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!