Well, with the combination of the delay in my case arriving, everyone getting to "play" with the minis so far except for me, and the fact that a gaming store on the way home had a massive ****load of Booster packs for only $10.99, I finally bit the proverbial bullet, and bought 3 of them (one Han, Stormie, and Fett box). If they were the full $13 price though, I would've definitely passed...
So the lady was actually cool enough to bring all the sets to the counter, about 16 of them, to let me feel/weigh them all. So guess what? I couldn't tell hardly a damned bit of difference between them...
So I skip (yes, skip - the happy skip of owning new Star Wars stuff) back to my car and start opening. Hell if I'm waiting 'til I get home. Pop the bottom of the first pack open, and the first figure I see and pull out is a freaking Wampa! Score! One for freakin' one. I'm totally digging this new hobby of mine! As I'm mentally preparing myself for the rest of the more common pack, I then pull a Royal Guard - with a PERFECT pike. Probably my most wanted Uncommon, so I'm absolutely stoked and still floating on cloud 9. I'm having visions of the 3 most perfect Booster packs in the history of Booster packs floating around in my head at this point...
I polish out the rest of the first set with the standard Stormie and RFT stuff, but end on a sour note with the Tusken I already had a promo of, and even worse - that lameass Twilek pole vaulting chick. That blows. I don't like any of the EU crap, and I consider the two Twileks to be the absolute worst of the bunch.
Then ecstasy quickly turns to agony... Move on into pack #2, and I get a Stormie that I already had a promo of. Then I get that other ****nob Twilek "Scoundrel" crap. Plus a duplicate of the Twilek Pole Vaulter as well! And a couple commons later, I wind up with a Leia with a blaster folded at a right angle. Not to mention I'd already had her set up in another trade, so she was one of only two rares that I didn't even need.
Third pack yields the Mon Cal I already had as a promo, plus 3 more duplicates of the Stormie from the first pack and Ewok and Hoth Rebel from the second pack, and to top it off, I pull the only EU rare - Mara Jade.
Started on on such a high note, and ended with an absolutely dismal, disappointing fizzle. So essentially, the equivalent of one of my three Boosters was a total and complete waste, since I now have 7 freaking duplicates (3 from prior Promo figures), plus 4 damned EU figures to add insult to injury... Didn't get the only common I really wanted - the Jawa. Only got 1 of 5 Uncommons I really wanted (missed the Ithorian, Gamorrean, Tessek & Scouttrooper). Got doubles of the WORST Uncommon, and got got another UC that was the only UC I already had.
Oh well. Hopefully the case on Monday yields better results, but now that I know how much God hates me, I'm not expecting too much...
Not really worried though. I knew this was a possibility. Just didn't think it would happen so freakin' soon! Just real crappy luck on my first few packs here. I'll bounce back, I'm sure! Booster pack #1
Elite RFT #6
Pole vaulting Twilek Booster pack #2
Hoth Trooper #8
Elite Stormtrooper #24
Twilek Pole Vaulter Booster pack #3
Mon Cal Merc
Hoth Trooper #8