2002 was the first time I had experienced any sort of "Midnight Madness". I didn't do it during Episode I, but was pretty pumped for AOTC, and much deeper into collecting, so a friend and I decided to drive (about 40 miles) out of town to a Wal-Mart. It was funny, there was probably about a dozen of us there waiting for them to "open the aisle", and I think I got most of the intial run except for a Royal Guard and Count Dooku, which I found later on. That was by far the most Star Wars stuff I had ever bought at one time, and it was kind of a neat feeling coming home with great big bags of stuff to go through and open. I think next year, since we're now in a city with Wal-Marts, Targets, and a TRU, I might try to do it again. Either that or I might go the next day...it sounds like a lot of people had good luck doing that last time. It is really exciting to get them as soon as you can, but I don't really like to "fight" over them with people either. I had to save up for awhile last time to be ready for the big hit, I hope to do that again this time around.