If you have a large toy collection (over ten toys), why do you have them?

Contributor: Breas Breas
There was a recent discussion about toy collections and having a "mind of their own". It got me thinking...

I have a fairly large collection but have recently been weeding through the items to get rid of the ones that don't get used often or didn't work well for me. I'm starting to feel like less really is more.

We all have different reasons for why we keep a large collection. My poll isn't asking how you have such a big collection but WHY. Are you just a collector? You like the variety? You have a hard time parting with a toy?

I've included a few poll responses. You can choose more than one and the voting is private.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Total votes: 217 (130 voters)
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Contributor: damnbul12 damnbul12
I like having a wide variety to choose from.
Contributor: Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Originally posted by damnbul12
I like having a wide variety to choose from.
Yep - it's all about the variety
Contributor: *Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I like to have a variety myself with different sizes,textures and functions. Really depends on my mood depends on what I grab.
Contributor: Ganconagh Ganconagh
Wide variety here, as well.
Contributor: Alyona Alyona
I like having a wide variety to choose from.
Contributor: solitudinarian solitudinarian
Mostly variety. I get bored using the same few toys, even if they are really good. When I have a lot of toys, I can come back to each one and fall in love with them all over again! I don't buy a lot of clothes, shoes etc. Toys are my thing
Contributor: SimpleHedonist SimpleHedonist
I collect glass toys.... even have a pretty display case in my bedroom! Other toys, I hold onto for the sake of variety.
Contributor: bayosgirl bayosgirl
Because it's fun.
Contributor: squire squire
Selection is fun as moods change
Contributor: KrazyKandy KrazyKandy
I buy expensive toys and sometimes I rather keep the $100 toy than get rid of it.
Contributor: GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
I use a lot of different toys. Even if a toy isn't my favorite for personal use, if a partner likes it then I'll keep it to use on them. Also, there's no way to know what a future partner might like so I'll hang on to stuff cause it may get used then.
Contributor: Rory Rory
I'm working on a larger collection! I have a few older toys & a few newer ones. I'm still learner how to use them. That's the fun part!
Contributor: Taylor Taylor
I recently got rid of a big chunk of my collection. Honestly it felt pretty good to do it. I reduced it to about 15 toys, after starting with around 50. I'd like to get it under 10, but I'm getting to a point where there aren't any more that I want to part with.
Contributor: Terri69 Terri69
I like a wide variety to choose from.
Contributor: mpfm mpfm
I like variety, and I'm also still experimenting to see which ones work best for me.
Contributor: darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I don't really have any particular reason for having many toys. If something looks interesting, I'm willing to give it a try. I do get rid of some from time to time, though I do keep most of them sitting around.
Contributor: Geogeo Geogeo
Ive been getting rid of some. Just threw out like 4 toys...I have them from buying lots of cheap toys when I was younger but not knowing what I actually like. Now I know, and shop wiser so I don't waste toys and money
Contributor: Feisty Feisty
I like to have a variety, but I do need to sort through them and get rid of some.
Contributor: Karmababe Karmababe
I have a fairly large collection, i dont keep the ones that dont work out for me tho, they get gifted or tossed, depending on the material
Contributor: PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I recently weeded through a lot of my toys, so my collection is much smaller now.
Contributor: Beck Beck
I don't think I can part with many unless I know they are going to a loving home. I have weeded through my collection but it seems like I only pick 10 toys each time to part with. I like a variety of toys.
Contributor: Zandrock Zandrock
I have a lot of toys, but they are all different. Whips all feel different. Restraints need to be different sizes for different places on the body. Different gags do different things. I Think my largish toy collection is because it serves a purpose. I try not to buy doubles of anything. And if it is the same thing (such as a butt plug) I get it in a different material (glass, silicone, metal).
Contributor: Sirena Sirena
I love variety. Keep things spicy. Especially if doing sensory play, it is a guessing game of which item he chose to use on me.
Contributor: Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I like the variety. I generally don't get rid of toys unless I really, really don't like them (though there have been exceptions). Plus toys are just fun to collect!
Contributor: sweetiejo sweetiejo
I like having a variety, but I also just don't get rid of them. I need to get rid of a few that I have used once then hated but they usually just go on the bottom of the drawer.
Contributor: RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
Dont have a lot
Contributor: - Kira - - Kira -
I guess I collect them. I won't get rid of things unless they're broken. I keep things I don't like because I like having a large collection.

I also like having a variety, though I usually rotate between the same few. lol
Contributor: roskat roskat
I wouldn't say my collection is a large one. There's still plenty of toys I want to try out so my toy collection will be expanding. But I try to stay away from too similar toys.
Contributor: Incendiaire Incendiaire
I like having a wide variety to choose from, but if something is absolutely awful then I will throw it out, or if something is decent but I just don't like it I'll sterilise it and offer it to someone who may have a use for it. I won't keep stuff just for the sake of it.