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stillakid
04-20-2007, 11:04 PM
The movies are history. CIV is coming soon. It's getting difficult to find toys in the store.

So...

Who's left here?

Where do you live?

How old are you now?

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?

:)

Kidhuman
04-20-2007, 11:34 PM
Who's left here? I am

Where do you live? Blacksburg Va

How old are you now? 34

Have you run out of room for more toys yet? I did, then i opened them all

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect? GH line and Titaniums.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby? Until something better come along

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff? Yes

Rocketboy
04-20-2007, 11:56 PM
Who's left here?
I am...usually.

Where do you live?
Bay City, MI

How old are you now?
28

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?
Since I don't collect 'em, no.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?
Books mostly. but i wouldn't say I collect them.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?
The entire Star Wars thing? Not sure - but my interest is fading fast.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?
Since I don't buy much, yeah.

Luuuuuuke
04-21-2007, 12:00 AM
I live in L.A.

I'm 34.

I kind of have run out of room for toys, but I'm an opener so that helps. Still, my LOTR Toybiz figures, my Armies of Middle Earth miniture figures are packed up. So yeah, not a lot of room.

I only collect the 3 3/4 Hasbro action figures, and probably only about 60% of the figures. Especially clones. I don't collect any of the other Star Wars lines, though I will get the rare Ultra Titanium ship or Sideshow figure.

I actually kind of hope the line ends gracefully within the next couple of years. I'm not a big fan of the collecting process. It's a pain in the arse.

My wife tolerates my collecting. She's not into Star Wars. So far I've avoided a knee to the groin over my collecting habits, so she's tolerant... so far.

General_Grievous
04-21-2007, 12:35 AM
Who's left here?
After more than 2 years, I never left.

Where do you live?
Tarrytown, NY

How old are you now?
18

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?
Not yet, and I don't think I will anytime soon.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?
Not much anymore besides the figures. Maybe just Star Wars Insider.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?
Until I feel my collection is complete (in other words, when they only start cranking out EU figures)

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?
My ex-girlfriend was a Harry Potter nut, she loved that series as much as I love Star Wars (When we saw "Prisoner of Azkaban", she even wore a big wizard hat and Hogwarts scarf, even though it was June). She understood my hobby. It's a shame things didn't work out between us.

pbarnard
04-21-2007, 12:48 AM
Who's left here?
Ummm, here is subjective and relative. My here is your there and vice versa. Plus, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states that we can never definitively know where something will be, just probable location for a best guess.

Where do you live?
Coralville, IA. If I cross the street I'm in Iowa City, IA.

How old are you now?
30, but I've been known to act like I'm 4 from time to time

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?
Yes, but that's just because the budget hasn't allowed for construction of another display case yet.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?
I used to do GI Joe until it became too much of a chore and basically got armies finally that I could start to plan all the dios in my head out. I do some WotC minis, but I'm interested more in the army building "common" type to use integrative the RPG, but will go online and buy singles from various people if I like something.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?
Never was a completest, so as long as they keep making the things I'm interested in I'll grab some here and there. People bash them, but if you wait, the battle packs eventually take care of you in a cost effective manner.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?
Until she gets her green card, she lets me do whatever I want. I'm sure after the hearing on May 1 that will all change. Course, my advisor maybe just as significant as the wife, but he hasn't seen the collection yet.

bobafrett
04-21-2007, 02:19 AM
Who's left here?
Bobafrett's my name, Star Wars is my game

Where do you live?
Elmhurst, Illinois, computer porn capital

How old are you now?
41, but will be 42 next month, feel like I'm 60 sometimes

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?
Yes, started putting them in totes in my basement, well mostly because my girlfriend moved in, but even before so, I was running out of space.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?
Gentle Giants busts, Pez dispensers, Star Wars lego's, Hallmark Ornaments, Galactic Heroes.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?
Been collecting for a long time, hopefully when it really dies down, I will be able to either sell some of it, or spend the money getting more vintage collectibles.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?
My significant other and I went out for a walk this evening, I got onto the topic of my tax return, and said I would like to spend under $100 of it on Star Wars and she looked at me like I was crazy to spend even that much. I really want to add the GG Chewbacca bust to my collection. I do buy stuff on the side and sneak it in with the rest of my collection, but I think she suspects that I do.

Rogue II
04-21-2007, 10:36 AM
Who's left here? Me too.

