I think I'm going to stop buying expensive figures that make me drool. Too often they dissapoint (MP-09, MP-01) and I have very little interest in Takara revisiting old MP characters. Macross might be the exception every once in a while, but I already own at least one copy of every Valkyrie I give a damn about. I might spring for the 1/3000 SDF-1 eventually, but that's it. I think from now on I'm going to stick with the retail releases that catch my eye, I'll consider the Superalloy figures, and I'll order at least one of each thing I design on Shapeways. This way my TF spending will be greatly reduced, I'm ensured some amount of bang for my buck, and the most expensive things I buy will be excellent portfolio items that, even if they disappoint me, will have sentimental value because they will be my designs. How about you guys? Are any of you trying to optimize your buying habits?