on the other I hope it's something I can pass on as I don't think I can afford it.  We'll see.

Transformers - I've only picked up a couple movie figures from the first film so I don't see buying anything here although there's a new Stingray that I just saw in the TF coverage that looks good.  I haven't looked at too many spoilers or toy announcements for the new film so my plans may change as they did 2 years ago and I may end up with a couple here or there.

Indiana Jones - I should be gearing up for that second RotLA wave!  Bah.  I still have a several Crystal Skeletons on their way.  And if I could find that second 12" Mutt w/ leather jacket figure I'd buy it.  Other than that, though, I spent almost as much cash on Indy in 2008 as I did SW so it'll actually be better for the budget that the line is over.

Marvel - I'm still holding on to thoughts of adding a couple figures from the new 3.75" line but my original plan was to pick them up to go with the Joe figures.  Since I'm quitting Joe I'll probably not buy as many of these as I originally thought.  If they do a Gambit and Rogue (depending on their outfit) I'll probably get them.  Probably get a Wolverine figure, just because...but I don't know if I'll get any figs from the Wolverine movie or from the regular Marvel line.

Sideshow - I'm done with Sideshow, for any line, with the only exception being an AT-AT Driver. 

Gentle Giant - I've never been a completist with GG and I only buy the mini busts anyway.  I've already got a pre-order in for the AT-AT Driver and I want Aayla and Shaak Ti (from 2008).  Of the new busts shown off I want the Darth Talon and the McQuarrie Fett.  Have to see what else they offer up this year.  I'm thinking I'll buy more than I did in 2008 but not more than I have in the past.

Other stuff - I'm not buying random toys like I used to.  Pretty much focused on Star Wars this year and mainly on the Hasbro toys at that.  I do leave room for exceptions.  I didn't plan on the Indy line last year but ended up buying into it so you never know, something really tempting might pop up.  I have to focus collections; I buy anything AT-AT Driver and anything Republic Gunship, so anything from any company this year based on them will probably get me to drop cash.

I'm hoping for a less expensive year just because everything outside the hobby is falling apart and this is pretty much all I do for fun these days.

   E...
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on February 21, 2009, 11:51 PM
Boy, not a lot it seems.  Every so often I splurge on higher end stuff but I've been rather surprised at how little I'm buying these days. 

That line really still applies.

SW Hasbro - down to just single figs and only what I want.  Haven't bought any in months.  I'll pick up OT stuff I like, probably astromech droids and that's about it.  I can see myself getting more than just astromechs given weak will power, but the 3.75" stuff really isn't thrilling me that much these days.  Willrow!

Sideshow/Master Replicas
MR Vader helmet - maybe - if I can score one for $500 or less.  Then I'd probably sell off the prequel stuff
MR Obi Wan weathered hilt (2500 edition size) - probably but not many for sale.

Still waiting on both of these and will hopefully get them in time.  I think I'm going to unload my Star Corps, 501st and Shock Trooper helmets.  That would leave me with only Gree and the Stormtrooper

Kubricks
Still ok buying these even with price increases given so few come out.  I'm lucky in that I have a Japanese friend that can help out with lots of items, but not being a completeist helps mightily.

Gentle Giant
relatively little.  Imperials/clones is about it for the most part.  Snowtrooper, Tie Pilot are on tab for sure, but off secondary market.  Still waiting on Obi/Emperor maquettes and then see what else.  90% certain I'll opt out of the PGM this year.

Marvel Legends
Fill some holes and parse the collection after I get it out of boxes.  What I like, no more. If I buy the 3.75" stuff, it'll be off secondary market at reduced prices. 

DC Classics Limited stuff here; half a dozen figures total. 

Hot Wheels/Greenlight Collectibles
Will keep up with what I want out of these, but based on annoucements I'm looking at maybe 10 cars/$50 total, so no big deal at all.  If I grab chase cars, probably add another $200. 


McFarlane - still waiting on Kirby.  Jets Doan and Selanne2 Jets are strong possibilities, unless they go to the newer style that sucks.  Changing it saved me money already. 

NECA, etc. - what catches my fancy.  Which is mostly nothing. 


I'd guess this year I'm looking at spending maybe $1000 or so.  Obviously that would double if I went after the Obi hilt and the Vader helmet. 
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: drewlam on February 23, 2009, 09:33 AM
Star Wars - occasional figure here and there.

DCUC - Pretty much everything.  I'm a big DC fan, and the whole C&C figure thing has hooked.  Too bad these things are impossible to get.

MOTU - wasn't planning on getting these, and then I saw Skeletor.  Nice figures.  Too bad they're overpriced.

Gentle Giant - Looks like there are a number of OT busts coming out this year that I want.

Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: knashdx on February 23, 2009, 10:26 AM
Much to my wife's enjoyment it is another year of decrease.

   Series   
   Type   
   Notes   
Star Wars3.75" Original TrilogyEverything, but I am trying to avoid kit bashers.
Jedi KnightsFrom all EU, OT, & Prequels. This does include Grievous as he comes with Lightsabers.
Jedi ShipsYes I know they are all the same ship just painted differently, but I like them.
OT ShipsOnly new ships they haven't released before, not repaints.
DroidsUnfortunately with the BAD I have ended up getting a bunch of Prequel stuff that I don't want, but I can't get enough droids.
Padme/LeiaJust a all the different Padme & Leia's there are because they a ton to collect.
Imperial TroopersNon-Clone figures (Stormtroopers, Snowtroopers, Speeder Bike Troopers, TIE Fighter Pilots, EU Troopers (JUMP, EVO, etc...), and such.
ExclusivesGet all the exclusives in and out of package. Army build as necessary.
EwoksIs what it is.
Rebel PilotsThe inherent pilot in all of us that took ships and flew it around the room has never gone away.
McFarlaneMinnesota TwinsOnly collecting the Home uniforms as I hate the away jerseys.
St. Louis CardinalsAll jerseys for this team as it is my favorite baseball team.
MISC.This is my Hometown collection (just need to replace KG since he is in Boston now) & my Nolan Ryan's & other players I like.
TransformersReissuesGenerally stuff from my childhood that I never had that I like.
MasterpieceI have the Megatron and am getting the Grimlock, but I am being very selective of this group due to the price.
NECAHarry PotterLike the movie and books and the figures are really good likenesses so it is hard to pass on.
TerminatorJust announced that they are making a Terminator 2 line and the pictures so far kick ass.
DST/Art AsylumStargate SG-1All figures plus extras for customizing.
Stargate AtlantisAll figures plus extras for customizing.
MISCAny figures that are released that I think are cool for my Movie Collection.
Any figures that I can use to make custom figures of.

I got rid of Indiana Jones, Marvel Legends, and in package Star Wars figures.
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ryan on February 25, 2009, 04:18 AM
It's going to be an interesting year for me as well. Every I always say I'd like to cut back a little and save some money but I always end up spending more. I started to cut back towards then end of the year last year and those cutbacks are following me in a big way into 2009 already.

I dabbled in the Indy line late last year, that won't be happening this year of course.

Star Wars

With prices rising so much my days of big army building are about done. I'll still pick up some squads (about 9) of certain army builders, and my pick up a few more of the Rebels, but I'm not going to feel the need for massive armies.

With the release of the CW line back in July I elected to start collecting almost exclusively OT stuff. I've not only continued that into this year but have taken that another step further. I've started selling off most of my PT collection. I'll probably keep one or two figures of the main characters but that's about it. I'll buy the new TPM and AOTC Obi-Wan's and those will likely be the last prequel figures I buy for a long time. I'm kind of in the same boat with EU stuff. Certain things, like KOTOR or TFU stuff, I'll keep for sure but I'll probably end up dumping most of it. I'm on the fence about my AOTC clone army. I still love the AT-TE and will probably keep that and my AOTC clones, as well as a few droids for them to fight. I can't go cold turkey on all PT stuff just yet. My carded figures, with the exception of VOTC/VTSC and carded McQuarries, are probably on the way out as well. I haven't collected carded since '05 and I don't really care too much about them anymore anyways. My non-Sideshow 12" figures are also on the list of things to go.

As for new stuff I'll still be buying basic figures OT and select EU only. I really like the BAD so I sometimes get stuck buying a figure or two I don't want but it isn't a huge deal. Vehicles I'm going to be more selective about. I'd like to pick up that Wedge X-Wing that's coming out, but if it is too expensive that won't be happening.

Other than basic Hasbro I have a pre-order on the Sideshow Vader, likely my last Sideshow. I'd kind of like to keep going with my little Kubrick collection but they are really that cheap so probably won't be actively searching for more. Other than that I'm not going to be picking up any side lines.

DST Stargate

I was almost hoping this line would actually be done because I wouldn't have to pay for it anymore. As is though I'm happy to collect it. I'm still mostly just picking up one of each SG-1 and Atlantis figure.

DST Galactica

Like Stargate DST sucks at distribution and getting stuff out on a regular basis so I never end up buying these that often. But I'm also picking up one of each figure including exclusives.

Buffy/Angel

I'm still looking for the Sideshow 12" Human Spike, but I refuse to pay more than $85 for it. Considering I can't find one for under $125 I doubt that will happen. Other than than I'm done with the line.
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JediJman on February 28, 2009, 02:49 PM
I like Ryan's color coding and am going to copy it for my list.  Thanks Ryan!

  Series  
  Type  
  Notes  
Star Wars3.75" FigsGetting 2x of all "new" basic figs from Legacy, but very few Legends figs.
Multipacks2x of all Battlepacks, Evolutions, and Comic Packs unless they are reissued figs.  I'm most excited for the Legacy Comic Packs coming out this fall!
Vehicles1x of anything new (not just repainted, I want NEW.  This will include the Y-Bomber and Turbotank - not so sure about the X-Wing, but I'll probably end up getting that too.
ExclusivesI'll probably get 1x of any exclusives and try to pick up a second on the cheap sometime down the road.
VintageI crossed Blue Snaggletooth off the list finally, so I'm just looking for a Brown Snake for Yoda and a Helmet for Boushh.  I'll still be shopping for various 12" figs and parts as well.
Galactic HeroesThought I could drop this line, but I just bought the Snowspeeder BP.   ::)  I may buy a few more of my favorite characters, but otherwise I hope to be done with these.
KubricksStill not spending big on the chase figures, but its going to be hard to ignore the Fett set coming out later this year.
12" FigsI've drastically cut back on these, but may get 1-2 more this year depending on what is released.
LegoI'm done with Lego unless I can find things on major clearance.  I love these, but am running out of space and money.
MarvelLegendsIts a dying line, but I'm in until the bitter end.  Will be getting the 2-packs with Iron Man & SHIELD figs at some point.
UniverseI really want to get the Avengers from this line, but not happy about reports of $9 price tags.  I will probably get a few here or there as deals pop up.
TransformersMasterpieceChances are slim of me getting any of these due to the price point.  I passed on Grimlock and Magnus, but would likely lay down some dough for these if I can find a deal.
AlternatorsHey, I can always hope!  ;)

Going to do my best to completely avoid DC, GI Joe, Transformers, Iron Man, McFarlane, Indy, & Mighty Muggs (Snowtrooper almost pulled me in this week - I know I will be weak when I see the Biker Scout though   :-\)

*EDIT* So we're nearling the halfway point of 2009 and I Wanted to look back on this.  I ended up buying an iron man figure on clearance and 4 mighty muggs (2 SW and 2 Tformers).  Caved and bought a box each of he upcoming Kubrick sets as well.  Not a good start at trimming down the list.   :P
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on May 26, 2009, 11:32 AM
As we're now getting towards the mid-way point of 2009, are you still collecting what you thought you would?  Are rising prices driving you out of a few things, or have new lines caught your attention?  I'm sticking to the same lines for the most part, although buying less overall:

Star Wars Basic Figures - Pretty much all of the Legacy stuff, and slowing down on the Clone Wars stuff.  Select battle packs, beasts, exclusives, etc. - usually focusing on OT on anything outside of the basic line.  I'm still on the fence with prequel era vehicles - I like them, but need to trim the budget and really don't have the display space for them.

Galactic Heroes - OT only at this point, our daughter has really gotten into both these and the Marvel SuperHero Squad.

Marvel Universe - the primary "non Star Wars" line for me.  I bought pretty much the first three waves in their entirety, but held off recently when the newest wave (Red Hulk, Hobgoblin, Union Jack, etc.) came up on HTS (and have since sold out).  I thought about buying one of everything at first, but I think I'm getting more selective with this line as well.  Definitely in for the Secret Wars comic packs if nothing else.

MOTU Classics - Aside from King Grayskull, I'm complete on this line so far.  They are a little pricey, but I've really liked the figures overall.  I got in too late in the game to collect the 200X line, and sort of regretted that at the time - so I got in on the ground floor this time.  It is too bad it wouldn't have the kid following or retail support, because it really is a spiffy line.

Otherwise, I've tried to slow down or stop about everything else.  I still have interest in other things (Joe, Transformers, DCUC), but I have become much more selective or stopping entirely.  There are a few more DC figures I'd like to pick up from upcoming waves/rumors.  I'm pretty happy with my 25th Joe collection (although I'd get vehicles if I had the space), and I might grab a few Transformers from the "classics/universe" line if they catch my eye.  I also pick up the random "higher end" item if I can afford it, usually stuff from Gentle Giant (statues, maquettes, mini busts).
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on May 26, 2009, 04:49 PM
The year is pretty much going how I figured it would.  Of course, Indiana Jones is now a dead line so that didn't really carry over into '09 except for a few figures I picked up on the after Christmas sales.

Star Wars Lines:

Hasbro - Still collecting Legacy and a few Battle Packs, Comics, Evo and ships.  I don't think there are really any Titanium ships left that I need but may pick up a couple.  I'm only collecting a few Clone Wars figures and unless they release an army builder I actually want, I haven't bought any Saga Legends in a while.  No GH, no roll play or Unleashed.

Sideshow - Still done with that line.  AT-AT Driver the exception

Gentle Giant - Still have Shaak Ti and Aayla on my list but I'll probably knock them off at Wizard World.  AT-AT Driver should be shipping any time now.  Still planning on Darth Talon this year and hopefully, McQuarrie Fett from SDCC.  Add 4-LOM to the list to complete the ESB Bounty Hunter collection.  Nothing else announced has really interested me.

Lego - Still hoping to get the Dropship but no other plans for Lego this year.

Other:

GI Joe 3.75" - I may pick up movie versions of Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow as they do have some cool looking figures coming out but I'm not buying any other movie characters or vehicles.  I finished my MASS Device and have no plans for additional figures, BPs or vehicles from the 25th line.

GI Joe 12" - I got the 12" Club figure and outfit and may buy the convention 12" set depending on how it looks this year.  I picked up a couple 40th Action Man sets and while there are one or two more that I'd like to get I don't know if I will or not.

I'm going to leave myself open to a couple exceptions such as a really cool Transformer character or deep clearance at Target on Playmates Star Trek and Terminator.  Otherwise, I won't be picking up anything from those lines nor do I have any plans on buying Marvel or other movie properties for the year. 

The other exception will be the Mattel Hot Wheels Star Trek ships.  I bought the 1701 refit and 1701-D ships this weekend and plan on buying the Klingon ship as well as the new movie version of the Enterprise.  And I'll leave myself open on other alien ships in the line such as Romulan or other Federation ships like Voyager or Defiant.

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Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 27, 2009, 06:29 PM
This year is pretty much the same as last year with some Joe movie stuff sprinkled in. As always I prefer a small focus with SW being my primary collecting hobby. I managed to stay clear of the CW animated line as expected and I even manged to pass on some repainted vehicles. With Indy dead, less army builders it's actually less/even with last year With that said here is my breakdown:

Star Wars (Collecting 3.75 only)
Legacy Basic Figures - Collecting all waves of the Legacy line with the occasional Legends reissue.
Legacy Vehicles - Collecting all new vehicles including any/all repaints of OTC vehicles.
Legacy Battle Packs & Beasts - If it's new or a worthwhile repaint count me in.
Clone Wars Vehicles - Collecting the new ships like the Turbo Tank, Y-Wing, Vulture Droid etc. Repaints are cherry picked, it has to be a pretty cool reissue for me to bite..
CW figures - Collecting only those with cool accessories to compliment the realistic mainline which is only a small few. I am glad I passed on this line.

G.I.Joe
G.I.Joe 25th classic/Resolute figures - I collect all RAH updated characters with some EU tossed in for fun. But like SW I phase out older characters when I get the best version.
G.I.Joe 25th classic vehicles -  I only buy these when there is a new figure packed in, but still trade off the vehicle.
G.I.Joe Movie figures -  I will definitely buy several figures including some of the deluxe. Some are to keep, the majority to are to customize.

MOTUC
Masters of the Universe Classics Figures & Beasts -  Any and all, this line is awesome despite being a hassle to order.
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on May 29, 2009, 03:26 PM

I'd guess this year I'm looking at spending maybe $1000 or so.  Obviously that would double if I went after the Obi hilt and the Vader helmet. 

Still applies.  Not a whole bunch of anything.  I've picked up the ANH wave in a trade, rebel pilots evolutions I/II at half price sale and a pair of DCUC figures.  That's it for the action figure world.  I've bought several Greenlight cars and there's 4-5 coming shortly I want, but that's a whopping $25.  Got my 2009 Kubrick box set on the way once released and a box of Fetts, but nada else there.

Selling continues to easily outpace buying.  Nice.
Title: Re: 2008: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on May 29, 2009, 07:02 PM

I'd guess this year I'm looking at spending maybe $1000 or so.  Obviously that would double if I went after the Obi hilt and the Vader helmet. 

Still applies.  Not a whole bunch of anything.  I've picked up the ANH wave in a trade, rebel pilots evolutions I/II at half price sale and a pair of DCUC figures.  That's it for the action figure world.  I've bought several Greenlight cars and there's 4-5 coming shortly I want, but that's a whopping $25.  Got my 2009 Kubrick box set on the way once released and a box of Fetts, but nada else there.

Selling continues to easily outpace buying.  Nice.

Wow, I'm envious Brent.  Not a lot of spending at all.  I've cut back this year, and I'm attempting to sell some stuff - but there are areas of my collection where I feel like I just need to bite the bullet and get rid of them.  Streamlining would make the collection neater, free up storage space (making the wife happy), maybe bring in some money (again, making the wife happy), and probably make our office look a little nicer too.  It is easier said than done for me though.  I keep saying I'm going to sell off my prequel ships, but here they still sit on a shelf for the most part. :P
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on June 5, 2009, 12:45 PM
Star Wars OT basic figs : I've been trying to stick with just the classic stuff, with a focus on ANH. I'll occasionally dip into PT stuff (usually for BAD parts for ANH droids I want)

Star Wars Galactic Heroes : Pretty much anything from ANH.

DC Universe Classics : Been a completist so far (with the exception of that Wal Mart wave) since I like all the BAF's and actually know most of the characters. This will probably change once all the big names are out of the way.

MOTUC Classics : I'm in it for the long haul with these as well. MOTU was my first toyline as a kid so I'm loving this line.

Marvel Legends : Mostly just filling in holes of key characters that I missed back in the day. Not much action on this front.

Transformers : Trying to pick up a couple stragglers from Classics/Universe. Also grabbing a bunch of the movie bots that I like the designs of, though theres just way too much of the stuff to bother being a completist.

