I'm bring up this question because I was budgeting out my expences for action figures for the next year- getting an idea about how much was was going to spend. I'm collecting several toy lines at the moment including Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, 007, The Muppets, Star Trek and occasional McFarlane. I quit collecting The Simpsons cold turky because that more than anything became too big a bother and hassle.
Anyways, I'm always on the hunt for new figures. I love finding out about new, cool stuff on the way. Most of the time I go out and find nothing, but am overjoyed when I do find something. And that I guess makes it all worthwhile. There is my happiness in my hobby.
With all the various lines I collect, I figure at some point there's going to be an end. The 007 line will run out of characters. The Lord of the Rings movies will finish and so will the figures. Star Trek will eventually make all the characters I want.
I was talking about all this with a friend who brings up a good point, and I'm wondering about this.... Is it the chase I enjoy the most or is it the find? Does it really matter what it is I'm looking for as long as it's something? Is there always going to be something? Is it ever going to end?
Something to think about. I'd love to hear oppinions...