bobalego wrote:I know I am not the first to say this but LEGO is first a toy, intended to be played with. As an AFOL who admits that he plays with his LEGO I think I am not alone in saying shame on the LEGO group for making anything exclusive and rare. I have noticed a slight distaste on my part with completing my collection (Yes, I see the irony in that word.) I do not have everything as it has grown too expensive to own everything. If it were not for an upcoming trade, I would have nearly lost faith in the LEGO world and stopped "collecting" altogether. I do not have a chrome gold C-3PO, is this a big deal? I think so. Anyway, if LEGO does not make this figure for everyone they shouldn't make them at all, because half the people at the Toyfairs are not fans they are business people who enjoy the spoils. I know. I worked at ToysRUs in TimeSquare, and the powers that be (The managment) went to several toyfairs and came back with "gifts" that they used as power over us real toy fans. Seriously, part of why I left that job... money=greed
I agree that it sucks that some things are not available to everyone, but if LEGO wants to make certain items like the chrome Vaders randomized like they did, then they can do whatever they please. The one thing that kind of annoys me is how they are hyping the white Boba Fett up so much, having him in the sticker sheet and on the front cover and all. If they hype it up like that they should at least have him available as a TRU promo, not a random find.