Hi, Guys! JimTheJIRRMan here with something you may find interesting. I'm planning a large Christmas haul this year, bringing in 5-10 Transformers. There is, however, a catch to this. They will be the last Transformers i can get until 2014. Next year I am challenging myself, as well as any of you who are willing to try, to a "Year of no Transformers toys" in a manner of speaking. Here's how it goes: 1. I'm not allowed to purchase any Transformers Action figure from January 1, 2013, through December 30, 2013. 2. I am not allowed to ask for any Transformers toys from anyone as a gift in the allotted time. 3. If I receive a transformer as a gift from someone, I am to put it into a chest until the contest is over. No opening it, or displaying it in any fashion. Once a toy enters the chest, it stays for the remainder of the challenge. 4. If I see a transformer I really want, and have the available money to purchase, take the retail value of said figure, and save it in a special place. It'll be a neat surprise to see how much i spend on TFs a year. If I make it through to the end without spending any of it, then I'll use the money for myself. If I break any of the previous rules, then I'll donate all money I have saved to some charitable organization. This challenge is going to be really difficult, with the new interesting figures coming soon in Beast Hunters and Generations, but It's a challenge I'm willing to try, just to see how long I can last. If any of you are interested too see how long you can last without collecting, try it! You don't have to do it by the same rules as I do. I'll be keeping track of my progress on this board. I know most of you won't do this, but if you do, let me know down below! And if you aren't going to do this, I'd still love to hear your opinions! UPDATE: APRIL The good news, I've made it 3 months with no purchases or gifts!! The not-so-good news: I cracked! I was at a special place and saw this. I HAD to pick it up. I got a Universal Studios Evac! Went with some friends to Universal Studios Orlando on April 5th, then i saw the gift shop was open. I was a kid in a candy store, and couldn't resist. So, a few things: 1. I will be donating the 25 dollars I had saved up so far to some charity or person in need. Need time to think of the organization or person, so I'll keep you posted. 2. This doesn't mean that the challenge is over. I wil continue trying to restrain my purchases under the same rules, OTHER than the donation punishment. 3. Thanks for everyone's support, it is a VERY difficult year to try this on, and please feel free to post in this forum if you need support if you are attempting to cut back on collecting a bit.