It has been a very long time since I did this much writing about my Star Wars room or Star Wars collecting in general (although my podcasting mic is always ready to go). I’ve put together a series of articles highlighting changes I’ve made in my room over the past year. It’s kind of a time capsule about what was important to me last year as a collector. Tons of changes but not necessarily a ton of new action figures is what 2022 meant to me. Thanks for taking a look!Read more: A LOOK BACK AT COLLECTING STAR WARS IN 2022 (AND WHAT I PLAN ON DOING IN 2023)
As 2023 begins and with prices climbing steadily for Star Wars figures it almost feels like when I was collecting in the period after Revenge of the Sith in 2005 but before The Vintage Collection 1.0 in 2010. Back then I was buying mainly favourite characters or certain focuses and leaving many figures and vehicles on the store shelf. I have never been a completist collector and I can recall passing on many figures mainly because I had a previous version of it. Once The Vintage Collection hit in 2011 I was buying more than usual because the figures in most cases were a much better quality. When you’re paying $10 or less for one 3.75 inch action figure it’s obviously easier to justify buying more. Now that a single 3.75 Star Wars figure costs anywhere from $17.99 to $22.99 CDN I am back to cherrypicking which figures to buy because it’s just become too expensive to justify anymore.
What does this mean for me as a Star Wars collector in 2023? It means I will be focusing more and more on the large collection I have already and continue to experiment with customizing and building dioramas. Have I hit that ceiling where I’ll just say NO to new Star Wars figures? I don’t think so but I have to believe that I will soon.
Either way I intend on continuing to enjoy my Star Wars figure collection for years to come and as I write this in mid-February I’ve already made some fun changes in the Star Wars room.
Always in motion….