I find myself being less and less interested these days. I used to buy a lot of stuff and now I pick up a few figures here and there and am actually leaving some behind. The completist in me is dead (except for vintage).
Here is a list of reasons I think:
-lack of sales at stores like Target. I can't remember the last time I saw a sale at TRU or Target or whatever. Even the 2007 thanksgiving sales pretty much left out Star Wars when usually each year there are a few good sales going.
-boring figures. I understand we are at a point now where the need to be doing hashes and EU figures like crazy but enough is enough. Some are very cool but it's not the same if you've never seen them in the movie. I myself don't read the comic books or novels so those figures do nothing for me. I imagine it's the same for most of the buying public.
-finally maturing I guess. Buying toys will always have the immature, childish stigma and I know that. I guess I just finally realize that I don't have to buy every figure or every vehicle that gets released. I mean 1/4 of my house if full of star wars toys now and 95% are out of sight.
What about you? Anybody share this revelation?