Where do you live? Las Vegas

How old are you now? 34

Have you run out of room for more toys yet? Nope. Being a non-completist OT only collector that opens figures saves me a lot of space (and money).

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect? Galactic Heros for my kids. I used to collect the SW WOTC minis, but found it expensive and frustrating. Gave up collecting SW Legos a few years ago also.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby? Undecided. Depends on what Hasbro puts out.

Do you have a hot wife other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff? Yep. She even looks for stuff for me when I'm not with her.

:)

LusiferSam
04-21-2007, 02:36 PM
Who's left here?
I never really left.

Where do you live?
Montana

How old are you now?
12 years older than I was in '95.

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?
Yes, but that hasn't really stopped me.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?
I stopped collecting Hasbro figures about 5 years ago. Currently I still collect Vintage Kenner and Lego.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?
I'm totally burned out on the Hasbro stuff. I'm not really happy with Lego, but will keep buying. The Vintage stuff I don't buy as I use to because I have most of what I want.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?
I'm single, so this question is an irrelevant.

DarthQuack
04-21-2007, 03:00 PM
Who's left here? I'm right here

Where do you live? Albany, NY

How old are you now? 26

Have you run out of room for more toys yet? I never had all the room I'd like yet.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect? Just the novels for the most part.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby? Depends on how long they supply us with things to collect.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff? Haven't jumped off that bridge yet.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-21-2007, 03:07 PM
Who's left here?
I am

Where do you live?
Lafayette, CO (as I have since long before I came to SSG)

How old are you now?
17

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?
I have to add more and more shelves, but they still keep on comin'.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?
All the other stuff related to the figures and food packaging (when I get it new); I had to stop getting LEGO stuff a few years ago in lieu of Hasbro.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?
As long as they keep putting out new stuff to look forward to, I guess.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?
My family understands it, but to call them "hot" would be bizarre. :p

Jargo
04-21-2007, 03:31 PM
Who's left here? A bunch of people with less 'organ of masculine power' envy than on other sites. ( I was gonna say penis, but i wasn't sure if penis was a censored word or not. penis penis penis.)

Where do you live? The UK. near the coast. in the urbs. where junkies sell stolen cheese to old ladies to get money for their fix.

How old are you now? 39 going on 19

Have you run out of room for more toys yet? I rotate them some in the loft some on display. but I got rid of two thirds of my collection. I just didn't want that stuff anymore. now I have more stuff but there's not as much as there was of the old stuff.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect? nothing really. books. but only the ones with artwork and behind the scenes photos. I'd have collected more if it wasn't so overpriced and mostly just complete crap with a brand label slapped on top.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby? as long as i have an interest. which may be reduced but it's been with me since 1978 so i don't see me falling out of love with it completely ever.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff? Hot is debatable. tolerant for sure. understanding is a moot issue.

UKWildcat
04-21-2007, 06:16 PM
Who's left here?
**raises hand**

Where do you live?
VA

How old are you now?
26

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?
Not yet. Almost to the brim... slowly but surely.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?
Mainly just 3.75" figs. Dvds I suppose?!?!?

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?
I was a completist until recently and now I only buy what I really want. So I guess my answer is, as long as they keep putting out stuff that I really want.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?
Nope, I am single at the moment.

CaptainSolo1138
04-21-2007, 08:33 PM
Who's left here?
This guy

Where do you live?
Mt. Pleasant, MI

How old are you now?
27

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?
No

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?
None

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?
I've pretty much quit already with the exception of a couple figures here and there.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?
Its a good excuse for her to go to Target, too.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-21-2007, 08:52 PM
So... Uh, erm...

Who's left here? Right! No, left. Huh?

Where do you live? In the 6th rated economy in the world, if it ever breaks away from the US. Home of the winner of Who Wants to Be a Superhero? but not the comic book version yet (What the-?!? :confused: ).

How old are you now? Check my profile. :p But I like LuciferSam's answer.

Have you run out of room for more toys yet? Yes. I have some piles and my bookshelves are having things stacked on top of items. I am a loose collector (that sounds dirty, but it isn't :rolleyes: ). Where's my 2-story Star Wars turret room addition?

