I wanted to rely on retail, and in the past I have pretty much been able to, but we still don't have any 2003 figures around here, so I have pre-ordered a number of this year's offerings through Kebco (Hoth Han, Mynock Chewie, Jedi Luke, Jedi Vader, Snowtrooper, Yoda, Younglings, Unleashed, etc.) I think many of us have little choice but to go online right now, but maybe things will improve in the next month or two. Plus, many online prices have gotten better....especially if you can do it case wise like Newforce. I personally don't have anyone around here to really split up cases with, so that's why I went with Kebco for now. Good luck to everyone in their searches...hopefully everyone will be able to get what they are looking for.