Other Stuff: I grab the occasional thing from some other lines, occasionally NECA things that catch my interest...etc. but not much.
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on July 28, 2009, 03:25 PM
Thought I'd post an update after the big weekend of reveals at SDCC, and seeing what is on the way the rest of this year and into the next.  I think I mentioned this elsewhere, but again with so much SW stuff on the way (and nice stuff by the looks of things), it gets tougher to afford or find the space for too many "other" lines.  Here's what I'm looking at, budget willing:

Star Wars Basic Figures - Pretty much at least one of each Legacy figure, and more for some - at least as long as there are build a droids (otherwise I'd probably pass on a few of the figures).  Considered slowing down on Clone Wars, but will likely continue on with some of it as long as the budget allows.  Not completist with CW, but getting quite a few so far.  All new (to me) or improved OT beasts, vehicles, etc.  CW beasts/vehicles/etc. are on a case by case basis or on a nice deal like the recent TRU AT-TE sale.

Galactic Heroes - Still OT only at this point, our daughter has really gotten into both these and the Marvel SuperHero Squad.

DC Universe Classics - earlier it was Marvel Universe, but this has now become my main "non Star Wars" line.  Not completist, but I will pick up entire waves if I'm just a couple short of a nice BAF (Kilowog, I'm looking at you).  Otherwise, I'll pick and choose.  One of my favorite lines these days.

Marvel Universe - Again, probably getting more selective here.  I'll buy most to all of the Spidey related stuff (not Scuba Spidey, etc. if they get into that next year), and finish out some of the main characters/teams/villains as they are made.  I once considered going all out and getting completist with this line, but I just don't have the budget for it.  Still pretty nice stuff though, and I will be trying to get all the the Secret Wars comic packs.  Like others, it would be easier if they started in this scale - but it gets tougher rebuying all these characters in a new size.

MOTU Classics - Still, the price is high, but I'm really enjoying this line.  I plan to continue with the figures/characters I'm really familiar with - which has been all of them so far.  Might pass on things like Green Goddess and Adora going forward, but still getting others.  Really looking forward to Moss Man, Battle Cat, and Trap Jaw.

Other lines - I'm still interested in the 25th Joes, so I'll likely get more of those if/when they come back.  Same goes for some of the Transformers Universe/Classics, but much less so (very selective with these so far).  Both of these lines are in full movie mode now (and for the foreseeable future it seems), so I'll be saving some money here.  I have picked up a few odd movie Joes, and maybe would grab one here or there.  Otherwise I'm waiting for the classic stuff to come back.  Any higher end stuff is strictly Star Wars, and usually just the odd Gentle Giant statue, maquette or bust - again sticking to OT.

I've said it before, but space is really an issue anymore.  I don't like to just have everything in storage, so I try to display most of it, and it is getting more difficult all the time.  All the more reason to really consider anything outside of Star Wars carefully before I buy.  I do think that Hasbro has been doing a great job with SW stuff lately though, and I've really been enjoying it.
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on August 24, 2009, 03:25 PM
Sort of replying to myself here I guess, but I've noticed that it seems like there has been a little less "action" in the "other toy line" forums lately as well.  I was wondering if a lot of us have been dropping the other stuff due to the always present higher prices/budget issues, display space, or collecting shifts.  We've seen more and more of that with Star Wars collecting (often switching totally to an "other" line), and I was wondering if it was happening here as well.

I know I'm personally trying to cut back more, although if I look at my purchases for the year, I see that I've bought at least one item from at least 4 to 5 other lines (outside of Star Wars).  I see it narrowing more all the time (and hopefully/probably more in the near future), but is anyone else cutting back on "other" stuff as well?  It seems like prices are up all around in the action figure aisle, and more and more lines are becoming a full-time job to keep up with (as Star Wars has been since at least 2005).  Aside from the one-per-month MOTU Classics stuff, my main other line at this point is the DCU Classics line.  I've picked up some Marvel stuff this year as well, but it has admittedly been quite awhile since I've bought much there.  As much as a fan as I am of the 3 3/4" scale, I think I'd probably be further in if Legends was still going consistently.  I've also picked up some Joe stuff, but it will likely be a break now until when/if the 25th stuff comes back.  Anyways, has anyone else narrowed their collecting attentions this year?
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on August 24, 2009, 05:38 PM
I've been as narrow as I posted about back in May.  I did add a couple more GI Joe figures than I had planned on and I'd like to pick up future releases that are based on the Resolute cartoon.

I did pick up the Klingon ship from the ST Hot Wheels line but never did get any figures from either the ST or Terminator lines.  I only bought one Transformer from the movie line (Sideswipe) but I did buy the SDCC Soundwave.

I bought or ordered the GG busts I mentioned previously (AT-AT Driver, Aayla, Shaak Ti, pre-order 4-LOM) but I did break out of my budget and became a hypocrite when I joined the PGM and bought the Republic Commandos.  I still need to pre-order Talon and I'll probably get Slave Leia and Yak Face.  Also managed the SDCC McQuarrie Fett thanks to a PSWCS member.

Sold off more Sideshow and haven't bought anything new and haven't bought a Lego set since the two mini sets at Christmas. 

On the Hasbro SW front I've actually bought fewer Clone Wars figures than I thought I might but I have kept up on the regular TLC line.   Earlier in the year I expected to be buying all of the exclusives for the year but I've pretty much reserved myself to passing on the WM Droid Factory (Price) and larger ships (Price again) while saving for the Republic Gunship (outrageous price).  Except for the Clones w/ Ball Turrets I'm almost done with BPs and just one more wave of WM Evo sets and that line will be over.  At that point it's basically TLC carded figures, the odd exclusive and newly designed Starfighter-sized (and priced) vehicles.

I've actually saved quite  a bit of money this year but still gotten some fun stuff.  I saved enough on NOT buying Hasbro SW and other toy lines that I splurged on the Kubricks Fett box.

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Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on August 24, 2009, 06:27 PM
I am glad you asked this Brian because I have become even more selective than before. I always have been extremely focused with Star Wars and that's why I am so proud of my killer collection. ;D While I strayed a bit I am more committed than ever to Star Wars 3.75 Core Legacy. My habits have changed so here goes my official update:

Star Wars (Collecting 3.75 only nothing outside of this line)
Legacy Basic Figures - Collecting all waves of the Legacy line with the occasional Legends reissue. I buy a lot of extras for customs so I am very committed to this line.
Legacy Vehicles - Collecting all new vehicles including any/all repaints of OTC vehicles.
Legacy Battle Packs & Beasts - If it's new or a worthwhile repaint count me in.
Clone Wars Vehicles - Collecting most of the new ships like the Turbo Tank, Y-Wing, Vulture Droid etc. Repaints are cherry picked, it has to be a pretty cool reissue for me to bite. I stayed clear of the new style Jedi Starfighter.
CW figures - Collecting only those with cool accessories to compliment the realistic mainline which is only a small few. I am glad I passed on this line but I will be buying that Aayla and will mail away for Vandar.

MOTU Classics

Masters of the Universe Classics Figures & Beasts -  Any and all, this line is awesome despite being a hassle to order.

The sparse offering make this line very manageable, I did bite on 3 memberships for me and my Brother. I was buying 4 of each (2 for me 2 for my Bro) but I cut back on doubles of every one for me. I have them all carded but I do have a couple of openers. So I will worry about the 4th one if I want another to open so I did cut back a little here.
(i did pick up the two human Princesses from the 4 Horseman's Fantastic Line because they compliment the He-Man figures as good Barbarian Broads.)

My biggest change in collecting has been with G.I.Joe. While I do feel Hasbro is doing a nice job with the figures the movie stuff just does not appeal to me. I will buy more G.I.Joe 25th classic & Resolute figures if they release more which I know a few are coming.  I still love what I bought but I am almost to the point where the nostalgia factor has been satisfied. I am done with vehicles, army building and movie figures. I bought a couple of movie figures but already tore most of them apart for customs to resell. This line is on the radar but a very low priority now. I do really want the Resolute Roadblock, Beachhead & Firefly coming, they look great!

Lines I thought I would get sucked into picking a few things up but managed to avoid:
Mattel Ghostbusters - Cool but not interested anymore.
Playmates Star Trek - I thought I would have bought a few but it was so bad I only bought two and already hacked them up for customs.
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on August 24, 2009, 11:15 PM
Down to the following:

Kubricks - as I like them.  Sorta staying away from prequel stuff, at least the expensive chase pieces.  Only looking to get three pieces right now, but two are pricey, the rare Fett chases and then the Chewie when he's more affordable. 

Hasbro - only OT figures that aren't dramatic improvements if duplicates or new figures I want.  ICMG!

Gentle Giant - busts and maquettes as I desire - so right now the Palpatine and Obi maquettes are on my want list, plus some of the Imperial busts.  Maybe slave Leia if the prices drop into that $25-30 range. 

MR - still wanting a Vader helmet.

Greenlight cars a few here and there, but I'm already feeling like I overdid it, so might part with a few. 
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JediJman on August 24, 2009, 11:54 PM
Wow, lots more MOTU Classics collectors than I would have thought!  Since we're almost to the end of Summer, I thought I'd look back on this again to see if I did what I said I would, complete with grades for each.

  Series  
  Type  
  Notes  
Star Wars3.75" FigsGetting 2x of all "new" basic figs from Legacy, but very few Legends figs.  [A+ ... I have stuck to 2x of each so far]
Multipacks2x of all Battlepacks, Evolutions, and Comic Packs unless they are reissued figs.  I'm most excited for the Legacy Comic Packs coming out this fall!  [A+ ... I bought a few extra Yavin packs, but just 1x of the Deluxe packs]
Vehicles1x of anything new (not just repainted, I want NEW.  This will include the Y-Bomber and Turbotank - not so sure about the X-Wing, but I'll probably end up getting that too. [A+ ... Only found the Turbo Tank and mid-size assortment so far]
ExclusivesI'll probably get 1x of any exclusives and try to pick up a second on the cheap sometime down the road.  [D ... I picked up 2x of each including the DF sets, SDCC, and even the Ponds fig that I planned to wait on]
VintageI crossed Blue Snaggletooth off the list finally, so I'm just looking for a Brown Snake for Yoda and a Helmet for Boushh.  I'll still be shopping for various 12" figs and parts as well. [A ... I crossed most of this off the past few months.]
Galactic HeroesThought I could drop this line, but I just bought the Snowspeeder BP.   ::)  I may buy a few more of my favorite characters, but otherwise I hope to be done with these. [C ... Managed to avoid the mega-packs, but I've picked up maybe half of the 2-packs released this year.  
KubricksStill not spending big on the chase figures, but its going to be hard to ignore the Fett set coming out later this year. [F ... I bought a box of both S10 and the Fett collection, and couldn't pass up deals on several chases.  Han Trooper, Tarkin, EB Set, Max Rebo set, WF Chewie, most of Mediacom Box Set C, Shadow Stormtrooper, Shadow Guard, S10 Gree.  Ouch ouch ouch.]
12" FigsI've drastically cut back on these, but may get 1-2 more this year depending on what is released.  [A- ... I broke down and bought a second General Kenobi to have one open - that was probably unnecessary]
LegoI'm done with Lego unless I can find things on major clearance.  I love these, but am running out of space and money.[A+ ... none yet this year.]
MarvelLegendsIts a dying line, but I'm in until the bitter end.  Will be getting the 2-packs with Iron Man & SHIELD figs at some point.  [B+ ... I have yet to find the 2-packs, but managed to build Ares and nab a Nemesis Tigra.]
UniverseI really want to get the Avengers from this line, but not happy about reports of $9 price tags.  I will probably get a few here or there as deals pop up.  [B- ... I have stuck to just the Avengers and passed on the TRU multi-packs, but I've paid full price $8 or more for these.]
TransformersMasterpieceChances are slim of me getting any of these due to the price point.  I passed on Grimlock and Magnus, but would likely lay down some dough for these if I can find a deal.  [A+ ...None yet this year.]
AlternatorsHey, I can always hope!  ;)  [N/A ...I'm ready to admit these are done.   :(]

Going to do my best to completely avoid DC, GI Joe, Transformers, Iron Man, McFarlane, Indy, & Mighty Muggs (Snowtrooper almost pulled me in this week - I know I will be weak when I see the Biker Scout though   :-\)  [B ... I have avoided most of these.  Picked up one Joe plane on clearance, but avoided most of these lines.  Muggs are the one I caved on - I bought the Scout Trooper & Snowtrooper at full price, which opened the door to Revan & Rex on clearance, which further opened the door to Soundwave and Optimus Transformer versions.  Ugh!  Overall I'm going to give myself a B average thus far.]
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jesse James on August 25, 2009, 12:29 AM
Star Wars...

My "1:18 Military" lines are pretty dried up...  FOV is going to modern-only at B&M stores, with WW2 being online only at a likely higher pricepoint.  21st Century Toys folded and sold their stuff to JSI, which is producing things for online only at much, much, much higher pricepoints and rarity.  I'll buy some stuff, and I'm going to get into 1:16 RC tanks some day, but for now my military gravy train is done unless BBI shocks the world with new stuff.

I'll nab a set of modern stuff here and there, I'll nab a set of WW2 if it's new online even at the higher pricepoint, but my army building flurry in 1:18 is gone.

And Star Wars is cut back dramatically...  I'm savin' money I guess, but with SW it's only because the prices are absurdly jacked up these days and I'm not buying near as much as I used to unless I can get it on sale or some sort of discount.
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on August 25, 2009, 01:38 PM
It does look like, at least for the most part, that the majority of us are cutting back.  Compared to just a couple years ago, it seems like a number of lines are starting to go by the way-side.  Some of it likely due to prices, some due to lines sort of ending or slowing down (example: Marvel Legends), or maybe it is just something with us (age, shift in focus, etc.)

I've often said that I envy those who collect just Star Wars, it must be nice to have both the focus and willpower to do that.  I've often hoped to just have Star Wars and one "other" line to collect.  I need to stay away from a lot of the other stuff in the first place, because once I start it seems like I'm more likely to continue on.  I remember telling my wife a couple years ago that "this year will finish out the Marvel stuff", and here I'm still buying it (even though Legends is pretty much gone).  I also remember saying that "Star Wars should be slowing down after this year (2005)" - but that didn't happen either, as now we get more stuff in a non-movie year than in a movie year.

My interests seem to stay with stuff from my childhood - Star Wars, Joes, Marvel/DC, Transformers, and MOTU.  If the classic Joe/TF stuff stays away for awhile, those lines are for all intents crossed off for me.  I hope we get more 25th Joes, but if we don't, I guess I'm pretty happy with the line we got.  I know that I probably have three times as many characters as I was ever able to get as a kid (which is sort of sad in a way).  If I could stay away from the 3 3/4" Marvel stuff, that would help too.  I'm trying to stick with Spidey stuff, and finishing out some of the main characters/teams (and the Secret Wars packs), and hopefully jump out of that stuff.  I've already got Legends on display, seems silly to have both.

That leaves, surprisingly, a couple of Mattel lines getting my attention.  The DCUC line has a lot going for it as it is still relatively young, and there is a lot to make yet.  Couple that with me getting more into the DC comics as well, and it has been drawing me in more and more.  I originally only planned to collect Batman/Gotham characters and the "main" leaguers, but that has expanded to more than half of each wave released (I want all GL-related stuff now too, as well as some other characters).  I never got big into the 2002 MOTU line (only three or four figures), but got in on the "ground floor" with MOTUC and I'm glad I did.  It is really the only big childhood line left for me that I don't have much of the modern versions, and I haven't been disappointed in a figure yet.  The prices are still steep, but having just one (or maybe now two) a month isn't too tough to handle.
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 25, 2009, 01:46 PM
I was into a lot of different movies/tv shows/etc. when I was a kid that now have toy lines again and it is fun to take a look at them. But nothing else was ever nearly as important to me when I was a kid as Star Wars and so knowing how much space and money any other line would take makes it easy to say no for me, whereas I'd probably roll over and die if I didn't have the SW stuff anymore.
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on August 25, 2009, 02:50 PM
I was into a lot of different movies/tv shows/etc. when I was a kid that now have toy lines again and it is fun to take a look at them. But nothing else was ever nearly as important to me when I was a kid as Star Wars and so knowing how much space and money any other line would take makes it easy to say no for me, whereas I'd probably roll over and die if I didn't have the SW stuff anymore.

And you are an example of the type of people I envy.  Better willpower with this stuff than I have been able to have so far, but I'm hoping to improve.  Too much nice stuff out there these days ;).
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Packbar on December 3, 2009, 10:02 PM
My collecting is 3 main areas with a few secondary here and there things

1. Minimates (I love these things and have currently 737 different ones)
2. Star Wars (although I have cut back to getting OT, EU, and Figures with lightsabers)
3. Masters of the Universe

I like to get other random things that either are just too cool to pass up, or toys of characters that I love.  I have cut back significantly in the last year mostly as a way of showing my wife that I can control myself ! ;)
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: John C on December 4, 2009, 05:09 PM
Star Wars figures-just Legacy
GI Joe- 25th, some ROC and POC
MOTUC got into it late due to not having a job for a while
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on December 7, 2009, 02:10 PM
Looking toward 2010, I'm trying to scale down somewhat as well...like many others here have recently.  Here's what I'm looking at right now:

Star Wars - most to all Legacy (or whatever it will be called) figures, some CW figures.  All (new to me) OT vehicles/beasts/etc., PT/CW vehicles on a case by case basis.  Also still grabbing the OT-based Galactic Heroes.

Marvel - Still the odd Legends figure here and there if/when they release them.  Spidey-related stuff, and I've still been going on some of the Marvel Universe stuff (Secret Wars packs in particular).

DC Universe Classics - Again, odd figure here and there, but slowing down overall.  I'm looking to get pretty much anything Batman/Gotham-related, a few of the unmade figures I'm still interested in, and beyond that we'll see.  The product is outstanding I think, but space and budget are at more of a premium anymore.

MOTU Classics - I'm subscribed until the end of 2010, so I'm in it for at least that long.  I've been happy with the product so far, even if it is a bit pricey.

Otherwise, not much else.  Mainly sticking to Star Wars anymore, and Marvel/DC is my main other interest.  I have gotten to the point where I have a lot of what I want from both universes now, so I'm trying to really consider who I "need" at this point.  Other things like Joes I'd be back in if we saw a return of 25th styled stuff, and Indy if that line ever returns.  Other than that, I'm simply running out of room anymore, and just can't spend the money on this stuff like I used to.  There are a few slightly higher end things I'm still interested (the odd FX saber, mini bust and/or statue), but that's only when I can afford it.
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on December 8, 2009, 11:49 PM
Looks like this will be 2010 for me-

Star Wars- "every time I try to get out, they keep pulling me back in!" If they'd stay at $6, I'd be buying whole waves, but they won't so I won't.

GI Joe- I bought a lot more of these than I was expecting (as in almost all the ROC basics), but I'll have to wait and see with next year's line. If all the stuff is as great as the Zartan and Snow Job I've seen, this could be quite a big part of my collecting next year.

MOTU Classics- I skip the figures I don't want (He-Ro, Adora, the reissues) and it's still a pretty expensive line, but one I really enjoy owning. Since Battle Cat, Battle Armor He-Man, and Orko are all coming out this year, I'll be spending a lot here too.

