your right. i just wanted to throw the idea out there fully knowing there would be alot of resistance against that. hell, i own a imperial officer and i fully know that any kind of releases would kill the value. the main problem at least for me was how hard it was to get into the line initially as a brand new collector with the end of series 4 and into series 5. now imagining getting into a SW line without some of the main characters like chewy and r2d2. i'm not talking about background characters...i'm talking about main characters itself. it was interesting to see the replies though....i was beginning to think that this thread was slowly drifting off a bit....
To me, its not about the value, there is just something cool about these.
I would collect them regardless of HTF Chase figures etc.
That being said, the fact that they are unique and from Japan plays into my collecting as well, its like someone posted, anyone can put together a Clone army, I'd like to have something unique.
I agree that it would be nice to find some stuf without having to pay huge amounts or search forever, but the day that happens this line will be dead.
The Japanese would just loose interest.
Heck, they loose interest anyhow in things without them changing at all according to some Japnese friends of mine.
They have a different mind set when it comes to collecting.
I'm happy with the way these things work as long as they keep the line going.