It really sounds like we could be headed for another year of "overload" already, with the delay announcements, the Clone Wars "event", as well as the big rumored products we've been hearing about. In this week's Galactic Hunter Q and A
(question #10 and wrap up), Adam discusses this in detail. I have to say, although the possible break here in the spring/early summer will be nice - but I'd rather things were spread out more evenly as well. I know I'll want to pick up the majority of things, and it was tough getting through the last half of '07 - and it could be even worse this year.
I'd be ok if Hasbro pared the line down a little bit as well (as mentioned earlier), but I don't think we'll see that happening any time soon. And, like Adam mentions in his Q and A, its not like many of us will actually "save up" like we should - we'll just buy something else. I know I'm guilty of that, and I'm trying my best not to do that right now. I keep thinking I need to cut back on any "other" lines, and this might be the time that it has to happen more significantly. I want to get the Indy stuff (or some of it), and a few comic figures (Marvel/DC), but that might even be tough.
Anyways, is anyone else a little concerned about the big glut of product at the end of the year again? Thinking about managing your collections/budget differently because of these recent announcements? I'm waiting for Toy Fair, and hoping we'll get a clearer picture of things there, and then plan things out. There are so many great lines these days that I'm interested in, but I've always given Star Wars (Hasbro in particular) top priority - but with the way releases have been since ROTS, its hard enough just to keep up with that line on its own, let alone any others. I'm wondering that if this trend continues, we might start seeing more collectors get burned out trying to keep up. I mean, for someone with a budget like mine, the AT-TE and rumored Falcon are technically more than enough spending for half a year by themselves