Okay, so when I got out of my DA, I thought I'd made some pretty clear-cut decisions on what I was going to buy, on a case-by-case basis anyway. You may all laugh at this, but it was: Star Wars only, one decent example of a set (not a polybag), only iconic spaceships. And for UCS they have to the most iconic of all! You can read the rest of this post when you stop laughing! :-)
As time went on, that has changed quite a bit (understatement of the decade, as far as I'm concerned) and now I find myself really annoyed that:
What makes it worse is that I pride myself on being thorough when it comes to things that interest me, so I'm amazed that some of the sets I now want I hadn't even heard of when they were released. My only comfort is that I hanker after only 1 set that appeared from before my DA, and all the others are from 2000 or later (which doesn't help the cost issue, but does solve the availability issue).
My excuses are that a decade ago I was both earning a lot less than I am now, and at various points we were going through some pretty tough times as a family so plastic toys weren't high on the agenda.
Anyway, I just wondered what other people's thoughts were on this. It would be nice to know that I'm not alone!
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