I prefer to collect vintage figures, as cfawcett stated, those were the figures around when I was a child. Unfortunately I was a "girl" and no matter how many times I asked for Star Wars toys, people gave me *gag* Barbie dolls. However, I am deeply indebted to Barbie as you will soon learn. Since I did not care for Barbie dolls I kept some in their boxes and others did not get played with very much. In 1998 I discovered ebay and was shocked to see how much vintage Barbies and other vintage toys were going for. So, I sold my vintage barbies, dolls, golden books, etc. on ebay and turned right around and bought vintage Star Wars toys! I bought what I wanted to get as a child but no one would buy me! hehe I only wish I would have started sooner. I much prefer the old Kenner figures to the figures of today. Their clothing was made of real fabric, not plastic as they are now. I have all the loose Kenner figures including their accessories and weapons. Whereas the figures are quite easy to find in decent condition, the weapons and accessories are much harder to find. The next step in my vintage collecting to to get all the POTF with coin figures. Currently I only have the Ammanaman with coin, and the A-Wing pilot with coin. Another vintage item that is my "holy grail" would be the vintage Imperial Shuttle. I have ordered a new one from FAO, and when I get my vintage one, I will display them side by side. This is what I have done with my vintage AT-AT and my modern AT-AT, and my vintage and modern Slave 1 (yes I know those ships are quite different from each other).