Y'know, being a loose collector makes all the difference in the world.
I sure hope you're right. My Canuckian mentality is that if I see it now, I probably won't see it tomorrow, so I'd better buy it now. I'd like to think that this will be different for ROTS, but the past years of paranoia are simply too strong to wait.
I think that's a smart move Jesse, given you collect carded stuff. You do run the risk down the road of not finding stuff, especially given where you live. For loose stuff though, I just have no worries.
Scott, I think once you look at the Anakin (02) figure, you might change your mind on it. It really looks like shite. From that list I'm around this point:
III-01 Obi-Wan Kenobi - have it
III-02 Anakin Skywalker - pass until clearance
III-03 Yoda - will wait for a better one
III-04 Super Battle Droid - no thank you
III-05 Chewbacca - have it
III-06 Clone Trooper - have it, will buy more, 4-5
III-07 R2-D2 - have it, could pass or wait for clearance if I return
III-08 Grevious’ Bodyguard - meh, have it
III-09 General Grevious - meh, have it
III-10 Mace Windu x3 - have it
III-11 Darth Vader - have it, will probably grab another
III-12 Emperor Palpatine x2 - have it
III-13 Count Dooku x2 - will wait
III-14 Chancellor Palpatine - will wait
III-15 Bail Organa - will wait
III-16 Plo Koon x3 - might pick this up
III-17 Battle Droid - no thank you, unless it's an improved plastic
III-18 C-3PO - meh
III-19 Padme Amidala - this reeks clearance
III-20 Agen Kolar x3 - probably
III-21 Shaak Ti x2 - probably
III-22 Kit Fisto x2 - probably
III-23 Royal Guard Blue - multiples, 2-5
III-23 Royal Guard Red x2 - multiples, 2-5
III-24 Mon Mothma - peg warmer
III-25 Tarfful - undecided, want it, but will it clearance?
III-26 Yoda - hope this is better than earlier figure, will wait
III-27 Obi-Wan Kenobi - like the first, will hold off here
III-28 Anakin Skywalker - hopefully he loses the fake tan
III-29 Ki-Adi Mundi x3 - always like Chris Elliott figures
III-30 Saesee Tiin x3 - probably
III-31 Luminara Unduli x2 - probably
III-32 Aayla Secura x2 probably
III-33 Clone Commander - multiples
III-34 Clone Pilot - multiplies
III-35 Palpatine - will see if I like it in person
III-36 General Grievous - waiting on this one
III-41 Tri Droid (Medical Droid) - meh
III-42 AT-TE Gunner - multiples I think
III-43 Polis Massan - will wait
III-44 Mas Amedda - will wait
I could easily pick up around 30-40 figures, but I'll be the annoying ass buying up the army builders. I don't think I'll go with too many of them, but two of each if I can find them. A lot will depend on where I end up for the sale. If we go to the states, I'll split stuff between Target and the TRU so I can get one or two of each exclusive figure. Anyone want to save me a trip, I can send them cash now for the 2nd?
That might ruin the fun though.
I think I'll end up keeping 9 of the first 12 figures (see, resolve out the window already). I'll likely by one each of the remaining Jedi (8 figures, 10 if I pick up a Dooku and later Anakin). Two each of the various clones/guards/pilots would be another dozen figures. Then a smattering of other figures mixed in.
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