Star Trek- just putting this here in case Playmates actually does something neat this year besides finally getting wave 2 of the movie stuff out.
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on January 5, 2010, 12:25 PM
Just updated the title for 2010, otherwise, not sure much has changed since my post just a little while back.  Budget and space constraints are really forcing me to cut back these days, and I'm also wondering if I really need all of these toys ;).  I'll stick with the Star Wars (movie) stuff until the bitter end, and I'm really looking forward to what the line will hold later this year.  Outside of that, I'll be getting pretty choosy:

Star Wars

Legacy (or whatever it will be called), likely all of the figures, all new (or new to me) OT vehicles, pick and choose PT vehicles, pick and choose battle packs (although it sounds like less of that too) and exclusives.

Clone Wars - picking and choosing figures, although I should really be buying less of this than I am.  Vehicles are possibly occasionally, as well as deluxe stuff if it is really catchy.

Other - Continuing with OT Galactic Heroes stuff, and maybe the occasional higher end item if I can afford it (primarily Gentle Giant statues/busts, hopefully a Luke FX saber).

Other Lines

Masters of the Universe Classics - I'm subscribed through 2010, so I'll be keeping up with these somewhat.  Really looking forward to Battle Cat, and likely some of the other "bonus" figures.

Marvel - I'll still get some of the Universe stuff I'm guessing, as well as a few Iron Man 2 items - also some figures I'm looking forward to in the upcoming Legends 2 Packs that I missed previously (Black Widow, Deadpool).

DC - Picking and choosing here too, but less and less.  The product is still amazing, but I just don't have the room for the whole DCU.  Likely anything Gotham-related, and a few other favorites if/when they get made.

GI Joe - Really depends here.  If 25th stuff comes back, probably in...more Resolute stuff would be tempting too.  Otherwise, maybe just the odd figure here or there (like the recent City Strike Snake Eyes)

Overall, a lot of lines still listed, but I'm hoping to stick primarily to Star Wars for the most part in 2010.  Marvel is probably secondary, but that will just be a few here or there.  Not sure if I would continue with MOTUC all out if I had to "hunt" for them all the time, the subscription does make it easier (if more expensive).  It has been discussed around here several times, but I'm simply running out of room for all this stuff and need to prioritize.  I don't want to start buying things just to store them away, and it may be getting to that point.
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: ruiner on January 5, 2010, 01:06 PM
Star Wars = nada

MOTUC = all

Jordan Pro Shots = all
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: CHEWIE on January 5, 2010, 02:17 PM
Star Wars Legacy/Vintage - YES

Star Wars Clone Wars - NO

Star Wars Legends - NO

Star Wars Vehicles - YES

GI JOE - PICK AND CHOOSE
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: jedi_master_sal on January 5, 2010, 02:27 PM
SW:
Legacy: Most
CW: almost none
Legends: none
Vehicles/ships/beast: case by case basis, price is a big factor
Galactic Heroes: some

Halo 5 inch figs

Marvel Universe (3 3/4 in figs)

Transformers: Movie related only and then only some

LEGO: Power Miner sets only

My SW budget for this year is only $600, so Hasbro has to really knock my socks off to get my dollars this year with SW stuff. Though they are getting money from Marvel and TF toys from me.
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on January 5, 2010, 02:29 PM
Star Wars Lines:

Hasbro - Whatever replaces the Legacy Collection.  I bought some TLC figs in 2009 that I probably wouldn't have if it weren't for the B-a-D figures.  After the EU wave I'll be back to only buying new characters or upgrades that are significate or seem to be definitive versions of characters.  I only bought one or two Legends figs in 2009 and don't plan on any this year unless they switch up a Clone deco somewhere (I could use a few more Utapau Troopers for the right price).  Clone Wars is hit and miss, I bought more than I'd planned on but will continue to cut back there.

Hope to finish off the comic packs when/if they com out.  Still in for new, affordable ships, mostly in the Starfigher line.  I can't think of anything outside that price range I'd be in for but was surprised with the Dewback and AT-ST in 2009 so who knows.

Sideshow - Not buying this line anymore.  Was tempted on the PF Talon and may still end up with her, but other than the AT-AT Driver and also an exception for Boba Fett, I have no plans on any 1:6 items.

Gentle Giant - I ordered the Republic Commandos but I'm having buyers remorse on them.  I have my AT-AT Driver bust and want Talon from this year but I can see myself buying less and less from GG as time goes on.

Lego - I'm buying the new BP with the AT-AT Driver and just picked up the 2009 Brickmaster Republic Gunship.  I'd still love that Dropship but but I haven't been able to justify the $250 for it.

Other:

GI Joe 3.75": I bought a few Resolute figures, the CS Snake Eyes, TRU Firefly and may go back and get a couple other Resolute figures.  I'm also in for the new Snow Job they've been showing off, as well as a couple others shown at Joe Con and other places.  I will probably also pick up the Club 4" Adventure Team figures if they get released and I like the looks of them.

GI Joe 12":  I'm in for the 2010 club membership figure again and maybe the Con set depending on what it is.  I'm actually thinking about trying to make the convention this year as it's in driving distance but with CV in August and WW Philly this summer, it might be too expensive to pull off.

Other: I picked up the Avatar Gunship and two figures and want to pick up a few more including the AMP Suit, Banshee and Leonopteryx. 

As always, if I find something else that's really cool or fun looking I may buy it.  Just one off stuff mainly, like a Marvel or DC figure or whatever.  I'd pick up the other two Hot Wheels Star Trek ships if they get released, for example.

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Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on January 5, 2010, 03:27 PM
Star Wars Legacy, Marvel Universe 3 3/4", Marvel Legends Showdown 3 3/4" (selective), Iron Man and Spider Man 3 3/4".
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on February 23, 2010, 12:17 PM
Anyone's outlook for this year changed post-Toy Fair?  Not much new here I guess, I'm all in with the Vintage Collection for Star Wars and pretty much everything else will be pick and choose.

Star Wars

-Vintage Collection (likely most to all), CW (some here and there), OT beasts and vehicles (if new to me), possibly some CW vehicles

-Galactic Heroes (OT sets if/when we see more, definitely the AT-AT)

Other Lines

-Marvel Legends/Universe (pick and choose, likely some Iron Man 2 stuff too)

-DCUC (again, pick and choose...all look great, but I'm trying to cut back.  Primarily Gotham-based, any big names left, and some other favorites)

-MOTUC (subscribed through 2010, so I'm in for the rest of the year - not sure about beyond that)
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on February 23, 2010, 01:37 PM
Boy am I down to the "not much" category. 

Distribution in Canada has become a huge issue for a lot of stuff here with most things I would have been collecting no longer distributed here - even Hasbro star wars toys are hard to come by. 

I'm dumping ML, DC figs, even a lot of my prequel star wars stuff and some of the OT stuff.  Can't find the greenlight cars up here anymore and I'm disinterested in chasing most of it online. 

If eFX ever releases a regular Vader full size helmet I'd probably buy it to go with my Stormtrooper helmet. 

I'll continue buying GG stuff as it comes and is of interest, so busts and maquettes but I'm caught up except for the Fett Carbonite maquette which I might end up passing on.  Not sure.  Hoping to get that one for under $100  ;)

Still waiting on my Kirby Puckett figure. 
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JohnH on February 23, 2010, 02:00 PM
Mostly just statues and busts at this point fo rme.  I'm pretty heavy into the Cover Girls of / Women of / Heroes of the DCU from DC Direct.  Also doing the occasional Bowen or Sideshow piece for Marvel.

I have found myself infatuated with Hot Toys 12" stuff lately, so I plan on adding more of those.  I plan on being pretty picky though - if I don't have a huge interest in the license I won't bother. 

Aside from that, probably just an occasionaly OT Star Wars bust or 12" and Sideshow's 12' G.I.Joe.

John
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on February 23, 2010, 03:16 PM
There were a couple cool things shown at Toy Fair but nothing that I felt like I wanted to pick up from any lines other than Star Wars and GI Joe.  Some of the Joe figs won't be out till late this year, possibly slipping into 2011, so by the time they actually hit, I may pass.  The GI Joe Club showed off the cardback for the upcoming 3.75" Adventure Team exclusives and if the figures look half as good as the artwork, I'm in for the full line.  Almost definite on doing the Club Con 12" set and the membership figure but that's probably it for 12" Joe figs this year.

I have a feeling we're getting a Boba Fett from Sideshow this year and, if so, I will probably break my embargo on them. Still crossing my fingers for a SS AT-AT Driver, though. 

GG is fading IMO and I've about had it with their ****** business practices.  I'm buying Darth Talon and 4-LOM (if he ever comes out) this year, but I've been thinking about passing on everything else (even the Slave Leia pre-order I have) and possibly even downsizing.

Hasbro: I'm in for some new TVC figures and I want that AT-AT, I think it looks cool as hell.  With the various line cancellations and no build-a-droid parts to chase, I'm thinking it'll be a quiet year for SW collecting.  Hopefully CV will be fun to make up for it.

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Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: spiderpumpkin on February 23, 2010, 08:13 PM
So far this year I've bought about 5 comic books a week and 2 1983 GI Joe die-cast vehicles.  I also bought MOTUC Adora and Battle Armor He-Man but sold those off.  I'm trying to buy as little as possible in order to afford a trip to Providence, RI for the Joecon and all the Red Shadow and other 3 3/4" figures/toys. 

Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jesse James on February 23, 2010, 10:45 PM
Star Wars and that's about it...  Star Trek Wave 2 was on my list till it got canned in favor of other toy line production.  I'll buy any 1:18 military stuff that's new and interesting to me, but that rules out planes which are the only sure-fire things on the horizon right now.  I saw some SWAT and Fire/Rescue stuff I'm interested in but that's got no firm date for release.

That's about it for me that I can think of...  It's always tempting to jump to Lego but I always manage to avoid it.  :)
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on February 24, 2010, 12:25 PM
I can honestly say that I was not blown away by this year's TF overall by all of the companies offerings. I did not see any must have this outside of the SW stuff. As always I am 100% committed to SW's movie based items and most CW vehicles. I still have not collected the animated figures outside of the occasional droid that passes enough for the movie line. I have cut back this year by stopping & selling off my Joe collection.  Some of this years Joe stuff does look really look, the Resolute packs are very tempting…..

I love MOTU Classics and I am collecting that as well but I will be cutting out some items there as the DC 2PKs and the Robot Chicken stuff really turned me off. I was buying doubles of most figures but if they continue to put in guys like Optikk that will stop very quickly.

So right now I am just SW Vintage/Legacy, CW Vehicles and the majority of MOTU Classics.
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Paul on February 24, 2010, 03:12 PM
My plan at this point is to collect:

Star War Vintage (Original Trilogy stuff) figs and vehicles (and the modular Death Star Playset they told us we couldn't show pictures of yet.  ::) )
GI Joe 3.75 stuff
Marvel Universe, if I know the character
DC Retro-Cloth Mego-ish figures

Dropping from last year: DCUC, DC 3.75 Infinite Universe (the figures are terrible, if they improve I will get back in), Star Trek from the new Movie.
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: iFett on February 24, 2010, 04:37 PM
(and the modular Death Star Playset they told us we couldn't show pictures of yet.  ::) )

the what?
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: ruiner on February 24, 2010, 05:44 PM
Pics are on RS.
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on February 24, 2010, 07:21 PM
Pics are on RS.

Link?  I'm not seeing this anywhere.

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Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on February 24, 2010, 08:53 PM
I'm trying to cut back my overall spending, but I've still got quite a few lines on the go.

Star Wars - I've got the ESB wave left to get and then it's basically tracking down the odd figures that I've missed over the years until the drought is over.

Masters of the Universe Classics - I've got a sub, and am in it for a good little while next year as well, as long as they keep releasing unique characters that I like the looks of.

DC Universe Classics - Pick and choose the characters I like.

Marvel - I'm loving the Iron Man 2 figures and will likely pick up all the unique comic armors as well as the movie characters. I'm also down for the rest of the Secret Wars packs, but not too much else.

Futurama - I've grabbed a Fry and Bender and am tempted to get more into this line as I love the show.
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Matt R. on February 26, 2010, 12:52 PM
I am collecting

Star Wars - all vintage (open & carded), some CW not all, AT-AT, snowspeeder, cloud car, some BPs (pending)

GI JOE - only figures I like & resolute sets

Transformers - only classics (so far only Thust & I would like to get the TRU Grimlock

Marvel Universe - most of the  XMEN fgures

Ghostbusters - I am waiting patiently for updated versions of them (if the line don't cancel)
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 26, 2010, 02:14 PM
Star Wars - all vintage, some CW not all, AT-AT, snowspeeder, cloud car and the comic packs - probably all of them.

GI JOE - uncertain how many from the P.O.C. line (not really feeling the vehicles) - and leaning towards the resolute packs

Marvel Universe and Iron Man - most all and also Rhino from the Spiderman line

Also, the MOTUC is kinda tickling my fancy - I haven't jumped into it yet - but I am kinda liking them...
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 26, 2010, 04:11 PM
I collect Star Wars and dabble in some of the other Heroes lines (Combat Heroes and Robot Heroes, maybe more eventually).  No way in hell can I afford to get into anything else with all the stupid money I spend on my Darth Vader focus, SW 3 3/4" displays and Galactic Heroes addiction.

Uh, BTW, does anyone have a link to the pics about the Death Star on RS:

(and the modular Death Star Playset they told us we couldn't show pictures of yet.  ::) )

the what?
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: iFett on February 26, 2010, 04:39 PM
(Combat Heroes and Robot Heroes, maybe more eventually)

Robot Heroes have been unfortunately cancelled and I'm pretty sure the Joe stuff is taking the same cue.  Such a shame as I wanted a full line up of G1 and ARAH stuff.

Uh, BTW, does anyone have a link to the pics about the Death Star on RS:

I've been wondering the same....
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 26, 2010, 04:42 PM
(Combat Heroes and Robot Heroes, maybe more eventually)

Robot Heroes have been unfortunately cancelled and I'm pretty sure the Joe stuff is taking the same cue.  Such a shame as I wanted a full line up of G1 and ARAH stuff.

Yeah, unfortunately I know.  I'm just kinda grabbing the releases I want online since there's nothing to be found except Wave 1 of the Combat Heroes here.
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Darby on February 26, 2010, 11:04 PM
Ah, 2010...

SW - the vintage line, Clone Wars and for the first time in years, the vehicles.

Joes - a few.  Snow Job, Dusty... someone else.

Marvel - a few.  One or two Iron Man figs.  Colossus, Kitty, Nightcrawler, that OMG Juggernaut.

Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: STARKILLER on May 4, 2010, 08:04 PM
hmmm...its been a slow start to the year so far,the only highlights imo thus far is the DR.DOOM comic pack,the concept snowtrooper and the force unleashed packs,oh and of course the elusive yet to be found in my area eu wave
Title: Re: 2009: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: knashdx on May 18, 2010, 10:03 AM
Here is my list a year later....

   Series   
   Type   
   Notes   
Star Wars3.75" Original TrilogyEverything, but I am trying to avoid kit bashers.
Jedi KnightsFrom all EU, OT, & Prequels. This does include Grievous as he comes with Lightsabers.
Jedi ShipsYes I know they are all the same ship just painted differently, but I like them.
OT ShipsOnly new ships they haven't released before, not repaints.
DroidsUnfortunately with the BAD I have ended up getting a bunch of Prequel stuff that I don't want, but I can't get enough droids.
Padme/LeiaJust all the different Padme & Leia's there are because they a ton to collect.
Imperial TroopersNon-Clone figures (Stormtroopers, Snowtroopers, Speeder Bike Troopers, TIE Fighter Pilots, EU Troopers (JUMP, EVO, etc...), and such.
ExclusivesGet all the exclusives in and out of package. Army build as necessary.
EwoksIs what it is.
Rebel PilotsThe inherent pilot in all of us that took ships and flew it around the room has never gone away.
Will be picking up only new figures (not repacks or kit-bashes) of the Vintage Line and the Droids/Jedi from the Clone Wars show for the 3.75" figures, will pick up the Cloud Car & new look AT-AT, but the rest have been selective stuff so those will be only as they appear.

McFarlaneMinnesota TwinsOnly collecting the Home uniforms as I hate the away jerseys.
St. Louis CardinalsAll jerseys for this team as it is my favorite baseball team.
MISC.This is my Hometown collection (just need to replace KG since he is in Boston now) & my Nolan Ryan's & other players I like.
These have been so few and far between that they will just sit there on the back burner. I am not picking up the McFarlane super articulated 4" figures. I don't like the look of them.

TransformersReissuesGenerally stuff from my childhood that I never had that I like.
MasterpieceI have the Megatron and am getting the Grimlock, but I am being very selective of this group due to the price.

I have the Masterpiece Megatron, Grimlock, & the Wal-Mart Starscream & Skywarp. Unless they make something new that I really want I am limiting myself to the Decpticon cassettes to go with my Soundwave.

NECAHarry PotterLike the movie and books and the figures are really good likenesses so it is hard to pass on.
TerminatorJust announced that they are making a Terminator 2 line and the pictures so far kick ass.

It appears that Harry Potter stuff is done. Terminator is getting a 2nd wave, and after how good the 1st wave looked I am definately getting those. I may get the Predators figures, but that is only if they are different from what has already been done.

DST/Art AsylumStargate SG-1All figures plus extras for customizing.
Stargate AtlantisAll figures plus extras for customizing.

Since DST/Art Asylum has said that there will not be any figures for either series this year and the Pre-Order for SG-1 Wave 5 was suppose to originally be filled in July 2009, I am guessing that these series are both done and it is one less thing for me to collect. Not sure what I will do with these figures and the customs I have made.

MISCAny figures that are released that I think are cool for my Movie Collection.
Any figures that I can use to make custom figures of.

This hasn't changed because I am always looking to make new things. Just not that dedicated with the continued downsizing that I have been doing.
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: STARKILLER on May 21, 2010, 07:01 PM
forgot to list wave 2 of the ironman stuff,and also some motu
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: solrac on June 14, 2010, 02:01 AM
Collecting vintage MOC anything and Fett/Mando stuff. Not alot of items this year,but some big money items to fill my Fett collection.
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on June 15, 2010, 10:33 AM
I keep talking about it, but I think I'm really going to start scaling back and zeroing in on mainly Star Wars again.  I don't think I've bought much SW this year at all (more Marvel/DC/Iron Man) stuff, but as I've talked before I'm having the same problem many of us are - space and money.  Plus, I think my wife's patience for the "non Star Wars" stuff is wearing thin as our office continues to fill up.  From here on out I hope to mainly stick to:

Star Wars - Likely all the "new" figures in the Vintage Collection, and probably some repacks too.  Any new (to me) vehicles from the OT.  Clone Wars figures here and there, there really aren't a whole lot of all new ones each year so it isn't a lot to keep up on.  I'll also buy any new OT based Galactic Heroes sets, but for some reason (with the lack of new 2 packs for awhile) I sort of think this line might be slowing down.  Either way, aside from the AT-AT, it seems to be more CW focused anyways.

