So, as I mentioned in the intro thread, I'm interested in collecting a "core" collection of my favourite figures (mostly 1982-1992-ish, but I have a feeling I will end up collecting more than those!) and I've been trying to read up on stuff here at the site as best I can.
My question is where should I start with my collection, in terms of which figures to buy? Should I buy the 1982/83 figures first? The first figure I ever got was Grunt, so that one has some sentimental value, if nothing else. Also, for MOC/MISB items, where is the best place to go for these? I don't mind eBay prices, though they can be a bit high at times. I've also looked here, and prices seem reasonable on things.
I guess I'm just looking for some direction as I start a collection.
Also, is it worth me selling my old, loose joe items to fund the MOC figures? I'm going to go through what I have this summer and "cull the collection". I literally haven't looked at them for years, so it should be interesting!
Thanks for any help or advice ahead of time!