It occurred to me the other day that I am actually collecting/gaming Middle Earth with three totally discreet collections-
Firstly the Mythical Earth figures of my youth,secondly the Gw plastic elves and goblins and finally Bloody Day (formerly Vendel- a much preferable name in my humble opinion) elves,goblins,trolls giants etc.
The first I collect because of the nostalgic joy of these quirky figures and the remembrance of Saturday games played in each other's house ( he in Liberton and me in Craiglockhart) when I was around 17.
The second collection is because I had some around from getting the Moria set many moons ago ( as a morale booster/piece of normality for me when my middle daughter was in and out of hospital) and because an opponent has loads of compatible ones now.Also I guess the films have influenced me in this regard too.
Finally the Vendel chaps who I feel at some gut level are the closest to my vision of middle Earth.
Anyone else collect the same period in multiple ways?