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That fact that money's been really tight has made me very conservative in the last 3 years. But you know what really did it? Hot [sign in to see URL] they're infectious standard to raise the bar for every other company. It's to a point where there are SO MANY masterpieces being released, that I just said, "I give up".
The amount of plastic eye candy was just too much for me and when my brain realized I couldn't have it [sign in to see URL] profound sense of piece came over me. [sign in to see URL] I said. I'm very conservative. I do have to say that there still is something about medicom that (for me) gives me a sense of 'fun' over most other companies.

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Hey, I think you're onto something there, McHaley... I have similar sentiments about HT and about Medicom... ThreeA's figures also have a sense of fun and imagination to me too...
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Hero of Time makes a good point about moving. Having to move 3 times in as many years was what ultimately made me give up everything besides 1/6th. I had my 75+ 1/6th figures in addition to about 10 huge rubbermade totes of regular action figures. It was kind of ridiculous.

And yes, as i've mentioned before, Hot Toys is driving me nuts. The exclusives are getting out of hand. Between this new Batman Begins figure and them letting Sideshow sell the Demon Batman/Scarecrow Set after they CLAIMED it'd only be sold at the 10th anniversary event, i'm pretty disgusted.

Then again, I just got Thor and the Battle Suit Jill Valentine this week (it had been awhile, I hadn't gotten an HT since the Falconer in February) and i'm pretty happy with them. I'm thinking twice about the Tracker and the MK V though, I think I might be all Predator and Iron Man'd out. Cap may be the only HT I get for the rest of the year, and that's only if the movie's as good as it looks.

And lastly, I agree that 3A is awesome. I only have a Slim Red Dropcloth and the Tracky Boss Fighting JC (so far) but they're two of my favorite pieces that i've gotten in the past year, and they always get a lot of attention.

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With the Hot Toys/Sideshow Star Wars collaboration, along with more SW from just Sideshow AND the acquiring of the DC license AND all the other companies offering mega expensive [sign in to see URL] wonder how long before the collectible market becomes so over flooded that we see a bit of a crash. I've seen it happen with every type of desirable collectable over the past. I think (at first) we'll see people unload a lot of their collection amassed in just the past 3 years. It'll be good for some (on a budget) that haven't pulled the trigger on much, to pick up a few items for nice prices.
[sign in to see URL] in all, with the ComicCon hype on what's being released? It just helps me say: "I Give Up." Everything is soooooo expensive AND during a time of economic uncertainty. I'll still by VERY conservative on what I purchase. I think I'll still have the most fun customizing the things I already [sign in to see URL] really adds the "hobby" back into something that has become a completest's [sign in to see URL] mean obsession. I've still got the bug. When new product photo's are released, I think, "I Gotta Have It!!!!" and then I mentally go through the 10 steps learned in Toys Anonymous, do my breathing exorcises and I'm fine.

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How have you guys been doing? I stumbled a bit the past few weeks. I spent quite a bit on DVDs including Batman Beyond box set. I also bought an Ezio figure and felt guilty about it afterwards.

I also preordered a TK Oyabun, but I don't regret that purchase as Papparei directed me to a good price.

On the weekend, I bought quite a few GI Joe figures and TFs, including a couple of the rarer guys, Windcharger and Shockwave and I sort of regret buying them... mainly got them because my friend told me they were harder to find.

Right now, I'm eyeing some more GI Joes as BBTS is having a sale... (heavy sigh)
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hm yea i decided to not getting rah BRS lol thanks to figma game ver/ and dat bike!!! emoticon

wat else... seems playart is d name of d game from now on emoticon

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Hi all ^^

just know about this thread, and might be a good idea to share my thought too at the moment.

i'm married as well and the last few days have received a sad news from my wife family that her dad is on the last stage of cancer.

so after the last few months been bombarded by 3A toys & [sign in to see URL] also kind of feel maybe i should not be that selfish using most of our hard earned saving just to buy my toys where as my wife only save up.

she never felt headache, upset, stress for "nothing" especially if i missed the drop from 3A toys (some of you might feel the same maybe ^^).

so we decide to take a trip back to Thailand to stay 2-3 weeks with her family/ dad in August.

It might help me to see life/ hobby on different perspective maybe?? as i would be out from the internet world as well....

Dammit after typing all of those [sign in to see URL] my mind goes to HT [sign in to see URL] devil live in my [sign in to see URL] emoticon
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Welcome to the discussion, my brother Cub3k. I am really sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I don't know why, but we are all adults who refuse to grow up for some reason. I'm closing on 40 years old now (will be 38 in half a year or so) and successful at work, but still obsessing over plastic figures. I was going to buy 'Reveal the Shield' Optimus and Jazz this weekend, but going to try and resist. I did buy the ThreeA mini TK 4 pack.

I guess the financial reason is a secondary worry because most of the time, we believe we can sell most of our collection back, even if we take a loss, we can sell it back and other figures will increase in value so in the end you may sort of break even...
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Thanks [sign in to see URL] make you become my senior than emoticon i'm 33 years old now.

it's actually really hard to resist buying toys...

i use to collect games up to ps2 era. That time my wife try to stop me and somehow toys become the substitute for it and she kind of regret it now as toys actually consumed more space & money emoticon

btw, me too bought the yellow TK ^^

@McHaleyArt: "and then I mentally go through the 10 steps learned in Toys Anonymous, do my breathing exorcises and I'm fine."
I will try to master the [sign in to see URL] for the tips ^^



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i skip a ton of HT lately emoticon in d name of 3A lolz.

and.. i just sold berserk/falconer.. also resisting dat new classic pred.. awesome i admit.. but gotta keep 3A rolling emoticon which means now i;m freee from ht movie/hollywoooodd

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