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Old 07-21-2021, 07:05 PM   #1
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Single vs Entire collection

Does anyone in here only collect 1 character?

I’ve been contemplating it for awhile and wanted to get other opinions. One side of my brain says I’ll save a lot of money and my stress of the hunt will go down. (I hate not having 100% complete sets, and Neca is very hard.)

The other side of my brain thinks I’ll only get more stressed not pulling the trigger on everything and dealing with Ebayers when selling and shipping the other 3 bros of my collection.

Just curious what others feel if they focused on one character.
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Old 07-21-2021, 07:12 PM   #2
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Does anyone in here only collect 1 character?

I’ve been contemplating it for awhile and wanted to get other opinions. One side of my brain says I’ll save a lot of money and my stress of the hunt will go down. (I hate not having 100% complete sets, and Neca is very hard.)

The other side of my brain thinks I’ll only get more stressed not pulling the trigger on everything and dealing with Ebayers when selling and shipping the other 3 bros of my collection.

Just curious what others feel if they focused on one character.
When I can't afford to buy it all, I try to focus on just Mikey stuff. Like Pops. Or those odd shaped 2012 looking Turtles from a few years back. Or all the key chains & oddities that are out there. But base figures, I try to snag all 4 bros.
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Old 07-21-2021, 11:26 PM   #3
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i think going for completion with huge lines like neca is asking for heartbreak and disappointment. some of those are just hard to get, and honestly, a lot of them i have very little interest in. i'll admit, when the neca line first started, i was all in. i wanted it all. but as we started getting deeper and deeper, i realized...i don't give a **** about these triceraton characters that were in a single episode that i never even saw. and that's when my philosophy turned into more of: get the characters you like. get what you want, not what you feel obligated to get. i'm taking a similar approach with the super7 ultimates too. feels pretty nice to pass on **** and not feel any remorse.
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Old 07-22-2021, 12:31 AM   #4
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Exactly that. Collect what you like. Single character? Great. All in? Go for it. Pick and choose? Absolutely. Just do what feels right for you and your budget.

I tend to go for pick and choose, like italianice388 says there are just too many characters I don't have that emotional connection to and aren't worth the cost to me (because let's be honest, these toys aren't cheap).
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Old 07-22-2021, 03:26 AM   #5
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When it comes to Mirage or the 1990 movie, I'm a completist. For all other versions of the franchise, I stick to just buying one turtle (Raphael), just to have some representation on the shelf.
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Old 07-22-2021, 10:59 AM   #6
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i think going for completion with huge lines like neca is asking for heartbreak and disappointment. some of those are just hard to get, and honestly, a lot of them i have very little interest in. i'll admit, when the neca line first started, i was all in. i wanted it all. but as we started getting deeper and deeper, i realized...i don't give a **** about these triceraton characters that were in a single episode that i never even saw. and that's when my philosophy turned into more of: get the characters you like. get what you want, not what you feel obligated to get. i'm taking a similar approach with the super7 ultimates too. feels pretty nice to pass on **** and not feel any remorse.
Completely agree with this. I bought the Triceratons and regret it immensely, as I have no emotional attachment to them (though I will get the Super7 Triceraton whenever they make it, as I remember the toy fondly). For me, the cut-off is season five... and even then, I was on the fence about pulling the trigger on Mutagen Man/Ace as I don't really care for Mutagen Man and Ace only barely qualifies as a cartoon character.
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Old 07-22-2021, 12:54 PM   #7
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Completely agree with this. I bought the Triceratons and regret it immensely, as I have no emotional attachment to them (though I will get the Super7 Triceraton whenever they make it, as I remember the toy fondly). For me, the cut-off is season five... and even then, I was on the fence about pulling the trigger on Mutagen Man/Ace as I don't really care for Mutagen Man and Ace only barely qualifies as a cartoon character.
totally! that's not to say i don't love triceratons in general. like you, i have a huge connection to the toy version (and og mirage version). same goes for mutagen man and ace. don't remember them in the cartoon at all, and not really fond of their cartoon designs. i loved their toys though, so i'll snag the S7 versions.
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Old 07-22-2021, 06:06 PM   #8
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I just stick to what I like. I have a couple of the neca toon and new line cinema sets, but this craps expensive and display space is at a premium these days with the glut of adult merchandise available. I'm going pretty hard on the super7 line but even there I skip an average of one figure per series just because I dont feel like I need them. Keep to what makes you happy.
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