Other Lines - I'm in the MOTU sub until the end of the year, beyond that just a handful if I can get them (Man E Faces, Roboto, Stinkor).  Other than that, I'm just going to keep picking and choosing from the DCUC and ML/MU lines.  Likely slowing down a lot on both, and getting a lot choosier with who I really need.  Knowing me, I'll probably continue to pick up at least the main character from each of the "movie" lines going forward too (from Marvel/DC) - as long as they aren't horribly made.  A few Joes here and there are possible too (like next year's Low Light, Snake Eyes).

Other than that, I hope to get a few higher end (to me) things here and there, like a Luke FX saber and maybe more statues/maquettes.  That will just be as money becomes available.  It is just getting to be too much to keep up with for me anymore, and I don't have the money or space for it all anymore.
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on June 15, 2010, 11:24 AM
With full acknowledgement that my whining is incessant and annoying I'm really very, very little interested in collecting anymore for the most part. 

I'm torn on where to go with vintage stuff.  I'm probably a third to halfway done a carded figure collection but prices continue to ramp up for the SW and ESB carded stuff.  ROTJ is fine and could be easy enough to finish.  But I'm not sure I want to do that and maybe should just sell my carded stuff instead and have the money. 

As for the whiny part, Hasbro just screwed over Canadian collectors for nearly the last year, releasing only CW stuff so I haven't bought anything locally except for a couple of Willrow Hood figures.  Had I seen any other OT stuff I likely would have bought it.  So in the interim I've found myself not wanting to support a company that deems my dollars not necessary for their bottom line.  It would be easy enough to ask for help from a U.S. based friend, but I'm tired of doing that as I've done it for years and years and paid the additional shipping costs, etc.  So I think the end result is I'll severely downsize my modern SW collection to about 100 figures and lose a lot of the other stuff. 

I still like the Gentle Giant stuff and have mostly corrected veering off my OT/mostly imperial philosophy on those ones.  I still need to unload some prequel stuff still but didn't get too far out of control there.  I'll pick up occasional maquettes or busts but not much beyond that. 

Still wanting a MR Obi OT hilt but haven't been able to get that.  Would like an OT Vader full size helmet to display as well but that has yet to come out. 

Still buying the occasional diecast car and other oddity.  Still like McFarlane Sportspicks but not too many players I still want.  Would love to see a Kirby Puckett. 

From a point of spending thousands of dollars a year I'll probably be lucky to spend $1000 this year (not factoring in money I get back from sales which will dwarf that amount and frankly already has) and most of that will go to ebay rather than directly to retail or manufacturers. 

Really don't care much anymore.  Sad.
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on June 16, 2010, 10:04 AM
I think the "fatigue" of collecting is perfectly understandable Brent, and when you factor in the issues of getting stuff north of the border, I can see why you would lose interest.  I can't say I've totally lost interest in the line as you have, and I'm fairly certain I'll always be picking up figures as long as they make them from the movies (the OT in particular) - but, at the same time, I have been looking around our office (and house in general) and starting to think if I really need all these "toys".

Don't get me wrong, I still really like them, but as our daughter gets older it seems silly to have a room full of toys next to her room full of toys.  Plus, as she hits the teenage years way down the road, I just can't see having so much of this stuff taking up room in our house.  I'm trying to condense things down, and cut back (specifically on non-SW/Spidey stuff)...but its been a long road.  Sometimes I think I just need to unload a bunch of stuff "like a band aid", like some others here have done, and not look back.  That being said, I am really excited about the Vintage Collection coming up, as well as the new OT vehicles.
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on August 16, 2010, 11:57 AM
Just bumping this up for the whole post-SDCC, post-Celebration V updates.  After seeing everything that is on the way this year, and early next year, anyone changing any collecting habits going into 2011?  I'm pretty much sticking with the same mantra I think.  Pretty much all the Vintage Collection stuff from Star Wars, likely many of the CW figures, "new/upgraded" OT vehicles and beasts that I don't have, possibly a select CW/PT era vehicle here or there.  Oh...and any OT Galactic Heroes we might see.  Other than that, I'm hoping to mainly stick to comic/superhero stuff...DCU Classics, Green Lantern Classics, Marvel Legends (when it returns), and pick and choosing with Marvel Universe.  Some of the Joe POC stuff looks neat too, but as I've said before, money and space are really getting to be a premium at this point.
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on August 16, 2010, 12:12 PM
No change for me sadly.  I guess there's a few things I want to buy still, like Kubricks and the occasional Hasbro SW product.  But I surprised myself this morning.  I poke my head in the Vintage section every so often and found I haven't paid much attention to SDCC or even to CV this weekend.  I was looking at thread titles going "huh, what's that?"  Probably not a good sign.  

Ultimately I think it's the combination of Hasbro in Canada bailing on us and my lack of interest in harassing my American friends for stuff any longer.  The list of things produced is massive and the list of items not making it to Canadian retail is about 75% of that so I'm just not intersted in paying extra.  

The larger want items remain and I'll buy my Kubricks.  I still like GG stuff but already have buyers remorse over the McQuarrie Vader bust and it hasn't even arrived yet :-X
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: spiderpumpkin on August 20, 2010, 03:59 AM
Trying to cut back but keep finding things to buy.
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: ruiner on August 25, 2010, 09:55 PM
I'm proud to say that I've resisted the new vintage (oxymoron?) SW stuff and have stuck strictly with the MOTU Classics. 

Love that stuff.  I used to spend hours staging battles in my parents' kitchen. . .
Title: Re: 2010: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on August 26, 2010, 09:03 AM
Currently collecting SW Vintage collection - with sprinkles of figures unique to CW.

GI Joe - Pursuit of Cobra - mostly just single carded figures.

Marvel Universe.

I am starting to get the feeling that I am not too excited over the first two anymore and that my focus may start heading more and more towards Marvel.  We shall see though, Hasbro is pretty good at reeling suckers like me back in... 
Title: Re: 2011: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on January 3, 2011, 04:50 PM
Well, new year, so I figured I'd bump this one up again.  Anyone adding or dropping anything for the new year?  I'm always attempting (sometimes poorly) to cut back, but overall I'll probably be staying in the same basic areas:

Star Wars - Probably most of the vintage line, and all OT figures (new ones anyways).  Some Clone Wars here and there too, although not complete.  Pretty much OT vehicles only at this point, with maybe the odd PT/CW one here if it is really spiffy.  Running out of room for that stuff.  Same with exclusives/beasts/etc.  OT Galactic Heroes if we ever see any more.

Marvel - Continuing on with the Universe stuff, but not all of it.  The line has gotten much better though.  I'll likely pick up Legends here and there if/when they return, and I know I'll pick up at least some stuff from the movie lines (this year Cap and Thor).

DC - Still picking and choosing from the DCUC line, although I think I'll be buying all of Waves 16 and 17 the way the lineups look.  Also buying the Green Lantern Classics right now, and I'll likely get something from the GL movie stuff, depending on what is out there.

Other than that, hopefully not too much.  I'll pick up the odd Joe or Transformer here and there (usually if they fit in with the 25th or Classics/Universe scheme), but not very many overall.  I also re-upped my MOTU Classics sub earlier in 2010, so I guess I'm in those for another year.  I was on the fence there, but I guess I'm in at least for one more year.  The figures are still great though, just pricey.

There is still some higher end stuff I'd like to get (FX Sabers, statues/maquettes, etc.), but the budget just hasn't allowed it for awhile.  I'm still not all the way caught up on the original SW vintage (loose) stuff either, as I'd like to eventually finish that collection.
Title: Re: 2011: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on January 4, 2011, 12:16 PM
Looking back to my post from 1/5/2010 it looks like I stuck to my guns on the Star Wars side of things. 

Star Wars Lines:

Hasbro - I only bought new characters or significant upgrades.  Having a 6 month+ break in new items helped the budget and when new stuff did start showing up, I almost couldn't get excited about it.  I bought a couple Starfighter vehicles along with the new Jabba and the AT-AT.  I didn't plan on the AT-AT but for $50 during K-Mart's sale I couldn't pass it up.  I bought some CW figs as well and think Hasbro is doing an excellent job on this line, for the most part.  Managed to finish off the comic packs, thanks to Entertainment Earth.


Sideshow - Didn't buy anything from Sideshow in 2010 and have no plans for 2011 with exceptions for the AT-AT Driver and maybe Boba Fett, seing as how we ddin't get Fett in 2010.  Interested to see if Hot Toys does pick up the SW license or collaborates with Sideshow, that may pull me in for one or two figs, depending.  Acutally, correct that, I did buy an Indiana Jones hat from SS, but I used a gift card and only paid shipping.  So, technically I did buy something from SS.

Gentle Giant - GG is nearly dead to me.  I got the Republic Commandos last year and ended up selling them and besides Talon and the AT-AT Driver, the only other busts I bought were the SDCC McQuarrie Vader and Slave Leia, which I hate.  I bought the Jumbo Fett but unless they get into ESB characters, I don't see myself buying more of those.  I really can't think of anything, other than McQuarrie style busts, that I'd be up for at this point.  The less money I spend with GG the better I feel, and I'll never pre-order a bust again, especially human characters.

Lego - No plans to buy any Lego this year unless they do a new Republic Gunship in some scale or release another variant for the AT-AT Driver minifig.


Other:

GI Joe 3.75": I bought a bunch POC figures in 2010, they're some of the best figures from any line out there in this scale.  Plans for 2011 include more POC figures as well as the GI Joe Club's Dial-Tone figure and I need to order the other three Adventure Team sets (already bought Venom/Commander).  I'm also debating this year's Convention set.

GI Joe 12":  I'm also in for the Club's 2011 membership figure, which I'll probably get with my membership and then order the Dial-Tone.  I like what the Club did for this year's con set, but I'm not as hyped on it as I was last years, which I bought. 

Other: I snagged a few Iron Man 2 figures in 2010 and there are a couple more I'd like to get before they disappear this year.  Other than that, I don't see myself buying any of the Marvel movie lines this year.  Unless some other film comes out with something cool in the 4" scale, I probably won't be buying anything else found in the toy aisles.

I always leave the possibility for exceptions, but I think 2011 will be another slim year with just some basic Star Wars figs (Both VC and CW) and the GI Joe POC line plus some Club exclusives.  These new Crysis 2 figs look interesting and I'll probably end up with a couple.  At some point I think I'll need to downsize my loose SW collection but that may be a tough one both because I have a hard time parting with figures and also because you almost can't give away the older stuff I need to thin out. 

   E...
Title: Re: 2011: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: McMetal on January 4, 2011, 12:56 PM
Looking forward to a shifting focus this year. Toys have dominated the discretionary spending the past 18 months, but I'm ready to jump back into the other collectibles I have been ignoring.

1) STAR WARS: Sticking with the TCW line again strictly this year. I was able to resist the lure of TVC last year, and I was also able to close out 98% of my Vintage needs, so hopefully this means less spending all around this year. Not planning on any forays into GG, Sideshow, etc. so I'm good there. Maybe this will be the year I bite the bullet and go all-out on the Droids/Ewoks lines.

2) OTHER TOYS: At some point, I want to complete my modern and vintage Micronauts collection. The time might be right. Mulling the vintage BSG stuff as well, as I had it all as a kid. And I still need that damn Cloverfield toy!

3) COMICS: Trying to stay away from new stuff, although Metalocalypse is very tempting, but I still have some old titles to fill out...have really been getting busy with the Darkchylde variant covers recently, as the film has finally been green-lit for John Carpenter. Still trying to pick up those last couple of FF's I need to, although this gets harder and harder as time goes by.

4) DVD's: The smallest slice of my discretionary spending pie. Here's hoping it stays that way, although the transition to Blu-Ray has bumped up the prices quite a bit. Maybe OT or PT on Blue ray this year?

5) CD's: Just waaaay too many to count now, well over 200 on my want list. For every new thing I buy, they seem to re-issue something I already have with bonus tracks so I end up having to buy it again. Man, I hate that trend.
Title: Re: 2011: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on January 4, 2011, 02:13 PM
Not much it would seem. 

Star Wars
Hasbro - just OT stuff and at that things I want to update that are significant improvements over what I have.  I'm still thinking of scaling back to the vintage figures and their best modern counterpart.  But I'll probably also include a few themed displays as well - death star arrival, cantina, Jabba's palace and a smattering of others.  Otherwise I'm mostly in scale back/sell mode on this stuff.  Depending on what comes out and the price I'm probably looking at 25-50 figures max (and realistically about 10-20) this year while hopefully unloading about 500 or so.  Not planning on any vehicles or playsets either. 

Gentle Giant - can't see myself ever buying another bust at retail.  Has there been anything, aside from a PGM exclusive or 'chase' bust that has sold for regular retail on Ebay in the last couple of years if you had any amount of patience?  I've scaled back to OT/McQuarrie only and the OT stuff is limited to Imperials for the most part.  Can't see much coming that I want in that area that hasn't already been made. 
As for the animated maquettes, with my recent purchase of Leia and Palpatine I'm as up to date as I want to be.  I'll contemplate the Han Carbonite for a while and if I get the paypal funds high enough and I'm bored I'd be in for that. 

Other stuff?  Don't know but doubt I'll buy much.  I'm very seriously considering getting rid of my carded and boxed vintage stuff.  The driver for that being an unwillingness to pay $200+ for the remaining 12 backs I need to complete that part of the collection.  The ESB carded stuff has a serious dent in it and the ROTJ is reasonable enough but I don't really have the space for all of it anyway so I think I might sell while the fires are hot.  I'll probably keep a subset of the figures though as I really like my trilogos and wouldn't mind hanging onto the ESB carded snowtrooper.  (yes, I know, Hoth stormtrooper)

Marvel Universe I'm on board with but selectively so.  Almost all the Legends are gone now and hopefully all will be in the next couple of months.  As for DC stuff I'll keep the larger scale for now because the smaller stuff sucks so badly.  I'm going to scale back on that as well. 

Still want a few higher end items, notably a good life size Vader helmet and an OT Obi Wan Master Replicas hilt.  I'd like to get the latter for under $500 but that seems unlikely lately.  Also wouldn't mind a Sideshow premium format Mr. Spock.  Possibly a James Bond as well. 

Kubricks suddenly became troublesome with the last AT-ST driver going for over $500 as of writing this.  It's a pity because I was hopiong they'd run through the whole vintage line but with a key figure like that being so pricey I'm not sure I'll ever swallow that price to finish the collection.  Honestly I think I can say that if I'd scored an AT-ST figure in one of my boxes I'd probably be selling it right now.  $500 for a single modern version of somethinig is just plain stoopid.    And that means I'm unlikely to complete the Kubrick collection.  Maybe time to sell that off? 

Occasional die cast cars I like will get purchased and I'm still hoping McFarlane does a Kirby Puckett sportspick.  Beyond that I'm scaling back pretty much. 

I did enter a new area of collecting but with well defined goals.  I want auto'd hockey pucks from Teemu Selanne, Bobby Hull, Bobby Orr and Paul Henderson.  I've already got the Hull puck and will wait and see with the others on Ebay.  I also picked up a couple of nice autographed pictures of Bobby Orr off Ebay as well but that's all I needed for the basement. Most of the cash and effort these days is going into that part of the house rather than collecting.
Title: Re: 2011: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on February 22, 2011, 10:49 AM
Thought I'd give this topic a bump with Toy Fair behind us now, and we have a little better idea of what is on the way for 2011.

My list will stay pretty much the same, although as prices continue to rise, I'll be getting even more selective with many lines.  Otherwise, it mainly stays with Star Wars and superheroes, much as it always has for me.

Star Wars
TVC - Likely all OT figures, select PT figures and EU stuff.  I'll always stick with the OT stuff, but I'm getting more selective with everything else as prices continue to climb.

CW - I've always been selective here, but probably even more so this year.  I've pretty much dropped vehicles from this, aside from some of the deluxe/mini rig type stuff here and there.

Marvel and DC
Marvel Universe - Pick and choose, trying to decide what to do with this line with the return of Legends on the horizon.  The figures (and comic/multipacks) look pretty nice though.  Maybe the odd Spidey line figure too, if they ever get any of those villains to retail around here.

Marvel Legends - Probably in for some at least, once it returns.

Movie Stuff - Probably a few Cap and Thor figures, continuing with Spidey and Avengers next year.

DCUC - Continuing to pick and choose, although there are a couple waves that I might get entirely again this year.  Otherwise, trying to slow down here.

Other DC - Green Lantern Classics, probably GL Movie Masters (at least Hal, Kilowog), and probably some of that Batman Legacy line whenever that is supposed to start up.

Other than that, I do have a 2011 sub for MOTUC, but this will probably be the last year for that.  Nice stuff, but something has to go for space and budget reasons.  Possibly an odd Joe or TF figure here or there, but that is probably about it.  I often pick up the odd-ball Spidey collectible to add to my Spidey collection, but you never know when that will be, just depends what I see.
Title: Re: 2011: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: ruiner on February 22, 2011, 04:15 PM
All Masters Classics and SW Vintage (OT only).
Title: Re: 2011: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: spiderpumpkin on February 22, 2011, 09:21 PM
GI Joe only. 
Mainly Lowlight, Skystriker, Techno Viper, Sci-Fi, 30th Storm Shadow and a few others. 
Passing on the Joecon set except for a Cobra De Aco if I find one for cheap.
Title: Re: 2011: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Crackbrick on February 23, 2011, 01:24 AM
I'll get a few of the new Vintage...can't buy them all.

cb
Title: Re: 2011: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on February 23, 2011, 11:10 AM
I'm thinking about getting psychological help so I can stop collecting toys.   ;)
Title: Re: 2011: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Greg on February 23, 2011, 12:22 PM
And I still need that damn Cloverfield toy!

Good luck on that one man! I've seen them go for as much as $500, if you can find them. To think that a Hasbro made toy could go for that much... I'm really kicking myself for only getting one.

As for what I'm collecting in 2011:
Star Wars
TVC - Picking and choosing, which ultimately means getting everything. :P I'm planning to army build the new clones, and even some Utapau and Storm Troopers if Hasbro rectifies the yellowing issue.

Clone Wars - Probably everything, plus multiples of the army builders.

Vehicles - I'll probably get the Turbo Speeder and Tri-Fighter. Not sure if I'll continue buying multiples of vehicles. The Attack Shuttle is a must for me. I'll definitely try to get two so I can have one in "ship mode" and the other in "playset mode."

G.I. Joe
Probably scaling back on this. I got the whole POC line from last year, and I definitely have some buyers regret. I'll definitely be picking and choosing. Garbage like Sci-Fi and Crazy Legs should've been left in the 80's. The jet looks really cool though, and I might have to add one to my collection.

Marvel
Captain America - Probably a movie Cap, comic WW2 Cap, Winter Soldier, and Crossbones for now. Getting other movie figures depends on what is available and how much I like the movie.

Thor - Not as excited about this line. I'm sure I'll get a Thor or two after seeing the movie.
Title: Re: 2011: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: McMetal on March 27, 2011, 09:51 PM
Maybe this will be the year I bite the bullet and go all-out on the Droids/Ewoks lines. 

Damn, they got me. I bit the bullet and decided to go for a carded EWOKS collection. I'm halfway there after this weekend. Still debating a loose/carded DROIDS collection. Most of them are still fairly affordable, but it has to be all or nothing...eesh.

I also finally tracked down the SDCC exclusive Metalocalypse figures...these have all but disappeared even from eBay.

