It's very odd. I have always loved going to shows, spending my money, collecting my new purchases. For a couple of weeks before a show, I hang on to odd notes in the back of my wallet so that I have a 'guilt-free' stash to spend on the day, and I enjoy myself with it. I love to wander round the show looking at all the new shiny toys, and buying whatever catches my eye.
This time at Salute, I looked at all the new stuff and I went 'how would I ever use that?', and my money stayed in my pocket. It was very strange. My wife has suggested that I have grown up, perhaps, but I don't think so. I am wondering whether there comes a point where you just become a little jaded with the constant rounds of 'new and improved'. This is the great golden age of gaming. Beautiful figures, in metal and increasingly in plastic, phenomenal sculpts, any range you can think of (and some you couldn't!). But are we too long in the tooth to really enjoy it?
Probably not. I spent Bank Holiday Monday morning at a boot sale, just to get a bit of air, and I very happily picked up several 1/43 scale cars and a Thunderbird 2 that looked just perfect to make a dropship... mojo restored!
Has anyone else hit this wall at a show recently? Just wondering...