I guess this thread is really just for me. Comment if you like, ignore it otherwise, or read it as a random curiosity.
Sometimes there are certain items - and odd older ones at that - which I just really appreciate having in my collection.
As of these past 2 days, I've noticed I'm still very excited to have:
12" Han Hoth and TaunTaun
12" Luke Hoth and Wampa
These 2 sets are loose, on top of my Battle of Hoth Diorama - which as a whole I also really appreciate (there's an AT-AT, a vintage AT-ST, some snowtroopers crossing no-mans-land versus Rebel Troops in the Vintage Attack Base Playset with the Turret Playset beside it, and I have snowspeeders hanging above them (and a 3rd one with Luke, having just crashed).
There's hardly anything new put into these sets since 1998 when I probably completed building them. Oh I have a new "shrimpy" Hoth Rebel Soldier from this year I'll get around to adding (maybe today?) but I dig this stuff as a whole.
New stuff may not excite me that much, as they're a lot of rehashes, but I really appreciate having my "old stuff" I got mostly from '96-'98 with regards to this display.
In other news, here in my home-office room, where I have pretty much exclusively "Tatooine stuff," I am really digging:
12" Tusken Raider (1996)
12" Luke Skywalker (1996)
12" Obi-Wan Kenobi (1996)
12" Electronic Talking C-3PO (1998 I think)
12" Lando Skiff Guard (2003)
12" Gamorrean Guard (2003)
12" Bib Fortuna (1997)
Unleashed Boba Fett (2003)
12" Electronic Boba Fett (1998 I think)
A lot of this stuff is older merchandise, yet the modern collection. And curiously enough, at a time when the 12" line is in a bit of trouble, a lot of it is "action collection" stuff.
I just really appreciate having it.
Honorable mentions go to the 3 3/4" Garindan figure (1997) whom I really appreciate Hasbro making.