Title: Re: 2011: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Crackbrick on March 29, 2011, 11:02 AM
Where did you find the metalocalypse Toys?
What are they going for now?

cb
Title: Re: 2011: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: 501ST on March 29, 2011, 11:04 AM
'Only now at the end do you understand."

I hope it never ends alas it shall but until then riding the wave I am....
Title: Re: 2011: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: McMetal on March 30, 2011, 09:42 AM
Where did you find the metalocalypse Toys?
What are they going for now?

cb

eBay...the auction was for $70 I believe but I used the Buy It Now feature to snag them for $85. I think that was a good call as these sets have all but disappeared from eBay and I foresaw the bidding going well over 100 bucks. This is the first set I have seen up for about 6 months or so. A year ago when there were multiples floating around out there I never saw them for less than $60.

I am a huge fan of the show, the music, pretty much everyone involved with that project, so this had been on my list forever. It was a good get - the figures are excellent likenesses for the most part and although they are somewhat lacking in articulation, they display beautifully alongside my Dethklok Kid Robot figures and the two Dethklok statues from the other SDCC.

 ps - just checked and BBTS has this set in stock for $79.99 I believe.
Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on December 21, 2011, 09:05 PM
Figured it was about the time to bump this up again.  Things can always change once Toy Fair rolls around, but as of now what is everyone looking to collect in 2012?  For me, I've continued to try (sometimes with difficulty) to streamline each year.  I'll be sticking with a lot of familiar stuff, and dropping a few things as well.  Overall, primarily sticking to Star Wars and Marvel from here on out, with LEGO getting more of my attention all the time.

Continuing on...

Star Wars - Likely all of the Vintage Collection figures, new/updated OT vehicles, and maybe a few PT vehicles/etc. if they are nicely done (like the Naboo Starfighter).  Probably a few of the few new Clone Wars figures, and possibly a Movie Hero figure here or there, depending on how that line progresses.

Marvel - I've kept up on most of the MU figures, and will probably continue.  I'll come to a crossroads this year with the return of Legends, which I know I won't be able to stay away from either.  For now I'll probably collect both, depending if the budget can handle it.  I'll likely pick up some of the movie stuff from both Amazing Spider-Man and the Avengers too.

Cutting back/dropping.....

DC - Not that the stuff isn't great, but the "end" of DCUC is a decent stopping point for me.  I'll continue on with any Batman-universe things that catch my eye, and the odd figure here or there from the new DC line (Larfleeze, etc.)  Possibly a couple Dark Knight Rises figures from the Movie Masters line, we'll see.

MOTUC - Again, great figures, but I just don't have the space anymore and would rather not be tied into $30 or more each month for these.  I've got most of what I want, and I'll probably try to pick up a few individual ones if I can (Stinkor, Fisto, and if they get to Ram Man, etc. later)

GI Joe - Nice stuff here too, but pretty happy overall with my 25th/30th Joes collection.  Maybe an odd figure here or there too, but not much probably.

Lines gaining interest....

LEGO - I've gotten a few Star Wars items this year, and really like them.  I know it is a slippery slope with these things, so we'll see.  With them picking up the Marvel and DC licenses, along with the Hobbit, it could start to get awfully tempting.

I'll pay attention to see what kind of toy line comes with the Hobbit, and if it is well done I could bite there too.  Otherwise, I'll basically be sticking to Star Wars (primarily TVC), and Marvel stuff in 2012.
Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Greg on December 21, 2011, 10:01 PM
Well, I'm quite disappointed with myself for 2011... I definitely didn't keep to what I posted back in February. If anyone is curious as to just how badly I strayed, I updated my previous post in bold:

As for what I'm collecting in 2011:
Star Wars
TVC - Picking and choosing, which ultimately means getting everything. :P I'm planning to army build the new clones, and even some Utapau and Storm Troopers if Hasbro rectifies the yellowing issue. Ended up with every new 2011 TVC figure, plus most of the Revenge wave repacks; army built rebels, stormies, and clones

Clone Wars - Probably everything, plus multiples of the army builders. Well, I stuck to getting everything...  ::)

Vehicles - I'll probably get the Turbo Speeder and Tri-Fighter. Not sure if I'll continue buying multiples of vehicles. The Attack Shuttle is a must for me. I'll definitely try to get two so I can have one in "ship mode" and the other in "playset mode." For the most part I stuck to multiples of generic ships... two Droid Gunships, four AV-7 cannons, etc. I did get both of my Republic Shuttles for around $50, so that makes me feel better

G.I. Joe
Probably scaling back on this. I got the whole POC line from last year, and I definitely have some buyers regret. I'll definitely be picking and choosing. Garbage like Sci-Fi and Crazy Legs should've been left in the 80's. The jet looks really cool though, and I might have to add one to my collection. "Picking and choosing"... Hahaha! I ended up completing the Pursuit of Cobra Collection and I'm mostly current on the 30th line. I increased the army building, even to the point of getting multiple vehicles

Marvel
Captain America - Probably a movie Cap, comic WW2 Cap, Winter Soldier, and Crossbones for now. Getting other movie figures depends on what is available and how much I like the movie. I kinda stuck close to this one. I got the figures I listed above, plus a Hydra trooper and a couple of extra (and cheap) comic Caps

Thor - Not as excited about this line. I'm sure I'll get a Thor or two after seeing the movie. I got more figures than I wanted to from this line, so I'm trying to sell them off. I plan to keep only one Thor

Anyway, here's what I'll probably be collecting in 2012:

Star Wars:
TVC: Probably one of every figure. I would love to army build the battle droid en masse, plus a few Naboo soldiers and pilots. In addition I plan to get the AT-AP and JSF repacks.

TPM: I'll get the new figures, plus extra Gungans. Vehicles (pods, AATs, Naboo Fighters, etc.) are definites. I'm on the fence for the deluxe sets. No Movie Heros, no repacks.

Clone Wars: One of everything, plus some army building of the ROTS-style clone. It should be easy (and cheap) enough to keep up with Clone Wars next year.

GI Joe
30th Anniversary: I'll finish off this line with waves three and four, and hopefully army build the zombies and Renegades Cobra soldiers. I also want to get the BBTS 7-packs.

Retaliation: I'm planning to want a lot of the movie toys, so if they end up being unappealing that will make my wallet very happy. Firefly, Snake Eyes, Roadblock, and Zartan figures will be a must, even if they aren't great.

Marvel:
Avengers: I'll pick and choose these guys. Black Widow, Loki, Hulk, and Hawkeye in the 3 3/4 scale are must haves. I might get Cap and Thor, but I'll probably pass on Iron Man. If figures of Coulson and Nick Fury get made, I would love to have them.

Here's what will be extremely tempting:

Lego: The LOTR sets will be super hard to resist. I'm sure the price tags will help me avoid them, but if I break and get a small set I'll probably collapse and get most of that line.

Walking Dead: I love the show, but the price and scale aren't my thing. It was hard to pass on the comic figures this year, and I'm sure it will be even more difficult to pass on the TV figures in January.

misc 3 3/4" figures: I already got a handful of Crysis 2 action figures this year, and I have never played the game. With toys from Ghost Recon, SOCOM, and The Hobbit on the horizon, I'm sure I'll cave on several extra action figures I shouldn't be buying.
Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on December 21, 2011, 11:56 PM
This is the year I've decided to buy a house, so I'll be lucky if I can just keep up with GI Joe. I really like the TPM stuff next year, but I really feel that I bought it all 12 years ago. And it'll be an added luxury if I can pick up any MOTUC figures. Guess it's a wait and see attitude for me.
Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: iFett on December 22, 2011, 12:20 AM
This is the year I've decided to buy a house, so I'll be lucky if I can just keep up with GI Joe. I really like the TPM stuff next year, but I really feel that I bought it all 12 years ago. And it'll be an added luxury if I can pick up any MOTUC figures. Guess it's a wait and see attitude for me.

I just purchased my first home last March and sadly I had to say goodbye to carded SW collecting after 11 years, but I'm still going strong with non-movie TF & just trying to find scraps of GI Joe here and there.  Sucks to cut corners, but I have way too many toys as it is, so was a good time to refocus.  Time to start selling sometime now............

Oh...LEGO SW is always in my mix as well and that is all
Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on December 23, 2011, 01:32 AM
Looking back at my predictions for 2011 I was pretty solid.  Here's a quick recap

Quote
Star Wars:

Hasbro - I bought new characters from the Vintage Collection line, one or two upgraded characters like the Senate Guard, but stayed away from army builders and repacks. Snagged a couple Starfighter vehicles and the Attack Shuttle (Thank you Amazon) and bought more Clone Wars figures than I thought i would.

Sideshow - I did buy a Sideshow figure, Yoda, in 2011 and pre-ordered Boba Fett and IG-88.  The Yoda figure was the only deviation but he's such an excellent figure I couldn't pass him up.  Now that we've seen the Hot Toys figures, I'm impressed, but I'm also holding off due to pricing.  It would have to be a character I just can't stay away from in order to bite on their line. 

Gentle Giant - I stuck to my guns on Gentle Giant, I bought the SDCC McQuarrie Snowtrooper and have Darth Maul coming as my PGM choice.  Oh, and my Commander Fox figure from the 2010 PGM subscription came, and was promptly sold.  I also bought the SDCC Jumbo Jawa, just because.  But I'll probably move him also.

Lego - Only picked up the bagged mini sets and the Advent Calendar at retail but I did buy the Republic Dropship w/ AT-OR.

GI Joe 3.75": Picked up most of the POC/30th releases, managed to get the Club Dial-Tone and bought the Adventure Team Land Adventurer.  Didn't get the convention set, though.  Added the Sky Striker and a couple vehicles.

GI Joe 12": Grabbed the annual Club membership figure (but still need his uniform) and passed on the convention set, which I now regret.  But I did get the convention exclusive Space Diver, which I think is really fun.

Other: Picked up the SDCC Indiana Jones release.  And I also picked up a couple MU figures this year just because I thought they looked cool.  Also ended up with a couple cheap Tron vehicles.  I didn't buy a lot, but I did end up with more Transformers figures than I'd intended.

I hadn't planned on it, but I added a bunch of Harry Potter Lego in 2011 and I want to pick up the last couple of sets that I didn't buy yet. 

For 2012, hoping to cut back on some Star Wars stuff, especially since it sounds like the Clone Wars line will be dialed back and the EP1 stuff, at least in Movie Heroes, will be a lot of repeats that I already have.  The Hobbit is the wild card this year and the GI Joe movie will probably spell trouble.

Here's what I'm looking at for 2012

Star Wars:

Hasbro - I'm in for basically whatever fun comes along.  New Vintage Collection figures, a ship here and there and probably any exclusives.  New Clone wars figures, even though it doesn't sound like we're getting many, and I'll pick up the Walmart Exclusive EP1 figures but not the whole line.  Movie Heroes?  Maybe, if there's a new character or a significant upgrade somewhere.

Sideshow - I pre-ordered Fett and IG-88 and I may go for the other TESB bounty hunters if they come up this year as well.  And any AT-AT Driver releases.

Gentle Giant - Sounds like we'll see a McQuarrie bust again this year for SDCC and I may spring for the PGM again just because we don't know yet what they'll do for Celebration VI.  If nothing else, the exclusives have paid for the membership each year.

Lego - No plans for anything other than the new mini line and whatever bagged vehicles show up around holidays and whatnot.  I'll get the Advent Calendar again and, as always, Republic Gunships and AT-AT Driver minifigures are always on the buy list.

Other:

G.I. Joe - I think Hasbro has to take a more measured approach to the movie release than they did for ROC so I'm not even going to try to lie to myself, I'll be buying figures from this line. Who doesn't want a Rock as Roadblock figure?  I just hope they do a decent job on Jinx and Lady Jaye.  I'm in for the Club membership figures again this year and maybe the convention stuff, that's always on the maybe list.  Also need to work on the rest of the AT figures.

Lego - It could go either way on Harry Potter Lego for 2012 but if they do any new sets I'll probably get them.  And unless the action figure line is a hit, I'm probably all in on the Hobbit/LOTR line.  Not even going to try and kid myself on that.

Other - The Hobbit?  We'll see. I'm steering clear of the Avengers figures and don't see any Marvel Universe in my future either, unless they do a must-have Gambit and finally a Rogue!  Gotta stop buying Transformers, but with no film next year I don't see that being an issue. 

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Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: McMetal on December 23, 2011, 09:41 AM
Star Wars:

Vintage Collection - Maybe Aurra Sing, Aayla Secura, the Vong...if they turn out well

Clone Wars - 1 MOC/MISB of everything (such as it is) - maybe an opener here or there if they decide to actually release any interesting figures. Krell probably. I really want the MIA Walmart 2-packs and the Mando Transport as well. Will also likely track down the remaining European exclusives I still need: the Warriors and Droids multipack and those 3 new 3-packs.

"TRUE" Vintage - Carded DROIDS A-Wing Pilot, Carded DROIDS Boba Fett, Orange Hair Luke, Double Telescoping Luke, and Vinyl Cape Jawa.

Comics:

Fantastic Four #1-5, #12
Darkchylde Redemption Ice Blue Demon Foil Variant (most impossibly hard to find comic ever)
Full run of original Wrightson Swamp Thing

Misc Swag:

Walking Dead: All of the TV figures, plus whatever future offerings that may be forthcoming...this line is killer!

Stuntman Mike MOC

vintage ROM Spaceknight figure MISB

Zandor & Zok Herculoids set (#3 of 3)

Babylon 5 Shadow Sentient figure

vintage Micronauts figures and playsets

vintage Black Hole figures

vintage Battlestar Galactica figures

vintage LOTR figures

That should take care of whatever disposable income I may find myself with next year...
Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Diddly on December 29, 2011, 01:59 AM
Hasbro:

-- Star Wars: Focusing on the Vintage Collection, or whatever the "main" movie line switches over to in the fall. I always say I'm going to cut back but it never happens. I mainly pick up basic figures and the occasional battle pack or vehicle and I doubt anything changes here.
-- Marvel Universe: Loving this line and I'll pick up various Spider-Man and X-Men figures, along with other figures that tickle my fancy.
-- Spider-Man: There's a new movie line coming out so I'll pick up any decent comic series figures (if they do a comic subline for the movie line)
-- Avengers: Same as Spider-Man, if they do a comic series subline I'll pick and choose, if not then I pass entirely

LEGO:

-- Star Wars: Going to try to stick to OT sets only, but some of the PT sets are really nice too...
-- Super Heroes: Definitely snagging this specifically for the minifigures :-[
Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on January 5, 2012, 09:29 PM
The more I look at things (as I've been going through the entire collection, boxes/cardbacks and all, through the past couple weeks), I think I'm really going to try to stick a couple areas this year.  Hopefully (as I hope every year) scaling back a bit more again:

Star Wars - Primarily vintage, maybe a figure or two from the other collections.  A new/updated OT vehicles/beasts/etc. and an odd PT vehicle.

Marvel - May be more spent here than SW for the first time.  Interested in Universe, Legends, and likely Spidey and Avengers movie stuff as well.

LEGO - Just dabbled here, with a handful of SW sets.  The fact that they've picked up the LOTR/Hobbit license, as well as Marvel/DC, will make it awfully tempting.  Not completist at all, but maybe a couple more sets as I can afford them.

Other than that, it is just going to be an odd figure here or there.  Stopping with MOTU sub, likely not any or many Joes (perhaps a movie Snake Eyes), likely no TF.  I'll continue to pick up any DCUC-style Batman universe figures, and maybe a few other odd DC figures here or there.  Could be tempted by the Hobbit line, if it is decent at all.
Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: TheSon on January 7, 2012, 09:36 AM
My work should be easier this year.

Hasbro: Clone Wars figures. If I can find some vintage figures from last year, like Ponda I will grab them as well.

Lego: I talked myself into only Hoth items, so nothing new here to buy.
Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on January 15, 2012, 11:04 PM
I've got quite a lot going on collecting wise.

Star Wars - Pretty much TVC since Clone Wars is all but non existent this year. I'll buy what I like the look of, I'm not a completist.

Marvel - I'm enjoying the Universe line right now, picking up what I can find and what I like the look of. I may grab a Legend or two when they come back, but only the big guns. I'm also down for the movieverse stuff when that hits.

DC - I've got the sub, so 1 a month starting in April. Also gotta finish off the last two waves. Not too much going on for DC this year.

Transformers - Also pretty dry from what I've seen so far. I'll pick up any cool Generations stuff, and I'm down for a couple things from the movieverse and Prime, but not much more than a couple of items hold my interest. I'm attempting to back track and pick up some of the old Beast Wars stuff though.

Masters of the Universe - I've got the sub, so I'm all in. It's a fun line, and I'm really enjoying it and it looks to be a good line up this year.

Lego - Lego is the wild card for me this year. I picked up a couple Atlantis sets for 50% off after x-mas and it kind of broke the flood gates on me. Lego is just so much more fun than all those figures I fiddle with for a few minutes and stick on the shelf, so I'm down for pretty much whatever looks cool and I can afford, looking forward to some Star Wars, Marvel/DC, Lord of the Rings, City and the upcoming Monster Hunters stuff.

So thats it for me, a lot of categories, but many of them are pretty slim pickings this year. It'll mostly be Star Wars, Masters and Lego.
Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on July 17, 2012, 09:08 PM
Just a post SDCC bump, since we have a little better idea what is on the way for the rest of 2012 and beginning of 2013.  For me, I guess not too much has changed.  The two lines I primarily collect (Star Wars and Marvel Universe) were pretty quiet showings at CC, while the Hobbit stuff has me interested.

Star Wars - Vintage/Legacy Droid Factory - most to all.  I'll get all the OT characters, and selectively pick the rest.  The build a droid aspect may get me to "collect 'em all", but I'm at the point where I don't really care about more new/re-released clones, droids, etc.  We don't know much about CW or Movie Heroes stuff, but if it is much like this year I'm not expecting to buy much from either line.  I'd still get new CW stuff, but didn't really buy much Movie Heroes this year and likely won't next year unless they change the format and release better figures.

Marvel - Legends and Universe.  I'll likely continue with both.  I've been all in on Legends since they came back (forgot how much I missed that line), and I'll pick and choose with the Universe stuff (although I get most of them right now).  If the MU line does slow down/end as sometimes rumored, I'd just stick with Legends.

The Hobbit - The new line here.  After seeing some pics from SDCC, it looks pretty nice and I'm guessing I'll get pulled into at least some of it.  The fact that they have a smaller scale that is more space friendly helps too.

LEGO - I've slowly been getting pulled in.  I haven't had to buy much of it on my own yet, getting most sets as gifts, but building the sets is something my daughter and I really enjoy doing together, so we'll likely continue to get some.  The OT Star Wars ones, Marvel, and Lord of the Rings/Hobbit are the ones we've dabbled in so far (oh, and the "Lego Friends" sets of my daughter's)

Overall, not much new outside of the Hobbit.  I buy some DC stuff here and there, primarily Batman-related figures, but that's about it.  The LEGO sets are either as gifts, or as we can afford them.  I'd be fine with spending less, so if the Droid Factory stuff next year is down to 30-40 figures, and CW/MH doesn't have anything interesting, that would be ok too.
Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: evenflow on July 18, 2012, 12:49 AM
Masters of the Universe Classics - totally in love with this line, have my subscription and hope it keeps going for a few more years.

