Unfortunately, my collection has grown beyond my ability to store, and so I've had to make the decision to open what I want to keep, and sell what I really don't care for. I've decided to open and keep what I consider to be the best version of the "iconic" characters from the OT and PT, army builders from the OT and PT, figures that are worth relatively little but have cool accessories I would like to keep from the OT, and Tatooine/Cantina/Palace figures that I don't have opened already. I bought some clear plastic bait boxes and organizers with handles to store them in.
Here's what I have opened over the last week or so:
Hoth Rebel Soldier- Goes nicely with a deluxe trooper I have open already
Rebel Fleet Trooper GC- This guy kinda sucks... even worse off the card
Rebel Fleet Trooper POTJ- Ahhh! Much better. This is a great figure!
Luke Commtech and Luke FF- I'm now thinking about picking up a SAGA2 luke to open and keeping all these accessories and dumping the other looseys. I'd be left with a sort of ultimate Luke! I really like the new SAGA likeness... I'll have to see about articulation.
Chewie OC- I needed a bowcaster to go with the Chewie I already have open- Cloud City Chewie, an old fave.
Ben OC- My favorite modern Ben, as the soft goods on the VOTC tend to billow.
Imperials: - I already have a lot of imperials loose, Lotsa sandys, VOTC stormies, VOTC Vader etc. These make the army more diverse and bigger-
Snowtrooper GC now I have 2 loose!
POTJ Imperial Officer this is a sweet figure. POTJ really took figures to a new level. I want another!
Death Star Droid FF This thing is really cool. Interestingly, his paint job was starting to liquify in the package where his hand hits the bubble. also, I seem to remember him being black... he has changed to more of a Deep, dark, metallic purple.
ATST Driver Sucky figure, but I needed a loose one.
Stormtrooper OC- looks pretty lame next to my 2 VOTC stormies!
Vader commtech- all I want is the chip and the interrogation droid!
Jawa / GONK- I always wanted to open this guy up for the GONK droid, and while cool, how do you stand him up with that walking action feature?!
POTJ Sandpeople- Looks alot better off the card. The plastic detailing on his robes are great and he holds the rifle really great. A new favorite!
Palace:- I have almost every Palace figure open any way, but not these until now!
Leia Slave with Barge Cannon- what can I say, really cool!
Ree-Yees- Very nice
SOTE Boussh- Looks a lot better off the card and in her helmet.