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect? I buy every SW book (fiction) and most guide books, virtually all SW music (when will there be ANY new scores?) and videos, occasionally I even collect the [trading] cards, but..., and I'm saving up for the 1:1 scale Death $tar II. :D

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby? I'll keep buying the books and music, but the toys are getting slim, since if I can't find it easily, I don't even try much anymore. Guess the toys/figures (and there are very few toys I have any interest in) have maybe a couple years left max.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff? Why, are you offering one? MOC? Is she 9.5 grade or higher? Card unpunched? :crass: :yes:

LTBasker
04-21-2007, 11:01 PM
Who's left here? - LT. Basker reporting for the long haul.

Where do you live? - Okiehoma.

How old are you now? - 20.

Have you run out of room for more toys yet? - *sigh* Yes. I blame it mostly on my lack of organization though, need more shelves and such.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect? - Vehicles (when I can), Titaniums, the Nerf blasters...

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby? - As long as it interests me and I can afford it. I'm actually hoping it stops before the 2018 license end though...

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff? - No, sadly. Oh well, I have slave Leia figures to comfort me.

Mad Slanted Powers
04-22-2007, 02:18 AM
Who's left here? - Not me, I'm more to the right.

Where do you live? - Isn't it right there in the location?

How old are you now? - 37 in June. May will mark eight years since I started collecting the modern line.

Have you run out of room for more toys yet? - Getting close, but I find ways to make room, either by rearranging or opening or finding better ways to display them.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect? - Not much beyond the figures, vehicles and Titanium vehicles.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby? - As long as they continue to make new stuff I guess, and as long as I can afford it.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff? - I live alone.

Slicker
04-22-2007, 04:20 AM
Who's left here?
Meesa

Where do you live?
Japan

How old are you now?
25

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?
I've got a big storage shed so I've got time

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?
None

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?
Until I lose interest

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?
Not yet

Tonysmo
04-22-2007, 04:45 AM
Who's left here?
me.. kinda.. just stop by when I have some time.

Where do you live?
The Lou. As in STL MO

How old are you now?
35 – ie ancient

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?
yes. I have long been out of room. Most of the collection is in tubs. – Im actually about to disperse a lot of it.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?
I have a lot of the helmets. Lego’s, and 12” figures. ( and a few vintage things games, etc. )

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?
I pretty sure Im done. Ill keep a few things that are special to me. But really.. a lot of it just has to go. Its not a money issue.. Its not a “true” space issue.. It’s a .. Im really tired of seeing GL milk money out of collectors by all these rehashed pos… and to further my point… Im actually **BLASPHAMY** getting tired of seeing the last three movies. They have ruined it for me…

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?
My better half tolerates it. and might even want me to get my head checked when I tell her its got to go..

But…. I was never a “true” collector in the sense that I had a “goal” of some sort… I picked and chose what I wanted in my collection. There are some things I’ll never part with. A few special figures either given to me by friends and such.. Ill keep my collection of helmets.. Ill still aspire to dress up as a stormtrooper at least once before I die. Ill possibly at some point open some of my lego sets that sit idle in the box. ( who wouldn’t want a yoda lego statue to display?? )

Kinda one of the reasons I don’t hang out on these boards as much.. I mean. I call a few of you e-friends. The ones that I know.. that is.. but could never really give any feedback on all the collector stuff.. and debating the movies into the ground.. just got really old. Specially when I hated the new movies. I mean. I built up so much in my head about these movies.. and was soooooooooo let down. Maybe I am just getting older? I dunno. I found lotr fascinating.. most of it anyway..

I still walk through the toy isles.. I still peer to see whats new.. but I just cant bring myself to buying into it anymore.

I guess you know your done collecting when you still get SW stuff for Christmas and you just roll your eyes and say … uh.. thanks.. :P

This of course, just one opinion from someone who rarely posts anything of substance.. *sigh*




….and see.. damn.. it was really hard to admit that. That I think Im done collecting.. and that I really am starting to despise GL.. cause.. well.. this IS a SW community.. and if I don’t like it anymore. Then WTF am I still doing here. .. and I guess that’s the part that kinda scares me. Id like to hang around…. But.. ehh.. I dunno.. I smell a new thread possibility here..

jjreason
04-22-2007, 08:41 AM
You're here because of us, Bro - admit it!!! :D

The Stats:

34 (35 in 2 weeks).

Cambridge, ON (Canada).

I have lots of space for toys, just no place to display them in a way that would suit me.

Loose 3.75" only, both vintage and modern - but I have quite a few books and other various SW merchandise as well.

I'm fading... but I can't imagine NOT buying the 3.75" basic figures. I'll likely stick with those until the bitter end.

