As you may all have noticed, tons of Episode 2 products are choking up the shelves at about every major retailer in the country.
This situation is bad for us collectors because it slows down and limits the release of new figures. This problem hurts kids as well because the shelves are clogged with figures they don't want. What can we as a collective community do to help our favorite pass time?
STRAIGHTEN THE SHELVES!!!!!!!
I've been doing this for a while, as sort of a good Kharma thing. It's helps out my friends in the various toy stores I visit and it seperates me from the jerks (mainly dealers) who trash the SW figure sections loking for new stuff.
I also will group popular figures and figures of the same character. This helps people find their favorites quickly. After having done this for a while I can tell you it HONESTLY DOES WORK!
A clean, orderly figure section helps move more product. Meaning more new figures for your store!
Plus you get the satisfaction of helping someone out. Someone who proabaly has a sh*t job to begin with. This sort of activity puts a positive light on Star Wars collectors and I feel helps us greatly to improve our image.
So the next time you in a store and you see figures strewn everywhere, take a second and clean things up. You'll be glad you did and The Universe will reward you. Who knows, maybe you'll find that elusive new figure you've been searching for...