Star Wars Vintage - I will finish out the basic figures on the classic cards and the 2 ewok sets

Star Wars BAF - I will pick and choose a few never before made characters but for the most part i am content with my Star Wars collection.

Marvel Legends - Picking up just the ones i really like, if the BAF is a must have, not opposed to getting the whole wave

Marvel Universe - same as always, just buy the ones i want

Marvel Select - Have Venom, Rhino, and Barbarian Hulk on pre-order. I tend to buy the larger characters.

DC figures - Probably just Lantern related characters, also content with what i have, not much more that i want

Hot Toys - just waiting for Hulk to finish out my Avengers

In actuality, not that much.
Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on September 7, 2012, 10:49 AM
Bumping this up with all the discussion of collecting habits in the TVC forum.  It seems like many people are considering a shift in focus, or just cutting back in general.  As always, I'm looking to cut back too, but stuff always catches my eye.  I'm still interested in the lines I've listed before, but on a smaller scale.  One thing that I've been thinking about more lately is vintage toys.  The combination of my parents moving (and thus, me going through a lot of my old toys/stuff) and watching things like Toy Hunter really makes me remember and realize why I got into collecting in the first place.

One of my longer term goals was always to complete the SW vintage line (loose), but part of me is interested in picking up (or completing) some of my favorite lines from my childhood like He-Man, Joes, Super Powers, Secret Wars, etc.  I wouldn't try to get the entire runs necessarily, but some of my favorites from back then.  The vast majority of what I collect now is because of similar lines/interests from my childhood, so it seems like it might be right to go back to that eventually.  Not sure if/when that will happen, but it is something I've been thinking about more.
Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Darby on September 8, 2012, 10:07 AM
I've really thought about that Brian, getting into lines from my childhood that I collected like Joes or Transformers, but don't necessarily desire to complete. I have a scattering of both of those still from when I was a kid, and every time I go hunting with Ben I think about how neat it would be to get that piece or that one. Usually it's a Transformer since these were the ones I could never afford as a very poor kid. Since vintage Star Wars for me is limited to a few bigger and expensive pieces now that sort of happen as they happen, and since I am pretty sure I'm not collecting modern SW next year at any level comparable to what I have been, this may be the route I go.

And Toy Hunter got me inspired too. :)
Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: McMetal on September 26, 2012, 09:52 PM
Just completed my collection of 2000AD Judge Dredd action figures, finally snagging Dredd to go with Death and Hershey. Nice to close that out in time for the new movie release.

Anyone else old enough to remember the Aurora Prehistoric Scenes model kits from the 60's-70's? Those things were really cool, had totally forgotten about them from my childhood but stumbled across a recent eBay auction and have been thinking about them ever since. I think I will be getting most of these, despite the cost. Pure, uncut nostalgia!
Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JediJman on September 29, 2012, 10:13 AM
Star Wars 3 & 3/4 - All First Issue figures and Ships, Battle Packs, Deluxe, etc.

GG Star Wars 12" Retro Figures - Cannot get enough of these and just need 3 more to get caught up

Marvel Universe - Mainly just the Avengers related figures, but will stray here and there to other heroes

Marvel Legends - Same for Legends, I will nab most of the Avengers figs like US Agent, Iron Man, etc.

MOTU Classics - I nab one or two of these a year if like the character and sculpt

Transformers Masterpiece - Getting hooked on these again with TRU's MP Thundercracker.  Trying to resist buying the super expensive ones off Big Bad

Transformer KRE-Os - Picking up sets with some of the classic characters when I can find a good deal.  Considering some of the blind box mini-figs, but haven't taken the leap to that yet.

Star Wars Kubricks - Assuming they ever make new ones

Title: Re: 2012: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on October 5, 2012, 02:36 PM
Star Wars - The final TVC wave and that looks to be it for this year.

Marvel Universe - Just picking and choosing what I like.

Marvel Legends - Mostly backtracking on stuff I missed from way back.

DC Universe - Have the su, so 1 a month more or less.

MOTUC - Have the sub as well so pretty much everything.

Gremlins - Love these guys, I'm in for it all. Just need series 2 and the mogwais.

Transformers - Maybe a couple of the Generations guys....maybe...

TMNT - Love the new line and would love to get all the cool looking mutants.

Overall it looks to be quite a slow time for me despite my hefty amount of interests, since most of them are little to no new products. Just as well though as I'm looking to cut back anyway.

Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on January 4, 2013, 09:06 PM
New year, new outlook.  What's on your collecting agenda for 2013?  It sounds like it may be a light year (or at least half year) for Star Wars, so does the budget get spent elsewhere or just saved?  For me, I'm trying to cut back a bit more again, although I've been bitten by the LEGO bug.

Star Wars - Whenever the new line comes back, I'm guessing I'll buy some of those.  Otherwise, it may be a bit of a light year.  The vintage re-releases are nice, but I'm pretty caught up there.  Hoping to just save this money for future releases (or just save money in general), or I may try to fill in some more missing figures in my real vintage collection of loose figures.

Marvel - Not sure here.  Legends most likely, just a few waves a year and relatively easy to keep up on.  On the fence with Universe, I've bought most of them so far (and like the line), but I have a pretty full shelf of these now too and they've made a lot of what I want so far.  I'll see what is on the way beyond the announced stuff.  I usually buy some of the Marvel movie stuff, but if the Iron Man 3 line looks like some of the leaked pics, probably not.  If we see the exclusive Legends stuff for Iron Man, Thor, or Wolverine, I'll likely get some of those.  Beyond that, we'll see.

LEGO - This is where things could get dangerous.  I started out slow with some smaller stuff, then got the Falcon for Christmas in 2011 and the X-Wing shortly after that.  Then, between my daughter and I, we got sets from SW, the Hobbit, LOTR, and TMNT for Christmas, and have had a lot of fun putting them together.  I'd like to get some more of the OT sets (like Jabba's Palace and the Rancor pit in particular), and would like to get more of the LOTR stuff too, but its a slippery slope.  These could eat up the supposed saved money from lack of SW pretty quickly.

Other than that not much else probably (hopefully).  I'll pick up some DC stuff (mostly Batman related), but it isn't much over the course of a year really.  I got most of the first round of Hobbit stuff, and will probably continue (or at least get all the dwarves) if/when that continues in the summer.  I still have all the stuff from the last Joe movie that I bought packed away, so I'm unlikely to buy anything from the new one.  I always look at the higher end SW stuff from afar, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to get any of that either.  Depending on what happens with the SW action figure lines, it could be a mainly LEGO year for me possibly.  Marvel may be lighter too, we'll see - and the Hobbit stuff is so spread out it doesn't hurt much financially either.
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on January 4, 2013, 09:26 PM
Boy, just about nothing really. 

Marvel Universe I'll keep up with as I can but I can't bring myself to spend over regular retail on these.

Star Wars I suppose if something OT has appeal in terms of single figures I might be inclined.  I think I'd still like to get some more Droids stuff but most of the line has died for me.  I keep an eye on GG but not really going there I don't think. 

I'll agree that Lego is dangerous and very tempting ergo I must stay away.  LOTR, Marvel, DC, SW all have great products I'd love to own.  But I've decided I'm space limited so nope. 

Scotch - yeah, that's right, Scotch whisky.  Gotta collect something.  Stoopid OCD.
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: P-Siddy on January 4, 2013, 09:28 PM
Scotch - yeah, that's right, Scotch whisky.  Gotta collect something.  Stoopid OCD.

But, can you keep that mint in bottle?
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on January 4, 2013, 09:39 PM
Scotch - yeah, that's right, Scotch whisky.  Gotta collect something.  Stoopid OCD.

But, can you keep that mint in bottle?

I've almost always been an opener, so no big.  ;)

Oh yeah, I keep hoping to find a good deal on a Master Replicas Obi Wan OT saber hilt.  Not likely. 
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on January 5, 2013, 12:36 AM
I really feel like bagging it all but I probably won't.  I somehow convinced myself over the last two weeks that buying discount Lego sets was a good idea...  I'm such a sucker.

Star Wars - Yeah.  I'll be buying SW stuff this year, even if I don't know exactly what it'll be.  I'm thinking if there's going to be nothing new until late in the year maybe I'll spend some cash on some AT-AT Driver and Republic Gunship items I've been waiting on.  There are a couple Class I vehicles I'll pick up and maybe a Class II, and there is a new Republic Gunship coming from Lego later in the year.

G.I. Joe - There are a couple movie figures I want, if they get released, but I'm definitely not buying the whole line.  There's maybe 5 or so that I'm really interested in and one vehicle.  But, I may be going to the GI Joe convention this year and if I do I'll be in for one of the packages and probably some souvenirs along with anything else I find at the show.  If they do another SDCC exclusive of the TF/Joe crossover nature I might be in for that also.

Lego - I bought some discount sets over the last couple of weeks but other than that Gunship later this year, the blind bagged minifigs and some SW pollybag sets, I'm probably out of this line now that Harry Potter is done.

Everything Else - I've picked up a few Transformers recently and may grab one or two more, but that's a 1 here, 1 there type deal.  I'll leave room for the odd Hot Wheels TV/Movie vehicle and I'll probably pick up a couple more Glyos figures.  I have a Hot Toys Iron Man figure coming and I won't say no if they bring some other character that I find I can't do without.

Overall, I'm hoping to spend a lot less money on toys this year.  Of course, I say that every year.

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Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: McMetal on January 5, 2013, 08:11 AM
I did spend a LOT less on new toys this past year, not so much by choice but as a result of Hasbro's unwillingness to sell more Clone wars toys. I knocked out a lot of stuff on my list last year though.

For 2013:

Star Wars: Whatever TCW swag they see fit to release, maybe another  class I, BP, and a few figures? Also need a few odd vintage variants, hollow tube tusken raider, red haired Hoth Leia, etc. and that pesky orange haired Luke!

DCU: new Watchmen figures courtesy of Club Black Freighter, cannot wait for these!

Hanna Barbera: new Zandor and Tundro figures from the Herculoids cartoon

Walking Dead: anything and everything they decide to bless us with, no Minimates though

Still trying to avoid that Hobbit line, I've made it this far, so that's good. Don't see any other new stuff out there with much appeal, but there's still tons of old stuff I've had my eye on...Micronauts, GI JOE, etc.

One thing that helped a TON in 2012 was selling on ebay. I had a nice little side business going most of the year, definitely helped defray the out of pocket expenses. I look forward to continuing that this year.

Mostly though, 2013 will be the year I get back to my music collection! It's been neglected badly since the SW bug bit me again a few years back, but I'm ready to dive back in...

Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Darby on January 5, 2013, 09:52 AM
This will be an interesting year for sure.

Star Wars: We'll see, right? I actually look forward to a healthy break.

Vintage SW: I'll continue to work on completing my boxed ships/carded collection.

The Hobbit: Whatever comes out...

LOTR (Toy Biz): I'm going back to complete my vintage  ;D LOTR collection.
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ghost of QG on January 5, 2013, 11:49 AM
Dropped Hasbro completely so I will concentrate on Sideshow. Will also snag any Walking Dead figures and I'll finish off my Hot Toys Avengers figures.
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Scockery on January 5, 2013, 02:08 PM
Star Wars: Barring any catastrophic changes to the line (scale, reduced articulation all around), I'm still in for whatever, whenever.

G.I. JOE: I dunno...they are too expensive at $10 each. I never liked the change in scale. But not a year goes buy when I don't pick up something.

I avoid Lego, once you go brick, you never go back!

Last year I debated collecting the blind bagged Playmobil figures, but talked myself out of it...because I'm feeling/looking too old to collect such a kiddie line at all and like Lego, there's too much Playmobil out there. You slip up and buy a regular set, then it escalates.
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Matt R. on January 5, 2013, 03:58 PM
Star Wars - In Limbo for now...I would love a healthy break too

G.I. Joe - I will pick and choose what ones I want

The Hobbit - will buy what comes out

LOTR - I am like Darby, with SW on vacation I am going back and finishing

TMNT - Slow process but collecting Vintage 1 figure at a time.  Same goes with Modern Line
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Diddly on January 7, 2013, 06:42 AM
Star Wars - Is there anything TO collect yet? Looks like I'll be picking up the mini rig Yoda fighter, and maybe the Endor AT-AT, though I'd almost rather track down the one from 2010. Still have some holes in my TVC line I'll probably fill, mainly the Imperial Navy Commander, Dack, AT-AT Commander, Snowspeeder and Cloud Car.

Marvel - Still picking and choosing. I mainly stick to anything Spider-Man and some X-Men, with other various characters along the way. Will probably skip most of the Iron Man 3 line... most movie lines I only snag one or two figures anyway, and those are generally comic versions, so meh

LEGO - hoo boy... I'll pick up anything Star Wars OT, maybe anything if it's cheap (ie Planet sets, troop building sets, etc). Marvel and DC I pick and choose mostly for the minifigures. :-[ And of course I love the blindbag minifigures. Might pick up small, cheap sets here and there

I'm scared I would get sucked into a LOTR line, if Bridge Direct does as well on it as they did the Hobbit line, which I have resisted so far...
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 7, 2013, 08:44 AM
Currently:

Star Wars
G.I. Joe - probably not too many
Marvel Universe
NECA Predator
NECA Gremlins
NECA Aliens/Prometheus
NECA Rocky

update:  forgot The Hobbit, it has been too long since the first wave came out...

Hey, look at that Hasbro, you are losing me....
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on January 18, 2013, 12:00 PM
One line I forgot to mention on my earlier post is the Batman: The Animated Series line from the 90s.  I've been slowly going back and picking some of those up (as well as a few I had from those days), and I hope to eventually get nice loose figures of the main heroes and villains.  It has long been my favorite show (despite being a bigger Spidey fan than Batman fan) and I have always loved the animation style of that universe, and wanted to pick up the figures as well.  When you take out all the zany Batman variations, it really isn't that many figures to pick up either.  So, if any of you picked some of these up in the 90s, and are looking to dump them, let me know :).
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: iFett on January 18, 2013, 12:12 PM
Hasbro Star Wars - mainly just newer vehicles (still in it for Ewoks and logs though)

LEGO Star Wars - anything that grabs my attention + has to be a good deal

GI Joe - waiting for the movie reboot to see if there's anything good to eat

Transformers - hate the current lines, but still in the market for MPs and a few 3rd party bits
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on January 18, 2013, 12:58 PM
I am assisting my 2 year old son in amassing a collection of Thomas the Tank Engine Trackmaster toys. Of course, he doesn't know he's collecting.  :)
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: evenflow on January 21, 2013, 10:10 PM
Well...my collecting has calmed down.

MOTUC - all in

WWE Elite - random figures

DCUC - out
Marvel Legends - out
Marvel Universe - out
Star Wars - at the moment out, may pick up random figures if any get released
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on January 25, 2013, 11:06 PM
MOTUC- still liking this line, but this year seems like a stinker of a lineup. Glad to see Ram Man, Jitsu, and Clamp Champ, so that's good. Then there's that Grayskull I preordered...

GI Joe- provided the stuff ever shows up. I preordered the second wave of stuff from BBTS since I expect that only TRU will stock the stuff with any regularity. And even then,  it's a Hasbro line, so distribution will be dogshit. The Kre-O stuff looks like a lot of fun, but I'll resist the temptation.

I'll likely spend most of my increasingly rare spare dough on vintage He-Man and GI Joe. I'm glad for the break on Star Wars, and I really don't expect to see anything new until 2015 or whenever Episode 7 hits.
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on July 31, 2013, 09:08 PM
Always like to update this after the big shows, and seeing what is on the way for the rest of the year (and into next).  Not a lot of changes for me, overall, but continuing to try and buy less.

Star Wars
-Black Series 6" - Likely all the OT ones, we'll see about PT.
-Black Series 3 3/4" - Same here.
-Legends/Mission Series - I kind of like the looks of the OT ones, just for fun.  I'm guessing I'll pick those up.
-Vehicles/Beasts/etc. - Any OT ones I don't already have, or are significantly improved.

Marvel
-Legends - pretty much all in on these anymore, and not too bad with only a few waves/year.
-Universe - More and more selective here.  I recently had to take my display of these down, so I'm buying to go into storage right now.  I want the upcoming Mysterio, Rhino, Elektra, and Cloak/Dagger though.  With the switchover to "Avengers" next year, we'll see what that brings.

The Hobbit
-3 3/4", I'd like to get the rest of the Dwarves, and possibly a couple others, and call it good.  I'm wondering about the future of this line, was really hoping we'd get a Smaug in this scale as well.

LEGO
The OT based sets as I can afford them, also a set or two here and there from LOTR or Marvel.

Otherwise, that's about it.  I may grab a DC fig here or there (primarily Bat-related), but that's about it.  I think I'm pretty much done with MOTUC now, and probably Joes as well (although I think I'll get those "ultimate" versions that are coming up).
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jesse James on July 31, 2013, 09:45 PM
At this point, dust.
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on August 1, 2013, 01:34 AM
At this point, dust.

LOL.  Not far off myself. 

Marvel Universe selectively though they're making it hard enough to find that I'm not collecting much anyway. 

Thinking about a Sideshow premium format Snowtrooper but hoping they sell out before I get around to it. 

That's about it.
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: McMetal on August 1, 2013, 08:42 AM
For 2013:

Star Wars: Whatever TCW swag they see fit to release, maybe another  class I, BP, and a few figures? Also need a few odd vintage variants, hollow tube tusken raider, red haired Hoth Leia, etc. and that pesky orange haired Luke!

DCU: new Watchmen figures courtesy of Club Black Freighter, cannot wait for these!

Hanna Barbera: new Zandor and Tundro figures from the Herculoids cartoon

Walking Dead: anything and everything they decide to bless us with, no Minimates though


Always good to check-in at the halfway point. Looks like I'm buying pretty much no new SW toys this year. The few random TCW inspired toys they've announced aren't slated to hit shelves til 2014 I guess.

The Watchmen Collector's Club is ending this year as well, an all too short run but an excellent one. So that's it for those.

Got my Tundro and Zandor toys, just hoping we get more from the show. Walking Dead is going strong, just snagged the whole comic wave and looking forward to the next TV series.

Also added World War Z to the stable this year, though I suspect that line is mercifully DOA. I am really digging the Pacific Rim stuff too, super psyched for Waves 2 and 3 now.

And man, the prices are brutal, but that Super 7 Alien stuff is all kinds of awesome. LOVE those.
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Diddly on August 1, 2013, 11:07 AM
Star Wars - Is there anything TO collect yet? Looks like I'll be picking up the mini rig Yoda fighter, and maybe the Endor AT-AT, though I'd almost rather track down the one from 2010. Still have some holes in my TVC line I'll probably fill, mainly the Imperial Navy Commander, Dack, AT-AT Commander, Snowspeeder and Cloud Car.

I have purchased exactly four Star Wars figures: Rebel Fleet Trooper, Fordo, and the new Legends Super Battle Droid and R4-P17. Never did track down the TVC figures and vehicles I'm missing from 2010.

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Marvel - Still picking and choosing. I mainly stick to anything Spider-Man and some X-Men, with other various characters along the way. Will probably skip most of the Iron Man 3 line... most movie lines I only snag one or two figures anyway, and those are generally comic versions, so meh

I've seen one new Universe wave and only bought Jubilee. Need to go the online case route with Universe. Skipped everything from the terrible Iron Man 3 line.

