I thought the show was really interesting when you guys started talking about buying habits, rules and the likes. It's something I'm having to deal with right now. Due to my limited shelf space, all the stuff I'm buying is having trouble finding a home. It makes me think when I end up having to either reorganize a shelf completely (something I'm not prone to do because I'm way lazy
) or squeeze in some new figure I love behind several that I'm just kinda 'meh' about.
For me though, as time passes it's hard to say what figures I'll love and which ones I will feel indifferent about. Seeing pictures and reviews is one thing, but actually getting a figure in hand is something totally different. Sadly, if I'm honest, most figures disappoint when it comes to that. They are often not quite as cool or fun as they seemed to be in those nice pics on BBTS or TFU or Seibertron. There are exceptions, but more often than not, they end up being so fidgety and delicate that it makes me long for the days when these toys felt more solid. Nowadays they're like little Beast Wars skeletons (but with cheaper plastic) with panels from car parts strapped to their limbs and their torsos.
Transforming them is a pain in the ass instead of being enjoyable and fun like they once were.
I've been thinking long and hard lately about my collecting habits, and while I'm still within my budget, I keep thinking that there are more and more figures coming out that I can do without. There are hard choices ahead, that's for sure. But nobody better touch my Beast Wars
! TF:Prime and Generations on the other hand, may end up getting the axe eventually. So much space used for toys that, for the most part, I only marginally enjoy.