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How often do you buy action figures?

Discussion in 'Collecting' started by thebeanpole, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. thebeanpole

    thebeanpole Jedi Knight star 2

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    Aug 11, 2013
    Just curious, how often does everyone who collects the action figures here buy them? Do you buy them once in a great while, all the time, in bulk, etc.?
     
  2. TrakNar

    TrakNar Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Apr 4, 2011
    If I happen to see a figure that I either want or like, I'll pick it up. I'm usually keeping my eyes open for figures at yard sales, and if I want a specific figure, I'll hit up eBay. As for my buying frequency, not very often. Once every few months, if that.
     
  3. Ani501st

    Ani501st Jedi Padawan star 3

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    Mar 18, 2013
    Well, it depends. In 2013, I only bought some figures of the TCW final wave at the beginning of the tear and now the AT-RT w/ ARF Trooper 501st and Tactical droid. I'm going to buy some other figures this year.
    My buying frequency depends on the year and depends on which figures.
    For example, in 2011 I bought figures all of the time but in 2012 and 2013 it is once every few months.
     
  4. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    May 25, 2002
    Depends on what's available. My collection is mostly Fett-based so new Leias, Lukes, etc usually don't interest me. However, if I like the look of a non-Fett figure I'll usually try to pick it up. I buy the books and comic tpb/omnibus volumes more than I do action figures. I'm more of a Koto/minibust/statue collector as well.
     
  5. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Mar 27, 2004
    I collect a lot of action figure/toy lines other than Star Wars (mostly 70s/80s stuff). I'm collecting the new 6" Black series, but otherwise I'm pretty much done with the new stuff. I typically add a figure/vehicle/playset a week (Mostly on eBay, but it was made even easier recently, as a new toy shop that buys and sells 70s/80s/90s toys just opened up nearby), but I spread the love. A little Star Wars here, a dash of G.I. Joe there, a pinch of Masters of the Universe.
     
  6. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Jul 9, 2002
    It really depends on if I see something I like. As of right now I don't really buy any new figures based on the prequels so it's been a while since I picked up a figure.
     
  7. Aaronaman

    Aaronaman Jedi Knight star 4

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    Mar 12, 2013
    I've started searching for a few MOU figures now as well...they always interested me as kid, especially the villans :D

    As for SWs figures I seem to pick up new figures on a regular basis, mostly OT based though but my PT collection seems to be growing steadily. I really like the VC Jar Jar figure, Hasbro did an amazing job of making him look just as he did on screen...it has to take a very special figure to tempt me into buying a figure from the EU (hasn't happened yet haha)

    As for the Vintage Figures, I'll freely admit I have a problem and can't seem to pass one up when its offered to me...instead of going to AA I think I need VFA lol
     
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  8. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Mar 27, 2004
    The good news is that they're pretty easy to find and still not that expensive, with a few exceptions; Faker, Sorceress. It's a really colorful line, and yeah the villains are great.

    [face_laugh]
     
  9. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    May 23, 2002
    I generally peruse the figure aisles - if something's on sale/clearance I might pick it up, if it's a figure I really want I'll get it, if I can find it. I am picking up the 6" line, but other than that I have gobs of figures that I can't really display (no room and a puppy who'd think they were marvelously fun to munch on.)

    Occasionally I'll pick up lots on ebay if there's someone in there that interests me.

    I don't care what they are, if I find figures at thrift shops I'll pick them up.