Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Goodbye to Toys!
Just kidding Greedo, it's more like a New Years Toy Resolution!
I've been thinking a long time about my toy collecting habits and decided today to cut back on my toy purchases for the next year. Now I know what everyone is thinking, but I am going to try very hard to do this, and not to worry I will still have plenty of toy goodness to talk about. I still have a few items I haven't opened up or shot pictures of, plus there is the whole collection just waiting to be featured.
Now of course I say this after making a trip to the store at lunch and picking up a couple of the Batman Brave and the Bold mini packs. In all fairness the two packs I picked up were on my short list of things I want.
So here's what I decided to collect over the year, it will be interesting to see if I stick to this list.
• New Mattel Retro Heroes
• New EMCE Star Trek Line
• A few Star Trek Models (about three or four I have my eye on)
• About five figures from the Wave 12 and 13 of the Current Star Wars line
• A couple misc. Ebay Spocks for the Spocklection
• A Justice League Unlimited Firestorm figure
• A DCUC Batman in Black outfit
• A GI Joe City Strike Snake Eyes
• A Lego X-wing and Imperial Hoth Battle Pack
• A Whampa MightyMugg
• Two Star Trek Hot Wheels
• An Ecto One Hot Wheels
• I forgot, the Iron Man II - classic Comic Iron Man
That's pretty much it. I think I will flush out a list when February rolls around and Toy Fair has come and gone. I may have to shorten the list, but as it stands I think I have a nice sampling of my favorite licenses up there. I killed off collecting the JLU figures except for Firestorm and I killed the DCUC line except for the lone Batman I want. GI Joe took a hit as well, only one figure in the plan. Star Wars I haven't really had a problem with lately, that wave 12 that consists of Empire Strikes Back guys is pretty sweet though.
I also plan on keeping track of the items I buy along with cost and location, I have seen this done on OAFE and thought it was a good idea, for my own information at least. I want to try and keep it under 1000.00 for the year, that's about 83 bucks a month. That has to include tax and shipping, so it should be fun. I really want to try and beat that figure though. That seems like such a crazy high number for toys, but the shipping alone can kill your budget.
Also how do you include Birthdays and Holiday gifts? I have some Christmas cash burning a hole in my pocket right now! Should that count? How about toy trades?
So I decided I need to stay off Ebay and out of the toy aisles, wish me luck! I think at the end of each month I will post a progress report, if anyone is interested. Also someone throw some water on Bubbashelby I think he passed out somewhere in the beginning of the post.