With all the exculsives that are hitting since the Toy Fair Vader it's almost as fun to watch all the collectors blow a lifes savings on something before it is all over the world than actually looking for the items.
like everyone when the Toy Fair Vader hit I looked through EBAY and watch people spend well over 500.00 for that figure. Now after the Fan club has had the figure several times to sell for 9.99 , the prices are slowly coming down. I really feel for those collectors that spent 500.00 for that figure. I feel more for the people that " think " it was ever limited. I praise the sellers that got that much money because " there is an idiot born everyday ".
Nothing is truly limited anymore.
Case in point again , The Star Tours figures and other items from Disney. I was buying Star Tours items for years from Pins to employee clothes and now " rare " figures are out..2 or 9 ..who knows. Sellers listed them at 69.00 for three weeks ago and now you can get them through Disney CA , for 10.00 each. who paid that 69.00 to be the first on the block to have their star tours figures. Cracks me up.
Now my great company plans to have a R2D2 silver edition 25th ann. figure with a purchase. After talking to several Merch. managers I feel there will be plenty...I mean plenty for every collector in the world to go around. Hopefully it will be free with a purchase of the 99.99 R2D2 unit coming out so atleast everyone will have to save a little more. Also someone stole several from the Manf. at one time and sold them for un-godly amounts on EBAY and then stupid collectors paid crazy prices for them.
Moral to the stories..nothing is truly RARE, HARD TO FIND, LIMITED , VHTF, or even better ONE OF A KIND unless your talking Vintage...so wait and you will have one in your collectors hands without selling your funny book collection.
the balcony is closed...