I would like to start out by apologizing for creating this thread. I see similar ones pop up every now and then and never understood why people feel the need to create them. Well, now I am one of those people. I'm not even sure what I'm looking for. Maybe some advice? Validation? Encouragement? Not sure. I guess I'm starting it with zero expectations and we'll just see where it goes. With that out of the way, here's my deal. I love collecting toys. I've been collecting toys my whole life, even before I realized that collecting toys was a thing. I collect toys beyond just Transformers, such as Lego, Star Wars, Gundam, and Power Rangers. I went through a period (primarily during my high school and early college years) where I wondered if something was wrong with me for still collecting toys even into adulthood, but then I discovered online communities like this that made me realize I'm not alone. My best friend since elementary school still collects toys as well, although we don't get together anymore due to geographical separation. I still enjoy the thrill of the hunt, opening a new package, playing with a figure for the first time, displaying them, etc. I still love it all. The problem is I'm at a point in my life where I have no time to enjoy it. 95% of new toys I buy don't make it out of their packaging and go straight into storage. They are piling up in my basement collecting dust. I keep telling myself that someday I'll get to take them all out. I'll get to build all those Lego sets, transform and pose all those Transformers, display my collection proudly where I can admire it the way I really want to. But I don't see it happening any time soon. I work a full time job, and on top of that have a house I've been fixing up for over a year now. I have a 2 year old and another one on the way, and my wife works part time whenever I'm not working, so literally all my time is divided between my job, watching my son, and working on my house. I keep telling myself that I'll get to share it all with my children when they're old enough, but then I wonder, what if they're not into toys when they're older? Am I going to be the creepy man-child dad who tries to force my childhood on my my kids? Sometimes I think I'd be happier if I just got rid of them all. It's starting to feel more like a burden than a hobby. I'm probably (hopefully) going to find a better job in the near future and will have to pack up and move (my career field is one that requires me to move if I want to advance), and I dread the thought of having to move my entire collection. Let's just say I could easily fill a 14-foot moving truck with just my toys. It's insane when I actually think about it. I should also add that for as many toys as I have, my collection is actually very focused. I don't just buy every new thing that comes out. Sometimes I change or alter my focus, but for the most part it remains true. So that's the gist of it. Is there anyone who is or has been in a similar situation? What did you ultimately, if anything, do about it? Again, I'm not sure what I'm expecting, but if you have some advice or input I would really appreciate it.