I was thinking about these upcoming figures again today, and I was curious - how many of you buy multiples of the VOTC/VTSC/V30AC figures, even aside from troop/army building figures? For the most part, the vintage line has always been my favorite part of my collection, and the assortment I look forward to the most each year now. Although I didn't have the funds (or foresight) to do it with the initial 12 figures, I picked up extras of several of last year's assortment (including a few on clearance), and thought about doing it this year. Now, with my attempt to cut back significantly on spending, I'm starting to wonder how many I really need. I have a seperate shelf that I display the vintage figures on their own, but as I mentioned, last time I picked up an extra of each to keep carded, as well as an extra of each to put in my "regular" basic figure display cabinet (not to mention a few more of "army builders" like the Scout and Tusken). So, with the 5 released last year I had at least three of each, in some cases more.
I'm now thinking that I can't do this anymore, and at $10 a figure (unless they clearance) it doesn't make sense for me personally to do this. I'm thinking this year, and from now on, I might just pick up two of each (more for army builders) one to display loose and one to keep carded. Then if there are clearances or re-releases down the road (like this year's Saga Legends VOTC Fett) I can get any extras I might want. Now, I'm not normally a carded collector - at all. The only things I really have are some Han and Chewies, and then the VOTC/VTSC carded figures. I only have three from the initial run carded, but hope to get the rest eventually, and those figures will just be my "carded display". Anyways, long story short, I was curious if any of you buy extras of the "vintage" figures - even outside of army builders. And, if so, why do you buy extras and do you wait for clearance/re-releases?