I'm with you guys.
I don't mean to frighten you here (and hopefully you don't attempt to flip-flop now), but Iím with you all as well, or maybe you just selectively skipped over that part of my prior post:
Obviously there's dozens of additional uber-background characters throughout the saga which we'd probably all love to own...
I love the most background of background characters
as much as anyone. But again, I was just talking about what I realistically expect to see out of Hasbro, which is several of those figures sprinkled in sporadically each year across the course of the license, but not within the first couple waves of a new line. If Lot Dodd, Yarna, Wuher, and Malikili all sell like crap, how well do you think Tey How, Ann Gella, Toonbuck Toora, Cin Drallig, Mosep, Baniss Keeg, Tsivvzt, Treva Horme, and Fozec
are going to sell? If I was a betting man, Iíd say weíre going to get every single one of those figures eventually, and Iíll be excited as hell when we do. Iím just not going to quit the line until they come out, or get myself into a panicked or even disappointed state when theyíre not announced within any given new wave. The line is what it is now Ė primarily resculpts, with hopefully some new EU characters thrown into the mix from time to time to liven things up. If you canít see that, and are expecting something different from Hasbro, youíre living in fantasyland, and will surely be in a constant state of disappointment with the remainder of the line.
Just continue to be Hasbro's ideal customer and gulp everything down like a nice little boy.
Fortunately, I am
a good little boy who gets a super swell allowance from his parents, so I have the luxury of affording every new smirking Obi-Wan, furled eye-browed Anakin, scowling Maul, expressionless Vader, bulging helmeted Clone, whining Luke, and exclusive George Lucas with belly-button lint (better have a removable plaid shirt and be the waddle-less 70ís version though). And since I still live for the ďthrill of the huntĒ, I greatly enjoy tracking each and every one of them down. My joy is now somewhat diminished, however, as I had no idea of the tremendously negative impact my toy purchasing has on your mental well-being. I feel horrible too, for helping to ruin this toy line
that weíre all here collecting.
To be honest, I'm not sure why a completist would even bother reading or posting in this thread.
To be honest, Iím not sure why someone who gets so upset over other peopleís Star Wars toy purchasing habits is posting on a Star Wars collecting forum. Well, actually, I do know the answer to that, but inherent trolling is a discussion best served elsewhere. Also, based on much of what Iíve read around these boards, it looks like most of the head-honchos around here were at one time completists as well (as were apparently many others JD members). Should they not have been posting on their own boards here until they overcame their abnormal and repulsive afflictions? Have you directed similar angst at JD mods like Scott, Rob and Jeff in recent years for having been completists too, or is it solely reserved for Pete_Fett and I in 2012?
I think speedermike's
thread here had a very valid question, speaking to exactly what many collectors have gone through over the years: former completists who have turned the page to being more selective due to time, money, space, family, resculpts, repacks, distribution, etc. Itís just a natural progression in the life of many collectors (especially over the course of 17 years), though a progression I donít foresee myself making anytime soon, hence my original answer to this threadís specific question. In fact, why would speedermike be asking folks who are already
selective with their figure purchasing if they're going to remain
selective based on the relatively boring waves 1 & 2 of the new 2013 line? Aside from the obvious B-A-D aspect (which Mike isn't emphasizing), that'd be a borderline stupid and seemingly repetitive question. If anything, this thread is geared more towards completists (or those closer to it) than already selective buyers like yourself, so perhaps you're
the one who shouldn't be replying here, eh? Think about it.
Also, please don't confuse my lengthy post(s) with you getting my knickers in a twist. You give yourself too much credit. I just greatly enjoy putting idiots in their place, that's all, and sometimes that takes more than pathetic one-liners to adequetly accomplish. With that in mind, Iíll let you get back to your boringly predictable and far more "succinct" juvenile digs now FG. Iíve said my peace.