Is your collection just starting or is it nearing completion readers? Or maybe its taken you down a side-route or into a new collection, where your'e at now?
Collecting is all about what you fancy and nothing else really. You maybe a completist, a Mint and Boxed-ist, a loose and incompletist, a sampler or maybe a bit of everything. Most of all you'll be just you and it'll be your collection whatever the rhyme and reason behind it.
I personally have nearly finished my main collection and in my case its been trying to get the toy fleet of Century 21 Project SWORD. I've accepted that I'll never own the Nuclear Ferry and the Moon Base Set. I've got everything else. Anything I take in now is the occasional knock-off, which I take a fancy to, what you might call side salad to the main dish!
It's a peculiar feeling to be nearly done, a mixture of happiness and sadness really. I'm happy that I've got there and the hard work is over but I'm really sad that that excited anticipation of finding the next must-have collectable has gone too.
I imagine its a bit like having driven around for years in a Ford Mustang or a Jenson Interceptor, every morning getting that buzz and then having to park the car up in the garage when your'e too old to drive, staring at it through the window and occasionally sitting in it again to feel the thrill of the steering wheel!
Hmmm. Anyway, at what stage are you at readers on the long road to completing your collection? It would be great to hear.