Well, with a new place comes new storage and display challenges. Already I'm weeding out a few tpbs as I search for that pesky Killing Joke to pass on (but it seems to have vanished!) but also it's time to reassess another recent habit: the action figure.
I'm not a huge toy fan and when comic-related action figures began reappearing in the 90s, they were pretty awful. Somewhere along the way though, I picked up an action figure (probably the movie or X-Men: Evolution Cyclops) and slowly but surely others joined until I had a legion of the buggers. Set up for display not play, I figure they're just acceptable as ornaments, just as other people have knick knacks lying around.
Generally I'd pick up figures of characters I liked (unless they were truly awful) or bargain figures or figures that just plain appealed to me. DC Direct vastly outnumbers the awful Marvel figures except on the Minimate front, having picked up a ton on eBay as I figured it was a cheaper and more manageable way to build a cast of characters.
Until I figure a place to put a glass display case, my figs are currently boxed up and I vowed not to pick up any more due to space and monetary reasons. Then I saw the movie Iron Man fig and had to get it (he now stands alongside the New Frontier Dr Fate by my PC--the only other similar item is an animated JLU Flash paperweight/bust thing).
I'm hoping not to be tempted by anymore figures...but there are some nice Marvel Minimates, the Nova figure a JLI wave from DC Direct and a batch of Crisis figures including Reverse Flash (GOT to have him, one of comics' coolest costumes) so already I can see my plan going out of the window...