I love the game and I am totally a collector. Cant stop buying these little plastic treasures. Do you collect comics too? Thats how i got started. My buddy at the comic store got me a clobbering time Thor and I was hooked.
I was an active player/collector of the game up to Monsters and Mutations.
Once Topps/Wizkids took away the flight stands and stopped making the feat cards in card board I started to slow on my playing and just mainly collected certain characters.
Toward the end I only bought a brick of last 3 sets to send away for the brick figures. Thou I wished I would have played in the Arkham Asylum events for those LEs were neat that Seth designed.
I supported the relaunch but was very disappointed in the Brave and Bold set and the whole Black Lantern chase deal.
I mainly collected certain pieces until GSX set which got me playing again. That set was just great. And I had to send away for WL Sinestro. Unfortunatley I am back to mainly collecting for I find that quality is slipping again compared to the GSX set.
I will only be collecting loose figs after Chaos War for I don't like paying a premium for the CTD boosters nor care to get the vehicles in up coming Batman set.
"We're fans. We're passionate. We disagree about stupid little things. But we do it because we love the subject matter, and love our hobby."--Seth/Prophus--Lead Designer, HeroClix
I'm primarily a collector now. Not really a completist due to some only clixed once characters being VERY expensive (looking at you, Thorbuster Iron Man). But I try to focus on characters never made before.
I play the Marvel Superheroes RPG and these guys are perfect miniatures for it. I haven't played an actual Heroclix game in at least three years.
"Leave up to a billionaire to buy the world some time." -Tony Stark
Anybody remember the Herolympics thread on this site? Good times.
I'm a collector of characters and sculpts I like. I'm not a completionist when it comes to new sets, but I make a list of all clix I like from any upcoming set and I'm not satisfied until I've got them all.
Collector's can be gamers also but are you primarily buy Heroclix in order to collect the figures?
I consider myself almost expressly a collector. I love that you can game with the pieces but I have to admit to being primarily a collector that likes to display the good stuff.
Please respond if you consider yourself more of a collector than a gamer. I don't see many commenting in the forums.
Thanks and enjoy the game AND the collection.
At a previous venue, collectors and gamers were about 50%- 50%. A few guys would play only releases, but only really because they were there to pick up figs for ther collections. There's a lot more collector-only people out there than people think.
Definitely a collector. The convention exclusives this year may well be the death knell of my "completionism", but I will not go gently. I love the game and love to play, but I just HAVE to collect them all. I'm an addict and I know it.
Its all fun and games until someone rolls snake eyes on a push.....then it is hilarious