I have issues regarding toy collecting, I admit it. My wife claims they are major issues, but at least she lets me hook guilt-free from time to time with a brand new toy. I've always been into toys, obviously as a kid, but also an adult. I guess now the toys are just more expensive. Video games being $60 a pop now and action figures can easily run $100 each, if not more. If I find one I really want cheaper then that it feels like a steal!
There is just something about opening the packaging and experiencing the toy for the first time. Whether itís a CD flowing through my car audio system as I leave Best Buy or the months, sometimes year, anticipation of the must-have-video-game-of-the-year as I dart home after standing in line for 2 hours at the midnight launch, itís a special feeling hard to match. My Mom said as a young kid Iíd spend hours laying in front of the Christmas tree gazing at my presents dreaming of the future event of unwrapping them.
There are other items I like to collect currently unlisted here. Theyíre on hold until my kids are a bit older, or as the wife says 'out of the house'. I have quite the collection of fantasy and Asian bladed weapons. All are in storage for now, however.