Thanks for the support. I went the cheap route on my collection and bought some complete figures and some figures with no weapons and than bought lots of weapons to complete my figures.
The later was both educational and frustrating. I consider myself darn near an expert on the repro weapon issue so if anyone needs some input let me know. I had to earn the knowledge! Dale can probably remember one of my first threads, a panicked one as I bought a lot of figures and something like 35 out of 40 had repro weapons
2/3 of my collection was purchased from a great guy named Randy from the old Google Boards. I bough in three lots and he sold each figures to me as a lot price of $2-$3 each including some POTF figures! All were in C9-C10 shape. I don't know what I would do without that deal.
All in all it was fun! I have a total of 17 variations and will keep my eye out for more. Personally I like the OT movies a lot more that the PT movies and there is so much sentimental attachment to this line for me. So much so that I sold all my modern stuff and all I collect is the following:
Rebel Storm Miniatures
Code 3 Mini Poster Line
My advice to you would be patient, if you can to get those pieces at a price where you would have to donate a body part.