Am I an OT snob? Hmm, I'm not sure.
I was pumped to see Ep I in the theaters and loved (most) of it the first time I saw it. I couldn't wait to get back a second time. There were moments in the film that I did not enjoy (Jarjar, the he has no father
line. But overall I liked it. I was thrilled to see the toys in the store. Being in Canada, roughly a year or so post movie, the toy line essentially dries up. It is a thrill to go to a store and be able to actually buy figures and not pay shipping costs.
Episode II previews got me pumped again. They looked awesome. For the most part, outside of the Sound of Music
theme in the movie, I enjoyed Ep II immensely. Obi vs Jango was cool with a good fight and a good space battle. The stuff on Geonosis was cool and Yoda with a light saber made my jaw drop and made me laugh, at the same time. Toys again showed up at retail and it looks like the same will happen for Ep III.
Are there toys I wish I had never bought? Can you say Ric Olie? I knew you could. I sort of think at times I should have passed on the Anakin figures, but that is baby Vader after all. I think the quality on the battle droids sucked but I have several.
The best thing I did was start opening toys. It allowed me to pass on items that are simply recarded and frankly, that saves me a lot of money. I still keep some things carded, but mostly main characters and not surprisingly, OT. Luke, Vader and the like. But invariably I have an open piece as well.
Vehicles and beasts are a different story. I overpaid for the Acklay (impatient), paid retail for Nexu and got he Reek for a steal. Such a steal I have way too many, anyone need one? For vehicles, it depends entirely what it is. There was never any doubt I would get a shuttle, just what it would finally end up costing (thanks Matt). PT vehicles? Um, depends on what it is and whether it is on sale. Beasts and vehicles are where I get snobby towards the PT. I own no vehicles from I and have Slave I, jedi starfighter and the two speeders (yes, I regret it) from II. I do also own a republic gunship, but only the first version. None of the other ships appeal to me, though if someone offered them up for $5-10 I'd probably grab them. If I never own Anakin's starfighter, the redeco'd gunship and hailfire droid, it won't matter to me.
With Lego I am entirely a PT snob. I own only OT stuff and regularly walk by PT Lego on sale. Even with the mini's I have yet to buy the PT stuff from the second series though I will so I can complete my Y-wing. Strangely I do want the sith infiltrator from the third series.
I think I only really became a PT snob when I started hanging out here
I enjoyed the PT movies, just not so much as the OT movies. Might be age, probably partly story. The PT lacks the humour and camp of the OT. All of that was subtle, not forced, in the OT. The PT seems contrived too much. Again, Lucas can blow us away completely with Episode III and I dearly hope he does. It won't matter if he does or doesn't though, I'll still buy the toys. I just hope the Empire has expanded enough to have pre-Tie Fighter style ships though. Gunships are fun, but we need space combat back in those movies. Love to see Lando and the Falcon....