Tuesday, January 1, 2013

And another year goes by...

This year has been a real eye-opener for me in terms of toy-collecting. I think after I graduated and got a job with a steady income, I started hoarding a lot of toys just for the sake of it (a lot of movie TF's especially). The turning point happened this summer when I've finally acquired a Masterpiece MP-01. After getting the MP-01, I noticed that I get much more enjoyment out of a high quality toy than the numerous movie deluxes that I've been stockpiling mostly from the sales. So after I decided once and for all to purge my TF collection of all the movie stuff. Luckily I was able to sell them all off and now my TF collection is only comprised of Masterpieces, Classics, Animated, Beast Wars, Prime and the odd few TF's I like from other lines.

Although I still love imported toys as much as ever. Actually I think back in March, I actually had all my preorders cleared from Amiami. But they soon started up again with all the new releases announcements and now I am up to May 2013 in preorders already...sigh...it's back to the neverending cycle again. It's not that I don't enjoy collecting these toys, it's just that I want to start saving more money this year. I've been splurging on way too much toys and gadgets lately.

So in 2013, I hope I will be able to really cut down on buying toys, I mean I will probably never completely stop, but I don't want to buy anymore things that I will look at later and wonder why I bought it in the first place. For TF's, I will be concentrating on certain Masterpiece and 3rd party releases. Import toys-wise, it seems like this year will still be as strong as ever. Although this year seems like it will be the year to finish the Ultra-brothers so I can't wait for that! I am really looking forward to the Dragonball Z Figuarts releases as well. Luckily I have no interest in the current Kamen Rider Wizard series so that's a whole series of Rider Figuarts I will be opting out of. Ahh I could go on and on...but let's just wait and see how the year will reveal itself!

Anyways, I hope everyone will have another great year and of course...keep on collecting!

MS Girl Wing Gundam


  1. Happy new year bro. It is wise to concentrate "fire" in one target so you can buy better stuff