Recently I have started collecting TF's again as my son has taken an interest in Transformers and I knew getting back into it that it wasn't a cheap hobby as things can get expensive but with the recent news of some things not making it to the U.S. or even being released at all I've started to wonder why I got back in. Yeah I enjoy collecting and the hunt but I like to know that during the hunt I actually have a slight chance to find what I'm looking for. I personally don't feel like getting online and going to an online store is the same as going to brick and mortar stores and looking through the new and old stuff as that's part of the fun of collecting in my own opinion. Now I now gas prices going up have made some people want to stop going to stores and they get everything online and there's nothing against that either but it seems that Hasbro and Takara and whoever else is making transformers doesn't want to send stuff to B-and-M stores any more which kills old school collectors like myself who for one don't have time to check every online store 100 times a day to see if they have restocked or if there's a preorder for what I'm looking for and for two drives the prices up to where a $7 toy now goes for $50 on ebay which is stupid (ex: Windcharger). I know I could place preorders for things, and I'm not trying to knock online stores, but even now a preorder for Warpath is 24.99 on BBTS and it only retails for 11.99....why double the price for toy that hasn't even hit most retail stores. So I guess what I'm asking is who else is fed up with not only the store shelves full of HFTD toys and the same ole things we've seen for the last 6 months but the prices reaching outrageous high for toys that retail for way less.