After taking some advice from our friendly neighborhood Joe_O, I decided that I would make a splash (splurge) and upgrade some of my loose figures. Most of my loose figures are the ones I had as a kid, and are in terrible shape. Plus most of the weapons are long gone.
After hemming and hawing a bit over the decision, I finally made the plunge and did the deal (thanks to the endless patience of Vintage_City mind you
). Anyway, I am sooo glad I did. I felt like a kid in a candy store last night unwrapping all of those figures. I did everything from smell the vintage plastic, to pose them with their weapons and marvel at the detail... even on Klaatu. It was like 1985 all over again!
Last night really reminded me of why it is I collect. And I've read countless stories about burn out and not being able to find anything. I can honestly say with 100% certainty that picking up a few loose figures will definitely re-ignite the spark again.