Okay, so looking at what my collection is these days I've realized something... these new Mego's are really important to me. More so than simply collecting, I mean REAL attachment. Examples:
RA Superman and Batman found at TJ Maxx. I wouldn't part with them for nothing since I found 'em in the wild.
1950's Commander X- Jay sent me this one and the Western Knight version pre my interview with him to review. Western X is still around ans is just as important as 1950's X, I just had to free him and have him stand guard.
EMCE Kirk- This one's a little stranger. I HAD to buy it after reading a couple of the Shat's books. I became a fan all over again. Actually more than before.
Ralph- This incredible FX exclusive is made with so much MEGO love you can still catch Cupid flying by from time to time checking on him.
CTVT Monsters series 1 and 2 carded AND Castaways Creepy Classics Mr.Hyde and Zombie AND EMCE Frankie and Wolfie AND Flatt's Dracula- I have such a strong connection to monsters right now it's crazy.
The reason this struck me is that I was recently looking at the collection to thin it down again (just something I do from time to time) when i realized that I would NEVER want to part with these figures. Actually everything in my collection with the exception of two figures (Carded Boss Hogg and Carded Luke Duke with a bum knee) is completely off limits to trade or sale. It's really kind of strange for me since this is the first time I've felt a real connection to these toys outside of childhood nostalgia.
Am I alone? anyone else loving the toys with true childlike wonder and appreciation?