I have a bone to pick, and I'm not really sure who I should pick this bone with. Do I pick this bone with Hasbro because while they are doing the Q & A sessions, they still like to be very secretive with their information? Or do I pick this bone with other collectors, who are also like the executives at Hasbro that stay very secretive about where they get their info from?
Yet another issue that also plagues my mind (aside from the fact that I am a horrible speller), is also with the sad few figures I find in my local store. Do I take this issue up with Hasbro? Do I take the issue up with my local retailers? Do I take this issue up with scalpers (that is of course if I happen to catch them in the act)?
Or is it just me? Am I not asking the right questions? What are even the right questions to ask?
The reason why I have stated all of the above is because here it is July of 2006, and while as an avid fan and collector of Star Wars merchandise, I find it very difficult, let alone frustrating to keep up to date with what is currently out. I find it frustrating because while I have found SOME of the figures from the Hoth, the Geonosis, and the Courascant waves; I'm still trying to get the figures that I missed from the ROTS line. It's even more frustrating because if any of my local retailers have ANYTHING left from ROTS, it is nothing past the Tarkin wave. What gives?
Yet here we are on this website, as well as a few others, talking about figures we are getting in 2007, like the galactic marine, and Elris Heridot (sp?), and yet I can't seem to get any information on a rerelease of the Imperial Shuttle, aside from the Target DCPI number...and this is supposed to be coming out sometime this year. And no matter how much I follow the trail of breadcrumbs from one website to another, no one wants to seem to divulge any info, or even how they got their info.
So I ask you...whats the deal people? Where are you all getting your info from? Why are are we staying tight-lipped like Hasbro? Why is everyone so afraid to give up their info?