« on: August 10, 2004, 07:20 PM »
I held off on some items in the past and got burned. Case in point, the EPISODE I Jabba the Hutt with 2-headed announcer. I saw it at retail once, thought "Oh, I can buy is later", and it didn't show up again. That was one of the only instances where I really got burned.
With figures, especially with a select few that have been HTF, I've bought them as soon as possible. After all, there were some I just never saw at retail. Case in point, the last wave of Clone Wars. Never saw it! Thankfully I was able to trade for them. That mentality of getting the figures ASAP has helped in numerous instances. Like the Toy Fair Darth Vader fiasco, the Jorg Sacul figure, Ephant Mon, the McQuarrie Stormtrooper, etc.
But now, several years older and wiser, I'm conciously holding off on the Millenium Falcon. I don't think they're all going to sell right away. The pricetag is a little prohibitive for that. Plus, I'm in the stores often enough to recognize when things start to disappear. Here's to hoping it goes on clearance at Target around Christmastime!