1- One figure per person unless it's a major change in look. I have exceptions for those from 80/90s childhood - Bret, Hogan and Warrior in particular as their looks and memories mean more than the last 25 years.
2 - New rule- wait! I've kicked myself a lot by buying as soon as something came out, and then 8 weeks later it's reduced down. Case in point- I picked up Earthquake & Yokozuna for £50 in January, I could get them both now for half of that. I guess it's FOMO but not over spending and waiting on the best deal for a figure is the way forward.
that first one is pretty good. I have a few exceptions too, Omega, RVD, Darby, HBK
acceptable if it’s like E91, UE 7 and UE 13 Hogan. All different looks that fit in different sections of a collection
I keep simple rules for my WWE figures and Hot Wheels cars. For the WWE figures Rule #1 I don't keep anything MOC, unless I buy something to trade. Rule #2. I only collect women's figures and select male wrestlers. Mostly old school male wrestlers. Rule #3. Don't buy to buy.
For Hot Wheels cars/ all diecast brands. Rule #1 I open all my cars with the exception of Super Treasure Hunt cars which I keep MOC. Rule #2, I don't buy unlicensed cars, only street cars. I did bend this rule recently when I bought a Coupe Clip which works as a keychain. Rule #3. Know your limits on older cars that you missed out on over the years. Some older cars that I foolishly passed on are now out of my price range.
great rule. this is huge with any hobby. There’s many times I’ve bought a figure or a pair of sneakers just because I saw it and could. Sneakers are a lot more expensive but with figures it hurts worse bc I just tell myself it’s only 20 bucks then do it like every time I go to the store lol.
1. Only buy the wrestlers I found/find entertaining and have meaning to me. If I didn’t find them entertaining or have any fond memories in real life then they aren’t going to be entertaining or bring back memories on my shelves.
2. Preorder my “Must have” figures regardless of if they’ll be hard to find or pegwarmers.
3. Don’t feed the scalpers. If I didn’t want a figure enough to preorder and I don’t see it in stores then it really wasn’t something I needed on my shelves.