In the entire modern era of SW figures, what was the first item that you passed on?
At first, I wasn't collecting vehicles, so I passed on the AT-ST, Millennium Falcon, and X-Wing. When I got the other vehicles on clearance, the AT-ST was no longer available, and the other two, well, I had the vintage ones and they didn't hold up.
I sort of passed on the Theater Luke, since I didn't know it was around until after the fact, when it was too late.
Several Episode I figures eluded me: Jabba w/ Announcer, Acension Gun Padme, Holo Sidious, Swimming Jar Jar, the FAO Darth Maul w/ Electronic Game, and the second series of accessory packs. Sio Bibble and the Pit Droids were on the list until recently. Except for the announcer, I'd pick up the others if I found them at a decent price, but I'm not actively hunting for them.
I never saw the AOTC Deluxe Battle Droid Factory thingie. Until Jaff's poll, I didn't realize it was actually released. That's a shame. I would've gotten it, no matter how cheap, for an additional factory platform to link the other two crappy Deluxe figure bases to.
I voluntarily passed on the second AOTC Deluxe Jango and Obi-Wan. They were expensive, looked crappy, and, well, no way were they worth $10. So I guess they're technically the first I passed on, since "passing on" is different from "missing out on." Unless the TRU Geonosis set with the binders came out before those. I can't remember.
Since then, I've been able to pass on more and more. The Arenas, Mustafar, the Tins, the 501st Trooper, Demise of Grievous, the Marvel comic sets, a few clones and holograms, and more repainted Starfighters than I can count.
Many of these I had full intentions to buy if they ever went on clearance, but I don't feel like I missed out on anything.
It feels good to not feel like I have to buy a BattlePack full of Jedi I already have just because one of them has a different paint scheme.