I was listening to a person at work talk about how their kid collects action figures. It made me smile and I told them I was happy to hear that kids still played with Action Figures. Of course I was corrected. His kid collected action figures — He did not play with them. While I am impressed that a kid has the willpower to not open a shiny new action figure and play with it, I also find it slightly depressing. It seems like something only adults should think about. Toys should not be an investment for an 8 year old. They should be toys.
I can tell you this, when I was a kid, this is how I rolled.