Collecting stuff is the only "me" my wife has ever known, so she tolerates it. The part that drives her nuts is when she actually sees me paying for something she knows I have already.

Bel-Cam Jos
04-22-2007, 10:30 AM
But…. I was never a “true” collector in the sense that I had a “goal” of some sort… I picked and chose what I wanted in my collection. There are some things I’ll never part with. A few special figures either given to me by friends and such.. Ill keep my collection of helmets.. Ill still aspire to dress up as a stormtrooper at least once before I die.

I still walk through the toy isles.. I still peer to see whats new.. but I just cant bring myself to buying into it anymore.
This got me thinking for a NEW survey question...

Has your collecting "goal" changed since you began?Well, B-CJ, I'm glad you asked. Yes, yes it has. Originally, I thought of myself as a 3 3/4" completist (minus teensy weensy variant differences), and for a while (maybe the first 4 years) I was. Then, I looked at what I was buying, didn't like the quality at times, saw the repetition in designs/choices, and began to be "picky." I, too, peer to see what's new, and then decide to get just what I like/want. Usually, that "what" ends up being "nothing." :PCvsMACsadrealization:

pbarnard
04-22-2007, 11:52 AM
Only slightly. Way back in the POTF2 days, I just wanted stormtroopers to make up for the ones I never had as a kid. Now, it is to get specific characters for specific scenes that I've built or will build/dedicate a level on an mdf case.

General_Grievous
04-22-2007, 12:29 PM
Has your collecting "goal" changed since you began?

At first, I was getting everyone, even EU figures. But about five years ago I drew a line and dropped the EU figures, because the Clone Wars line (with the exception of the SA Clone) left a bad taste when it came to EU. Also, I skipped a lot of repacks. Now I just get (relevant) resculpts and new characters.

LusiferSam
04-22-2007, 01:21 PM
Has your collecting "goal" changed since you began? Absolutely. I started out in '95 by trying to get anything and everything that said Star Wars on it. I real quickly figured out that was feasible and focused mostly on Harbro's stuffs. Originally I started buying the POTF2 stuff because I didn't have way buying the Vintage stuff. I mostly buy only what I wanted. A couple of times I walked out of Wal-Mart with an impulse buy, but that was rare. After I discovered eBay in '97 I was able to easily buy the Vintage toys. I kept my interest in both the Modern and Vintage lines for a while. But by '01 my interest in the Modern line a waned a lot. Things finally came to a head in the fall of '02 and I simple stopped.

My Vintage collecting goals have changed a lot of the years. At first I only wanted to add the figures, vehicles and playsets I wanted as a kid and complete my incomplete toys. But that's changed to included most of the Kenner toys, a number of foreign item (Palitoy and Takara items), and role play toys.

stillakid
04-22-2007, 01:36 PM
Who's left here? Me. Sometimes

Where do you live? Encino, CA...though I've been travelling a lot lately.

How old are you now? 37. Turning 38 this Saturday.

Have you run out of room for more toys yet? Had to get a storage room at Public Storage last year. One day I plan to have a large room/office to put everything out.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect? Higher quality stuff, like the Deluxe editions of Dressing a Galaxy and Sculpting a Galaxy. I also like the Deluxe Vader and Biker Scout masks I have. So mostly the Hasbro toys with some other expensive odds and ends thrown in from time to time.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby? It's a diversion from other things going on in my life, so as long as I still enjoy it and it isn't getting in the way, I'll probably keep buying stuff.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff? Understands is a relative term. Maybe more like "tolerates" it. :)

Mr. JabbaJohnL
04-22-2007, 02:22 PM
Has your collecting "goal" changed since you began?
Somewhat. I've always wanted to get one of every "new" figure, but lately the difference between old and new has been getting blurred. I've never collected variants, unless I felt they were different enough to warrant a purchase. Sometime in 2002 I started getting army-builders, but I don't do that too much unless I have extra money or something.

mtriv73
04-22-2007, 03:51 PM
Who's left here? I'm still here

Where do you live? Frederick, MD

How old are you now? 33.4167

Have you run out of room for more toys yet? Yes

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect? Titaniums

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby? As long as I can find them.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff? Yes, although as the birth of our baby approaches, she's starting to think there are better things to spend money on.

Have my collecting goals changed? I'm not a completist anymore and I've actually gotten rid of a bunch of old vehicles and figures I think are inferior to the new ones.