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LEGO - hoo boy... I'll pick up anything Star Wars OT, maybe anything if it's cheap (ie Planet sets, troop building sets, etc). Marvel and DC I pick and choose mostly for the minifigures. :-[ And of course I love the blindbag minifigures. Might pick up small, cheap sets here and there

Welp... I've spent almost $1000 on LEGO this year thanks to their various sales and deals that trick you into spending more money. :-X But I regret NOTHING.

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I'm scared I would get sucked into a LOTR line, if Bridge Direct does as well on it as they did the Hobbit line, which I have resisted so far...

These disappeared from TRU, the only store that carried them, so I have successfully resisted via out of sight, out of mind.
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Scockery on August 1, 2013, 02:08 PM
Star Wars, mostly discounted stuff, used and ebay. The number of full priced figures I've gotten this year...just one, I think. Fordo, the only one I ever saw at retail.

The Hobbit on clearance, I only opened 3 things.

With GI JOE Retaliation stuff headed to clearance some places, I've picked up one figure and one 3 pack.

Junk from Garage sales. (Mostly star wars, but some occassional classics, like a Mego Dukes of Hazard Luke Duke)

Trying to fight the occassional Playmobil urge...I did buy a blind bagged figure during a TRU sale. Passed up super cheap playmobils at yard sales.  It's a slope I'm trying to avoid.
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jesse James on August 1, 2013, 03:14 PM
Thinking about a Sideshow premium format Snowtrooper but hoping they sell out before I get around to it. 

Glad to know I'm not the only one who actually breathes a sigh of relief when some things I want but shouldn't buy finally sell out.  I just did that with tickets to a beer event here that are $75 a pop...  Wanna go, but too much other stuff ahead of me.  Sold out and I just smiled and closed the computer.
Title: Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on December 27, 2013, 08:58 PM
Thought I'd bump this one up looking ahead to 2014.  Anything changing with your collecting habits in the new year?  Although we still aren't super sure what the Star Wars line is going to look like, here's what I'll be collecting (trying to streamline, once again):

Star Wars

- Black Series 3 3/4" - All of the OT figures, select others if we see them.  Exclusives, vehicles, etc. if they are new enough to me (again, OT) or if the vintage packaging/price is especially nifty.  Only ended up buying a handful of figures from the first three waves this year, but if the rest of 2014 looks like that Dagobah Luke wave, I'll be buying more.

- Black Series 6" - All in with the OT characters, undecided on the prequel ones.  I'm in for anything OT deluxe that they do as well.

Marvel

- Legends - Likely all in here, as long as I can afford to be.  Definitely want the Cap and Spidey Legends, and it sounds like we may be getting a line for Guardians of the Galaxy as well, and I'll definitely be down for that too.

- 3 3/4" Scaled - Not sure what we'll get here beyond the little Avengers Infinite preview we've seen.  I'd be selective if I'd get any, but I'll probably buy some.  Same goes for this scale for the movie lines, if they are decent quality, I'll at least grab the big names.

And that's about it for me.  If the Hobbit line straightens out and we get the rest of the dwarves, I'm in, otherwise probably not.  DC is pretty well done for me, aside from the odd Bat-figure here or there.  Always on the lookout for LEGOs when I can afford them, but it looks to be a light OT Star Wars year next year for those (maybe some LOTR).  Mainly just Star Wars and Marvel for me, and depending on what's to come, it might be mostly 6" stuff actually.
Title: Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Darby on December 27, 2013, 10:12 PM
Oddly haven't given this much thought.

SW - always, but I think this year actually more than 2013 will be a lot of wait and see. I find myself enjoying the 6 inch and Saga Legends as much as anything else, so I look forward to what shows up there.

Misc. - no idea. The movie Batman and Superman figures - Keaton and Reeves. Beyond that, doubt it will be much at all.
Title: Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Greg on December 28, 2013, 12:13 AM
Hmmm... I don't think the lines I'll be collecting in 2014 will be too different from the past couple years. I did get sucked into Pacific Rim this year, but that kind of replaced The Hobbit line from 2012. Anyway, here's what I plan to pick up:

Star Wars - I ended up getting just about everything released this year, which really wasn't that much. What I get next year really depends on what Hasbro releases. I also got on board with the 6" scale figures, but I might sell off that line.

G.I. Joe - Same deal as Star Wars pretty much... hopefully Hasbro releases some new items in 2014

Marvel - 6" Marvel Cinematic Universe figures. At the moment I am definitely set to get the movie Captain America, Winter Soldier, and Black Widow figures. If I enjoy the Guardians of the Galaxy movie I'll pick up those figures as well.

Walking Dead - I really love the comic, show, and toys. I'll keep collecting the figures as long as McFarlane keeps making them. I appreciate getting significantly better toys with each new wave/series.

Pacific Rim - At the moment I am collecting the 7" and 18" scale figures. I will definitely keep going with the 7" line, but I might jump ship on the 18" figures. Space is a huge issue with the larger figures.
Title: Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on December 28, 2013, 09:27 PM
I knew this thread would be coming up soon. 

For me, I don't know.  I'm so over pretty much everything Hasbro is putting out that I will probably only pick up Star Wars figures and vehicles that fall into my focus, AT-AT Driver and Republic Gunship, and maybe the odd Yoda figure.  Same pretty much goes for all the license holders, Lego, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, etc.

I bought series 2 of the GI Joe Club figures so I'll be getting them along with 2014's subscription figures but I'm out on the Con sets and unless Hasbro wows me with something (12") for the 50th anniversary I probably won't be buying anything else.

Lego?  Maybe a set or two, no specific line, but I say that then never buy much unless it's on deep clearance and I'm speculating on it.

Other stuff?  Maybe a figure here and there from Onell Design or the Four Horsemen and I'm in on the Eaglemoss Star Trek ship subscription for the year, at least.  Probably a few more Hot Wheels cars that are related to movies/tv shows I like and that's about it.

I'm kind of uninterested in collecting these days and the prospect of Hasbro and other shops ramping up for Episode VII in 2015 annoys me more than anything.  I'm more in a thin the collection mood than build it.  We'll see what Toy Fair has to offer but I'm not holding out that I'll see anything, from any company, that will excite me.

   E...
Title: Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: McMetal on December 28, 2013, 10:45 PM
I ended up enjoying a lot of stuff this past year that I was late jumping into...Hobbit, Prometheus, etc. I liked the subscription Watchmen figures a lot too, will miss those next year. With the Clone Wars line dead, Star Wars has really fallen down the list for me. Definitely just cherry picking going forward. I'm thinking for 2014:

Star Wars- Everything from the 6" line, guestimating 12-15 figures for 2014, maybe an exclusive or two. Anything from the Clone Wars series they happen to make in either 4" line. Definitely ALL the Rebels stuff, psyched for that...

Walking Dead- Everything as far as the comic and TV waves, any 10" figures they bring out after Daryll, love this line...

Pacific Rim- Any and all, Wave 3 for the 7" and both 18" figures, maybe even the Sideshow GD. Love this line SO much!

Hobbit- Still need 4" Azog, but after that I guess I'm done until they see fit to release those other $%^&  dwarves...

Prometheus- Wishful thinking, but somehow get us Fifield and Holloway already...
Title: Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on February 7, 2014, 10:48 AM
I find my wants shifting quite a bit this year due to the pain of rising costs, action figures just feel less and less worth it of late. I love what they're doing with them, it's a great time as far as quality goes, I just find more and more that I'm drifting towards giving Lego my disposable income, feels like more bang for the buck, more fun in the long term. That said though, I've still got a few things on the go.

Star Wars: Still down for any quality 3.75" product. I still love collecting Star Wars at this scale, and the infrequency of waves makes it affordable and easy to keep up. 6" not so much, they're nice, and I have a few, but theres not much better about them to me from thier smaller counterparts. That said, I'll make an exception for Vader and Chewie if they're done well...

MOTU: I've got a sub, they're fun figures, but I'm really starting to feel the pinch on these ones. This year is probably it for me here.

Marvel: I'm game for Universe and Cinematic Universe 3.75"

DC: I have some interest in that multiverse line, especially the Keaton Bats and Reeve Superman stuff coming out later in the year. Will wait and see what the production quality looks like.

Transformers: Generations figures that catch my fancy, particularly the Beast Wars redos they've been cranking out lately.

EDIT: Yeah...those Funko Re Action lines too, those are just cool looking.
Title: Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: drewlam on February 12, 2014, 10:26 AM
Collecting in general seems to be winding down for me, but there are still a few things I'll look to pick up.

SW Black 6" - hoped to stay away from this, but my brother got me the Luke and Sandtrooper from wave 1.  I went the ebay route for a boba, and am hoping to track down 2 stormtroopers when they launch plus get a few others.

GG Marvel Busts - started on these a few years back, and have 8 or 9 of them.  I'll be getting the spidey this year.  Beyond that I'll have to see what is announced.  Would love a Dr. Doom and Colossus.

DC - Been collecting the DCUC line since wave 1, and was a bit sad to see my final sub figure ship last month.  There are a few I've missed that I would like to track down, plus hoping to get some of the unreleased figs that were planned for this years sub.  Will have to see what they do with them.

MOTUC - Hoping to get Modulok next week.  would love to one day get a whiplash, and Castle Greyskull is a dream (that sadly will probably never happen).
Title: Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 12, 2014, 05:21 PM
I'm still fighting the urge to give up on certain things - namely Star Wars figures - I'm definitely suffering from collector fatigue...doesn't help that I can't find anything in stores and I'm STILL buying online when it comes to 3.75" TBS Waves 2 & 3 - at least the cases are going to move to a format of 2x of each figure... so here goes...

Hasbro Star Wars - continue to pick up all 3.75" product. Did not get into the 6" line, glad I made that decision. I'll continue to get 3x of each Collector-grade 3.75" figure, and 2x of each 5POA-grade 3.75" figure. (when I can find it)

Lego Star Wars - the lack of Hasbro product led me to pick up collecting Lego Star Wars sets again at the end of 2012, I was able to go back and get most of the 2012 product and I have an almost complete set of the 2013 stuff (I don't have the Wave 4 Planet Sets and I don't have the SDCC Jek-14 Mini-Fighter) - I'm psyched about the 2014 sets I've seen so far.

Lego Lord of the Rings / Hobbit - again, with the lack of Hasbro Star Wars product AND being near-complete on the 2013 Lego Star Wars releases, I decided to jump into another theme - so I went with the LotR/Hobbit sets. Do not regret doing it. Doesn't look like they have much more planned for this year (five LotR sets and four Hobbit sets from what I've seen). Of the sets that have been released so far - I'm down to just needing Gandalf Arrives, Tower of Orthanc, Frodo w/Cooking Corner, BluRay Release Bilbo Mini-Fig and Legolas Greenleaf Polybag release - to have the collection that I want - shouldn't be too bad once I get over the $200 Orthanc hurdle.  ;)

Title: Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on February 19, 2014, 12:18 PM
Time for the old post-Toy Fair update...

Star Wars
Black Series 3 3/4" - All OT-based figures, maybe a few others.
Black Series 6" - Definitely all OT-based characters, maybe all in (have been so far)
Black Series 6" Deluxe - All OT-based
Other - I'll likely give the Rebels stuff a try, and pick and choose with Mission Series/Legends

Marvel
Legends - Basically all in with these, so I've got the Cap Wave 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy
Marvel Infinite - Probably a few here or there
Guardians of the Galaxy - Unsure about new scale, but like the vehicles...possibly the figures

LEGO
As I can afford them, the OT Star Wars sets, LOTR/Hobbit, and later this year Guardians.

DC Collectibles
All in on those new Batman: TAS (and TNBA) 6" figures.  Love the show, figures look great.

Overall, very similar to my recent lists I guess.  Primarily the rest of 2014 will be about the Black Series (both scales) and Guardians of the Galaxy.  I'm trying to take a wait and see with Rebels, and actually see the show first, but I'll likely get at least some.  I'd get further into LEGOs if I could afford it as well.  Waiting to see what kind of Hobbit product we get, I'd like to at least finish the dwarf lineup out.
Title: Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Diddly on March 11, 2014, 07:57 AM
Never did this for 2014 for some reason:

Star Wars
- Black Series 3.75 inch: Pretty much all in
- Black Series 6 inch: Might pick up a few OT characters (I've resisted everything thus far)

Marvel
- I'll pick up any super articulated 3.75 inch figures that I like. I'm mainly after Spider-Man and X-Men related stuff, though I've pretty much gotten everything I've wanted outside of some villains. I'm debating picking up some of the 6 inch figures though, to go with the Batman: TAS figures I plan on buying.

DC:
- I too want all in on that Batman: TAS line. My biggest fear for this line is that it will lead to me wanting a Spider-Man to go with them, which will lead to me picking up 6 inch Marvel stuff. Then I'll decide I want some of the 6 inch Star Wars stuff, and all of a sudden I'll be all in on that. Sigh.

LEGO
I've already bought a lot of various stuff but here is my main focus:
- Star Wars: Anything OT related
- Marvel: Anything Spider-Man and X-Men related, sometimes I'll pick up the other heroes stuff although I mainly buy for the minifigures
- DC: Anything Batman, again mainly buying for the minifigures (and enough black bricks to build a LEGO TAS Batmobile)
- Everything Else: I want to buy the modular cinema and modular Parisian restaurant, Simpsons House, LEGO Movie Pirate Ship (MetalBeard's Sea Cow) and some other high ticket items. Plus the Ghostbusters set. Of course most of these sets cost around $200 a pop. Yikes.
Title: Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 11, 2014, 08:03 AM
Star Wars: Most anything Hasbro and cheaper Lego.

And dang it........ Too much Walking Dead
Title: Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JediJman on March 12, 2014, 02:22 PM
 - New 4" & 6" Hasbro Star Wars
 - Vintage Kenner Star Wars
 - Walking Dead and Marvel Minimates
 - Masterpiece Transformers
 - Kreo Transformers
 - Kubricks (if they ever make any more)
 - Occassional Lego Star Wars and Megablocks Halo sets

Luckily my display space is drying up fast, so I'm widdling my "needs" down quite a bit.
Title: Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Nicklab on April 16, 2014, 09:34 AM
It's pretty limited for me this year.

-HASBRO STAR WARS - New 3.75" & 6" figures and ALL NEW Vehicles
-SIDESHOW STAR WARS - Select 1/6th scale figures - Jedi or Sith
-FUNKO GAME OF THRONES - 6" figures
-HASBRO MARVEL - Select 3.75" scale movie & comic based figures.  It depends on the character
Title: Re: 2015: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on January 16, 2015, 01:03 PM
New year, so time to do this again.  I try to post an update at least every "new year" but for some reason this year seems more like a fresh start than others.  It may be with the new movie(s) on the horizon, plus the fact that I'm really trying to focus in on what I collect, but it feels like a good place to start the year.  Here's what I'm looking at for 2015:

Star Wars
I don't really expect us to see much prior to the Force Awakens stuff hits.  For Black Series 3 3/4", maybe just another wave beyond what we've already seen?  Also, with possible price hikes (if they stick), that will definitely effect my collecting if its going to be $13 (or more) a figure.  That being said, here's what I'm planning on for Star Wars

3.75" - Most to all OT Black Series offerings.  We'll have to see what happens with new movie stuff, but I'll likely be hyped and in if the figures aren't horrible, whether they are articulated or 5 POA.  Haven't really seen Rebels stuff yet, but I'm still trying to decide whether to jump in or not.  I like the show, but with movies looming, space is an issue.  I have picked up most of the OT-based Legends/Mission Series stuff too.  OT Vehicles if its new to me, or if they make any.

6" - All OT figures, beasts, or whatever else they make.  Really enjoying this line.  Again, we'll see about the Force Awakens stuff.

Marvel
Legends - I was pretty much all in on these the past couple years, and would like to continue to, but I'm going to have to make some cuts somewhere.  I may get more selective here, depending on the Build a Figure.  From what I've seen, I'm in on the Avengers ones, and the Spidey wave I may just be picking and choosing.  Can't wait to see what that Guardians multipack will be like that they mentioned last year at SDCC I believe.

DC
DC Collectibles Batman: TAS and Batman:TNBA Line - All in here.

LEGO
OT-based sets as I can afford them and/or get gift cards.  I sometimes stray to the Marvel stuff as well (or LOTR), but we'll have to see.  I really like the LEGO stuff and building them with the kiddo, but I really only get these as I have the funds.

So, primarily Star Wars and Marvel again for me.  It seems like Marvel stuff is shifting more towards 2.5" and 6", based around the movies, so I'm basically back to just Legends there.  I'll pick up some of the "Infinite" 3.75" stuff if I can find it, primarily Spidey or Guardians-based stuff.  I really think Star Wars is going to be all about the Force Awakens this year, with a slow period from now until Sept/Oct.  It will depend on the movie, the quality of product, etc., but I'm guessing I'll be mostly in for the Force Awakens lineup.  Although they are crazy expensive, movie years can really be fun as hunting for figures isn't always quite as difficult, and Star Wars is a great focus in the toy aisles, always fun.
Title: Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: McMetal on January 16, 2015, 02:38 PM

Star Wars- Everything from the 6" line, guestimating 12-15 figures for 2014, maybe an exclusive or two. Anything from the Clone Wars series they happen to make in either 4" line. Definitely ALL the Rebels stuff, psyched for that...

Walking Dead- Everything as far as the comic and TV waves, any 10" figures they bring out after Daryll, love this line...

Pacific Rim- Any and all, Wave 3 for the 7" and both 18" figures, maybe even the Sideshow GD. Love this line SO much!

Hobbit- Still need 4" Azog, but after that I guess I'm done until they see fit to release those other $%^&  dwarves...

Prometheus- Wishful thinking, but somehow get us Fifield and Holloway already...

My list surprisingly hasn't changed too much this year:

STAR WARS: All Black Series 6"
                              All Rebels 3&3/4" stuff
                             Random Clone Wars offerings in the Saga Legends line...

WALKING DEAD: Anything from the TV Series line
                                    Anything from the 10" line
                                   Anything from the Lego-esque building line

PACIFIC RIM:  Anything from the 18" line
                                 Anything from the 7" line

FUNKO REACTION: Select properties only, Aliens, T2, etc

 :)
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on January 16, 2015, 05:23 PM
At this point, dust.

LOL.  Not far off myself. 

Marvel Universe selectively though they're making it hard enough to find that I'm not collecting much anyway. 

Thinking about a Sideshow premium format Snowtrooper but hoping they sell out before I get around to it. 

That's about it.

Stayed away from the Sideshow Snowtrooper but gave in on the Gold Stormtrooper bust from GG  ::)

MU is about it now.  Really wanting to downsize, but too damn lazy to sell with all the horror stories from EBay.  In the back of my mind I think I'm just waiting until new stuff launches and collectors get a little crazy again filling holes with old stuff.  I hope. 
Title: Re: 2015: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Rob on January 17, 2015, 10:14 PM
I'm still doing Hasbro like always.  I collect Gentle Giant SW mini-busts.

I also collect OT Star Wars Lego, and am collecting a bunch of 80's and 90's Lego from the space, castle, and pirates lines.

