Hey everybody, I have been posting for awhile, but have never started my own thread, so here it goes. This is a question that really gets me every now and then. If it was announced today that there would be no more new Star Wars toys, would you be happy with your collection and what you have?
From the vintage line to the present we have got tons of cool (and sometimes not so cool) stuff. Vehicles and playsets and everything in between. And the figures....what can I say? Not only do we have hundreds of figures of main characters in all their different outfits, we have more background and secondary characters in plastic than any other line of toys ever. With our collections, we could all easily re-create just about any scene from a Star Wars movie with no sweat! But if it were all over today, would you still need more, and how much?? Or would you be happy with the run you have had?
My opinion changes on this from month to month I think. There is nothing like the joy of finding a new figure on the pegs that I have been craving for months. But sometimes the feeling of staring at empty pegs or pegs full of old figures is more frustrating then anything else. And I stop and wonder, do I need more? Do I need one more Jedi Luke or a Vader in a new pose? Do I need a figure of a character with five seconds of screen time and no lines??? Is another repaint of a Gunship or an A-wing worth the time and cash? But then I find a Wat Tambor or Coleman Trebor and I display them for days like they were main characters that changed the course of the movies!!!
I love my collection, and I guess I will always feel that I could use "one more figure" or "that last vehicle" but I am happy with what I have over all. If it all ended, I don't have any holes in my collection and no regreats. I am not being gloomy about my collection or collecting prospects, I am just taking it all in. I have a lot...really a lot. And the line is still going strong and there is plenty more to make. But sometimes I wonder how much more I need, or how much more the line needs. What do you guys think??