You have to learn how to let go Pete. I started passing on a lot of repackaged stuff last year and I'm not turning back. Was hard at first, but it gets easier.
I know, I know. I really should let it go - I am finding it harder and harder to keep going with this. I already decided that starting with the Red/White stuff, I would no longer be buying repackaged $20 vehicles and any battlepacks that are re-released in Red/White packaging will also be a pass.
I'm having a hard time trying to decide what to do with the carded figures and the comic packs.
I've already picked up a complete set of the Saga Legends. If they weren't numbered, I think the only two I would have bought were Mynock Hunt Han and Chewie - technically that is the first time figures from that scene have been individually carded. The rest of the figures were all in the Blue/White legacy collection or released on a card previously. But the damn numbering is what got me.
I've also picked up all of the Clone Wars figures sequentially up to the Spacesuit Ashoka (I think she's CW#23). That's seven more figures I didn't need. And now the Legacy Collection figures are starting to hit and in the first wave alone there are six more figures I don't really need mixed in the first twelve.
And don't even get me started on the Comic 2-packs! I mean really, come on Hasbro, did you really need to make the first wave contain EIGHT sets but only have THREE of them be new?!?!
Pete I can respect the package thing but man the money spent and room need to support that just seems too big big of a hassle. You are indeed one of the last of the Jedi in regards to that type of collector. Hasbro should send you some thank you swag.
I was just reading this week's Q&A from Adam - in one of his answers he writes:
...3. Many collectors are sticking with the line almost out of spite, to see it out to the end no matter what...
And that describes me to a tee. It seems I keep up solely because after 14 years, I can count the number of items I have to still go back and try to acquire on one hand: Dash Rendar's Outrider (got crushed in a move), Millenium Falcon Carrying Case w/Wedge, Millenium Falcon Carrying Case w/Imperial Scanning Tech, POTF2 Han w/TaunTaun and Cruisemissile Trooper.
In my head, it seems silly to stop now, I can't explain why, it just does....