I’ve been refining my Star Wars collection for the last few months. I’ve been buying every edition of Anakin Sywalker, Darth Vader and Padme Amidala that I can get my hands on. The best one I found was a reproduction POTF Anakin Skywalker with collector coin which I picked up for 35 GBP. The real deal will set you back at least $2000US, but this is a really good reproduction and I am very happy. It will look good in a display. So far I have almost 40 figures of these three characters on card, with about 30 in Star Cases.
My other collection revolves around patches. I collect almost all patches to do with the International Space Station. The best ones I have are the Russian Soyuz crew launches including the Tito, Shuttleworth and Haignere flights. Since the Shuttles have been grounded, the patches have been fewer and further between but it has given me a good chance to catch up on the ones I don’t have.
I’ve been funding all this by selling all my vintage Star Wars toys and my trading card collection on ebay, from which I’ve made about $3000 so far.