How do you decide which figures to make next?

I keep a running list of characters I’d like to see standing on my shelf. Sometimes the decision to make a character is motivated by the simple desire to make it. Sometimes it’s prompted by a the discovery of a new figure that would act as an appropriate base, or sometimes by a sculpting or painting technique that is new to me. For example, I’ve recently started several projects using vinyl as a prominent component. Most of these projects might not have happened for sometime had I not stumbled upon the versatile uses of vinyl.