I think it’s important to rotate props, costumes and toys so I have a lot already. Shopping for new items is limited to a splurge every few months. I love browsing through catalogues and websites before hitting the store.
Ya’ll are making me want to go hit the shop! I like toys but I’m not super into them. I have a trusty collection of all the essentials but nothing too extensive, I probably have 10 or 12 in all, and I haven’t gotten anything new in quite a while. I’ve never gotten any complaints about using the same ‘ol stuff either, though. I only have a handful of clients who are into it.
I don’t buy new toys on a frequent basis, but like you, giterdone, I’m about ready for a few new ones. I don’t usually buy from Starship, though, as we don’t have any of those nearby. I prefer to shop online, because it’s more convenient.