As I walk the new ROTS toy aisle at WM every day, I can't help but feel a little sad. Or maybe the right word is 'sentimental.' I mean, this is the last big movie wave of SW toys. Ever. The best, IMHO, but also surely the LAST.
I seriously doubt we'll see so many different figures, and especially so many different (and NEW!) vehicles, sitting on retail shelves at the same time, ever again.
I find myself wanting to savor each and every ROTS purchase. It helps that I've been greatly pleased with all the figures I've bought so far. I mean, the sculpts, the paint apps, even the usually loathsome action features -- all make it easy to enjoy buying toys in this, the last of the SW movie years.
"The circle is now complete." We all know the saying too well, but it really hits home now. There is such a sense of finality to these toys that give me such pleasure, after the hits and misses and slow withering of the lines of previous movie years. It's almost as if Hasbro said, "Well, this is our last chance. Let's go out with a bang." Now I know this is not the end of SW toys, per se, but again, we'll never have so much to choose from at once, ever again. In a few months, we'll never have upwards of 30 folks viewing and messaging at once in the toy forums here at SSG. Will we?
Do these thoughts ever occur to any of the rest of you? If so, do they make the whole SW toy collecting experience richer now, or sadder, or both? Or am I just being a wuss?