I ran into a guy at MM who was reading an article about how to make money on ebay - underlining certain passages... and who apparently was there before anyone else waiting...
He said "I'll be damned if anyone is going to get to those toys before me" to which I replied "I'll be damned if I'm going to argue with grown men over Star Wars toys."
He later went on to tell us that he usually buys each figure - then returns the ones that end up being very common. He was previously asking us which figures were short-packed.
When he left, he bought only a few figures - but 3 of them were Red Royal Guards. While we watched the guy stock the aisle (they weren't ready until 12:30) we counted a grand total of FOUR Red Guards go onto the shelves. He bought 3. There were about 15 people there.
Made me want to puke.
That same night I bought literally an entire shopping cart full of figures - 2 of each (that I could find...) one to open, one to keep carded - plus a few extra Blue Guards (which were abundant). I had one guy who had a full-grown padawan braid make some kind of off-handed remark that all of it was probably going on Ebay.
Yeah - I'm gonna make a killing selling Pregnant Padme's on ebay the day after 500,000 of them end up clogging pegs across America...