Jargo
04-22-2007, 06:30 PM
Has your collecting "goal" changed since you began?
I used to want all the characters from every scene in the entire saga. Then I woke up and realised that it's just insane to try and have that much stuff. So I started to specialise. reduced my collecting focus to characters from only a certain locale. Tatooine. This means a small number of vehicles a nice number of beasts and a lot of figures but at a manageable level.
however i couldn't part with my other beasts when i cleared out and I liked some of the aliens from other locales so I try to be logical and buy only the figures that belong to a species seen on tatooine. or a character that could feasibly have some kind of business there. or a figure i can customise to create a character hasbro hasn't yet done.
I also wait it out and never buy toys as soon as they hit i usually wait a year and pick the cream of the crop and then splurge on them. it may make it more costly but i'm not really that bothered by the cost. just the quality and detail of the toy itself. I'm more likely to buy an exclusive closer to the time of release though to ensure i get that whatever it is. provided that whatever it is is worth it.
I also stopped army building in terms of troops. now i buy the officers. they're more interesting than mere grunts.
I take the view that whatever I want will show up somewhere sometime. there's always someone selling a collection because they're quitting or getting married or need money to pay for a mexican baby for their childless and barren wife etc.
kids will grow up and put away or rather sell their childish things.
I just sit like a hawk and swoop when I see my prey. I never ever go to stores actively looking for stuff. life is too short for that torture.

Rogue II
04-22-2007, 07:01 PM
Has your collecting "goal" changed since you began?

Not much. I started collecting to replace my lost Vintage figures, and didn't really buy vehicles because of money and space. Now, I still only buy OT figures, but since there aren't as many, I buy vehicles now and do some light army building.

For a short time, I did collect Micromachines and Legos, but decided to quit and just focus on the 3.75" line.

Mad Slanted Powers
04-22-2007, 07:09 PM
Has my collecting goal changed? I think it changed shortly after I started, but not much since then. I didn't start collecting until Episode I, so I figured I wouldn't be able to catch up on all that I missed. I think I figured I would just stick with the new stuff, and I didn't get vehicles at first either. Then I saw Action Fleet vehicles and started getting those. I eventually got the bigger vehicles, but at first I avoided non-window box ones or ones that didn't have a pack-in figure. Then I found a shop in a town a half hour away that had a lot of POTF2 figures. That allowed me to get caught up on figures. The Action Figure Archive and online sites helped me figure out which figures I still needed to get. Brian's Toys and KB Toys filled in the gaps.

Until the Saga line, there hadn't been too many repacks. I didn't mind buying resculpts. I guess I did have a few duplicates because I ended up getting a few POTF2 figures on regular cards and Freeze Frame cards. With the Saga line, they started numbering the figures, so I felt like I had a gap in the collection if I didn't get them all. Thus, I got a few that I probably should have passed on like new likeness Leia and the 2003 Jango that had been on a 2002 card.

Last year was probably the first time that I intentionally skipped some basic figures. I passed on Rieekan, C-3PO w/Battle Droid head, Yoda, Jango, Emperor, both Mauls, Chewbacca w/Threepio, and Kit Fisto. There were several others that I was tempted to skip. This year, the basic line appears to be mostly new or new sculpts, so I don't think I'll skip anything other than the legends.

So, once I got fully into collecting, my goal was to get each figure. That still is pretty much my goal. Thus, I can skip repacks, but accessories and slight changes to the figure might make me decide to get it. Maybe someday I'll be able to take all the extra Hans and Lukes and customize them somehow.

UKWildcat
04-22-2007, 08:00 PM
Has your collecting "goal" changed since you began?
Definitely! Used to be a completist but I kicked that habit many months ago. Now I am only buying the stuff that I really want, as I mentioned earlier. I've even sold 70+ carded figures from my collection, something I never thought I'd do.

DarthQuack
04-22-2007, 08:09 PM
Has your collecting "goal" changed since you began?

My collecting went in spells I guess would be a good word. I remember my brother first got figures back in 95 when he was 11 and he was an opener, and I was 15 or 16 when I got my first figure, Chewbacca from the SOTE line, it mostly comes and goes but it always comes back to me collecting.

Old Fossil
04-22-2007, 09:20 PM
I'm still here. 36 years old, still in Laurel, Mississippi. Winding down the modern collecting (mainly Hasbro figures, some Galactic Heroes for my daughter, some Lego), plugging away at the dear old Vintage line. The wife is very supportive, even encouraging most times. I'm very lucky in that regard.

