I don't know what's happening. Maybe it's the lack of new action figures being opened and displayed on my bookshelf (the last action figures I bought were Apollo and Midnighter - I didn't open them);
or the lack of action figures falling on the ground (the last one falling did so because my dog was waving his tale)
perhaps it's the fact that none have that industrial stench anymore (it probably saturated my blood with enough chemicals for two life times)
perhaps it's the lack of time and energy I give to comics and stuff coming up since I switched to trade paperbacks (I don't even go to Comics Continuum regularly like before)
perhaps it's the lack of choice from DCDirect or the fact that the cool stuff (for me) will arrive in a few months (there is nothing for me until Guy Gardner, the new Hal Jordan action figure and the new Superman. I'm not sure if I will like Metamorpho.)
I barely notice my action figures. I don't look at them. What's happening to me? The last time I had similar reflections, I stopped collecting 3/4 GI. Joes.
DCDirect better wake up soon and improve its marketing machine, 'cause they're losing this customer. I don't even know why I collect DCDirect anymore. I already have toys of my favourite characters. Waiting for new toys is not as fun as it used to be.
Is this a sign of the beginning of the end for DCDirect? Is the nostalgia effect wearing off and returning me my sanity? Will I stop collecting toys? Only time will tell.