I know I have come across this issue myself as a toy collector, especially with Transformers, and that issue is do you collect solely for fun, or fun with keeping a monetary value and certainty with you collection? I for one collect Transformers mainly for fun, with a hint of keeping a tab on my collection. Different from Star Wars (Which I'll get to later) I get to actually interact with a toy that is essentially 2 in one, all while posing and displaying them in any fashion that I feel adequate. Nothing beats actually getting to have fun with a toy. Now I know we can all say that "I collect for fun because it's a hobby.", but there's no one out there who wouldn't like to see their collection rack up a hefty sum at an auction. Now I collect Star Wars as well, and I would say for me it's split 50/50. I am a huge fan of Star Wars and love to see my favorite characters come to life, but I also like to see a nice, clean card go along with a figure in good condition. Not to say I keep everything in it's original packaging, (vehicles, 12 inch.) but I love to display Star Wars the way they come. I think you can get essentially the full effect of a 3.75 inch figure while it's still on the card.