My collecting habits have changed mainly in that space and financial concerns influence every purchase now. I don't army-build much any more and definitely don't buy one of everything. I hardly ever keep new figures MOC for very long nowadays.

I plan on keep on keeping on with this, although it takes up much of the free time I want to devote to my fiction writing; and I am also trying to get into apprentice falconry, which will become more of a lifestyle change (almost akin to a religion) for me than just a hobby like collecting SW.

Then again, with the usual "toy runs" to retailers and my haunting of SirSteve's and related sites, I guess this is also a lifestyle of sorts. Never seriously thought about it that way before...

JediTricks
04-22-2007, 10:53 PM
Who's left here?
Yo. Reading for 11 years, reporting for 8.

Where do you live?
Los Angeles, California. About 10 blocks from where I was born, in fact.

How old are you now?
31, but for some reason I keep saying 32.

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?
And then some.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?
Titanium Series, LEGO, Galactic Heroes, Sideshow 12"-scale, Master Replicas Force FX Lightsabers, Master Replicas Scaled Weapons.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?
I'd like to say forever, but I foresee another year or so unfortunately unless the TV show really is the shot in the arm that is claimed. It doesn't help that my lifelong Star Trek interest is growing again thanks to the remastered Original Series airing in syndication.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?
Sadly not.

Has your collecting "goal" changed since you began?
Sort of, I originally started in '95 buying only what I wanted, but my friend Rick got me stuck on the figure-completism thing, and it took the second lame prequel and Hasbro's ugly product supporting it in '02 to break me of that habit, which I am grateful for as now I just buy what I like and that's my "goal".

I actually kind of hope the line ends gracefully within the next couple of years. I'm not a big fan of the collecting process. It's a pain in the arse. That is a very elegant way of putting it (except that last part :D).



How old are you now?
25Weird, I always thought you were older than Cappy. I was going to make a comment about you dissing him in that "significant other" answer, but then decided not to. ;)

Kidhuman
04-23-2007, 07:09 AM
Has your collecting "goal" changed since you began?


Kind of. I used to try to get everything, vehicles, and what not. I have stopped that now and get just what I want. Also started army building slightly.

bigbarada
04-24-2007, 03:57 AM
1. Who's left here?

After a long hiatus, I'm here from time to time.


2. Where do you live?

Hillsboro, IL for the last 8 months


3. How old are you now?

33, I'll be 34 next month


4. Have you run out of room for more toys yet?

Not yet, the sculpting quality of modern figures has improved enough that I can't really even stand to look at the early POTF2 stuff anymore. So I gave away or tossed out everything that I thought was "subpar." Also, when I moved I left a lot of toys in storage at my parents' house, so I got a chance to start fresh over here.


5. Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?

Galactic Heroes, Kubricks, some Titanium vehicles. I keep trying to convince myself to buy the Unleashed BattlePacks; but they're hideous pieces of garbage, so I've stayed away.


6. How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?

The realistic answer is until it is cancelled due to lack of interest or they stop making OT figures and focus solely on EU and the prequels.... whichever comes first.
I keep telling myself, "Just one more figure and I'll be done forever."


7. Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?

Nope. My friends here don't really understand the hobby, so they just act like they don't notice the toys everywhere. :D


8. Has your collecting "goal" changed since you began?

My collecting 'goals' and collecting 'habits' are usually two different things. I really only want a handfull of cool figures; but I always end up buying waaaaay more than I plan to.
As a kid, I usually only owned one, sometimes two, figures at a time. So I keep telling myself that if I had that "one perfect figure", then I'd be able to give up collecting completely. I've been telling myself that since 1995, I'm starting to think that "one perfect figure" will never be made..... although the upcoming vintage-style Bossk sure looks like a good candidate. :yes:

InsaneJediGirl
04-26-2007, 09:58 PM
Who's Left - I'm here when I can be, does that count?

Where do you live? - Georgia...sadly

How old are you now - I be 21 now

Have you run out of room? - Yes, a long time ago

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures what do you collect? - Star Wars wise promo items, the novels and comics. Non-SW mainly weird little comic related items

How much longer do you plan on keeping up the hobby? - As long as they keep making novels and comics, I'll keep up with that.

