I have come to the much too obvious conclusion that there is FAR too much stuff coming out for Episode 3.
I know we've talked about it before in different places, but it really is starting to be SOOOOO much toys that it is becoming overwhelming.
In April/May we're getting
at LEAST 41 basic figures, as many as 45 ($6 each)
at LEAST 4 deluxe figures, as many as 7 ($10 each)
at LEAST 2 small small vehicles, as many as 4 ($10 each)
at LEAST 4 Mid size ships ($20 each)
at LEAST 2 Large ships ($30 each)
at LEAST 2 Battle Arenas, as many as 3 ($20 each)
at LEAST 1 playset ($30 each)
and that's JUST the Hasbro 3.75" stuff. If you were to buy 1 of everything, you could end up spending $610 plus tax. And that's if you only buy 1 of everything, not counting army builders or extras for a carded/loose collector.
If you start to add in the other Hasbro stuff:
at LEAST 37 Attacktix figures
at LEAST 3 Unleashed
at LEAST 6 GH 2-packs
at LEAST 3 12" figures
etc etc etc
Plus the candy, the Gentle Giant stuff, Master Replicas stuff, etc etc.
I remember a GLUT of crap for episode 1, but at least it was spaced out over the whole summer. It's just FAR too much stuff in my opinion. At least FAR too much, FAR too fast.
It's almost starting to anger me how much stuff I'm going to have to pick up thanks to my OCD, THEN on top of it all, you have to figure out how to get all the TRU/Target/Wal-Mart exclusive figures and exclusive crap...
I'm supposed to be "enjoying" collecting all this crap, but this "TRU at midnight, Wal-Mart at 6am, Target at 8am to get exclusive figure" crap that is shaping up is starting to really really bug me...
It might just be this "joyous" time of Episde 3 that finally kills my OCD collecting once and for all. If it breaks my OCD I've enjoyed for the last 10 years, well then "Thanks" in advance to all the Target and TRU marketing jerks out there who thought up the "each store gets an ultra-limited figure" crap.