I've also gotten hooked on the Super 7 ReAction line. 
Title: Re: 2015: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: evenflow on January 20, 2015, 11:20 PM
The end of 2014 and now into 2015 saw the end of most of my collecting habits. I have stopped everything (except MOTUC, and this line am tired of it) and am focusing on Hot Toys Star Wars and Marvel figures.
Title: Re: 2015: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on January 21, 2015, 12:08 AM
Still trying to collect Star Wars. Still somewhat successful, except for not being able to find Doallyn. I cherry pick the 6" guys, but after seeing how Hasbro cheaped out on Vader and Yoda, I might stop with those.

GI Joe- Hasbro just appointed a new brand manager for this line, and in an interview with the Club, started talking about figures and vehicles (!) but we'll have to wait and see. If it turns out to be 2.5" stuff like the Avengers/Marvel stuff, there could be a lot of incredibly disappointed collectors.

Transformers- The rumors for stuff this year will make this interesting. There's a $150 Devastator in TRU computers, for starters...

MOTUC- I've cherry picked for years now, and will continue to do so until the end. There's supposed to be a "huge" announcement at Toy Fair, and I'm left wondering what it could be.
Title: Re: 2015: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jesse James on January 21, 2015, 12:20 AM
At the moment, dust.
Title: Re: 2015: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JediJman on January 30, 2015, 12:24 PM
Ha! 

2015:

Star Wars
Black Series 3 3/4" - All
Black Series 6" - All
Mission Series - All
Legends - Cherry Picking
Rebels 3 3/4" - All for now including the ships
Varioius Lego Sets
Vintage lots here and there
Episode 7 Figures...?

Marvel
Legends - Avengers & Guardians figures
Marvel Infinite - Avengers figures
Minimates - Avengers figures
12" Figures - One or two when I see a sale or something really incredible

Transformers
Hasbro/Takara - Official Masterpiece Figures (G1)
Third Party - Masterpiece Look & Feel (Warbotron's Bruticus & Fantstoys Dinobots among others)
KREO Minifigures - Most of the G1 based figures

Other
Funko - a few figures here and there.  Probably stick with Aliens and Terminator
DC - I'll grab a 6" figure or two if they catch my eye

Funny, I would have said just a handfull of lines, but once I typed them all up there is more than I thought.  The limited releases from Star Wars and Marvel have redirected a lot of my funds and interest towards Masterpiece Transformers.  I've picked up a few Seekers and Alternators of the years, but after getting Quakewave (Not Soundwave) about a year ago, I'm all in on the MP Transformers figures.  Trying to build a solid collection of G1 figures - I have so far acquired a version of AUTOBOTS: Optimus, Blaster, Jetfire, Red Alert, Iron Hide, Rachet, Grimlock, Swoop, Wheelie, Bumblebee, Prowl, Smokescreen, Bluestreak, Wheeljack, Huffer, Eject, Ramhorn, & Brawn to fight DECEPTICONS: Soundwave, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp, Ravage, Lazerbeak, Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, Buzzsaw, Shockwave, Acid Storm, Sunstorm, Brawl, Blast Off, & Swindle.  I have the rest of the Dinobots and Combaticons on pre-order, along with 3P versions of Megatron and Perceptor, but I'm fast approaching a full cast for these guys (I hope!). Still a few of the cars to be made (Sunstreaker, Jazz, Mirage, Tracks) and the Conehead Seekers I suppose.  Maybe a few more combiners as well.  Luckily these are hitting about one per month, so a little easier to stomach the $100-200 price tags. 

I have been tempted by some of the vintage Funco figures, Acid Rain, and even a variety of Legos, but I'm struggling to make space for my collection as it is.   :P

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Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jeff on January 30, 2015, 01:07 PM
At this point, dust.

At the moment, dust.

Do you have any pics to share?  Are you keeping it in jars or just letting it collect naturally around the room?  How do you keep your cats from rolling around in it?
Title: Re: 2015: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: P-Siddy on January 30, 2015, 01:08 PM
Justin, with no news of kubricks, it's hard to include those.
Title: Re: 2015: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: JediJman on January 30, 2015, 05:05 PM
Justin, with no news of kubricks, it's hard to include those.

I don't have Kubes in my list, do I?  I would collect those if they ever made any more.   :P
Title: Re: 2013: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jesse James on January 30, 2015, 09:57 PM
At this point, dust.

At the moment, dust.

Do you have any pics to share?  Are you keeping it in jars or just letting it collect naturally around the room?  How do you keep your cats from rolling around in it?

All natural...  Starting to look like a snowdrift.   I like the artistic statement it makes on the state of collecting as a whole.  It is the collection we all amass.    Although one sneeze and it's all a disaster. 

The cat merely contributes.
Title: Re: 2015: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on February 23, 2015, 12:35 PM
Looking at what was seen (or not seen) at Toy Fair, it looks like things are holding up the same for me.  If it wasn't for the barrage of Marvel Legends on the way, I think it would be a pretty cheap/slow year until the Force Awakens stuff hits.  Very little Star Wars from now until Fall, and I'm trying to focus in any other areas.  I'll try to keep up with the Legends as best I can, pick up any OT offerings in the Black Series (both scales) that we see, and hopefully get a few LEGOs as well (Star Wars OT, Marvel).
Title: Re: 2015: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Scockery on June 9, 2015, 03:32 PM
I accidentally started collecting Mattel JLU animated after coming across a bunch at a yard sale for 25 cents each.
Title: Re: 2016: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on January 8, 2016, 02:22 PM
Its that time of the year again.  I always like to update this to see what everyone is looking forward to this year.  I'm continuing to try to focus in on my collecting, at least as much as possible, and narrow down the number of different lines.  Looks very similar to the last few years:

Star Wars

Black Series 6" - All OT characters, all TFA characters, likely any Rebels characters.  PT on case by case.

Black Series 3 3/4" - If it continues at WM, I'm in for new stuff here too, again focusing on OT/TFA.

Basic Line (5 POA) - I'll continue on with TFA characters, and wait to see what else is included in 2016.

Marvel

Marvel Legends (6") - I've been pretty complete on these in recent years, I'll likely continue.  Lots of good stuff here lately.  As far as the 3 3/4" line (which I guess is also called Legends now), I'll pick and choose.  The price has climbed on these so much, it is tough to pay $13 or more for each of these (especially when doing it with Star Wars as well).

LEGO

I don't know if it is so much "collecting", but this is an area I share with our daughter just building all the sets and making our own little LEGO world.  She is way into TFA so we'll likely try to pick those sets up.  I like to focus on the OT sets, but am a little behind on sets from 2015 already.  Also buy some of the Marvel sets, and the odd other one off here or there.  Hope to continue, as LEGO - while pricey - sure is a lot of fun.

Otherwise, that's probably about it.  I may dip into some DC stuff here or there, we'll see.  I noticed reading online today that Mattel is going to have a "DC Multiverse" 6" line at retail, including stuff from TV like Flash/Arrow, as well as the movie and comic stuff, some of those might tempt.
Title: Re: 2016: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jesse James on January 8, 2016, 04:24 PM
Acid Rain World figures & vehicles

Hiya Toys' Aliens: Colonial Marines 3.75" line

Star Wars 3.75" (such as it is).

Not much else...  Financially speaking that is ample.
Title: Re: 2016: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Diddly on January 8, 2016, 09:48 PM
Star Wars:

- Hasbro 3.75 inch: Mostly Black Series and the occasional 5POA army builder.
- Hasbro 6 inch: Pretty much anything that catches my eye, mostly OT stuff and some TFA stuff. Will probably nab Jango Fett too.
- Japanese 6 inch: I've fallen in love with the Bandai SH Figuarts line. They're coming out with a bunch of stuff next year too, a lot of prequel stuff which I don't want, but it looks so good so maybe if I'm in a frivolous mood I'll grab Windu and AOTC 3PO and such. But I'd mainly like to keep it to OT. I also have the Medicom MAFEX stuff on preorder at HLJ, which right now is Boba Fett, 3PO/R2 and the First Order Riot Trooper. I think the Revoltech line is done, which is alright because those figures were pretty goofy outside of R2 and 3PO.

LEGO:

- Star Wars OT, occasional Marvel sets, DC sets, and anything else that tickles my fancy (Ghostbusters HQ I doubt I'll ever be able to afford)

DC Collectibles:
- Batman The Animated Series 6 inch: I have 4 figures already and want more! I wish they sold these by the case, but they're cheap enough on Amazon that I think I can afford spending $20 every few weeks for a new one. I also want the Batmobile.
Title: Re: 2016: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on January 8, 2016, 10:47 PM
Can't believe I forgot to mention it, but I'm also collecting the Batman:TAS stuff. I was doing it a wave at a time, but now pick them up as I can afford. Love the show, and the figures have been pretty great so far.
Title: Re: 2016: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on January 9, 2016, 10:33 PM
Pretty much nothing.   :-\  Marvel Universe 3.75" is about all I buy these days and I'm up to date until a new wave comes out. 
Title: Re: 2016: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jesse James on January 10, 2016, 01:01 AM
Booze, pemmican and permafrost.
Title: Re: 2016: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Morgbug on January 10, 2016, 01:27 AM
Booze, pemmican and permafrost.

Emphatic yes; preparing more than collecting; climate change is ruining that  :P
Title: Re: 2016: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: McMetal on January 11, 2016, 09:00 AM
I can literally cut and paste my list from last year I think:

STAR WARS: All Black Series 6"
                              All Rebels 3&3/4" stuff (if any ever comes out)

WALKING DEAD: Anything from the TV Series line
                                    Anything from the 10" line
                                   Anything from the building line

PACIFIC RIM:  Anything from the 18" line
                                 Anything from the 7" line

FUNKO REACTION: Not sure if these guys are on hiatus or what, but i'm still in depending on the property...
Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on July 5, 2017, 02:43 PM
Guess I haven't updated this in awhile, anyone's collecting habits changing these days? Honestly, although I still pick up plenty, I have found myself scaling back a bit more. Budget has something to do with it, but primarily it is a space issue. I went through the collection room a couple months ago (in addition to having a garage sale), and tried to get a more clean looking display - which lead to a lot of stuff being stored as well.

As far as what I'm collecting this year....it's primarily:

Star Wars
Still going on most of the 3 3/4" stuff, the slow trickle it has been. But, I also don't get as stressed about it anymore. Still haven't gotten a hold of that Thrawn/Raddus wave, but I find myself being more "meh" about it now. Don't feel like paying double or triple for 5 POA stuff. That being said, looking forward to the Last Jedi stuff and the return of TVC next year. Buy some 6" as well, specifically all the OT ones. Vehicles/beasts on a case by case. If it is new or improved from the OT (or ST) I'm likely in.

Marvel
Pretty much all in with Legends. They've been largely amazing, but really come out at a crazy pace anymore - which gets pricey. Pretty much given up on the 3 3/4" stuff.

Other than an OT Lego set here and there or the odd Funko POP, that's about it for me. There are times I think about cutting back more and focusing on vintage stuff too. I still don't have a complete run from that line, and wouldn't mind getting into beasts, vehicles and playsets too.
Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: evenflow on July 7, 2017, 07:19 PM
Not sure the last time I commented in here but I am only buy 1/6 Hot Toys figures (occasional Sideshow figure sprinkled in). I am finally out of everything else and it feels pretty good.
Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: efranks on July 8, 2017, 01:34 AM
It's been such a drought of good Star Wars figures that I've been picking up misc other stuff lately.

Grabbed some of Marauder's new Valkyries figures, picked up a couple GI Joe Club Figure Subscription figures from the most recent wave and pre-ordered the entire next series, pre-ordered (with more to come) a Hiya Toys Predator, and have been buying some Lego. That includes a handful of Star Wars sets and the new Creator Space Shuttle, but I've also been watching some classic Lego Space sets and recently picked up one of my most wanted sets, the 928 Galaxy Explorer.

There are a couple SW Forces of Destiny figs I'll grab and I'm sure there will be a TLJ figure or two I'll want. And I'm looking forward to the new Vintage Collection line but that's not until 2018. The most interesting SW figures I've seen over the last couple of months are the new Droid Factory figs from Disney. The WM BS line is so hard to find it's worthless to even look and the roll out of the 40th anniversary 6" line was so botched Hasbro should have just skipped it and paid it lip service like they did the GI Joe 50th.

At this point I'm seriously considering downsizing and keeping just a focused collection of the best of the hero versions and backgrounders, offload the multiple extras of fig versions and pass on the huge collection of vehicles I'll never possibly have room to display.

   E...
Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Rob on July 8, 2017, 12:10 PM
I haven't been collecting much for the last few months.  Gentle Giant Mini-Busts, OT Lego and Super 7 ReAction, but that's not keeping me very busy.

And I'm fine with it. 
Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Nicklab on July 8, 2017, 08:28 PM
My focus has been pretty tight lately.  Hasbro Star Wars 3.75" and 6" figures, vehicles.

The only exception are some of the Hasbro Marvel 3.75" figures from the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jesse James on July 9, 2017, 04:54 PM
Star Wars: 3.7" such as it is, Bandai 1/12 kits and pocket kits...  Star Wars will always be first even when it's basically dead Last in what I buy these days just due to nothing to buy anywhere.

Acid Rain: probably my first love in a weird way right now but it is spread out some.  There are a good many figures coming this year but little in the way of vehicles besides some repaints.  There's a sdcc and over seas exclusive but neither will be easy to get.  And none of it will be cheap by any means.  They are rereleasing and updating some older figures though  and I appreciate that.  I only hope it continues as I missed the Marine last year and it gnaws at me.

Hiya Aliens/Predator:  my biggest punch to the wallet for toys will be the Hiya Aliens APC at $250 but I'm getting one.  I'll just maybe sell a kidney.  Lots of new figures there too with 6 Predators, 3 Marines and 2 "deluxe" oversized Aliens coming.  Still no queen though which blows.

Model Kits: I buy some models as I see them and they fit the scale I like.  Most of it all fits into 3.75" scale though in some way.
Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: McMetal on July 9, 2017, 10:20 PM
Hiya Aliens/Predator:  my biggest punch to the wallet for toys will be the Hiya Aliens APC at $250 but I'm getting one.  I'll just maybe sell a kidney.

There are a lot of rumors floating around online that the APC is never going to be made. Apparently they can't get enough up front sales or commitments to justify actually producing them, or so the story goes. Can't say I'm surprised, that price tag is just brutal and I don't care what bells and whistles it comes with.

Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on July 10, 2017, 04:07 PM

At this point I'm seriously considering downsizing and keeping just a focused collection of the best of the hero versions and backgrounders, offload the multiple extras of fig versions and pass on the huge collection of vehicles I'll never possibly have room to display.

   E...

I haven't quite gotten to the point where I've parted with much SW stuff, but I have thought about the vehicles from time to time. I display the OT ones, but I have quite a few PT/CW ones in storage. It was always a "someday" thing with me too, but I don't know that I'll ever have that grand display area so it seems silly to have all this stuff just sitting in boxes. It is tough to let go, and I've regretted it sometimes in the past, but it is getting to the point where it just starts to feel cluttered. I've unloaded a fair amount of "non SW" stuff, but I might have to branch out further. Would probably be better to have the money rather than a bunch if rubbermaids filled with stuff.
Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jesse James on July 11, 2017, 01:18 PM
Not just rumors, Hiya themselves have said preorders are slow for it, but we'll see.  If it's meant to be it'll happen.  I did my part for it and would buy a 2nd if I could justify it.
Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Diddly on July 12, 2017, 01:00 AM
- Hasbro Star Wars (4 and 6 inch)
- SH Figuarts Star Wars from Japan
- MAFEX Star Wars from Japan
- LEGO Star Wars
- Hasbro Marvel Legends (specifically Spider-Man)
- DC Batman: The Animated Series 6 inch

I've mainly spent the year catching up on LEGO thanks to the huge deals on Amazon, plus getting some of the bigger, expensive UCS sets, and the rest of my money goes to the awesome Japanese Star Wars figures. I haven't bought any BTAS figures in some time but I need to catch back up. I'm basically buying that line and 6 inch Spider-Man villains for nostalgia reasons.

I'm at the point where nearly all of my Hasbro SW 6 inch stuff is still in the original packaging, and the urge to sell it all off keeps getting stronger. I've bought maybe 10 4 inch figures since the TFA Force Friday. It's a rough time to be a Hasbro collector.
Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jeff on July 12, 2017, 09:52 AM
It's a rough time to be a Hasbro collector.

I was talking about this on Twitter a couple weeks ago...  I don't even know if I can call myself a "Star Wars" collector or a "Hasbro" collector anymore.  Less then 20% of my collecting spending this year has been on Star Wars.

I used to be a Hasbro Star Wars collector who dabbled in a few other things, but now, based on my spending, I guess I'm a Boss Fight HACKS collector who dabbles in Gundam figures and sometimes Star Wars.   :-\
Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Jesse James on July 12, 2017, 10:57 PM
I keep hoping things with Star Wars stabilize but if they don't yeah, it'll be secondary for me.
Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Diddly on July 13, 2017, 12:05 PM
My assumption is that the "one movie a year" schedule is wreaking havoc on Hasbro. Having to produce Marvel toys hurts them too. I don't see it a lot since I only frequent Star Wars sites but Marvel aisles are just as bad if not worse as Star Wars. Figures from 3 years ago still on the pegs, tons of overpriced role play items that don't sell, etc
Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 13, 2017, 12:20 PM
I think Diddly nailed it on Star Wars. One movie a year is not beneficial for toy selling.
Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Ben on July 13, 2017, 04:54 PM
I think Diddly nailed it on Star Wars. One movie a year is not beneficial for toy selling.

Absolutely true. I saw on Twitter today that the Rogue One stuff is now on clearance at Target. What, half the line made it to the pegs there? I never saw wave 3 anywhere.

At some point, the licensees are going to run into a brick wall and say screw it.

Back to the topic. I guess it's just Transformers Titans Return, which is the only thing I've had any success collecting this year. I still buy vintage GI Joe when I can. Not very often. I'd say I was a Star Wars collector, but other than the U-Wing I got on clearance at Barnes and Noble, I'm not sure I've bought anything Star Wars since wave 2 of the Rogue One stuff dropped around the movie's premiere.
Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: McMetal on July 13, 2017, 08:38 PM
My dollars seem to be spread in a lot of smaller directions. Vintage toys, random one-offs like the Monstarz Creepshow figure, and the occasional ReAction or Walking Dead TV figure, both of which are pretty few and far between as a rule. I like that stuff has slowed down a bit though, space is definitely a growing concern.

For Star Wars, I'll keep buying anything they make for Rebels, but at this point I'd be happy just to get Fenn Rau.

6" SW figures are still my mainstay I guess, but I'm starting to rethink those more and more lately. At least the completist aspect of it.

Title: Re: 2017: What Are You Collecting?
Post by: Brian on September 8, 2017, 05:25 PM
It's funny, I've been reading through some older threads here this week (nostalgia), and it is kind of funny reading our comments. Lots of "how much more can they possibly make?" or "I'm pretty much wrapped up with....." comments (myself included). Funny seeing us comment on how Marvel Legends was probably going to be scraping the bottom.....in 2004. Now we are getting more than ever, 13 years later.

It seems like a lot of us are narrowing other focuses for the most part, judging by the number of posts we see on the "other" forums anymore. Outside of Star Wars, i really only buy Legends any more. As I've bee going through things lately though, I could probably stand to cut back there too. I think they are doing an amazing job with the line, but I just don't have room anymore. Getting to the point where I want to work on my collection display looking nice, and not just high quantity and cluttered.