Significant Other - Nope

Has your collecting goal changed? - For sure, I used to be after the action figures. Now they've gone down the tubes so its novels,comics and the like for me now.

pegger
04-27-2007, 06:44 PM
Who's left here?
Me...and you guys, obviously

Where do you live?
Cambridge, Ontario Canada - just a hop, skip and a jump from jjreason

How old are you now?
34

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?
Displaying room, yes. Mostly everything is packed up now....

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?
Titanium Series...I would like to collect more, but I got bigger fish to fry...

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?
Till I die, most likely.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?
My wife is hot. Sometimes she understands...Other times it quite the bru-ha-ha....

Has your collecting "goal" changed since you began?

I'm not a completionist anymore... Hasbro ruined that with US exclusives and cosntant repackages....

Tycho
04-28-2007, 02:19 AM
The movies are history. CIV is coming soon. It's getting difficult to find toys in the store.

So...

Who's left here?

Both my multiple personalities.

Where do you live?

San Diego - instiutionalized of course.

How old are you now?

Entering my 30's. - Hey, it's not polite to ask an adolescent dilinquent their age! :cry:

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?

Yes. That's why I'm looking to buy a large house. (Other people consider real estate an investment. They have no idea how much easier their lives are without a Star Wars collection!) Anyway, most of my stuff is in storage for the meanwhile, but I don't want it to remain there. I'll do my dioramas even if there is nothing new left that I want to buy.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?

I just do dioramas, but I get Galactic Heroes in their own, 12" (SideShow that doesn't duplicate what Hasbro's already done - save for Anakin and Han Solo), Force Battlers, Clone Wars 'toon figures, Jedi Force figures, and the Buddies (the last of which I don't actually put in dioramas). But I don't have to have them all. I don't hunt variations of the cards, especially, but I do Army Build, though I'm not the worst offender in that area.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?

For as long as I live - which will be a lot shorter time period than it will for the rest of you guys. However, my hobby is filling in my scenes with figures I'm hopeful for like Young Beru and Young Owen, and I'm never going to buy the latest TAC Obi-Wan, Mace, Han Falcon Gunner, Luke Yavin Ceremony, etc. So my hobby is different than a lot of yours, though I have more figures than some of you, and not even as close as many as others amongst you.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?

On and off I have girlfriends. But I have no intention of marrying, so the little gold-diggers don't stick around that long anyway, which is fine by me. Then again, I can't totally say that's true. Several of my ex-girlfriends have stuck around for years. One is spending the night tonight (she's watching TV afer dinner and I was bored so I'm online because I'd rather talk about Star Wars / Transformers, etc. and she wouldn't. And my former high school girlfriend flies in from Chicago to stay with me a week from today actually. At the risk of jynxing myself out of their companionship (for which I am grateful I guess), I like being alone. See right now, I could concentrate on what I was typing and work on my novel if the TV wasn't on where I can hear it in the other room. If I was by myself, I'd have silence. That might get better when one day I have a large house. I can separate myself by moving to the opposite level should I want to. As I've made the case before, and I'm very chauvanistic in saying so, I like women in my life for ONE THING. We don't share the same interests and I am too tired to pretend I like something else like re-runs of Will & Grace or whatever she's watching now. Seriously, if I hear car chases, gun shots, and explosions - I'll go in the other room. I've so stereotyped my False-True personality theories, but they are TRUE-TRUE (the differences between many men and women) and I have living proof of it right now.

So to conclude, I don't give a darn what any chick thinks about my toy collection. I especially don't have the time any more to worry about it. Further, why are some of you able to afford toys? You aren't whipped and constantly trying to bribe them, or buying drugs and alcohol to coerce them. It is very true that you always want what you don't have. A few nights this past week I was lonely. Now I seriously wish it were quiet and I was alone. And it felt great to rant about this - especially now. :thumbsup:

DarthBrandon
04-28-2007, 10:21 AM
Who's left here?
Me...and anyone else still posting.:yes:

Where do you live?
Saint John, N.B. Canada - just around the corner from Bosskman

How old are you now?
37

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?
Yes

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?
Unleashed, I have 5, soon to be 6 with the Shadow Trooper & I have room for a 7th as this was my cut-off point.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?
This is my last year of hard core collecting. After this possibly 1 or 2 things here & there. (Giant Falcon or AT-TE anyone?)

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?
My wife is hot. Sometimes she understands...Other times she gets P.O.'d at some of the things I buy, like when I already have something & get another ( I use my son as an excuse & she's not buying):D

Has your collecting "goal" changed since you began?

