Ok, So I’m was pretty much a hardcore US G1 Fan. Never any C/E/A. Maybe some but was always disappointed with them. So I was pretty much chased loose/MIB US G1, trying to get my fav’s from each year. That was going good until Botcon 2006. I seen my first Black Zarak and Overlord. I always thought the Jap cartoon was lamb and goofy. But these guys impressed me. So I had to get them and Leo Kaiser. Then Star Saber, Victory Leo.. That’s when I realized I need these in Box MIB/or MISB!! Must have them. Then Masterpiece came. Prime-Takara MP -1-2-3-4-5-6-7 Wal-Mart Star Scream.. DVD Prime, 25th Prime. Classics. That was easy enough at first. Went to Botcon got my 2007 set. Until Henkei Now we have a color colored correct Megatron/Star Scream with a painted face. Some better some worse then US release. If I get one, I have to get them all type of collector. Now Universe – Jap Exlusives, Botcon Exclusives. Arggggg Animated, well we all went batshit nuts at Botcon for them. I remember a dude selling Bumblebee for 75 dollars on Sunday of last years Botcon. The dealer properly got it too. So now we all try and gobble up all the animated goodness still on the botcon hype for me. With all the exclusives/repaints/ Japanese/US version of things its time to cut back. I think the animated line is done for me. Ill only get the Dinobots and a few others. Universe has to stop. I’ll only buy the few that interest me at this point. After some of the let downs ill be way more selective. G1 US only, expect for Black Zarak-Overlord-Lio Kaiser Ill only chase US boxed version for the missing few that I need. Masterpiece. No more dups. 1 Version only. I already stopped Binaltechs. Thank god. As for the Damned E-HOBBY exclusives, Ill only relevant ones that interest me. But really all of this really means nothing…Cause as soon as I see the new “whatever” MIB/MISB recolered crapoila my paypal will be shitting out money faster then eating bad Chinese food! Any other collectors feel cursed this way?