I think I am going to be posting this is multiple threads, as I think it is a valid question for all the various figure lines, so please Mr. Moderator, don't take this as spamming.
When I go online, and look at EBay or online stores for figures, one question consistently occurs to me: is there ANY chance I am going to find these figures on the pegs one day, and get really ticked-off that I paid secondary market prices for them? I once placed an order at Yestertoys for like six figures and then found ALL of them within a two-week period on pegs between Wal-Mart, Target, and TRU, and while I hadn't paid that much more for them, I was still irked.
Is there anyplace on SSG that lists what waves are currently shipping? Might it not be a cool idea to have something in the collector's database that tells us when figures are NOT shipping anymore, such that we know when to buy from the secondary market?
Thanks to any and all for your help. By the way, the figure that I am thinking about currently in regards to the Clone Wars line is the Red ARC Trooper. I don't think he is shipping anymore, but I want to make sure before I pay the outrageous prices I am seeing on EBay and such.