I don't buy like I used to, Hasbro ruined that with US exclusives (& exclusives at Wal-Mart that don't show up here) and cosntant repackages, now I pick up things that haven't been done (Sith Infiltrator) or things that are far superior than they were before. (i.e. new Mace, Neyo, Yavin Luke)

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
05-06-2007, 01:37 PM
Who's left here?

Many of us who can't shake this bad habit. We're kind of like junkies.

Where do you live?

Western New York State

How old are you now?
27 . . . . and getting older

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?

In my bedroom, practically yes. However the basement has a lot of extra room.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?

Star Wars Unleashed, Action Fleet, Micro Machines, Titanium Series.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?

Indefinitely.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?

I wish, do you know of any available?

Mad Slanted Powers
05-06-2007, 06:34 PM
Who's left here?

Many of us who can't shake this bad habit. We're kind like junkies.
Do you hang out downtown asking people, "hey, you got any clones?"

lee gray
05-10-2007, 03:37 PM
Where do you live?
Slough, UK

How old are you now?
37

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?
No

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?
Nothing really just the odd bit here and there

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?
Am happy with what I have for now so wont be collecting any more items but plan on keeping what I do have for the foreseable future

seanmcfripp
05-11-2007, 01:07 PM
Who's left here?
seanmcfripp

Where do you live?
New Market, MD, but Frederick is the big town around here.

How old are you now?
As old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth. Or 30.

Have you run out of room for more toys yet?
Nope, the basement is all mine. I make sure to clear out the old, dated stuff too. More on that below.

Beyond 3 3/4" Hasbro action figures, what other Star Wars items do you try to collect?
LEGO sets, and that's pretty much it. Oh, and I almost forgot, I have all the SW Transformers. Screw you for judging me.

Has your collecting "goal" changed since you began?
Absolutely. I had one of everything up until AOTC came out, then I realized I was buying a bunch of crap I didn't really want. What's fun about that? From then on out, I made it a point never to buy scene specific versions of characters, or cheesy deluxe versions, or any version that unnecessarily clutterd my display shelves. One definitive version of each character in a unique costume, and that's it. Same with vehicles, one snowspeeder or x-wing, and no more. The first time I sold off a big lot of figures and vehicles was quite a liberating experience. Nowadays, if something new comes out that's an upgrade to something old, boom, up on ebay it goes.

How much longer do you plan on keeping with this hobby?
I collect other toys too, so if I got out of toy collecting all together for some reason, I'm sure I'd get out of Star Wars too. I'm collecting at a healthy level though, so as long as Hasbro is in the game, I'll be there.

Do you have a hot wife/husband/significant other who understands and/or tolerates your spending on this stuff?
Funny thing about this question, I don't see anyone really addressing the hotness of their significant other part of it. Yeah, my wife is hot. Really hot actually. And I don't mean like dorky hot, I mean like everyone-who-meets-her-wants-to-f-her hot. And really smart and successful. And she gave birth to our twin girls on top of it. Her hotness knows no limit. That being said, her understanding/tolerating my little hobby makes her one of the cooler wives out there. :love:

I like to think I make it somewhat easy for her though. I never spend "our" money on my hobby. I finance the whole thing through selling off old parts of my collection, or stretching out X-mas and birthday money, which for some reason, people still feel compelled to give me at my age (I'm not complaining). And my collection is loose, so you don't have this overwhelming experience of walking into our basement and not being able to find a window or door or wallspace because literally every square inch is covered with something Star Wars. I have nice, neat, fairly shallow shelves that have been carefully built into the walls and painted to blend in with the rest of the room. In other words, I haven't turned my basement into one of the clutter nightmares I've seen in some of the collection pictures some guys post online. And I also make sure she meets a really bad Star Wars geek every now and again, just to show her what we as a species are capable of.

UKWildcat
05-11-2007, 01:36 PM
Yeah, my wife is hot. Really hot actually. And I don't mean like dorky hot, I mean like everyone-who-meets-her-wants-to-f-her hot. And really smart and successful. And she gave birth to our twin girls on top of it. Her hotness knows no limit.:eek:


Pictures please... lol ;)

Bel-Cam Jos
05-12-2007, 10:37 AM
:eek:


Pictures please... lol ;)I was wondering who'd make a comment like that... and only 29 minutes later, too. :D

And seanmcfripp, I love the teeth/tongue answer! How true it is...