A lot of us are around the threshold of our 30's now.
In 1977 (1978 when the first toys were released) we'd just become "children," having graduated from "toddler state."
Star Wars became a huge influence upon us like no other generation has experienced. It lasted about 8 years.
In 1995, almost 10 years after the first "death" of Star Wars, most of us were about 18 years old and it started again.
We got another chance to regress back to our childhood and have been doing so for another DECADE!
Today we have figures we only dreamt of getting 20 years ago - like Herme Odel (rumored as on-the-way) and Ephant Mon (Hasbro's master-achievement), plus we have variant Imperial Officers (with Jerjerrod and Veers coming up) and Rebel Troopers from '97's to the latest Yavin Base Security. Plus we have 3 new movies to draw upon as sources for more (though man was Episode 3 milked dry! - save for possible Padmes and a few more Clones).
Star Wars hunting is continuing, though its form looks to be changing:
-online exclusives like the Lucas Collection
-Sideshow taking over 12" at a 125% price increase.
-Master Replicas, Gentle Giant, and Code3 offering cool stuff we hadn't even hoped for
Some of us will be taking a step back. 10 extra years as a child was a great ride!
I'll still be there to pick up Veers, Herme Odel, and a lot of the SSG's Top 50 List from Hasbro. There's some forthcoming stuff from Master Replicas that I'm buying (or hoping for), and Darth Tater / Spudtroops / Galactic Heroes / Jedi Force, Force Battlers etc. proved hard to resist.
I'm not endorsing the size change with Unleashed from my wallet.
I never got into Attacktix as I don't want to invest the time to learn a new game - I'm not even a video gamer.
I'll get Sideshow 12" occasionally - like a Bespin Leia that I don't have a Hasbro version of.
But I can safely say I can "grow up" now and save some room as well as cherry-pick my way through the continuation for this hobby.
I wonder what it will be like when the TV shows start up? I already plan to watch. Will there be stuff to collect and will I have desire to do so?
I don't care that much anymore. I like sleeping in (not waiting outside before Wal-Mart opens, etc.) and having the opportunity to invest and play in other areas of my life.
It's been a great ride.