Alright... can someone help me wrap my head around what's coming out still and what's not?
I've got Movie Heroes figures on my checklist but never saw them and have no idea if I should be spending too much money on them right now or not - like Boba Fett with zipline backpack... available for $45 on eBay, never saw him. Is he coming out still or did I miss the boat?
The 6 I don't have are:
Zipline Backpack Boba Fett
Light up Darth Vader
Blast Apart Battle Droid (regular)
Blast Apart Battle Droid (red)
Light up Anakin Skywalker
Sandtrooper with giant vacuum gun thingy
Do I need to start shopping? Anyone have extras of any of those?
Here's a quick breakdown:
The last wave of 2012 (Red Package) Movie Heroes consisted of the following new figures:
Blast Apart Battle Droid (Tan)
Light-Up Anakin Skywalker
Boba Fett (new backpack)
The only wave of 2013 (Green Cardback) Movie Heroes had the following new/noteworthy figures:
Blast Apart Battle Droid (Red)
Light-Up Anakin (repack)
Light-Up Sandtrooper (repack)
Light-Up Darth Vader (repack)
The 2013 Darth Vader was initially issued in 2012 Wave 3, which should be easier to get. Some figures in the 2013 wave (Jango and Obi-Wan for sure) are repacked figures with new gimmick accessories (zipline/missile stuff). Not sure if that qualifies them as "new" though.
The crappy part about both of these Movie Hero waves is that they were only released outside
of the US. The final 2012 wave was only released in Europe and Asia so prices are rather high. The 2013 wave saw release in Canada as well as Europe and Asia, so prices on those should be more reasonable.
As for what you should be paying? I paid around $30ish for some of the 2012 figures, and maybe $12-$14 for various 2013 figures. I have no idea if that's still the going rate but they were prices I was comfortable with. The potential downside is that you never know (until it happens) if these will hit discount stores stateside for $4-$5 apiece in a year or two. They definitely won't be showing up at normal retail though and never did here in the States, so you didn't miss out.