« on: March 14, 2006, 05:23 PM »
The price increases are a serious deterrent to me personally. I went in to 2006 burnt out on 3 3/4 due to the massive push of figures for ROTS and the daunting list of product for 2006. I saw that Carkoon wave and laughed, thinking I would save a bundle by not buying garbage like that. Then the Hoth and Geonosis waves hit, the prices went down, and I found myself really like the Saga line. The figures had gotten better, the packaging is excellent, and holds up better for collecting carded. I even began entertaining notions of going back and picking up carkoon to have a full set carded like the OTC line.
But 6.99 and difficulty finding product will kill that notion faster than a 3 foot drunk in a teddy bear costume can kill a well trained, genetically engineered soldier (oh wait, R2 is the drinker, never mind).
I have cases on order as well, and if those come through without a hitch, I may go back and fill in the few holes. But if the cases get cancelled, and my only option is 7.00 and running all over town, I will go back to being burnt out in a hurry.
I have 7 saga AT-AT drivers, and 4 Veers. I did not, and would not, buy them at 6.99. The last one was 6.63, and that will be the last one I buy at that price as well. Seven dollar figures kills the army-builder spirit in me.